Every vintage collector has at least a few magazines in their collection (especially since they are one of the easiest vintage items to come by) and The Vintage Inn is no different. I own a few but one of my favorites is the magazine LOOK . My copy is from Oct 18th, 1955 and can be seen below and I have read it from top to bottom, I just love it.
Today’s post is all about the covers of LOOK from 1937 to 1960 (so that you can have a good taste of the mag) and this is also part of ‘My Vintage Collection Series’. Enjoy.
Brief History of Look Magazine
Look was a bi-weekly, general-interest magazine published in Des Moines, Iowa, from 1937 to 1971, with more of an emphasis on photographs than articles. A large-size magazine of 11 in × 14 in, it was generally considered a competitor to Life magazine, which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972.
It is known for helping launch the career of film director Stanley Kubrick, who was a staff photographer. And beginning in 1963, Norman Rockwell, after closing his career with the Saturday Evening Post, began making illustrations for Look (Source).
Collection of magazine covers from 1937 to 1960
August 17th, 1937-Tennis anyone?
September 1938-SWING! Slap those critics Benny.
May 9th, 1939. According to the Etsy sellers commentary the cover features Eleanor Holm in a swimsuit and gold shoes on the cover. She and Sally Rand were feuding as to who was the best personality at the New York and San Francisco World’s Fairs.
Interesting tidbit about Eleanor: She is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Summer Olympics team after she attended a cocktail party and got pretty drunk on the transatlantic cruise ship taking her to Germany (Source).
June 6th 1939-What a wonderful swimsuit!
Happy New Year! January 2nd, 1940. Judy Garland in the most practical ski outfit ever (but it sure is cute).
June 18th 1940. How do I make Joan Bennetts outfit mine? Love it!
1941- Support the troops with Army stripes.
June 8th, 1948. Time for some cooler clothes men. Now do they mean like bathing suit cool (as in the image) or like make you look cool in your clothes?
July 18th, 1951. Best Hat…Ever. And to answer the question…Total menace those Flying Saucers.
November 20th, 1951. The stunning Maureen O’Hara
January 12th, 1954- The Travel Issue.
March 23rd, 1954-Audrey Hepburn.
July 1960- ‘Women without Men’ (oh my!) and Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
What fantastic covers! Filled with interesting and bizarre stories.
Question time: What was your favorite?