From this photo, one might sense Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper each had spent their entire lives breathing in ocean air. Not the case, of course; Carole spent the first part of her childhood in Fort Wayne, Ind., while Coop grew up in Helena, Mont., then attended Grinnell College in Iowa.
But both looked fetching in a nautical setting, so for this nautical 1933 Paramount session, they went inside the yacht as well. Lombard hides her lovely legs in bell-bottoms, while Gary puts on a jacket to look more formal:
This image -- which until today I had never seen before -- is up for auction at eBay. Here it is, in full:
And the back, also with the copy enlarged:
We can thank the seller's Aunt Helen for this. She had a vast collection of film and theater memorabilia, having worked for decades at the fabled National Theatre in Washington, a venue three blocks from the White House whose heritage dates back to 1835. Its exterior is shown, as well as a photo of Leonard Bernstein at the August 1957 opening of his "West Side Story":
And here's Aunt Helen herself, with what the seller calls a bit of a Jean Harlow look.
Getting back to the Coop and Carole pic, it's 8" x 10" and in very good condition. You can buy it for $59.50 or make an offer. Interested? Then visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/1933-Carole-Lombard-Gary-Cooper-Oceanside-Paramount-Photo-Shoot-Not-A-Repro/293495291753?hash=item4455aebf69:g:YEcAAOSw6BpeWWSp.