April 14th, 2019

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'Modern' -- and wrinkled

Carole Lombard worked with Paul Lukas in "No One Man," released in early 1932. More than three years later, they reunited -- not for a movie, but for tennis with noted character actor Eric Blore at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs, a photo used in 1935 for Dell Publishing's Modern magazine:

It belonged to Susan Marie Rice, a longtime Lombard collector whom we lost some years ago (though I thankfully got to meet her in 1989 on my first trip to southern California). It's not a very large photo, a mere 4" x 5", and as the seller admits, it's rather wrinkled. For proof:

Rarity, not quality, explains why its eBay price is a "buy it now" $39.99. Get more info at https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-1935-Carole-Lombard-Candid-Photograph-4x5-J-B-Scott-MODERN-MAGAZINE/192889033301?hash=item2ce9151255:g:7awAAOSwxDJcMoZm. And here's a better version of the trio in a slightly different pose:

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