Pearl White (1889-1938) was an American actress of film and stage. She started her career on the stage at just 6 years old in the play, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. At thirteen years of age she was a bareback rider for a circus. She dropped out of high school to join a touring stage company. Next she worked as a singer in Cuba and South America. She made her appearances in dance halls and casinos. In 1910, her voice began to fail and she began to appear in silent films, including many popular serials. Her nickname was “Queen of the Serials’. She did the majority of her own stunts in these film serials. She is known well for her role in “The Perils of Pauline”. She was often cast in the role of an athletic heroine, rather than the more typical, innocent young woman. As a result of her appearances in “The Perils of Pauline”, she was soon earning $1,750 per week. She increased her star power as she appeared in other serials. In these films she flew airplanes, raced cars, and did other action hero feats. By 1919 White moved on to more dramatic roles. She appeared in ten drama films for Fox Film Corporation. She finished her career by taking roles in European films, and finally, appearing on the European stage. While performing in London, she earned three thousand dollars a week. At the time of her retirement (1924), White had banked two million dollars. She then began investing. Her investments included a hotel, a night club, and a stable of race horses. White was married twice, each time, for short duration to actors. White died of liver failure, possibly due to her history of heavy drinking. Her drinking may have been attributable to her problems with pain stemming from a spinal injury occurring during her stunt days. The IMDb site credits white with 228 film appearances between 1910 and 1924. This real photo film star photo was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition). The card is part of the “Les Vedettes de Cinema” (Stars of the Cinema) series (No.,55). White’s postcard photo portrait was taken by the celebrated photographer, Alfred Noyer. The card has a closed pin hole at it’s center bottom and is in overall fair condition (see scans).


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This vintage real photo postcard features Australian silent film actress, Enid Bennett (1893-1969). She was mostly active in American films. She was born in Australia and attended an an acting and elocution school in Perth. In 1910 she joined a touring theatrical company. Two years later she joined the Fred Niblo – Josephine Cohan touring company. She understudied for Cohan and would consistently receive positive reviews. In 1915, Enid began to appear in Australian films. Also in 1915, Enid came to the United States and made her American theatrical debut in “Cock O’ The Walk” at the George M. Cohan theater on Broadway. She soon was appearing in important roles in American films. One of her more famous roles was playing Maid Marian in Robinhood (1922) with Douglas Fairbanks. By 1923, her career had slowed. However, she made the transition to sound, appearing in two Jackie Cooper films. She nearly comletely retired in 1933. Her final film role was in the Marx Brother’s “The Big Store” (1941). The IMDb reports that Enid had 52 film credits between 1916 and 1941. Bennett married Fred Niblo in 1918 and their marriage ended in 1948 upon Niblo’s death. In 1963, she married American film director, Sidney Franklin. Enid’s two sisters, Catherine and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses. The card was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition). The postcard is part of a series (No.139) The portrait of Bennett is by Alfred Noyers studio in Paris. The postcard dates back to circa the 1920’s and is in very good condition (see scans).


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These vintage real photo postcards feature actress Billie Dove. Billie Dove (1903-1997) was an American actress. Her parents were Swiss immigrants. During her teenage years, she worked as a model to support her family. Florenz Ziegfeld hired her as a teenager to appear in the Ziegfeld Follies Revue. She was not a particularly talented dancer or singer, her beauty and acting ability were her major assets. In the early 1920’s she moved to Hollywood and began appearing in silent films. It has been written that Ziegfeld’s wife, actress Billie Burke, helped facilitate Dove’s transition to films. Apparently, Burke was trying to separate Dove from her husband because the pair were having an affair. It did not take long for her to become one of the more popular actresses of the 1920’s. Among her better known films was “The Black Pirate” (1926) with Douglas Fairbanks, and “The American Beauty” (1927). Dove was a ravishing beauty and was very photogenic. She married director, Irvin Willat, in 1923. The marriage had a six year duration. She then had a three year romance with Howard Hughes. Dove’s other interests included being a pilot, painter, and poet. After her last film, “Blondie of the Follies” (1932), Dove retired from films. It is thought that she retired because she was distraught about her role in her last film being “trimmed” by her co-star’s (Marion Davies) influential boyfriend (William Randloph Hearst). Hearst was upset because Miss Davise’s acting was overshadowed by Dove’s acting. Mr Hearst owned Cosmopolitan Productions which produced the movie. After retirement, Dove married oil executive Robert Kenaston in 1933 and the couple remained together until Kenaston’s death in 1970. She had a brief third marriage to an architect. It is interesting to note that jazz singer, Billie Holiday, borrowed Billie Dove’s first name when picking out her own stage name. Miss Holiday was an admirer of Miss Dove. The IMDb lists 50 movie credits for Billie Dove between 1921 and 1962.

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The pretty actress seen in this vintage real photo postcard is Lucienne Legrand (1900-1987). She was French and was active in film between 1921 and 1929. Her work was in silent film and she often worked alongside her actor/director husband, Emile-Bernard Donatien. For clarity sake, note that there was another actress named Lucienne Legrande; but this actress was born in 1920. Lucienne Legrand, pictured on this postcard, has eighteen film credits listed by IMDb. The site states that she is most well known for La chevauchee blanche (1924), Simone (1926), and Le martyre de Sainte-Maxence (1928). This photo postcard was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition) as part of a series (no.98). The photograph of Miss Legrand was taken by Pierre Apers. He was a talented French photographer active in the early twentieth century. His studio was in Paris and he specialized in portraiture. The cabinet card gallery is building a nice collection of his photographs. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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This vintage real photo postcard features pretty French film actress, Louise Lagrange (1898-1979). She was born in Oran, France, which is now in Algeria. Her movie debut occurred when she was nine years of age. Her first marriage was to film director Maurice Tourneur. Her second marriage was to actor, William Elliot. The IMDb credits her with 48 film credits between 1907 and 1952. Her appearances included such films as “A Roman Orgy” (1911), “The Nude Woman” (1926), “In the Shadow of the Harem” (1928), and “Cage of Girls” (1949). Do I detect a pattern here? Lagrange certainly acted in a large number of films with sexually provocative movie titles. Cinemagazine (Paris Edition) is the publisher of this card. It was part of a series (no. 425).   SOLD

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Violet Hopson (1887-1973) is the subject of this vintage real photo postcard. She was a highly successful British actress and producer who performed and produced stage and silent film productions. She was born in Australia. She began her stage career with Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company in Australia between 1898 and 1900. Two of her sisters also performed with the company. In the early 1900’s she performed in the United States and Great Britain. In the US, she appeared in dramatic productions while in Britain she added comedies to her repertoire Film historian, Rachael Low asserted that Hopson was presented to the public as if she was a “glamorous film star” despite having a low impact screen personality. Her British film debut was in “Mr Tubby’s Triumph (1910)”. Beginning 1912, she worked for British director, screen writer, and producer, Cecil Heworth. He marketed her as a “Dear Delightful Villainess”. In 1919, Hopson made a bold move and began her own production company which created a number of films. She did a series of films utilizing the theme of horse racing. Her career began to slow down before the arrival of sound films. She appeared in a few supporting roles in talkies but then retired. The IMDb reports that Violet Hopson’s filmography has 120 credits between 1910 and 1933. Hopson had two marriages. The first was to actor Alec Worcester and it was of about ten years duration. She later married British film producer, Walter West. This vintage portrait postcard presents Hopson, in what I believe to be, horseback riding attire. Her long coat, high boots, and riding crop, all support my conclusion. Hopson looks very “cool” in this photograph. She is pretty and appears self confident and resolute. This postcard was published by Cinemagazine-Edition of Paris, France. The postcard is part of a series (no. 217). This vintage photo postcard has some cloudiness on the right side edge of the postcard. Overall the postcard is in good condition and has excellent clarity (see scans).

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These vintage real photo postcards feature actress Bebe Daniels (1901-1971). The top postcard was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition) and is part of a series (no. 121?). Miss Daniels is absolutely beautiful. She is nicely dressed and her outfit includes furs. She is wearing a large ring and a necklace with a cross. Bebe Daniels was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She was born in Dallas, Texas to show business parents. Her father was a theater manager and her mother was a stage actress. She started her career in Hollywood as a silent film child actress. She became a star in musicals such as “42nd Street”. She worked opposite Harold Lloyd and was under contract with Cecil B. DeMille.  She later became a popular radio and television actress in Great Britain. In the 1920’s she was under contract with Paramount Pictures and made the transition to adult roles. In 1924 she played opposite to Rudolph Valentino in “Monsieur Bearcaire”. She also recorded songs for RCA Victor. When talkies began, she was hired by RKO. While with RKO her movies included a number of musicals such as “Dixiana” (1930) and  “Love Comes Along” (1930). Over the course of her career, she appeared in 230 films. She retired from Hollywood in 1935. After World War II she was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Truman for her service during the war. An interesting story concerning Miss Daniels is that while appearing in a Chicago hotel, several thousand dollars worth of her jewelry was stolen from her hotel room. Al Capone, the notorious gangster, was a longtime Daniels fan and put out an order that the thief had just 24 hours to return it “or else”. The jewelry was returned the following day.

The second postcard of Miss Daniels was published by Iris Verlag for Paramount Films (Fanamet). Fanamet was an Austrian film distribution company. The postcard was part of a series (no. 977). This profile portrait also displays the beauty and appeal of Miss Daniels.Iris Verlag was the most important Austrian publisher of film star postcards. It operated from Vienna during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Iris Verlag was a different company than Germany’s Ross Verlag. Iris cards restricted itself to one postcard format and did not publish scene card series popularized by Ross. The early Iris cards had a sepia brown tone while the cards from the 1930’s were closer to “black and white”.

The third photo postcard features Bebe Daniels dressed as a “harem princess”. She is wearing a two piece dress with lots of see-through material. She is dressed and posed to look beautiful and sexy. I believe that the mission was accomplished. The postcard was published by Ross Verlag in Germany circa 1920’s. The postcard is part of a series (no. 3213/1) and Paramount Studio is credited. This postcard portrait of Miss Daniels is rare.

The fourth postcard portrait of Miss Daniels is from a series (No. 37) called “Les Vedettes de Cinema (Stars of the Cinema)”. The postcard includes the logo of Paramount Studios. This real photo postcard is published by Cinemagazine and was produced in France.


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This real photo vintage postcard features actress Sandra Milovanoff (1892-1957). Although she was Russian born, she was known for her roles in French cinema, particularly during the silent era. Milovanoff was very passionate about classical dance and attended a number of dance schools in St. Petersburg. She then joined the dance company of Anna Pavlova. She toured varied European cities but left Russia in 1917 in order to flee the Bolshevik Revolution. She went with her family to Monte Carlo where she played a small role in a film. She was noticed by French director Louis Feuillade who began using her in films. She had much success in film until the arrival of sound movies which basically destroyed her career. The IMDb credits her with 28 film roles between 1917 and 1950. Her films include “Les Miserables” (1925), “My Crimes After Mein Kampf” (1940), and “The Private Life of an Actor” (1948). A sample of her work can be seen in the video seen below (“In The Night” (1929) starring Sandra Milovanoff and Charles Vanel). This postcard was published by Cinemagazine in Paris, France and is part of a series (No. 114).