Lombard author to talk at screening

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Robert Matzen, author of "Fireball: Carole Lombard & the Mystery of Flight 3," will appear at a showing of the movie "My Man Godfrey" (1936) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 W. North Ave., North Side.

The event is part of a film festival honoring William Powell, who went to school on the North Side and was the son of Pittsburghers Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Powell. Mr. Matzen's introduction will look at the actress's life and events leading to her death in a plane crash Jan. 16, 1942. She was 33.

Mr. Matzen climbed the mountain in the Mojave Desert to uncover the remaining wreckage of Flight 3 and used not-seen-before Hollywood interviews, sessions with first responders along with family and friends of the 22 who died on the plane, government documents and photos taken by Life magazine the day before Lombard's death in his research.

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