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'Made For' 'High Voltage,' baby

Posted by vp19 on 2011.03.30 at 21:07
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Rare items from films Carole Lombard made a decade apart are being auctioned at eBay.

First, from Lombard's initial all-talking feature, "High Voltage" from Pathe in early 1929, this 6" x 10" promo:

It shows Lombard (billed as "Carol," as was generally the case during her Pathe tenure) comforting Diane Ellis (her ill-fated good friend in real life) along with William Boyd, the picture's star. It's in good condition.

Two bids have been made as of this writing, topping out at $13.15; bids close at 8:45 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. If interested, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/20s-Carole-Lombard-High-Voltage-1929-Promo-PHOTO-966S-/200591946073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb4363159.

Next, we fast forward to early 1939 and a rather unusual publicity photo from "Made For Each Other":

What's it about? Fortunately, the snipe's on the back, and Selznick International publicity maven Russell Birdwell supplies the answer:

It's Lombard taking care of a 10-day-old infant in a scene from the film.

Three bids have been made, with the top bid at $29.50, and bidding ends at 8:23 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. (It's from the same seller as the other item.) To learn more, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-CANDID-MADE-EACHOTHER-PHOTO-H945-/200591941489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb4361f71.

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