Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1930. Original 1930 Season Pass to Universal Pictures for Hollywood columnist and screenwriter Jimmy Starr. Light blue cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Universal Pictures Corporation, Universal City, California, The Strangest City in the World, Where Universal Pictures Are Made, Special Courtesy of Mr. Carl Laemmle, President. Admit M Jimmie Star and Party. This Courtesy Is Not Transferable. Countersigned by the Asst. General Mgr. This pass is issued subject to the conditions contained on the reverse side hereof.” On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the bearer’s use of the pass. Mr. Starr’s name is typed in as the recipient of the pass with “Press” and “With Car” also typed to the top of the front of the card, “20” printed at the top center, and “1930” stamped in red at the center of the pass. Near fine with the faintest trace of use. Jimmy Starr (1902 - 1990) is best known as a Hollywood columnist, though he was also a writer and actor, known for The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947), A Night for Crime (1943) and Pink Pajamas (1929). Carl Laemmle was one of the founders of Universal Studios. Some of the Universal films from 1930 Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as Night Ride with Edward G. Robinson, All Quiet on the Western Front with Lew Ayres, Outside the Law written and directed by Tod Browning, and many more. (Inventory #: 20924E)
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