Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine

Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine

by Laurie Powers
Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine

Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine

by Laurie Powers

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Overview

Daisy Bacon, the opinionated, autocratic and complex editor of Love Story Magazine from 1928 to 1947, chose the stories that would be read by hundreds of thousands of readers each week. The first weekly periodical devoted to romance fiction and the biggest-selling pulp fiction magazine in the early days of the Great Depression, Love Story sparked a wave of imitators that dominated newsstands for more than twenty years.

Disparaged as a "love pulp," the magazine actually championed the "modern girl," bringing its heroines out of the shadows of Victorian poverty and into the 20th century. With Love Story's success, Bacon became a national spokesperson, declaring that the modern woman could have it all--in love, in marriage and in the business world.

Yet Bacon herself struggled to achieve that ideal, especially in her own romantic life, built around a long-term affair with a married man. Drawing on exclusive access to her personal papers, this first-ever biography tells the story behind the woman who influenced millions of others to pursue independence in their careers and in their relationships.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476636948
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 217
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laurie Powers is the granddaughter of pulp fiction author Paul S. Powers and has authored several articles on pulp fiction history. She lives in Virginia.
Laurie Powers is the granddaughter of pulp fiction author Paul S. Powers and has authored several articles on pulp fiction history. She lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
 1. Holding Court
 2. French Novels
 3. City of Promise
 4. The Greatest Publishing House in the World
 5. “They Are Our Shakespeares”
 6. First Days
 7. Think of Me as Zayda
 8. Modern Girl
 9. The Golden Age
10. Correspondence School
11. Forsaking All Others
12. What Do You Know About Love?
13. Codes and Symbols
14. Harbinger of Change
15. Soft Rain at Botts
16. Cobbler’s Child
17. The Last Real Year
18. Hanging On
19. Between the Lines
20. Saving the Superheroes
21. Small Tributes
22. Good Enough
Epilogue
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index
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