Category Archives: James Stewart

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¬†




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Filed under 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor, Esther Williams, James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Janet Leigh, Photoplay

Photoplay August 1942

By 1942 the U.S. had entered the war and its magazines often featured the American flag on their covers. Photoplay was no exception.

Photoplay August 1942 United Flag

The Hollywood actors shown in the “In the Service” insets (l.-r):¬†Robert Montgomery, Burgess Meredith, Wayne Morris, James Stewart, William Holden, Gene Raymond, Robert Cummings, Jeffrey Lynn, Ronald Reagan, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Tyrone Power, Tim Holt.

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Filed under 1940s, Burgess Meredith, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gene Raymond, James Stewart, Jeffrey Lynn, Photoplay, Robert Cummings, Robert Montgomery, Ronald Reagan, Tim Holt, Tyrone Power, Wayne Morris, William Holden