Posted by vp19 on 2015.02.27 at 19:24
Current mood: contemplative
That’s Walter Byron alongside Carole Lombard in a publicity still from the 1932 Paramount film “Sinners in the Sun.” It’s one of seven vintage photos of Carole, all 8″ x 10″ gelatin-silver glossies, being offered in two groups. Other pics in this batch, all in fine to very fine condition, are this of Carole and Cary Grant from “In Name Only”…
…as well as this pic pairing Lombard with Lillian Harmer from “No Man of Her Own”:
The three are selling for $169; get more information at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Original-1932-1939-Gelatin-silver-photograph-lot-w-CARY-GRANT/221702310380?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28797%26meid%3Dbbd4ad76bb4a4343a03f59213f1da7db%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D221702310365.
The other batch has four photos, all from the pre-Code era (if you include 1929, and this pic from “Big News,” in that category):
In chronological order, next is Carole admonishing Joyce Compton with her eyes, as Norman Foster looks on, in “Up Pops the Devil”…
…Lombard with Fredric March in “The Eagle and the Hawk”…
…and finally, Carole preparing to dance with George Raft in “Bolero”:
This quartet of images, the same quality as the earlier pics, sells for $195. Learn more by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-Original-1929-1934-Gelatin-silver-studio-photograph-lot/221702310365?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28797%26meid%3D102e43adfd9347568adb2a4d79195376%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D221702310380.
Today, the world is mourning the passing of the man who played one of television’s most iconic characters, as Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock on the original “Star Trek” series, left us at age 83. Not long after learning the news, I wrote this as a Facebook response: “50 years ago, Leonard Nimoy had no idea he soon would become iconic. It wasn’t easy on him at first — no actor wishes to be typecast — but he continued working, and eventually embraced Spock and what he, and the series, meant to people.” [One of those people was President Obama, who sent out a salute today, one I’m certain many Republicans might even agree with.] “Leonard also directed movies (I had forgotten he was at the helm of “Three Men and a Baby” until someone pointed it out this morning) and starred or hosted several other TV series. Sorry I never was able to meet him; from all accounts, he was the ultimate professional. Thank you, sir.”
Nimoy has been beamed up to the hereafter, leaving behind a legacy he never would have dreamed of in 1965, when he was best known as a reliable character actor…and he truly lived long (alas, not long enough) and prospered. My condolences to his family and millions of fans. Here he is with Zachary Quinto, who inherited the Spock role in the J.J. Abrams series of “Star Trek” films: