Click & Beauty Lot x 2 American Beauty Hollywood Magazines 1937-8 photo magsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Americana, Women's Magazines, Hollywood, Glamour).
Click: Photo-Parade Magazine.
Published February 1938, Chicago, by Detective Stories Publishing Company.
48 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Published July 1937, New York by the P.K. Publishing Company.
32 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Nice pair of early 20th Century American women's magazines with pleasing and fascinating visual content.
Bindings remains age worn, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking lot.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable examples of what are likely scarce survivals. The pictures give a very good sense of how the lot survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how these vintage items survives.
Larger Magazine Measures c. 15" H x 10 1/2" W.
Smaller Magazine Measures c. 11 1/2 " H x 8" W.