vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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No, it's not Gable and Clayburgh

When I first glanced at the eBay pic above, headlined "Carole Lombard Clark Gable 8 x 10 photo," I briefly thought, is this from the failed 1976 biopic "Gable and Lombard"? That's gotta be Jill Clayburgh as Carole, not Carole herself, right? Has someone become really good at Photoshop?

But after a more sustained look at the image, it was obvious that while the angle it was taken made Lombard look suspiciously modern, the man behind her certainly wasn't James Brolin. (The "Gable and Lombard" film begins in 1936, with no mention at all of their 1932 teaming in "No Man Of Her Own.") Moreover, the caption resembles that used by Paramount at the time. So while it's a reprint, its source is genuine.

You can purchase it for $6.99 -- simply visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-Clark-Gable-8x10-photo-U7864/401476310407?hash=item5d79da5587:g:bc4AAOSw6dlZ1Dxv to find out more.

The seller has a "buy 4, get 1 free" deal, and as of this writing has 27 Lombard items available; many also are at $6.99. Check the list out at https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=hairybeury&hash=item5d79da5587%3Ag%3Abc4AAOSw6dlZ1Dxv&item=401476310407&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC2.A0.H0.Xcarole+lombard.TRS0&_nkw=carole+lombard&_sacat=0.

One is from a film we mentioned in passing yesterday, the campy Lombard-Charles Laughton poiboiler "White Woman" from late 1933, profiled by Picture Play in January 1934:

(And Picture Play got it wrong -- the film is set in the jungles of southeast Asia a la "Red Dust," not Africa.)

This one shows Lombard with Laughton, as they generate the antithesis of sexual tension (probably their intent, given the over-the-top nature of the film):

This relative rarity goes for $9.99. Learn more at https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=hairybeury&hash=item5d79da5587%3Ag%3Abc4AAOSw6dlZ1Dxv&item=401476310407&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC2.A0.H0.Xcarole+lombard.TRS0&_nkw=carole+lombard&_sacat=0.

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