Leader Magazine

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Leader Magazine was a weekly pictorial magazine[1] published in the United Kingdom. The magazine was first owned by Pearson and then by Odhams.[2] Later it became part of Hulton Press.[2] The headquarters of the magazine was in London.[3] The last issue of the weekly was published on 10 June 1950 and It was incorporated in Picture Post on 17 June 1950.[4]

Contributors included Stephen Potter[5] (editor), Kay Dick[5] (literary critic), Anthony Carson,[5] Orson Welles,[5] Edgar Lustgarten,[5] Lesley Blanch,[6] Leslie Illingworth,[5] Eric Partridge,[5] cartoonist Vicky,[5] Stephen King-Hall.[7] Theatre critic John Barber was also sub-editor at one time.[8] Another drama critic was Herbert Farjeon.[9] Kaye Webb was theatre correspondent from 1947-49.[1][10]

Other contributors included Denzil Batchelor,[11] Gordon Beckles, Prof. D. W. Brogan,[12] Barbara Cartland,[13] Hayden Church, Susan Garth, Walter Hingston, Robert Lantz, Laurie Lee,[13] Jean Paul Penez,[12] John Maytime,[12] Ruth Miller,[11] Hugh Newman, Geoffrey Sharp, Charles Stuart, Stephen G. Watts,[14] and Eric Williams.[12]


  1. ^ a b National Archives
  2. ^ a b "Weeklies. Leader Magazine". Mag Forum. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Leader Magazine". Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Weekly Magazines to be Merged". The Glasgow Herald. 18 May 1950. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h ISBN search Archived 2011-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ University of Bristol Theatre Collection Archived 2012-10-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Leader Magazine July 20, 1946
  8. ^ The Times Obituaries
  9. ^ University of Bristol Theatre Collection Archived 2007-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Obituary: Kaye Webb The Independent (London), Jan 18, 1996
  11. ^ a b Leader Magazine May 18, 1946
  12. ^ a b c d Leader Magazine May 4 1946
  13. ^ a b Leader Magazine July 16, 1949
  14. ^ "The Man who wasn't Monty", Leader Magazine, 3 June 1950

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