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Olivia’s Lucky Ladies

“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004

Olivia’s Lucky Ladies feature 53 different fine art paintings of the glamour model Bettie Page reproduced in a standard poker deck format. Erotic, but not explicit, these are tasteful and yet stirring images showcasing some fine artistic ability from the painter known as 'Olivia' (Olivia De Berardinis):

“Men admire imagery of women and women admire imagery of... women
From religious iconography to pop culture stars,
women fantasize and idealize through these images
I think it's strange that women aren't known for this genre, since it is ours to know”
.

The deck is produced by Ozone Productions Ltd in the USA, and appears to carry a copyright date on the aces of 2004.

“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004

Above: “Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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