Saturday, 14 November 2015

Picturegoer, January 22nd 1944

January 22nd 1944 issue of Picturegoer magazine. It was a fortnightly publication at the time, out every other Thursday for the princely sum of 3d. There are features with titles like 'Is Orson Welles a Great Actor?' (not yet, says the staff writer) and 'Do You Regard Robert Young as a Star?' (Yes, he's no longer a carbon copy of Robert Montgomery.)

The films of the issue are Sweet Rosie O'Grady and His Butler's Sister, both light hearted US films which had opened there in October and November, respectively. The most interesting thing in this issue is a short piece on page four about race films, and how they ought to cross the pond to better reflect the diversity of the Empire.

The cover star is Susanna Foster, best known for the 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera.

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  1. Wow, what a trip down memory lane

    1. :D I love old film magazines, everyone looks so glamorous!


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