Spanish-language spice: Late ’20s Lombard clippings   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.10.02 at 11:38

Current mood: hothot

Think you’ll agree that image above is one of the sexier ones of Carole Lombard floating about. It’s from the late 1920s, possibly taken by William E. Thomas (whose photos of Carole are among the raciest she ever did), and it’s from a Spanish-language magazine, as we can tell from (admittedly difficult to read) negative of the copy (also note her first name is listed as “Carolle,” revealing its Mack Sennett background):

This pic, with Jeanne Eagels on the flip side…

…is on sale at eBay for $12.90, or you can make an offer. Find out more by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-Jeanne-Eagels-1928-vintage-clipping-1-Sheet-Plate-Both-Sides/281815366738?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D86eaead5e034484a86523469aa13c24e%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281815297445.

But wait, there’s more, as the Ronco TV pitchman used to say. The same seller has this pic of Lombard ran in the November 1928 issue of Cine-Mundial:

On the flip side, none other than Erich von Stroheim:

The buy-it-now or make-offer conditions also apply here, but the asking price is $12. Check it out at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carol-Lombard-Eric-Von-Stroheim-1928-vintage-clipping-1-Sheet-Plate-Both-Sides/281815297445?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D768e65b1ca8a4a018ee99303ca2adc26%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281815366738.

Finally, another Lombard pose from that session was used to illustrate a Cine-Mundial piece in its January 1928 issue. The story appears to be on the transition to talking pictures, which had only just started at the beginning of ’28, and Carole (who would take a voice test early that year and pass the audition) isn’t mentioned in the copy; she’s merely there for decoration — and what decoration!

She’s identified in the caption at the bottom (again as “Carolle”), as this closeup proves:

I’ve never had any instruction in the Spanish language, but I’ll run the final two parts of this story and perhaps someone can translate the entire thing — there are references to studio magnate Willism Fox and fabled director F.W. Murnau of “Sunrise” fame, so it might prove interesting:


The clipping (the first page only; the other two were uploaded from the Media History Digital Library) is available for $7.90 (there’s no make-offer option here). All the information is available at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-1928-vintage-clipping-1-page-with-nice-photo/231707562258?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3Dd0c5fc468a434d3b9555de8600954689%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281815297445.

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Posted October 2, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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