Archive for category magazines
So, in the New York Times obituary for the late fighter Joe Frazier, I learned a few things. The obituary was far too focused on Muhammad Ali. In 1971, he “became the first black man since Reconstruction to address the South Carolina Legislature”. And at the March 8, 1971, match between him and Ali, entertainer Frank Sinatra was tasked by LIFE magazine to photograph the fight.
In looking to see if I could find the photos in the LIFE archive at Google Books, I found something even better. A former LIFE photographer castigating his former employer for running Sinatra’s photographs. Here’s a snapshot of that letter (please be sure to visit the whole letters page, as it makes for a great time capsule and fun read).
My thanks to longtime friend, Doug Walker, for making me aware of a Slate article by David Friedman, discussing his project SundayMagazine.org, in which he posts “the most interesting articles from the New York Times Sunday Magazine from exactly 100 years ago, with a little bit of commentary or context.”
I would love to know what the fellow mentioned above from 100 years ago would make of the overeating and excess of today.