Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded Motion Picture Story, a magazine also directed at fans. For most of its run, Photoplay was published by Macfadden Publications. In 1921 Photoplay established what is considered the first significant annual movie award. The magazine ceased publication in 1980.

Carole Lombard on the cover of Photoplay (January 1940)
Year founded1911
Final issue1980
CompanyMacfadden Publications
CountryUnited States
Based inChicago

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