Redbook (magazine)

Redbook (magazine)

About Redbook (magazine)

Redbook is an American women's magazine published by the Hearst Corporation. It is one of the 'Seven Sisters', a group of women's service magazines. The magazine was first published in May 1903 as The Red Book Illustrated by Stumer, Rosenthal and Eckstein, a firm of Chicago retail merchants. The name was changed to The Red Book Magazine shortly thereafter. Its first editor, from 1903 to 1906, was Trumbull White, who wrote that the name was appropriate because, 'Red is the color of cheerfulness, of brightness, of gayety.' In its early years, the magazine published short fiction by well-known authors, including many women writers, along with photographs of popular actresses and other women of note. Within two years the magazine was a success, climbing to a circulation of 300,000. When White left to edit Appleton's Magazine, he was replaced by Karl Edwin Harriman, who edited The Red Book Magazine and its sister publications The Blue Book and The Green Book until 1912.

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