On this day in 1970, a group of women marched to the offices of the Ladies’ Home Journal “to demand that women be given a rightful place in the pages” of the magazine.
Well, thank goodness. After years of wondering How the Beautiful People Do It, finally there’s a book revealing all their secrets for staying slim and chic!
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One of the many reasons I enjoy reading vintage magazines: The advertisements are often transparently full of shit. For instance! This 1921 campaign for Sun-Maid Raisins, which suggests that the raisins are the most surefire beauty product of all.
Ladies' Home Journal was launched in 1883 by the Philadelphia-based Curtis Publishing Group; over its lifetime, it straddled three centuries. But it's a monthly publication no more—the staff has been gutted and it'll survive as nothing more than a "special interest publication" sold only on newsstands. I.e., a ghost.
This really puts the debate over the term "plus-size" in perspective: Here is an ad for Lane Bryant, from the back of the September 1922 Ladies Home Journal. Hey, stout women! Lane Bryant has the hot fashions you want!
Ladies' Home Journal as it has been historically known is no more. The magazine's parent company Meredith said Thursday that it was "transitioning" LHJ into "a special interest publication." There are reports that this means that LHJ will move from being monthly to publishing a few issues a year and/or may exist…
For all we associate them with improbable sex tips, stupidly expensive beauty product recommendations and copious Photoshop, it's taken quite some time for the ladymag to evolve into its current incarnation. For comparison, let's consider this Ladies Home Journal from July 1895.
Naomi Sims, the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968, died over the weekend at the age of 61. Her obituaries reveal a classic American rags-to-riches tale:
"If somebody asks me point-blank, 'Have you had plastic surgery?' it's like, well, duh," Dolly Parton tells the latest issue of Ladies Home Journal in an interview tied to the concert tour she just canceled on account of her breasts. Prescient, no? The magazine doesn't say much about Dolly's new album, Backwoods Barbie
The New York Observer's "Off the Record" media column asked some of the editors of the so-called "seven sisters" magazines — which include Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day — whether or not they would endorse Hillary Clinton, since they have always had a cozy relationship…
The way "black" magazines and "mainstream" mags discuss diet strategies is very different, according a recent study done at the University of Iowa. According to a U of Iowa press release: "African-American women's magazines are more likely to encourage fad diets and reliance on faith to lose weight, while mainstream…
"All of a sudden I realized I exist," Jamie Lee Curtis tells Jeanne Marie Laskas in July's Ladies Home Journal. (No, we don't usually read it, as much as we are totes obsessed with "Can This Marriage Be Saved" but the publicist sent us a nice file of it over the internet and we're searching for crap to post so we can…
Women's service magazines aren't just about underweight and underfed models. Glamour Magazine has been ranked towards the top of a list of magazines with sound nutritional information by the American Council on Science and Health, according to MediaPost. Even Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, Shape, and Self got…
I'd always pictured Ladies Home Journal as a nice friendly perky happy little number, but June's issue is actually quite an enthralling read. Gambling addiction, death, seizures, evil nursing homes, gay parents and how all sorts of things like driving, headaches and your own eyes can kill you.