1936 Philadelphia Inquirer Supplements|
Dated Sep. 13 - Nov. 1, 1936.
Measure 10" x 14-1/2"
Huge, blue-toned dated supplements to the Philadelphia
Inquirer, perhaps these were an answer to the more common supplements issued
by the Philadelphia Record during the same period? Each Philadelphia
Inquirer Supplement measures a full 10" wide by slightly over 14-1/2" long,
features a blue-toned image of the movie star with a band of text at the
bottom. The paper stock is about the same as newsprint, the batch I
acquired were all folded in half which is perhaps how they were inserted into
the Sunday papers. All of the Philadelphia Inquirer Supplements that I
picked up were in strong condition with very little in the way of age toning
but their size and fragile nature does make tears into the edge somewhat
common. Following are images of the eight that I've seen, arranged top
to bottom by date of issue.
September 13, 1936 --
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Miss Shearer, who is known as one of the
most beautiful and best-dressed women on the screen, is shown here as she
appears in a scene from the talkie production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and
Juliet." Leslie Howard plays
Romeo to her Juliet. Norma Shearer was born in Montreal, Quebec.
Her beauty and ability won her screen recognition at an early age. Since
1920 she has had a great number of successful roles to her credit. In
real life she is the wife of Irving Thalberg, producer.
September 20, 1936 --
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Miss Loy, one of the most versatile
actresses in motion pictures, was born at Helena, Montana. Her hobbies
are sculpturing and dancing. After some experience on the stage, she
entered pictures in 1925 and then followed a series of successful roles,
remarkable for variety. She was selected by Billie Burke personally to
play the part of "Billie Burke," wife of the late Flo Ziegfeld, in the
spectacular musical screen production entitled "The Great Ziegfeld."
September 27, 1936 -- Loretta Young
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Miss Young, whose birthplace is Salt Lake
City, Utah, fell into a screen career by accident. She answered a call
from a film director which was meant for her sister Polly Ann, who was out of
town. She was accepted and given a small role in "Naughty But Nice."
Of course, all she needed was a trial. Success came quickly after that.
Some of her latest pictures are "Shanhai," "The Unguarded Hour," "Private
Number," "Ramona." She makes hobbies of dancing and flying.
October 4, 1936 -- Shirley Temple
Text at the bottom reads as follows: You do not have to go far back to find
this young screen star's birth year. She was born in 1929 at Santa
Monica, California. In 1933 she had already made a place for herself in
Hollywood's screen firmament. Some of the pictures in which Shirley has
appeared are "Baby Takes a Bow," "Bright Eyes," "Change of Heart," "Captain
January," "Poor Little Rich Girl." We don't know how far Shirley is
going, but she certainly has made an early start.
October 11, 1936 --
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Although Miss Rogers reached the apex of
her popularity in co-starring with Fred Astaire, it must be remembered that
she is also a star in her own right. Her beauty and charm are more
apparent than ever in "Swing Time," the latest team picture. It is
understood, however, that Ginger will have a solo stellar role in two vehicles
before she makes her next film with Astaire. The first of these is
"Mother Carey's Chickens." This autographed portrait shows the vivacious
star in a quiet mood.
October 18, 1936 -- Fred Astaire
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Although filmland producers gnash their
teeth and hunt in every walk of life for "another Astaire," there is still
only one Fred Astaire. He is at present co-starring with Ginger Rogers
in musical "Swing Time." The inimitable Fred, who was born in Omaha,
Nebraska, co-starred with his sister Adele on the stage before succumbing to
the lure of the musical screen. His picture career began in 1933, and
his path in films has been lauren-strewn from the beginning.
October 25, 1936 -- Barbara Stanwyck
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Miss Stanwyck will now be able to
commercialize on her Irish extraction, as she has been given the leading role
in Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars." Barbara Stanwyck's long
list of successful screen portrayals guarantees the success of the production.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is five feet and five inches
high, weighs 120 pounds, and has auburn hair and blue eyes. Her screen
career began in 1929 with "The Locked Door."
November 1, 1936 -- Simone Simon
Text at the bottom reads as follows: Miss Simon was only recently imported
from France, but she has lost no time in winning the hearts of a wide circle
of American screen enthusiasts. The brunette charm of Simone Simon was
first seen here in "Girls' Dormitory." Her next appearance will be in
"Ladies in Love," which is expected to be an even better vehicle for her