Thursday, December 31, 2009

Postcards - Ross Verlag

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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Katherine Hepburn

Joan Fontaine Ivy (1947)

Audrey Hepburn

Janet Leigh and John Gavin Psycho (1960)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Wink and a Nod

Audrey Hepburn

Ann Dvorak

Diana Dors

Clara Bow

Joan Crawford

Terry Moore

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Film Noir Photos

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...

... while Marilyn Monroe jumps for joy...

... and Elizabeth Taylor says she thinks FNP is Number One!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fished from the bitstream 3

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

Dorothy Mackaill in "Silver Screen Magazine," August 1931 from Allure

Pola Negri from (exclamation mark)

Joan Crawford from That Obscure Object

Ann-Margaret from 13THORNYROSES

Jeannie Berlin from Starlet Showcase