Movie Diary (1939)


Wonderful 1939 Movie Diary and Film Star Album,
Featuring Contemporary Autograph Owner Annotations

(Film) Movie Diary. A Record Book for the Convenient Listing of the Motion Pictures You Have Seen, with Space for Comment and Criticism. Philadelphia: Wm. H. Kofoed, 1939.

12mo. Spiral-bound.

Lovely 1939 movie diary and celebrity album, fully filled out by a contemporary owner with movie titles, theater dates, cast, and double-feature details. A fascinating piece of movie history. Interactive movie diaries like this one were popular in the first decades of film. For people fascinated by celebrities and the movies, these diaries offered a way to record their movie-going experiences, their feelings about particular actors and film, and personal critiques. Among the actors included are Clark Gable, Myra Loy, Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Lionel Barrymore, Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Bing Crosby, Mickey Rooney, Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, James Cagney, Shirley Temple, Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Carole Lombard, and many, many more.   Owner signature and thoughtful, comprehensive annotations by a movie buff from Washington state.  Only a few faint spots of pinpoint foxing to title page, light wear to extremities of spiral-bound wrappers. A beautiful copy in near-fine condition.