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Short for FAN MAGazine. Abbreviated "fmz." Oddly enough, the term "fan mag" is archaic but the abbreviated "fmz" is not. The preferred term, since the 1940s, is "fanzine," as "fan magazine" was used from the 1930s onwards in the mundane world to describe magazines that published sensationalized gossip and speculation about movies stars.

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