Monthly Archives: March 2016

Photoplay Apr.-May 1922-Spring Has Sprung!

Photoplay April 1922Photoplay May 1922

  • Cover girls are Dorothy Gish and Betty Compson.
  • Both covers are by artist J. Knowles Hare. The covers sure are similar in color and composition, aren’t they? Botticelli rules.
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Photoplay Jan.-Mar. 1922

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Corinne Griffith, Lila Lee, Olga Petrova.
  • Love for three oranges? The cover layout that started with the December 1921 issue continues here, with the title and text at the bottom set on orange backgrounds.
  • The January Griffith cover artist: Rolf Armstrong.

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Photoplay July-Dec. 1921

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Betty Blythe, Agnes Ayres, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish.
  • The November issue tackles the question  “Are Women’s Colleges Old Maid Factories? The Results of an Interesting Investigation” by James R. Quirk. 
  • November also features an article touting the “Future Great Actor,  Joseph Schildkraut, a New Griffith Protege.” Schildkraut, the son of actor Rudolf Schildkraut, was starring in Griffith’s Orphans of the Storm with the Gish sisters at the time. His long and illustrious career spanned well into the talkies.

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Photoplay Jan.-June 1921

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Mary Thurman, Rubye De Remer, Priscilla Dean, Mary MacLaren, Dorothy Phillips, and appropriately, on the June cover: June Caprice.
  • The price is 25 cents and the January cover proclaims “Over 500,000 Circulation”–not too shabby.

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Filed under 1920s, Dorothy Phillips, June Caprice, Mary MacLaren, Mary Thurman, Photoplay, Priscilla Dean, Rubye De Remer