Modest Stein (1871 – 1958) was a Russian born illustrator who came to America in 1888. His full name was Modest Aronstam.
He was a cover artist for Street & Smith pulp magazines – “Detective Stories, Crime Busters, Mystery Magazine.
Stein also did film magazines covers.
Wonderfully vivid colours ( in contrast to the black and white images filmgoers were seeing on screen.)
I wonder if any of these original paintings were saved. They would look so beautiful in frames.
(Far removed from The Thin Man!)
Love the way he paints hands.
Another cover of a different looking Myrna Loy.
I couldn’t find any film magazine covers by Stein beyond the early 1930s. Many issues of the magazine can be read at Archive.org.( which is a wonderful resource ).
Must check The Truth about Salaries!
One of the covers Stein did for The Shadow magazine.