vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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A return to the 'Circle'

A while back, we discussed Carole Lombard's appearances in the original incarnation of Family Circle magazine, which then had a "The" in front of its name and was a free publication distributed by the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/177947.html).

Well, another Lombard appearance in the magazine has been discovered. Here's the cover of the issue dated May 20, 1938:

The portrait is a colored rendering of a black-and-white publicity still...but next to it is a small caption. What's it say?

"CAROLE LOMBARD ... and Clark Gable have been written about so much that it seems as if there's little more to be said about their relationship. But you may get a new slant on it from what they told Harry Evans when he met them both at a dinner recently. See his 'Hollywood Diary.'"

Wonder what Clark and Carole told him? (Probably nothing earth-shattering -- but at the very least it made for more interesting copy than discussing Lombard's latest film, the lackluster "Fools For Scandal," then making the rounds of theaters.)

It's a 24-page, 8-by-11 inch publication filled with black and white illustrations along with features, homemaking advice and menus (after all, the sponsor was a supermarket chain!).

If you're a collector of Lombard-related magazines, this might be of interest. It's currently at eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/MAY-20-1938-FAMILY-CIRCLE-MAGAZINE-CAROLE-LOMBARD_W0QQitemZ360161583860QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMagazines?hash=item53db4da2f4&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A6%7C294%3A50), with bidding beginning at $12.99.

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