Vanity Fair (magazine)
|publishing company||Condé Nast Publications ( United States )|
|Headquarters||New York City|
|First edition||February 1983|
|founder||Thomas Gibson Bowles|
|Frequency of publication||per month|
|Sold edition||1,229,008 copies|
|( As of July 30, 2017 )|
Vanity Fair is a magazine that appears in several national editions and offers articles on cultural topics, well-known personalities from entertainment and politics, and current affairs. The publication emerged from the British magazine Dress and Vanity Fair , which was first published in 1913 . The publisher is the British publishing group Condé Nast Publications and its subsidiaries belonging to the US media group Advance Publications . In the US, Vanity Fair appears monthly and publishes online articles on its website, which can be published independently of the one-month cycle. In Italy it is a weekly magazine. A German-language edition of Vanity Fair was published from February 7, 2007 to February 19, 2009.
The name of the magazine is the original English title of the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray . However, the author's title is based on a work by John Bunyan published in 1678 - The Pilgrim's Progress . A Christian pilgrim faces innumerable temptations and dangers on his travels. His trip also takes him to the city of Vanity, where a Vanity Fair - that is, that fair of vanity (s) - is held.
The magazine was founded in 1868 as a British weekly by Thomas Gibson Bowles . There have been a number of British and American magazines with this name in the past. In 1913, the publisher Condé Nast acquired both Dress magazine and the rights to the Vanity Fair name for the American market. The magazine became the title Dress and Vanity Fair , four issues of which appeared in 1913. In 1914 it was renamed Vanity Fair . As a result of the global economic crisis , the magazine was merged with Vogue , also published by Condé Nast, in 1936 and only revived in its current form in the 1980s .
In December 2016, the American edition ran an article about the Trump Grill Restaurant in New York, in which the restaurant was described as "possibly the worst in America". The owner and would-be US President Donald Trump reacted angrily to this report and prophesied the downfall and the imminent departure of editor-in-chief Graydon Carter in a tweet with reference to falling sales. After the tweet became known, Vanity Fair was able to gain 13,000 new subscribers within 24 hours. Since then, Vanity Fair has been advertising on its website with the slogan that it is "the magazine that Trump doesn't want you to read".
German language edition
A German-language edition of Vanity Fair was published from February 7, 2007 to February 19, 2009 by Condé Nast Verlag , edited by Bernd Runge . The editor-in-chief of the German edition was Ulf Poschardt from its inception until January 11, 2008 , and from May 2008 Nikolaus Albrecht was his successor . While the US edition of the magazine appears monthly, Vanity Fair was a weekly magazine in Germany.
The German version was discontinued in February 2009. As the reason for the surprising decision, almost two years after the start in Germany, the publishing director Jonathan Newhouse named the poor economic development worldwide and the associated advertising crisis in the publishing industry. However, this explanation has been questioned by industry insiders.
The magazine caused a sensation and outrage with an interview published on November 22, 2007 with the “ CSU rebel” Gabriele Pauli and her “farewell letter” to CSU chairman Erwin Huber . The district administrator stated here for the first time that she wanted to end her CSU membership. It later became known that Pauli had requested and received money for the publication. She confirmed this on her website and justified the behavior with the reasoning: “Many media have made millions in sales with it, presenting and commenting on my political and private actions and opinions, writing me 'up' and then 'down' again. In order to be able to continue my political work, it is legitimate to demand a part from those who benefit from my commitment. ”This was viewed critically by the German Association of Journalists . Furthermore, on November 30, 2007, Pauli justified the payments by stating that she was not obliged to provide third parties with information about her personal goals. Beyond the office of district administrator, she has no mandate, no voter mandate and not even party membership. She wanted to use the money to enable part of her future political work and had spent a year doing her own activities out of pocket.
- John D. O'Connor, "I'm the Guy They Called Deep Throat . " In: Vanity Fair online. July 2005.
- Graydon Carter: How I spent my summer vacation in London being sued by Roman Polanski - and what I learned about "solicitors," pub food, and the British chattering class. ( Memento of the original from May 27, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: Vanity Fair online. September 19, 2005
- Joachim Lottmann: The waiting and the end. In: taz.de . February 20, 2009
- DWDL.de GmbH: Goodbye: Ulf Poschardt leave the "Vanity Fair" - DWDL.de . In: DWDL.de . ( dwdl.de [accessed June 2, 2018]).
- Markus Brauck, Thorsten Dörting and Martin U. Müller: Condé Nast discontinues "Vanity Fair". In: Spiegel Online . February 18, 2009
- Stefan Winterbauer: " Newhouse: Make 'Love', not 'Vanity Fair' ( Memento of the original dated February 22, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ", meedia.de
- Kai-Hinrich Renner: Why "Vanity Fair" failed in Germany . In: Welt.de. February 18, 2009.
- That's how you talk to Nazis. Part 1 of the unabridged Vanity Fair interview by author Michel Friedman with Germany's chief Nazi Horst Mahler. In: Vanity Fair, November 2007. Condé Nast Digital, September 11, 2007, archived from the original on April 21, 2011 ; Retrieved April 21, 2011 .
- That's how you talk to Nazis. Part 2 of the unabridged Vanity Fair interview by author Michel Friedman with Germany's chief Nazi. In: Vanity Fair, November 2007. Condé Nast Digital, November 1, 2007, archived from the original on April 21, 2011 ; Retrieved April 21, 2011 .
- Gabriele Pauli. End of a rebel. vanityfair.de ( Memento from April 15, 2008 in the Internet Archive ).
- Interview for money. Gabriele Pauli under attack from all sides. In: Welt.de. November 27, 2007, accessed June 16, 2017.