A toast to Carole, with a shot of Ginger   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.09.29 at 08:59

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79 years ago today, Carole Lombard’s Columbia film “Brief Moment” was making its way across theaters…and if you went to a newsstand and thumbed through the October 1933 issue of Movie Classic, you could find this picture of Carole, as well as a blurb on the film and her new divorcee status:

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The cover featured a star we tend to remember as a blonde, particularly in black and white film, but this Marland Stone portrait reminds us that Ginger Rogers’ hair was very reddish:

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There are other goodies inside, such as these photos of Greta Garbo, who rarely played the studio publicity game, reuniting with John Gilbert for “Queen Christina”:

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And, of course, there are the advertisements. Rare was the movie fan magazine of that era that didn’t have a Lux ad; in this one, Jean Harlow extols Lux for care of her stockings, showing off her lovely legs as proof:

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Plus, there are ads for movies. In addition to “Brief Moment,” Columbia was garnering praise (and profits) with Frank Capra’s “Lady For A Day”…

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…Warners promoted “I Loved A Woman” with Edward G. Robinson and Kay Francis (note the pose for this love scene — even in her stocking feet, Kay towered over Eddie)…

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…and opposite the introduction page, Paramount advertised several films, none of them Carole’s:

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As you may have guessed by now, this vintage magazine is now available through eBay. According to the seller, it has “some mild wear and some wear on the edges and binding,” but otherwise is in decent shape. It can be yours, although it will cost at least $149.99, because that’s the minimum bid — bidding closes at 4:52 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday. If you’d like to bid, or are merely curious, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOVIE-CLASSICS-MAGAZINE-1933-GINGER-ROGERS-CAROLE-LOMBARD-JEAN-HARLOW-/380478462077?pt=Magazines&hash=item589648987d.

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Posted September 29, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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