Just under 100 silent film actresses from the early to mid 1920’s are shown in this gallery of vintage real photo postcards. Accompanying article includes links to sources for dating postcards.
A customer recently contacted me about possible variations within the Kashin Publications boxed sets of Motion Picture Stars. Some fascinating discoveries as a variation is confirmed and more questions are raised about discrepancies in the Kashin checklists!
A brief biography of the portrait artist Nicholas Volpe (1911-1992), who was commissioned to illustrate the Academy Award Winners for Best Actor and Actress each year. Those portraits were collected and mass produced for resale in 1962 and are collectible today.
After picking up a small collection of studio reply cards to 1930s movie fans requesting photos of their favorite film stars I discovered why the studios started charging a fee. 10 of the reply cards are shown as is the 1929 newspaper article explaining how the charge came to be.
Post includes a 50 image gallery of these early movie cards, similar to Kromo Gravure cards of the period, but I can’t prove that they were issued by that Detroit company.
The Bambino in street clothes and Speedy holding the baseball bat on this late 1920s Ross Verlag postcard featuring Babe Ruth and Harold Lloyd.
A picture post featuring seventeen vintage press photos all picturing Sir Laurence Olivier from the period between 1946 and 1975.
Photos of all 20 of the early 1920’s Mack Sennett Comedies Arcade Cards that I came in possession of including identification of each of the otherwise mysterious bathing beauties.
Sharing original vintage press photos of female screenwriters circa 1917. The team of Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. Margaret Mayo, married to Edgar Selwyn at the time Goldwyn Pictures was formed, is shown on two 1917 photos from that year of Goldwyn’s launch.
A look at a 1913 postcard sized promotional advertising card featuring Norma and Constance Talmadge on front and an ad announcing the debut of The Picturegoer Magazine on back.