July 26th, 2007

carole lombard
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More Carole covers...this time, 'Picturegoer'

This was a popular British film magazine (issued weekly, unlike its U.S. counterparts), but America's top movie stars were generally liked in the UK too. These covers prove Carole Lombard was one of them. Here's one from March 1932:

Or this example from December of that year:

1939 was a banner year for Carole, thanks in large part to the Clark Gable marriage. In fact, she made Picturegoer's cover three times in '39: in January...

...in a summer annual with her beloved Pushface...

...and in December, on the Encino ranch.