As fan magazine researchers, we are particularly interested in digital initiatives which make these magazines – insofar as copyright is not an issue – accessible and searchable online.

One of the best resources we have encountered in this regard is Lantern, the search platform for the collections of the Media History Digital Library.

The website boasts over a million pages’ worth of digitised film-related content, including a vast number of issues of such fan magazines as PhotoplayMotion Picture MagazinePicture Play and The New Movie Magazine and trade magazines such as Variety and Motion Picture News. 

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