Actors read Ziffâs Magazine at the Topanga Post Office
Cowboy actors pose in an apparent advertisement for Ziffâs Magazine (March 1925 issue) at the Topanga Post Office. Ziffâs Magazine was an irreverent joke book published in Chicago, IL, from 1923-1926. The cover always displayed a shapely young woman with some play on words. Committees protested against this âobscene literature,â saying Ziffâs contained pictures and articles detrimental to youths between 14 and 19 years who âdevour the contents of the books.â Nevertheless, the magazine captured the Jazz Age style and sophistication and set the model for the glossy menâs magazines of the future. Retrieved from Topanga Historical Society digital archive, accessed March 15, 2021, topangahistoricalsociety.org/cms/document/725.