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For St. Patrick's Day, the greening of Carole



This is as close as I could find of an actual color photo of Carole Lombard clad in green (in honor of St. Patrick's Day, of course). It's an image from the April 1936 issue of Photoplay, with the fan magazine proudly touting its new, full-color photography. The shot, taken by James Doolittle, captures Carole in green and blue chiffon -- a Travis Banton creation.

Want another, better example of Lombard in emerald? Here's something you can own...if you have the dough:



It's no secret she used a green fountain pen for many of her autographs. Perhaps Lombard deemed the shade distinctive, compared to the blue or black inks other celebrities used. According to the seller Potter & Potter Auctions of Chicago, this 4" x 1" signature is in fine condition, once matted with a portrait of Carole, and has a certificate of authenticity:



You can learn more about the auction (set for April 7) in general and this item in particular by visiting https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-05E4810837?utm_source=inv_kwalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keywordalertlive&utm_term=2.
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