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Targeting an upscale demographic?

Though I don't suppose they talked like that in 1955. They probably just said “Our advertisers want us to attract readers who have money.”

Time magazine cover — June 4, 1979

I'm guessing this issue didn't enjoy brisk Cheryl Tiegs-esque newsstand sales.

Baker once had a proposal for how to handle gas rationing during a shortage.

Motorists whose license plates ended in even numbers could get gas on even numbered days.

Motorists whose license plates ended in odd numbers could get gas on odd numbered days.

Motorists with vanity plates: No gas.

Famous Monsters of Filmland

If you once regarded FMOF as important reading, you might recall a few of the vintage covers displayed here.

“The Great Hemline Hassle”

Life magazine — March 13, 1970.

I don't remember this magazine cover. But I do recall short dresses and skirts. How about you?

On newsstands 50 years ago

A different take on the Cold War.

If you had to take sides…

…would you back the teacher or the parent?

www.saturdayevening post

On newsstands 50 years ago

This has to be one of the 20 most famous magazine covers ever.

Not everyone liked it.

Are you old enough to remember when boxing was still big?

Are you old enough to remember Sonny Liston?

Life magazine cover 11/27/64

Key phrase: “Gets worse.”

Get a handle on it

Any theories? And how about that face-guard?

Recognize this player? He had one of the all-time best names in sports.

On newsstands 50 years ago

This issue featured a Playmate of the Month, Donna Michelle, who — from what I have read — was 17 at the time her pictures were taken.

So the notion of some randy fathers and grandfathers sitting around the barbershop and checking out a naked teenager, well, it just makes you proud to be an American.

When I was introduced to her a few years later, thanks to my willingness to rifle through my older brother's chest of drawers, I viewed her as the older woman she was.

She was in an episode of “The Big Valley.” It's the one with Jill St. John.

She died in 2004.

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