Carole In England

Carole Landis In England
Carole in England

In August of 1947 Carole traveled to London, England to make two movies for Eagle-Lion Studios - Brass Monkey and Noose. She had only made one film since her contract at Fox ended and she was excited about getting back to work. At the time she was unhappily married to her fourth husband Horace Schmidlapp and having an affair with actor Rex Harrison. Horace decided to stay in New York City but Rex followed Carole to London. Their affair continued and got more serious even though Rex's wife, Lilli Palmer, came with him. Carole filmed Brass Monkey and Noose at Twickenhan Studios and stayed at the Savoy Hotel with her poodle Gina. She lived in England for nearly six months and fell in love with the country.

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With dancer Ram Gopal and actor Eric Portman

Carole said "I loved England and working there was really stimulating." When she wasn't working she attended many parties and premieres. She also spent time with her close friend Lt. Troy who had been injured during World War 2. Carole was so busy that during her first two months there she lost eleven pounds. During a break from filming in October she took a short trip to Paris, France. She visited the Eiffel Tower and had dinner with the Duchess of Windsor. On November 25, 1947 Carole participated in a charity performance of The Bishop's Wife for King George and Queen Elizabeth. After the show she attended a star-studded celebration with Bob Hope, Loretta Young, and Patricia Roc. Rex Harrison, and Lilli Palmer also attended the show.

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Lilli Palmer, Patricia Roc, and Carole

She was not photographed with Rex but she did pose for some awkward pictures with Lilli. In December Carole met dancer Ram Gopal at the Prince's Theater in London. British audiences adored Carole and she was featured on the cover of the British film magazines Film Illustrated Monthly and Picturegoer. Her husband Horace came to visit her after Christmas but they only spent a few days together. During their visit the couple agreed to separate. Carole posed for photographer Walter Bird in January of 1948. The photos were going to be used as publicity for Noose. On February 24 she presented prizes at a charity boxing match. The following week she flew back to California.

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At the London zoo                                                             At a children's charity boxing match

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Carole and Gina photographed by Walter Bird
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With Patricia Roc                                                                                                      

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