December 29th, 2019

carole lombard 07
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A sextet in sepia



This is Carole Lombard in Paramount p1202-1323, from late 1936 or early '37. It's one of six original pics of her now up for auction in sepia, looking something like this:



Here are several close-ups:






And here is the back:



I don't know the size of any of these photos, by the way.

This photo has an opening bid of $175, with the auction closing at 8:39 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday. To bid or learn more, go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283725654385?hash=item420f5de971:g:aAUAAOSwYUpeCAOT.

This is p1202-1563, one of many showing Lombard with her beloved Palomino gelding Pico. I don't believe I've seen this one before:




Its initial bid is $200, with the auction closing at 8:08 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283726554421?hash=item420f6ba535:g:INUAAOSwydNeArZu

A Paramount pic from a few years earlier shows Carole in a sailor suit:




Bids for this open at $200, with the auction closing at 8:12 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. Get additional info at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283726556423?hash=item420f6bad07:g:bnUAAOSwGzNeArc8.

The cheapest of the six, at least for opening bids, is this 1933 image of Lombard in a dark gown. It begins at $150:




This auction closes at 8:02 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. Bid or learn more at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283726551555?hash=item420f6b9a03:g:a-UAAOSwQXZeArUe.

The other two photos have substantially higher initial bids. This Paramount pic by Don English, showing Carole posing near a window (during her marriage to William Powell, I believe), has an initial bid of $500:




The particulars are at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283725665093?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D53b307d15b664c2286af7e4b183953fe%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D283725665093%26itm%3D283725665093%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042.

Finally, a pic of Carole from her Pathe days, as she wears a sweater with the studio's famed rooster mascot:




Its opening bid is slightly cheaper -- by one penny ($499.99). The auction ends at 9:07 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday. Interested? Go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO/283725666197?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D53b307d15b664c2286af7e4b183953fe%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D283725665093%26itm%3D283725666197%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042.
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