Postcards from the Edge: Hollywood’s Home Sweet Home

In the 1930s and 1940s, many postcards were published by, among others, Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, California, featuring homes of the stars of that era. Here a number of them are included, back then a successful attempt to bring a little bit of this golden era of filmmaking to each and everyone’s front doorstep.

"On the majestic slopes of the Hollywood hills furrowed with countless canyons, many celebrities have built their beautiful homes overlooking Hollywood and Los Angeles. Postcard: Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
“On the majestic slopes of the Hollywood hills furrowed with countless canyons, many celebrities have built their beautiful homes overlooking Hollywood and Los Angeles”. Postcard: Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926). Postcard: California Postcard Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926). Postcard: California Postcard Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Gary Cooper (1901-1961)
Residence of Gary Cooper (1901-1961). Postcard: Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of May Allison (1890-1989)
Residence of May Allison (1890-1989). Postcard: Pacific Novelty Co, San Francisco and Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Colleen Moore (1899-1988)
Residence of Colleen Moore (1899-1988). Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of George Burns (1896-1996) and Gracie Allen (1895-1964). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Home of James Cruze (1884-1942) and Betty Compson (1897-1974). Postcard: California Greeting and Post Card Company, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Norma Talmadge (1894-1957)
Residence of Norma Talmadge (1894-1957). Postcard: News Stand Distributors, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Norma Talmadge (1894-1957). Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Don Ameche (1908-1993). Postcard: Robert Kashower, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of William Farnum (1876-1953). Postcard: California Greeting and Post Card Company, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of John Boles (1895-1969). Postcard: tichnor art company, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Buster Keaton (1895-1966. Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Buster Keaton (1895-1966. Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Harold Lloyd (1893-1971). Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Harold Lloyd (1893-1971). Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Loretta Young (1913-2000). Postcard: Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Mickey Rooney (1920-2014). Postcard: Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Ann Harding (1901-1981). Postcard: tichnor art company, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Richard Dix (1893-1949). Postcard: M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Jane Withers (1926). Postcard Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Jane Withers (1926). Postcard Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Jane Withers (1926). Postcard: Robert Kashower, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Jane Withers (1926). Postcard: Robert Kashower, Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Conrad Nagel (1897-1970). Postcard: B.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee (from the archive from Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Conrad Nagel (1897-1970). Postcard: B.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee (from the archive from Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Theodore Roberts (1861-1928). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Tyrone Power (1914-1958)
Residence of Tyrone Power (1914-1958). Postcard: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles (from the archive of Leo Verswijver)
Residence of Florence Vidor (1895-1977)
Residence of Florence Vidor (1895-1977). Postcard: from the archive of Leo Verswijver