Issue 480: November 1973

In the early ‘70s, Esquire had adopted an visibly smaller format, but still packed a powerful punch. With articles from Duke Ellington, John Berendt (author of Pulitzer finalist, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), and John Irving (author of The Cider House Rules) it’s easy to see that the commitment to inclusions from notable individuals remains at the heart of Esquire’s ideals. Now predominantly pictorial, and riddled with adverts of cars, cigarettes, and scotch, the ‘70s come to life without departing from the goal of Esquire: to become the common denominator of masculine interests – to be all things to all men.