Posted by vp19 on 2015.10.08 at 19:12
Current mood: hot
What a lovely pose of Carole Lombard — from the early 1930s, if what she’s wearing is indicative — but here’s how the person selling the item describes it, directly from the ad:
I hope the seller, who apparently is from Denmark, doesn’t think I’m trying to slight him; far from the case. It’s a Lombard image I’ve never seen before, and any time Carole wears that skimpy outfit, as she does in several other pics, is cause for celebration (at least among the male members of the audience). Is it “hot and leggy”? By all means. Is it original? Apparently so. Is it sepia? Well, Wikipedia defines the shade as
“Sepia is a reddish-brown color, named after the rich brown pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish Sepia.”
And unlike some Wikipedia entries, I don’t think this is something that’s been or will be altered by hackers.
This is Lombard in sepia:
This is not to say the blue-tinted Lombard photo, which the seller says is in “very fine” condition, doesn’t possess a certain charm. Here’s a close-up of part of it, showing off Carole’s sex appeal:
Anyway, one bid — for $9.99 — has been made as of this writing, and the auction closes at 4:57 a.m. (Eastern) Saturday, so if you’d like to make this yours, get to it fast. Visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carole-Lombard-original-sepia-Paramount-Pictures-8×10-HOT-and-leggy/272001685179?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D7782733692cf4b6da1e4ea41401ee033%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D19%26sd%3D351542968340 to find out more.