July 6th, 2019

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Part of our Heritage is Universal

On a morning Angelenos absorb all sorts of earth-shaking news, both literal (an earthquake rolled through southern California last night, for the second time in as many days) and figurative (the long-suffering Los Angeles Clippers signed NBA finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, then traded for All-Star Paul George to boot), some intriguing news for Carole Lombard collectors -- especially if you're a fan of her 1936 Universal comedy "Love Before Breakfast."

Three weeks from today, Heritage Auctions of Dallas will hold an auction of movie posters and related memorabilia... and look what's included:

It's a 22" x 28" half-sheet for the film, an item professionally restored to "very fine-" condition. A current bid is for $500 (with buyer's premium, $600); last November, a similar poster sold for $1,320. How will it fare this time?

You can learn more, and place a bid if so desired, by visiting https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/comedy/love-before-breakfast-universal-1936-very-fine-on-paper-half-sheet-22-x-28-style-b/a/7194-86232.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515#.

But several items from Lombard's other Universal film, the screwball classic "My Man Godfrey," are part of this auction, too. All are lobby cards, measuring 11" x 14".

This one, a montage showing William Powell's Godfrey tending to Alice Brady's Mrs. Bullock adjacent to an alluring portrait of Carole's Irene, is in "very fine" condition. Bidding also opens at $500/$600; get in on the action by visiting https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/comedy/my-man-godfrey-universal-1936-very-fine-lobby-card-11-x-14-/a/7194-86235.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Open-ThisAuction-120115#.

Two other "Godfrey" lobby cards are being auctioned jointly.

These are in "fine+" condition; each have light edge wear and other minor blemishes. Again, bids open at $500/$600. For the lowdown, check out https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/comedy/my-man-godfrey-universal-1936-fine-lobby-cards-2-11-x-14-/a/7194-86236.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Open-ThisAuction-120115.

Get more on the entire auction at https://movieposters.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=7194&ic=breadcrumb-movieposters-121913-interior.
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