Anonymous Film Stars (Black Film Frame Border-Frankenstein, King Kong, Laurel & Hardy, etc.)

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: Italy
Year of Issue: 1948
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 100
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Notes: This set contains cards showing a black film frame border with colorful film scenes. There are 100 cards in the set with common themes of 5 or 10 cards to make up the set. For example, there are 10 different Laurel and Hardy cards, 10 different Abbott and Costello cards, 10 different King Kong cards, 5 different Larry Semon cards, 5 different Frankenstein cards, etc.

This set was issued in more than one way, with different back text. All the Laurel and Hardy cards can be found with regular fronts and with reverse fronts. Some of the coloring is different between the different printings.

Date info: "Fort Apache" and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" were both 1948 releases. So was "Toto Al Giro D'Italia", an Italian film. Most of the other films were westerns or comedies from earlier in the 1940s. However, King Kong was a 1933 release and Larry Semon was an early silent comedian who died in 1928. It's an odd grouping of cards. It is pretty clear that this set was issued in about 1948. The older subjects were probably just popular subjects at the time, probably in re-releases of the old movies.

Click the picture above to view pictures of all the cards in the set.

Arriva il campione (Les Rois Du Sport) (Fernandel) (5 different cards)
Avventura nell'Arizona (Stagecoach Outlaws) (1945 film) (Buster Crabbe-Francis Gladwin) (10 different cards)
Gianni e Pinotto detectives (Who Done It?) (1942 Abbott and Costello film) (10 different cards)
I predoni della montagna (Code of the West) (James Warren, John Laurenze, Debra Aiden) (10 different cards)
Il cervello di Frankenstein (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) (5 different cards)
Il Cinema Dell Meraviglie (1945 Italian film) (10 different cards)
Il massacro di Fort Apache (Fort Apache) (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple) (10 different cards)
Il vendicatore solitario (The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury) (George Houston, Hillary Brooke) (10 different cards)
King Kong (Fay Wray) (10 different cards)
Laurel and Hardy movie scenes (10 different cards)
Larry Semon movie scenes (5 different cards)
Toto al Giro d'Italia (1948 Italian film) (5 different cards)

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