Westminster Cinema Artistes (Green Back)

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1932
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 50
Card Size: 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: These cards can be found with 3 different back designs as follows:
A. Anonymous - title "Cinema Artistes," no tobacco firm named on the back.
B. Albert - Back design similar to the Anonymous version, but with "Artistes de Cinema" title and an Albert ad at the bottom.
C. Westminster - Untitled and unnumbered. Emblem Turkish Cigarettes ad on back, with Westminster Tobacco Co. ad also.

Date Notes: Frequent contributor Laura McCullough notes that card #50 in this set shows Greta Garbo in a photo from the film "Mata Hari," which was released in late 1931. Spanky first started making films in 1932. I previously had this set dated as 1928, but it is clear that it could not have been issued earlier than 1932. It was probably issued in 1932 or 1933, and I will place a date of 1932 on it.

Thanks to Greg Graetz for help with this checklist.

Nils Asther
Lionel Barrymore
Wallace Beery
Virginia Bruce
Charles Chase
Jackie Cooper
Joan Crawford
Marion Davies
Marie Dressler
Jimmy Durante
Madge Evans
Wallace Ford
Clark Gable
Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo (different)
John Gilbert
William Haines
Neil Hamilton
Jean Harlow
Jean Hersholt
Hedda Hopper
Leslie Howard
Walter Huston
Leila Hyams
Dorothy Jordan
Buster Keaton
Stan Laurel - Oliver Hardy
Myrna Loy
Jacquie Lyn
Joan Marsh
Una Merkel
Robert Montgomery
Colleen Moore
Polly Moran
Karen Morley
Conrad Nagel
Ramon Novarro
Anita Page
Ruth Selwyn
Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer (different)
Diane Sinclair
Aubrey Smith
Spanky
Lewis Stone
Stymie
Thelma Todd
Lupe Velez
Johnny Weissmuller
Robert Young


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