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

“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