January 30th, 2013

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Two chances to be a 'Picturegoer'

Carole Lombard gave her best wishes to British film fans in the Sept. 9, 1933 issue of Picturegoer, a leading UK movie magazine. Okay, so it got part of her story wrong -- Lombard was not a lifelong resident of Hollywood -- but with a photo like that, so what?

Gracing the cover, long before Tim Burton was even born, was Carole's Paramount stablemate, Sylvia Sidney:

Lombard would appear on the magazine's cover on May 18, 1935 (and it looks as if Picturegoer reused her signature!):

On the inside were fetching photos of Claudette Colbert...

...Alice Faye in "George White's 1935 Scandals"...

...and Marlene Dietrich, as part of a gossip column:

It says Myrna Loy kept every prop from every picture in which she's appeared. Given Loy's long and successful career, Myrna must have ended up with the cinematic equivalent of Fibber McGee's closet.

Both of these magazines can be yours through eBay. The 1933 magazine is generally in very good condition despite some minor markings. The minimum bid is $8.99, and bidding ends at 8:58 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. You can bid, or find out more, by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sylvia-Sidney-Carole-Lombard-Marx-Brothers-Marie-Dressler-Picturegoer-Sept-1933-/200887626652?pt=Magazines&hash=item2ec5d5eb9c.

The 1935 Picturegoer is complete, and also in very good condition. One bid has been made as of this writing, for $9.99, with bids closing at 6:03 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. Interested? Then go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLAUDETTE-COLBERT-MAE-WEST-ALICE-FAYE-Picturegoer-UK-Mag-1935-/310580229346?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D5233379782997563483%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D200887626652%26.
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