By 1942 the U.S. had entered the war and its magazines often featured the American flag on their covers. Photoplay was no exception.
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.
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
Cover girls: Betty Grable, Ann Sheridan, Judy Garland.
Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Barbara Stanwyck, Ann Sothern, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine.
Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): the evergreen Olivia de Havilland (who, as of this post, is 101 years old!); Irene Dunne; Claudette Colbert; Lana Turner.
Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Alice Faye, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, Judy Garland.
- Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Hedy Lamarr
- With the January issue, rival movie mag Movie Mirror was folded into Photoplay. “Two great magazines for the price of one!” — ten cents!
Before heading into 1941, let’s take a look at this Modern Screen cover and those sublime cheekbones.
- Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Judy Garland.
- Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Deanna Durbin and friend; Jeanette MacDonald; Ann Sheridan; Bette Davis.
- Cover girls and boys (l.-r., in order of appearance): Carole Lombard, Lombard’s hubby Clark Gable, Gable’s Gone With the Wind co-star Olivia de Havilland, and Tyrone Power.