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Real Romances

Country: US

A "True Confessions" type of magazine in which none of the stories have bylines but where the masthead explicitly states all the stories are fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1943 – Jul/Aug-1961: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Real Romances, Inc. ("A Hillman Publication")
Editors:   Mary Rollins
Prices:   15c
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Real Romances (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 22+

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Transport Publishing Company


Real Screen Fun

Country: US
Total Issues: 65

Ran a small amount of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1934 – Nov-1942?
Publishers:   Tilsam Publications
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Real Smart

Country: US
Total Issues: 10?

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1930 – Jan/Feb-1931?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Crown Publishing Co., Inc., Wilmington, Delaware
Editors:   Henry Marcus
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps

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Real Spicy Horror Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

A pulp parody.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   The Yale Record
Formats:   bedsheet
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Real Sports

Country: US
Total Issues: 5+6=11

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1938 – Apr-1939: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Jun-1938; Jan-1939)
  Oct-1947 – Nov-1948: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: Jun-1948; Aug-1948; Nov-1948)

Publishers

  Mar-1938 – Apr-1939: Western Fiction Publishing [Red Circle]
  Oct-1947 – Nov-1948: Interstate Publishing

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Real Stolen Sweets

see under Stolen Sweets

Real Story

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950


Real Story Book (Frolics)

Country: US
Total Issues: 20+5+7+9?=41?

A pulp-sized stapled magazine printed on pulp paper, this girlie magazine contains stories, poems, art, jokes, cartoons, and nude photos. By 1931 it had become a reprint magazine, binding unsold copies of other Detinuer Publishing pulps.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1928 – Jul-1930, as Real Story Book: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Aug-1930 – Nov-1930, as Real Story Book Frolics: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Dec-1930 – Jun-1931, as Frolics
  Jun-1931 – Apr-1932?, as Paris Frolics: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Detinuer Publishing Co.
  in 1931: The King Publishing Co.

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Real Telling Tales

see under Real Tempting Tales

Real Tempting Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 1+6=7

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1934, as Real Telling Tales
  Oct-1934 – Apr-1935, as Real Tempting Tales: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  The Burnham Company

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1957 – Nov-1958: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Stanley Publications
Sources:   It's a Man's World

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Real West

Country: US

Issues seen for Sep-1969 and 1977.

Issues & Index Sources

  196? – 197?

Frequency

  Jan-1973 – Jul-1975: monthly
  Sep-1975 – May-1976: bimonthly
  Jan-1980 – ?: every 6 weeks
  Jun-1982 – ?: bimonthly

Sources:   The Pulp Western

Real Western (Stories)

Country: US
Total Issues: 149

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1935 – Oct-1949, as Real Western: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
  Dec-1949 – Apr-1960, as Real Western Stories: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Feb-1950; Jun-1950; Oct-1950; Feb-1951; Jun-1951)

Publishers

  Jan-1935 – Nov-1939: Winford Publications, Inc. (Columbia Publications)
  Nov-1940 – Apr-1960: Columbia Publications

Editors

  A.A. Wyn at outset; Robert W. Lowndes under Columbia

Formats

  Jan-1935 – Dec-1958: standard pulp
  Feb-1959 – Apr-1960: digest

Prices

  15c

Pagecounts

  112pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Real Western (Canada)

Country: Canada

Started as a locally-produced Canadian pulp called Real Western reprinting stories from assorted US pulps. Changed name briefly in 1945 to Western Magazine and then reappeared in the late 1940s, after the import restrictions had been lifted, as a Canadian reprint edition of Real Western.

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – Dec-1944: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1945 – Feb-1945, as Western Magazine (Canada): Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  c. 1948, as Real Western (Canada): Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)

Publishers

  Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.

Formats

  pulp

Prices

  15c

Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Real Western Mystery Novels

Country: US

There is rumoured to be a pulp magazine of this title, but no positive evidence of it has been found. (MDE)

Issues & Index Sources:  ?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues; possibly phantom)
Western Fiction Index
Sources:   The Pulp Western
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Real Western Romances

Country: US
Total Issues: 57?

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1949 – Dec-1951: Western Fiction Index
  Apr-1952 – Jul-1952, as Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Jul-1952)
  Oct-1952 – Mar-1957, as Real Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Apr-1953, Oct-1953, Jul-1954, Nov-1954, Jan-1957, Mar-1957)
  May-1957 – Dec-1960?, as Western Romances: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Nov-1958, Nov-1959, Dec-1960)

Publishers

  Columbia Publications

Editors

  in 1951: Robert W. Lowndes
  c. 1952 – Sep-1957?: Marie Antoinette Park

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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Real Western Stories

see under Real Western (Stories)

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