Name: DEMPSEY, JACK & WIFE ESTELLE TAYLOR REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (MID 1920'S)
History: William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), also known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer, who became a cultural icon of the 1920s. Dempsey held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926, and his aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Listed at #10 on The Ring's list of all-time heavyweights and #7 among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, in 1950 the Associated Press voted Dempsey as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. Dempsey is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was inducted into The Ring magazine's Boxing Ha Jack ell of Fame in 1951. Estelle Taylor was a glamorous motion-picture actress of the 1920s and '30s and onetime wife of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey. As an actress, Taylor's career included bit parts in Broadway musicals and the lead opposite John Barrymore in "Don Juan." She successfully made the transition from silent to talking pictures and in the final years of her life appeared in a number of television programs. Jack Dempsey and Estelle Taylor were married from 1925 to 1931. Offered here is a real photo postcard of this famous married couple, Jack Dempsey and Estelle Taylor.
Full description: This is an original, unused, real photo postcard picturing Dempsey and Taylor at the time of their marriage. AZO stamp is present. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. Names written on back. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
Categories: Postcard - Dempsey, Jack - Hollywood
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