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Much stuff to add to the Tally

Posted by vp19 on 2011.03.27 at 01:32
Current mood: happyhappy

While you enjoy Carole Lombard in Paramount p1202-1008, taken by the great Eugene Robert Richee about 1934, some news from Lombard collector and good friend Tally Haugen about a box of Carole memorabilia she recently received -- and, if her description is accurate, it's a fairly big box:

"It is FILLED to the brim practically with several thousand clips all through Carole's career. The lady tried to label the folders: FOOLS FOR SCANDAL, Lombard with MacMurray etc..I think based on the chief thing in that particular folder, but I have never seen so much!"

Just one word describes my reaction...wow.

Tally should have a fun time going through all that stuff -- and the good news is that we'll be able to partake of her discoveries, as she's promised to scan and send some of the items my way. In fact, she's already forwarded some odds and ends, a few of which I now will share with you.

In 1938, Lombard -- who loved just about all facets of the film business -- spent a week handling publicity for Selznick International Pictures. Several images have circulated regarding that memorable occasion, but here are a few more that probably haven't been seen since they appeared in a fan magazine (not sure which one). Double-clicking will show them at just about the size they appeared in the mag:

(And remember, in 1938 the Surgeon General's report on smoking was a long way from coming out, so don't blame Lombard for lighting up. She didn't know any better.)

Here are a pair of pictures of Carole with her beloved Palomino pony, Pico:

Both you and I await seeing more material from this treasure trove; if Tally is wondering, "I just don't know what to do with all this," I can't say I blame her.


ta1958 at 2011-03-27 21:46 (UTC) (Link)
Enjoyed seeing some of the clippings that were among the collection I gave to Tally. It is an enormous amount of stuff! I appreciate Tally sharing them with everyone to enjoy. Some of the folders were labeled when I bought the group, others were not and I never took the time to separate. Tal definitely has her work cut out for her and I look forward to seeing more posted.
Taronda Schulz
vp19 at 2011-03-28 23:24 (UTC) (Link)
And I thank you for making them available to us.
(Anonymous) at 2011-03-29 21:15 (UTC) (Link)
Taronda: did you buy it on Ebay? Years ago I bid for 11 lbs. of Lombard stuff. Unfortunately I lost!

Thanks for sharing. Too bad Tally doesn't live near me or I'd help her sort throught it all!
ta1958 at 2011-03-30 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I did purchase it off of e-bay! It has been a pretty good while ago, and as I told Tally I can't even remember where the seller was from. It is A LOT of clippings starting from the late 1920's. My decision to give it to Tally was based upon her determination to donate her collection to Ft.Wayne . I just feel like things are meant to be shared. Many don't have the resources or good fortune to acquire things they love and are interested in, so I believe in "Paying it Forward". I LOVE the Carole & Co. site and it actually helped me in locating Tally, so Thank-you so much ! I knew when she received the box and her reaction to it that I had given it to the right person. Thanks for posting some of them, it makes me feel wonderful to know others can see and enjoy !
Taronda Schulz
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