A&BC Film Stars (NO. 2 SERIES)

Issuing Company: A&BC
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1953
Color/B&W: Color and B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 48 (numbered 49-96)
Card Size: 1 7/8" x 2 3/4"
Issued as insert with what product: Bubble Gum

Notes: Blank-backed.

This set is a continuation of the A&BC SET OF 48. There were three series of these cards issued in about the 1953-1954 timeframe.

Cards in the NO. 2 SERIES can be found in color or black and white. For the NO. 2 SERIES, the odd numbered cards are in color and the even numbered cards are in black and white.

Most of the cards in this set are blank-backed, but some have printing that describes a mail-in offer to get large premium photos. These printed cards are described as BLACKSTAR cards. The offer on the backs stated that a collector could send in one of the BLACKSTAR cards plus any 4 other cards and get a giant card of one of 3 different stars listed on the BLACKSTAR card. There were at least 4 different BLACKSTAR cards, each listing three different premium cards that could be chosen. So there are at least 12 different premium cards that were issued in conjunction with this set. The offer indicated that your cards would be sent back with the premium card.

Date Info: In the January/February 1954 issue of The Cameric Cigarette Card Club Notes and News magazine, it is noted that "At the very end of December (1953) a second series of "Film Stars" were put into circulation."

An album was issued for these cards titled "Dollar Film Star Series." Thanks to Stuart Collins for providing most of the checklist information for this set.

49. Linda Darnell in "Night Without Sleep"
50. Gloria Gordon in "Beneath The 12 Mile Reef"
51. William Lundigan in "Inferno"
52. Cameron Mitchell in "How To Marry A Millionaire"
53. Joanne Dru in "The Pride of St. Louis"
54. Charlton Heston in "The Presidentís Lady"
55. June Haver in "The Girl Next Door"
56. Jeffrey Hunter in "The Young Texans"
57. Jane Russell in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
58. Jay Robinson in "The Robe"
59. Terry Moore in "Beneath The 12 Mile Reef"
60. James Mason in "Prince Valliant"
61. Dana Andrews in "The Frogmen"
62. Betty Grable in "How To Marry A Millionaire"
63. Anne Bancroft in "The Gladiators"
64. Jean Peters in "A Blueprint For Murder"
65. Jeanne Crain in "City Of Bad Men"
66. John Ericson in "Rhapsody"
67. Constance Smith in "Treasure Of The Golden Condor"
68. Fernando Lamas in "Dangerous When Wet"
69. Corinne Calvet in "Powder River"
70. Jonathan Cott in "Code Two"
71. Paul Douglas in "Weíre Not Married"
72. Dean Miller in "Everything I Have Is Yours"
73. Gary Merrill in "A Blueprint For Murder"
74. Clark Gable in "Mogambo"
75. David Wayne in "How To Mary A Millionaire"
76. Jeff Richards in "Panther Squadron 8"
77. Debra Paget in "The Gladiators"
78. Keenan Wynn in "Kiss Me Kate"
79. Ezio Pinza in "Tonight We Sing"
80. Spencer Tracy in "The Actress"
81. Ethel Merman in "Thereís No Business Like Show Business"
82. Clifton Webb in "Mr. Scoutmaster"
83. Cyd Charise in "The Band Wagon"
84. Hugh Marlowe in "Way Of A Gaucho"
85. Judy Holliday in "A Name For Herself"
86. Casey Adams in "Vicki"
87. Aldo Ray in "Letís Do It Again"
88. Lauren Bacall in "How To Marry A Millionaire"
89. Donna Reed in "From Here To Eternity"
90. Cary Grant in "Monkey Business"
91. Joan Collins in "Turn The Key Softly"
92. Merry Anders in "How To Marry A Millionaire"
93. Muriel Pavlow in "Malta Story"
94. Jean Simmons in "The Robe"
95. Jane Hylton in "It Started in Paradise"
96. Catherine McLeod in "A Blueprint For Murder"

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