December 21st, 2014

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Get in the picture with these movie stills

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Carole Lombard is cross-examined by husband Fred MacMurray in a scene from 1937's "True Confession," Carole's final film for Paramount. It's a vintage original still from production, as the image has crop marks...

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...from the relatively obscure Movie Story fan magazine (I presume this ran on page 24 of the January 1938 issue):

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This is among 20 original stills from Lombard movies up for bid from mangiamo, an eBay seller who specializes in Lombardiana (my term for Carole memorabilia). I met this seller (a husband-and-wife team) over the Labor Day weekend at Cinecon 50, and simply put, they know their Lombard. All have initial bids ranging from $4 to $12 (the vast majority open at $5 or $6), with the auction closing between 11 a.m. and noon (Eastern) next Sunday.

Among the other goodies are these: Carole with Ralph Bellamy in "Hands Across The Table"...

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carole lombard hands across the table 51a back

...Lombard appearing a bit miffed (OK, she might have used somewhat stronger language to describe that look) in "Sinners In The Sun"...

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carole lombard sinners in the sun 46a back

...and Carole dancing with the dashing Cesar Romero in "Love Before Breakfast":

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View, and possibly bid on the stills at, which also features a 1936 Photoplay with a James Montgomery Flagg illustration of Carole on the cover, and an assortment of 17 Lombard postcards.

We're briefly taking a break from Paramount p1202 portraits as Lombard LiveJournal headers to wish holiday cheer via this leggy image of Carole, holding gifts beneath the Christmas tree, for Mack Sennett in 1927.
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