vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Negligees, pre- and post-Code

Carole Lombard was a favorite subject of Paramount designer Travis Banton, and he frequently used her to popularize the glamour of the negligee, as she did in this 1934 photo. Two other examples of Lombard in negligees now are available at eBay.

First, this pic from 1933, Paramount p1202-517 (love that look on her face):

Carole is said to have worn this in that autumn's over-the-top southeast Asian potboiler, "White Woman." We know because it's mentioned on the back:

A few years later, in 1937, this portrait was issued. It's not inherently more demure than the '33 pic, but note that she's not shown full-length -- perhaps to appease the Breen office, perhaps for fashion reasons. But the end product is equally sensual:

The only information on the back indicates this is from the Photoplay magazine library.

Both are being sold by Oxxbridge Galleries. The 1933 pic has a "buy it now" price of $299, or you can make an offer if it isn't purchased by 2:25 p.m. (Eastern) Jan. 31. Get further details at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Risque-Revealing-Negligee-White-Woman-1933-Sexy-Glamour-Photo/372181587826?hash=item56a7c05772:g:0gkAAOSwJtdaIvu6.

As for the less "risque" '37 image, it has similar conditions except it's a mere $149 via "buy it now" and its deadline is 2:56 p.m. (Eastern) on the 31st. Interested? Then visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Sheer-Negligee-ORIGINAL-1937-Gorgeous-Sexy-Glamour-Photo-J1063/391954204110?hash=item5b424a85ce:g:754AAOSwdJ9aIvsh.

To Carole in a negligee...can we give out a collective sigh?

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