April 20th, 2013

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Otto-matic

Like his Paramount cohort Eugene Robert Richee, Otto Dyar helped define Carole Lombard's look in the early 1930s -- at times sultry, sexy, glamorous and elegant (sometimes all of them simultaneously). The following portrait is a splendid example of Dyar's handiwork:

carole lombard otto dyar 04a front

Carole applies a sly, welcoming smile, a shapely leg and a seductive pose -- resist her power at your own peril. That image is from an original photo, as proven by the studio stamp on the back:

carole lombard otto dyar 04a back

While there is no p1202 code number shown, it looks to be from the same 1931 session that produced p1202-148:

carole lombard p1202-148a

Save for some light wear on the corners, this 8" x 10" photo appears in excellent shape. It's being auctioned at eBay, with a minimum bid of $50; bids close at 10:47 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Bid or find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-OTTO-DYAR-PHOTO-/321110036031?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item4ac3a64e3f.
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