Modern Beauties

Oct 1, 2013

Jean Rogers


Between 1936 and 1939 there were nine different series of these photo cards to be found in packets of BAT (British American Tobacco) cigarettes. I’m unsure which brand though. Some of the actresses featured are/were famous whilst others are too obscure to rate a single mention on the Interweb, but then it was a long time ago.

Jean Rogers and Priscilla Lawson are best known for appearing alongside Buster Crabbe in the first and most famous of the Flash Gordon serials. Jean was Dale Arden and Priscilla was Princess Aura, daughter of Emperor Ming the Merciless of the planet Mongo (!?!).  It seems that Jean died in 1991 aged 75 and Priscilla died as long ago as 1958 at the young age of 44.

Priscilla Lawson


Dale Aura and Flash