Picture Show October 1940 (?)

30 Aug

— Inga


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  1. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I have this cover too – I enlarged it to see the date – looks like October. Nice cover!

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  2. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    But the year? I think it is more likely to b 1939?

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  3. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    This one is October 5, 1940. It has a two-page spread on Elizabeth and Essex and a few interesting tidbits on the British studios of the time, with mentions of Olivier, Donat and George Formby. It also has a rather good questionaire that Errol did at the time of 'The Case of the Curious Bride'.

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  4. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks, Brian. Did you see at what a crazy price it is auctioned off at ebay at the moment? It must be really rare!

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  5. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    It's 1940 as you had 1940 already I just put October!

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  6. Anonymous

    August 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Inga – what is auctioned off at eBay at the moment?

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  7. Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I had October, too, but was not sure if I had seen it correctly. This magazine is auctioned off at ebay at the moment for more than $100.

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  8. Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

    October 1940 it is! You must be kidding – this magazine went on eBay for $100? I only can say “Mama Mia” – god, if I would have kept all my magazines I had from about 1948 onwards I would make a fortune today.
    I used to buy the British movie magazines and movie books (the books I still have) in the British army stores with the special currency only available to British soldiers. To be able to acquire this money and in order to smuggle yourself into British army stores to purchase something one had to purchase the money on the black market – the soldiers wanted our money and we wanted their money to purchase each others goods in each others store. I only was interested in Errol Flynn stuff – one picture in one book or one magazine and I purchased it! I was lucky that they never accosted me as we were not allowed to enter the British army stores, cinemas and what ever was provided for the soldiers and their families. But they couldn't keep me out – these were wonderful adventures times and all in the name of Errol Flynn!

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  9. Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Yeah, must have been awesome! I would never have had your courage though. As for the magazine – even though the seller may demand this price, I think it will not be paid. This is just crazy. Look at the Fegerl book – it sold for something more than $100, but nobody is willing to pay the more than $300 which some sellers demand!

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