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… Read More Modern Screen’s “Inside Story” for April 1956

The Hollywood Comebacks of 1961 (from Modern Screen)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of old magazines. In 1961, several stars saw their Hollywood careers or lives rebound from periods of struggle. Modern Screen acknowledged these comebacks with a special eight-page feature in the annual Hollywood Yearbook, published in 1962. June… Read More The Hollywood Comebacks of 1961 (from Modern Screen)

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

Modern Screen’s Hollywood Yearbook: Top Couples of 1962

The 1962 edition of Modern Screen’s Hollywood Yearbook featured a list of the ten most fascinating on- and off-screen couples of the previous year. Today, as a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series of fan mag excerpts, I’ll be sharing the list with you! Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty “Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty are… Read More Modern Screen’s Hollywood Yearbook: Top Couples of 1962

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

“Ava and Frank Tell the Truth to Louella Parsons,” Modern Screen, Feb. 1954

This post was written as a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Louella Parsons was a pioneer of celebrity gossip and entertainment news. Her columns were read world-wide, published in hundreds of newspapers. Who better to get the scoop on the tumultuous relationship between Ava… Read More “Ava and Frank Tell the Truth to Louella Parsons,” Modern Screen, Feb. 1954

“Storm Over Hollywood”: A profile of Gale Storm from Modern Screen, February 1954

Today, Gale Storm is a little-known talent of midcentury Hollywood. But in 1954, her career was booming, with Modern Screen calling her “the hottest star since the California fire.” The magazine’s February 1954 issue offers a profile of Gale. Home life and personality In some ways, this article is very much a product of its… Read More “Storm Over Hollywood”: A profile of Gale Storm from Modern Screen, February 1954

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… Read More Modern Screen reviews the releases of Fall/Winter 1949