Modern Screen Magazine

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‘Modern Screen,’ an¬†American magazine, ¬†featured stars and the society elite in articles, pictorials and interviews for over fifty years…all in all, it was considered one hot little scoop of a read! This famously perennially popular magazine was published by the Dell Magazines, a company founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte Jr. as part of his Dell Publishing Co.empire.

Though the dates may be disputed, Modern Screen debuted in November 1930 or December 1930 and quickly became so popular that they began to overtake ‘Photoplay’ Magazine, one of the first and top selling film fan magazines. Selling millions of copies to fascinated fans each month throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the Magazine also boasted one of the largest magazine circulations of any magazine in America, commanding cover features as none other.

By the 1950s, Modern Screen experienced a sharp downturn of sales, while still remaining popular into the 1970s. Modern Screen ceased publication in 1985.

 

 

 

Resources:

Modern Screen Covers w/ Lana Turner and Jean Harlow from Classic Hollywood Bios, a website and repository of Hollywood, the stars and the legends.

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