vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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In bed with Carole

Where millions of American men (and, dare I say, not a few women) would have loved to be in the spring of 1934, when this photo was taken in the oversized bed at Carole Lombard's new home on Hollywood Boulevard, designed by former film star William Haines (who, from all accounts, would have passed up time in bed with her).

This is p1202-711 from Paramount, and the white crop marking on the bottom indicates this was used for some sort of publication (not sure which one). The seller adds,

There is also glue and paper residue around the backside edges -- but this is not visible on the front. The mentioned publisher alterations could easily be removed, if so desired. In addition to the publication marks, the still has some edge wear, a tiny tear on the right side border, a bit of border soiling, plus a few mild surface dings/bends. However, the surface marks are not very distracting, and the other minor flaws do not greatly affect the attractive main image area. Otherwise, the photo is clean and bright -- and it will display very well.

For an image nearly 78 years old, it's in pretty good shape. In fact, it's rated "very good."

If you'd like to have this original 8" x 10" glossy, you have two ways of doing it. You can buy it outright for $50, or you can place a bid -- the opening bid is $39.99, and bidding closes at 1:40 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday. You can get more information, or place a bid, at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROL-LOMBARD-Orig-1934-Sexy-Studio-Portrait-Photo-/160731843320?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256c5d4af8.

There's a lot to admire about both the bed and its occupant.

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