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Have some 'Fun in Flickers'



Carole Lombard was (usually) an interviewer's delight, full of vibrant comments and fascinating recollections. One of her most famous interviews was the one shown above, "Fun In Flickers" (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/85538.html), which ran in the Feb. 24, 1940 issue of Collier's magazine:



The magazine itself is now being auctioned...or should I say, being sold. It's available under eBay's "buy it now" option for $49.95.

What's in it, in addition to the Lombard interview?

* A story about how Paris is coping with war, several months before the city fell to the Germans.

* A sports story about the "two-fisted champions" -- the University of Oregon basketball team, which the year before had won the initial NCAA tournament (though at the time it wasn't as highly regarded as the National Invitation Tournament, which had begun a year earlier).

* An article on hope for those suffering from leprosy.

And much more -- a snapshot of a fascinating time.

If this strikes your fancy, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/1940-Colliers-February-24-Carole-Lombard-Oregon-Basket_W0QQitemZ170375541798QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMagazines?hash=item27ab2c7426&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14. But hurry...
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