Stories of true romance abound today as regular features in magazines and newspapers, but little is known about the man who first popularized this genre in America. In 1919 Bernarr McFadden launched True Story Magazine, devoted to tales of love written “by real people, not by paid writers.” The success of this magazine led him to create others–including True Love and True Romances, which became the very first celebrity-gossip magazines published in America. Their lushly hand-painted covers–many by artist Jules Cannert, famous for his pastel portraits of glamorous Hollywood stars of the day–became a signature style that is still in vogue.
BroadLit is proud to reintroduce the stories and images from the golden years of both True Love and True Romance Magazines with the TruLOVE Collection
True Romance – 1,000 Piece Panoramic Puzzle Inspired by the very first celebrity gossip magazine published in America, take a look back into the past with this “True Romance” puzzle. This 1,000 piece panoramic puzzle measures 13.39″ x 37.60″. For Ages: 13+
Puzzle is available through Barnesandnoble.com or you can pick up one for yourself in any of their store locations. Each puzzle comes with a FREE TruLOVE Novella!