Wonderful rare old copy of Photoplay Magazine featuring Joan Crawford on the cover, art by Earl Christy. This is the March 1930 issue, and it full of stories about the film industry, gossip, stories about Hollywood Celebrities, and lots of great vintage adverts. It's quite the trip back in time and a great collectible for the film buff or movie fan. The features and photos inside include a very young Loretta Young, alluring Greta Garbo, and an exquisite Gary Cooper. There is Clara Bow, and so much much more. This is a fat magazine with great quality printing running to 148 pages.
Photoplay was one of the earliest movie magazines, founded the same year as Motion Picture Magazine, and was in print from 1911 to 1980, and was once very influential, even creating awards that were to model the Academy Awards! It soon edged out Motion Picture for the biggest market share with its particular melding of 'light' gossip, photos, stills, the lives of the stars, and beauty and fashion tips. Back in the early days articles about the stars tended to be positive. Unlike today people wanted their movie stars to be virtuous, and were horrified by scandal, often voting with their feet, and a star could be ruined by bad behavior.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with just light signs of age as in some bumping and creases. Only moderate to light tanning, and only on certain pages. Fantastic find.
SIZE: It is a 8.5 inch by 11 inch format
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