Category Archives: Photoplay

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1951

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, June Allyson, Janet Leigh.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1951

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Grable, Ava Gardner, Doris Day.
  • A sultry chapeaued brunette followed by a sunny blonde followed by a sultry chapeaued brunette followed by a sunny blonde…
  • Overheard in the MGM commissary – Ava:”Love your hat, Liz. Think I’ll wear one on my cover too.”

 

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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 Sep.-Dec. 1950

  • Cover boy and girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Teylor, Shirley Temple, June Allyson.
  • Third time’s the charm? She’d already graced the January and June covers so the October issue marked Liz’s third Photoplay cover in 1950!

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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 May-Aug. 1949

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Jane Wyman; June Allyson; Jane Powell;  and  Shirley Temple, all grown up at twenty-one.

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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 Oct.-Dec. 1948

Photoplay October 1948

Cover girls: girl next door Jeanne Crain (top); and love goddesses Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner.

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