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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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)

PRETTY NUDE WOMAN : RISQUE : FLAPPER : PC PARIS

This vintage real photo features a pretty young woman posing nude. Note her short hair and piercing stare. This postcard is risque for its era. The card was published by NP as part of a series (No.1030). This risque photograph was taken by Julian Mandel (1872-1935). He was one of the most famous photographers of female nudes during the early twentieth century. He worked in Paris, France and his photographs became well known in the 1910’s through the 1930’s.  (SOLD)

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MAUD AMY : BEAUTIFUL FRENCH ACTRESS (EARLY 1900’S)

This vintage real photo postcard features a beautiful French actress named Maud Amy. Her name appears in theater magazines around the year 1904. Miss Amy is adorned with a number of necklaces and hair pieces as well as Cameo earrings. The photo seen on this postcard, was taken by Leopold Reutlinger. He was a famous celebrity photographer of his era. He operated a studio in Paris, France. This postcard was published by SIP as part of a series (no 1340).  (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF FRENCH GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLER : MAURICE GAMBIER : WORLD CHAMPION

This uncommon vintage real photo postcard features a Greco – Roman wrestler, Maurice Gambier. He looks like an old school UFC fighter. Actually, Gambier, of Bordeaux, France, won the first ever Greco – Roman world championship. The year was 1897 and the venue of the tournament was the Cirque Royale in Brussels, Belgium. This portrait postcard was photographed by Lucien Walery. He was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s.  This postcard is of French origin. The card has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO SISTERS IN ST. MAUR, FRANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features two plainly dressed sisters sitting for their portrait in a studio located in St. Maur, France. St. Maur is separated from Paris by the Vincennes Forest. I believe that the two girls are sisters, but it is possible that they are mother and daughter. (SOLD)

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TWO PRETTY YOUNG WOMEN : SISTERS : GREAT HATS : CABINET CARD (1900)

This cabinet card photograph features two pretty fashionable women posing for their portrait at the Sonthonnax studio in Bourg, France. The women are likely sisters. They are similarly dressed and have sweet smiles. Their lovely hats have both feathers and ribbons. (SOLD)

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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 postcard was published by A Traldi. The firm was located in Milan, Italy and operated between 1902 and 1918.   This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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LILA LEE : AMERICAN SILENT AND TALKIE FILM STAR : “CUDDLES” : VAUDEVILLE

This vintage real photo postcard features leading lady screen actress, Lila Lee (1905-1973). She performed in both silent and early sound films. She was born in New Jersey and her family were German immigrants. The family relocated to New York City. Her family encouraged her participation in “kiddie review shows”. The energetic and outgoing child was given the nickname of “Cuddles”. The name stuck to her throughout her acting career. Her juvenile acting kept her quite busy and she required private tutors for her education. Lila acted in vaudeville fo an eight year period. In 1918 she was signed by Jesse Lasky (Famous Players) for a film contract. In a short time, the company became Paramount Pictures. Her first feature film performance received much public approval. She was just 13 years old at the time of her film debut. Lila quickly became a leading lady and starred with performers like Conrad Nagel, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino.  In 1922, she won the first WAMPAS Baby Star Award. Lila was a very popular leading lady during the 1920’s. Her films were popular with critics and audiences alike. She was one of the few stars that made a successful transition from silent to sound films. In the 1930’s she made some bad career decisions and had bouts of tuberculosis and alcoholism. As a result, her latter film roles were mostly in B movies. In 1936, her film career basically ended as the result of a scandal involving the sucide of a man that she was dating.  Lila Lee lied to the District Attorney when she reported that the victim left no suicide note, when in fact she knew that he did. Lee’s personal life was unstable. She was married and divorced three times. Her son, James Kirkwood became a successful playwright and screenwriter. His credits include “A Chorus Line” and “P.S. Your Cat is Dead”.  The IMDb lists 103 credits in Lee’s filmography (1918-1967). This vintage postcard was published by Alfred Noyer as part of the “Les Vedettes de Cinema” series. The postcard was released while she was employed by Paramount Pictures. The card is of French origin. (SOLD)

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

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Postcard 1 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. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). This image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 features another photograph by Paul Boyer and this postcard was also published by SIP as part of a series (No.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard was postmarked in 1906. (SOLD)

Postcard 4 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 was postmarked in 1906.  (SOLD)

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