The allure and glamour of movie stars has great appeal to collectors. Surprisingly, when movies began there were no movie stars. In the early 1900s during the Nickelodeon era it was almost impossible to get stage actors and actresses to work in the movies. Salaries were a mere $5-$10 a day and there was no prestige. Financiers controlled the movie industry and they made huge profits casting unknown people who used stage names.

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