Exona or Jolivet Film Stars

Issuing Company: Biscottes Exona, Essonnes; Biscottes Jolivet
Country of Issue: France (Exona - Corbeil-Essonnes) (Jolivet - Paris)
Year of Issue: 1954
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 64
Card Size: 3 3/16" x 4 7/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Biscuits, Rusks

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Unnumbered. This set was issued with identical fronts by Exona and Jolivet, both biscuit makers in France. There is no album with the Exona version of this set, but there is an album for the Jolivet version. The Jolivet album is titled "Les plus grands artistes du cinema francais et international."

Date info: The film listed on the Madeleine Robinson card was released in 1953. There is a pencilled date of 1954 on the back of one of these cards. I am placing a 1954 date on this set.

According to French collector Serge Plumecocq, Exona was a rusk factory in Corbeil-Essonnes. At one time, they produced 1,500,000 crackers/day. They closed in 1971.

Thanks to Serge Plumecocq for helping with this checklist.

Dawn Adams in "Secrets d'Alcove"
Pier Angeli in "Mam'zell Nitouche"
Arletty in "L'air de Paris"
Francoise Arnoul in "Orage"
Michel Auclair in "Quai des blondes"
Bernard Blier in "Manege"
Pierrette Bruno in "Le boulanger de Valorgue"
Martine Carol in "Mme Du Barry"
Martine Carol in "Lucrece Borgia"
Christine Carrere in "Sang et lumieres"
Etchika Choureau in "Les enfants de l'Amour"
Eddie Constantine in "Les femmes s'en balancent"
Nicole Courcel in "Le grand Pavois"
Marie Daems in "Air de Paris"
Daniele Darrieux in "Le Bon Dieu sans confession"
Suzy Delair in "Pattes blanches"
Daniele Delorme in "La jeune fille"
Sophie Desmarets in "Le Roi"
Eleonora Rossi Drago in "L Esclave"
Renee Faure in "La chartreuse de Parme"
Fernandel in "Le retour de Don Camillo"
Jean Gabin in "L'Air de Paris"
Zsa Zsa Gabor in "Sang et Lumieres"
Daniel Gelin in "Sang et Lumieres"
Genevieve Kervine in "Ma petite folie"
Robert Lamoureux in "Lettre Ouverte"
Gina Lollobridgida in "Le Grand Jeu"
Sophia Loren in "Attila Fleau de Dieu"
Jean Marais in "Orphee"
Jean Marais in "Si Versailles m'etait conte"
Georges Marchal in "Si Versailles m'etait conte"
Luis Mariano in "Histoire de chanter"
Yves Montand in "Le Salaire de la Peur"
Jeanne Moreau in "La reine Margot"
Jean-Claude Pascal in "Un Grand Patron"
Jean-Claude Pascal in "Le grand jeu"
Jean-Claude Pascal in "Si Versailles m' etait conte"
Francois Perier in "Orphee"
Sylvie Pelayo in "Fanfan la Tulipe"
Gerard Philipe in "La Chartreuse de Parme"
Rossane Podesta in "Ulysse"
Micheline Presles in "Si Versailles m'etait conte"
Madeleine Robinson in "Minuit Quai de Bercy"
Erich Von Stroheim in "Minuit quai de Bercy"

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