25 September 2006
Fifty Years of Change
As usual after a trip to the supermarket, I came home totally disgusted with the check out line reading material which amounts to pornography for the dimwitted. So I thought I would check and see what was the most popular magazine at the checkout stand 50 years ago.
Now there was probably a somewhat lurid "Confidential" hidden out of reach of the children, but the one magazine that was in virtually every home was Life. So what was on the covers of the nine issues of Life and the articles mentioned there for September and October of 1956?
A movie star (Liz Taylor - Giant), a broadway star (Siobhan McKenna in Saint Joan) and one TV actress (Janet Blair - Caesar's Hour)
A photo spread on the Epic of Man - Egypt
Another photo spread of an art exhibit of nude portraiture (yes there was a nude painting on the cover).
There was a three part Series on integration
Two historical articles by Winston Churchill
Candidate's View of the Campaign - The Ordeal & the Aura
War in the Middle East
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Should you care to do your own search of important years, simply click Life Magazine cover search . I sent my daughter an email with the cover that was published the week she was born since that was in September.