Two Visionary Brothers: David and Alfred Smart
The Museum's namesakes David and Alfred Smart were the Chicago-based founders of Esquire, launched in 1933.
One of the first men's fashion magazines, Esquire was also distinguished by the high quality of its literary and editorial features: the first issue included pieces by Ernest Hemingway, Jon Dos Passos, and Dashiell Hammett. The Smart brothers' other ventures included Coronet Films, the nation's leading producer of Cold War-era educational and training films, many of which are now cult favorites. This fully illustrated biography chronicles the Smart's lives and professional innovations.
Paper, 38 pages, 17 color plates, 9 black-and-white
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Available for $12 online through the University of Chicago Press or in person at the Smart Museum Shop.