Two from Pathe days, plus a swimsuit shot   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.05.17 at 09:25
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Three more pictorial goodies from eBay are the topic of today’s entry regarding Carole Lombard memorabilia. We’ll start with a relatively demure Pathe portrait of the 20-year-old Lombard from 1929, cl-139, almost certainly taken by the studio’s William E. Thomas:

carole lombard pathe cl-139a

The previous autumn, Lombard had played a supporting role in Pathe’s part-talkie “Show Folks.” We’ve run this image before, but as a halftone from a book. Here’s Lombard (who I’m guessing is wearing heels) with Eddie Quillan in an original publicity still:

carole lombard show folks 06a

Now to the Paramount era, and a shot of Carole in swimwear to promote “No One Man.” The seller labels what she’s wearing as a “bikini,” which it clearly isn’t — the term, used to describe an abbreviated two-piece swimsuit, wasn’t originated until after World War II — but it certainly is an example of pre-Code cheesecake, as those long and lovely Lombard legs are on display, albeit indoors in a studio:

carole lombard no one man 25a

The Pathe portrait cl-139 is in good condition, and bidding begins at $19.99; the auction closes at 10 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. To bid or learn more, visit

The “Show Folks” shot is from the same seller, with the same minimum bid and closing time and measuring 7.5″ x 9.5″. The photo is listed in very good condition. Additional information is available at

The Paramount swimsuit portrait measures 7.5″ x 9.75″, is linen-backed and is said to be in close to excellent condition. It’s being sold straight up for $275, or you can make an offer; if not bought, it will be available through 3:15 a.m. (Eastern) June 15. If you want this leggy Lombard pose in your collection, go to

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Posted May 17, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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