Modern Screen

Modern Screen was a popular American movie magazine, published monthly between 1930 and 1971.Image:modern-screen-sample-cover

The magazine covered topics related to Hollywood films, including reviews, film news, interviews with actors, and behind-the-scenes features. The magazine was known for the quality of its writing and its ability to attract high-profile contributors.

Modern Screen was founded by Charles "Doc" Savage, a newspaperman who had previously worked for Hearst. The magazine's first issue was published in 1930 and quickly became popular with movie fans.

During its run, Modern Screen featured articles by a range of notable writers, including Truman Capote, Dorothy Parker, and Ray Bradbury. The magazine was also known for its iconic cover designs, which featured photographs of Hollywood stars.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Modern Screen faced increasing competition from other movie magazines, such as Photoplay and Screenland. Nevertheless, it continued to maintain a loyal readership until it ceased publication in 1971.

Today, Modern Screen is remembered as an important part of the cultural landscape of mid-twentieth century America, and its coverage of Hollywood provides a unique perspective on the film industry during this era.{{Categories}}

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