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Cue was a weekly magazine that covered theatre and arts events in New York from 1932 to 1980, when it was taken over by New York.

PublisherMort Glankoff
Total circulation
FounderMort Glankoff
First issueNovember 5, 1932; 86 years ago (1932-11-05)
Final issueApril 25, 1980 (1980-04-25)
Based inNew York, New York

Cue was the first of the city magazines, serving as a model for those that followed.[1]


Cue was founded in 1932 by Mort Glankoff.[2]

Claudette Colbert was on the cover of the first issue. The magazine's focus was evident from its various taglines over the years:

  • Naborhood Theater Guide
  • The Weekly Magazine of Stage and Screen
  • The Weekly Magazine of New York Life
  • New York's own Entertainment Magazine
  • New York's only complete entertainment weekly
  • Where to go -- What to do -- in New York
  • The complete entertainment guid for New York and the Suburbs
  • For New York and the Suburbs    The complete entertainment guide.

Cue was an early listings magazine. BBC's Radio Times listed radio schedules in 1923. Cue, with its city-specific focus, was the model for a genre that came to include Time Out, which now has 108 city editions.[3]

Glankoff sold Cue to Rupert Murdoch's New York Magazine in 1980. Cue was prized for its listings section.[4] Glankoff died in August 1986.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mort Glankoff Dead; Began Cue Magazine". New York Times. August 27, 1986. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "a salute to mort glankoff". New York Magazine. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Gorkana meets...Time Out London". Gorkana. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Musto, Michael (May 27, 2015). "11 LONG-GONE PUBLICATIONS THAT SHAPED '70S NYC". Paper. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Glankoff, founder of 'Cue,' dies at 85". Adweek. September 1, 1986.

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