The life of a Hollywood legend, from an author given access by David O. Selznick to hundreds of previously unseen documentsCarole Lombard was the very opposite of the typical 1930s starlet—she worked hard, took no prisoners and had a great passion for life. From the outside, her life was one of glamour and fun, yet she endured heartache and despair. As a child, her mother moved Carole and her brothers away from their beloved father. Carole began a film career, only to have it cut short after a devastating car accident. Picking herself back up, she was rocked by the accidental shooting of her lover; a failed marriage to William Powell; and the heartache of infertility during her marriage to Clark Gable. Lombard put on a brave face and marched forward. Sadly her life was cut short in a plane crash so catastrophic that pieces of the plane are still buried in the mountain where it happened, 75 years ago. This is the story of a woman whose remarkable life and controversial death continue to enthrall.
Author BiographyMichelle Morgan is the author of The Ice Cream Blonde, The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals, and Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential.