December 4th, 2014

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Actress and director, 'Across The Table'

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That's the finished on-screen product from 1935's "Hands Across The Table," where Carole Lombard portrays a money-minded manicurist. But shift the angle slightly, showing what's going on between takes, and you get a significantly different impression, as Lombard talks things over with director Mitchell Leisen while perusing the script:

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This is proven by the snipe on the back:

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This original Paramount publicity shot measures 8" x 10"; it's in good condition, although "there are some minor creases in the photo." Bidding begins at $9.99, with the auction ending at 9:08 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. If you'd like to add this to your collection or simply want to learn more, visit
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