While the Immortal Ephemera post count dipped in August compared to July it's been a very busy August here for me!
With the arrival of 275+ issues of Films in Review magazine I've given my magawiki site a huge kick-start which I hope to continue. I've been dealing less in vintage magazine back issues over the past year or so, but this Films in Review acquisition has allowed me to add lots of interesting content to that site. It's also made me consider getting a little more deeply involved with more general magazine back issues again, so do expect to see some more vintage non-film titles offered for sale in my eBay Store going forward.
Speaking of magazines I had run a separate site a few years ago called CollectingOldMagazines.com. I don't know if you're aware of it or not, but those pages, all written between 2005-2007, have resided here on Immortal Ephemera for the past few years. I'm working right now to break it back off into it's own site and I'm really trying to do things right in resurrecting it. I've been updating images, checking old dead links, and breaking content to reorganize it properly across sites.
That said, I just posted 3 new pages here on Immortal Ephemera Saturday dealing with Picture Show Magazine. The history of Picture Show will still appear on the new Magazine Collecting site when it's launched, but the more nuts and bolts stuff about the issues are now found here. The pages:
- Picture Show Magazine with 1923 Contents Listing
- Picture Show Magazine with 1924 Contents Listing
- Picture Show Magazine Art Supplements and Other Content
I can't let interesting old content die, so it's been revised and repurposed for you.
Sticking with magazines for a moment I've launched a entirely new website at BurrMcIntosh.com. So far I've been featuring old single images from the Burr McIntosh Monthly which was published 1903-1910, heavy on the theater personalities. Featured thus far are turn of the century stage stars such as Maxine Elliott, Otis Skinner, Minnie Maddern Fiske, and Billie Burke, with hundreds to come. It's a low maintenance website, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been fun to put together. I do hope you'll give it a look.
So far, so good with plans for rebooting ClassicMovieSearch.com around this month's Summer Under the Stars celebration on TCM. Each post throughout August has featured a complete listing of that day's TCM Summer Under the Stars schedule, a single vintage collectible image, and then I go finding posts from sites included in the special ClassicMovieSearch search engine that provide more info about that day's star. Traffic is creeping up on ClassicMovieSearch, I do hope some of it is being passed on to the 270 wonderful sites currently indexed by the Search!
Immortal Ephemera coverage of Summer Under Stars is being updated daily with a fresh link to the latest ClassicMovieSearch post as well.
Finally, thank you so much to Rachel from The Girl with the White Parasol for awarding me with a Liebster Blog Award. I'm especially flattered by the extremely kind reasons Rachel gave for choosing me for a Liebster. Thank you for making me blush!
As I've let my Liebster Award sit a few days I see it's circulated itself pretty well around the web and so I'll pass on passing it on. But if you head to my links page (Stand back, give 'er time to load), I'd recommend adding every single one of those sites to your favorites and blog readers!
Beyond my thanks to Rachel, I'd also like to extend her my congratulations for being the Grand Prize Winner of the recent 50's Monster Mash Blogathon hosted by Nathanael Hood at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear.
You might remember my entry of The Mole People for the Monster Mash blogathon, and while Immortal Ephemera didn't claim a prize, I find no shame in that after reading through all of the excellent entries! Thanks again to Nate for hosting it and congrats once more to Rachel for emerging with well-deserved top honors for her article about a favorite, Night of the Demon (1957).