The Press: End of a Success Story

The Crowell-Collier magazines shook last week with the biggest convulsion since Paul C. (for Clifford) Smith took over the publishing company three years ago. The 80-year-old American Magazine, whose own rise paralleled the go-getting success stories it pioneered, came to an unhappy ending. Smith announced that with its August issue the magazine would fold up, leaving the company with Collier's and Woman's Home Companion. Into Companion went a new editorial regime to snap the magazine out of the doldrums.

American, which began life in the days of the second Grant Administration as Frank...

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