Actors read Ziff's Magazine at the Topanga Post Office

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Actors read Ziff's Magazine at the Topanga Post Office


Cowboy actors, from Westwood Pictures, pose in an apparent advertisement for Ziff's Magazine (March 1925 issue) at the Topanga Post Office and General Store, at Pine Tree Circle. 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.


From Ziff's Magazine, March 1925:


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!"


March 1925


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