“My First Job”: How the stars of the ’50s got their starts (Motion Picture, June 1959)

The June 1959 edition of Motion Picture magazine included a feature detailing the tales of how eight big-time stars of the day got their first jobs. This issue of Motion Picture is one of the most recent additions to my vintage movie mag collection, so today I thought I’d share some snippets of this fun little article with you! From stocking grocery shelves to selling … Continue reading “My First Job”: How the stars of the ’50s got their starts (Motion Picture, June 1959)

Are Today’s Comets Tomorrow’s Stars? (Motion Picture, November 1957)

This post is a part of the Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. It’s also a landmark post: TMP’s 1,000th article! In the November 1957 issue, Motion Picture magazine selected 12 burgeoning stars to feature in the magazine. Seven of those talents were featured in full profiles, the “comets” who had a good chance of becoming “stars” — actors … Continue reading Are Today’s Comets Tomorrow’s Stars? (Motion Picture, November 1957)