The Golden Age of Hollywood, or “Classical Hollywood cinema”, took place between 1910 and 1960. Like the films, many of the actors who starred in them became icons for posterity. In terms of style, many people still draw inspiration from this era when they think of classic men’s fashion.
For the die-hard film fan, it is great to be able to browse through Modern Screen magazine, which was published between 1923 and 1960, free of charge. Modern Screen was an American magazine containing articles, pictures and interviews with film and music stars of the era. Archive.org has issues from many of these years – from the early 1930s to the late 1950s.
It’s especially interesting to see how close many of the stars of the day were in this magazine. The lack of persistent paparazzi and the limited amount of media, such as TV channels, newspapers and social media certainly had their part in this. Journalists simply got closer and had a closer relationship with the stars during Hollywood’s golden era.
21 famous actors from Hollywood’s golden years
Here we have compiled a small test of famous actors from editions of Modern Screen from 1946 to 1949, with most of the images coming from this magazine. There are, of course, many other famous actors who are even more famous than those mentioned below from the Golden Age of Hollywood. But these actors were at least very prominent in the said issues of the magazine.
The likelihood that you will recognize all of them is very small. If, on the off chance, you do, it probably means that you are very big fans of classic Hollywood films.
Below the pictures are numbered, the answers are at the bottom of the post.
- Cary Grant 2. Gregory Peck 3. Burt Lancaster 4. Errol Flynn 5. John Wayne 6. Rory Calhoun 7. Van Johnson 8. Mark Stevens 9. Kurt Kreuger 10. Gary Cooper 11. Clark Gable 12. Dane Clark 13. Peter Lawford 14. Cornel Wilde 15. Bing Crosby 16. Frank Sinatra 17. Robert Michum 18. Ronald Reagan 19. Fred Astaire 20. Alan Ladd 21. Montgomery Clift