vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Let's hear it for the homegirl

While Carole Lombard would never visit the plaque honoring her at her birthplace at 704 Rockhill Street in Fort Wayne, Ind., she posed with it in Los Angeles before it was sent east. There it remains, some 82 years after its installation.

We bring this up because the plaque is referred to at the start of a Lombard profile published later in 1938:

Can't read it? Here it is, in close-up:

No doubt many Lombard fans picked up this magazine...because Carole was its cover subject. It's Screen Album, published by Dell in the summer of '38:

More than seven years ago, we noted this magazine when it was up for auction at eBay (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/575765.html). Look at the Hollywood notables also profiled inside:

Here are a few of the others -- Bette Davis...

...Claudette Colbert...

...Joan Crawford...

...Katharine Hepburn...

...and Cary Grant:

Group treatment was given to dancers...

...foreign beauties...

...and a group of starlets:

See the notation "no back cover"? That's about the only thing this issue lacks. But if you're curious as to what it looked like, never fear, since we ran it in the 2013 description -- a stunningly colorful ad for long-defunct Savage lipstick:

This magazine measures 8 1/2" x 11" and is listed in very good condition. It sells for $29.50, and if you're interested in adding this to your collection, give it a look-see at https://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Screen-Album-Magazine-Carole-Lombard-Cover-Sexy-Pin-Up-Girl-Hollywood/362933228917?hash=item5480819575:g:s-4AAOSwHglcTgpY.

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