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Items up for bidding (or for sale)

Posted by vp19 on 2011.04.19 at 08:44
Current mood: impressedimpressed

It's been a few days since I visited eBay to check for Carole Lombard-related items (at last check, there were more than 1,600), and here are a few new ones available.

We begin with the photo above, showing Carole sitting on a fence. I'm guessing it to be from around 1937, and may well come from the same session where Lombard, in the same khakis she has on, is shown standing outside a door (the pose used several decades later by the Gap chain to sell khakis). Unfortunately, if there was a p1202 number for this portrait, it's been cropped out.

This measures 8" x 10", and five copies are available at $9.95 each. If interested, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/CAROLE-LOMBARD-8x10-B-W-PHOTO-VERY-SEXY-GLAMOUR-/350456771047?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5198d9f1e7.

Next up, a fairly rare portrait of Carole with Gary Cooper from 1931's "I Take This Woman":

It too measures 8" x 10"; unlike the other, this is an original, not a reproduction, and is being auctioned. One bid has already been made, for $9.99, and bids will be taken through 9:32 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday. To learn more, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Photo-Gary-Cooper-Carole-Lombard-1931-AAH658-/350456524197?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item5198d62da5.

Finally, here's Carole on the cover of a fan magazine -- but it's not a movie mag:

It's Radio Mirror, from April 1939, and notice how Lombard is described as a "new radio queen," though her reign didn't last very long. Evidently, this story was commissioned at the time she began on the NBC series "The Circle"; by the time this hit print, she had left the show, and the series itself didn't last much longer. Also note how the magazine plays up her ties to Clark Gable, though I'm guessing this issue hit newsstands before the two were wed in late March. There are some other film-related stories here, as subjects included Tyrone Power, Burns and Allen and others.

No bids have yet been made on this item; bidding opens at $12 and will end next Sunday at 12:44 p.m. (Eastern). You can find out more at http://cgi.ebay.com/Radio-Mirror-4-39-Carole-Lombard-cover-/160574897054?pt=Magazines&hash=item2563027b9e


lombardarchive at 2011-04-19 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
This fence photo looks like the same outfit worn in your favorite strolling-through-the-fields photo, Vince!

Lovely -- thanks for sharing.

Carole S
vp19 at 2011-04-19 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
I initially thought that, too -- but she wore shorts in that photo. They go below the knee here.
lombardarchive at 2011-04-19 19:40 (UTC) (Link)
Could have sworn they were rolled-up trousers!

Ahh, well, I'm legendary for remembering clearly things that do not exist --

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