What's New?

What's New?

Editors: James R. Nairn (1942-68), Dan Krendel (1968-71), Bud Barker (1972-74)

What's New? (1942-74) was the house organ for Famous Players Canadian Corporation, the nation’s largest chain of cinemas for 85 years from 1920 to 2005. The Manager was an early Famous Players’ house organ, launched by 1934 and edited by head of publicity, James R. Nairn, director of publicity for the company since 1930. James Nairn, was also head of publicity for Famous Players, renaming an earlier magazine following a major 1941 realignment of theatre ownership in Canada, with the creation of Odeon Theatres, a new national competitor. What’s New? was “issued in the interest of employees and associates coast to coast.” Dan Krendel became editor in 1968, after many years as district sales manager and editor of Ballyhoo (1952-61) local management newsletters. Bud Barker was then editor when Krendel left to take the helm of Canadian Film Digest (1971-76). With a move to new headquarters in the 1980s, What’s New? was replaced by a new magazine, Famous News (1981-91).

– Paul Moore, March 2024

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What's New?

Editors: James R. Nairn (1942-68), Dan Krendel (1968-71), Bud Barker (1972-74)

What's New? (1942-74) was the house organ for Famous Players Canadian Corporation, the nation’s largest chain of cinemas for 85 years from 1920 to 2005. The Manager was an early Famous Players’ house organ, launched by 1934 and edited by head of publicity, James R. Nairn, director of publicity for the company since 1930. James Nairn, was also head of publicity for Famous Players, renaming an earlier magazine following a major 1941 realignment of theatre ownership in Canada, with the creation of Odeon Theatres, a new national competitor. What’s New? was “issued in the interest of employees and associates coast to coast.” Dan Krendel became editor in 1968, after many years as district sales manager and editor of Ballyhoo (1952-61) local management newsletters. Bud Barker was then editor when Krendel left to take the helm of Canadian Film Digest (1971-76). With a move to new headquarters in the 1980s, What’s New? was replaced by a new magazine, Famous News (1981-91).

– Paul Moore, March 2024

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1949Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Oct 1952Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jun 1954Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Feb 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep-Oct 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul-Aug 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar-Apr 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1974Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Title Creator Date
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Oct 1952Search on LanternClick here to read

Title Creator Date
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jun 1954Search on LanternClick here to read

Title Creator Date
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1963Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1966Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Feb 1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep-Oct 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1969Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul-Aug 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1970Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1971Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar-Apr 1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1974Search on LanternClick here to read

Title Creator Date
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1949Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Oct 1952Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jun 1954Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Feb 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep-Oct 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul-Aug 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar-Apr 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1974Search on LanternClick here to read
Title Creator Date
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1949Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Oct 1952Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jun 1954Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1963Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1966Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Feb 1967Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep 1968Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Sep-Oct 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.May 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul 1969Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jul-Aug 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1970Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Dec 1971Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Summer 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Nov 1972Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Mar-Apr 1973Search on LanternClick here to read
What's New?Famous Players Canada, Ltd.Jan-Feb 1974Search on LanternClick here to read
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