Screen Stars Series B 1936
Phillips Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Screen Stars Series B 1936 Screen Stars Series B 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 Myrna Loy, Bette Davis and Leslie Howard 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 with frame embossed or not embossed 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 B 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 Myrna Loy, Bette Davis and Leslie Howard 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 with frame embossed or not embossed 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

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £36.00

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