February 1st, 2020

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Literally lots of Loretta (part 1)

This artwork by Sanniya Harmony is the closest I've ever come to finding a photo of both Carole Lombard and Loretta Young (as you can tell, Marilyn Monroe is also in the mix).

I'm sure Lombard and Loretta met at least once, but their interactions were at best infrequent; the closest may have been in late 1931, when Carole rejected a loan-out to Warners for the James Cagney vehicle "Taxi!" The studio stayed in-house, assigned the leading lady role to Young, and to Lombard's embarrassment, it became a hit (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/846889.html).

Why do we bring this up? This:

An auction of Loretta's material, set for a week from Monday. Young's daughter-in-law is Facebook friend Linda Lewis, who's been promoting the event...and we're here to help spread the word. Items include this 1941 Singer sewing machine...

,,,a humanitarian award from the University of Southern California as well as a photo of Young and Gene Autry accepting theirs...

...and earrings, belt and a scarf Young wore in the 1989 made-for-TV movie "Lady In A Corner":

Many more items are available; find out how to bid at http://www.juliensauctions.com/register-to-bid?fbclid=IwAR1PIzbVhpu1QKvwNe8rpFH2b0UjS4vZwXj-VXD7tULpopBW9XXu7V4jsHY.

Young, the first actress to win both an Oscar and an Emmy, had a long and splendid career. More on this auction tomorrow.

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