Sunday, January 10, 2016

Norma Shearer Postcards

Over my Christmas/New Years travels I was able to put together enough free time to watch a few movies on TCM and some online outlets. One was The Divorcee starring the fantastic, and usually under appreciated, Norma Shearer.

Late last year I had picked up a small lot of British postcards of Ms. Shearer. I had scanned them but didn't have a reason to post. Now I do. Nothing much to say about the postcards other than they all have a 'postcard back' and depict her in various roles from her days at MGM. Her best movies came in the 'pre-Hays Code' days of the late 20s/early 30s. The freewheeling productions of that era were a lot more 'racy' than those produced after the Code was strictly enforced from about 1934 or so.

Norma Shearer was a big star in her time but she retired from Hollywood at a relatively young age and disappeared from the screen and most people's memories.

I always like adding some inexpensive things to my vintage actress collection and these English postcards fit the bill. Honestly these cards just don't do her justice. I added a few photos of her at the bottom of this post.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of Shearer... but she reminded me of Madonna on that 2nd postcard (maybe Madonna used a similar pose in a photo shoot or something). Speaking of postcards... I've always loved postcards. This post just reminded me that I once owned a small collection of postcards as a child (mostly Tahoe and Hawaii stuff).