Monday, March 14, 2011

Covers, Touched And Untouched.

Here are some more wonderful covers from film magazines of the 20's and 30's. When I get these magazines, they often show their age with stains, tears, creases, fading, etc. I always clean them up before posting, as I have done here. However, I have left (for now) the June 1931 New Movie Magazine cover unretouched so you can see what I see before it goes under my Photoshop knife. To make up for the cover, I have included a number of inside pages, including a spread on swimwear our female readers may want to consider for this summer. Enjoy.

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Marion Davies
Motion Picture Classic - February 1926
This issue is tabloid size. By the 1930's the publication was standard size.
Cover Artist: Leo Kober (1878-1931)

Olive Borden
Picture Play - February 1928
Artist: Modest Stein (1871-1958)

Bessie Love
Screen Book Magazine - July 1929
Artist: John Rolston Clark

Marion Davies
The New Movie Magazine - February 1931
Artist: Jules Erbit (1889-1968)

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
Photoplay - April 1931
Artist: Earl Christy (1883-1961)

Lupe Velez
Picture Play - October 1931
Artist: Modest Stein

Barbara Stanwyck
The New Movie Magazine - January 1932
Artist: Penrhyn Stanlaws (1877 - 1957)

Greta Garbo
Modern Screen - April 1934
Artist: Rolf Armstrong (1899-1960)

Gloria Stuart
Picture Play - June 1934
Artist: Victor Tchetchet (1891 - 1974)

Constance Bennett
The New Movie Magazine - June 1931 (As purchased, awaiting restoration.)
Artist: Rolf Armstrong

Summer swimwear, 1931 style.

Carole Lombard
"...been getting a number of prominent roles lately." Ya Think?

Kay Francis
Has a contract with Warner Brothers that will eventually make her a star. A bold prediction.

An early shot of Marlene in the German film, Ships of Lost Men.
She had the lead female role.

Portrait of the perfect couple, at least from June 1929 to May 1933.