Hollywood, CA: Paramount Studios, 1935. Original 1935 Studio Pass to Twentieth Century-Fox Studios for Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr. Blue cardstock, 3 1/2” x 2 1/4” with 1935 in red. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Non-Employee, Identification Card, Paramount Productions, 5451 Marathon Street, Hollywood, California, Name Jimmy Starr Herald-Express [typed], Expiration Date 4-30-35 [typed], Mar 26, 1935 [stamped], Authorized by Studio Manager [signed], April [stamped].” On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the holder of the pass. About fine with the most minute 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). Some of the March and April 1935 Paramount Studios films Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as Ruggles of Red Gap starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, and Zasu Pitts (winner of the Oscar for Best Picture), Love in Bloom starring George Burns and Gracie Allen, Mississippi starring Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, and Joan Bennett, Four Hours to Kill! starring Richard Barthelmess, and Private Worlds with Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, and Joel McCrea. (Inventory #: 20945E)
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