Vintage Scan: Sal Mineo 1958

Yet another LGBTQ-themed Vintage Scan for you to enjoy. This time it’s a little article from the July 1958 issue of Movie Stars Parade, “How I Taught Sarina About Men,” by Sal Mineo. Sarina was Sal’s younger sister. “Sal knows only too well all the pitfalls a young girl can face when she’s just awakening to the woman within her.”

(Clicking on each thumbnail will take you to the enlarged image on a gallery page, with links below to the last and next images in the sequence. If the words are still too small to read, click the image again to make it full-sized.)

Vintage Scan: Rock Hudson 1958

I’ve mentioned before that I collect movie magazines from the ’50s and ’60s. This month I’ll be sharing a few more choice items from my collection that have to do with LGBTQ actors. This particular article on Rock Hudson, “What Kind of Romance Does He Want?” comes from the August-October 1958 issue of Screen Album. Coming four months after the end of his three-year sham marriage to secretary Phyllis Gates, the article discusses how Rock spends his days now that he’s a “bachelor on the loose.” Note the telling reference to “dark rumors and constant speculation.”

(Clicking on each thumbnail will take you to the enlarged image on a gallery page, with links below to the last and next images in the sequence. If the words are still too small to read, click the image again to make it full-sized.)


Friday Glam Spam: Elizabeth Taylor (Special Edition)

Pardon my lateness with today’s Friday Glam Spam, darlings — it’s the first one I’ve posted in quite a while, anyway — but I’ve been busy preparing a very special surprise for all of you. In honor of the incredible, the beautiful, the talented, the magnanimous, the all-around Glamorous-with-a-capital-G, Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), I wanted to go the extra mile and share with you something truly unique and exceptional. Since I happen to collect movie magazines from the 1950s and ’60s, there is obviously a lot of material on Ms. Taylor in my assortment — not all of it flattering, but hey, that’s history — so I’ve scanned a few of the articles and photographs and posted them here for your perusal. I’ve tried my best to leave the text legible, but my scanner isn’t known for its quality, so apologies if things are a bit fuzzy around the edges. There’s a lot of material here, and a lot of work went into scanning and editing it, so please do enjoy.

(Clicking on each thumbnail will take you to the full-sized image on a gallery page, with links below to the last and next images in the sequence.)


First up is the glossy “souvenir book” for the 1963 epic masterpiece Cleopatra, in which Ms. Taylor plays the titular queen.

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