April 1st, 2019

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For a 'Brief Moment,' no (April) foolin'



Of Carole Lombard's five releases for Columbia, "Brief Moment" arguably is the lowest on the figurative totem pole. It lacks the career-changing screwball importance of "Twentieth Century," the pre-Code rawness of "Virtue," the glimpses of the Carole yet to come in "No More Orchids" or the maternal comedy of "Lady By Choice." It's merely Lombard calling out a lover (Gene Raymond), shaming him for his shortcomings.

That said, here's a still from the film I've never seen before. It's Lombard and Raymond while their characters are riding high:



It's an 8" x 10" glossy single-weight original in very fine condition, from the George Smoots collection. For what it's worth, here's the reverse:



Bids begin at $29.99, with the auction ending at 10:29 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. If you're interested, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GENE-RAYMOND-Original-Vintage-1933-Photo-BRIEF-MOMENT/372626667215?hash=item56c247b6cf:g:KdMAAOSwiZhciVCX.
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