Monthly Archives: October 2016

Photoplay May-June 1929

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): June Collyer, Olga Baclanova, Bessie Love and–of course–Greta Garbo.
  • Bessie Love was riding high–she’d just appeared in MGM’s first two full-length MGM musicals of the sound era, The Broadway Melody of 1929 and The Hollywood Revue of 1929.
  • The Broadway Melody of 1929 was the first sound picture to receive the Best Picture Oscar.
  • Starting with July’s Bessie Love portrait, Earl Christy settles in as Photoplay’s regular cover artist.
  • Garbo’s erstshile beau John Gilbert married actress Ina Claire.
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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1929

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Madge Bellamy, Estelle Taylor, Marion Davies, and “It Girl” Clara Bow.

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Photoplay Dec. 1928- Janet Gaynor

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  • Photoplay’s December cover girl Janet Gaynor was on a roll when it came to roles. In 1929 she’d nab the first Best Actress Oscar for three of them: 7th Heaven and Sunrise–both 1927–and 1928’s Street Angel.

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Photoplay Sep.-Nov. 1928

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  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Gloria Swanson, Evelyn Brent, and Corinne Griffith.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1928

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): blondes Greta Garbo, Marion  Davies, Ruth Taylor–and brunette Billie Dove.
  • Garbo and John Gilbert (who “Writes His Own Story” in the June issue) had just appeared together in “Love”, a 1927 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. They’d next co-star in “A Woman of Affairs,” released in late 1928.

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