‘Dressing’ a herald with a twist   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.04.15 at 15:07

Current mood: mischievousmischievous

“We’re Not Dressing” is hardly a classic, but it’s plenty of fun, a Bing Crosby musical vehicle with Carole Lombard thrown into the mix, not to mention Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, George Burns and Gracie Allen (neither of whom are pictured here — they’re elsewhere on the island) and even a young Ray Milland. No, it doesn’t come close to equalling the sum of its considerable parts, but if you enjoy 1930s Bing sing, you’ll be satisfied come the end.

A herald from the film now is available on eBay. One side appears typical (although note Burns and Allen were billed above Lombard, perhaps indicative of how relatively lowly Lombard was valued by Paramount in early 1934)…

…but be prepared for a surprise on the other side:

While the pre-printed herald is in English, the remaining page is in Spanish. The mix leads me to believe this was for a Spanish-language theater somewhere in the U.S., but I could be wrong. (Anyone care to translate the page?)

Bidding opens at $12, and the auction closes at 11:17 a.m. (Eastern) next Wednesday. If you’re interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/WERE-NOT-DRESSING-MOVIE-HERALD-BING-CROSBY-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ETHEL-MERMAN-/321726402070?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae8634e16.

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Posted April 15, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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