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Auction History Result

9z068 BOX OFFICE exhibitor magazine May 11, 1933 The Constant Woman by Eugene O'Neill, cool art!

Date Sold 3/20/2011
Sold For: $4.00


An Original Vintage Exhibitor Magazine (measures 9" x 12" [23 x 30 cm]; 24 pages) (Learn More)

Box Office ("The Pulse of the Motion Picture Industry"), the foremost magazine purchased by theater owners from 1932 until the present day. In the 1910s and 1920s, there were lots of similar magazines, and theater owners would subscribe to them so that they could keep up with the latest releases, decide which ones to book for their theater, and also see ads for current movies plus ads for accessories that theater owners needed. Each issue is filled with lots of information on then-current movies, including how much they were taking in (because that was the information of most interest to theater owners). Box Office was first published in 1932, and in 1933, they got the novel idea of publishing seven different editions! Starting in May of 1933, there were six different editions for different regions of the country, and one was the "executive" edition, which included all the material from the regional editions. The different editions had mostly the same advertising, but the interior information referred to theaters in that part of the country. By the 1950s, Box Office had become the number one exhibitor magazine, and one by one, all of its rivals ceased publication. Box Office is still published today and is still subscribed to by theaters all over the country!
Important Added Info: Note that we have provided a picture of the front cover of the magazine, and also two pictures of interior two-page spreads (but we didn't make much effort to find the best ones!). These images should greatly help you judge the overall condition of the magazine. Please realize that there were only a few ads in each magazine, and that the bulk of each magazine is taken up by stories about current productions and other information of interest to theater owners (and I don't know that this information can be found anywhere else or that it has been reproduced in any book since its first publication!). Please know that these magazines are sealed in bags and are ready for shipping, and we cannot answer any questions about them or look through them for you, so please bid (or do not bid) based on the images we have provided.

Condition: fine. Note that we have attempted to check to see if the magazine is complete and uncut, and we believe that it is. However, there is a slight possibility that we might have missed a small cut or a page that was neatly removed, and if that happens, you can return the magazine. We have solely provided an overall description of the condition of the magazine, but you can also refer to our super-sized images. Please bid (or not bid) based on that overall grade and by viewing the super-sized images.
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