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Nine more Glassner gems

Posted by vp19 on 2012.09.04 at 01:27
Current mood: contemplativecontemplative
The latest batch of Carole Lombard photos has surfaced from the massive memorabilia collection of Lester Glassner (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/444871.html), and while most aren't that uncommon, a few will make you take notice. All have an opening bid of $14.95, with bidding deadlines between 8:36 and 9:51 p.m. (Eastern) next Monday, and none are originals.

Take this still from the 1928 Mack Sennett short "The Girl From Nowhere":

I have never seen that image before, made when Lombard was in her last few teenage months. If you're a Sennett fan who would like this rarity, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-THE-GIRL-FRM-NOWHERE-RISQUE-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093310347?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fbf8b.

Another new one to my eyes is from the '32 Paramount feature "From Hell To Heaven." The caption lists Lombard in between David Manners and Jack Oakie (it isn't Manners, but Sidney Blackmer); this obviously was printed to help promote MCA's TV package of pre-1948 Paramount movies:

Find this at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-FROM-HELL-TO-HEAVEN-DAVID-MANNERS-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093305051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5faadb.

The year before "Heaven," Lombard made "It Pays To Advertise" with Norman Foster, and while this image was seen on lobby cards, here it is via black-and-white photograph:

Interested? Then visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-IT-PAYS-TO-ADVERTISE-NORMAN-FOSTER-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093299453?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5f94fd.

This one's a bit of an anomaly; it's an actual photo from the lost Lombard silent "Ned McCobb's Daughter," but from its appearance and the caption, it appears to be captured from a book:

And a check reveals that indeed it is -- from Leonard Maltin's mid-seventies paperback about Carole. If you want this image, check out http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-NED-MCCOBBS-DAUGHTER-IRENE-RICH-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093308261?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fb765.

Finally, back to Sennett, this time for what seems to be the only extant still from "The Swim Princess":

To learn more, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-SILENT-FILM-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093312357?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fc765.

Now to the four Lombard Paramount portraits; none are all that rare, but all are beautiful. We'll kick things off with p1202-421:

It's available at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GLAMOUR-PHOTO-SULTRY-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093314416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fcf70.

Here's p1202-479, featuring some splendid back-lighting to accentuate Carole's hair:

Want to bid? Then visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GLAMOUR-PHOTO-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093321968?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fecf0.

Now for p1202-1392, and if you can get past Lombard smoking a cigarette, this one's pretty darn sultry:

This one can be found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PORTRAIT-PHOTO-SMOKING-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093320466?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5fe712.

Finally, p1202-1412, where a confident Carole highlights her lovely back:

To bid or to get additional information, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GLAMOUR-PHOTO-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261093325256?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cca5ff9c8.

Again, thanks to Mr. Glassner and his estate for making these items available, and we eagerly await further Lombard goodies from this collection.


karinmollberg (Mollberg is a C.M. Bellman quote)
karinmollberg at 2012-09-04 15:15 (UTC) (Link)
Lovely and fascinating images as always!
(Anonymous) at 2012-09-05 03:06 (UTC) (Link)


That sure does not look at all like David Manners in the shot with Carole and Jack Oakie! Not sure who it is , but sure not Manners.
(Anonymous) at 2012-09-05 03:52 (UTC) (Link)

Sidney Blackmer

I thought s that picture was mislabeled. Pictured is not David Manners but Sidney Blackmer . He would perhaps gain his most fame in 1968 as a witches coven leader in "Rosemary's Baby".
vp19 at 2012-09-05 03:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sidney Blackmer

You're absolutely right. Thanks.
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