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'Hollywood,' December 1938: Her aim is true

Posted by vp19 on 2014.02.22 at 22:21
Current mood: amusedamused
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By late 1938, Carole Lombard's passion for skeet shooting was well known to the public (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/169756.html), and that December, Hollywood magazine used it as the basis for a one-page photo spread, as seen above.

That wasn't the only place in the magazine to find Carole. Her comments about taxes earlier in the year were noted in a roundup, along with the one of the first photos of Joan Bennett in her new, Hedy Lamarr-shaded brunette hair:

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Incidentally, in 1941, both actresses were cited in a lyric of Cole Porter's "Let's Not Talk About Love" ("Let’s speak of Lamarr, that Hedy so fair/Why does she let Joan Bennett wear all her old hair?") for his musical "Let's Face It."

Finally, you may remember the successful campaign a few years back to save Cahuenga Peak -- a stretch of land near the fabled Hollywood sign (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/287452.html). To raise public awareness, a website was launched where people could place their names "on" the sign...and that site still is around (http://hollywoodsigngenerator.com/). After seeing a few examples of that online day, I decided to try my hand at it, first to promote this site (the generator has no ampersand or period, but it gets the message across just the same)...

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...and next, to honor the lady who inspired it:

carole lombard hollywood sign 00b

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