March 25th, 2020

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A sapphire satin doll

It's difficult not to think of Venus or some other goddess when seeing this Carole Lombard still, Paramount p1202-1401. (Must be that half-shell background.) We get the lowdown on this late 1936 portrait from the back:

Can't read it well? Here's a larger version:

To borrow a moviemaking term, that's a wrap. (And it's designed by Travis Banton.!

Like so many pictures on eBay, it's from the George Smoots collection, an 8" x 10" single-weight in very fine condition. Bidding begins at $39.99, with the auction ending at 10:19 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. If you're interested in this item, place your bid at
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