Advertising pack designed by J. Passos and first printed by Cromografía Irández, Barcelona, c.1926. Re-printed in 1995
Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo, c.1926
Baraja Cinematográfica printed by J. M. Arnau, Barcelona, 1925-26
Baraja PEPLVM features cartoons by Ortuño of famous actors and actresses in roles from epic Roman movies
“Cine Manual” by Antonio Vercher Coll (1900-1934) and published by Reclamos Cimadevilla, Valencia, c.1927
The deck is described on the box as “a portfolio of photographs of the leading lights of the stage”
Paul Willoughby has cleverly captured the quintessence from 54 classic cult movies into a pack of playing cards. How many can you identify?
“Domino Cinematográfico” published by Talleres Gráficos Irández, Barcelona, c.1925
Promotional deck produced by the British gentleman’s magazine “Esquire” c.2002
Pepys “Film Fantasy” card game based on MGM’s most popular 1939 film releases, issued just at the time when WW2 began
Promotional playing cards for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film company with film stars on the court cards.
“Filmstars” deck published by Publistar, printed by La Ducale (France), 1962
Hollywood Stars by Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam, 1957
“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” playing cards based on the cult film, 1999
Special souvenir playing cards for entertainment events such as theatre or sport were an early form of merchandising. After the first edition of this deck in 1916, subsequent issues featured new photos as new stars rose to fame.
Promotional playing cards for the Paramount film company with film stars on the court cards.
A brief History of Pepys Games by Rex Pitts
Schlager Film Revue “Hot and Sweet” Quartett für Teenager, c.1960
‘Screen Legends’ playing cards published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1991. Each card features a portrait of a famous film actor or actress.
“Silly Symphonies” or “Mickey Mouse Snap” manufactured by Chad Valley Co. Ltd, 1930s
“STAR WARS Episode 1” playing cards printed by U.S. Playing Card Co., c.1999