Life Magazine was first published 75 years ago tomorrow, November 23.
The magazine, once criticised as being "for people who can't read," became an instant hit in 1936 and went on to feature defining images of the Second World War, natural disasters, the lives of Hollywood movie stars and the turbulent events of the 1960s. At its peak in the 1940s it sold 13.5 million copies a week.
The magazine's place in the history of photojournalism is considered its most important contribution to publishing.
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