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Posted by vp19 on 2015.08.04 at 20:15

Current mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Carole Lombard, playing the horsewoman she was in real life, and co-star Preston Foster are shown in this rare, on-the-set shot from the 1936 Universal comedy “Love Before Breakfast.” Both are identified on the back of this vintage 8″ x 10″ doubleweight, now up for auction at eBay:

Several years ago, I found another equine scene from the film, complete with snipe:


The top photo is deemed in very good condition, although the seller notes there is a slight curl.

Bidding opens at $29.95, with the auction ending at 4:36 p.m. (Eastern) next Tuesday. Interested, or merely curious? Bid, or find out more, by visitinghttp://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-PRESTON-FOSTER-Love-Before-Breakfast-Orig-1936-Photo-On-Set-DBWT-/381352630152?hash=item58ca635788.

We note the passing of Cilla Black at age 72, a name vaguely familiar to Americans but a prominent figure for British music and television fans. She didn’t have much chart success stateside — “You’re My World,” from 1965, probably is her best-known record in the U.S. — in contrast to the many hits she racked up in the UK. A Liverpool native who worked at the legendary Cavern club and became good friends with the Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein, Black later became a popular TV host (or “presenter,” as the Brits like to call it), and became one of that nation’s most beloved personalities. Here’s my favorite record of hers, “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” an early Randy Newman compodition backed by George Martin’s orchestra. Elvis Costello liked this song so much he did his own version on his ’90s album “Kojak Variety.”

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Posted August 4, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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