Saturday, April 26, 2014

An American Sewing Machine

Every young girl's dream...

The New Home sewing machine was from America, but these postcards are both French. Here is the history of the company with lovely old illustrations, I imagine that some of them were postcards too..

Monday, April 21, 2014

Лили Дамита

Lili Damita 

At first I assumed that this was a postcard of a Russian Actress. I sent a scan off to J-M, my son-in-law, for a translation. Not at all a Russian actress, she was born in France in 1904!

After winning a beauty contest and appearing in several European films, she was invited to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn in 1928. She married an unknown actor who later became very well known, Errol Flyn. They divorced in 1942.

Lili died in 1994 before her 90th birthday of Alzheimer’s disease.