MEET THE FILM STARS 1934 -35

 

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Another lovely annual published in 1935 by Associated Newspapers,London.

With lots of beautiful, color illustrations.

With Norma Shearer on the cover, there is a letter from Norma which says in part that,

“British filmgoers have been so generous to myself, so many of them have taken the trouble to write me letters of appreciation and I have spent such happy holidays among them that I feel I am welcoming, not strangers, but a company of old friends, to this pictorial party . ….”

No doubt written by the MGM publicity dept, still, it looks good!

Films covered, with two page spreads, include THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET, CLEOPATRA, TWENTIETH CENTURY, ONE NIGHT OF LOVE, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, THE MERRY WIDOW and many others.

The copy I have is in remarkably good condition.

I’m still interested to know if any similar annuals were ever published in the States.

Here is a selection of the lovely photos. I’ve concentrated on the Hollywood stars mainly.

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Marion Davies

 

 

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Constance Bennett. THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI.

 

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Richard Dix. STINGAREE

 

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Carole Lombard.

 

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Jane Wyatt. ONE MORE RIVER

 

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Warren William. CLEOPATRA

 

 

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William Powell

 

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Herbert Marshall

 

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Ann Harding.

 

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Merle Oberon. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

 

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Robert Montgomery

 

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Jean Arthur

 

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Jessie Matthews

 

 

 

 

2 responses »

  1. Love, LOVE the photo of Jean Arthur.

    Also, the letter from the MGM Publicity Dept – er, I mean “Norma Shearer” – was gracious and delightful. If I were a movie fan from the UK back in the day, that letter alone would turn me into a lifelong Norma Shearer fan.

  2. It is a great shot.
    Still looking for confirmation that the US didn’t publish film annuals. And wondering why they wouldn’t. They made great Xmas presents.

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