Monday, April 5, 2010

Today's Plantation, May 1936

Copyright 2010 S.J. Koblentz

In 1936 Margaret Mitchell unleash Gone With the Wind on America and suddenly every woman thought she was Scarlett O'Hara.  Today's PLANTATION was already a favorite in the deep south.  However news stand sales skyrocketed after "The Book" came out.  TP, as it was known to its faithful readers was jammed packed with all sorts of helpful hints for treating household employees as owned property.  Said Maud Everheart, its Editor in Chief, "While you may not own slaves, you can hire an overseer.  Its the little things that count in these troubled times."  The magazine enjoyed dwindling sales during the Civil Rights era, however the publication of Mandingo fanned the flames of the glowing embers of forbidden love and the magazine saw a resurgence in the 1970s with risqué articles such as "Be the Belle of The Ball in Bed".  A favorite still in Mississippi, southern George and Alabama, the magazine is currently under the editorship of former Senator, Trent Lott.

2 comments:

  1. This is sort of the "we don't discuss it" relation of Dowager Quarterly. Speaking of, I have to get cracking on the new edition. Collaborate?

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  2. Would love to!

    Let me get the husband back tonight and that'll give my mind time to think...

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