Issuing Company: Best Theatre, Grand Theatre, Royal Theatre, Empress & Lyric, Haltiwangers, Favorite Theatre|
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1920s
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)
Empress & Lyric (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Favorite Theatre (Piqua, Ohio)
Grand Theatre (location unknown)
Haltiwangers (Broadway and Ideal Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Haltiwangers (Rivoli and Rialto Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Royal Theatre (Calumet, Michigan)
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.
Francis X. Bushman
Mr. and Mrs. Carter de Haven
Mrs. Sidney Drew
Lloyd V. Hamilton
Miss Alma Hanlon
Robert E. Harron
W. S. Hart
Jack W. Kerrigan
Harold A Lockwood
Mary Miles Minter
Henry B. Walthall
Clara Kimball Young
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