Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight At A M on January actress Carole Lombard Hollywood s Queen of Screwball and the wife of the king of the movies Clark Gable stepped onto a Transcontinental Western Airlines DC desi

  • Title: Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3
  • Author: Robert Matzen
  • ISBN: 9780988502512
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At 5 00 A.M on January 16, 1942, actress Carole Lombard, Hollywood s Queen of Screwball and the wife of the king of the movies, Clark Gable, stepped onto a Transcontinental Western Airlines DC 3, designated as Flight 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana with her mother, Elizabeth Peters, and MGM publicity man Otto Winkler Lombard had just completed the first sale of war boAt 5 00 A.M on January 16, 1942, actress Carole Lombard, Hollywood s Queen of Screwball and the wife of the king of the movies, Clark Gable, stepped onto a Transcontinental Western Airlines DC 3, designated as Flight 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana with her mother, Elizabeth Peters, and MGM publicity man Otto Winkler Lombard had just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II Exhausted from five days on the road, Carole intended to return to her husband and Encino, California home and by the fastest means possible Fourteen hours later, Flight 3 lay a flaming pile of debris strewn across the side of Potosi Mountain, Nevada.Fireball provides a fresh look at Carole Lombard s life, with plenty of focus on her list of lovers that included Howard Hughes and Clark Gable, and presents a first ever examination of the events that led to that final flight and her death The book also provides a day by day look at the struggles of Clark Gable and Lombard s family, friends, and fans, to cope with the tragedy Lombard became the first Hollywood star to sacrifice her life in World War II The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors but he refused it knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacle.But Fireball goes much further and explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S Army Air Corps, and addr

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