Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1925.
Among his other projects was the political/newsmagazine Ken. Gingrich created Esquire in 1933 and remained its editor until 1945, then returned as publisher in 1952. Foreign several years he left the post of editor vacant while several young editors competed for lieutenant
The two most serious contenders were Harold Hayes and Clay Felker.
During the Hayes-Gingrich era, Esquire played a leading role in launching the New Journalism, publishing writers like Tom Wolfe and Gay Talese. He published such authors as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, John Dos Passos, Garry Wills, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer.
He was also one of the few magazine editors to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald regularly in the late 1930s, including Fitzgerald"s The Pat Hobby Stories. Gingrich also published stories by Jack Woodford, whom he befriended when they worked together at an advertising agency in the 1920s.
He wrote the introduction to Woodford"s famous book on writing and publishing Trial and Error.
The magazine’s name Esquire was selected after Gingrich received a letter that was addressed to "Arnold Gingrich, Esq." The magazine he created set the template for future men"s magazines. Foreign example, Playboy, a variation, namely Esquire with nude photographs (Esquire had famously published a series of "Varga Girl" paintings and other "cheesecake" imagery since its founding). His autobiography, Toys Of A Lifetime, with illustrations by Leslie Saalburg, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1966.
lieutenant has long been out of print.
In it, he recounts his experience with cars (he owned several notable Bentleys), including a classic R-series and South-series "Countryman" (obtained through the late JS Inskip in Manhattan), as well as an early Volkswagen, transatlantic liners (including the Normandie), French hotels, Dunhill pipes and Balkan Sobranie tobacco, clothes and all manner of other possessions and accommodations. He died in 1976 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Gingrich was an avid fly fisherman and contributed much to the literature of the sport. Gingrich, Arnold (1965).
The Well Tempered Angler.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. More a reflection on the fishing life than a how-to manual, though it does contain practical advice on light tackle fly fishing, and a useful bibliography. The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers (1996).
Arnold Gingrich (ed), educated
American Trout Fishing. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Incorporated.
American Trout Fishing is the trade press edition of the Gordon Garland, a compilation of stories and history about American Trout fishing and is dedicated to Theodore Gordon. Noted fly fishing authors, including Lee Wulff, Roderick Haig-Brown, Ernie Schwiebert, Dana Lamb, Joe Brooks and many others, contributed to this work.
Gingrich, Arnold (1973).
The Joys of Trout. New York: Crown Publishers, Incorporated. Listed as one of the modern "classics" of angling in the University of New Hampshire Library Milne Angling Collection.
Gingrich, Arnold (1974).
The Fishing In Print-A Guided Tour Through Five Centuries of Angling Literature. New York: Winchester Press. In The Fishing In Print, Gingrich surveys the major pieces of classic and modern fly fishing literature up through the 1950s.
lieutenant is an excellent read to get a better understanding of the evolution of the various styles of fly fishing—wet, nymphs, dry, et cetera as originally written about by the likes of Halford, Skues, Gordon and Jennings along with many others
Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Overseas Press (New York City).
Married Helen Mary Rowe, October 24, 1924 (deceased. Married second, Jane Kendall Abeli, November 13, 1955. Children: Rowe West., John A., Michael G.