September 23rd, 2014

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So you want to get negative?

carole lombard p1202-783

Well, you can, at least where Carole Lombard is concerned -- but you're going to have to pay the price.

That image above, Paramount p1202-783 where Carole wears a sun hat while leaning against a post and showing off those marvelous Lombard legs, is available as a negative. According to the seller, this is the original and only negative of that 1934 portrait; it's 8" x 10", overall in good condition, and comes with a print.

And "pay the price" here is significant -- as in $149.99. Still interested? Then go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Portrait-Original-NEGATIVE-177H-/381004963720?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58b5aa5f88.

The same seller has this Lombard negative for sale as well (though there's nothing negative about Carole's megawatt smile!), also for $149.99:

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I'm guessing this to be from 1937, as I think that's the dress Carole wore in "True Confession." Again, according to the seller, this is the lone surviving negative of that photo, and it too is 8" x 10" and in good condition. To buy or learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Portrait-Original-NEGATIVE-175H-/381004963713?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58b5aa5f81.

As of this writing, the seller has 120 Lombard images available; check them out at http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=thephotoarchive&hash=item58b5aa5f81&item=381004963713&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR6.TRC0.A0.H0.Xcarole+lombard&_nkw=carole+lombard&_sacat=0.
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