Get in the ‘Picture (Play’)   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.09.20 at 09:08
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Last year, we ran an entry about the June 1932 issue of Picture Play, which featured not only the above image of Carole Lombard, but an interview with her as well (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/538356.html):

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That issue is now on sale at eBay…but before we fill you in on the particulars, how about some more from June of ’32?

Carole, revealing so much glimpse of stocking you nearly see her garter, is in a one-page promotion of her latest movie, “Sinners In The Sun”:

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She’s also seen in a Max Factor ad for blondes, although the company elsewhere provides equal time for brunettes via petite Sidney Fox…

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…although Fox gets the cover as well:

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One of the letters, from a “Jeanne” in Beverly Hills, praised Tallulah Bankhead’s acting and wondered why Paramount didn’t promote her more, comparing Bankhead to Lombard, whom she referred to as “hopeless” (at that time, Carole might well have agreed with her):

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But Paramount indeed was promoting Tallulah, as this full-page ad shows:

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A southern belle who was getting the push from Paramount was Miriam Hopkins, and Picture Play noted her ascent:

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Note there was a place in New York where you could order stills of stars or scenes from recent movies, long before Movie Star News and other outfits appeared. And speaking of stills, here in sepia are Karen Morley…

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…and as always seems to be the case in these magazines, Loretta Young:

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You can buy this magazine (pages 59 and 60 are missing) for $14.99; if interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/PICTURE-PLAY-1932-Billie-Dove-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Randolph-Scott-BARBARA-STANWYCK-/400574741013?pt=Magazines&hash=item5d441d7a15.

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Posted September 20, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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