NoRMMA is very pleased to announce that our edited collection, Stars, Fan Magazines and Audiences: Desire by Design, is available to pre-order.
The book, published with Edinburgh University Press, is edited by NoRMMA’s Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Lies Lanckman and Sarah Polley. It contains 13 chapters, written by emerging and established scholars, on fan magazines and associated media such as newspapers and trade and fan club publications. These consider the highly visual, and often sumptuous, fan magazine as an object worthy of sustained academic attention in its own right. They provide analysis of fan magazines from Britain (Picturegoer, Picture Show, Photoplay), the United States (Photoplay, Motion Picture), Malaya (Filmalaya), France (Cine-Miroir), Chile (Ecran) and Poland (Film-Nayes) which span the period from the fan magazine’s inception in the 1910s to its continued success in the 1950s. Stars appearing include Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Colleen Moore, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Rosalind Russell, Jean Kent, Patricia Roc, Victor Mature, Marlon Brando, Edmund Purdom, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Dandridge and Tyrone Power.
To find out more about the chapters and contributors, and to pre-order a copy, please visit the EUP website: Stars, Fan Magazines and Audiences (edinburghuniversitypress.com)