Coronet (magazine)

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Cover of the August 1965 issue, featuring Elizabeth Montgomery
Former editorsArnold Gingrich (1937)
Fritz Bamberger (1942)
CategoriesGeneral Interest Digest
PublisherDavid A. Smart (1936–1961)
First issueNovember 1936
Final issueMarch 1971
CompanyEsquire, Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inChicago, Illinois

Coronet was a general interest digest magazine published from October 23, 1936, to at least March 1971[1] and ran for 299 issues. Coronet magazine continued publication under some form and ownership through at least September 1976, an issue with actress Angie Dickinson on the cover. The magazine was owned by Esquire and published by David A. Smart from 1936 to 1961.[2]

Typical issue[edit]

Each issue had a wide variety of articles and features, as well as a condensed book section. Poetry was featured, along with gift advice and star stories. The sister company Coronet Films was promoted in most issues as well. Articles on culture and the arts were mixed with adventure stories and social advice.

Coronet Films[edit]

Coronet Films were also produced by David Smart and the Esquire company. Primarily thought of as school films, its titles included "Fun of Being Thoughtful" (1950), "Dating: Do's and Don'ts" (1949), and "Where Does Our Meat Come From?" (1960).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coronet". Pastpaper. Crinkley Bottom Books. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  2. ^ "Esquire - Coronet". Time. September 20, 1937. Archived from the original on January 27, 2008. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
  3. ^ "Fritz Bamberger Dies at 82; Was German Jewish Scholar". The New York Times. September 24, 1984. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
  4. ^ Chambers, Whittaker (1952). Witness. New York: Random House. pp. 504. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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