Screenland was a monthly U.S. magazine about movies, published between September 1920 and June 1971,[1] when it merged with Silver Screen. In the September 1952 issue, the name changed to Screenland plus TV-Land.

Joan Blondell on July 1939 cover
First issue1920
Final issue1971
CompanyHenry Publishing
CountryUnited States

In was established in Los Angeles, California, with Myron Zobel as the editor in 1922. Frederick James Smith became the editor in 1923 when it moved to Cooperstown, New York. One magazine-collector site credits, without attribution, one Paul Hunter, "with rescuing Screenland magazine for John Cuneo back in 1932."[2]

In October 1952, Ned Pines' Standard Magazines, an imprint of Pines Publications, purchased Silver Screen and Screenland from the Henry Publishing company.[3] Pines announced in June 1954 that he was suspending publication with the August 1954 issue, citing production and distribution costs.[4] The magazine continued publication through 1971, however.

In 1923 the magazine reported a love affair between Evelyn Brent and Douglas Fairbanks, resulting in legal threats, and a retraction.[5]

Further reading

  • James L. W. III West. "Polishing Up "Pampered"". The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. 5 (1): 13–21.
  • Graham Petrie (2002). Hollywood destinies: European directors in America, 1922-1931 (2 ed.). Wayne State University Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-8143-2958-6.
  • Screenland Magazine Inc. v. National. City Bank of New York (1943)


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  2. Aliperti, Cliff (n.d.). "A Short History of Liberty Magazine with an Examination of Issues from 1935".
  3. "Advertising & Merchandising News: Here and There". The New York Times. October 7, 1952.
  4. "News of the Advertising and Marketing Fields: Notes". The New York Times. June 16, 1854. Pines Publications, Inc., is suspending publication of Screenland, Silver Screen and True Life Stories, effective with the August issues. The magazine continued to be published however. Spiraling production and distributions costs are the reason, says Ned Pines, publisher
  5. Lynn Kear, James King (2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. McFarland. p. 28. ISBN 0-7864-4363-4.

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