American Mass-Market Magazines

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Kaiser, Charles. "The Making of a Magazine." Newsweek, 3 January 1983, pp. 65, 67.

Savory, J. "Well-Known Vanities." American History Illustrated, no. 9 ( 1978), pp. 42- 46.

Unger, Craig. "Can Vanity Fair Live Again?" New York, 26 April 1982.


INDEX SOURCES

Cumulative Index, September 1913-February 1936, by publisher. Music Index ( 1983-1985); Access ( 1983-present).


LOCATION SOURCES

Illinois State University, Des Moines Public Library, Indiana University, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin. Available in microform.


Publication History

MAGAZINE TITLE AND TITLE CHANGES

Sport, Music and Drama, 1889-1892; Music and Drama, 7 January-16 December 1893; Standard and Music and Drama, 23 December 1893-23 June 1894; Standard, 30 June 1894-18 December 1901; Saturday Standard, 21 December 1901- 12 April 1902; Vanity Fair and the Saturday Standard, 19 April-3 May 1902; Standard and Vanity Fair, 2 September 1904-6 July 1912; Dress and Vanity Fair, September-December 1913; Vanity Fair, January 1914-February 1936; Vanity Fair, March 1983-present.


VOLUME AND ISSUE DATA

Dress and Vanity Fair, vol. 1, nos. 1-4, September-December 1913, monthly. Vanity Fair, vol. 1, no. 5-vol. 45, no. 6, January 1914-February 1936; vol. 46, no. 1-present, March 1983-present, monthly.


PUBLISHER AND PLACE OF PUBLICATION

Conde Nast Publications, Inc., New York, New York.


EDITORS

Unknown, September 1913-February 1914; Frank Crowninshield, March 1914- February 1936; Richard Locke, March-June 1983; Leo Lerman, July 1983-March 1984; Tina Brown, April 1984-present.


CIRCULATION

417,904.

Abigail Loomis


VILLAGE VOICE

New York's liberal weekly of politics and culture, the Village Voice, began in 1955 when Dan Wolf, a New School dropout and sometime Columbia Encyclopedia contributor on philosophy, and Ed Fancher, a psychologist, saw the need for a new publication in the Greenwich Village community. The idea was simple: give the voiceless people a voice and encourage cultural diversity. Their efforts resulted in a seminal weekly publication that influenced the direction of American journalism and by the 1960s had become "as central to the times as Vanity Fair* to the 1920s or Life* to the 1950s." 1 The tabloid, a hybrid of newspaper format and magazine content, promoted the "new journalism" that

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