Beyond unmarried husbands and wivesPosted by vp19 on 2012.07.24 at 00:24
Current mood: aggravated
Pretty lovely image of Carole Lombard, isn't it? Well, guess who took it, in one of his rare forays into color photography -- none other than the fabled George Hurrell:
It's from the January 1939 Photoplay, an issue that wasn't one of Lombard's favorites despite the pic. That's because the issue also ran one of the most notorious articles in the magazine's history -- "Hollywood's Unmarried Husbands And Wives," by Kirtley Baskette.
While we've run the story before (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1
The Hollywood establishment was up in arms over the article, and there was debate over how the industry should react (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1
But the January 1939 Photoplay had other Lombard goodies to offer fans, such as this pic of Carole with a burro she received as a gag gift at the "Made For Each Other" wrap party:
There's also a closeup of three Hollywood designers, two of which had definite ties to Lombard -- Irene of Bullocks Wilshire (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/4