Happy fifth anniversary to this feature! WHAT? It’s true! Vogue was founded in 1892 and has a fascinating and long history that you can read all about here on its Wikipedia page. It is currently run by a very scary … Continue reading Let’s Read Vogue, January 1956!
Modern Screen, founded in 1930, was a major work of the fan magazine wave that could make or break a burgeoning movie star’s popularity. Tributes to the magazine and its major market rival Photoplay were common sights in classic movies, … Continue reading Let’s Read Modern Screen, April 1955!
Parade is a newspaper magazine that has been distributed with Sunday edition newspapers nationwide since 1941. Originally created as a supplement to the Chicago Sun, Parade was an instant smash hit and was purchased by the New York Herald Tribune in … Continue reading Let’s Read Parade, May 1957!
Canadian Homes and Gardens! Like Better Homes and Gardens, but Canadian! Actually, they were an entirely independently conceived magazine that ran from 1925 to 1962 by Canadian media conglomerate McLean-Hunter. From 1962 to 1978, the magazine was known as Canadian … Continue reading Let’s Read Canadian Homes and Gardens, August 1956!
What to say about Good Housekeeping? Been around for a zillion years, didn’t have a woman in charge until 1994, published by Hearst, still in print, will probably never die, blah blah let’s get to it. Cover by Alexander Sharpe … Continue reading Let’s Read Good Housekeeping, December 1953!
Junior Scholastic launched in 1937 as an offshoot of Scholastic, a now-obscure kid’s magazine founded by the man who would go on to establish the Scholastic publishing empire. The magazine presents general interest topics with a strong focus on current events. The … Continue reading Let’s Read Junior Scholastic, February 1957!
Finding historical background on Western Family was harder than I thought it would be. For a magazine that boasts a circulation of over a million on the cover, there’s not much information out there on it. It’s certainly a very conservative … Continue reading Let’s Read Western Family, May 1957!
Popular Science began life as The Popular Science Monthly in 1872, by a blind science writer and lecturer who employed his wife, brother, and sister as editors and contributors with the help of their friends like Charles Darwin and Walt Whitman. … Continue reading Let’s Read Popular Science, April 1953!
Holiday was a travel and lifestyle magazine that ran from 1946 to 1977. More than just a thinly disguised travel brochure for passenger trains and tourist destinations, the magazine published pieces from the leading intellectual minds of the day such … Continue reading Let’s Read Holiday, October 1954!
Hi there! It’s me, your lying liar librarian on fire who’s terrible at keeping promises! I promised you all College Humor last week but in the interest of time, work productivity, and my post-vacation mental recovery, I’m going to have to … Continue reading Old Magazines: Bonus Features
Hi there! Hope you found me alright. I’m still fumbling my way around WordPress, so bear with me, and thanks for sticking around as we all make the transition to the new Avocado website. As long as I can stay … Continue reading Let’s Read Woman’s Own, March 1956
**Links to past Old Magazine threads and FAQ are HERE** This week we’re looking at Man’s Magazine, one of my favorite in the archive’s collection. Man’s ran from 1952 to 1976. In the 60s, the magazine was well known for its hand-painted covers that … Continue reading Let’s Read Man’s Magazine, March 1959!