Collect 'Em All #9


Judy Garland
No. 13 in a series of 48 by Gallaher Tobacco, Virginia House, London & Belfast
"I've always liked unusual things, and that's why my part in 'The Wizard of Oz' is my favourite so far. It's a fantasy for 'children of all ages from nine to ninety' as they say--and there are few people who aren't children when it comes to something like this. I have an opportunity for singing too, and the picture is in Technicolor. But I'm quite young yet, so I've time to have plenty more favourite parts!"

3 comments:

SomeNYGuy said...

Using a minor to shill for cigarettes?!?!?

That's my America!

Richard Gibson said...

Stephen - did you ever hear a track called 'My Judy Garland Life' ? by a band Gretschen Hofner?

SomeNYGuy - good point but the Tabacco company, I'm sure was British as I have some of these cards myself.

Stephen - perhaps you know did Gallaher export to Canada and US?

swac said...

Gallaher owns (or used to own) Peter Jackson Cigarettes, also home to the du Maurier brand, which are both popular in Canada. In fact, I work directly across the street from the du Maurier Theatre here in Halifax. At some point they also bought Benson & Hedges, but I believe the North American rights to that brand belong to another company. An original Gallaher brand would be Senior Service, which might have been available in Canada in the '40s and '50s, but not in my lifetime.

As for a minor hawking cigarettes, don't forget those old Flintstones ads for Winstons!