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Posted by vp19 on 2013.10.23 at 20:45
Current mood: sympatheticsympathetic

carole lombard 2491c front

That’s an interesting image of Carole Lombard, leaning back against the top of a chair. It’s one of the rare photos of her with her hair pulled back, revealing far more forehead than we’re used to seeing from Carole. (There’s sort of a Nicole Kidman-ish vibe to this photo.)

What more do we know about it? Thankfully, a snipe and other information is on the back; for one thing, it was taken for Paramount by Eugene Robert Richee (we can barely make out his stamp)…

carole lombard 2491a back

…for another, it was received at Photoplay magazine in December 1933, though it wasn’t used in that month’s issue or in ones dated January and February 1934. There’s no p1202 number shown, so it apparently didn’t make the grade for that series.

Whatever the story is behind it, this is definitely a rarity. No wonder the seller has listed a minimum bid of $100. It’s in good condition for being nearly eight decades old (there is a small crease in the bottom left corner), and bidding on this 8″ x 10″ still ends at 12:37 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Curious about this one? You’ll find the answers at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-RICHIEE-PHOTO-/321234211013?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4acb0d10c5.

The same seller also has this charming headshot of Carole up for auction:

carole lombard 2490c front

The back of the photo is blank, and I’m guessing this to be from 1932 or ’33; there’s a p1202 number in the lower left corner, but I can’t discern what it is. It’s the same predicament I have with Carole’s famed swimsuit portrait, where it’s impossible to see the number:

carole lombard swimsuit 02

The headshot is 8″ x 10″, linen-backed, and also has a minimum bid of $100; its bidding deadline is nearly an hour later than its counterpart, at 1:36 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Get additional information by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PHOTO-/321234247427?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4acb0d9f03.

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Posted October 23, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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