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'Modern Screen,' March 1938: Carry on, Carole



Perhaps no film did more damage to Carole Lombard's career than "Fools For Scandal." The Warners comedy, which was released in April 1938 following her late '37 triumphs in "True Confession" and "Nothing Sacred," not only burst her bubble as the hottest star in the industry, but shifted her out of comedy films for nearly three years.

But no one knew what was to come a few months earlier, when Modern Screen came out with its March 1938 issue. It included a two-page "on the set" Lombard thread, with several rare photographs. Here are the pages:




The pics are fun, particularly those showing her with Ralph Bellamy (they had worked together 2 1/2 years earlier in "Hands Across the Table," and in later years Bellamy always spoke well of her).

Carole's also part of a beauty piece, "Movie-Star Beauty For You." She provides hints for good hands (her pic is on the first page, her tips on the last):







This issue is up for auction at eBay. On the cover are Tyrone Power and Sonja Henie:



Inside is a story asking an astrologer, "Who will Tyrone Power marry?" (Annabella, whom he would marry the following year, was not one of the listed candidates.)






The magazine is said to be in very good condition, aside from some minor wear. Bids begin at $29.99, and the auction is set to close at 8:59 p.m. (Eastern) next Thursday.

To place a bid or seek more information, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Modern-Screen-Magazine-March-1938-Tyrone-Power-Clark-Gable-Carole-Lombard-RARE/312104080212?hash=item48aada5354:g:vaYAAOSwdxJaxsZ5.
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