Distinguished Players (Various Theatres)

Issuing Company: Best Theatre, Grand Theatre, Royal Theatre, Empress & Lyric, Haltiwangers, Favorite Theatre
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: unknown
Card Size: 2" x 3 3/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cards given out to patrons of various movie theatres.

Notes: Checklist may or may not be complete.

Many theatres participated in this promotion. Each theatre had their own advertising on the backs of these cards. Known theatres that released these cards. For some of these theatres, on the backs of the cards there is a line at the bottom with the words "Distinguished Players in Selected Photoplays Always at" with the theatre name beneath. Known theatres that issued these cards include the following:

Best Theatre (Parsons, Kansas)
Dream Theatre (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Empress & Lyric (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Favorite Theatre (Piqua, Ohio)
Grand Theatre (Kinston, North Carolina)
Haltiwangers (Broadway and Ideal Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Haltiwangers (Rivoli and Rialto Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Royal Theatre (Calumet, Michigan)
Starland Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)

These cards look very much like the cards issued by the Kromo Gravure company. There is a good chance that Kromo Gravure supplied these cards to various theatres for their giveaway promotions.

These cards were also given out for other promotions, such as Koester's Bread and Chattanooga Medicine Co. with advertising for Cardui Woman's Tonic.

Mary Anderson
Roscoe Arbuckle
Leah Baird
Theda Bara
Bessie Barriscale
Dorothy Bernard
Carlyle Blackwell
Holbrook Blinn
Mary Boland
Irene Boyle
Alice Brady
Pauline Bush
Francis X. Bushman
Charles Chaplin
Mary Charleston
Marguerite Clark
Ethel Clayton
Marguerite Courtot
Grace Cunard
Viola Dana
Marjorie Daw
Mr. and Mrs. Carter de Haven
Dorothy Donnelly
Sidney Drew
Mrs. Sidney Drew
Bob Duncan
Douglas Fairbanks
Dustin Farnum
William Farnum
Louise Fazenda
Maude Fealy
Irene Fenwick
Margarita Fischer
Francis Ford
Pauline Frederick
Mary Fuller
Jane Gail
Margret Gibson
Dorothy Gish
Lillian Gish
Kitty Gordon
Ethel Grandin
Ella Hall
Lloyd V. Hamilton
Miss Alma Hanlon
Robert E. Harron
W. S. Hart
Ormi Hawley
Martha Hedman
Helen Holmes
Stuart Holmes
Louise Huff
Gladys Hulette
Elsie Janis
Jack W. Kerrigan
Robert Leonard
Helen Leslie
Katherine Lewis
Harold A Lockwood
Lillian Lorraine
Marc MacDermott
Hughie Mack
Cleo Madison
Mae Marsh
Vivian Martin
Gertrude McCoy
Violet Mersereau
Mary Miles Minter
Matthew Moore
Mae Murray
Miriam Nesbitt
Mabel Normand
Jane Novak
Doris Pawn
Dorothy Phillips
Arline Pretty
Wallace Reid
Billie Rhodes
Vivian Rich
Cleo Ridgely
Blanche Ring
Gertrude Robinson
Ruth Roland
Marin Sais
Jackie Saunders
Marguerite Snow
Myrtle Stedman
Anita Stewart
Edith Storey
Blanche Sweet
Mabel Taliaferro
Constance Talmadge
Norma Talmadge
Rosemary Theby
Marie Walcamp
Charlotte Walker
Lillian Walker
Henry B. Walthall
Fannie Ward
Bryant Washburn
Lois Weber
Pearl White
Velma Whitman
Crane Wilbur
Earle Williams
Clara Kimball Young

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