A good ol’ fashioned dose of gossip from Screenland, August 1951

Screenland‘s August 1951 issue promised to share “What Hollywood Itself Is Talking About,” with the help of columnist Lynn Bowers. What scoop did Bowers have for readers that summer? Here are the best bits: Rita Hayworth: Back to Work Bowers reports that on the heels of her divorce from “her prince” — a six-week divorce obtained in Nevada — Rita Hayworth was wasting no time … Continue reading A good ol’ fashioned dose of gossip from Screenland, August 1951

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 sparked this interest. C.L.D. of Akron, Ohio writes: “Does Van … Continue reading Modern Screen’s “Inside Story” for April 1956

A Doppelganger for James Dean? (Movie World, July 1958)

Hollywood lost a magnificent talent when James Dean passed away on September 30, 1955. Having performed in just three starring film roles (two of which were released prior to his death) and already a major star, there’s no telling where Dean’s career may have gone, had he survived the car accident that killed him. It seems that ever since his passing, one question has loomed, … Continue reading A Doppelganger for James Dean? (Movie World, July 1958)

The daily life of Olivia de Havilland… according to fan mag gossip! (Photoplay, June 1944)

This post is a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines. For more posts in this series check out the archive! Photoplay’s June 1944 issue featured the lovely Olivia de Havilland on the cover, a portrait by Paul Hesse. Between the mag’s covers Olivia could be found in an article called “Scrapbook on Olivia de Havilland,” … Continue reading The daily life of Olivia de Havilland… according to fan mag gossip! (Photoplay, June 1944)

Modern Screen’s Top 12 Lists & Breakout Stars for 1961

Modern Screen‘s review of 1961’s stars, stories, and films, the 1962 Modern Screen Hollywood Yearbook, listed the year’s twelve top films, twelve top performances and two most promising newcomers. Today I’ll be sharing those lists with you! 12 Best Pictures (Listed alphabetically.) No commentary is given for the “Best Pictures” list — Modern Screen simply names them as the top flicks of the year. I’ve … Continue reading Modern Screen’s Top 12 Lists & Breakout Stars for 1961

Modern Screen reviews the releases of Fall/Winter 1949

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. The December 1949 issue of Modern Screen, like all issues of Modern Screen, contains reviews of all of the hot new releases of that month, as well as shorter reviews of recent-but-not-quite-new films that were still showing in theaters. Christopher Kane shares his thoughts on … Continue reading Modern Screen reviews the releases of Fall/Winter 1949

News you can use from the June 1916 issue of Photoplay!

A note from Lindsey: I apologize for the crappy quality of the photos in this post. The issue of Photoplay is too fragile to scan. I also apologize, once again, for the obnoxious watermarks. I don’t prefer to punish all for the mistakes of few, but I’ve seen my scans/photos stolen before and feel the need to protect them! This post is a part of … Continue reading News you can use from the June 1916 issue of Photoplay!

Solving problems with Claudette Colbert in ‘Photoplay’ (Part II)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. The June 1944 issue of Photoplay in my collection has a feature aptly titled “What should I do?,” which is your typical advice column… aside from the fact that it’s written by none other than Claudette Colbert! This was a monthly feature in Photoplay, … Continue reading Solving problems with Claudette Colbert in ‘Photoplay’ (Part II)

Solving problems with Claudette Colbert in ‘Photoplay’ (Part I)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. The June 1944 issue of Photoplay in my collection has a feature aptly titled “What should I do?,” which is your typical advice column… aside from the fact that it’s written by none other than Claudette Colbert! This was a monthly feature in Photoplay, … Continue reading Solving problems with Claudette Colbert in ‘Photoplay’ (Part I)

“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