July 22nd, 2019

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Portuguese portraits

In America in September 1932, Carole Lombard was in the midst of making her second film for Columbia, "No More Orchids"; her first loan-out to Harry Cohn's studio, "Virtue," would be released the following month. But overseas, she was known as an up-and-coming Paramount player, more acclaimed for her beauty than her acting. (Across the globe, she probably had greater renown for being William Powell's wife.)

So it's understandable that Carole was a popular magazine cover subject at this time. One place was Portugal, where she made the front of the Sept. 19 issue of Imagem:

Another fellow blonde could be found inside...Jean Harlow (at about the time new husband Paul Bern likely was murdered):

MGM roster-mate John Gilbert, a victim of the transition to talking pictures (though that was due more to acting style than his voice), looked to make a comeback:

Meanwhile, Joan Crawford was pictured at home (was this the one decorated by William Haines?):

Anita Page, Virginia Bruce and Maureen O'Sullivan were shown exercising:

In that vein is a two-page spread of swimsuit beauties:

On the back cover is an ad for General Electric refrigerators:

The 24-page magazine is complete, in good condition and measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2".

You can buy it for $19.99. If interested, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Cover-1932-JEAN-HARLOW-John-GILBERT-Anita-PAGE-Virginia-BRUCE/283556575304?hash=item420549f848:g:36cAAOSwEo5ckWM-.
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