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  1. #1 100 years ago, the first issue of American Cinematographer was published 
    Senior Member Karim D. Ghantous's Avatar
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    I am loving this.

    On November 1, 1920, a four-page, semi-monthly paper devoted to the interests of cinematographers made its initial appearance in Hollywood.
    You can download a PDF of the first issue:

    It's worth a read at barely four pages long. Hollywood has a certain magic to it which enchants even those who have never been there. Some find the business of movie making more interesting than many of the movies themselves. For perspective, 1920 was so long ago that talkies weren't invented yet. AFAIK, the first sound sync movie was released in 1927. Some cameras were still cranked by hand. What a great time to be a DP!
    Good production values may not be noticed. Bad production values will be.
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    Got to love reading the PDF scans of old American Cinematographer magazines. So many nice photos & information that is hard to find.
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