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One-day sale on summer "camp"!

In the retail business, there are frequent one-day sales; the same thing applies to the travel industry. Now, here's your chance to go to summer camp for the first time since childhood -- but you need to act now.

You won't be alone on your sojourn. You'll be accompanied by none other than Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton and Kent Taylor, and your port of call will be the steamy tropics of Malaya (yeah, I know it's called Malaysia now, but did I mention that as a side benefit of this trip, you get to go back in time some 76 years?). Here, check out your surroundings:



Actually, that's a publicity still from Lombard's 1933 Paramount film "White Woman," as many of you probably already knew. And for those of you who have never seen it, it's arguably the campiest film Carole ever made, although, to be fair, that phrase wasn't around at the time. (Hey, Susan Sontag was only 10 months old when the film was released in November of '33.) "Whote Woman" is over the top, way over; Laughton is the main culprit, although Lombard does her best to keep up with him.

This is a fairly rare publicity still from the film, one I've never seen before, and it's currently being auctioned at eBay. (The actual picture is rather faded due to age, and I converted it to grayscale for clarity.)

The photo is being offered for $79.99 -- the seller is likely aware of its rarity -- and no bids have been placed as of this writing. There isn't much time left in the auction, as bidding closes at 9:15 (Eastern) tonight.

If you think you'd like to go "camp"-ing with Carole, Charles and Kent, simply go to http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WHITE-WOMAN-1933-VINTAGE-MOVIE-PHOTO-952_W0QQitemZ350223416641QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item518af13d41&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50.

But hurry.
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