The Golden Age of Hollywood

Classic Movie Magazines


Classic Movie Magazines

Here is a look at the movie magazines that flooded newsstands all through the Golden Age of Hollywood. Covers and articles included to take us back to Hollywood's heyday.

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Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by William Aug 24, 2014. 2 Replies

In 1961, Bud Abbott began performing with a new partner, Candy Candido to good reviews. But Abbott called it quits, remarking that "No one could ever live up to Lou." The following year, Abbott…Continue

STARS OF THE SILVER SCREEN issued by Schoolgirls Weekly

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Schoolgirls' Own Cinema Celebrities Series (early 1930s)…Continue

Actress Theda Bara talks real-life vampires (1916)

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Source: Click Americana“Vampire is branded on her heart,” says greatest vampire of…Continue

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Comment by William on January 21, 2017 at 3:20pm

Great cover from a great magazine,,I still have my 1940 cover of
Lana Turner,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

There are some magazines that you never give up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Comment by Dave Miller on January 21, 2017 at 1:28pm

Look Magazine paid tribute to the former vaudevillians who occupied so much of the television schedule in the early 1950s: Top row (l-r): Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, and Eddie Cantor. Middle row: Ken Murray, Ed Wynn, and Bobby Clark. Bottom row: George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Jimmy Durante.
April 10, 1951

Comment by Dave Miller on October 5, 2016 at 8:25am

Cover girl, Greta Garbo graces the cover of SCREEN BOOK.

Comment by Dave Miller on September 10, 2016 at 11:58am

Magazine featuring the gorgeous Louise Brooks by Modest Stein, 1927

Comment by Dave Miller on July 20, 2016 at 5:02pm

Covergirl Doris Kenyon.

Comment by Dave Miller on October 13, 2015 at 4:07pm

Lillian Gish

Comment by Dave Miller on September 29, 2015 at 6:42pm

Virginia Bruce on the cover of HOLLYWOOD

Comment by Dave Miller on August 10, 2015 at 11:14am

Norma Shearer on the cover of TRUE STORY magazine.

Comment by Dave Miller on June 28, 2015 at 9:13am

Valeska Suratt (June 28, 1882 - July 2, 1962). She was a minor league vamp for about 2 years (1915-1917) during the reign of Theda Bara. When Theda's vogue waned, so did Valeska's. She retired from films in 1917. At the height of her film, she was making $5,000 a week. She is pictured here on the cover of the August 1916 Picture Play magazine.

Comment by Dave Miller on June 26, 2015 at 10:23pm

Dorothy Lamour, Radio Mirror Magazine, September 1937


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This Land is Your Land: The Southerner (1945)

To view The Southerner click here. Jean Renoir considered The Southerner (1945) to be his “only work of a personal nature carried out in Hollywood.” Adapted from the National Book Award winning novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand, by George Sessions Perry, it follows a year in the life of a struggling Texas tenant farmer and his family. A lyrical portrait of do-it-yourself […]

The Man Ray Movie Challenge: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

To view Caesar and Cleopatra click here. In 1951, surrealist artist Man Ray, who was a fan of the cinema, quipped, “The worst films I have ever seen, the ones that put me to sleep, contain ten or fifteen marvelous minutes. The best films I have ever seen only contain ten or fifteen worthwhile ones.” […]

Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

To view Shoot First, Die Later click here. Here’s how I’d pitch Fernando Di Leo’s Shoot First, Die Later (1974) to any of my friends: If you’d like to see a gritty Italian crime movie that evokes The French Connection (1971) and surely influenced Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, look no further than this grim […]

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