Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
Hi again, hope you had a great month plus, sorry I'm a few days late this time around. This will be a brief issue, but while I'm shorting you on the chit-chat I did manage to put together a couple of brand new Photo ID Guides to accompany this month's profile.
The bidding is open right now on both of our new Photo ID features! But before you bid be sure to have a look at the brand new Photo ID Guides for 1935-36 Shirley's Gum Cards from Holland and the later 1963 Monster Flip Movies books that I believe were issued by Topps. Don't let the later date fool you, these flip books are filled with images from Universal horror classics such as Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Wolfman.
Both the Shirley's Gum Cards and the Monster Flip Movies were listed this past Monday at auction with bidding closing next Monday night, September 25.
I also updated Photo ID Guides with new information for the 1930's Quaker Actors & Actresses Standees page and the 1933-1938 M23 Philadelphia Supplements page. For the Standees I noticed somebody else's auction which included a few stars I hadn't seen before, and for the Philly Supplements I had picked up some which also added some new names to the checklists.
As you may have noticed since I've resumed monthly publication of this newsletter I've been alternating Profile entries from Tammy Stone, who provides profiles to us of the early silent stars, and from Susan M. Kelly, who does a great job putting together profiles of the Golden Age stars. Besides being extremely dependable, I really enjoy reading entries from both of these writers, and as an extra personal bonus to me, they both make editing oh-so-easy as it's a rare occasion when I need to change even a single word of their work!
Susan took care of Marilyn Monroe last issue, and so I had made a mental note to request a silent star from Tammy for this issue, but I totally goofed and contacted her a little later than usual this time around only to find out she was busy with the Toronto International Film Festival--I should have known better! Tammy, hope you had a great time! Anyway, I'm hoping to run a Silent Collection piece from Tammy next issue, but as for this issue Susan responded on short and unexpected notice and so I want to extend special thanks to her this time around. She even took a request, and so we proudly present:
That's all for now, a brief one as promised. I'll be back again October 15, have a great month!