oscar_jaffe (oscar_jaffe) wrote in carole_and_co,

Cover Girl!

I attended a discussion/signing of STARSTRUCK at Barnes & Noble near Lincoln Center last night.  Ira Resnick, the author, culled from his impressive collection of over 2,000 rare posters and lobby cards to produce a sumptuous illustrated history of Hollywood art.  He mentioned that his first acquisitions included a vintage one-sheet of Carole in LOVE BEFORE BREAKFAST (purchased in the 1970's for $35!), which he would have placed on the cover had Carole's black eye not reminded some of a battered woman.  Instead, he chose a detail from NO MAN OF HER OWN, Carole's only film with Clark, as the cover art! 

I was amazed as I hadn't recognized her, but upon further inspection, it's definitely Carole.

In the text, Ira admits that Carole is one of his favorites and predicts that had she lived, she would have "turned into a great character actress" like Katharine Hepburn. 

This is a terrific coffee table book and much cheaper than buying a single lobby card!   Enjoy the cover below.

Cover Image


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