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(Largely) silent Glassner goodies

Posted by vp19 on 2012.09.19 at 01:24
Current mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Here we go again with more Carole Lombard photos from the estate of collector extraordinaire Lester Glassner. We're labeling this "largely" silent because all but one of these nine pics are from the pre-talkie era.

As per usual when Glassner photos are made available on eBay, these are not original; in fact, several of them appear to be halftones honed from books (notably Leonard Maltin's mid-seventies paperback bio and Frederick W. Ott's "The Films Of Carole Lombard"). All have minimum opening bids of $14.95, and bidding ends for all nine between 9:22 and 10:27 p.m. (Eastern) next Tuesday.

With that out of the way, let's start with two images that are new to me as stills, both from Mack Sennett two-reelers. First, one from "The Bicycle Flirt," where Carole is attending to a troubled Billy Bevan:

carole lombard the bicycle flirt 02a

Next, from Lombard's last work for Sennett, "Matchmaking Mamma," where Carole dwarfs diminutive Daphne Pollard:

carole lombard matchmaking mamma 22a

The "Flirt" photo is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-BICYCLE-FLIRT-MACK-SENNETT-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100436816?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc7d50; for "Mamma," go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-MATCHMAKING-MAMMA-MACK-SENNETT-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100432268?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc6b8c.

Rounding out the Sennett contributions is this still from "A Gold Digger Of Weepah," culled from Maltin's book. It's at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-A-GOLD-DIGGER-OF-WEEPAH-BILLY-BEVAN-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100414556?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc265c:

carole lombard a gold digger of weepah 01a

The rest of the silent-era photos are from films now deemed lost, so all of these images have shown up before. Another Maltin product is this still from 1921's "A Perfect Crime," in which pre-teen Jane Alice Peters worked alongside renowned actor Monte Blue. To bid, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-A-PERFECT-CRIME-FIRST-FILM-MONTE-BLUE-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100427393?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc5881.

carole lombard a perfect crime 01a

Her next film, and the first as Carole Lombard, wouldn't come until 1925 and "Marriage In Transit." This is represented by two stills -- first, perhaps the best version I've yet seen of this image, as Lombard's unsure how to handle the advances of Edmund Lowe...

carole lombard marriage in transit 01a

...followed by a significantly less attractive image, again culled from Maltin:

carole lombard marriage in transit 02a

For the first photo (a double-weight in very fine condition), check out http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-MARRIAGE-IN-TRANSIT-EDMUND-LOWE-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100410849?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc17e1. For the second, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-MARRIAGE-IN-TRANSIT-EDMUND-LOWE-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100424339?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc4c93.

Later in 1925 at Fox, the 16-year-old Lombard appeared in "Hearts And Spurs" with Buck Jones; find it at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-HEARTS-AND-SPURS-BUCK-JONES-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100421058?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc3fc2:

carole lombard hearts and spurs 02a

Carole's final film before her 1926 auto accident was "The Road To Glory" (a film directed by Howard Hawks eight years before they would reunite for her pivotal performance in "Twentieth Century"), and this image of Lombard with Rockliffe Fellowes appeared in Ott's book. I'm guessing that's where this halftone originated. See it at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-THE-ROAD-TO-GLORY-ROCKLIFFE-FELLOWES-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100417817?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc3319:

carole lombard the road to glory 01a

The sole talking picture represented in this batch is Lombard's lone excursion into horror, 1933's "Supernatural." We'll show the back of this photo as well, because it shows where Glassner obtained it:

carole lombard supernatural 23a front
carole lombard supernatural 23a back

This one's at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-SUPERNATURAL-RANDOLPH-SCOTT-GLASSNER-COLLECTION-/261100438900?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccacc8574.

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