McCall's started as a magazine called The Queen in 1873. It was renamed McCall's Magazine - The Queen of Fashion in 1897 and later shortened to just McCall's. McCall's magazine was very popular through most of the 20th Century with circulation topping out at 8.4 million around the beginning of the 1960's.
McCall's routinely published fictional works by famous authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tim O'Brien, Anny Tyler, Alice Adams, Ray Bradbury, Willa Cather, Jack Finney, Gelett Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a column in McCall's called "If You Ask Me" from June 1949 until her death in November 1962. Questions were sent in to the magazine and the Former First Lady gave short poignant answers.
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