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is a British magazine published by Condé Nast
Condé Nast
Publications focusing on fashion and lifestyle, as well as coverage of high society and politics. It is targeted towards the British upper-middle class and upper class, and those interested in society events. Its readership is the wealthiest of all Condé Nast's publications.[2] It was founded in 1901 by Clement Shorter. Tatler
also has editions in local languages in mainland China, Taiwan and Russia. The editions in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines are in English. Tatler
promotes indigenous British culture by arranging "debutante ball" events in these foreign countries.


1 History 2 Little Black Book 3 Editors and contributors

3.1 Past and present editors 3.2 Past contributors

4 Other editions 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

History[edit] Tatler
was introduced on 3 July 1901, by Clement Shorter, publisher of The Sphere. It was named after the original literary and society journal founded by Richard Steele
Richard Steele
in 1709. For some time a weekly publication, it had a subtitle varying on "an illustrated journal of society and the drama". It contained news and pictures of high society balls, charity events, race meetings, shooting parties, fashion and gossip, with cartoons by "The Tout" and H. M. Bateman. In 1940, it absorbed The Bystander, creating a publication called The Tatler
and Bystander.[3] In 1961, Illustrated Newspapers, which published Tatler, The Sphere, and The Illustrated London News, was bought by Roy Thomson.[4] In 1965, Tatler
was rebranded London Life.[5][6] In 1968, it was bought by Guy Wayte's Illustrated County Magazine
group and the Tatler
name restored.[7] Wayte's group had a number of county magazines in the style of Tatler, each of which mixed the same syndicated content with county-specific local content.[7] Wayte, "a moustachioed playboy of a conman"[8] was convicted of fraud in 1980 for inflating the Tatler's circulation figures from 15,000 to 49,000.[9] The magazine was sold and relaunched as a monthly magazine in 1977, called Tatler
& Bystander until 1982.[6] Tina Brown
Tina Brown
(editor 1979–83), created a vibrant and youthful Tatler
and is credited with putting the edge, the irony and the wit back into what was then an almost moribund social title. She referred to it as an upper-class comic and by increasing its influence and circulation made it an interesting enough operation for the then owner, Gary Bogard, to sell to the Publishers Condé Nast. Brown subsequently transferred to New York to another Condé Nast
Condé Nast
title, Vanity Fair. After several later editors and a looming recession and the magazine was once again ailing, and Jane Procter was brought in to re-invent the title for the 1990s. The circulation rose to over 90,000, a figure which was exceeded five years later by Geordie Greig. The magazine created various supplements including The Travel and Restaurant Guides, the often referred to and closely watched Most Invited and The Little Black Book lists, as well as various parties. Kate Reardon became editor in 2011. She was previously a fashion assistant on American Vogue and then, aged 21, became the youngest ever fashion director of Tatler.[10] Under Reardon's directorship, Tatler
has retained its position as having the wealthiest audience of Condé Nast's magazines, exceeding an average of $175,000 in 2013.[2] Reardon left the title at the end of 2017. At the beginning of February 2018, the appointment of Richard Dennen as the new editor of Tatler
was announced. He will take up the post on 12 February.[11] In 2014, the BBC
broadcast a three-part fly-on-the-wall documentary television series, titled Posh People: Inside Tatler, featuring the editorial team going about their various jobs.[12] Little Black Book[edit] One of Tatler's most talked about annual features is the Little Black Book. The supplement is a compilation of "the most eligible, most beddable, most exotically plumaged birds and blokes in town", and individuals previously featured have included those from a number of backgrounds: aristocrats and investment bankers sit alongside celebrities and those working in the media sector. Editors and contributors[edit] Past and present editors[edit]

Clement Shorter 1901–

Edward Huskinson 1908–40 Killed 14 November 1941 by a train at Savernake station, Wiltshire.[13]

Reginald Stewart Hooper 1940–45 Died in office. Previously editor of The Bystander from 1932.[14]

Col. Sean Fielding 1946–54[15] Later of the Daily Express.

Lt-Col. Philip Youngman-Carter 1954–57 Earlier worked for Fielding as editor of Soldier.[16]

Harry Aubrey Fieldhouse 1960–61[17]

Mark Boxer 1965 Officially "editorial director" of London Life. He was also the Times political cartoonist and creator of The Sunday Times Magazine.[5]

Ian Howard[5] 1965–

Robert Innes-Smith[7] 1968

Leslie Field 1978– The first woman, and only American, editor.[18]

Tina Brown[19] 1979–83

Libby Purves 1983[20][21]

Mark Boxer 1983–88[21] Second term; retired just before his death from brain cancer.[22]

Emma Soames 1988–90[21]

Jane Procter 1990–99[23]

Geordie Greig[24] 1999–2009[25] Resigned to become editor of the Evening Standard.[25]

Catherine Ostler 2009–2011 Previously editor of the Evening Standard's ES magazine, resigned December 2010.[21][26]

Kate Reardon 2011–17 Previously contributing editor of Vanity Fair and fashion editor of Tatler
before that. Also a columnist for the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and The Times.[27]

Richard Dennen 2018–present

Past contributors[edit]

Isabella Blow – Contributing fashion editor-at-large Clare Milford Haven
Clare Milford Haven
– Social editor Diana Mitford
Diana Mitford
– commissioned to write a Letters from Paris section in the 1960s. Christina Broom
Christina Broom
– photographer

Other editions[edit] There are also 14 Tatlers in Asia – Hong Kong (launched 1977), Singapore (1982), Malaysia (1989), Thailand (1991), Indonesia (2000), Philippines (2001), Beijing (2001), Shanghai (2001), Macau, Taiwan (2008), Chongqing (2010), Jiangsu (2010), Sichuan (2010) and Zhejiang (2010). The Asian Tatlers are now owned by the Swiss-based Edipresse Group. References[edit]

^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.  ^ a b " Tatler
Media Pack" (PDF). Condé Nast.  ^ http://www.allposters.co.uk/-sp/Tatler-Front-Cover-Ginger-Rogers-Posters_i6835986_.htm [All Posters Tatler
and Bystander Front Cover] ^ City Editor (28 November 1961). " Magazine
Group Purchased By Mr. Thomson New Development Planned, "Illustrated" Ring Accept Offer". The Times. p. 12,col.G.  access-date= requires url= (help)CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b c "Editor For 'London Life'". The Times. 20 November 1965. p. 6,col.C.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ a b Riley, Sam G. (1993). Consumer magazines of the British Isles. Historical guides to the world's periodicals and newspapers. Greenwood Press. p. 209. ISBN 0-313-28562-4.  ^ a b c "The truth about the new Tatler". The Observer. 10 March 1968. p. 40.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Queen of society revels in the spirit of mischief". The Guardian. London. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009.  ^ "Former magazine chief is convicted of fraud". The Guardian. 1 February 1980. p. 2.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Everyone loves new Tatler
editor Kate Reardon". Evening Standard. 21 December 2010.  ^ " Tatler
magazine appoints new editor Richard Dennen who went to university with Kate and William". London Evening Standard. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.  ^ "Posh People: Inside Tatler". BBC
Programmes. BBC. Retrieved 24 November 2014.  ^ "Obituaries: Mr. Edward Huskinson". The Times. 19 November 1941. p. 7,col.E.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Obituary: Mr. R. S. Hooper". The Times. 4 September 1945. p. 6,col.E.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Resignation of Editor Of 'The Tatler'". The Times. 20 September 1954. p. 4; col F.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Philip Youngman-Carter, by B.A. Pike, The Margery Allingham Society ^ Wintour, Charles (11 March 1993). "Obituary: Harry Fieldhouse". The Independent. London. Retrieved 1 June 2013.  ^ Garner, Raymond (29 March 1978). "Raymond Garner takes tea with the Tatler, which is reborn next week with an American editor". The Guardian. p. 11.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ 300 Years of Telling Tales, Britain’s Tatler
Still Thrives Eric Pfaner, The New York Times, 5 October 2009, p.B7 ^ Morris, Rupert (6 July 1983). " Libby Purves forced to resign by Tatler
ethos". The Times. p. 3, col.D.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ a b c d Brook, Stephen (10 February 2009). "Catherine Ostler confirmed as Tatler
editor". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 19 October 2009.  ^ Perera, Shyama (21 July 1988). "Tributes as cartoonist Mark Boxer dies at 57". The Guardian. p. 20.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ also sacked very publicly Lane, Harriet (23 May 1999). "Tatler editor missing believed culled". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 19 October 2009.  ^ 'The Entertaining Mr Sloane: An Interview With Geordie Greig', The Observer, 1 May 2005 ^ a b Luft, Oliver (3 February 2009). "New Tatler
editor to be announced next week as Geordie Greig
Geordie Greig
departs". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 19 October 2009.  ^ Tatler
editor Catherine Ostler to step down. Press Gazette, 20 December 2010 ^ "Catherine Ostler steps down as editor of Tatler". mediaweek.co.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

"The Story of Tatler: A 300-year frolic through Tatler's history, from coffee-house tri-weekly to glossy monthly". Tatler: 71–114. November 2009. 

External links[edit]

– official site Tatler
(Russia) – official site Tatler
(Hong Kong) - official site The Tatler
and The Guardian

The Tatler, Vol. 1 at Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
– an 1899 reprint of the first 49 Issues of the 1709 Tatler

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