A mint condition set of six show-stopping stamps inspired by the popular Edwardian tales of one of the Isle of Man’s most illustrious and colourful characters, Hall Caine are beautifully displayed in this four page, glossy booklet.
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A mint condition set of six show-stopping stamps inspired by the popular Edwardian tales of one of the Isle of Man's most illustrious and colourful characters, Hall Caine are beautifully displayed in this four page, glossy booklet. It features additional content about the film works of Hall Caine by Austin Mutti-Mewse.
1st -Pola Negri (1894-1987). The undisputed silent screen vamp made a monumental impact in Barbed Wire (1927). Dubbed 'the monarch of all melodramas', Negri swapped her usual glamorous garb for rags as a French, rather than Manx farm girl set in Normandy, France instead of the Isle of Man.
1st - Anny Ondra (1903-1987). Alfred Hitchcock cast golden-haired Ondra as the heroine, pregnant by one man but married to another in The Manxman (1929). Besotted with her, Hitchcock cast her next in his first 'talkie' Blackmail (1929). Despite her exquisite looks, her heavy accent was a hindrance; therefore her brief moment in British cinema didn't last.
EU - Conrad Nagel (1897-1970). Nagel was dubbed 'The Prince Consort' during the 1920s following a series of successful leading roles opposite Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels and Pola Negi, however by the arrival of sound his career was beginning to wane. He survived playing a series of supporting male roles and later became a founding member of The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.
98p - Barbara La Marr (1896-1926). Dark and exotic with extraordinary beauty and high IQ led La Marr to iconic film star status with a legion of fans. It was her wild private life which perhaps raised most interest; married six times, she enjoyed a wild love life which culminated in drug addiction and an early demise by a suspected overdose aged just 29.
RoW - Richard Dix (1894-1949). Initially a stage star, Samuel Goldwyn plucked Dix for screen stardom as the statuesque male lead in Not Guilty (1921). His well-demeaning nature earned him a solid reputation. However, when 'talkies' arrived he found himself cast aside. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 dealt him a second major blow wiping out most of his fortune.
£1.50 Norman Kerry (1894-1956). His handsome dark look made him an early matinee idol, starring opposite major stars of the day. As the lead in The Bondman, directed by Herbert Wilcox, his was Caine's favourite film performance. A real-life action hero, he joined the French Foreign Legion at the start of WWII, returning to the U.S. when France capitulated to Nazi Germany.
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