From the “making the past feel more real” department comes this delightful page from a 1925 Motion Picture Magazine. It looks like the magazine had held a drawing contest for their younger readers, the two prizes being a grand $5.00 each!
How great is that? I love how the very nicely-done Menjou, Swanson and House Peters portraits show that the young artists clearly absorbed some of the popular illustration styles. And look at that great ’20s comic strip-inspired little Jackie up in the corner!
When I see things like this I always like to think: maybe some of those fans sending letters, poems, and artwork to movie magazines were some of our own relatives. Take look at those names–you never know!