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 Notes
1 April 1940 Combined effort, with no one listed as editor
2 October 1940 30 ed. 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 ed. Walt Daugherty. Final issue.
Shangri L'Affaires (Series 1, 1941) A "roving fanzine" bundled with various fanzines produced in L.A. Bi-weekly
Issue Date Pages Notes
1 March 1941 1 Bound with VoM 12
2 1941 2
3 April 1941 Bound with VoM 13
4 1941 2
5 May 1941 Bound with VoM 14
6 1941 2
7 May 1941 Bound with Damn Thing 5. One source says "June 1941"
8 June 1941 Bound with VoM 15
9 June 1941 Bound with Polaris, V2 #2.
10 1941 1
11 July 1941 1 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 Notes
1 December 1941 1 ed. Forrest Ackerman
2 January 1942 2 ed. Forrest Ackerman
3 February 1942 2 ed. Forrest Ackerman
4 ed. Forrest Ackerman
5 ed. Forrest Ackerman
6 ed. Forrest Ackerman
7 December 1942 ed. Arthur Louis Joquel
8 January 1943 ed. Arthur Jean Cox
9 February 1943 ed. Phil Bronson
10 May 1943 ed. Phil Bronson
11 August 1943 10 ed. Walt Daugherty
12 September 1943 12 ed. Walt Daugherty
13 April 1944 11 ed. Arthur Louis Joquel
14 May 1944 9 ed. Charles Burbee
15 June 1944 10 ed. Charles Burbee
16 July 1944 13 ed. Charles Burbee
17 August 1944 16 ed. Charles Burbee
18 September 1944 20 ed. Charles Burbee
19 October 1944 ed. Charles Burbee
20 November 1944 18 ed. Charles Burbee
21 December 1944 ed. Charles Burbee
22 January 1945 13 ed. Charles Burbee
23 February 1945 26 ed. Charles Burbee
24 March 1945 ed. Charles Burbee
25 April 1945 38 ed. Charles Burbee
26 July 1945 18 ed. Gerald Hewett. Cover by Joe Gibson
27 October 1945 20 ed. Gerald Hewett
28 February 1946 28 ed. Arthur Louis Joquel
29 April 1946 ed. Charles Burbee
30 May 1946 24 ed. Charles Burbee
31 July 1946 ed. Charles Burbee
32 September 1946 32 Pacificon reports. ed. Charles Burbee
33 October 1946 26 ed. Charles Burbee
34 December 1946 26 ed. Charles Burbee
35 March 1947 26 ed. Charles Burbee
36 June 1947 19 ed. Charles Burbee
37 August 1947 ed. Charles Burbee
Philcon Edition September 1947 ed. Charles Burbee
38 November 1947 ed. Charles Burbee

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. Begins with #4)
Issue Date Pages Notes
4 January-February 1948 ed. Dale Hart
5 March-April 1948 20 ed. Dale Hart
6 June 1948 ed. Dale Hart
7 August 1948
8 September-October 1948 24 ed. Jean Cox
9 1948
10 January 1949 36 ed. Walt Daugherty
11 March 1949 ed. Forrest Ackerman
12 1949 Commemorative Reprint Issue.
13 August 1949 ed. Evelyn Leipiar, a.k.a. "Lyn"
14 October 1949 Misnumbered as #10. ed. Forrest Ackerman
15 November 1949 ed. Anna and Len Moffatt
16 1949 26 ed. E.E. Evans
17 January 1950 ed. Walt Daugherty
18 February 1950 ed. Fred Hershey
19 April 1950 28 The editor is credited as "AUD-DEL".
20 1950
21 1950 24 ed. Jessie Wilt, Ira Rosen
22 1950
23 1950 30 Editorial is by Helen Mears, so she is presumably the editor. Cover by Rotsler.
24 1950 Junior Member Issue. Misnumbered as #23
25 1951 ed. Rory Faulkner & Fred Hershey
26 1951 ed. Rick Sneary
27 March 1951 22 ed. Al Lewis
28 1951
29 1951
30 1951
31 1952
NN Summer 1952
32 Fall 1952 26
NN Summer 1953
NN Fall/Winter 1953
NN [Summer] 1956
NN [Fall] 1956
38 Fall 1957

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

The title was reinstituted under the original name in 1958, continuing the numbering from the earlier "Shangri L'Affaires".

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