Everybody's Magazine

Everybody's Magazine was an American magazine published from 1899 to 1929.[1] The magazine was headquartered in New York City.[2]

Everybody's Magazine
Pygmalion serialized November 1914
Cover of the November 1914 edition, in which George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion began its serialization.
Year founded1899
Final issueMarch 1929
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

History and profile

The magazine was founded by Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker in 1899, though he had little role in its actual operations.[3]

Initially, the magazine published a combination of non-fiction articles and new fiction stories. By 1926, the magazine had become a pulp fiction magazine and in 1929 it merged with Romance magazine.

In 1903, it had a circulation of 150,000, and Wanamaker sold the magazine for $75,000 to a group headed by Erman Jesse Ridgway. A series of muckraking articles called "Frenzied Finance" in 1904 boosted circulation to well over 500,000, and it stayed above the half million mark for many years. During America's involvement in World War I, circulation declined below 300,000. By the late 1920s, it had declined to about 50,000.[3]

Beginning in 1915, the magazine began referring to itself simply as Everybody's.

Writers who appeared in Everybody's Magazine included Jack London, Talbot Mundy, Victor Rousseau, O. Henry, A. A. Milne (Milne's novel The Red House Mystery was serialised in the magazine from August to December 1921 as The Red House Murder)[4] Hugh Pendexter, Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd, Raoul Whitfield and Dornford Yates.

The last issue of Everybody's Magazine was published in March 1929.[1]

In 1931, publisher Alfred A. Cohen purchased Everybody's Magazine from the Butterick Publishing Company and attempted to revive it with F. Orlin Tremaine as editor. No known issues were produced and the magazine was soon declared discontinued.[5]


Bijou Fernandez 1

Bijou Fernandez, published, 1903

Return of the Useless

George Bellows
Return of the Useless, published December 1918 to illustrate "Belgium: The Crowning Crime"


  1. ^ a b "Everybody's Magazine". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ William Hard (1912). "Unemployment as a Coming Issue". Hein Online. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Mott, Frank Luther. Sketches of 21 Magazines: 1905-1930, p. 72-87 (1968)
  4. ^ Ed Hulse, The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps. Murania Press, 2009. ISBN 0-9795955-0-9 (pp. 168-169)
  5. ^ The Author & Journalist, various market reports.
A Wagner Matinee

"A Wagner Matinee" is a short story by Willa Cather. It was first published in Everybody's Magazine in February 1904. In 1906, it appeared in Cather's first published collection of short stories, The Troll Garden.

Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens

"Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" is a jump blues song, written by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five recorded the song on June 26, 1946 and Decca Records released it on a 78 rpm record.The single debuted on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Records Chart on December 14, 1946. It reached number one and remained at the top position for seventeen weeks, longer than any other Jordan single. It also reached number six on the broader Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The B-side, "Let the Good Times Roll," peaked at number two on the R&B chart.Jordan's hit song popularized the expression "Nobody here but us chickens", but the phrase is older. Its first known appearance was a joke published as a reader-submitted anecdote in Everybody's Magazine in 1908 regarding a chicken thief, formulated as, "'Deed, sah, dey ain't nobody hyah 'ceptin' us chickens."

Before Adam

Before Adam is a novel by Jack London, serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine. It is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid.

The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the man's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People.

Other characters include the hominid's father, a love interest, and Red-Eye, a fierce "atavism" that perpetually terrorizes the Cave People. A sabre-cat also plays a role in the story.

Butterick Publishing Company

The Butterick Publishing Company was founded by Ebenezer Butterick to distribute the first graded sewing patterns. By 1867, it had released its first magazine, Ladies Quarterly of Broadway Fashions, followed by The Metropolitan in 1868. These magazines contained patterns and fashion news.

Everybody's (Australian magazine)

Everybody's was an Australian tabloid-style magazine of the 1960s. It has no relationship to the early 20th century British or American magazines of the same name.

Frank Tinney

Frank Aloysius Robert Tinney (March 29, 1878 – November 28, 1940) was an American blackface comedian and actor.

Tinney achieved considerable success in vaudeville and on Broadway in the early 20th century. Comedian Joe Cook considered Tinney "the greatest natural comic ever developed in America." Tinney's career and marriage were ruined after he was accused of beating his mistress, Ziegfeld girl Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson in May 1924. Although he was never formally charged, the ensuing publicity ruined his reputation.

Tinney suffered a number of health problems after the scandal and eventually had a nervous breakdown. He never regained his health and died in November 1940.

French Heels

French Heels is a lost 1922 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Edwin L. Hollywood and starring Irene Castle. Based on short story "Knots and Windshakes" by Clarence Budington Kelland which appeared in Everybody's Magazine, it was distributed by W. W. Hodkinson.

Herbert Kaufman

For the German ethnologist and writer, see Herbert Kaufmann.

Herbert Kaufman (March 6, 1878 – September 6, 1947) was an American writer and newspaperman whose editorials were widely syndicated in both the United States and Canada. During World War I, Kaufman regularly contributed articles and editorials to the Evening Standard, The Times, and other leading British periodicals, along with more than 50 war poems, including the classic The Hell-Gate of Soissons.

Inez Haynes Irwin

Inez Haynes Irwin (March 2, 1873 – September 25, 1970) was an American feminist author, journalist, member of the National Women's Party, and president of the Authors Guild. Many of her works were published under her former name Inez Haynes Gillmore. She wrote over 40 books and was active in the suffragist movement in the early 1900s. Irwin was a "rebellious and daring woman", but referred to herself as "the most timid of created beings". She died at the age of 97.Irwin was a close friend of the American feminist writer Mary MacLane, who included a colorful personality portrait of Irwin in her newspaper articles in Butte, Montana, in 1910.

King of the Khyber Rifles

King of the Khyber Rifles is a novel by British writer Talbot Mundy. Captain Athelstan King is a secret agent for the British Raj at the beginning of the First World War. Heavily influenced both by Mundy's own unsuccessful career in India and by his interest in theosophy, it describes King's adventures among the (mostly Muslim) tribes of the north with the mystical woman adventuress, princess Yasmini and the Turkish mullah Muhammed Anim. Like Greenmantle by John Buchan, also first published in 1916, it deals with the possibility that Turkey might try to stir Muslims into a jihad against the British Empire.

The Khyber Rifles was and is an actual regiment.

What was to be Mundy's third novel was originally serialised in Everybody's Magazine in nine parts from May 1916 illustrated by Joseph Clement Coll. It was published in book form in November 1916.

The book gave many characters and themes to the book The Peshawar Lancers, including the main character, Athelstane King.

Nature fakers controversy

The nature fakers controversy was an early 20th-century American literary debate highlighting the conflict between science and sentiment in popular nature writing. The debate involved important American literary, environmental and political figures. Dubbed the "War of the Naturalists" by The New York Times, it revealed seemingly irreconcilable contemporary views of the natural world: while some nature writers of the day argued as to the veracity of their examples of anthropomorphic wild animals, others questioned an animal's ability to adapt, learn, teach, and reason.

The controversy arose from a new literary movement, which followed a growth of interest in the natural world beginning in the late 19th century, and in which the natural world was depicted in a compassionate rather than realistic light. Works such as Ernest Thompson Seton's Wild Animals I Have Known (1898) and William J. Long's School of the Woods (1902) popularized this new genre and emphasized sympathetic and individualistic animal characters. In March 1903, naturalist and writer John Burroughs published an article entitled "Real and Sham Natural History" in The Atlantic Monthly. Lambasting writers such as Seton, Long, and Charles G. D. Roberts for their seemingly fantastical representations of wildlife, he also denounced the booming genre of realistic animal fiction as "yellow journalism of the woods". Burroughs' targets responded in defense of their work in various publications, as did their supporters, and the resulting controversy raged in the public press for nearly six years.

The constant publicity given to the debate contributed to a growing distrust of the truthfulness of popular nature writing of the day, and often pitted scientist against writer. The controversy effectively ended when President Theodore Roosevelt publicly sided with Burroughs, publishing his article "Nature Fakers" in the September 1907 issue of Everybody's Magazine. Roosevelt popularized the negative colloquialism by which the controversy would later be known to describe one who purposefully fabricates details about the natural world. The definition of the term later expanded to include those who depicted nature with excessive sentimentality.

Old Bridge, Svilengrad

The Old Bridge (Bulgarian: Стар мост, Star most) or Mustafa Pasha Bridge is a 16th-century arch bridge over the Maritsa in Svilengrad, southern Bulgaria. Completed in 1529, it was built on the order of the Ottoman vizier Çoban Mustafa Pasha. The bridge was the first major work designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, and was part of a vakıf complex that also included a caravanserai, mosque, bazaar and hamam. The bridge is 295 m long, 6 m wide and has 20 or 21 arches.The English traveler Peter Mundy crossed the bridge on 14 May 1620, by when the neighbouring town was already known as "Mustapha Pasha Cupreesee" (Mustapha Pasha's Bridge):

From Adrianople wee came to Mustapha Pasha Cupreesee (15 miles), as much to say as the bridge of Must Pasha. Of this bridge it is thus reported for certaine, That Sultan Soliman the Magnificent haveing warrs with Hungary, att his Comeinge this way, saw the bridge, and demaundinge whoe caused it to be built, the afore named M.P. presented himselfe, sayeing hee did it. The Kinge then prayed him to bestowe it on him, where unto hee replyed that, in regard hee had built it for the good of his soule, it could not be given away. The Kinge, beinge discontented with this answere, would not passe over the Bridge att all, but sought a foorde a little above the said Bridge with his horses and followers; wherein passinge over there was drowned two of his owne Pages among the rest. Soe that it is a Custome to this day, when any Vizer or Basha hath occasion to passe this way on warfare, hee goeth not over the Bridge, but where the Kinge did passe. The rest of the Armie goe over the Bridge.

A flood destroyed some of the arches in 1766. Reconstruction was completed in 1809. The Ottoman army unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the bridge as it retreated from a Bulgarian advance after the Battle of Lule Burgas during the First Balkan War in November 1912.

At Mustapha Pasha, twenty miles in front of Adrianople, was a solid old stone bridge over the Maritza whose floods in the winter rains would be a nightmare to engineers who had to maintain a crossing with pontoons. If ever a corps needed a bridge second Bulgarian corps needed this one. They found that a small and badly placed charge of dynamite had merely knocked out a few stones between two of the buttresses, leaving the bridge intact enough for all the armies of Europe to pass over it; and the Turks did not even put a mitrailleuse behind sandbags in the streets or use field guns from the adjacent hills to delay the Bulgars in their crossing.

A plaque on the bridge has inscriptions in Bulgarian, French and English. The English text reads:

This bridge was built during Sultan Suleiman Han's time by his vezir Mustapha Pacha en 1529.

Pygmalion (play)

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.

In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version.

Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.

Reginald Campbell

Reginald Campbell (1894–1950) was a British writer and former Naval officer in WWI then an assistant forest manager in Siam in the 1920s. His novel Poo Lorn of the Elephants was filmed by Alejandro Jodorowsky in 1980 under the name Tusk. Another novel, Tiger Valley, was filmed in 1936 by Howard Bretherton as The Girl from Mandalay. He described his personal experiences from Thailand in the book Teak-Wallah: The Adventures of a Young Englishman in Thailand in the 1920s.

In his book Teak Wallah, he describes a character called Smith who was his assistant in Muang Ngow - Flight Lieutenant 'Dick' Frederick Murison who almost died from fever in the teak jungle and later served as a bomber pilot in Afghanistan in the late 20s. Orwell may be Mr W. Elder, Forest Manager of Anglo-Siam Forest Company, a heroic figure who lived amongst the elephants of Muang Ngow near Lakon (in the book Nakon) and retired in Riverhead, Kent dying in about 1935. He gives a fairly accurate appraisal of life as an assistant forest manager with its dangers from disease and wild animals while logging teak with elephants.

Campbell also wrote a book about an elephant breeder and trader in Siam in the 1920s, which is a ripping yarn but scarcely believable called "Jungle Nights". The rapturous conclusion is a full on Roman style elephant charge in phalanx formation against the evil Mongol elephant trader who is stampeding a wild herd into his compound that is unintentionally hilarious. Tubby Kenson's character, (a bumbling teak wallah who the hero, Jim Dales (Reggie), takes the gal, Pat Bell from), may be based partly on Fred Murison to whom Reggie handed his signed book to in Dec 1934. Fred was not impressed. The book should be turned into a comedy movie of the period it is so poorly written. He writes in a simple stilted 1920s fashion of heroes and villains, also damsels in distress. He could not be classified as a great writer by any stretch of the imagination. This book is out of print and rare.He wrote "Cruiser In Action" about his Naval experiences. 'Fear in the Forest' more jungle stuff.

Works of Campbell

Note: non-exhaustive list. For novels, the date shown is the oldest found.

1920 : The Temple of Ghosts in The Illustrated London News of November 24 reissued in Munsey's of November 1928

1925 : Brown Wife-gold White?

1926 : Uneasy Virtue

1927 : Snake Bite in Everybody's Magazine of February

1927 : Just to Add Interest in Everybody's Magazine of April

1927 : The White Elephant in The Popular Stories of November 12

1927 : The Siamese Cat in Everybody's Magazine of November

1928 : Prestige in Everybody's Magazine of January

1928 : The Fighting of Giants in Everybody's Magazine of February

1928 : Even Justice in Everybody's Magazine of March

1928 : The Shikari in Everybody's Magazine of April

1928 : The Price of the Tusks in Everybody's Magazine of May

1928 : Cuthbert in Everybody's Magazine of June

1928 : The Mankiller in Everybody's Magazine of July 1928

1928 : The Call of the Jungle in Everybody's Magazine of August

1928 : The Medicine Man in Munsey's of October

1928 : The Stolen Teak Logs in Munsey's of December

1929 : Lone Dog in Munsey's of January

1929 : Kim Lai in Munsey's of February

1929 : The Bridge in the Jungle in The Popular Magazine of March 2

1929 : Thunderstorm in Munsey's of the month of March

1929 : Tiger in Frontier Stories of August

1930 : The Elephant King , a jungle novel ( This Animal Is Dangerous )

Published in France for the first time in 1935; Paris: Editions of the "New Critical Review," collection "of Angles' n o 16; translated by Hélène Jeandidier; 253 p. Reissue in 1946, Paris, G.-T. Rageot, "Happy Hours" collection; illustrations by Roger Treille.

1931 : The Death of the Tiger ( Death in Tiger Valley )

Published in France for the first time in 1936; Paris: Hachette , collection "The Best Foreign Novels"; translated by Marie-Louise Chaulin; 252 p. Reissue in 1948, 1950, Paris, Hachette , collection " Green Library ", trad. Marie-Louise Chaulin, illustrations by Mixi; 1952, Hachette, collection of great novelists.

1935 : Jungle Night

1935 : In the Siamese Forest ( Teak-Wallah ) 1

Published in France for the 1 st time in 1950; Paris: Hachette, "Youth of the World" collection; translated by Jean Muray ; 255 p.

1935 : Poo Lorn the Elephant ( Poo Lorn of the Elephants )

Published in France for the first time in 1935; Paris: Hachette , collection "The Best Foreign Novels"; translated by Marie-Louise Chaulin; 256 p. Reedition in 1946, Paris, Hachette , " Green Library " collection , translated by M.-L. Chaulin, illustrations by André Hofer; 1952, Hachette, Ideal-Library collection , illustrations by François Batet . ; 1964, daily L'Humanité , published in serial, put in images by Jean Dorville .

1936 : Adventures in a Teak Jungles in Mine of May

1937 : Terror in the forest , Fear in the Forest

Published in France for the first time in 1937; Paris: Hachette , collection "The Best Foreign Novels"; translated by Maurice Rémon; 256 p. Reissue in 1947, Paris, " Green Library " collection , trans. Maurice Rémon, illustrations by Henri Faivre.

1938 : The Obsession of Katheleen Saunders ( The Haunting of Kathleen Saunders )

Published in France for the 1 st time in 1951, Paris, Librairie des Champs-Elysees , collection " The Mask " n o 392, translated by Perrine Vernay; 253 p.

1939 : Gunroom mess or The Admiralty Regrets

1939 : The Siamese Lizard ( The Bangkok Murders )

Published in France for the first time in 1946; Paris, Editions Rouff , coll. " The Key " n o 41

1940 : Cruiser in Action

1947 : His Majesty the Tiger ( Striped Majesty )

Published in France for the first time in 1956; Paris, Brussels, Editions de l'Amitié, collection "Happy Hours" Nature n o 103; translated by Germaine Guillemot-Magitot, illustrations by R. Dallet; 208 p. Reissue in 1978, Paris: Gallimard, collection Folio junior, translated by Mr. Guillemot-Magitot, illustrations by Bernard Héron, 189 p.

1947 : Coffin for a Murderer

1948 : The Abominable Twilight

1949 : Death by Apparition 2

1949 : The Elephant Valley ( The Keepers of Elephant Valley )

Published in France for the first time in 1949; Paris: G.-T. Rageot, "Happy Hours" collection; translated by Germaine Guillemot-Magitot, illustrations by H. Camus; 257 p. Reissues: 1960, 1961, 1965: Paris, Editions of Friendship, "Library of friendship" collection.

1949 : Tiger! Tiger! in Jungle Stories , winter issue

1952 : Murder of my Wife

1952 : Murder she Says


A work translated into Spanish under the title Noche en la selva does not correspond to any translation of title in English: is it a work that appears in the list under another title?

Given the large number of authors named Reginald and Campbell, it is not easy to say that all titles are from the same writer. However, the writings of the jungle, Thailand, elephants, tigers are certainly his. Doubt arises when detective novels are found, especially when they are published after death; but they can also be attempts to write in another genre and posthumous editions.

He became popular with the French due to the movie Tusk which was made by the French and considered a very dull film, but got a kind of cult following due to the director.

The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid is a fictional character found in numerous film, radio, television and comic book series based on the fictional Western character created by O. Henry in his 1907 short story "The Caballero's Way", published in the collection Heart of the West, as well as in Everybody's Magazine, v17, July 1907. In films, radio and television, the Kid was depicted as a heroic Mexican caballero, even though he was originally a cruel outlaw. He was also referenced in the popular 1977 television show, CHiPs.

The Duchess of Dantzic

The Duchess of Dantzic is a comic opera in three acts, set in Paris, with music by Ivan Caryll and a book and lyrics by Henry Hamilton, based on the play Madame Sans-Gêne by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau. Additional lyrics by Adrian Ross. The story concerns Napoleon I and a laundress, Catherine Üpscher, who marries Marshal Lefebvre and becomes a Duchess.

The opera was first produced in London at the Lyric Theatre in 1903 and ran for 236 performances. Subsequently, it enjoyed a successful New York production at Daly's Theatre and other productions around the world, and was revived in London and performed regularly by amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, until the 1950s.

The Heathen

"The Heathen" is a short story by the American writer Jack London. It was first published in Everybody's Magazine in August 1910, and later included in the collection of stories by London, The Strength of the Strong, published by Macmillan in 1914.In the story, two people, from different cultural and racial backgrounds, are the only survivors of a ship that encounters a hurricane in the Pacific, and they remain together.

The Third Ingredient

"The Third Ingredient" is a short story by O. Henry, notable for its ironic take on the "Stone Soup" theme. The story was originally published in 1908 in Everybody's Magazine with illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele. The next year it was included in O. Henry's collection Options. As reported by O. Henry's good friend and biographer C. Alphonso Smith, The Third Ingredient was inspired by a real experience:

... in one of his first months in New York he was living in very humble lodgings and one evening found him without funds. He became so hungry that he could not finish the story on which he was working, and he walked up and down the landing between the rooms. The odor of cooking in one of the rooms increased his pangs, and he was beside himself when the door opened and a young girl said to him, "Have you had your supper? I've made hazlett stew and it's too much for me. It won't keep, so come and help me eat it."

He was grateful for the invitation and partook of the stew which, she told him, was made from the liver, kidneys, and heart of a calf. The girl was a feather curler and, during the meal, she explained her work and showed him the peculiar kind of dull blade which was used in it. A few days later he rapped at her door to ask her to a more substantial dinner, but he found that she had gone and left no address.

It is possible that O. Henry arrived at his final composition independently of the Stone Soup tradition. Unlike many other examples, it does not involve an element of trickery. Instead, the emphasis is on companionship: it may be argued that the "third ingredient" is heart (as it is literally in Smith's description above), which could explain the departure from tradition.

Who Knocks?

Who Knocks? is an anthology of fantasy and horror stories edited by American writer August Derleth and illustrated by Lee Brown Coye. It was first published by Rinehart & Company in 1946. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines Everybody’s Magazine, The Century, Weird Tales, Unknown, Temple Bar, Hutchinson’s Magazine, The English Review, Smith's Magazine and Harper's.

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