vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Let's get the lowdown

We've frequently noted the scores of movie magazines that were around when Carole Lombard was a star - Photoplay, Screenland, Movie Mirror, Picture Play, Screen Book, Motion Picture, Movie Classic, Modern Screen -- that we may have overlooked a few.

One of them was called simply Movies, and I really don't know much about it. Apparently it existed as early as 1934, and it was still around in January 1940, when its cover was a photo of Mr. Gable and Mrs. Gable:

Nice cover of Clark and Carole, isn't it?

Inside was an article, "Will Lombard Leave The Screen?" I haven't read it, so I can only conjecture that it probably concerned Carole's rocky shift to dramatic films and the rumors that she might focus her energy on being Clark Gable's spouse and trying to have a child by him. (Interesting to see the headline on the cover read "Lowdown On Lombard," a title that was used several times over the years in a variety of magazines.)

This may be a great article on Carole, or it could be as generic and bland as the magazine's title. You can find out by winning this issue at auction at eBay. One bid has already been made, at $6.99; bidding closes at just after 9:05 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday. The seller says the issue is in good conditon, with some wear on the spine and a crease in the lower right-hand cover.

Should this issue strike your interest, simply go to http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-CAROLE-LOMBARD-GABLE-1940-MOVIEs-Magazine_W0QQitemZ190347805595QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMagazines?hash=item2c519d039b.

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