No one ever took Carole Lombard for a sucker...but that didn't mean she couldn't occasionally enjoy one. Here she is with a lollipop on the set of "In Name Only" early in 1939, an image that's autographed:
That's a bit hard to read; fortunately, the names she inscribed this to are on the back:
So just who are Mr. and Mrs. Raul Bopp? According to the seller of this item, Raul Bopp (1898-1984) was a Brazilian poet and diplomat in the U.S. He had a photo album of autographs of film stars, from which this was taken and was part of his estate. This is in fine condition. (Lombard is reading something on "The Howards of Virginia," which like "In Name Only" starred Cary Grant -- although it was one of his least successful starring vehicles.)
As of this writing, five bids have been made, topping at $22.50, and the auction is set to conclude at 7:24 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. I'm not sure how high this will end up, but barring the unforeseen, the final price should be fairly reasonable for an autographed picture of Carole. To bid or find out more, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-w-lolly-pop-on-Paramoun-Studio-autographed-Vintage-1939-Photo/281703789596?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3Dfb5e2e3e21b6498e80f52b191eb423a1%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281703789596.