"They Knew What They Wanted" released in the fall of 1940, would be Carole Lombard's last excursion into drama...but because of global conflict, much of the world not under Axis rule didn't get a chance to see it right away. In Sweden, for example, it didn't open until Jan. 19, 1942 -- three days after Lombard's death in a plane crash.
At about this time, Swedish magazine specializing in novelizations of movies, Film Bilder, released an issue on "They Knew What They Wanted":
Inside, along with a novelization of the story, is some information about Lombard -- and though I can't read Swedish, it appears there are no references to her death. Then again, I don't have all of the pages here, so I could be wrong. Here it is, followed by the other pages I have from the issue:
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