With the Academy Awards around the corner, we found some Post covers that make us want to grab a bucket of popcorn and watch a great flick!
In 1916, Charlie Chaplin’s star was still rising rapidly. By 1916, at age 26, he was making $670,000 a year and in charge of his own studio. He had already appeared in 50 films, including his most well-known, The Tramp.
The movie bug has bitten these kids early – looks like we have a budding director, cinematographer, and actress in the making!
He must have been watching Andy Warhol’s Empire.
Bags of popcorn have gotten larger and hair bows have gotten smaller since 1942.
You can’t go wrong with a good romance, even in less-than-ideal circumstances.
These cleaning ladies are at the theater, not the movies, but we couldn’t resist including this classic Rockwell illustration.
Illustrator John Falter grew up in the Midwest and started his career in New York, and most of his paintings depict these locations. This southwestern movie theater is an outlier, but reflected Falter’s later interest in western art.
Riding in the “way-back” of your parents’ station wagon has gone the way of the dodo, but you can still find a few drive-in movie theaters here and there.