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Issuing Company: Ridley's, 124 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1933-1934
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: Two sets of 32
Card Size: 2 3/8" x 2 7/8"
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Two sets of these cards were issued. The first set was issued in 1933 and has blue text on the backs. The second set was issued in either late 1933 or early 1934 and has black text on the backs. The second set is mostly an update of the first set, though there is at least one changed card. The ACC number for this set is R122.

It appears that the stars are mostly the same between the two sets, but there are some differences. The backs discuss the star's latest film or films, and this is updated for many of the cards between the two sets. For card number 26, Polly Moran in the blue set was replaced by Maureen O'Sullivan in the black set. For card number 19, different pictures were used for Oliver Hardy for the two sets. There are probably other differences, but not enough of the cards have been studied for a detailed list.

Blue Back Checklist (1933)

2. Marion Davies
6. Norma Shearer
8. Jimmy (Schnozzle) Durante
9. Marie Dressler
10. Wallace (Champ) Beery
15. John Barrymore
17. Ramon Novarro)
19. Oliver Hardy
20. Jackie Cooper
21. Diana Wynyard
23. Ed Wynn
24. Jean Harlow
26. Polly Moran
27. Lewis Stone

Black Back Checklist (1934)

7. Johnny Weissmuller
10. Wallace Beery
15. John Barrymore
16. Lee Tracy
17. Ramon Novarro
18. Stan Laurel
19. Oliver Hardy
20. Jackie Cooper
22. Stuart Erwin
23. Ed Wynn
26. Maureen O'Sullivan
27. Lewis Stone
28. Myrna Loy
29. Charles Chase
31. Robert Young
32. Jean Hersholt

Checklist of all numbers, for some it is not known if these are blue or black or both

1. Leo, the M-G-M Lion
2. Marion Davies
3. Joan Crawford
4. Lionel Barrymore
5. Robert Montgomery
6. Norma Shearer (blue back)
7. Johnny Weissmuller (black back)
8. Jimmy (Schnozzle) Durante (blue back)
9. Marie Dressler (blue back)
10. Wallace Beery (black back)
11. Madge Evans
12. Francois Tone
13. Clark Gable
14. Helen Hayes
15. John Barrymore (blue back and black back)
16. Lee Tracy (black back)
17. Ramon Novarro (blue and black back, same picture on front, updated text on back)
18. Stan Laurel (black back)
19. Oliver Hardy (blue and black back, different picture on front, updated text on back)
20. Jackie Cooper (blue back and black back)
21. Diana Wynyard
22. Stuart Erwin (black back)
23. Ed Wynn (blue and black back, same picture on front, same text on back)
24. Jean Harlow
25. Walter Huston
26. Polly Moran (blue back)
26. Maureen O'Sullivan (black back)
27. Lewis Stone (blue back and black back)
28. Myrna Loy (black back)
29. Charles Chase (black back)
30. Karen Morley
31. Robert Young (black back)
32. Jean Hersholt (black back)


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