vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Happy Australia Day (well, it still is here)

To the many Carole Lombard fans in Australia, I know I'm too late, given the International Dateline and all that. But here in the U.S., it's still Jan. 26 as I write this.

Lombard, of course, never visited Australia, but her films were popular there. On Jan. 31, 1942, some 15 days after her passing, she was the subject of a page of retrospective pictures in the Australian Women's Weekly:

In a happier vein, an eBay seller in Australia has five ads from the 1939 Lombard-James Stewart film "Made For Each Other":

These ran in the Sydney publication Truth, and it might be interesting to compare the ads that ran there to others issued in the U.S., Canada or Great Britain.

You can buy this vintage package, listed in fine+ condition, for $49.99 AU (that's approximately $40.46 US) under eBay's "buy it now" policy. Interested? Then visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/MADE-FOR-EACH-OTHER-1939-Original-movie-advertising-James-Stewart-Carole-Lombard/192435493120?hash=item2cce0c9900:g:QZQAAOSw~iRZm9B8 to learn more.

Now if I only had a pic of Carole with a koala...

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