Collection Spotlight: “Three on a Match” Herald
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 272
I love this herald for a number of reasons. First off, it’sÂ Three on a Match which is my favorite Ann Dvorak film. Secondly, it folds up giving us a weird hybrid of Bette Davis’ forehead, Joan Blondell’s eyes and nose, and Ann’s lips and chin. Next up is the claim that Bette has brains, Joan has beauty, and all Ann has to offer is kisses. And let’s not forget the baffling tagline, “It takes 3 girls in one to ‘take’ one man.”
The piece folds out to reveal what brains, beauty, and kisses actually look like and to describe a film that only vaguely sounds likeÂ Three on Match. Â Ah,Â la publicitÃ©!