Saturday, 26 November 2016

Article on editing by Ray Long - magazine editor

Here’s an article on editing by Ray Long, one of the top American magazine editors of the early 20th Century. The article originally appeared in the January 1927 issue of The Bookman. At the time that this article was written, Long was at the peak of his career, editing Cosmopolitan magazine, a very different magazine than the one today – full of fiction. His annual salary was reputed to be about $180,000, approximately two and a half million dollars in 2016.

Magazine Editor Ray Long c. 1910
Magazine Editor Ray Long c. 1910


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Arthur S. Hoffman - Profile of Fritz Duquesne, adventurer


Fritz Duquesne was an adventurer who wrote some stories for Adventure magazine.

  • Sekokoeni’s Raid (ar) Dec 1910
  • The Man-Eaters of M’wembi (ar) Jan 1911
  • When the Rain Was Red (ss) Sep 1911
  • The Fighting Dwarfs of the Congo (ar) Jun 1912
  • A Fire-Hunt at Kivu (ar) Dec 1913
Adventurer and Avenger - article about Fritz Duquesne by Arthur S. Hoffman in Adventure magazine, April 1938
Adventurer and Avenger - article about Fritz Duquesne by Arthur S. Hoffman in Adventure magazine, April 1938


He's the subject of the only article written by Arthur S. Hoffman for Adventure magazine in April 1938. It's an interesting profile; Hoffman was a patriot, and Duquesne was so against the British that he actively supported Germany in both World Wars. In spite of being on opposite sides, it seems to me that Hoffman respected Duquesne, even as he didn't agree with him.

The facts may be questioned, the impression from the article is of a man forged hard by tragedy to become an avenger with a tragic life. You can read it here.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Pulp AdventureCon 2016

Photos:

Pulp AdventureCon 2016 - Panoramic View
Pulp AdventureCon 2016 - Panoramic View (click to see more detail)

Dealers are collectors too
Dealers are collectors too

Some rare magazines and books

John Gunnison of Adventure House had this new line of pulp art there
John Gunnison of Adventure House had this new line of pulp art there

John Gunnison of Adventure House had this new line of pulp art there
John Gunnison of Adventure House had this new line of pulp art there

Many old magazines (Collier's, American Weekly, Saturday Evening Post) on sale
Many old magazines (Collier's, American Weekly, Saturday Evening Post) on sale

Science fiction digests, paperbacks and dime novels going cheap
Science fiction digests, paperbacks and dime novels going cheap

I raided the Short Stories box and came away with about 10 issues
I raided the Short Stories box and came away with about 10 issues

Comics from Basement Comics
Comics from Basement Comics

The Pulp Mafia - (L-R) - Ed Hulse, Scott Hartshorn, Digges LaTouche, Walker Martin
The Pulp Mafia - (L-R) - Ed Hulse, Scott Hartshorn, Digges LaTouche, Walker Martin

Movie poster for Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Movie poster for Bulldog Drummond at Bay

Some of the costlier pulps
Some of the costlier pulps
Some more of the costlier pulps
Some more of the costlier pulps



Mike Chomko had the latest books from Altus Press



Really nice issues of Dime Mystery
Really nice issues of Dime Mystery


Strange Stories from August 1939 - cover by Earle Bergey
Strange Stories from August 1939 - cover by Earle Bergey

Original Art by Hannes Bok from a detective pulp
Original Art by Hannes Bok from a detective pulp


Some interesting books - Red Book had Dashiell Hammet's 1st appearance of The Thin Man
Some interesting books - Red Book had Dashiell Hammet's 1st appearance of The Thin Man

Scott Hartshorn had some interesting Tarzan artwork

This art appeared in a newspaper comic strip
This art appeared in a newspaper comic strip

My find of the show - an early issue of Short Stories from 1915
My find of the show - an early issue of Short Stories from 1915


Movies on DVD - the titles are interesting
Movies on DVD - the titles are interesting