A good photo of Carole Lombard, doncha think? Well, maybe to you and I, but not to the powers that be. (We're not sure who these powers were, since no studio is listed. It might be from her later Paramount period.) As it turns out, this image was an...
..."unretouched proof," though there's nothing here to a casual viewer that looks like a defect. Of course, professionals such as subject Lombard and the unknown photographer might have seen things a bit differently.
This original photo, measuring 7.5" x 8.5", listed in good condition and complete with stamp (Tally Haugen removed it for the lead image), is now being sold at eBay for $99.99. For more information about it, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-proof-30s-Portrait-VINTAGE-PHOTO-H775-/400244569329?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d306f74f1.
Just more proof of Carole's beauty, pardon the pun.