One slightly messed-up bride   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.02.13 at 00:07 

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Carole Lombard was no stranger to bridal wear, having modeled such gowns as far back as her first leading film role in 1925’s “Marriage In Transit” (left), and continued doing so while at Pathe. Thus it was no surprise that Paramount asked her to do likewise in the spring of 1931, preparing for the upcoming June bride season.

We have a sample of a Lombard Paramount bridal portrait, though it’s frankly not in the best of condition. Nevertheless, it’s worth seeing — especially since we have the snipe on the back:

carole lombard 2371a front
carole lombard 2371b back

It’s not often you see the word “nunlike” associated with Carole, but I suppose that applies here. According to the seller, the 8″ x 10″ photo “is in fair condition with multiple creases including one that angles across the middle of the photo and tape on the back holding it in place.” At least Lombard’s face survived unscathed.

One bid, for $3.99, has been made as of this writing; bidding concludes at 10:25 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. If you’re interested, visit×10-Bride-Photo-/221188773575?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item337fe0d6c7.

Oh, and less than two months after this was issued, Carole herself became a real-life bride (to William Powell)…but instead of a wedding gown, her outfit was decidedly less formal:

carole lombard 062631a wedding william powell

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Posted February 13, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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