Boxoffice

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 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

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BoxofficeJan-Mar 1940Search on LanternClick here to read
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Boxoffice[Creator Name Not Found]Apr-Jun 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
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BoxofficeApr-Jun 1937Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1938Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1938Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1939Search on LanternClick here to read
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BoxofficeJan-Mar 1941Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1945Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1947Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeApr-Jun 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
BoxofficeApr-Jun 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJul-Sep 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeOct-Dec 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
BoxofficeJan-Mar 1961Search on LanternClick here to read
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