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 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-Orig-Movie-Pub-Still-1930s/161026866793?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D7721336959266107432%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D271207294615%26.

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 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-in-Show-Folks-1928-Orig-Movie-Pub-Still/161026866799?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D7721885708686821096%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D161026866793%26.

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 http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-1930s-CAROLE-LOMBARD-Sexy-BIKINI-Pre-Code-CHEESECAKE-Portrait/271207294615?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D7721920679117572054%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D161026866799%26.

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Posted May 17, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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