There were lots of animals in Carole Lombard's life, but what the heck was she doing with a burro?
Here's the story: When Lombard celebrated her birthday on Oct. 6, 1938 (she turned 30, but some listings may have had her at 29), Selznick International Pictures, where Carole was filming "Made For Each Other," threw her a birthday party -- and a burro, named "Scarlett O'Hara" (an obvious plug for Selznick's eagerly anticipated "Gone With The Wind" adaptation) was presented to her (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/181435.html):
Lombard ultimately gave the burro to Tad Devine, 4-year-old son of her friend Andy Devine, the gravelly-voiced character actor who had a ranch.
The burro photo at the top was recently scanned my way by Tally Haugen, who sent a few more of interest. Don't know much about this one, but it looks to be from 1940 or '41:
This pic, teaming Carole with a cart, is p1202-1075, showing Lombard in summer casual wear:
And to close, another summer pic, p1202-282, taken to promote 1932's "Sinners In The Sun":