vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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May this magazine give you 'Entertainment'

It's late April 1933 in New York City. Carole Lombard's latest film, a bit of hokum called "Supernatural" (she's shown above with Randolph Scott), recently opened at the Paramount in Times Square (below is an ad from the April 21 New York Daily News):

At about this time, New Yorkers could learn a bit more about Lombard through a magazine titled Entertainment. It has no relation to TimeWarner's current Entertainment Weekly; in fact, it was published every other Monday. But it did include an intriguing piece on Carole...

Titled "The Kind Of A Girl Carole Lombard Is," it defines her as "the kind of person you like to have around" because of her generous personality. While she's not quoted in this piece (which, for all we know, was concocted by some Paramount publicist), it concludes with this: "Decidedly informal is Carole. Blonde, smart-cracking, and not one ounce ritzy, she's the kind of girl you just can't help liking at first meeting. You continue to like her -- she wears well."

The magazine's cover subject was the lovely Billie Dove:

On the back of this 14-page issue is an ad for Peek Frean's Genuine English Biscuits. (How many of you recall the brand's radio ad campaign in the 1980s, after its name was slightly modified -- "Peek Freans are a very serious cookie...if you're a grown-up or plan to be one, you'll know what we mean"?)

This magazine, 8 3/8" x 11" in near mint condition, can be bought for $24.95 via eBay. If you'd like to learn more, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Entertainment-Magazine-April-24-1933-Stars-Carole-Lombard-Plus-More-Female-Stars/183243856082?hash=item2aaa2f58d2.

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