The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics
University Press of Mississippi 2018
One of the major aspects of the popular film industry are the fans who want to collect material related to their favorite films, actors, and actresses. While this has become generally easier in the age of the Internet, there is a long history of people who literally spent their entire lives gathering things. In his new book Magnificent Obsession: The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), Anthony Slide presents an overview of these collectors, as well as how the hobby began.