05 February 2016

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: Stars & Cars

The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car. The birth of the cinema followed only nine years later. These two symbols of the modern age often drove on together. Since the 1920s, nearly all cars have been mass-produced and around the globe, majestic movie palaces were built to entertain the masses. Both were symbols of glamour and luxury, and sometimes star postcards seem to promote not only the cinema but also the car industry. Surprising is the amount of female stars that were shown driving a car. So here are twelve postcards of stars with their new cars.

Nerio Bernardi in his car
Nerio Bernardi. Italian postcard. Photo: Alberto Montacchini, Parma.

Mistinguett. French postcard by FA, no. 67. Photo: H. Manuel. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Mistinguett encore. French postcard by Bleuet, no. 970. Photo Utudjian, Paris.

Carmen Boni
Carmen Boni. French postcard. Photo: G.L. Manuel Frères. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Lee Parry
Lee Parry. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1098/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Alex Binder, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Lucy Doraine
Lucy Doraine. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1129/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Alphons Fryland
Alphons Fryland. German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 1221/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Lambeck, Berlin.

Elisabeth Bergner
Elisabeth Bergner. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1560/2, 1927-1928. Photo: Geiringer-Horovitz, Wien. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Harry Piel
Harry Piel. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 5046/2, 1930-1931. Photo: Ariel Film.

Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot. German postcard by Kolibri-Verlag, Minden/Westf., no. 998.

Nadja Tiller
Nadja Tiller. German postcard by Ufa, Berlin-Tempelhoff, no. CK-170. Photo: Klaus Collignon / Ufa. Publicity still for Das Mädchen Rosemarie/The Girl Rosemarie (Rolf Thiele, 1958).

Adamo. Dutch postcard by 't Sticht, Utrecht, no. 6154. Photo: Benelux Theater, Bruxelles.

Source: Wikipedia.

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