vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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She's 'Everywhere'! She's 'Everywhere'!

"The Girl From Everywhere," released near the end of 1927, is among the earliest surviving films featuring Carole Lombard (or, as she's billed here, "Carolle Lombard"). It's four reels long, sort of in between the length for shorts and features; some of the scenes are filmed in two-strip Technicolor. Reportedly Mack Sennett initially wanted to make this film a full-length feature, comically showing where his bathing beauties came from, but soon he decided to instead make this a sort of Hollywood satire (Mack Swain plays Wilfred Ashcraft, an ersatz Cecil B. De Mille).

I've never viewed the film, as it hasn't been quite as available as some other of Lombard's Sennett shorts, but from the various descriptions I've seen it may be fairly amusing. Here's a publicity still from the film:

That's Lombard apparently naked (and while it appears she's suffered a black eye, I think that's excessive shadow) receiving some pearls from diminutive Daphne Pollard, who's playing wardrobe mistress Minnie Stitch. Lombard likely celebrated her 19th birthday during shooting, and she was beginning to heed Sennett's advice and was gaining some weight to add some curves.

This photo is now being auctioned at eBay; it's an 8" x 10" in good condition (actually sepia-toned) despite it being more than eight decades old. As of this writing, no bids have been made, not surprising considering the minimum bid is listed at $49.99. However, you'll have nearly a week to save up the money if interested, since bidding won't close until 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) next Sunday.

Want to take a closer look, or perhaps bid? Then go to http://cgi.ebay.com/SEXY-CAROLE-LOMBARD-GIRL-FROM-EVERYWHERE-PHOTO-237C_W0QQitemZ200406612897QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea92a3ba1.

P.S. "The Girl From Everywhere" must have been successful, because the following year Sennett came up with a similarly-titled (and themed) picture, called "The Girl From Nowhere."


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