Artistas del Cine

Spanish advertising playing cards often featured cinema personalities. An early example was drawn by J. Passos (whose monogram appears on the 12 of clubs) and printed by Cromografía Irández, Barcelona, c.1926. The cards feature movie stars from different eras framed inside or amongst the suit symbols. The pack was re-issued in 1995 as “Centenario del Cine” commemorating 100 years of Cinema to coincide with “El Papel y El Cine” exhibition in Elche, 1996.

The backs of the cards have a floral pattern with three panels. The central, diamond-shaped panels contain a concise “History of Hairstyles” with forty-eight styles, the latest dated 1926. The other two panels were used for advertising messages.

Last Updated April 05, 2019 at 03:53pm


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