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Print & Publishing
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Book, Newspaper & Magazine History; Best Seller History,
Books-to-Film Stories, Magazine Cover Art, Magazine Advertising, etc.

 

Magazine Cover Art

“Rosie The Riveter”

1942-1945

Norman Rockwell’s Saturday
Evening Post cover
becomes iconic symbol.

Magazine Cover Art

“One Good Shot…”

Gisele’s Covers

A Gisele Bündchen cover
photo has repeated use
around the world.

Public Affairs & Book TV

“Brian’s Song”

1977-2012

Brian Lamb creates C-SPAN;
opening a new window
on politics & books.

Publishing & Politics

“Power in the Pen”

1962-1963

Book on pesticide dangers
creates public furor;
becomes national bestseller.

Magazine Art & Culture

“Empire Newhouse”

1945-2005

Newhouse-owned magazines
have often used cover
art as social statement.

Magazine Art & Culture

“U.S. Post Office”

1950s-2011

Magazine art from the
1950s helps capture the
era’s cultural values.

Blockbuster Book & Film

“The Love Story Saga”

1970-1971

A best-selling book,
Hollywood film & hot young
couple captivate millions.

Magazine Advertising

“Remington’s West”

1959

A John Hancock Co.
“history series” ad page:
Frederic Remington, artist.

Music & Biography

“Be My Baby”

1960s-2010

Ronnie Spector’s 1990 book
is part of The Ronettes/
Phil Spector story.

Sports Celebrity

“I Guarantee It”

1960s-1970s

Joe Namath’s story includes
a book he wrote w/ Dick Schaap
described as “winking at life.”

Publishing & Politics

“Nader’s Raiders”

1968-1974

Ralph Nader’s student “swat
teams” turned out dozens
of hard-hitting paperbacks.

Publishing & Politics

“G.M. & Ralph Nader”

1965-1971

“Unsafe at Any Speed”
led General Motors to
have Ralph Nader tailed.

Music & Biography

“Rocker Supreme”

1958-2008

Tina Turner’s best-selling
1986 book, I, Tina, is part
of her comeback story.

Music & Biography

“Dream Lover”

1958-1973

Bobby Darin’s story includes a
book written by his son on the lives of Bobby & Sandra Dee.

Music, Books & Film

“The Green Berets”

1965-1968

Paperbacks & comic books,
became part of “The Green
Berets'” 1960s popularity.

Celebrity Publishing

“The Yogi Chronicles”

1940s-2012

Yogi Berra, Yankee base-
ball star, also became a
publishing phenom.

Newspaper Mogul

“Murdoch’s NY Deals”

1976-1977

Rupert Murdoch, media
baron, acquiring New York
newspapers & magazines.

Politics & Cover Art

“FDR & Vanity Fair”

1930s

Magazine cover art &
caricature during Franklin
Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Book, Film, Music

“Steinbeck to Springsteen”

1939-2006

The long journey of
The Grapes of Wrath
& Tom Joad.

Book, Film, Music

“Of Bridges & Lovers”

1992-1995

A best-selling love story,
some howling critics, and a
beautiful Streep-Eastwood film.

Media Mergers

Newsweek Sold!”

1961

The deal-making & players behind the Washington Post
buy out of Newsweek.

Books, Film, Video

“The Bourne Profitability”

1985-2007

How Jason Bourne & Co.
became a worldwide
business empire.

Publishing & Politics

“JFK’s Profiles in Courage”

1954-2008

The history of the book that
helped put Jack Kennedy
in the White House.

TV, Politics, Publishing 

“The Frost-Nixon Biz”

1977-2009

The David Frost-Richard Nixon
interviews of 1977 spawn a
series of books & more.

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