Kōrero: Wishart, Jean Boughton

The changing face of the Weekly

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The Weekly’s front cover changed dramatically during Jean Wishart’s long editorship. When she took charge in 1952 the covers generally featured simple stock photos of models, but Wishart soon converted them into colourful and engaging enticements to casual buyers, with photos of glamorous celebrities and tantalising coverlines.  

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: S-L-1752-front; S-L-1753-front; S-L-1754-front; S-L-1755-front; S-L-1756-front; S-L-1757-front; S-L-1758-front; S-L-1759-front

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Barbara Brookes. 'Wishart, Jean Boughton', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6w10/wishart-jean-boughton (accessed 20 June 2024)