Pondering led to purchasing a few old e-book issues, and low and behold there are a few articles on classic cinema! Yay! Even better, there are some gorgeous pics of Sneha and Padmapriya which I am girlcrushing on somethin' serious. The one detractor was that some of the scans have pixelated, fuzzy picture quality on sections of the pages, but I'm willing to put up with that and am having lots of fun going through all the features and slick pics.
I plan to post various scans in the next few posts (evergreen and modern pics) to share these because I think they are great!
First up: "Child Artistes & Tamil Cinema" from the November 2009 issue. Highlights:
- Features child stars all the way back to the 1930s!
- Baby Saroja, the "Shirley Temple of India"
- Adorable picture of child Sridevi :)
- Did you know the legend Rekha started out as child star "Baby Banurekha" in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam!
- Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum is apparently a remake of the English film The Parent Trap - would love to see the Indian take of this one!