Hollywood Studio System

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Hollywood Studio System

By Kallan Benjamin and Eric Hoyt

American film studios have dominated domestic and international film markets since the late-1910s. The major studios were headquartered in New York, but their production divisions operated on the West Coast. The name “Hollywood” is now associated with this entire studio system and the memorable films it produced. The “system” of the Hollywood studio system was populated not just by directors and stars but by a large, varied, and increasingly hierarchical workforce of creatives and professionals. Hollywood also depended on figures operating outside of the studios in different local markets, like exhibitors, publishers, and, of course, moviegoers. The materials in this collection highlight the wide range of key players and intersecting forces that constituted and supported the Hollywood studio system.

Trade papers like Boxoffice, Showmen’s Trade Review and Motion Picture Herald addressed exhibitors, as did the studios themselves through publications that promoted their films and stars (e.g., 20th Century-Fox Dynamo, Biographies of Universal Stars and Featured Players, Who's Who at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). The studios also created internal publications for their large workforce of studio employees, as seen in Action and Fox Folks. Professional associations and guilds that represented various industry professions created their own publications for members, including the American Society of Cinematographers’ American Cinematographer, the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors’ Production Designer, and the Screen Writers’ Guild’s The Screenwriter.

The Hollywood Studio System collection also includes an extensive run of The Film Daily, a leading motion picture trade paper published out of New York that reached participants involved in all aspects of the movie business. The Film Daily includes news reports from throughout the industry, occasional features stories, hundreds of full-page ads, and innumerable reviews of features and shorts. Harrison’s Reports also offered film reviews to exhibitors and billed itself as a "reviewing service free from the influence of film advertising." Also in this collection are fan magazines like Photoplay, Picture-Play Magazine, and Screenland, Hollywood biographies and memoirs like The Private Life of Greta Garbo, Behind The Screen by movie mogul Sam Goldwyn, and Confessions of an Actor by John Barrymore, as well as early editions of the still-active Variety and Hollywood Reporter.

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Published weekly to promote 20th-Century Fox films to American exhibitors.
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20th Century-Fox DynamoJune 3, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoJuly 8, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoJuly 22, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoAugust 5, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoAugust 12, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoAugust 26, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoSeptember 2, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoSeptember 16, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoOctober 7, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoFebruary 3, 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoApril 1950Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoApril 18, 1953Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoDecember 1953Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox Dynamo1954Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoFebruary 11, 1956Search on LanternClick here to read
20th Century-Fox DynamoFebruary 1960Search on LanternClick here to read

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20th Century Fox Close-Ups20th Century FoxJun 1937 - Jun 1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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25 Paramount Showman's Pictures1925Search on LanternClick here to read

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ActionTwentieth Century-Fox Studio ClubMay 1941 - Mar 1958Search on LanternClick here to read

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Agfa Motion Picture TopicsC. King Charney1937-1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1921Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1922Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of CinematograhersJuly 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1923Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1924Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1925Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1926Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1927Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1928Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1929Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersApril 1929Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersOctober 1929Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJanuary 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersFebruary 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMarch 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersApril 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMay 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJune 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJuly 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersAugust 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersSeptember 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersOctober 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersNovember 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersDecember 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1931Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1931Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1932Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJanuary 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersFebruary 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMarch 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersApril 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMay 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJune 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJuly 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersAugust 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersSeptember 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersOctober 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersNovember 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersDecember 1933Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1934Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1935Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersAugust 1935Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersSeptember 1935Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerAmerican Society of Cinematographers, Inc.1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersAugust 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersSeptember 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersOctober 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersNovember 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersDecember 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJanuary 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersFebruary 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMarch 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersApril 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersMay 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJune 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJuly 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersJuly 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersSeptember 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersOctober 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersNov 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerHollywood, CA: American Society of CinematographersDecember 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1938Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1940Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1941Search on LanternClick here to read
American CinematographerASC Holding Corp.1942Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1945Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1946Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1948Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1949Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1952Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1955Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1956Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1957Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1959Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1960Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1961Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1962Search on LanternClick here to read
American Cinematographer1963Search on LanternClick here to read

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The art of sound picturesPitkin, William R., 1877-1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Associated First National FranchiseAssociated First NationalNov 1921 - Apr 1922Search on LanternClick here to read

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Behind the ScreenSamuel Goldwyn1923Search on LanternClick here to read

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Biographical Data on United Artists Personalities1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Biographical Information on RKO Radio Pictures Personalities1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Biographies of Paramount Players and Directors1936Search on LanternClick here to read

BOXOFFICE was the leading American exhibitor trade paper of the post-World War II era. But the publication had modest beginnings. In 1920, Ben Shlyen founded the paper, orginally titled THE REEL JOURNAL, in an office located in Kansas City's Film Row district. Like other regional exhibitor publications, THE REEL JOURNAL focused its attention on the local -- in this case, KC and the nearby territories that the city's distribution exchanges served. By the end of the 1920s, however, Shlyen had acquired or founded several more small exhibitor papers serving other US markets. In 1932, their titles all changed to BOXOFFICE, though they continued to be published in regional editions for decades to follow. -- Eric Hoyt, 2015
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BoxofficeApr-Jun 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1938Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1938Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1941Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1947Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1947Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1948Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1948Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1948Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1962Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1962Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1962Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1962Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1963Search on LanternClick here to read

BOXOFFICE was the leading American exhibitor trade paper of the post-World War II era. But the publication had modest beginnings. In 1920, Ben Shlyen founded the paper, orginally titled THE REEL JOURNAL, in an office located in Kansas City's Film Row district. Like other regional exhibitor publications, THE REEL JOURNAL focused its attention on the local -- in this case, KC and the nearby territories that the city's distribution exchanges served. By the end of the 1920s, however, Shlyen had acquired or founded several more small exhibitor papers serving other US markets. In 1932, their titles all changed to BOXOFFICE, though they continued to be published in regional editions for decades to follow. -- Eric Hoyt, 2015
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Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1941Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1942Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1944Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1945Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1946Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1947Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1949Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1954Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1959Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerBoxoffice1960Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerMarch 6, 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerMarch 26, 1962Search on LanternClick here to read
Boxoffice BarometerApril 15, 1963Search on LanternClick here to read

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Box Office DigestNational Box Office Digest1938-1939Search on LanternClick here to read
Box Office DigestNational Box Office Digest1940Search on LanternClick here to read
Box Office DigestNational Box Office Digest1941Search on LanternClick here to read
Box Office DigestNational Box Office Digest1945Search on LanternClick here to read
Box Office DigestNational Box Office Digest1946Search on LanternClick here to read

BOXOFFICE was the leading American exhibitor trade paper of the post-World War II era. But the publication had modest beginnings. In 1920, Ben Shlyen founded the paper, orginally titled THE REEL JOURNAL, in an office located in Kansas City's Film Row district. Like other regional exhibitor publications, THE REEL JOURNAL focused its attention on the local -- in this case, KC and the nearby territories that the city's distribution exchanges served. By the end of the 1920s, however, Shlyen had acquired or founded several more small exhibitor papers serving other US markets. In 1932, their titles all changed to BOXOFFICE, though they continued to be published in regional editions for decades to follow. -- Eric Hoyt, 2015
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Boxoffice Records: Season 1937-1938Associated Publications1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Boxoffice Records: Season 1939-1940Associated Publications1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Boy's CinemaThe Amalgamated Press, Ltd.1930-31Search on LanternClick here to read
Boy's CinemaThe Amalgamated Press, Ltd.1933Search on LanternClick here to read
Boy's CinemaThe Amalgamated Press, Ltd.1935-39Search on LanternClick here to read
Boy's CinemaThe Amalgamated Press, Ltd.1935-39Search on LanternClick here to read
Boy's CinemaThe Amalgamated Press, Ltd.1939-40Search on LanternClick here to read

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British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1947Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1948Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1949Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1950Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1951Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1952Search on LanternClick here to read
British KinematographyBritish Kinematograph Society1953Search on LanternClick here to read

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Broadway and Hollywood "Movies"Broadway and Hollywood Movies, Inc.1930Search on LanternClick here to read
Broadway and Hollywood "Movies"Broadway and Hollywood Movies, Inc.1931Search on LanternClick here to read
Broadway and Hollywood "Movies"Broadway and Hollywood Movies, Inc.1932Search on LanternClick here to read
Broadway and Hollywood "Movies"Broadway and Hollywood Movies, Inc.1933Search on LanternClick here to read
Broadway and Hollywood "Movies"Broadway and Hollywood Movies, Inc.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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CameraJun 1920 - May 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
CameraApril 1920-April 1921Search on LanternClick here to read
CameraApril 1921-April 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
CameraMay 1922-April 1923Search on LanternClick here to read

One of the first film trade papers to be published in LA (instead of New York) and speak to the Hollywood production community. CAMERA never had the strong editorial voice of FILM MERCURY'S Tamar Lane or HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S Billy Wilkerson, but the paper's sections profiling current productions, instructing aspiring writers about what studios were looking for, and providing the contact information for actors looking for roles can tell us much about how Hollywood operated in the early-1920s. -- Eric Hoyt, 2017
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Camera!April 1919-April 1920Search on LanternClick here to read
Camera![Date Not Found]Search on LanternClick here to read

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Camera - April 14, 1923 to February 16, 1924April 1923-February 1924Search on LanternClick here to read

Arranged alphabetically by title, with indexes of titles of literary properties, names of authors, and release titles of pictures
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Catalogue of the stories and plays owned by Fox Film CorporationTwentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Charlie Chaplin in the gold rush - 18891889Search on LanternClick here to read

Description (English): Cine-Mundial, the Spanish-language version of Moving Picture World, was published between 1916 and 1948. The magazine documents Hollywood’s growing dominance in Latin American markets in the 1920s and the emergence of national film industries, such as those of Mexico and Argentina after the introduction of sound film. Far from being a mere translation of its English-language counterpart, Cine-Mundial focused on issues that were important to its readers in Latin American and Spain—the representation of Latin Americans on screen, the geo-politics of film distribution, and Hollywood’s short foray into Spanish-language film production in the late 1920 and early 1930s. Functioning as both trade publication and fan magazine, its regular columns that featured reports from national correspondents and letters from readers from every corner of the Spanish-speaking world provides invaluable insight into Latin American audiences and their reception of both imported and nationally or regionally produced films. -- Laura Isabel Serna, 2013
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Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1916Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1917Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1918-01-01T23:23:59ZSearch on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1920Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1921Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1922Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1923Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1925Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1926Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1927Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1928Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1929Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1931Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1932Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1933Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1934Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1935Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialJan-Dec 1936Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1937Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1938Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1939Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1940Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1941-01-01T23:23:59ZSearch on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1942Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1943Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1944Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1945Search on LanternClick here to read
Cine-mundialChalmers Publishing Company1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Cine-TechnicianAssociation of Cine-Technicians1935-1937Search on LanternClick here to read
The Cine-TechnicianAssociation of Cine-Technicians1939Search on LanternClick here to read
The Cine-TechnicianAssociation of Cine-Technicians1938-1939Search on LanternClick here to read
The Cine-TechnicianAssociation of Cine-Technicians1943 - 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
The Cine-TechnicianAssociation of Cine-Technicians1953-1956Search on LanternClick here to read

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CinemaSpectator International, Inc.1963Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinema (Hollywood)Avant Film Publications1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinema News and Property GazetteCinema News1912Search on LanternClick here to read
Cinema News and Property GazetteCinema News1913Search on LanternClick here to read

The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Oct 2, 1924 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Jan 8, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Feb 19, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement May 28, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Jun 25, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Aug 27, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical Supplement Nov 26, 1925 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Aug 18, 1943 The Cinema News and Property Gazette Jan 25, 1946 Cinema Technical Supplement (to The Cinema News and Property Gazette) July 31, 1924
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Cinema News and Property Gazette Technical SupplementCinema News1924-1925, 1943, 1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinema ProgressJul 1936 - Jul 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
Cinema ProgressAmerican Institute of Cinematography1935 - 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
Cinema ProgressAmerican Institute of Cinematography1938 - 1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinema QuarterlyG.D. Robinson1933 - 1934Search on LanternClick here to read
Cinema QuarterlyG.D. Robinson1934 - 1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Confessions of an ActorJohn Barrymore1926Search on LanternClick here to read

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DeForest AchievementsGeneral Talking Pictures Corp.c. 1920sSearch on LanternClick here to read

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Educational Talking UFA Motion PicturesNorth American Sound and Talking Equipment Corporationca. 1930Search on LanternClick here to read

In late-1916, Exhibitor's Trade Review entered a crowded market of weekly motion picture trade publications that already included the Moving Picture World, Motion Picture News, Exhibitor's Herald, and Motography, along with theatre and vaudeville-oriented papers that covered film, such as Variety, the Billboard, and the New York Clipper. To gain market share and differentiate itself from competitors, Exhibitor's Trade Review pursued a variety of tactics -- some constructive (gathering allies among exhibitor organizations), others destructive (smearing the reputations of competing trade papers and certain film companies that refused to buy advertising). Despite the behind-the-scenes controversies, though, Exhibitor's Trade Review appears to have, in the words of Alan Gevinson, 'established itself legitimately in its role as advisor to and fighter for the independent exhibitor.' All the issues that mattered to independent exhibitors were covered, including censorship, taxes, distributor contracts, piano accompaniment, and, of course, the films. In 1926, Exhibitor's Trade Review ceased weekly publication and only offered the daily service, Exhibitor's Daily, which was acquired a few years later by Martin Quigley as he attempted to consolidate the industry's trade papers under his control. -- Eric Hoyt, 2014
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Exhibitor's Trade Review1919Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewSep-Nov 1921Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewJun-Aug 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewSep-Nov 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMar-May 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewSep-Nov 1923Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewDec 1922 - Feb 1923Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMar-May 1923Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewJun-Aug 1923Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewDec 1923 - Feb 1924Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMay-Aug 1924Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewSep-Nov 1924Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMar-May 1924Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewNov 1924 - Feb 1925Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewAug-Nov 1925Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMay-Aug 1925Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewMar-May 1925Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitor's Trade ReviewNov 1925 - Feb 1926Search on LanternClick here to read

Regional trade paper that began in Philadelphia, but expanded to include editions for other markets.
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The ExhibitorThe ExhibitorOctober 15, 1920Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1938-May 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Oct 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1939-May 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Nov 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Nov 1941Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1941-May 1942Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1942-May 1943Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Nov 1942Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1943-May 1944Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Oct 1943Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Jun-Nov 1944Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1944-May 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.May-Oct 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.May-Aug 1948Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Aug-Nov 1948Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1949Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.Nov 1948-Feb 1949Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1950Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1950Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1950Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1951Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1951Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1951Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1951Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1952Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1952Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1952Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1952Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1953Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1953Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1953Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1953Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1954Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1954Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1954Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1954Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1955Search on LanternClick here to read
The ExhibitorJay Emanuel Publications, Inc.1955Search on LanternClick here to read
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Exhibitors Daily Review1927Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitors Daily ReviewExhibitors Daily ReviewJul-Dec 1928Search on LanternClick here to read

In late-1916, ExhibitorÕs Trade Review entered a crowded market of weekly motion picture trade publications that already included the Moving Picture World, Motion Picture News, ExhibitorÕs Herald, and Motography, along with theatre and vaudeville-oriented papers that covered film, such as Variety, the Billboard, and the New York Clipper. To gain market share and differentiate itself from competitors, ExhibitorÕs Trade Review pursued a variety of tactics -- some constructive (gathering allies among exhibitor organizations), others destructive (smearing the reputations of competing trade papers and certain film companies that refused to buy advertising). Despite the behind-the-scenes controversies, though, Exhibitor's Trade Review appears to have, in the words of Alan Gevinson, 'established itself legitimately in its role as advisor to and fighter for the independent exhibitor.' All the issues that mattered to independent exhibitors were covered, including censorship, taxes, distributor contracts, piano accompaniment, and, of course, the films. In 1926, Exhibitor's Trade Review ceased weekly publication and only offered the daily service, Exhibitor's Daily, which was acquired a few years later by Martin Quigley as he attempted to consolidate the industry's trade papers under his control. -- Eric Hoyt, 2014
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Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures TodayJul-Dec 1930Search on LanternClick here to read
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Founded in 1915 by a Chicago printing company as a regional trade paper for Midwest exhibitors. In 1916, editor Martin Quigley bought out the owners, and over the next 15 years, he grew EXHIBITORS HERALD into one of the most important national, weekly trade papers in the film business. Quigley acquired MOTOGRAPHY in 1917 and MOVING PICTURE WORLD in 1927. In 1930, he acquired MOTION PICTURE NEWS and the new 'consolidated' publication became MOTION PICTURE HERALD. From the pulpit of his editorial page, Quigley preached the need to improve the motion picture industry and improve the quality of the films. He skillfully served as a mediator in disputes -- between distributors and exhibitors, between the film industry and the Catholic Church (Quigley was one of the architects of the Production Code). Quigley claimed that EXHIBITORS HERALD represented the 'independent exhibitor' and sections like 'What the Picture Did for Me?' certainly provided a forum for theater owners. But plenty of exhibitors viewed Quigley as a servant to the studios and large theater chains. In response, publications such as SHOWMEN'S TRADE REVIEW, INDEPENDENT EXHIBITORS FILM BULLETIN, HARRISON'S REPORTS, and BOX OFFICE were either formed or grew significantly in the years following Quigley's brief moment of consolidation in 1930. -- Eric Hoyt, 2014
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Exhibitors HeraldExhibitors Herald Co.Dec 1917 - Jun 1918Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitors HeraldExhibitors Herald Co.Jun-Dec 1917Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitors HeraldExhibitors Herald Co.Sep-Dec 1918Search on LanternClick here to read
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Exhibitors HeraldExhibitors Herald Co.Dec 1921 - Mar 1922Search on LanternClick here to read
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Founded in 1915 by a Chicago printing company as a regional trade paper for Midwest exhibitors. In 1916, editor Martin Quigley bought out the owners, and over the next 15 years, he grew EXHIBITORS HERALD into one of the most important national, weekly trade papers in the film business. Quigley acquired MOTOGRAPHY in 1917 and MOVING PICTURE WORLD in 1927. In 1930, he acquired MOTION PICTURE NEWS and the new 'consolidated' publication became MOTION PICTURE HERALD. From the pulpit of his editorial page, Quigley preached the need to improve the motion picture industry and improve the quality of the films. He skillfully served as a mediator in disputes -- between distributors and exhibitors, between the film industry and the Catholic Church (Quigley was one of the architects of the Production Code). Quigley claimed that EXHIBITORS HERALD represented the 'independent exhibitor' and sections like 'What the Picture Did for Me?' certainly provided a forum for theater owners. But plenty of exhibitors viewed Quigley as a servant to the studios and large theater chains. In response, publications such as SHOWMEN'S TRADE REVIEW, INDEPENDENT EXHIBITORS FILM BULLETIN, HARRISON'S REPORTS, and BOX OFFICE were either formed or grew significantly in the years following Quigley's brief moment of consolidation in 1930. -- Eric Hoyt, 2014
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Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture WorldQuigley Publishing CompanyOct-Dec 1928Search on LanternClick here to read
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Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture WorldJul-Sep 1928Search on LanternClick here to read
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture WorldApr-Jun 1930Search on LanternClick here to read

Founded in 1915 by a Chicago printing company as a regional trade paper for Midwest exhibitors. In 1916, editor Martin Quigley bought out the owners, and over the next 15 years, he grew EXHIBITORS HERALD into one of the most important national, weekly trade papers in the film business. Quigley acquired MOTOGRAPHY in 1917 and MOVING PICTURE WORLD in 1927. In 1930, he acquired MOTION PICTURE NEWS and the new 'consolidated' publication became MOTION PICTURE HERALD. From the pulpit of his editorial page, Quigley preached the need to improve the motion picture industry and improve the quality of the films. He skillfully served as a mediator in disputes -- between distributors and exhibitors, between the film industry and the Catholic Church (Quigley was one of the architects of the Production Code). Quigley claimed that EXHIBITORS HERALD represented the 'independent exhibitor' and sections like 'What the Picture Did for Me?' certainly provided a forum for theater owners. But plenty of exhibitors viewed Quigley as a servant to the studios and large theater chains. In response, publications such as SHOWMEN'S TRADE REVIEW, INDEPENDENT EXHIBITORS FILM BULLETIN, HARRISON'S REPORTS, and BOX OFFICE were either formed or grew significantly in the years following Quigley's brief moment of consolidation in 1930. -- Eric Hoyt, 2014
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Exhibitors Herald WorldQuigley Publishing CompanyJul-Sep 1929Search on LanternClick here to read
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Issue no. 2 is a photocopy. The other four issues are scanned from originals.
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Experimental CinemaExperimental Cinema1930-1932Search on LanternClick here to read
Experimental CinemaCinema Crafters of America1930-1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Film and TV TechnicianAssociation of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians1957Search on LanternClick here to read

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Film BulletinFilm Bulletin Company1942Search on LanternClick here to read
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Film CurbThomas HamlinMay 20, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read

This leading industry publication, published out of New York, was founded in 1915 by Wid Gunning (who called his publication Wid's Daily until 1922). The Film Daily documented the rise of the Hollywood studios, the transition to sound, and the evolution of the American film industry (the paper finally shuttered in 1970). The Film Daily included feature reviews, news stories, and advertisements, but its extensive coverage of short films in the 1920s and 30s distinguished it from other trade papers of the period. -- Eric Hoyt, 2011/2013
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The Film DailyThe Film Daily1918Search on LanternClick here to read
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