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25 November 2016

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: published by Takken

In the city of Utrecht, in the heart of the Netherlands, a little publishing company produced dozens of interesting film star postcards during the 1950s and 1960s. They often worked together with Photo press bureau 't Sticht, also in Utrecht. Recently I found Takken's superb Marilyn Monroe postcard with a publicity still for The Asphalt Jungle (1950). There is little known about 'Uitg. Takken', but twelve dazzling postcards were easily selected.

Alida Valli
Alida Valli. Dutch postcard by Takken, Utrecht, no. 1683. Photo: publicity still for Senso (Luchino Visconti, 1954).

Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Marilyn Monroe. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. 1708. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950).

Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in High Society (1956)
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. 3021. Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Publicity still for High Society (Charles Walters, 1956).

Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood. Dutch postcard by Uitgeverij Takken, Utrecht, no. 3239. Photo: Eagle Lion.

Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth. Dutch postcard by Takken / 't Sticht, no. 3317. Photo: Columbia. Publicity still for Down to earth (Alexander Hall, 1947).

Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. 3381. Photo: N.V. Standaardfilms. Publicity still for La strada (1954).

Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. 3573. Photo: publicity still for Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin/Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (Ernst Marischka, 1957).

Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield
Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. Dutch postcard by Uitgeverij Takken, no. 3674. Photo: 20th Century Fox.

Marlon Brando in Sayonara (1957)
Marlon Brando. Dutch postcard by Uitgeverij Takken, Utrecht, no. 3730. Photo: Warner Bros. Publicity still for Sayonara (Joshua Logan, 1957).

Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott
Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott. Dutch multi-view postcard by Uitgeverij Takken, Utrecht, no. 3823, 1958. The photo of Elvis with Lizabeth Scott was a publicity still for the film Loving You (1957, Hal Kanter).

Peter Kraus
Peter Kraus. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. AX 4445. Photo: Hafbo. Publicity still for Die Frühreifen/The precocious (Josef von Báky, 1957).

Elke Sommer
Elke Sommer. Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, no. AX 4982. Collection: Geoffrey Donaldson Institute.

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

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

How grateful you must be to have both of your parents with you still--it is wonderful that you treasure them so. Mumsie is in the kitchen as I am writing this--and I, too am grateful for her presence here this weekend.

I love these postcards--every one of them--so unique. I've never seen any of these before! Thank you for posting, my Friend. Happy PFF!