Photoplay Nov.-Dec. 1935

Cover girls: Carole Lombard (making her Photoplay cover debut) and Loretta Young.

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Photoplay July-Oct. 1935

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Joan Bennett, Kay Francis, Ann Harding, Joan Crawford.
  • The intriguingĀ cover blurbs: Mae West Talks About Her Marriage; Is Hepburn Killing Her Career?; and Why Male Stars Marry Plain Girls.

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Photoplay Mar.-June 1935 A New Look

  • As you can see there’s a new cover format starting with Photoplay’s February 1935 issue.
  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Loretta Young, Lillian Harvey, Jean Harlow, Irene Dunne.
  • The Young cover (by the great illustrator Georgia Warren) uses color in quite an arresting way, don’t you think?

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Photoplay Feb. 1935 – Myrna Loy

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  • Myrna Loy by Earl Christy.
  • Despite the beautiful Loy portrait, the cover blurb is about Mary Pickford.
  • This is the last close-up cover we’ll see for a while.

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Photoplay Jan. 1935 – Hollywood’s Biggest Star

A real change of pace for the January 1935 cover!

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And why not? Without question, Shirley Temple was Hollywood’s biggest star during the Depression years.

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Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1934

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Dolores del Rio, Irene Dunne, Margaret Sullavan, Greta Garbo.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1934

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Marion Davies, Janet Gaynor.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1934

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Joan Crawford, the ever-soignee Kay Francis, Norma Shearer, and–did you recognize her?– Katharine Hepburn.

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Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1933

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Marion Davies, Ruby Keeler, Marlene Dietrich, Ann Harding.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1933

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Nancy Carroll, Bette Davis, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn.

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