“Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937

True Story is one of my favorite old mags to collect. While the truth of the stories is, in reality, questionable, these issues are a lot of fun to read, full of wild tales, interesting vintage ads and even some classic Hollywood features. A recent addition to the TMP vintage magazine archive is the May… Read More “Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937

“Can a ‘Shotgun’ Marriage Work?” (True Story, January 1954)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. True Story mags are always full of “scandalous” topics, and the January 1954 issue is no exception. “Can a ‘Shotgun’ Marriage Work?” appears in the “family service section” of the magazine, which aims to tell… Read More “Can a ‘Shotgun’ Marriage Work?” (True Story, January 1954)

“How to Behave in a Restaurant” (True Story, January 1954)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines and books. From True Story’s “Family Feature” section comes the January 1954 etiquette column, “How to Behave in a Restaurant.” Here are the mag’s tips to keep in mind next time you decide to… Read More “How to Behave in a Restaurant” (True Story, January 1954)

Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)

The year 1955 was a great one for love in the movies. Cary Grant romanced Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. Guys and Dolls followed, well, guys and dolls falling in love with each other (amongst show tunes and careers in professional gambling). Tom Ewell imagined that Marilyn Monroe was swooning over his… Read More Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)