Early Lombard, in linen   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.05.17 at 21:19

Current mood: excitedexcited

A pair of vintage, linen-backed, single-weight photos from Carole Lombard’s first two films at Paramount are now on sale at eBay. First, albeit not chronologically, is Carole standing next to character actor par excellence Frank Morgan from “Fast and Loose,” the only film Lombard shot at Paramount’s Astoria studios in the New York borough of Queens. Proof of their identities is furnished on the back, though whomever wrote this either ignored or didn’t know the man standing at right:

Fortunately, the person selling this 10″ x 7 5/8″ image did identify the third person — it’s Herbert Yost (1879-1945), who appeared in 91 films between 1908 and 1934.

This is listed in “very fine” condition; as the seller states, it’s “flat, clean and glossy; some very light general wear and very light silvering only seen in raking light (which frankly attests to photo’s age and authenticity); a terrific linen-backed studio photo.”

You can purchase this straight up for $59.95 or make an offer. Find out more by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PARAMOUNT-FILM-PHOTO-FAST-AND-LOOSE-LINEN-BACKED-1930-/261891969227?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cf9fa50cb.

The other pic, from the same seller, is from Lombard’s Paramount debut from the late spring of 1930, “Safety in Numbers,” and it’s also new to me…

…although I wasn’t initially certain it was new because this seemed eerily similar to another pic in my collection from that film:

The one on sale measures 7 3/4″ x 10″ and is in “very good/fine” condition. The seller deems it “flat, clean and glossy; some general wear and chipping at bottom edge which doesn’t affect the image. Overall a nice photo for its age.”

You can buy this for $49.95 or make an offer. All the particulars can be found at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-PARAMOUNT-FASHION-PHOTO-SAFETY-IN-NUMBERS-LINEN-1930s-/251963961888?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aaa38f220.

Posted May 17, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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