was an American travel magazine that was picked up and then introduced by the Curtis Publishing Company
in 1946. By the end of the first year the circulation topped 425,000.
The magazine was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Curtis Center near Independence Hall
. Ted Patrick
was the editor beginning with the fifth issue and until his sudden death in 1964.
The magazine was known as a cosmopolitan travel wishbook with photo essays in full-color oversize 11 X 13.5 package along with articles by famous authors.
John Lewis Stage, a photographer for Holiday described they way that Patrick enlisted name authors, "The concept was basically to get famous authors who had maybe one or two weeks in between their books or projects to go and travel and write glorious pieces. So you’d have James Michener
sent off to the South Pacific, for example. It was an intriguing way to put together a magazine. It was an oddball publication that used photographs to tell stories.”
Paul Theroux writing about Paul Bowles said of the magazine, "The frivolous name masked a serious literary mission. The English fiction writers, V. S. Pritchett
and Lawrence Durrell
also traveled for this magazine, so did John Steinbeck
after he won his Nobel Prize for literature, when he crisscrossed the United States with his dog....Bowles wrote a piece for Holiday
about hashish, another of his enthusiasms, since he was a life-long stoner.
The magazine came of age in the Jet Age
--a time post-World War II
when Americans were beginning to travel for leisure and joining the jet set
was a glamorous aspiration.
A Vanity Fair article in 2013 stated that "what Vogue did for fashion, Holiday did for destinations.
Many remember the atmosphere of the editorial department as resembling Mad-Men
. The son of executive editor Carl Biemiller described the atmosphere "there was one hell of a cocktail-party
E. B. White wrote his 7500-word essay on the city of New York, "Here is New York
", for the magazine in 1949. White's stepson, Roger Angell
, worked at the magazine in 1948.The essay was published as a gift book by Harper
and it was also released as a Book-of-the-Month Club
edition. Vanity Fair has since said of the essay, "It would become not only one of the most famous essays ever composed about the island of Manhattan but perhaps the finest. Over the years its plaintive language has been categorized as both poem and hymn." After 9/11, Vanity Fair also published the essay in book form in 2002 as a tribute.
By 1961 the magazine was making almost $10 million a year in revenue, and by the next year the magazine had grown to just under a million.
After Ted Patrick's sudden death in 1964
there were internal issues between the current staff and Curtis Publishing Company over the direction of the magazine. Don A. Schanche of The Saturday Evening Post
succeeded Patrick as editor.
In response four of the editors, Harry Sions (editorial director), Frank Zachary (managing editor), Albert H. Farnsworth (executive editor), and Louis F. V. Mercier (pictures editor) resigned.
Several of the magazine's writers, artists and photographers put out a large ad in the New York Times to "salute" the four as "good editors."
Curtis sold Holiday
to the publisher of Travel
, a competing magazine. The two publications merged
to form Travel Holiday
21st century relaunch
relaunched in April 2014
by the Atelier Franck Durand, a Paris-based art direction studio, with Marc Beaugé as editor in chief and Franck Durand
as creative director. The magazine is a bi-annual, conceived in Paris and written in English. Its official website mentions an upcoming café
and clothing line. Durand described the new magazine, "It is not like the old Holiday when they had millions and they'd travel for weeks and week. But the concept is the same."
The issue n°373 of Holiday Magazine
, first issue since the relaunch, was dedicated to the year 1969 and Ibiza.
The issue n°373 includes contributions from photographers Josh Olins,
Karim Sadli and Mark Peckmezian, a short novel about Ibiza by novelist Arthur Dreyfus, a story on Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
's New York loft, and the cover features a chosen fragment of Remed's painting "Leonogone". The first issue featured an essay about the history of the original Holiday Magazine
- Carl Biemiller (also children's book author)
- John Knowles, American novelist
- Ted Patrick, editor in 1948 until his death in 1964
- Harry Sions, former war correspondent
- Alfred Bester, literary editor (also novelist, screenwriter, and renowned science fiction writer of The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination)
Notable writers and articles
Notable artists, illustrators, and photographers
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Callahan, Michael (May 2013). "The Visual and Writerly Genius of Holiday Magazine". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- ^ "Ted Patrick Dies". The New York Times. 1964-03-12. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- ^ a b 1910-1999., Bowles, Paul (2010). Travels : collected writings, 1950-93. Theroux, Paul. (1st United States ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 978-0062067630. OCLC 747428794.
- ^ "TED PATRICK DIES; MAGAZINE EDITOR; Man of Many Interests Built Up Holiday's Circulation". The New York Times. 1964-03-12. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- ^ "Holiday Magazine Gets New Editor". The New York Times. 1964-03-20. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- ^ a b "HARRY SIONS DIES; A BOOK EDITOR, 68; Held Little, Brown Senior Position ,Since 1965 Was War Correspondent". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
- ^ "Holiday magazine sold to Travel" The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida), July 10, 1977, p. 6B.
- ^ Holiday relaunch announcement Holiday-magazine.com
- ^ "Franck Durand re-launches famous lifestyle magazine Holiday" A Shaded View of Fashion By Diane Pernet
- ^ "Holiday Café" Holiday-magazine.com
- ^ a b Schneier, Matthew (2014-03-26). "Of Sojourns Past and Future". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- ^ "Holiday Magazine resurrects with a fashion vibe" Women's Wear Daily.com
- ^ "Holiday Magazine Is Here Again" Style.com
- ^ Sawyer-Lauçanno, Christopher (1999). An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. Grove Press. ISBN 9780802136008.
- ^ "Seeing North Africa through the writings of Paul Bowles". The Seattle Times. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- ^ Kent (1990). A Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.
- ^ Denham, Robert D. (2010-12-22). Remembering Northrop Frye: Recollections by His Students and Others in the 1940s and 1950s. McFarland. p. 136. ISBN 9780786480166.
- ^ ""A JOURNEY TO MARS" by Arthur C. Clarke – March 1953". HOLIDAY. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
- ^ a b Miller, Arthur (2014-02-19). ""A Boy Grew In Brooklyn" by Arthur Miller — March 1955 issue". HOLIDAY. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
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