Boxoffice Barometer

1947

Title:
Boxoffice Barometer
Date:
1947
Author:
Associated Publications
Publisher:
Kansas City, Mo: Associated Publications, Inc.
Language:
eng
Subjects:
Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Magazine
Collection:
Hollywood Studio System
Format:
Periodicals
Source:
Print
Contributor:
Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Sponsor:
Columbia University Libraries
Coordinator:
Media History Digital Library
Description:
BOXOFFICE was the leading American exhibitor trade paper of the post-World War II era. But the publication had modest beginnings. In 1920, Ben Shlyen founded the paper, orginally titled THE REEL JOURNAL, in an office located in Kansas City's Film Row district. Like other regional exhibitor publications, THE REEL JOURNAL focused its attention on the local -- in this case, KC and the nearby territories that the city's distribution exchanges served. By the end of the 1920s, however, Shlyen had acquired or founded several more small exhibitor papers serving other US markets. In 1932, their titles all changed to BOXOFFICE, though they continued to be published in regional editions for decades to follow. -- Eric Hoyt, 2015