Esquire is a men's magazine by the Hearst Corporation with a strong literary tradition. This is a list of Magazines primarily marketed to Men. The list has been split into subcategories according to the target audience of the magazines Hearst Communications Inc is a privately-held American -based Media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA Founded in 1933, it flourished during the Great Depression under the guidance of founder and editor Arnold Gingrich. Arnold Gingrich ( December 5, 1903 &ndash July 9, 1976) was the founder along with David A 
Esquire began as a racy publication for men, published by David A. Smart and Arnold Gingrich. David A Smart (October 1892 – October 15, 1952) with his brother Alfred Smart (1895-1951 were the publishers of Esquire (magazine; and Coronet Arnold Gingrich ( December 5, 1903 &ndash July 9, 1976) was the founder along with David A   It transformed itself into a more refined periodical with an emphasis on men's fashion and contributions by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21 1899 — July 2 1961 was an American novelist short-story writer, and Journalist. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24 1896 – December 21 1940 was an American writer of Novels and Short stories, whose works are evocative of the In the 1940s, the popularity of the Petty Girls and Vargas Girls provided a circulation boost. George Brown Petty IV ( 27 April 1894 &ndash 21 July 1975) was an American Pin-up artist Alberto Vargas ( 9 February 1896 &ndash 30 December 1982) was a noted painter of Pin-up girls and Erotica. In the 1960s, Esquire helped pioneer the trend of New Journalism by publishing such writers as Norman Mailer, Tim O'Brien, John Sack, Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe. New Journalism was a style of 1960s and 1970s News writing and Journalism which used literary techniques deemed unconventional at the time Norman Kingsley Mailer ( January 31, 1923 &ndash November 10, 2007) was an American Novelist, Journalist, Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American Novelist who mainly writes about his experiences John Sack (1930–2004 was an American literary journalist. He was the only journalist to cover each American war over half a century Gay Talese (born February 7 1932) is an American author He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia) known as Tom Wolfe, is a Best-selling Under Harold Hayes, who ran it from 1961 to 1973, it became as distinctive as its oversized pages. Harold T P Hayes (?1989 was a main architect of the New Journalism movement and an editor of Esquire magazine, from 1961 to 1973 The magazine shrank to the conventional 8½x11 in 1971.
Beginning in the late 1950s, Dorothy Parker wrote book reviews for Esquire, as noted by Daniel Itzkovitz:
From 1969 to 1976, Gordon Lish served as fiction editor for Esquire and became known as "Captain Fiction" because of the authors whose careers he assisted. Gordon Jay Lish (born February 11, 1934 in Hewlett New York) is an American Writer. Lish helped establish the career of writer Raymond Carver by publishing his short stories in Esquire, often over the objections of Hayes. Raymond Clevie Carver Jr ( May 25, 1938 &ndash August 2, 1988) was an American Short story Writer Lish is noted for encouraging Carver's minimalism and publishing the short stories of Richard Ford. Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design especially Visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is a Pulitzer Prize -winning American Novelist and Short story writer Using the influential publication as a vehicle to introduce new fiction by emerging authors, he promoted the work of such writers as T. Coraghessan Boyle, Barry Hannah, Cynthia Ozick and Reynolds Price. T Coraghessan Boyle (also known as TC Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U Barry Hannah (born April 23, 1942) is an American Novelist and Short story writer Cynthia Ozick (born April 17, 1928, New York City) is the daughter of William Ozick and Celia Regelson Reynolds Price (born February 1, 1933, as Edward Reynolds Price) is an American novelist poet dramatist essayist and James B
Other authors appearing in Esquire at that time included William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Murray Kempton, Malcolm Muggeridge, Ron Rosenbaum, Andrew Vachss and Garry Wills. William Frank Buckley Jr ( November 24 1925  – February 27 2008) was an American Author and conservative Truman Capote (ˈtruːmən kəˈpoʊti ( 30 September, 1924, New Orleans Louisiana – 25 August, 1984, Los Angeles James Murray Kempton ( December 16, 1917 - May 5, 1997) was an influential American Journalist who was a significant Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge ( Croydon, England 24 March 1903 &ndash 14 November 1990) was a British Journalist Ron Rosenbaum (born on November 27 1946, New York New York) is an American Journalist and Author. Andrew Henry Vachss (born 1942) is an American Crime fiction Author, child protection consultant and Attorney exclusively representing Garry Wills (born May 22, 1934 in Atlanta Georgia) is an Author and Historian, and a frequent contributor to the New York The magazine's policy of nurturing young writing talent continued with Elizabeth Gilbert and others. Elizabeth M Gilbert (born July 18, 1969 in Waterbury Connecticut) is an American Novelist, Essayist, Short
In February 1977, Esquire published "For Rupert - with no promises" as an unsigned work of fiction. This was the first time in Esquire's 44-year history that it did not identify a fiction writer. Readers speculated that it was the work of J. D. Salinger, the reclusive author best known for The Catcher in the Rye. Jerome David "J D" Salinger (born January 1 1919 (ˈsælɨndʒɚ is an American author best known for his 1951 Novel The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is a Novel by J D Salinger. First published in the United States in 1951 the novel has been a frequently Told in first-person, the story features events and Glass family names from the story "For Esmé with Love and Squalor". " For Esmé with Love and Squalor " is a Short story by J Gordon Lish is quoted as saying, "I tried to borrow Salinger's voice and the psychological circumstances of his life, as I imagine them to be now. Gordon Jay Lish (born February 11, 1934 in Hewlett New York) is an American Writer. And I tried to use those things to elaborate on certain circumstances and events in his fiction to deepen them and add complexity. " 
The magazine was a canvas for many artists and illustrators like Abner Dean, Santiago Martinez Delgado, George Petty, TY Mahon and John Groth among others. Abner Dean (1910-1982 born Abner Epstein, was an American Cartoonist who was the nephew of Sculptor Jacob Epstein. Santiago Martínez Delgado (1906 - 1954 was a Colombian painter sculptor Art historian and writer George Brown Petty IV ( 27 April 1894 &ndash 21 July 1975) was an American Pin-up artist Art directors have included Jean-Paul Goude, Paul Rand, Roger Black and Samuel Antupit; also during the 1960's using the techniques of print advertising, legendary adman George Lois, the youngest inductee into the Art Directors Hall of Fame, designed clever, eye-catching Esquire covers, such as Sonny Liston as Santa Claus and Andy Warhol drowning in a can of soup to illustrate an article on the death of the avant-garde. Jean-Paul Goude (born 1940 is a French graphic designer, Illustrator, Photographer and advertising Film director. Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum, August 15 1914 &ndash November 26 1996 was an American Graphic designer best known for his corporate logo designs Charles L "Sonny" Liston (May 8 1932?–January 5 1971 was a professional boxer who became world heavyweight champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd For the song by David Bowie, see Andy Warhol (song. Andrew Warhola (August 6 1928 &ndash February 22 1987 known as Andy Warhol Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Lois' covers raised Esquire's circulation in ten years from 500,000 to two million.
For many years, Esquire has published its annual Dubious Achievement Awards, lampooning events of the preceding year. As a running gag, the annual article almost always displayed an old photo of Richard Nixon laughing, with the caption, "Why is this man laughing?" However, the February 2006 "Dubious Achievement Awards" used the caption under a photo of W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official revealed in 2005 to be the "Deep Throat" Watergate source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The running gag is an often amusing Joke or reference that appears repeatedly throughout a work or series of works William Mark Felt Sr (born August 17, 1913) is a former agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, who retired in 1973 Deep Throat is the Pseudonym given to the secret source who provided information to the Washington Post about the involvement of U The Watergate scandals were a series of Political scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in the Indictment of several of Nixon's Robert "Bob" Upshur Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. Carl Bernstein (pronounced BERN-steen ˈbɜrnstiːn (born February 14, 1944) is an American journalist who as a reporter for The The magazine did continue the Nixon photo in February 2007, referring to a poll stating that George W. Bush had surpassed Nixon as the "worst president ever". George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Another running gag has been headlining one especially egregious achievement, "And then they went to Elaine's. " (Elaine's is a popular restaurant in New York City. The City of New York )
Esquire did not publish "Dubious Achievement Awards" for 2001 or 2002, but resumed them with the 2003 awards, published in the February 2004 issue.