‘Godfrey,’ en francais? Mais oui!   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.10.23 at 09:57

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In the latter part of 1936, audiences were discovering the magic of “My Man Godfrey,” arguably the greatest of screwball comedies, with magnificent performances by William Powell and Carole Lombard heading a peerless cast. And you didn’t even have to speak English to get in on the fun.

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The Dec. 20, 1936 issue of the French magazine Le Film spotlighted this movie, telling its story with plenty of pictures. The article went on for at least four pages; alas, I only have three available, the one above and these next two:


The good news is that this complete 36-page issue is being auctioned at eBay — and it includes another image of Lombard as part of a story about stars in Hollywood:

And the magazine’s cover subject is an actor who was as hot as Powell in late 1936 (albeit for drastically different reasons), Robert Taylor:

This magazine measures 8.6″ x 10.5″, is in very good condition, and has some slight aging to be expected from a publication now more than 75 years old. The minimum bid is $9.99, with bidding closing at 5:05 p.m. (Eastern) on Monday. Any hommes et femmes who are interested should visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vint-ROBERT-TAYLOR-SHIRLEY-TEMPLE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Le-Film-French-Mag-1936-/310487016448?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item484a77e400.

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Posted October 23, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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