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5:04pm on Wednesday, 14th October, 2020:



This album of cigarette cards I inherited from my paternal grandfather contains portraits of film stars from 1934. The drawings are good but the likenesses are awful.

Some of the stars are now completely forgotten (sorry, Boots Mallory fans). Others are well-known by name, but not necessarily by image (I can't say I've seen many films starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr).

Here's a set of eight pictures from the album of actors and actresses whom you might have a fighting chance of recognising, or at least would have if the portraits were better. See if you can guess who they are.

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Answers tomorrow!

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