Rubbing noses and a paper doll   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.03.05 at 17:53

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Why are Carole Lombard and Norman Foster emulating Eskimos by rubbing noses in this promotional shot for 1931’s “Up Pops the Devil”? I don’t know the answer, either — but it is cute and charming, and you can have this 8″ x 10″ reprint for $11 (five are available) by visiting×10-rare-photo/251864410749?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28797%26meid%3D7850e7086d0e4639931162d0ed8c1351%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D191529082297.

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Yeah, that Carole is a real doll, or at least a paper version — and the image above is up for auction at eBay. It’s listed as being from about 1940, but longtime Lombard fans know it’s actually derived from a mayonnaise ad in June 1933:

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Want the paper doll, made in 2012 by artist Sandra Vanderpool? Bids begin at $2, with the auction ending at 6:47 p.m. (Eastern) next Thursday. Bid or learn more, by going to

I note the paper doll was made for the Edmonds (Wash.) Museum — and since Edmonds happens to be the former home of Carole & Co. fave Anna Faris, a reminder that her hit sitcom “Mom,” now in its new slot of 9:30/8:30c on CBS, will air shortly with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer back in the fold as Regina, the white-collar embezzler sent up the river last season but who’s now out of jail. Faris and Spencer will hold a live chat when the show airs in the East — and you can join in at

Also, Faris is the cover subject of this month’s Redbook, with a very thought-provoking interview about life with red-hot husband Chris Pratt and her son Jack. You’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did.

Posted March 5, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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