It's Lombard demurely pouring a drink, an image likely taken in November 1933, and during an interview with Louella Parsons. What makes us so certain? The snipe on the back:
(The snipe has actually yellowed with age, but I've converted it to greyscale for easier reading when double-clicked.)
The photo was released in conjunction with a Parsons feature scheduled to run on Monday, Dec. 4, 1933. Anyone want to check a Hearst newspaper from that date to let us know what it was about?
The photo is 6.5" x 8.5", and can be bought for $50. However, the sale is slated to close at about 7:15 a.m. (Eastern) today, so you may have missed out on it by the time you see this. Then again, maybe it will go unsold and the seller will put it up once more. You can see it at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-CANDID-w-CREDIT-1933-VINTAGE-PHOTO-336M-/380244672594?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5888594052.
The same seller also has this Lombard image, one I've never seen before:
This is a Columbia Pictures publicity still, and the outfit and background make it nearly a certainty that this was used to promote her last film for Harry Cohn, "Lady By Choice." The seller is seeking $100 for this 7.5" x 9.5" image, and I believe it will be available for sale up to about 4 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday. Want to shell out a Benjamin for a leggy Lombard? Then go to http://cgi.ebay.com/1930s-Carole-Lombard-Sexy-Glamour-VINTAGE-PHOTO-N415-/380245095036?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58885fb27c.
You won't see any leg in the next image, just Carole's fabulous face:
We know it's a Paramount still, but it lacks a P1202 number (her studio player code) so we can't pinpoint when it may have been taken, or by whom. We do know it's 8" x 10" and an original. It'll be up until 10 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, and you can either bid for it, beginning at $225 (no one has bid on it as of this writing) or buy it outright for $350. See the photo at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-STUNNING-PORTRAIT-/200496384396?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eae84098c.
Three fascinating images of Lombard, all in one entry.