HUGUETTE DUFLOS : PRETTY FRENCH FILM AND STAGE ACTRESS : QUIT COMEDIE FRANCAISE

This vintage real photo postcard features French stage and film actress, Huguette Duflos (1887-1982). She was married to actor Raphael Duflose from 1910 through 1928. Her early career was with the Comedie Francaise and she later pursued a film career. In 1931 she was the victim of an assault by a Frenchwoman. Her injuries were treated by noted psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. The IMDb credits Duflos with 43 film appearances between 1914 and 1962. A 1926 article in the New York Times describes how Duflos, “the sweetest girl on the French stage”,  unexpectedly resigned from the Comedie Francaise and pursued other venues. This action violated her contract and she faced the threat of financial punishment for the rest of her career. The article asserts that Duflos was the most popular beauty on France’s stages and in addition, she was also admired by American audiences. This photo of Miss Duflos was taken by the noted photographic Reutlinger studio. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer and is part of the “Les Vedettes de Cinema” (The Stars of Film) series (No.16). This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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POST OFFICE : KENTON, OHIO : LITHOGRAPHIC POSTCARD

This vintage lithographic postcard features a depiction of the Post Office in Kenton, Ohio. According to the message on the reverse of the card, the Post Office was new at the time the postcard was published. This postcard was published by Curt Teich (Chicago). The postcard was distributed by the “Wagner Post Card And Novelty Co. The firm was located in Delpho, Ohio. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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BLATZ’S MILWAUKEE BEER : ADVERTISING : ELEVEN WELL DRESSED GUYS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a group of eleven men posing in front of a business with a Blatz’s Milwaukee Lager Beer advertising sign hanging on the wall of the building. The men are well dressed. Apparently they are businessmen gathered for some type of meeting or get-together.  A few of the men are smoking cigars. The Blatz Brewing Comany was a major brewer in Milwaukee. It operated from 1851 through 1959. The company developed from the John Braun’s City Brewery.Valentin Blatz was hired by John Braun and when Braun died 1in 1851, Blatz bought Braun’s business and married Braun’s wife. Blatz was trained at breweries in Bavaria. Blatz’s Milwaukee brewery was bady damaged by a fire in 1872 but he used the disaster as an opportunity to enlarge and modernize the brewery in the rebuilding process. In 1875, Blatz developed a bottling department that allowed him to ship his beer nationally. Blatz sold his company to a British syndicate (United States Brewing Company” in 1891. He continued to lead the company until his death in 1894. He was succeeded by his son. The company was sold a couple of times before it was purchased by Pabst in 1958. Although Blatz’s Brewery was sold a few more times, the label remains in Pabst’s portfolio. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans). 

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GABRIELLE ROBINNE: BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, AND POPULAR FRENCH ACTRESS

Anyone who collects vintage theatrical/film actress postcards, is very familiar with the subject of this real photo postcard. Gabrielle Robinne (1886-1980) is an actress that was widely photographed. The reason for the production of so many postcards featuring Miss Robinne is that she was very popular during her era. Certainly, one of the reasons for her popularity, was her great beauty. Robinne was born in France and was a student at the Paris Conservatory. In 1904 she joined the company of Sarah Bernhardt and later joined the Theatre Michel in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her career soared when she began performing at the Comedie-Francaise in 1907. She remained with the company until 1938. She made her film debut in the 1906 production of “Le troubadour”. Two years later she had her first huge success in “L’assassinat du Duc de Guise” (1908). She is considered by many to be the first French star of the silent film era. She charmed her audiences with her beauty and excellent acting. Gabrielle Robinne shared her time between stage and film. The IMDb reports that she appeared in nearly fifty films between 1906 and 1973.She was known for “Conquered Hate” (1913,) “Struggle for Life” (1914), and “La reine de Saba” (1913). Robinne was married to actor Rene Alexandre from 1912 until she was widowed in 1946. Her work in the theater and film was recognized by France when she was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of Merit. The photographer of Robinne’s portrait on this card is Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937). He was a leading photographer of his time and was, and is, renowned for his photographs of celebrities and beautiful women. This postcard is part of a series (no.0469).This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

TWO FATHERS HELD HOSTAGE BY THEIR RIFLE WIELDING YOUNG SONS…. LARGE PASSIVE DOG

Despite the title of this entry, this photograph is far from a hostage situation. Instead, two dandies pose with their young children and a larger Retriever dog. Both children are holding rifles, presumably toy rifles. The identity of the photographer, the identity of the subjects, and the location of the studio, are unknown..This remarkable cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans)

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PAULAY ERZSI : HUNGARIAN FILM AND THEATER ACTRESS : HARP : STAGE FRIGHT : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features Hungarian stage and film actress, Erzsi Paulay (1886-1959). Her parents were both actors. Her father died when she was eight years of age and her mother had to return to work. Erzsi was known to possess exceptional beauty and spoke very well. She graduated from the Academy of Drama (1904) and joined the National Theater. Erzsi had a problem. She was an excellent actress during rehearsals but when it came to performing in front of an audience, her performance was weak.Her apparent stage fright kept her from becoming an excellent actress. However, she was popular among her colleagues. After her first marriage failed she married Italian ambassador Count Vittorio Cerrutti in 1923. She then retired from acting. She and her husband travelled the world. The pair lived in Tokyo, Moscow and Rome. The IMDb credits her with five film roles between 1915 and 1928. This real photo postcard is in good condition. Note crease in bottom right hand corner. See scans.

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GLADYS COOPER : BEAUTIFUL BRITISH ACTRESS : PRESS PHOTO (1921) AND POSTCARD

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This 1921 press photo (Press Photo 1)features British actress, theatrical manager, and producer Gladys Cooper (1888-1971). Her career spanned over seven decades and she acted on stage, film, and television. She was a popular “pin-up” model for British troops during World War I. In 1967, she was awarded the coveted title of Dame of the Order of the British Empire. Cooper was known for both her talent and her beauty. This press photo focuses on her beauty. In fact the caption of the photograph states “Gladys Cooper : The Most Beautiful Actress In England”. This press photo was produced by the Keystone View Company. Cooper was about 33 years of age at the time this photograph was taken. (SOLD)

Postcard 1 features the Gladys Cooper’s fascimile autograph. This “hand-painted” postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the “British Beauty” series (B1-5). The firm was located in London. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Rotary Photo as part of the “Rotary Photographic” series (11856H). The firm was located in London. (SOLD)

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SEVEN BOYS AND THREE DOGS STAND ACROSS A DIRT ROAD : HUNTING : RPPC : 1911

This vintage divided back real photo postcard features seven boys and three dogs standing across a dirt road. One of the boys is holding a rifle and the presence of the three dogs indicate that this image has a hunting theme. Note the houses and trees visible in the background. This vintage postcard was postmarked in 1911. This photo postcard is in good condition (see scans).  

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A KID, A GOAT, AND A GOAT CART : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card photograph was taken outside and features a kid, a goat, and a goat cart. The child is dressed for cold weather as he sits in the cart holding a whip. The cart is more of a wagon than a cart. Note the large thin wheels. The goat is wearing a harness. The identity of the child and photographer are unknown. The location where the photograph was taken is also unknown. This cabinet card photo has cornerwear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO SIBLINGS : FASHION : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features two siblings posing for their portrait at an unidentified photo studio. Big sister is wearing a long coat and is holding a purse which she is unsuccessfully hiding behind herself. The younger sibling has gained some height by standing on a chair. He is wearing a coat and an adorable navy cap. Judging by the children’s attire worn in this photograph; this photo was likely taken in winter. This portrait photo postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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