Stunning image of Carole Lombard, doncha think? It's just been put on sale at eBay. But if you miss out, don't fret -- another pic, a slightly different pose from the same session, also is available:
From the coding (which doesn't appear to be Paramount's) and more importantly the clothing, I'm guessing these are from "The Gay Bride," Carole's only film at MGM. The top photo is slugged "798x72x," the one at bottom "798x73x."
Each are 8" x 10" reprints struck from their original negatives, and each are being offered for $30. The top pic is at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carol-Lombard-8x10-Photo-From-Original-Negative-N3108/372466981632?hash=item56b8c31b00:g:roAAAOSwHTlbvzSI:rk:8:pf:0; the bottom one at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carol-Lombard-8x10-Photo-From-Original-Negative-N3107/372466981439?hash=item56b8c31a3f:g:3u4AAOSwYsBbvzRm:rk:11:pf:0.
But wait -- there's more, as the pitchmen say. Here's Lombard in a shimmering gown, probably also from "The Gay Bride":
It too was struck from the original negative, measures 8" x 10" and goes for $30. Want it, or seek to learn more? Visit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carol-Lombard-8x10-Photo-From-Original-Negative-N3106/382588156690?hash=item591407fb12.
Oh, and a reminder: Carole's classic "My Man Godfrey" is on Turner Classic Movies tonight as part of its "Funny Ladies" spotlight in Thursdays during October. It'll air at 10 p.m. (Eastern), which means those of us who watch "Mom" and "Murphy Brown" can still watch those series on either coast.
Wonder what Carol Burnett (who Larry Swindell apparently consulted while researching his Lombard biography "Screwball"), shown above with TCM contributor Illeana Douglas, will have to say about Carole?