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  • American Classic Screen Featuresby John C. Tibbetts; James M. Welsh; Gene D. Phillips

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    In American Classic Screen Features , editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test,... more...

  • Condensing the Cold Warby Joanne P. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    By examining the changing ways in which Reader?s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...

  • DIYby Amy Spencer

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 13.97

    A well informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of DIY distribution in art, music, literary zines and culture. This exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry and Avant-Garde art in the 1950s, the punk scene of the 1970s and 80s, right the... more...

  • Digital Journalismby Kevin Kawamoto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 28.99

    In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites to... more...

  • Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!by Mike Edison

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    A wild and uncompromising history of four infamous magazines and the outlaws behind them, Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! is the first book to rip the sheet off of the sleazy myth-making machine of Hugh Hefner and Playboy, and reveal the doomed history of Hefner?s arch rival, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, whose messiah complex and heedless spending ?... more...

  • First Lady of Hollywoodby Samantha Barbas

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 12.95

    Hollywood celebrities feared her. William Randolph Hearst adored her. Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-length biography of Parsons tells the story of her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong... more...

  • A Futile and Stupid Gestureby Josh Karp

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon ?s place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how... more...

  • Girl Zinesby Alison Piepmeier; Andi Zeisler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    With names like The East Village Inky , Mend My Dress , Dear Stepdad , and I’m So Fucking Beautiful , zines created by girls and women over the past two decades make feminism’s third wave visible. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art, stickers,... more...

  • Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazineby Anthony Slide

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 40.00

    The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as a gateway to the fabled land of Hollywood and its stars, the American fan magazine represents a fascinating and indispensable chapter in journalism and... more...

  • JSTORby Hal Varian; Roger C. Schonfeld

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Ten years ago, most scholars and students relied on bulky card catalogs, printed bibliographic indices, and hardcopy books and journals. Today, much content is available electronically or online. This book examines the history of one of the first, and most successful, digital resources for scholarly communication, JSTOR. Beginning as a grant-funded... more...