Imagine having Wesley Ruggles' job...watching iconic figures such as Carole Lombard and Clark Gable go through their love scenes in 1932's "No Man Of Her Own." (Hey, somebody's got do it, right?) Ruggles -- younger brother of actor Charlie Ruggles -- directed two other Lombard films, the '34 dance extravaganza "Bolero" and the '37 screwball "True Confession." The above actually is a close-up; here it is in its entirety:
It's one of four vintage pics of Clark and Carole from "No Man Of Her Own" (their only on-screen collaboration, years before their love affair) available at eBay. This one, in very good to fine condition, goes for $225. Bid or learn more at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-1932-CANDID-pre-code-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLARK-GABLE-dbwt-NO-MAN-OF-HER-OWN/153837740498?hash=item23d171a1d2:g:sWYAAOSw1-VeTGoN.
Another one with a close-up, a double-weight of Clark and Carole chatting on set:
Also in very good to fine condition, it's priced at $175. Want to bid? Visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gorgeous-1932-CANDID-dw-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLARK-GABLE-pre-code-NO-MAN-OF-HER-OWN/153837748356?hash=item23d171c084:g:igcAAOSwCCheTGzc.
Now, two other pics. First, the couple-to-be, again relaxing on the set. (Do we sense a glimmer of things to come? Maybe, just maybe.)
It's the cheapest of the four, selling for a mere $125, with all the details at https://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-Backstage-CANDID-dw-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLARK-GABLE-pre-code-NO-MAN-OF-HER-OWN/153837735912?hash=item23d1718fe8:g:J0kAAOSw0K5eTGkX.
Finally, a horizontal shot of Carole and Clark -- and since it's the pre-Code era, we know what that means:
Viewing this on a public computer? Please refrain from drooling. Another very good-to-fine doubleweight, the asking price here is $225. All the info can be found at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shocking-1932-CANDID-pre-code-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLARK-GABLE-dw-NO-MAN-OF-HER-OWN/164087722871?hash=item263463f377:g:bJEAAOSwmxVeTGt0.
Since my favorite sitcom, "Mom," airs a new episode tonight (9p/8, CBS), I thought I'd leave you with this interview with Facebook friend Mimi Kennedy (at left, who plays the wise, nurturing Marjorie) from the Long Island Weekly. Kennedy, whose TV career dates back to the '70s -- some of you may recall her from the '90s series "Dharma & Greg," also a Chuck Lorre production -- discusses the series about a group of women in recovery and its impact. The interview is at https://longislandweekly.com/mimi-kennedy-wants-moms-legacy-to-show-others-that-there-is-always-hope/?fbclid=IwAR1O_yrxBpUxy4pt09bglu4fsUHnhjVXlXwfGmAQqq0ukpQOloDq0Ah4hZg.
As a bonus, a primer about the series' characters and their backstories, for those just getting into "Mom," a series with plenty of syndicated outlets (welcome to the club!): https://longislandweekly.com/get-to-know-the-cast-of-cbs-hit-show-mom/.