Cavalier (magazine)  

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Cavalier is a magazine launched by Fawcett Publications in 1952 and continuing for decades, eventually evolving into a Playboy-style men's magazine. It has no connection with the Frank Munsey pulp, The Cavalier, published in the early years of the 20th Century.

In its original format, Cavalier was planned by Fawcett to feature novelettes and novels by Fawcett's Gold Medal authors, including Richard Prather and Mickey Spillane.

During the 1950s, the magazine was edited by James B. O'Connell (1952-1958) and Bob Curran (1959). Editors in the 1960s included Frederic A. Birmingham (1962), Frank M. Robinson, Robert Shea (1966) and Alan R. LeMond (1967). Maurice DeWalt was the editor in 1973.

Authors in the 1950s included Jimmy Breslin, Henry Kuttner and Clyde Beatty ("Tigers on the Loose"). During the 1960s, the magazine featured such writers as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Coover, Nat Hentoff, John Clellon Holmes, William Bradford Huie, Garson Kanin, Paul Krassner, Alberto Moravia, Robert Shelton, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, Bruce Jay Friedman and Colin Wilson. Film critic Manny Farber had a monthly column in the 1960s. Stephen King was a contributor during the 1970s, and his stories were also featured in Cavalier Yearbook. Deadbone and other graphic stories by Vaughn Bode were published in Cavalier along with comics by Art Spiegelman and Jay Lynch.

The magazine had several logo changes, and during the 1960s, it was taken over by the DuGent Publishing Corporation, which was located at 236 East 46th Street in New York. In the 1980's Dugent Publishing relocated their offices to Coral Gables, Florida.

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