Movie Crazy pp 109-134 | Cite as

The Movie Star Fan Club

  • Samantha Barbas


In August 1934, Hundreds of delegates from around the nation assembled in the Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago for an important meeting. Around a large table in the hotel’s Silver Room, the delegates meticulously planned the future of their organization. What were their goals and objectives? they asked. Toward what should they aim? By the end of the discussion they had reached a conclusion: in the year ahead lay growth. “Plans for increased activities and further development make the coming year look like a big one,” read the official postconfer-ence report. As they left the convention, the delegates vowed to work diligently in the months ahead and to meet again the following August.1


Motion Picture Club Journal Weekly Meeting Club Member Club Activity 
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  1. 5.
    Irving Shulman, Harlow (New York: Dell, 1964), 102.Google Scholar
  2. 11.
    To Jennifer Jones, n.d., Box 1354, Folder 7, David O. Selznick Collection (DOS), Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin (UT); Martin Levin, ed., Hollywood and the Great Fan Magazines (New York: Arbor House, 1970), 194, 198, 202.Google Scholar

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