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Cinema Progress

Cinema Progress

Cinema Progress was an educational film magazine published by the American Institute of Cinematography. The issues here cover the 1935-1939 period, and were produced at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The magazine also served as the official publication of the Cinema Appreciation League, and covered topics ranging from teaching film in schools to sound techniques and screenwriting.

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The Filmgoers’ Annual

The Filmgoers’ Annual

An annual publication highlighting the year in film, this edition is edited by William A. Mutch - film critic for the "Daily Mail" and the "Sunday Dispatch." The 1932 annual features articles and photographs of a multitude of stars, including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, William Powell, and Mickey Mouse.

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Picturegoer

Picturegoer

Picturegoer was first published in January 1921, and the issues here cover 1921-1923. This British  magazine’s content initially focused on film and film stars in particular. After four years as a monthly publication, the magazine underwent several significant changes in both form and content, continuing in various form until publishing its final issue in 1960. Picturegoer (1921)    1 – 2    Odhams Press    1921 Picturegoer (1922)    3 – 4    Odhams Press    1922 Picturegoer (1923)    5 – 6    Odhams Press   ...

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The Cine-Technician

The Cine-Technician

The Journal of the Association of Cine Technicians began in May 1935 as the official publication of the first British film technician trade union. Later, the journal was renamed the Film & Television Technician, then Stage Screen & Radio. The holding here date from 1935-1945 and 1953-1957.

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The cinema and the public by Walter Ashley

The cinema and the public by Walter Ashley

Published in 1934, this book addresses the formation of the British Film Institute in 1933. Topics covered include the initial reception of the BFI, early defects, and the organization's relationship with the government.

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Minutes of evidence taken before the Departmental Committee on Cinematograph Films

Minutes of evidence taken before the Departmental Committee on Cinematograph Films

These Board of Trade minutes cover eight days of meetings, beginning on 5 May 1936. The meetings sought to develop an approach for dealing with the expiration of the 1927 Cinematograph Films Act and create measures for the production, renting, and exhibition of British films.

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