“I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Modern Screen’s November 1954 issue includes a feature titled “I’ve got a secret!” which claims to share the things you never knew about your favorite stars. Today I’ve decided to share these supposed facts with you! Linda Darnell would have been a nervous wreck … Continue reading “I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

Debbie Reynolds covers Modern Screen and Photoplay, November 1954

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Much like the rival magazines in the 2004 rom-com 13 Going on 30, fan magazines of the mid-20th century were constantly competing for cover stars. By either coincidence or crafty, competitive scheming between the magazines, they sometimes ended up featuring the same star in the … Continue reading Debbie Reynolds covers Modern Screen and Photoplay, November 1954

Who’s Who in Hollywood, 1954 issue, Part II

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.” The ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue featured a section dedicated to the year’s best child … Continue reading Who’s Who in Hollywood, 1954 issue, Part II

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 old magazine collection is the 1954 issue of ‘Who’s Who … Continue reading Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

The Long, Long Trailer (dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1954) follows Tacy and Nicky, a young and soon-to-be married couple. The two dream of making a home together that they can call their own. The trouble is, they have very different views of what type of home that should be. Tacy is dead-set on living in a trailer, so she can travel with Nicky wherever his work … Continue reading The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Executive Suite (1954)

Executive Suite (1954): 4/5 “It is always up there, close to the clouds, on the topmost floors of the sky-reaching towers of big business. And because it is high in the sky, you may think that those who work there are somehow above and beyond the tensions and temptations of the lower floors. This is to say that it isn’t so,” proclaims famed broadcaster Edward … Continue reading Executive Suite (1954)