'Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was' by Pamela Fiori

START DATE | TIME
Thursday, February 17, 2022
5:30pm
END DATE | TIME
Thursday, February 17, 2022
7:00pm
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311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
United States

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Lecture begins at 6pm

At Holiday magazine's peak, urbane editor Ted Patrick and visionary art director Frank Zachary invited postwar America to see and read about the world. On the journey, readers were captivated by the periodical's renowned roster of talent. Some of the most celebrated writing by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Colette, and E. B. White (his piece "Here Is New York" was commissioned for Holiday in 1949) first appeared in its pages. And the notoriety of the photographers who shot the covers and stories for the magazine rivaled that of the writers: Henri Cartier-Bresson documenting a breathtaking Paris, Slim Aarons capturing the allure of world travel; and Al Hirschfield and Ludwig Bemelmans contributing show-stopping illustrations of places and personages. Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was, written by acclaimed journalist and author Pamela Fiori, is the first book on the legendary magazine capturing its history between 1946 and 1977, during a golden age of publishing. Renowned for its bold layouts, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers and artists, Holiday depicted the romance of travel like no other periodical.

Fiori, who began her celebrated magazine career at the publication in 1968, is the ideal ambassador to tell the story of the rise and fall and rebirth of the iconic publication. Through her lively prose, she takes us back to the dawn of the jet age, uncertainty in America, and the rise of Madison Avenue advertising. Holiday was a vibrant original inspiring travel magazines that followed and leaving glorious photography and art as well as thought-provoking journalism in its wake.

Filled with stunning archival photography, excerpted text, cover art, and other ephemera, all carefully curated by Fiori, Holiday also includes an afterward by Franck Durand, who resurrected the magazine after a thirty-seven year hiatus in 2014.

Pamel Fiori began her trailblazing publishing career at Holiday magazine in 1968. She went on to become the editor-in-chief of Travel+Leisure and Town & Country. Since retirement from Hearst, Fiori has authored and contributed to numerous books on travel and social history, including A Table at Le Cirque (Rizzoli), and In the Spirit of Palm Beach, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo, In the Spirit of Capri, and In the Spirit of St. Barths.

 
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Front Cover of 'Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was'
Front Cover of 'Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was'

Members Only

Gates open at 5:30pm

Lecture begins at 6pm

At Holiday magazine's peak, urbane editor Ted Patrick and visionary art director Frank Zachary invited postwar America to see and read about the world. On the journey, readers were captivated by the periodical's renowned roster of talent. Some of the most celebrated writing by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Colette, and E. B. White (his piece "Here Is New York" was commissioned for Holiday in 1949) first appeared in its pages. And the notoriety of the photographers who shot the covers and stories for the magazine rivaled that of the writers: Henri Cartier-Bresson documenting a breathtaking Paris, Slim Aarons capturing the allure of world travel; and Al Hirschfield and Ludwig Bemelmans contributing show-stopping illustrations of places and personages. Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was, written by acclaimed journalist and author Pamela Fiori, is the first book on the legendary magazine capturing its history between 1946 and 1977, during a golden age of publishing. Renowned for its bold layouts, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers and artists, Holiday depicted the romance of travel like no other periodical.

Fiori, who began her celebrated magazine career at the publication in 1968, is the ideal ambassador to tell the story of the rise and fall and rebirth of the iconic publication. Through her lively prose, she takes us back to the dawn of the jet age, uncertainty in America, and the rise of Madison Avenue advertising. Holiday was a vibrant original inspiring travel magazines that followed and leaving glorious photography and art as well as thought-provoking journalism in its wake.

Filled with stunning archival photography, excerpted text, cover art, and other ephemera, all carefully curated by Fiori, Holiday also includes an afterward by Franck Durand, who resurrected the magazine after a thirty-seven year hiatus in 2014.

Pamel Fiori began her trailblazing publishing career at Holiday magazine in 1968. She went on to become the editor-in-chief of Travel+Leisure and Town & Country. Since retirement from Hearst, Fiori has authored and contributed to numerous books on travel and social history, including A Table at Le Cirque (Rizzoli), and In the Spirit of Palm Beach, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo, In the Spirit of Capri, and In the Spirit of St. Barths.

 
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Front Cover of 'Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was'
Front Cover of 'Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was'
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