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Famous Kidnapings

Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   World at War Publishing Co., 19 W. 44th St., New York, NY., 55 Morton St., New York, NY

Famous Lives

Total Issues: 3

Subtitled "a magazine of biography and autobiography".

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1929 – Jun-1929
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   bimonthly

Famous Novel Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1927 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Famous Magazine

Famous Police Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   Volitant Publications, 103 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 105 E. 35th St., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Famous Science Fiction

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1966/1967 – Spring 1969: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Famous Spy Stories

Total Issues: 3

Entirely reprint, almost wholly Max Brand's Anthony Hamilton series.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan/Feb-1940 – May/Jun-1940: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey Company
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Famous Stories

Total Issues: 4?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1937 – Sep-1937?: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jul-1937, Aug-1937, Sep-1937)
Publishers:   Review of Reviews
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Famous Story Magazine

Total Issues: 17

A reprint magazine, similar to the British titles Best-Story and Argosy (which also began in the mid-1920s). Ran from vol. I no. 1 (Oct. 1925) to vol. VI no. 2 (Feb. 1927). Three issues per volume. Some misnumbering of volume numbers.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1925 – Feb-1927: General Fiction Index

#merges with The Golden Book Magazine


  Famous Story Magazine, Inc.


  Oct-1925 – Feb-1927: George T. Delacorte, Jr.
  Oct-1925 – Apr-1926: David Arnold Balch


  standard pulp






  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Famous Story Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 16?

British reprint edition of The Famous Story Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1926 – May-1927?: General Fiction Index


  Atlas Publishing and Distributing


  Feb-1926 – Aug-1926: George T. Delacorte, Jr. & David Arnold Balch
  Sep-1926 – May-1927: George T. Delacorte, Jr.


  standard pulp







Famous Western

Total Issues: 117

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1937 – May-1960: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Columbia Publications
Editors:   Cliff Campbell; Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Famous Western (UK) [1945]

Note that some issues of Swan's American Mags were also titled Famous Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1945: Western Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   34pp
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Famous Western Magazine (UK) [1950s]

Total Issues: 6?

British reprint edition of Famous Western Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1; any after #6)
Publishers:   Hermitage Publications Ltd., Leicester, England.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Baseball fanzine which featured fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Mike Schacht
Editors:   Mike Schacht


Amateur magazine. The first issue contained a story by Lee Hoffman.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1950 – ?
Publishers:   Bobby Pope, Charleston, South Carolina
Editors:   Bobby Pope

Fanciful Tales

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine. A facsimile reprint of this magazine was issued by Marc A. Michaud in 1977.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1936: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fandom Unlimited

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s
Publishers:   Fandom Unlimited Enterprises, 774 Vista Grande Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022
Editors:   Randall D. Larson

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