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New Yorker Magazine - August 19, 1974 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
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New Yorker Magazine - August 19, 1974 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
New Yorker Magazine   Back-Issue
The picture shows the cover of this complete copy of the August 19, 1974 edition of the New Yorker Magazine. This vintage magazine was carefully stored flat, high and dry and is in excellent, fresh condition. It has a bright, colorful cover. It does not have a mailing label and never had one.


Cover artist: Gretchen Dow Simpson
Publication Date: August 19, 1974
Page Count: 92 pages
In this issue:

Fiction Winged Creatures by Sylvia Townsend Warner. In the fairy Kingdom of Bourrasque, after a long blameless widowhood devoted to ornithology, Lady Fides gave birth to a son. Grive. Due to a memory lapse she could not tell the father's name. She spent her time doing needlework of the indigenous birds of France. Her fascination with birds...

The Talk of the Town Everyman's Art by Wallace White. Talk story about a party marking the end of a 3-week calligraphy course held in the Calligraphy Workshop, a new establishment on the fifth floor of an office building on lower Fifth Ave. On the walls of the workshop were several posters, beautifully printed. One poster said, "It is...

The Current Cinema DREAMS OF TIGHT CORNERS by Penelope Gilliatt. Review of Robert Altman's "California Split". Writer lists his other films...

Letter from Washington by Richard H. Rovere. Pres. Ford has served in the House of Rep. for 25 yrs. His congressional record was somewhat to the right of Nixon's, & even, perhaps, of Barry Goldwater's. He has no enemies in Congress, but he is not short of critics. His most censured enterprise was acceptance of the role...

The Talk of the Town Foods From Many Lands by Ian Frazier. Talk story about different foods. Writer went to a luncheon for the Overseas Press Club in the Hotel Bilt more given by Angier Biddle Duke, the city's Commissioner of Civic Affairs and Public Events. The purpose of it was to eat English food and learn that Vanderbilt Ave. will be...

Annals of Politics THE POWER BROKER IV-POINT OF NO RETURN by Robert A. Caro. ANNALS OF POLITICS about Robert Moses & the destructive effect of his power on metropolitan N.Y., & the fall of his empire. Tells about the complete autonomy Moses had in housing, parks & transportation. He dealt with the city not as one of its commissioners but as a sovereign prince...

The Talk of the Town Almost New Faces of 1974 by George W. S. Trow. Talk story about two transvestite shows. One, at Reno Sweeney, features Holly Woodlawn. She has an alter ego called Chi-Chi Castenets, who talks in Spanish - mostly about Holly Woodlawn, whom she clearly admires. "Holly es muy chic," Chi-Chi averred. "Ella compra en Bloomingdale's...

The Talk of the Town Dry Cleaner by Susan Sheehan. Talk story about Edward Dauria, owner of Bel-Aire French Cleaners, a small dry-cleaning establishment at 3155 Bruckner Blvd. in the predominantly Italian Throgs Neck section of the upper Bronx. He said the synthetics and the wash-and-wear fabrics have hurt the business since he first got into...

Comment by Jonathan Schell. On Thurs. night when Pres. Nixon announced his resignation his face was a mask; his words cold and unreal. But on Fri. morning when he appeared before his Cabinet & staff to bid them farewell, everything was changed. Human feeling played across his face... A few hours later, Pres. Ford...

The Race Track by G. F. T. Ryall. Fred Hooper's Quaze Quilt won the Alabama Stakes last Saturday...

Dancing by Arlene Croce.

Poetry Cinderella Liberated by Anne Hussey. I sleep with...

Poetry Fox by Michael Dennis Browne. Driving fast down the country roads...

Poetry Saratoga by Howard Moss. Who would dream there is a street of Chassidic Jews...

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New Yorker Magazine - August 19, 1974 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson


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