January 20th, 2019

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More where that came from

Yesterday's entry dealt with three lobby cards for Carole Lombard's "Made For Each Other." That same seller has six other vintage lobby cards from four of her films, including Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 marital farce "Mr. & Mrs. Smith":

This pictures Carole with co-star Robert Montgomery. It's an excellent coloration measuring 11" x 14", with no creases and one pinhole. It can be bought for $400, or you can make an offer. Go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/HITCHCOCKS-MR-MRS-SMITH-1941-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-CAROLE-LOMBARD-MONTGOMERY/192784755023?hash=item2ce2dde94f:g:TzYAAOSwoM5bvfAk:rk:8:pf:0 for more.

Another from the movie (apparently the department store scene) also can be purchased for $400:

This has no pinholes, tears or creases and can be found at https://www.ebay.com/itm/HITCHCOCKS-MR-MRS-SMITH-1941-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-CAROLE-LOMBARD-MONTGOMERY/192784755499?hash=item2ce2ddeb2b:g:lPkAAOSw0c9bve8h:rk:9:pf:0.

The other Lombard film with multiple lobby cards also is from RKO and was directed by a legend of the industry. the George Stevens 1940 nursing drama "Vigil In The Night":

It goes for $150 if you choose to buy. Learn more at https://www.ebay.com/itm/VIGIL-IN-THE-NIGHT-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-1940-CAROLE-LOMBARD-BRIAN-AHERNE/192796806024?hash=item2ce395cb88:g:uycAAOSwlx9cQ4z-:rk:5:pf:0.

The other also has a $150 asking price:

Listed in excellent condition, check it out at https://www.ebay.com/itm/VIGIL-IN-THE-NIGHT-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-1940-CAROLE-LOMBARD-BRIAN-AHERNE/192796807251?hash=item2ce395d053:g:QwcAAOSwN5hcQ44Z:rk:6:pf:0.

The most expensive of all the lobby cards is this of Carole and Preston Foster from "Love Before Breakfast," on sale for $450:

I'm guessing its relative rarity (from Universal) explains the high price. Additional info is at https://www.ebay.com/itm/LOVE-BEFORE-BREAKFAST-1936-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-CAROLE-LOMBARD-PRESTON-FOSTER/192784756030?hash=item2ce2dded3e:g:kpIAAOSw21RbupTi:rk:2:pf:0.

Finally, there's Lombard and screen husband Fred MacMurray vacationing in "True Confession":

The seller wants $250 for this. Get the lowdown at https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUE-CONFESSION-1937-ORIGINAL-LOBBY-CARD-CAROLE-LOMBARD-FRED-MacMURRAY/192796834028?hash=item2ce39638ec:g:yBcAAOSw~BRcQ5aG:rk:1:pf:0.
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