Sylvia throws Carole a Life Saver   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.10.01 at 00:59

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Some of you may recall our entry a few years back where we examined an April 1933 Photoplay in which noted fitness expert Sylvia talked about how she helped Carole Lombard develop her famed sleek figure after being a few pounds heavier during her Mack Sennett years ( As it turned out, that wasn’t the first time Carole and Sylvia had been seen on the same Photoplay page; it happened several months earlier, and I thank Carole Sampeck of The Lombard Archive for pointing it out to me.

It ran in the October 1932 issue, and it wasn’t a story, but an ad — for Life Savers candy:

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Lombard isn’t cited in the story; she’s merely there for decoration. One guesses Carole had Life Savers at one time or another, but I have no idea whether she had them regularly.

Regarding the ad, Sampeck added, “Wish they still had Lic-O-Rice flavor — I’d buy them by the caseload.” (It’s also hard not to think of the Groucho Marx-Thelma Todd canoeing scene in “Horse Feathers,” where a Life Saver figures into the biggest joke.)

Here’s what’s interesting: Elsewhere in the issue, there’s a story about stars’ eating habits. Carole doesn’t enter the story until the jump, and when it does, we learn Lombard has a craving for spinach (as evidenced by her spinach soup recipe,

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Wonder what Sylvia thought of that?

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