Television Preview Magazine (KC0394)
Television Preview Magazine put its first issue out on November 28, 1951. “The idea was that Greater Kansas City should have an entertainment magazine of its own – a magazine that talked about radio, records, the theatre, sports, concerts and emphasized that wonderful new medium everybody seemed to love and breathe, television.” The magazine came out every two weeks for a mere fifteen cents an issue. It had a wide circulation area including homes in Armour Fields, Crestwood, Mission Hills, Prairie Village, Sunset Hills, Romanelli Gardens, and Country side to name just a few. It featured articles of interest to women in “The Woman’s View” and also included the “Kiddies’ Corner” for children.
A note of interest concerning the advertisements in Television Preview is that several of them lack a company name. The Kansas City Star told its advertisers that if they chose to advertise in another magazine or newspaper in the Kansas City market they were not allowed to continue their advertisements in the Star. To get around some companies left off their name from their ads.
Television Preview magazine is bound in two volumes, vol. I (November 28, 1951 to August 1952) and vol. III (August 1953 to April 2, 1954). Vol. II is missing.
Two volumes (MICROFILM).
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