Movie themed Birthday cards

September 7, 2015


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With an old LA Red Car trolley giving it a touch of holiday color, Graumans Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard at Christmas time, 1953. (privatelosangelestours.com)Romantic, ridiculous, egotistical, modest, perplexing, mundane, creative, funny.

Like the Christmas cards once sent by Grandma and Grandpa, all those cousins, the neighbor and the business downtown, the Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year messages once sent by the most legendary names among Hollywood Movie Stars as their annual card of goodwill seem to say a lot about them.

From nearly its inception a century ago, the entertainment industry of Hollywood, California has been big on Christmas.

Orson Welles hand-drawn Christmas cards to his then-wife Rita Hayworth.While its annual Hollywood Christmas Parade might seem a misnomer in typically balmy temperatures for December, the films and songs from movie musicals of the 1940s ended up becoming holiday standards, from Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas in the film Holiday Inn.

Evis sent out different cards, from jazzy Vegas to a religious theme.Then again, in an industry where leading lights are extraordinarily self-conscious of the image they convey, who knows how much can really be read into them all?

And while the glittering ones below may appear a bit tarnished, it isn’t because there’s no film actors who shine as well on the silver screen as these part Personae once did. Rather, its simply because relatively few people send Holiday cards anymore, from Hollywood or anywhere else.

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Categories: Christmas, Holidays

Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe

Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn may have been in love and together for a long time but they sent out separate cards - he never divorced his wife. Katherine Hepburn also sent out a strikingly independent poinsettia flower Christmas card. (liveauctionworld.com) Marilyn Monroe starred on her own Christmas card and saved a penny by using a studio pose. Jayne Mansfield needed no manger in her Christmas card message. The only sign of the season was the red border.
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