July 11th, 2013

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The lovely Lombard has a 'Confession' for 'Picturegoer'

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Carole Lombard had long been a favorite of British audiences, so it was no surprise that she was a frequent cover subject for the popular UK cinema magazine Picturegoer. Here she is fronting the Dec. 4, 1937 edition in glorious pseudo-color; unlike its major U.S. counterparts at the time, Picturegoer didn't run covers in "natural color," but simply touched up studio black-and-white portraits. (A question to some of our British readers: Does Carole's appearance here resemble sort of an early, less buxom version of beloved UK bombshell Diana Dors? To me, it has a bit of that feel, perhaps because here, her hair is significantly lightened.)

The headline is "Lombard Goes Wild Again...", and it's referring to her latest screwball comedy, "True Confession":

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The magazine has 40 pages, measures 12" x 9" and is in good condition...and is being auctioned at eBay.

Bids begin at $9.99, with bidding closing at 6:23 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. You can find out more about it or place a bid by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Picturegoer-UK-Magazine-1937-Lovely-/310703489311?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48575f011f.
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