vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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One for the (Screen) Book

During her decade-plus of Hollywood stardom, Carole Lombard frequently appeared on the cover of magazines, and why not? She was photogenic, popular among many moviegoers and possessed a winning personality.

Of the many Lombard covers produced, I'd have to place the following somewhere in my top dozen or so. It's from Screen Book magazine of May 1937, and it's exquisite:

What makes it all the more interesting is that the illustrator was a woman, Zoe Mozert, whom we've written about before (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/134359.html). Later in '37, she would design a poster for Carole's final Paramount film, "True Confession." Mozert frequently drew covers for Screen Book, a popular fan magazine for much of the 1930s, as well as for other publications. In fact, she had illustrated Lombard on the June 1936 cover of Romantic Movie Stories:

Inside Screen Book, I'm told there are "leggy pics" of Lombard, Ginger Rogers and Sonja Henie (probably with ice skates on). Others featured in photos include Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Marion Davies, Joel McCrea, Jean Harlow...even Lombard's tennis champion buddy, Alice Marble. From those names alone, it sounds like fun reading.

Interested in owning this? Well, you can -- just go to http://cgi.ebay.com/SCREEN-BOOK-1937-AMAZING-ZOE-MOZERT-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ART_W0QQitemZ370190430255QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMagazines?hash=item370190430255&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200.

However, note that it will cost you. The opening bid is $59.99, which no one has yet placed as of this writing. Bidding closes at 10 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday.

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