In mid-June 1930, Carole Lombard may have just signed with Paramount after making her studio debut with "Safety In Numbers," but across the Atlantic, her sultry Pathe image of the previous year or two still resonated. That was apparent when the French film magazine Cinemonde chose this seductive William E. Thomas shot to adorn the cover of its June 19 issue. It's one of three early '30s European publications with Carole covers now up for auction at eBay.
Lombard also graced the cover of the July 31, 1932 issue of the Milan magazine Novella...
...and inside, there were photos of her with Gary Cooper for "I Take This Woman":
Crossing the English Channel into the UK, we find Carole on the cover of Film Weekly for June 13, 1931:
Lombard had every reason to beam -- she was engaged to marry William Powell, and would do so before the month was out:
The three items have the same eBay seller; bidding for Novella begins at $12, while the other two magazines start at $15. Bids for all three end between 5:34 and 6:25 p.m. (Eastern) Monday.
For Cinemonde, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-CINEMONDE-FRENCH-MAGAZINE-WITH-SEXY-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ON-THE-COVER-/281136880107?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41751059eb. For Novella, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-ITALIAN-MOVIE-MAGAZINE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ON-FRONT-COVER-/281136892138?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41751088ea. Film Weekly can be found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-FILM-WEEKLY-WITH-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ON-THE-COVER-/281136869774?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417510318e.
The leaning Lombard shows some leg in our latest LiveJournal tongue-twister, er, header, Paramount p1202-148.