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Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (September 1937) [includes "Hotel Raleigh, the Bowery" by Maltz], (Maltz, Albert, et al.) Burnett, Whit, and Martha Foley, eds.
1 (Maltz, Albert, et al.) Burnett, Whit, and Martha Foley, eds. Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (September 1937) [includes "Hotel Raleigh, the Bowery" by Maltz]
New York Story Magazine, Inc. 1937 NO (Vol. XI, No. 62) Magazine Very Good 
[light soiling to covers, otherwise a nice clean copy with a good firm binding]. Contains the following stories: the novella "Hotel Raleigh, the Bowery" (by Albert Maltz, called "a new writer of importance" on the magazine's cover); "Young American Couple" (Griffith Beems); "Rome Was Not Built in a Day" (Alice Weber); "Captain Postovov" (Carl Jacobs); "The Willow Tree" (Frances Frost); "The Pond" (R.F. Baum); "An Incident of Violence, Complete" (Mort Friedlander). In addition, editor Burnett's feature, "Words on the Wing," discusses author Jesse Stuart at some length (including a full-length photo), with additional interesting anecdotal material about Wallace Stegner and Ludwig Bemelmans, and a lengthy quotation from a letter by William Saroyan, commenting on all sorts of things. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Art Studio Life Magazine (July-August 1926) [cover: Mlle. Ledova], (none)
2 (none) Art Studio Life Magazine (July-August 1926) [cover: Mlle. Ledova]
Wilmington DE All-Arts Group, Inc. 1926 NO (Vol. 1, No. 8) Periodical Very Good- Illustrated by (cover photo) Jas. W. Pondelicek 
[some small tears and chips at edges of covers, but generally a decent copy, covers attached, no loose pages, internally very clean]. (B&W photographs) A curious mix of short articles of vaguely artsy interest, liberally interlaced with photos of naked women in vaguely artsy poses. There are profiles of movie stars (Reginald Denny, Colleen Moore), of course, and short pieces with titles like "The Bathing Suit Idea" and "In the Field of Highway Construction" (I don't quite get the artsy angle on that one, either). A particularly interesting article is "Cartoonists Organize; Professionals and Amateurs Unite in A.A.C.C." -- which is illustrated (facing page) by a photo of "Jewell LaKota ("Miss Cartoons") in a Winsome Pose" (topless, natch). The various models, showgirls, actresses, etc., who grace these pages are generally attractive (albeit in that sometimes chunky Twenties way) and generally about 1/3 undraped; my favorite double-page spread has Mlle. Bennett of the Keith-Albee Vaudeville Circuit opposite a reproduction of a painting of Pope Leo XIII. It's all Art, baby! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (November-December 1947), (O'Flaherty, Liam, et al.) Burnett, Whit, ed.
3 (O'Flaherty, Liam, et al.) Burnett, Whit, ed. Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (November-December 1947)
New York Story Magazine, Inc. 1947 NO (Vol. XXXI, No. 127) Magazine Good 
[a decent clean copy, with small tears in binding at top and bottom of spine, and a vertical crease in middle of front cover]. Contains the following stories: "The Infamous Mansion" (Richard Coleman); "Two Lovely Beasts" (Liam O'Flaherty); "The Green Palms" (Robert Payne); "The Open-minded Pagleighs" (Evelyn Gustafsson); "Santa Comes to Manheim" (Gertrude K. Bakst); "The Good Deeds" (Jeb Stuart); "The Collapse of Lt. Col. Thornton" (John Mulliken); "The Apple Tree" (James Neugass); "Christmas Morning" (George Loveridge); "First Scout" (T.K. Brown III). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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"The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.], Burke, James Lee
4 Burke, James Lee "The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.]
New York Hearst Communications, Inc. 2007 NO (Vol. 147, No. 3) Magazine Near Fine 
[light handling/reading wear, minor soft finger-creasing to covers; printed subscription address block on front cover]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) Contains Burke's short story about a honky-tonk singer. Magazine also includes: profiles of Robert Downey Jr. and film director David Fincher; short features on Iggy Pop ("What I've Learned") and Christina Ricci; article, "The American Way of Justice," by Lt. Commander Charles Swift, about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Buzz [magazine] (February 1995) [cover: Susan Sarandon], Mayer, Allan, ed.
5 Mayer, Allan, ed. Buzz [magazine] (February 1995) [cover: Susan Sarandon]
Los Angeles Buzz Inc. 1995 NO (Vol. 6, No. 1) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, subscription mailing label at lower right-hand corner of front cover, but no significant wear]. (photographs, ads, graphics) Mid-run issue of this L.A.-centric magazine, subtitled on the cover "The Talk of Los Angeles." (Except that mostly, it wasn't.) The cover story is an interview with actress Susan Sarandon, entitled "The Anti-Star." Also in this issue: "The L.A. Decade," an article positing Los Angeles as "undeniably center stage for the ultimate fin de siècle experience -- the end of not just a century but a millennium"; an article about the bar where the city's political movers and shakers hang out (); "Mantra of the Moment," an article about Deepak Chopra's successful repackaging of ancient Hindu folk medicine, then "the rage of the New Age crowd" (whatever happened to them, anyway?); and "The Good Cop," a profile by William Murray of ex-copy Steven Julian, who blew the whistle on the LAPD's beating of a burglary suspect and the subsequent cover-up of same. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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"The Night of the Iguana" (in Esquire: The Magazine for Men, issue of February 1962), Williams, Tennessee
6 Williams, Tennessee "The Night of the Iguana" (in Esquire: The Magazine for Men, issue of February 1962)
Chicago Esquire, Inc. 1962 NO (Vol. LVII, No. 2; whole no. 339) Magazine Very Good 
[moderate external wear, about 1/2" paper loss at top of spine, small surface-peel strip near lower left edge of front cover, short closed tear at bottom of rear cover]. (B&W/color illustrations, ads, cartoons, etc.) The highlight of the issue is the first appearance in print of the Williams play, which had opened on Broadway in December 1961. (The New Directions hardcover edition wasn't published until the Spring.) A small-print notice informs us that "this is [the] author's original working script and is subject to production changes." Also in this issue: an article by William Styron, "The Death-in-Life of Benjamin Reid," about a 24-year-old Connecticut Death Row inmate with a diminished mental capacity (his death sentence was in fact commuted to life imprisonment just hours before his scheduled execution); a profile of Zero Mostel; "Life in the Afternoon," a reminiscence by Robert Emmett Gina of his encounter with Ernest Hemingway in Cuba in 1958; "Nixon's New Frontier," an article by Neil Morgan about Richard Nixon at the time he was gearing up for his ill-fated campaign for Governor of California; and "The Entrenchment of the American Witch," an article by George Frazier that tackles the burning pre-Women's Lib question of "whatever happened to the girl who was loving rather than just loved, serene rather than strident, comforting rather than competitive?" (It's pretty clear that the writer is using "witch" as a euphemism for "bitch.") 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"], {Fields, W.C.}
7 {Fields, W.C.} Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"]
New York Stage Publishing Company, Inc. 1936 NO (June 1936) Magazine Very Good Illustrated by (cover photo) Jack Shalitt 
[moderate wear at edges/corners, front cover clean and bright, very light dampstain at bottom of rear cover extending through about the last one-third of the magazine; no labels or exterior markings]. (B&W photos, other illus.) Oversize magazine (too big for my scanner!) with a terrific front cover color photo of W.C. Fields in POPPY; there is also a full-page ad for the movie, featuring a caricature of Fields, on page 11. The magazine gives a thorough rundown of what was happening in all the arts (mostly in New York), and includes articles, criticism, etc. by Marcia Davenport, Norris Houghton, Burns Mantle, Heywood Broun, Sam and Bella Spewack, William De Mille, Laurence Stallings, numerous others. Photographs by Alfredo Valente, Maurice Goldberg. Caricature of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, by Birnbaum; other illustrations/drawings by George Grosz, Rea Irvin, Wallace Morgan, Lyle Justis, Alajalov, Eichenberg, Alexander King, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987)  [Elvis Presley cover story], {Presley, Elvis}
8 {Presley, Elvis} People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987) [Elvis Presley cover story]
New York Time Inc. 1987 NO First Edition Magazine Very Good+ 
[minor wear at corners/edges, light surface wear to covers, half-inch separation at bottom of spine]. (B&W photographs) Cover story: "Ten Years Later: Elvis: Private scenes from the life of Rock's most enduring legend." Also includes articles on Lee Ermey, Roy Rogers, Lou Diamond Phillips, Eric Bogosian, Carly Simon, many others. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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