Trivia About Carole

* Carole was born under the astrological sign of Capricorn. She studied astrology and she often went to psychics for advice. A psychic once warned her that she "must beware of emotional entanglements with men you can't entirely possess".

* She knew how to fly a plane. Carole started taking flying lessons with her second husband Willis Hunt and got her pilots license in 1941. During World War 2 she flew for the Civilian Air Patrol.

* One of her hobbies was decorating. Carole decorated many of her homes with an Asian theme. She even made her own drapes.

* She was supposed to star in the 1941 drama Blood & Sand but was replaced by Rita Hayworth. Fox claimed that Carole had refused to dye her hair red. However the real reason she lost the part was because she ended her sexual relationship with Darryl Zanuck.

* Carole was very athletic and loved sports. She played tennis, badminton, and golf. In high school 
she was a pitcher on the baseball team.

* She could play the piano. Carole had a piano in her living room so she could practice. In 1941 she started taking lessons with renowned conductor Jacques Rachmilovich.

* Carole was a feminist at an early age. She tried to form an all female football team at her high school but the principal stopped her because it was unladylike.

* She filmed several scenes for the 1944 drama Wilson. Her entire part was cut out of the movie before it was released.

* On April 24, 1942 she legally changed her name from Frances Ridste to Carole Landis. She had picked the name out of a phone book in 1936. Her mother Clara started calling herself "Clara Landis". 

* Carole always wrote a small gold cross necklace. Her close friend Diana Lewis gave it to her in 1938.

* She was never nominated for an Oscar. Carole was a presenter in 1944 and caused a commotion at the 1941 ceremony when her slip fell out of her dress.

* During World War 2 she refused to perform in front of segregated audiences. At her camps shows she insisted that the black soldiers be allowed to sit with the white soldiers.

* She enjoyed eating and hated to diet. Her favorite foods were eggs, donuts, and corn on the cob.Carole's last meal on July 4, 1948 as roast chicken, a tossed salad, and lemon chiffon pie.

* Carole was a very talented photographer. She liked to take pictures of her friends and pets. There was a dark room in her house where she could develop her own pictures.

* Carole has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures. The ceremony took place on February 8, 1960. You can visit Carole's star at 1765 Vine Street. It is across the street from the Capital Records building.

* She was going to star in the 1948 movie The Amazing Mr. X but she died before filming began. Lynn Bari was given her part in the movie.

* Carole wanted to become a serious dramatic actress. She thought Turnabout and A Scandal In Paris were her best movies. Her least favorite role was in Behind Green Lights.

* She loved holidays! Carole always had a party on New Year's Day (her birthday), Mother's Day, and the Fourth of July.

* Carole hated wearing nail polish. She thought that nail polish looked vulgar so she would only put it on for photo shoots.

 * In 1945 she was cast in the musical Doll Face but she quit right before filming began. Vivian Blaine replaced her in the movie.

* Carole was a big fan of classical music and had a large collection of classical records. Her favorite composers were Debussy and Sibelius. 

* She once told a reporter that she always slept in the nude when she was alone. Carole said that if someone was with her she slept in a black nightgown. She also liked to swim in her pool naked!  

* Carole was smart and she loved to read. She was a fan of Ernest Hemingway, Noel Coward, and W. Somerset Maugham. In 1941 Ernest Hemingway gave her a set of autographed books.