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Chapter 7: Is That All There Is? Challenging the Suburban Fantasy in the Sixties and Seventies

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Figure 7.1
Traditional fan magazines expanded their coverage beyond movie stars after the studio system’s collapse. The Kennedys became a favorite subject. Images of John F. Kennedy Jr. from October 1963 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.2
During the 1920s and 1930s images of African Americans relied on racist stereotypes. Image from February 1934 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.3
Image from July 1929 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.4
The civil rights movement barely earned a mention in fan magazines; here the focus is on white actress Debbie Reynolds’ views on the subject. Image from May 1964 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.5
Ads like this one reflect shifts in marriage and divorce during the 1960s. Advertisement from January 1963 issue of Modern Screen courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.6
Rumors of pending celebrity divorces were common during the 1970s. Image from September 1972 issue of Movieland and TV Time courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.7
In contrast to carefully staged pictures of celebrity children in the 1940s and 1950s, during the 1970s images of children were much less formal. Image from July 1948 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.8
Image from September 1972 issue of Movieland and TV Time courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.9
Ads offered women opportunities for careers and, in this ad, “a glamour job where the pay is far above the average.” Image from December 1968 issue of Movieland and TV Time courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.10
Family planning ads begin to appear in fan magazines in the 1960s. Image from April 1964 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.11
Fan magazine stories began including more scandals in the 1960s, frequently featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Image from April 1964 issue of Photoplay courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.12
Fan magazines covered stories and included photos that might have been covered up during the heyday of the studio system, such as Jane Fonda’s 1971 arrest for drug smuggling. Image from February 1971 issue of Modern Screen courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.13 and Figure 7.14
During the 1970s, stories about celebrities’ faith appeared regularly in Movieland and TV Time, as did ads for religious paraphernalia. Advertisement from May 1973 issue of Movieland and TV Time courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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Figure 7.13 and Figure 7.14
During the 1970s, stories about celebrities’ faith appeared regularly in Movieland and TV Time, as did ads for religious paraphernalia. Advertisement from May 1973 issue of Movieland and TV Time courtesy of University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library.
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