Posted by vp19 on 2014.10.16 at 21:25
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Two more goodies related to “True Confession,” Carole Lombard’s final film for Paramount, have popped up on eBay. First of all, here’s Carole with co-star Fred MacMurray on the shores of Lake Arrowhead; while I’ve seen several other shots of them from this scene, this particular pose is new to me:
Moreover, it’s an original photo — examine the back for proof, and its approval from the Advertising Advisory Council (aka Joseph Breen):
It’s an 8″ x 10″ double-weight, and the seller deems it in “very good” condition; “there are some minor creases at the corners.” As of this writing, one bid has been made, for $9.99, and bidding is scheduled to end at 9:36 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. If you’d like to get in on the action, or simply are curious, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-Fred-MacMurray-at-the-beach-orig-DW-photo-1937-True-Confession/231361281224?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26215%26meid%3Dab442cfe30274b7190efa91fe3d4a1d7%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D10926%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D371164840683.
The other photo isn’t from the film, but is part of its promotional package. It features “farmerette” Carole with one of her ranch’s roosters:
We know she had a rooster on the grounds of her home named Edmund, but thanks to the snipe on the back of this one, we now learn the name of another one of Lombard’s poultry menagerie:
He’s “King Tut,” who probably strutted around royally on the ranch.
The photo is a 10.25″ x 13″ single-weight, and here’s more information from the seller:
“In very good condition with a very light angled crease across the entire width of the photograph which stars approximately 1.5 in. beneath the top left corner and extends downward into the image area diagonally going through the area between Miss Lombard’s right ear and eye, through a portion of the mouth, extending through her right wrist and ending at the right border. There is also a 3 in. long vertical crease on the top right corner which starts within the image area and extends downward to the right to end in the right border. There is a 1 in. diagonal crease on the bottom right corner and a small area of wear in the top border to the right of center.”
It was taken by William Walling Jr., a frequent Lombard photographer late in her Paramount tenure.
The opening bid for this relative rarity is $250, with the auction ending at 7:17 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. To bid or learn more, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUE-CONFESSION-1937-Carole-Lombard-Oversized-Photo-by-WILLIAM-WALLING-JR/371164840683?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26215%26meid%3D2a758b5cb4ab4788b6a7411116e0911c%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D10926%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D231361281224.