I’ve been checking out old issues of Life magazine on Google Books. They are like these crazy oddball missives from bizzarro land. Check these out:
- In Nov of 1936 the mag gives a favorable mention of paintings by…wait for it…….Hitler. Yes. That Hitler.
- Feb 1945: “Meat makes it fun to get the protein you need…the right kind of protein for children to grow up on…”
- Jan 1955: Time for some nudity – don’t worry it’s a Pacific Islander, so it’s not real nudity
- In June of 1966, one year before the summer of love, young musicians were all honor roll students playing at hip venues like the Women’s National Republican Club in NYC, attended Ivy league schools, and had crappy band names.
- Dec 1972: Check out the year in pictures. Ida Amin in a Speedo; the little Vietnamese girl famous for the picture where she is running naked from her bombed village is all better.
In other news -
Obama names Alan Moore to be official White House biographer.
Carolyn Kellogg reports that Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith are hard at work on a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The Washington Post’s Paper Cuts blog reports on the new Going Rouge Sarah Palin coloring book: