Two Paramount portraits of Carole Lombard, probably taken to promote her first film at the studio, 1930's "Safety In Numbers," are now available via eBay.
First is the above photo, an original vintage picture from the renowned Lester Glassner collection; the seller promises more Lombard originals in the future, in contrast to earlier reissue or re-strike items that were available. This measures 7 1/4" x 9 1/2" (no information is on the back), is in very fine condition, and can be bought straight up for $149.95...or you can make an offer. Learn all the details at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-ART-DECO-PORTRAIT-PHOTO-LINEN-BACKED-1930s-GLASSNER-/261148672600?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D4526099219667534068%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D121042574621%26.
The other pic is a 1970s reissue from Glassner, also from "Safety In Numbers":
Note the "1249" code for the movie -- as Lombard had not yet been signed to a full Paramount contract, she hadn't received a "P" (player) number. Carole looks silky and stylish in this 8" x 10" single-weight, in very fine condition. This also is a buy-or-make-offer item, though the asking price is only $19.95. Find out more by going to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-GLAMOUR-FASHION-PHOTO-/261147769249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccd9eb9a1.
It's a New Year's Eve theme for our LiveJournal header, as Lombard and James Stewart are dancing newlyweds in "Made For Each Other" (one of several New Year's Eve-themed films to be shown Monday night into Tuesday morning on Turner Classic Movies). Have a fun time ringing in 2013, but please, don't drink and drive.