A Very Brief Note on Entertainment Magazines in Malaysia

By Paul Augustin

December 2021 FEATURE
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FROM 1940s THROUGH to the 1980s, magazines were a promotional tool for the film industry in this part of the world. The Shaw Organisation dominated the movie magazine market, having the distinct advantage of owning a printing press, The Shaw Printing Works. This was based in Singapore, and it printed and published film magazines in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil under the banner of The Chinese Pictorial Review Ltd. The popular monthly English film magazine, Movie News, featured coming attractions...

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Paul Augustin

is the director of Penang House of Music, and founder and festival director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival.


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