Jewelry Design for Larry McQueen

The brooch must have been drop dead gorgeous

Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s.

She also was a true Hollywood legend and queen of the deco style. Lombard owned a fabulous 152 star sapphire brooch. She wore this brooch in the film classic “My Man Godfrey.” Larry McQueen, owner of the costume from this film classic “My Man Godfrey” approach our studio to recreate the brooch for his collection.

“My Man Godfrey” is a movie that cannot be missed for the sheer sake of its deco style. The costume designer, the great Travis Banton truly capture the style of the 1930’s. Glamorous yet often understated, slinky and body conscious, and using the finest of fabrications such as feathers and satin to dress his stars...women like Mae West, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich, and Carole Lombard. To compliment one of Banton’s gowns for the movie, Lombard selected her own brooch to be wore with his costume and we were contacted to made it for the collection.

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