Every fall, it seems I forget I have this Carole Lombard picture in my collection -- but not this year. In order to help you with your classic Hollywood Halloween celebrations, I offer you this pic, complete with carved-out pumpkin and mask. (I'm guessing it was from her Pathe period, though it well could be very early at Paramount.) Truth be told, Lombard doesn't look all that enthused with being there -- unusual for her -- as if she's thinking to herself, "Okay, let's get this over with; this is so obvious." (Carole, it could have been worse...the studio could have had you wear a short black outfit with dark tights and put you aboard a broom. At least this isn't anywhere as cheesy.)
And speaking of holidays, with Christmas not that far away (expect one of your local radio stations to temporarily shift to a holiday music format sometime next month, before Thanksgiving), a pair of seasonal Lombard pics are available at eBay. Both are professional reproductions, not original pics, and multiple copies of each can be bought.
The first photo was likely taken at Paramount, perhaps in 1930; the second is definitely from her Mack Sennett period, probably 1927. Each are being sold for $3.55 apiece in American currency (the seller is from the UK, and the price there is 2.25 pounds). For the first pic, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-CLASSIC-HIGH-GLOSS-12x8-PHOTO-5-/120793715121?pt=UK_Collectables_Photographs_MJ&hash=item1c1fddd1b1, and for the second, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-VINTAGE-CHRISTMAS-12x8-PHOTO-PRINT-/120793725152?pt=UK_Collectables_Photographs_MJ&hash=item1c1fddf8e0.
And happy holiday(s)!