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Leslie Thrasher

 (1889 - 1936)
Leslie (Charles Leslie) Thrasher was active/lived in New York.  Leslie Thrasher is known for illustration, commercial art, magazine cover genre.

Biography   Leslie Thrasher


The editors of Liberty magazine, which first appeared on the newsstand in 1924, prided themselves on innovation - any innovation that would broaden their readership. One of their most successful and appealing ideas was the "continuity cover", and the artist who took the assignment was Leslie Thrasher.

For six years, Thrasher created a cover a week for $1,000 each, depicting the lives of a middle-class couple and their extended family, from their high school romance to a well-heeled middle age. Entitled For The Love o' Lil, the series was the prototype for the soap opera and its popularity warranted adaptations to radio and the big screen.

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Playing Hooky Advertisement, Cream of Wheat, 1913
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Crowd at a Baseball Game, original magazine illustration, circa 1920s
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Liberty magazine cover, August 29, 1931
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