vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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A Mack Sennett 'mystery'

A photo of Carole Lombard from her Mack Sennett days is always welcome, and as it turns out, one of those images is being sold at eBay:

But as we look at Carol, not yet out of her teens (and not yet with an "e" in her first name for good), getting makeup from diminutive Daphne Pollard, a question arises: Which Lombard two-reeler is this from?

The seller lists the photo as being from "The Swim Princess," and since Lombard and the gang are in swimsuits, that would seem to make sense. Heck, the snipe on the back even indicates as such:

But wait -- look at the lower right-hand corner; there's a stamp reading "Campus Vamp." And the photo, shown in Frederick W. Ott's "The Films Of Carole Lombard," lists it as being from "The Campus Vamp." So personally, I'm inclined to go with the latter -- especially since the unmistakable Madalynne Fields, at left, and Sally Eilers, at right, are in the cast of "Vamp" but not "Princess," according to the Internet Movie Database.

Whatever, you can get the picture, shown below in its original sepia tone, for $50.

To find out more, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/20s-Carole-Lombard-Swim-Princess-VINTAGE-PHOTO-323c-/200489014790?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

And to all you swim princesses and campus vamps, have a fun, safe time in the water this weekend.

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