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Showing her horse sense

Carole Lombard probably became acquainted with horses in the mid-1920s, when she was a starlet at Fox appearing in westerns. Little more than a decade later, she had matured into an expert horsewoman -- and was making enough money to afford her own ranch.

Paramount celebrated Carole's equine skills with a photo shoot in the fall of 1937, when it issued a few publicity photos in support of what would be her last film for the studio, "True Confession." Here's P1202-1589:



The back of the photo lists Lombard as a "farmerette," praising her talent as a horsewoman and an athlete:



P1202-1590, full of her fabled energy, covers much the same vein, on both front and back:



These photos are being offered on auction at eBay. P1202-1589 is at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-1937-Original-Parmount-Press-Photo-VF_W0QQitemZ170319846955QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item170319846955&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318, while P1202-1590 can be found at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-1937-Original-Parmount-Press-Photo_W0QQitemZ350188809696QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item350188809696&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318.

One bid has currently been placed on each, both at $9.99; bidding on both closes at about 8:25 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday. So if you're interested, don't horse around.
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