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'Liberty,' Nov. 14, 1936: Is Carole Lombard in love at last?

Posted by vp19 on 2014.01.25 at 22:55
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In November 1936, about the time Carole Lombard entered the Los Angeles Hall of Records to officially change her name from Jane Alice Peters, Bernarr Macfadden's Liberty magazine ran a story about her, focusing not so much on her career as an actress but her personal -- heck, romantic -- life.

We ran this article in March 2012 (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/492884.html), but at the time we didn't have a good copy of the story (the wording came courtesy of http://dearmrgable.com), but now we have the pages available. Heck, we have the cover, too:

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Now, the story:

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As Liberty was a general-interest magazine, there really wasn't much else in that issue which was movie-oriented, but with the Super Bowl coming up in just over a week, this article provides an interesting perspective on football in that era. In 1936, most considered football a collegiate game, but a former star and coach said the professional game was coming up fast:

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It discusses the famed "sneaker" game between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in 1934, and it's amazing to see that franchises such as the Bears, Giants and Boston Redskins (they would move to Washington in 1937) were valued at $100,000.

Finally, one of my favorite actors now has an online presence. It's veteran character actor William Schallert, who I interviewed some years ago (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/190884.html) and comes from a family with deep roots in classic Hollywood. There are photos, a scrapbook and more...you can even purchase autographed photos.

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The site is at http://william-schallert.com/index.html.

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