05 November 2018

American Vedettes, Part 1

Before World War I, the European film industry ruled the world. The war destroyed the French studios and Hollywood started its victory in the international cinemas. And audiences all over the world simply loved the American movies, even in France. They adored the new American 'vedettes', as a popular series of film star postcards by Paris publisher A.N. (A. Noyer) shows: Les Vedettes de Cinéma. The postcards were published in the 1920s and today EFSP presents 14 postcards of the series with Hollywood men. The ladies will follow tomorrow.

Harry Carey
Harry Carey. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 6. Photo: Roman Freulich / Universal.

Douglas MacLean
Douglas MacLean. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 17. Photo: Paramount.

Walter Hiers
Walter Hiers. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 19. Photo: Paramount.

Theodore Roberts
Theodore Roberts. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 21. Photo: Paramount.

Thomas Meighan
Thomas Meighan and his children. French postcard by A.N. Paris, in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, no. 21. Photo: Paramount.

William Hart
William Hart. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 32. Photo: Film Paramount.

Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 58.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks junior. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 71. Photo: Paramount.

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 85. Photo: United Artists.

Jackie Coogan Les Vedettes de Cinéma
Jackie Coogan on board of SS Leviathan in 1924. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 88. Photo: Rol.

Edmund Lowe
Edmund Lowe. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 190. Photo: Fox.

Antonio Moreno
Antonio Moreno. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 220. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn Production.

Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 229. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn Production.

Conway Tearle
Conway Tearle. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 230. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn Production.

Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino. French postcard by A.N. in the Les Vedettes de Cinéma series, Paris, no. 244. Photo: United Artists. Publicity still for The Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice, 1926).

To be continued.

See here our earlier post on A.N., Paris.
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