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PostSat Jun 11, 2011 4:10 pm

A terrific collection of images, but these are cinema programmes rather than journals, yes? I've kept the Bioscope listing to film journals only, but will have to write something separate on this collection (trusting Google Translate to come to my rescue).
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PostSun Jun 12, 2011 6:12 am

Hi Luke,
I don't know much about these books, since they are not in our collection. However, there is a detailed introduction
http://www.kb.nl/bladerboek/asta/introductie.html
and I'd be happy to read your google translation first at least to take out the evident translation mistakes. Otherwise I can also put you into contact with the Royal Library staff.

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PostFri Aug 12, 2011 10:49 am

THANK YOU Bruce! (genuflecting)
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PostFri Aug 12, 2011 3:23 pm

Man, these journals just keep coming!. Just checked David Pierce's Digital Media History Project site
http://www.archive.org/details/mediahistory

and since June 1 they have added

Moving Picture World (Volume 17) Jul-Sep 1913 (Volume 17)
Harrison's Reports (Volume 30) 1948 (Volume 30) - P.S. Harrison
Home Movies and Home Talkies (Volume 1) Jun 1932-May 1933 (Volume 1) - Institute of Amateur
The Optical Lantern and Cinematograph Journal (Volume 1) Nov 1904-Oct 1905
Moving Picture World (Volume 12) April-June 1912 (Volume 12)
Moving Picture World (Volume 11) Jan-March 1912 (Volume 11) - New York, Chalmers Publishing Picture Stories Magazine (Volume 3) Sep 1913 - Feb 1914 (Volume 3) - London, The Camberwell
Motion Picture Story Magazine (Volume 6) Aug-Dec 1913 (Volume 6) - Brooklyn, N.Y., Motion Picture
The Film Daily (Volume 66) Jul-Dec 1934 (Volume 66) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folks, Inc.
The Film Daily (Volume 61-62) Jan-Jun 1933 (Volume 61-62) - New York, Wid's Films and Film s, ]
The Film Daily (Volume 60) Jul-Dec 1932 (Volume 60) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folks, Inc.
The Film Daily (Volume 58-59) Jan-Jun 1932 (Volume 58-59) - New York, Wid's Films and Film The Film Daily (Volume 56-57) Jul-Dec 1931 (Volume 56-57) - New York, Wid's Film and Film The Film Daily (Volume 55) Jan-Jun 1931 (Volume 55) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folks, Inc.
The Film Daily (Volume 52-54) Jul-Dec 1930 (Volume 53-54) - New York, Wid's Films and Film The Film Daily (Volume 51-52) Jan-Jun 1930 (Volume 51-52) - New York, Wid's Films and Film
The Film Daily (Volume 14-16) Jan-Jun 1921 (Volume 15-16) - New York, Wid's Films and Film The Film Daily (Volume 13-14) Jul-Dec 1920 (Volume 13-14) - New York, Wid's Films and Film
The Film Daily (Volume 11-12) Jan-Jun 1920 (Volume 11-12) - New York, Wid's Films and Film
The Film Daily (Volume 9-10) Jul-Dec 1919 (Volume 9-10) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folk,
The Film Daily (Volume 7-8) Jan-Jun 1919 (Volume 7-8) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folk,
The Film Daily (Volume 5-6) Jul-Dec 1918 (Volume 5-6) - New York, Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc.
Movies from a.a.p.: Programs of quality from quality studios, Warner Bros. features and
The Motion Picture Almanac 1929 (Volume 1929) - Exhibitors Herald-World
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: The Motion Picture in Its Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library 16mm Motion Pictures: Sixth Edition (1936) (Volume International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (Volume 1937-38) - The Quigley Publishing
Production Encyclopedia 1952 (1947-1951) (Volume 1952) - The Hollywood Reporter
Production Encyclopedia 1948 (1943-1947) (Volume 1948) - The Hollywood Reporter
The World Film Encyclopedia 1933 (Volume 1933) - Clarence Winchester
Motion Picture News Blue Book 1930 (Volume 1930) - Motion Picture News, Inc.
Motion Picture News Booking Guide 1929 (Volume 1929) - Motion Picture News, Inc.
Kinematograph Year Book 1954 (Volume 1954) - Odhams Press Limited
Kinematograph Year Book 1947 (Volume 1947) - Kinematograph Publications Ltd.
Kinematograph Year Book 1942 (Volume 1942) - Kinematograph Publications Ltd.
Kinematograph Year Book 1931 (Volume 1931) - Kinematograph Publications Ltd.
The Film Daily Presents the Product Guide and Director's Annual 1937 (Volume 1937) - The Film y
The 1963 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures (Volume 1963) - Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc.
The 1945 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures (Volume 1945) - Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc.
Film Year Book 1927 (The 1927 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures) (Volume 1927) - New
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PostFri Aug 12, 2011 11:30 pm

Bruce Long,

:D Wow! Wonderful stuff. I'm enjoying the 2nd issue posted of Picture Play from this batch right now. Terrific article on Betty Compson. And hey, Mary Pickford's eyes were Hazel, not Blue? They were? Thanks again!
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PostSun Aug 14, 2011 8:16 am

A (hopefully) up-to-date listing of silent film journals available online, including Bruce Long's and David Pierce's most recent additions, is here:
http://bioscopic.wordpress.com/library/journals

A listing of the motion picture annuals and directories uploaded by Pierce's Media History Digital Library is here:
http://bioscopic.wordpress.com/2011/07/ ... year-books

And everything uploaded so far by the Media History Digital Library onto the Internet Archive is here:
http://www.archive.org/details/mediahistory
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PostSun Aug 14, 2011 8:49 am

This is a great trend that I hope will continue. Now if we can find someone to tackle the German film magazines (such as DIE FILMWOCHE), that would be a valuable contribution, too.

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PostSun Aug 14, 2011 4:17 pm

And there's more. Germany is indeed poorly represented so far, and the UK not much better, but David Pierce has recently uploaded Nov 1904-Oct 1905 of British trade journal The Optical Lantern and Cinematograph Journal (precursor of the Kinematograph Weekly). All word-searchable and filled with such treasures (if 1904-05 cinema happens to be your thing).

http://www.archive.org/details/opticallanternci01lond
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PostThu Aug 18, 2011 8:11 pm

The Digital Media History Project has added 2 years of Moving Picture World (1914-15) to Internet Archive over past week or so
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PostWed Aug 24, 2011 4:17 pm

This is a great trend that I hope will continue. Now if we can find someone to tackle the German film magazines (such as DIE FILMWOCHE), that would be a valuable contribution, too


I'm pleased to be able to report one German silent film era journal online at least. There are four volumes of Bild und Film for the period 1912-15 available online from the Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, link here:

http://bbf.dipf.de/kataloge/bibliotheks ... &zid=2a125

They only provide GIF images, and no word searching (and no English), but there are links with descriptions to individual pages, which helps.
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PostThu Aug 25, 2011 12:53 pm

This is wonderful stuff! Any chance that you might post some "Melody" magazines at some point?

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PostThu Aug 25, 2011 1:21 pm

urbanora wrote:I'm pleased to be able to report one German silent film era journal online at least. There are four volumes of Bild und Film for the period 1912-15 available online from the Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, link here:

http://bbf.dipf.de/kataloge/bibliotheks ... &zid=2a125" target="_blank


Great job in tracking this down! It looks like a valuable resource for research into the Wilhelmine-era German film industry, which is only beginning to become a subject of study in its own right.

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PostThu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Who's putting these up? I got a whole run of Theater Magazine from mid-'25 until (I think) early 30's. Lot's of stars who got their start on the stage!
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PostThu Aug 25, 2011 5:25 pm

I've got a bunch of Moving Picture Weekly magazines from the teens (later Universal Weekly). Also Reel Life and a few Moving Picture World magazines.

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PostWed Aug 31, 2011 5:01 pm

Happily, I have another digitised silent film journal to report. The University of Zurich has digitised the Swiss German-language film trade journal Kinema for the years 1913-1919. It's easy to search and browse, individual pages or whole issues can be downloaded as PDFs, and from the PDFs you can capture text to put into Google Translate if you are monolingual like me. It covers a whole lot more than just Swiss cinema, and has many evocative and interesting advertisements.

The site is here: http://www.film.uzh.ch/kinema/ (click on "Blättern" to go to the database itself)

My Bioscope report on the journal is here: http://bioscopic.wordpress.com/2011/08/ ... ma-online/

Well worth exploring.
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PostMon Sep 05, 2011 1:30 pm

Was at Internet Archive today. Media History Digital Library has put up around 30 or so more volumes past 2 weeks: Photoplay, International Photographer. Home Movies and Home Talkies, Film Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Motion Picture Daily and Moving Picture World.
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PostWed Apr 25, 2012 3:36 pm

I recently added a few more publications to the Internet Archive, including:

Screenland
Dec. 1922: http://archive.org/details/ScreenlandDecember1922

Motion Picture Classic
April 1922: http://archive.org/details/MotionPictur ... cApril1922
May 1922: http://archive.org/details/MotionPictureClassicMay1922

Dramatic Mirror
April 1922: http://archive.org/details/DramaticMirrorApril1922

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PostThu Apr 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Bruce Long wrote:I recently added a few more publications to the Internet Archive, including:

Screenland
Dec. 1922: http://archive.org/details/ScreenlandDecember1922" target="_blank" target="_blank

Motion Picture Classic
April 1922: http://archive.org/details/MotionPictur ... cApril1922" target="_blank" target="_blank
May 1922: http://archive.org/details/MotionPictureClassicMay1922" target="_blank" target="_blank

Dramatic Mirror
April 1922: http://archive.org/details/DramaticMirrorApril1922" target="_blank" target="_blank

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PostThu Apr 26, 2012 2:39 pm

I've been trying to keep up with all the new silent film era journals being added online by listing them on The Bioscope in one place: (http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/).

This list has got a bit unwieldy for one web page, specially for anyone wanting to look up the journals of just one country, so I've now produced a country by country menu option - on the website menu, go to Library, then go to Journals from the drop down list, and then a list of the countries will appear.

More information here: http://thebioscope.net/2012/04/26/silen ... ls-update/" target="_blank

Or here are the direct links:
Austria: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/austria
Brazil: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/brazil
Canada: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/canada
France: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/france
Germany: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/germany
Italy: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/italy
New Zealand: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/new-zealand
Spain: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/spain
Sweden: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/sweden
Switzerland: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/switzerland
United Kingdom: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/united-kingdom
USA: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/usa
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PostMon Jul 02, 2012 11:43 pm

Online archive of Box Office News 1925-2012 (a few years missing), including pre-1933 incarnations under various names.

http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/the_vault

Geared towards exhibitors rather than the cinema-going public, lots of fascinating stuff such as trade ads pertaining to the late-20s "sound panic".
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PostTue Jul 03, 2012 2:15 pm

I tried the links on the Box Office News page but my computer didn't seem to want to open them. Anyone else have the same problem?
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PostTue Jul 03, 2012 4:01 pm

I got in about 12 hours ago, but it would stall just before serving up any PDF pages, so I only saw thumbnails. The issue I first saw didn't look complete, either. I expect it's a work in progress.
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PostTue Jul 03, 2012 4:10 pm

Works OK for me, at least those issues that I've tried out. The Reel Journal (one of the precursors of Box Office given on the site) is also available from The Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/reeljournal1924reelrich).

I've added links to the extra The Reel Journal issues, Motion Pictures Times and and Movie Age on the Box Office site to the ever-growing list of silent film journals on The Bioscope, here: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/

with links to the American journals accessible on their own here: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals/usa/
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PostFri Jul 06, 2012 10:50 pm

It's working fine now, must have been an early teething problem.
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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 5:52 am

I recently scanned the microfilm of Photoplayers Weekly (1914-1916) and added it to the Internet Archive. The text is generally readable, but text search is not reliable; you could miss something useful if you don't browse. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lots were in magazine format; the 1st, 5th, and 6th were in newspaper format.

http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToFeb.1916" (1914-1915)
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToApr.1915"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToJuly1915"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... oSept.1915"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... oMarch1916"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... August1916"
(also includes 1 issue from 1917)
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Sample gem: http://archive.org/stream/ThePhotoplaye ... 9/mode/1up
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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 2:38 pm

Grateful thanks again from us all. I've added them to my list: http://thebioscope.net/library/journals.
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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

Bruce Long wrote:I recently scanned the microfilm of Photoplayers Weekly (1914-1916) and added it to the Internet Archive. The text is generally readable, but text search is not reliable; you could miss something useful if you don't browse. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lots were in magazine format; the 1st, 5th, and 6th were in newspaper format.

http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToFeb.1916" target="_blank" (1914-1915)
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToApr.1915" target="_blank"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... ToJuly1915" target="_blank"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... oSept.1915" target="_blank"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... oMarch1916" target="_blank"
http://archive.org/details/ThePhotoplay ... August1916" target="_blank"
(also includes 1 issue from 1917)
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Sample gem: http://archive.org/stream/ThePhotoplaye ... 9/mode/1up" target="_blank


Thanks. I'm still waiting for more from the late silent and precode sound era. I get a sinking feeling it's going to be a long wait.
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PostMon Jul 16, 2012 4:50 pm

Well, well! Usually when I complain nothing happens, but today I got an email that they've filled out many of the missing Photoplay months I was looking for. Only gaps in 1923 and 1933 are all that are left for my research. There are still gaps in 1939, 1936, 1920, and a few scattered months but it's a much more complete collection now.
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