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Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was

Printed between 1946 and 1977, Holiday was one of the most exciting magazines ever, for its bold layouts, ambitious choice of photographers and literary credibility, with the collaboration of authors such as Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Jack Kerouac and Truman Capote. After the relaunch in 2014 by Frank Durand, the fascinating past of magazine is now celebrated with the new Rizzoli’s book Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was.
Written by Pamela Fiori, who began her renowned publishing career at Holiday magazine in 1968 (after that she served as the longtime editor in chief of Travel + Leisure and Town & Country), the book reveals an in-depth look into the magazine’s history, giving it context during the era of the jet age, world turbulence, and the rise of Madison Avenue advertising.

“Apart from its being the first of its kind, Holiday was literary, artistic and photojournalistic. All its contributors were held to a high standard and were given the space to tell a comprehensive story.” Pamela Fiori

1st Dibs Introspective magazine visited Pamela Fiori at her Manhattan apartment to talk about the new book.
Photos by Lesley Unruh, text by Andrew Sessa.

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