This first photo is STUNNING. Have never seen it before. WOW!!!!!
What's she talking about? This:
It's p1202-1149 (I believe that would place it in or about 1935), and "wow" is indeed the word. It's an original Eastman Kodak nitrate negative, measuring 7.75" x 9.75".
Heritage calls it a
Lovely shot of Carole Lombard. An unrestored nitrate negative that displays signs of use. May include light edge wear, very minor paper loss, pinholes, or some developer residue that should not affect the printing process. This original negative can be used to produce a beautiful positive print when correctly processed with today's technology. Fine/Very Fine.
The current high bid for this is $190, but I have a feeling the bidding will go up higher. Learn more at http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161201&lotNo=53083.
That's not the only Lombard negative Heritage has this week. Take a look at this one, p1202-317:
Stunning in its own right, this 1932 portrait of Lombard with bangs, holding a flower beneath her chin, has a current high bid of $100. Get additional information at http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161201&lotNo=53084. Bidding deadline for both is 11 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday.
Heritage has previously come across quite a few Lombard portraits I've never seen before, such as this one, p1202-773, from an auction earlier this month. We've seen Carole in a sombrero a few times before, but never appearing quite this wistful:
For more on the auction, which includes portraits from Lombard pals Barbara Stanwyck, Dorothy Lamour and Toby Wing, go to http://movieposters.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=161201&ic=Auctiontab-Catalog.