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Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part VIII: 1946 – 1951

This is the final installment of the American Weekly index. In 1951 a new editorial direction took hold and covers were never in series anymore, and the art was often uncredited. Soon after, photo covers would start to become common.

In this final period the pin-up style covers continue, with Henry Clive, Willy Pogany and David Wright the favored artists. Oddly enough, the pin-up covers begin to be interspersed with Bible scenes, a rather pinball-like editorial direction.

One interesting trend has Henry Clive painting famous actresses as characters from history. A special highlight of these years are the occasional J.C. Leyendecker covers, which usually commemorate holidays like Christmas and Easter.

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 Title Creator
01/06/46 Big City Girls – Detroit Henry Clive
01/13/46 Big City Girls – Washington Henry Clive
01/20/46 Big City Girls – Pittsburgh Henry Clive
01/27/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
02/03/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
02/10/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
02/17/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
02/24/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
03/03/46 Give (Red Cross) J.C. Leyendecker
03/10/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
03/17/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
03/24/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
03/31/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
04/07/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
04/14/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
04/21/46 Easter J.C. Leyendecker
04/28/46 Baby Week J.C. Leyendecker
05/05/46 Gallery of Glamour David Wright
05/12/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
05/19/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
05/26/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
06/02/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
06/09/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
06/16/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
06/23/46 Aucassin and Nicolette Willy Pogany
06/30/46 July 4th J.C. Leyendecker
07/07/46 Milwaukee’s Centennial Henry Clive
07/14/46 The Gypsies of Granada W. Russell Flint
07/21/46 Sub Debs M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
07/28/46 Sub Debs M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
08/04/46 Sub Debs M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
08/11/46 Pin-up Girls of History #1 (du Barry/Hedy Lamarr) Henry Clive
08/18/46 Pin-up Girls of History #2 (Phryne/Marie McDonald) Henry Clive
08/25/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Nell Gwynn/Marion Davies) Henry Clive
09/01/46 Labor Day J.C. Leyendecker
09/08/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Lucretia Borgia/Linda Darnell) Henry Clive
09/15/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Pompadour/Alexis Smith) Henry Clive
09/22/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Aspasia/Betty Hutton) Henry Clive
09/29/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Salome/Veronica Lake) Henry Clive
10/06/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Lady Hamilton/Ann Sheridan) Henry Clive
10/13/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Cleopatra/Dorothy Lamour) Henry Clive
10/20/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Helen of Troy/Maureen O’Hara) Henry Clive
10/27/46 Pin-up Girls of History #11(Ninon de Lenclos/Lana Turner) Henry Clive
11/03/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Peg Woffington/Ella Raines) Henry Clive
11/10/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Priscilla Alden/June Allyson) Henry Clive
11/17/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Lola Montez/Gene Tierney) Henry Clive
11/24/46 Thanksgiving J.C. Leyendecker
12/01/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Poppaea/Claudette Colbert) Henry Clive
12/08/46 Pin-up Girls of History (Queen of Sheba/Rita Hayworth) Henry Clive
12/15/46 Beauty Parade David Wright
12/22/46 Christmas J.C. Leyendecker
12/29/46 Untitled (New Year) J.C. Leyendecker
01/05/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
01/12/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
01/19/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
01/26/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
02/02/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
02/09/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
02/16/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
02/23/47 Beauty Parade David Wright
03/02/47 Give (Red Cross) J.C. Leyendecker
03/09/47 Classics in Folklore (Snow White and Rose Red) Willy Pogany
03/16/47 Classics in Folklore (Sleeping Beauty) Willy Pogany
03/23/47 Classics in Folklore (Cinderella) Willy Pogany
03/30/47 Classics in Folklore (Rumpelstiltskin) Willy Pogany
04/06/47 Classics in Folklore (The Swineherd) Willy Pogany
04/13/47 Classics in Folklore (The Real Princess) Willy Pogany
04/20/47 Classics in Folklore (The Goose Girl) Willy Pogany
04/27/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/04/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/11/47 Mother’s Day J.C. Leyendecker
05/18/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/25/47 Memorial Day J.C. Leyendecker
06/01/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
06/08/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
06/15/47 Father’s Day J.C. Leyendecker
06/22/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
06/29/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
07/06/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
07/13/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
07/20/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
07/27/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/03/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/10/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/17/47 Heroines of Literature (Becky Sharp) Modest Stein
08/24/47 Heroines of Literature (Hester Prynne) Modest Stein
08/31/47 Labor Day J.C. Leyendecker
09/07/47 Women in the Bible (Rebecca) Watson Little
09/14/47 Women in the Bible (Ruth) Watson Little
09/21/47 Heroines of Literature (Lady Rowena) Modest Stein
09/28/47 Heroines of Literature (The Lady Known as Lou) Modest Stein
10/05/47 Heroines of Literature (Ramona) Modest Stein
10/12/47 Heroines of Literature (Tess of the d’Urbervilles) Modest Stein
10/19/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
10/26/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
11/02/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
11/09/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
11/16/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
11/23/47 Thanksgiving J.C. Leyendecker
11/30/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
12/07/47 Geraint and Enid – Enchanting Romance of King Arthur’s Court Willy Pogany
12/14/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
12/21/47 Christmas J.C. Leyendecker
12/28/47 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/04/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/11/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/18/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/25/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
02/01/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Jean de Valois/Betty Grable) Henry Clive
02/08/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Mata Hari/Yvonne Decarlo) Henry Clive
02/15/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Ann of Cleves/Merle Oberon) Henry Clive
02/22/48/ Enchantresses of the Ages (Catherine the Great/Barbara Stanwyck) Henry Clive
02/29/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Evelina Hanska/Deborah Kerr) Henry Clive
03/07/48 Untitled (Red Cross) J.C. Leyendecker
03/14/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Duchess of Devonshire/Marion Davies) Henry Clive
03/21/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Diane de Poitiers/Jeanne Crain) Henry Clive
03/28/48 Easter J.C. Leyendecker
04/04/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Marie Mancini/Maria Montez) Henry Clive
04/11/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Duchesse de Berry/Virginia Mayo) Henry Clive
04/18/48 Enchantresses of the ages (Queen Esther/Susan Hayward) Henry Clive
04/25/48 Yesterday’s Fashions Today Thomas Haggerty Webb
05/02/48 Yesterday’s Fashions Today Thomas Haggerty Webb
05/09/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Pauline Bonaparte/Kathryn Grayson) Henry Clive
05/16/48 Yesterday’s Fashions Today Thomas Haggerty Webb
05/23/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Teresa Gamba Guiccioli/Jane Greer) Henry Clive
05/30/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Bianca Capello/Joyce Reynolds) Henry Clive
06/06/48 Enchantresses of the Ages-(Mme. Malibran/Ava Gardner) Henry Clive
06/13/48 Yesterday’s Fashions Today Thomas Haggerty Webb
06/20/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Delilah/Beryl Wallace) Henry Clive
06/27/48 Enchantresses of the Ages (Nineties/Janis Paige) Henry Clive
07/04/48 July 4th J.C. Leyendecker
07/11/48 Yesterday’s Fashions Today Thomas Haggerty Webb
07/18/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
07/25/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/01/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/08/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/15/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/22/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/29/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/05/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/12/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/19/48 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/26/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
10/03/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
10/10/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
10/17/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
10/24/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
10/31/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
11/07/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
11/14/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
11/21/48 Thanksgiving J.C. Leyendecker
11/28/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
12/05/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
12/12/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
12/19/48 Untitled (Christmas) J.C. Leyendecker
12/26/48 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
01/02/49 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
01/09/49 Temptations of Ulysses Willy Pogany
01/16/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/23/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
01/30/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
02/06/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
02/13/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
02/20/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
02/27/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
03/06/49 Red Cross … Give Henry Clive
03/13/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
03/20/49 The Drama of the Bible – The Good Samaritan Clark Fay
03/27/49 The Drama of the Bible – He That is Without Sin Clark Fay
04/03/49 The Drama of the Bible – Prodigal Son Clark Fay
04/10/49 The Drama of the Bible – Woman of Samaria Clark Fay
04/17/49 The Drama of the Bible – Suffer Little Children Clark Fay
04/24/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair) Henry Clive
05/01/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Sweet Leilani) Henry Clive
05/08/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Bedelia) Henry Clive
05/15/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Ramona) Henry Clive
05/22/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (My Gal Sal) Henry Clive
05/29/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Sylvia) Henry Clive
06/05/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Mademoiselle from Armentieres) Henry Clive
06/12/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Estrellita) Henry Clive
06/19/49 the Girl Who Inspired the Song (Sunbonnet Sue) Henry Clive
06/26/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Sweet Rosie O’Grady) Henry Clive
07/03/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Louise) Henry Clive
07/10/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Rose Marie) Henry Clive
07/17/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Sally Won’t You Come Back Henry Clive
07/24/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song (Marcheta) Henry Clive
07/31/49 The Girl Who Inspired the Song Henry Clive
08/07/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/14/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/21/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/28/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/04/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/11/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/18/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/25/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
10/02/49 Beauty on Parade David Wright
10/09/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Cymbeline Willy Pogany
10/16/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Hamlet Willy Pogany
10/23/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet Willy Pogany
10/30/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – The Tempest Willy Pogany
11/06/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Twelfth Night Willy Pogany
11/13/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Midsummer Nights Dream Willy Pogany
11/20/49 Thanksgiving J.C. Leyendecker
11/27/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale Willy Pogany
12/04/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – King Lear Willy Pogany
12/11/49 Beauties of Shakespeare – Much ado about Nothing Willy Pogany
12/18/49 While Shepherds Watched Clark Fay
12/25/49 Untitled (Christmas) J.C. Leyendecker
01/01/50 New Year J.C. Leyendecker
01/08/50 Beauties of Shakespeare – Measure for Measure Willy Pogany
01/15/50 Beauties of Shakespeare – Macbeth Willy Pogany
01/22/50 Beauties of Shakespeare – Taming of the Shrew Willy Pogany
01/29/50 Beauties of Shakespeare – Love’s Labours Lost Willy Pogany
02/05/50 Beauties of Shakespeare – Merry Wives of Windsor Willy Pogany
02/12/50 The Magnificat Clark Fay
02/19/50 The Sermon on the Mount Clark Fay
02/26/50 Martha and Mary Clark Fay
03/05/50 Give through American Red Cross Henry Clive
03/12/50 The Lord’s Prayer Clark Fay
03/19/50 Gethsemane Clark Fay
03/26/50 Woman Behold thy Son Clark Fay
04/02/50 Mary Receiving the Body of Christ Clark Fay
04/09/50 The Resurrection Clark Fay
04/16/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
04/23/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
04/30/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/07/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/14/50 Heroines of the Opera (Mimi/Barbara Bates) Henry Clive
05/21/50 Heroines of the Opera (Manon Lescaut/Wanda Hendrix) Henry Clive
05/28/50 Heroines of the Opera (Martha/Martha Vickers) Henry Clive
06/04/50 Heroines of the Opera (Acquanetta as Lakme) Henry Clive
06/11/50 Heroines of the Opera (Marguerite/June Haver) Henry Clive
06/18/50 Heroines of the Opera (Lucia/Eleanor Parker) Henry Clive
06/25/50 Heroines of the Opera (Brunhilde/Patricia Neal) Henry Clive
07/02/50 Heroines of the Opera (Juliet/Shirley Temple) Henry Clive
07/09/50 Heroines of the Opera (Mme Butterfly/Ann Blyth) Henry Clive
07/16/50 Heroines of the Opera (Thais/Hazel Brooks) Henry Clive
07/23/50 Heroines of the Opera (Carmen/Linda Darnell) Henry Clive
07/30/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/06/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/13/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/20/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/27/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/03/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/10/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/17/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/24/50 Gardenia Henry Clive
10/01/50 Miss Country Club Henry Clive
10/08/50 Inspiration Henry Clive
10/15/50 Coquette Henry Clive
10/22/50 Fancy Dress Henry Clive
10/29/50 Butterfly Henry Clive
11/05/50 Soft Shoulders Henry Clive
11/12/50 Bright Eyes Henry Clive
11/19/50 Thanksgiving J.C. Leyendecker
11/26/50 Ace of Hearts Henry Clive
12/03/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
12/10/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
12/17/50 Beauty on Parade David Wright
12/24/50 Christmas J.C. Leyendecker
12/31/50 Tales from the Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
01/07/51 The Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
01/14/51 The Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
01/21/51 The Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
01/28/51 The Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
02/04/51 The Arabian Nights Edmund Dulac
02/11/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Richard II Willy Pogany
02/18/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry IV Willy Pogany
02/25/51 Support the 1951 Red Cross Fund Norman Rockwell
03/04/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry IV Willy Pogany
03/11/51 Dreamy Eyes Henry Clive
03/18/51 Wild Women Henry Clive
03/25/51 Outdoor Girl Henry Clive
04/01/51 Bed of Roses Henry Clive
04/08/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry V Willy Pogany
04/15/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry VI Willy Pogany
04/22/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry VI Part 2 Willy Pogany
04/29/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Henry VI Part 3 Willy Pogany
05/06/51 Beauties of Shakespeare-Richard III Willy Pogany
05/13/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/20/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
05/27/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
06/03/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
06/10/51 Catch of the Season Henry Clive
06/17/51 A Birdie Henry Clive
06/24/51 Thoroughbred Henry Clive
07/01/51 The Wedding of George Washington and Martha Custis J.L.G. Farris
07/08/51 Red Cap Henry Clive
07/15/51 Bull’s Eye Henry Clive
07/22/51 Untitled (girl on bicycle) Henry Clive
07/29/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/05/51 Roger! Henry Clive
08/12/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
08/19/51 A Strike Henry Clive
08/26/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/02/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/09/51 The Favorite Henry Clive
09/16/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
09/23/51 A Basket Henry Clive
09/30/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
10/07/51 20-Love Henry Clive
10/14/51 Beauty on Parade David Wright
10/21/51 Autumn Gold Henry Clive
10/28/51 Who’s Scared Clarence Carter
11/04/51 Lesson in Leaves Unclear signature — Everett Henry?
11/11/51 Easy To Hurt Unclear signature
11/18/51 Untitled (Thanksgiving) Arthur Sarnoff
11/25/51 The Phone belongs to Youth Henry Clive?
12/02/51 Untitled (winter scene with girl wiping little boy’s nose) Harold Anderson
12/09/51 Untitled (man on horse looking at doe in forest) Uncredited
12/16/51 Untitled (woman in phone booth applying lipstick) Uncredited
12/23/51 Take one Home for Christmas Uncredited
12/30/51 Untitled (woman celebrating new year) Milton Wolsky

One comment on “Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part VIII: 1946 – 1951

  1. Really enjoyed this series. I was interested to see that Studdy's Bonzo had an American presence. As part of the old British Empire and now Commonwealth, Bonzo products were available,here in New Zealand, figurines, annuals, books etc .Was also interested to see Edmund Dulac on the list of artists Thanks Allan!
    Greig Daniels

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Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part VII: 1941 – 1945

These years are the last hurrah for covers I consider to be eligible for Stripper’s Guide. Russell Patterson’s Flossy Frills covers and the last Fish series close us out. The final period that I indexed, 1941 through 1951, concentrates mostly on pin-up covers. Henry Clive, Willy Pogany and David Wright become by far the most often seen contributors.

A big change to the section comes with 1944. The American Weekly changes from broadsheet to tabloid format.

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 Title Creator
01/05/41 A Fragonard Fantasy Alastair K. MacDonald, verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/12/41 Dead Man’s Passport Joe Little (story illustration, author Max Brand)
01/19/41 The Clipper Flying Cloud Worden Wood
01/26/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/02/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/09/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/16/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/23/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/02/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/09/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/16/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/23/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/30/41 New Adventures of Flossy Frills Russell Patterson, verses by Carolyn Wells
04/06/41 Forest Defense is National Defense James Montgomery Flagg
04/13/41 Wonderlands under the Sea William Crowder
04/20/41 Wonderlands under the Sea William Crowder
04/27/41 Wonderlands under the Sea William Crowder
05/04/41 The Airman and the Mermaid Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/11/41 Art vs. Fashion Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/18/41 The Artist, the Satyr and the Nymph Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/25/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
06/01/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
06/08/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
06/15/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
06/22/41 The Green Diary Unsigned but by Joe Little, story illustration of author Q. Patrick
06/29/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/06/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/13/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/20/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
07/27/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/03/41 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
08/10/41 Flowers of Yesterday – Ancient Peru William Crowder
08/17/41 Flowers of Yesterday – Prehistoric North America William Crowder
08/24/41 Flowers of Yesterday – Ancient China William Crowder
08/31/41 Flowers of Yesterday – Ancient Egypt William Crowder
09/07/41 A Pharaoh Dines Reproduced historical period art
09/14/41 10 Tales from the Gaelic Willy Pogany
09/21/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #1 Willy Pogany
09/28/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #2 Willy Pogany
10/05/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #3 Willy Pogany
10/12/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #4 Willy Pogany
10/19/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #5 Willy Pogany
10/26/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #6 Willy Pogany
11/02/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #7 Willy Pogany
11/09/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #8 Willy Pogany
11/16/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #9 Willy Pogany
11/23/41 10 Tales From the Gaelic #10 Willy Pogany
11/30/41 As one Flier to Another Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
12/07/41 A New Theory of Life on Venus and Mars William Crowder, with article by Robert R Coles
12/14/41 Marvels of Sunlight William Crowder, with article by Robert R Coles
12/21/41 Merry Christmas Henry Clive
12/28/41 Happy New Year Henry Clive
01/04/42 A Pharaoh goes Hunting Reproduced historical period art
01/11/42 The Course of True Love Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/18/42 Maid in America #1 – The Puritan Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/25/42 Maid in America #2 – The New Amsterdam Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/01/42 Maid in America #3 – Colonial Miss Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/08/42 Maid in America #4 – The Creole Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/15/42 Maid in America #5 – California Spanish Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/22/42 Buy US Defense Bonds Henry Clive
03/01/42 Maid in America #6 – The Covered Wagon Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/08/42 Maid in America #7 – The Southern Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/15/42 Maid in America #8 – Gay Nineties Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/22/42 Maid in America #9 – The Girl of Today Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/29/42 Our Victory Girl Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/05/42 Farmer Giles and the Wood Nymph Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/12/42 Superstitions of the Sky William Crowder
04/19/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #1 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
04/26/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #2 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
05/03/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #3 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
05/10/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #4 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
05/17/42 Strike Down this Monster (forest fire danger) Willy Pogany
05/24/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #5 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
05/31/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #6 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
06/07/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #7 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
06/14/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #8 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
06/21/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #9 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
06/28/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #10 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
07/05/42 Keep the Eagle Flying Henry Clive
07/12/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #11 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
07/19/42 Flossy Frills Helps Out #12 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
07/26/42 Colorama of the Caribbean William Crowder
08/02/42 Colorama of the Caribbean William Crowder
08/09/42 Canterbury Tales #1 – The Student’s Tale of Patient Griselda Edmund Dulac
08/16/42 Canterbury Tales #2 – The Knight’s Tale of Emily’s Lovers Edmund Dulac
08/23/42 Canterbury Tales #3 – The Miller’s Tale of the Carpenter’s Wife Edmund Dulac
08/30/42 Canterbury Tales #4 – The Squire’s Tale of Canace and the Talking Falcon Edmund Dulac
09/06/42 Canterbury Tales #5 – The Wife of Bath’s Tale of the Amorous Knight Edmund Dulac
09/13/42 Canterbury|Tales #6 – The Merchant’s Tale of the Doting Husband Edmund Dulac
09/20/42 Canterbury Tales #7 – The Man of Law’s Tale of What Happened to Constance Edmund Dulac
09/27/42 Canterbury Tales #8 – The Second Nun’s Tale of St. Cecelia Edmund Dulac
10/04/42 A Soldier’s Dream Alastair K. MacDonald, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
10/11/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
10/18/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
10/25/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
11/01/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
11/08/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
11/15/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
11/22/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
11/29/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
12/06/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
12/13/42 Instantaneous Etiquette Fish, with text by Bugs Baer
12/20/42 The Merry Christmas We’re Going to Keep Henry Clive
12/27/42 May We Have This Kind of Happy New Year Henry Clive
01/03/43 Colorama of the Caribbean William Crowder
01/10/43 Hits to be for ’43 – Marching Through Berlin Russell Patterson
01/17/43 Hits to be for ’43 – Babble-ee Babble-o by Sammy Kaye Russell Patterson
01/24/43 Hits to be for ’43 – It Started All Over Again by Tommy Dorsey Russell Patterson
01/31/43 Hits to be for ’43 – Shadow of a Doubt by Freddy Martin Russell Patterson
02/07/43 Hits to be for ’43 – No One Ever Comes Around To My House by Shep Fields Russell Patterson
02/14/43 Hits to be for ’43 – In all this World by Hal McIntyre Russell Patterson
02/21/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Mexico Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/28/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Canada Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/07/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Panama Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/14/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – The Girl from Peru Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/21/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Brazil Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
03/28/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – The Girl from Guatemala Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/04/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – The Girl from Cuba Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/11/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Venezuela Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/18/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – The Girl from Uruguay Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
04/25/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Costa Rica Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/02/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Chile Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/09/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Colombia Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/16/43 Glamorous Good Neighbors – Ecuador Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
05/23/43 Colorama of the Caribbean William Crowder
05/30/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
06/06/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
06/13/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
06/20/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
06/27/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
07/04/43 That Freedom Shall Not Perish Henry Clive
07/11/43 They Tell it in Iceland #6 Willy Pogany
07/18/43 They Tell it in Iceland #7 Willy Pogany
07/25/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
08/01/43 They Tell it in Iceland Willy Pogany
08/08/43 They Tell it in Iceland #10 Willy Pogany
08/15/43 If Our Submarines Had Portholes William Crowder
08/22/43 If Our Submarines Had Portholes William Crowder
08/29/43 If Our Submarines Had Portholes William Crowder
09/05/43 If Our Submarines Had Portholes William Crowder
09/12/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
09/19/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
09/26/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
10/03/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit #4 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
10/10/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
10/17/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit #6 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
10/24/43 Flossy Frills Does Her Bit #7 Russell Patterson, verses by Percy Shaw
10/31/43 Flower Girls – Wild Rose Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
11/07/43 Flower Girls – Poppy Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
11/14/43 Flower Girls – Forget-me-not Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
11/21/43 Flower Girls – Black-eyed Susan Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
11/28/43 Flower Girls – Orchid Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
12/05/43 Flower Girls – Daisy Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
12/12/43 Flower Girls – Sweet William Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
12/19/43 My Country ‘Tis of Thee Joe Little
12/26/43 Flower Girls – Cactus Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/02/44 Flower Girls – Iris Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/09/44 Flower Girls – Pansy Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/16/44 Flower Girls – Magnolia Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/23/44 Flower Girls – Hibiscus Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
01/30/44 Zodiac Girls – Aquarius Willy Pogany
02/06/44 Flower Girls – Tiger Lily Henry Clive, with verses by Phyllis McGinley
02/13/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
02/20/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
02/27/44 Zodiac Girls – Pisces Willy Pogany
03/05/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
03/12/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
03/19/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
03/26/44 Speaking of Heroes Willy Pogany
04/02/44 Zodiac Girls – Aries Willy Pogany
04/09/44 Untitled (Easter) Joe Little
04/16/44 Highlights to Charm – The Nail Polish David Wright
04/23/44 Highlights to Charm – The Lipstick David Wright
04/30/44 Jewels of Heaven William Crowder
05/07/44 Zodiac Girls – Taurus Willy Pogany
05/14/44 Highlights to Charm – The Gloves David Wright
05/21/44 Highlights to Charm – The Hair Ornament David Wright
05/28/44 Untitled (female in uniform driving Jeep with Civil War vet passenger) Joe Little
06/04/44 Zodiac Girls – Gemini Willy Pogany
06/11/44 Highlights to Charm – The Fan David Wright
06/18/44 Highlights to Charm – Mascara David Wright
06/25/44 Buy one of these Bonds Today Joe Little
07/02/44 Untitled (soldiers painting shells) Joe Little
07/09/44 Zodiac Girls – Cancer Willy Pogany
07/16/44 Highlights to Charm – The Veil David Wright
07/23/44 Highlights to Charm – The Stockings David Wright
07/30/44 Global Glamour – China Henry Clive
08/06/44 Global Glamour – Alaska Henry Clive
08/13/44 Zodiac Girls – Leo Willy Pogany
08/20/44 Global Glamour – Australia Henry Clive
08/27/44 Global Glamour – Normandy Henry Clive
09/03/44 Zodiac Girls – Virgo Willy Pogany
09/10/44 Global Glamour – South Seas Henry Clive
09/17/44 Global Glamour – India Henry Clive
09/24/44 Global Glamour – Northern Ireland Henry Clive
10/01/44 Zodiac Girls – Libra Willy Pogany
10/08/44 Global Glamour – Egypt Henry Clive
10/15/44 Global Glamour – Sicily Henry Clive
10/22/44 Global Glamour – North Africa Henry Clive
10/29/44 Zodiac Girls – Scorpio Willy Pogany
11/05/44 Global Glamour – Iceland Henry Clive
11/12/44 The Girls they Left Behind David Wright
11/19/44 Untitled (turkey) Joe Little
11/26/44 Zodiac Girls – Sagittarius Willy Pogany
12/03/44 The Girls they Left Behind David Wright
12/10/44 The Girls They Left Behind David Wright
12/17/44 Zodiac Girls – Capricorn Willy Pogany
12/24/44 Untitled (girl hangs wreath in window) Joe Little
12/31/44 The Girls they Left Behind David Wright
01/07/45 Your Birthstone – Garnet Willy Pogany
01/14/45 The Girls They Left Behind David Wright
01/21/45 The Girls they Left Behind David Wright
01/28/45 Ladies of Empire – Aspasia M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
02/04/45 Your Birthstone – Amethyst Willy Pogany
02/11/45 Ladies of Empire – Thargelia M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
02/18/45 Ladies of Empire – Cleopatra M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
02/25/45 Ladies of Empire – Messalina M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
03/04/45 Your Birthstone – Bloodstone Willy Pogany
03/11/45 Ladies of Empire – Theodora M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
03/18/45 Ladies of Empire – Ayesha M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
03/25/45 Ladies of Empire – Dubarry M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
04/01/45 Untitled (girl trying on hat) Joe Little
04/08/45 Your Birthstone – Diamond Willy Pogany
04/15/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
04/22/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
04/29/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
05/06/45 Your Birthstone – Emerald Willy Pogany
05/13/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
05/20/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
05/27/45 Untitled (looking at photo album) Joe Little
06/03/45 Untitled (War Bonds) Joe Little
06/10/45 Your Birthstone – Pearl Willy Pogany
06/17/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
06/24/45 Lucky in Love Henry Clive, with verses by Percy Shaw
07/01/45 Fourth of July Tom Little, with verses by Percy Shaw
07/08/45 Your Birthstone – Ruby Willy Pogany
07/15/45 The Wright Girls David Wright
07/22/45 The Wright Girls David Wright
07/29/45 The Wright Girls David Wright
08/05/45 Your Birthstone – Sardonyx Willy Pogany
08/12/45 The Wright Girls David Wright
08/19/45 The Wright Girls David Wright
08/26/45 Pets – Kinkajou Ozni Brown
09/02/45 Your Birthstone (Sapphire-September) Willy Pogany
09/09/45 Pets- Lemur Ozni Brown
09/16/45 Pets – Coati Ozni Brown
09/23/45 Pets – Porky Ozni Brown
09/30/45 Big City Girls – San Francisco Henry Clive
10/07/45 Your Birthstone (Opal-October) Willy Pogany
10/14/45 Big City Girls – Boston Henry Clive
10/21/45 Big City Girls – Miami Henry Clive
10/28/45 Big City Girls – San Antonio Henry Clive
11/04/45 Big City Girls – Seattle Henry Clive
11/11/45 Big City Girls – Los Angeles Henry Clive
11/18/45 Untitled (Thanksgiving) J.C. Leyendecker
11/25/45 Big City Girls – New Orleans Henry Clive
12/02/45 Big City Girls – Chicago Henry Clive
12/09/45 Big City Girls – New York City Henry Clive
12/16/45 Big City Girls – Baltimore Henry Clive
12/23/45 Peace on Earth J.C. Leyendecker
12/30/45 Untitled (New Year) J.C. Leyendecker

One comment on “Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part VII: 1941 – 1945

  1. Hi Allan,

    I enjoy your blog and this index is wonderful. I just wanted to add that The Eight Chaucer Tales of 1942 was illustrated by Edmund Dulac but John Erskine also contributed text, as in the 1940 series Seven Tales from King Arthur's court.
    I have published an eBook with all the American Weekly covers of Dulac this year. You can find it on Amazon,etc.
    all the best,
    Albert

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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

Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index Part V: 1931 – 1935

The 1930s are a bad decade for my index, but an anonymous tip to check the Milwaukee Sentinel on Google News Archive filled in a ton of gaps at the last minute.

Apparently during most of this decade, Hearst only allowed his own papers to run the American Weekly section, so the availability on microfilm is very sparse. It wasn’t a great decade for cartoon covers anyway; there was a lot of pseudo-science and pop history using up cover space.

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 Title Creator
01/04/31 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/11/31 What will Future Man be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/18/31 Newest discoveries at Knossos Reproduced historical period art
01/25/31 Newest Discoveries at Knossos Reproduced historical period art
02/01/31 Lovely Clay C.D. Mitchell (story illustration, author Maysie Greig)
02/08/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Perseus and Andromeda) Edmund Dulac
02/15/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Pan and Syrinx) Edmund Dulac
02/22/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Psyche and Eros) Edmund Dulac
03/01/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Circe and Ulysses) Edmund Dulac
03/08/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Orpheus and Eurydice) Edmund Dulac
03/15/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Europa and Zeus) Edmund Dulac
03/22/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Selene and Endymion) Edmund Dulac
03/29/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Hercules and Dejanira) Edmund Dulac
04/05/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Persephone and Pluto) Edmund Dulac
04/12/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Venus and Adonis) Edmund Dulac
04/19/31 Love Stories the Ancients Believed In (Medea and Jason) Edmund Dulac
04/26/31 Lava Love C.D. Mitchell (story illustration, author Inez Castello)
05/03/31 What Science now Knows about the Planet Mars Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
05/10/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
05/17/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
05/24/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
05/31/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
06/07/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
06/14/31 Private Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
06/21/31 Pirates Bold Dwight Franklin (photos of wax sculptures)
06/28/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/05/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/12/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/19/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/26/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
08/02/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
08/09/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
08/16/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
08/23/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
08/30/31 Curious Kitty Fish, with verses by Carolyn Wells
09/06/31 If the Earth becomes Uninhabitable where shall we Go? (chapter 1) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
09/13/31 If the Earth becomes Uninhabitable where shall we Go? (chapter 2) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
09/20/31 If the Earth becomes Uninhabitable where shall we Go? (chapter 3) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
09/27/31 Painting His Pictures Underwater Elie Cheverlange
10/04/31 Paintings Made Underneath the Water Elie Cheverlange
10/11/31 When a King had to be a Real Man Reproduced historical period art
10/18/31 A Painter Interprets Beethoven: Music Translated into Pictures Jose Segrelles
10/25/31 The House Next Door C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Burton Stevenson)
11/01/31 Why Astronomers Suspect the Earth has another Moon Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/08/31 Every Brush Stroke Washed Away a Sin Reproduced historical period art
11/15/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 1) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/22/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 2) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/29/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 3) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
12/06/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 4) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
12/13/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 5) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
12/20/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 6) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
12/27/31 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 7) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
01/03/32 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 8) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
01/10/32 A Race of Supermen who Perished 20,000 Years Ago (chapter 9) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
01/17/32 The Spanish Lady C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Frederic Arnold Kummer)
01/24/32 The First Pictures Ever Printed Reproduced historical period art
01/31/32 Royal Palace Luxuries of 4,000 Years Ago Reproduced historical period art
02/07/32 Forlorn Fantastic Pluto the Newly Discovered Planet Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
02/14/32 Washington’s Farewell Address Uncredited illustration
02/21/32 George Washington Gilbert Stuart painting reproduction
02/28/32 General Washington Receives the Surrender of the British at Yorktown V. de Paredes painting reproduction
03/06/32 Washington Crossing the Delaware Emanuel Leutze painting reproduction
03/13/32 Washington’s Triumphal Entry into New York in 1783 Reproduced historical period art
03/20/32 President Washington’s Affectionate Farewell to his Mother W.H. Powell painting reproduction
03/27/32 Washington’s Farewell to his Generals Reproduced historical period art
04/03/32 The Dude Ranch Mystery C.D. Mitchell (story illustration, author Mark Plum)
04/10/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (Cinderella and Prince Charming) Edmund Dulac
04/17/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (Prince Ahmed and Peri-Banu) Edmund Dulac
04/24/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (The Goose-Girl) Edmund Dulac
05/01/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (Ivan and the Chestnut Horse) Edmund Dulac
05/08/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (The Prince and the Sleeping Beauty) Edmund Dulac
05/15/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (Ta-Khai and the Bird Feng) Edmund Dulac
05/22/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (The Princess and the Enchanted Stag) Edmund Dulac
05/29/32 Enchanting Fairyland Lovers (The Fisherman and the Dragon King’s Daughter) Edmund Dulac
06/05/32 History and Religion in Indian Art Reproduced historical period art
06/12/32 Desire C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Madeleine Sharps Buchanan)
06/19/32 Science Proves the Biblical Deluge Reproduced historical period art
06/26/32 How the Moon may Reveal Secrets of the Earth’s Atmosphere Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
07/03/32 The Life of Christ in Pictures 700 Years Old Reproduced historical period art
07/10/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
07/17/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
07/24/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
07/31/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
08/07/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
08/14/32 A Dog’s Life G.E. Studdy
08/21/32 Pets #1 – Pretty Polly Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
08/28/32 Pets #2 – A Lucky Dog Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
09/04/32 Pets – Bill and Coo Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
09/11/32 The Beret From Paris C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Sally Elliott Allen)
09/18/32 Pets #4 – Thoroughbreds Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
09/25/32 Pets #5 – Kitty Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/02/32 Pets #6 – Goldfish Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/09/32 Pets #7 – The Chatterers Henry Clive, verses by Carolyn Wells
10/16/32 Fantastic Difficulties of a Journey to the Planets Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
10/23/32 Fantastic Difficulties of a Journey to the Planets Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
10/30/32 Savages of the South Seas Caroline Mytinger
11/06/32 Restoring the Priceless Frescoes in India’s Cave Monasteries Reproduced historical period art
11/13/32 The Justice of the Desert C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Joan Kennedy)
11/20/32 Venus, Brilliant Mystery of the Heavens Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/27/32 Women of Earlier Centuries Miss E. Harding
12/04/32 From Ocean Depths William Crowder
12/11/32 From Ocean Depths William Crowder
12/18/32 From Ocean Depths William Crowder
12/25/32 From Ocean Depths William Crowder
01/01/33 Portraiture 4000 Years Old in Ancient Bible Cities Reproduced historical period art
01/08/33 Dance of the Virgins C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Pearl Bank Steward)
01/15/33 Man’s Insect Enemies Illegible signature
01/22/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
01/29/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
02/05/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
02/12/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
02/19/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
02/26/33 Can Man Change the Universe to Suit his Needs? Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
03/05/33 Nature’s Gorgeous Coloring of Bugs and Insects Puzzles Scientists Uncredited illustrations
03/12/33 Frescoes from an American Temple 1500 Years Old Reproduced historical period art
03/19/33 How the Mysterious Mayans Made War Reproduced historical period art
03/26/33 Buy American Howard Chandler Christy
04/02/33 Big Time C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Rae Chadwell)
04/09/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Iris and the God of Sleep) Edmund Dulac
04/16/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Echo and Narcissus) Edmund Dulac
04/23/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Hercules and Hebe) Edmund Dulac
04/30/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Glaucus and Scylla) Edmund Dulac
05/07/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Pomona and Vertumnus) Edmund Dulac
05/14/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Diana and Actaeon) Edmund Dulac
05/21/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Ariadne and Bacchus) Edmund Dulac
05/28/33 Myths the Ancients Believed (Flora and Zephyr) Edmund Dulac
06/04/33 Mystery of the Cosmic Rays that Bombard the Earth Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
06/11/33 Cupids (#1 – Dutch) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
06/18/33 Cupids (#2 – Indian) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
06/25/33 Cupids (#3 – Spanish) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/02/33 Cupids (#4 -Egyptian) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/09/33 Cupids (#5 – Irish) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/16/33 Cupids (#6 – Chinese) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/23/33 Cupids (#7 – French) Henry Clive, with verses by Carolyn Wells
07/30/33 The Eye of the Dragon C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Herbert Jensen)
08/06/33 Dramatic Episodes of History Modeled in Wax Dwight Franklin
08/13/33 Humanity’s Earliest Art Reproduced historical period art
08/20/33 Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
08/27/33 Home Life and Pastimes of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
09/03/33 Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
09/10/33 Home Life and Pastimes of the Ancient Egyptians Reproduced historical period art
09/17/33 Kid Sisters Don’t Count C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Maysie Greig)
09/24/33 If Our Olympic Games were Held on the Moon Uncredited illos, article by Rene Thevenin
10/01/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
10/08/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
10/15/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
10/22/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
10/29/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
11/05/33 If the Earth Suddenly Stopped Revolving Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/12/33 If the Earth Speeded up its Movements Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/19/33 Patriotism Turns the Wheels of Industry Vincent Aderente
11/26/33 Columbia Sows the Seed of Prosperity Vincent Aderente
12/03/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
12/10/33 City Shadows Percy Crosby
12/17/33 What Will Bring the World to an End? Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
12/24/33 What Will Bring the World to an End? Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
12/31/33 What Will Bring the World to an End? Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
01/07/34 Love, Honor and Deceive C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Howard Rockey)
01/14/34 Pictures from the Queen of Sheba’s Bible Reproduced historical period art
01/21/34 Darlings of the Poets (Evangeline) Henry Clive
01/28/34 Darlings of the Poets (Maud Muller) Henry Clive
02/04/34 Darlings of the Poets (Lenore) Henry Clive
02/11/34 Darlings of the Poets (An Old Sweetheart of Mine) Henry Clive
02/18/34 Darlings of the Poets (Moon of my Delight) Henry Clive
02/25/34 Darlings of the Poets (Lasca) Henry Clive
03/04/34 Darlings of the Poets (Tennyson’s Elaine) Henry Clive
03/11/34 When Showers of Shooting Stars Illuminate the Sky Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
03/18/34 Holy Images by Mexican Indian Primitives Reproduced historical period art
03/25/34 From a Roman Villa Reproduced historical period art
04/01/34 Quaint Paintings of Troubadors and their Lady-Loves Reproduced historical period art
04/08/34 Curious Little Worlds in the Sky We Cannot See Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
04/15/34 First Love C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Loree B. Elking)
04/22/34 Prehistoric African Art Reproduced historical period art
04/29/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Semiramis) Edmund Dulac
05/06/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Dido) Edmund Dulac
05/13/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Cleopatra) Edmund Dulac
05/20/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Isabella of Bavaria) Edmund Dulac
05/27/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Queen Chand) Edmund Dulac
06/03/34 Follies that Destoryed Famous Queens (Marie Antoinette) Edmund Dulac
06/10/34 Follies that Destroyed Famous Queens (Mary Queen of Scots) Edmund Dulac
06/17/34 Gorgeous Finery of a Queen of 5000 Years Ago photos
06/24/34 Gorgeous Finery of a Queen of 5000 Years Ago photos
07/01/34 Gorgeous Finery of a Queen of 5000 Years Ago photos
07/08/34 She Walked Into His Parlor C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Maysie Grieg)
07/15/34 How Crime was Punished 600 Years Ago Reproduced historical period art
07/22/34 Our Daily Life if Man Had Never Invented Fire Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
07/29/34 Our Daily Life if Man Had Never Invented Fire Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
08/05/34 Our Daily Life if Man Had Never Invented Fire Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
08/12/34 Old Testament Miracles as Martin Luther Believed Them Reproduced historical period art
08/19/34 Prehistoric Paintings of a White Race in Africa Reproduced historical period art
08/26/34 Where the Old Masters got their Inspiration Reproduced historical period art
09/02/34 New Discoveries about Life on the Planet Mars Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
09/09/34 Signs of the Times – Do Not Disturb Henry Clive
09/16/34 Signs of the Times – Buy American Henry Clive
09/23/34 Signs of the Times – Detour Henry Clive
09/30/34 Signs of the Times – High Voltage Wires Henry Clive
10/07/34 Signs of the Times – Men and Equipment at Work Henry Clive
10/14/34 Signs of the Times – Dangerous Curves Henry Clive
10/21/34 Signs of the Times – Exit Henry Clive
10/28/34 Full Moon C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Talbot Mundy)
11/04/34 If Man Had the Senses the Insects Have Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/11/34 If Man had the Senses the Insects Have Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/18/34 The Pharaoh who Made his Palace a Zoo Reproduced historical period art
11/25/34 Science explains the Perfume and Colors of Flowers photos
12/02/34 Last Refuges of American Wild Life William Crowder
12/09/34 Last Refuges of American Wild Life William Crowder
12/16/34 Last Refuges of American Wild Life William Crowder
12/23/34 Their Christmas Eve Percy Crosby
12/30/34 Religious Art That Never Saw the Light of Day Reproduced historical period art
01/06/35 How the Earth Looks from Other Worlds Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
01/13/35 How the Earth Looks from Other Worlds Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
01/20/35 How the Earth Looks from Other Worlds Uncredited illustrations (article by Lucien Rudaux)
01/27/35 Where the George-and-the-Dragon Legend Originated Reproduced historical period art
02/03/35 Lure Unsigned but C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Inez Castello)
02/10/35 Beauty Secrets of Aztec Belles 700 Years Ago Reproduced historical period art
02/17/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
02/24/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
03/03/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
03/10/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
03/17/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
03/24/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
03/31/35 Childhood Tragedies Percy Crosby
04/07/35 Priceless Collection of Bible Pictures Comes to America Reproduced historical period art
04/14/35 Priceless Collection of Bible Pictures Comes to America Reproduced historical period art
04/21/35 Priceless Collection of Bible Pictures Comes to America Reproduced historical period art
04/28/35 The Glorious Gamble C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Madeleine Sharps Buchanan)
05/05/35 New Discoveries About the Northern Lights William Crowder
05/12/35 The First All-American Ball Game Uncredited illustrations
05/19/35 Are you Color Blind? Uncredited illustrations
05/26/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At The Age of Five – Mama) Henry Clive
06/02/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Ten Years – The Teacher) Henry Clive
06/09/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Fifteen – “Sally”) Henry Clive
06/16/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Twenty Years – The Actress) Henry Clive
06/23/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Twenty-Five – That Nurse) Henry Clive
06/30/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Thirty – The Unattainable) Henry Clive
07/07/35 Girls Men Don’t Forget (At Thirty-Five – His Bride) Henry Clive
07/14/35 If our Sun should Fly into a Cosmic Cloud Uncredited illustrations, article by Lucien Rudaux
07/21/35 Bible Scenes by Native Artists in the Chinese Missions Contemporary folk art
07/28/35 The Girl Men Talked About C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Maysie Greig)
08/04/35 If the Sunken Continents should Rise Again (part 1) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
08/11/35 If the Sunken Continents Should Rise Again (part 2) Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
08/18/35 Bible Peronages as Represented on Russian Icons Reproduced historical period art
08/25/35 Fascinating Wall Paintings of Pharaoh Seti’s Temple Reproduced historical period art
09/01/35 Night-Club Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
09/08/35 The Suburban Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
09/15/35 Cocktail Hour Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
09/22/35 Decollete Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
09/29/35 Country Club Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/06/35 The Theatre Girl M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/13/35 The Torch Singer M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/20/35 In Central Park M. Victor C. De Tchetchet
10/27/35 Why Mankind cannot live Without Microbes Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/03/35 Why Mankind cannot live Without Microbes Uncredited illustrations, article by Rene Thevenin
11/10/35 Goose Fair Lee Conrey (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
11/17/35 American Pottery 2000 Years Old Reproduced historical period art
11/24/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
12/01/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
12/08/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
12/15/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
12/22/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre
12/29/35 Episodes from the Arabian Nights Andre

Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index — Part IV — 1926 to 1930

My index gets spottier toward the end of the decade. Still better than the early 1930s, which will run here soon after we take a week off for regular Stripper’s Guide posts.

In this period, Henry Clive becomes a major contributor of pin-up covers and the fabulous Britisher Fish arrives. This period also sees a trend toward occasional wacky pseudo-science covers. This period was the heyday for Nell Brinkley and G.E. Studdy, both of whom would tail off considerably after these years.

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 Title Creator
01/03/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
01/10/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
01/17/26 Delilah Lee Conrey (story illo, author Andrew Soutar)
01/24/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
01/31/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
02/07/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
02/14/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
02/21/26 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
02/28/26 Dining Out James Montgomery Flagg
03/07/26 Fair Disturbers James Montgomery Flagg
03/14/26 Threesomes James Montgomery Flagg
03/21/26 A Traffic Casualty Lawson Wood
03/28/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Takes no Risks of an April Fool Surprise G.E. Studdy
04/04/26 A Woman Always Knows Lee Conrey (story illo, author Julia Cleft-Adams)
04/11/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
04/18/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
04/25/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
05/02/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
05/09/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
05/16/26 The Love of Don Luis (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Juanita Savage)
05/23/26 The Love of Don Luis (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Juanita Savage)
05/30/26 Citzens’ Training Camp Sketches Gordon Grant
06/06/26 The Sun’s Gorgeous Corona (science paintings) Howard Russell Butler
06/13/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
06/20/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
06/27/26 The Treasure Hunters Henry Raleigh (verses by Carolyn Wells)
07/04/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Wonders Why the Crab Picked Him Out G.E. Studdy
07/11/26 Altars of Desire (part 1) Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Maria Thompson Daviess)
07/18/26 Altars of Desire (part 2) Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Maria Thompson Daviess)
07/25/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo the Peacemaker G.E. Studdy
08/01/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Takes Care of the Baby G.E. Studdy
08/08/26 The Hired Princess (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Gertrude Pahlow)
08/15/26 The Hired Princess (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Gertrude Pahlow)
08/22/26 A Dog’s Life – A Mean Trick on Bonzo G.E. Studdy
08/29/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Plays Blind Man’s Bluff G.E. Studdy
09/05/26 Mystery of the Jade Cuff-links (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author John Hammond)
09/12/26 Mystery of the Jade Cuff-links (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author John Hammond)
09/19/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo is Kind to Dumb Animals G.E. Studdy
09/26/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Wins and Loses a Doll G.E. Studdy
10/03/26 Children of the Morning (part 1) Gordon Ross (story illo, author W.L. George)
10/10/26 Children of the Morning (part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo, author W.L. George)
10/17/26 A Dog’s Life -Bonzo Imitates the Baby G.E. Studdy
10/24/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo gets the Reward G.E. Studdy
10/31/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Never did Like Soap G.E. Studdy
11/07/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Doesn’t Get the Cookie G.E. Studdy
11/14/26 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo and the Busy Bee G.E. Studdy
11/21/26 Shadow of Ravenscliff (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author J.S. Fletcher)
11/28/26 Shadow of Ravenscliff (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author J.S. Fletcher)
12/05/26 Luxury in Air Travel No signature found, looks like Henry Raleigh to me
12/12/26 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
12/19/26 The Unknown Path (part 1) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Bertram Atkey)
12/26/26 The Unknown Path (part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Bertram Atkey)
01/02/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/09/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/16/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
01/23/27 ?
01/30/27 Shadow of the Serpent (apparently part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo)
02/06/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/13/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
02/20/27 Shadow of the Serpent Gordon Ross (story illo, author Philip M. Fisher Jr.)
02/27/27 Youth Takes a Chance Gordon Ross (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
03/06/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/13/27 The Splendor of the Pharaohs Photos, reproduced historical period art
03/20/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
03/27/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
04/03/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
04/10/27 The Drums of Doom (part 1) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Ottwell Binns)
04/17/27 The Drums of Doom (part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Ottwell Binns)
04/24/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
05/01/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
05/08/27 How Fishes Developed into Reptiles and Finally Became Birds Gordon Ross
05/15/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
05/22/27 Worldly Goods (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Andrew Soutar)
05/29/27 Worldly Goods (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Andrew Soutar)
06/05/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
06/12/27 The Fortunes of Flossie Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
06/19/27 The Fortunes of Flossie (end) Nell Brinkley, verses by Carolyn Wells
06/26/27 King Tut’s Gorgeous Jewels 4,000 Years Old Reproduced historical period art
07/03/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Dries Up G.E. Studdy
07/10/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Kills Time G.E. Studdy
07/17/27 Dead Man’s Booty (part 1) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Olive Bradshaw)
07/24/27 Dead Man’s Booty (part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Olive Bradshaw)
07/31/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo’s Bath is Off G.E. Studdy
08/07/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Gets a Mouthful G.E. Studdy
08/14/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Keeps Cool G.E. Studdy
08/21/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Makes Mischief G.E. Studdy
08/28/27 Jane Was Plain (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
09/04/27 Jane Was Plain (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood))
09/11/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo’s Good Day G.E. Studdy
09/18/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Goes Fishing G.E. Studdy
09/25/27 A Dog’s Life – Love’s Labor Lost G.E. Studdy
10/02/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Gets Beaten Again G.E. Studdy
10/09/27 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo’s Good Deed G.E. Studdy
10/16/27 In The Dark (part 1) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Sydney Horler)
10/23/27 In The Dark (part 2) Gordon Ross (story illo, author Sydney Horler)
10/30/27 Merrie England George Belcher
11/06/27 Merrie England George Belcher
11/13/27 Honeymoon Millions (part 1) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Steuart M. Emery)
11/20/27 Honeymoon Millions (part 2) Lee Conrey (story illo, author Steuart M. Emery)
11/27/27 New Discoveries about the Sun Photos
12/04/27 Merrie England George Belcher
12/11/27 Merrie England George Belcher
12/18/27 Merrie England George Belcher
12/25/27 The World as a “Ship of Fools” Oscar Laske
01/01/28 If the Eye Could See All the Rays of Light Uncredited
01/08/28 Merrie England George Belcher
01/15/28 Merrie England George Belcher
01/22/28 How Nature Manufactures our Food Uncredited
01/29/28 Ancient Egypt by an Artist-Archaeologist Arent Christainsen
02/05/28 The Unlit Lamp (part 1) C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Sinclair Murray)
02/12/28 The Unlit Lamp (part 2) C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Sinclair Murray)
02/19/28 How Plants, Birds and Fishes get their Colors Gordon Ross
02/26/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
03/04/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
03/11/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
03/18/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
03/25/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
04/01/28 Seals of Silence (part 1) Everett Shinn (story illo, author Roy Vickers)
04/08/28 Seals of Silence (part 2) Everett Shinn (story illo, author Roy Vickers)
04/15/28 The Vastness of the Universe Lucien Rudaux
04/22/28 King Tutankhamen’s Funeral Fleet Uncredited
04/29/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
05/06/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
05/13/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
05/20/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
05/27/28 Magnetism, Supreme Mystery of Science Uncredited
06/03/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
06/10/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
06/17/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
06/24/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
07/01/28 Social Advice from Aunty Climax Fish
07/08/28 Treasures of Ancient Ur Reproduced historical period art
07/15/28 Living Lights of the Sea William Crowder
07/22/28 More Gorgeous than King Tut’s Tomb Reproduced historical period art
07/29/28 To Paint the Museum Statues in their Original Colors? Photos, reproduced historical period art
08/05/28 Science Explains Mirages Uncredited
08/12/28 A Dog’s Life – The Reward of the Wicked G.E. Studdy
08/19/28 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Plays Leap-frog G.E. Studdy
08/26/28 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Gets What he Wants G.E. Studdy
09/02/28 A Dog’s Life – Oh Bonzo G.E. Studdy
09/09/28 A Dog’s Life – You Can Never Tell G.E. Studdy
09/16/28 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Spoils a Love Sonnet G.E. Studdy
09/23/28 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo’s Blow-out G.E. Studdy
09/30/28 Man’s First Homes Reproduced historical period art
10/07/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
10/14/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
10/21/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
10/28/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/04/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/11/28 If we Could Visit Other Worlds Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
11/18/28 Petty-June at College Fish
11/25/28 Petty-June at College Fish
12/02/28 Petty-June at College Fish
12/09/28 Petty-June at College Fish
12/16/28 Petty-June at College Fish
12/23/28 Petty-June at College Fish
12/30/28 Petty-June at College Fish
01/06/29 How the Moon got its Craters Uncredited art, article by Lucien Rudaux
01/13/29 Petty-June at College Fish
01/20/29 Petty-June at College Fish
01/27/29 Petty-June at College Fish
02/03/29 Petty-June at College Fish
02/10/29 Petty-June at College Fish
02/17/29 The Luxury Girl Everett Shinn (story illo, author Maysie Greig)
02/24/29 Famous Vamps of History – The Queen of Sheba Edmund Dulac
03/03/29 Famous Vamps of History – Circe the Sorceress Edmund Dulac
03/10/29 Famous Vamps of History – Salome of Old Jerusalem Edmund Dulac
03/17/29 Famous Vamps of History – Atalanta Edmund Dulac
03/24/29 Famous Vamps of History – Yang Kuei-Fei, the Chinese Cleopatra Edmund Dulac
03/31/29 Famous Vamps of History – Ariadne Edmund Dulac
04/07/29 Famous Vamps of History – Semiramis Edmund Dulac
04/14/29 Famous Vamps of History – Helen of Troy Edmund Dulac
04/21/29 More Treasures from King Tut’s Tomb Photos, reproduced historical period art
04/28/29 Colorful Creatures of the Sea William Crowder
05/05/29 Paintings from the Palace of the Fabled Man-Bull Reproduced historical period art
05/12/29 The Sorceress Unsigned but C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Oliver Sandys
05/19/29 Conditions of Life on the Various Planets Uncredited illos, article by Rene Thevenin
05/26/29 Conditions of Life on the Various Planets Uncredited illos, article by Rene Thevenin
06/02/29 Conditions of Life on the Various Planets Uncredited illos, article by Rene Thevenin
06/09/29 Conditions of Life on the Various Planets Uncredited illos, article by Rene Thevenin
06/16/29 How the Egyptians Made their Enduring Colors Reproduced historical period art
06/23/29 King Tut’s Tomb Yields Still More Treasures Photos, reproduced historical period art
06/30/29 Frescoes of Ancient Corinth Photos, reproduced historical period art
07/07/29 Children’s Toys Down Through the Ages Photos
07/14/29 Frescoes 5000 Years Old from Ancient Crete Reproduced historical period art
07/21/29 Painted by People who Saw the Great Flying Dragons Uncredited
07/28/29 The Whirlpool Unsigned but probably C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Olive Bradshaw)
08/04/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
08/11/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
08/18/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
08/25/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
09/01/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
09/08/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
09/15/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
09/22/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
09/29/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
10/06/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
10/13/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
10/20/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
10/27/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
11/03/29 Petty-June Does Europe Fish
11/10/29 How they Buried the Inca King Photos
11/17/29 White Lies C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Joan Clayton)
11/24/29 Golden Treasures from Ur Photos
12/01/29 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/08/29 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/15/29 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/22/29 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/29/29 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/05/30 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/12/30 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/19/30 How the World Would Look if We were Built Differently Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
01/26/30 Modern Religious Art by Descendants of King Solomon Various Abyssinian artists
02/02/30 Masterpieces of Prehistoric Art Photos, reproduced historical period art
02/09/30 What the New 200-Inch Telescope may Reveal to Us Uncredited, article by Lucien Rudaux
02/16/30 The Pixie Girl Gordon Ross (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
02/23/30 Sporting Life in Ancient Greece Reproduced historical period art
03/02/30 Newly Discovered Treasures of Prehistoric American Art Reproduced historical period art
03/09/30 Bugs and Butterflies for Textile Designs Uncredited
03/16/30 New Treasures from King Tut’s Tomb Photos
03/23/30 New Treasures from King Tut’s Tomb Photos
03/30/30 New Treasures from King Tut’s Tomb Photos
04/06/30 New Treasures from King Tut’s Tomb Photos
04/13/30 The Mystery of the Yellow Mistletoe C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Walter S. Masterman)
04/20/30 Luther’s Own Bible Reproduced historical period art
04/27/30 Jupiter, Strange Mysterious Giant of the Heavens Uncredited, article by Lucien Rudaux
05/04/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-The Pet Shop Keeper Henry Clive
05/11/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-The Gold-Digger Henry Clive
05/18/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-#3 – The Social Secretary Henry Clive
05/25/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-#4 Night Club Hostess Henry Clive
06/01/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-#5-The Interior Decorator Henry Clive
06/08/30 The Fashionable Working Girl #6 – The Social Service Worker Henry Clive
06/15/30 The Fashionable Working Girl-#7-The Bride Henry Clive
06/22/30 How a Thunderstorm is Brewed Uncredited
06/29/30 How our Earth is Bound by Invisible Bonds to All the Heavenly Bodies Uncredited, article by Lucien Rudaux
07/06/30 A Dog’s Life – New Adventures of the Famous “Bonzo” G.E. Studdy
07/13/30 A Dog’s Life – New Adventures of the Famous “Bonzo” G.E. Studdy
07/20/30 A Dog’s Life – New Adventures of the Famous “Bonzo” G.E. Studdy
07/27/30 A Dog’s Life – New Adventures of the Famous “Bonzo” G.E. Studdy
08/03/30 Don Lorenzo’s Bride C.D. Mitchell (story illo, author Juanita Savage)
08/10/30 Fading Brilliancy of Tropical Fishes Isabel Cooper, Helen Tee-Van, Elsa Bostelmann
08/17/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
08/24/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
08/31/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
09/07/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
09/14/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
09/21/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
09/28/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
10/05/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
10/12/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
10/19/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
10/26/30 Diary of a Lady’s Maid Fish
11/02/30 The Reluctant Dawn Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Hazel Christie MacDonald)
11/09/30 Remarkable Early Christian Mosaics Reproduced historical period art
11/16/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
11/23/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
11/30/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/07/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/14/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/21/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin
12/28/30 What Will Future Man Be Like? Uncredited, article by Rene Thevenin

Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index — Part III — 1921 to 1925

Complete index for these years, nothing missing! Don’t get used to it, though.

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 Title Creator
01/02/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #9 Nell Brinkley
01/09/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #10 Nell Brinkley
01/16/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #11 Nell Brinkley
01/23/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #12 Nell Brinkley
01/30/21 The Isles of Love Edmund Frederick (story illo)
02/06/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #13 Nell Brinkley
02/13/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #14 Nell Brinkley
02/20/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #15 Nell Brinkley
02/27/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #16 Nell Brinkley
03/06/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #17 Nell Brinkley
03/13/21 Kathleen and the Great Secret #18 Nell Brinkley
03/20/21 Lessons in Love #1-How Vanity can Wreck Love’s Happiness Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
03/27/21 Lessons in Love #2-The Real Cause of Lovers Quarrels Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/03/21 Lessons in Love #3-The Cure for Vanity Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/10/21 Lessons in Love #4-The Folly of Being Vain Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/17/21 Lessons in Love #5-How Vanity Makes Love Pirates Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/24/21 Lessons in Love #6-Why Perfect Love is so Rare Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/01/21 Lessons in Love #7-The Way to Happiness Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/08/21 The Gates of Hope Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Anthony Carlyle)
05/15/21 Lessons in Love #8-The Greatest of All Lovers Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/22/21 Lessons in Love #9-The Perils of Falling in Love Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/29/21 Lessons in Love #10-Why Love’s Jealousy can be Forgiven Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/05/21 Lessons in Love #11-The Duty of Loving Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/12/21 Lessons in Love #12-The Penalty of Jealousy Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/19/21 The Suppliant Albert Vargas
06/26/21 The Dog and the Beauty Albert Vargas
07/03/21 A Patriotic Inspiration Vincent Aderente
07/10/21 Her Bridesmaids Vincent Aderente
07/17/21 Twin Sisters Grief and Joy Vincent Aderente
07/24/21 Her Dreams of Conquest #1 J.W. McGurk
07/31/21 Her Dreams of Conquest #2 J.W. McGurk
08/07/21 Her Dreams of Conquest #3 J.W. McGurk
08/14/21 Her Dreams of Conquest #4 J.W. McGurk
08/21/21 Her Dreams of Conquest #5 J.W. McGurk
08/28/21 The Door of the Unreal Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Gerald Biss)
09/04/21 The Witch of the Great Outdoors Charles A. Winter
09/11/21 Education Vincent Aderente
09/18/21 America Speaks to Woman Charles A. Winter
09/25/21 Autumn Song Vincent Aderente
10/02/21 The Last Review Vincent Aderente
10/09/21 Poor Polly Albert Vargas
10/16/21 Her Train Albert Vargas
10/23/21 Birds of a Feather Albert Vargas
10/30/21 The Peacemaker Blanche Greer
11/06/21 The Squirrel’s Lesson Albert Vargas
11/13/21 Charity Vincent Aderente
11/20/21 Thanksgiving Vincent Aderente
11/27/21 Go and Sin no More Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Dulcie Deamer)
12/04/21 Her Lord and Master Vincent Aderente (poem illo)
12/11/21 Christmas Vincent Aderente
12/18/21 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #1-The Enchanted Crystal Globe Nell Brinkley
12/25/21 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #2-The Cave Nell Brinkley
01/01/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #3-Betty and Billy in Old Egypt Nell Brinkley
01/08/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #4-Betty of Babylon Nell Brinkley
01/15/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #5-The Jungle Princess Nell Brinkley
01/22/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #6-The Bride of Baal Nell Brinkley
01/29/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #7-In the Land of Dwarfs Nell Brinkley
02/05/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #8-The Toys of the Minotaur Nell Brinkley
02/12/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #9-In the Days of the Caesars Nell Brinkley
02/19/22 Her Unwelcome Husband H.B. Eddy (story illo, author W.L. George)
02/26/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #10-The Druid Priestess Nell Brinkley
03/05/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #11-Betty of the Arabian Nights Nell Brinkley
03/12/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #12-The Golden Horde Nell Brinkley
03/19/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #13-The Bride of the Viking Nell Brinkley
03/26/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #14-In the Days of King Arthur Nell Brinkley
04/02/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #15-In the Time of the Troubadors Nell Brinkley
04/09/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #16-When Betty was a Saracen Maid Nell Brinkley
04/16/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #17-In the Days of the Doges Nell Brinkley
04/23/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #18-Betty Montezuma and Don Billy Nell Brinkley
04/30/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #19-Scotch Lassie Betty and Billy Lochinvar Nell Brinkley
05/07/22 A Honeymoon for Three Lee Conrey (story illo, author Anthony Carlyle)
05/14/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #20-The Naughty Marquise Nell Brinkley
05/21/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #21-Betty of Old Virginia Nell Brinkley
05/28/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #22-Betty of the Orange Blossoms Nell Brinkley
06/04/22 Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages – #23-And Forever After Nell Brinkley
06/11/22 How to Educate a Wife #1 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/18/22 How to Educate a Wife #2 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/25/22 How to Educate a Wife #3 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/02/22 How to Educate a Wife #4 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/09/22 How to Educate a Wife #5 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/16/22 Meg Morton, Fortune Hunter Uncredited art (story illo, author May Edginton)
07/23/22 How to Educate a Wife #6 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/30/22 How to Educate a Wife #7 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
08/06/22 How to Educate a Wife #8 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
08/13/22 How to Educate a Wife #9 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
08/20/22 How to Educate a Wife #10 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
08/27/22 How to Educate a Wife #11 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
09/03/22 How to Educate a Wife #12 Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
09/10/22 Grains of Dust Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Anthony Carlyle)
09/17/22 Five Heavens – #1 Happy Hunting Grounds Willy Pogany
09/24/22 Five Heavens – #2 Nirvana Willy Pogany
10/01/22 Five Heavens – #3 Elysian Fields Willy Pogany
10/08/22 Five heavens – #4 Valhalla Willy Pogany
10/15/22 Five Heavens – #5 Paradise Willy Pogany
10/22/22 Social Snapshots #1 – The Climber C.D. Mitchell
10/29/22 Social snapshots #2 – Useless Decorations C.D. Mitchell
11/05/22 When Knighthood was in Flower Nell Brinkley
11/12/22 Social snapshots #3 – A Triangle C.D. Mitchell
11/19/22 Social snapshots #4 – Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds C.D. Mitchell
11/26/22 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
12/03/22 Secret of the Red Emir’s Tent Lee Conrey (story illo, author Bertram Atkey)
12/10/22 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
12/17/22 A Dog’s Life #1-Why the Dickens did you Cut me Off G.E. Studdy
12/24/22 A Dog’s Life #2-Far From de Old Folks at Home G.E. Studdy
12/31/22 A Dog’s Life #3-That’s What I Think of You G.E. Studdy
01/07/23 A Dog’s Life #4-The Beggar’s Opera G.E. Studdy
01/14/23 A Dog’s Life #5-Out of Luck G.E. Studdy
01/21/23 A Dog’s Life #6-Rough Stuff in the Nursery G.E. Studdy
01/28/23 A Dog’s Life #7-That Coal-black Mammy o’ Mine G.E. Studdy
02/04/23 A Dog’s Life #8-Trouble Brewing G.E. Studdy
02/11/23 A Dog’s Life #9-His Troubled Dream when he Snoozed too Near the Fire G.E. Studdy
02/18/23 A Dog’s Life #10-Come on Down Here where I can get at you, you Coward G.E. Studdy
02/25/23 A Dog’s Life #11-His New Year’s Good Resolutions G.E. Studdy
03/04/23 There Shall be no More Death Unsigned – Lee Conrey? (story illo, author Dulcie Deamer)
03/11/23 A Dog’s Life #12-Meditations after a Casual Meeting G.E. Studdy
03/18/23 A Dog’s Life #13-After his Night Out G.E. Studdy
03/25/23 A Dog’s Life #14-How Bonzo Deceived the Doctor and Palmed the Pill G.E. Studdy
04/01/23 A Dog’s Life #15-Even Bonzo becomes Interested in the Discoveries in that Egyptian Tomb G.E. Studdy
04/08/23 A Dog’s Life #16-The Shadow on the Wall G.E. Studdy
04/15/23 A Dog’s Life #17-Bonzo gets the Surprise of his Life G.E. Studdy
04/22/23 A Dog’s Life #18-Bonzo Saves a Goal G.E. Studdy
04/29/23 A Dog’s Life #19-Bonzo makes his Bed G.E. Studdy
05/06/23 A Dog’s Life #20-Bonzo’s Bath Night G.E. Studdy
05/13/23 The Clue Lee Conrey (story illo, author Carolyn Wells)
05/20/23 A Dog’s Life #21-Bonzo and Chee-kee have a Little Mix-up G.E. Studdy
05/27/23 A Dog’s Life #22-Bonzo gets that Spring Feeling G.E. Studdy
06/03/23 A Dog’s Life #23-Bonzo does Parlor Tricks G.E. Studdy
06/10/23 A Dog’s Life #24-Bonzo Spoils a Perfectly Good Photograph G.E. Studdy
06/17/23 A Dog’s Life #25-Battling Bonzo Wins in the First Round G.E. Studdy
06/24/23 A Dog’s Life #26-Loyalty G.E. Studdy
07/01/23 In the Haunts of the Smartest Set-#1-A Musicale in Mrs. C.’s Conservatory Everett Shinn
07/08/23 In the Haunts of the Smartest Set-#2-Dinner Hour at Pierre’s Everett Shinn
07/15/23 In the Haunts of the Smartest Set-#3-A Small Hours Dance at a Famous Supper-club Everett Shinn
07/22/23 In the Haunts of the Smartest Set-#4-A Roulette Game before Dawn Everett Shinn
07/29/23 The Golden Siren H.B. Eddy (story illo, author Marjorie Bowen)
08/05/23 Painted Under the Ocean Asa Cassidy
08/12/23 Beauties of all Nations – #1 – Spain Albert Vargas
08/19/23 Beauties of all Nations – #2 – Hawaii Albert Vargas
08/26/23 Little Old New York (Marion Davies movie) Nell Brinkley
09/02/23 Beauties of all Nations – #3 – Canada Albert Vargas
09/09/23 Scenes from the Arabian Nights #1-Sinbad the Sailor in the Valley of Jewels Arnold Mello
09/16/23 Scenes from the Arabian Nights #2-Sinbad the Sailor’s Giant Bird takes its Breakfast Arnold Mello
09/23/23 Scenes from the Arabian Nights #3-Sinbad the Sailor Discovers the Roc and its Egg Arnold Mello
09/30/23 The Goldfish Girl Arthur Garratt
10/07/23 The Enchanted Fountain Charles Allen Winter
10/14/23 The Passionate Quest Lee Conrey (story illo, author E. Phillips Oppenheim)
10/21/23 How I Won – and Lost – Anna Gould’s Millions Lee Conrey (story illo, author Count Boni de Castella)
10/28/23 Social Snapshots – Two Artists C.D. Mitchell
11/04/23 Social Snapshots – Two Strings C.D. Mitchell
11/11/23 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
11/18/23 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
11/25/23 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
12/02/23 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
12/09/23 Social Snapshots – Alone at Last C.D. Mitchell
12/16/23 Social Snapshots – Her Brilliant Idea C.D. Mitchell
12/23/23 Social Snapshots – Watch your Step C.D. Mitchell
12/30/23 Social Snapshots – The Distressing Truth at Last C.D. Mitchell
01/06/24 Social Snapshots – At the Fashion Show C.D. Mitchell
01/13/24 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
01/20/24 Born Rich Lee Conrey (story illo)
01/27/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists #1-The White Pearl Alexandre Rzewuski
02/03/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists #2-The Black Pearl Alexandre Rzewuski
02/10/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists #3-Death of Sita Suzanne Lagneau
02/17/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – #4-Romance Suzanne Lagneau
02/24/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – Vision of the Snow Queen-next… Alexandre Rzewuski
03/02/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists -Bluebeard’s Choice Alexandre Rzewuski
03/09/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – The Hermit’s Curse Suzanne Lagneau
03/16/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – The Treasure Gustav Adolf Mossa
03/23/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – Jazz Antonio Gonzalez Moreno
03/30/24 The Lure of the American Golden Girl Nell Brinkley
04/06/24 Notable Paintings by New Foreign Artists – The Mask James T. Sharpe
04/13/24 Kate Plus 10 Lee Conrey (story illo, author Edgar Wallace)
04/20/24 Painted Poems – The Spirit of the Spring Vincent Aderente
04/27/24 Painted Poems – The Orchard Vincent Aderente
05/04/24 Painted Poems – The Cardinal Bird Vincent Aderente
05/11/24 Painted Poems – The Sunset Trail Vincent Aderente
05/18/24 Painted Poems – May Vincent Aderente
05/25/24 Painted Poems – The Heroes Vincent Aderente
06/01/24 A Wise Virgin Lee Conrey (story illo, author Sybil Tasker)
06/08/24 Painted Poems – Vanity Vincent Aderente
06/15/24 Painted Poems – Vacation Time Vincent Aderente
06/22/24 Painted Poems – The Fortune Teller Vincent Aderente
06/29/24 Painted Poems – The Sea Maid Vincent Aderente
07/06/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo lets out Polly for a Little Airing G.E. Studdy
07/13/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo and the Vanity Bag G.E. Studdy
07/20/24 A Dog’s Life – /Bonzo Recognizes a Lost Brother G.E. Studdy
07/27/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Finds an Umbrella no Earthly Use G.E. Studdy
08/03/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Removes an Infernal Machine from the Bed G.E. Studdy
08/10/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo and His Friends Give a Surprise Party G.E. Studdy
08/17/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Finds some Queer Tasting Bones G.E. Studdy
08/24/24 The Valley of Paradise Lee Conrey (story illo, author Alfred Gordon Bennett)
08/31/24 A Dog’s Life – Yes, We Have no Bananas G.E. Studdy
09/07/24 A Dog’s Life – The Superstitions of Bonzo #1 G.E. Studdy
09/14/24 A Dog’s Life – The Superstitions of Bonzo #2 G.E. Studdy
09/21/24 A Dog’s Life – The Superstitions of Bonzo #3 G.E. Studdy
09/28/24 A Dog’s Life – The Superstitions of Bonzo #4 G.E. Studdy
10/05/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – The Angel with the Flaming Sword Drives Adam and Eve out of Eden Edmund Dulac
10/12/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – Lot’s Wife looks Back Edmund Dulac
10/19/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – The Infant Moses is Found in the Bulrushes Edmund Dulac
10/26/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – The Walls of Jericho Fall Edmund Dulac
11/02/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – Samson Edmund Dulac
11/09/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – Ruth Uncovers the Feet of Boaz Edmund Dulac
11/16/24 The Woman who Couldn’t Grow Old Illegible artist signature (story illo, author Maurice LeBlanc)
11/23/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – King Saul and the Witch of Endor Edmund Dulac
11/30/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – David and Goliath Edmund Dulac
12/07/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – The Judgment of Solomon Edmund Dulac
12/14/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – Elijah and the Chariot of Fire Edmund Dulac
12/21/24 Bible Scenes and Heroes – Queen Esther and Haman Edmund Dulac
12/28/24 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo’s Unfortunate Christmas Present G.E. Studdy
01/04/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Autumn Eugene Savage
01/11/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Fame and Fortune Eugene Savage
01/18/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – The American Actress Beltran-Masses
01/25/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – The Young Prince and his Slave Leon Bakst
02/01/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Diana Leon Bakst
02/08/25 Her Stolen Name Lee Conrey (story illo)
02/15/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Cinderella Drian
02/22/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – The Sleeping Beauty Drian
03/01/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Early American Sergei Sudeikine
03/08/25 Notable New Paintings by Eminent Artists – Encore Sergei Sudeikine
03/15/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Scheherazade the Sultana Edmund Dulac
03/22/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp Edmund Dulac
03/29/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – The Caliph Haroun al Raschid Edmund Dulac
04/05/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Ali Baba Edmund Dulac
04/12/25 – Characters from the Arabian Nights – The Princess Badroulboudour, the Sweetheart of Aladdin Edmund Dulac
04/19/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Morgania Pours the Boiling Oil on the Forty Thieves Edmund Dulac
04/26/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – The Prince and the Talking Bird Edmund Dulac
05/03/25 The Man She Bought Lee Conrey (story illo, author Roy Vickers)
05/10/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Sinbad the Sailor and the Roc Edmund Dulac
05/17/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – The Enchanted Horse Edmund Dulac
05/24/25 Characters from the Arabian Nights – Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Edmund Dulac
05/31/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
06/07/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
06/14/25 The Isle of Enchantment Signature illegible (story illo, author S. Andrew Wood)
06/21/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
06/28/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
07/05/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
07/12/25 Social Snapshots C.D. Mitchell
07/19/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Gives a Little Surprise Party G.E. Studdy
07/26/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Takes a Joy-ride G.E. Studdy
08/02/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Didn’t Look Before he Leaped G.E. Studdy
08/09/25 A Dog’s Life – They Meant Well But– G.E. Studdy
08/16/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Catches a Crab G.E. Studdy
08/23/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Smells a Rat G.E. Studdy
08/30/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Bungles It G.E. Studdy
09/06/25 Butterflies in the Rain Lee Conrey (story illo, author Andrew Soutar)
09/13/25/ A Dog’s Life – Bonzo and the Trick Opera Hat G.E. Studdy
09/20/25/ A Dog’s Life – Bonzo to the Rescue G.E. Studdy
09/27/25/ A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Falls into Temptation G.E. Studdy
10/04/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Stops a Petting Party G.E. Studdy
10/11/25 A Dog’s Life – Bonzo Takes it Easy G.E. Studdy
10/18/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
10/25/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
11/01/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
11/08/25 The Witch Maiden Ross (story illo)
11/15/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
11/22/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
11/29/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
12/06/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
12/13/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
12/20/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)
12/27/25 The Adventures of Prudence Prim Nell Brinkley (verses by Carolyn Wells)

Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index — Part II — 1917 to 1920

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, 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. 
* in the teens, the San Francisco Examiner and possibly other western papers usually ran the magazine a week late; I have tried to normalize the dates based on the eastern appearances

Date Title Creator
01/07/17 Little Society Folk in Marble Photos
01/14/17 Why Fashionable Clothes are Ugly Photos
01/21/17 Your Whole Life Set To Music Photos
01/28/17 How Women’s Clothes Inspire Women’s Fashions Photos
02/04/17 Even a Drugstore can be made Artistic Photos
02/11/17 Wolf Men and Dog Men Photos
02/18/17 How Things Look to Mr. and Mrs. Zorach, Artists William and Marguerite Zorach
02/25/17 Mrs. Vernon Castle’s own “Patria” Song Photos
03/04/17 George Gould’s Unique Japanese Garden Photos
03/11/17 A Submarine Photos
03/18/17 In The Dark Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Arthur Somers Roche)
03/25/17 The New Spring Fashions Photos
04/01/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (#1) Penrhyn Stanlaws
04/08/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (#2)
Penrhyn Stanlaws
04/15/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (#3) Penrhyn Stanlaws
04/22/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (#4)
Penrhyn Stanlaws
04/29/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (#5) Penrhyn Stanlaws
05/06/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene Penrhyn Stanlaws
05/13/17 Problems of Innocent Imogene (end) Penrhyn Stanlaws
05/20/17 Summer Furs Raphael Kirchner
05/27/17 Broadway Beauties Raphael Kirchner
06/03/17 The Miracle of Love Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Cosmo Hamilton)
06/10/17 Harrison Fisher’s Newest Beaty – Marion Davies Harrison Fisher
06/17/17 Whimsical Suggestions for Winning the War Raphael Kirchner
06/24/17 Whimsical Suggestions for Winning the War Raphael Kirchner
07/01/17 Whimsical Suggestions for Winning the War Raphael Kichner
07/08/17 Whimsical Suggestions for Winning the War Raphael Kirchner
07/15/17 Outdoor Picture-Gallery Houses Photos
07/22/17 Song Hits (Never Forget to Write Home) Raphael Kirchner
07/29/17 Song Hits (Send Me Away with a Smile) Raphael Kirchner
08/05/17 Beauties of the Screen #1 – Grace Darling Raphael Kirchner
08/12/17 Song Hits (The Road That Leads to Love) Raphael Kirchner
08/19/17 The Picture That Brought $2339.18 An Inch Reproduced period art
08/26/17 Song Hits (There Are Two Eyes in Dixie) Raphael Kirchner
09/02/17 Beauties of the Stage #1 – Jean Stuart Raphael Kirchner
09/09/17 Song Hits (If You Had All the World and its Gold) Raphael Kirchner
09/16/17 The Mystery of the Crimson Cord Howard Chandler Christy (story illo, author Maurice Leblanc)
09/23/17 Beauties of the Stage #2 – Miss Dorothy Klewer Raphael Kirchner
09/30/17 Raphael Kirchner’s Last Picture: Her Secret posed by Grace Darling Raphael Kirchner
10/07/17 War Cupids Barbier
10/14/17 The First Skyscraper Photos and period drawings
10/21/17 Twin-Stars – Madeleine and Marion Fairbanks Raphael Kirchner
10/28/17 Romance of the Choir Girl and the Prince 3,000 Years Ago Period drawings
11/04/17 Rene Vincent’s Girls – French Artists of the Day #1 Rene Vincent
11/11/17 America at War #1 Joseph Pennell
11/18/17 America at War #2 Joseph Pennell
11/25/17 America at War #3 Joseph Pennell
12/02/17 America at War #4 Joseph Pennell
12/09/17 The Door That Has No Key Howard Chandler Christy (story illo, author Cosmo Hamilton)
12/16/17 Fantasies of Brunelleschi Brunelleschi
12/23/17 The Ten Commandments Jose Villegas
12/30/17 Barbier’s Dancers Barbier
01/06/18 Erte’s Arabian Nights Beauties Erte
01/13/18 War Girls Louis Icart
01/20/18 America at War #5 Joseph Pennell
01/27/18 America at War #6 Joseph Pennell
02/03/18 America at War #7 Joseph Pennell
02/10/18 ?
02/17/18 Courage France! Here are my Legions! Louis Icart
02/24/18 H. Rider Haggard’s New Masterpiece – YVA Howard Chandler Christy
03/03/18 His Rival’s Voice Milliere
03/10/18 The Lump of Sugar Milliere
03/17/18 The Voice of the Cannon Louis Icart, verses by Edmund Rostand
03/24/18 Miss Marguerite Clark Harrison Fisher
03/31/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #1-Devices Nell Brinkley
04/07/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #2 Nell Brinkley
04/14/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #3 Nell Brinkley
04/21/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #4 Nell Brinkley
04/28/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #5 Nell Brinkley
05/05/18 Golden Eyes and her Hero Bill #6 Nell Brinkley
05/12/18 The Supreme Sacrifice Louis Icart
05/19/18 The Singed Wings Raphael Kirchner
05/26/18 A Wood Nymph Raphael Kirchner
06/02/18 Out of the Shadow Howard Chandler Christy
06/09/18 The Same Old Yarn Howard Chandler Christy
06/16/18 Where Love Leads Howard Chandler Christy (story illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/23/18 Over There and Over Here Howard Chandler Christy
06/30/18 The Nation’s Honor Roll Howard Chandler Christy
07/07/18 The Voice of our Guns – Victory Howard Chandler Christy
07/14/18 Allegiance Howard Chandler Christy
07/21/18 Observers Howard Chandler Christy
07/28/18 From Over There Howard Chandler Christy
08/04/18 Dawn-in France with the U.S. Marines Howard Chandler Christy
08/11/18 Guard our Boys over There Howard Chandler Christy
08/18/18 Till You Come Back Howard Chandler Christy
08/25/18 The Enchanted Hour Howard Chandler Christy (story illo, author Gil Patten)
09/01/18 My Angel of the Flaming Cross Howard Chandler Christy (song illo)
09/08/18 The Stirrup Cup Howard Chandler Christy
09/15/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #1 Nell Brinkley
09/22/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #2 Nell Brinkley
09/29/18 His Last Shot For You – Your Last Cent For Him – Buy Bonds Howard Chandler Christy
10/06/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #3 Nell Brinkley
10/13/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #4 Nell Brinkley
10/20/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #5 Nell Brinkley
10/27/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #6 Nell Brinkley
11/03/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #7 Nell Brinkley
11/10/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #8 Nell Brinkley
11/17/18 Your Chance to Blow the Kaiser out of his Berlin Palace Uncredited
11/24/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #9 Nell Brinkley
12/01/18 The Black Stone Howard Chandler Christy (story illo, author George Gibbs)
12/08/18 On Leave in Paris Rene Vincent
12/15/18 Join Us (Red Cross) Howard Chandler Christy
12/22/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #10 Nell Brinkley
12/29/18 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #11 Nell Brinkley
01/05/19 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #12 Nell Brinkley
01/12/19 Ravished Armenia Howard Chandler Christy
01/19/19 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #13 Nell Brinkley
01/26/19 The Freedom of the Seas Raphael Kirchner
02/02/19 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #14 Nell Brinkley
02/09/19 Two Valentines Raphael Kirchner
02/16/19 Visions Raphael Kirchner
02/23/19 Golden-Eyes and her Hero Bill Over There #15 Nell Brinkley
03/02/19 American Ideals From President Wilson’s 14 Points-#1-The League of Nations Howard Chandler Christy
03/09/19 American Ideals From President Wilson’s 14 Points- #2 – Limitation of Armaments Howard Chandler Christy
03/16/19 Moon of Israel Edmund Frederick (story illo)
03/23/19 American Ideals From President Wilson’s 14 Points- #3 – The Abolition of Secret Diplomacy Howard Chandler Christy
03/30/19 American Ideals From President Wilson’s 14 Points- #4 – The Rights of Small Nations Howard Chandler Christy
04/06/19 American Ideals From President Wilson’s 14 Points- #5 – The Removal of Economic Barriers Howard Chandler Christy
04/13/19 The Perfect Confidante Henry Clive
04/20/19 The Pirate’s Bride Henry Clive
04/27/19 Reveille Henry Clive
05/04/19 Fine Feathers Henry Clive
05/11/19 A Sincere Admirer Henry Clive
05/18/19 A Strange Bird Henry Clive
05/25/19 A Peach Basket Henry Clive
06/01/19 Bluebirds Carl Link
06/08/19 The Red Lady Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Katharine Newlin Burt)
06/15/19 Love’s Memories Howard Chandler Christy
06/22/19 Unconditional Surrender Howard Chandler Christy
06/29/19 The Other Man Howard Chandler Christy
07/06/19 In Memory of the Heroes of Chateau Thierry Vincent Aderente
07/13/19 Passed By The Censors Penrhyn Stanlaws
07/20/19 Belated Justice-Votes for Women Vincent Aderente
07/27/19 The Honeymoon Penrhyn Stanlaws
08/03/19 A Swingful of Sweetness Penrhyn Stanlaws
08/10/19 The Secret Door Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Derek Vane)
08/17/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #1 – He Meets Her Howard Chandler Christy
08/24/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #2 – His First Call Howard Chandler Christy
08/31/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #3 – The Ring Howard Chandler Christy
09/07/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #4 – Their First Quarrel Howard Chandler Christy
09/14/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #5 – Their Reconciliation Howard Chandler Christy
09/21/19 The Fan Henry Clive
09/28/19 A Mid-Summer Romance #6 – And They Lived Happily Ever After Howard Chandler Christy
10/05/19 Dolls Carl Link
10/12/19 The American Girl in Paris – In the Bois Henry Clive
10/19/19 The American Girl in Paris – In the Latin Quarter Henry Clive
10/26/19 The American Girl in Paris #3 – In the Champs Elysees Henry Clive
11/02/19 The Best of Luck Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Arthur Somers Roche)
11/09/19 A Frosty Morning Henry Clive
11/16/19 Nancy Howard Chandler Christy
11/23/19 A Surprise Package Carl Link
11/30/19 His Letter Carl Link
12/07/19 She and Allan Vincent Aderente
12/14/19 My Secrets of Love #1 – How to Win a Man Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
12/21/19 My Secrets of Love #2 – When You’re Engaged Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
12/28/19 My Secrets of Love #3 – The First Year of Marriage Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
01/04/20 My Secrets of Love #4 – What Love Is Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
01/11/20 My Secrets of Love – #5 – The Man’s Side Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
01/18/20 My Secrets of Love – #6 – How to Keep Love Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
01/25/20 My Secrets of Love – #7 – Why English Women do not Inspire Great Loves Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
02/01/20 My Secrets of Love – #8 – French Women Ideal Lovers Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
02/08/20 My Secrets of Love -#9 – The Spirit of Undress Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
02/15/20 My Secrets of Love – #10 – Where American Women Excel Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
02/22/20 My Secrets of Love – #11 – Why American Men are Perfection Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
02/29/20 My Secrets of Love – #12 – Why Love Grows Cold Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
03/07/20 My Secrets of Love #13 – The Force of Love Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
03/14/20 My Secrets of Love #14 – A Husband’s Temptations Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
03/21/20 My Secrets of Love – #15 – Why Wives Ought Not be Too Brainy Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
03/28/20 My Secrets of Love – #16 – A Dialogue between John and Me Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/04/20 Mystery of the Summer House Edmund Frederick (story illo)
04/11/20 My Secrets of Love – #18 – The Marriageable Age Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/18/20 My Secrets of Love – #19 – A Dialogue between Catherine and Me Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
04/25/20 My Secrets of Love – #20 – Why Being a Perfect Angel is not Enough Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/02/20 My Secrets of Love – #21 – An American Woman’s Victory in the British Parliament Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/09/20 My Secrets of Love – #22 – A Dialogue Between Elinor and Mary Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/16/20 My Secrets of Love – #23 – Why True Love is Always a Gentleman Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/23/20 My Secrets of Love – #24 – If our Friends Were Stripped of Wealth and Social Position Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
05/30/20 My Secrets of Love – #25 – The Stupidity of Being Influenced Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/06/20 My Secrets of Love – #26 – Why Women Ask “Do You Love Me?” Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/13/20 My Secrets of Love – #27 – What Hands Can Tell Us Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/20/20 My Secrets of Love – #28- Why Great Men Seldom Make Women Happy Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
06/27/20 Hidden Treasure Edmund Frederick (story illo, author David Whitelaw)
07/04/20 My Secrets of Love – #29 – Another View of English Lovers Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/11/20 My Secrets of Love – #30-What We Can Find Out From Eyes Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/18/20 My Secrets of Love – #31-Ought the Marriage Ceremony be Changed? Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
07/25/20 My Secrets of Love – #32-Still Another View of English Lovers Howard Chandler Christy (article illo, author Elinor Glyn)
08/01/20 The Wild Flower Girl Carl Link
08/08/20 A Proposal Henry Clive
08/15/20 A Nineteen-Twenty Model Carl Link
08/22/20 The New Hat Henry Clive
08/29/20 Her Summer’s Catch Carl Link
09/05/20 Hello! Henry Clive
09/12/20 The Fatal Necklace Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Roy Vickers)
09/19/20 An Artist at her Easel Carl Link
09/26/20 Fledglings Carl Link
10/03/20 Fire of Youth Edmund Frederick (story illo, author Henry James Forman)
10/10/20 An Autumn Melody Carl Link
10/17/20 Just Like the Rose Howard Chandler Christy
10/24/20 Playthings Carl Link
10/31/20 The Water Witch Howard Chandler Christy
11/07/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #1 Nell Brinkley
11/14/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #2 Nell Brinkley
11/21/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #3 Nell Brinkley
11/28/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #4 Nell Brinkley
12/05/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #5 Nell Brinkley
12/12/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #6 Nell Brinkley
12/19/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #7 Nell Brinkley
12/26/20 Kathleen and the Great Secret #8 Nell Brinkley

2 comments on “Hearst’s American Weekly Cover Index — Part II — 1917 to 1920

  1. Some addenda taken from the Milwaukee Sentinel on Google Newspapers.
    SERIALS: 1927 Feb 20-27, Apr 10-17,May 22-29, Nov 13-20. 1928 Apr 1. 1929 May 12, July 28. 1930 Feb 16, Apr 13, Aug 3, Nov 2.
    NON-FICTION: 1927 March 13,June 26, Nov 27.
    1928 Jan 1, July 29. 1929 Apr 21-May 5, May 19-June 30, Nov 10,24. 1930 Jan 5,Jan 26-Feb 9, March 2-9, March 23-Apr 6, Apr 20-27, June 29, Aug 10, Nov 9-Dec 28.
    "The Fortunes of Flossie." 1927 March 6, Apr 3, May 1, May 15, June 12.
    "A Dog's Life." 1927 July 3-10,Aug 7-14,Sept 11, Oct 2-9. 1928 Sept 9. 1930 July 6-27.
    "Merrie England." 1927 Nov 6, Dec 4,18. 1928 Jan 8.
    "The World as a'Ship of Fools'." by Oscar Laske, 1927 Dec 25.
    "Social Advice from Aunty Climax." 1928 March 4-18, Apr 29, June 3-10.
    "Petty-June at College." 1928 Nov 18-Dec 9,
    1929 Jan 20-27.
    "Famous Vamps of History." 1929 March 3 "Circe."
    "Petty-June does Europe." 1929 Sept 1-Oct 13, Nov 3[end].

  2. Thanks Anonymous for pointing out that the Milwaukee Sentinel includes the American Weekly on the Google newspaper archive. I've updated the 1926-30 post with probably close to 50 more covers than I had. Super!

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The American Weekly Cover Index — Part I — Introduction

 I’ve had a long-standing interest in the Sunday newspaper ‘magazine’ sections that gained great popularity starting in the 1890s during the Hearst-Pulitzer war. Although I understand that there were Sunday magazine sections earlier (apparently the San Francisco Chronicle started one as early as 1869), they really blossomed with the advent of color printing.

When people were buying magazines like Harper’s, McClure’s and Leslie’s on the newsstand, it occurred to the newspaper magnates that they could offer the same sort of content (fiction and light articles paired with illustration) in their Sunday newspaper editions, and perhaps convince a whole segment of the reading population to buy their wares. After all, why pay good money for a magazine when ours comes ‘free’ with the Sunday paper?

Unfortunately historical information on these magazines is very scarce — I’ve only found two histories. One was a master’s thesis by Peggy Turbett at Ohio State University, and the other was an article by Glen W. Peters in a 1971 issue of Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly. I haven’t been able to lay my paws on either of these intriguing items.

Research on the subject is very tough for several reasons. Little is written about these magazines because they inhabit a grey zone. Newspaper historians have near-zero interest in these magazines because in their eyes they were never more than a circulation stunt. Magazine histories ignore them because they were merely portions of the Sunday newspaper, and didn’t go head-to-head with ‘real’ newsstand magazines. Primary-level research — looking at the magazines themselves — is surprisingly hit-or-miss because they were often not bound into newspaper bound volumes, were often razored out for their pretty pictures if they were, and very seldom made it all the way to microfilm. The American Weekly was apparently only circulated with Hearst newspapers, so it is even more rare because few libraries would deign to collect Hearst newspapers for their archives, not being considered ‘serious’ papers.

The contents of these magazines varies considerably. Some magazines focused on fiction, others on non-fiction, while others tried to attract mainly based on catchy cover art. Some were very staid, others quite wild. Hearst’s magazine, which debuted in 1896, quickly came to a sharp focus under editor Morrill Goddard, who was an absolute genius at attracting readers. Goddard believed that readers wanted Hearst-style sensationalism continued in their magazine section, so he focused on wacky and indelicate topics, sex and the bizarre, all with a heavy dose of great eye-catching graphics.

Although I’d love to offer you a detailed history of American Weekly, I can’t do that. I just don’t have the data. What I can offer is information that I’ve gathered over the last ten years or so on an aspect of the magazine that is of special interest to me — the covers.  As many of you know from following the Stripper’s Guide blog, many newspaper Sunday magazines, primarily in the 1920s and 1930s, offered cartoon art on their covers. While many of these covers offered up only ‘one-shot’ subjects, American Weekly pioneered the concept of offering a series of covers on the same subject by the same artist. Some series were executed as purely decorative drawings on a common subject (“Famous Vamps of History”, “Scenes from the Days of King Arthur”), but my interest is in those that told a story or used continuing characters.

For many years I simply kept notes of series I would find in my newspaper microfilm research, while ignoring covers that didn’t fit the mold of my research. That was a mistake. I eventually realized that these magazines made it to microfilm so sporadically that the only way to know that I had found all the series that interested me was to note ALL the covers that I found. Until I could amass a complete index of the covers I’d never know what holes might still be left to fill.

With that realization, I began to note every American Weekly cover I came across. I chose to focus on American Weekly not because it is the only Sunday magazine of interest, but rather it was the only one of interest that had a running title. Other newspaper magazines tended to use syndicated magazine covers (often offered by Hearst) while putting together their insides from a mixture of in-house and syndicated content. These magazine covers are ridiculously hard to track because you can only tell that they share a common origin based on the often-removed syndicate stamps. Hearst had at least two additional Sunday magazine covers that were syndicated, one under the King Features banner, the other through Newspaper Feature Service. Both offer some excellent series cartoon content, but try to create a complete index for them? Close to impossible.

Although American Weekly is said to have started in 1896, it was not consistently named that for many years, perhaps not until about 1917. Originally the title American Weekly was only used — I believe — when it was distributed with one of Hearst’s newspapers titled American, like the New York American or the Boston American. It was also not necessarily weekly (my 1913-14 examples are called the “American Sunday Monthly Magazine”). The practice of offering series covers also doesn’t seem to begin until 1917. Therefore my index that will appear here over the next few posts will begin with that year.

My index ends with the year 1951, when the editorial direction of the magazine changed. Starting in 1952 artists often did not receive credit for their cover work, and more and more the covers featured photos instead of art. I do not believe there are any ‘serial covers’ after 1951.

In this index you will see many gaps. Any information you can share to move this project toward completion would be much appreciated and of course your information will be credited to you. See you tomorrow for the start of the American Weekly cover index.

3 comments on “The American Weekly Cover Index — Part I — Introduction

  1. Any way you can link your previous "Magazine Cover Comics" posts to this Index?
    Or maybe more easily couple these "Hearst's American Weekly" posts with a Magazine Cover Comics tag?

  2. The Peters article, in Journalism Quarterly September 1971, is mostly concerned withthe business side of the Weekly.
    The first two editors Morrill Goddard (1896-1937) and Abraham Merritt (1937-43) wrote books mentioning the Weekly:
    "What interests people and why." and
    "The story behind the story."

  3. Bill Mullins kindly sent me a copy of the Peters article. It really didn't have any major surprises except for the fact that Hearst decided to make the American Weekly available only to Hearst papers for a spell. Unfortunately the article gets a little confused on the dates of that.

    I read "What Interests People and Why" many years ago, and my vague recollection was that Goddard was discussing mostly the psychology of readers. Interesting in its own way, but I recall little meaty history of AW.

    As for The Story Behind the Story, I don't have a copy but my impression is that Merritt is mostly discussing behind the scenes stories of the wacky stories often run in the AW.

    –Allan

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