July 30th, 2020

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A couple candids of Coop and Carole

Was Gary Cooper, shown here with Carole Lombard in 1931's "I Take This Woman," his generation's Warren Beatty? Coop was renowned for his prowess with the ladies, similar to another 1930s Hollywood Lothario, George Raft, albeit in a more upscale manner. Lombard -- who made two films with Cooper -- is believed to have been among his star conquests.

With that in mind, it intrigues to come across two previously unseen candid pics of the pair, both images now available at eBay. First, this:

It's an 8" x 10" reprint (minus the watermark), and sells for $49.99. Buy it by visiting https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gary-Cooper-Carole-Lombard-Rare-Candid-8x10-Photograph/324242753894?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225073%26meid%3Dda407fbbe0cd4b11926fcf45ba55e4b0%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324242753541%26itm%3D324242753894%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042.

The other:

Again, this is an 8" x 10" reprint with an unobtrusive watermark, and also sells for $49.99. Purchase it, or learn more, at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gary-Cooper-Carole-Lombard-Rare-Candid-8x10-Photograph/324242753541?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225073%26meid%3Dc3822c26e136466a977abde775dee5cf%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D324242753894%26itm%3D324242753541%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109.

Coop and Carole might have made a charming couple. Alas, any potential romance never left port.

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