That ‘banned’ pic is back   Leave a comment

Posted [protected post] by vp19 on 2012.12.13 at 19:34

Current mood: confusedconfused

In late 2007, we noted that a publicity photo of Carole Lombard and John Barrymore for their 1934 film “Twentieth Century” drew the ire of industry censors as too suggestive and was never officially released ( It turns out another photo from that session, one that also failed to pass muster with head censor Joseph Breen, is now being auctioned at eBay:

carole lombard twentieth century 048a front

Adding mystery to this image is what’s on the back:

carole lombard twentieth century 048a back

What is this photo doing with a Selznick International logo? “Twentieth Century” (not “Twentieth Century Limited”</i>) was a Columbia film. The imprint for “Duel In The Sun” indicates this was issued in the mid-1940s, several years after both Lombard and Barrymore had left us. And why was it issued at all?

Whatever, you can bid for this 8″ x 10″ original, beginning at $9.88; bidding closes at 6:22 p.m. (Eastern) on Monday. Find out more information at

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Posted December 13, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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