STARS AND FILMS OF 1938

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Another great find,STARS AND FILMS OF 1938 is a Daily Express publication,edited by Stephen Watts.

Although there are no film reviews, there are pages of pictures from lots of films, plus the glorious full page colour photos which were a feature of the 1937 annual I reviewed previously.

There is also an attempt to let picturegoers know how films are made – interviews with George Cukor and cinematographer,Harry Stradling.

In a (short) nod to British films and stars, Gracie Fields and Anna Neagle are featured.

1938 was another great year for Hollywood. Oscar winners were BETTE DAVIS (‘Jezebel’);  SPENCER TRACY (‘Boys Town’); Best Director,FRANK CAPRA; Best Film, YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU.

Stars who each had two films in the top twenty grossers of the year were DEANNA DURBIN,CLARK GABLE,ERROL FLYNN,TYRONE POWER and MACDONALD AND EDDY.

Stars making their film debut in 1938 included MAUREEN O’HARA (Kicking the Moon Around); WILLIAM HOLDEN (Prison Farm); JOHN GARFIELD (Four Daughters) and VINCENT PRICE (Service  de Luxe).

I hope to get the annual that was issued in 1935 which has Garbo on the cover. I couldn’t find any entry for 1936 and I assume the series stopped with the outbreak of war in 1939.

I’d still love to know if America ever issued film annuals like these in the 30s and 40s.

The following posters reflect some of the films of 1938 ( not from the annual),  followed by some of the lovely color plates from the annual.

ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND

 

THE BUCCANEER

KENTUCKY

 

 

TEST PILOT

IF I WERE KING

KIDNAPPED

THE MAD MISS MANTON

 

 

WHITE BANNERS

 

 

 

Kay Francis

Kay Francis

 

 

Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy

 

 

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

 

 

Fredric March

Fredric March

 

 

Sonia Henie

Sonia Henie

 

 

Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power

 

 

Loretta Young

Loretta Young

Perfect teeth seems to be a requisite!

 

 

Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter

 

 

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard

 

 

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

 

 

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

 

 

Bette Davis

Bette Davis

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