Life, Volume 46, No. 16, April 20, 1959

Price: 45.00 USD

Chicago, IL: Time, Inc, 1959. 144 p. Includes illustrations. Cover photo of Marilyn Monroe. Some illustrations in color. From Wikipedia: "LIFE was an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936, solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name, and shifted it to a role as a weekly news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. LIFE was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2002. After the monthly LIFE folded, Time Inc. continued to use the LIFE brand for special and commemorative issues. LIFE returned to regularly scheduled issues when it became a weekly newspaper supplement from 2004 to 2007. The Luce LIFE was the first all-photographic American news magazine, and it dominated the market for more than 40 years. The magazine sold more than 13.5 million copies a week at one point; it was so popular that President Harry S. Truman, Sir Winston Churchill, and General Douglas MacArthur all had their memoirs serialized in its pages. Luce purchased the rights to the name from the publishers of the first LIFE but there was no editorial continuity between the two publications." First edition. First printing. Good. Mailing label residue on front cover. Slight curl at spine.


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