American Mass-Market Magazines

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Associated Press. "Mail Rights Denied to Esquire; Magazine to Fight Court Order." New York Times, 31 December 1943, p. 1 col. 6.
Lewis Wood. "High Court Lifts Esquire Mail Curb." 5 February 1946, p. 25 col. 1.
Hugh Hefner, editor of Playboy, had worked as a copy editor for Esquire early in his career. He quit when refused a $5 weekly raise. See Gingrich, Nothing But People, p. 193.
"Women We Love . . . Women We Don't," Esquire, August 1988, p. 99.
Gay Talese, Esquire, June 1983, p. 18.

Information Sources

Baron, Herman. Author Index to Esquire 1933-1973. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976.
Eisenberg, Lee. "Welcome to the Magazine of the 1990s." Esquire, April 1987, p. 1.
Erickson, Don, et al. "Some Words and Pictures about Arnold Gingrich, Founding Editor of Esquire, 1903-1976." Esquire, October 1976, pp. 65-70.
Gingrich, Arnold. Nothing But People. New York: Crown Publishers, 1971.
-----. Toys of a Lifetime. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
Hayes, Harold T. P. "Arnold Gingrich, Esquire." New Republic, 4 September 1976, pp. 33-37.
Moffitt, Phillip. "Esquire from the Beginning." Esquire, June 1963, pp. 13-14.
Pringle, Henry F. "Sex, Esq." Scribner's Magazine, March 1983, pp. 33-39.
Talese, Gay. "Arnold Gingrich." Esquire, June 1983, p. 18.


Readers' Guide ( 1961-present); Magazine Index ( 1977-present).


Available in microform.

Publication History


Esquire, Autumn 1933-February 1978; Esquire Fortnightly, March 1978-July 1979; Esquire, August 1979-present.


Volume ends June and December. Vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1933, quarterly; vol. 1, no. 2-vol. 89, no. 1, January 1934-February 1978, monthly; vol. 89, no. 2- vol. 92, no. 1, 1 March 1978-3-19 July 1979, fortnightly; vol. 92, no. 2-vol. 110, August 1979-present, monthly.


Published by Esquire, New York, New York, 1933-present. Esquire originally was owned by Esquire, Inc., but was sold in 1977 to associated Newspapers Group ( Great Britain) and Clay Felker. In 1979 Esquire was sold to 13-30 Corporation, Knoxville. In 1987 it was sold to the Hearst Corporation, New York. David A. Smart and William H. Weintraub, Autumn 1933-January 1941; David A. Smart, February 1941-December 1946. Alfred Smart added as co-publisher, January


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