Saturday, January 12, 2019

 

Herriman Saturday


November 4 1909 -- Poetry makes the headlines in 1909 when two poets spar over what has been deemed an ungentlemanly slap at a British society dame.

William Watson penned the poem "The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue", later admitting that the subject of his poison penmanship was Margot Asquith (wife of the Prime Minister) along with her daughter Violet:

She is not old, she is not young,
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue.
The haggard cheek, the hungering eye,
The poisoned words that wildly fly,

The famished face, the fevered hand,
Who slights the worthiest in the land,
Sneers at the just, condemns the brave,
And blackens goodness in its grave.

In truthful numbers be she sung,
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue;
Concerning whom, Fame hints at things
Told but in shrugs and whisperings:

Ambitious from her natal hour,
And scheming all her life for power;
With little left of seemly pride;
With venomed fangs she cannot hide;

Who half makes love to you to-day,
To-morrow gives her guest away.

* * * * *
Burnt up within by that strange soul
She cannot slake, or yet control:
Malignant-lipped, unkind, unsweet;
Past all example indiscreet;

Hectic, and always overstrung, -
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue.

To think that such as she can mar
Names that among the noblest are!
That hands like hers can touch the springs
That move who knows what men and things?

That on her will their fates have hung!
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue.


Richard LaGallienne, A British poet who had emigrated to the U.S., was so angry about the poem that he decided to pen an answer, titled  The Poet with the Coward's Tongue:

Made out of words, to sneer and sing?
A thing of words to scan and scan,
Yet dares to sign himself a man!
He's growing old, he is not young --
The Poet with the Coward's Tongue.

Was it a woman long ago
Went through the fires of her young womb
To bear this man who sings this song --
The Poet with the Coward's Tongue?

In truthful numbers he be sung --
The Poet with the Coward's Tongue --
Made out of words, to sneer and sing;
A thing of words, a paper thing.
A little book of classic song --
The Poet with the Coward's Tongue.

Think not the woman he betrayed
Name all unknown -- is thus portrayed,
Poor poet starved for her strange eyes,
Despairs, tells all of us strange lies,
But there's an answer to his song --
O, Woman with the Serpent's Tongue!

O, Poet with the Coward's Tongue.
Come to New York and you shall know,
O, Singer of the Coward's Song,
His fate who sings a woman so.

Come to New York and face the men
Who sing not, yet whose life is song,
Because they love their women and would die
Rather than tell a William Watson lie
About a woman -- even in a song,
O, Poet with the Coward's Tongue.

ENVOI
Was he a 'guest' who dares to wrong
His hostess in so foul a song,
O, Poet with the Coward's Tongue?

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Friday, January 11, 2019

 

Wish You Were Here, from Albert Carmichael


Yet another entry from Carmichael's "I Love My Wife But Oh You Kid" series, more formally known as Series 565 from Taylor & Pratt.

Interesting thing here is that this postcard was sent by Belle to her friend Marcia. The hand-written "Belle" underneath the damsel would seem to be a rather blatant admission that she flirts with married men. Get the smelling salts!

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

 

The Hearst Sunday Newspaper Magazine Cover Indexes Part 4: The 1930s 'Continuing Series' Series Divergent Version of 1935 and On





A new week has begun and we'll continue on our quest to index Hearst magazine cover series.

I sure wish I had some way to title these series so that I could talk with some clarity about them. But I'm not even sure of what I'm doing, much less how to identify which is which. So, rather than trying to come up with some cockamamie name, I'm going to tell you that the series we're going to trace today is one that diverged from the series we talked about last week in 1935. Why this happened I couldn't even begin to guess.

What I can say is that this series tends to concentrate on pin-ups created by many very big name artists. I'm talking Petty, Barclay, Christy, La Gatta, Armstrong, etc.

This divergent series was found in  the El Paso Times.

Perhaps the most interesting discovery for comic strip fans is that Alex Raymod contributed three superb covers (above). I have none in tearsheet form, so the best I can offer are images from the microfilm.




DateTitleArtistSyndicate
9/15/35Back to Horse and Buggy DaysGeorge ShellhaseKFS
9/22/35Got Room For Two?John Newton HowittKFS
9/29/35Come Over the Meadows With Me and PlayAlan FosterKFS
10/6/35Woof! Who Said QuintupletsJ. Clinton ShepherdKFS
10/13/35The Resemblance is UncannyJanice WathenKFS
10/20/35My Favorite ModelGeorge PettyKFS
10/27/35The Bewitcher BewitchedJohn Newton HowittKFS
11/3/35Splash Me, Would You?J.W. WelchKFS
11/10/35The Unknown Soldier and the Forgotten OnesWallace MorganKFS
11/17/35Flaming Jean Harlow - And They Call Her "Kittens"J. CannertKFS
11/24/35Forward, PassTy MahonKFS
12/1/35It Must Have Been That EarthquakePaul WebbKFS
12/8/35The Back Seat DriverAlex RaymondKFS
12/15/35Dream Prince of the ScreenGeorge F. KerrKFS
12/22/35A Christmas CarolAlex RaymondKFS
12/29/35With My Compliments -- "Pop" TimeAlex RaymondKFS
1/5/36Armed For The CombatHoward Chandler ChristyKFS
1/12/36Waiting For That Dinner DateHoward Chandler ChristyKFS
1/19/36Merely A Matter Of Form (verses by Berton Braley)John J. Floherty Jr.KFS
1/26/36Lady of the DialogueHoward Chandler ChristyKFS
2/2/36Off DutyFloyd R. MunsonKFS
2/9/36St. Valentine's DaySignature illegibleKFS
2/16/36Debutante 1936Howard Chandler ChristyKFS
2/23/36Florida FairJohn LagattaKFS
3/1/36Kitty Rides The Waves (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.KFS
3/8/36Check and Double Check (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.KFS
3/15/36Studio QueenMcClelland BarclayKFS
3/22/36Positively! (verses by Berton Braley)Gwen TuckerKFS
3/29/36Blonde Betty of Beverly HillsMcClelland BarclayKFS
4/5/36Wedded To Her Job (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.KFS
4/12/36Easter LilyMajor FeltenKFS
4/19/36Untitled (mother holding child)Maud Tousey FangelKFS
4/26/36AnticipationRodney de SarroKFS
5/3/36Untitled (woman in dueling garb)George PettyKFS
5/10/36Untitled (woman and flowering tree)Corinne MalvernKFS
5/17/36Aw, Pal, Have a HeartJohn Newton HowittKFS
5/24/36Jean ChatburnMcClelland BarclayKFS
5/31/36Poppies for RemembranceWallace MorganKFS
6/7/36Play Girl (verses by Berton Braley)John Alan MaxwellKFS
6/14/36Swing High, Lovely BrideGeorge PettyKFS
6/21/36Son Dodgers 1936McClelland BarclayKFS
6/28/36Maybe He's a Mutt, But He's MineMaud Tousey FangelKFS
7/5/36My Country Tis Of TheeNell BrinkleyKFS
7/12/36Night Club Nellie (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.KFS
7/19/36Draw To A Pair (verses by Berton Braley)McClelland BarclayKFS
7/26/36Untitled (blonde and bruette women)Nell BrinkleyKFS
8/2/36Sweet and CoolMcClelland BarclayKFS
8/9/36???
8/16/36Never-Never Land (verses by Berton Braley)Bud BriggsKFS
8/23/36Prairie FlowersNell BrinkleyKFS
8/30/36Vacation DreamsMcClelland BarclayKFS
9/6/36The New Old-Fashioned GirlDean CornwellKFS
9/13/36Title illegibleMcClelland BarclayKFS
9/20/36Gridiron GloriesGeorge PettyKFS
9/27/36The Six Ages of a GirlJohn Held Jr.KFS
10/4/36The Bachelor Girl and the BoresVincenteKFS
10/11/36Dillinger Speaks by G. Russell Girardin (story illo)Earl CordreyKFS
10/18/36Perfect BacksMcClelland BarclayKFS
10/25/36Woman - The Same Eternal QuestionCorinne Malvern (w/Charles Dana Gibson)KFS
11/1/36Away With Your Pride, LassieBarton ClayKFS
11/8/36And Just Where Did This Little Pig Come From?Earl CordreyKFS
11/15/36The DecisionEarl CordreyKFS
11/22/36Know All Men (verses by Berton Braley)McClelland BarclayKFS
11/29/36A Single?VincentiniKFS
12/6/36Portrait of a Lovely WomanChristopher RuleKFS
12/13/36Hold EverythingEarl CordreyKFS
12/20/36Christ at FiveC. Bosseron ChambersKFS
12/27/36To 1937George PettyKFS
1/3/37Right Man WantedMcClelland BarclayKFS
1/10/37Untitled skiing womanArthur CrouchKFS
1/17/37Trouble AheadD.B. HolcombKFS
1/24/37On Sands of GoldMcClelland BarclayKFS
1/31/37Touch and GoFrank ReeserKFS
2/7/37Happy LandingMcClelland BarclayKFS
2/14/37Heart to Believe (verses by Berton Braley)Arthur CrouchKFS
2/21/37It's a Nice Trip (verses by Berton Braley)Arthur CrouchKFS
2/28/37Preview of SpringMcClelland BarclayKFS
3/7/37Skyline Dream Idolssignature illegibleKFS
3/14/37Over The CocktailsJohn La GattaKFS
3/21/37Spring Is HereRolf ArmstrongKFS
3/28/37Peace - A Woman's Prayer For EasterMajor FeltenKFS
4/4/37photo coverKFS
4/11/37photo coverKFS
4/18/37photo coverKFS
4/25/37photo coverKFS
5/2/37RivalsJoseph LopkerKFS
5/9/37Gentlemen, the Empress of Hearts (verses by Berton Braley)George PettyKFS
5/16/37Do You Like It?McClelland BarclayKFS
5/23/37photo coverKFS
5/30/37Here Comes The BrideMcClelland BarclayKFS
6/6/37The Love LectureCarl MuellerKFS
6/13/37photo coverKFS
6/20/37A Candid 50-50John J. Floherty Jr.KFS
6/27/37Untitled woman caught in rain at beachArthur CrouchKFS
7/4/37In CongressJoan RogersKFS
7/11/37Untitled woman on blow-up float toy in waterArthur CrouchKFS
7/18/37Back Seat DriverSki WeldKFS
7/25/37Cup Defender, 1937Ski WeldKFS
8/1/37Honeymoon EclipseCarl MuellerKFS
8/8/37A New Design For FishesJohn J. Floherty Jr.KFS
8/15/37Lucky Dog (photographed sculpture)Alan FosterKFS
8/22/37photo coverKFS
8/29/37Putting On The DogSki WeldKFS
9/5/37Had A Wonderful TimeHoward ButlerKFS
9/12/37The Knit-WitEarl Oliver HurstKFS
9/19/37Wrong NumberScott EvansKFS
9/26/37Rating The Dream MenHoward ButlerKFS
10/3/37Untitled woman watching greyhound raceArthur CrouchKFS
10/10/37Untitled football playerHoward ButlerKFS
10/17/37The Brave And The FairEarl Oliver HurstKFS
10/24/37When You're In LoveEric GodalKFS
10/31/37She Missed Her ManHoward ButlerKFS
11/7/37First DownHoward ButlerKFS
11/14/37Hold That LineScott EvansKFS
11/21/37Pilgrim Penelope and the TurkeyArthur CrouchKFS
11/28/37Seeing DoubleScott EvansKFS
12/5/37Modern DianaScott EvansKFS
12/12/37Betty Can't DecideScott EvansKFS
12/19/37Every WomanHoward ButlerKFS
12/26/37Under The MistletoeDan OsherKFS

I gave up writing this index at the end of 1937, as I didn't see any series developing. Looking ahead, this cover series went on into the 1940s, looking pretty much like they stuck to their guns of featuring mostly pin-up covers.There are lots of great covers, just not really in my research focus. If anyone has the time and inclination to continue this index, I'll be very happy to publish it.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

 

The Hearst Sunday Newspaper Magazine Cover Indexes Part 3: The 1930s 'Continuing Series' Series, Continued


By 1935, this series that was so dynamic in  the early 1930s was getting a little less exciting. However, what they now lacked in interesting series, they more than made up for with first rate cover artists.

A quick note that I noticed in another paper that the Penrhyn Stanlaws cover series of 1935 was headlined "Girlologies" -- the Inquirer elected to drop that title. Can't say I blame them ...



DateTitleArtistSyndicate
1/6/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
1/13/35Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
1/20/35Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
1/27/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/3/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/10/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/17/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/24/35Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/3/35Lovingly Yours, ArlineJack CallahanKing Features Syndicate
3/10/35Glamorous GirlsMcCelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/17/35Glamorous GirlsMcCelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/24/35Glamorous GirlsMcCelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/31/35The Party GirlPenrhyn StanlawsKing Features Syndicate
4/7/35The ModelPenrhyn StanlawsKing Features Syndicate
4/14/35The Swimming GirlPenrhyn StanlawsKing Features Syndicate
4/21/35Easter Vis-a-VisHenry RaleighKing Features Syndicate
4/28/35The HikerPenrhyn StanlawsKing Features Syndicate
5/5/35Spring ReverieRoy BestKing Features Syndicate
5/12/35Au RevoirCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
5/19/35How Do I Look?Raeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
5/26/35Souls of FlowersRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/2/35Sea-Side VisionEarl ChristyKing Features Syndicate
6/9/35Hoyden, AhoyRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/16/35Two Weeks With ...Raeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/23/35Bride o' JuneRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/30/35Oh, Say Can You See?Raeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/7/35Midsummer Day's DreamRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/14/35Right On DeckRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/21/35All in a DayRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/28/35Lady of the LineRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/4/35Hot House or Garden?Raeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/11/35UpsadaisyRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/18/35On GuardRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/25/35So Long, SummerRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
9/1/35Mighty MomentRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
9/8/35Dance ModerneRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
9/15/35Want No BooksRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
9/22/35Last of the LeavesRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
9/29/35Hollywoodn't (text by Jack Lait)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/6/35Hollywoodn't (text by Jack Lait)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/13/35Hollywoodn't (text by Jack Lait)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/20/35Hollywoodn't (text by Jack Lait)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/27/35Grid-WidPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
11/3/35Snap To ItRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
11/10/35Winter CampaignRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
11/17/35AdagioRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
11/24/35She's The howRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
12/1/35Beauty and the BeausPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
12/8/35Beauty and the BeausPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
12/15/35Beauty and the BeausPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
12/22/35Beauty and the BeausPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
12/29/35Beauty and the BeausPaul FrehmKing Features Syndicate
1/5/36Setting Up ExercisesRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
1/12/36Go South, Young ManRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
1/19/36Monday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
1/26/36Tuesday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
2/2/36Wednesday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
2/9/36Thursday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
2/16/36Friday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
2/23/36Saturday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
3/1/36Sunday's ChildVirginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
3/8/36He's GoneRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
3/15/36Last Week-endRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
3/22/36Party LineRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
3/29/36Indoor GypsyRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
4/5/36Fan-dangoRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
4/12/36April ShowersRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
4/19/36Hike-Ho EverybodyCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
4/26/36Swing MusicCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
5/3/36White RussianRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
5/10/36A Study in BalanceCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
5/17/36The Lady of the Lake - She's Drifting -- So's HeCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
5/24/36The Girl on the Yacht - Starboard TackRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
5/31/36The Girl In The Garden -- They Toil Not ...Raeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/7/36The Girl on the Bike -- Coasting On HighCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
6/14/36The Surf-Board Rider -- Buoyant BelleCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
6/21/36Dude Ranch Girl -- Ride 'Im CowboyRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
6/28/36The Perfume Girl -- Sweets to the SweetRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/5/36The Sun-Tan Girl -- Good MedicineCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
7/12/36The Love-Letter Girl -- The Big QuestionRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
7/19/36The Love-Set Girl -- Fair RacqueteerCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
7/26/36The Girl with Sand in Her Shoe -- Sandy CinderellaRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/2/36Plow-Time Girl -- The Farmer and the BelleCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
8/9/36The Lady or the PorcupineJohn HolmgrenKing Features Syndicate
8/16/36Two In The WoodsCharles LaSalleKing Features Syndicate
8/23/36The Grapevine Girl -- A Vineyard VisionRaeburn Van BeurenKing Features Syndicate
8/30/36Water Babies -- Goodbye SummerNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
9/6/36Dizzy Dolly Ditties (verses by Hudson Hawley)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
9/13/36Margy's Mascots (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
9/20/36Dizzy Dolly Ditties (verses by Hudson Hawley)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
9/27/36Margy Arouses Cheers (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
10/4/36What's a Girl To Do (verses by Hudson Hawley)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/11/36Margy's A-Musing (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
10/18/36The Lens-Mad Maid (verses by Hudson Hawley)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
10/25/36Margy's MuttsJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
11/1/36Football Heroine (verses by Hudson Hawley)Virginia HugetKing Features Syndicate
11/8/36Margy's A-Flutter (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate

The Philadelphia Inquirer at this point started making their own magazine covers in-house. Can't say as I blame them, because this cover series was about to go way downhill. A new series titled America on Parade, which was a real yawner, was about to begin. I was able to switch from the Inquirer to the Minneapolis Tribune to continue this index, but not for long:



DateTitleArtistSyndicate
11/15/36Dizzy Dolly DittiesVirginia HugetKFS
11/22/36A Thanksgiving Miss [Margy] (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.KFS
11/29/36Dizzy Dolly DittiesVirginia HugetKFS
12/6/36Margy Goes Modern (verses by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.KFS
12/13/36Dizzy Dolly DittiesVirginia HugetKFS
12/20/36First ChristmasNell BrinkleyKFS
12/27/36All Dated Up [Margy]John Held Jr.KFS
1/3/37America on Parade (text by Leonard Hall)Oscar W. HowardKFS
1/10/37America On Parade - The King Who Is Queen (uncredited text)Paul FrehmKFS
1/17/37America On Parade - Where Two Worlds Meet (uncredited text)Oscar W. HowardKFS
1/24/37America On Parade - The Big Town Criers (text by Leonard Hall)Oscar W. HowardKFS
1/31/37America On Parade - New York's Biggest Free Show (text uncredited)Frank ResserKFS
2/7/37America On parade - Going Down to Sea (text by Leonard Hall)Raeburn Van BeurenKFS
2/14/37America On Parade - Met at the Met (uncredited text)Wallace MorganKFS
2/21/37America On Parade - Yangski Doodle Do (uncredited text)John HolmgrenKFS
2/28/37America On Parade - Greenwich Village is Green Again (text by Leonard Hall)Oscar W. HowardKFS
3/7/37America On Parade - New Art For OldvariousKFS
3/14/37America On Parade - Off On The Trailer Trails (text by Leonard Hall)Oscar W. HowardKFS
3/21/37The Sun Shines Bright Again in the Old Kentucky HomeDorothea CookeKFS
3/28/37America On Easter Parade (text by Hudson Hawley)John Held Jr.KFS
4/4/37America On Parade - Illustrating The Illustrators (text by Leonard Hall)John HolmgrenKFS
4/11/37America On Parade - Dog Days (uncredited text)Oscar W. HowardKFS
4/18/37America On Parade - America On Taptoe (test by Leonard Hall)Johan BullKFS
4/25/37America On Parade - Selecting Our Greatest Heroine (uncredited text)Nell BrinkleyKFS
5/2/37America On Parade - Coronation in the Sport of Kings (text by Frank G. Menke)Wesley DennisKFS


At this point the Minneapolis Tribune said the heck with Hearst, and started instead running the World Museum Diorama pages offered by Esquire Features. This Hearst cover series may have continued, but I frankly couldn't bring myself to search for it very hard.

Next time we'll look at a series that diverged from this one in September 1935.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

 

The Hearst Sunday Newspaper Magazine Cover Indexes Part 2: The 1930s 'Continuing Series' Series



We left off yesterday at the end of 1929, when Dan Smith's long reign on one of the Hearst magazine covers was coming to an end. The thread of this series continues after Smith's departure, now featuring some of my favorite 'comic strip' magazine cover series. Of course, in the magazine cover world, they aren't formatted like strips so much as a series of vignettes, but they tell a story from 'panel' to 'panel', so I say they're strips.

Dan Smith's Pancho Rancho ends on December 15 1929, and I can't figure out from any paper what was supposed to appear on December 22. So our index starts on December 29 1929, and still comes from the Montana Standard. You'll see some familiar titles here, as some have been covered on the Stripper's Guide blog.

We begin with the last four installments of a series titled High-Hat Hattie, which seems to have been stuck into this series from another to fill a hole. We'll cover that series again in its entirety later in another index. This is another good indication that this particular magazine cover series was in a state of flux, if not utter disarray. Was the end of Dan Smith's tenure unexpected, and they were caught scrambling?

 



DateTitleArtistSyndicate
12/29/29High-hat HattieL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
1/5/30High-hat HattieL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
1/12/30High-hat HattieL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
1/19/30High-hat HattieL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
1/26/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
2/2/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
2/9/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
2/16/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
2/23/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
3/2/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
3/9/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
3/16/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
3/23/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
3/30/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
4/6/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
4/13/30Sunday FolliesL.T.HoltonNewspaper Feature Service
4/20/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
4/27/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
5/4/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
5/11/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
5/18/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
5/25/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
6/1/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
6/8/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
6/15/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
6/22/30Campus CapersVirginia HugetNewspaper Feature Service
6/29/30What Price VacationJack WelchNewspaper Feature Service
7/6/30What Price VacationJack WelchNewspaper Feature Service
7/13/30What Price VacationJack WelchNewspaper Feature Service
7/20/30What Price VacationJack WelchNewspaper Feature Service
7/27/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
8/3/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
8/10/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
8/17/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
8/24/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
8/31/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
9/7/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
9/14/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
9/21/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
9/28/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
10/5/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
10/12/30Desert LoveDan SmithNewspaper Feature Service
10/19/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
10/26/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
11/2/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
11/9/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
11/16/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
11/23/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
11/30/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
12/7/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
12/14/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
12/21/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
12/28/30Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
1/4/31Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
1/11/31Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
1/18/31Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
1/25/31Betty's Office RomancePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
2/1/31Hearts and ClubsPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
2/8/31Hearts and ClubsPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
2/15/31Hearts and ClubsPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
2/22/31Hearts and ClubsPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
3/1/31The March GirlPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
3/8/31Pretty as a PicturePhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
3/15/31Signs of SpringPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
3/22/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
3/29/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service
4/5/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringNewspaper Feature Service


At this point the Montana Standard craps out on me. Luckily I find that the Philadelphia Inquirer stuck with this particular magazine series, and ran the series on time, thus keeping my index looking nicely consistent.

The Inquirer, though, displays copyrights not to NFS but to King Features. I compared material from the two papers, and yes, one credited the same covers to King as the other did to NFS! There's proof that the whole "track the cover series by their syndicate stamps" is a rule that will just lead you down the garden path.



 
DateTitleArtistSyndicate
4/12/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
4/19/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
4/26/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
5/3/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
5/10/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
5/17/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
5/24/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
5/31/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
6/7/31Sally's So SentimentalPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
6/14/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
6/21/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
6/28/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
7/5/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
7/12/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
7/19/31Oh, You, PatriciaPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
7/26/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
8/2/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
8/9/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
8/16/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
8/23/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
8/30/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
9/6/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
9/13/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
9/20/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
9/27/31Winky's Week-EndsJefferson MachamerKing Features Syndicate
10/4/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/11/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/18/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/25/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/1/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/8/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/15/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/22/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/29/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/6/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/13/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/20/31Let's Run AwayR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/27/31Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
1/3/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
1/10/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
1/17/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
1/24/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
1/31/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
2/7/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
2/14/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
2/21/32Many Happy ReturnsGeorge F. KerrKing Features Syndicate
2/28/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
3/6/32Shirley's MillionsPhilip LoringKing Features Syndicate
3/13/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
3/20/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
3/27/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
4/3/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
4/10/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
4/17/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
4/24/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
5/1/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
5/8/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
5/15/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
5/22/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
5/29/32Don't Tell AuntieR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
6/5/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
6/12/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
6/19/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
6/26/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
7/3/32Independence DayLouis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate
7/10/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
7/17/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
7/24/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
7/31/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
8/7/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
8/14/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
8/21/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
8/28/32Sylvia the Deb DetectiveR.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
9/4/32Sylvia Vamps the Villain (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F.JamesKing Features Syndicate
9/11/32Romance of a Stolen Jewel (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
9/18/32At the End of Her Rope (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
9/25/32Oops, Good Bye Jewel (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/2/32Jeweled Claws! What a Bird! (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/9/32Fair Exchange, No Robbery (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/16/32The Scimitar on the Stairs (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/23/32Jewels and Wedding Bells (Sylvia the Deb Detective)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
10/30/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/6/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/13/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/20/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
11/27/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/4/32The Gold Cobweb by Charles Samuels (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/11/32To Meet Miss Mary Christmas (story illo, writer uncredited)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/18/32To Meet Miss Mary Christmas (story illo, writer uncredited)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
12/25/32The Real Christmas Story of the Best-Loved Christmas Carol (aticle illo)Louis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate
1/1/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
1/8/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
1/15/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
1/22/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
1/29/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
2/5/33Beware the Blonde by Arthur Mason (story illo)R.F. JamesKing Features Syndicate
2/12/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
2/19/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
2/26/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
3/5/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
3/12/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
3/19/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
3/26/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
4/2/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
4/9/33The Princess From NowhereNell BrinkleyKing Features Syndicate
4/16/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
4/23/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
4/30/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
5/7/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
5/14/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
5/21/33Juliet a la JazzRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
5/28/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
6/4/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
6/11/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
6/18/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
6/25/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
7/2/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
7/9/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
7/16/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
7/23/33The AmbassadorOtto SoglowKing Features Syndicate
7/30/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
8/6/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
8/13/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
8/20/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
8/27/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
9/3/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
9/10/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
9/17/33Around Town with the Whoops SistersPeter ArnoKing Features Syndicate
9/24/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
10/1/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
10/8/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
10/15/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
10/22/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
10/29/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
11/5/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
11/12/33Mitzi the ModelJames Montgomery FlaggKing Features Syndicate
11/19/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
11/26/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
12/3/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
12/10/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
12/17/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
12/24/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
12/31/33Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
1/7/34Betty's Blue EagleRussell PattersonKing Features Syndicate
1/14/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
1/21/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
1/28/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
2/4/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
2/11/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/18/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
2/25/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/4/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/11/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/18/34Girls I Adore (text by Alice-Leone Moats)McClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
3/25/34Lucky Lady (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
4/1/34Lucky Lady (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
4/8/34Lucky Lady (verses by Berton Braley)John Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
4/15/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
4/22/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
4/29/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
5/6/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
5/13/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
5/20/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
5/27/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
6/3/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
6/10/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
6/17/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
6/24/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
7/1/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
7/8/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
7/15/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
7/22/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
7/29/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
8/5/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
8/12/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
8/19/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
8/26/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
9/2/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
9/9/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
9/16/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
9/23/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
9/30/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
10/7/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
10/14/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
10/21/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
10/28/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
11/4/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
11/11/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
11/18/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
11/25/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
12/2/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
12/9/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
12/16/34Lucky LadyJohn Held Jr.King Features Syndicate
12/23/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate
12/30/34Glamorous GirlsMcClelland BarclayKing Features Syndicate

Okay, that's enough for one post. We'll pick up here tomorrow with 1935 and on.

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Comments:
Something else odd about the Inky- they were bound and determined to erase the copyright lines on their daily strips for many years. I don't know why this was done, other papers did this too, such as the WISCONSIN NEWS, which was from 1921 to 1939 the Milwaukee evening Hearst paper. And 90% of these features were hearst strips. What might be the reason? Sheer asthetics?
 
I always assumed it was to maintain an illusion that everything in the paper is created right there in the city press office.

Remember the Omaha Bee, and how each of their daily strips back in the teens said "Drawn Especially for the Bee by _____". That still tickles me every single time I see it.

--Allan
 
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Monday, January 07, 2019

 

The Hearst Sunday Newspaper Magazine Cover Indexes Part I: The Dan Smith Series

A few months back I tried to put together an index of the American Weekly Sunday magazine covers. With the help of you blog readers, I was able to turn my index, which started out shot through with holes like a Swiss cheese, into a near perfect one.

Unfortunately, publishing that index worked out so well that I got the crazy idea that maybe -- just maybe -- I could succeed in indexing the other Hearst magazine cover series. The problem with the others is that, unlike the American Weekly, these magazine covers are not identified with a running title or masthead. Which might not necessarily be an insurmountable problem, except that there are definitely multiple cover series in play. Seemingly we are offered two identifying characteristics:
  1. Unless a newspaper routs it out, each cover displays a copyright to a syndicate. Hearst is known to have run magazine cover series under three different syndicates: International Feature Service (IFS), Newspaper Feature Service (NFS) and King Features Syndicate.
  2. Newspapers thankfully tend to stick with one magazine cover series for a long period. Therefore, in theory, we can assume that the series being run by newspaper X is consistent from week to week for long periods.
Unfortunately I found out as I worked at the indexes that neither rule is nearly as helpful as expected. While I was blissfully left alone by the routerman, everything else seemed to be stacked against me. Not only do many of the newspapers I followed seem to have a penchant for switching series, but far worse, the Hearst syndicates sometimes seem to play pin the tail on the donkey with their syndicate stamps. The exact same cover can be stamped with different syndicate stamps, depending on which newspaper was using it. To add more complexity, it's typical to find multiple papers that run the same series but running the material weeks off track from each other.

So I went in expecting to have a pretty clean delineation; there'd be an IFS series, an NFS series and a King series, each of which followed its own and separate path. No such luck. My indexes are a mess, and series seem to change from one syndicate to another for no obvious reason. Because of that, what I'm going to present here is a bit of a jumble. I'll try to annotate when things get weird and when I feel that I have insights.

My first index is for a series I didn't realize even existed when I began work. I knew Dan Smith had produced quite a few Hearst magazine covers, but I discovered that he basically had his own series throughout the 1920s.

The Dan Smith cover series begins in May 1921, when he took over as the cover illustrator on a feature magazine that had previously concentrated mostly on photos and uncredited illustrations for its covers. When Smith arrived, the covers continued to often feature a photo or two, but they became secondary aspects of the design, which featured large Dan Smith drawings and usually a few paragraphs of text story. When the series began, the cover subjects were generally about bizarre news stories, fashion and culture. Later on the series subjects would evolve in several different directions.




DateTitleSyndicate
5/15/21An Indian Lover's Curse Fulfilled at LastInternational Feature Service
5/22/21Science Sanctions FlirtationInternational Feature Service
5/29/21The Poppy GirlInternational Feature Service
6/5/21The Strangest Wedding That Ever HappenedInternational Feature Service
6/12/21How Red Hair Made a New Reno in EuropeInternational Feature Service
6/19/21Girl Bull Fighters - Mexico's Latest FlingInternational Feature Service
6/26/21The Woman Judge Who Gives Husbands a Square DealInternational Feature Service
7/3/21We Want Our Own Star in the FlagInternational Feature Service
7/10/21The Tragedy of the Loveless MarriageInternational Feature Service
7/17/21Who'll Bid For This Beauty?International Feature Service
7/24/21The Battle Against Bare LegsInternational Feature Service
7/31/21The Beauty Whose Make-Up Has Lasted 8,000 YearsInternational Feature Service
8/7/21The New Bareback Dianas of the SurfInternational Feature Service
8/14/21Why Do Men Marry Their StenographersInternational Feature Service
8/21/21Is Woman Leaving Her Pedestal?International Feature Service
8/28/21Are Men More Merciful Than Women?International Feature Service
9/4/21The Law Defines a "Vamp"International Feature Service
9/11/21The New Beauty Doctor -- The BabyInternational Feature Service
9/18/21Fashion Now Fancies Fish ScalesInternational Feature Service
9/25/21What Is Your Husband Worth To You?International Feature Service
10/2/21Italy's Astonishing Matrimonial LotteryInternational Feature Service
10/9/21Love's Newest Triumph -- The Germ-Proof WeddingInternational Feature Service
10/16/21Fashion's Astonishing Flop -- From Knees to TrainsInternational Feature Service
10/23/21How Would You Solve this Mother-Love Problem?International Feature Service
10/30/21Has a Wife the Right to Choose Her Successor?International Feature Service
11/6/21Fashion Reflects the Red Man's RobesInternational Feature Service
11/13/21Good-bye to the OverallsInternational Feature Service
11/20/21Thanksgiving TimeInternational Feature Service
11/27/21The New Romances Tell EverythingInternational Feature Service
12/4/21No More European Women For MeInternational Feature Service
12/11/21Will Chicago's Social Leader Seize the New York SceptreInternational Feature Service
12/18/21The King and Queen of ChristmasInternational Feature Service
12/25/21ChristmasInternational Feature Service
1/1/22Will 1922 Bring Romantic Clothes?International Feature Service
1/15/22The American Makes the Best LoverInternational Feature Service
1/22/22"I Want a Cave Man Husband"International Feature Service
1/29/22Why Europe's Most Picturesque Queen hanged Her MindInternational Feature Service
2/5/22The Greatest Wedding of the YearInternational Feature Service
2/12/22Marrying a Pilot on the WingInternational Feature Service
2/19/22The Much-Watched Marriage of the "Wonder Girl"International Feature Service
2/26/22Has the Lipstick Come To Stay?International Feature Service
3/5/22Life-Size Dolls for Tea CompanyInternational Feature Service
3/12/22America's Pyramid City of the FutureInternational Feature Service
3/19/22Science Finds the Secret of the Poison PenInternational Feature Service
3/26/22Will the Tom-Tom Displace Jazz?International Feature Service
4/2/22He Followed Her Fandango Feet for 20,000 MilesInternational Feature Service
4/9/22Love -- Or a Million Dollars?International Feature Service
4/16/22The New Search for the Holy GrailInternational Feature Service
4/23/22They All Want Red HairInternational Feature Service
4/30/22Society and Science Turn to SpiritualismInternational Feature Service
5/7/22Sport and Romance Behind the Dog TeamInternational Feature Service
5/14/22The Excitement of Marrying an IndianInternational Feature Service
5/21/22The Girl and the Buried TreasureInternational Feature Service
5/28/22The Daisy's Memorial Day MessageInternational Feature Service
6/4/22Has Prohibition Boomed the Beauty Parlor?International Feature Service
6/11/22The Flapper Jockey's in the LeadInternational Feature Service
6/18/22Painting Pictures Under The SeaInternational Feature Service
6/25/22New Complexions Mean a Color BathInternational Feature Service
7/2/22A Radio "Fourth" the Season's NoveltyInternational Feature Service
7/9/22Today's Priscilla Saves a TownInternational Feature Service
7/16/22The Ending of the Wild Life EraInternational Feature Service
7/23/22The Prince's Eleven Black Cats -- And the Bishop's TiradeInternational Feature Service
7/30/22America's Greatest Girl RiderInternational Feature Service
8/6/22The Girl Who is Hiking Alone 'Round the WorldInternational Feature Service
8/13/22Zoo FansInternational Feature Service
8/20/22The Romance of the Olympic ChampionsInternational Feature Service
8/27/22Beach Ball for Girls OnlyInternational Feature Service
9/3/22Ears to be Worn AgainInternational Feature Service
9/10/22Back to the Dashing Sport of Robin HoodInternational Feature Service
9/17/22Is She America's Bravest Girl?International Feature Service
9/24/22Rugs and Curtains for CostumesInternational Feature Service
10/1/22Sees New York -- "Give Me Oklahoma," Says Indian HeiressInternational Feature Service
10/8/22Make Way for the Biggest Hats EverInternational Feature Service
10/15/22The Craze for Strange PetsInternational Feature Service
10/22/22The Strange Furore over Russian ColorInternational Feature Service
10/29/22The Return of the Bull DogInternational Feature Service
11/5/22The Girl Who Must Not MarryInternational Feature Service
11/12/22The Newest Sport Thrill - GlidingInternational Feature Service
11/19/22When Spain's Queen Comes To AmericaInternational Feature Service
11/26/22Harvest HomeInternational Feature Service
12/3/22The Sensation of Silk WigsInternational Feature Service
12/10/22The Hockey GirlInternational Feature Service
12/17/22In Santa Claus's WorkshopInternational Feature Service
12/24/22Christmas FriendsInternational Feature Service
12/31/22Miss 1923-Athlete And WorkerInternational Feature Service
1/7/23Now The Game Is Mah JonggInternational Feature Service
1/14/23The Strangest of all HoneymoonsInternational Feature Service
1/21/23The Ice GirlInternational Feature Service
1/28/23Tattooing Helps The Health, Says ScienceInternational Feature Service
2/4/23The Fascinating Fad of EarringsInternational Feature Service
2/11/23An Aurora Borealis WeddingInternational Feature Service
2/18/23Science Has a New Theory About Fighting BullsInternational Feature Service
2/25/23Painting Beauty's Secret SoulInternational Feature Service
3/4/23The Camel's Domain Conquered By The TankInternational Feature Service
3/11/23The Accordion Has Come BackInternational Feature Service

I tired of typing in all these titles after a few year's worth, because as you probably know, my primary interest is in cover series -- these one-shot covers are interesting, but sort of tangential. In this first section of the Dan Smith index I used as my sources Buffalo Times for the 1921 material, then switched over to the Minneapolis Tribune for 1922-23. If some reader would like this index to be complete and is willing to put in the work of writing the index, I'll gladly add your information for the March 1923 - March 1926 material I jumped.

So having tired of the one-shot indexing, I jumped forward to looking for some change to the pattern. I finally found the Dan Smith covers changing in 1926. Let's pick back up in April 1926 with the last few one-shot covers. The first change is on May 9 1926, when the cover design switches from including text and photos along with the art, to a full page art piece. Then on May 23 Smith's syndicate slug transitions from IFS to King Features. At the same time, the 'newsy' covers end and the subject becomes attractive women in history and fiction. Obviously the syndicate change and the cover design change have something to do with each other.

Unfortunately, my source for Dan Smith covers (El Paso Times) dries up in June 1927, and so we're going to have a long gap just when things are getting interesting.


DateTitleSyndicate
4/4/26The Varied Splendors of Easter TimeInternational Feature Service
4/11/26Lacrosse Comes BackInternational Feature Service
4/18/26The Smock Captures the Office GirlInternational Feature Service
4/25/26Archery on HorsebackInternational Feature Service
5/2/26Front Lawn GolfInternational Feature Service
5/9/26If Spring Were Like the Artist Dreams ItInternational Feature Service (now full page illustration, no photos,text)
5/16/26A Dream of the HorseInternational Feature Service
5/23/26The June Bride in FairylandInternational Feature Service / King Features Syndicate
5/30/26A Mermaid Afternoon TeaKing Features Syndicate
6/6/26A Pirate Story Without WordsKing Features Syndicate
6/13/26The First "Charleston" in FairylandKing Features Syndicate
6/20/26The First Air Flight in FairylandKing Features Syndicate
6/27/26American Heroines - PocahontasKing Features Syndicate
7/4/26American Heroines - Betsy RossKing Features Syndicate
7/11/26American Heroines - PriscillaKing Features Syndicate
7/18/26American Heroines - MinnehahaKing Features Syndicate
7/25/26American Heroines - EvangelineKing Features Syndicate
8/1/26American Heroines - The Girl of the Golden WestKing Features Syndicate
8/8/26American Heroines - Molly PitcherKing Features Syndicate
8/15/26American Heroines - Dolly MadisonKing Features Syndicate
8/22/26American Heroines - Martha WashingtonKing Features Syndicate
8/29/26American Heroines - The Pioneer Bicycle GirlKing Features Syndicate
9/5/26American Heroines - The Settler's WifeKing Features Syndicate
9/12/26American Heroines - Nancy Hanks and Young LincolnKing Features Syndicate
9/19/26American Heroines - The War NurseKing Features Syndicate
9/26/26American Heroines - The Pioneer SuffragistKing Features Syndicate
10/3/26American Heroines - The Girl RancherKing Features Syndicate
10/10/26American Heroines - The DoctorKing Features Syndicate
10/17/26American Heroines - The Girl SkipperKing Features Syndicate
10/24/26American Heroines - The Lighthouse GirlKing Features Syndicate
10/31/26American Heroines - The FarmeretteKing Features Syndicate
11/7/26American Heroines - The Big Game HunterKing Features Syndicate
11/14/26Famous Women - Joan of ArcKing Features Syndicate
11/21/26Famous Women - Cleopatra and AnthonyKing Features Syndicate
11/28/26Famous Women - Lady GodivaKing Features Syndicate
12/5/26Famous Women - JudithKing Features Syndicate
12/12/26Famous Women - SalomeKing Features Syndicate
12/19/26An Old Time Christmas EveKing Features Syndicate
12/26/26Famous Women - Madame DubarryKing Features Syndicate
1/2/27Pythia, the Prophetess of DelphiKing Features Syndicate
1/9/27Famous Women - Charlotte CordayKing Features Syndicate
1/16/27Famous Women - Mary Queen of Scots in the TowerKing Features Syndicate
1/23/27Famous Women - Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter RaleighKing Features Syndicate
1/30/27Famous Women - Lucrezia BorgiaKing Features Syndicate
2/6/27Famous Women - Phyrne Before the TribunalKing Features Syndicate
2/13/27Famous Women - CirceKing Features Syndicate
2/20/27Famous Women - Hagar and IshmaelKing Features Syndicate
2/27/27Famous Women - DelilahKing Features Syndicate
3/6/27Famous Women - The Daughter of PharaohKing Features Syndicate
3/13/27Famous Women - Helen of TroyKing Features Syndicate
3/20/27Famous Women - Madame PompadourKing Features Syndicate
3/27/27The Christian MartyrKing Features Syndicate
4/3/27SalammboKing Features Syndicate
4/10/27Hero, Priestess of VenusKing Features Syndicate
4/17/27The Spirit of EasterKing Features Syndicate
4/24/27Famous Women - The Queen of ShebaKing Features Syndicate
5/1/27Famous Women - Anne of BrittanyKing Features Syndicate
5/8/27Famous Women - Isabella of SpainKing Features Syndicate
5/15/27The One-Two Ear Ring Love CodeInternational Feature Service (looks like a re-used old cover)
5/22/27Famous Women - Cornelia, Mother of the GracchiKing Features Syndicate
5/29/27PenelopeKing Features Syndicate
6/5/27Famous Women - Queen Margaret of DenmarkKing Features Syndicate


If anyone can find a paper online that ran the Dan Smith material in this gap, I'd very much like to know about it.

We pick up the Dan Smith thread at the Montana Standard in September 1928. The covers are now story illustrations. Unfortunately I lost this paper at the end of the year and was forced to switch again. :



DateTitleSyndicate
9/16/28Out of the Sky (uncredited story illo)King Features Syndicate
9/23/28Out of the Sky (uncredited story illo)King Features Syndicate
9/30/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
10/7/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
10/14/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
10/21/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
10/28/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
11/4/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
11/11/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
11/18/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
11/25/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
12/2/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
12/9/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
12/16/28The Circus Baby by James Aswell (story illo)King Features Syndicate
12/23/28The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate


I switched to Indianapolis Star, but that turned into a dead end -- got barely more than a month out of it (see below). However, it did fill in an interesting interlude when Dan Smith lost his spot temporarily to Louis Biedermann. Maybe Dan was given a well-deserved vacation. Note that the Star begins The Eternal Flapper two weeks earlier than the Standard did. Also, notice that in the Star on 12/2/28, Smith was still working on his historical women covers. This could well be a case where we have a couple strands of magazine cover DNA curling around each other, if you know what I mean. Maybe starting with the Standard we are actually seeing an entirely separate cover series, and Dan Smith was actually working on two parallel series? I told you that this index would be messy!



DateTitleCover ArtistSyndicate
12/2/28Famous Romances - Princess Mary of the House of TudorDan SmithKing Features Syndicate
12/9/28The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate
12/16/28The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate
12/23/28The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis Biedermann King Features Syndicate
12/30/28The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate
1/6/29The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis Biedermann King Features Syndicate
1/13/29The Eternal Flapper by Don Warren (story illo)Louis BiedermannKing Features Syndicate


Now our paper has switched to the Detroit Free Press. It appears to me that the Free Press is one week late compared to the Indianapolis Star. in other words, if the Star had continued, they would have run the first installment of Nora's Ark on the 20th.

Noteworthy here is that we have another syndicate change, this one from King to NFS on 3/10/29. There is no obvious reason for this change, and the format and focus don't change. In fact, it happens right in the middle of a series.

What is more exciting is that we finally get to a couple series that are of special interest to me, in that they are continuing comic strip series by my definition. Honeymoon Island and Pancho Rancho finally get Dan Smith a couple spots in my book. A note on those two series: although the writer is uncredited, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if it is Don Warren, who wrote a number of stories in the same vein that Smith illustrated. 


DateTitleSyndicate
1/27/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo) [start]King Features Syndicate
2/3/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate
2/10/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate
2/17/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate
2/24/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate
3/3/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)King Features Syndicate
3/10/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
3/17/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
3/24/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
3/31/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
4/7/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
4/14/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
4/21/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
4/28/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
5/5/29Nora's Ark by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
5/12/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
5/19/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
5/26/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
6/2/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
6/9/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
6/16/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
6/23/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
6/30/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
7/7/29Rocky Ranch by Don Warren (story illo)Newspaper Feature Service
7/14/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service (writer uncredited)
7/21/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
7/28/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
8/4/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
8/11/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
8/18/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
8/25/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
9/1/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
9/8/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
9/15/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
9/22/29Honeymoon IslandNewspaper Feature Service
9/29/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service (writer uncredited)
10/6/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
10/13/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
10/20/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
10/27/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
11/3/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
11/10/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
11/17/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
11/24/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
12/1/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
12/8/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service
12/15/29Pancho RanchoNewspaper Feature Service


I'm calling this the end of Dan Smith's reign as a one-man magazine cover-producing machine. I know of one additional series he did in 1930, but after Pancho Rancho ends, he's definitely not even a regular contributor anymore.So that's it for this post, and yet we're really just getting started on the Hearst magazine covers.

Tomorrow we hit an exciting stretch, so see you then!

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