vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Score on this 'Safety'

carole lombard safety in numbers 108b front

It's simply a key book fashion pose from Carole Lombard's first Paramount film -- heck, she hadn't signed with the studio yet -- but her determined look sends the message, "This is where I want to be." In this spring of 1930, Lombard (wearing a still-fashionable cloche hat) was an ex-Pathe player seeking something, and for her, that was Paramount.

The pic is from "Safety In Numbers," as the back makes clear...

carole lombard safety in numbers 108a back

...and this 7 3/4" x 10", on glossy linen paper stock, is stunning. According to the seller, it's "in fine+ condition with minor corner wear and a minimal amount of surface and handling wear." No wonder it already has six bids as of this writing, topping at $21.50. Expect bidding to soar even higher, as the auction won't end until 9:44 p.m. (Eastern) Nov. 30.

It's rare and it's gorgeous. If you wish to join in the bidding (better have plenty of $ ready), visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1930-CAROLE-LOMBARD-EARLY-PRE-CODE-FLAPPER-CLOCHE-HAT-FASHION-PHOTOGRAPH-/371189521917?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566c9e9dfd.

Soon Lombard would sign with Paramount, beginning a seven-year relationship with the studio that had its share of ups and downs.

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