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CAMS 211: Film History II

Professor Carol Donelan

Major Film Periodicals for Media Research (aka Film Daily and Predecessors)

Major Film Periodicals for Media Research (aka Film Daily and Predecessors)
CC Microfilm Periodicals (3rd fl.)

This microfilm collection includes the complete run of The Film Daily, a major film industry publication, and its predecessors (Wid's Film and Film FolkWid's Independent Review of Feature Films, and Wid's Daily) from 1915 to 1970. It also includes a complete run of The Film Daily Year Book from the same period.

Film Daily provided up-to-the-minute trade news, details of film releases, films in production, films made and not released, changes in studio ownership and management, analysis of financial trends and how they affected the film industry, and other news pertinent to the business of filmmaking.

Film Daily also provided news of interest to film exhibitors. Every issue of the newspaper included news and reviews of newly-released films; box office revenues; changes in theater chain ownership and management; and news of developments in sound, color, and presentation.

Information on censorship struggles was also provided by coverage of the activities of the Hays Film Office, the Catholic League of Decency, the Dies Committee, and other censorship organizations.

Also included in the coverage is news of actors and directors, producers and composers, cinematographers and set designers, and other cast and crew. Special reports from theaters in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, St. Louis, and San Antonio provide extended and detailed views of theatergoing in those cities.

Film Daily also reviewed films, analyzing the commercial prospects of each film in consideration. These reviews are indexed annually in the Film Daily Year Books. The Year Books provide a "snapshot" of the movie industry in any given year, summarizing the important developments and news of the past year.

Film Daily is not indexed, but this online guide provides the dates of coverage for each microfilm reel. Click the "Microform Collections" tab above for indexes to the appropriate publication.

NOTE: The Film Daily (1918-1948) is now also available in online digital form via the Media History Digital Library, as well as some of The Film Daily Year Books (1920-1951, plus 1963).

Series Two: Film Daily Yearbook and Predecessors, 1918-1969

Reel 8, 1940-1942

The 1940 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1941 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 9, 1943-1945

The 1943 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1944 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1945 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 10, 1946-1948

The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1948 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 11, 1949-1950

The 1949 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1950 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 12, 1951-1953

The 1951 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1952 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1953 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures  

Reel 13, 1954-1955

The 1954 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1955 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 14, 1956-1957

The 1956 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1957 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 15, 1958-1960

The 1958 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1959 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1960 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 16, 1961-1963

The 1961 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1962 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1963 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures  

Reel 17, 1964-1966

The 1964 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures 
The 1965 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1966 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Reel 18, 1967-1969

The 1967 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1968 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
The 1969 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Series One: Film Daily and Predecessors, 1915-1970

Note: The numbering of volumes and issues of Film Daily and its predecessors is erratic and irregular. The original numbering has been preserved in this guide, but numbering errors in the printed guide to this collection have been corrected here.

Reel 48

Vol. 77 No. 1 July 1940 to No. 127 December 31, 1940

Reel 49

Vol. 78 No. 1 July 1, 1940 to No. 127 December 31, 1940

Reel 50

Vol. 79 No. 1 January 2, 1941 to No. 126 June 30, 1941

Reel 51

Vol. 80 No. 1 July 1941 to No. 128 December 31, 1941

Reel 52

Vol. 81 No. 1 January 2, 1942 to No. 126 June 30, 1942

Reel 53

Vol. 82 No. 1 July 1, 1942 to No. 126 December 31, 1942

Reel 54

Vol. 83 No. 1 January 4, 1943 to No. 125 June 30, 1943

Reel 55

Vol. 84 No. 1 July 1943 to No. 126 December 31, 1943

Reel 56

Vol. 85 No. 1 January 3, 1944 to No. 128 June 30, 1944

Reel 57

Vol. 86 No. 1 July 3, 1944 to No. 124 December 29, 1944

Reel 58

Vol. 87 No. 1 January 2, 1945 to No. 126 June 29, 1945

Reel 59

Vol. 88 No. 1 July 2, 1945 to No. 123 December 28, 1945
note: Vol. 88 No. 99 and 120 are missing

Reel 60

Vol. 89 No. 1 January 2, 1946 to No. 125 June 1946

Reel 61

Vol. 90 No. 1 July 1, 1946 to No. 127 December 31, 1946

Reel 62

Vol. 91 No. 1 January 2, 1947 to No. 126 June 30, 1947

Reel 63

Vol. 92 No. 1 July 1, 1947 to No. 126 December 31, 1947

Reel 64

Vol. 93 No. 1 January 2, 1948 to No. 126 June 30, 1948

Reel 65

Vol. 94 No. 1 July 1, 1948 to No. 127 December 31, 1948

Reel 66

Vol. 95 No. 1 January 3, 1949 to No. 127 June 30, 1949

Reel 67

Vol. 96 No. 1 July 1949 to No. 125 December 30, 1949

Reel 68

Vol. 97 No. 1 January 3, 1950 to No. 126 June 30, 1950

Reel 69

Vol. 98 No. 1 July 3, 1950 to No. 124 December 29, 1950

Reel 70

Vol. 99 No. 1 January 2, 1951 to No. 126 June 29, 1951

Reel 71

Vol. 100 No. 1 July 2, 1951 to No. 123 December 28, 1951

Reel 72

Vol. 101 No. 1 January 2, 1952 to No. 126 June 30, 1952

Reel 73

Vol. 102 No. 1 July 1952 to No. 125 December 31, 1952

Reel 74

Vol. 103 No. 1 January 2, 1953 to No. 126 June 30, 1953

Reel 75

Vol. 104 No. 1 July 1, 1953 to No. 125 December 31, 1953

Reel 76

Vol. 105 No. 1 January 4, 1954 to No. 125 June 30, 1954

Reel 77

Vol. 106 No. 1 July 1, 1954 to No. 125, December 30, 1954

Reel 78

Vol. 107 No. 1 January 3, 1955 to No. 127 June 30, 1955

Reel 79

Vol. 108 No. 1 July 1, 1955 to No. 125 December 30, 1955

Reel 80

Vol. 109 No. 1 January 3, 1956 to No. 126 June 29, 1956

Reel 81

Vol. 110 No. 1 July 2, 1956 to No. 122 December 28, 1956

Reel 82

Vol. 111 No. 1 January 2, 1957 to No. 125 June 28, 1957

Reel 83

Vol. 112 No. 1 July 1, 1957 to No. 125 December 31, 1957

Reel 84

Vol. 113 No. 1 January 2, 1958 to No. 126 June 30, 1958

Reel 85

Vol. 114 No. 1 July 1, 1958 to No. 124 December 31, 1958

Reel 86

Vol. 115 No. 1 January 5, 1959 to No. 124 June 30, 1959

Reel 87

Vol. 116 No. 1 July 1959 to No. 126 December 31, 1959

Reel 88

Vol. 117 No. 1 January 4, 1960 to No. 126 June 30, 1960

Reel 89

Vol. 117 No. 127 July 1, 1960 to No. 248 December 29, 1960

Reel 90

Vol. 118 No. 1 January 3, 1961 to No. 125 June 30, 1961

Reel 91

Vol. 119 No. 1 July 5, 1961 to No. 121 December 28, 1961

Reel 92

Vol. 120 No. 1 January 2, 1962 to No. 125 June 29, 1962

Reel 93

Vol. 121 No. 1 July 2, 1962 to No. 122 December 28, 1962

Reel 94

Vol. 122 No. 1 January 2, 1963 to No. 124 June 28, 1962

Reel 95

Vol. 122 No. 125 July 1, 1963 to No. 140 July 24, 1963
Vol. 123 No. 17 to No. 122 December 31, 1963
note: The misnumbering of issues above is original to the publication. No issues are missing.

Reel 96

Vol. 124 No. 1 January 2, 1964 to No. 126 June 30, 1964

Reel 97

Vol. 124 No. 127 July 1, 1964
Vol. 125 No. 1 July 2, 1964 to No. 124 December 31, 1964

Reel 98

Vol. 126 No. 1 January 4, 1965 to No. 125 June 30, 1965

Reel 99

Vol. 127 No. 1 July 1, 1965 to No. 123 December 30, 1965

Reel 100

Vol. 128 No. 1 January 3, 1966 to No. 126 June 30, 1966

Reel 101

Vol. 128 No. 127 July 1, 1966 to No. 161 August 19, 1966
Vol. 129 No. 1 August 22, 1966 to No. 87 December 30, 1966

Reel 102

Vol. 130 No. 1 January 3, 1967 to No. 120 December 29, 1967

Reel 103

Vol. 131 No. 1 July 15, 1967 to No. 120 December 29, 1967

Reel 104

Vol. 132 No. 1 January 2, 1968 to No. 52 March 15, 1968
The Film and Television Daily
Vol. 132 No. 53 March 18, 1968 to No. 125 June 28, 1968

Reel 105

Vol. 132 No. 126 July 1, 1968
Vol. 133 No. 1 July 2, 1968 to No. 121 December 31, 1968

Reel 106

Vol. 134 No. 1 January 2, 1969 to No. 127 July 1, 1969
Vol. 135 No. 1 July 2, 1969 to No. 93 November 14, 1969
Film Television Daily
Vol. 136 No. 1 November 17, 1969 to No. 29 December 31, 1969