During some recent research, I came across this charming and slightly odd holiday card from Daisy Bacon.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Daisy, she was the editor of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE, which was the biggest selling pulp magazine of its day. During this period of 1930 it was selling a staggering 600,000 copies a week. She was also the editor of ROMANTIC RANGE, and during the war years, edited Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY. In the final years of the pulps, Daisy was also given the responsibility of being editor of the last years of DOC SAVAGE and THE SHADOW. Not only was she one of the few female editors, she was also, by some accounts, the highest paid editor, male or female, in New York City during the 1930s. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
To read more about Daisy, see my posts The Queen of the Pulps, Part One and Part Two.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Here are some LOVE STORY covers from the same period. Modest Stein was the artist for all but one of these covers, and was signature artist for LOVE STORY for many, many years. To read more about Stein, read my post here.