Kashin Motion Picture Stars

Issuing Company: Kashin Publications N.Y.
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: at least 101 + variations (unnumbered)
Card Size: 3 3/8" x 4 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Sold as boxed set

Notes: Blank-backed. There were four different boxed sets of 24 movie star cards issued by Kashin, each set coming in a different colored box. The boxes were colored orange, blue, coral, and canary, and the checklist of stars contained in each box was printed on the back.

There are two cards listed on the boxes that do not appear to be in the set. These are Lillian Rich and Ruth Patterson. The Lillian Rich on the box was apparently supposed to be Lillian Roth, who is in the set but is not listed on the box. The Ruth Patterson card which does not exist was apparently replaced by Harold Lloyd, who is in the set. Later versions of the boxes show Lillian Roth replacing Lillian Rich and Harold Lloyd replacing Ruth Patterson.

There are at least five more stars not listed on the boxes that are in the set, including Jeanette MacDonald, George O'Brien, Nick Stuart, Lupe Velez, and Wheezer (misspelled Weezer on card). It is possible there may be other cards not reported yet.

This set is a bit complicated as there are many variations that can be found for this set. It looks like it is possible that every card may have a variation. Most of these variations are minor, like the autograph being found in black or white, but some of the variations involve a different picture. Stars found with more than one picture include Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Mary Ann Jackson, Colleen Moore, and Charles "Buddy" Rogers. It is possible there may be others with multiple pictures.

Thanks to Dan Calandriello, Mike Aronstein, and Bill Humphries for helping with this checklist.

Jean Arthur
Nils Asther
Lionel Barrymore
Richard Barthelmess
Sally Blane
Olive Borden
Clara Bow
Big Boy
Clive Brook
John Mack Brown
Harry Carey
Nancy Carroll
Lon Chaney
Maurice Chevalier
June Clyde
Joe Cobb
Ronald Colman
Betty Compson
Gary Cooper
Dolores Costello
Joan Crawford
Richard Dix
Bebe Daniels
Marion Davies
Reginald Denny
Billie Dove
Mary Duncan
Josephine Dunn
Doris Eaton
Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Charles Farrell
Kay Francis
Robert Frazer
Greta Garbo
Janet Gaynor
John Gilbert
Lillian Gish
Corinne Griffith
William Haines
Neil Hamilton
Hedda Hopper
Leila Hyams
Mary Ann Jackson
Sonny Jim
Helen Kaiser
Buster Keaton
Merna Kennedy
Barbara Kent
Charles King
Laura La Plante
Davey Lee
Dorothy Lee
Gwen Lee
Lila Lee
Rita Le Roy
Harold Lloyd
Bessie Love
Edmund Lowe
Jeanette MacDonald (not listed on box backs)
Ken Maynard
Victor McLaglen
Adolphe Menjou
John Miljan
Robert Montgomery
Colleen Moore
Owen Moore
Matt Moore
Tom Moore
Lois Moran
Chester Morris
Conrad Nagel
Ramon Novarro
Edward Nugent
Jack Oakie
George O'Brien (not listed on box backs)
Sally O'Neill
Katherine Dale Owen
Anita Page
Ann Pennington
Mary Pickford
William Powell
Herbert Rawlinson
Lillian Roth
Buddy Rogers
Joseph Schildkraut
Norma Shearer
Milton Sills
Nick Stuart (not listed on box backs)
Ethelind Terry
Thelma Todd
Ernest Torrence
Raquel Torres
Hugh Trevor
Glenn Tryon
Richard Tucker
Rudy Vallee
Lupe Velez (not listed on box backs)
Weezer (Wheezer) (not listed on box backs)
Alice White
Fay Wray

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