‘Herald’-ing ‘Hands,’ and Carole   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.06.05 at 16:47

Current mood: optimisticoptimistic

“Hands Across the Table” was released in the fall of 1935 — Carole Lombard’s first top-tier starring vehicle at Paramount, and the first film for the studio that truly exploited her talent for comedy. (Much of this can be attributed to Ernst Lubitsch, a longtime Lombard booster, who earlier that year was named Paramount’s head of production, the only time in classic Hollywood history a noted director held that title at a major studio.)

But as early as the start of July, Paramount knew it had something special in Carole and her upcoming movie…otherwise it wouldn’t have hyped Lombard on the back cover of the July 6Motion Picture Herald...

…as well as inside:

I apologize for the glare on that page, as well as on the front cover and the page that follows…


Other pages from the issue include…



The Paramount pages are from a 14-page slick-stock section promoting the studio’s product for the 1935-1936 campaign. And considering it’s nearly 80 years old, it’s in good condition. (According to the seller, it has “some mild overall wear, some dirt soiling & ghosting.”)

Bidding for this item opens at $49.99, with the deadline at 2:28 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. If you’re interested in this issue, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTION-PICTURE-HERALD-7-6-35-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ZANE-GREY-HOPALONG-CASSIDY-SHE-/381285420998?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c661cfc6.

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Posted June 5, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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