‘I’m no Trilby!’ Oh yes, you are.   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.09.20 at 18:29

Current mood: amusedamused

That’s one of the funnier lines Carole Lombard delivers in “Twentieth Century,” and I’m certain much of the film’s audience understood the in-joke — three years before, in 1931, co-star John Barrymore gained fame in “Svengali,” manipulating the life of Marion Marsh’s character Trilby.

Sorry, Carole, but we beg to differ. You are a Trilby…part of the Trilby series of oversized postcards, that is.

Trilby was a company based out of Venice, Calif., which apparently specialized in something called “poster cards” — oversized post cards (in this case, 5 x 8″). Here’s the back of the card, and from the “5-cent stamp” reference, I’m guessing this was printed sometime in the 1950s or ’60s, certainly not during Lombard’s lifetime:

You can purchase this unused card, on heavy stock, for $9.99. If interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOVIE-STAR-CAROLE-LOMBARD-OVERSIZED-POSTCARD-TRIBLY-POSTERS-224-/301745512264?hash=item46416f1f48.

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Posted September 20, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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