Bride’s magazine was the one-stop resource of fantasy wedding planning from 1934 to May 2019 (rip print version). Is anyone’s wedding actually like one of the weddings in the magazine? Probably not. A hefty bimonthly publication that was virtually the … Continue reading Let’s Read Brides, March 1969!
Chatelaine, a long-running Canadian women’s general interest magazine, was founded in 1928 under Maclean Publishing, the same media giant that ran Canadian Homes and Gardens, among other magazines. The magazine’s name, which was suggested by a reader in a contest, … Continue reading Let’s Read Chatelaine, August 1967!
The official magazine of the Girl Scouts of America was founded in 1917 as The Rally and changed to The American Girl in 1920. Maybe they didn’t want their magazine associated with political grandstanding or something – the 1920s were … Continue reading Let’s Read American Girl, July 1967!
Family Circle has been in print since 1932 as one of the “Seven Sisters” of American housewife-targeted magazines. As is par for the course, the magazine most heavily marketed to women didn’t actually get a female editor until 1985, and … Continue reading Let’s Read Family Circle, December 1962!
Town, or Man About Town as it was sometimes called, had a decade-plus run of being an extraordinarily influential British men’s style magazine. Founded in 1952 with an irreverent tone to cover subjects of interest to aspiring playboys, the magazine promoted … Continue reading Let’s Read Town, December 1963!
Tatler was started as a weekly society and gossip magazine in 1901, and has had its ups and downs with popularity. After weathering a scandal in the mid 70s in which the editor admitted to routinely falsifying the magazine’s circulation … Continue reading Let’s Read Tatler, November 1960!
Cavalier was launched in 1952 and is…technically still running, or maybe it just has a really enthusiastic Facebook page dedicated to promoting both its history and the ongoing coverage of nearly naked women in Florida (don’t open that at work). … Continue reading Let’s Read Cavalier, April 1965! (Work Safe)
We looked at a Seventeen from the 90s a little while ago, and it was a lot of fun – so let’s take a look at Seventeen from a far less female-empowered, far more pink-tinted and soft-focused world and see how things … Continue reading Let’s Read Seventeen, November 1962!
Let’s check in and see how the wide wide world of sports journalism has developed since the last time we looked at Sports Illustrated. So what’s changed in a few years between 1960 and 1967? The presence of major league sports, … Continue reading Let’s Read Sports Illustrated, September 1967!
TeenSet was a short lived (1965-1969) music magazine that offered a disconcerting mix of puppy-love teen idols and clear-eyed journalism on the LA underground music scene. A name change to AUM (America’s Under-thirty Magazine) and last-ditch attempt at becoming a serious … Continue reading Let’s Read TeenSet, September 1967!
Internet research on the history of Modern Romances brought up scant info, but Dell Publishing has long established itself as a publisher of cheap thrills and pulpy reads since the 1920s and continues to print paperbacks under several imprints today. So … Continue reading Let’s Read Modern Romances, March 1965!
Sports Illustrated came into its own from a bumpy start in the 30s and 40s, selling a lifestyle of polo and yachting to a niche group of upper-class readers. After being sold to Time-Life, the magazine limped along until the … Continue reading Let’s Read Sports Illustrated, May 23 1960!
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
**Click Here for FAQ & links to previous threads** The Saturday Evening Post has been running since 1821 and is still going today, albeit now only published bimonthly. With the majority of the readership being the American middle class, the magazine is a … Continue reading Let’s Read The Saturday Evening Post from August 8, 1964!
In light of some brave adventurer finally shattering the cursed amulet that protected the soul of Hugh Hefner for all those years, I thought you’d like to see another Playboy from Hef’s golden age of swingerhood. This isn’t a Hefner tribute per … Continue reading Let’s Read Playboy, July 1964! (Work Safe)
Look magazine ran from 1937-1971 and was a less prestigious but no less popular competitor of Life magazine. Today its lasting legacy is probably for launching the photography career of Stanley Kubrick, but at its peak circulation the magazine was a household fixture … Continue reading Let’s Look at Future Predictions from 1962! (Look Magazine)
Sometimes my job requires me to read through old girlie magazines (I know, poor me). Let’s look at a Playboy together in the garage before mom catches us! I will not post any nude content from the magazine. At worst, the images … Continue reading Let’s Read an Old Playboy! (Work Safe)