A ‘Confession’ via a ‘Cinegram,’ plus a happy 80th   Leave a comment


Posted by vp19 on 2013.08.16 at 14:21 
Current mood: energeticenergetic

carole lombard true confession 52b

If you’re a fan of Carole Lombard’s last Paramount movie, “True Confession,” here’s some news regarding a rare artifact from the film. It’s from Great Britain, part of a series of pamphlet-sized magazines called “Cinegrams” that were issued in the late ’30s, each devoted to a single film. Here’s the cover of one for Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett’s “Vogues Of 1938,” the movie probably best remembered today for introducing the pop standard “That Old Feeling”:

cinegram vogues of 1938b

Cinegram No. 24 was devoted to “True Confession”…and this is what it looked like, containing all sorts of rarely-seen stills from the production:

carole lombard true confession cinegram 00a
carole lombard true confession cinegram 01b
carole lombard true confession cinegram 02b 
carole lombard true confession cinegram 03b
carole lombard true confession cinegram 04a
carole lombard true confession cinegram 05b
carole lombard true confession cinegram 06b
carole lombard true confession cinegram 07a

Pretty impressive, filled with some of Carole’s downright goofiest poses (look at her gleefully holding the bars of the jail cell to which she’s been confined, for example).

This publication measures 9″ x 6″ and is in very good condition, with “very light ageing, very light spine wear,” according to the seller. There’s also a small mark on the cover.

Bids open at $9.99, with bidding scheduled to close at 6:19 p.m. (Eastern) next Thursday. To try to add it to your collection or simply learn more, go tohttp://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-FRED-MACMURRAY-JOHN-BARRYMORE-True-Confession-Cinegram-Mag-1930s-/310724429183?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48589e857f.

A lady whom I know loves Lombard and possibly collects some of her memorabilia is celebrating a birthday today, her 80th. It’s the wonderful actress and dancer Julie Newmar, who exuded intelligence, sex appeal and humor on stage, screen and TV for many years and remains active in the entertainment community, regularly invited to all sorts of functions. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Julie, a simply delightful lady (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/188038.html), and she maintains an active online presence at http://www.julienewmarwrites.com/ and http://julienewmar.com/. She’s also at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jnewmar?fref=ts).

julie newmar 106
julie newmar 100a
julie newmar 103

Among Julie’s many recent interests is gardening, and a rose has been named for this lovely long-stemmed lady:

julie newmar 042
julie newmar rose large

May you long continue to blossom, Julie.

Link  Leave a comment

Edit   Tags   Add to memories   Share   Track

Posted August 16, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: