vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Carole with a Cuban flair

In January 1935, Carole Lombard and friend Madalynne Field went east for a vacation; this pic shows Lombard at the Biltmore Country Club in Miami. After Florida, they journeyed to nearby Cuba, roughly a quarter-century before Fidel Castro's revolution (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/152746.html).

I've never seen any photos of Carole in Havana, but it's entirely possible that while she was in Cuba, she came across this image of herself, issued in January of '35:

It's from the Aguilitas cigar company, part of a series of film-star cards (2" x 2.5"). The reverse features information -- in Spanish, of course -- about the company:

The card is considered to be in excellent condition.

Bidding begins at 99 cents, with the auction schedule to close at 9:03 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. A good pick-up for those who collect such cards. If you're interested, bid or learn more by visiting https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-Cuba-Cigars-AGUILITAS-116-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Tobacco-Card-Paramount/202288535569?hash=item2f19561811:g:9TwAAOSwO4Ra0hET.

And we hope that one day, we'll get more detailed information, and perhaps even a photo, of Lombard's trip to Havana.


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