New York: George Publishing Co. - Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, 1995 - 2001. First Edition. The issues include: Dec. 1995/Jan. 1996 to Dec. 1996 (9 issues); 1997 (10 issues); 1998 (12 issues); 1999 (11 issues); Dec. 2000/Jan. 2001 (11 issues). 4to. Various paginations. Color illustrations. Uniformly near fine to fine condition (some issues retain the addressee label on lower front covers). Item #20882
"An irreverent play on politics and pop culture with a dash of Kennedy intrigue... a lifestyle magazine with politics at its core." George was a glossy monthly magazine centered on the theme of politics-as-lifestyle founded by John F. Kennedy Jr. and Michael J. Berman in New York City in September 1995. Its tagline was "Not Just Politics As Usual." George departed from the format of traditional political publications, whose audience primarily comprised people in or around the political world. The general template for George was similar to magazines such as Rolling Stone, Esquire or Vanity Fair. The consistent underlying theme was to marry the themes of celebrity and media with the subject of politics in such a way that the general public would find political news and discourse about politics more interesting to read. The magazine front covers showcased a whose who of popular icons of the times dressed up i a variety of costumes. n each issue, Kennedy wrote an editor’s letter and interviewed a famous figure, such as former Alabama governor George Wallace, Elizabeth Dole, and Gerald Ford. Other standing features included a pop-culture-figure column called “If I Were President.”.