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c.1939 CHAMPIONS AND STARS by The Cycle Trades of America, Inc (C.T.A.)
Item# BookAntq-C-004 [BookAntq-C-004]
Categories: Books-Antique, Photographs-Hollywood Movie Industry,
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If someone knows the exact year of publication of this booklet I will appreciate hearing from you; until then Lorne Shields guesses it to be about c.1935.
A 20-page wonderful booklet containing photos and information about sports champions and Hollywood celebrities with bicycles. Also included is information about how to start a bicycle club and how to sponsor/organize a bicycle race. This booklet was published by The Cycle Trades of America, Inc. (C.T.A.) which was the predecessor organization of the Bicycle Institute of America (B.I.A.). The front cover is an image of a painting by Norman Rockwell. The dimensions are 5 15/16 x 8 3/4 inches. See the picture gallery.

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Page-2, Jean Harlow, lovely MGM star with a bicycle.


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Page-3, a story of why your youngster should have a bike.


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Page-4 with four images; (1) Robert Montgomery staring for MGM who rode in 'Forsaking All Others', (2) Ruby Keeler, Warner Bros. star who played in 'Go Into Your Dance', (3) a young Shirley Temple watching Sergeant Eton of the Los Angeles Police Department attach a license to her bike and (4) beautiful Joan Crawford of MGM.


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Page-5 with four images; (1) Jean Parker of MGM, (2) Warner Baxter who rides his bike from his home in Malibu to the Fox Movietone City Studio, (3) Sylvia Sidney of Paramount Studios, and (4) Una Merkel of MGM.


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Page-6 contains a story of how and why bicycling is the greatest sport of all and a picture of Johnny Weissmuller and his wife, Lupe Velez.

 


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Page-7 contains a story of how safe cycling is as a sport and vehicle and a picture with Paramount Studios players; Lona Andre, Kathleen Burke, Ann Shendon and Grace Bradley.


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Page-8 contains a story explaining how to ride a bike and a picture of three young stars featured in Columbia Studio's MICKEY McGUIRE COMEDIES produced by Larry Darmour. The three stars are; Jimmie Robinson, Marvin Stephens and Mickey Rooney.


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Page-9 contains doctors reasons for prescribing cycling for good health and four images; (1) Jane Muhrfield & Lanny Ross, (2) Joan Blondell with Warner Bros., (3) Kay Francis as she appeared in Warner Bros. 'Mary Stevens M.D.'


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Pages 10 & 11 contains a story of why champions of sport choose bicycling for their exercise. There are 8 photos of various champions; (1) Maxie Bear, (2) Johnny Weissmuller, (3) Joe E. Brown, star of Warner Bros. 'Six Day Bike Rider'. (4) Bil Tilden the famous tennis player, (5) Conrad Nagel, (6) Willie Honeman, 1934 American Sprint Champion, (7) Red Grange, and (8) MGM's Neil Hanilton.


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Pages-12 & 13 contain stories about The League of American Wheelmen (L.A.W.) and How to Form a Bicycle Club


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Pages 14 contains three photos and a continuation of How to Form a Bicycle Club and page-15 contains a story titled How to Conduct a Bicycle Race.


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Page-16 contains a photo of Frank L. Kramer and tips for TRAINING FOR BICYCLE RACING.


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Page-17 contains two images; (1) Grace Bradley and (2) Shirley Temple with a tricycle.


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Page-18 is information about how to CARE FOR YOUR BICYCLE. Page-19 is a list of Bicycle Manufacturers and Accessories & Parts Manufacturers, all of whom are members of the Cycle Trades of America, Inc. association.Bicycle mfgrs: Colson of Ohio, Emblem of NY, Excelsior of Indiana, Huffman of Ohio, Monark of IL, Pierce of NY, Schwinn of IL, Shelby of Ohio, H.P.Snyder of NY, and Westfield (Columbia) of MA.
Parts & Accessory mfgrs: Baldwin-Duckworth of MA, Bevin Bros of CT, Bearings Co of PA, Continental Rubber of PA, Delta Electric of IN, Diamond Chain of IN, Dill Mfg or OH, Eclipse (Bendix) of NY, Gillette Rubber of WI, Goodyear Tire of OH, D.P.Harris (Rollfast) of NY, Lobdell-Emery of MI, Liquid Veneer of NY, Manhattan Rubber of NJ, McCauley Metal of NY, H&F Mesinger of NY, Musselman Hub of OH, National Screw of OH, New Departure of CT, Pennsylvania Rubber of PA, Persons-Majestic of MA, Scovill (Schrader Valves) of NY, Seiss Mfg of OH, Star Bros Bells of CT, Torrington of CT, Troxel of OH, U.S.Rubber of IN, Van Cleef Bros of IL, Wald Mfg of KY, Washburn of IL, and Williams Rims of NY.
Notice that there is a 1 x 2.25 inch missing from the top right corner of page-19.


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Page-20 is the outside back cover. Notice that there is a considerable amount of damage to this page including a 1 x 2.25 inch chunk missing from the upper left corner.

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