October 11th, 2013

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Photographic Canadian bacon as 'Breakfast' cloth

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We've joked before about the plaid "tablecloth" outfit Carole Lombard wears in 1936's "Love Before Breakfast," but another image of it puts it in a far more elegant light:

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Furthermore, we learn that not only is it an original photo, but it hails from Canada, most likely Quebec, since some of the handwriting is in French. (A question to our Canadian readers: Would Lombard films of the time shown in the French-speaking region of Canada have been dubbed, or were subtitles used?)

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Whatever, it's a double-weight portrait with some minor surface wear, but overall in very good condition. Bidding begins at $9.99 and concludes at 9:07 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Want it, or simply curious? Then go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-original-double-weight-portrait-photo-1936-Love-Before-Breakfast/231070869617?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D1906034820847809495%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D231070869617%26 to find out more.
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