KEN MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NOS. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, VOL. 2, NOS. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11.
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Ken, Inc.
Date Published: 1938
Size: 14 x 10.5 cm
Pages: 15 issues: 138;106;106;1
Book Id: 89524
b/w and color plates, ports., color pict. wrps. Folio Magazine.
Several numbers of first 2 years of pre-war controversial anti-fascist and political, large format magazine led by editor Arnold Gingrich (1903-1976), published every two weeks on Thursdays starting in 1938. The magazine comprised articles from many writers including Ernest Hemingway, Park Cummings, and William Schofield against Nazi Germany, politicians, war, corruption, fraud and supported liberal and the black causes and was illustrated with full-page dramatic covers and photo layouts that included Katharine Hepburn, Mae West. Bette Davis, Rudolph Valentino, and many others. The magazine was founded by founded by publisher David A. Smart and edited by Gingrich. Very good Hemingway articles, including a short story published for the first time (Old Man at the Bridge). Arnold Gingrich ensured his place in literary history thanks to his role as co-founder and first editor of Esquire magazine, and in that regard his links with Ernest Hemingway are particularly noteworthy. SOLD AS SET