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

“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

Johnny Belinda (1948)

Jane Wyman stars as Belinda, a deaf/mute girl who is constantly belittled and greatly misunderstood by the residents of her small, farm-oriented town in Nova Scotia. Belinda lives with her father and her stern aunt, Aggie (Agnes Moorehead). A new-in-town doctor, Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres), soon enters Belinda’s world. He’s convinced that he can help her overcome her communicative ailments, and begins to train her … Continue reading Johnny Belinda (1948)

Caged! (1950)

Caged! (1950): 4.5/5 Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) is a 19-year-old widow, jailed as an accessory to an armed robbery committed by her husband, who didn’t make it out of the heist alive. Marie is sent to the local women’s prison, where she encounters a caring warden (Ruth, portrayed by Agnes Moorehead), an evil overseer (Evelyn, portrayed by Hope Emerson) and a number of tough female … Continue reading Caged! (1950)