Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

Historical Context is a series in which I share excerpts/information from my ever-growing collection of vintage publications. Today’s installment in the series features the 1954 issue of Who’s Who in Hollywood, an annual publication highlighting the biggest stars of the previous year as well as the “stars of tomorrow.” One of the gems of my… Read More Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part II: Engaged Love)

(This post is the second in a two-part series featuring excerpts from two 1955 magazines from my personal collection. The first installment featured an article titled “Guide to Married Love.”) In the last installment of Tales from the Crypt… of Lindsey’s Magazine Collection*, TMP shared True Story magazine’s views on keepin’ your man happy in… Read More Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part II: Engaged Love)

Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)

The year 1955 was a great one for love in the movies. Cary Grant romanced Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. Guys and Dolls followed, well, guys and dolls falling in love with each other (amongst show tunes and careers in professional gambling). Tom Ewell imagined that Marilyn Monroe was swooning over his… Read More Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)

Modern Screen’s “Inside Story” for April 1956

As I flipped through a few magazine issues recently, I was looking for movie reviews rather than reading every feature, until something in Modern Screen‘s “Inside Story” Q&A column caught my eye. I’ve decided to share a few interesting bits from the April 1956 issue’s column for today’s vintage magazine post. First, the question that… Read More Modern Screen’s “Inside Story” for April 1956

“Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937

True Story is one of my favorite old mags to collect. While the truth of the stories is, in reality, questionable, these issues are a lot of fun to read, full of wild tales, interesting vintage ads and even some classic Hollywood features. A recent addition to the TMP vintage magazine archive is the May… Read More “Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937