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Classic Images
301 East 3rd Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


Phone: (563) 262-0539
Fax: (563) 262-8042

Who We Are

    In 1962 a furniture store owner in Indiana, PA (hometown of Jimmy Stewart) became frustrated by the lack of information dealing with his favorite hobby, film collecting. Sick and tired of paying good money to mail order firms for bad copies of classic films, he set out to remedy the situation. In June of 1962 Sam Rubin published the first issue of THE 8MM COLLECTOR. As years passed, the publication grew and grew, serving an international readership of classic film buffs.

    With the dawn of the video revolution most collectors switched from 8mm and 16mm film to videotape. Sam realized the publication would have to change its name reflect the new realities of the hobby. Thus CLASSIC IMAGES was born. Over the year some of the best writers in the hobby have contributed to our pages: Herb Fagen, Leonard Maltin, Michael Ankerich, Anthony Slide, Billy Doyle, Eve Golden and many more. CI has always been a very interactive publication with readers offering their vast expertise and insight in every issue.

    Despite all the changes in the hobby, CI retains its prime mission of providing people with information about film history and film related products not available in the mass media market. If you want to read about a film or actor never covered anywhere else, CI is the place to find this information. If you want to swap videos, learn about new video releases of classic films, or attend a film fest where rare classics are screened, CI will help you keep in touch.

    Recently a sister publication, FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE magazine was started in order to better cover the vast subject of film history. As other film magazines have faded away, CI and FGA have only grown larger, serving the needs of the film buff community from 1962, and into the future.


Bob King
Editor and General Manager