A 22 year old turns into a 1958 teeny bopper...

September 08, 2009

When I'm at the grocery store, I always look laughingly at the teeny bopper magazines on the newsstands. I wouldn't buy one of those if it was the last thing on earth to look at. I cringe at the thought of thumbing through People magazine, or keeping up with the current celebrity gossip...

HOWEVER...

Give me a 1958 copy of a teeny bopper magazine and I turn into just as much of a drooling fan-girl as a modern teenager does with a brand spanking new copy of OK! (Which, I guess, is kind of sad because I'm a few years removed from being a teen now...)

Anyway.. I'm sure by now you've become acquainted with my new obsession with Dirk Bogarde. On my quest to find his DVDs, I came across a 1958 copy of "All About Dirk Bogarde" on ebay. It's a tiny little fan magazine (obviously made for his swooning bobby-soxer fans) published at the height of his matinee idol days. Seeing as how this is not available on amazon, or anywhere else on ebay, how on earth could I pass it up for only 8 pounds?! (Yup, I bought it from England!)

It finally arrived today and I just couldn't contain my excitement. I scanned almost every single image in the magazine! Here are a few of my favorites:






(You can view the rest -- all 39 of them -- in my flickr account)

I had an art show in New York this weekend (a grueling show, for which I had to get up at 4am for three consecutive days) so I decided to take a little mini-vacation this week. I can't afford to go anywhere, so I'm going to stay in and watch a bunch of movies! I have almost ten Dirk Bogarde films to see now (thanks to Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Casey!) plus I have what seems like a million recorded DVDs that I haven't finalized since Feburary, which I really have to catch up on!

I know you're all probably sick of this by now, but I'll probably write about the Dirk Bogarde films I watch... I haven't really gotten myself hooked on any one actor since Dana Andrews about three years ago. Speaking of Dana Andrews (who for the time being will belong solely to Millie. Your welcome.) two of his films are on TCM in the next week or so, and both of them are films I've never seen! Very exciting!!

Okay well sorry about this super-blabbering post but, like I said, I got up at 4am for three days in a row and I'm still not really lucid. Better go get some grapefruit juice...

10 comments:

Millie said...

What do you mean "for the time being"? Dana has always been solely mine...thank you very much!

;-D

From all your writings about Dirk Bogarde...I've become rather interested...I will have to check what my library has!

Sarah said...

hmm. he's so dreamy.
;)

Hala Pickford said...

It really is true stories and techniques havent changed since the 1910s! People photoshopped then as they do now; and the gossip stories were all the same right down to marriages and baby bumps. Just replace Nita Naldi with Elizabeth Taylor with Angelina Jolie and there you go.

Keith said...

Great photos. That looks really cool. I don't blame you for buying that. I am enjoying your posts. Definitely post all about Dirk you want. Cheers!

DKoren said...

Those are great scans! I love those old mags. They're so much fun to drool, er, look over.

Also enjoying the Dirk Bogarde series, so please keep posting reviews of what you watch!

And enjoy the two Dana films too! I haven't seen them either!

Lolita said...

Wow, thanks! Do you know who the woman is?

Kate Gabrielle said...

Millie- I'm glad to hear you're interested in watching some Dirk Bogarde films! But keep this in mind ---- I SAW HIM FIRST!! ;)

Sarah- indeed!

Hala- exactly -- the funny thing is, I can imagine myself buying up all those magazines back in the 20's-50's but I'd never do it now!

Keith- Thanks so much :) I loved that video you posted yesterday!!

DKoren- Thanks! It's nice to hear I'm not going overboard :D
I can't wait to watch those movies -- I can't believe you haven't seen them yet either!

Lolita- Your welcome :) She's Yoko Tani.

Mercurie said...

That is so cool that you scored that magazine EBay! I have always loved vintage magazines myself. And I really am not tired of you writing about Dirk. I wouldn't have a right to say anything anyway, given how much I've been going on about The Beatles lately (more than I usually do, anyway).

Millie said...

Geez, that's what I get for saying I'm interested...suspicions?!!?!?!

Are you feeling a little insecure or something...;-D

Juliette. said...

Oh my gosh-- I'm totally with you. Loathe magazines of today, but can't stop buying ones up to 1965. :)