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A pair of pics you've likely never seen

Posted by vp19 on 2011.04.04 at 02:14
Current mood: cheerfulcheerful

Ah, Carole Lombard being charmingly chic as only she can, even if it's in the midst of sand dumped onto the portrait studio floor to create an ersatz beach. For the record, it's Paramount p1202-282, but what's it about? Fortunately, we have a snipe on the back, which not only informs us what film this is promoting (guess!) and why she's wearing what she's wearing:

It's a vintage Lombard photo that has recently been put up for auction. And here's another one that will probably be new to you:

It's Carole with William Powell, taken on Powell's Warners turf, and while I'm guessing from the January 1934 date on the back that it was taken following their divorce the previous August, it can't be completely confirmed. We do know that Powell wasn't long for Warners, jumping to MGM in early 1934, where he would meet Myrna Loy, and two years later have arguably the best calendar year for any actor during the classic era.

The "Sinners In The Sun" photo is the more valuable of the two, with the minimum bid going for $99.99 (no bids have been placed as of this writing); bids close at 9:05 p.m. (Eastern) next Sunday. The photo measures 7.5" x 9.5", and to bid or get more info, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-SINNERS-SUN-VINTAGE-PHOTO-H902-/380329731720?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588d6b2688.

Bids on the Powell pic, which is also 7.5" x 9.5", begin at $24.99 (no bids as of yet) and will be taken through 9:08 p.m. (Eastern) next Sunday. Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/WILLIAM-POWELL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CANDID-w-CREDIT-LIPPMAN-/380329732601?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588d6b29f9 for more information.

And this week's header is from Lombard's first Paramount film, "Safety In Numbers," where she apparently hoped a pair of shiny silk stockings would help her get a leg up at the studio...and they evidently did.


k4carole at 2011-04-04 09:06 (UTC) (Link)
The second photo looks to be from Lombard/Powell's honeymoon photo shoot on a ship. They're wearing the same clothes and look pretty happy to me. Maybe they used the honeymoon photos to promote a later movie??
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