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Motion Picture

June 1921

Digital facsimile on
Windows and Macintosh compatible CD-R




Motion Picture Magazine, Volume XXI, Number 5, June 1921
Digital facsimile produced by Rich Olivieri

Sunrise Silents : Middletown, Rhode Island : 2005
No ISBN number : 116 pages : CD-R disc in keep case : $14.95

Reviewed by Carl Bennett
pageThis digital facsimile edition of a Motion Picture Magazine issue from 1921 is packed with articles, photos, film novelizations, and trade and commercial advertisements. Motion Pictures was the top fan film magazine of the silent era in the United States, and often relayed facts (and sometimes billious exaggeration) on films, actors and directors.

This issue contains articles by John Emerson and Anita Loos, Elinor Glyn, Corliss Palmer and on movies in Havana, Mabel Ballin, Lew Cody, Cecil B. DeMille and kissing, F. Richard Jones, Gladys Leslie, May McAvoy, Colleen Moore, Jack Mulhall, Jean Paige and others, illustrations of Constance Talmadge, plus featured photographs of May Allison, Marjorie Daw, Virginia Brown Faire, Cullen Landis, Thomas Meighan, Antonio Moreno, Carmel Myers, Nita Naldi, Alla Nazimova, Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid and Leonora Ottinger, also stills from Experience (1921), The Affairs of Anatol (1921) and What’s Your Reputation Worth? (1921). Of additional interest are the fictional stories based on Charles Ray’s Scrap Iron (1921), Ernst Lubitsch’s Carmen [Gypsy Blood] (1918) and Bob Hampton of Placer (1921), and the series of short cinema tidbits in “California Chatter,” “Greenroom Jottings,” “The Answer Man” and film reviews in “Across the Silversheet.” As always, some of the ads are a hoot.

We examined the edition on a Macintosh OS X computer with a DVD/CD drive. The Javascript-controlled, web-browser dependent disc operated as intended with OS X browsers Safari, Camino and Firefox. The disc should function properly in Windows browsers.

The page scans are clear and free of moirés, especially in the largest views, and all body type in the magazine in readable in all three page view sizes.

We are pleased with the ongoing production of facsimile editions of publications from the silent era. Some publications may survive only in a single copy, others may be rare but obtainable from specialty dealers (as is the case with this magazine). Collectors and historians alike can have ready access to contemporary reference materials in this digital form.

We recommend this CD-R edition of a typical issue of Motion Picture Magazine.

SUNRISE SILENTS has discontinued business and this digital publication is OUT-OF-PRINT.
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