Rest in peace, Carole Lombard (October 6th, 1908 - January 16th, 1942)

I’ve been thinking about the picture she had just finished with Jack Benny. It’s an uproarious comedy, of course, and it seemed for a moment as though it would be awful to sit in the theater and see her laughing and clowning and hear her voice when you knew that she was gone. [But] that’s wrong. It would be unfair to cheat Carole of those last laughs she left us. She’d feel terrible, she would really, if she thought all she’d poured into trying to make the world laugh in its hour of pain and trial and sadness was wasted. No different, she would have said, from reading a book, if I’d written a book that might make somebody laugh. Carry on. - Adela Rogers St. Johns