From August 1955 it’s “Fortnight – Magazine of the Pacific Coast”. This magazine is outright strange. I am not sure who the intended audience was, but I don’t think it would have been me. It’s all black and white except the covers, yet it’s rather “upscale” in its tone and advertising. Oh, and kind of snooty too…
Let’s start with the cover. I am not sure what to say (mom always says, try and say something nice) that’s a beautiful dog, the photo has a nice depth of field, I have no idea how those two gentlemen are and I’ll let you add you own caption.
The index page. A few words about the gents on the cover, still not helping me figure out who they are?
Three whole pages of luscious black and white were used to “review” that new "Disneyland" place, and well, they really aren’t so nice. Read it for yourself and see if you hear a certain “tone” “undoubtedly the crowds would drop off and there would be price adjustments” they were half right!
All of these photos on the following two pages are new to me, having only seen them here. I wish they were in color and better quality, but still fun to look at. That stagecoach running thru the “mud hole” looks completely unfamiliar to me, anyone else?
No American car ads in this magazine, I guess those cars weren’t for people of the “Pacific Coast”? Fun little Triumph TR2, over 100mph and 35 mpg! Hey, it's not parked on the Pacific Coast!!!
The back cover with some great 50’s artwork demonstrating how wonderful France was to visit, “Meet a King”.
I have read most of this magazine and it leaves me with an odd feeling that’s hard to describe. If anyone is interested in seeing one of the other articles listed in the index pages let me know, you might as have a sleepless night too!