Hume Norman Anthony

New York, United States

11.05.1889 - 21.01.1968


Norman Hume Anthony was born in Buffalo, New York and later made his way to New York City to pursue a career as a cartoonist and illustrator. He eventually became editor of Judge Magazine and later of Life Magazine under its then owner, Charles Dana Gibson. He went on to create and edit the hugely successful depression era weekly magazine, “Ballyhoo”. He later helped produce a Broadway review, “Ballyhoo of 32”, which starred Bob Hope and Willy Howard, among others; and later wrote the book for “Bright Lights of 1944” Anthony authored several books, to include “How to Grow Old Disgracefully” the “The Drunks Blue Book” and “What to do Until the Psychiatrist comes”. Anthony was married to Margaret Hofheins. They had two children, Edith and Norman Anthony Jr.

Reference:, 2010


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