The McCallum Observer

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Zine
Title: The McCallum Observer
Publisher: Lynda Mendoza
Editor(s): Lynda Mendoza and Pat Tamarin
Type: letterzine
Date(s): October 1985-to at least spring 2004
Frequency:
Medium: print
Fandom: Man from UNCLE
Language: English
External Links:
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cover of issue #4, see other covers below
bookmark issued by the fanclub that issued this zine

The McCallum Observer is a gen Man from UNCLE zine edited by Lynda Mendoza.

It was published by the Official David McCallum Fan Club, and contains reviews of movies with David McCallum, discussion, short fanfiction, non-fiction, etc. The zine also carries fanzine ads and an extensive listing of fans across the world looking for MUNCLE pen pals. From a 1990 ad:
The "Official" McCallum Observer is a bi-monthly publication devoted to the career of David McCallum. authorized by David McCallum, each issue features material on his present and past career including: articles, reviews, fiction, photos, art, current news and much, much more! It is a must for all David McCallum fans! Sample copies $2.00 [1]

This zine was where Old Bold Spies was originally published.

"The McCallum Observer" won FanQ awards in 1991 and 1995.

There are at least sixty-five issues and several special issues called "The Observer: Fact/Reference Packet."

Newsletter and Fan Club Cessation

This fanwork and its fan club ceased shortly after David McCallum began his stint as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS, likely due to contractual requirements.

The club's correspondence, publications, and ephemera is now housed at the University of Iowa Special Collections.

Issue 1

The McCallum Observer 1 was published in October 1985 and contains 18 pages. It includes some fan fiction called "A Time for Truth" by Joy Ashenfelder, some photos, articles, news clippings, and art.

Issue 2

The McCallum Observer 2

Issue 3

The McCallum Observer 3

Issue 4

The McCallum Observer 4 was published in April 1986 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 5

The McCallum Observer 5 was published in June 1986 and contains 26 pages. The back cover artwork is by Vickie Lee Trueblood.

Issue 6

The McCallum Observer 6 was published in August 1986 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 7

The McCallum Observer 7 was published in October 1986 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 8

The McCallum Observer 8 was published in December 1986 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 9

The McCallum Observer 9 was published in February 1987 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 10

The McCallum Observer 10 was published in April 1987 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 11

The McCallum Observer 11

Issue 12

The McCallum Observer 12 was published in August 1987 and contains 26 pages. Front cover by Vickie Lee Trueblood.

Issue 13

The McCallum Observer 13 was published in October 1987 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 14

The McCallum Observer 14 was published in December 1987 and contains 26 pages. Front cover by Vickie Lee Trueblood.

Issue 15

The McCallum Observer 15 was published in February 1988 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 16

The McCallum Observer 16 was published in April 1988 and contains 26 pages. Front cover by Vickie Lee Trueblood.

Issue 17

The McCallum Observer 17 was published in June 1988 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 18

The McCallum Observer 18

Issue 19

The McCallum Observer 19

Issue 20

The McCallum Observer 20

Issue 21

The McCallum Observer 21

Issue 22

The McCallum Observer 22 was published in June 1989 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 55

The McCallum Observer 55 was published in 1991 and contains 28 pages.

Issue 60

The McCallum Observer 60 was published in Spring 1997 and contains 20 pages.

Issue 65

The McCallum Observer 65 was published in Summer 1998 and contains 22 pages.

  • "Brunswick Gardens" Book Review
  • Nasty Little Secret Review
  • "Lights, Camera, Web" article
  • Photo contest results
  • "March in the Windy City" UK TV Show Review
  • Reprint of The Express (UK paper) of "The McCallum Affair" - article on David's career - IT's REALLY GOOD!!!
  • "Lost Civilizations: Pompeii City Captured in Ash" Review (David narrates Audio book)
  • Theater Review from NY Times "The Retold Orton Murder Gets Another Telling"
  • "The Bone Collector" Review (David narrates Audio Book)
  • "I was a Teenage Cave Girl" cute article from long time fan!
  • Photo Contest
  • Screen Scene - Davids upcoming UK and US TV appearances

Issue 84

The McCallum Observer 84 was published in spring 2003 and contains about 20 pages.

Issue 88

The McCallum Observer 88 was published in spring 2004 and contains about 20 pages.

The Fact/Reference Issue

The Observer: Fact/Reference Packet 1991 contains 12 pages.

The Observer: Fact/Reference Packet 2002 contains 18 pages.

Gallery


References

  1. ^ from For Your Information #5