I met Stephanie Bernstein and Morley Shulman on Twitter several years ago. Morley, the author of A Love Letter to Stephanie and many other plays, is a hockey fan and cultural history enthusiast. He enjoys playing music “with his friends in his downtime.” He very much loves the Three Stooges and is a faithful subscriber to the Three Stooges Journal. Stephanie, who comes from Montreal, is an ardent collector of vintage fashion magazines. She has a beautiful selection of magazines on sale at eBay and Etsy her handle is Gr8magz). Over the years, she has posted her collection on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter (again her handle is Gr8magz). Stephanie and Morley have encouraged and supported my fashion writing and have been fantastic tutors in understanding the exquisite art of modeling and fashion photography. I had the privilege of interviewing Stephanie for my www.aleyacollections.com blog and my www.blogspot.com blog. I had a fantastic time interviewing Stephanie, and I learned a great deal. You can find the links to my two blog posts below.
This past year, Morley and Stephanie started a podcast called Uncovered – Vintage Fashion Magazine Review. “Morley,” Stephanie explained to me, “came up with the concept for and produced the podcast as an outlet through which to share these great memories with our audience – who are as passionate about vintage fashion as I am!” She goes on to explain that “the podcast is a great way to honor industry professionals who made my favorite magazines so memorable.” I very much agree. Their interviews with Harry King, Sandy Linter, Chris Royer, and, most of all, Monika Schnarre have been engaging, humorous, and informative. I also loved their detailed analysis of the fashion magazines themselves – their discussion on cultural and fashion trends from the 1980s and 1990s was enlightening. I hope one of these days to teach again American history since 1945. I think it would be fun for my students to listen to the Uncovered podcast and then examine for themselves the classic issues of Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle and Vogue and share their findings of fashion and social trends in class.
“We have enjoyed learning so much about our guests,” Stephanie concludes. “Although we see the fashion industry as glamorous, it is also highly competitive – a tough industry. Our beauty/fashion industry guests have risen to the top of their field through persistence, hard work, sacrifice, and talent – no accident. [W]e are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments on our podcast!”
I want to thank Stephanie and Morley for taking time to answer my questions. You can find their Uncovered podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uncovered-vintage-fashion-magazine-review/id1540995780. I hope that you will take a moment to listen. You will not be disappointed.
You can find my blog posts on Stephanie at: https://gabeaflie1234.blogspot.com/2018/11/stephanies-treasure-trove.html