Schwarzkopf Aus der Filmwelt

Issuing Company: Schwarzkopf
Country of Issue: Germany (Berlin and Hamburg)
Year of Issue: 1931-1932
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 23 cards known
Card Size: 3 3/8" x 5 1/16" (8.5 x 12.8 cm)
Issued as insert with what product: Hair Care Products

Notes: An album was issued for the series titled "Aus der Filmwelt" (From the World of Film), with 12 blank pages (24 sides) for the insertion of 2 large cards per side, for a total of 48 cards. However, only 28 actresses were listed in the index, and up to now only 23 cards have been seen. Each actress is shown with the famous Schwarzkopf head silhouette in the background.

The cards were issued in a highly unusual way, as a bag that contained "Schwarzkopf Schaumpon", a kind of dry shampoo. The bag could either be slotted into the album as a completely intact packet, or the front part of the bag cut out, and the back part sent off for either an album or an "Achtecksilber Schmuckdose" - a silver octagonal decorative box, useful for storing packets of Schwarzkopf dry shampoo. Most must have gone for the silver box because albums are very rare. Probably issued in 1931 and 1932 – on one bag there's mention of a price increase starting from the 1st January 1932, on another it says that bags can be sent in for the album/silver box until December 1932.

The checklist shows the 23 cards that definitely exist. At the end are the 5 names on the index list which have yet to be seen. Cards are unnumbered, so the list is in alphabetical order.

Thanks to Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.

Iris Arlan
Lydia de Barry
Lil Dagover
Agnes Esterhazy
Grit Haid
Evelyn Holt
Camilla Horn
Mary Kid
Lotte Lorring
Hilde Maroff
Renate Muller
Daisy d'Ora
Ossi Oswalda
Lee Parry
Maria Paudler
Eliza la Porta
Leni Riefenstahl
Yvette Rodin
Claire Rommer
Vera von Schmitterlow
Gretel Theimer
Christa Tordy
Olga Tschechowa

The following 5 actresses are also on the list of contents but have never been seen:

Trude Brionne / Anita Dorris / Else Elster / Dina Gralla / Mary Parker

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