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FAR EAST FANFARE - Vol. 1, No. 4. May 15, 1950

FAR EAST FANFARE - Vol. 1, No. 4. May 15, 1950

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FAR EAST FANFARE - Vol. 1, No. 4. May 15, 1950

by Martin, Lee ; (editor) ; Philip Beaufoy

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Tokyo: Philip Beaufoy. Very Good+. 1950. First Edition. Paperback. 32 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. OCLC 236024865 [shows only 1 location - Harvard University] The first issue of Far East Fanfare was published for April 1, 1950 (Vol. 1, No. 1) and it continued until at least July 1, 1950 (Vol. 1, No. 7). Cover price 25 cents or 100 yen. It was a bi-monthly publication providing calendars of events (music, sports, festivals, etc.), Tales of Tokyo - miscellaneous small news and events; Travel stories, Fiction, Sports stories, Theater reviews, Films; Sharps and Flats (music column); Wax Works (record reviews); De Gustibus (Gournet Guide); Ginza Trotter (shopping tips); and many excellent advertisements for local and internationsl products and businesses. A well designed and nicely printed magazine with attractive layout, interesting content and professional artistic standards. Quite scarce. Vol. 1, No. 4. May 15, 1950. In addition to the usual columns, this issue includes My Work Behind the Lines by Peter Kalischer, Packrats and Pool Cues by Pierre Myers. Also some terrific ads, e.g., Roger's for womens fashions (golf) at Rakuyo Hotel, Barclay and Company for wine and liquor (Seagram's Gin), etc. Wonderful cover illustration of a greenhouse surrounded by cherry blossoms. This magazine was created by Philip Beaufoy. Following the Japanese surrender in 1945 and until September 1, 1948, Philip Beaufoy, as an officer of the American Army in the CIC, served in various posts in the western portion of Japan including the Kobe area. After his discharge, he established a graphic design company Philip Beaufoy Associates and published magazines designed for the English-speaking Occupying forces and attendant personnel and tourists. The editor of Far East Fanfare was Lee Nicholson Martin (1916-1987), a journalist who covered some of the pivotal events of her era in the United States, Europe and Asia. Martin started as a reporter for The Tacoma News-Tribune in Washington and in 1939 joined The Associated Press in Copenhagen. She worked in Denmark until after the Nazi occupation. She then worked for Time and Newsweek and for the Office of War Information. In 1947, she settled in Japan, where she became the editor of Far East Fanfare. .


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FAR EAST FANFARE - Vol. 1, No. 4. May 15, 1950
Martin, Lee ; (editor) ; Philip Beaufoy
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Philip Beaufoy
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Post War Japan, Occupied Japan, Americans in Post-war Japan, English Language Magazines in Japan, Graphic Design, Mid-Century Modern Magazines, Tokyo 1950s
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Americana and American History; Journalism; Advertising;

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