Issue: 19340301

Thursday, March 1, 1934
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Esquire
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Sterling Engine Company
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STERLING ENGINE COMPANY
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Frankfort Distilleries, Incorporated
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Frankfort Distilleries, Incorporated
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Labourdette & Co., Inc.
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LABOURDETTE & CO., INC.
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Lastex
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Lastex
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Continental Distilling Corporation: Dixie Belle
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CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORPORATION
DIXIE BELLE
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Contents for March, 1934
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masthead
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Esquire
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Editor's Note
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As for Esquire’s Intentions
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So many people have asked us what ESQUIRE aims to be, that we feel called upon, even at the risk of being repetitious, to open that subject up again. What does ESQUIRE stand for? these worthies want to know. And whom, in particular, are we trying to gripe?
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Editor's Note
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As for Your Suggestions
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We think we’re caught up, for the time being, what with the binding strengthened and the page numbers finally raised. But don’t let us rest on the oars. There must be a lot of features still susceptible to improvement, if you’ll only point them out.
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Correspondence
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The Sound and the Fury
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AFTER READING COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PUBLICATION OF “A GOOD JOB GONE” IN YOUR LAST ISSUE BEING ENTHUSIASTIC ADMIRER OF LANGSTON HUGHES PROSE AND CONSIDERING HIM IN THE SHORT STORY THE EQUAL OF FLAUBERT AND WILLA CATHERIPLEDGE MYSELF TO TEN YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS TO YOUR MAGAZINE IN EVENT YOU GIVE US OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS STORY STOP THE CHILDISH PREJUDICE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FEARFUL OF CONTACTING REALITY SHOULD NOT DETER YOU WHO CAN BOAST SUCH MAGNIFICENT CONTRIBUTORS FROM DOING WHAT HAS IN RECENT MONTHS ADDED ENORMOUSLY TO THE READING PUBLICS INDEBTEDNESS FOR AMERICAN MERCURY AND SCRIBNERS
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Hiram Walker & Sons: Canadian Club
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Hiram Walker & Sons
CANADIAN CLUB
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W. A. Taylor & Co.
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W. A. TAYLOR & CO.
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Contributors
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Backstage with Esquire
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John Dos Passos hates footnotes and so does ESQUIRE. But John Dos Passos is far better known for his hatred of injustice than ESQUIRE is. So he asks us to explain that, inadvertently, we did Frank B. Copley an injustice by failing to mention, in the January issue, that Copley’s biography of Frederick W. Taylor was the source of the anecdotes worked into the Dos Passos sketch of Taylor which appeared in our pages under the title, “Man With a Watch in His Hand.”
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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Ulysses of the Ladies’ Clubs
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Here he is, men, hale and hearty and (who said anything about halibut?), your Public Enemy Number One. Howard Baer, who thought this series up, had no trouble in deciding on the leadoff man. But who, would you say, ought to follow? Who, in the order of their disfavor, are the other enemies of man?
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POETRY
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Forever Upon the Prairie
A poem of that place where the hills of the east break down and leave the west alone
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JOHN GOULD FLETCHER
North, east, south, west, goes by this sea of grass, Sunsmit, unchanged; Across it days and clouds and dreams and darkness pass As when the buffalo ranged; Across it man in his littleness moves by, Forever fixed to the solitude of sky. It seemed to him, the land Was a gigantic woman, sprawled asleep, Beneath the sun; a river crawled to her hand:
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SEMI-FICTION
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Prima Donna’s Husband
How to be happy though married to a famous diva, temperamental in public, tempestuous at home
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ONE WHO IS
MY WIFE was singing Mimi in “La Bohème,” one of the roles she likes best, and for which Puccini himself had saluted her with jubilant kisses on both cheeks and called her “ma diva divina!” I was among the standees. Usually, I see the opera performances from their ranks because I can the more easily slip backstage between the acts to be on hand if Madame Altissima needs me for anything.
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“Now Where the Heck Did That Lion Go?”
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The Way to War
A sprightly expression of a Gallic sophistry, to wit: too many hates spoil a good war
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BERNARD FAŸ
WAR is everywhere. There is war in Cuba between rival factions. There is war in Spain. There is war in Germany. There is probably a good deal of war in Russia. There is fighting here and there in Jugoslavia. There are battles all over China. And the newspapers every morning announce that Germany is going to invade Austria, that Japan and Russia are going to war, that France and Germany are ready to start their big fight, that Italy and Jugoslavia are preparing to attack each other, that Hungary has its campaign against Rumania all mapped out, that Poland is meditating to strike the first blow against Germany or that Germany is all set to invade Poland.
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Articles
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Science Into Fantasy
The Belgian Shakespeare ventures into Einsteinian fields and, like Melisande, he is not happy there
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MAURICE MAETERLINCK
THE relative triumph of relativity, which completely ignores the fundamental mystery of gravitation, rests upon two extremely daring, not to say unreasonable, postulates, two very debatable postulates, to say the least of it. These are, that there is no speed greater than that of light, and that the universe is finite (time also, in consequence?) but has no limits or borders, because it is curved inwards.
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“Give Me a Ho-o-me, Where the Buffalo Ro-o-am."
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Technique for Politicians
A prediction, based on present trends of politics, of the rise of one great world government
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BERTRAND RUSSELL
THE ART of politics, as it appears to practical politicians, is a branch of the art of persuasion, but it differs from this art, as practiced by advertisers, in one important respect, namely, that the holders of power are able to enforce attention to their persuasions.
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“Do You Realize I'm Your Wife?”
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"Trouble Is, I’m the Type That Mother Won’t Let Me Associate With"
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The Paradox of Hollywood
A view of Hollywood as the best and safest possible place for mothers to put their daughters
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EMIL LUDWIG
FAMOUS places, like famous people, are disappointing at the first meeting, but at the second they surprise one with unexpected qualities. At first Hollywood also appears less startling than anticipated. To begin with, it is not unreal enough.
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FICTION
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Son of the Sun
The story of a man who had a cold-phobia, spending a winter among the children of the snow
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KNUT HAMSUN
THE first snow had fallen during the night and lay like a thick, white blanket upon the ground. The painter had awaked with a happy remembrance of having received a letter the day before, a surprising and redeeming message. It, made him feel young and happy and he began to hum to himself, but as soon as he strolled over to the window, raised the curtain, and caught sight of the snow, his song ceased.
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“Look, He’s Lost”
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FICTION
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The Sick Horse
The story of a horse which showed no good points but, in the end, had horse-sense
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ERSKINE CALDWELL
BENTON came running around the corner of the house yelling for me to come quick. I didn’t have a chance to ask him then what the trouble was, but when we got to the barn I heard Benton saying something was wrong with King. I had been looking for that, and I wasn’t a bit surprised.
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Hth?"
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...and a Cup of Coffee
An article that delves into the mysteries, and mistakes, of the art of coffee making
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ROARK BRADFORD
THIS is intended to be something between a lecture on the fine arts and propaganda for humanitarianism. It will probably muckrake the medical profession, insult the advertisers and bring shame and chagrin to more than one proud hostess.
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Sports
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A Day with a Broadbill
It’s ten to one you won't see one and it’s sixteen to one he won’t strike—hardest fish to catch
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RALPH BANDINI
<p>THERE is fishing and fishing—there are fish and fish. All are stout fellows—but some are stouter than others. Some are great hearted, and some are wily. Some are gifted with supreme endurance—some are not. In the sea, among big game fish, are tuna (horse mackerel to you of the Atlantic seaboard and tunny in European and English waters), marlin sword fish, and broadbill swordfish.</p>
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PERSONALITIES
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Another Redskin Bites the Dust
Sketch of strife in Mexico between the men in black and those in white, culminating in the death of Zapata
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JOHN DOS PASSOS
EMILIANO ZAPATA was the son of a house-holder in San Miguel Anenecuilco, a hamlet in the village of Ayala in the state of Morelos; all through his childhood the Indian villagers lived under the shadow of the great hacienda of Chinameca; every year the hacienda pared more land off the commonlands of the village.
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“But Aren't You Afraid? Wilbert Always Goes Berserk"
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Humor
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Keeping Cool at Conneaut
Funny as internes’ tabletalk— good if you’ll take your humor rare and your stomach’s strong
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PAUL GALLICO
<p>WE HAD come to Conneaut Lake Park, Pennsylvania, in the wake of a terrible June heat wave and on the heels of the then heavyweight champion of the world, Max Schmeling. Max had set up his training camp on the shores of Lake Conneaut, and was preparing to defend his title against Young Stribling in Cleveland.</p>
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“Mickey, Come to Momma!"
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Fiction
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Kittens Can Climb
A story about a girl whose hard luck was consistent, who took the easiest way every time but once
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OLIVER LA FARGE
<p>IN THE summer the old French Quarter returns to its natural state of a semi-foreign slum mixed with a last holding-ground of impoverished Creoles. The bohemian group which makes so much noise in winter becomes just a vestige, and you realize how little it matters beside the rest—ordinary very poor people, labourers, bootleggers, coloured nuns, Italians.</p>
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Technical Fashions
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Styling for Airliners
Suggesting that the airplane is the Cinderella of modern products in details of style
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ALEXIS DE SAKHNOFFSKY
THE shape of a plane, carefully determined by tests in the wind tunnel, has not been influenced thus far by the ideas of a stylist. Performance being directly attributable to the scientific outline of wings and fuselage, it was an aeronautical engineer’s job to create the silhouette of the flying machines of today.
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FICTION
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To the Victors
A great battle and a great triumph, as it seemed to the slaves who manned the oars
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PIERRE MILLE
"STACHYS,” Agabus said in a whisper, “have you some of those dry chestnuts left that you got in Tarente? Give me a few. And I’ll row an hour for you tonight, out of my sleeping time.” Stachys took one hand off the oar, trying to reach the pouch hanging at his right side.
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Sports
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Jem Belcher’s Last Fight
The second in a series of four old-time prize fights for all who relish the lore of the ring
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LOUIS GOLDING
<p>THERE was never a more glorious lad in the history of boxing than Jem Belcher, young Jem Belcher of Bristol Town. We have seen some good lads in our own time, too, from Jimmy Wilde to Teddy Baldock and Kid Berg. But Jem Belcher had the qualities of all of them and some more of his own.</p>
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SPORTS
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A Living From Tennis?
Dispassionate and disillusioned view of the glories of amateur play, as told to George Dunscomb
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GEORGE LOTT
JUST before I left Chicago last winter to play exhibition and tournament tennis in Florida, a friend of mine said, “That’s pretty soft for you. With all expenses paid, you’ll live in the best hotels and enjoy a lazy, carefree life, while we’re battling snow and ice up north.”
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“That’s Enough—i Don’t Wish to Hear Any More About a Forty-hour Week"
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"Two Gentlemen to See You, Sir!"
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A Break for the Fat Gals
Logical reasons which suggest that it’s high time for a more Oriental attitude about women
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FRED C. KELLY
I WENT to the doctor. He said: “You’ll soon be all right if you quit eating so fast. The trouble with you is you eat alone too much. You must get more fun out of your meals. My prescription is that you invite beautiful or charming women, one after another, to have dinner with you.”
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HUMOR
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Les Plombiers Français
For those whose sense of humor is tickled by contrasts between French and American temperaments
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JOSEPH SCHRANK
SOME people don’t know when they’re well off. Here was Charlie Harris living in the nicest studio in the rue Notre Dame des Champs. An Alsatian maid cooked his dinner and served it by the alcove windows over-looking the garden. His models were sympathetic, his friends uncritical, his digestion perfect, his income regular and the head waiter at the Coupole greeted him by name.
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“You May Begin at Once, the Younger Crowd Haven't Arrived Yet"
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Where Do We Go From Jazz?
The night club trail toward a new Anierican music, written in collaboration with D. G. Wheeler
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PAUL WHITEMAN
"WON’T REPEAL kill the night club dead as a doornail?” persisted my intellectual-looking inquisitor with the black ribbon on his pince-nez (I’ve always been a little leary of its wearers), and whom I suspected of wanting to make ‘copy’ out of me.
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Fiction
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No More Trouble for Jedwick
Account of a chain-gang nigger’s effort to make his way from the far South to a haven in Harlem
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LOUIS PAUL
<p>JEDWICK smiled at the woman drawing water from the well. “Kin I have me a drink, ma’am?” he drawled, his broad shoulders drooped shyly in a half bow. She was tall and dark. The sun blazed down on the white hot Virginia highway. Jedwick’s clothes were saturated with sweat.</p>
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The Lively Arts
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Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice
Miss West gives movie heroines a reminder, somewhat overdue, as to what little girls are made of
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GILBERT SELDES
IT IS surprising that no one has yet pointed out the simple and astounding reason for the success of Mae West in the movies. In the thousands of columns written about her two things have been said, again and again: that she is voluptuous and that she is vulgar, one of which is hardly true, the other hardly important.
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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Esquire in Quest of His Youth
A Poem with Puppets
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MEYER LEVIN
Post-prohibition came, but Esquire felt That Life was scarce the same As in the days of Roosevelt the First. Then drink meant more than wine, And in that time a bachelor knew how And whom to dine. If but one could contrive To revive The girl of 1905!
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FICTION
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Entr’acte at the Folies-bergeres
Ten minutes of dressing room conversation with the aim of altering the pattern of a life
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EDWARD E. McKENNA
HE came quickly into her dressing-room, and she gave him both her hands, and he bent and kissed them, murmuring some politeness. She laughed. “It’s so nice to see you, Joe,” she said. “Rest your coat.” Then he laughed, too. “Lily, you’ll never change,” he said.
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FICTION
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Ace, Deuce, Ten Spot, Joker
The concluding story, complete in itself, yet sequence to the one in the February issue
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IRVIN S. COBB
COMING out of the Tombs, Mr. M. J. (Slats) Horan obligingly halted to accommodate the waiting newspaper photographers, which the same, as it turned out, was an irreparable error on his part. But how—we might ask you —was poor old spindle-shanked Slats to figure that?
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"Miss Stern, This Is a Liberal Magazine! Why Should We Give a Damn What Our Readers Think?”
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FICTION
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Ashes to Ashes
Wherein two people discover that each has buried a dream in the same little silver box
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DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
I AM sure that anyone reading this will immediately dismiss it as fiction. But the opposite is true. I confess that when the story was first told to me I was intensely interested and, to an extent, shocked. Certain incongruous situations in the story aroused my curiosity so, to verify the possibility of their authenticity, I went to a reputable physician who, because this story has to do with the macabre hallucination of a woman under the stress and spell of a pernicious habit, was the best authority to be had.
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SPORTS
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The Bird of Mars
In praise of cock-fighting, as one sport that can’t be fixed-moralists are hereby warned
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HENRY MORTON ROBINSON
YOU never hear a loud voice at a cock-fight. The sport is carried on in a whisper—a whisper that leaps secretively from the mouth of one cocker to another as they greet each other in the subterranean byways of the sport. Cock-fighting is forbidden by statute in every state in the union, yet there are more than ten thousand fighting-cocks in New York state alone, and approximately five hundred “mains” or tournaments take place in various parts of the country every Saturday night from December to May.
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Articles
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They All Meet at Abie’s at Eight
Snoot-, belly- and eye-full, all for a dollar—a popular buy in the undercover movie game
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JOHN B. KENNEDY
WORD gets about among the boys that the party will be pulled off at Abie’s at eight. The boys are clerks or salesmen with a lunch-hour focal point at the same restaurant, or commuting in common on the same train or otherwise connected by one of those ordinary bonds of everyday routine living that brings an extraordinary vacuum to one of tho boys who might happen to be out of work, which sometimes happens, or might find himself in gaol, which also sometimes happens.
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“Don’t Cry, Darling—all Things Must End, Y’know”
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"I Knew Him When"
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Articles
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Dogs Are Tailor Made
An article about the history and characteristics of five of the most popular breeds
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PAUL W. KEARNEY
IT MAY sound brutal, yet it was all a matter-of-fact procedure to a certain sporting man in Pembrokeshire: a district where fox, otter and badger were then abundant. The necessity for keeping three kinds of dogs for three kinds of hunting pained him.
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Semi-Fiction
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Poor Man's Paradise
Hallelujah for a handout, where salvation means shelter and a sandwich and an emotional jag
[no value]
[no value]
ARNOLD GINGRICH
<p>WHERE Flotsam Street crosses Jetsam Avenue, in Chicago, there are many ways and many places to find entertainment and solace, culminating in forgetfulness, for the misdeal that life has dealt you. But you need money for all of them. Not much, but some.</p>
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0064.xml
article
76
76,122
PERSONALITIES
[no value]
Interviewing the Great
An Interviewer, by the grace of God and George Bernard Shaw, tells how it is done
[no value]
[no value]
S. J. WOOLF
HAD it not been for George Bernard Shaw the chances are that I would never have become an interviewer. I went to his home —he was living at the time in Adelphi Terrace—to make a drawing of him, and the supposedly sardonic old gentleman was so kindly and courteous and spoke so charmingly that I was tempted to put on paper what he said.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0065.xml
article
77
77
[no value]
[no value]
S. J. Woolf Amoag the Great
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
RODNEY de SARRO
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0066.xml
article
78
78
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
A Page for the Knit Goods Addict
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0067.xml
article
79
79
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
A Page for the Ardent Golfer
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0068.xml
article
80
80
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fabric Picture for Country Wear
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0069.xml
article
81
81,125
Articles
[no value]
Embassy to Moscow
An article that gives you an intimate inside view of what may be ahead for Mr. Bullitt
[no value]
[no value]
WILLIAM C. WHITE
Now that the United States has recognized us,” a Russian peasant is reported to have said on hearing the news, “all our problems are over. When will the new governor-general arrive and chase out the Communists?” Recognition may mean the end of various foreign problems which have troubled American presidents since 1918.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0070.xml
article
83
83
cartoon
[no value]
"Well, Well, My Old School Teacher—h'ya, Skunk!”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0071.xml
article
84
84,140,148
SPORTS
[no value]
Mud-hens and Loons
An article about mid-winter dinghy racing, as practiced by the Frostbite Yacht Club
[no value]
[no value]
ERIC DEVINE
THE Iroquois Indians of North America didn’t dream that their war-training pastime of “baggataway” would develop into world-wide popularity, becoming, with scarcely any change, the modern game of Lacrosse; nor did Bill Ellisof Rugby School have any idea of what he was starting when one day, in the heat of a soccer game, he grabbed the pigskin, tucked it under his arm, and ran through the stupefied opposition for a goal.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0072.xml
article
85
85
cartoon
[no value]
“What Will My Father Say If I Turn Off the Lights?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0073.xml
article
86
86
[no value]
[no value]
Warrior's Homecoming
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN GROTH
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0074.xml
article
87
87,88,89
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
Mexican Portfolio
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN GROTH
THE Mexican peon, whom Stuart Chase portrays as a happy Arcadian, whom Sergei Eisenstein envisions as a firebrand of purposive discontent, John Groth sees simply as a pathetic sufferer, enduring privation as unthinkingly as a dog. Here, for example, the army—that tragi-comic band numbering 250 generals to 75,000 men, where the uniforms are all one size, built for a putative warrior of five feet two, where a haircut would make most caps four sizes large, where concern for the appearance of the parade ground leads to unutterably funny spectacles, where whole families travel as integers of every troop, where men, women, dogs, pigs and kids bivouac together on the cold Mexican nights.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0075.xml
article
90
90
cartoon
[no value]
"This Retail Selling Experience Will Be Invaluable to You, Son"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0076.xml
article
91
91,128,136
Fiction
[no value]
The Wound Stripe
The story of the means a young lieutenant took to wipe out the shame of a self-inflicted wound
[no value]
[no value]
GRANVILLE FORTESCUE
<p>SECOND Lieutenant Peck was lost. And, he thought resentfully, no one in the whole A. E. F. gave a darn. Six hours had passed since he had been dumped off an ammunition truck outside headquarters, 9th Marine Brigade. There a wild-eyed operations officer told him the One Hundred and Eighty-Eighth Division held a sector fourteen miles to the east, and he damn well better beat it or he’d be rated a deserter under fire.</p>
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0077.xml
article
92
92,93,125,142
Articles
[no value]
Marching Feet
Account of European travel with a note book and reporter’s nerve to ask questions, late in 1933
[no value]
[no value]
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.
IT IS eleven o’clock of a hot and shining Sunday morning. Church hour back home, in America. War Scare hour here, in Europe. Each Sunday for the last three months they have been shaking fists and making faces and sending mighty yells of “Down with Germany” and “Down with France” across the Rhine.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0078.xml
article
94
94,146
FICTION
[no value]
The Forest of Light
If a wife goes hunting with her estranged husband, need a fatality be deemed a murder?
[no value]
[no value]
UPTON TERRELL
"I'VE come,” said Gately, “to ask you to stop this crucifying of an innocent woman. Certainly you can’t honestly believe she wilfully murdered her husband.” District Attorney Amos Holburn leaned back in his chair and stretched long legs beneath his desk.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0079.xml
article
95
95
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fabric Picture for Town Wear
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0080.xml
article
96
96
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Black Homburg —the Hero Swipes the Villain's Hat
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
IN THE gallery of stock types, the black hat has always indicated one of three characters—the clergyman, the politician, or the villain in the play. The latter connotation will have to be repealed now, however, as the black Homburg hat has settled down as an established fashion in this country, on the heads of the smartest young men-about-town and juniors of Wall Street, after having enjoyed a run of about a year in London before gaining acceptance on this side.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0081.xml
article
97
97,116,119
Fiction
[no value]
The Day Begins at Five
A story containing a valuable formula for those who think a man is only as old as he feels
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN WILEY
<p>MISS JANSEN was again at the water cooler. From the corner of his eye, Joe Williams watched her delicately lift the flimsy paper cup to her curving red mouth and sip as daintily as a sparrow. “She can’t be that thirsty,” he thought irritably. Should he, as office manager, suggest that these repeated trips were unbusinesslike, inefficient and a waste of company time?</p>
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0082.xml
article
99
99,126
FICTION
[no value]
The Old Rev'und
Story about an ex-clergyman who was not what he seemed to be—not even to himself
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN D. SWAIN
HE had been a clergyman of one of those numerous and obscure sects that grow up, linger for a time, and disappear. Its very name had been forgotten. But not for many years had he officiated as a clergyman. In fact, for a longer time than he could remember, his sole activity had concerned itself with getting drunk.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0083.xml
article
100
100
cartoon
[no value]
“O-o-oh Look, Darling—it’s Going Down By the Lake, Where We Always Wanted It"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0084.xml
article
101
101,114
HUMOR
[no value]
From Attic to Best Cellar
How an old farmhouse was made over into a magazine article at a total cost of only $7.88
[no value]
[no value]
RAYMOND KNIGHT
"MY HOUSE—mine—mine—mine— mine!” I said it over and over again until I was slightly dizzy. I had always wanted to own an old Connecticut farm house ... the blood of New England yeomen ran in my veins—(owing to a transfusion in 1926)—and now the call of the soil had come to me clear and loud over the hills of Connecticut.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0085.xml
article
102
102,103
HUMOR
[no value]
The Passing of Pinochle
Humor, along the old Potash line, and some useful information, too, about pinochle’s decline and fall
[no value]
[no value]
MONTAGUE GLASS
“NO ONE but a sculptor and his mother would deny that sculpture is a lost art,” says Max Beerbohm, and of course this dictum must be taken with a grain of salt and a few remonstrances from Gutzon Borglum and Jo Davidson, but when it comes to pinochle, you can take it from me without a grain of salt that the good old game of auction pinochle, played with either three or four players and from one to six kibbitzers, is fast being replaced in the homes of the garment manufacturers by contract.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0086.xml
article
105
105
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
For Gentleman Farmer Or for a Suburbanite
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
GOD tempers the wind to the shorn lamb but not to the gardener, in his first few efforts of the season. Particularly is this to be borne in mind if your gardening is of the spectator (or kibbitzing) variety. A suit of Irish Donegal tweed will be none too heavy.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0087.xml
article
106
106
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Proof That There Are No Set Rules in Rusiness Dress
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
“COSTLY thy habit as thy purse can buy”—and from there on it’s strictly up to you. Last month we showed the two extremes in business wear, but we couldn’t begin, in many a month, to show you the thousand and one permissible variations in between.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0088.xml
article
107
107,110,114
FICTION
[no value]
The Lord of the Barrier Beach
The story of a man who wanted very much to capture an eagle, and then wished that he hadn't
[no value]
[no value]
ALEXANDER SPRUNT
WITH his snowy head bent slightly downward, his great wings beating heavily and wide tail spread to check his speed, Leuco, the Bald Eagle, dropped upon his high lookout branch on the old dead pine above the island jungle. As his yellow feet touched the bleached wood, there came a metallic click and two steel jaws leaped upward from a screening mat of moss, and clamped about his right leg.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0089.xml
article
108
108,109,142
SPORTS
[no value]
Wrecking the Records
Predicting the future of track records (detour if figures bore you), written with Leslie LeCron
[no value]
[no value]
DEAN B. CROMWELL
FREQUENTLY there comes to our ears mention of “the good old days” when everything had not yet gone to the dogs—this being no reference to recent business conditions. Usually it is impossible to deny remarks about old times or to make definite comparisons because of changed conditions.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0090.xml
article
111
111
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
White Raincoats Have Taken the Country By Storm
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
THE term “white raincoat” is really a misnomer, as the smart shade that is indicated by this general designation is an oyster color. Pure white raincoats are still reserved for the on-duty wear of dairymen and traffic cops. The model that is sketched here is the roomy double breasted type with raglan sleeves and a convertible collar which, when buttoned up, is strongly reminiscent of wartime pictures of the Crown Prince.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0091.xml
article
112
112
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
A Blue Coat Is as Good as the Company It Keeps
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
A BLUE overcoat is the daily bread on the ever-changing menu of fashion —infinite variations of cut and color may come and go, but the double breasted blue coat will always be in evidence. To set a blue coat smartly apart from its fellows, especial care must be devoted to the selection of fittings that are a little out of the ordinary.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0092.xml
article
113
113,150
Etiquette
[no value]
Dining Without Pain
A note on the gracions art of giving a dinner, with or without a wife as hindrance
[no value]
[no value]
STUART HOWE
IF YOU are a married man the chances are that along about this time of year your wife will decide that it would be such fun to give a series of small dinners. It won’t be fun, and you know it; but perhaps there are obligations to be worked off, business associates to entertain, or friends, newcomers to your community, whom you wish to introduce.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0093.xml
article
117
117
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Where a Fashion Plate Recomes a Sporting Print
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
IN PUTTING these three figures together on this page, the artist has helped himself to a slice of that license which poets used to claim, but the point, of course, is to show three separate outfits, without taking a page apiece to do it. The figure on the extreme left shows an informal country hacking kit consisting of a brown tweed riding sack, a three button notch lapel model, of which most of the important details cannot be distinguished.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0094.xml
article
118
118
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Safely Out of Town Your Color Choices Can Run Very Wild
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
AT THE best hunt race meetings you will see the boldest colors and patterns. Keep your eyes off the picture for a minute, and see if this doesn’t sound godawful: green suit, blue and white striped shirt, plaid tie that is predominantly red, reddish brown shoes and tannish brown hat, and gray topcoat.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0095.xml
article
121
121,136,153
Books
[no value]
Esquire’s Five-minute Shelf
The monthly reminder that Upton Sinclair isn’t Sinclair Lewis and James Thurber isn’t Edna Ferber
[no value]
[no value]
BURTON RASCOE
I DON’T care if Sinclair Lewis turns down the Pulitzer Prize (it was worth only a couple of thousand plunks at a time when Lewis was soggy with royalties he didn’t expect from novels which annoyed people so violently that they bought them in great quantities).
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0096.xml
article
123
123
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
What? Garters on a Page of College Fashions? Yes, Sir
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
OUR scouts have been infesting fraternity houses, dorms and locker rooms for months and now they arise, to a man, and declare that undergraduates do wear garters. Perhaps, after all that has been said and written on the subject, that’s an item for Ripley.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0097.xml
article
124
124
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Gentle Reminder That Clothes Do Not Make a Man
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
ONE of our pet peeves has always been the type of fashion copy that endeavored to implant the sweet notion that “dressing the part” would put you over to tumultuous applause, regardless of your natural qualifications. We become slightly ill every time we read about the dandy underwear that will automatically take so many strokes off your golf score.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0098.xml
article
127
127,143
Movies
[no value]
The Candid Camera Man
Praise for Paul Muni and for Ralph Morgan, something about puppets, and a lot about intellect
[no value]
[no value]
MEYER LEVIN
A SLIGHT jack-up in the intellect-appeal of the cinema is detected this month. Several of the new films seem to be addressed to a public with an adult intelligence quotient; others, while remaining on a normal Hollywood level, contain sequences or individual performances that are quite satisfying to the grown-up mind.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0099.xml
advertisement
129
129
[no value]
[no value]
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
[no value]
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0100.xml
article
130
130
[no value]
[no value]
The Light That Flickered Over Broadway
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0101.xml
article
131
131,133,145
Theatre
[no value]
Stage-door Johnny, Esq.
High hoots for Hepburn and a rave for the Russian Ballet, plus the usual if’s and but’s
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN V. A. WEAVER
NATURALLY, the ace recent event was the foisting of Katharine Hepburn upon the theater as a star, and my heart is stuffed with a nostalgic understanding, even if it is totally devoid of sympathy, when I ponder the cataclysm she brought upon herself.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0102.xml
sidebar
131
131
[no value]
[no value]
Glimpse List
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
“AH, WILDERNESS”—Eugene O’Neill’s sentimental funny-picture of calf-love and fatherhood in the moustache-cup era. “AS THOUSANDS CHEER”—Marilyn Miller, Clifton Webb, Helen Broderick, Ethel Waters in Berlin’s standee revue. “BALLET RUSSE”—Superlative troupe in new and favorite older ballets; taste, beauty, sophistication, class.
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0103.xml
advertisement
132
132
[no value]
[no value]
Match King, Inc.
[no value]
MATCH KING, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0104.xml
advertisement
133
133
[no value]
[no value]
The Barbasol Company
[no value]
THE BARBASOL COMPANY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0105.xml
advertisement
135
135
[no value]
[no value]
United States Rubber Company
[no value]
United States Rubber Company
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0106.xml
advertisement
137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0107.xml
advertisement
141
141
[no value]
[no value]
International Mercantile Marine Company
[no value]
INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0108.xml
advertisement
142
142
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0109.xml
advertisement
143
143
[no value]
[no value]
Kenilworth Press Inc
[no value]
KENILWORTH PRESS INC
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0110.xml
advertisement
145
145
[no value]
[no value]
W.a. Taylor & Co.
[no value]
W.A. TAYLOR & CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0111.xml
advertisement
147
147
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0112.xml
advertisement
149
149
[no value]
[no value]
Royal Typewriter Company, Inc.
[no value]
Royal Typewriter Company, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0113.xml
advertisement
151
151
[no value]
[no value]
Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
[no value]
Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0114.xml
advertisement
152
152
[no value]
[no value]
Stuart Briton & Co., Inc.
[no value]
STUART BRITON & Co., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0115.xml
advertisement
153
153
[no value]
[no value]
The Ambassador
[no value]
The AMBASSADOR
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0116.xml
advertisement
153
153
[no value]
[no value]
Wm. Demuth & Co.
[no value]
WM. DEMUTH & CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0117.xml
advertisement
154
154
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0118.xml
advertisement
155
155
[no value]
[no value]
Interwoven Stocking Company
[no value]
Interwoven Stocking Company
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0119.xml
advertisement
156
156
[no value]
[no value]
Premier-pabst Corp.: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
[no value]
Premier-Pabst Corp.
PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340301_0001_004_0120.xml