Some of you may recall our entry a few years back where we examined an April 1933 Photoplay in which noted fitness expert Sylvia talked about how she helped Carole Lombard develop her famed sleek figure after being a few pounds heavier during her Mack Sennett years (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/110803.html). As it turned out, that wasn't the first time Carole and Sylvia had been seen on the same Photoplay page; it happened several months earlier, and I thank Carole Sampeck of The Lombard Archive for pointing it out to me.
It ran in the October 1932 issue, and it wasn't a story, but an ad -- for Life Savers candy:
Lombard isn't cited in the story; she's merely there for decoration. One guesses Carole had Life Savers at one time or another, but I have no idea whether she had them regularly.
Regarding the ad, Sampeck added, "Wish they still had Lic-O-Rice flavor -- I'd buy them by the caseload." (It's also hard not to think of the Groucho Marx-Thelma Todd canoeing scene in "Horse Feathers," where a Life Saver figures into the biggest joke.)
Here's what's interesting: Elsewhere in the issue, there's a story about stars' eating habits. Carole doesn't enter the story until the jump, and when it does, we learn Lombard has a craving for spinach (as evidenced by her spinach soup recipe, http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/469753.html).
Wonder what Sylvia thought of that?
This week's LiveJournal header shows Lombard as part of the Polish underground effort in her final film, the Ernst Lubitsch classic "To Be Or Not To Be."