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'Screenland,' October 1935: Lots of Lombard, plus Garbo talks (for real)



Nearly a year ago, on Jan 7 and 8, I ran two entries focusing on the October 1935 issue of Screenland, which included all sorts of goodies: A terrific Carole Lombard cover portrait by Charles Gates Sheldon, accompanied by a fine profile of her by media friend Elizabeth WIlson (both at http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/755311.html), followed the next day by that rarest of rarities -- a Greta Garbo interview (almost certainly conducted in her native Sweden while visiting there, and found at http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/755680.html). Perhaps Lombard examined it while preparing her faux Garbo impression for the following spring's "The Princess Comes Across."

Anyhow, that particular issue now can be purchased via eBay. We'll give you the particulars shortly, but first, a few things about that issue we didn't get to earlier. First, the table of contents -- if you have trouble reading the following pages, or wish to see an article not shown here, simply go to http://www.archive.org/stream/screenland31unse/screenland31unse#page/n399/mode/1up and take it from there:



Lombard -- who had briefly visited New York in January -- isn't mentioned here, but this story will give you a feel for what she and other Hollywood types experienced when they came to NYC:




One of my favorites, Joan Blondell (who doesn't like her?), showed off her new son Norman to the magazine:



And of course, there were movie ads, beginning with this misfire from Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Young. "The year's outstanding romantic comedy!"? I don't think so...



This teaming of Garbo and Fredric March drew considerably better notices...



Warners touted its first vehicle for the recently-acquired Marion Davies...



A double-truck from Paramount promoted "The Big Broadcast of 1936," using a typeface that made it resemble editorial copy, not an ad -- a tactic that would elicit plenty of disdain today...



...and lastly, an ad for Fox's "Dante's Inferno" with Spencer Tracy:



Now for the specifics: This issue is in very good condition, and you can buy it straight up for $24.99 or make an offer. Get all the info by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/Screenland-Magazine-October-1935-Carole-Lombard-Cover/161930810022?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D2181d697f07d42d39d2c686f23c7a3ee%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D161930810022.
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