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06 June 2017

Ross Verlag Postcards, Part 4: Hollywood Talks

We continue our tribute to that famous Berlin publisher, Ross Verlag. Ross produced many, many star postcards from the late 1910s till the early 1940s. For the fourth part of this series, we chose 20 postcards of Hollywood stars of the early 1930s. Hollywood could talk!

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

Al Jolson and Davey Lee in The Singing Fool (1928)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4940/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Warner Bros. / National. Publicity still for The Singing Fool (Lloyd Bacon, 1928) with Al Jolson and Davey Lee.

Greta Garbo in Anna Christie (1930)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5108/2, 1930-1931. Photo: MGM. Publicity still forAnna Christie (Clarence Brown, 1930) featuring Greta Garbo.

Lily Damita
Lily Damita. German Postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5745/1, 1930-1931. Photo: Paramount.

Jack Oakie, Clara Bow and Maurice Chevalier in Paramount on Parade (1930)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5749/1, 1930-1931. Photo: Paramount. Publicity still for Paramount on Parade (Dorothy Arzner a.o., 1930) with Jack Oakie, Clara Bow and Maurice Chevalier.

Gary Cooper in Morocco (1930)
German postcard by Ross-Verlag, no. 5751/1, 1930-1931. Photo: Paramount. Publicity still for Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, 1930). Gary Cooper was mistakenly credited as 'Garry Cooper'.

Nora Gregor
Nora Gregor. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5787/1, 1930-1931. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Greta Garbo and Clark Gable in Susan Lenox (1931)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 140/5. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Susan Lenox (Robert Z. Leonard, 1931) with Greta Garbo and Clark Gable.

Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant in Madame Butterfly
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 168/1. Photo: Paramount. Publicity still for Madame Butterfly (Marion Gering, 1932) with Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant.


in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6403/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Paramount. Publicity still for Daughter of the Dragon (Lloyd Corrigan, 1931) with Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa.

Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor in Delicious (1931)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6452/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Fox. Publicity still for Delicious (David Butler, 1931) with Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor.

Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6673/2, 1931-1932. Photo: Don English / Paramount. Publicity still for Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932).

Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6709/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Paramount.

Harold Lloyd in Feet First (1930)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6715/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Paramount. Photo: publicity still for Feet First (Clyde Bruckman, 1930), starring Harold Lloyd.


Nils Asther
Nils Asther. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 7236/1, 1932-1933. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 7297/1, 1932-1933. Photo: First National Pictures.

Lilian Harvey
Lilian Harvey. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 8001/1, 1933-1934. Photo: Fox (20th Century Fox).

Simone Simon and James Stewart in Seventh Heaven (1937)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 1158/1, 1937-1938. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Still from Seventh Heaven (Henry King, 1937) with Simone Simon and James Stewart.

Annabella
Annabella. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 1327/1, 1937-1938. Photo: 20th Century Fox.

Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour. German postcard by Ross-Verlag, no. A 3181/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Paramount.

To be continued tomorrow.

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