When it comes to the history of the pulps, it can be difficult to keep track of which magazine was which. Snappy Stories was first published in 1912 and it ran until 1933. The stories were considered to be risqué for the time but are tame by today’s standards. During its heyday, Snappy Stories was one of the most popular magazines in America but it appears that its publishers fell victim to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the final issue of Snappy Stories was published in 1933.
At the same time, there was another magazine called Snappy, that also features risqué stories and covers that featured pin-up artists. Snappy began its run in 1929 and apparently ran through the 1930s. Were Snappy Stories and Snappy Magazine connected or do they just have the same name? I have not been able to find out for sure.
Both magazines, though, are popular with collectors. Below is just a small sampling of Snappy covers!