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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 can be found in the blue set and Maureen O'Sullivan can be found in the blue set and 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. It looks like the fronts of each set can be found in a blue tone or a reddish-brown tone.

Thanks to Bill Oliver for helping with this checklist.


Blue Back Checklist (1933)

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

Black Back Checklist (1934)

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


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