Category Archives: 1920s


Wallflowers is a 1920s romance novel classic.  Penned by the prolific Temple Bailey in 1927, this relatively widely read romance was reprinted by Grosset and Dunlap in the 1920s and by Dell as a paperback in the 1940s. Reviewed here is … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Penn Publishing Company, Temple Bailey | 2 Comments

The Road to Broadway: A Love Story

Hello, blog readers!  It has been a while since my last post.  In June, I moved across the country and started a new job.  The “About” page has been revised to reflect that, and the latest book review just so … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Chelsea House, Ellen Hogue, Jack Bechdolt | 3 Comments

The Petter

“Because life seemed just a gay series of petting parties to “Merry” Locke, she did not recognize the Real Thing when it came along.”  ~ Beatrice Burton advertising panel. How could I not want this book?  The Petter has always … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Beatrice Burton, Grosset and Dunlap | 7 Comments

An Exciting Discovery

Look what I found! Honestly, I had planned for my next blog post to be a “book review” entry.  However, in the initial drafting stages of that post, something happened.  For whatever reason, I started looking through other books by … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Grosset and Dunlap | 6 Comments

The Immortal Girl

This story about a “village old maid” transforming into a modern flapper in London may very well be one of my favorite of this era.  The Immortal Girl by Berta Ruck is an unusual hybrid of a book for it is … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Berta Ruck, Dodd Mead & Co. | 2 Comments

Recycled Cover Art, Round Two!

Why design new cover art during a Great Depression when one can simply recycle?  My favorite middlebrow mid-century publisher seems to have used this technique often.  I will now emulate this virtuous notion of hasty production by writing a blog … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, 1930s, Emilie Loring, Grosset and Dunlap, May Christie, Skrenda | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Heart Throbs

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I present the super-scholarly Heart Throbs magazine.  This is the issue from March 13, 1928, but has a very February feel to it.  My guess is this issue hit the newsstand around Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Magazine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments