What a wonderful issue of Photoplay, after it merged with Movie Mirror, featuring the legendary Judy Garland on the cover in patriotic costume to help the war effort. This is the July 1943 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 Lucille Ball, Alan Ladd, Anne Sheridan, Barbara Stanwyck and oh so many more.
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: Very good, with some wear to spine, and a bit of chipping on the cover. Bright and clean.
SIZE: It is a 8.5 inch by 11 inch format
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