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Piccadilly [1920]

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1920 – May-1926

Piccadilly [1929]

Glossy society paper full of photographs of the rich and the famous and the inevitable debutantes page. It ran mostly chatty gossip columns, but also ran a few stories, plus an interesting column by T. Stanhope Sprigg.

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Apr-1929? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Piccadilly Magazine, Ltd.
Editors:   A. Spenser Allberry
Frequency:   weekly

Piccadilly Playtime

Total Issues: 1?

The only price listed anywhere is 75c.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Julian Press, 174 Great Suffolk Street, LONDON SE1


Published George Griffith's novel "The Great Pirate Syndicate" (1898).

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Oct-1888 – 2-Jan-1909
Publishers:   Pearson
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   weekly

Pictorial Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1945 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Country Press Inc., 1100 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY, and Broadway and 11th, Louisville, KY
Frequency:   monthly

Pictorial Juvenile Penny Weekly

Total Issues: 23

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1853 – Dec-1854
Publishers:   Houlston & Stoneman
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Pictorial Magazine

see under The Penny Pictorial Magazine

Pictorial Magazine for Little Children

Issues & Index Sources

  1855 – 1858

#becomes Little Child's Picture Magazine



Pictorial Pages

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1853 – 1855
Publishers:   Houlston & Stoneman
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   monthly

The Pictorial Review

Another women's fashion magazine which became heavy with quality fiction. "In time, a number of its stories were appearing in the collections of best short stories selected by Edward J. O'Brien, and a number of its serials were later appearing in book form, among them Donn Byrne's "Hangman's House", Edith Wharton's "Age of Innocence", Booth Tarkington's "Alice Adams", as well as works by Emil Ludwig, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Atherton, Joseph Conrad, and others" (Theodore Peterson, Magazines in the Twentieth Century); absorbed The Delineator, 1937.

Issues & Index Sources

  1899 – Jan-1939: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  1899 – 1932: William Paul Ahnelt
  1932 – 1934: George S. Fowler
  1935 – 1939: Hearst


  ?: Arthur T. Vance
  ?: Percy Waxman
  ?: Herbert Mayes


  standard, later big slick?


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The Pictorial Weekly

see under The Penny Pictorial Magazine

Picture Magazine [1800]

Full title is "Picture Magazine; or, Monthly Exhibition for Young People".

Issues & Index Sources:  1800 – 1801
Publishers:   John Marshall

Picture Magazine

Total Issues: 36

Religious paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1869 – Dec-1871
Publishers:   Simpkin
Frequency:   monthly

Picture Play

A magazine devoted to movie news and features; included a successful film converted into a short story.

Issues & Index Sources

  10-Apr-1915 – 27-Nov-1915, as Picture-Play Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  1-Dec-1915 – Feb-1927, as Picture-Play Magazine
  Mar-1927 – 1941?, as Picture Play: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  Sep-1915 – ?: Gerald Duffy


  large format semi-slick


  5c at outset, but rose rapidly to 10c and then 15c


  10-Apr-1915 – 27-Nov-1915: weekly
  1-Dec-1915 – Feb-1916: semimonthly
  Mar-1916 – Feb-1927: monthly

Picture Play Library

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  1916 – 1917: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Picture Politics

A penny popular monthly issued by the Westminster Gazette and Budget. Typically published some fiction in each issue, including pieces by Saki.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1894 – Feb-1914: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Westminster Gazette
Editors:   F. Carruthers Gould (in 1902)
Frequency:   monthly
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Picture Show

A movie magazine edited by Maud Hughes, very well known in its time, which ran fiction in most (all?) issues up to the 1930s at least. These were short story adaptations of current movies, published anonymously.

Issues & Index Sources:  3-May-1919 – 31-Dec-1960: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Maud Hughes
Frequency:   weekly (except every two weeks during 30-Aug-1941 - 3-Jul-1949)


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

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