Let's again use Carole Lombard's 1939 film "Made For Each Other" as the basis for today's entry. Here are publicity stills promoting the movie -- first, Lombard with James Stewart; second, Carole, with baby in tow, meeting Charles Coburn.
However, the focus of this entry is on another still, one that doesn't show Carole in character as newlywed Jane Mason, but a "glamour" shot. Back in those days, such pictures could be used on a newspaper's movie page or in the "women's" section; these images enabled the studio to build up the star and current fashion at the same time.
This stunning photo unfortunately lacks a snipe, so we don't know who designed the outfit or other cogent information. The snipe was likely removed when used for one reason or another, but we can still learn a few things from the back:
This was used by the Hearst-owned King Features Syndicate, arriving in its New York office library on Nov. 14, 1938.
The photo is an original 8" x 10" in very good condition; there are some minor creases in the edges and corners. The owner is selling it for $225, and it will be available through 5:16 a.m. (Eastern) on Feb. 15. (For what it's worth, the seller mistakenly believes "Made For Each Other" is a Paramount picture, when it was actually from Selznick International.)
If you're interested in buying this attractive portrait, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/Orig-1930s-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Stunning-GLAMOR-Portrait-/270693440157?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3f06961a9d.