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SAFETY IN NUMBERS (1930)


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Paramount Production 794

This was Carole Lombard's second film for Paramount during a period in which she was quickly moved from one film to the next. This musical banked on the new popularity of Buddy Rogers who emerged from the late silent ear as a talent with musical abilities. The story is about a naïve youth who is sent to live with three chorus girls who must act as his chaperon until he turns 21 (at which point he will inherit 25 million). For this duty, they are each paid 10 thousand dollars. This gave opportunity for all kinds of pre-code action, as evidenced in the bulk of stills of the three girls and their friends parading in lingerie at every opportunity. Lombard certainly partakes in this parade and this collection contains some of the rarest and most revealing images of her in any film. Great fashions, art deco furnishings and sets and very risqué images.
All 50 stills feature Carole Lombard. 80% are stamped by Gene Richee including the 5 portraits of Lombard. Excellent condition.

Stills: 2, 8, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 32, 33, 34, 37, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 73, 75, 77, 82, 83, 87, 93, 94, 147, 151, 153, 155, 164, 168, 171, 175, 186, 223, 226, 227, 231 (50)

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I TAKE THIS WOMAN (1931)


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Paramount Production 846.

Story about a rich socialite whose father sends her to a dude ranch in the west to cool off. She falls in love with a cowboy and her family disinherits her. This forgotten film featured Carole Lombard with Gary Cooper for the first time, when both were at their youthful peak. Until recently, this was a lost film, the rights reverting to the author who received the original negative and allowed it to disintegrate. One 16mm acetate print was discovered, and this is what we now have left of the film.
Both stars appear in each of the stills. Excellent condition.

Stills: 59, 71, 78 (3)

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NO MAN OF HER OWN (1932)


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Paramount Production 917.

A legendary film, for the pairing of stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. The film is a rather offbeat genre of comedy and drama and reflects much of the open attitude of the time towards relationships and sexuality, an attitude which at the height of the depression made sense but which was quickly reigned in by the religious sector. Lombard plays a lonely girl with a wild streak who works as a librarian. On the toss of a coin she marries a gambler, who once she discovers his true nature attempts to get him to quit. He does his best to go straight. Gable and Lombard met while making this film and though a relationship was established and chemistry was present, they did not really start a romance until a few years later. Gable was on loan out from MGM, where he was just establishing himself as a leading male star. There are numerous sexy images of these great charismatic stars.

Lombard is in every still but the 1 Gable portrait. Most are double weight key book stills. A couple stills have some border smudging. Otherwise excellent condition.

Stills: 19, 24, 40, 48, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 64, 65, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 101, 102, 106, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 123, 132, 139, 2/7, 2/11, 2/15, 2/23, (1) Gable portrait, (5) Lombard costume portraits (43)

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FROM HELL TO HEAVEN (1933)


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Paramount Production 921.

A quickie production which borrowed the successful story format (though not all star cast idea) of MGM's big hit GRAND HOTEL. Residents of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways.

Still of Lombard with Jack Oakie. Excellent condition.

Still 30 (1)

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EAGLE AND THE HAWK (1933)


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Paramount Production 934.

A fine, though underrated story about the volunteer Royal Air Force squadron during WWI which starred Frederic March, Cary Grant and Jack Oakie. Carole Lombard's role was as "The Beautiful Lady," a character which she could play to the hilt and which encompassed her contribution to the script. In these stills the beautiful Lombard wears an outrageous gown with very low décolletage , having all to do with pre-code 1933 Hollywood and nothing to do with 1917 England!

There is a portrait still and one of Lombard with Frederic March. Excellent condition.

Stills: 144, 147 (2)

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SUPERNATURAL (1933)


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Paramount Production 935.

A bizarre tale of a murderess (Lombard) who's spirit takes control over another woman's! Lombard is seen in the stills with Randolph Scott, Vivienne Osborne, Aline Dinehart and H.B. Warner. Though not credited, Lombard's black evening gowns are likely designed for her by Travis Banton.

Excellent condition.

Stills: 36, 57, 77, 82, 86 (5)

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HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE (1935)


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Paramount Production 1060.

Story of a cynical gold digging manicurist who meets a wounded aviator whose family has lost their fortune. Both wish to marry money, but form an alliance in that pursuit instead. Film, from director Mitchell Liesen included a combination of comedy elements from slapstick to screwball. So successful was Carole Lombard's comic teaming with Fred MacMurray, that they went on to make three more films together. Travis Banton was at last credited on screen for Lombard's stunning wardrobe.

Stills: 5, 13, 14, 19 (4)

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SWING HIGH, SWING LOW (1937)


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Paramount Production 1117.

Story of a girl on vacation in Panama who agrees to go on a date with a soldier on his last day in the army. She misses her shop back to the US and must stay with him and his friend. Romance ensues. In these stills, Lombard appears in a show girl costume designed by Travis Banton which went as far as it could in post code 1935 Hollywood.

Stills: 43, 153, 154 (3)

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CAROLE LOMBARD Misc. (1935-1937)


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Portraits, Misc. (1935-1937)

P1202-1264- Lombard with George Raft- Double weight key book still with printed snipe on the back in which Raft is visiting Lombard on the sound stage set of HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE

P1202-1329- Lombard costume portrait- Stunning 1936 Paramount publicity portrait of Lombard in a fur trimmed cape and cowl type hat.

P1202-1533- Lombard on a ranch. 1937 publicity still of Lombard wearing casual western style attire as she walks around a horse ranch. Typed publicity blurb on back

P2006-1- Lombard with Helen Jepson. Double weight key book still with typed blurb on back. Jepson, of the Metropolitan opera visited Lombard on the set of HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE and was about to sign a contract with Paramount. Jepson did not end up making a film for Paramount.

P1724-304, 313 and 325- Lombard's party at Venice Pier fun house, for A. C. Blumenthal and William Rhinelander Stewart. Guests included in the stills are Josephine Hutchinson, Frances Drake, Marlene Dietrich, Lili Damita and Errol Flynn. These are double weight keybook stills with typed blurbs on the verso. They are also stamped approved by the Hollywood advertising council, June 19, 1935. (7)

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