Maclean's Magazine, 15 October 1955 *Fiftieth Anniversary Edition*
Toronto: Maclean Hunter, 1955. First Edition. Paperback. 124 pages. Wonderful colour illustration by Franklin Arbuckle shows lady in attic peacefully reviewing old issues of this publication. Contents: Colour ad for G.W.G. work clothing inside front cover; Editorial reviews the first fifty years of Maclean's; Beverley Baxter shines some Maclean's memories; Blair Fraser recalls "Our Terrible-Tempered Ancestors" - early Ottawa correspondents; Wonderful colour photo ad for Weston's Golden Brown Sodas (crackers); The Years Behind - Pierre Berton reviews the first half-century of Maclean's - the fads, the fashions, the worries and the woes, the bitter and the sweet and, above all, the enormous change - as seen through the pages of Maclean's - illustrated; The Years Ahead - Hugh MacLennan speculates on what kind of people we'll become; Fred Bodsworth and Norman Berrill project what we can expect from science and weather in the coming years; A Treasury of Memorable Fiction - Three Famous Stories from the Maclean's of the Twenties newly illustrated by Oscar Cahen - The Ardent Bigamist, by Somerset Maugham, P. Tidmus and the Fish, by Robert Ayre, Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; *Fantastic* 10-page nostalgic album of old-time Maclean's Magazine Art - covers and ads in colour and black and white - includes four wonderful covers by Arthur Heming; A Stephen Leacock Sampler; Wonderful full-page colour ad for Canadian Pacific's Empress of Britain; Lovely colour full-page ad for Sweet Caps cigarettes at a football game; Colour ad for Seabreeze record players; Massey-Harris-Ferguson ad features Square Dancing - permitted by the leisure time for farmers created by farm equipment; Centerfold Rexall detailed ad for their 1 cent sale; Nice colour one-page 1956 Ford Meteor ad; Colour ad for ATW, Canada's leading towel; What They Said Would Happen - what Maclean's writers have predicted in the past; Nice colour ad for Tex-Made flannelette blankets; Clyde Gilmour looks back over 50 years of movies - wonderful archival illustrations; Colour Molson Export Ale ad; Nice colour photo Coke ad on back cover shows boy buying bottle for girl at pop machine at golf club. Front cover detached but present, otherwise average wear. A particularly wonderful vintage Maclean's issue.. Fair .
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