Category Archives: Earl Christy

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1931

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

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Filed under 1930s, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Christy, Ina Claire, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Photoplay

Photoplay Jan.-Feb. 1931

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  • 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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Filed under 1930s, Clara Bow, Dorothy Mackaill, Earl Christy, Photoplay

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1929

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Nancy Carroll, Anita Page, Janet Gaynor, Norma Talmadge.
  • The supremely talented and prolific illustrator Earl Christy (1883-1961) did all the covers here.

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Filed under 1920s, Anita Page, Earl Christy, Janet Gaynor, Nancy Carroll, Norma Talmadge, Uncategorized

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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Filed under 1920s, Bessie Love, Earl Christy, Greta Garbo, June Collyer, Olga Baclanova