1930s Cinema Studios
Styled on the popular filmstar cards of the late twenties and early thirties.
Photographic Studios which include the word Cinema specialised in producing portraits styled on the Film-star postcards of the day.They were mainly in London.
Many are quite convincing.
|In these decades before Television the Cinema had a profound influence on society.|
Film fans could buy postcards of their favourite filmstars from the cinema kiosk.
The most popular series available was called Picturegoer who produced well lit close-up portraits with a wide bottom margin giving the name of the filmstar.
This style was imitated by these studios. From the pose and lighting they used in these close-up portraits we are given to believe the sitter is a filmstar.The margin and lettering at the bottom adds to the illusion.
Intended to imitate the popular Picturegoer series of filmstar postcards sold at cinemas
Beware you do not dismiss a portrait of a relative thinking it is an unnamed film star.