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Of 'Sinners' and 'Safety'

carole lombard sinners in the sun 40 front

Two original photos from Carole Lombard's early years at Paramount are being sold at eBay. Above is this still from 1932's "Sinners In The Sun" -- we know it's from that film because there's a studio stamp on the back:

carole lombard sinners in the sun 40 back

It's 8" x 10", in very good condition and can be yours for $30. To purchase or learn more, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spectacular-Original-Carole-LOMBARD-in-SINNERS-IN-THE-SUN-1932-/190861182153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c703684c9.

The other is from her Paramount debut, in the spring of 1930 where she played a Follies girl in the Buddy Rogers romp "Safety In Numbers":

carole lombard safety in numbers 101 front
carole lombard safety in numbers 101 back

It's playing at the Paramount "Thursday. May 29" (a check of a 1930 calendar reveals that date is accurate), though it didn't receive a stamp from the "Examiner" library until June. But which Examiner (most likely a Hearst paper)? Probably the one in Los Angeles, as that city's downtown Paramount was one of the studio's flagship venues. Here's how its interior looked...

los angeles paramount interior 00

...and its exterior in 1933, when the Claudette Colbert film "Three-Cornered Moon" was playing:

los angeles paramount 1933

As in the case of the RKO Hillstreet mentioned a few days ago, the Paramount -- which began life as a Sid Grauman theater, the Metropolitan -- met an early demise, razed in the early '60s.

The photo on sale, taken by Eugene Robert Richee, measures 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" (though it has been trimmed). Like its "Sinners" counterpart, it's being sold straight up for $30. Want it, or curious? Visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-Carole-LOMBARD-Buddy-ROGERS-SAFETY-IN-NUMBERS-1930-/190861181498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7036823a.

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