The daily life of Olivia de Havilland… according to fan mag gossip! (Photoplay, June 1944)

This post is a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines. For more posts in this series check out the archive! Photoplay’s June 1944 issue featured the lovely Olivia de Havilland on the cover, a portrait by Paul Hesse. Between the mag’s covers Olivia could be… Read More The daily life of Olivia de Havilland… according to fan mag gossip! (Photoplay, June 1944)

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… Read More 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… Read More Solving problems with Claudette Colbert in ‘Photoplay’ (Part I)

Photoplay’s top films on 1954 — How many have you seen?

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. When I read any of the books or magazines from my collection of vintage publications, I often think of the many people who must have enjoyed reading them in the past. Sometimes my interaction with… Read More Photoplay’s top films on 1954 — How many have you seen?

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,… Read More Debbie Reynolds covers Modern Screen and Photoplay, November 1954