vintage holiday magazine

Do you like reading old magazines? I love flicking through copies of LIFE Magazine from back in the day, but today I’ve a new one to enjoy called Holiday. It was a travel magazine originally published during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, aimed at the cocktail-party-loving post-War jetsetter.

In Holiday magazine, travel was men in fedoras flicking open silver-plated cigarette cases in the boarding area, and society swans pirouetting to their seats, Louis Vuitton hatboxes swinging from gloved forearms. And every copy, while promising a glimpse at enchanting cultures and lives, reminded readers that travel was coveted and special—and had nothing to do with taking off one’s shoes to go through a scanner,” writes Vanity Fair.

It reminds us of a magical time when cosmopolitan travel was booming and it was exciting to go to Europe on an ocean liner. What’s astonishing is its star-studded cast of writers and artists: the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote, Joan Didion… and glossy reportage photography by Slim Aarons and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

vintage holiday magazine

vintage holiday magazine

 

 

 

vintage holiday magazine

Here’s an article from March 1958 on living in Brooklyn, New York, featuring Truman Capote with photographs by Slim Aarons!

vintage holiday magazine

 

Even adverts enticing readers to subscribe were glamorous and exciting…

(Via here.)

Psst. Vintage National Geographic

2 Comments

  1. Oh yes, I love my Holiday Magazines…Each one is a treasure!!
    ~Cooks Falls Lodge~

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