Screen Stars Series A Frame not embossed 1936
Phillips Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Screen Stars Series A Frame not embossed 1936 Screen Stars Series A Frame not embossed 1936 48 - Although cinema attendances have picked up since the opening of new multiplexes admissions are still only a fraction of those in 1936 when this series was issued. This was a time when the silver screen dominated leisure activity and a new breed of glamorous Hollywood superstars such as Ida Lupino, Ginger Rogers and Spencer Tracy held audiences spell-bound. Little wonder then that film star series were the most common card issues of the period – so numerous, in fact, that the new issues editor in our magazine Cigarette Card News in August 1936, C.L. Porter, said “sick as I am of the subject…” when opening his review of this set. He went on to admit that the production of this series was “most attractive” – a little grudging perhaps considering the obvious amount of care that has gone into producing this set, particularly the portraits, to give such a pleasing variety of poses, true-to-life pictures, superb colouring, embossed edged oval portrait within a white background style and informative text. All are excellent and combine to make what in our view is possibly the best of all the film series. Series A was also issued with frame embossed. Series B was also produced in the same format, but although some of the same stars appear in both the majority are different. These cards are size 68 x 35mm.
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Screen Stars Series A Frame not embossed 1936

Issuer: Phillips Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: Although cinema attendances have picked up since the opening of new multiplexes admissions are still only a fraction of those in 1936 when this series was issued. This was a time when the silver screen dominated leisure activity and a new breed of glamorous Hollywood superstars such as Ida Lupino, Ginger Rogers and Spencer Tracy held audiences spell-bound. Little wonder then that film star series were the most common card issues of the period – so numerous, in fact, that the new issues editor in our magazine Cigarette Card News in August 1936, C.L. Porter, said “sick as I am of the subject…” when opening his review of this set. He went on to admit that the production of this series was “most attractive” – a little grudging perhaps considering the obvious amount of care that has gone into producing this set, particularly the portraits, to give such a pleasing variety of poses, true-to-life pictures, superb colouring, embossed edged oval portrait within a white background style and informative text. All are excellent and combine to make what in our view is possibly the best of all the film series. Series A was also issued with frame embossed. Series B was also produced in the same format, but although some of the same stars appear in both the majority are different. These cards are size 68 x 35mm. Number of cards in set: 48

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