Issued in 1934, this original set of tobacco cards (more commonly known as “cigarette cards”) depicts the famous film actresses of both the silent films of the 1910s and 1920s as well as “talkies” that emerged to great popular demand in the 1930s. Irene Dunne, Jean Harlow, Helen Hayes, Carole Lombard, Zasu Pitts and so many more appear in this colorful card set.
This specific set was produced for and inserted with packets of cigarettes issued by Godfrey Phillips, Ltd., and Associated Companies of England. Cigarette cards were acquired and traded much like sports figure cards have been here in the United States. The Film Favourites series was comprised of 50 unique images, all of which can be found in the plastic card holders that keep the cards safe. Whereas the image of a silver screen actress appears on the card’s front side, her biography and videography are found on the backside of the cigarette card. The Film Favourites cigarette cards remain in great vintage condition.
This collectible 1934 Film Favourites set of cigarette cards makes for a beautiful addition to any trading card or film celebrity collection, especially for those collectors seeking images of the great heroines and temptresses of the golden era of film-making.