vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Lombard abroad, through posters

Here are four posters of Carole Lombard films from European markets. All are undeniably attractive (and undeniably expensive, too!), but there's no charge here for looking at them. We'll examine them chronologically.

First up, Carole's 1933 jungle melodrama "White Woman" (featuring some classic over-the-top acting from Charles Laughton):

It's from Sweden, measures 27" x 41" (as do the two of the others), and like the other three will be available through Nov. 22 if not purchased. It's being sold for $2,800, and you can get it (or at least look at it) at http://cgi.ebay.com/WHITE-WOMAN-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ROHMAN-MOVIE-POSTER-/130447070152?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5f4053c8.

Next, Lombard's breakthrough film from 1934, "Twentieth Century," although here it's labeled "Primadonna" (a change that makes sense, as European audiences wouldn't have heard of the famous American train -- and the title "Twentieth Century" also suggests a historical epoch):

I believe this one is from Sweden, too; it's the most expensive of the four, going for $3,500. It can be found at http://cgi.ebay.com/TWENTIETH-CENTURY-CAROLE-LOMBARD-FUCHS-MOVIE-POSTER-/140469272186?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b49efe7a.

Next, Carole's final film for Paramount, "True Confession":

This is a French-language poster and is the cheapest of the four, a mere $1,400. Check it out at http://cgi.ebay.com/TRUE-CONFESSION-CAROLE-LOMBARD-MOVIE-POSTER-/130447069489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5f405131.

Finally, Lombard's well-regarded, if downbeat, 1940 nursing drama, "Vigil In The Night":

This is an Italian-language poster, and I believe it was shown in Italy not long after its February 1940 release in the States, since I don't think American movies were banned there until the U.S. entered the war. However, I would doubt the ending of the film for international markets ran in Italy, due to its pro-British slant (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/79206.html). It's larger than the others, at 40" x 55", and goes for $1,680. See it at http://cgi.ebay.com/VIGIL-NIGHT-CAROLE-LOMBARD-AUTHOR-MOVIE-POSTER-/140469272315?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b49efefb.

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