Category Archives: Betty Compson

Photoplay July-Oct. 1924

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Anna Q. Nilsson, Betty Compson, Colleen Moore, and making her Photoplay cover debut, Mary Philbin.
  • The August cover features a Compson portrait by Tempest Inman.
  • And if that’s not enough to reel in the reader there’s also the tantalizing question “Is Bobbed Hair An Extravagance?” 
  • October cover girl Mary Philbin would go on to co-star with Lon Chaney in 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera.


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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 Nov.-Dec. 1919

The last two Photoplay covers in 1919 featured Lillian Gish and Betty Compson.  Gish surely needs no introduction. Her cover is by A. Cheney Johnston.Photoplay Nov 1919

Compson had just starred in the recently-released The Miracle Man and it proved to be her star-making role.  She formed her own production company and continued to work for decades, even testing for the role of Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind.Photoplay Dec 1919

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Filed under 1910s, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Betty Compson, Lillian Gish, Photoplay