Life Magazine & Disney
Life is an American
published interviews, essays, cartoons, and photos. At one point it sold
more than 13.5 million copies a week; today Life is distributed
as a free supplement in major U.S. newspapers. It was born in the early
1880s as a humor magazine and sold well during the late 1930s. In the
World War II,
Life was so popular that President
Harry S. Truman,
all serialized their memoirs in its pages.
Life was the first all-photography U.S.
news magazine and dominated the market for more than forty years.
Perhaps one of the best-known pictures printed in the magazine was
shot of a nurse in a sailorís arms, snapped on
1945, as they
celebrated Victory Over Japan Day in
New York City.
The magazineís place in the history of
is considered its most important contribution to publishing.
What we wanted to show is the issues that had
anything that related to Walt or the Disney company in the early years.