Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part VI: 1936 – 1940

The 1930’s are a bad decade for completeness in my index, but this second half of the decade is a lot better than the first half. Still a lot of pseudo-science and pop history content, but this is pretty much the last of that stuff.

Some highlights of the late 1930s are the Salvador Dali covers, which attract a lot of art collector interest on eBay when they rarely show up. There’s also the only American Weekly cover series by famed pin-up artist Zoe Mozert. A series on regional cooking by the great James Montgomery Flagg is a criminal waste of his great talent.

In late 1939 we get some prime Stripper’s Guide fodder, Flossy Frills by Russell Patterson. She’ll appear in several series into the early 1940s.

Some notes on the listings:

* when you see a “#”, that means that the cover is part of a numbered series and the number is given on the cover. Sometimes I remembered to write that down, sometimes I didn’t so its catch-as-catch-can. If a series cover explicitly states that it is the first or final installment and its not obvious from the surrounding dates, I sometimes note that as “(start)” or “(end)”.
* when I say “(story illo) that means that the cover is illustrating a text story in the magazine.
* I don’t make guesses about covers I haven’t seen. Therefore, even if I have one missing issue between installment 2 and 4 of a series, I resist the urge to assume what may be obvious.
* When a cover is descibed as, say, “Famous Fishes (Herring)”, that means that the cover is part of a series titled Famous Fishes, and this particular cover depicts the herring.
 

Date Cover Title Creator
01/05/36 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
01/12/36 Sea Shroud C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Sinclair Gluck)
01/19/36 How Man Will Look and Live 20,000 Years From Now Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
01/26/36 How Man Will Look and Live 20,000 Years From Now Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
02/02/36 Pictorial History of the Queen of Sheba by an Ethiopian Artist Reproduced historical period art
02/09/36 American Beauties #1-The Georgia Peach Henry Clive
02/16/36 American Beauties #2-Girl of the Golden West Henry Clive
02/23/36 American Beauties #3-Rose of the Rancho Henry Clive
03/01/36 American Beauties #4-Belle of New York Henry Clive
03/08/36 American Beauties #5-Girl of the Northwest Henry Clive
03/15/36 American Beauties #6-Pride of the Prairie Henry Clive
03/22/36 American Beauties #7-Way Down East Henry Clive
03/29/36 Work-a-Day Lady C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Maysie Greig)
04/05/36 What Does the Back of the Moon Look Like? Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
04/12/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
04/19/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
04/26/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
05/03/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
05/10/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
05/17/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
05/24/36 the Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
05/31/36 The Song of Solomon Edmund Dulac
06/07/36 160th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence Reproduced historical period art
06/14/36 160th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence Reproduced historical period art
06/21/36 160th Anniversary of Declaration of Independence Reproduced historical period art
06/28/36 160th Anniversary of Declaration of Independence Reproduced historical period art
07/05/36 Scenes in the Savior’s Life depicted on Russian Icons Reproduced historical period art
07/12/36 Box Car C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Madeleine Sharps Buchanan)
07/19/36 Seven Types of American Girls Zoe Mozert
07/26/36 Seven Types of American Girls #2 Sophistication Zoe Mozert
08/02/36 Seven Types of American Girls #3 Innocence Zoe Mozert
08/09/36 Seven Types of American Girls #4 Debutante Zoe Mozert
08/16/36 Seven Types of American Girls #5 Amiability Zoe Mozert
08/23/36 Seven Types of American Girls #6 Intellectual Zoe Mozert
08/30/36 Seven Types of American Girls #7 Conscientious Zoe Mozert
09/06/36 Mystery Woman C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Evelyn Murray Campbell)
09/13/36 Signing the Constitution of the United States Reproduced historical period art
09/20/36 Awake, or Freedom’s Guardian Dies Lee Conrey, poem by Edwin Markham
09/27/36 Other Suns with Worlds of their Own like Ours Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
10/04/36 Other Suns with Worlds of their Own like Ours Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
10/11/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/18/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/25/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
11/01/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
11/08/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
11/15/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
11/22/36 Pets M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
11/29/36 Challenge to Happiness C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Maysie Greig)
12/06/36 Job Illustrated by William Blake Reproduced historical period art
12/13/36 Job Illustrated by William Blake Reproduced historical period art
12/20/36 Strange Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
12/27/36 Strange Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
01/03/37 Strange Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
01/10/37 Strange Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
01/17/37 New Light on Ancient Egyptian Life and Religion Reproduced historical period art
01/24/37 The Thunder Dragon Gate C.D.Mitchell (story illo, author Talbot Mundy)
01/31/37 Visions of an Artist-Mirage on the Desert Henry Clive
02/07/37 Visions of an Artist – The Dawn Henry Clive
02/14/37 Visions of an Artist – The Aurora Henry Clive
02/21/37 Visions of an Artist – Maid of the Mist Henry Clive
02/28/37 Visions of an Artist – Angry Nature Henry Clive
03/07/37 Newly Discovered Frescoes in Egyptian Tombs Reproduced historical period art
03/14/37 Newly Discovered Frescoes in Egyptian Tombs Reproduced historical period art
03/21/37 Proxy Princess C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Clinton Lowndes)
03/28/37 Beauty and the Beast – Maids of Athens and the Minotaur Edmund Dulac
04/04/37 Beauty and the Beast – Nymphs and Satyrs Edmund Dulac
04/11/37 Beauty and the Beast – Saint Martha and the Dragon Edmund Dulac
04/18/37 Beauty and the Beast – The Centaurs and the Lapithae Women Edmund Dulac
04/25/37 Beauty and the Beast – The Maid and the Unicorn Edmund Dulac
05/02/37 Beauty and the Beast – The Hippogriff Edmund Dulac
05/09/37 Beauty and the Beast – Hanuman Bids Sita Farewell Edmund Dulac
05/16/37 Curtains C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Frederic Arnold Kummer)
05/23/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
05/30/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
06/06/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
06/13/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
06/20/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
06/27/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
07/04/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
07/11/37 Guests we never Invite Again Fish
07/18/37 Hoodwink House Obscured signature — C.D. Mitchell? (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
07/25/37 Our Caveman Ancestors – The Ferocious Cave Bear Charles R. Knight
08/01/37 Our Caveman Ancestors – His Wife Killed by a Cave Lion Charles R. Knight
08/08/37 Our Caveman Ancestors – Attacked By a Sabre-Toothed Tiger Charles R. Knight
08/15/37 Our Caveman Ancestors – Death’s Watcher in the Night Charles R. Knight
08/22/37 Our Caveman Ancestors – Defending His Wife and Child Against Wolves Charles R. Knight
08/29/37 Our Caveman Ancetors – Killed by a Woolly Rhinoceros Charles R. Knight
09/05/37 Paintings by American Indians Reproduced historical period art
09/12/37 Songs that will Live Forever – You’re the Flower of my Heart, Sweet Adeline Henry Clive
09/19/37 Songs that will Live Forever – Aloha Oe Henry Clive
09/26/37 Songs that will Live Forever – Annie Laurie Henry Clive
10/03/37 Songs That Will Live Forever – On the Road to Mandalay Henry Clive
10/10/37 Songs That Will Live Forever – Gypsy Love Song Henry Clive
10/17/37 Songs That Will Live Forver – My Wild Irish Rose Henry Clive
10/24/37 Songs That Will Live Forver – Sally in our Alley Henry Clive
10/31/37 Songs that Will Live Forever – My Old Kentucky Home Henry Clive
11/07/37 Conquest of the Air Salvador Dali
11/14/37 The Parables of the Bible by Chinese Artists Reproduced folk art
11/21/37 Weird Dangers in Visiting Other Worlds Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/28/37 Weird Dangers in Visiting Other Worlds Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
12/05/37 Themes of the Operas – Three Norns Andre
12/12/37 Themes of the Operas Siegfried and the Dragon Andre
12/19/37 Themes of the Operas -Lohengrin – The Swan Song Andre
12/26/37 Paintings for the Smart Set of Ancient Rome Reproduced historical period art
01/02/38 Empires of the Moon #1-Aaron Burr and the Maid of Half-way Hill Illegible signature (???-win), author H. Bedford Jones
01/09/38 Social Life Salvador Dali
01/16/38 Industrial Life Salvador Dali
01/23/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
01/30/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
02/06/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
02/13/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
02/20/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
02/27/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
03/06/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
03/13/38 Awful Week-ends Fish
03/20/38 Newly discovered Frescoes in Egyptian Tombs Reproduced historical period art
03/27/38 How Old is the Book of Kells? Reproduced historical period art
04/03/38 Ark of Fire Virgil Finlay
04/10/38 American Butterflies-Some Fantasies in Human Entomology Alastair K. MacDonald
04/17/38 American Birds-Some Fantasies in Human Ornithology Alastair K. MacDonald
04/24/38 American Pests-More Fantasies in Human Entomology Alastair K. MacDonald
05/01/38 When the Moon Breaks Up Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
05/08/38 When the Moon Breaks Up Part 2 Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
05/15/38 Weird Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
05/22/38 Weird Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
05/29/38 Portals of Illusion Lee Conrey (story illo, writer H. Bedford-Jones)
06/05/38 Fighting Women – Penthesilea Edmund Dulac
06/12/38 Fighting Women-Hercules and Hippolyte Edmund Dulac
06/19/38 Fighting Women – Thomyris Edmund Dulac
06/26/38 Fighting Women -Zenobia Edmund Dulac
07/03/38 Fighting Women – Joan of Arc Edmund Dulac
07/10/38 Fighting Women – Mu-Lan Edmund Dulac
07/17/38 Fighting Women-Molly Pitcher Edmund Dulac
07/24/38 Any City’s Broadway Garretto
07/31/38 In the Ancient Tomb of Menna the Scribe Reproduced historical period art
08/07/38 Men as her Stepping-Stones C.D. Mitchell, illustration for fiction by Maysie Grieg
08/14/38 Themes of the Operas – Die Walkuere Andre
08/21/38 Themes of the Operas – The Rhinegold Andre
08/28/38 Themes of the Operas – Wagner’s Flying Dutchman Andre
09/04/38 Treasure of the Mysterious Chimus God Naymlap photos
09/11/38 If Man had the Natural Gifts of Animals Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
09/18/38 If Man had the Natural Gifts of Animals Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
09/25/38 A Girl in every Port #1-Rio de Janeiro Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/02/38 A Girl in every Port #2-Marseilles Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/09/38 A Girl in every Port #3-Singapore Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/16/38 A Girl in every Port #4-San Francisco Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/23/38 A Girl in every Port #5-Vladivostok Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/30/38 A Girl in every Port #6-Naples Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
11/06/38 A Girl in every Port #7-Tunis Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
11/13/38 A Girl in every Port #8-Rotterdam Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
11/20/38 Adventures of Mohammed’s Uncle Hamzah Reproduced historical period art
11/27/38 Adventures of Mohammed’s Uncle Hamzah Reproduced historical period art
12/04/38 American Mixed Fruits Alastair K. MacDonald
12/11/38 All-American Luncheons Alastair K. MacDonald
12/18/38 American Flowers Alastair K. MacDonald
12/25/38 Precious Prayer-book of a Mighty Medieval Prince Reproduced historical period art
01/01/39 Legends of the American Indians #1 The Rainbow Boy Andre
01/08/39 Prayer-book of Philip the Good Reproduced historical period art
01/15/39 Death and the Maiden Elise Parks (story illustration, author Q. Patrick)
01/22/39 Marvels of Marine Life William Crowder
01/29/39 Marvels of Marine Life William Crowder
02/05/39 Marvels of Marine Life William Crowder
02/12/39 Marvels of Marine Life William Crowder
02/19/39 In the Palace of the Man-bull Reproduced historical period art
02/26/39 Legends of the American Indians #2 Why Mocassins have Strings Andre
03/05/39 Legends of the Aamerican Indians #3 Son of the Evening Star Andre
03/12/39 Bible Scenes exquisitely Portrayed on Icons Reproduced historical period art
03/19/39 Visions of Artists #1-Tannhauser Andre
03/26/39 Visions of Artists #2 Henry Clive
04/02/39 How Healing Began Reproduced historical period art
04/09/39 The Lord’s Prayer in Pictures Reproduced historical period art
04/16/39 Red head M. Victor C. De Tchetchet (text by Anita Loos)
04/23/39 Blonde M. Victor C. De Tchetchet (text by Anita Loos)
04/30/39 Brunette M. Victor C. De Tchetchet (text by Anita Loos)
05/07/39 Strange Plants and Insects William Crowder
05/14/39 Strange Plants and Insects William Crowder
05/21/39 Summer Alastair K. MacDonald
05/28/39 Mysterious Light of the Night Lucien Rudaux
06/04/39 Mysterious Light of the Night Lucien Rudaux
06/11/39 World’s Most Precious Miniatures Reproduced historical period art
06/18/39 Impressions of America-Some American Sweets Alastair K. MacDonald
06/25/39 As the Pharaohs saw Things – #1 The Sportswoman Reproduced historical period art
07/02/39 As The Pharaohs Saw Things #2 – Some Animals and a Couple of Birds Reproduced historical period art
07/09/39 As the Pharaohs saw Things – #3 Night Clubs Reproduced historical period art
07/16/39 As the Pharaohs saw Things #4 Birds and Naturally a Bug or Two Reproduced historical period art
07/23/39 The Red Carnation Elise Parks (story illustration, author Burton Stevenson)
07/30/39 Social Problems #1 Fish
08/06/39 Social Problems #2 Fish
08/13/39 Social Problems #3 Fish
08/20/39 Social Problems #4 Fish
08/27/39 Social Problems #5 Fish
09/03/39 The Trend of Life William Crowder
09/10/39 Cooking around America #1 Northwest Fried Trout James Montgomery Flagg
09/17/39 Cooking around America #2 Way Down East James Montgomery Flagg
09/24/39 Cooking around America #3 Middle West James Montgomery Flagg
10/01/39 Cooking around America #4 San Francisco James Montgomery Flagg
10/08/39 Cooking around America #5 Southwest James Montgomery Flagg
10/15/39 Cooking around America #6 The South James Montgomery Flagg
10/22/39 Cooking around America #7 Southern California James Montgomery Flagg
10/29/39 New Mysteries of the Sky Revealed William Crowder (article by Robert R. Coles)
11/05/39 New Mysteries of the Sky Revealed William Crowder (article by Robert R. Coles)
11/12/39 Flossy Frills #1 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
11/19/39 Flossy Frills #2 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
11/26/39 Flossy Frills #3 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
12/03/39 Flossy Frills #4 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
12/10/39 Flossy Frills #5 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
12/17/39 Flossy Frills #6 Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
12/24/39 Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
12/31/39 The Statue of Liberty E.M. Jackson, poem by Edgar Lee Masters
01/07/40 Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/14/40 Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/21/40 Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/28/40 Spring Alastair K. MacDonald
02/04/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #1 The Tale of Arthur’s Sword Excalibur Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
02/11/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #2 Tale of Sir Tristram and the Love Potion Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
02/18/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #3 Tale of the Enchantress and the Magic Scabbard Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
02/25/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #4 Tale of Sir Galahad and his Quest for the Sangreal Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
03/03/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #5 Tale of Launcelot and the Four Queens Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
03/10/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #6 Tale of Merlin and one of the Ladies of the Lake Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
03/17/40 7 Tales from King Arthur’s Court – #7 The Tale of how Sir Launcelot Slew Sir Agravaine Edmund Dulac, article by John Erskine
03/24/40 Easter Blossoms Henry Clive, verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/31/40 The Finishing Touch Henry Clive, verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/07/40 Legends of the American Indians Andre
04/14/40 Legends of the American Indians Andre
04/21/40 A Fleet of Girls Alastair K. MacDonald
04/28/40 Weird Beauties of the Pacific William Crowder
05/05/40 Weird Beauties of the Pacific William Crowder
05/12/40 What the Stars say about your Birthday Erte
05/19/40 What the Stars say about your Birthday Erte
05/26/40 What the Stars say about your Birthday Erte
06/02/40 What the Stars say about your Birthday Erte
06/09/40 The First Rose of Summer Henry Clive, verses by Phyllis McGinley
06/16/40 Summer Honey Henry Clive, verses by Phyllis McGinley
06/23/40 Dress Rehearsal Alastair K. MacDonald
06/30/40 Fourth of July: The American Idea Reproduced historical period art
07/07/40 Gorgeous Palace of King Tut’s Father-in-law Photos
07/14/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/21/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/28/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/04/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/11/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/18/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/25/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
09/01/40 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
09/08/40 America’s First Medical Book Uncredited illustrations
09/15/40 Perfuming the Rose Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
09/22/40 Painting the Lily Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
09/29/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #1 Willy Pogany
10/06/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #2 Willy Pogany
10/13/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #3 Willy Pogany
10/20/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #4 Willy Pogany
10/27/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #5 Willy Pogany
11/03/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #6 Willy Pogany
11/10/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #7 Willy Pogany
11/17/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #8 Willy Pogany
11/24/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #9 Willy Pogany
12/01/40 10 Tales from the Kalevala #10 Willy Pogany
12/08/40 New Mysteries of the Sky William Crowder, with text by Robert R. Coles
12/15/40 Hair-do Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
12/22/40 Merry Christmas Henry Clive
12/29/40 Winter Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley

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