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] Other contributors included Susan Garth, Gordon Beckles, Charles Stuart, Laurie Lee,[10] Barbara Cartland,[10] Hayden Church, Walter Hingston, Ruth Miller,[11] Geoffrey Sharp, Denzil Batchelor,[11] Hugh Newman, Prof. D. W. Brogan,[12] Eric Williams,[12] John Maytime,[12] Jean Paul Penez,[12] and Robert Lantz. Kaye Webb was theatre correspondent from 1947-49.[1][13]

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