January 26th, 2019

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Six in sepia from a revived 'Godfrey'

Carole Lombard's passing in 1942 didn't prevent her films from being reissued, just as they were during her lifetime. And as more of her titles lapsed into public domain, some were picked up and revived by independent producers.

One was "My Man Godfrey," which was brought back to theaters in 1948 by Realart Pictures, probably to capitalize on renewed public interest in William Powell. (His final "Thin Man" film was released in 1947, as was "Life With Father" and "The Senator Was Indiscreet.")

Realart issued several sepia stills from "Godfrey," and six of them are available at eBay, including the one above, https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GAIL-PATRICK-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033809148?hash=item4d8a5ca4fc:g:H9kAAOSwh99cSnJN. Bidding begins at $19.95, and the auction ends at 9:20 p.m. (Eastern) a week from Sunday, during the Super Bowl (go Rams!).

The two most expensive opening prices are $24.95, for closeup pics of Lombard and Powell. First, https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033808391?hash=item4d8a5ca207:g:wMIAAOSwjfdcSnGf...

...then, https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033806623?hash=item4d8a5c9b1f:g:vesAAOSwqRlcSnBU.

This image, where Godfrey serves Irene breakfast, is https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033807156?hash=item4d8a5c9d34:g:dxwAAOSwMflcSnE6 and its initial bid price is $19.95.

So is this one, where Irene gets her man:

Learn more about it at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033807703?hash=item4d8a5c9f57:g:rGcAAOSw-yJcSnFz.

The cheapest opening bid, $15.95, is for this one of Irene and Gail Patrick as sister Cornelia:

Get the lowdown at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GAIL-PATRICK-Vintage-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Screwball-Comedy-Photo/333033808812?hash=item4d8a5ca3ac:g:yJgAAOSw2zRcSnH4
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