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Posted [protected post] by vp19 on 2012.12.09 at 14:19

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Carole Lombard may not have been quite as fanatical about her relationship with fans as some of her contemporaries, but that doesn’t mean she ignored them. As proof, here’s an envelope her office mailed to a man in upstate New York on April 30, 1935:

Note it even has the then-ubiquitous National Recovery Administration logo in the lower left-hand corner.

And what was inside? This:

A card with Carole’s signature. Perhaps Paramount had a different policy regarding autographs as opposed to signed pictures, as by November 1936 the studio charged for such things (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/287921.html). Anyway, this guy got what he wanted.

According to the seller, “I purchased a lot of autographs from the estate of a longtime collector/hoarder. It seems that when he was a youth, he sent off a lot of self-addressed stamped envelopes to movie stars and celebrities seeking autographs. He was pretty successful.”

Now, more than three-quarters of a century later, the fruits of his labors are being made available to future generations. You can buy it straight up for $179.99, or make a bid beginning at $99.99 (none have been made as of this writing) — in which case bidding will end at 12:25 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday.

If you’ve always wanted a Lombard autograph, the price here seems reasonable. You can find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Actress-Carole-Lombard-Autograph-and-Envelope-Postmarked-Los-Angeles-1935-/190767201941?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6a9c7e95.

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Posted December 9, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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