vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Variations on a (strange) theme

This is Paramount p1202-1091, probably from early 1935, showing Carole Lombard in one of the most bizarre outfits I've ever seen her in. Is she trying to evoke a futuristic look ("Ladies and gentlemen, the Lombard 2000!")? A case of "streamline moderne" gone horribly wrong? Whatever, it doesn't look like the most comfortable thing to wear; it's almost robotic.

We can't get any answer from a snipe, since there isn't any. (If you're a Carole collector who has p1202-1091 with a snipe, please let us know.) We have another photo apparently from this session, although here the gown seems more conventional amd I can't discern the p1202 number. It too is blank on the back:

You can buy each photo for $39.99, or make an offer. (According to the seller, both are originals.)

For p1202-1091, go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-in-AMAZING-GOWN-Original-1930s-STYLISH-PORTRAIT-Photo-PARAMOUNT/174280400773?hash=item2893ebdf85:g:my8AAOSwfBFesvM3. For the other, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-in-STYLISH-PORTRAIT-Original-Vintage-1930s-PARAMOUNT-Photo/174280400514?hash=item2893ebde82:g:60EAAOSwKVFestgq.

And if you know more about either one, please tell us.

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