Category Archives: May Allison

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1927

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): May Allison, Dolores Costello,  Jetta Goudal and–did you recognize December’s cover girl? I didn’t. It’s none other than Joan Crawford.
  • All these actresses sport the latest in fashionable hats–mostly cloches, it seems–except for Joan, who bucks the trend by going sans chapeau.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1925

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Betty Bronson, Florence Vidor, Bessie Love, May Allison.
  • Betty Bronson was a dancer who nabbed the coveted film role of Peter Pan.
  • April cover girl May Allison would marry Photoplay editor/publisher James T. Quirk in 1926. She’d graced the November 1923 cover.

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Photoplay Oct.-Dec. 1923

Photoplay Oct 1923

  • Cover girls (in order of appearance): Alla Nazimova, May Allison, Constance Talmadge.
  • The Nazimova cover really stands out, doesn’t it? No flowers, no hat, no sunny yellow-orange background.
  • As that cover suggests, Nazimova was just as singular an actress. She was theatrically-trained and had appeared in Ibsen and Chekhov on Broadway before moving over to the silver screen. Here she is with Valentino in a 1921 screen adaptation of Camille. Photo from the great site allanazimova.com

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