August 14th, 2020

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Playables? More like collectibles



Remember the Italian restaurant scene in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," where Ann (Carole Lombard) and David (Robert Montgomery) discover to their dismay old times are not so easily recaptured? The same may apply if you purchase the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock comedy on a format used by relatively few these days:



Yep, VHS. Here's the battered back of the box:



Despite the box's condition, the tape is sealed. It sells for $14.99. Learn more by visiting https://www.etsy.com/listing/758264564/vhs-movie-mr-mrs-smith-with-carole?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=carole+lombard&ref=sr_gallery-1-44&organic_search_click=1.

If you consider VHS outmoded, it's effectively Blu-ray compared to this format:




Yep, a video disc, specifically an RCA SelectaVision capacitance electronic disc; VHS is to this format what vinyl is to Edison cylinders. The seller describes it this way:



In other words, something you might like to hang on your wall, since you probably don't have the equipment to play it.

This sells for $18. To order or to find out more about this one-of-a-kind item, go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/634901336/to-be-or-not-to-be-jack-benny-carole?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=carole+lombard&ref=sr_gallery-1-37&organic_search_click=1.
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