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 found in an article called “Scrapbook on Olivia de Havilland,” … Continue reading The daily life of Olivia de Havilland… according to fan mag gossip! (Photoplay, June 1944)

“The Stars I’d Like to be Married To” by Dorothy Kilgallen, Photoplay, June 1944

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. The June 1944 issue of Photoplay (with a beautiful Olivia de Havilland cover, one of my favorites in my collection) includes a feature by Dorothy Kilgallen called “The Stars I’d Like to be Married To (If I weren’t already Mrs. Richard Kollmar).” In this feature, Kilgallen … Continue reading “The Stars I’d Like to be Married To” by Dorothy Kilgallen, Photoplay, June 1944

Photoplay reviews the films of winter ’58/’59

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines. As every issue did, the January 1959 edition of Photoplay included reviews of the latest film releases. What would a movie mag be without its reviews, after all? “Get more out of life – go out to a movie,” Photoplay urges readers. “What’s on … Continue reading Photoplay reviews the films of winter ’58/’59

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’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 these readers of the past goes beyond my simple wondering … Continue reading Photoplay’s top films on 1954 — How many have you seen?

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

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

Vintage publications: About my collection

I never considered myself a collector of anything until the day that I bought my first old magazine. Even my DVD collection was small at the time, since I mostly borrowed from the family pool and didn’t yet have the funds to start building up what has now become a mound of movies that I could probably build a solid fortress out of. It was … Continue reading Vintage publications: About my collection