For Christmas, the Brits go Hollywood   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.08.23 at 21:41

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It’s late 1936, and Carole Lombard — who had conquered comedy in America by starring in “My Man Godfrey” that fall — now was doing likewise in Great Britain. So it’s no wonder she was included in Picture Show magazine’s Christmas Special issue. The cover featured Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers…

…as well as a photo feature on their latest film, “Swing Time”:

Britons curious over how Hollywood celebrated Christmas received a pictorial answer:

That accompanied full-page photos of Shirley Temple…

…Bette Davis…

…and Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer as MGM’s drastically overaged “Romeo and Juliet”:

William Powell and Myrna Loy are profiled in a stars’ birthday section, opposite a feature on gemstones…

…and there’s an article on “unique cinemas”:

And see what’s in the entire magazine in the table of contents, beneath a still of Margaret Sullavan and ex-husband Henry Fonda cavorting in “The Moon’s Our Home” (note the British spelling did away with the contraction). Lombard and Fonda’s good friend James Stewart pinch-hit for them in a 1940 Lux Radio Theater adaptation of “Moon.”

This 78-page magazine, measuring 8 1/2″ x 12″, is said to be in good condition, with minimal ageing.

Bidding opens at $14.99, with the auction scheduled to close at 7:24 p.m. (Eastern) next Sunday. If you’re interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/GINGER-ROGERS-FRED-ASTAIRE-SHIRLEY-TEMPLE-LESLIE-HOWARD-CAROLE-LOMBARD/321841834630?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29979%26meid%3Db76efe67ac154ab6afb8d889232d3e50%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D151789474276.

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Posted August 23, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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