"Love Before Breakfast," the first of two films Carole Lombard made for Universal in 1936, was a considerable success -- not just in the U.S. and Canada, but among audiences around the world. As proof, here's a copy of a program issued for it by a theater in Montevideo, Uruguay:
"Breakfast" opened here on June 26, 1936 -- and note that the front-page image paired Lombard with Cesar Romero, not with nominal leading man Preston Foster. (Perhaps Romero's ethnicity came into account in this Spanish-speaking country.) There also is an array of tinted photos from the production.
Cine Ariel was a leading Montevideo moviehouse at the time, but by 1941 it had been converted into a theater specializing in newsreels, cartoons and other short subjects:
The program, measuring 6" x 8.5", is in excellent condition, according to the seller. Bids begin at $14.99, with bidding scheduled to end at 1:16 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. (And note that will be Eastern Daylight time; most of you in the U.S. should set your clocks one hour forward tonight.)
If you're a fan of "Love Before Breakfast" or Lombard memorabilia in general, this may be a worthwhile item. Place your bid, or get more information, at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-EL-AMOR-ANTES-DEL-DESAYUNO-VINTAGE-URUGUAY-PROGRAM-CINE-ARIEL/321344542867?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.RVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20635%26meid%3D5340263197547743556%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D9200%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D371019268383.