Whaddya mean, ‘Don’t have a cow, man’?   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.08.26 at 16:57
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carole lombard p1202-1660b front

Carole Lombard begs to differ with Bart Simpson — after all, if she didn’t have the cow, she couldn’t make the milk. This photo, from Paramount staffer Don English, is p1202-1660 and is from Lombard’s “farmerette” era in 1937, promoting her upcoming film “True Confession,” as the snipe on the rear makes clear:

carole lombard p1202-1660a back

(Just a thought, considering the snipe’s description of Carole as “an all-around athlete,” which she was known for in her school days and continuing through her time at Mack Sennett: Was she stricken by something that noticeably weakened her in the early ’30s, when she was occasionally bedridden and unable to work? This might have led Lombard towards an interest in tennis and swimming as her way of recuperation…and by mid-decade, not only was she one of the film community’s best tennis players, but her health problems virtually vanished.)

The photo measures 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition; according to the seller, “there is some minor wear to the surface and a caption pasted on the back.” (For most collectors of vintage Hollywood photos, a pasted caption on the back is a plus.)

Bids open at $9.99, and bidding ends at 9:08 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday. If you’d like to milk this pic for your own, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-milking-a-cow-original-candid-photo-by-Don-English-1937-Paramount-/231040612181?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35cb17f755.

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Posted August 26, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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