Motion Picture Magazine

Motion Picture Magazine was a motion picture fan magazine published in the United States from 1914 to 1977. Founded by James R. Quirk, the publication was originally titled The Motion Picture Story Magazine, and eventually became known simply as Motion Picture Magazine.Image:motion-picture-magazine-sample-cover

The magazine was aimed at general audiences and featured articles on popular films, interviews with actors and directors, and gossip columns. Motion Picture Magazine was known for its numerous photographs of Hollywood stars, which were often glamorized and airbrushed for a more flattering appearance.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the magazine had a circulation of over one million, making it one of the most popular and widely-read publications in the United States. In the 1940s and 1950s, the magazine toned down its sensationalism and shifted its focus to more serious film criticism and analysis.

Motion Picture Magazine also played a significant role in promoting female film stars, many of whom were featured in the publication's "Motion Picture Classic" section. The magazine's annual "Most Popular Female Star" poll was highly influential in determining the popularity of female movie stars and was held in high esteem.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Motion Picture Magazine faced increasing competition from other popular culture magazines, and its circulation declined. The magazine ceased publication in 1977 after more than six decades of covering the film industry and its stars.{{Categories}}

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