vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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The further adventures of Rhoda Philbrooke

Who? Well, Carole Lombard fans recognize that name as the character she played in her final Pathe film, "The Racketeer." (That's Lombard at right with Jeanette Loff -- whose great-niece, Tammy Medeiros Matz, is a Facebook friend of mine -- and Robert Armstrong.) It's a programmer from late 1929, but early the following year it was one of several films immortalized in print when Moving Picture Stories wrote about it in its March 4, 1930 issue:

The cover subject was Columbia star Evelyn Brent:

Other films featured in this issue are "Their Own Desire" with Norma Shearer, "The Bishop Murder Case" with Basil Rathbone as Philo Vance, and "His First Command" with Dorothy Sebastian and former Lombard co-star William Boyd.

It's said to be in surprisingly good condition, considering it was printed on newspaper stock and now is more than 85 years old.

Bidding begins at $49.99, with the auction closing at 10:02 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday.

If you'd like to bid or simply learn more, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOVING-PICTURE-STORIES-3-4-1930-EVELYN-BRENT-PHILO-VANCE-GARBO-CAROLE-LOMBARD-/381324381730?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c8b44e22.

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