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In Search of Lost Fans: Recovering Fan Magazine Readers, 1910-1950

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStar Attractions
Subtitle of host publicationTwentieth-Century Movie Magazines and Global Fandom
EditorsLies Lanckman, Tamar Jeffers McDonald
PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
Chapter3
Pages45-60
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781609386733
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2019

Abstract

In 1994, Jackie Stacey noted in Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship that “there is a history of female cinematic spectatorship which has yet to be written.”¹ Stacey attempted to remedy this particular lacuna in her own book by focusing on British women’s memories of their cinema fandom in the 1940s and 1950s, through a series of questionnaires and interviews. This chapter aims to build on Stacey’s call to action twenty years after Star Gazing and grapples with this distance in time in two ways.

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