RESOURCES: Lantern

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.

http://lantern.mediahist.org/

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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