July 17th, 2012

carole lombard 02
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Her aim is true, and so much more

In the late 1930s, Carole Lombard took up skeet shooting, then moved to hunting alongside eventual second husband Clark Gable. Several photos were taken of Lombard the huntress, but here's one you probably have never seen before:

carole lombard hunting 00b

It's an 8" x 10" restrike from the original negative, and you can buy it for $4 or make an offer. Find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Black-and-White-8x10-photo-Carole-Lombard-/170878545232?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c927ad50.

There are two other new Carole pix of note at eBay, both part of her Paramount p1202 portraits. First, here's p1202-1031, from late 1934 (according to the seller, the back of the photo mentions her upcoming film "Rumba," though the snipe was not made available for public display):

carole lombard p1202-1031c

From the look on Lombard's face, one gets the impression that something she had for lunch didn't agree with her. She appears stately rather than enthusiastic.

This is an 8" x 10" original with some minor wear. Bidding begins at $9.95 (no bids have been made as of this writing), with bids closing at 6:19 p.m. (Eastern) on Saturday. Strikes your fancy? Then go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/1934-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-GLAMOUR-PHOTO-/200792762954?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec02e6a4a to learn more.

Most Lombard p1202s were solo shots, but there were occasional exceptions. Here's one of them, p1202-165, showing Carole with husband William Powell:

carole lombard p1202-165b

This was listed as a Lombard pic because by now (late 1931), Powell was no longer a Paramount player, having signed with Warners earlier in the year. The seller says the back of the photo contains a reference to "No One Man," which was released in early 1932.

This 8" x 10" original is in excellent condition, and bidding begins at $50; bids end at 11:29 p.m. (Eastern) on Saturday. For additional information, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-NO-ONE-MAN-1931-8X10-STILL-ORIGINAL-/330763995094?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d031207d6.
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