Sunday, December 13, 2015

Turf Cigarette Cards - The Big Head Film Stars

We all know movie stars sometimes let the lights and glamour swell their heads, but Turf cigarettes thought they would literally show the Hollywood stars with big heads on one of their trading card series called "Film Stars". They are actually quite amusing, so we thought we'd share some of these cards in a gallery format down below. 

Turf cigarettes was one of the many brands owned by Carreras Tobacco Company of London which also released Black Cat, Chic, Piccadilly, and Craven brand cigarettes. 

In the 1920s the company began issuing cards which were inserted in every pack of cigarettes. This "Film Stars" series was most likely released in the late 1940s and it featured major English and American movie stars in their most famous, or most recent, starring roles. 

Enjoy the gallery! 


  1. I had never heard of these and they are awesome! Errol, Danny, Bing, and Alan Ladd, and Dorothy Lamour are my faves.

    1. Yes, the Danny Kaye card is a favorite of mine too. That big head actually looks good on him!