1936 R95 8×10 Linen Textured Premium Photos (Emo Movie Club)

1936 R95 8x10 Linen Textured Premium Photos

Movie Fan Album AdIssued beginning in 1935-1936 through to at least 1938.

Offered by The New York Mirror and more commonly with The Movie Fan Newsletter as part of the "Emo Movie Club."

U.S. issue.

Each premium measures 8" X 10".

Printed on a linen-textured paper. A high quality paper stock with a linen type feel to it.

A large black & white image of the film star takes up most of the front. Typically star's name, studio and current film project are named in bottom border.

Backs are blank.

I am pretty sure that these premiums are the items given the notation "R95" by Jefferson Burdick in his classic The American Card Catalog. R95 is found on page 113 of the 1960 edition and are described as "R95--Movie Stars, 8 x 10 linen finish, several series." They are placed under Section 19, Candy and Gum Cards Issues 1933-1942, which is consistent with the date and possibly offering insight as to the origin of these premiums.

Images of Movie Fan advertisements on this page were donated by R95 collector Daniel in 2008. All R95 images are from my stock accumulated between 2004 to present over several different purchases (accounting for the different sizes of some scans).

The July 1936 edition of The Movie Fan that Daniel sent was a 12-page publication containing an advertisement for an album intended specifically to house these linen premiums (above right), as well as a checklist of the 88 linen photos issued 8 per month between September 1935 and July 1936 (further below).

During the last update of this page in 2008 it contained images of 178 different R95 Premiums plus reference to another 43, bringing the total number of known R95 Premiums to 221.

At this current update (2012) (2014) our gallery now contains 240 different images plus at the very bottom of the page are an additional 15 R95 premiums named by Daniel as being in his collection. Total number of known R95 Premiums thus: 255.

1936 R95 8x10 Linen Textured Premium Photos Gallery

The following gallery includes images of all 1936 R95 linen textured premium photos that I have seen. Well over 200 or them. Beneath the lengthy gallery you will current sales offerings, additional special themed galleries, and a text checklist with additional notations.

Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through them all.

Available for sale in the Immortal Ephemera Store:


Special Gallery: In Memoriam

Checklist of 1936 R95 8x10 Linen Textured Premium Photos

Notes: All stars named in this checklist are pictured in the main gallery above; Listed alphabetically by last name; Some stars promote more than one film causing multiple listings. For those labeled "1 of 2 poses" there are two totally different premiums promoting different films. For those labeled "Identical poses" the premiums are exactly the same except a different film is named in the bottom border.

Brian Aherne - Beloved Enemy
Ross Alexander - Boulder Dam (Identical poses)
Ross Alexander - In Memoriam (Identical poses)
Gracie Allen - Big Broadcast Of '37
Don Ameche - One In A Million
George Arliss - Dr. Syn
Edward Arnold - Come And Get It
Jean Arthur - The Ex Mrs. Bradford
Fred Astaire - Swing Time (1 of 2 poses)
Fred Astaire - Top Hat (1 of 2 poses)
Mary Astor - Dodsworth
Mischa Auer - 100 Men And A Girl
Lew Ayres - Lady Be Careful
Wendy Barrie - Dont Bet On Love
John Barrymore - Romance In The Dark
Richard Barthelmess - Down Memory Lane Series
Freddie Bartholomew - Little Lord Fauntleroy
Alan Baxter - It Might Happen To You
Warner Baxter - Kidnapped (Identical poses)
Warner Baxter - To Mary With Love
Wallace Beery - Old Hutch
Ralph Bellamy - Navy Wife
Constance Bennett - Everything Is Thunder
Joan Bennett - Big Brown Eyes
Jack Benny - Big Broadcast Of 1937
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy - Goldwyn Follies
Joan Blondell - Miss Pacific Fleet
Humphrey Bogart - The Great O'Malley
John Boles - Craigs Wife
John Boles and Jean Muir - Orchids For You
Clara Bow - Down Memory Lane Series
Charles Boyer - Garden Of Allah (Identical poses)
Charles Boyer - I Loved A Soldier (Identical poses)
Olympe Bradna - Stolen Heaven
Bobby Breen - Lets Sing Again
George Brent - God's Country And The Woman
Phyllis Brooks - Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
Joe E. Brown - All Is Confusion
Tom Brown and Rosalind Keith - Annapolis Farewell
Tom Brown - Rose Bowl
Virginia Bruce - The Great Ziegfeld
Bob Burns - Waikiki Wedding
Bruce Cabot - Dont Turn Em Loose
James Cagney - Ceiling Zero (1 of 2 poses)
James Cagney - Great Guy (1 of 2 poses)
Eddie Cantor - Ali Baba Goes To Town
John Carradine - Kentucky Moonshine
Madeleine Carroll - The General Died At Dawn
Lon Chaney - In Memoriam
Ruth Chatterton - Dodsworth
Claudette Colbert - Maid Of Salem (1 of 2 poses)
Claudette Colbert - The Bride Comes Home (1 of 2 poses)
Ronald Colman - The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo
Russ Columbo - In Memoriam
Gary Cooper - A Gentleman Goes To Town
Jackie Cooper - Tough Guy
Dolores Costello - Little Lord Fauntleroy
Joan Crawford - I Live My Life
Bing Crosby - Double Or Nothing
Bing Crosby - Rhythm On The Range
Danielle Darrieux - The Rage of Paris
Jane Darwell - 50 Roads To Town
Bette Davis - God's Country And The Woman
Olivia de Havilland - Charge Of The Light Brigade
Olivia de Havilland - Fours A Crowd
Frances Dee - If I Were King
Dolores Del Rio - Accused
Marlene Dietrich - Garden Of Allah
Richard Dix - Yellow Dust
Robert Donat - The Ghost Goes West
Brian Donlevy - Midnight Taxi
Marie Dressler - In Memoriam
James Dunn - Bad Boy
Irene Dunne - High Wide And Handsome (Identical poses)
Irene Dunne - Show Boat (Identical poses)

Special Gallery: Down Memory Lane Series


Deanna Durbin - Three Smart Girls (Identical poses)
Deanna Durbin - 100 Men and a Girl (Identical poses)
Ann Dvorak - Racing Lady
Nelson Eddy - Rose Marie
Madge Evans - Pennies From Heaven
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Having Wonderful Time
Frances Farmer - Rhythm On The Range
Glenda Farrell - Gold Diggers Of 1937
Alice Faye - King Of Burlesque
W.C. Fields - Poppy
Errol Flynn - The Charge Of The Light Brigade
Henry Fonda - Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Identical poses)
Henry Fonda - Jezebel
Joan Fontaine - The Man Who Came Back
Kay Francis - I Found Stella Parish
Betty Furness - They Wanted To Marry (Identical poses)
Betty Furness - Grand Old Soak
Clark Gable - Call Of The Wild (1 of 2 poses)
Clark Gable - San Francisco (1 of 2 poses)
Greta Garbo - Anna Karenina
Judy Garland - Everybody Sing
Janet Gaynor and Henry Fonda - The Farmer Takes A Wife
Janet Gaynor - Small Town Girl
Gladys George - They Gave Him A Gun
John Gilbert - In Memoriam
Margot Grahame - The Informer (Identical poses)
Margot Grahame - Three Musketeers (Identical poses)
Cary Grant - Wedding Present
Sigrid Gurie - Adventures of Marco Polo
Ann Harding - Peter Ibbetson
Jean Harlow - China Seas (1 of 2 poses)
Jean Harlow - Suzy (1 of 2 poses)
Sonja Henie - Thin Ice
Katharine Hepburn - Alice Adams (1 of 2 poses)
Katharine Hepburn - Mary Of Scotland (1 of 2 poses)
Hugh Herbert - That Mans Here Again
Phillips Holmes - The Chatterbox
Miriam Hopkins - Navy Born
John Howard - Border Flight
Leslie Howard - Its Love Im After (Identical poses)
Leslie Howard - Romeo And Juliet (Identical poses)
Rochelle Hudson - Show Them No Mercy
Isabel Jewell - Lost Horizon
Al Jolson - The Singing Kid
Allan Jones - A Day At The Races
Buck Jones - Boss Rider Of Gun Creek
Arline Judge - Valiant Is The Word For Carrie
Boris Karloff - Night Key
Ruby Keeler - Shipmates Forever
Patsy Kelly - Nobodys Baby (Identical poses)
Patsy Kelly - There Goes My Heart (Identical poses)
Patsy Kelly - Road Show (Identical poses)
Dorothy Lamour - High Wide And Handsome
Priscilla Lane - Cowboy from Brooklyn
June Lang - Wee Willie Winkle
Frances Langford - Hollywood Hotel (Identical poses)
Frances Langford - Palm Spring (Identical poses)
Dixie Lee - Redheads On Parade
Andrea Leeds - Letter of Introduction
Eric Linden - Sweetheart Of The Navy
Margaret Lindsay - Jezebel
Harold Lloyd - Professor Beware
Carole Lombard - Love Before Breakfast (1 of 2 poses)
Carole Lombard - Swing High Swing Low (1 of 2 poses)
Anita Louise - Green Light
Edmund Lowe - Every Days A Holiday
Myrna Loy - The Great Ziegfeld
Ida Lupino - Sea Devils
Fred MacMurray - 13 Hours By Air (Identical poses)
Fred MacMurray - True Confessions (Identical poses)
Fredric March - Dark Angel (Identical poses)
Fredric March - Romeo And Juliet (Identical poses)
Margo - The Lost Horizon
Herbert Marshall - Daddy And I
Tony Martin Tony - Baba Goes To Town
Jessie Matthews - Paris Love Song
George "Spanky" McFarland - Colonel Spanky
Frank McHugh - Three Men On A Horse
Adolphe Menjou - A Star Is Born (Identical poses)
Adolphe Menjou - The Goldwyn Follies (Identical poses)
Una Merkel - Saratoga
Gertrude Michael - The Last Outpost
Ray Milland - Men With Wings
Robert Montgomery - Trouble For Two (Identical poses)
Robert Montgomery - Yellow Jack (Identical poses)
Grace Moore - The King Steps Out
Frank Morgan - The Firefly
Karen Morley - Last Train From Madrid
Paul Muni - Life Of Emile Zola
Doris Nolan - Top Of The Town
Jack Oakie - The Texas Rangers
Merle Oberon - Love Under Fire
Pat O'Brien - China Clipper (Identical poses)
Pat O'Brien - Stars Over Broadway (Identical poses)
Dennis O'Keefe - Hold That Kiss
Warner Oland - Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
Maureen O'Sullivan - The Emperors Candlesticks
Jean Parker - Farmer In The Dell
Pat Paterson - Spendthrift
Gail Patrick - My Man Godfrey
Joe Penner - Roaming Around
Nova Pilbeam - Nine Days A Queen
ZaSu Pitts - Riddle Of Dangling Pearl
Dick Powell - Stage Struck
Dick Powell and Joan Blondell - Broadway Gondolier
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler - Colleen
Eleanor Powell - Born To Dance (Identical poses)
Eleanor Powell - Broadway Melody Of 1936 (Identical poses)
William Powell - Escapade (1 of 2 poses)
William Powell - The Emperors Candlesticks (1 of 2 poses)
Tyrone Power - Alexander's Ragtime Band (Identical poses)
Tyrone Power - In Old Chicago (Identical poses)
Marie Prevost - In Memoriam
George Raft - It Had To Happen
Luise Rainer - The Good Earth
Martha Raye - College Holiday
Gene Raymond - Seven Keys To Baldpate
Tex Ritter - Hittin The Trail
Ritz Brothers - Goldwyn Follies
Edward G. Robinson - Kid Gallahad
May Robson - Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Buddy Rogers - Old Man Rhythm
Ginger Rogers - Swing Time
Will Rogers - In Memoriam
Cesar Romero - My Lucky Star
Mickey Rooney - Boys Town
Shirley Ross - Waikiki Wedding
Rosalind Russell - Under Two Flags
Randolph Scott - Follow The Fleet
Norma Shearer - Marie Antoinette (Identical poses)
Norma Shearer - Romeo And Juliet (Identical poses)
Anne Shirley - Mliss
Sylvia Sidney - Accent On Youth (1 of 2 poses)
Sylvia Sidney - You Only Live Once (1 of 2 poses)
Milton Sills - In Memoriam
Simone Simon - Ladies In Love
Ann Sothern - Smartest Girl In Town
Barbara Stanwyck - Annie Oakley
James Stewart - Born To Dance
Margaret Sullavan - So Red The Rose
Gloria Swanson - Down Memory Lane Series
Gladys Swarthout - Rose Of The Rancho
Lyle Talbot - Go West Young Man
Robert Taylor - Personal Property (1 of 2 poses)
Robert Taylor - The Magnificent Obsession (1 of 2 poses)
Shirley Temple - Captain January
Thelma Todd - In Memoriam
Franchot Tone - Mutiny On The Bounty
Mr. and Mrs. Franchot Tone (Tone and Joan Crawford) - Courtesy MGM
Specner Tracy - Libeled Lady
Claire Trevor - Big Town Girl
Sophie Tucker - Broadway Melody Of 37
Rudolph Valentino - In Memoriam
Marjorie Weaver - Three Blind Mice
Mae West - Every Days A Holiday (Identical poses)
Mae West - Klondike Lou (Identical poses)
Michael Whalen - Career Woman
Marie Wilson - Boy Meets Girl
Walter Winchell - Wake Up And Live
Jane Withers - Ginger
Donald Woods - Case Of The Stuttering Bishop (Identical poses)
Donald Woods - Big Town Girl (Identical poses)
Fay Wray - They Met In A Taxi
Loretta Young - Shanghai
Robert Young - The Bride Walks Out

Special Gallery: Stars in Pairs

16 More for the Checklist

Daniel, who provided information about The Movie Fan also shared a list of premiums in his collection. I have not personally seen the following but they make Daniel's checklist:

Joan Crawford - I Live My Life
Bing Crosby - Two for Tonight
Dolores Del Rio - Roads to Town
James Dunn - The Fighter
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Gunga Din
Greta Garbo - Camille
Ann Harding - Witness Chair
Jean Harlow - In Memoriam
Ruby Keeler - Let's Pretend
Anita Louise - The True Story of Louis Pasteur
Jeanette MacDonald - San Francisco
Tony Martin - Kentucky Moonshine
Dick Powell - Page Miss Glory
Gladys Swarthout - Champagne Waltz
Robert Taylor - Northwest Passage
Jane Withers - Rascals

Special Gallery: Multiple Poses

Additional Notes from The Movie Fan

Movie Fan Checklist

Text as copied from the checklist appearing in the center image above:
Back sets of exclusive linen-like finish photos previously offered are available ONLY to "Movie Fan" subscribers and as a convenience to our readers. Send 35 cents for an annual subscription NOW. These book sets, each containing eight photos, 8x10 inches as indicated, are 15 cents per (?), prepaid, anywhere.

SEPTEMBER: The Late Russ Columbo, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Margot Grahame, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Dixie Lee, and Frederic March
OCTOBER: The Late Will Rogers, Eleanor Powell, Ginger Rogers, Franchot Tone, Gladys Swarthout, Ann Harding, James Dunn, and Ruby Keeler
NOVEMBER: The Late Marie Dressler, Mr. and Mrs. Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Ronald Colman, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Margaret Sullavan, and Kay Francis
DECEMBER: Nelson Eddy, The Late Lon Chaney, Claudette Colbert, Ralph Bellamy, Joan Blondell, Robert Donat, Randolph Scott, and Rochelle Hudson
JANUARY: The Late Rudolph Valentino, Miriam Hopkins, Myrna Loy, James Cagney, Alice Faye, Robert Taylor, Phillips Holmes, and Mae West
FEBRUARY: The Late Thelma Todd, Ross Alexander, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, George Raft, Wendy Barrie, Fred MacMurray, and Jackie Cooper
MARCH: The Late John Gilbert, Janet Gaynor, Richard Dix, Dolores Costello, Gary Cooper, Ruby Keeler with Dick Powell, Shirley Temple (new pose), and Charles Boyer
APRIL: Grace Moore, The Late Milton Sills, Al Jolson, Jean Parker, Freddie Bartholomew, Frances Langford, Irene Dunne, and Norma Shearer
MAY: Clark Gable (new pose), Joan Bennett, Rosalind Russell, Jean Arthur, Virginia Bruce, John Howard, Clara Bow, and Errol Flynn
JUNE: Bobby Breen, Constance Bennett, Robert Montgomery, Jeanette MacDonald, Warner Baxter, Frances Farmer, W.C. Fields, and Richard Barthelmess
JULY: Robert Young, Gloria Swanson, Katharine Hepburn, Olivia De Havilland, Delores Del Rio, Jack Oakie, Pat Paterson, and Leslie Howard

The eleven sets listed or 88 individual photos will be mailed upon receipt of $1.65 plus 35 cents for one year's subscription to "The Movie Fan," or $2.00 complete. If you want the club's official album, as described on this page, add $1.

Added November 2012: See notes on 1938 copies of the "EMO Movie Star Photo Magazine" HERE.
EMO Movie Star Photo Magazine