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    55.00 USD

    We're pretty ecstatic about this find! At 5 by 7 inches on heavy, gilt edged stock, this is a lovely Victorian era cabinet card of the "unmentionable" sort. Great fashion history artifact! The huge feather boa looks like un-dyed pheasant feathers. Okay...do we know from boas? Nope :) but we're not used to seeing them quite like this. So many wonderful details in this classic nude parlor card.
    Great clarity. The mirror image effect, that ever popular shot, is nicely featured in this photograph and speaking of mirrors...wow! what an amazing frame!!!

    This has a slight bow in it, not at all unusual in larger format heavy stock photos. Possibly a beautifully decorative period frame is called for! Overall, in very nice condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    36.00 USD

    Mireille is one of our very favorite French postcard models. She certainly sizzles in this classic pin-up image with a haremesque feel to it of the kind so very popular in that period. Lovely clarity in this card! Very nice condition with minor corner and edge wear.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    36.00 USD

    One out of a wonderful series of images published by Alfred Noyer. This was a very popular series of cards that were photographed by J. Mandel, though there is no photographer attribution on this one. Minor wear to edges and corners and a tiny crease in upper right corner.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    22.00 USD

    Unidentified image of Italian opera diva La Cavalieri in an absolutely stunning Pierrette costume. Often called the most beautiful woman in the world, it was said that the worst thing that could happen to the cast of a show on opening night was if Signorina Cavalieri happened to be a member of the audience...the problem was that the attention of the audience would be so hypnotically transfixed by that beautiful woman, that they would hardly glance at the stage :)

    We've never come across this image before. To be fair, we should say this means next to nothing. We've been doing this for years, but we could see three of these tomorrow, you just never know. Still, from our limited point of view, a rare Cavalieri image.

    This card was posted in Germany, in 1915, amidst the turmoil of World War One. It is very safe to say that this card, therefore, was published some years before, and only put to use in '15, particularly since Cavalieri had retired from the stage a few years prior to that point.

    There is some wear on this one at the edges and corners, some foxing as well, but it will be a feather in the cap of any collection of Cavalieri images.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    One out of a wonderful series of images published by Alfred Noyer. This was a very popular series of cards that were photographed by J. Mandel, though there is no photographer attribution on this one. Minor wear to edges and corners and a tiny crease in upper right corner.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    What a fascinating face she had. Wonderful portrait from Verlag Hermann Leiser, circa 1920s. To demonstrate the wonderful clarity of this photograph, we caught your attention with a close, close crop. Really beautiful clarity on this one :)

    Fraulein Eva was born in 1899 Berlin as Elly Giese. As a young girl, she worked in the cigarette manufacturing industry, but by age 19 was being cast in silent films. She received leading roles immediately, mainly in comedies, and playing mostly adolescent girls.

    Her career, though successful, was a relatively short one, mostly spanning the 1920s. She did make a few films into the 1930s, but whether she simply didn't catch on with the "talkies," or didn't see eye to eye with the Nazis, who gained power in the 1930s, is not a question we were able to answer through our research, though doubtless we'll learn more in future.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    16.00 USD

    Mae Murray and John Gilbert from Erich von Stroheim's "The Merry Widow," 1925.

    Mae Murray (1885-1965), known as "the girl with the bee-stung lips," was a silent film star, producer and screen writer in the late 1910s, and into the 20s. In addition to her generous mouth, she was known for her elaborate costumes, over the top dramatics, and was all the rage for some time. Following her fourth marriage though, this one to David Mdivani, a white Russian refugee from an aristocratic Georgian family, she fell into trouble. She allowed him to manage her career and finances. He made some terrible choices for her, one of which resulted in her making an implacable enemy of producer Louis B. Mayer, and consequently being blacklisted in Hollywood. She never overcame this circumstance, and gradually faded into obscurity.

    Dastardly David Mdivani was one of five siblings of the Mdivani family who left Georgia as refugees, fleeing the Bolsheviks, and became known as the "marrying Mdivanis" because of their habit of marrying heirs and heiresses for their money. They seem to have been thoroughly ruthless in their predations, leaving trails of broken hearts, empty bank accounts, and misery in their wakes. Boo! Hiss!

    A great card from a great movie.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    26.00 USD

    In the poem Der Gott und die Bayadere, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832) interpreted an Indian folktale about a god and a temple dancer.
    In the story, the god Mahadeva in his sixth incarnation, comes to earth to live as humans live in order to better understand them.
    On the last day of his life in that incarnation (while yet a beautiful young man), he meets a temple dancer on the street who invites him into her home.
    One thing leads to another and they spend a passionate night together, the temple dancer finding true love for the first time, in the arms of the god.
    To discover if she truly loves him, Mahadeva tests her by seeming to die in the bed they share as she sleeps.
    When she awakens the next morning to discover his dead body beside her, she is heart-broken.

    Later, funeral rites commence and his body is placed upon a pyre for burning. The temple dancer, suffering deeply from the loss, wishes only to join him in death, to join him on the pyre, but the priests refuse her.
    "This man was not your husband," they say. "You are a temple dancer and your duties are not the duties of a wife."
    Ignoring them, she cries out that even if it was only for one night, the young man whose body burns on the pyre was her true love, and running to the pyre, she casts herself into the flames.
    In that instant, Mahadeva rises up, whole and unharmed, lifts up the temple dancer, also miraculously untouched by the fire, and carries her away with him up to heaven.

    Some story, huh? Well, leaving all gender politics aside for the moment, because a story like this one certainly sparks debate, our postcard's image, from a painting by enormously gifted Austrian painter and illustrator Erich Schütz (1886-1937) is simply gorgeous!

    From the marvelous text and border design on the card's face, we'll guess this card was produced in the 1910s.

    Incidentally, the spelling of Goethe's name at the top of the card is very unusual. Though an o with an umlaut (those two little dots up on top of the o) often takes the place of an oe in German words where those two vowels are found side by side and in that order, important proper names from the past (like Goethe's) are usually left unaltered. A case of artistic license, we suppose, and the Jugendstil, after all, was all about casting off the shackles of the past and embracing the modern :)

    If you'd care to read the poem, the link below will take you to a site where it is offered both in the original German and in English.

    http://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=74030

    An amazing card with only minor wear to edges and corners. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    17.00 USD

    Impish much? Too cute :) Actress Dolly Haas circa 1930 ed. Ross Verlag.

    Dorothy Clara Louisa Haas was born in Hamburg Germany in 1910, to a Danish father and an English mother. A small redhead with a boyish figure, Miss Haas's characters frequently donned pants and pretended to be boys. Her career first blossomed in Germany, in the theaters, the cabarets, and then film, in the late 20s-early 30s, but as with so many others in the German entertainment industry of the period, she left her home country when Hitler came to power.
    She was apparently good friends with Alfred Hitchcock, and worked with him too, but most of her work, once she settled in the US, was on Broadway.

    Below, you will find a link to Youtube, and a film clip of musical numbers from one of her films. The clip focuses a bit more on Willy Forst, Viennese actor and film director, than on Dolly, but is very much worth seeing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmMCoc2t65g

    Also, you might enjoy visiting the awesome site, European Film Star Postcards, from whom we obtained almost all of our information for this listing. Link below.

    http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2013/04/dolly-haas.html

    Very nice, unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    17.00 USD

    Fraulein Eva was born in 1899 Berlin as Elly Giese. As a young girl, she worked in the cigarette manufacturing industry, but by age 19 was being cast in silent films. She received leading roles immediately, mainly in comedies, and playing mostly adolescent girls. This was, for her, a very lucky thing indeed, since 1918, the year she began a successful career in film, was also the year the war ended, and a terrible economic depression was just around the corner from descending on Germany, whose people had already undergone great privations in the years leading up to the war's end.

    Her career, though successful, was a relatively short one, mostly spanning the 1920s. She did make a few films into the 1930s, but whether she simply didn't catch on with the "talkies," or didn't see eye to eye with the Nazis, who gained power in the 1930s, is not a question we were able to answer through our research, though doubtless we'll learn more in future.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    80.00 USD

    as per convos


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    92.00 USD

    as per convo


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    68.00 USD

    as per convos


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    22.00 USD

    Vintage Italian postcard by G. B. Falci of Milan promoting the 1929 D.W. Griffith film "La Canzone del Cuore," or Song of the Heart. In the United States it was released as "Lady of the Pavements."

    Starring Lupe Velez (1906-1944), a gorgeous, vivacious, actress who had begun her career in Mexican vaudeville, "Lady of the Pavements" was a relatively typical "prince/pauper" class oriented romance that is still very highly spoken of today. It was largely silent, with a limited soundtrack including Miss Velez singing a song by Irving Berlin.

    The sun was setting on D.W. Griffith's career, and just rising on Miss Velez, but she was already taking Hollywood by storm. She had the reputation of being a wild gal, a real firecracker, with unquenchable appetites and a temper to match. She had affairs with a number of Hollywood's leading men, a long running affair with Gary Cooper who, according to Wikipedia, "eventually ended the relationship in mid-1931 at the behest of his mother Alice who strongly disapproved of Vélez. By that time, the rocky relationship had taken its toll on Cooper who had lost 45 pounds and was suffering from nervous exhaustion."

    The gossip columns loved her, and apparently she encouraged scandal by calling reporters, feeding them tidbits from her personal life. Unfortunately as one might expect, this seems to have resulted in an available history lacking in her "soft side" but citing example after example of scandal. Tragically, she took her own life at the age of 36.

    Below, you can follow a link to one of her earliest film appearances, a silent Laurel and Hardy short from 1927 that is credited with giving her a start in Hollywood. Uncredited, she is playing the role of the countess. Hope you enjoy it. We did, though this Youtube offering lacks any soundtrack.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hWf9c7jdF0

    A very nice card, with great Art Deco highlights, in lovely unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    36.00 USD

    Mireille is one of our very favorite French postcard models. She certainly sizzles in this classic pin-up image with a haremesque feel to it of the kind so very popular in that period. Lovely clarity in this card! Very nice condition with minor corner and edge wear.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    24.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    As a child, French born Lilianne Carré (1904-1994) was educated in convents, and studied ballet. By 14, she was a dancer in L'Opera de Paris. By 16, she was a dancer in the revue at the Casino de Paris. By 1925 she was a star in the silents, married to Hungarian Director Michael Curtiz, and by 1935, she was living in Hollywood, and married to Errol Flynn! We heartily recommend the Wikipedia article from which we lifted these snippets of her history. You don't hear a lot about her today, but Miss Damita's films pop up now and then, and there are some really stunning images of her floating around. This has got to be one of the most beautiful.
    A very nice, unposted card with a bit of rounding at the corners. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more! Practically mint. Such lovely, crisp and unposted, condition. We are always very happy when we can showcase a card like this one.


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    14.00 USD

    One from the A. Noyer (some say Alfred, some say Armand, we haven't gotten to the bottom of that yet) series "Les Plus Belles Femmes de France" (The Most Beautiful Women of France). This was a very popular series of cards and only one of the "Les Plus Belles Femmes" group of series. There was another series, for example, depicting women in traditional costumes of their particular provinces, while this series named each model for a different precious, or semi-precious, gemstone. The artful photography and quality of the prints on these, as with so many Noyer cards, is truly amazing!
    Lovely, unposted condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    19.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Lydia Johnson in a wonderful shimmery, floral, costume. Lydia, (1896-1969) was actually a Russian actress, born Lydia Abramovic, in Rostov. She appeared in silent films in Russia prior to the revolution, but the politics of the new government did not agree with her, so she left the country, eventually settling in Italy. There, she worked mainly on the stage, but continued to appear in films well into the 1950s. She took the name Lydia Johnson as a stage name (Albert Johnson was the name of a dancer she married while still an actress in Russia).
    A very nice, unposted card of one of our favorite faces. Photo by Bododi, published by A. Traldi, of Milan. We always love finding one of A. Traldi's cards. Not only are the images often a delight, but the Art Nouveau/Deco logo design on their card backs are such a treat :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more..

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    22.00 USD

    Born Jeanette Anna MacDonald in 1903 Philadelphia, PA, Jeanette MacDonald was one of America's most popular stars of cinema musicals. If the films she appeared in weren't always musicals in the strictest sense, then she was likely to be playing the role of a professional singer, as she did opposite Clark Gable, in W.S. Van Dyke's 1936 period drama "San Francisco."

    During the 1920s, she enjoyed a lot of success on Broadway. It wasn't until 1929 that she began appearing in film, in the early talkies where her lovely voice could shine.

    She entertained America during the dark years of the early 40s, and later, even did television work. Miss MacDonald passed away in 1965.

    This wonderful card pictures her in what we're guessing was one of her earliest film roles. She made quite a splash on the screen at the very start, and this glamorous image for us suggests the style of the late twenties. Very nice unposted condition!

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Brigitte Helm was, of course, the star of the 1927 spectacular "Metropolis," and with that feather in her cap, she was offered starring roles pretty much from then on, but almost always cast in the role of the cold-blooded Femme Fatale. She was actually the first choice for the lead in "The Blue Angel," but for whatever reason Marlene got that plum role.

    This wonderfully weird pin-up is one of hers that is difficult to find, and one we've been looking for, for some time!

    Marvelous card!
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, the price is the same as for a single card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, due to the costs of international shipping will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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