USA

Silent film journals available online.

  • Broadway Brevities
    Years: 1921-1922
    Number: 2 issues
    Description: Fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Cap’n Joey’s Jazza-Ka-Jazza
    Years: 1922
    Number: 2 issues
    Description: Fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Capt. Billy’s Whizz Bang
    Years: 1920-1922
    Number: 15 issues
    Description: Humour magazine with film gossip
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Cinema Chat
    Years: 1919-1920
    Number: 74 issues
    Description: Fan magazine
    Available from: Margaret Herrick Library
    Format: PDF
    More information: Margaret Herrick Library
  • Dramatic Mirror
    Years: 1922
    Number: 1 monthly issue
    Description: Theatre and film gossip
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Exhibitors’ Times
    Years: 1913
    Number: 5 months
    Description: Trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Film Daily
    Years: 1922-1929
    Number: 2,400 issues (22,000 pages)
    Description: Film industry magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Bioscope report
  • Film Fun
    Years: 1916-1922
    Number: 4 years complete (1916-1919), individual issues for 1921-22, 1926
    Description: Monthly film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library and Taylorology
  • The Film Index
    Years: 1910
    Number: 6 issues (Jul-Dec)
    Description: Film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Filmplay
    Years: 1922
    Number: 2 issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Film Players Herald and Movie Pictorial
    Years: 1916
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Film journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Film Truth
    Years: 1920
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Film opinion and gossip
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Gloom Book
    Years: 1922
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Humourous publication
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Hot Dog: Regular Fellows Monthly
    Years: 1922
    Number: 3 issues
    Description: Humourous publication
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • The Implet
    Years: 1912
    Number: 6 issues (Jan-Jun)
    Description: Promotional journal for Imp films
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Jack Dinsmore’s Joy Book
    Years: 1922
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Humourous publication
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Jim Jam Jems
    Years: 1922
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Humourous publication
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers
    Years: 1930-62
    Number: 32 annual volumes (plus synopses of papers 1916-1930)
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Description: Film technicians’ journal with many key papers on motion picture technology
    Format: PDF, DjVU and TXT
    More information: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Bioscope report
  • Motion Picture Magazine
    Years: 1914
    Number: 2 monthy editions
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Motion Picture News
    Years: 1919
    Number: vols. 20-24
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Google Book Search (US readers only)
    Format:
    More information: Taylorology
  • Motion Picture Story Magazine
    Years: 1911-13
    Number: 2 volumes and 2 issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Hathi Trust and Internet Archive (and here)
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Motion Picture Times
    Years: 1928
    Number: 22 weekly issues
    Description: American film exhibitors’ journal, precursor of Boxoffice
    Available from: Boxoffice
    Format: PDF
    More information: Boxoffice
  • Motography
    Years: 1911-1918
    Number: 8 years, with some editions missing
    Description: Monthly film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Movie Age
    Years: 1929
    Number: Weekly issues
    Description: American film exhibitors’ journal, precursor of Boxoffice
    Available from: Boxoffice
    Format: PDF
    More information: Boxoffice
  • Movie Monthly
    Years: 1925
    Number: 3 issues
    Description: Fan magazine
    Available from: Margaret Herrick Library
    Format: PDF
    More information: Margaret Herrick Library
  • Movie Pictorial
    Years: 1915
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Movie Weekly
    Years: 1922
    Number: 6 issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Moving Picture Weekly
    Years: 1916-1918
    Number: 7 issues
    Description: Film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Moving Picture World
    Years: 1907-June 1919
    Number: 70,000 pages
    Description: The leading American film trade journal of the early cinema period
    Available from: Media History Digital Library
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • National Board of Review Magazine
    Years: 1926-1928
    Number: 3 annual volumes
    Description: Film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • New York Clipper
    Years: 1903-1920
    Number: Weekly issues in monthly volumes, a few months missing
    Description: Entertainment newspaper
    Available from: Media History Digital Library
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Wikipedia
  • The Nickelodeon
    Years: 1909-1911
    Number: Monthly issues, 1909 complete, 1910 July-Dec, 1911 Jan-Mar
    Description: Film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Pantomime
    Years: 1922
    Number: 8 issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • The Photodramatist
    Years: 1922
    Number: 3 monthly issues
    Description: Magazine for screenwriters
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Photoplay
    Years: 1914, 1915-16, 1925-30
    Number: 2 single issues from 1914, 15 single issues from 1915-16, and 8 volumes, each covering six months of the weekly journal 1925-30
    Description: The great American film fan magazine of the silent era
    Available from: Internet Archive.
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Wikipedia, Bioscope report and Taylorology
    Note: There are five volumes of Photoplay (1915, 1916, 1917 (1), 1917 (2), 1920) available to US readers only through Google Book Search
  • The Photoplay Author
    Years: 1914-1915
    Number: Monthly issues (Jul 1914 – Jun 1915)
    Description: Promotional journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • The Photoplay Journal
    Years: 1916-1921
    Number: 34 monthly issues
    Description: Film fan journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • The Photoplayers Weekly
    Years: 1914-1916
    Number: Monthly issues (Dec 1914 – Aug 1916)
    Description: Film trade journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • The Photo Playwright
    Years: 1912
    Number: Apr-Dec
    Description: Promotional journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library
  • Picture-Play
    Years: 1922-23
    Number: 12 monthly issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Picture Stories Magazine
    Years: 1913-15
    Number: 2 six-monthly volumes
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • The Reel Journal
    Years: 1924-26
    Number: 3 annual volumes of weekly journal (on Internet Archive); two years of individual issues (Box Office)
    Description: American film exhibitors’ journal, precursor of Boxoffice
    Available from: Internet Archive and Boxoffice
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Boxoffice
  • Screenland
    Years: 1921-23
    Number: 5 monthly issues
    Description: Film fan magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Silverscreen
    Years: 1922
    Number: 1 issue
    Description: Cinema lobby magazine
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Silver Sheet
    Years: 1920-1925
    Number: 18 issues
    Description: House organ for Thomas H. Ince productions
    Available from: Margaret Herrick Library
    Format: PDF
    More information: Margaret Herrick Library
  • The Tatler
    Years: 1919-1922
    Number: 16 monthly issues
    Description: Humour and gossip
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, DjVU, TXT
    More information: Taylorology
  • Variety
    Years: 1905-present day
    Number: Complete
    Description: Venerable American entertainment trade magazine
    Available from: Variety and Media History Digital Library (1905-1926)
    Format: PDF
    More information: Bioscope guide
    Note: 1905-1916 freely available via Media History Digital Library. The entire run is available as a subscription service, from www.varietyultimate.com. One year’s unlimited access is $600, but searching is free.
  • The Writer’s Monthly
    Years: 1916
    Number: 6 monthly issues (Jan-Jun)
    Description: Promotional journal
    Available from: Internet Archive
    Format: PDF, Kindle, TXT
    More information: Media History Digital Library