Actors read Ziffâ€™s Magazine at the Topanga Post Office
Cowboy actors pose in an apparent advertisement for Ziffâ€™s Magazine (March 1925 issue) at the Topanga Post Office. Ziffâ€™s 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 â€śobscene literature,â€ť saying Ziffâ€™s contained pictures and articles detrimental to youths between 14 and 19 years who â€śdevour the contents of the books.â€ť Nevertheless, the magazine captured the Jazz Age style and sophistication and set the model for the glossy menâ€™s magazines of the future. Retrieved from Topanga Historical Society digital archive, accessed March 15, 2021, topangahistoricalsociety.org/cms/document/725.