vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Variations on a theme

Longtime Carole Lombard fans have probably seen the above photo of her at one time or another. It's Paramount p1202-1473; I'm not sure who took it, but I do know it was released sometime in 1937, at just about the peak of her popularity as an actress.

But did you know some other shots from that session have surfaced? I didn't until perusing eBay recently. There, from the same seller, are three such portraits.

In addition to the one above, here are the two others:

Carole's poses are different; so is the lighting. I'm not sure whether these were ever issued with p1202 numbers or are merely outtakes from the session.

If you have a favorite -- or simply like all three -- you can get them for a reasonable price, $5.95 each. For the top portrait (which, ironically, the seller lists as "very rare," though it may be the most common of the trio), visit http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-8x10-PICTURE-VERY-RARE-STAGE-PHOTO-/310169813563?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48378fc23b. The "alternate" pose on the left is at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-8x10-PICTURE-COMEDY-ACTRESS-PHOTO-/310169813548?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48378fc22c, while the one on the right can be found at http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PHOTO-comedy-actress-gorgeous-photograph-/310169813585?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48378fc251. All will be available for purchase until late Wednesday (Eastern).

(Incidentally, the seller adds any of these or other photos it sells can be enlarged -- for an additional cost, of course -- up to 58" x 90". So if you'd like to have a colossal Carole dominate a wall of your residence, look into it.)

It should also be noted that at least one other portrait was taken at that session, though it's not in the eBay package. It's Paramount p1202-1478:


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