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Real Adventure

Total Issues: 22+

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1955 – Nov-1958
  Nov-1960 – May/Jun-1961: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Sep-1963 – Nov-1963
  Aug-1969 – Nov-1970? (some issues as Real Adventures)


  Mar-1955 – Sep-1958: Hillman Publications
  Nov-1960 – May/Jun-1961: H.S. Publications
  Sep-1963 – Nov-1963: Hillman Publications
  Aug-1969 – Nov-1970: Jalart House

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Real America

True crime. Subtitled "The Outspoken magazine".

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1933 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Lans Pub. Co.; Magna Publications
Editors:   Edwin Baird

Real Bedtime Tales

see under Real Boudoir Tales

Real Boudoir Tales

Total Issues: 1+7+2?=10?

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934, as Real Bedtime Tales
  Oct-1934 – Mar-1935, as Real Boudoir Tales: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Apr-1935, as Boudoir Tales


  in 1934: The Burnham Company
  Apr-1935: Edmar Publishing Co., Inc.

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Real Breezy Romances

see under Snappy Romances

Real Combat Stories

Total Issues: 34+

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1963 – Apr-1972: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Reese Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Real Confessions

Total Issues: 4?

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1937 – Jul-1938?
Publishers:   Red Circle Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Real Crime Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1943 – ?
Publishers:   Classic Publishing Co.; Fireside Publications Ltd.

Real Crime Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1953 – ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Real Detective Stories

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Superior Magazine

Real Detective Tales (and Mystery Stories)

Total Issues: 16+7+61+34?=112?

Real Detective Tales is one of the most elusive of the early detective pulps. It began in late 1922 under the name Detective Tales as a quarto magazine and published indifferent mystery and detective stories. In 1923 it acquired a companion magazine concentrating on the fantastic - the famous Weird Tales - and both magazines ran in parallel until mid-1924 when the publisher, Rural Publications, ran into difficulty.

At that point Detective Tales was sold to Real Detective Tales, Inc. and changed its name, first to Real Detective Tales and then to Real Detective Tales and Mystery Stories. By this point it had shifted to a large (quarto) format and had acquired an interesting stable of authors including Seabury Quinn, George Allan England and Miriam Allen deFord. It ran for six years under this latter title (mainly on a monthly basis) but gradually during 1931 transformed into a non-fiction magazine called Real Detective, although fiction continued to appear into 1934 at least. It is not currently known exactly when the last issue containing any fiction appeared.

In the 1920s a handful of short stories were reprinted as standalone pamphlets possibly to help advertise the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Oct-1922 – Apr-1924, as Detective Tales: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1923)
  May-1924 – Dec-1924, as Real Detective Tales: Crime Fiction Index (Missing Jul-1924, Aug-1924, Sep/Oct-1924, Dec-1924)
  Jan-1925 – Apr-1931, as Real Detective Tales and Mystery Stories: Crime Fiction Index
  May-1931 – ?, as Real Detective: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1934; Nov-1934; any issues after Dec-1934 containing fiction)


  1-Oct-1922 – Apr-1924: The Rural Publishing Corp., 854 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
  May-1924 – mid 1940s: Real Detective Tales Inc., 4600 Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL, then 1050 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, from early 1940s
  in 1940s: Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
  in 1970s: The Type Shack, P.O. Box 48, Rockville Center, NY


  Edwin Baird


  1922 – 1924: quarto
  1925 – 1931: large pulp





Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Real F.B.I. Detective Case Stories

Reprints stories from the US F.B.I. Detective Stories. The cover and Table of Contents of the issue seen both give the title as above, but it is also referred to internally simply as FBI Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949: Crime Fiction Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Magazine Fiction Group, Cartoon Art Productions, 333 Victoria Road, Glasgow S2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
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Real Forbidden Sweets

see under Stolen Sweets

Real French Capers

Risque articles and illustrations, illustrated advertisements for naughty novelties and books, plus four full page photos of nude models.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934 – Mar-1935: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Apr-1935 – ?, as French Capers: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  The Burnham Company


  6.5" x 9.5"



Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Realistic and Other Gems

Total Issues: 33

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s
Publishers:   Stein
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Realistic Series

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1920
Publishers:   Royal
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


"Short stories".

Issues & Index Sources:  1936 – ?
Publishers:   Redemptorist Publications, Dublin
Editors:   Rev. Gerry Moloney (in 1997)
Frequency:   monthly

Real Life Adventures

see under Adventure Life

Real Life Confessions

see under Scarlet Confessions

Real Life Stories (1920s)

Initially "a monthly magazine of facts, fun and fiction", it changed in 1923 to a glossy magazine featuring confession-style stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1922 – Sep-1923, as Hollywood Confessions
  Oct-1923 – 1928?, as Real Life Stories: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Dec-1922 - Sep-1923, as Hollywood Pub Co.
  Oct-1923 – ?: Screenland, Inc.
  ? – Jul-1924: Myron Zobel Publications, Inc.
  Sep-1924 – 1928?: Magazine Builders, Inc.

Real Life Stories (1940s)

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940
Publishers:   Popular Fiction
Pagecounts:   52pp

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