About 1932 P.G. Wenger 10th Olympiad Playing Cards
Playing card deck issued by P.G. Wenger in 1932 to promote and raise funds for the 10th Olympic Games.
Designated SE10 in The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards.
Two different stars are shown on each Jack, Queen and King in the deck for each suit, plus Joe E. Brown is the Joker.
Thus 13 cards of interest to the movie collector which include a total of 25 film stars.
The studio for each star is listed along with their name; no MGM stars, but the other studios are well-represented.
Each Ace pictures relevant Olympic sites around Los Angeles, where the games were held.
The reverse side of each card carries a colorful illustration of an ancient Olympian holding garland.
Gallery of 1932 P.G. Wenger 10th Olympiad Playing Cards, the Film Stars
The following gallery includes images of those 1932 P.G. Wenger 10th Olympiad Playing Cards featuring film stars. For those cards showing two different stars I've included two scans of the card so you can better see the star who is upside-down on the first image. Text checklist follows below.
Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through them all.
Checklist of 1932 P.G. Wenger 10th Olympiad Playing Cards
Listed in order of how they are displayed in the gallery above:
Jack of Clubs - David Manners / Chic Sale
Queen of Clubs - Joan Blondell / Barbara Stanwyck
King of Clubs - Clive Brook / Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Ace of Clubs - Olympic Village
Jack of Diamonds - Charlie Murray / George Sidney
Queen of Diamonds - Tallulah Bankhead / Carole Lombard
King of Diamonds - George Bancroft / Warren William
Ace of Diamonds - Los Angeles City Hall
Jack of Hearts - Richard Arlen / Jack Oakie
Queen of Hearts - Kay Francis / Celia Ryland
King of Hearts - Maurice Chevalier / Fredric March
Ace of Hearts - Los Angeles Swimming Stadium
Jack of Spades - Lew Ayres / Phillips Holmes
Queen of Spades - Miriam Hopkins / Loretta Young
King of Spades - George Arliss / Edward G. Robinson
Ace of Spades - Olympic Stadium
Joker - Joe E. Brown