‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Franklin/Kinema Theatre ‘The Busher’ Promotional Movie Card|
|Size||1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1919 Franklin/Kinema Theatre ‘The Busher’ Promotional Movie Card Overview
These cards were created to promote a baseball movie called ‘The Busher’. The movie featured actor Charles Ray as a bush league pitcher that is discovered and gets his chance in the major leagues.
The front of the card features the star of the movie, Ray, in uniform. The picture is black and white and his name is also written on the card.
The back of the card indicates these were printed for the Kinema Theatre and Franklin Theatre in New York (the Busher, as shown, was playing at the Franklin).
Many of these cards were produced as they were given to patrons to highlight movies in a particular week. As the Movie Card website points out, many different cards existed featuring various actors and actresses of films that were scheduled to run. Some cards featured only pictures in one of the theaters while others, such as the one shown here, had both theater schedules included.
1919 Franklin/Kinema Theatre ‘The Busher’ Promotional Movie Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set for that movie. However, the Movie Card website has a partial checklist of cards produced for the Kinema and Franklin Theatres.