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1920's-1930's Movie Star 5"x7" Fan Photos
with Mailers

 

Following is a sample fan photos when accompanied by their original mailing envelopes.  Of course, not all of the stars sent out a package as nice as Ruth Roland, who in this instance included a photo and a typewritten letter on stationery featuring her image.  The envelope also featured her image.  This package dates 1925 according to the postmark on the envelope:

1925 Ruth Roland Fan Photo Package

1925 Ruth Roland Fan Photo Package

Apparently what most of the stars sent was a pretty standard.  A 5x7 included in a pre-printed envelope which included the star's name and studio's return address, and often a listing of the stars latest features.  The one's below are a little later than the Roland, dating 1928-1932.  Click any of these photos for an enlargement of the thumbnail image. 

1928-1932 5x7 Joan Bennett Fan Photo with Envelope
Joan Bennett

1928-1932 5x7 Joe E Brown Fan Photo with Envelope
Joe E. Brown

1928-1932 5x7 Mae Clarke Fan Photo with Envelope
Mae Clarke

1928-1932 5x7 Jackie Cooper Fan Photo with Envelope
Jackie Cooper

1928-1932 5x7 Richard Cromwell Fan Photo with Envelope
Richard Cromwell

1928-1932 5x7 Bebe Daniels Fan Photo with Envelope
Bebe Daniels

1928-1932 5x7 Richard Dix Fan Photo with Envelope
Richard Dix

1928-1932 5x7 Fifi D'Orsay Fan Photo with Envelope
Fifi D'Orsay

1928-1932 5x7 John Gilbert Fan Photo with Envelope
John Gilbert

1928-1932 5x7 William Haines Fan Photo with Envelope
William Haines

1928-1932 5x7 Jack Holt Fan Photo with Envelope
Jack Holt

1928-1932 5x7 Edmund Lowe Fan Photo with Envelope
Edmund Lowe

1928-1932 5x7 Joan Marsh Fan Photo with Envelope
Joan Marsh

1928-1932 5x7 Una Merkel Fan Photo with Envelope
Una Merkel

1928-1932 5x7 Conrad Nagel Fan Photo with Envelope
Conrad Nagel

1928-1932 5x7 Ramon Novarro Fan Photo with Envelope
Ramon Novarro

1928-1932 5x7 Norma Talmadge Fan Photo with Envelope
Norma Talmadge

1928-1932 5x7 Genevieve Tobin Fan Photo with Envelope
Genevieve Tobin

1928-1932 5x7 Lupe Velez Fan Photo with Envelope
Lupe Velez

 

See over 80 examples of other 5x7 Fan Photos (without mailers).