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help me identify these caricatures of Hollywood stars of 1920s-early 30s


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I'd appreciate help in identifying the show business caricatures, drawn by Xavier Cugart, on Agua Caliente's c. 1930 menu. You will find it here at my web page:



My email address is: chipe@ix.netcom.com . Also: robert@antiquegamblingchips.com


The caricatures are numbered by me so it would be easy to email me your opinions.


(Agua Caliente, in Tijuana, Mexico, just over the border from San Diego CA, was a fabulous and lucrative Hotel-casino-spa-race track-golf tournament-you name it, resort during the time of American Prohibition -- specifically 1928-35. It was the largest resort of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and an attraction for Hollywood luminaries who would fly there.)




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Xavier Cugat , actually.......





great cartoon but of course many who were famous then are frgotten now



My guesses:


13 Bette Davis?

19 George Raft?

86 Greta Garbo

12 Una Merkel?

20 Rudy Vallee?

29 Norma Shearer?

79 George Burns?

64 Alphonse Menjou?

18 Joan Crawford?

17 Johnny Weissmuller?

32 Clara Bow?

33 Wallace Beery?

30 Irving Thalberg?

59 Maurice Chevalier?

76 Myrna Loy

77 William Powell

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3. The Marx Brothers

5. Director Raoul Walsh

21. Charles Laughton

17. Clark Gable

28. Joe E. Brown


Aqua Caliente was designed by the great Wayne McAllister, an architect who also designed casinos in Las Vegas and the Bob's Big Boy in Burbank.

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