Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fantastic Find: Media History Digital Library

Just in time for this year's Academy Awards, the Media History Digital Library's Fan Magazine Collection provides links to extensive runs of classic magazines like Photoplay (1914-1943), Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941), and Radio Mirror (1934-1963).

[Photoplay, November 1914, Internet Archive]

[Motion Picture Magazine, November 1916, Internet Archive]

[Picture Play, October 1923, Internet Archive]

[Silver Screen, May 1934, Internet Archive]

[Motion Picture, February 1938, Internet Archive]

[Screenland, December 1944, Internet Archive]

[Modern Screen, March 1956.  Internet Archives]

[Screenland "Plus TV-Land, July 1958, Internet Archive]

Of course this is only one section of links you can find at the Media History Digital Library which describes itself this way:
"We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 1.3 million pages, and that number is growing."
WARNING: It's far too easy to lose track of time while paging through these old magazines (all those ads!), but if you feel that you haven't seen enough movie-related information after spending time at this site, try Classic Movie Links here.

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1 comment:

  1. Great! I see one of the magazines has an article by bonita granville. She was married to Jack Wrather, who owned the Balboa Bay club in Newport Beach, during the time I worked there in the mid-60s. One year she and Jack bought each other matching Rolls Royces for an anniversary present.