Screen Book Tabloid

A Screen Book Tabloid was a book full of articles about celebrities in the Hollywood movie scene around the 1930s. It could be considered a precursor to the likes of OK! magazine

Here we see the front and back of painted and collaged pages from a 1933 issue.

As is common [particularly] in Bristol, you’ll see billboards torn down. This reveals the multiple layers of advertisements that came before, like the wallpaper of previous inhabitants discovered whilst decorating a room in a house.

This action is taken throughout the pages of this book as an attempt to elevate the ‘researcher’ to occupy the same level of visual space as the ‘celebrity’.