“You Use Too Much Rouge!” Says Lillian Gish

January 14, 2011 at 6:12 am (Movie Weekly)

Marie Prevost kicks off our final plunge into the pages of Movie Weekly with a spectacular cover —  beautiful, sexy and elegant all at the same time.

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From November 24, 1923. Barbara La Marr dishes the details of a romantic honeymoon. She’d waste away to an early grave only three years later… but for now, the only surprise is her bobbed hair.

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From December 15, 1923. The fingerprints of Movie Weekly‘s health-obsessed publisher Bernarr Macfadden might be all over this article. On the other hand, maybe Mae Murray really did take a brisk walk down Vine Street every evening.

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From August 18, 1923. It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, and Viola would eventually do so… twice.

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From July 14, 1923. The Ku Klux Klan condemns both Pola Negri and Charlie Chaplin. Imagine! Rabid reactionaries denouncing Charlie… what are the chances of that ever happening again?

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Shirley Mason’s wearing a knockout of an outfit, but not a hint of rouge, so chances are she gets Lillian Gish’s stamp of approval. She’s definitely got mine.

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Ladies and gentlemen (and shameless, painted Jezebels), may I present… the quintessential Movie Weekly article.

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– – – Christopher Snowden

 

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3 Comments

  1. Greta de Groat said,

    So why did Alice Joyce return to the screen? You whet our appetites with these cover stories–and of course i’ve got a vested interest in that one.

    • unkvid said,

      Sorry, Greta! I don’t think I’ve got that issue in my collection… just a scan of the cover!

  2. uncledavelewis said,

    Too bad the Klan didn’t try to suppress “The Pilgrim” just because it was a bad picture.

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