Hollywood Pattern Company, created in 1932, was very popular because it used photos of movie stars and starlets on the many of the envelopes. They stopped issuing patterns shortly after WWII making them one of the shortest lifespans for a major sewing pattern company.  A starlet knew she had arrived when she was featured on a Hollywood Pattern cover. During the Great Depression, this type of publicity entered more homes than magazines and newspapers. Here’s a sampling I found currently on offer over at Etsy.

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