October 19th, 2014

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An old setting, a new angle

carole lombard p1202-862

Over the years, this Carole Lombard image -- Paramount p1202-862, from mid-1934 -- has become fairly common among collectors (understandably so, given Carole's vivacious pose). And perhaps you've seen other shots from that session, such as the more contemplative p1202-857:

carole lombard p1202-857a

But here's a portrait taken in that curved chair, in front of blinds, which I've never seen before...and I'm guessing it'll be new to you, too. Unlike the other pics, this is horizontal:

carole lombard p1202-851b

It's p1202-851, and if you can't make out the number from that image, here it is in close-up:

carole lombard p1202-851 corner large

The seller labels it "elegant and oversized" (11" x 14"). It's not original, but was struck from the original negative on glossy paper, in near-mint condition.

Bids begin at $25 for this Lombard rarity, with the auction closing at 4:05 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. To bid or learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELEGANT-OVERSIZE-PHOTO-OF-CAROLE-LOMBARD-/281471783950?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item418906940e.
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