"There was a time, Humphrey Bogart maintains, when he saw all interviewers and tried to answer all questions put to him..."
"But I can't take it anymore, I've had to cut the fan magazines off my list entirely. Just the sheer smell of them drives me crazy. They smell of milk. The interviewers themselves treat you like a two-year-old child with their will-Debbie-marry-Eddie and can-Lance-Fuller-live-without-a-wife kind of idiocy. You know the whole sorry groove of the thing."
It was no wonder that in 1949 the Hollywood Women's Press Club awarded Bogie their highly uncoveted Sour Apple Award for his crass treatment of the press. In the not too distant future the Hollywood press corps would grow to love one Hollywood star who gave them 100 percent access and was always cheerful: William Holden; click here to read that article..
To the highly ripped, bronzed-love gods who toil away at OldMagazineArticles.com, this article didn't seem peculiar in the least - but to your average magazine-reader in 1951 it must have been quite racey. It concerned the brisk pace at which Hollywood's leading men were able to get to first base in their respective movies; the prudish editors at QUICK MAGAZINE (note the name) actually brought a stop-watch into the theater.
In the contest between Burt Lancaster (seen on the left) and Robert Mitchum, Burt was the clear winner: clocking in at 30 seconds).
When this Hollywood profile first appeared on paper, actress Lana Turner (1921 – 1995) was all of twenty-nine years of age and about to begin working on A Life of Her Own,
it was her thirtieth movie; her last four films had nearly grossed a record-breaking $20 million, and her smiling mug was on each and every Hollywood fan magazine that could be found.
"Today, the sleek, gray-eyed Lana has shed the plumpness of two years ago, keeps her weight between to 118 and 127 lbs... Now Lana is as shapely as she was in those early days. She has the 'perfect' figure: 5 ft. 3 in., 34-in. bust, 24-in. waist, 34.5 in. hips."
The article is illustrated with photographs from eight of her pre-'49 movies and lists all the husbands that she'd collected up to that same period (she ahd acquired eight husbands before she was through).