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Some this, some that from eBay

Posted by vp19 on 2011.07.19 at 01:20
Current mood: curiouscurious
One almost always finds some previously unfamiliar Carole Lombard memorabilia items at eBay, and the latest glance proved no exception. A few intriguing things are available, if you're into collecting Carole.

We'll start with this pic:



It's Lombard and first husband William Powell, a rare image taken Jan. 23, 1933. Privately, their marriage was foundering; publicly, they kept up a good front (which really wasn't a facade -- they had discovered they were excellent as friends, but so-so as lovers).

This original press photo measures 8" x 10". (Oh, and as the seller makes sure to clarify: "Despite the same last name he was not related to Dick Powell, Eleanor Powell or Jane Powell." Someone alert Jane, who's subbing for Robert Osborne as a Turner Classic Movies host this week.)

Bidding begins at $9.99, but time's a-wastin' -- bids close at 10:16 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. If interested, or curious, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/1933-Press-Photo-William-Powell-Carole-Lombard-Actor-/180695730188?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2a124e080c. (And thanks to Tally Haugen for her work on this picture.)

Next, Carole with Charles Starrett (a Dartmouth graduate who had played on its national champion football team of 1925), from the only film Lombard made at Paramount's Astoria studios, "Fast And Loose" from 1930:



This is an original 8" x 10", in very good condition, and one bid has been made, for $9.99. Bidding ends at 8:01 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. Want this for your own? Then go to http://cgi.ebay.com/Carole-Lombard-Charles-Starrett-ORIG-1930-scene-still-/260819303215?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cba0abb2f.

Here are two more Lombard stills from early in her Paramount career. First, she's with Gary Cooper, from "I Take This Woman":



It's an original, which means it's 80 years old. Nevertheless, it's in very good condition, and the seller says it has a "studio description on the rear" (whether that's a snipe or merely a "Paramount" stamp, I do not know.) This pic is being sold straight up for $21.95; if you're a fan of either Carole or Coop and wish to buy it, check out http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GARY-COOPER-Vintage-1931-PARAMOUNT-PHOTO-/390332009931?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae199cdcb.

It's back to 1930 again, and Lombard is wishing everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year...in Hungarian:



If you have a friend in Budapest who loves classic movies, or know someone who operates a restaurant specializing in Hungarian cuisine (pass the paprika!), this would be the ideal holiday gift. Regardless, it's certainly rare Carole memorabilia (she did a similar pose that year holding a holiday sign in German). This is 8" x 10", linen backed and in excellent condition. Bids begin at $49.99, with bidding ending at 9:04 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. Investigate for yourself at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-1932-LINEN-BACKED-ORIG-PARAMOUNT-PHOTO-/330588230661?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf8981405.

Finally, a move forward to early 1939, when "Made For Each Other" was ready to hit screens throughout the country:



This Selznick International photo lists the cast on the back, plus a reference to its opening date at Radio City Music Hall, leading one to believe this was sent out by the theater rather than the studio. It's a 7" x 9" in good condition with some trim on the borders. The minimum bid is $24.99, and bidding ends at 8:50 p.m. (Eastern) next Monday. To place a bid or learn more about the item, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-MADE-EACH-OTHER-VINTAGE-PHOTO-111P-/380355678688?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588ef711e0.

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