December 8th, 2019

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Not negative about two 'new' p1202s

Carole Lombard apparently appeared in more than 1,700 photos in Paramount's series of p1202 portraits (that was the "player" coding the studio assigned her) from 1930 to 1937. One of my wishes as a Lombard fan is to find them all and assemble a checklist of sorts, perhaps in book form -- a compilation of '30s photographic glamour from one studio and one star. (Above is p1202-166, probably from late 1931 or early '32.)

Two more in the p1202 series have recently been uncovered, both taken from the original negatives. The versions I'm running feature a relatively unobtrusive watermark in the lower left center. First, p1202-967, likely from late 1934:

A few years later, 1937 to be precise, Lombard relaxed for this pose, p1202-1479:

Each are available via auction as 8" x 10" double-weight, non-original photographs.

Bidding on the p1202-967 begins at $41.99, with the auction ending at 10:25 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. Find more information at

As for p1202-1479, its bidding also closes that same minute, with $46.99 as its initial bid. Get the lowdown at
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