Picture Play (Prior revision dated Saturday 16 September 2023 03:18:51 -- @179)

Picture Play was a popular American fan magazine published from 1915 to 1941. It was founded by Judge magazine editor Arthur H. Folwell and was initially focused on the film industry, providing coverage of Hollywood and the stars of the era.Image:picture-play-sample-cover

Picture Play became known for its exclusive photos and interviews with Hollywood stars, which were a major draw for readers. At its peak in the 1920s and 1930s, the magazine had a circulation of over one million copies per month. Its readership included both men and women, with a focus on young adults.

In addition to interviews and photos of celebrities, Picture Play featured articles on the film industry, including reviews of movies and previews of upcoming releases. The magazine also included fashion and beauty advice, making it a one-stop-shop for entertainment and lifestyle content.

During its run, Picture Play was home to a number of prominent journalists and film critics, including Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, both of whom would go on to become Hollywood gossip columnists.

Picture Play ceased publication in 1941, as the United States entered World War II and wartime restrictions made publishing difficult. Today, it is remembered as an important piece of Hollywood history, which helped to establish the celebrity culture that we know today.{{Categories}}

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