Carole Lombard Photoplay Magazine by Earl Christy
Carole Lombard Photoplay Magazine by Earl Christy

Carole Lombard Photoplay Magazine

Carole Lombard Photoplay Magazine June Edition by American Illustrator F. Earl Christy (1882 – 1961); illustrator, portrait and female figure painter.

This is a beautiful illustration for the June Edition of Photoplay Magazine that features the Hollywood Starlet Carole Lombard (one of her best comedy roles was in My Man Godfrey with Dick Powell) of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Her portrait is surrounded by a swirling combo of fiery red and black that transitions to stripes of violet on the lower right.

Her golden blonde hair is beautifully accented by this color combination, that brings out her blue-grey eyes and fiery red lips.

Below her chin is a flow of yellow gold loops with black solid and dotted lines that create bow type look; and on the side of her hair is the signature of the artist.

Below that on a white background to the right is the actress name and off to the left the words Blondes Plus Curves Mean War.

The magazine at the top on the right above her hair, but below the cost of the publication has the NRA Eagle Symbol.

The NRA or National Recovery Administration, was a prime agency created by this Nations Greatest President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR 1882 – 1945) in 1933 (The only president to be elected four times to the White House).

The goal of the administration was to eliminate “cut throat competition” by bringing industry, labor, and government together to create codes of “fair practices” and set prices. Ref NRA

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived From Askart.com

Christy was born in 1882 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and in 1899 at the ripe old age of 17 was painting original art for the Boardwalk Atlantic City Picture company.

Many of his early artworks were also published by the J. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company of Philadelphia; when he was 23 years of age he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts from 1905 to 1907.

During his career Christy created dozens of magazine covers, illustrations and calendar prints for publications like the Dell Publishing Company, Modern Screen and Radio Stars, Ainslee’s magazine, American Magazine, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly, McClure’s Photoplay Magazine, and many others.

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