March 3rd, 2019

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Hollywood, Romanian style



When it comes to Romania and classic Hollywood, it's hard not to think of horror a la Transylvania, such as Carole Lombard's genre spin in "Supernatural." But in the spring of 1938, when Lombard was at her global apex following "Nothing Sacred" and "True Confession," she was popular there, too.

A Romanian magazine titled simply Cinema featured her in its April 30, 1938 issue:



I'd love to explain what this piece is about, but I have absolutely no knowledge of Romanian. Since Clark Gable is headlined too, we can guess at least one angle.

The cover subject (both front and back) was Annabella. I believe this is the back cover:



Errol Flynn is featured too...



...as is a page with something on Joan Crawford and husband Franchot Tone:



There are 24 pages in all, uncut. It's in good condition.

This issue is up for auction at eBay. Bidding opens at $7.99, with the auction closing at 6:15 a.m. (Eastern) Friday. To bid or find out more, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Joan-Crawford-Carole-Lombard-Errol-Flynn-Cinema-Magazine-1938/273741388396?hash=item3fbc421a6c.

And possessing this would give you a good reason to learn Romanian.
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