Overlooked by more than a few classic film buffs for many years, "Hands Across The Table" is increasingly being deemed one of the best films Carole Lombard ever made -- or at the very least the best thing she did in her seven years at Paramount -- since its inclusion in "The Carole Lombard Glamour Collection" DVD set nearly 3 1/2 years ago.
Now you have an opportunity to purchase an artifact from that 1935 film. We're specifically referring to a press sheet promoting the movie:
Note the reference "It pays to advertise" on the back page; was the use of that phrase merely a coincidence, or was one of the Paramount press people a Lombard fan using the term as sort of an in-joke? Whatever, it sure would be nice to own one of those "magnetic pictorials."
The seller provides us with more information on the person who originally owned this and many other items being auctioned:
"Paul Denis worked for Billboard from 1931 to 1943, first as an associate editor, then as managing editor, before moving to the New York Post, where he became assistant to the columnist Earl Wilson. He also wrote for magazines and was the author of six books, including 'Inside the Soaps.' Mr. Denis founded Daytime TV magazine in 1969." The seller promises many more items from the partial estate.
The item is being sold for $29.95 under eBay's "buy it now" option. If interested, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/Carole-Lombard-Fred-MacMurray-Hands-Across-the-Table_W0QQitemZ380114562289QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item588097ecf1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.under