Shangri L'Affaires is the official organ of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.
Published in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., Shangri L'Affaires is a long running zine with a number of editors at different times in its history. It is regarded as a focal point fanzine around which fandom could gather.
The first issue appeared in March 1940 and was published by Forrest J. Ackerman and Walt Daugherty. Throughout 1941 it was a split zine and was alternately backed with The Damn Thing, Polaris and Voice of the Imagi-Nation. The editor for issues 1-6 was Forrest J Ackerman. The next editors in the 1940s were Arthur L. Joquel (FMZ Digest, Specula, Sun Trails) ( December 1942, January 1943), Phil Bronson (The Fantasite, Scienti-Comics) (February, May 1943), Walter Daugherty (August, September 1943), Francis T. Laney (The Acolyte) (February 1944), Arthur Joquel (April 1944), Charles Burbee (1944-1947), Gerald Hewett (1945), Arthur Joquel (1946), Charles Burbee (May 1944- April 1945), Gerald Hewitt (July, October 1945) Arthur Joquel (February 1946) Charles Burbee (April 1946-November 1947) Dale Hart (January 1948), Evelyn Leipiar (1949), E.E. Evans (Nova) (1949) and Len Moffatt (Moonshine) (1949).
In the 1950s, it was edited by Freddie Hershey (1950), Helen Mears (1951) Rory Faulkner and Freddie Hershey (1951), Rick Sneary (The Outlander) (1951), Dave Ossman and Bill Mosleigh (1953), Djinn Faine (1958-1959), Al Lewis (1959), Anna and Len Moffatt (The Outlander) (1959), Audrey and Ed Clinton (1959).
In the 1960's, the editors were John Trimble and Bjo Trimble (1960-1961), Fred Patten (1961), Al Lewis and Ron Ellik (1962), Steve Tolliver (1963), Redd Boggs (The Lovecraftsman, Sky Hook) (1963-1964), Ted Johnstone (aka David McDaniel) (Mest) (1965), Ken Rudolph (1968), Charles Lee Jackson (1987).
Contributions included a column by Richard Bergeron (Warhoon) and articles by Dirce Archer, Len Atkins, Len Bailes, Ron Bennett (Ploy, Skyrack), Ruth Berman (All Mimsy, Dinky Bird, SH - sf Fanthology), John Berry (Pot Pourri, The Damned Patrol), William Blackbeard, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury (Futuria Fantasia), Rich Brown, Ted Carnell (Novae Terrae), Terry Carr (Innuendo), William Crawford, Dean Dickensheet (Tantalus), Walt Dougherty (Fan), Morris Scott Dollins (Science-Fiction Collector), Ron Ellik has the column "Squirrel Cage", E. Everett Evans (Nova, The National Fantasy Fan), Djinn Faine, Rory Faulkner, Joe Fortier (Starlight), Mary Gastonhugh, Leslie Gerber, Al HaLevy, Jack Harness, Dale Hart (Ichor), Larry Janifer, Ted Johnstone, David H. Keller, Henry Kuttner, Francis T. Laney, Fritz Leiber, Al Lewis, George Locke (Smoke), Hal Lynch, Les Nirenberg (The Panic Button), William Nolan (Rhodomagnetic Digest), Alexei Panshin, Fred Patten (Lefnui), Mark Reinsberg (Ad Astra), Alva Rogers, Steve Schultheis, Virginia Schultheis, Edward E. Smith, Rick Sneary, Roy Tackett, Steve Tolliver, Bjo Trimble (Melange) and John Trimble, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Tetsu Yanto, and T. Bruce Yerke (The Damn Thing).
Contributions of art work came from Poul Anderson, Richard Bergeron, Vaughn Bode, Jim Cawthorn, Tom Gould, Mike Hinge, Tim Kirk and Bill Rotsler. Issue #41 featured a close look at the art of Morris Scott Dollens by Bjo Trimble.
Along with Atres Artes, Black Flames, Chanticleer, En Garde, Fan, Guteto, Ichor, Le Zombie, Lethe, Nova, The Timebinder, and Voice of the Imagi-Nation, Shangri L'Affaires was included in the anthology fanzine Pacificon Combozine for the 1946 Pacificon Fourth World Science-Fiction Convention.