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TH 418/419 History of the Theatre: Cultural Context

History Databases

Life Magazine

Wise, Wacky Auntie Mame, Life,   Nov 12, 1956, cover story (Life Magazine Archive) 

Life magazine is a great way to get a feel for an era (clothing, make-up, furniture, cars, homes).  You can use Academic Search Complete to look for Life articles on a particular topic, but the articles rarely include pictures.  You can also use Life's online index, and Lifes online photo archive.  To find pictures or just get a feel for an era, you might try browing through our old Life magazine collection.  We have paper copies for 1942-1967 and 1998- 2000.  They are bound and  shelved on 6th floor.