August 6th, 2013

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Carole's got (tennis) balls

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It's the fall of 1936, and through Paramount publicity photo p1202-1452, the studio is promoting Carole Lombard's prowess as a tennis player. Now, a pic that also looks to have been taken at that session has surfaced -- it's p1202-1451, where Carole holds a can of the equipment needed to play the game:

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It's a nice pose, with Lombard exuding that casual, athletic sex appeal she was noted for, as she takes a breather before getting ready to whip your tail on the tennis court. The picture's in reasonably good shape too, considering it's an original more than three-quarters of a century old.

Bidding begins at $24 and closes at 7:27 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday -- a fine gift for any Lombard collector or tennis fan. Think you're interested? Then go to to find out more.
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