January 6th, 2019

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Two original samples of glamour, circa 1933

Introducing the latest member of my Carole Lombard Paramount p1202 collection, now some several hundred strong...p1202-335.

From the number, I'm guessing it to be from early to mid-1933. Lombard looks very imposing in that gown, perhaps one of the reasons Paramount saw her more as a clotheshorse than an actress before "Twentieth Century" and other Columbia releases set it straight.

We don't know who photographed the image above, but we do have a photog credited for this one -- Paramount's talented Otto Dyar:

Moreover, we have the back, which supplies the where (from the Photoplay library) and when (it arrived there in January of '33):

Both pics are originals from the noted Lester Glassner collection, which at one time comprised more than a quarter of a million film stills. Each is in excellent condition.

The bidding for each begins at $29.95, with the auctions closing next Sunday afternoon -- 4:52 p.m. (Eastern) for p1202-335, 5:02 for the Dyar pic.

To bid on p1202-335, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-original-movie-GLAMOUR-photo-1930s/333000320350?hash=item4d885da55e:g:sMAAAOSw1T1cMniO:rk:2:pf:0. For the Dyar work, go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-original-movie-GLAMOUR-photo-1930s/372559869211?hash=item56be4c751b:g:ZXUAAOSwRbpcMnsU:rk:1:pf:0.
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