The Pop History Dig is a content-rich destination website dedicated to public education on the history, politics, and business of popular culture, media & entertainment. The site covers topics ranging from pop music and sports, to presidential campaigns, celebrity advertising, film history, and more.
One of the site’s topical areas includes stories on the history of magazine publishing, including magazine cover art, magazine advertising, magazines & celebrity, magazines & politics, and other such topics. Here is a sampling of stories currently posted at the site that either feature magazine art or explore some other aspect of magazine publishing history and/or influence in popular culture:
“FDR & Vanity Fair, 1930s”(features magazine cover art & politics), PopHistoryDig.com, November 2, 2009.
“Talkie Terror, 1920s"(features lead Photoplay magazine cover & others in story about Hollywood perils of “talking pictures”), PopHistoryDig.com, October 19, 2010.
“Celebrity Buffett, 1960s-2010” (features lead Vanity Fair covers & several others in billionaire Warren Buffett story), PopHistoryDig.com, February 25, 2010.
“I Guarantee It! – Joe Namath,”( includes various magazine & newspaper cover shots of Namath), PopHistoryDig.com, December 25, 2009.
“...Keeps on Ticking, 1950s-1990s”( includes Timex magazine ads w/ celebrity athletes & others), PopHistoryDig.com, August 17, 2009.
The Pop History Dig makes generous use of magazine cover art & ads throughout its articles to help illustrate the pop culture history of the period and/or subject being profiled.
Pop History Dig stories currently appear on the first & second Google search-results pages, given relevant queries. In recent months the site has attracted visitors from more than 6,000 cities in at least 150 countries, including social historians, media analysts, and academic researchers who find it a credible and useful source on the history and power of contemporary culture.
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