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

$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

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 (
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