October 28th, 2013

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Once again, going Dutch

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About 4 1/2 months ago, we ran some photos of Carole Lombard as she appeared in a Dutch magazine in 1936 (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/609113.html). That issue of the magazine Cinema & Theater is now available at eBay, as are three earlier issues with Lombard images...beginning with the one above, perhaps among the first pictures of her in a European publication. It ran on Jan. 20, 1928, and you can see her first name is listed as "Carolle," the monicker she briefly employed in her early tenure at Mack Sennett.

More than 5 1/2 years later -- specifically the Sept. 2, 1933 issue -- Lombard was "Carole," established at Paramount, and ready to set sail (and show off her legs in shorts, too):

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By 1935, Lombard had graduated from photo op to story subject, warranting a two-page spread (in conjunction with her latest film, "Rumba") in the May 4 issue:

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And the issue of Cinema & Theater we ran in June? It's from Oct. 17, 1936, and not only was Carole on the cover, but on the inside as well:

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Each of these issues can be bought straight up for $19.99, or you can make an offer; all are in at least good condition and run between 20 and 32 pages, although there may be an occasional loose page.

For the 1928 magazine, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinema-Theater-1928-Carmen-Boni-Eliza-Carole-Lombard-and-more/200980634488?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2300104371984696801%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D200980631991%26.

For the one from 1933, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinema-Theater-1933-Karin-Hardt-Rose-Barsony-Carole-Lombard-ect/200980630058?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2300145507466407096%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D200980634488%26.

The 1935 issue can be found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinema-Theater-1935-Marika-Rokk-Carole-Lombard-Astrid-Allwyn-ect/200980631991?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2300184332428039144%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D200980630058%26.

And finally, information on the 1936 issue is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinema-Theater-1936-Carole-Lombard-Marion-Davies-Myrna-Loy-and-more/200980630057?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2300208445144680098%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D200980631991%26.

Incidentally, today marks the 116th anniversary of Edith Head's birth, and the Oscar-winning designer is receiving the top current cultural salute -- she's being honored by Google:

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