This copy of Modern Screen Magazine from September 1949 features the pinup Betty Grable on the cover. Inside you'll read about Judy Garland's collapse during filming a movie, read about Richard Widmark, or Susan Hayward "am I cheating on my children?" I am particularly charmed by the cigarette ad on the back cover featuring Lucille Ball.
Modern Screen featured celebrity articles, interviews, gossip and photo features. It rivaled Photoplay for popularity. It also had gossip by the infamous Louella Parsons, Queen of Hollywood (until her rivalry with Hedda Hopper), where she viewed herself as the arbiter of morals. She could ruin a movie at the box office, or send a star spiraling out of favor!
This Golden Age Hollywood magazine ran from the thirties through eighties. Sadly many of these classic movie magazines were mutilated for their covers and movie ads. This magazine is intact.
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CONDITION: Very with some slight wear on the top, center, and the bottom of the spine, and light rippling of the whole magazine. I feel it got damp at some point in its history, but it's in good shape still!
SIZE: It is a 8.5 inch by 11 inch format
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