COLLIER’S THE NATIONAL WEEKLY

Written by  on December 1, 2014

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An amazing selection of vintage Collier’s magazine covers are presented here  (from 1931-1955) for your perusal/delectation.Founded in 1888 by Peter Fenelon Collier, the ground-breaking  ‘Collier’s Weekly’ (in its earliest incarnation) went on to establish itself as  a beacon/spokes-piece for social reform, thanks in no small part to its publisher’s pioneering investigative journalism, which  ultimately left its own unique, indelible mark on the world of American printed media.

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 Gary Alston/House Of Retro makes no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.Photographic copyright remains with respective owner/s.

“HOLLYWOOD DOLLIES” PAPER DOLLS SET

Written by  on December 1, 2014

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In spite of its whimsical title, this is a seriously cool paper-doll set of some accomplishment, featuring four female and two male Hollywood movie stars of the legendary silver-screen era, complete with costumes from their movie roles – all illustrated to breath-taking perfection!

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Gary Alston/House Of Retro makes no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.Photographic copyright remains with respective owner/s.

“I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS”….

Written by  on December 1, 2014

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My favourite Christmas movie of all time is Paramount’s 1954 version of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ – directed by Michael Curtiz of ‘Casablanca’ fame and showcasing the talents of some of Hollywood’s most legendary stars : Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen. Although I could recite the entire script backwards by now, I never tire of watching/listening to these showbiz legends create their own unique magic; it’s just so – HOLLYWOOD and so TIMELESS! Enjoy this stunning set of pictures/screencaps and publicity shots which I have lovingly restored for your personal enjoyment!

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 Gary Alston/House Of Retro makes no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.Photographic copyright remains with respective owner/s.

“HAVE YOURSELF A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS!”

Written by  on December 1, 2014

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or so Mr. Williams’ song goes, so lighten your heart and fill yourself with festive cheer with some treasured visual memories of Christmases past….

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Gary Alston/House Of Retro makes no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.Photographic copyright remains with respective owner/s.