June 12th, 2014

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In the mood for some Danish?

carole lombard true confession danish novel program 00b

Carole Lombard film memorabilia, that is.

Above is the cover of a movie novel program of "True Confession," which we learn was issued in May 1938:

carole lombard true confession danish novel program 01a

I know next to nothing about the Danish language, but I can tell you that according to the seller, this measures 5 1/2" x 8", roughly the size of a herald that U.S. theaters would have issued at the time. But this is far more thorough; it runs some 42 pages, including the front and back covers, and apparently is sort of a novelization of the movie, including photos such as this:

carole lombard true confession danish novel program 02a

The seller describes it as "really rare and collectible," and I definitely concur. Bidding on this item opens at $45, and the auction is set to close at 10:18 p.m. (Eastern) next Friday. It looks like the type of collectible that transcends language, and if you're interested, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUE-CONFESSION-CAROLE-LOMBARD-FRED-MACMURRAY-DANISH-MOVIE-NOVEL-PROGRAM-/161333946217?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259040a769.

The same seller has a similar item from Carole's first film of 1939, "Made For Each Other":

carole lombard made for each other danish novel program 00b
carole lombard made for each other danish novel program 01a
carole lombard made for each other danish novel program 02a

This is more of a straight program than a novelization, as it runs for only 12 pages and measures 5" x 7" (with a pair of punchholes; someone evidently stored it in a notebook). The minimum bid here is $30, and it closes 14 minutes later than its counterpart. Find out more by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/MADE-FOR-EACH-OTHER-CAROLE-LOMBARD-JAMES-STEWART-ORIGINAL-DANISH-MOVIE-PROGRAM-/161333877068?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25903f994c.
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