Carole Lombard in 1930s gown. When it came to wearing the liquid gowns of the period there was Lombard, and there was Harlowe, and everyone else a long, long way behind. Anyone under the silly misapprehension that 'the olden days' were staid and sexually laced up times and it took the mini skirt in the 60s to liberate the body needs only to look at a few glamour photos of these two. They were - magnificently - practically naked. Plus, Lombard was a wonderful actress.