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by Bryce J. Renninger
August 12, 2013 3:42 PM
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Film History Nerds Rejoice! Old Film Journals and Mags Now Searchable for Everyone

Film history nerds (students and scholars surely among them), it's time to get it excited.  The holdings of The Media History Digital Library are now able to be searched thanks to a project called Lantern.

Eric Hoyt, Carl Hagenmaier, and Wendy Hagenmaier first tried to get search functionality for the materials that were apart of the Media History Digital Library in 2011, and Hoyt later used the institutional support of his employer, the University of Wisconsin--Madison to facilitate the process.  Check out the whole team here.

The results are amazing.  Several decades, mostly from first half of the twentieth century, of Variety, Moving Picture World, Photoplay, the Hollywood Reporter, Picture Play, and more are all available to search and view as images and pdfs on the Lantern site.  

Search for your favorite older films, directors, and stars and see what comes up in this incredible new resource, on Lantern now.

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  • vp19 | August 13, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    I've been using this for years to facilitate research at my "Carole & Co." site, and now it's easier than ever to use. Just paid them a tribute at http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/624814.html

  • Skippy | August 13, 2013 2:34 PMReply

    This may keep me from ever getting any work done.

  • KellyKitchensPR.com | August 13, 2013 11:38 AMReply

    I'm blown away by this.

  • PAUL ADAIR | August 14, 2013 1:36 PM

    ME, TWO ! (Being a Gemini.)

  • MDL | August 12, 2013 11:50 PMReply

    Great old magazines. Thanks.