This photo from John Miehle has caused all sorts of controversy among Carole Lombard fans. It's one of a group of items that's part of an auction to be held next week by Profiles in History (http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=profilesinhistoryauctions&hash=item1a054c885a&item=111758051418&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=carole+lombard&_sop=1) -- but is it her?
That platinum blonde hair makes the subject look an awful lot like Jean Harlow...but Harlow experts say it isn't Jean, given the shape of the nose in profile. Lombard was photographed by Miehle in the late '30s, but her hair was at its blondest in the early '30s. As of now, I'm tempted to believe it is Lombard, though I still can't figure out all the particulars.
For now, let's set that issue aside and look at items from the second and third days of the auction (Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, respectively).
This is a continuity script for arguably Carole's most famous film, "My Man Godfrey." Profiles in History describes it as "Vintage studio bound and top-bradded 100+ page dialog continuity script written by Morrie Ryskind and Eric Hatch based on Hatch’s novel of the same title. Undated. No covers. With edge and corner wear and some loose pages. Some staining and waviness to pages. Content remains complete and in fair to good condition."
The starting bid is $400. Get additional information at http://www.ebay.com/itm/My-Man-Godfrey-dialogue-continuity-for-the-Carole-Lombard-version-Lot-688-/111759060502?hash=item1a055bee16. (The "Carole Lombard version" is there so no one would confuse it with the 1957 "Godfrey," where June Allyson unsuccessfully tries to step into Carole's shoes. Not the anyone would mistake the original classic for the pointless remake.)
The only day 3 item is a lobby card from "Sinners in the Sun":
It's described as "Vintage 11 x 14 in. lobby card with exceptional Pre-code pose by Carole Lombard. Just a trace of marginal toning, otherwise vintage very fine condition."
Bidding opens at $300; find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-lobby-card-for-Sinners-in-the-Sun-Lot-1423-/111760485594?hash=item1a0571acda.