It's March 30, 1939. Carole Lombard and Clark Gable look exuberant and they are...but despite the front the couple is putting up, they're also extremely tired, an understandable condition considering they had married on the sly the day before in Arizona.
Despite the myths you may have heard (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/238772.html), Clark and Carole had no honeymoon immediately after taking their vows, not as a working couple (he was making "Gone With The Wind," she "In Name Only"). Instead, they scooted back to southern California, with Gable's publicist Otto Winkler doing much of the driving.
This photo is part of an auction July 16 from Wright Collectibles in San Tan Valley, Ariz., about 250 miles southeast of Kingman, where the couple was married. It's being handled through the Invaluable site. The pic is in a black plastic frame and measures 8" x 10", and is said to be in very good condition. Bidding opens at $5, and you can place your bid at https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/clark-gable-and-carole-lombard-married-8x10-photo-62-c-19c4c8199e.
Wright has a sepia Lombard pic at its site too:
Ir's an 11" x 14" matted and framed vintage reissue. You can buy it for $49.99. Interested? Visit https://wrightcollectibles.com/shop/ols/products/1930s-r-carole-lombard-vintage-image-sepia-tone-11x14-photograph-framed-collectible-rare to find out more.
Finally, my friend Crystal Kalyana Pacey ran this Lombard photo today:
It's part of a program where one runs a photo per day of a classic Hollywood star you love for 20 days...and Crystal tagged me to do likewise. So for the next 20 days, you'll find pics of my favorites, and I'll begin with my all-time fave actor, the erudite William Powell: