Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Passing Show Magazine

A weekly magazine published by Odhams Press bewteen 20-Mar-1915 – 19-Mar-1926 before becoming between 26-Mar-1926 – 14-May-1926, as The New Passing Show then reverting between 21-May-1926 – 25-Feb-1939, as The Passing Show. Edited between 1920 – 1924 by Augustus Muir and between 1925 – 1939 by W.A. Williamson.

Lowry refers to the Passing Show Magazine in a letter to Carol Brown dated April/May 1926 when he discusses the merits of being published by various magazines; "But 'Gaiety'The Humorist' 'The Passing Show' 'John O'London's Weekly', 'John Bull', and 'The London Opinion' are only too glad to receive and print jokes illustrated artistically." (Collected Letters Vol 1 Pg. 19)

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