vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Hunting down two photos

Carole Lombard as outdoorswoman is the theme of this photo. The seller believes it to be from 1941, as it's from United Artists, which produced Lombard's last film, "To Be Or Not To Be"; however, UA also distributed Selznick International product, so this may be from a few years earlier.

A closeup of Carole's face shows her hat apparently has a hunting license -- and while we can't make out much of it, there does appear to be some sort of left-learning signature ("left-leaning" as in penmanship, not politics, folks!) that would match Lombard's writing style:

Someone who has a copy of this photo sent this information: "In my photo of this shot, in her own writing, it says, Carole Lombard, 604 St. Cloud Rd., Bel Air, 5'5", Blond, Blue and either she weighs 128 or she is 28 years old." The St. Cloud Road address was hers from 1936 to early 1939. This person also notes that Carole wore the same outfit in the Paramount still that was used for a Gap khaki ad half a century later.

This is an 8" x 10" photo in excellent condition from the same seller of a few other Lombard pictures of note seen at this site of late. Like the others, it can be bought straight up for $139.95, or you can bid for it, beginning at $119.95. Bidding closes at 10:32 p.m. (Eastern) next Wednesday. You can find out more about this at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-AS-BIG-GAME-HUNTER-ON-SAFARI-EXC-COND-1941-PHOTO-/180857157769?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1bed3889.

Here's one of Lombard from the 1930s, though I can place neither a specific time period or detect what studio it originated from (I'm guessing mid-thirties Paramount):

It's a big photo, 11" x 14", and though it isn't vintage, it was struck from an original negative about 20 years ago, according to the seller. The opening bid is a reasonable $5, and bids end at 9:19 p.m. (Eastern) next Wednesday. To get in on the action, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Carole-Lombard-gorgeous-pose-11x14-Print-Photo-/320882790045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab61ace9d.

By the way, just because Lombard is no longer involved doesn't mean you should pass up the semifinals of the 2012 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney; go to http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com and vote while you can. In one semi, 1930s champ Ginger Rogers is giving a royal whipping to 1950s winner Grace Kelly; as of 12:40 a.m., Ginger has a 126-43 lead. The other semi is somewhat closer, but 1940s rep Judy Garland has a considerable 100-80 edge on 1960s champion Natalie Wood.

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