77 years ago this day the first issue of Life Magazine was published in 1936. Today the iconic covers of America’s “weekend magazine” are great vintage art pieces for photography – loving decorators.
Wondering what happened to LIFE? Wikipedia has the answers: Life is the title of an American magazine that from 1883 to 1936 was published 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 when it became a weekly news magazine launched by Luce 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 2000.It became a weekly newspaper supplement published by Time Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and was included in some American newspapers. The website, life.com, existed from March 2009 to January 2012, as a joint venture with Getty Images under the name See Your World, LLC,which in January 30, 2012, became a photo channel on Time.com