This fetching picture of Carole Lombard could be found inside the April 1931 issue of The New Movie Magazine, but there were two other indications that Carole's future was tied to that of William Powell, both professionally...
(I believe "Gentleman of the Streets" was the film eventually renamed "Man of the World.")
Kay Francis, who appeared in that year's other Lombard-Powell collaboration, "Ladies' Man," and soon became a good friend of Carole's, graced that month's cover:
In addition to Lombard, inside portrait subjects included Constance Bennett, Marlene Dietrich and Anita Page:
Only two movies were advertised in that month's issue (had the economic downturn that began with the October 1929 stock market crash finally hit the industry?) -- "Father's Son" with Lewis Stone and MGM's blockbuster "Trader Horn":
This issue, deemed in "good" condition, is up for auction at eBay. The opening bid is $27.99, and bidding closes at 12:10 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. To bid or learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-MOVIE-1931-KAY-FRANCIS-GRETA-GARBO-5-PAGES-BARBARA-STANWYCK-CAROLE-LOMBARD-/361421616729?hash=item5426683659:g:JdUAAOSwg3FUezJd
Oh, and congratulations to those resourceful Kansas City Royals for beating the New York Mets in five games in this year's World Series. It's off to the Hot Stove League for news and talk on trades, free agents and such. See you at spring training!