FABIENNE : PRETTY STAGE STAR : PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL BOYER : COLOR TINTED

This vintage real photo postcard features lovely edwardian stage performer, Fabienne Darlay. Her photograph was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He was based in Paris, and photographed many celebrities during his career. This postcard was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. Note there is minor cornerwear and a light crease in the upper left hand corner of the card. The postcard is in overall Very Good Condition (see scans).

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ZIZI : CREOLE DANCER AT THE CASINO DE PARIS : (1936)

This vintage real postcard features Creole dancer, Zizi. She was a performer at the Casino de Paris. The reverse of the postcard is dated 1936. The card was published by the Jerome studio. SOLD

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FRANCOISE ARNOUL

This vintage real photo postcard features French actress, Francoise Arnoul (1931- ). She was born in Constantine, France (now Algeria). Her mother was a stage actress and her father was an artillery General. She moved to Paris in 1945 and studied acting. She was “discovered” by director Willy Rozier. In 1949, she received a major role in the film, “L’Epave (The Wreck)”). She also starred in such films as “Forbidden Fruit” (1952), “French Cancan” (1954), and “Testament of Orpheus” (1960). She made her American film debut in “Companions of the Night” (1954). She later acted in television shows. Her IMDb filmography includes 95 credits between 1949 and 2016. This postcard was postmarked in 1960 in Pula, Croatia. SOLD

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VERMOT : FRENCH BOXER : (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a boxer. His name is listed as “Vermot”. Unfortunately, without knowing his first name, it is difficult to confirm the identity of this fighter. It is likely that this is a photograph of “Vernot”, a French light weight boxer active in 1912. He only fought one bout. This postcard was published by Dix, a company located in Paris. The firm published a series of postcards of boxers of the day. This postcard offers a crisp image and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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DOLORES MAC LEAN : THEATER ACTRESS : PHOTO BY LEOPOLD REUTLINGER

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of actress Dolores Mac Lean. Her beauty is captured in this hand tinted photograph taken by the renowned photographer, Leopold Reutlinger. His studio was located in Paris, France. This card was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1187). SOLD

ADORABLE YOUNG GIRL : PARASOL : RAIN HAT : GARISH DRESS : VINTAGE PHOTO : 1930

This vintage photo features an adorable little girl preparing to go out in the rain. She is holding an umbrella and wearing a rain hat. Her floral dress is gaudy (in my opinion). The dress clashes with her umbrella. Look carefully and you will see a purse hanging from her right arm. This young girl’s smile and expression more than compensates for any fashion faux pas. An inscription on the reverse of this image indicates that the child’s name is “Simone”. This photograph is of French origin. It measures about 3 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF FRANCE (PHOTO BY ZANETTI)

This vintage real photo postcard is part of a series named “Les Plus Belles Femmes de France” (The Most Beautiful Women of France). This series is about the Provinces of France, and the model for this image represents La Bearnaise. This postcard is no.26 in the series. There were a number of different series published. The Province series was one of the more popular series. The models in this series represent different French Provinces and wear traditional clothing from that particular area of the country. This postcard was published by well known photographer Alfred Noyer. The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s. Many of his early postcards were reproductions of artworks. He also produced illustrated patriotic postcards during World War I. With the onset of the 1920’s he began producing postcards of children and women. Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images. Some of his postcards list his name while others are simply marked “AN”. The photographer of this postcard portrait is Zanetti. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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GABRIELLE DEMOUGEOT : BEAUTIFUL OPERA SINGER : REUTLINGER : PARIS : (1909)

This vintage real photo postcard features opera singer, Gabrielle Demougeot. This is a color tinted portrait of the pretty opera singer. There is little biographical information readily available about Miss Demougeot. I was able to find a snippet review of one of her performances. The writer describes her as “a pretty coquette with the voice of a high soprano, of a somewhat sour tone, who was charming and …”. Unfortunately, the snippet stopped mid sentence. This postcard is a studio portrait from the renowned French photographer, Leopold-Emile Reutlinger. His studio was located in Paris, France. The postcard was postmarked in 1909. The front (image side) is in excellent condition while the reverse has a scrape near the center bottom of the card (see scans). 

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LE DE-THAM : VIETNAMESE FEUDAL LORD AND INSURRECTIONIST VERSUS THE FRENCH

This vintage postcard features  a portrait of Vietnamese feudal lord, Le De-Tham (1858-1913). His actual name was Hoang Hoa Tham and he was also known as Commander Tham. He was the leader of the “Yen The” insurrection, a 25 year long popular revolt in the “Yen The” district of Vietnam. The insurrectionists were resisting French colonial rule. Interestingly, his parents were also resistance fighters. They both died as members of a resistance group fighting against the Court of Hue. Most of Le De-Tham’s resistance forces were routed by French troops as they swept through the province in 1890-1891. The French troops suffered a significant setback when De Tham attacked the area’s railroad. The French agreed to a peace plan and that gave De-Tham a regional fiefdom. He became a symbol for other anti-French movements. De-Tham was killed in 1913 by one of his own men.

VERONIQUE ZUBER : MISS FRANCE (1955), MOVIE ACTRESS, AND EX WIFE OF FASHION DESIGNER TED LAPIDUS

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