86 Years of Hollywood History at Your Fingertips
The Hollywood Reporter Archive is a valuable digital backfile spanning over 85 years, from 1930 (inaugural issue) to 2015, chronicling the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. Comprising approximately 300,000 pages, this archive represents an extensive historical record.
It offers insights into the film industry's technological advancements, economic fluctuations, and regulatory changes, revealing the forces that have shaped it. Through contemporary reviews, critical analyses, and box office data, the archive unearths the emergence of film genres and the ever-evolving tastes of audiences.
Beyond the silver screen, this archive reveals how Hollywood has influenced and mirrored societal attitudes, demonstrating the industry’s wider cultural and social impact. Researchers can also explore trends in celebrity culture by tracing the careers and media coverage of Hollywood stars, exposing their impact on popular culture.
This resource for researchers, educators, and students across various fields, offers archival insights into film history, advertising / marketing, women’s & gender studies, cultural studies, and more.
* Our policy is to include each issue from the first and to scan from cover to cover. Due to the rarity of some of the original print volumes, however, there may be small gaps (issues or pages). Certain comic strips are excluded from Look and Learn for copyright reasons.