January 15th, 2020

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A goddess in gray chiffon

We've previously run this Carole Lombard Paramount still, p1202-1272, but knew little about it -- until this version appeared, with a snipe on the rear:

The wording in close-up:

Gray chiffon, plenty of beautiful bare back, a brooch in star sapphire -- it's by all means "ethereal." The photo was issued in 1935, but this copy didn't arrive at its media outlet until February of '36.

This 8" x 10" single-weight from the George Smoots collection is in excellent condition, and is up for auction. Bidding begins at $39.99 and closes at 11:04 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. Place your bid at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-in-CHIFFON-GOWN-Original-Vintage-1935-BARE-BACK-PORTRAIT-Photo/372880917349?hash=item56d16f4365:g:hCoAAOSwcJVd8UEm.
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