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I love the blazing colors on these! I just separated thm from an otherwise undistinguished stack of pics to list on eBay simply because they blew me away:
Anyone see these before? Each has a long biographical essay on back that other than latest film release matches the bios on back of the 1946 Motion Picture Magazine premiums, so my assumption is Motion Picture Magazine issued these as well. If these come from a set similar to those then there'd be 20 of them, but I've only seen these random 3. Feel free to email if you've seen others.
William Wellman on TCM Thursday
It's a bit of a strange selection finishing off with two war movies that TCM had just aired over their Memorial Day weekend marathon. Also included is 1936's Small Town Girl, which I wrote about (and actually didn't care for), but before that are a half dozen Wellman pre-code titles including the classic Night Nurse (1931) with Barbara Stanwyck.
Another Wellman rarity that I wrote about on Immortal Ephemera--and that I really enjoyed--is The Conquerors (1932) with Richard Dix and Ann Harding. In fact the main reason I'm mentioning any of this is so that you tune in for The Conquerors, so be sure to check it out at 9:45 am EST.
The complete TCM schedule of William Wellman films airing Thursday, June 9:
- 6:00 am Night Nurse (1932)
- 7:15 am Other Men's Women (1931)
- 8:30 am Safe in Hell (1931)
- 9:45 am The Conquerors (1932)
- 11:15 am Love Is a Racket (1932)
- 12:30 pm So Big (1932)
- 2:00 pm Small Town Girl (1936)
- 4:00 pm The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
- 6:00 pm Battleground (1949)
All times EST
It's got nothing at all to do with Wellman but after Battleground TCM continues it's series of Drive-In Double Features beginning with the classic Them! (1954) at 8:00 pm. Them! features the recently deceased Gunsmoke star James Arness along with James Whitmore, Joan Weldon and Edmund Gwenn.
Them! is the most recent movie I've written about in any detail on Immortal Ephemera, you can see my somewhat spoiler free article here.
Clearance Items on eBay
I'm always buying more vintage movie cards and collectibles and I've hit the point where I've begun buying groupings of the same types of cards over and over again. I don't want two of the same item on eBay, so if I'm about to list something that I already have listed I typically end the eBay listing and keep the unsold item archived for sale in the Immortal Ephemera Store.
I recently won a large grouping of duplicate cards that I plan to list on eBay, so rather than just ending everything I already have up I decided to put them on and extended sale until I find the opportunity to list the new ones. I'd rather get rid of them then just end them so these items, over 250 of them right now, are discounted sharply at 40% off.
Now I don't end these items until the day I list the new items, which are then available on eBay at full price. So sell or not, these deals will not be available indefinitely, they're going to go one way or the other. Anyway, I've mentioned this clearance sale to subscribers of eBay newsletter, seems only fair that I should point my most loyal subscribers, those like you who subscribe to my actual website, over to the big sale: EBAY CLEARANCE SALE
The Latest eBay Stock:
Items I've never listed anywhere before, grouped by the date I've first listed them to eBay:
Just for kicks, a bonus image featuring popular character actor, Lionel Stander. I think it's the first formerly mass produced product I've ever seen featuring the gravelly voiced Stander. And it's 8x10, really nice: