The forgotten humor magazine that entertained generations
It was on this day (October 29) in 1881 that Judge magazine made its debut. A popular satirical weekly that endured for several generations, Judge was founded largely by artists defecting from another well-known humor magazine of the day, Puck. Among the writers Judge gave an early career boost was the future New Yorker humorist and Marx Brothers script writer S. J. Perelman. Among its editors was Harold Ross, founding editor of The New Yorker, who served as co-editor of Judge for five months in 1924. The magazine continued publishing until 1947.