About these Cards
Produced by the International Tobacco Co. for intended use with their Summit brand tobacco products.
* Due to World War II and paper shortages these cards were printed but never made it into circulation.
48 card set from Great Britain.
Each card measures approximately 1-1/2" X 2-1/2".
Color portraits on front picturing pairs of movie "screen lovers."
Rarely seen but since they were never distributed when intended you can expect to see them in nice condition when you do come across them. (The batch I used in creating the gallery were NM or better).
Similar in appearance and same size as the more common Gallaher sets of the period.
Key pairings include Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Loy again with Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, as well as cards featuring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford (2), Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney and Errol Flynn with various romantic screen partners.
Gallery of 1930s Summit Screen Lovers Movie Cards
Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through the entire set. Both sides of all 48 cards are shown. A text checklist follows the gallery.
1930s Summit Screen Lovers Checklist:
1 - Myrna Loy and William Powell
2 - Patricia Ellis and Warren Hull
3 - Anita Louise and George Brent
4 - Dorothy Page and Edmund Lowe
5 - Madge Evans and Robert Montgomery
6 - Josephine Hutchinson and Pat O'Brien
7 - Jessie Matthews and Barry Mackay
8 - Bette Davis and George Brent
9 - Claire Dodd and James Dunn
10 - Kay Francis and George Brent
11 - Eleanor Powell and Robert Taylor
12 - Joan Blondell and Dick Powell
13 - Beverly Roberts and Patric Knowles
14 - Sophie Stewart and Barry K. Barnes
15 - Gitta Alpar and Owen Nares
16 - Joan Blondell and Errol Flynn
17 - Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor
18 - Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy
19 - Madge Evans and Franchot Tone
20 - Madeleine Carroll and Robert Young
21 - Gertrude Lawrence and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
22 - Virginia Bruce and William Powell
23 - Claire Dodd and Warren William
24 - Margaret Lindsay and James Cagney
25 - Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery
26 - Rosalind Russell and William Powell
27 - Mary Brian and Charles Rogers
28 - Jessie Matthews and Griffith Jones
29 - Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
30 - Valerie Hobson and Edmund Lowe
31 - Dorothy Page and Ricardo Cortez
32 - Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell
33 - Luise Rainer and William Powell
34 - Lilli Palmer and Arthur Tracy
35 - Maureen O'Sullivan and Johnny Weissmuller
36 - Sally Eilers and James Dunn
37 - Gina Malo and Stanley Lupino
38 - Anna Lee and John Loder
39 - Tamara Desni and Robert Newton
40 - Nan Grey and Kent Taylor
41 - Virginia Bruce and Kent Taylor
42 - Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone
43 - Marlene Dietrich and Robert Donat
44 - Ann Todd and Clive Brook
45 - Valerie Hobson and Roger Livesey
46 - Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier
47 - Olivia De Havilland and Brian Aherne
48 - Ann Todd and Edmund Lowe