Thursday, December 22, 2011

Movie Life Magazine {April 1940}

I love movie magazines. There is something about them that I just love. Maybe it is the photos? The trivia? Interviews? I don't know what, but they sure are intriguing.

The magazine I'll be featuring today is one of my favorites - Movie Life (April, 1940). Why? It has an article of one of my favorite actresses - Deanna Durbin. That may, or may not be the reason why I bought this magazine. *grin*
Look! Cary Grant takes an old family friend to the premiere of My Girl Friday {I love that movie!}. Also the Los Angeles' Mayor greets Rosalind Russell at Girl Friday press party. In the bottom picture on the left, Olivia de Havilland is sporting the new pompadour hair-do. While on the right we have Judy Garland on a date to her movie, Strike Up the Band.  
Here we have, Errol Flynn, Anne Shirley, and Shirley Temple. 
 Next up we have a four page spread on Deanna Durbin. Enjoy!

Have you seen the film, Young Tom Edison (1940) starring Mickey Rooney? I grew up watching this film, so it was fun seeing this little spread.
This page is filled with stars! We have a wedding picture of Ronald Reagan & Jane Wyman. Katharine Hepburn {in a darling dress and pumps!}, Raymond Massey & Mrs. Roosevelt! That's just on the top row of pictures. Underneath we have Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brain, Gene Autry, Olivia de Havilland, and many others!!

I hope you all enjoyed this little peak into one of my magazines I own. Let me know how you enjoyed it!



  1. Ashley,
    this was a lot of fun to read. I LOVE vintage stuff and the 1930s/1940s is one of my favorite eras ;) :) Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  2. Love, Love, LOVE movie magazines! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I have never been into movie magazines--at least not the ones out today--but I love looking at these pictures. Your post really inspired me to watch some classic films though. These are the movies I want my little girls to watch, not the stuff Hollywood puts out these days! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Hi! I'm your new follower, I love all the vintage stuff on your blog.. it's so cool! x

  5. Hi
    I love old magazines just as much as You do , but I do not know how I can get them its difficult here in India..I love the sepia pictures in the old magazines and get to know about the actors and actresses whom we have only seen through their movies...

  6. Wow! this is so cool i love the pic of Judy garland! i was very pleased to find your blog, that you are a Christian, homeschool graduate, dress modestly and fellow vintage lover! i am now a follwer of your blog and hope you post more soon! have a great day!

  7. Love Love Love vintage! Have you seen Love Laughs at Andy Hardy? It is with Mickey Rooney. In the Andy Hardy movie series there is a season with Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland.

    1. Yes, I've seen all of the Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland "Andy Hardy" films. I just love the movies they did together!! :D

  8. Such a lovely vintage blog! And lovely post! Old magazines are so much fun to look through.

  9. Wow..What a lovely post.
    The vintage pictures are really fun and inspiring.

    Xox from Canada

  10. Hello,

    Reading your profile, you sound much like the young girl I used to be...and was also home schooled.

    I have always found old photos intriguing, as well.

    Lovely post.

    :) Hope


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