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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Enoch Bolles

Covers by Enoch Bolles and Rolf Armstrong.

Norma Shearer - The New Movie - July 1931 by Rolf Armstrong

Norma Shearer - Talking Screen - January 1930 by Enoch Bolles.

Nancy Carroll - Talking Screen - March 1930 by Enoch Bolles

Greta Garbo - Screen Romances - February 1930 by Enoch Bolles

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Blogger Jack R said...

What a thrill for me to see these covers by Enoch Bolles. One thing though, the New Movie cover was drawn by Rolf Armstrong, and it was completed several months after Bolles did his Shearer cover. I wrote about this in my article on Bolles in Illustration magazine. My theory is that Bolles was instructed to do an "Armstrong-like" cover for Talking Screen and then Armstrong saw it, became incensed and then redid the cover to show what a proper Armstrong should look like. I like the Nancy Carol cover much better because it was done in the typical Bolles style. far as I know Bolles did only these three hollywood portrait covers and I would be so grateful to know if ther were any more.
Thanks for posting these.
Jack (Bollesbiggestfan)

10:26 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Thanks for the info, I will make the necessary edits. I'll also go through my Bolles collection and post any additional Hollywood portrait covers. Im sure youre correct that these are the only three by Bolles, though.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Thunder said...

Beautiful covers

9:56 AM  
Blogger jtk said...

Hi Thunder, thanks!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Jack R said...

Actually, I forgot about one additional Bolles cover I recently found> It's a variation of the Garbo cover. I'll scan it and put in on my Bolles flickr page.

P.S. Thanks for putting up the Film Fun covers. A few look like some scans I sent to

10:32 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Hi Jack,

They probably are your scans. They evidently found there way to usenet, which is were I got them.

4:34 PM  
Blogger M said...

Here is the original photo of that Norma Shearer cover. :)

4:54 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Thank you M!

11:23 AM  

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