The Cinefantastique magazine records span the years 1951-2004 (bulk 1971-2004) and encompass 114
linear feet. The collection primarily consists of material related to the publication of Cinefantastique,
including correspondence between editor Frederick S. Clarke and his staff, some correspondence with
filmmakers, article manuscripts, scripts obtained for research purposes, photographs (photographic
prints, slides, transparencies, motion picture film frames), drawings, and posters. There is also
material related to one of Frederick S. Clarke's other periodicals, "Femme Fatales," a men's magazine
focused on film and television actresses. The files include correspondence, drafts of articles on
actresses, and publicity materials.
Cinefantastique was an American film periodical covering the genres of horror, fantasy, and science
fiction. It grew from its roots as a fanzine in 1967, into a quarterly magazine from publisher/editor
Frederick S. Clarke beginning in 1970. After Clarke's death in 2000, staff writer Dan Persons took over
as editor-in-chief. However, in 2003 the magazine was sold to former Cinefantastique writer Mark Altman,
who changed the name to CFQ. The magazine ceased print publication in 2006. In 2007, former
Cinefantastique writer Steve Biodrowski started Cinefantastique Online, which is still in operation
65 linear feet of papers.
49 linear feet of photographs.
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