September 21st, 2019

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Carole & Coop: 'I Take' these pictures



Two original Paramount publicity stills from the 1931 Carole Lombard-Gary Cooper feature "I Take This Woman" now are available via auction at eBay.

First, this shot of the ordinarily rough-hewn Coop breaking into Manhattan socialite Carole's dance with her partner:



It's trimmed to 7 3/4" x 9 3/4", and a tiny bit of the bottom right corner has been torn off. Bids begin at $61.99, with the auction set to close at 10:03 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. To bid or learn more, go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gary-Cooper-Carole-Lombard-I-Take-This-Woman-VINTAGE-PHOTO/362757756856?hash=item54760c17b8:g:6UgAAOSwzXtdgZBx.

$61.99 is also the opening price for this pic below. The seller included a watermark, so here it is in both a full version with it and a cropped one without:




Now on Gary's western turf, Carole's character Kay Dowling is probably thinking to herself, "Oh deer, what a welcoming gift." (This assumes characters can think in puns.)

It's untrimmed at 8" x 10". You have slightly more time to bid, as the auction doesn't close until 8:38 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. All the information is available at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-holds-a-deers-head-Gary-Cooper-I-Take-This-Woman-VINTAGE-Photo/372777919199?hash=item56cb4ba2df:g:plQAAOSwAzFdhXEG.

Nice stills, especially since until the film's rediscovery in the 1990s, we sadly believed these were all we had of this collaboration between two Hollywood legends (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/45444.html).
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