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The director as (literal) referee

Posted by vp19 on 2014.08.24 at 18:17
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carole lombard nothing sacred 28a

One of the signature scenes in "Nothing Sacred" is the "fight" between Carole Lombard's Hazel Flagg and Fredric March's Wally Cook (done to get Hazel into a sweat and make her look ill). Now, another publicity still from that pseudo-skirmish has surfaced on eBay.

carole lombard nothing sacred 70a front
carole lombard nothing sacred 70a back

That's director William Wellman monitoring Lombard and March; the seller is from Argentina, and the language on the back (either Spanish or Portuguese) makes it likely the pic is from that continent. It measures 8" x 10" and is in very good condition ("Very small folds in the corners. Small surface details only seen if direct light is applied").

Despite the presence of the names on the front, the photo is promoted as "CAROL LOMBARD, WILLIAM POWELL & WILLIAM A. WELLMAN in 'Nothing Sacred' 1937." Believe me, it isn't Powell; in the wake of Jean Harlow's death that June, at roughly the time "Nothing Sacred" began shooting, his own health began to decline.

Bidding on this photo begins at $49.50, and the auction is slated to end at 8:11 p.m. (Eastern) next Sunday. If you're interested in this comparatively rare pic, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROL-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-WILLIAM-A-WELLMAN-in-Nothing-Sacred-1937-/151391947084?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233fa9c94c.

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