Not long before Carole Lombard and William Powell were to be married, their second film together, "Ladies' Man" (also starring Kay Francis), arrived in theaters. And an item promoting that movie is now being auctioned.
It's a four-page press sheet from Paramount, chock full of things exhibitors could use in their advertising. Here's what it looks like:
I had to do quite a bit of adjusting to make these semi-readable when enlarged; the item is nearly 80 years old and has aged considerably. But while there is some wear to the edges and a little bit to the corners, the pages themselves are uncut.
Bidding opens at $9.99 on this press sheet, with bids closing at jsut before 10:25 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday. As of this writing, no one has bid on it. If you think you might be interested, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/1931-Ladies-Man-Press-Sheet-Carole-Lombard_W0QQitemZ120489357199QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0db9af8f.
If you're interested in how movies were marketed back in the day, this should prove invaluable.