Posted by vp19 on 2015.08.22 at 20:15
Current mood: amused
That’s Carole Lombard with Chester Morris in a scene from Carole’s lone movie for MGM, 1934’s “The Gay Bride.” Lombard never was particularly fond of the film, and it isn’t top-tier Carole, but it’s nevertheless enjoyable and she looks lovely on the Culver City lot. Here’s the back of the above photo…
…now, with the snipe enlarged and isolated:
(Note it lists the movie’s original title, “Repeal,” which was the title of the story the film was adapted from. But with repeal having been enacted in December 1933, the original title lost some of its punch.)
This is one of five vintage stills from the film up for auction at eBay. Here are the others, none with snipes:
The seller says these photos “are in good condition with minor wear on corners.”
Bidding for this quintet of pics begins at $20, but the auction isn’t slated to end until 6:32 p.m. (Eastern) next Saturday. If you want to get in on this action, visithttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-movie-photos-Carol-Lombard-in-The-Gay-Bride-circa-1934-lot-of-4-photos-/141753668544?hash=item21012d53c0.
A few weeks ago, when Kristin Chenoweth received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/806205.html), some of her “greatest hits” were piped over the public address system; this was one of them, although it was from a TV movie that wouldn’t air for another few days, “Descendants,” a second-generation glance at Disney heroes and villains. The normally good-girl Kristin got a chance to display her “Wicked” — oops, I mean wicked — side as she played Maleificent, and sung this ditty, “Evil Like Me,” to her daughter (played by Dove Cameron). It’s received nearly seven million YouTube hits, deservedly so because it’s plenty of fun, and I’m happy to share it with you. Enjoy!