vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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A tragic document

An item of Carole Lombard memorabilia is now being auctioned at eBay. It's a copy, not an original, and certainly has interest from a historical perspective...but so many of us wish it had never been used, at least not for several decades after it was actually legally executed.

We are, of course, speaking of her will, dated Aug. 8, 1939. The will itself is a two-page document, signed by Lombard. Less than two and a half years later, this was added to it:

The seller adds in the description that the package also has "33 pages of related documents." When queried what those ducments were, the seller wrote back that "The Copy Will and documents all relate to the person concerned.They are Documents relating to the Estate of this person etc. Sorry we cannot be more specific." One guesses they may be an inventory of items deemed to be in Lombard's estate at the time of her death.

If you have interest in items such as this, go to http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220413898961&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123. Note this is from eBay in the United Kingdom; no bids have been placed as of this writing, and the minimum bid is just under five pounds in British currency. (With the exchange rate, that would be $7.57 in American dollars.) Also note you don't have much time to bid -- the deadline is 5:07 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday.

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