Anniversary Issues of Life Magazine

Below are short videos showing highlights of issues that would be great for anniversaries coming up soon.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the March 1, 1948 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the March 10, 1958 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the May 31, 1968 Life magazine.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the May 1988 Life magazine




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Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" - May 30, 1955

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Marilyn Monroe

Exerpt from the May 30, 1955 Life Magazine

"Seven Year Itch"

The important thing about the movie The Seven Year Itch is that it answers the burning question, can Marilyn Monroe also act? It is also true, of course, that the Fox film version of the stage hit establishes carp-faced Tom Ewell firmly as one of Hollywood's top comics. It is further true that the original George Axelrod plot about a summertime New Yorker who sends his family to the country and then discovers the pretty girl upstairs —is immeasurably helped by some cool Cinemascopic dreams (pp. 88, 90) that let the plot take wing from the hot Manhattan apartment of the Broadway version (Life, Dec. 8, 1952). It is, finally, true that Director Billy Wilder's Itch is an adult, uproarious farce—though it might be even funnier with a little judicious cutting. But to get back to the important matter: has Marilyn, in a slapstick but sophisticated role, really arrived as a comedienne? Well, she has.

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