Lavoptik Movie Stars

Issuing Company: Lavoptik, St. Paul, Minnesota
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: around 1917
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product: Eye Wash

Note: Checklist probably incomplete but also probably pretty close to complete. I've seen three small groups of these, and they all had lots of duplication of stars, so most of the cards are probably checklisted here, though with 11 shown, it is likely there is at least one more, since card issuers usually liked to issue their sets in round numbers.

I had these listed as Knapp Movie Stars on my site for 18 years based on a small auction group I'd seen with the bottom section cut off. Knapp was the lithographer for this set and is listed on the cards. Greg Galliger showed some of these as full cards, revealing that the title of the set should really be Lavoptik Movie Stars, so I changed the name of the listing.

Date Info: This set was probably issued in about 1917, based on the stars in the set. Mary Fuller's last film was in 1917. Lenore Ulrich is in the set using her birthname of Ulrich, which she used in her early films, the last time being used in 1917. She later switched to Ulric.

Thanks to Greg Galliger and Bill Oliver for help with this checklist.

Bessie Barriscale
Mary Fuller
Dorothy Gish
Lillian Gish
Anita Stewart
Blanche Sweet
Norma Talmadge
Lenore Ulrich
Lillian Walker
Pearl White
Kathlyn Williams

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