To round out the year for 2009, let's start a new feature. I've gathered quite a number of vintage moviestar postcard images from the famous German "Ross Verlag" company, along with some other examples. If these images pique your curiosity, I recommend this interesting illustrated article by Mark Goffee on the history of these fascinating collectibles at the Ross Verlag Movie Star Postcards page.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Nick Charles (William Powell, shown here with Myrna Loy and Maureen O'Sullivan in The Thin Man (1934)) thinks the FNP birthday celebration calls for a drink. (Nick thinks most things call for a drink, actually.)
Jayne Mansfield phones with her congratulations.
(but we think she's just greasing for more exposure)
Beverly Michaels seems a little annoyed that nobody is making a big fuss over her birthday...
... but Hildegard Knef is very happy for us and doesn't mind sharing the spotlight.
Audrey Hepburn gets her hair done for the occasion...
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) from This isn't happiness
Zita Johann in The Mummy (1932) from Wrong Side of the Art!
Joan Crawford from Where is my mind?
Marilyn Monroe from All Good Things
Vivien Leigh from Suicide Blonde
Julie Bardot and Anne Francis from The Tarnished Angels
Diana Dors from She Blogged By Night
Claudette Colbert from A Celebration of Feminine Pulchritude