A bereaved Clark Gable looks on as Irene Dunne christens the ship with Louis B. Mayer looking on, the date commemorated the second anniversary of Carole Lombard’s record breaking bond drive for WWII.
Lombard’s last film was in post when her plane went down – which explains the slightly elegiac tone of the ad.
A study in contrasts:
Think pink, House & Garden, 1942:
I’ve mentioned my uncle the production designer… He had an incredible library – this is an image from the 1942 edition of “House & Garden’s Complete Guide to Interior Decoration”. I should have kept it in mind when I remodeled the kitchen. I think to compensate I got a fire…