23 December 2012 10:00 PM, PST | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

It’s time again to share some of my favorite publicity photos from the golden age of Hollywood—and a bygone age of ballyhoo, when actresses under contract to the major studios were kept busy between film assignments shooting promotional stills for hungry newspapers and magazines around the world. I’ve been collecting photos like this for years and never seem to run out of material, especially for Yuletide tie-ins. We begin with an MGM shot from the early 1930s of the delightful Una Merkel offering “her” gift suggestions for practically everyone on your Christmas list. I hope Brother didn’t wind up with emphysema from smoking all those...

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