Maple Leaf Gum Film Stars (International Rounded Corners)

Issuing Company: Maple Leaf Gum
Country of Issue: Canada
Year of Issue: 1958
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 48
Card Size: 2 1/8" x 3 1/4"
Issued as insert with what product: Gum

Notes: Unnumbered. No manufacturer identification on these cards, they look kind of like playing cards. Cards are broken down into 4-card subsets mostly by country.

According to a Canadian dealer who had a few unopened packs of these cards, they were issued by Maple Leaf Gum. Here are some pictures of an original wrapper that was used for these cards. These cards were probably also issued in some European countries.

While these cards are usually found with rounded corners, I have seen some square-cornered versions of these cards.

Date Info: Based on the stars in this set and their careers, I am guessing this set was issued in about 1958.

American Filmstars (F)
Ava Gardner
Ruth Roman
Elizabeth Taylor
Natalie Wood

American Filmstars (M)
Marlon Brando
Tony Curtis
Rock Hudson
Tab Hunter

Boy Filmstars
Pablito Calvo
Gary Gray
Jackie "Butch" Jenkins
Dean Stockwell

English Filmstars
Diana Dors
Alec Guinness
Jean Kent
Jean Simmons

French Filmstars
Brigitte Bardot
Martine Carol
Juliette Greco

German Filmstars
Hildegard Knef
Erika Remberg
Maria Schell
Romy Schneider

Italian Filmstars
Gina Lollobrigida
Sophia Loren
Silvana Mangano
Alida Valli

Swedish Filmstars
Ingrid Andree
Ingrid Bergman
Anita Ekberg
Ulla Jacobsson

Cowboy Stars
Rex Allen
Rod Cameron
Allan "Rocky" Lane
Roy Rogers

Jazz Stars
Louis Armstrong
Elvis Presley
Little Richard
Tommy Steele

Singers (F)
Rosemary Clooney
Dorothy Dandridge
Lena Horne
Catarina Valente

Singers (M)
Harry Belafonte
Pat Boone
Frankie Laine
Frank Sinatra

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