It's been nearly a week since I've posted an entry, and I apologize to my fellow Carole Lombard fans for the delay. In all honesty, my life has been a struggle of late; here's a bit on that before I proceed.
I'm writing this from Jacksonville, Fla., where I've been since Jan. 10. Tomorrow night, I'm boarding a Greyhound and will return to Los Angeles sometime Monday. There, I hope to find work and shelter and get my life back together -- if any of you in southern California can help with either or make suggestions towards that end, it would be appreciated. Truth be told, I made some mistakes during my first stay there, and hope I've learned from them...especially since this time, I have no margin for error, and pray I don't wind up homeless.
That out of the way, here's today's entry, dealing with the photo above. It's fron November 1936, when Jane Alice Peters officially changed her name to Carole Lombard. I've seen photos of this before, but don't believe I've come across this one. It's from Hearst's International News Service, as the back of it explains:
The snipe, in close-up:
This original photo, nearly 80 years old, is up for auction at eBay. As of this writing, two bids have been made, topping at $12.50. Bidding closes at 10:14 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday, and if you'd like to get in on the action, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-Actress-Carol-Lombard-Hollywood-Movie-Star-Press-News-Service-Photo/371541656697?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3Df0c80ec178424c8b83e10df7af270de6%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121877712904.
If you bid, I wish you good luck...and please return the favor. I need all the good fortune I can get.