October 12, 2005

Star Cards - 11

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 IMDB.com 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)


Madge Clark played her first silent film role at the age of five, and became one of the most sought-after child stars. In 1920 she became the first actress to appear as Heidi on film*. After talkies appeared, she seemed to fade away, instead concentrating on stage productions. In the 1930's she signed a contract with MGM studios and burst back onto the movie scene, but towards the end of the decade she became disillusioned with the system as she was lent to other studios for a series of lesser movies. She retired from film for good by 1940 and except for a brief dalliance in television, stayed out of the spotlight until her death in 1981.

*As a Raiders fan, I have an instictive dislike for Ms. Evans, based solely on the fact that she played Heidi.

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