Schutt Beliebte Stars von Film und Schallplatte

Issuing Company: Carl Schutt, Vending Machines, Hamburg
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1960
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 72
Card Size: 2 1/2" x 3 11/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Coin Operated Vending Machine Product

Notes: Unnumbered. These cards show an autgraph of the star on the front and the backs are in green. There is a biography of the star in German on the back. These are anonymous cards with no mention of the issuer on the cards. I originally had them listed as Anonymous Film Stars (Autograph on Front, Green Back). German collector Nick Bolton provided scans of an album used for these cards, which provides the set title of Schutt Beliebte Stars von Film und Schallplatte, which translates to Favourite Stars from Film and Record.

Nick Bolton notes: Carl Schutt provided cards for vending machines - the so-called "Premier-Bild-Automat." By placing a 10-pfennig coin into the machine, a card and a piece of chewing gum (shaped like a ball) would fall down into a slot.

Schutt also issued a further series of "Beliebte Sportler" (Favourite Sports Stars). According to the back of the album, 10 albums were planned, but only 2 were ever issued. A pity, because further planned albums included "Beliebte Filmkunstler" (Favourite Film Stars) and "Szenenbilder aus den letzten Erfolgsfilmen" (Scenes from Recent Successful Films).

In my archive I have original correspondence from a collector to Schutt in Hamburg, where he is trying to complete a further set of film cards issued around the same time, while making enquiries about an album. He receives the reply that Herr Schutt is very ill and that any future letters should be sent to Herr Rudat. Rudat was also in the business of vending machines, and also located in Hamburg. The illness of Carl Schutt could help explain why they did not bring out any more albums.

The title of this series can only be found on the album, it is not mentioned on the cards themselves. There is a specific order in the album, but because the cards are unnumbered, they are listed here in alphabetical order.

Most cards have a facsimile autograph on the front. Those without are indicated in the checklist below.

Date Info: Some films are mentioned on the back and the date for the most recently released film is 1958, so this set must have been issued in 1958 or later. Collector Nick Bolton pins down the date of these as 1960.

Thanks to Richard Minns, Robert Dudek, Ralf Wierz, and Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.

Peter Alexander (Er ist auf der Buhne...)
Peter Alexander (In Wien geboren...)
Francoise Arnoul
Lys Assia
Alice Babs
Brigitte Bardot
Harry Belafonte (no autograph)
Ralf Bendix
Jorg Maria Berg
Ingrid Bergman
Fred Bertelmann
Erni Bieler
Rossano Brazzi
Horst Buchholz
Martine Carol
Eddie Constantine
Hannelore Cremer
Mylene Demongeot (no autograph)
Angele Durand
Margot Eskens
Maria und Franco Duval
Peter Finch
O.W. Fischer
Silvio Francesco
Jean Gabin (no autograph)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Vittorio Gassmann
Daniel Gelin
Willy Hagara
Werner Hass
Friedel Hensch
Trevor Howard
Chris Howland
Rock Hudson
Bibi Johns
Curd Jurgens
Udo Jurgens
Alice und Ellen Kessler
Peter Kraus
Paul Kuhn
Burt Lancaster
Leo Leandros
Belinda Lee
Ruth Leuwerik
Gitta Lind
Gina Lollobrigida
Sophia Loren
Jimmy Makulis
Silvana Mangano
Danny Mann
Giulietta Masina
George Nader
Hazy Osterwald
Debra Paget (no autograph)
Gerard Philipe
Liselotte Pulver
Jo Roland
Toni Sailer
Wolfgang Sauer
Maria Schell
Romy Schneider
Vittorio de Sica
Jean Simmons
Elizabeth Taylor (no autograph)
Vico Torriani
Catarina Valente (sic. Caterina)
Raf Vallone
Christa Williams

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