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Look Magazine

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn on cover of Look magazine
Phillip Halsman,
photographer (1906-1979)
Look. Vol. 27, no. 25
(December 17, 1963)
Prints & Photographs Division

Actors Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn graced the cover of Look magazine to promote their romantic thriller Charade, then recently released for the holiday season. A popular general interest magazine, Look often featured movie stars on the cover but regularly covered serious social issues such as politics and race. The two- to three-month lead needed to compile and distribute the bi- weekly sometimes put topics on the newsstands at awkward times. In this instance, the results of an opinion poll on the 1964 presidential election appeared three weeks after Kennedy's November 22 assassination. When Look ceased publication, its owner gave the magazine's archive of negatives to the Library.

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