Sunbathing of a sort, and more   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.10.15 at 11:01

Current mood: hopefulhopeful

About that Carole Lombard picture above: You know it’s artifice; so did anyone who saw it in 1932. But we’re to assume that she’s sunbathing, even though there’s no natural light around. Carole is so alluring in a swimsuit (a pose Feg Murray copied for later images of Lombard in his “Seein’ Stars” comic-page panel) that we go along with the story. So are several people today, as this photo, now at eBay, has already garnered three bids, topping at $16.50.

At first glance, one thinks this is from “Sinners In The Sun,” but it’s actually to promote her previous film, “No One Man.” It’s 7 3/4″ x 9 3/4″, linen-backed, and is in nearly excellent condition. Bidding ends at 6:09 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. If you’re interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-ORIGINAL-1932-portrait-sunbathing-LINEN-BACKED-/261112397362?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccb82fe32 to learn more.

Several years later, Lombard posed for this Paramount photo, p1202-1411. That’s not all that rare, but seeing its snipe gives it an entirely new dimension:


Having visited Mexico a few times, one would think Carole would have had at least some knowledge of Spanish, and perhaps she noticed some differences in the Panamanian and Mexican vernacular. Then again, southern California was far less polyglot a society than it is today, and the Latin American influence was far less pronounced.

This original 8″ x 10″ has a minimum bid of $64.95, with bidding ends at 9:59 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. You can find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-Carole-Lombard-Vintage-Original-8×10-Photo-/140868059998?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20cc64035e.

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Posted October 15, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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