vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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On honeymoon, in jail or in a swimsuit? Take your pick

It's late June 1931, and Carole Lombard and new beau Bill Powell pose at the side of a ship for a Paramount photographer before the movie couple set sail for a Honolulu honeymoon. Lombard fell ill while in Hawaii, in retrospect a signal that there would be hidden turmoil in this marriage...though they remained on amicable terms for years following their August 1933 divorce.

Move the clock up six years to mid-1937, as Lombard is in the midst of her fourth and final film with Fred MacMurray (and her Paramount swan song as well). Its title? "True Confession," as Carole is cast as habitual liar Helen Bartlett, who causes all sorts of havoc for her attorney husband.

We know more about the pic, thanks to a snipe:

Both photos are now available, thanks to eBay.

The Powell pic, an 8" x 10" studio copy photo, can be bought for $15. Go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/WILLIAM-POWELL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-8X10-STUDIO-COPY-PHOTO-CC28324-2-288/401500370556?hash=item5d7b49767c:g:SxYAAOSwEoxal0D7 to find out more.

The MacMurray photo, an 8" x 10" glossy in very good condition (minor surface wear), sells for $39. It's at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-1937-CAROLE-LOMBARD-True-Confession-Fred-MacMurray-studio-stamped/162923753322?hash=item25ef032f6a:g:DrYAAOSwbw1aHyHb.

Another "True Confession" pic with snipe shows Carole in a swimsuit at Lake Arrowhead, where part of the film was shot:

(Carole couldn't do that this morning, as Arrowhead is getting its share of snow while lower elevations are receiving rain.)

This 8" x 10" original has corner creases and general wear; the sale price is $36.50. Interested? Then check out https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-8x10-Photo-CAROLE-LOMBARD-1937-True-Confession/273089704723?hash=item3f956a3313:g:T1QAAOSwi4lab8kc#viTabs_0.

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