Thursday, 31 March 2011

Vintage Picturegoer magazine, c.1945, Ann Todd

I'm not theming this week as I had to prepare this posting in advance due to the inconvenience of it being financial year end this week, and all sorts of ridiculousness breaking out at work. My Sepia Saturday post for this week is another from my Picturegoer magazine collection. This week's posting dates back to November 10th 1945, and features Ann Todd as the cover star. Ann starred regularly in films for over 60 years from 1931 to 1992. Some of her more well known films include Perfect Strangers (1945), The Seventh Veil (1945) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). Interestingly (well, to me anyway) was that she also starred in a 1949 film called The Passionate Friends. I remember a great song by the Teardrop Explodes called Passionate Friend from their 2nd album, Wilder, but can trace no link between the two. I did however discover during my research that the film was based on an H.G.Wells novel, so maybe the Teardrop Explodes song links with the novel.

As with all these coverstars, Amazon has a huge range of films featuring Ann Todd

Picturegoer magazine, November 1945 - front cover

And of course, no Picturegoer magazine feature would be complete without a view of the great vintage advertisments on the back cover.

 Picturegoer magazine, November 1945 - back cover

More vintage magazines on my web site

14 comments:

  1. I remember Ann Todd in that nurse's garb but not the film. Interesting adverts - I suppose.

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  2. I'm afraid I had never heard of Ann Todd - and the Hitchcock movie she was in is one of the few I haven't seen. All the more reason to track it down.

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  3. Me too I will have to track that down. Never have heard of Ann Todd. Thanks for sharing.
    QMM

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  4. I haven't heard of her either. I love the styles of the time so I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

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  5. This is cool, I don't think I've ever heard of the magazine but it looks very interesting!

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  6. OMG! Amami waveset? I used it for years! LOL

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  7. The face is almost too perfect isn't it. I suppose the photograph must have been airbrushed to perfection, which back in those days wasn't as easy as it is with Photoshop.

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  8. The only one of those films I've seen was the paradine case but I don't remember Ann Todd. I'll have to see it again and check her out.
    Nancy
    Ladies of the grove

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  9. I love the old adverts - it's amazing the claims they got away with! I don't remember Ann Todd, but I do remember the Teardrop Explodes - thanks for the reminder :-) Jo

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  10. Oh very neat! And I like the savings stamps reminder--"listen to your wiser self"!

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  11. That is some uniform, can you even imagine? Love the advertisements, too. Appealing to vanity since advertising began.

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  12. Love how most of the women in the ads are giving over the shoulder come hither looks.

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