TWO INK BLOTTERS : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K O MUNSON

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Vintage ink blotter 1 advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. The blotter has been trimmed, likely, to fit a frame. The item has no stains, rips, or creases. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5″ and is in overall very good condition. SOLD

Vintage ink blotter 2 also advertise the Able Supply Company and the artistry is done by K O Munson.This blotter was published by Brown & Bigelow. The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter is in very good condition (see scans). It has no stains, rips, or creases. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ and dates back to the 1950’s. 

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DIANA DORS : ENGLAND’S MARILYN MONROE : RKO RADIO PICTURES : RPPC : (1956- 1958)

This vintage real photo postcard features Diana Dors (1931-1984). English film and television and singer. Diana began her film career by being promoted as a “blonde bombshell”. She was marketed as an English version of Marilyn Monroe. She maintained her image by appearing in sex film-comedies and risque modeling. As her career progressed, it was apparent that she actually had talent. She had success as a television actress, singer, cabaret peformer, and frequent talk show guest. She also showed acting prowess in some of her latter films.  Upon birth, her name was Diana Fluck. When she began her film career, she was encouraged to change her last name. As she explained, there was concern that if her name was in lights , one of the letters could go out, causing embarassment. At the age of 14, she began studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A year later, she signed a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organization and began appearing in films. By 1949, Diana was taking on leading roles. In 1956, Dors signed a contract with RKO to act in a movie with George Gobel. In 1958, the studio canceled the contract stating that Dors had become an “object of disgrace” for her off screen behavior. Dors had a problematic social life. This postcard was likely issued sometime between 1956 and 1958. She liked hosting parties and did so regularly. It was important that she made the tabloid headlines to keep her glamorous and sex star reputation. Her first husband exploited her for money and influence.  After Dors death, biographers and friends stated that her husband would loan her out sexually to producers and leading actors on condition they put her in their films. She was known to have a number of affairs with the likes of Rod Steiger and other movie people. At one point, she was married to Richard Dawson, the actor/comedian associated with “Hogans Heroes”, “Match Game” and “Family Feud”. She had a total of three marriages. Dors filmography appearing in IMDR states that she had 100 film credits. This postcard was published by International Press in the mid 1950’s. (SOLD)

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PRETTY ITALIAN ACTRESS AND WRITER MARCELLA ALBANI

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Marcella Albani (1899-1959) was an Italian film actress that appeared in 50 films between 1919 and 1936. Albani was “discovered” by writer/director Guido Parish (Schamberg) when she was twenty years old. They became a very successful film couple until 1924 when they parted ways. Their movies were predominately tear jerkers and adventure stories. The actress also worked with other famous directors such as Joe May, Friedrich Zelnik, and Wilhelm Dieterle. Albani was a major star in the European cinema in the late 1920’s. Her films were made in five different European countries. Many of Albani’s roles were portraying elegant Latin beauties. At the advent of sound movies, Miss Albani turned to writing. One of her several novels was turned into a movie. She continued to act until 1936. Albani was married to director Mario Franchini in 1931.

Albani certainly looks elegant, sensual, and beautiful in this Postcard 1 portrait. She is dressed exquisitely. The postcard image is a bit risque for it’s era. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag of Berlin, Germany. The postcard is part of a series (no. 538/1). This portrait of Miss Albani was taken by celebrity photographer, Alexander Binder. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

In the photograph seen on Postcard 2, Albani again looks elegant, and beautiful. Her hat is a fashion statement in itself. The card is of German origin and published by Ross Verlag of Berlin. The postcard is part of a series (no. 1521/1). The photo is by Aafa film. According to one reliable source, the postcard was issued sometime between 1927 and 1928.

Postcard 3 features a beautiful risque portrait of Miss Albani. The publisher of this postcard is also Ross Verlag of Berlin, Germany. The postcard is part of a series (no. 596/3). Printed on the postcard is the name “Albani Film”. The company was a film production and distribution firm and was active in 1934.

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GABY DESLYS: BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED ACTRESS, DANCER AND SINGER

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Vintage real photo Postcard 1 features a portrait of the multi talented actress, dancer, and singer, Gaby Deslys (1881-1920). Miss Deslys performed at the beginning of the twentieth century in both Europe and the United States. She was extremely popular worldwide. In fact, she was able to earn four thousand dollars a week when performing in the United States. She performed several times on Broadway. She had a dance named after her, “The Gaby Glide” (1911). You can find the sheet music, with Gaby on the cover, elsewhere on ebay. Her love life was the topic of much public gossip. She probably added to the sensationalism surrounding her by posing in a number of risque postcards. She was courted by many wealthy and powerful men, including the King of Portugal. Her life was cut short by the “Spanish” influenza. Postcard 1 is not at all common. It was published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger Company of London and printed in Berlin (no. 0291/1). The company also had an office in New York (opened in 1910). This publishing house printed many different types of real photo postcards but was known for its hand-colored real photo postcards of actresses and fashionable women in exotic costumes. The photographer was the Talbot studio. The creator of Miss Deslys’s hat is also credited (Lewis). This particular real photo postcard stands out because it offers a colorized and very clear view of this beautiful and talented performer.  SOLD

Postcard 2 was photographed by Edouard Stebbing. He was active in Paris between 1890 and 1910. Stebbing taught at a University in Paris and invented the stebbing camera, and was known for his work with emulsions. It is reported that he was friends with the artist Monet. He died in 1914 and his wife (Celestine) died five years earlier. Stebbing was a prolific photographer during the Belle Epoque Paris. He appears to have been an expatriate from England. He published many articles in British Photographic journals. Stebbing photographed many theatrical stars. A frequent publisher of these postcards was Monsieur G.Piprot, of “Etoille” or “Star” publishing in Paris. The “Photographic Times and American Photographer” (1883) cited Stebbing as “one of the bright lights of the French Photographic Society. The card has a 1908 postmark.  SOLD

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PRETTY WOMAN : NEGLIGEE : RISQUE : P-C PARIS : REAL PHOTO POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman scantily clad getting ready to peek through some curtains. In my estimate, she is wearing a negligee but perhaps she is wearing her underclothes. This postcard was published by P-C Paris. The P-C logo is an abbreviation for Papeteries de Levallois-Clichy. The firm published a variety of real photo postcard topics including portraits of womamen, nudes, views, and holiday cards. The company was active in the 1920’s. This vintage risque postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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EDY VAYLAND : BURLESQUE ACTRESS : (1910’s)

The pretty costumed blonde actress featured in this real photo postcard is Edy Vayland. She is wearing a fantastic headdress. This portrait is a bit risque for it’s era. Preliminary research revealed little information about this Belle Epoque theatre actress. One source labelled her a burlesque actress. The postcard is from the 1910’s and was published in Italy by A. Traldi from the city of Milan. Traldi operated in Milan from 1902-1918. The publisher concentrated on view cards of Europe and the Middle East. They are also known for a series published that focused on dogs. Research reveals that they produced a number of postcard portraits of European stage performers. Miss Vayland’s photograph was taken by the Badodi studio in Milan.  This real photo postcard portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).   SOLD

PINUP BLOTTER : THE CONTINENTAL DOOR COMPANY : SLOCUM : 1938 : FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN

This vintage unused blotter features pinup art by Russell Slocum. The pretty pinup is holding skis and ski poles. This is a calendar blotter from December 1938. The blotter advertises “The Combination Door Company. The firm was located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. The Combination Door Company is a fifth generation family-owned business. It was founded in 1912 and remains in business today. The publisher of this blotter is Brown & Bigelow (no.38132). The publisher was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The blotter measures about 4″ x 9” and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

NORMANDY BEACH : NEW JERSEY : BATHING BEAUTIES ROMPING ON THE SUNNY SHORE

This vintage postcard sends “Greetings from Normandy Beach, New Jersey”. The card features nine pretty women “Romping on the Sunny Shore”. This postcard was a souvenir card for the tourists who came to Normandy Beach for their summer outings or vacations. This postcard was published by Tichnor Brothers of Boston, Massachusetts. My scanner gives this card a yellow tint but in fact, the yellowish tinted sand is actually tannish (sand colored) on the actual card.  The card has a 1956 Normandy Beach postmark. SOLD

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MISS GAYNOR ROWLANDS : ENGLISH STAGE ACTRESS; SINGER, AND DANCER

This vintage real photo postcard features English actress, singer, and dancer, Gaynor Rowlands (1883-1906). She carried the nickname of “The Nightingale of Wales”. She started her career in Empire Theatres’s Ballet. Upon graduation, she joined the company chorus line of George Edwarde’s Gaiety Theatre. She toured India in 1901/02. She quickly became a star and she became the most photographed of the “Gaiety Girls”. She was a popular subject of photo postcards and theatre magazine articles. Rowland’s life was cut short when she died of heart failure at the age of twenty-three after surgery for appendicitis. Eight portraits of Gaynor are in England’s National Portrait Gallery. The IMDb reports that she has one film in her filmography. lt was released in 1905. This vintage portrait postcard was published by Philco as part of a series (No. 3211 D). The photographer of this postcard photograph is Garet Charles. He operated a photo studio in London. His wife’s fame as a photographer, overshadowed his own. His wife was celebrity photographer, Lallie Charles. This photograph of Miss Rowlands is a bit risque for it’s time. The front of her dress is overly revealing. The reverse of the postcard has stains on it’s corners which is evidence of the card’s former residence in a postcard album. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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MODEL IN LINGERIE LOOKING IN MIRROR : RISQUE PHOTOGRAPH : LIKELY UNSIGNED JEAN AGELOU

This vintage photograph is likely the work of esteemed French photographer Jean Agelou (1878-1921). He was a photographer of the 1910’s and 1920’s and was well known for his erotic and nude photographs. This risque photo features an attractive young woman wearing lingerie. She is looking at her reflection in a mirror. The oval shaped mirror’s edges are covered with roses. The image is from the c 1910’s. This vintage photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and is in excellent condition.

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