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The Saturday Evening Post - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about The Saturday Evening Post

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
The Saturday Evening Post
 
 
Related authors:
Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, James Fenimore Cooper, Joseph Conrad, O. Henry, Ring Lardner, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane
 
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The Saturday Evening Post - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/29/1956     H. L. Mencken & the "Booboisie"
When H. L. Mencken was eight years old, he wandered into his local newspaper, entranced by the workings of the hand press. The following Christmas he asked for his own small press and he was soon publishing his own newspaper. A decade later Mencken got his first job at the Baltimore Herald; soon, and for the next fifty years, he was the most famous journalist in America.
8/4/1821     The Post & F. Scott Fitzgerald
On this day in 1821, the first issue of The Saturday Evening Post appeared. For over a century it aimed "to present the best and worthiest of contemporaneous literature," as long as this didn't clash with its larger mission: "There is nothing worthy or permanent in life that is not clean, and in its plans and purposes the new Saturday Evening Post preaches and practices the gospel of cleanliness. . . ."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post
by Julie Nixon Eisenhower (Editor), The Saturday Evening Post Editors
fiction
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY THE SATURDAY EVENING POST AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Covers of the Saturday Evening Post: Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration
by Jan Cohn, Joseph Rutt (Photographer)
illustrations
 
Creating America: George Horace Lorimer and the Saturday Evening Post
by Jan Cohn, George Horace Lorimer
biography
 
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Classic Mystery and Detection
A brief discussion about the role of the Post and Collier's in the popularity of hard-boiled detective fiction in the 1920s.

"The rise of hard-boiled literature in the 1920's is usually described as almost entirely the product of a single magazine, Black Mask. This is very misleading. ... Private detectives such as Nick Carter, had been big in dime novels and adventure magazines since before the turn of the century. Still, their appearance in the Post was something special, at least in terms of sociological acceptance of crime fiction. The Post was aimed squarely at America's middle class. During this era, one out of every ten Americans read the Saturday Evening Post."
Curtis Publishing
Find the publishing history of the magazine. Includes notes on its creation and launch by Ben Franklin in 1728 as the Pennsylvania Gazette, its peak in popularity in the 1960's, and the publication's present-day form. A selection of of Norman Rockwell covers are also provided.

"The magazine's success was no accident. Curtis's editor George Lorimer, succeeded in luring the top writers and most talented illustrators of the day, which fostered 'America's Golden Age of Illustration'. Artists including Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, Sarah Stilwell-Weber, John LaGatta and dozens more gained their fame with The Saturday Evening Post."
The Saturday Evening Post
Find the current issue of the Post and visit the gift shop to purchase articles, and Norman Rockwell covers, canvas prints, and artboards.
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