About these Cards
Each card measures 1-3/8" X 2-5/8 inches.
Green text on back of original vintage cards -- There is an authorized reproduction of this set from the Card Collector's Society which has red text on back and is plainly marked reproduction.
Not a movie set, but a set covering general British popular culture of the time and including figures from the worlds of royalty, politics, and especially sport; plus an heiress, a bandit, a set of famous quintuplets and plenty more, alongside the few movie cards in the set.
There are 11-1/2 cards of entertainers in the set, numbered 16-26 and including Vivien Leigh, Walt Disney, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Will Rogers and Shirley Temple. The "1/2" card would be number 39 picturing Helen Vinson with her husband, tennis pro Fred Perry.
The key to this set is Walt Disney with other popularly collected cards including Joe Louis, Astaire & Rogers, Shirley Temple, Lawrence of Arabia, Sir Malcolm Campbell and the Dionne Quintuplets.
Despite the presence of the movie cards I think my favorite is card #50 Spada, the Corsican Bandit. It's not every tobacco card that reports its subject was recently guillotined! The closing line of text is a classic as well: "Women were fascinated by him, and he is said to have made love as lightly and callously as he took life."
This set follows the fifty figures featured in Mitchell's "A Gallery of 1934" set issued the previous year.
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Gallery of Mitchell's Gallery of 1934 Cards
Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through the entire set. Both sides of all 50 cards are shown. A text checklist follows the gallery.
Mitchell's "A Gallery of 1935" Checklist:
1 - T.M. King George V and Queen Mary
2 - T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
3 - H.R.H. Princess Margaret Rose
4 - George II, King of the Hellenes
5 - Emperor of Abyssinia (Haile Selassie)
6 - Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin
7 - Lord Byng
8 - Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden
9 - Rt. Hon. Sir Samuel Hoare
10 - Earl Jellicoe (John Rushworth Jellicoe)
11 - Marquess of Linlithgow (Victor Alexander John Hope)
12 - Marquess of Reading (Rufus Daniel Isaacs)
13 - M. Pierre Laval
14 - Marshal de Bono
15 - Senator Huey Long
16 - Jack Buchanan
17 - Walt Disney
18 - Harriet Haddon
19 - Vivien Leigh
20 - Grace Moore
21 - Anna Neagle
22 - Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
23 - Will Rogers
24 - Harry Roy and "Princess Pearl"
25 - Marie Tempest
26 - Shirley Temple
27 - James Braddock
28 - Joe Louis
29 - Benny Lynch
30 - J.E. Manchester
31 - J. McGrory
32 - Wanda Morgan
33 - Alfred Perry
34 - Hector Thomson
35 - H.H. The Aga Khan and "Bahram"
36 - F. Furlong and "Reynoldstown"
37 - Donald Budge
38 - Helen Wills Moody
39 - Fred Perry and Helen Vinson
40 - Jean Batten
41 - Sir Malcolm Campbell
42 - J. Guthrie
43 - Mr. Justice Avory (Sir Horace Avory)
44 - Cardinal Bourne
45 - Commander Sir Edgar Britten
46 - Miss E.M. Cain (Ethel M. Cain)
47 - The Dionne Quintuplets
48 - Barbara Hutton
49 - Lawrence of Arabia
50 - Spada, the Corsican Bandit (Andre Spada)