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Good looks from a 'New Movie'

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Carole Lombard's dazzling smile, magnificently captured by Otto Dyar, is among the many highlights of the March 1932 issue of The New Movie Magazine, now on sale via eBay. For example, there's a Charles Sheldon portrait of Jean Harlow on the cover:

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Inside portraits abound. For example, there's Constance Bennett...

constance bennett the new movie magazine march 1932a

...John Barrymore...

john barrymore the new movie magazine march 1932a

...Claudette Colbert...

claudette colbert the new movie magazine march 1932a

...Greta Garbo...

greta garbo the new movie magazine march 1932a

...and Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong:

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There are two pages of fashion from Loretta Young, who had just turned 19...but whose chic and sophistication were worlds (and decades) away from what we now would deem teenage culture:

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Lombard's current (and future) husbands were also featured in articles. First, William Powell -- someone whose voice, not his face, proved his fortune -- discusses his career and background with Jim Tully; as a bonus, we even get a honeymoon pic of him and Carole:

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Gladys Hall looks into a typical day in the life of Clark Gable, and while some of this may be studio hokum, other bits (his love of poetry, for example) counter the image set forth by MGM publicists. Clark was generally well-liked by his cohorts, and for a public that still deemed him a successor to Rudolph Valentino in early 1932, this set the record straight:

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This issue has 122 pages and is in good condition. It's being sold -- not auctioned -- for $74.99. If you're interested in this classic Hollywood artifact, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-NEW-MOVIE-1932-JEAN-HARLOW-POLA-NEGRI-BILL-POWELL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLARA-BOW-/400477942031?pt=Magazines&hash=item5d3e58710f
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