April 27th, 2013

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A few new pics for you

When you run across a Carole Lombard image you've never seen before, it's cause for celebration. When you come across several, it's cause for exultation. We'll run three of them today and save the other three for tomorrow.

Only one of them is from the Paramount p1202 series of portraits -- specifically, p1202-1205:

carole lombard p1202-1205b front

Think you've seen that dress before? You possibly have, in p1202-1201...

carole lombard p1202-1201c

...and p1202-1204:

carole lombard p1202-1204b

Uniike those two, p1202-1205 has a snipe on the back that tells more about the outfit:

carole lombard p1202-1205a back

The snipe mentions "Hands Across The Table," and the following photo probably has ties to that film, judging from Carole's outfit and the date the picture ran:

carole lombard hands across the table 42a front
carole lombard hands across the table 42a snipe

The next pic is said to have something to do with "To Be Or Not To Be," and it certainly looks like Lombard in late 1941:

carole lombard to be or not to be 41a front

This pic and p1202-1205 have an opening bid price of $50; the one of Carole on the set starts at $100. Bidding on all three ends between noon and 1 p.m. (Eastern) next Saturday.

For p1202-1205. go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-1935-CAROLE-LOMBARD-PUBLICITY-PHOTO-/281099447804?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172d52dfc. The "To Be Or Not To Be" image is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-PUBLICITY-PHOTO-/281099465361?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172d57291. And Lombard arriving on the set is found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-1935-PHOTO-OF-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ON-PARAMOUNT-SET-/281099469608?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172d58328.
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