Showcasing an exotic, eclectic array of covers from more than five hundred movie publications from a glamorous bygone age, Chinese Movie Magazines sheds fresh light on China’s film industry from its early years through the highs and lows of a period of incredible social, political and economic change.
With expertly curated covers, and authoritative and entertaining commentary, collector and Chinese cinema specialist Paul Fonoroff guides readers through the jewels of the genre, offering unique insights into the evolution of Chinese movies and the influence of Hollywood along the way. From a colourful Charlie Chaplin to earnest portraits of Chairman Mao, this extraordinary volume covers the oldest extant Chinese movie magazine – established in 1921 – and the last independently owned ‘fanzine’ of 1951.
Chinese Movie Magazines is a must have for film, design and pop culture aficionados.
'A rich source of imagery [that] shows the developing graphic culture of these publications alongside political and historic milestones'
'Fans of Eastern cinema will get a kick out of this new hardback'
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'Incredibly niche wisdom, collected in coffee-table-book form'
'A thorough, as well as serious, vintage collector’s work, Chinese Movie Magazines also contains a wealth of vintage-style imagery'