December 19th, 2020

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Back, and on target

Some of you likely wonder where I've been the past few days (my previous entry was Sunday night). Let me assure you nothing's happened with my health, no Covid-19 or anything to that effect. But after 13 1/2 years of running this site, taking time off only for matters such as homelessness and the like, I simply needed a few days to relax and recharge, similar to what Carole Lombard is doing above. Now it's time for another entry, and I think I've got a good one.

It's Lombard skeet-shooting near Lake Arrowhead in 1937 with "True Confession" co-star Fred MacMurray and its screenwriter, Claude Binyon, whom we've written about before ( The pic is Paramount p1202-1702, from photographer Tom Evans, and the rear side describes the action, although Binyon's name is misspelled "Binyou." (Well, better to misspell the screenwriter than the stars, right?)

Even in 1937, Lombard was a feminist icon.

This photo is up for auction at eBay. It's in fine condition with trimmed edges and corner wear. Earlier today, there was one bid, for $4.95; now there have been five, topping at $32. Moreover, the auction doesn't end until 10:36 p.m. (Eastern) a week from Monday, so this well could soar to triple digits.

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