Earlier this month, we reprinted a feature on Carole Lombard and clothes from the June 1932 issue of Modern Screen (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/817111.html). Little did I know that back in 1991, someone named Sandra Vanderpool -- who apparently is well known for her work with paper dolls -- found this (probably from a copy of the magazine itself; it's highly unlikely this had been placed on microfilm in those pre-online upload days) and used it as the basis for paper doll art.
Forget that the facial resemblance to Carole in this drawing isn't very accurate and focus on the fashion. That's the gist of paper doll collecting.
This was done on card stock and apparently was picked up by someone at a convention. It's said to be "in nice shape" and is one of two samples of Lombard-inspired paper doll art now available at eBay, with an initial bid of $7. This auction closes at 6:42 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday. If this is your hobby, check it out by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombards-Wardrobe-by-Sandra-Vanderpool-1991-paper-doll-art/111774875727?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D1c8ce4669ea44a36b43b9ade2b29574b%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D252096090896.
The seller's other sample is from another notable in the paper doll world, Charlotte Whatley from Iowa (she has her own website, http://www.charlottewhatleypaperdolls.com/). These are five sheets from a 1988 convention:
At least two of the outfits are instantly recognizable to Carole collectors -- the checkered dress Lombard wore in 1936's "Love Before Breakfast," and the sailor's suit from her 1933 nautical fashion shoot.
Bidding on these sheets also begins at $7 (as of this writing, one bid has been made), but the auction won't close until 2:21 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. Get in on the action at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-paper-doll-art-by-Charlotte-whatley-convention-sheets-5-1988/351520066526?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D0da92a3fb30f45fba1da3cfeaa2e4c3d%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D111774875727.