March 27, 2005

Star Cards - 5

Someone was kind enough to scan and post a whole heap of Players Cigarette cards. This particular set of 85 cards is of Actresses, and were released during the late 1930's (from clues like "her latest film was...").

I'll post one of these every once in a while, with a couple of simple links to or a bio if I can find one. You might be surpirsed at some of the familiar names you'll see. The category is "Star Cards" (over on the right column), and you can click there at any time to see all that I've posted. Hope you enjoy.

(in the extended entry)

(click for superstar size)


Nancy Carroll was the most successful actress to make the adjustment from silent movies to talkies. She started acting on stage at a young age and was working on Broadway when she was "discovered" again and given a film role (she had appeared years before in a forgettable movie and had returned to the stage). Her singing and dancing talents enabled her to become the first talkie superstar, and reportedly she received more fan mail than any other actress in the 1930's. Incredibly versatile, she moved from deep dramatic roles to light comedies with ease. She was nominated for an Oscar in The Devil's Holiday in 1930 and went on to make over twenty more movies during the decade. She then retired from movies and went back to her first love, the stage, and continued to be active there and on television until her death in 1965.

There's a very nice bio site here.

Posted by Ted at March 27, 2005 01:05 PM
Category: Star Cards

Kind of a cutie.There's probably more stuff about her on the net than all of the other card girls combined.
Also,she kinda reminds me of Ramona Pringle(aka:Heidi,the Ricola girl)at least in the face.

Posted by: Russ at March 27, 2005 02:43 PM
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