Priceless 1.3 Million Digitized Pages of Film History For Free

Digitized Pages of Film History For Free

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Lantern – The search engine for 1.3 million pages of Filmmaking history

Film are made for more than a century, Films has evolved, Films had discoveries and inventions, Films had experiments,… Today we know about filmmaking which is sophisticated but that wasn’t like that from the beginning. Some legends came couple of generations back and studied and improved films and all its aspects. Thats what we call film history. Film history is a buried priceless treasure. There is lot to learn from it. But as time passed by that crucial information got vanished till now…. but now its open for everybody. Loot as much knowledge as you can. Its upto you.

Film history is one of the most important part of your learning curve. Not only film history, sound and Tv history is a must to learn. And now the information worth himalaya is free for everybody, thanks to  Media History Digital Library, who has launched a search platform called Lantern which contains 1.3 million pages of digitized texts from publications of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.

The Lantern search engine is the collections feature extensive runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines including

▽ Broadcasting (1931-1956)
▽ Business Screen (1938-1973)
▽ Cine-Mundial (1916-1946)
▽ Close Up (1927-1933)
▽ The Film Daily (1918-1948)
▽ International Photographer (1929-1941)
▽ Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1916-1949)
▽ Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954)
▽ The Educational Screen (1922-1962)
▽ Modern Screen (1930-1960)
▽ Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941)
▽ Motion Picture Daily (1931-1960)
▽ Motion Picture Herald (1931-1948)
▽ Motion Picture News (1913-1930)
▽ Motion Picture News Booking Guide (1922-25)
▽ Moving Picture World (1907-1919)
▽ Photoplay (1914-1940)
▽ Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)
▽ Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)
▽ Screenland (1920-1960)
▽ Sponsor (1946-1964)
▽ Talking Machine World (1906-1928)
▽ Variety (1905-1941)

This is a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning.

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Thank you for reading this post. I hope you will surely love Lantern. Film history is free for you now.

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