April 16th, 2015

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He didn't get the girl, but at least he got a kiss



For much of his career, Ralph Bellamy was the inevitable third wheel, the guy who never got the girl. He didn't get Carole Lombard in "Hands Across the Table," either, but Lombard was nice enough to give him a peck on his forehead. It's an original vintage image, as the back makes evident:



It's up for auction at eBay, with a minimum opening bid of $5; the auction closes at 11:56 a.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Learn more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-STILL-1935-HANDS-ACROSS-THE-TABLE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-RALPH-BELLAMY-/281663622120?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item419475cbe8.

It's among 13 Lombard items being offered from mangiamo, a longtime seller of things Carole. (I met the sellers at Cinecon 50 last August, and they're good people to work with; I bought a few items from them myself.) Among the others is this scene of Lombard and her fellow stranded bus passengers believing a plane may have spotted them in "High Voltage," her first all-talkie:



See the entire list at http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=mangiamo&hash=item419475cbe8&item=281663622120&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC0.A0.H0.Xcarole+lombard.TRS1&_nkw=carole+lombard&_sacat=0.

Carole defines streamline '30s chic in Paramount p1202-635, our latest Lombard LiveJournal header.
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