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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Groovy Flashback: TIME Covers 1923 - 1959


To celebrate TIME magazine's upcoming 93rd birthday (on March 3), I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the pop culture icons, political figures and LGBT stories that have graced its cover over the years. So let's begin with 31 covers from 1923 to 1959:

Jean Harlow (Reckless, China Seas) - August 19, 1935


Marlene Dietrich (Desire, The Garden of Allah) - November 30, 1936


Bette Davis (Jezebel) - March 28, 1938


Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) - December 25, 1939


Ethel Merman (Panama Hattie on Broadway) - October 28, 1940


Rita Hayworth (You'll Never Get Rich) - November 10, 1941


Hedda Hopper - July 28, 1947


Olivia de Havilland (The Snake Pit) - December 20, 1948


Elizabeth Taylor (Little Women) - August 22, 1949


Carol Channing (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway) - January 9, 1950


Barbara Bel Geddes (The Moon Is Blue on Broadway) - April 9, 1951


Ava Gardner (Show Boat) - September 3, 1951


Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy) - May 26, 1952


Katharine Hepburn (The African Queen, Pat and Mike) - September 1, 1952


Rosemary Clooney - February 23, 1953


Rosalind Russell (Wonderful Town on Broadway) - March 30, 1953


Shirley Booth (The Time of the Cuckoo on Broadway) - August 10, 1953


Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday) - September 7, 1953


Humphrey Bogart (The Caine Mutiny) - June 7, 1954


Walt Disney - December 27, 1954


Grace Kelly (Rear Window, The Country Girl) - January 31, 1955


Gwen Verdon (Damn Yankees on Broadway) - June 13, 1955


William Holden (Picnic) - February 27, 1956


Marilyn Monroe (The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop) - May 14, 1956


Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady on Broadway) - July 23, 1956


Maria Callas - October 29, 1956


Kim Novak (Pal Joey) - July 29, 1957


Robert Preston (The Music Man on Broadway) - July 21, 1958


Miyoshi Umeki & Pat Suzuki (Flower Drum Song on Broadway) - December 22, 1958


Shirley MacLaine (Some Came Running, Ask Any Girl) - June 22, 1959


Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker on Broadway) - December 21, 1959

3 comments:

mike/ said...

i don't think any can beat the Jean Harlow cover, but the Callas comes close...

joel65913 said...

Those are some great covers, the Kim Novak one is a little scary, sad that such artistry isn't pursued nowadays. That shot of Jean Harlow is so amazing, it really captures the persona that she and MGM built.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Mike and Joel, I'm glad you both enjoyed the TIME covers.