This spring marks the 75th anniversary of one of Carole Lombard's more charming, if not entirely satisfying, films at Paramount, "The Princess Comes Across." It was her second movie co-starring Fred MacMurray, and while Carole delights as a faux Swedish princess making a transatlantic boat trip to America with hopes of movie fame (her character in reality is a showgirl from Brooklyn), "Princess" then veers into a murder mystery that doesn't quite mesh with the tone of the rest of the film.
Nevertheless, it's generally fun, and a rare photo from the film (not the image above) is now on sale at eBay. Here it is:
I believe that's George Barbier, cast as the ship's captain, alongside Lombard (and isn't that smile seductive, especially with the hat hiding part of her right eye?).
The photo is a sepia original measuring 8" x 10" (which includes a white border I have eliminated to highlight the image). It's in fair condition, with slight tears, creases and other defects. Still, that smile of Carole's more than compensates.
It's being sold for $25, and will be available through about 4 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday. If you are interested, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/1936-Carole-Lombard-Princess-Comes-Across-340c-/400131066308?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d29ab89c4.