January 22nd, 2020

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So what's this about a 'new divorce'?

Carole Lombard and William Powell's divorce was approved in Nevada on Aug. 18, 1933, so it hardly was "new" when this publicity photo, Paramount p1202-1135, was issued in early 1936:

But the marking on the back refers to something listed as "New Divorce, The." Huh?

Nothing in Carole & Co. files refers to any project by that name. At least we do learn this is a Eugene Robert Richee work...and as usual for his creations, it's pretty darn stunning.

This is an 8" x 10" glossy single-weight from the George Smoots Collection, said to be in excellent condition. (There's a small faint dimple at top center and a faint vertical line at right.)

Bidding opens at $39.99, with the auction closing at 10:39 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. To check it out and possibly bid, visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-in-STYLISH-PORTRAIT-Original-Vintage-1930s-Photo-by-RICHEE/372915391527?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D58c219cf181f47fdab3ed45db9751957%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D372915391527%26itm%3D372915391527%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042.
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