sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Friday, December 4, 2009
Lombard was arguably saved from the string of placid leading lady roles William Fox signed her for by a car accident at age 18. The crash left her with a visible scar on her left cheek and a torn-up contract. With nowhere else to go, she traded in evening gowns and pearls for swimsuits and custard pies as a “Bathing Beauty” at the considerably more down-market Mack Sennett studios.
not only did she retain her orchid like beauty but she entered a new realm whereby comedic roles led to unforgettable performances.