16 October 2015

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: A Star's Best Friend

New series alert! During our trip to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival earlier this month, we did a post on twelve silent cowboys. We hope you liked the idea, because we did. We already imagined dozens of variations - some wild and crazy. But we start this series, which we created especially for Postcard Friendship Friday, with twelve of our favourite postcards of stars with their dogs.

Our Gang
Our Gang. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4356/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Truus van Aalten
Truus van Aalten. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4184/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Atelier Binder, Berlin.

Harry Piel in Sein bester Freund (1929)
Harry Piel in Sein bester Freund (1929). German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 4587/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Ariel Film.

Jenny Jugo
Jenny Jugo. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6156/3, 1931-1932. Photo: Atelier Binder, Berlin.

Gretl Theimer
Gretl Theimer. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 7441/3, 1932-1933. Photo: Atelier Binder, Berlin.

Dave and Dusty
Dave and Dusty. British postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Photo: Pathé Pictorial. Publicity still for Dave and Dusty (1946-1949), a series of short British films chronicling the friendship between a young boy and his shaggy dog. The two friends get into trouble and have various adventures, meeting a host of colourful characters along the way. Raphael Tuck & Sons published a series of black and white postcards of the popular duo, apparently in aid of The Tailwaggers animal charity.

Alice & Ellen Kessler
Alice & Ellen Kessler. German postcard by Netter's Star Verlag, Berlin.

Sébastien parmi les hommes
Mehdi El Glaoui. French postcard by Editions d'art Yvon, Paris, no. 6. Photo: RTF / Gaumont. Publicity still for the film Sébastien parmi les hommes (Cécile Aubry, 1968). This is Sébastien and his dog Belle. They were the main characters in the French TV series Belle et Sébastien/Belle and Sebastian (1965) and its sequels Sébastien parmi les hommes (1968) and Sébastien et la Mary-Morgane (1970). The three series were also edited into feature films. Director Cécile Aubry was in the late 1940s and 1950s a shining star of the French cinema. The cute star of her series, Mehdi El Glaoui, was Aubry's own son from her marriage to the pasha of Marrakesh. Belle was played by the dog Yalov.

Bibi Johns
Bibi Johns. German postcard by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Ufa), Berlin-Tempelhof, no. CK-91. Sent by mail in Germany in 1962. Photo: Arthur Grimm.

Darry Cowl
Darry Cowl. French postcard by Ed. Borde, Bal, no. 106. Photo: Wiezniak / Philips.

Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort. East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 23/71, 1971. Photo: Unifrance-Film.

Ernst Verebes
Ernst Verebes. Belgian postcard by S.A. Cacao et Chocolat Kivou, Vilvo[o]rde, Belgium. For either a late silent or early sound film.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday, hosted by Beth at the blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy. You can visit her by clicking on the button below.


Bunched Undies said...

Great sequence! Jean Rochefort and his dog have the same expression

Paul van Yperen said...

:) Thanks. That's my favourite card!

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE these postcards! Wonderful! I hope you are feeling better! I was struggling with the flu earlier this week. lol Hang in there, my friend. I am glad to see you are up and about. I'll have today's linky up and running in a little bit.

Beth Niquette said...

I didn't know Halloween isn't such a big deal in Europe. lol Actually, I love the pumpkin/harvest festival part of it, but the scary stuff. Brrrr....not for me. Have a great weekend. :D