"True Confession," Carole Lombard's final film for Paramount, inspires plenty of heated debate among her fans. Many of them, and a few critics to boot, consider it one of her finest comedies; others, notably Leonard Maltin, consider it a fairly weak vehicle. But among the few things both camps might agree on is that it may have the goofiest advertising campaign of any Lombard film.
The photo above is proof -- Lombard pointing out something to a similarly crazed-appearing Fred MacMurray, while a relatively subdued Una Merkel also looks on. Carole, Fred, Una and John Barrymore all approached their press stills for this movie with a slightly unhinged approach.
This insane image was converted into a colorized original lobby card that's now available at eBay:
Another lobby card from the film, featuring Lombard next to MacMurray in a hat, robe and swim trunks, is also available:
Each are being sold for $125. The pointing pic, listed in "excellent +" condition, is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/HU34-True-Confessions-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Fred-MacMURRAY-Lobby-Card-/390390968136?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae51d6f48. The swimsuit image, merely in "excellent" shape, is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/HU33-True-Confessions-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Fred-MacMURRAY-Lobby-Card-/400276792391?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d325b2447.