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Posted by vp19 on 2013.07.27 at 17:18
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Like that portrait of Carole Lombard? It’s from William E. Thomas during her Pathe days in 1929, and it’s one of the items being auctioned tomorrow through the site Profiles in History and its Hollywood Auction 56 (https://www.profilesinhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/HA56L1.pdf). It’s an 11″ x 14″ double-weight, gelatin silver print in fine condition.

Here are some other Lombard items being offered. How about this George Hurrell silver-matte portrait, signed “To Hedda…Love, Carole.” Hopper, perhaps?

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There’s a collection of 10 studio negatives of Carole, most of them from Paramount. Here are six of them:

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If you think that’s a bunch, how about another collection being offered –– 52 vintage negatives, most taken by Otto Dyar or Eugene Robert Richee, including these nine:

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carole lombard assorted 03
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And here are two more signed Lombard photos, both to a “Bernice” — first a portrait from William Walling Jr. …

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…and one of Carole and second husband Clark Gable:

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Another firm, Heritage Auctions, has these two Lombard photos — Paramount p1202-1420…

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…and a spooky shot from “Supernatural”:

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They can be found at http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+793+794+791+792+2088+4294950922&chkNotSold=0&Ntk=SI_Titles&Nty=1&Ntt=carole+lombard.

Getting back to Profiles in History, it will have an auction of Lucille Ball memorabilia on Tuesday. Yes, there will be plenty of items from “I Love Lucy” and her television days (and no, there are no photos of Lucy with Lombard), but these are my favorites from collection — the documents that started it all for her, back in 1933. That July, Samuel Goldwyn sent Ball a message to head to Hollywood…

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…and in August, a modification of her contract loaning her out to Darryl F. Zanuck’s Twentieth Century Pictures (two years before its merger with Fox):

lucille ball 1933 goldwyn 01

Learn more about Lucy at https://www.profilesinhistory.com/auctions/the-dreier-collection-part-2/.

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Posted July 27, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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