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Caption Rita Hayworth on Cover of Life Magazine
Catalog Number 1985.011.0013
Object Name Magazine
Scope & Content
Life Magazine - November 10, 1947

Rita Hayworth described as The Love Goddess In America graced the cover of this issue. She was on the cover for a record 4 times a record only matched by Franklin D Roosevelt. She played her part in her then current movie as a Greek Goddess who falls in love with a mortal.

The Methodist Church was featured in a multiple page picture and text article men. In the late 1940s the Church was the largest single Protestant body in the U.S. with over 8 million members and 40,000 church buildings. The Methodist Church evolved two centuries prior to this period and was still 'young' as Protestant churches go.

France was having its problems with the French Communists clashing with the police in some savage street riots.

Maurice Chevalier returned to the screen at 58 to play a graying Parisian who produces silent movies for a living and chases pretty girls for fun.

Included a scan of the original Object Inventory Worksheet from 1993


In 1947 Life magazine sold for 15 cents on the newstand and $5.50 for a yearly subscription. This issue had over 150 pages; typical for this period of Life's life.

LIFE was an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936, solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name, and shifted it to a role as a weekly news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. LIFE was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2002.
Catalog type Archive
Collection Benicia Historical Museum Collection
People Cleveland
Subjects Magazines
Presidents
Jewelers
Photographs
Tailors
Advertisements
Cities
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Date 11/10/1947
Imagefile 004\19850110013.JPG
Updated 2016-07-22