A pic truly worth a ‘Look’   Leave a comment

 

Posted by vp19 on 2013.03.13 at 01:23
Current mood: flirtyflirty

The Pathe-era photos of Carole (or as the studio referred to her, Carol) Lombard hold a definite fascination, as they show her transitioning from a vivacious teen into a sultry young woman. This portrait provides proof:

carole lombard pathe cl-115a larger front

While the number isn’t visible here, we know from other versions of this photo we’ve seen (none of which have anywhere this size and quality) that it’s Pathe cl-115, from late 1928 or early ’29. We know that from the snipe on the back:

carole lombard pathe cl-115a larger back

This is from the photo archives of Look magazine, so was it among those racy Pathe pics selected for its multi-page spread on Lombard and Clark Gable? The answer is no, and it’s easy to explain why: the Gable-Lombard piece ran in May 1937, while this portrait arrived in June.

The photo measures 8″ x 10″ and is in reasonably good condition. The seller notes, “Creases in all corners otherwise in very good condition. For some reason the uploaded photo shows a line running up and down it, but I assure you it is not in the actual photo.”

A vintage portrait of Lombard from the late 1920s won’t come cheaply, and that certainly applies to this one. The minimum bid is $199 (none have been made as of this writing), and bids close at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) next Tuesday. If you’d like this for your collection, you can find out more by visitinghttp://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ANTIQUE-CAROL-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO-from-LOOK-MAGAZINE-ARCHIVES-/221200822639?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338098b16f.

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Posted March 31, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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