Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

One of Madeline's many scrapbooks is dedicated to Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.  I recall her talking about their movies and what a handsome couple they were.  Her scrapbook starts out with a listing of their pictures:

There are many pages of newspaper clippings of the duo.  I have selected some highlights for your enjoyment:  (Click on pic to enlarge.)

He was rather a handsome guy!  She told me that they were in love but the studio discouraged their romance.  I would think it would be an asset and would sell more movies.  If you want to learn more about these two Hollywood stars, here is a good website to visit.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Open Invitation Ski Jumping Tournament

This brochure was quite a surprise!  I have a hard time picturing Madeline skiing.

I think she just came to watch, though.

The event was held on February 16, 1947.  She was married then so I'm not sure what she was doing here.

This is her handwriting!

It's nice to find something unexpected in her memories.