The magazine covered domestic and foreign news silver screen, the history of cinema, published critical articles, published creative portraits of actors and film art figures. Annually, there are also readers polls, the results of which were called "Best Film of the Year", "Best Actor of the Year", "Best Actress of the Year", "Best Film for Children of the Year" and "Best Music Film of the Year".
In JanuaryMarch 1925 the magazine was published under the title "Screen Film Gazeta", in 1929-1930 - "Cinema and Life", in 1931-1939 - "Proletarian Cinema", in 1991-1997 - "Screen". Prior to 1992, the journal was the organ of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR State Committee for Cinematography and the USSR. The journal published articles on domestic and foreign movie screen updates, articles on cinema history, criticism, creative portraits of actors and cinematography workers.
In 1984, the print run was 1900 copies. In 1991, the then editor - known film critics Victor Dyomin - the magazine was renamed to "Screen". Soon the magazine began to appear less frequently - monthly. Under the title "Screen" magazine lasted until 1997. In 1997-1998, the magazine for several months (even when another chief editor - Boris Pinsky) again came out under his old name - "Soviet Screen". Unable to withstand the default of 1998, the magazine ceased to exist.
In the 21st century, in an attempt to revive the magazine Boris Pinsky, who worked in the magazine "Soviet Screen" in 1981, he returned to the title "Screen" and released several of its pilot numbers, but to establish their regular production and could not.
Harold Davis was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of mathematician Martin Davis and fiber artist Virginia Davis, and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. When he was five years old, his parents gave him a box camera and he fell in love with photography. Later, he became interested in painting and studied figurative and abstract painting at the Art Students League and Bennington College.
After graduating, Davis opened a studio in New York City where he was part of the art scene in the 1980s, socializing with artists including Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Mark Kostabi, and Keith Haring. During this period Davis exhibited widely, including a one-person show at Arras Gallery on 57th Street in New York and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Davis supported himself largely with commercial photography assignments, specializing in photographing jewelry and architecture. Assignments took him across the Brooks Range in Northern Alaska on foot, to the environmental disaster at Love Canal, and above the World Trade Center Towers where he hung out the door of a helicopter by a strap to attain the photograph.