Life celebrates its 75th anniversary this monthThe original Life was a humor and general interest magazine that ran from 1883 until Henry Luce purchased the magazine in 1936 in order to acquire the name.
Luce also created Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated. Not a bad publishing legacy at all. Although, as NPR points out in recent story, “Of course, Henry Luce’s magazines had their detractors. One line went, “Life is for people who can’t read; Time is for people who can’t think.”Bonus Points: A Life photo archive in collaboration with Google.

Life celebrates its 75th anniversary this month

The original Life was a humor and general interest magazine that ran from 1883 until Henry Luce purchased the magazine in 1936 in order to acquire the name.

Luce also created Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated. Not a bad publishing legacy at all. Although, as NPR points out in recent story, “Of course, Henry Luce’s magazines had their detractors. One line went, “Life is for people who can’t read; Time is for people who can’t think.”

Bonus Points: A Life photo archive in collaboration with Google.

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