A perfect companion piece to GABLE, this study of
Hollywood's favorite "screwball" comedienne begins on the
eve of her death. Following a successful war bonds tour, she
awaits word in an Indianapolis hotel room to see if she's
been successful in securing plane reservations for a flight
back to Los Angeles. She's anxious to get home, because she
suspects that "the King" is cheating on her.
Drawing liberally upon her legendary sailor's
vocabulary, Ms. Lombard talks about her tragic affair with
singer Russ Columbo, ex-husband William Powell, as well as
George Raft, Gary Cooper, Joseph P. Kennedy and, of course,
David O. Selznick and her ill-fated attempt to secure the
role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Michael B. Druxman's LOMBARD is not a depressing
play of approaching doom. It is a warm, funny story of a
woman -- the highest paid film actress of her day -- who was
a "fighter", both in her career and personal life.
LOMBARD is an engrossing one-woman
show....Druxman's writing is crisp and informative, his