HAMILTON MOVIE STARS (RED BACKS)

Issuing Company: Hamilton Chewing Gum Ltd.
Country of Issue: Canada
Year of Issue: Early 1960s
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 9/16" x 2 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Gum

Notes: Checklist Incomplete. Some of the cards contain back text as follows:

LUCKY CARD Don't throw this cards away! Collect cards in sequence. You will get a free prize!

I don't currently have information about the prize redemption scheme, but this makes it likely that there are short-printed cards so the company would avoid giving away too many prizes.

There is a logo of Snow White in a circle on the top back of these cards. Some cards have been seen with the words "Snow White" at the top of the backs of these cards. Cards have also been seen with "Princess Snow" at the top of the backs of these cards instead of "Snow White". Most cards seen have both of these removed and just say Movie Stars Bubble Gum Cards on the backs, though the logo of Snow White remains on all the cards. It looks like Disney may have complained about the use of the words "Snow White" on these cards or Hamilton may have just been worried about that possibility and those words were probably removed because of trademark infringement worries. Perhaps they were hastily changed to Princess Snow before being removed entirely from these cards.

The bubble gum itself was originally called Snow White Bubble Gum, as indicated on the back of the Yul Brynner card ("Snow White Bubble Gum never adhere to your teeth or lips"), which contains the Snow White words at the top of the card. The name of the gum was changed to Princess Snow Bubble Gum. Cards without the Snow White wording at the top of the back often have text mentioning Princess Snow bubble gum (example: The top bubble gum in the world is "Princess Snow.")

Thanks to Ranjodh Dhillon and Richard Minns for help with this checklist.


1. Deborah Kerr
2. Doris Day
3.
4. Robert Logan
5.
6.
7.
8. Richard Widmark
9. Richard Boone
10.
11.
12. Esther Williams (spelled Easther on card)
13. Hizuru Takachiho
13. Bing Crosby
14. Edward Byrnes
15. Alain Delon
16. Shirley Jones
17. Laurence Harvey
18. Gary Cooper
19.
20. Ruliko Asaoka
21.
22.
23. Katherine Spaak
24. Luana Patten
25. Rick Nelson
26. Mylene Demongeot
27. Susan Hayward
28.
29.
30. John Saxon
31. Charlton Heston
32. Francoise Arnoul
33.
34. John Wayne
35. Pat Blair
36. James Stewart
37.
38. Shirley Temple
39. Gina Lollobrigida
40. Tony Curtis
41. Yul Brynner
42.
43. Debbie Reynolds
44. Elvis Presley
45.
46. Jane Powell
47. Bobby Darin
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56. Audrey Hepburn
57.
58. Henry Fonda
59. Elke Sommer
60.
61.
62.
63.
64. Marilyn Monroe
65. Troy Donahue
66.
67. Joyce Taylor
68. Shirley MacLaine
69. Pascale Petit
70. Pete Lawford (spelled Lowford on card)
71.
72. Annette Vadim
73. Pat Boone
74.
75. Bob Conrad (spelled Canrad on card)
76. Alena Murray
77.
78.
79. Sonya Cordeau
80. Fabian
81. Sal Mineo
82. Phillip Alford
83. Fred Astaire
84. Carole Wells
85. Inger Stevens
86.
87.
88.
89.
90.
91. Gene Kelly
92.
93. Mac Rae (Card shows Gordon MacRae)
94. Lucas McCain (picture shows Chuck Connors, Lucas McCain is his character name from The Rifleman)
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