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Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Anthony Slide


The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as a gateway to the fabled land of Hollywood and its stars, the American fan magazine represents an indispensable chapter in journalism and popular culture. This book provides the history of this artifact. It charts the development of the fan magazine from the golden years when Motion Picture Story Magazine and Photoplay first appeared in 1911 to its decline into provocative headlines and titillation ... More

Keywords: fan magazine, Hollywood, journalism, popular culture, Photoplay, gossip, innuendo, scandals, World War II, President Kennedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734133
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Slide, author