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The Makino Mamoru Collection on the History of East Asian Film, 1863-2015, bulk 1920s-1990s

Series XIV: Post-War Ephemera, 1949-2007 [Bulk Dates: 1970s-1990s], 1949-2007

This series consists of post-war ephemera related to film and culture. The majority of the materials are contemporary film fliers and programs for original releases, special events, revivals and retrospectives in Japan, for both Japanese films (hōga/ 邦画) and foreign films (yōga/ 洋画). Makino grouped the materials by the country where the film was produced. During processing, this original grouping was maintained. Materials were obtained, donated, or otherwise purchased from secondhand and antiquarian book stores by Makino. The majority of materials, including foreign films, are of Japanese release. However, some materials were also obtained from each country where the films were shown. These objects are fliers, programs, ticket stubs, press kits, stills, serials that were issued by mini theaters/ mini shiatā/ ミニシアター, press sheets, leaflets, and lobby cards. There are also scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the 1960s mainly film advertisements, in addition to several film review articles. The ephemera in this series are mainly film-related, but there are some non-film/Japanese theater-related materials as well.

Some objects were relocated throughout the collection series if they were most related to that particular subject. For materials related to animated films such as Walt Disney, Tezuka Osamu, Miyazaki Hayao, and Studio Ghibli, see Subseries VI.2: Subject Files: Animated Films and Comics (Manga). For materials related to Western films, see also Series IX: Western Cinema (Pre-, Post-War). For film magazine supplements, see Subseries XI.1: Post-War Magazines: Film Magazines, and for all sorts of posters, including supplement posters from film magazines, see Subseries XVII.5: Photos and Posters: Cinema Posters. For materials related to film festivals, see Series XVI: Film Festival Materials. The materials are organized alphabetically by the name of festivals.

While this series includes some film stills that were distributed at cinema previews, photo albums and individual commercial photographic portraits can be found in Series XVII: Photos and Posters. For further details, see the description of the series.

Publications related to Japanese film ephemera in general, or that were issued in conjunction with film releases, were separated and individually cataloged. They are accessible via the Columbia University Libraries online catalog.


Subseries XIV.1: Japanese Cinema, 1958-2003 [Bulk Dates: 1980s-1990s], 1958-2003

This subseries consists of two sections, which include materials on post-war Japanese cinema, mainly film programs and film fliers for original releases, and serials that were issued by Japanese independent theaters (-called mini theaters/mini shiatā/ミニシアター), such as Iwanami Hall, Chanter Cine, and Cinema Square, among many others, which established a new era in Japanese film history and flourished in the 1980s.


Sub-subseries XIV.1.1: General Cinema Ephemera, 1958-2003

This sub-subseries includes general post-war film ephemera of Japanese cinema. The majority of the materials are related to Tōhō/東宝, Shōchiku/松竹 and Tōei/東映's contemporary Japanese cinemas from the 1980s.

For materials belonging to famous Japanese directors like Akira Kurosawa, see Series I, Director Files. For materials related to the Art Theatre Guild, see also Subseries IV.5: Film Production Company Files: Independent Film Company Files. For materials related to Okinawa, see Series VIII: Okinawan Cinema. Materials in this subseries are arranged in Japanese syllabary order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.1.1 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Sub-subseries XIV.1.2: Mini Theater/ミニシアター Serials, 1967-2000

This sub-subseries particularly consists of serials/film programs and film club magazines issued by Japanese independent cinemas (known as "mini theaters" that were specifically separated by Makino. Other related items, such as film fliers that were from the run at mini theaters can be found in each director's folder within this series, unless they were attached to the serials. Please note that the film line-up by mini theaters includes films of all countries.

For the serialsArt Theatre/アートシアター,issued by the Art Theatre Guild, see Subseries IV.5: Film Production Company Files: Independent Film Company Files. For newsletters of film clubs or fan magazines, see Subseries XI.3: Post-War Magazines: Newsletters and Coterie Magazines. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of mini theaters, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.1.2 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.2: East Asian Cinema, 1958-2002 [Bulk Dates: 1990s], 1958-2002

This subseries includes materials on East Asian cinemas, mostly Chinese cinemas, which were released in Japan. Subseries VII.3: East Asian also contains several film ephemera related to this subject. For Bruce Lee-and Jackie Chan-related items, see also Subseries VII.3: East Asian: Hong Kong (Post-War). Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.2 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.3: South and Southeast Asian Cinema, 1962-2003

This subseries includes materials on South and Southeast Asian cinemas, mostly introduced to Japan by mini theaters; see also Sub-subseries XIV.1.2: Post-War Ephemera: Mini Theater for mini theater serials. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.3 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.4: North American Cinema, 1949-2007 [Bulk Dates: 1975-1995], 1949-2007

This subseries includes materials on American cinemas. For directors that produced films in or for different countries, see also other series by film production geographic area. For materials related to Charlie Chaplin, see Subseries IX.1: Western Cinema: Charlie Chaplin. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.4 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.5: European Cinema, circa 1954-2007 [Bulk Dates: 1970s-1995s], 1954-2007

This subseries is arranged according to Makino's geographic groupings originally attributed to film quotas in post-war Japan. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.


Sub-subseries XIV.5.1 British, circa, 1955-2007

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.5.1 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Sub-subseries XIV.5.2 French, circa, 1954-2002

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.5.2 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Sub-subseries XIV.5.3 Italian, 1958-2001

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.5.3 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Sub-subseries XIV.5.4 Other, 1959-2002

This sub-subseries includes a fair amount of film titles from the Soviet Union, Poland, West Germany, and Sweden, among many others.

A detailed listing of the items in Sub-subseries XIV.5.4 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.6: Oceanian Cinema, 1969-1998 [Bulk Dates: 1985s-1995s], 1969-1998

Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.6 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.7: South American Cinema, 1969-2000

This subseries includes materials on South American cinemas, mostly brought by independent theaters/mini theaters; see also Sub-subseries XIV.1.2: Post-War Ephemera: Japanese Cinema: Mini Theater. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.7 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.8: Middle Eastern Cinema, 1981-2002

This subseries includes materials on Middle Eastern cinemas, mostly brought by independent theaters or mini theaters; see also Sub-subseries XIV.1.2: Post-War Ephemera: Japanese Cinema: Mini Theater. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.8 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.9: South African Cinema, 1975-1990

This subseries includes materials on South African cinemas, mostly brought by independent theaters or mini theaters; see also Sub-subseries XIV.1.2: Post-War Ephemera: Japanese Cinema: Mini Theater. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by director's name, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.9 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.10: Newspaper Film Advertisements and Reviews (Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings),, 1961-1967

This subseries contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about cinema reviews and film advertisements from 1960s newspapers. Materials in this subseries are arranged by chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.10 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.11: Other Film Ephemera, 1955-2004

The subjects include a variety of items, such as materials related to film-related associations, film theaters, film actors and actresses, among many others. This series includes materials and subjects that could not be arranged by director's name, in the main sections of this series. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.11 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries XIV.12: Theater/Music-Related Ephemera, 1960-2002 [Bulk Dates: 1980s-1990s], 1960-2002

Materials in this subseries are not specifically film-related, including music and theater. Nevertheless, some of the materials relate to cinema for instance, programs of theater and musicals starring cinema actresses and actors, such as Koshiji Fubuki/越路吹雪. Materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject, and therein chronological order.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries XIV.12 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.