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Carole Lombard gets a lesson in screaming on stage from John Barrymore in Twentieth Century (1934).

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John Barrymore and Carole Lombard are a perfect match in Twentieth Century (1934).

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Carole Lombard tries to navigate John Barrymore’s chalk mark directions during rehearsals in a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934).

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View from the rafters of Carole Lombard’s triumphant stage debut with much of the credit to director John Barrymore in a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934).

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Carole Lombard as Lily Garland taking a curtain call on stage in Twentieth Century (1934).

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The camera gets down to Carole Lombard’s level as John Barrymore gets the better of her in a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934)

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Howard Hawks filming Twentieth Century (1934) with Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard had an unremarkable career before being cast opposite John Barrymore in Howard Hawks’ Twentieth Century (1934), his second film for Columbia Studios, after The Criminal Code (1931).

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Carole Lombard on the set of Twentieth Century with Hawks and co-star John Barrymore.

Howard Hawks with Carole Lombard and John Barrymore, stars of his Twentieth Century (1934).

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Howard Hawks filming Twentieth Century (1934) with Carole Lombard and John Barrymore.

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Howard Hawks directing Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century (1934), the film that made her a superstar and the leading actress of screwball comedies of the 30s.  Her other classics are My Man Godfrey and Nothing Sacred.

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Howard Hawks in the director’s chair on the set of Twentieth Century (1934) with star Carole Lombard and two unidentified females dressed rather manly.

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johnsidneybarrymore: “Carole Lombard, John Barrymore, & director, Howard Hawks, on the set of Twentieth Century (1934). ”

Howard Hawks with the stars of 20th Century (1934), Carole Lombard and John Barrymore.

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Carole Lombard and John Barrymore in a publicity still for Twentieth Century (1934), Howard Hawks’ first film for Columbia Studios.  Howard would work at every major studio throughout his career, never making more than three in a row at any one studio.

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Signed photo on the set of Twentieth Century from John Barrymore to Carole Lombard

John Barrymore autographed a publicity still for Carole Lombard from their work together on Twentieth Century (1934).  Carole’s career had been floundering until her big break with Howard Hawks.  After working with Hawks and Barrymore, Carole became the biggest comedienne in Hollywood until her untimely death in 1942.

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Carole Lombard cramps three visitors (her new boyfriend and two of her old boyfriend’s minions)  into her small cabin on board the Twentieth Century (1934), the fanciest rail transportation at the time.