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The American Weekly
The American Weekly
was a Sunday newspaper supplement published by the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
from November 1, 1896, until 1966.

Contents

1 History 2 Staff

2.1 Editors 2.2 Illustrators

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] During the 1890s, publications were inserted into Joseph Pulitzer's New York World
New York World
and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal. Hearst had the eight-page Women's Home Journal and the 16-page Sunday American Magazine, which later became The American Weekly.[1] In November 1896, Morrill Goddard, editor of the New York Journal
New York Journal
from 1896 to 1937, launched Hearst's Sunday magazine, later commenting, "Nothing is so stale as yesterday's newspaper, but The American Weekly may be around the house for days or weeks and lose none of its interest."[2] Magazine and illustration historian Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. outlined the contents and detailed the publication's leading illustrators:

It was billed as having a circulation of over 50,000,000 readers and was filled with scantily clad showgirls and tales of murder and suspense. It was large—about 21" x 15"—and printed on fragile newsprint, so few copies have survived the ensuing decades... While much of each 12-24-page issue was taken up with sensationalistic photos and text (and even some acknowledged fiction), the illustrations are generally top-notch... Cover artists include Howard Chandler Christy, James Montgomery Flagg, Nell Brinkley, A. K. Macdonald, C. D. Mitchell, Léon Bakst, Erté, Lee Conrey, Fish, Russell Patterson, Henry Raleigh, José Segrelles, G. E. Studdy and lots more. The best (and most) of the interior art is by the amazing Lee Conrey. Our collection runs from 1918 to 1943 and issues from 1923 through 1943 have his work. It's clear to me that he was a major influence on Virgil Finlay
Virgil Finlay
and probably on Alex Raymond. Thousands of his sensational pen and ink drawings appear in these issues... If you've seen the book Virgil Finlay
Virgil Finlay
in The American Weekly, you have an inkling of the type of work he's done for these issues between the years 1938 and 1943... Nothing was too farfetched to speculate upon if it could offer the possibility of a good picture. Finlay and Conrey both provided lots of imaginative drawings. Other regular contributors included Joe Little, Gordon Ross, Edmund Frederick, Ben Jorj Harris, et al, and I've turned up occasional work by John R. Flanagan, Orson Lowell, Otto Soglow... The ads were often spectacular. Not to imply that the following list is typical, but we have found a couple of large color ads each so far by Willy Pogany, N. C. Wyeth, McClelland Barclay, Matt Clark, Dean Cornwell, Bradshaw Crandell, John Lagatta, Andrew Loomis, Rose O'Neill, Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
and others.[3]

The name was changed to Pictorial Living in 1963 before it was finally cancelled in 1966. Due to the low quality of the paper on which it was printed, many issues have been lost despite the large circulation. As a result, it has become a collectors item. Staff[edit] Editors[edit]

1896–1937: Morrill Goddard 1937–1943: Abraham Merritt 1943–1944: Michael Porter 1944–1951: Walter Howey 1951–1959: Ernest Heyn 1960–1962: John J. O'Connell 1962–1966: John Sturdevant

Illustrators[edit]

Willy Pogany

See also[edit]

National Enquirer Parade This Week USA Weekend

References[edit]

^ Nasaw, David. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ^ Woodward, Calvin. "Rough Seas: Say a prayer for the Sunday magazine, a meandering journey for the mind that's sailed into some dangerous waters", American Society of News Editors: The American Editor, October-November, 1999. ^ Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Jim. Illustrators: The American Weekly.

External links[edit]

The American Weekly
The American Weekly
illustrations

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Hearst Communications

Daily newspapers

The Advocate Times Union Beaumont Enterprise Connecticut Post The Courier (Conroe, Texas) Edwardsville Intelligencer Greenwich Time The Hour Houston Chronicle Huron Daily Tribune Journal-Courier Laredo Morning Times Manistee News Advocate The Middletown Press Midland Daily News Midland Reporter-Telegram New Haven Register The News-Times The Pioneer Plainview Daily Herald The Register Citizen San Antonio Express-News San Francisco Chronicle seattlepi.com The Telegraph Connecticut Magazine

Weekly newspapers

Cleveland Advocate Eastex Advocate Examiner Newspapers (Bellaire, Memorial, River Oaks, West University) The Lake Houston Observer The Potpourri (Magnolia and Tomball) Sugar Land Sun The Villager (The Woodlands, Texas) La Voz de Houston

Magazines

United States

Car and Driver Cosmopolitan Country Living Elle Elle Decor Esquire Food Network Magazine Good Housekeeping Harper's Bazaar

harper by Harper's Bazaar

House Beautiful Marie Claire
Marie Claire
(US) O, The Oprah Magazine Popular Mechanics Redbook Road & Track Seventeen Town & Country Woman's Day CDS Global Hearst Magazines Digital Media

ELLEgirl.com espin Lenny Letter Shondaland.com

International

All About Soap Company Digital Spy Elle Esquire Inside Soap Psychologies Quo Sugar

Hearst TV Television stations by affiliation

ABC

KETV KHBS
KHBS
/ KHOG KMBC KOAT KOCO KSBW-DT2 WAPT WCVB WISN WJCL WMUR WMTW WPBF WTAE

The CW

KCWE KHBS-DT2 / KHOG-DT2 WCWG WKCF WPTZ-DT2

Other

CBS

KCCI WLKY

Independent

WMOR

MyNetworkTV

KQCA KCCI-DT3

NBC

KCRA KSBW WBAL WDSU WESH WGAL WLWT WPTZ
WPTZ
/ WNNE WVTM WXII WYFF

Acquisitions

Pulitzer, Inc.

Radio stations

WBAL WIYY

Entertainment and syndication

A&E Networks (50%) Cosmopolitan Television
Cosmopolitan Television
(part owner) DailyINK ESPN Inc.
ESPN Inc.
(20%) King Features Syndicate Light TV
Light TV
(part owner) Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment
(major) NorthSouth Productions (50%) Reed Brennan Media Associates Texture (part owner) Verizon Hearst Media Partners (50%)

AwesomenessTV Complex Networks

Business media

Black Book First Databank Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings
(80%)

BMI Research

Motor

Real estate

Hearst Tower Hearst Service Center Hearst Ranch

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