10 Things Learned from Jan Sterling’s 1952 Modern Screen Column

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. The May 1952 issue of Modern Screen launched a new series for the magazine titled “Take My Word For It.” Each month, the magazine was to choose a “star columnist” for this section, allowing that star to write about anything that came to mind: opinions on … Continue reading 10 Things Learned from Jan Sterling’s 1952 Modern Screen Column

Happy birthday, Joan Blondell!

From frisky pre-codes to a small supporting role in 1978’s Grease, there’s no denying Joan Blondell’s talent and screen presence. And it’s no surprise that she became such a star, with her show biz upbringing. Rose Joan Blondell was born into a family of vaudeville performers on August 30, 1906. Her parents were traveling performers, carting the family around the world to put on spectacular … Continue reading Happy birthday, Joan Blondell!