Wednesday, 19 May 2010

JConthecover: Picturegoer (1953)

A British film magazine first published as "The Picturegoer" on 11 October 1913. It changed its name twice between 1914 and 1921 and in the January of that year it became a monthly magazine and continued in that format until May 1931 when it was relaunched as "Picturegoer Weekly".

Each issue featured a star portrait on the cover and Joan actually appeared on 5 of its covers from 1953-1959. This cover is the first of those five, dated April 18, 1953. We have the other 4 issues in the library and these will be featured at later dates.

After 1296 issues of the magazine, it was on the 23rd April 1960 that Picturegoer appeared for the very last time.

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