Almex Film Stars (Yellow Border)

Issuing Company: Ediciones Almex, S. de R. L.
Country of Issue: Mexico
Year of Issue: 1959
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 390
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Checklist incomplete. The cards in this set have yellow borders. Most of the cards in this set are blank backed, but some have printed backs with the Almex company name and information about the set and about ordering an album to house the cards. This back has been seen with the original printing and with some overprints that change the prices. Another back has been seen that is horizontal and has mainly album information.

There is an album that was issued with this set. In the album, each page contains room for 8 cards, with all the stars coming from the same country. For example, there are pages for stars from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and many other countries, mainly spanish-speaking countries. Though this set originated in Mexico, it is likely this set was also sold in other spanish-speaking countries. The last page in the album contains 8 cards featuring cartoon characters Tom and Jerry and associated cartoon characters.

There are some variations in this set. The variations usually revolve around the movie studio logo and the movie text that is on many of the cards. Many of the variations have one card with the studio logo and movie text while the variation card does not contain those elements. There is a variation for #233 Libertad Lamarque that shows her picture in regular format and reverse format. There is a variation for #129 Jane Wyman that shows her studio logo as Warner Brothers on one card and 20th Century Fox on the other version. There are also some minor color variations. Variations that are known are listed in the checklist below, but there are almost certainly many more variations, as most of the cards have not been studied in detail.

Date info: The album contains a 1959 date.

Thanks to Logan Kirk for help with this checklist.

2. Robert Taylor
3. June Allyson
7. Peter Lawford
18. Edmund Purdom
21. Gary Cooper
23. Howard Keel
24. Grace Kelly in "The Swan"
58. Steve Forrest
61. Ray Milland
63. Walter Pidgeon
74. Gene Kelly in "Les Girls"
82. Yul Brynner
84. Gregory Peck
87. Robert Wagner
94. Joan Collins
105. Lauren Bacall
106. Dana Andrews
107. Susan Hayward
109. Danny Kaye
110. Maureen O'Hara in "The Magnificent Matador"
114. John Wayne
115. Dorothy Malone
117. Burt Lancaster
119. Marlon Brando
129a. Jane Wyman (Warner Brother logo)
129b. Jane Wyman (20th Century Fox logo)
130a Cornell Wilde (Warner Brothers logo and film name listed)
130b. Cornell Wilde (no logo or film name listed)
133. Edmond O'Brien
135a. Jack Palance (Warner Brothers logo and film name listed)
135b. Jack Palance (no logo or film name listed)
136. Joan Drue
139. Mona Freeman
145. Rhonda Fleming
152. Shirley Jones
153. Kim Novak
178. Jorge Negrete
186. Sarita Montiel
209. Anna Luisa Pelulio
233a. Libertad Lamarque (looking right)
233b. Libertad Lamarque (looking left reverse image)
240. Olga Zubarry
250. Jorge Mistral
251a. Emma Penella (film name listed)
251b. Emma Penella (no film listed)
257. Carmen Sevilla
259. Susana Canales
263. Julio Pena
265. Maruja Asquerino
287. Pierre Fresnay
300. Gerard Philipe
301. Michel Simon
303. Raymond Pellegrin
304. Micheline Presle
316. Massimo Girotti
319. Amedeo Nazzari
321. Rossana Podesta
331a. Delphi Lawrence (with Rank logo)
331b. Delphi Lawrence (no logo)
333. Peter Finch
336. Kay Kendall
345. Moira Shearer
350. Muriel Pavlow
376. Zaiton
380. Mie Kitahara
383. Tom (from Tom and Jerry cartoon)
384. Jerry (from Tom and Jerry cartoon)
385. Nibbles "Tuffy" Mouse (from Tom and Jerry cartoon)
386. Fuzzy and Wuzzy (Barney Bear's nephews)
387. Spike Bulldog (from Tom and Jerry cartoon)
388. Barney Bear (cartoon)
389. Tyke Bulldog (from Tom and Jerry cartoon)

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