This still is from 1929's "Big News," a Pathe film TCM still hasn't shown after all these years -- one directed by Gregory La Cava, who seven years later would reunite with Lombard for last night's headliner, "My Man Godfrey." (Instead, we had to settle for the creaky "The Racketeer" for the umpteenth time.)
This image, one I'd never seen until now, was recently put up on eBay. According to the seller, there is a snipe on the back that reads, "Marg (Carol Lombard) leaves Steve (Robert Armstrong) after telling him that she is through with him for good. Scene from the Pathe picture, BIG NEWS." (And doesn't the 20-year-old Lombard, with cloche hat, look the essence of 1929 chic?)
It's 8" x 10", in "very good condition except for some slight wear to the upper right corner," and is being sold for $24.99 through 10:02 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. To buy it, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-Big-News-ORIGINAL-1929-scene-still-/260844019194?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbb83ddfa.
The U.S. Open starts this week in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., so this week's header has a tennis theme, as Carole is shown with good friend Alice Marble, a four-time women's singles champion when the Open was held at nearby Forest Hills.