Previous title: Major Film Periodicals for Media Research
Series One: Film Daily and Predecessors, 1915-1970
Film Daily described itself as "international in scope and intimate in character" and for 55 years it was the daily newspaper of the film and, later, the television industries. It provided the latest trade news, details of films launched, films in progress, industry takeovers, financial crises, budget difficulties, company liquidations and court cases.
Cinema historians can use this collection to study the backlash from the Hays Committee, the League of Decency, the Dies Committee and other censorship bodies. News of distribution arrangements, release schedules, cinematographers, film composers, musicians, set designers, producers, actors and directors provide an in-depth view of "The Dream Machine" in action.
Part One: Wid's Film and Film Folk, 1915-1916; Wid's Independent Review of Feature Films, 1916-1918; Wid's Daily, 1918-1921; and Film Daily, 1922-1927
Part Two: Film Daily, 1928-1937
Part Three: Film Daily, 1938-1948
Part Four: Film Daily, 1949-1959
Part Five: Film Daily, 1960-1970
Series One: 107 reels
Series Two: Film Daily Yearbook and Predecessors, 1915-1970
The Film Daily Yearbook is the single most useful reference book for the study of any particular year in movie-making history. This set of the yearbooks offers a series of detailed snapshots of the growth of the industry from 1915 to 1970 and is useful to any study of the motion picture industry.
Series Two: 18 reels
Complete Collection: 125 reels