This wonderful book takes you on an architectural tour into the lives of over 100 early demi-Gods of the Silver Screen. Preserved on postcards, these images are as collectible today as they were when first bought by tourists who flocked to the burgeoning film capital of Hollywood. Then, as now, visitors paid to ride past these homes, hoping above all else to glimpse one of the giants of the screen so that a little bit of star dust might rub off on them. Many of the stars are actually pictured on the original postcard of the homes, and others are shown with their portrait postcards from the era. Short biographies of the celebrities illuminate this golden era of entertainment. These highly collectible images, produced between 1905 and the early 1970s, have been organized alphabetically, from Bud Abbott to Jane Withers, to help fans find their favorite celebrities. A current value guide will help collectors compile their own treasuries of these precious Hollywood souvenirs.
Mary Martin Postcards is a three-generation family business and the largest postcard operation in the world. In addition to a warehouse facility in Perryville, Maryland, the company is a presence at postcard shows worldwide, and produces many shows, including the nations largest postcard show in York, Pennsylvania, in November. They are located at www.marylmartin.com and can be telephoned at 410-642-3581.Tina Skinner is a professional writer and editor. She specializes in books on architecture and design, and dabbles in the world of antiques and collectibles. Tammy Ward has been a photographer and editorial assistant for a number of years. This is her first published title on postcards. She resides in Pennsylvania with her sons, Jesse and Eric.