As we're in the midst of the U.S. Open tennis tournament -- where Carole Lombard's close friend Alice Marble won the singles event for four consecutive years -- how about something of Carole playing the sport she loved?
That's a page from the September 1935 issue of Photoplay These photos were by Don English, a Paramount photographer best known for his collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, such as this iconic image from "Shanghai Express," created with the magic of chiaroscuro lighting:
English isn't quite as known for his work with Lombard, but these tennis photos are charming.
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The same seller has, for the same price, a page from an unknown magazine showing Lombard with Kent Taylor. While I'm not sure what magazine it's from, we know it's likely from late 1933 because of the references to "White Woman" (also the only film Carole would make with Taylor):
Incidentally, the film was set in Malaya (now known as Malaysia), not "wildest Africa."
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