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Inside the Hollywood Fan MagazineA History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers$

Anthony Slide

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734133

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.001.0001

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(p.233) Appendix 1 U.S. Fan Magazines

(p.233) Appendix 1 U.S. Fan Magazines

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Because of the ephemeral nature of fan magazines, it is difficult to determine exact beginning and end dates of many publications. This listing provides the most definitive information available, but is, of necessity, incomplete. Reference sources used include the annual listings in the Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures from 1926 to 1969; N. W. Ayer and Sons’ Directory of Newspapers and Periodicals (later the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media); Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory; the five-volume Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada, edited by Edna Brown Titus (H. W. Wilson co., 1965); the published Library of Congress Copyright Office Catalog of Copyright Entries: Periodicals, 1946–1977; and the reported holdings of various U.S. Libraries. Most documentation on fan magazines is incredibly incomplete; for example, the 1932 edition of The Motion Picture Almanac lists only eleven fan publications, and yet there were almost double that number published at that time.

Where the month of publication is given, it is the date appearing on the fan magazine itself. Often, the copyright date appears inside the magazine and it is different, usually a month earlier, from the date on the cover or contents page. Also, fan magazines were generally available for sale two or three weeks prior to the date on the cover.

It should be noted that there is misnumbering in many fan magazines, both in terms of issues and volumes. With fan magazines published from the 1950s onward, it is virtually impossible to base a date of first issue on the volume and number quoted in the publication. Unless indicated, the fan magazines listed here were published on a monthly basis and out of New York. Some fan magazines described themselves as “bimonthly,” and this appears, correctly, to mean they were published every two months, not, as the term is loosely used today, twice a month. If a fan magazine is the subject of substantial coverage in the text, the information here is limited to basic years of publication only. Some 268 fan magazines are listed, but it may well be that there are many more.

Television fan magazines that do not contain a reference to film in their titles are not included. Some of the listed periodicals may not rightly be designated “fan magazines” but are listed here in an effort to aid readers who might expect their inclusion based on information found elsewhere. Additionally, some annuals are included in that they resemble fan magazines and have the same publishers.

(p.234) Best Screen Stories: first published 1942; annual; editors: Evelyn Van Horne and Gwen Campbell; no longer extant as of 1950; published by Dell

Bijou: first published april 1977; bimonthly; subtitled “the magazine of the movies”; editor-in-chief: Ted Sennett; published by Baronet Publishing Co. Out of New York

Buck Jones Western Stories: November 1936–September 1937; three issues only published

Castle of Frankenstein: 1962–1975; published by Gothic Castle Publishing Co.

Celebrity: first published Winter 1958; editor: Jack Podell; number 3, and last, is dated Winter 1960, suggesting an annual publication schedule; published by Fawcett

Celebrity Hairdos: circa 1963–1965; published by Better Books, Inc.

Cinema: first published January 1930; last issue believed published December 1930; published by Cinema Magazine Publishing Co. Out of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Cinema Art: first published 1921; volume 1, number 5 is dated March 1922; published by Downs Publishing Co., out of Philadelphia

Cinema Art: circa 1926–circa 1929; the Union List of Serials gives publication years as 1923–1927; edited by Mrs. John [Marie] Mckee; published out of New York and not believed associated with the earlier publication of the same name

Cinema Arts: 1936–1937; only three issues (June, July, September 1937) and a “preview” issue (September 1936) were published; editor: Paul F. Husserl (no editor identified for preview issue); published by Cinema Magazine, Inc., out of New York

Cinema Review: circa 1926; a weekly publication out of Hollywood

Classic, see Motion Picture Classic

Cowboy Movie Thrillers: December 1941–March 1942; four issues only published; published by Red Star News Co.

Elsa Maxwell’s Café Society: first, and assumed to be only issue, published 1953; editor: Christopher Kane; published by Dell

Famous Monsters of Filmland: 1958–1978; published by Warren Publishing Co., out of New York

Famous Monsters of Filmland Yearbook: 1962–1972; published by Warren Publishing Co., out of New York

Fan-Fare: volume 1, number 2 is dated March 1964; bimonthly; published by American Periodicals Corp.

Fangoria: first published 1979; editors: Robert Martin, David Everitt, and Anthony Timpone; devoted to the horror genre; first published by Starlog Group and later Creative Group out of New York

Fantastic Films: 1978–1985; published by Blake Publishing Corp.

Feature Movie Magazine: first published March 1915; semi-monthly; published by Features Publishing Co. Out of Chicago

Fighting Stars: first published October 1973; extant as of December 1985; bimonthly; published by Rainbow Publications, Inc., out of Burbank, California

Film Album: volume 1, number 1 is dated Summer 1948; extant as of Winter 1949; editor: Dorothy Votsis; published by Select Publications, Inc., out of New York

Film and T.V. Careers: first published Fall 1963 with each issue devoted to an individual star, beginning with Elizabeth Taylor; number 3 and last is dated May 1964

Film Arts Monthly: circa 1926; published out of New York; no copies known to exist in public institutions

Film Fun: 1915–1942; editors: Elizabeth Sears (beginning in 1916), George Mitchell (1924–1928), Curtis Mitchell (1928–1930), Ernest V. Heyn (1930), Lester C. Grady (1931–1938), Victor Bloom (1939–1941), George Saxon (1942); published by Leslie-Judge Co., out of New York (1915–1925), Film Humor, Inc./Dell out of New York (1926–1938), and Film Publishing Co., out of Dunellen, New Jersey (1939–1942)

Film Humor: 1948–circa 1949; volume 1, number 4 is dated Spring 1949

Film Kiddies’ Herald: circa 1927; both a fan and trade publication issued twice a month out of Hollywood and edited by Frederick (p.235) F. Paul and Grace Kerwin; no copies known to exist in public institutions

Film Players Herald: first published March 1915; editor: Lloyd Kenyon Jones; as of February 1916 merged with Movie Pictorial (see that entry); published by Photo-playwrights’ Association of America

Film Stories: first published March 26, 1921; extant as of November 10, 1921; weekly; published by Street and Smith

Film Truth: first published April 1920 and still extant in May 1921; published out of New York by Photoplay Associates, which may have been a fan-related organization

Filmplay Journal: first published July 1921; extant as of 1922; billed as “A Monthly Magazine of Film Folk”

Glamour of Hollywood: April 1939–April 1941; as of May 1941 became Glamour and no longer classified as a fan magazine; absorbed Charm magazine 1959; first editor-in-chief: Alice Thompson; initially published by Condé Nast out of Greenwich, Connecticut

Golden Screen: August 1934–November 1934; merged with Motion Picture Magazine

Gossip, see Rona Barrett’s Gossip

Hairdo Ideas: circa 1966; published by Herald House, Inc.

Hear Hollywood: billed as “The World First Talking Magazine”; volume 2, number 2 dated September 1957, includes a phonograph record inside of James Dean and Tony Perkins in an exclusive, intimate interview; published by Hear, Inc., out of Beverly Hills, California

Hi-Hat: first published September 1927; published out of Hollywood and, while not a trade paper, intended as much for members of the film industry as for movie fans and billed as “The Round Table of the Film Fraternity”; editor and reviewer: Eddy Eckels; extant as of January 1928

Hollywood: September 20, 1924–June 1928; known as Holly Leaves, 1913–1924; Hollywood Movie Novels, June–August 1933; Hollywood Screen Life, February 1939–February 1940; merged into Motion Picture. (This information is taken from the Union List of Serials, and I am not convinced that it is correct.)

Hollywood Album of Love: number 1, dated 1961, is believed to be only issue published; editor: Terry Brennan; published by Romance Publishing Co.

Hollywood Diaries: first published 1956; only one other issue, 1957, believed published; annual; editor: Ira Peck; published by Popular Library, Inc.

Hollywood Family Album: circa 1948–circa 1961; published by Dell

Hollywood Family Album: not necessarily associated with the above, earlier magazine; volume 1, number 4 is dated July–September 1950; volume 1, number 12 is dated 1963; quarterly; between 1961 and 1963, only three issues appear to have been published; became Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Family Album; editor: Jean Ramer; published by Dell

Hollywood Guys and Gals: first published 1955; editor: Mary Callahan; published by Fawcett

Hollywood Hi-Hat, see Hi-Hat

Hollywood Hot-Line: extant in 1974 and 1975

Hollywood Life: first published 1925; volume 1, number 5 is dated March 1926; editor: Douglas Z. Doty; published by Wheelerreid Publications, Inc., out of Hollywood

Hollywood Life Stories: 1951–circa 1966; number 10 is dated 1960; editor: Jean Ramer; published by Dell

Hollywood Love and Tragedy: first published November 1956; number 2 is dated August 1957; editor: Diana Lurvey; published by Ideal

Hollywood Love Life: number 1, dated 1955, is believed to be only issue published; editor: Ira Peck; published by Affiliated Magazines, Inc.

Hollywood Low-Down: circa 1933–circa 1941; edited and published out of Hollywood by Jimmy Valentine, becoming the official magazine of the Fan Club Federation (founded in 1934); the Fan Club Federation should not be confused with the Fan Club League, which operated out of Indianapolis, Indiana, around the same time

(p.236) Hollywood Men: no copyright notice or year of publication, but based on content, first year of publication assumed to be 1953; number 2 is copyrighted 1954; editor: Maxine Arnold; published by Maco Magazine Corp.

Hollywood Mirror: first published April 1934; published out of Los Angeles, but with special sections for franchisees in each major city; available by subscription only

Hollywood Movie Fan: extant as of December 1924; editor: Leonard C. Boyd; published out of Los Angeles

Hollywood Movie Nights: extant as of October 1931

Hollywood Movie Novels: an Internet source lists volume 22, number 8 as August 1933

Hollywood Movie Parade: a 1956 issue has been identified; some connection prior or later to Movie Parade

Hollywood Movie Novel Magazine: first published January 1929; published by Jacobsen Publishing Co.

Hollywood Picture Life: first published 1955; volume 1, number 2 is dated Winter 1955–1956; quarterly; published by Non-Pareil Publishing Corp. out of New York

Hollywood Playtime: first published 1955; annual; editor: Ira Peck; published by Literary Enterprises, Inc.

Hollywood Rebels: number 1, dated 1957, is believed to be only issue published; advertised as an annual; editor: Diana Lurvey; published by Ideal

Hollywood Romances: first published 1948; number 11 is dated 1957; extant as of 1964; annual; editor: Jean Ramer; published by Dell; became Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Romances

Hollywood Screen Life, see Hollywood

Hollywood Screen Parade: 1957–circa 1971, but March 1958 is listed as volume 12, number 2; bimonthly; published by Actual Publishing Co., Inc.; formerly Movie Play and some connection prior or later to Movie Parade

Hollywood Screenland: extant as of 1923

Hollywood Secrets Annual: first published 1955; last issue is believed to be number 5, dated May 1960; editor: Richard Heller; published by Publication House, Inc.; must have some connection to Hollywood Secrets Yearbook

Hollywood Secrets Yearbook: first published 1955; last issue is believed to be number 9, dated 1962; annual; editors: Richard Heller and Bessie Little; published by Dell

Hollywood Sex Queens: first published October 1966; annual; editor: G. T. Von Aspe; published by Sari Publishing Co., out of North Hollywood

Hollywood Star News: 1935–1942; published by Associated Mimeo Publications out of Hollywood; a curious, mimeographed publication, produced privately for nonprofit by “hi-school boys,” but still worthy of the title of fan magazine

Hollywood Stars: 1956–1958; unable to verify possible merger with Movie Pix and Screen as of December 1956; bimonthly; editor: Joan Curtis

Hollywood Talent Parade: first published 1944

Hollywood Teen Agers: first published February 1960; number 2 is dated 1961; editor: Jean Ramer; published by Dell

Hollywood Teen Album: numbers 1 and 2 are both dated 1962; editor: Bob Lucas; published by Hanro Corp.

Hollywood Yearbook: first published 1950; extant as of 1957; editors: Christopher Kane and later Florence Epstein; later became Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Yearbook; published by Dell

Ingenue: New Hollywood at Work and Play: first published 2003

Inside Hollywood: first published 1991; extant as of 1992; bimonthly; published by World Publishing Corp., out of Evanston, Illinois

Inside Movies: volume 2, number 4 is dated October 1962; volume 13, number 4 is dated December 1965; editors include Milburn Smith and Micki Siegel; published by Countrywide Publications, Inc.

Latest Hollywood and TV Hairdos: circa 1963–1965; published out of New York by Modern Guide Publications

Liz and Mike: first published 1958 (believed to be only issue); published by Dell

Mediascene, see Prevue

Modern Movies: July 1937–July 1939; editors: William T. Walsh and leater Ruth L. Baer; (p.237) published by Bilbara Publishing Co., later Ideal, out of Mount Morris, Illinois; absorbed by Movies (see that entry)

Modern Movies: first published June 1968; last issue seen is dated March 1974 and listed as volume 1, number 2; became Modern Movies Hollywood Exposed in May 1975; believed to have ceased publication in May 1976; editorial directors: Carol Finkelstein, Harry Matetsky, and Diane Robbens; initially published out of New York by Zenith Publishing Corp., and then Magazine Management Co.

Modern Screen: first published November 1930; until June 1931 titled The Modern Screen Magazine; ceased publication 1985, ending its days as a bimonthly publication

Modern Screen’s Hollywood Yearbook: first published 1957 and extant as of 1962

Modern Stars: volume 1, number 4 is dated November 1960; published by Besscal Publications, Inc.; identified as “formerly Movie TV and Record Time

Monsters Unlimited: 1965–1966; formerly Monsters to Laugh With, 1964–1965; published by Non-Pareil Publishing Co.

Motion Picture and Television Magazine, see Motion Picture Story Magazine

Motion Picture Classic: September 1915–August 1931; began publication as Motion Picture Supplement (September–November 1915); name changed 1931 to Movie Classic (see that entry); available on microfilm

Motion Picture Magazine, see Motion Picture Story Magazine

Motion Picture Story Magazine: 1911–1977; name changed 1914 to Motion Picture Magazine; September 1951–September 1954 known as Motion Picture and Television Magazine; 1911–1941 issues available on microfilm

Motion Picture Supplement, see Motion Picture Classic

Movie Action Magazine: November 1935–June 1936; editor: John L. Nanovic; published by Street and Smith

Movie Adventures: November 1924–December 1924; editor: Ellen Mcivaine; published by Brewster Publications Inc., out of Brooklyn, New York

Appendix 1 U.S. Fan Magazines

The September 1925 issue of Movie Digest.

Movie Album: first published 1941; volume 1, number 4 is dated December 16, 1942; quarterly; editor: Sara Corpening; published by Fawcett

Movie Album: 1955–1966; volume 1, number 2 is dated Winter 1955–1956; quarterly; editor: Bessie Little; published by Select Publications, Inc.; no connection to earlier title of same name

Movie and Radio Guide: 1940–1943; formerly Radio Guide (1931–1940)

Movie and TV Album: circa 1956; editor: Joan Curtis

Movie and TV Fan-Fare, see Fan-Fare

Movie and TV Gossip: volume 8, number 5 is dated March 1974; became Movie and TV Tattler in May 1974; published by Star Guidance, Inc., out of New York

Movie and TV Gossip Album: circa 1957

Movie and TV Tattler, see Movie and TV Gossip

Movie Classic: September 1931–February 1937; subtitled “The Newsreel of the Newsstands”; editor: Laurence Reid; published by Motion Picture Publications, Inc., out of Chicago; absorbed by Motion Picture Magazine

(p.238) Movie Digest: first published June 1925; published by John D. Foley out of Hollywood

Movie Digest: first published January 1972; extant as of May 1973; bimonthly; editor: David Ragan

Movie Fan: extant as of 1922

The Movie Fan: first published May 1936; extant as of December 1936; editor and publisher: E. M. Orowitz; newspaper-style fan magazine published by the Emo Movie Club out of New York

Movie Fan: number 2 is dated July 1946; last issue is dated November 1954; quarterly and then bimonthly; edited in last six years by Joan Curtis, and earlier by Abby Sundell and James Stewart-Gordon; published by Magazine Productions, Inc. (Later Monthly Magazine Productions, Inc.) and then Skye Publishing Co., Inc.; combined with Screen Life as of January 1955

Movie Fun: first published September 1940; published by Crestwood Publishing Co. Out of New York

Movie Glamor Guys: first published 1950; editor: Joan Curtis; published by Fawcett

Movie Glamour: first published 1945; bimonthly

Movie Humor: circa 1934–circa 1942; subtitled “Hollywood Girls and Gags”; editor: M. R. Reese; published by Ultem Publications out of New York

Movie Life: first published 1937; extant as of January 1980; billed initially as “Hollywood’s Only All-Picture Magazine”; became Toni Holt’s Movie Life in late 1970s; later editors include Marsha Daly and Carol Tormey; published by Ideal

Movie Life Yearbook: first published 1944; first editor: Betty Etter; published by Bilbara Publishing Co. (Believed to be a subsidiary of Ideal) out of New York; became biannual in 1950; extant as of 1975

Movie Love Stories: June 1, 1941–January 1942; editor: Jerry Albert; published by Albing Publications

Movie Magazine: March–December 1915

Movie Magazine: first published September 1925; continued as Pictures in 1926

Movie Melody Magazine: first published July 1921

Movie Merry-Go-Round: July 1936–June 1939; editor: Frederick Gardener; published by Periodical House, Inc., out of New York

Movie Mirror: November 1931–December 1940 (when merged with Photoplay)

Movie Mirror: first published March 1956; extant as of 1998; bimonthly; editor: Joan Goldstein; published by Sterling Group, Inc.; no connection to earlier publication of same name

Movie Mirror Yearbook: first published 1960; annual; editors include David Ragan and Madeline Eller; published by Sterling Group, Inc.

Movie Monthly: first published March 1924

Movie Parade: volume 10, number 15 is dated March 1971; published by Actual Publishing Co., Inc.; some connection to Hollywood Parade and Hollywood Screen Parade

Movie Pictorial: volume 1, number 9 is dated July 4, 1914; extant as of 1916; weekly then monthly as of September 1915; editor: Roy S. Hanford; published out of Chicago; merged with Film Players Herald (see that entry)

Movie Pin-Ups: volume 1, number 3 is dated Fall 1952; extant as of 1953; published by Ideal

Movie Pix: circa 1951–circa 1958; volume 4, number 5 is dated August 1953; edited for last six years by Joan Curtis and earlier by Abby Sundell and James Stewart-Gordon; unable to verify possible merger with Hollywood Stars and Screen as of December 1956; bimonthly; published by Astro Distributing Corp. out of New York

Movie Play: first published Winter 1944; number 2 is dated January 1946; extant as of 1955; quarterly; published by Buse Publications, Inc., out of Chicago; possibly became Hollywood Screen Parade

Movie Play: volume 1, number 2 is dated August 1966; bimonthly; editor: Robert Arnold; published by Normandy Associates, Inc.; not believed to be associated with earlier periodical of the same name

Movie Radio Guide: 1940–1943; formerly Radio Guide; supervising editor: Carl A. Schroeder; (p.239) published by Triangle Publications, Inc., out of Philadelphia.

Movie Show Magazine: first published September 1942; some sources indicate last published circa 1947, but believed to be still extant in 1970; edited by Lester C. Grady (first two and later years) and Ruth Taylor (other years); published by Hunter Publications out of New York

Movie Songs Magazine: first published April 1946, editor: Charles Reed Jones

Movie Spotlight: first published early 1950; volume 5, number 3 is dated June 1954; bimonthly; editor: Ruth Ericson; published by Spotlight Publishing Co., Inc., and then Actual Publishing Co., Inc.

Movie Stars, see Movie Stars Parade

Movie Stars Parade: first published 1940 or 1941; volume 4, number 2 is dated January 1944; renamed Movie Stars TV Close Ups, circa January 1959; as of March 1961 renamed Movie Stars; later renamed Movie Stars TV Close-Ups Parade; extant as of June 1976; editors include Pat Murphy and Diana Lurvey; published by Ideal, originally using name of Bilbara Publishing Co., Inc., out of Chicago

Movie Stars Parade Album: first published 1946; extant as of 1948; editor: Pat Murphy; published by Ideal

Movie Stars TV Close-Ups, see Movie Stars Parade

Movie Story Magazine: May 1934–July 1951; formerly Romantic Movie Stories; published by Fawcett; absorbed by Motion Picture

Movie Story Yearbook: first published 1942; editor: Dorothy Hosking; published by Fawcett

Movie Tattler: volume 1, number 7 is dated March 1964; editor: Clark Willard; published by Flight Plan, Inc., out of New York (possibly related to Movie TV Tattler)

Movie Teen: circa 1947–circa 1953; volume 2, number 3 is dated April–May 1949; bimonthly; edited in final years by abby Sundell and James Stewart-Gordon; published by Screen-Teen Co. Out of New York

Movie Teen Illustrated: circa 1955–circa 1963; volume 5, number 3 is dated August 1963; quarterly; published by Dodsmith Publishing Co., Inc., out of Malibu, California

Movie Thrillers: circa 1925; published by Brewster Publications, Inc., out of Brooklyn, New York

Movie Thrills: first published February 1950; with Movies, added to magazine list of Ideal Publishing Corp., with promised policy of publisher W. M. Cotton, “Give them only glamour, no scandal”

Movie Time: circa 1952–circa 1956; in 1959, the Library of Congress recorded a curious copyright registration by Loretta G. Fillion for volume 1, number 36, dated November 8, 1936

Movie Today: first published 1961

Movie TV and Record Time, see Modern Stars

Movie TV Confidential: first published July 1969; extant as of 1970; published by Stanley Publications, Inc., out of New York

Movie TV Secrets: circa 1960–circa 1966

Movie TV Tattler: first published January 1960; bimonthly; editorial director: Nina Finkelstein; published by Meteor Publications, Inc., out of New York; there are references to a Movie TV Tattler, first published in 1953

Movie Weekly: 1921–1925; available on microfilm, but many pages are missing or damaged

Movie Weekly: circa 1951–circa 1957; editor and publisher: H. G. Odza

Movie Weekly: first published 1987; a tabloid publication; editor: Kevin Brown; published by E. W. A. Publications out of Brooklyn, New York

Movie Western: only three issues published in July, october, and December 1941; published by Albing Publishing, out of Holyoke, Massachusetts

Movie World Annual: first published 1974 by Magazine Management Co., Inc.

Movieland: first published 1943; name changed to Movieland and T.V. Time, May 1958; extant as of December 1974; editors include Doris Cline, Kay Sullivan, (p.240) Dorothy Lee Mcevoy, James Gregory, and Lillian Smith

Moviepix: first published February 1938; published by Dell

Movies: May 1930–September 1935

Movies: first published August 1939; extant as of October 1947; editors include Muriel Babcock and Mary C. Kelley; formerly Modern Movies; published by Ideal

Movies: first published February 1950; last issue seen August 1954; believed to have ceased publication in April 1956; editor: Pat Campbell; with Movie Thrills, added to magazine list of Ideal Publishing Corp. with promised policy of publisher, W. M. Cotton, “Give them only glamour, no scandal”

Movies Illustrated: circa 1960–circa 1966; identified as “formerly TV, Movie and Record Stars”; editor: Micki Siegel; published by Atlas Magazines

Movies in Review: May 1945–November 1948

Movies International: first published September–October 1965; editor: James R. Silke; published by Challenge, Inc., out of North Hollywood

Movies Now: premiere issue dated 1970; volume 1, number 1 dated July 1971

Moving Picture Monthly: 1929–1933

Moving Picture Stories: first published January 3, 1913; extant as of February 18, 1930; weekly, then biweekly; editor: Ethel Rosemon; originally published by Frank Tousey out of New York and later M. Clifford Pardec out of Springfield, Ohio; available on microfilm

The New Movie Album: A Who’s Who of the Screen: first published October 1930; possibly no further issues

The New Movie Magazine: December 1929–September 1935; no issue for June 1931

New Stars: no information available; possibly an alternative title for New Stars over Hollywood

New Stars over Hollywood: number 4 is dated october 1946; bimonthly; published by D. S. Publishing Co., Inc., out of New York

Old Hollywood: first published 1956; editor: Bessie Little; published by Warwick Publications, Inc. (Martin Goodman), out of New York

Appendix 1 U.S. Fan Magazines

The February 1934 issue of New Movie.

One Woman: first published Fall 1983, with each issue devoted to a single female personality, beginning with Morgan Fairchild; extant as of spring 1984

Pantomime: September 28, 1921–March 18, 1922; weekly; editor-in-chief: Victor C. Olmsted; published by Movie Topics, Inc., out of New York

Paris and Hollywood, see So This Is Paris and Hollywood

Paris and Hollywood Screen Secrets, see So This Is Paris and Hollywood

Photo Dramatist: circa 1926, published out of Hollywood; not believed to be associated with The Photo-Drama Magazine, first published in 1919 as Photoplaywright, and not a fan magazine

Photo-Era: circa 1898–1932; referenced in the Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures as a motion picture–related technical, fan, and trade publication, edited by A. H. Beardsley out of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, but, in reality, devoted to photography; merged into American Photography

(p.241) Photo Play Topics, see Photoplay Vogue

Photo Screen: first published October 1965; extant as of February 1978; published by Sterling House, Inc.

Photo Story Book: circa 1929

Photoplay: 1911–1980; available on micro-film, but all issues from 1911 are missing

Photoplay Annual: first published 1952; extant as of 1962; editors: Fred Rutledge Sammis, Tony Gray, Ann Higginbotham, Isabel Moore, and Betty Etter

The Photoplay Author: volume 4, number 2 is dated August 1914; published by Independent Publishing Co., out of Cicopee, Massachusetts

Photoplay’s Directory of Stars: 1957 may be only edition published; editor: Betty Etter; published by Macfadden

Photo-Play Journal: May 1916–February 1921; published by La Verne Publishing Co. And then Central Press Co., out of Philadelphia

Photoplay Pinups: first published 1952; number 4 is dated 1953; editor: fred Rutledge Sammis; published by Bartholomew House, Inc.

Photo-Play Review: March 16, 1915–November 13, 1915; published out of Philadelphia

Photoplay Vogue: first published August 26, 1915; biweekly; also known as Photo Play Topics; published out of Buffalo, New York

Photoplay Weekly Mirror: September 1916–March 19, 1917; promoted as “an illustrated magazine”; published by Photoplay Mirror Publishing Corp. out of New York

Photo-Play World: September 1917–May 1920; no issues published for January–June and November 1918 and March–April 1919; published out of Philadelphia

Photoplayers Weekly: 1914–1917; published by Western Film Publishing Co., out of Los Angeles

Photostar: volume 1, number 2 is dated March 1971; bimonthly; editor: Lars Beck; published out of New York

Pic: Hollywood-Sport-Broadway: May 1937–December 1948; weekly; editors include A. Laurance Holmes; promoted to “Cover the Entire Field of Entertainment”; published by Street and Smith Publications, Inc.

Pictorial Movie Fun: first published September 1940; extant as of 1942; published by Getwood Publications

Picture Parade: first published January 1934; published ten times a year and available only by subscription

Picture Play: first published as Picture-Play Weekly, April 10, 1915; as of December 1915, became a semi-monthly titled Picture-Play Magazine; as of March 10, 1916, began monthly publication; title changed to Picture Play, May 1927; ceased publication in 1941 when merged with Charm magazine

Picture-Wise: no copies known to exist in public institutions; an Internet source lists number 5 with a date of 1946

Pictures, see Movie Magazine

Popular Movie: volume 1, number 11 is dated March 1966; published by Flightplan, Inc.

Popular Screen: first published September 1934

Popular Screen: first published October 1959

Preview: first published September 1976; named changed to Rona Barrett’s Preview

Prevue: first published 1981 out of reading, Pennsylvania

Prevue: founded 1973 as Mediascene, number 25 is dated May–June 1977; circa 1979 became Mediascene Prevue and later Prevue, volume 2, number 30 of which is dated December/March 1988; last issue seen is volume 3, number 2, dated August/October 1994 and devoted entirely to pin-ups; initially bimonthly but later appears to have been a quarterly publication; editor/publisher/designer: [James] Steranko; possibly same as previous publication

Questar: 1978–1981; published by W. G. Wilson/MW communications

Real Screen Fun: August 1934–November 1942; bimonthly; editors include Franklyn Lippincott and George Shute; published by Tilsam Publishing Co.; no copies known to exist in public institutions

Reel Humor: August 1937–July 1939; bimonthly; editor: Frederick Gardener; (p.242) published by Periodical House out of Mount Morris, Illinois

Romances of Hollywood: circa 1934–circa 1936; name changed in last year to Romances of Hollywood Movies

Romantic Movie Stories: December 1933–February 1937; published by Graphic Arts Corp. (1933–1934) and then Fawcett; became Movie Story Magazine

Rona Barrett’s Gossip: first published December 1972; title changed May 1980 to Gossip

Rona Barrett’s Hollywood: first published November 1969

Rona Barrett’s Preview, see Preview

Rona January’s Gossip World: volume 1, number 2 is dated April 1977; published by EGO Enterprises of New York, Inc.

Saucy Movie Tales: December 1935–February 1938; published by Movie Digest, Inc.

SBI: Show Business Illustrated, see Show Business Illustrated

Screen: 1921–1922; advertised as “A Journal of Motion Pictures for Business, School and Church,” and may not have been a fan magazine

Screen: circa 1953–circa 1956; unable to verify possible merger with Hollywood Stars and Movie Pix as of December 1956

Screen Album: first published May 1931; extant as of March 1975; appears to be annual or semi-annual as of 1938; became Screen and TV Album and extant under that title as of October 1978; published by Dell

Screen and Radio Weekly: circa 1936–circa 1948; weekly; published by Detroit Free Press Weekly

Screen and TV Album, see Screen Album

Screen Annual: 1954 issue is described as “Summer Fun Issue”; published by Skye Publishing Co., Inc., out of New York

Screen Book Magazine: 1928–1940; volume 8, number 5 is dated June 1932; by 1940, incorporated Screen Play Magazine; editors: Captain Roscoe Fawcett and later William Hartley; later became Screen Life; published by Fawcett

Screen Comedy: number 2 is dated october 1931

Appendix 1 U.S. Fan Magazines

The September 1937 issue of Screen Romances.

Screen Fan: 1953–circa 1958; bimonthly; editor: Joan Curtis; published by Screen Teen Co. Out of New York

Screen Greats: first published 1970; volume 1, number 8 is dated 1972, featuring Greta Garbo; published by Barven Publications out of New York

Screen Guide: May 1936–circa 1951; became Screen and Television Guide as of 1948; absorbed by Motion Picture; first editor: Ernest V. Heyn; initially published by Regal Press, Inc., and then Hillman Periodicals, Inc., out of Dunellen, New Jersey

Screen Hits Annual: number 8 is dated 1953, suggesting 1946 as first year of publication; editor: Evelyn Van Horne; published by Dell

Screen Humor: first published January 1934

Screen Legends: first published May 1965, with first issue featuring James Dean and Carroll Baker; bimonthly; published by Associated Professional Service, Inc.

Screen Life: generally assumed to have been first published 1928, but volume 23, number 5 is dated December 1940; extant as of November 1941; combined with Screen Play and Screen Book Magazine; editors (p.243) include William Hartley and Llewellyn Miller; published by Fawcett

Screen Life: circa 1953–circa 1958; bimonthly; first published by 20th Century Books, Inc., and later by Skye Publishing, Inc.; edited by Joan Curtis except for a brief period when Patricia Grubbs is identified as editor; merged with Movie Fan as of January 1954

Screen Mirror: circa 1930–circa 1931; editor: Albert Margolies; published out of Los Angeles

Screen Mirror: first published September 1970; extant as of 1972; published by Captain Publications out of New York

Screen Play: circa 1934–circa 1937; published by Fawcett

Screen Play Secrets, see So This Is Paris and Hollywood

Screen Romances: first published June 1929; extant as of March 1947; editors include May Ninomíya and Evelyn Van Horne; published by Dell

Screen Romances Album: first published february 1931

Screen Secrets, see So This Is Paris and Hollywood

Screen Secrets: first published October 1969 (only issue seen); possibly only one other issue in 1970; editor: Amanda Murah; published by Magazine Management Co. Out of New York

Screen Snapshots: circa 1926; published out of New York and maintained Hollywood office; no copies known to exist in public institutions

Screen Star Stories: September 1931–1937; published by Motion Picture Publications, Inc.; merged with Movie Classic October 1934

Screen Stars: 1944–circa February 1978; combined with TV and Record Stars 1959; published by Interstate Publishing Corp., out of Dunellen, new Jersey, and later Margood Publishing Corp., official Magazine Corp., and Magazine Management Co., Inc.

Screen Stars Yearbook: first published 1974

Screen Stories: first published May 1929; monthly except January each year through 1978 and then bimonthly; published by Dell and later Ideal; May 1948–1975 available on microfilm

Screen Stories Annual: first published circa 1946; number 14, believed to be last, is dated 1960; published by Dell

Screen Weekly: July 1932–September 1932; a five-cent magazine;

Screen World and TV: volume 8, number 4 is dated July 1960; bimonthly; published by Official Magazine Corp. out of New York

Screenland: A Weekly Magazine for Photoplay Patrons: January 24, 1916–January 1, 1917?; editor: A. M. Gunst; published out of Richmond, Virginia

Screenland: May 11, 1921–June 7, 1927; published out of Seattle

Screenland: 1920–August 1952; became Screenland plus TV-Land, September 1952; ceased publication in June 1971, when it merged with Silver Screen; published initially out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; later published by Liberty Magazines, J. Fred Henry Publications, Popular Library, Inc., Affiliated Magazines, and Macfadden-Bartell Corp.; April 1926–July 1952 available on microfilm

Screenland from Hollywood: ceased publication between May and November 1923

Shadoplay [sic]: first published March 1933; extant as of December 1935; merged with Movie Mirror

Shadowland: 1919–1923; published by Brewster Publications out of Brooklyn, New York

Sheilah Graham’s Family Album: number 9 is dated February–April 1954; number 12 is dated 1963; believed to be a quarterly publication at its beginning

Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Yearbook, see Hollywood Yearbook

Show: October 1961–May 1965; published until late 1964 by Huntington Hartford

Show: January 1970–December 1977; a resurrection by Huntington Hartford of the earlier magazine of the same name

Show Business Illustrated: September 5, 1961–November 1, 1961; renamed SBI: Show Business Illustrated, November 14, 1961–April 1962; combined with Show

(p.244) Silver Screen: first published October 10, 1930; extant as of November 1976; merged with Screenland plus TV-Land under publisher Globe Communications Corp. in 1971

Silver Screen Album: 1957–1962; published by Popular Library, Inc.

Silver Screen Annual: 1950s and 1960s; published by Popular Library, Inc.

Silver Screen[’s] Teen Album: 1959–1962; published by Popular Library, Inc.

So This Is Paris and Hollywood: first published March 1925 as So This Is Paris; became So This Is Paris and Hollywood October 1925; became Paris and Hollywood January 1927; became Paris and Hollywood Screen Secrets sometime in 1927; became Screen Secrets in April 1928 and Screen Play Secrets in April 1930; changed name to Screen Play circa late 1930/early 1931; merged with Screen Book Magazine; editors: Captain Roscoe Fawcett (first) and later Llewellyn Miller; published by Fawcett

Stage: 1910–1941; subtitled “The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment” and includes much film coverage

Stage and Screen: December 1925–December 1926; published out of New York and also maintained Hollywood office

Stage and Screen Stories: published by Movie Digest, Inc., at least in 1936

Star: first published November 1957 (only issue seen); subtitled “The Magazine of Hollywood Brightest Stars,” all of whom in the first issue are male; quarterly; published by Digest Publications, Inc., out of New York; not to confused with the samuel Bronston Productions house organ of the same name

Star Album: first published September 1960; extant as of 1961; editor: Muriel Babcock; consists of nothing but full-page photographs of the stars; published by Ideal

Star Dust: circa 1928; subtitled “For Movie Fans by the Fans Themselves”; official organ of the Moving Picture Club of America, Inc., published out of Boston

Star Land: no information available

Stardom: February 1942–August 1944; editor: Carl A. Schroeder; published by Triangle Publications, Inc., out of Philadelphia

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The October 1928 issue of Star Dust.

Stardom: volume 1, number 4 is dated September 1959; extant as of February 1961; bimonthly; editor: Bessie Little; published by Little Brand Publications, later the Forty Publishing Corp., out of New York

Starlog: first published 1976; devoted to the science fiction genre; published by Star-log Group and later Creative Group out of New York

Super Star Heroes: number 11 is dated January 1980; bimonthly; editor: Gene Wright; published by Ideal

Superstar Special: number 3 is dated 1976; published by Sterling/Macfadden Partnership

3D Movie Magazine: first published September 1953; editor: Abner J. Sundell; published by 3–D Magazines, Inc.; many other 3–D magazines were first published this same year, including 3–D Action, 3–D Comics, 3–D Tales of the West, and 3–D Sheena, Jungle Queen

Toni Holt’s Movie Life, see Movie Life

Top Stars: first published september 1959 (p.245)

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The May 1924 issue of Visions.

True Movie: volume 1, number 2 is dated November 1962; extant as of 1963; published by Sterling Group, Inc., out of New York

True Movie and Television: first published August 1950; possibly ceased publication March 1951; bimonthly; published by Toby Press, Inc., out of New York

TV and Movie Screen: 1953–1999; became TVMS Tiger Beat; bimonthly; editors include Richard Heller, Beryl Basher, Joan Goldstein, and Suzanne Munshower; published by Sterling Group, Inc., out of New York

TV and Screen Life: first published 1957; extant as of October 1960; bimonthly; published by Little Brand Publications, Inc., out of New York

TV and Screenworld: first published 1966; extant as of September 1971; published by Stanley Publications, Inc., out of New York

TV-Film Stars: first published 1960; bimonthly; editor: Bessie Little; published by Besscal Publications, Inc., out of New York

TV, Movie and Record Stars, see Movies Illustrated

TV Movie Parade: first published August 1969; extant in 1970; volume 10, number 12 is dated September 1970; published by the Woman Golfer Publishing Corp. and then Slim Publications out of New York

TV Movie Scene: first published October 1970; editor: Alice Simms; published by Barven Publications out of New York

TV Movie Scene: first published 1974; number 5 is dated 1976; semi-annual; editors: Fran Levine and later Ronnie Eisinger Blum; published by Ideal; connection to the earlier publication of the same name is unknown

TV Picture Life: first published 1956; extant as of March 1972; published by Publication House, Inc., and then Star Guidance, Inc.

TV Screen: November 1947–August 1951; formerly Radio and TV Best; published by Radio Best, Inc., out of New York

TV Screen Parade: first published April 1960; bimonthly; editor: Bessie Little; published by Arizill Realty and Publishing Co., out of New York

Visions: first published March 1924; “Published in the Interest of the Industry and Community and Its Policy is Constructive—Not Destructive”; published out of Hollywood

Weekly Film Review: A Magazine of Critical Comment: March 6, 1920–March 18, 1930; published out of Atlanta, Georgia

Weekly Movie Record: first published 1915; volume 1, number 3 is dated March 8, 1915

Who’s Who in Hollywood: first published 1941; number 22 is dated 1967; consists of one-paragraph biographies broken down by category; published by Dell (p.246)

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Mabel Norman takes time out to read the British fan magazine Picture Show.