‘Acknowledged to be one of the screen’s most attractive women’   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.10.30 at 09:01

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carole lombard picturegoer 033134 portrait

A heady compliment for any actress, but one Carole Lombard was used to receiving. This particular kudos came from the March 31, 1934 issue of Picturegoer, the popular British film weekly, with American Helen Mack on the cover:

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Inside are features on Sylvia Sidney…

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…Anna May Wong…

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…and the Samuel Goldwyn film “Nana”:

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Also inside are ads from British firms such as Cadbury chocolate…

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…de Reszke cigarettes…

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…and Lux soap, whose movie-star beauty approach worked on both sides of “the pond”:

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This issue measures 9″ x 12.5″, runs 40 pages, and is in good condition. It’s being sold (not auctioned) at eBay for $24.99. To buy it or learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/PICTUREGOER-Magazine-1934-ANNA-MAY-WONG-Helen-Mack-Carole-Lombard-/181011834551?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a252566b7.

For Lombard, by year’s end she would begin to be recognized for more than beauty, thanks to a pivotal comedic performance in “Twentieth Century” that won praise from critics. And that probably pleased her more than yet another compliment about her looks.

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Posted October 30, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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