January 19th, 2011

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Rarities not 'To Be' forgotten

Above is a fairly common still from "To Be Or Not To Be," Carole Lombard's final film. Two considerably rarer images from the movie, both originals, have just been put up for sale at eBay. Both measure 8" x 10" and are sepia-toned.

First, we see Lombard's character, Maria Tura, looking at Professor Siletsky:

Next, a far more upset Maria being taken captive by the Nazis:

These photos are being sold together for $100; I do not know whether they were issued before Lombard's death. If interested, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/NOT-42-CAROLE-LOMBARD-2-ORIGINAL-STILLS-/160518873339?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255faba0fb.
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