Bell Agency Film Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: Belgium
Year of Issue: 1950s
Color/B&W: B&W or single color
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Giveaway at movie theaters.

Note: Checklist Incomplete. Most of the cards in this set have some text at the bottom indicating the set was published by the Bell Agency in Brussells, Belgium. Some do not have this text, especially the higher numbered cards.

At the top of the backs, there is usually some text about a particular movie theater. This set was apparently given out at movie theaters and can be found with many different theaters listed on the back. The following theaters have been seen listed on the backs of these cards, and there are probably more:

Plaza en Cameo
Cine Real Palace
Van Eyck

There is various advertising in boxes in the middle of the backs.

Date info: Helen Lallo reports that Cary Grant starred in the 1940s in a Warner Brothers film, but the photo is a later photo of him than the 1940s. He starred in these Warner Brothers films: 1946 Night and Day and the next time was 1952 Room for One More. Helen says that the photo could not be Night and Day time frame. She has examples of all those publicity stills and it looks closer to the 1952 publicity photos used for Room for One more. So that dates the set to the 1950s.

Thanks to Helen Lallo and Greg Graetz for help with this checklist.

1. Gregory Peck
2. Virginia Mayo
4. Ginger Rogers
6. Ingrid Bergman
7. Gary Cooper
8. Alexis Smith
17. Richard Todd
24. Barbara Payton
30. Eleanor Parker
34. Margaret Lockwood
36. Jane Hylton
45. Frank Villard
55. Trevor Howard
62. Jean Simmons
63. Danny Kaye
65. Montgomery Clift
78. Cyd Charisse
79. MacDonald Carey
80. Piper Laurie
81. Van Heflin
83. Ricardo Montalban
84. Joan Fontaine
90. Olivia De Havilland
96. Ann Blyth
98. Ruth Roman
101. William Holden
103. Gene Nelson
117. Gordon MacRae
119. Marlon Brando
133. Ronald Reagan
144. Anne Baxter
153. Cary Grant
164. June Allyson
167. Jack Palance
290. Paul Newman
312. Michael Craig

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