August 9th, 2012

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Some August '33 extras

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So much was going on in Carole Lombard's life in August 1933 that our entry from Monday couldn't fit it all in. Today, we'll handle the spillover, beginning with a Travis Banton-related item written by Alice L. Tildesley, whose writing we've previously run (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/212286.html, http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/507888.html) that ran in several Sunday papers on Aug. 20, including the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail:

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That's rather difficult to read, so I've isolated the print segment and divided it into two parts:

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Specifically, here are his comments pertaining to Carole:

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Next up, a humor piece that doesn't mention Lombard by name aside from the introduction, but it's on a pertinent topic of the time -- star divorces and separations. This ran on Aug. 20 in the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison, and writer Gene Fowler, someone Carole admired (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/94261.html), was interviewed, providing his whimsical views on the subject:

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Let's close out the month with fashion, specifically from the Aug. 31 Steubenville Herald Star in Ohio. As summer begins to evolve into fall, elegance is the keyword for evening wear, and four Paramount stars display the styles, including Carole in "a gorgeous gown of white satin, belted with sparking, tiny mirrors."

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