Glamour (magazine)

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Glamour
Editor(USA) Cynthia Leive
(Brazil) Monica Salgado
(UK) Jo Elvin
(Germany) Nikolaus Albrecht
(South Africa) Pnina Fenster (Latin American) Mar Abascal (France) Marie Lannelongue
CategoriesFashion magazine
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherCondé Nast Publications
Total circulation
(2011)
2,304,146[1]
Year founded1939
CountryUnited States
(other countries also have versions)
LanguageEnglish
Websiteglamour.com
ISSN0017-0747
 
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Glamour
Editor(USA) Cynthia Leive
(Brazil) Monica Salgado
(UK) Jo Elvin
(Germany) Nikolaus Albrecht
(South Africa) Pnina Fenster (Latin American) Mar Abascal (France) Marie Lannelongue
CategoriesFashion magazine
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherCondé Nast Publications
Total circulation
(2011)
2,304,146[1]
Year founded1939
CountryUnited States
(other countries also have versions)
LanguageEnglish
Websiteglamour.com
ISSN0017-0747

Glamour is a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. Founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood.

Local editions are now published in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Brazil, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Mexico as well as a Latin America (Spanish language) edition, and soon to be launched in Australia. In most cases it is a monthly publication. The magazine became a global hit.

Contents

United States

The magazine is published in a larger format than many of its counterparts. Its current editor-in-chief is Cynthia Leive.

It targets women 18–49 (with the median age of 33.5) and reaches a subscription audience of 1,411,061 readers in the United States. Its circulation on news stands is 986,447, making the total average paid circulation: 2,397,508.[citation needed]

Since 1980, the magazine has held an annual "Women of the Year" awards ceremony.

On April 2009, Glamour launched its first Google widget.[2][3] iGoogle, which allows users to create a custom version of the Google home page with select regions of content, or “gadgets,” will begin hosting a gadget for Glamour.com. The Glamour.com gadget potentially opens the site to an audience of iGoogle users.

The 2010 Glamour Woman of the Year was Cher

Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

Each autumn, the magazine organizes the “Glamour Woman of the Year Awards” which recognize women in the public eye. In 2007 Lorena Ochoa won a Woman of the Year award. In 2008 the award was granted to two Yemenis: 10 year-old divorcee Nujood Ali, and the lawyer who took on her case.[4][5] Nujood's courage was praised by prominent attendees, including Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.[6]

U.S. Editors

Glamour Top College Women Awards

Each year, the magazine selects a top ten list (honorable mention and semi-finalist are also recognized) of outstanding college women across the country. Originally, the list was composed of the best dressed college juniors in America, but was changed for more substance with categories such as academic achievement, community service and career goals as leading criteria. More than 500-1,000 college juniors apply each year. Past winners, finalists include; Cher Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Alexandra Keeman, Martha Stewart, Diane Sawyer, Swati Mia Saini,[7] Nancy Amanda Redd, 2003 Miss Virginia (MAO) and author of Body Drama, and Tamira A. Cole, Miss Black Kentucky USA 2009 and author of HUSH.

United Kingdom

Glamour launched in the UK in April 2001, where it pioneered the “handbag size” format, with the tagline "fits in your life as well as your handbag".

Each September the magazine holds “National Glamour Week”. Consequently the magazine features extra coupons (e.g. redeemable at fashion or beauty outlets) and competitions.

Since its launch the magazine has been edited by Jo Elvin, with Michelle Pamment serving as acting editor for a spell in 2005.

In June 2009, to celebrate Glamour's 8th birthday in the UK, Glamour.com have made a gallery of every cover since launch.

Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

Each June, the magazine holds the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards which recognise women in the public eye.

2012

Awards[8]

Editor's Special - Michelle Dockery

Woman of the Year - Selena Gomez

Man of the Year - Tom Hiddleston

Icon - Dionne Warwick

Film Actress - Viola Davis

Band - Florence & the Machine

Outstanding Contribution - Kylie Minogue

Fashion Designer - Donatella Versace

Inspiration - Eva Longoria

Pandora Breakthrough Artist - Lily Collins

US TV Actress - Lea Michele

TV Personality - Kelly Rowland

Entrepreneur - Jessica Alba

Accessories Designer - Charlotte Dellal

Radio Personality - Fearne Cotton

Writer - Caitlin Moran

UK TV Actress - Jessica Brown Findlay

Comedy Actress - Sofia Vergara

Sportswoman - Hayley Turner

Presenter - Holly Willoughby

Theatre Actress - Amanda Holden

UK Solo Artist - Jessie J

2011

Awards[9]

Presenter – Davina McCall

Designer – Sarah Burton

Filmmaker – Jane Goldman

Theatre Actress – Naomie Harris

TV Personality – Dannii Minogue

Pandora Breakthrough Artist – Ellie Goulding

Writer – Dawn French

Sportswoman – Jessica Ennis

Band – The Saturdays

Accessory Designer – Victoria Beckham

Radio Personality – Fearne Cotton

TV Actress – Lenora Crichlow

Comedy Actress – Miranda Hart

Entrepreneur – Kim Kardashian

UK Solo Artist – Alexandra Burke

Film Actress – Gemma Arterton

Woman of Tomorrow – Jessie J

Editor's Special Award – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Man of the Year – Garrett Hedlund

Outstanding Contribution – Stevie Nicks

Best Dressed – Frankie Sandford

Germany

The German edition is published fortnightly and is, as of March 2005, edited by Andrea Ketterer.

South Africa

The South African edition launched in April 2004, is published monthly and is, since its inception, edited by Pnina Fenster.

Lucky Magazine

In Germany and Greece Lucky, a fashion and shopping magazine is published seasonally, in tandem with Glamour.

See also

Reference in pop culture

A copy of it was the magazine to which George Costanza (Jason Alexander) masturbated on the series Seinfeld, when he was caught by his mother in the episode The Contest.

References

  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. http://abcas3.accessabc.com/ecirc/magtitlesearch.asp. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Kaplan, David (April 1, 2009), Glamour.com Gets Traffic Touch-up Courtesy Of Google, paidContent.org, http://www.paidcontent.org/enkjkjkjkjtry/419-glamour.com-gets-traffic-touch-up-courtesy-of-google, retrieved April 9, 2010
  3. ^ Adams, Russell (April 1, 2009), A Glamour-ous New Gadget, Wall Street Journal: WSJ Blogs, http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/04/01/a-glamour-ous-new-gadget/, retrieved April 9, 2010
  4. ^ Walt, Vivienne (February 3, 2009), A 10-Year-Old Divorcée Takes Paris, Time/CNN, http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1876652,00.html, retrieved February 16, 2010
  5. ^ Power, Carla (August 12, 2009), Nujood Ali & Shada Nasser win "Women of the Year Fund 2008 Glamour Award", Yemen Times, http://www.yementimes.com/DefaultDET.aspx?i=1207&p=report&a=1, retrieved February 16, 2010
  6. ^ Evans, Sean (November 11, 2008), "10-year-old girl's inspiring story opens eyes at Glamour awards", New York Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2008/11/10/2008-11-10_10yearold_girls_inspiring_story_opens_ey.html, retrieved April 9, 2010
  7. ^ Brehm, Denise (September 10, 2004), "Two MIT students make Glamour magazine's Top 10 College Women list", MIT News (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2004/glamour.html, retrieved April 9, 2010
  8. ^ David, Jessica (29 May 2012). "Woman Of The Year Winners List 2012". Glamour. http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/celebrity/glamour-awards/winners-2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  9. ^ http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/865682-the-saturdays-steal-the-show-as-other-stars-disappoint-at-glamour-awards

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