Actors read Ziff's Magazine at the Topanga Post Office

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Title

Actors read Ziff's Magazine at the Topanga Post Office

Description

Cowboy actors pose in an apparent advertisement for Ziff's Magazine (March 1925 issue) at the Topanga Post Office and General Store. Ziff's Magazine was an irreverent joke book published in Chicago, IL from 1923-1926. The cover always displayed a shapely young woman with some play on words. Committees protested against this "obscene literature," saying Ziff's contained pictures and articles detrimental to youths between 14 and 19 years who "devour the contents of the books." Nevertheless, the magazine captured the Jazz Age style and sophistication and set the model for the glossy men’s magazines of the future.

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From Ziff's Magazine, March 1925:

SURE, YOU'RE SAFE

Shortly after a well known society woman had hired a new maid, a gentleman friend called and asked if she was at home.

"Yes, sir," said the maid, "come right in."

"But," said the gentleman, "perhaps she's engaged."

"Sure she is," winked the maid, "but come right in anyhow. He's out of town for a week!"

Date

March 1925

Source

PF 15.1

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Contributor

Alli Acker Archive

Citation

“Actors read Ziff's Magazine at the Topanga Post Office,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed February 4, 2023, https://www.topangahistoricalsociety.org/archive/document/725.