Photoplay Magazine – April 1930

Into the Wayback Machine! Here’s another wonderful Earl Christy portrait on the cover.

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Holy Christmas! Does this psychologist understand the Entertainment Business at all?!? The reason that “every conceivable obstacle is portrayed and solved, simply and successfully”is because a writer concocted that obstacle and that solution. It’s not how real life works!

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This month’s lovely photo – Lillian Gish.

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Lessons in writing (specifically, songwriting)!

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Another painful lesson in writing:

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Bad Ad Dept.

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.04.30 PM.png      Canoe-bial?!  Oh no you dint!

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.03.44 PM.png  “Odorono”?! Someone stayed up all night thinkin’ up THAT name.

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.05.35 PM.png Rusty spots?! What is she  – the Tin Man’s wife? Also, I have a sneaking suspicion  that someone dotted the “before” picture with a pencil. What say you?

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 7.31.02 PM.png Is it just my filthy mind, or is this toothpaste ad advocating masturbation?

And this is my favorite. “Getting fat will make you unattractive. Get lung cancer instead!”

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New Hollywood Faces! (It’s elementary – he’ll never last.)

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Check it out. See the resemblance?!

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To close, here’s an insider joke. Seems they’ve been making fun of studio execs for 86 years!

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Hasta!

 

 

 

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