July 19th, 2013

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A gal and her gelding

carole lombard p1202-1541a front

Many of Carole Lombard's closest friends of the mid-1930s weren't human. In addition to the many pets she kept at home, there were an array of animals at the nearby ranch she maintained. Chief among these companions was an attractive Palomino gelding named Pico. She posed for several photos with her equine buddy, including the one above, Paramount p1202-1541 -- a pic that also provides information on just what she was up to in the summer of 1937:

carole lombard p1202-1541a back

This 8" x 10" vintage double-weight, in excellent condition, will be available through 11:38 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday; the minimum bid is $99.99. If interested in this item -- a potentially wonderful gift for anyone who loves horses or Hollywood -- visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-VINTAGE-8X10-DOUBLE-WEIGHT-PHOTO-W-PALOMINO-GELDING-HORSE-/190871636732?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c70d60afc.

This seller has two other vintage Lombard pics available, both of which are blank on back, also at a $99.99 opening bid price. Here's Carole in a clinch with Fred MacMurray from "Swing High, Swing Low":

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And from "Sinners In The Sun," Lombard shows off her lovely legs as she snuggles next to Chester Morris (though we still can't figure out why sand is in the middle of a room):

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The "Swing High" photo is in excellent condition, single-weight, while "Sinners" is in even better shape -- near mint, with a double-weight linen backing. Both are 8" x 10".

For the "Swing High" pic, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-FRED-MACMURRAY-VINTAGE-8X10-PHOTO-1937-SWING-HIGH-SWING-LOW-/190871635059?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c70d60473. The "Sinners" shot can be found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-CHESTER-MORRIS-VINTAGE-8X10-DOUBLE-WEIGHT-PHOTO-SINNERS-IN-SUN-/200944024402?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec9327b52
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