Anita Page cinema card

Anita Page cinema card

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Hand-colored cinema card for actress Anita Page with a short biography written on the back. American actress Anita Page was born on 4 August 1910 in New York. Considered to have one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood, she reached stardom in the 1920s at the end of the silent film era. Her most memorable role was in the 1929 film The Broadway Melody, which was the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Page received almost 10,000 fan letters each week in 1929. She passed away in her sleep in 2008 at the age of 98, the last living person to have attended the first ever Academy Awards in 1929.

This card belongs to a set titled "Cinema Stars: A Series of 30 Hand Coloured Pictures" which features popular film actresses from the 1930s. Collectible cards like this were very popular during the 1920s and 1930s, and they were distributed by various brands in both tobacco and food products. In the 1920s, Cavanders Ltd. also released the following sets of cards: "Beauty Spots of Great Britain," "Foreign Birds," and "River Valleys."

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card
collectible card
date made
1934
depicted (sitter)
Page, Anita
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 7/16 in; 6.6675 cm x 3.65125 cm
ID Number
2014.0117.02
accession number
2014.0117
catalog number
2014.0117.02
subject
Movie
Actors
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Popular Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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