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Three stills, three studios

carole lombard we're not dressing 21a

Above are Carole Lombard and Bing Crosby in romantic bliss from "We're Not Dressing," a Crosby musical vehicle from Paramount early in 1934. This is an original 8" x 10" in fine condition, and it's one of several stills from Lombard films now on auction at eBay.

Bids on the "Dressing" pic open at $9.99, with bidding scheduled to close at 9:06 p.m. (Eastern) on Monday. You can bid, or find out more, by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/We-re-Not-Dressing-Original-1934-Photo-Bing-Crosby-Carole-Lombard/350925197594?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2671856527636155451%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D331064307651%26.

Later in '34, Lombard journeyed from Hollywood to Culver City, where she made her lone film for MGM, the comedy programmer "The Gay Bride." Carole subsequently had little good to say about the movie, and one can sense her character's unease as she's in between Nat Pendleton (left) and Chester Morris:

carole lombard the gay bride 32b

This 8" x 10" is also vintage; some light aging and corner wear (as well as damage to the unseen right corner) leave it in good condition. Like the counterpart above, the initial bid is $9.99, though you have more time to bid -- the deadline isn't until 7:15 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. Intrigued? Then go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CAROLE-LOMBARD-CHESTER-MORRIS-NAT-PENDLETON-The-Gay-Bride-1930s-Pub/310794252833?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2672013679107110006%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D350925197594%26.

The last of our pics dates from 1936, and led Carole up to Universal City for what would be one of her biggest hits, "My Man Godfrey":

carole lombard my man godfrey 077a

Lombard's Irene Bullock is off in her own little world as big sister Cornelia (Gail Patrick) haughtily gives orders to Godfrey (William Powell). While this isn't vintage, it's the next best thing -- struck from the original studio negative and reprinted in the 1970s. As is the case for the other two, this rare "Godfrey" image has an opening bid of $9.95, though if you want it, you'd better hurry; bids are slated to end at 11 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. Get in on the bidding at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-GAIL-PATRICK-1936-MY-MAN-GODFREY-Studio-PHOTO/281205680105?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2672183089774716779%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D310794252833%26.

Lombard uses a mirror, a sunbonnet and a shiny outfit to full advantage in our latest LiveJournal header, Paramount p1202-264.

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