Shangri L'Affaires

Shangri L'Affaires (frequently known by its nickname Shaggy) started in 1941 as a one-sheet page of news and publicity for LASFS.

During the 40s, it was edited by a series of very well-known fans, including Forry Ackerman, Walter Daugherty, Francis Towner Laney, and Charles Burbee. The page count gradually increased, including material other than news, becoming a genzine. By end of 40s, its name had been shortened to Shangri-LA and during the 50s, it was mainly known by the nickname Shaggy, though it had become sporadic.

It was revitalized under Bjo Trimble aided by a group of L.A. fans who pooled some money and bought a new Gestetner mimeograph, solving a continuing production problem. The last issue of 50s, a Christmas 1959 issue, featured a large art supplement, and Bjo's fan fiction "The Littlest Fan". By the mid 60s, Shaggy was edited by Ted Johnstone.

In 1965, new policies set up that restricted its availability. It was no longer available for trade with other fanzines: contribution, subscription, or LoC were the only ways for outsiders to get an issue. It was still free to LASFS members, but only if they picked up their copy within two meetings of publication.

In late 60s, Shaggy was edited by Ken Rudolph and it enjoyed widespread popularity, due to its wide circulation and Rudolph's ability to produce elaborate and impressive issues.

Shaggy was nominated for the 1946 Best Fanzine Retro Hugo at L.A.con III in 1996.

Shangri-La (Series 1, 1940-41, semi-annual)
Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
1 April 1940 22 Combined effort, with no one listed as editor
2 October 1940 30 Walter Daugherty One page Ray Bradbury SF fandom parody fiction "FAN-TASTIC". Half page drawing of Ray Bradbury. Full page drawing of 4SJ ACKERMAN.
3 July 1941 24 " Final issue
Shangri L'Affaires (Series 1, 1941) A "roving fanzine" bundled with various fanzines produced in L.A. Bi-weekly
Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
1 March 1941 1 Forrest J Ackerman Bound with VoM 12
2 March 1941 2 "
3 April 1941 1 " Bound with VoM 13
4 April 1941 2 "
5 May 1941 1 " Bound with VoM 14
6 May 1941 2 "
7 May 1941 Bound with Damn Thing 5. One source says "June 1941"
8 June 1941 2 Ackerman and Morojo Bound with VoM 15
9 June 1941 Bound with Polaris, V2 #2.
10 July 1941 1 Ackerman and Morojo
11 July 1941 1 Ackerman Bound with VoM 16
12 1941 2 "
13 November 1941 1 Bound with VoM 19/
Shangri L'Affaires (Series 2, Dec. 1941-1947). This was a standalone fanzine. Some of the attributions to Charles Burbee below may be in error, since he was also the publisher during this time, and some sources may incorrectly also list him as editor.
Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
1 December 1941 1 Forrest J Ackerman
2 January 1942 2 "
3 February 1942 2 "
4 July 1942 4 Gus Wilmorth
5 August 1942 8 Gus Wilmorth, Arthur Louis Joquel
6 September 1942 2 Forrest J Ackerman
7 December 1942 4 Arthur Louis Joquel
8 January 1943 6 Arthur Jean Cox
9 February 1943 Phil Bronson
10 May 1943 "
11 August 1943 10 Walt Daugherty
12 September 1943 12 "
13 April 1944 11 Arthur Louis Joquel
14 May 1944 9 Charles Burbee
15 June 1944 10 "
16 July 1944 13 "
17 August 1944 16 "
18 September 1944 20 "
19 October 1944 20 "
20 November 1944 18 "
21 December 1944 18 "
22 January 1945 13 "
23 February 1945 26 "
24 March 1945 18 "
25 April 1945 38
26 July 1945 18 Gerald Hewett Cover by Joe Gibson
27 October 1945 20 "
28 February 1946 28 Arthur Louis Joquel
29 April 1946 22 Charles Burbee
30 May 1946 24 "
31 July 1946 22 "
32 September 1946 32 " Pacificon reports
33 October 1946 26 "
34 December 1946 26 "
35 March 1947 26 "
36 June 1947 19 "
37 August 1947 20 "
Philcon Edition September 1947 6 "
38 November 1947 20 Charles Burbee include 1-page supplement

The title is changed to "Shangri-La", and numbering continues from that of the 1940-41 series. Later, the title is changed back to Shangri L'Affaires.

Shangri-La (Series 2, 1947-90. Continues numbers from the end of Shangri-La Series 1)
Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
4 January-February 1948 21 Dale Hart
5 March-April 1948 20 "
6 May-June 1948 22 "
7 July-August 1948 21 "
8 September-October 1948 24 Arthur Jean Cox
9 November-December 1948
10 January 1949 36 Walt Daugherty
11 March 1949 42 Forrest Ackerman
12 June 1949 36 Eph Konigsberg Commemorative Reprint Issue.
13 August 1949 Evelyn Leipiar, a.k.a. "Lyn"
14 October 1949 32 Forrest Ackerman Misnumbered as #10
15 November 1949 52 Anna Moffatt and Len Moffatt
16 December 1949 34 E.E. Evans
17 January 1950 28 Walt Daugherty
18 February 1950 35 Fred Hershey
19 April 1950 28 Dave Lesperance The editor is credited as "AUD-DEL"
20 1950 17 Arthur Jean Cox & Dave Lesperance
21 July 1950 24 Jessie Wilt, Ira Rosen
22 September 1950 35
23 November 1950 30 Helen Mears Cover by Rotsler
24 November 1950 22 John Van Couvering Junior Member Issue. Misnumbered as #23
25 January 1951 26 ed. Rory Faulkner & Alan Hershey
26 February 1951 28 Rick Sneary
27 March 1951 22 Al Lewis
28 1951
29 September 1951 32 Ed Connor
30 December 1951 20 Anna Moffatt and Len Moffatt
31 March 1952 34 Audrey Clinton and Ed Clinton
Summer 1952 26+ Ed Clinton, Dave Fox, Eph Konigsberg, Jim Wilson. Art Editor: Con Pederson
32 Fall 1952 26 Jim Wilson
Summer 1953 12 Hern Hutter
Fall/Winter 1953 26 Dave Ossman and Bill Mosleigh
[Summer] 1956 18 Pete Vorzimer, Ron Ellik, Paul Turner
[Fall] 1956?, [[[May 1957?] 16 Paul Turner
38 Fall 1957 16 George Fields

(There appears to be one missing issue from our list for these final years.)

Next, the title was changed back to Shangri L'Affaires. This third series continued the numbering from "Shangri L'Affaires", Series 2.

Shangri L'Affaires (Series 3, 1958-1987)
Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
39 October-November 1958 30 Charles Burbee & Djinn Faine
40 December 1958 30 Djinn Faine
41 February 1959 34 "
42 April 1959 36 Al Lewis
43 1959 36 "
44 July 1959 50 "
45 1959 46 "
46 October 1959 51 "
47 December 1959 52 "
48 January 1960 34 John Trimble
49 February-March 1960 32 " Titled "L'Affaires Shangri Fact & Friction"?
50 April 1960 46 "
51 July 1960 44 "
52 September 1960 48 "
53 October-December 1960 34 John Trimble & Bjo Trimble
54 January-February 1961 30
55 March-April 1961 32
56 May 1961 32
57 July 1961 32
58 September 1961 28
59 November-December 1961 28 Fred Patten
60 December 1962 34 Al Lewis & Ron Ellik?
61 June 1962 32 a committee of Al Lewis (Editor-Who-Writes-The-Editorial), Fred Patten (Editor-Who-Writes-The-Letter-Column), Ron Ellik (Editor-Who-Handles-The-Mailing-List), John Trimble (Editor-Who-Edits), & Bjo Trimble (Editor-Who-Selects-The-Artwork). TAFF Progress Report #3 inserted
62 November 1962 46 " Front cover by Bjo Trimble
63 January 1963 32 Steve Tolliver
64 March 1963 30 "
65 May 1963 "
66 September 1963 30 "
67 November-December 1963 32 Redd Boggs
68 January 1964 37 "
69 May-June 1964 30 "
70 January 1965 28 Ted A. Johnstone
71 July 1965 44 "
72 April 1968 52 Ken Rudolph
73 June 1968 92 "
74 September 1968 68 Ken Rudolph Cover by Tim Kirk, Reduced in size from 8.5 X 11 (AQ) to 7 X 10 (A5); switched duplication to Xerox.
75 December 1968 72 Ken Rudolph Goes on hiatus for a decade
76 June 1980 Marty Cantor & Mike Gunderloy Titled "Shaggy"
77 October 1980
78 1982 Cantor & Mark R. Sharpe Titled "Shaggy"
79 1983 Mark R. Sharpe
V.C. #1 Christmas, 1985
V.C. #2 Spring 1986 24 Charles Lee Jackson II
V.C. #3 1986 24 "
V.C. #4 Summer 1987 36 "
V.C. #5 Autumn 1988 28 "
V.C. #6 1989 "
V.C. #7 Winter 1992 24 "
V.C. #8 Autumn 1997 24 "
Shangri L'Affaires (Special Issues)
Issue Date Pages Notes
Pacificon edition July 1946 6
Meretritious (Christmas Art Supplement #1) December 1959 ed. Bjo Trimble. Multi-color printing.
Christmas Art Supplement #2 December 1960 ed. Ron Ellik
Holiday Art Supplement #3 December 1961 "
1961 Calendar Supplement 1961 ed. Bjo Trimble
1963 Christmas Art Supplement 1963
1968 Christmas Art Supplement 1968 ed. Ken Rudolph and Jim Schumacher
Shangri L'Affaires Art Supplement n.d. ed. Ron Ellik