January 10th, 2020

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Reproduced rarities from Lombard's '20s



Since we're now in the '20s -- the 2020s, of course -- one seller of Carole Lombard memorabilia is marketing six reproductions of items from her first cinematic decade, such as this lobby card from her second Pathe all-talkie, "Big News." A poster from that film is also available:



By far the most intriguing item is this poster from the 1925 Fox film "Marriage In Transit," something I've never seen before:



It's gorgeous, but is it a real reproduction? I'll say yes -- the fonts used here look period-appropriate. Best of all, Lombard is pictured, but isn't mentioned. Why should she be? She was all of 16 when this was filmed, anonymous to all aside from family and friends. (Knowing history is always helpful in discovering fakes; there's an alleged 1940 poster of Tommy Dorsey opening the Hollywood Palladium -- and the relatively unknown Frank Sinatra is given equal billing!)

Here's a lobby card for Carole's first Pathe all-talkie, "High Voltage"...



...another from her Pathe finale, "The Racketeer"...



...and finally, this lobby card from Jane Alice Peters' introduction to motion pictures, "A Perfect Crime":



All six items go for approximately $5.83 US (the seller is from Australia, and the price for each there is $8.50 AU). You can also make an offer.

For the "Big News" lobby card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-Big-News-Us-Lobby-Card-Robert-Armstrong-Carole-Lombard-1929/324036957265?hash=item4b721b9451:g:Q6MAAOSw50VeFrgK.

For the "Big News" poster: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-Big-News-Poster-Carole-Lombard-Robert-Armstrong-1929/293415100830?hash=item4450e7219e:g:G4wAAOSw0-5eFrgW

For the "Marriage In Transit" poster: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-Marriage-In-Transit-Poster-Us-Poster-Art-Carole-Lombard/293385156247?hash=item444f1e3697:g:my0AAOSwQXZd~Eb9

For the "High Voltage" lobby card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-High-Voltage-Us-Lobby-Card-William-Boyd-Carole-Lombard-1929/324029607530?hash=item4b71ab6e6a:g:8wcAAOSwHP1eDTlN

For "The Racketeer" lobby card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-The-Racketeer-Lobby-Card-Robert-Armstrong-Carole-Lombard/293399721133?hash=item444ffc74ad:g:t3cAAOSwsAdeCWex

For the "A Perfect Crime" lobby card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-MOVIE-PHOTO-Perfect-Crime-Poster-Lobby-Card-Monte-Blue-Carole-Lombard/293388141616?hash=item444f4bc430:g:67QAAOSwjCBd~vVy.
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