Colliers Magazine, January 1925

7 thoughts on “Colliers Magazine, January 1925”

    1. It’s a fictional story called ‘Bobbed Hair.’ It would have been fabulous to have a how-to on ’20s hair bobbing, but alas, it’s just your average sugar-sweet melodrama.

  1. Those old magazines used to publish a lot of fictional short stories, often by writers whose names we now recognize: Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates. It’s a writing venue all but lost to us today. Do you know who wrote the story?

    1. Marcy, I could not agree more. Magazine fiction was once such a powerful platform for writers, but sadly today (with some notable exceptions, of course) the art form of the short story is all but lost. The magazines that I collect are largely from the early part of the 20th century, the 1910s-1940s, so no Vonnegut and Roth. But I do often come across the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anita Loos. This particular story, ‘Bobbed Hair,’ is something of an anomaly: it was written by twenty separate authors. And among the contributors are none other than Alexander Woollcott and Dorothy Parker. (The Dorothy Parker chapter is in the following issue which, alas, I do not have.)

  2. Some Jazz Songs are filthy. No joke. While people would have said, “All Jazz Songs are good,” I say, “Not exactly.”

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