Monthly Archives: December 2016

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1931

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Ina Claire, Jean Harlow.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1931

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Marlene Dietrich–making her Photoplay cover debut–plus Dorothy Jordan, Claudette Colbert, and Ann Harding.

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Photoplay Mar.-Apr. 1931 Double Exposure


  • Kid sister Joan graced Photoplay’s September cover; here in March it’s Constance Bennett’s turn.
  • Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor maintain the double exposure theme on April’s cover.
  • Farrell and Gaynor were the hottest team in movies and appeared together in ten films, including 7th Heaven.
  • Farrell left show business in 1934, but returned to it in the 1950s as My Little Margie’s Vern Albright.

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Photoplay Jan.-Feb. 1931



  • Cover girls are Clara Bow and Dorothy Mackaill.
  • Earl Christy is still Photoplay’s cover illustrator.
  • Mackaill retired from films in 1937, but returned onscreen a couple of decades later. In 1953 she was in “The Magic Lantern” episode of TV’s Studio One in Hollywood series. She also appeared in a couple of Hawaii Five-O shows in 1976 and 1980.

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