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Hollywood star Lana Turner in the October 1946 issue of the film fan magazine PhotoPlay, found in the ‘Entertainment’ category below.

Free Magazines Online – Old Magazines Online Free

Free magazines online; old magazines online free. American Historical magazines and recent popular titles from the U.S. & other countries. Over 150 titles & many thousands of issues. Read online or download. No registration.

We have four webpages of links to free magazines at other sites, including ‘Google Books’, ‘Internet Archive’ and ‘MagazineLIB’. You can use these Magazine Category links to explore the selection.

Magazines by Category

You’ll see links to collections of books and articles between some magazine entries. All such links take you to webpages in this Century Past website.


Arts – Music – Photography – Free Magazines Online

Billboard Magazine

1920-2016 – Incomplete

1980-2011

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia
The first link has a huge number of issues of Billboard from Oct 1980 through Dec 2011; possibly a complete run. The second link has almost 40 issues from 2015-2016. Free Magazines online, old magazines for free.

Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors

Vol 1-221 (1901-1991)

NY Hearst

Originally a British magazine taken to the U.S. by the Hearst Corp., and published from 1901 to 1992. It focuses on fine art, high-end collectibles, antique furniture, opera, and luxury lifestyles. Old magazines online free, free magazines online.

High Fidelity Magazine

1951-1989

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“High Fidelity was an American magazine that was published from April 1951 until July 1989 and was a source of information about high fidelity audio equipment, video equipment, audio recordings, and other aspects of the musical world, such as music history, biographies, and anecdotal stories by or about noted performers. – Wikipedia. High Fidelity Magazine back issues.

Hits

1987-2002 Incomplete

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Hits is an American music industry trade publication. Founded by Lenny Beer and Dennis Lavinthal, who had previously worked in independent promotion, it was launched as a print magazine in August 1986. It quickly became one of the more widely circulated “tip sheets” with considerable record industry support.” -American Radio History. old magazines online free,

JazzTimes Magazine

1994-2004 – Incomplete

Silver Spring, MD Glenn Sabin

“America’s preeminent jazz magazine relies on an award-winning staff to provide uncompromising and provocative coverage of the jazz scene in the U.S. and throughout the world. Featuring special themes, insightful profiles,comprehensive guides and timely news reports.” – JazzTimes Magazine online.

Melody Maker Magazine

1967-1969

London – Melody Maker

Melody Maker is a British weekly music newspaper and one of the world’s earliest music weeklies. It was founded in 1926, as a magazine for dance band musicians. In the late ’60s it concentrated on Rock & Pop, but also included pages for such genres as Jazz and Folk. Melody Maker magazine back issues. Old magazines online.
Back issues of the UK magazine Pop Weekly, below, may be of interest.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin

1964-2019

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

A quarterly publication, geared to a general audience, that focuses on works in The Met’s collection or exhibitions displayed at the Museum. Old magazines online, where can I get old magazines for free. old magazines online free.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal

1968-2019

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

Issued annually by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its purpose is to publish original research on works in the Museum’s collection. Articles are contributed by members of the Museum staff and other art historians and specialists. Old magazines online.

Nineteenth Century Magazine

2011-2017

2016 to latest issue

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The flagship publication of the Victorian Society in America is the respected Nineteenth Century Magazine, published in the Spring and Fall as a benefit to members and distributed to more than 200 subscribing libraries. The magazine is devoted to the cultural and social history of the United States during the Victorian era, with regular features on architecture, fine arts, decorative arts, interior design, life-style, clothing, photography, and material culture.” – Website of the Victorian Society of America. Nineteenth Century Magazine back issues online. free online magazines.

Pop Weekly Magazine

1962-1965

London – Pop Weekly

A UK music weekly founded in 1962 as ‘Pop Ten Monthly’, changing names later that year to ‘Pop Weekly’. It claimed to be the first magazine to combine up-to-the-minute news reports, articles on all of the most popular artists and groups of the day together with fabulous shots of the stars.
Back issues of the UK magazine Melody Maker, also on this page above, may be of interest. Where can I get old magazines for free, old magazines online.

Record World

1960-1982 – Incomplete

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Record World was a music industry trade magazine published from 1946 to April of 1982. Until 1964 it was called “Music Vendor.” -American Radio History. Online magazines free.

Rolling Stone Magazine

About 30 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – Penske Media Corp.

“Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon. It’s the number one pop culture reference point for 13 million young adults. In addition to its authoritative position in music, Rolling Stone’s sphere of influence reaches into entertainment, movies, television, technology, and national affairs. Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important, trend-setting, and newsworthy to the thought leaders among young adults.” – Rolling Stone Magazine back issues online. Free magazines online, American magazines online free.

Spin Magazine

1985-2012

Dewey Dec. 050

“From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear.” – Spin Magazine back issues online. Old Magazines Online Free, free digital magazines online.

Us Weekly Magazine

About 40 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – American Media Inc.

“Us Weekly Magazine covers film, video, television and contemporary music. It provides in-depth editorials on top personalities, events and developments current in the world of entertainment.” Us Weekly Magazine back issues online. Old magazine online, Online magazine.

Vibe Magazine

1993-2008

Dewey Dec. 050

“Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience.” – Vibe Magazine online. Old magazines free.

You may also like our free online book library.  The ‘Art & Music’ page has hundreds of books on pop, rock, jazz, women singers, the music trade, and similar topics.


Business Magazines Online – Personal Finance Magazines – Free Online Magazines

The Economist Magazine (US version)

2014-2019

U.S. – The Economist Group

Founded in England in 1843. The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular special reports on industries and countries. The second link has about 70 issues from 2014 to 2019. Economist Magazine online, free business magazines online.

Money Magazine

Recent years to June 2019

U.S. – Meredith

A monthly personal finance magazine that printed its last issue in June 2019. Money magazine back issues, personal finance magazines online.

Nation’s Business

1914-1999

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Nation’s Business, founded in 1914, was the publication of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the leading national organization of American business. The print magazine folded in 1999, although the organization continues. Free magazines online, American magazines online free.


Food Magazines – Cooking Magazines – Old Magazines Online Free

Better Nutrition Magazine

1999-2004

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Reaching nearly 1 million readers monthly, Better Nutrition celebrates 70 years as a leading in-store distributed magazine for health conscious consumers. Widely distributed to thousands of health-food stores and grocery chains across the country, Better Nutrition provides authoritative, well-researched information on food nutrition, dietary concerns, supplements and other natural products.” Better Nutrition Magazine online, Food & drink magazine. Free old magazines online, American magazines online free.

Bon Appetit Magazine

2015-2016 (10 issues)

Craig Kostelic

“Bon Appétit is America’s #1 food and entertaining magazine. You’ll enjoy twelve months of great menus, cozy dinners, great advice and much more! Each issue is filled with delicious time-saving recipes, easy and elegant entertaining ideas, world class restaurant dishes made simple, and topped off by wine reviews and recommendations.” Bon Appetit Magazine back issues online. Food & drink magazine, old magazines free online, magazines online free.

The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics

Vol 1 (1896-1897

Vol 2 (1897-1898)

Vol 3 (1898-1899)

Vol 4 (1899-1900)

Vol 5 (1900-1901)

Vol 6 1901-1902)

Vol 8 (1903-1904)

Vol 7 (Jun 1902) to Vol 26 (1921-1922)

Boston Dewey Dec. 050

The Boston Cooking School was founded in 1879 by the Woman’s Educational Association of Boston to offer instruction in cooking to those who wished to earn their livelihood as cooks, or who would make practical use of such information in their families. In the 1880s the curriculum was broadened to include classes on nutrition, food chemistry and cookery for invalids. The school became world-famous following the 1896 publication of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by the school’s principal at the time, Fannie Merritt Farmer. That vintage cookbook became an American classic and has been repeatedly re-published; most recently in a Kindle edition in 2019. In 1914 the magazine’s name was changed to American Cookery. -info from Wikipedia. Boston Cooking School Magazine, vintage cooking magazines, cooking magazines online.

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Fine Cooking

1994-2012 Complete

Taunton

“Fine Cooking magazine provides readers with the techniques and recipes needed to create a variety of great-tasting foods. Each issue includes numerous unique and delicious recipes as well as helpful tips and guidelines to ensure that each recipe you try at home turns out as beautiful and tasty as it appears in the magazine photos.” -Fine Cooking Magazine back issues online, online culinary magazines.

Taste of Home Magazine

About 40 issues and cookbooks

U.S. – Trusted Media Brands

“Taste of Home America s #1 cooking magazine! Enjoy 100+ home-style recipes and tips, each a kitchen-tested family favorite made with everyday ingredients. Plus color photos of every recipe, cost-saving menus, healthy-choice dishes, casual entertaining ideas and more.” – Taste of Home Magazine back issues online, Cooking magazines online.

Vegetarian Times Magazine

1980-2004

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Vegetarian Times is an American magazine published nine times a year (three double issues) by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. The magazine’s audience consists of vegetarians, vegans, and “semi-vegetarians” who are focused on a healthy lifestyle. Vegetarian Times promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle with recipes, wellness information, cooking techniques, and information on “green” products. Half of the readership do not follow a strict vegetarian diet.” -Wikipedia. Vegetarian Times magazine online, cooking magazines online, old magazine online free, American magazines online free.

You may also like our free online book library, containing a ‘Food & Drink’ collection with hundreds of cookbooks, and books about nutrition, diet, and related themes.


Crafts & Hobbies Magazines – Free Magazines Online

American Woodworker Magazine

1989-1999

Dewey Dec. 050

Published by Home Service Publications, a division of Readers’ Digest, for woodworking hobbyists. American Woodworker Magazine back issues online.

Ancestry Magazine

1994-2010

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Ancestry Magazine was a general interest genealogy magazine owned by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. The magazine began as Ancestry Newsletter, a small, genealogy-industry newsletter in 1983, and became a four-color, 68-page, glossy print, bimonthly publication in 1994. After more than 25 years in print, the magazine was discontinued with the March/April 2010 issue.” -Wikipedia. Google magazines, Ancestry back issues online, online genealogy magazines, free online magazines.

Old House Journal

1975-2011

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles, from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.” Old House Journal back issues online, do it yourself magazine. Google magazines.


Entertainment Magazines – Games – Pop Culture – Celebrity Magazines

Billboard Magazine

1920-2016 – Incomplete

1980-2011

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia
The first link has a huge number of issues of this weekly from Oct 1980 through Dec 2011; possibly a complete run. Billboard Magazine back issues online, Old magazines online free, free online magazines.

Entertainment Weekly Magazine

2015-2016

Meredith

“An American magazine online free that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.” -Wikipedia. The link has about 40 issues from 2015 to 2016. Entertainment Weekly Magazine back issues online, entertainment magazine, Old magazines online free.

Game Informer Magazine

2014-2017 – Not Complete

U.S.

Game Informer, the world’s largest computer and video game magazine! A 22-year veteran to publishing, Game Informer Magazine continues to shape the video game industry by expanding perspectives and providing in-depth knowledge and insight into the games market. We deliver news, previews, reviews, and features on computer, mobile, social, and console video games including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS, PC, Vita, iOS, Android, and PSP. Game Informer magazine free online, online magazines free.

In Touch

Recent Issues and Recent Years

American Media

In Touch magazine is a weekly photo-packed glimpse into the exciting world of celebrities. With a special emphasis on reporting rumors and secrets of the stars, gossip lovers eagerly flip through its pages each week to keep up-to-date on their favorite actors, musicians, and more. Candid paparazzi peeks into stars vacationing, shopping, and canoodling on and off the red carpet fill each issue, ensuring that famous faces are a few pages away each week. Recurring features such as fashion tips, horoscopes, and movie recommendations round out the gossip-heavy content. In Touch Magazine online, Celebrity magazines, old magazine.

Motion Picture Magazine

Vol 1 (1911) – Vol 40 (1931), incomplete

Vol 1 (1911) – 36 (1929)

Brooklyn, NY Dewey Dec. 050

This monthly fan magazine was founded by Vitagraph Studios founder J. Stuart Blackton and partner Eugene V. Brewster, and was called The Motion Picture Story Magazine until the name was shortened in 1914. Early editions included fiction and information about getting involved in film production. It then shifted the focus to celebrities, and attracted a larger female readership. Vintage movie magazine, Celebrity magazine.

National Enquirer Magazine

2015-2016
NY. Hudson

“The National Enquirer is an American tabloid newspaper published by American Media, Inc.. Founded in 1926, newspaper has undergone a number of changes over the years. As of April 18, 2019, The Washington Post reported that the National Enquirer was being sold for $100 million to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson Group.” This collection has about 40 issues. National Enquirer magazine back issues online, Entertainment magazines, pop culture. Old magazines online.

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Photoplay Magazine

1914-1946

Chicago: McFadden Publications

Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded Motion Picture Story, a magazine also directed at fans. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Photoplay was the most popular magazine in the genre. American magazines online free.

Radio Guide Magazine

1932-1943

NY Radio Guide

Radio Guide published listings of network radio programming schedules, with articles about the stars, stations and networks. It began in late 1931 and changed names to “Movie and Radio Guide” in 1940; then ceased publication in 1943. Old magazines online, American magazines online free.

Radio Mirror Magazine

1933-1953

NY – Syndicate Management Corp.

A monthly magazine for listeners that began publication in late 1933. It changed names a few times, and was finally “Radio & TV Mirror’ in 1952-1953. Vintage entertainment magazines.

Record World

1960-1982 – Incomplete

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Record World was a music industry trade magazine published from 1946 to April of 1982. Until 1964 it was called “Music Vendor.” -American Radio History. Pop culture, old magazines online free.

Silver Screen Magazine

Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 4a Vol 4b Vol 5b Vol 6a

Vol 6b Vol 7a Vol 7b Vol 8a Vol 8b Vol 9a

Vol 9b Vol 10a Vol 10b

NY
New York Dewey Dec. 050

This monthly fan magazine focusing on the film industry began in 1930 and continued, with changes, until 1977. Vol 1-10 (Nov 1930 – Oct 1940), except Vol 3 and part of Vol 5 (Nov 1934 – Feb 1935) are available. Silver Screen Magazine back issues online. Vintage movie magazine.

TV Times – UK

Recent Issues and Recent Years

UK . TI Media

Every week TV Times talks to the biggest stars and goes behind the scenes of the nation’s favourite shows. Exclusive photo shoots and interviews, the latest TV news, unrivalled soaps coverage, pages of film reviews, the best of the day’s viewing previewed and rated – plus 42 pages of easy-to-read listings make TV Times the essential and comprehensive guide to the week’s TV. England edition. Entertainment magazines, pop culture. online magazines free.

Us Weekly Magazine

About 40 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – American Media Inc.

“Us Weekly Magazine covers film, video, television and contemporary music. It provides in-depth editorials on top personalities, events and developments current in the world of entertainment.” – Us Weekly Magazine back issues online. Entertainment magazines, pop culture. Free online magazines.

Weekly World News Magazine

1981-2005

Dewey Dec. 050

Appears to be one of the more extreme tabloid newspapers. Pop culture magazine. Old magazines online free, free magazines online


Fashion & Style Magazines – Old Magazines Online Free

Cosmopolitan Magazine

2015-2016

U.S. – Hearst Communications

“Cosmopolitan is the lifestylist and cheerleader for millions of fun, fearless females. Cosmo inspires with information on relationships and romance, fashion and beauty, women’s health and well-being, as well as pop culture and entertainment.” – Cosmopolitan back issues online. Women’s style magazines, Fashion magazine back issues, American magazines online free.

Elle Magazine

2015-2016

U.S. – Hearst

“A worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment.” It was founded in 1945. Elle Magazine Online free, fashion & style magazine, old fashion magazines.

Esquire Magazine

1933-2017

U.S. – Hearst Magazines

Esquire magazine is one of the leading publications devoted to the male lifestyle. From articles featuring the newest trends to interviews with top celebrities, every issue contains a wealth of information for a man about town. The magazine also includes articles written by top men in various industries, including George Foreman and Ted Allen. Award winning editorial on style, food, drink, politics and culture.
The first link, at Internet Archive, appears to have nearly a complete run of issues from 1933-2017, although they are out of order. Esquire back issues online, top men’s magazines free, men’s style magazine, old magazines online free, American magazines online free.

Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

1877-1922

New York Dewey Dec. 050

1st Link: Vol 3 (1870) to Vol 57 (1922) Incomplete.
“Harper’s BAZAAR magazine was founded in 1867, and it’s been guiding generations of women through the world of beauty and fashion ever since. It always features well-known names in the industry, including its own editors, writers, and photographers, to deliver you worthwhile advice. The articles are filled with information from legendary fashion designers and beauty experts to show you the best of the latest trends.” – Harper’s Bazaar Magazine back issues online. Fashion magazine online free, old fashion magazines, American magazines online free, free online magazines.

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Health & Fitness Magazines – Free Magazines Online

Better Nutrition Magazine

1999-2004

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Reaching nearly 1 million readers monthly, Better Nutrition celebrates 70 years as a leading in-store distributed magazine for health conscious consumers. Widely distributed to thousands of health-food stores and grocery chains across the country, Better Nutrition provides authoritative, well-researched information on food nutrition, dietary concerns, supplements and other natural products.” – Better Nutrition Magazine online, food & drink magazine, health magazine online, free online magazines.

Men’s Health Magazine

2006-2008

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Men’s Health (MH), published by Hearst, is the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, with 35 editions in 59 countries. It is also the best-selling men’s magazine on U.S. newsstands. Although originally started as a men’s health magazine, it currently covers various men’s lifestyle topics such as fitness, nutrition, fashion, and sexuality.” -Wikipedia.
“Men’s Health is the essential read for guys who want to be stronger, smarter, grittier and wealthier. Men’s Health is dedicated to providing the tools and practical solutions for success in all aspects of life.” – Men’s Health Magazine online. Men’s health & fitness, mens fitness. Old magazines online, free online magazines, American magazines online free.

Prevention Magazine

2006-2008

Hearst Magazines

“Prevention is the ultimate live-better handbook. It’s the trusted go-to guide to feeling your best, head to toe, inside and out through trustworthy expert advice, fresh ideas, and health secrets. We bring the latest health research to real life, so you can be healthier, fitter, and stronger.” – Prevention Magazine online. Health magazine online, health and fitness mag. Free old magazines online, American magazines online free.

Women’s Health Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

2006-2008

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Empowering women to be the smartest, strongest versions of themselves through actionable and practical advice for her wellness journey.” – Women’s Health Magazine online. Women’s health and fitness magazine, ladies health and fitness. American magazines online free.

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