vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Drawing on Carole and Fred

When Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray proved a potent box-office pair in "Hands Across the Table," Paramount naturally decided to team them again. After George Raft angrily withdrew from Lombard's next film, initially to be called "Concertina" (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/166158.html), MacMurray replaced him and the project was renamed "The Princess Comes Across."

The studio capitalized on the duo's popularity by commissioning promotional publicity artwork for "Princess," the likes of which I have never before seen for a Lombard film at Paramount (or anywhere else, for that matter). It's pretty striking:

Even better, there's a snipe on the back, explaining the upcoming film:

This 8" x 10" rarity, in excellent condition, is from the collection of famed casting director Marvin Paige. It's available at eBay for $14.95 through its "buy it now" option. If this interests you and you'd like to learn more, then visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Original-Vintage-1936-Paramount-Pictures-Art-Portrait-Photo/332601690556?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D15bae6d5f0934e3d97ef9beff9cffd96%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D352317487062%26itm%3D332601690556&_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042.

Oh, and since baseball season began today (hooray!), try your hand at this challenging 40-question trivia quiz from Washington Post columnist and baseball fanatic George F. Will: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-wills-2018-opening-day-quiz/2018/03/28/64d5a084-310d-11e8-8abc-22a366b72f2d_story.html?utm_term=.98d223a71812

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