Issue: 19340901

Saturday, September 1, 1934
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Esquire
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2
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General Motors Cars
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GENERAL MOTORS CARS
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0002.xml
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3
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Continental Distilling Corporation: Rittenhouse
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Continental Distilling Corporation
RITTENHOUSE
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0003.xml
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4
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The Manhattan Shirt Company
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THE MANHATTAN SHIRT COMPANY
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0004.xml
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5
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Hookless Fastener Company: Talon
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HOOKLESS FASTENER COMPANY
TALON
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0005.xml
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6
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Ethyl
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ETHYL
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0006.xml
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7
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Advertisement: Four Roses Whiskey
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FOUR ROSES WHISKEY
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0007.xml
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8
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General Electric
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GENERAL ELECTRIC
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0008.xml
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9
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Finchley
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Finchley
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0009.xml
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10
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H. J. Heinz Company
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H. J. HEINZ COMPANY
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masthead
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11
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Esquire
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Contents for September, 1934
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Editor's Note
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As for the Dog Day Experiment
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The idea of packing the magazine with extra features for the lull of the dog days seems to have been a honey. Throughout July, when magazine sales in general are badly off, ESQUIRE’S sales zoomed upward with a most amazing surge, to reach a new high.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0013.xml
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12,13,14B,166
Correspondence
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The Sound and the Fury
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I didn’t smile, but now I am grinning! In the July issue of ESQUIRE one garrulous, hypocritical John Grimball Wilkins of Charleston, South Carolina, “America’s Most Historic City,” gave vent to his spleen and let off a lot of contradictory, repetitious, hot air questioning my qualities as a gentleman in no uncertain but.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0014.xml
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13
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John Gillon & Co., Ltd.: V·o·p Scotch Whisky
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JOHN GILLON & CO., LTD.
V·O·P SCOTCH WHISKY
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0015.xml
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14
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Sanforized-shrunk
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Sanforized-shrunk
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0016.xml
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14A
14A
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Brewing Corporation: Carling's Canadian Ale
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BREWING CORPORATION
CARLING'S Canadian Ale
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0017.xml
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14C
14C
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George A. Mcdevitt Co.
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GEORGE A. McDEVITT CO.
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0018.xml
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14D
14D,17
Contributors
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Backstage with Esquire
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Edwin Balmer is an ex-Chicagoan, who legan his career as a reporter on the Chicago Tribune some thirty years ago and has since been a contributor to many of the leading magazines and the editor of several. He has been editor of Red book and Bluebook since 1927.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0019.xml
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15
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Advertisement: Seagram’s
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Seagram’s
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0020.xml
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16
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The Platinum Products Co.
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THE PLATINUM PRODUCTS CO.
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0021.xml
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17
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Schenley Import Corp.: Bacardi
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SCHENLEY IMPORT CORP.
BACARDI
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0022.xml
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18
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Hiram Walker & Sons
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Hiram Walker & Sons
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19,158B,158D
Articles
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Defense of Dirty Words
A Cuban Letter
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ERNEST HEMINGWAY
<p>INSPIRED by reading a column of Mr. Westbrook Pegler we are going to try to keep this department clean. Since it has abandoned, temporarily, the higher carnivora, and seems to deal, principally, with the migratory fishes of the guif stream, this should be fairly easy.</p>
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0024.xml
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20,21,158D
ARTICLE
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An Address to Caliban
A stirring indictment of Chicago, not so much for what it has done as for what it has failed to do
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THEODORE DREISER
PERIODICALLY I find it stimulating as well as romantic to return to Chicago. You see, a fair part of my youth was spent, there. It was the first great city that I ever entered, and to this day, because of its highly individualized temperament, it remains one of the most arresting and fascinating.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0025.xml
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22
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"But If I Keep Holding You Up You’ll Never Learn to Swim”
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0026.xml
article
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23,90,92
SPORTS
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The Life of Reilly
The era of wonderful nonsense brought a life of golden ease to the sportsreporting gentry
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WESTBROOK PEGLER
SOME of the best writing in American journalism and considerably more of the worst, appears on the sport pages of the newspaper. The sport department is a curious principality in the newspaper shop, presided over by an official who is called the sport editor.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0027.xml
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24,164,165,166
FICTION
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The Making of a Saint
A robust and lively narrative, cast in Kansas language, by a comer among the young writers
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FRANCIS FUHR
OLD MEDLOCK, he was pretty ornery and lowdown. Mrs. Medlock, she was gettin’ awful sick and tired of old Medlock’s boozin’ and a-horsin’ around with fast women! This Medlock, he thinks he’s pretty slick, see! He thinks he’s got his wife fooled, see!
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0028.xml
article
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25
PICTORIAL FEATURES
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Berlin 1/7/34
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JOHN GROTH
HEADS have rolled but nobody as yet knows whose or how many . . . the Paris editions of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Herald-Tribune are sold out in five minutes on the streets of Berlin, because there is no German press and you have to read a foreign paper to find out anything at all . . . even the correspondents are stumped to learn anything definite . . . and while beneath the surface Germany seethes, outwardly everything is stolid, placid . . . fat burghers in stormtroop uniforms setting out for picnics . . .
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0029.xml
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26,27,120,123
FICTION
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The Runaway
Sensitive study of the moods and pains of boyhood, of the longing for far-away places
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MORLEY CALLAGHAN
IN THE lumberyard by the lake there was an old brick building two stories high and all around the foundations were heaped great piles of soft sawdust, softer than the thick moss in the woods. There were many of these golden mounds of dust covering that part of the yard right down to the blue lake.
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28
PICTORIAL FEATURES
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"Blonde Eskimo"
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29,130,131
ARTICLE
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The Blonde Eskimo
The third of three stories in this series about Greenland, both written and illustrated
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ROCKWELL KENT
THINGS always get so complicated: and nobody wants complications. You clean house today: Splendid! And you start collecting again tomorrow. You go to Reno— or she does—in January: Hurrah!!! And in June?—you’re both collecting again. There’s a perversity in man that makes him endlessly defeat his best and pleasantest intentions.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0032.xml
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30,89
ARTICLE
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Our Literary Nudism
An editor’s reaction to "this new candor,” the opposite of the credo stated on page 19 of this Issue
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EDWIN KALMER
WE WERE not in the least surprised to receive from a friend of ours the letter just below. He edits a high brow magazine which is not only extremely smart but, in the better senses, a wholly “modern” magazine. He wrote to me and, I believe, to other editors whom he deemed to be confronting the same contemporary trend:
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31
cartoon
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“I Don't Know Henry—this Place Is Turning Out to Be a Regular Coney Island"
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32
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"— But Aren’t You a Bit Old for This Sort of Thing?”
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0035.xml
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33,111
FICTION
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The Beauty Pageant
A picture, limned with acid, of the purring demeanor of those babes who strut the boardwalk
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CHARLES M. BAYER
OKLAHOMA CITY, spine imbedded in the white beach sand, drew up a forearm and squinted at her wrist watch. “My Gawd!” she wailed, “I’ll be late for my date.” She jerked to her feet, flicked the sand from her breasts and scampered, lickety-split, under the Boardwalk to the beach entrance of her hotel.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0036.xml
article
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34,35,118,120
HOLLYWOOD
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Good Representation
A serious, which is not to say a sober, account of the Russian experiences of a great comedian
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HARPO MARX
<p>“DUSSIA isn’t a country,” said Groucho when he heard of my proposed trip. “It’s a state of mind.” Maybe so, but it’s the biggest state of mind I’ve ever seen. I really think the remark was dictated by jealousy. Didn’t they say the same thing when Balboa claimed Pocahontas for the King of Spain?</p>
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0037.xml
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36
cartoon
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"I Got Sompin' You Like, Giusseppi—puree of Tomatoes Wit' Groutons”
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0038.xml
article
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37,89,90
HUMOR
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Toujours L’amour
You may wave your fists before a Frenchman’s nose for nothing? but socking him will cost you $3.98
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JOSEPH SCHRANK
THE concierge, mes amis, is the sacred cow of la belle France. You may shoot a lover and be forgiven, but ma foi! never, never shoot a concierge, even by accident, for that is serious. Alors! after M. Sarthel—the same who got into such difficulties with the canaries of Madame Froidveaux the concierge—had vacated his cherished studio on the top floor, it was taken by Mademoiselle Petitpois, a designer of hats.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0039.xml
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38,159,160,161,162,163
SPORTS
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The Great Emancipator
Crediting Walter Hagen with the breaking down of barriers once separating pros from gentlemen
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Herb Graffis
IN THE very old days professional athletes were slaves. Then the best break a pro got was to be permitted by holders of Roman arena ring-side seats to nominate the lion to gnaw on his meat and framework. Things softened up a bit for pros when practices of slugging each other with lead-ballasted cesti or plunging runt swords into gladiatorial vitals were introduced.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0040.xml
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39
cartoon
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“Just Keep Repeating to Yourself for a Month, Mrs. Van Pert—'i Ain’t Goin’ Nuts, I Ain’t Goin 'nuts
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0041.xml
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40,147
FICTION
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Mother Carey’s Chicken
Of a stout little two-masted ship, a humble servant of the sea, Cinderella among vessels
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BILL ADAMS
THERE once was a ship. A landsman, at any rate, would have called her a ship. Really she was not a ship; for a ship has three masts, and she had but two. She was a ketch; a little vessel with a mainmast a good deal shorter than her foremast, and sails that set fore-and-aft.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0042.xml
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41
cartoon
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"So You Think I'm a Lot Like My Father, Eh? Who Else Do You Know That I Know?”
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0043.xml
article
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42,43,131,132
FICTION
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The Witch À La Mode
A fine hitherto unpublished story, in the best Lawrence manner, of two who gave each other only anguish
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D. H. LAWRENCE
A TRAIN across the valley threaded the opposite darkness with its gold thread. The valley re-echoed with vague throat. The two watched the express, like a gold-and-black snake, curve and dive seawards into the night. He turned, saw her full, line face tilted up to him.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0044.xml
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44,142
FICTION
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Over the Toast
Dialogue that is packed with recognition value, from start to finish, for all married men
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L. A. G. STRONG
SCENE: The breakfast table He—Good God! She—What’s the matter, dear? He—This toast. She—What’s wrong with it? He—Look at,it. The woman knows perfectly well I like it thin, and crisp. She’s been told so, particularly. And look what she semis up.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0045.xml
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45,46
Technical Fashions
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New Lines for Luggage
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Alexis de Sakhnoffsky
THE small sketch at the top of the page shows a modern version of the old brief case, with a handle of tubular, tapered construction and with a streamlined elongated lock. The trunk, at the bottom of the page, has the drawers on its right side hinged at the back, so that they may be swung open and made accessible even when the trunk is standing only partially opened up.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0046.xml
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47,150,152
ARTICLE
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The Little Old Spy
On how it feels to be followed, revealing that the thing to do with a spy is to entertain him
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LANGSTON HUGHES
ON THE evening of my second day in Havana, I realized I was being followed. I had walked too far for that same little old brown man trailing a respectable distance behind me to be there accidentally. I noticed him first standing quite close to me when I stopped to buy a copy of Social at the big newsstand across from the Alhambra.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0047.xml
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48,156,158
ARTICLE
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England’s Wine
The story of port, chief wine of the English since the twelfth century, written for Americans
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LAWTON MACKALL
As PORT drinkers we Americans blossom late. It is not that we deliberately defer, but that our palates must attain their gustatory puberty, must know something. At least, that was my trouble. Preoccupied with wines partaken of in such habit-forming countries as France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain —plus certain whiskies in Scotland, cognacs and liqueurs here and there, and playful tigers in the Schnapps Belt—I got round to Portugal only after prolonged abstinence from that nation’s pet product.
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49
cartoon
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“There, My Boy! That's Your Dad!”
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0049.xml
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50,132
HUMOR
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The Little Red Hat
Providing that luxury which men seem ever to enjoy—a completely cockeyed story on a dizzy theme
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WALTER R. BROOKS
THERE was a Mr. Fred Beasley who was invited to a fancy dress party. Mrs. Beasley was invited too. So Mr. Beasley said O I do not want to go to this party Jessie can’t we get out of it? Now Mrs. Beasley was very pretty but she had tantrums. She liked to scold and always took exception to everything Mr. Beasley said.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0050.xml
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51
cartoon
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“Will This Ticket Take Care of Me All Day, No Matter How Many Red Lights I Pass?"
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0051.xml
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52
cartoon
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"I Shall Always Remember You as the Girl Clothed in Mystery"
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0052.xml
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53,111,112
SEMI-FICTION
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I Am a Masculine Mother
A sincere and revealing statement of the trials of a male upon whom depression forced a mother's role
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ANONYMOUS
I TURNED from working over certain architectural plans conscious that my daughter stood in the door. “Am I disturbing you, Dad?” she asked. I realized that she hesitated. “What’s the trouble, Monkey? Anything you want me to do?” “Oh, just wondered if you had time to powder my back?
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0053.xml
article
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54,55,102,107
ARTICLE
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Gods of the Stick
A lively search for the truth that lies halfway between the extreme ideas about conductors
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CARLETON SMITH
AN ORCHESTERA conductor is a useless animal. He alone among musicians doesn’t make any music. Oftentimes he can not even play an instrument. His technic is confined to waving his hands and contriving ways of attracting attention. The dance band leader is a kind of human metronome that nods pleasantly at the dancers.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0054.xml
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56,114,117
ARTICLE
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What the Cave Men Began
The eyes of our time, alone of all that ever beheld the earth, have seen the change in razors
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EDWARD M. BARROWS
LOVELY Woman generally can cherish her illusions of omniscience over Man, until she tries to tangle with his whiskers. It was a feminine biologist of London who publicly assailed the economic waste of shaving, and she chose, of all places, mandominated Cambridge University for her rostrum.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0055.xml
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57
cartoon
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"—and Also Protect Me From Mister Charles Vance-werp, Mister James C. Whitehill and Butchie"
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0056.xml
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58
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The New Deal Cabinet
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RODNEY de SARRO
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0057.xml
article
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59,150
FICTION
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Let Freedom Ring
On the diverting theme of being a vagrant with cash in the bank and a wife with a permanent job
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ROBERT CARSON
THE two cops made up a line just outside the door leading to the prisoners’ dock in the night court. One cop went to the head of the file and the other took his place at the foot. The cop at the head smoothed his hair with a small pink comb and said: “You slobs stand easy for a while, see.”
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0058.xml
article
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60,117,118
FICTION
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Certified Relief Case
A story of a poor parish where the finest job is that of being unemployed
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M. WILLIS SHUEY
UGENEE BENNETT climbed up the steps as fast as her short legs would carry her. She reached from the one solid part of the second step over the missing third to the sound part of the top, and hurried across the swaying porch to the room where her mother sat aimlessly rocking.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0059.xml
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61
cartoon
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“Look, Everybody! Mazuma! You’re All Getting Paid This Week!"
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0060.xml
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62,63,148
ARTICLE
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Notes on a Hangman
The first portion of a two-part portrait of the man who enjoys a job that nobody else relishes
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JAMES MARLOW
His name is Henry Meyer. His nickname is Tricksy. He likes the Tricksy better than the Henry Meyer. The early years are not clear: the mulberry tree, the peach and plum and orange trees and the magnolia round the white house where he was born upstairs over the saloon on the levee road in Jefferson across the parish line from New Orleans; his big German father and his little German mother; his father whipping him once with a long strap for knocking the green oranges from the tree; the men sliding his father down the stairs in a special coffin they had to build; the women crying and the men with their hats on in the rain round the open grave, burying his father, and all running for the sheds when the rain came fast; leaving school, telling his uncle he wanted to because there was too much of teaching him to pray; driving a bread wagon at fourteen; still driving at eighteen; getting drunk; having fun with the women; driving for old man Lambert France, the baker on Girod street.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0061.xml
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64,65,95
FICTION
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Please Don't Let It Be the Same
Last story from the youth who wrote ”One Way to Die” and soon after chose one
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ARTHUR SHUMWAY
MAE’S key would not turn in the lock. That was funny. She tried the knob and the door opened. Joe lay on the davenport reading the American. “Why, Joe—” She put the groceries down and started taking off her dripping coat. “Gee, you gave me a start.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0062.xml
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66,144
SEMI-FICTION
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The Clue of the Bar Rag
First of a series of fictionized accounts of famous recent cases that have confronted the police
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WILLIAM C. WHITE
“The secret of our work?” one Yard inspector smiled. “We work with details.” The Bonati trunk murder in 1927 is the best illustration of Yard methods. EARLY in the afternoon of May 6, 1927, a tall well built man stepped from a taxi at the entrance to the Charing Cross Station in the center of London and signalled for a porter.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0063.xml
article
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67,68,69
PICTORIAL FEATURES
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Park, Market and Slum
A LONDON PORTFOLIO
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JOHN GROTH
HYPE PARK, where every Sunday and every evening the rival religionists come out to tussle for stray souls; the Caledonian Market, the old London “thieves and fleas market,” where on Tuesdays and Fridays at dawn things go on sale ranging from automobiles to herrings, elephants to etchings, and all day long you may see charwomen shuffling off with an oil painting under the arm and a washbowl balanced on the head; Petticoat Lane, scene of barter in fish and fowl and dry goods; Whitechapel, where Sunday morning’s dog, cat and bird fair is not confined to the varieties just named but extends to barter over love birds, white mice, and rabbits as well as Russian wolfhounds; the pubs, where patient children cluster outside waiting for parents who debate the India question over ales and stouts; and Covent Garden for vegetables and Billingsgate for fish — all these productive of a world of sights and sounds that are incidental to the job of feeding and clothing the under side of the biggest of all cities.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0064.xml
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70
cartoon
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“Day in and Day Out—the Same Old Faces"
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[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0065.xml
article
71
71,126
SPORTS
[no value]
Maker of Champions
An intimate portrait of Mercer Beasley, the Alger boy of the tennis world
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN R. TUNIS
ONE hot summer’s day last July a reporter walked down the sizzling deck of the Champlain, anchored off Quarantine, and addressed a bespectacled man with a white felt hat pulled down over his eyes who was leaning on the rail staring in a fixed manner at the green shores of Fort Wadsworth.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0066.xml
article
72
72,98
FICTION
[no value]
What Do They Want?
A boy is shocked that ships, like other prizes of wealth, are least appreciated by those who own them
[no value]
[no value]
ARCHIE BINNS
MOST of the boys on our part of Flushing Bay have their own boats. They’re about ten feet overall, with four feet beam; centerboarders, sloop rigged. They’re supposed to be all alike for class racing, but we build them ourselves and they’re all some different.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0067.xml
article
73
73
cartoon
[no value]
“Sir — Do You Think I Should Give the Alarm?"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0068.xml
article
74
74
cartoon
[no value]
“You Gentlemen Will of Course Use the Trade Entrance"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0069.xml
article
75
75,123,126
ARTICLE
[no value]
How to Win a Medal
Things you probably wouldn’t try for a wagonload of medals, that all firemen do in their day’s work
[no value]
[no value]
PAUL W. KEARNEY
“FOR gawd’s sake get me outa here,” croaked a hoarse voice. And Mullarky, of 98 Engine, nearly jumped out of his boots with surprise. Mullarky had been operating a line at very low pressure across a shaftway from the fifth floor of the structure adjoining the fire building.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0070.xml
article
76
76,77,136
ARTICLE
[no value]
Japan Plays at War
Suggesting that the Japs held dress rehearsal sixteen years ago for the war still to come
[no value]
[no value]
JACK MORROW
IF BALBOA could return to the scene of his early discoveries, mount an eminence overlooking the expanse of water that stretches from the western shores of these United States to Asia and Australia, view it in the light of current events, I wonder if he would call it the Pacific—ocean of Peace!
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0071.xml
article
78
78,107
FEATURES
[no value]
Melancholy in the Comics
A gusty sigh for that far day almost beyond recall when the comic strips were sometimes funny
[no value]
[no value]
GILBERT SELDES
<p>ACCORDING to my records, the last time a grown man laughed at a comic strip was in February of 1904, but that may be a typographical error. So far as I know, no child, male or female, has ever laughed at the funny page. Something is wrong. Perhaps with the comics, perhaps with the name.</p>
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0072.xml
article
79
79
cartoon
[no value]
“I Pitched and Tossed All Night"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0073.xml
article
80
80
cartoon
[no value]
"I Have a Surprise for You, Harvey Dear—i'm Going to Be Your Mother"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0074.xml
article
81
81,84
ARTICLE
[no value]
Return, Oh Moses!
A call for commandments for Hollywood, expressed from the standpoint of intellectuals
[no value]
[no value]
FREDERICK HAZLITT BRENNAN
I MUST be very calm about this. But last evening I saw Mr. Edward G. Robinson, one of my favorite movie mimes, ennobled for committing a murder. If I could but be as calm as Mr. Robinson, as he went, with loving care, about his poisonous task! Unfortunately he left a false whisker on the premises, but he had the audience practically leaping out of their seats to defend him from the agents of the law.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0075.xml
article
82
82,83
HUMOR
[no value]
An "I” for An ”i”
Daunted by nothing but the sad thought of going out of print, an intrepid explorer dares all
[no value]
[no value]
RAYMOND KNIGHT
I OPENED a tentative eye one morning in the fall of 1933, yawned deliciously, and then, as was customary with me en le matin, I awoke. “Well,” I thought, with that quick adjustment to the situation which is one of my characteristics, “well, what new worlds have I to conquer today?”
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0076.xml
article
85
85
cartoon
[no value]
"Phooey!”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0077.xml
article
86
86
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fabric Picture for Country Wear
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0078.xml
article
87
87
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fabric Picture for Rainy Weather
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0079.xml
article
88
88
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fabric Picture for Commuting Wear
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0080.xml
article
91
91
cartoon
[no value]
"I'm Sorry Lady—but This Is One Time I Don't Give a Damn How I Look"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0081.xml
article
93
93
cartoon
[no value]
"Do You Have French Frys?"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0082.xml
article
94
94
cartoon
[no value]
Cartoon
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0083.xml
article
96
96,97,135
ARTICLE
[no value]
A War Without a Truce
In the endless battle of wits between prisoners and keepers the wooden gun is an old trick
[no value]
[no value]
JOSEPH FULLING FISHMAN
THE escape of John Dillinger from the Lake County, Indiana, jail, brought to public notice once again the extraordinary ingenuity of caged men in meeting, and in many instances overcoming, the obstacles put in the way of their escape. In the case of men like Dillinger these obstacles are unusual, as such men are watched much more closely than the general run of prisoners.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0084.xml
article
99
99
cartoon
[no value]
“I've Been Sitting Here for Two Hours, Huddleston, and I'm Beginning to Think You're a Damned Liar,
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0085.xml
article
100
100,101,135
ARTICLE
[no value]
The Hobo and the Fighter
Of two Georges, Hart and Luks, both dead, who were men first, Americans second, and painters first and last
[no value]
[no value]
HARRY SALPETER
THERE was so much that was common to Georgo Luks and Georgo Overbury Hart that one felt almost a sense of fitness in their making their final exits within so short a period of each other, last fall. They were men, they were Americans, they were painters, a not so usual combination as you might think, off hand.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0086.xml
article
103
103
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fall Trend for the Business Man
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Upper left: black worsted with blue stripes; tab collar shirt of blue broadcloth, black foulard tie with blue polka-dots, chamois gloves (note British touch of buttoning bottom button only). Upper right: blue-grey hard worsted with d. b. waistcoat, shirt with colored body and white starched bosom, collar, and cuffs, blue Spitalfields tie with spaced red and white figures.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0087.xml
article
104
104
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fall Trend for the Outdoors Man
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Upper left: for upland shooting; single breasted tweed jacket with a bold overplaid, blue Oxford shirt with medium pointed button down collar, plain knitted tie, Fair Isle sleeveless pullover and stitched tweed hat. Upper right: brown Shetland jacket in a diamond pattern with leather buttons and bellows pockets, cream colored waistcoat of wide wale corduroy, blue flannel shirt with round collar attached, red and yellow foulard tie, black and white herringbone tweed slacks and brown telescope hat.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0088.xml
article
105
105
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fall Trend for the Man Who Rides
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Upper left: for park riding, a brown herringbone Shetland sacque, yellow flannel waistcoat of conventional cut, blue foulard riding stock with white spots, worn with a bar pin, breeches of fine twill and a riding bowler which has more stiffening than that of the average derby.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0089.xml
article
106
106
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
The Fall Trend for the Undergraduate
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
FOR dinner when it is necessary to dress: one-button single breasted peaked lapel dinner jacket with dull silk grosgrain facings, a narrow bosom starched plain linen dress shirt with two studs, a white winged collar of medium height with large tabs, a backless white single breasted pique waistcoat.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0090.xml
article
108
108
cartoon
[no value]
“Why Officer, of All the People to Run Into!”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0091.xml
article
109
109,136
SPORTS
[no value]
Jiu-jitsu in Five Easy Lessons
An article which will not teach you, but may possibly cure you, of any latent notion to learn
[no value]
[no value]
CARLTON BROWN
ON A ship as small as the “Sayonara Maru,” there was not much opportunity for exercise. You could pace the deck, or play shuffleboard, or, when the weather was mild, get yourself wet in the tiny canvas pool. Also, you could shinny up the ropes, but the captain wasn’t in favor of that pastime.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0092.xml
article
110
110
HUMOR
[no value]
The Disregarder
The explanation, at last, of the odd circumstances of the tragic and untimely death of a martyr
[no value]
[no value]
GEOFFREY KERR
THE recent death of Samuel A. Hinckley, of Jamaica, removed from our midst one justly esteemed and widely loved. Indeed, our city will never seem quite the same without him. On his honor and integrity in business—on his charity and charm at home — it is unnecessary to dwell.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0093.xml
article
113
113
cartoon
[no value]
"What! a Burglar in Th' Old Maids’ Home? Oh — You’re the Burglar!"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0094.xml
article
115
115
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Broke with Your Face as Your Fortune
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
IT IS a well known fact that the smartest men are not the handsomest. Fashion artists drew pretty pictures in utter ignorance of this for many years until we fixed up the situation in earnest conference with Mr. Hurd and Mr. Fellows and some applejack.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0095.xml
article
116
116
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
A Step and a Half Ahead of the Crowd
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
IF YOU are that type of timid creature who is reassured, rather than ruffled, by seeing the double of his own outfit on every other man he meets, you’d better leave this page alone. This is a spectator sports outfit that is typical of those front runners of fashion whom you see at the horsey gatherings on Long Island.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0096.xml
article
119
119
cartoon
[no value]
“Oh, Helena Rubenstein!"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0097.xml
article
121
121
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Match Your Pants with a Checker Cab
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
WE OUGHT to get a thousand dollars from Checker for that headline and probably all we’ll get is a nasty note from Yellow. But that’s the way we are, always getting in trouble because we let the artists run the business. Well, anyway, meet J. Joseph College III just come back to school, wearing a single breasted notched lapel topcoat of brown Harris tweed of which the details that reward study are the cuffs with their four rows of stitching, the fly front and the outside cash or ticket pocket.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0098.xml
article
122
122
TRENDS IN DRESS
[no value]
Reminder That New York Is Not America
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
FORESTALLING the irate outbursts of our friends at the old Bar-Z, we cheerfully admit, at the outset, that this is strictly an eastern outfit. The west may stand the east on its ears in football, or even polo, but fashions still travel from east to west in the order named.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0099.xml
article
124
124
cartoon
[no value]
“May I Pass Through?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0100.xml
article
125
125,168,169
BOOKS
[no value]
Esquire’s Five-minute Shelf
Mostly about a private fight that deserves to be made publie; praise for the Browns; rave for Mr. Binns
[no value]
[no value]
BURTON RASCOE
BACK in 1918 and 1919 quite a number of us in Chicago were happy to pay over the required admission fee at the Dill Pickle and at a recital hall in the Fine Arts building to hear Alfred Kreymborg recite his delicate, wistful, amusing and delightful poems in free verse to his own accompaniment on the mandolute, a musical instrument which is a cross between a mandolin and a lute.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0101.xml
article
127
127
cartoon
[no value]
“What Kind of a Husband Did You and Ethel Find Him?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0102.xml
article
128
128
cartoon
[no value]
"Some Fan Mail, Sir, From Neighbors Who Have Heard You Singing"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0103.xml
article
129
129,142
MUSIC
[no value]
The Listening Post
On what’s the matter with opera even when it’s all right, and why crooners are bad even when they’re very good
[no value]
[no value]
SIGMUND SPAETH
OPERA is still the stepchild of America’s musical family; and much of the stepping, incidentally, has been done by so-called impresarios, who might make a real success with a flea circus or selling dirty post-cards on Sixth Avenue. The familiar phrase, “grand opera at popular prices,” is in itself a paradox.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0104.xml
article
133
133
cartoon
[no value]
“Let’s Have Some Excitement—let’s Call Up My Husband”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0105.xml
article
134
134
cartoon
[no value]
“Hey, You Forgot One of Your Fans"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0106.xml
article
137
137,154
THEATRE
[no value]
Stage-door Johnny, Pro Tem.
Being mostly about Mr. Rose, a young man who doesn’t see why you shouldn’t have fun
[no value]
[no value]
GILBERT SELDES
IT IS a fact which never fails to surprise me that Billy Rose is listed in the New York Telephone Directory as William Rose; it also true that his offices, on 42nd street, at the very top of a big building, are sedate almost to the point of reticence, and in good taste.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0107.xml
article
138
138
MOVIES
[no value]
The Candid Cameraman
A personal and provocative selection of the fifty best motion pictures of all time
[no value]
[no value]
MEYER LEVIN
WHILE Hollywood is busy scrubbing celluloid, cinema products falls low. So let us make lists. Here they are: fifty pictures. Ten are simply the best pictures I ever saw. The other forty are memorable chiefly for the qualities under which they are listed.
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0108.xml
advertisement
139
139
[no value]
[no value]
R. .t. Reynolds Tobacco Company: Camel
[no value]
R. .T. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Camel
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0109.xml
article
140
140
cartoon
[no value]
"If You Don’t Like to Be Crowded, How About Sitting Up in Front with Me?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0110.xml
advertisement
141
141
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Budweiser
[no value]
[no value]
Budweiser
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0111.xml
advertisement
143
143
[no value]
[no value]
Budweiser
[no value]
Budweiser
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0112.xml
advertisement
145
145
[no value]
[no value]
National Distillers
[no value]
NATIONAL DISTILLERS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0113.xml
article
146
146
cartoon
[no value]
“Well, Nosey, What Do You Want?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0114.xml
advertisement
149
149
[no value]
[no value]
Stein & Company
[no value]
Stein & Company
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0115.xml
advertisement
151
151
[no value]
[no value]
Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Incorporated: Johnnie Walker
[no value]
CANADA DRY GINGER ALE, INCORPORATED
JoHNNIE WALKER
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0116.xml
advertisement
153
153
[no value]
[no value]
Cavanagh Hat Research Corporation: Covert
[no value]
CAVANAGH HAT RESEARCH CORPORATION
COVERT
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0117.xml
advertisement
154
154
[no value]
[no value]
Eastman Kodak Co.
[no value]
Eastman Kodak Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0118.xml
advertisement
155
155
[no value]
[no value]
Wilson Brothers
[no value]
WILSON BROTHERS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0119.xml
advertisement
157
157
[no value]
[no value]
Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.: Arrow Shirts
[no value]
CLUETT, PEABODY & CO., INC.
ARROW SHIRTS
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0120.xml
advertisement
158
158
[no value]
[no value]
Celanese Corporation of America
[no value]
CELANESE CORPORATION of AMERICA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0121.xml
advertisement
158A
158A
[no value]
[no value]
Wm.sanderson & Son, Ltd.: Vat 69
[no value]
Wm.Sanderson & Son, Ltd.
VAT 69
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0122.xml
advertisement
158B
158B
[no value]
[no value]
Gonzalez Byass & Co., Ltd.
[no value]
GONZALEZ BYASS & CO., Ltd.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0123.xml
advertisement
158B
158B
[no value]
[no value]
Harold F. Ritchie & Co., Inc.
[no value]
HAROLD F. RITCHIE & CO., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0124.xml
advertisement
158C
158C
[no value]
[no value]
Street Railways Advertising Co.
[no value]
STREET RAILWAYS ADVERTISING CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0125.xml
advertisement
158D
158D
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Aqua Velva
[no value]
[no value]
AQUA VELVA
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0126.xml
advertisement
158D
158D
[no value]
[no value]
Lee & Schiffer, Inc.: Rolls Razor
[no value]
Lee & Schiffer, Inc.
ROLLS RAZOR
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0127.xml
advertisement
159
159
[no value]
[no value]
Brooks Brothers, Clothing
[no value]
Brooks Brothers, CLOTHING
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0128.xml
advertisement
160
160
[no value]
[no value]
The Stetson Shoe Company, Inc.: Stetson Shoes
[no value]
THE STETSON SHOE COMPANY, Inc.
STETSON SHOES
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0129.xml
advertisement
160
160
[no value]
[no value]
The Ambassador
[no value]
The AMBASSADOR
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0130.xml
advertisement
161
161
[no value]
[no value]
The Alligator Co.
[no value]
The Alligator Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0131.xml
advertisement
162
162
[no value]
[no value]
Hartmann Trunk Co.
[no value]
Hartmann Trunk Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0132.xml
advertisement
162
162
[no value]
[no value]
Walter Booth Shoe Company
[no value]
WALTER BOOTH SHOE COMPANY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0133.xml
advertisement
163
163
[no value]
[no value]
Crompton-richmond Company-inc.
[no value]
CROMPTON-RICHMOND COMPANY-INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0134.xml
advertisement
164
164
[no value]
[no value]
Sehenley Import Corp.: Barton & Guestier
[no value]
Sehenley Import Corp.
BARTON & GUESTIER
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0135.xml
advertisement
164
164
[no value]
[no value]
Sparklets Corporation
[no value]
SPARKLETS CORPORATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0136.xml
advertisement
164
164
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0137.xml
advertisement
165
165
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Barbaso
[no value]
[no value]
BARBASO
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0138.xml
advertisement
166
166
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: the Ritz-carlton
[no value]
[no value]
THE RITZ-CARLTON
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0139.xml
advertisement
167
167
[no value]
[no value]
Herald Tribune
[no value]
Herald Tribune
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0140.xml
advertisement
168
168
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0141.xml
advertisement
169
169
[no value]
[no value]
Mckesson Spirits Co., Inc.
[no value]
McKESSON SPIRITS CO., INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0142.xml
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The PLAZA
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0143.xml
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169
169
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General Cigar Co.
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General Cigar Co.
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0144.xml
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170
170
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Advertisement: Esquire
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ESQUIRE
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0145.xml
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171
171
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Inter Woven Socks
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Inter Woven Socks
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0146.xml
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172
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Premier-paest Corp.: Blue Ribbon Beer
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PREMIER-PAEST CORP.
BLUE RIBBON BEER
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Esquire_19340901_0002_004_0147.xml