Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
Happy New Year and welcome back to Volume 5 Number 1. Obviously this issue looks a lot different than past issues as I've finally moved from Topica's newsletter service to Constant Contact, which is pretty much the professional standard.
The switch may mean a little tinkering over the next few issues, but I'm sure we'll eventually be back to a standard form which will certainly be superior to the old Topica plain-text issues!
We've got two brand new Photo ID Guides in this issue, plus a new profile from Susan M. Kelly, but I'm otherwise going to keep this one short as I familiarize myself with building the newsletters through this site.
Even if you just skim though, be sure to scroll to the bottom for a special coupon available only to Movie Profiles & Premiums subscribers.
Enjoy the issue!
Photo ID Guide: 1936 Studio Paper Premiums
Don't know exactly what these are except that I have ten of them and have done my best to place the date as 1936. Over on the Guide I explain why that is and show off images of all ten, including Kate. They measure 5-1/2" X 6-1/2", are issued on a heavy paper stock and have blank backs.
Go here to view the 1936 Studio Paper Premiums Photo ID Guide ...
All ten of these Premiums are currently available for the first time at auction on eBay. Each of the ten separate listings will be ending this Thursday night, January 18.
R94 Movie Stars and Scenes
I picked up 17 of these Movie Stars and Scenes cards presumably from 1929 though "The Patent Leather Kid" card at the right is depicting a 1927 film. Jefferson Burdick gave these cards the R97 designation in his American Card Catalog. Some of the cards show scenes such as the one with the "Kid" here, others show portraits of the stars. All are color tinted, the ones I acquired included brown, red, green, blue, violet tones..
Go here to see all of the R94 Movie Stars and Scenes cards I picked up...
And here's a first, rather than listing these on eBay I've moved them directly to my new online store where each of the 17 cards are available for immediate purchase.
Henry Fonda by Susan M. Kelly
Though he carved out one of the most renowned careers on stage and screen, throughout it all Henry Fonda remained one of Hollywood’s great enigmas. Refusing to fit into any of the classic “star” molds, he held on to his Midwestern heritage. He was a simple man with an extraordinary talent for performing.
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to William and Herberta Fonda, May 16, 1905. As a boy, young Henry became active in the Boy Scouts and eventually became a Scoutmaster. He attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in journalism, but he didn’t graduate. Instead, at age twenty, he began acting at the Omaha Community Playhouse, under the direction of Dorothy Brando, the mother of another film great, Marlon Brando.
Read Susan's entire Henry Fonda piece here ...
I hope you had a great holiday season and are off to a great new year! I had a Merry Christmas myself with lots of family, gift-giving and gift receiving...of course, I unwrapped several new DVD's which while I have been watching I haven't found the time yet to create new listings on my DVD List (the titles are integrated into the list, but none have new pages yet).
In order to show off the new additions to my collection I updated my Amazon aStore to show them all on the front page. There are a few brief comments by each title, with some quick opinions on those that I've already watched. Of course, if you happen to make a purchase through the aStore I get a small commission through Amazon and thank you for that as well!
That's all for now, so I guess we'll see how this goes. I really find the layout attractive but it definitely is a little more cumbersome to work with on the back-end. Nothing complicated though, just a little more time consuming.
For instance, the final section (Notes) would ideally appear in between the Photo ID Guides, but there is no way to automatically move it. So, rather than risk screwing up this issue when it looks pretty good, I've decided to leave it where it is. Like I said, far from ideal, but I still think it looks pretty sweet!
I expect the next issue to be sent in this same format, so hopefully you like it. Have a great month!