Category Archives: Esther Williams

Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1953

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Powell, Esther Williams.
  • First Photoplay covers for Debbie Reynolds–and Marilyn Monroe!
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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1952

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Esther Williams, Ava Gardner, Doris Day, Janbe Powell.
  • Esther and Ava coordinated their poses, lol.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1951

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Lana Turner, Jane Powell, Betty Hutton, Esther Williams.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1950

Cover girls and boy (l.-r., in order of appearance): Jeanne Crain; Elizabeth Taylor; Dick Powell and June Allyson; Esther Williams.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1950

  • Cover girls and boy (l.-r., in order of appearance): some movie actress named Elizabeth Taylor; Esther Williams; Jane Wyman and Jimmy Stewart; Janet Leigh.
  • With the dawn of 1950 Photoplay turned to photographs for the covers. Prior to 1950 photos had been used sparingly on the covers.
  • Photoplay’s March issue was the “Gold Medal Awards issue.” According to the wonderful blog Jimmy Stewart On the Air, “the Photoplay Awards Dinner honoring the 1949 Gold Medal Award winners was broadcast by ABC on February 13, 1950.” Read more about it at http://www.jimmystewartontheair.com/photoplay-awards-dinner/

 

 

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Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1949

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Esther Williams, an effervescent Rita Hayworth, June Haver, Ingrid Bergman.

There’s a Hayworth cover from 1946’s Movie Show magazine that features lovely Rita wearing a quite interesting head covering.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1949

Cover girls and boys (l.-r., in order of appearance): Esther Williams; Lana Turner; Bing Crosby and sons; Betty Grable.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1948

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): June Allyson, Lana Turner, Esther Williams, Shirley Temple and her beautiful baby.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1947

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): June Allyson; a beautiful Shirley Temple; Esther Williams; and an almost unrecognizable Lana Turner.

 

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Photoplay Apr.-July 1946

 

 

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of apperance): Jennifer Jones; Jeanne Crain and adorable friend; Ingrid Bergman; Esther Williams.
  • As of the June issue (Bergman), the “combined with Movie Mirror” tagline is no longer included.

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Filed under 1940s, Esther Williams, Ingrid Bergman, Jeanne Crain, Jennifer Jones, Photoplay