Dramatic lighting – oh yeah, tis the season – Carole Lombard

Three different films and a face that goes from transcendentally beautiful to very eerie, with a little movie magic…

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  1. October 23, 2013

    Wow such outstanding use of lighting.

  2. October 23, 2013

    Love the crystal ball!

    • October 24, 2013

      Is that where the light source is coming from?

  3. October 23, 2013

    Dearest V
    *The Dandy has the shivers*
    All is well.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • October 24, 2013

      A little scare is good for the adrenaline… or something…

  4. George Kaplan
    October 25, 2013

    Ooh, spooky and smokin’! The inimitable, glorious, Carole. Everything looks better in black and white! (I reserve the right to contradict myself!)
    This reminds me of the “crystal balls” gag from Hitchcock’s Family Plot (fabulous Barbara, fantastic Bruce, kooky Karen, toothsome William “Greg Sumner” Devane) as well as Margaret Rutherford’s medium’s ball (if I remember correctly) in Blithe Spirit. Wait, don’t fall asleep! Fine images, Ms L.

  5. October 27, 2013

    In the top photo, her face looks like porcelain!

  6. October 21, 2014

    I love the way her eyebrows cast shadows and her brow above catches the light again, in that second photo.

  7. October 22, 2014

    That top photo! There was a still of CL in that outfit in a film photo book my mother had. I remember thinking she looked like some supernatural creature and I could never decide if she was beautiful or terrifying. Now I’d say definitely both.

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