Collection Spotlight: “Three on a Match” Herald

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 272

 Match 001

I love this herald for a number of reasons. First off, it’s 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.”

Match 002Match 003

The piece folds out to reveal what brains, beauty, and kisses actually look like and to describe a film that only vaguely sounds like Three on Match.  Ah, la publicité!


  1. Scott September 29, 2013

    Quick — can you name the three men Ann actually does kiss in the movie?

  2. admin September 29, 2013

    That depends on if you are counting Buster Phelphs as a “man.”

  3. Scott September 29, 2013

    Dang, you’re good!

  4. admin September 29, 2013

    After 15 years, I’d better be!

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