Thursday, March 14, 2013

Donna and I Shopping at Packard's Corner- Picture Play Magazine

I brought home two issues of Picture Play Magazine from 1932 and one from 1938 after dinner tonight. The one above has a still photo from the film Mata Hari.

In the "bookstore" I was in where I bought her a Nancy Drew from 1965 yesterday, there are plastic bags of  paperbacks, usually four or five. We had seen Ellie Weisell at B.U. during one of the three lectures he gave last year, so I spotted his novel in one of the packages, it being sold with a copy of Turgenev and or All Quietly Flows, and right below it was a large plastic  package with a copy of Picture Play 1938 with Carol Lombard on the cover and there being no way of knowing what the other  magazines really were.

During dinner in Packard's Corner I opened it to find there were about seven magazines:

Silver Screen December 1933 (Hepburn Cover)

Picture Play May 1938 (Lombard Cover)

Picture Play January 1932

Picture Play March 1932

Screen Life September 1940

Screenland April 1937

two other magazines were so miscellaneous that I gave Donna the Woman's Day from 1965.

So because it was a "grab bag" (potluck?) , I got the entire introductory collection for under five dollars, but the worthwhile thing is that Donna said something that was memorable {or that you should write down a couple things that you're lover says for later} when she asked if I had ever have an old or real  magazine before. I told her that I've only been studying magazines since we've been living together, sometimes there is a week where I glance through them everynight on the computer while listening to old time radio mysteries with the headphone, the Museum of Modern Art and Library of Congress both having put online collections of magazines from 1914 to 1937- The entire original Strand Magazine (publisher of Arthur Conan Doyle) can be read online.

In the actual magazines that were arbitrarily put together in the bag I got today there was included a published Clarence Sinclair Bull portrait of Greta Garbo.

Scott Lord