My blog is about postcards, postcard collecting, my postcard collection, and my "vintage thingies."
What a wonderful set of postcards and ephemera! Wow! You did a LOT of work to put this all together. I'm so grateful. Looking at these homes, they are much like the ones being built across the street from where I grew up. Ordinary people have homes like these beautiful places of past movie stars...it's amazing, isn't it? Thank you for posting.
What a fabulous collection of postcards. I recognized most of the names. Only a couple I couldn't place. I guess that dates me. Dang!
Beautiful classy homes! Not too over the top, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!
Oh this is fun! Those are lovely homes, but many are actually rather modest by today's Hollywood standards.
I only recognised half the names but that did not detract from the postcards. Great collection.
I like the homes from that era. They are beautiful. Great to see those names too.
"Pickfair?" I thought at first...then, of course: Pickford and Fairbanks. GREAT collection of postcards!
such a nice set of cards. I also recognized about half of the stars. Some very appealing houses, I wonder how many of them are still in existence.
A perfect fit for the theme. I wonder how many of these houses remain as the were built without being remodeled or demolished to make room for the mansions of today's Hollywood stars. They look quite small by 21st century standards of excess.
What a wonderful array of postcards/homes of celebrities! My favorite is Corrine Griffith's home and garden, splendid, :)
Your collection continues to impress me.We will be visiting the homes of the Stars when in Beverly Hills on vacation next month!
My mother always wanted to look like Delores Del Rio. She didn't though. Nice collection.
That was a wonderful look back at the past, some names I recognized some not, but it was a great view of grandeur of the times. Wonderful collection and the note is priceless.
This is a grand set I've never seen. I wish I could have seen LA before WW2. Just to see the valley when it still had orange trees would be nice. I lived on the edge of the valley and used to go on my morning walk through Toluca Lake past the homes of the famous. I always enjoyed going by Bob Hope's house and looking through the backyard fence as I walked hoping to see him out playing golf.
Back in the time when Very Important People didn't need high front fences, gates and camera surveillance.
That was a fun tour. I didn't recognize all the stars but was hoping to see Charlie Chaplin's home as well as some of the other stars' houses and was not disappointed. Thanks for sharing your collection.
Great compilation of cards. I like the "house that jokes" built. Most of the homes look quite livable not like some of the monstrosities of today.
I wonder if she ever struck a gold mine! These are fascinating and stunning designed postcards, quite a fine collection they put together.
I wonder if any of them are still lived in these days. I hope so, they look beautiful.
What I loved most was the familiarity of --"Doug and Mary at home..", Jackie and his "race car" and Pola petting her dog. What a treasure trove.
I really enjoyed this post. Dolores del Rio, Estelle Taylor and Jack Dempsey, Mary and Doug, Pola Negri - my top 4 faves. What a beautiful collection this is!Hazel
I enjoyed this too. If you want to get a real sense of Hollywood in that era, watch the Harold Lloyd film, "Hot Water", which really paints a picture of the time, and place, and is also hilarious.
Fabulous homes, and a great collection - you seem to have postcards for every occasion!
I actually recognise quite a few names. Beautiful homes - they were obviously overpaid then too.