Photoplay Mar.-June 1937

  • Cover girls and boy (l.-r, in order of appearance): Jean Harlow; Ginger Rogers; Harlow again, this time with the┬áseriously gorgeous Robert Taylor; and Shirley Temple.

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Photoplay Jan.-Feb. 1937

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  • Cover girls: for January, Ginger Rogers; and for February, who’s black and white and red all over? Joan Crawford, that’s who ­čśë
  • Cover artist: James Montgomery Flagg.

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Photoplay Nov.-Dec. 1936

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  • Cover girls: Carole Lombard and Shirley Temple.
  • Cover artist: James Montgomery Flagg.

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Photoplay’s New Look July-Oct. 1936

  • Cover girls (l.-r.,in oder of appearance): Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Norma Shearer.
  • James Montgomery Flagg is the cover artist.

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Photoplay May-June 1936

  • Cover subjects: May – Myrna Loy (May); ┬áJune – Dick Powell and Marion Davies.
  • Below: Clarence Sinclair Bull’s famous photo of Loy.
  • Coming up next: another cover format change for Photoplay.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1936

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Norma Shearer, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, Joan Crawford.

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Photoplay Nov.-Dec. 1935

Cover girls: Carole Lombard (making her Photoplay cover debut) and Loretta Young.

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Photoplay July-Oct. 1935

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Joan Bennett, Kay Francis, Ann Harding, Joan Crawford.
  • The intriguing┬ácover blurbs: Mae West Talks About Her Marriage; Is Hepburn Killing Her Career?; and Why Male Stars Marry Plain Girls.

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Photoplay Mar.-June 1935 A New Look

  • As you can see there’s a new cover format starting with Photoplay’s February 1935 issue.
  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Loretta Young, Lillian Harvey, Jean Harlow, Irene Dunne.
  • The Young cover (by the great illustrator Georgia Warren) uses color in quite an arresting way, don’t you think?

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Photoplay Feb. 1935 – Myrna Loy

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  • Myrna Loy by Earl Christy.
  • Despite the beautiful Loy portrait, the cover blurb is about Mary Pickford.
  • This is the last close-up cover we’ll see for a while.

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