Cinémagazine

Cinémagazine

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Jean Pascal & Adrien Maitre (editors). Cinémagazine. Hebdomadaire illustré. Paris: 1921. Bound periodical; 50 consecutive issues, the compete first calendar year, beginning the third week in January. Four volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6 inches; 235 x 153 mm.). Variously paginated. In-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in black and ruled in white, front board stamped in white; all edges of the text block trimmed; dark green (three volumes) or purple (one volume) endpapers. Complete surplus issues, with the original wrappers bound in, additional title-pages and indices inserted. Spines very slightly askew (more so on the third volume); spine ends pushed with some light rubbing; corners softly bumped and very lightly worn; top edge of the rear board on the third volume with a small divot; covers with just a touch of soil. Individual issues' wrappers a trifle worn on occasion, though a couple are on the tatty side; single leaf detached from issue thirty-one; third volume over-opened, splitting the text, in two places. Generally very good, the third volume lagging slightly behind. The genesis of "the most popular semi-independent film magazine of the 1920s" (Richard Abel, French Film Theory and Criticism, vol. I, Princeton: 1988. p. 322).

"Jean Pascal and Adrien Maître's Cinémagazine (first published in January 1921) provided [an inexpensive alternative to Le film with information on current film production and exhibition] in addition to space for lengthy reviews and essays from across the spectrum, from those closely associated with the industry like Guillaume Danvers and Juan Arroy to independents like Vuillermoz, or from those linked to the Right like Jeanne and Boisyvon to those on the Left like Moussinac. The degree of its success soon allowed Cinémagazine to have its own reporter, Robert Florey (who would go on to be a prolific director), in Hollywood..." (ibid. p. 197). (#10060).