Shangri L'Affaires

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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. Other editors in the 1940s were Arthur Joquel (FMZ Digest, Sun Trails) (1942-1943, 1944), Phil Bronson (The Fantasite, Scienti-Comics) (1943), Charles Burbee (1944-1947), Gerald Hewett (1945), Dale Hart (1948), E.E. Evans (1949) and Len Moffatt (1949).

In the 1950s, it was edited by Freddie Hershey (1950), Rick Sneary (1951), Djinn Faine (1958-1959) and Al Lewis (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) (1963-1964), Ted Johnstone (David McDaniel) (1965), Ken Rudolph (1968).

Contributions included a column by Richard Bergeron (Warhoon) and articles by Dirce Archer, John Berry, Robert Bloch, Terry Carr (Innuendo), Ron Ellik, Al HaLevy, Jack Harness, Fritz Leiber, Al Lewis, Hal Lynch, Fred Patten, Alva Rogers, Edward E. Smith, Roy Tackett, Steve Tolliver, Bjo Trimble and John Trimble.

Contributions of art work came from Poul Anderson, Richard Bergeron, Vaughn Bode, Tim Kirk and Bill Rotsler. Issue #41 featured a close look at the art of Morris Scott Dollens by Bjo Trimble.

Other contributors included Len Atkins, Len Bailes, John Berry, William Blackbeard, Ron Ellik, Al HaLevy, Larry Janifer, Fritz Leiber, Alexei Panshin, Ted Johnstone, Alva Rogers, Bjo Trimble, John Trimble.