A signature biography, a ‘Reporter’ and more   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.08.10 at 01:38
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This publicity portrait of Carole Lombard from her first Paramount movie, 1930’s “Safety In Numbers,” an 8″ x 10″ reprint, is on sale for $10, down from its original price of $13.50. If you’re interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-B-W-8×10-Photo-02-/271255313015?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f28139a77 to learn more. It’s among several Lombard goodies being sold, not auctioned, at eBay today.

One of them is “Screwball,” Larry Swindell’s fine 1975 biography of Carole…

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…but what makes this special is that it’s autographed by the writer himself (Swindell has been a book reviewer in recent years):

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And just in case you haven’t perused “Screwball” in several years, here are the front and back inside jackets…

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…and a two-page photo spread (which, as fate would have it, covers all four of Carole’s RKO films):

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This bio isn’t easy to find these days, and the asking price of $175 isn’t all that much more than for unsigned copies. (It’s in good condition.) To purchase it, go tohttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Screwball-The-Life-of-Carole-Lombard-by-Larry-Swindell-1975-Book-SIGNED-/231030617960?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item35ca7f7768.

Now how about one of the trade papers of that era, specifically the Feb. 28, 1939 issue of the Hollywood Reporter

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(Hmmmm…did you know MGM sought to cast Cary Grant opposite Greta Garbo in “Ninotchka”? I didn’t, either.) But while you ponder the possibility of Grant working with Ernst Lubitsch, take a look at the Lombard angle to this issue — a two-page spread from Selznick International Pictures promoting Carole and James Stewart’s boffo box office in “Made For Each Other”:

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This eight-page issue’s regular price is $20, but today only you can get it at an 18 percent discount, for $16.40. If you like collecting vintage Hollywood publications, this would be right up your alley. Find additional information or purchase it at http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hollywood-Reporter-February-28-1939-Made-For-Each-Other-Carole-Lombard-RKO-/161082935283?pt=Magazines&hash=item25814a87f3.

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Posted August 10, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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