Recently I went to Brighton for the day, it’s one of my favourite places and also has some amazing antique and vintage shops! Ive always like collecting things and I love combining vintage images and pattern in collages, so I tend to collect A LOT of vintage magazines and journals. So when I spotted these 1950’s Picturegoer magazines I had to get them!
Picturegoer was a fan magazine published in the United Kingdom between January 1921 and 23 April 1960. Its primary focus was contemporary films and the performers who appeared in them.
The first magazine I got was from March 1950, I can’t believe this magazine is 66 years old!! On the cover is Maureen O’Hara, an Irish-American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films. She worked on numerous occasions with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne, and was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The next magazine is from 1957 and has Janette Scott on the cover (in what is probably the most amazing dress ever!) Born in Morecambe, Lancashire. Janette Scott became a popular leading lady, one of her best-known roles being April Smith in the 1960 film School for Scoundrels, in which Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas competed for her attention. also known for one of her greatest roles as the parson’s wife in the 1959 film, The Devils Disciple, that starred Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Olivier.
Love all the adverts of the era, especially the Imperial Leather Soap advert. Cant wait to scan some of these pages!