Modern Screen’s Top 20 Stars of 1953

This post was written for TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. The February 1954 issue of Modern Screen included “Top 10” lists, featuring the ten most popular actors and actresses of the previous year. This list was fan-voted and a recurring feature of the magazine, published annually. These were the results (and I’ve added the names … Continue reading Modern Screen’s Top 20 Stars of 1953

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)

Photoplay reviews the springtime releases of 1944

This post is a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Today’s tidbits come from the June 1944 combined issue of Photoplay and Movie Mirror. The June 1944 Photoplay/Movie Mirror combined issue is one of my favorites from my entire collection. A beautiful photo of Olivia de Havilland by Paul Hesse adorns the cover, and … Continue reading Photoplay reviews the springtime releases of 1944