We'll begin with a trio of Paramount poses from 1935. First up is p1202-1226, with a sunbathing Lombard, in a white swimsuit, showing off those fabulous legs of hers:
Next, p1202-1294, which, with its completely black wardrobe and background, evokes Richee's famed work with Louise Brooks:
Finally, p1202-1380, Carole the sophisticate (and in 1935, before the Surgeon General's report, smoking was indeed deemed sophisticated), complete with hat"
Now for a few more. Here's Carole smiling at us, showing plenty of charm:
I'm not sure what she's looking at here. Perhaps she spotted some mouse scurrying back to its hole in the wall:
I've come across this photo of Carole before -- I think it was taken in 1932 to coincide with the Olympics -- but I've never seen it with such clarity (double-click to see it at larger scale):
And what is Lombard thinking here? Is she reminding herself to pick up some milk on the way home?
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