Strollers Film Stars - T85

Issuing Company: Tobacco Products Corp.
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1922
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 380
Card Size: 1 3/8" x 2 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Fancy Frame checklist incomplete, the other checklists are complete. The American Card Catalog number for this set is T85. This set can be broken up into different groups of cards.

Skip-Numbered Group

There is a skip-numbered group with numbers ranging from 1-101. Cards from this group have "Strollers Cigarettes" in big letters at the top of the backs, with no biography. If you read the wording on the backs of these cards, it states "Begin buying Strollers Cigarettes today, fifteen cigarettes for ten cents, and start your collection. Biography of each Star on the back of individual portraits." This wording makes it sound like this group of cards may have been giveaway trade cards to advertise the real Strollers set that came in packs of cigarettes, since these did not have biographies on the backs. Only 40 cards have been seen in this group, though the numbering goes from 1-101, and it looks like this group is complete at 40.

In comparing the 40 skip-numbered cards with the biography cards, 28 of the cards contain the same picture as the regular set, though there were minor cropping changes for some of them. For the other 12 cards, 10 pictured the same star as the regular set but with different poses (one reversed pose). For card #61, The skip-numbered set shows Charles Ray and the biography set shows Jack Mulhall. Both had long careers before and after the set, so the card wasn't changed because one of them stopped acting. There were two Jack Mulhall cards in the biography set, #29 and #61, so perhaps the skip-numbered set changed one to Charles Ray just to have 40 different subjects. Card 101 in the skip-numbered set shows Tom Moore and in the biography set shows William S. Hart. The biography set only went to 100, then started a second series at 101, so the Hart card was in the second series. There is a Tom Moore card in the second series with the same pose as the skip-numbered pose, numbered 111.

Biographies on Back Group

The main group of these cards are the cards that show the biographies of the stars on the backs. Cards #1-100 of this group just have the card number and name of the star at the bottom of the cards, while cards #101-200 also show some additional information below the name, such as what studio the star is from. There is a final 20 cards in this group, #201-220, showing unidentified Mack Sennett girls, mostly in beach scenes. Mack Sennett actress identifications in the checklist below are courtesy of Mack Sennett experts Steve Rydzewski and Harry Garvin.

Fancy Frame Group

The final group of these cards is a separate set of 120 cards, numbered 1-120, showing movie stars in fancy frames. The fancy frame cards are almost identical to the E123 Movie Stars set of 120 cards that was issued by the American Caramel Company, just smaller cards with a few minor differences.

Album

A special album was issued with this set. The pages of this album were black and about the same texture as construction paper. Cards from this set are sometimes found with black paper stuck to the backs - obviously these cards were removed from their special album at some point. This album is very generic-looking, with no mention of Strollers or any identification of the cards or card numbers within the album. It looks as though it was designed to be used for more than one set of cards. It does say "Stars of the Screen" on the cover.

Other Versions of these Cards

There was a parallel set of the biography cards issued in Canada by Tobacco Products Corp. (ACC #C142). Only the biography cards #1-220, including the Mack Sennett cards were issued in Canada.

There are multiple blank-backed strip cards versions of these cards. One strip card set has versions of the #101-200 group in both numbered and unnumbered versions. Another strip card group shows the Mack Sennett girls, with an additional 20 Mack Sennett cards added. Another strip card set shows the Fancy Frame cards in numbered or unnumbered versions.

As stated earlier, the Fancy Frame cards are basically smaller versions of the E123 American Caramel set, with some minor changes. The Zoraida Film Stars set from Indonesia uses the same pictures as the Fancy Frame set also.

Date info: This set can be dated to 1922 based on newspaper ads from that year that advertise the cards.

Thanks to Steve Rydzewski, Harry Garvin, and Jim McCullough for help with this checklist.


Strollers on Back 1-101 Skip-Numbered Set

1. William S. Hart
2. Dorothy Dalton
4. Bebe Daniels
7. Thomas Meighan
8. Pola Negri
13. Lionel Barrymore
14. Wallace Reid
15. Jack Holt
18. Herbert Rawlinson
19. Theodore Roberts
21. Agnes Ayres
23. Gareth Hughes
24. Mildred Harris
25. Lois Wilson
29. Jack Mulhall
31. Mary Miles Minter
32. Anna Q. Nilsson
33. Wanda Hawley
35. Gloria Swanson
36. Constance Binney
41. May Macavoy
43. Alice Brady
46. Betty Compson
50. Milton Sills
52. Viola Dana
53. Nazimova
54. Alice Lake
56. Mae Murray
60. Rudolph Valentino
61. Charles Ray
62. Bert Lytell
64. Guy Bates Post
65. Mabel Normand
70. Hope Hampton
87. George Walsh
88. Frank Mayo
89. Hoot Gibson
94. Priscilla Dean
99. Charles S. Chaplin
101a. Tom Moore ("Strollers Cigarettes" back)


Biographies on Back Set

1. William S. Hart
2. Dorothy Dalton
3. Patsy Ruth Miller
4. Bebe Daniels
5. Barbara LaMarr
6. Helene Chadwick
7. Thomas Meighan
8. Pola Negri
9. Leatrice Joy
10. Ann Forest
11. Norman Kerry
12. Matt Moore
13. Lionel Barrymore
14. Wallace Reid
15. Jack Holt
16. T. Roy Barnes
17. Elliott Dexter
18. Herbert Rawlinson
19. Theodore Roberts
20. Colleen Moore
21. Agnes Ayres
22. Kathlyn Williams
23. Gareth Hughes
24. Mildred Harris
25. Lois Wilson
26. David Powell
27. Ethel Clayton
28. Marc McDermott
29. Jack Mulhall
30. Edith Roberts
31. Mary Miles Minter
32. Anna Q. Nilsson
33. Wanda Hawley
34. Mary Glynne
35. Gloria Swanson
36. Constance Binney
37. Seena Owen
38. Clarence Burton
39. Lila Lee
40. Julia Faye
41. May Macavoy
42. Cullen Landis
43. Alice Brady
44. Walter Hiers
45. Conrad Nagel
46. Betty Compson
47. William L. Boyd
48. James Kirkwood
49. Monte Blue
50. Milton Sills
51. Lois Lee
52. Viola Dana
53. Nazimova
54. Alice Lake
55. Alice Terry
56. Mae Murray
57. Ramon Samanegos (Ramon Novarro before name change)
58. Stuart Holmes
59. Edward Connelly
60. Rudolph Valentino
61. Jack Mulhall
62. Bert Lytell
63. Lloyd Hughes
64. Guy Bates Post
65. Mabel Normand
66. Claire Windsor
67. Miriam Cooper
68. Phyllis Haver
69. Richard Headrick
70. Hope Hampton
71. Jackie Coogan
72. Wesley Barry
73. Constance Talmadge
74. Louise Huff
75. Madge Bellamy
76. Miildred June
77. Norma Talmadge
78. Dorothy Phillips
79. Katherine MacDonald
80. Harrison Ford
81. Ben Turpin
82. Richard Barthelmess
83. Anita Stewart
84. Marg. De La Motte
85. Theodore Kosloff
86. Reginald Denny
87. George Walsh
88. Frank Mayo
89. Hoot Gibson
90. Art Acord
91. Louise Lorraine
92. Marie Prevost
93. Mary Philbin
94. Priscilla Dean
95. Buster Keaton
96. Gladys Walton
97. Gertrude Olmstead
98. Miss Du Pont
99. Charles S. Chaplin
100. Claire Adams
101. William S. Hart ("Packed with Strollers Cigarettes" back)
102. Anita Stewart
103. Wesley Barry
104. Geraldine Farrar
105. Buster Keaton
106. May Allison
107. Will Rogers
108. Pearl White
109. Jackie Coogan
110. Dorothy Dalton
111. Tom Moore
112. Shirley Mason
113. Theodore Roberts
114. Eva Novak
115. Thomas Meighan
116. Bessie Barriscale
117. George Beban
118. Kathlyn Williams
119. Mabel Normand
120. Sessue Hayakawa
121. Colleen Moore
122. Jack W. Kerrigan
123. Mary Alden
124. Rudolph Valentino
125. Priscilla Dean
126. Wallace Reid
127. Gladys Walton
128. Pauline Frederick
129. Irene Castle
130. Bert Lytell
131. Rubye De Remer
132. Lois Weber, Prod'r
133. Marshall Neilan
134. Irene Rich
135. Eileen Sedgwick
136. Herbert Ralinson
137. Pola Negri
138. Erich Von Stroheim
139. Texas Guinan
140. William Russell
141. Jack Holt
142. Marie Prevost
143. Eddie Polo
144. Conrad Nagel
145. Viola Dana
146. Rene Adoree
147. Ed (Hoot) Gibson
148. Agnes Ayres
149. William Farnum
150. Edna Murphy
151. David Powell
152. Clara K. Young
153. Art Acord
154. Ethel Clayton
155. Harry Carey
156. Betty Compson
157. Chas. (Buck) Jones
158. Helene Chadwick
159. Lee Moran
160. Ann Forrest
161. Monte Blue
162. Eileen Percy
163. Dustin Farnum
164. Alice Terry
165. Lila Lee
166. Elmo Lincoln
167. Hazel Daly
168. Doris Kenyon
169. Milton Sills
170. Lois Wilson
171. Nell Shipman
172. Richard Dix
173. Naomi Childers
174. Johnnie Walker
175. Hope Hampton
176. Betty Ross Clarke
177. John Bowers
178. Gloria Swanson
179. Virginia Warwick
180. Frank Mayo
181. Mae Busch
182. Maude George
183. Charlie Chaplin
184. June Caprice
185. Marie Mosquini
186. Harold Lloyd
187. Anna Q. Nillson
188. Ruth Roland
189. H. (Snub) Pollard
190. Claire Adams
191. Mabel Ballin
192. Tom Mix
193. Mildred Davis
194. Josephine Hill
195. Cullen Landis
196. Virginia B. Faire
197. Alla Nazimova
198. Ben Turpin
199. Alice Lake
200. Gertrude Olmsted

Mack Sennett Cards

201. unidentified woman
202. unidentified woman (Myrtle Lind)
203. unidentified woman (Marie Prevost)
204. unidentified woman (Jane Allen)
205. unidentified woman (Phyllis Haver)
206. unidentified woman (Marie Prevost)
207. unidentified woman (Gladys Atkins)
208. unidentified woman (Marie Prevost)
209. unidentified woman (Dolly Beal)
210. unidentified woman (Phyllis Haver)
211. unidentified woman (Phyllis Haver)
212. unidentified woman
213. unidentified woman (Marie Prevost)
214. unidentified woman (Marie Prevost)
215. unidentified woman (Mildred June)
216. unidentified woman (Thelma Bates)
217. unidentified woman (Sybye Trevilla aka Sybil Seeley)
218. unidentified woman (Elsie Warham aka Elsie Ware)
219. unidentified woman
220. unidentified woman (Phyllis Haver)

Fancy Frame Cards

1. William S. Hart
2. Anita Stewart
3. Wesley Barry
4. Geraldine Farrar
5. Buster Keaton
6. May Allison
7. Will Rogers
8. Pearl White
9. Jackie Coogan
10. Dorothy Dalton
11. Tom Moore
12. Shirley Mason
13. Theo. Roberts
14. Eva Novak
15. Thomas Meighan
16. Bessie Barriscale
17. George Beban
18. Kathlyn Williams
19. Mabel Normand
20. Sessue Hayakawa
21. Colleen Moore
22. Jack W. Kerrigan
23. Mary Alden
24. Rudolph Valentino
25. Priscilla Dean
26. Wallace Reid
27. Gladys Walton
28. Pauline Frederick
29. Irene Castle
30. Bert Lytell
31. Rubye de Remer
32. Lois Weber
33. Marshall Neilan
34. Irene Rich
35. Eileen Sedgwick
36. Herbert Rawlinson
37. Max Graf
38. Erich Von Stroheim
39. Texas Guinan
40. Wm. Russell
41.
42. Marie Prevost
43. Eddie Polo
44. Conrad Nagel
45. Viola Dana
46. Renee Adoree
47. Hoot Gibson
48. Agnes Ayres
49.
50.
51. David Powell
52. Clara K. Young
53. Art Acord
54. Ethel Clayton
55. Harry Carey
56. Betty Compson
57. Buck Jones
58. Helene Chadwick
59. Elliott Dexter
60. Ann Forrest
61.
62. Eileen Percy
63. Dustin Farnum
64.
65. Lila Lee
66. Jack Gilbert
67. Hazel Daly
68. Doris Kenyon
69. James Kirkwood
70.
71. Nell Shipman, Dir.
72. Naomi Childers
73.
74. Johnnie Walker
75. Hope Hampton
76. Tom Mix
77. John Bowers
78. Gloria Swanson
79. Cullen Landis
80. Frank Mayo
81. Mae Busch
82. Maude George
83. June Caprice
84.
85. Charlie Chaplin
86. Wm. De Mille
87. Harold Lloyd
88. Robert McKim
89. Harry Pollard
90. Claire Adams
91. Katherine Spencer
92.
93. Mildred Davis
94. Josephine Hill
95. Alice Lake
96. Virginia Faire
97. Nazimova
98. Louise Lorraine
99. Kathleen Meyers
100. Gertrude Olmsted
101. Elmo Lincoln
102. Charles Ogle
103. Pat O’Malley
104. Jack Perrin
105. Lee Moran
106. Milton Sills
107.
108. Cecil B. De Mille
109. Marcella Pershing
110. Mabel Ballin
111. Betty Clarke
112. Anna Q. Nilsson
113. Ina Claire
114. Marie Mosquini
115. Pola Negri
116. Alice Terry
117.
118. Virginia Warwick
119. Mary Astor
120. Mary Philbin


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