Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936
Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936 Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936 50 - This contains good colour pictures of movie stars set against a shiny background. There are plenty of sets on film stars of the 1930s, but what makes this one stand-out are the descriptions on the reverse by Florence Desmond who was herself a film and stage actress as well as a successful impersonator. She obviously studied some of these for her work, but it is also clear from the backs that she had actual met many of them in person. For instance of Gracie Fields she says “All who have worked with her are amazed at her energy, thoughtfulness & lovable disposition”, whilst she says of Joan Crawford that she was restless and always striving for better things and improvement then goes on to casually mention that “Whilst I was in Hollywood she (Joan) entertained me in her lovely house”. Florence’s notes really tell us about the person as well as the star, for instance of male star Warner Baxter she says “During my stay in Hollywood I saw a good deal of Warner Baxter. We were both under contract to Fox. We would meet in the restaurant for lunch and when I say lunch I mean it, for Warner does not believe in diets!” or of Franchot Tone she says “when I visited his charming house I was greeted by his dachshund “Mata Hari” and goes on to say that there were many pictures of Joan Crawford which whom he was in love. A fascinating and attractive set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936

Issuer: Carreras Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This contains good colour pictures of movie stars set against a shiny background. There are plenty of sets on film stars of the 1930s, but what makes this one stand-out are the descriptions on the reverse by Florence Desmond who was herself a film and stage actress as well as a successful impersonator. She obviously studied some of these for her work, but it is also clear from the backs that she had actual met many of them in person. For instance of Gracie Fields she says “All who have worked with her are amazed at her energy, thoughtfulness & lovable disposition”, whilst she says of Joan Crawford that she was restless and always striving for better things and improvement then goes on to casually mention that “Whilst I was in Hollywood she (Joan) entertained me in her lovely house”. Florence’s notes really tell us about the person as well as the star, for instance of male star Warner Baxter she says “During my stay in Hollywood I saw a good deal of Warner Baxter. We were both under contract to Fox. We would meet in the restaurant for lunch and when I say lunch I mean it, for Warner does not believe in diets!” or of Franchot Tone she says “when I visited his charming house I was greeted by his dachshund “Mata Hari” and goes on to say that there were many pictures of Joan Crawford which whom he was in love. A fascinating and attractive set with cards size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 50

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