The photo, from the summer of 1939, came from Hearst's International News Service syndicate for use by fashion editors. It's 8" x 10", and in very good condition.
This one'll cost you, as you can buy it outright for $139.95 or begin bidding at $119.95, in which case bidding will conclude at 10:34 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. Get more information at http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-1939-FASHION-PHOTO-OF-CAROLE-LOMBARD-DIED-AT-33-IN-A-PLANE-CRASH-/320879671330?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab5eb3822.
Next (from the same seller), this photo, showing Carole fronting a rather weird background:
You may have seen this pic before, as Lux used it for advertising during a time when Lombard was a frequent participant on "Lux Radio Theater":
The prices and conditions are identical to the photo above, though here bidding would conclude at 9:38 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday. To bid, or just to check it out, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-1939-CAROLE-LOMBARD-PORTRAIT-ARTISTIC-AND-SASSY-/320881047892?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab6003954.
Finally, this relatively sober portrait of Lombard, promoting her new, dramatic persona, in a relatively sober suit jacket:
It's a 7" x 9.5" original, with slightly creased corners.
One senses the seller knows little about Lombard other than that she was a movie star, because she is listed for a 1927 silent, "The Fighting Eagle," in which she had a bit part at most; it isn't shown in Frederick W. Ott's "The Films Of Carole Lombard." (Given Carole's patriotism, perhaps "the fighting eagle" would have been a good nickname for her!) Lombard's Wikipedia bio lists the film, and the seller shows it as a link, which probably explains things.
Bidding starts at $7.99 (the seller is in the UK), a reasonable price for this stylish portrait, with bids closing at 5:29 a.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. To learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-The-Fighting-Eagle-1927-Film-Actress-/380427135427?pt=UK_Collectables_Photographs_MJ&hash=item58933969c3.
We noted Doris Day's celebration this week at Turner Classic Movies the other day, and since today is her actual birthday, let's celebrate with one of my favorites of hers -- from 1945, one of her big hits with Les Brown's orchestra, "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time":