Magazines The Best Life Magazine Covers  

Maggie Coen
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List Rules List includes all covers from 1936, when it was a weekly news magazine, to 2007, when it was a newspaper supplement

List of the most memorable Life Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best Life covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Life has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness. This list includes rare Life covers and hard-to-find classic Life covers as well as the most popular and famous Life magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years. Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Life also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Life magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Life magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Life Magazine Covers
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Life - August 28, 1984

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#81 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#2 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#1 on Bands Or Artists With Five Great Albums

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Life Magazine Covers
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Life - December 14, 1962

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#6 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#5 on The Best Actors in Film History

#20 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#8 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Life Magazine Covers
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Life - April 7, 1952

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#19 on The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#57 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#60 on The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

#70 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Life Magazine Covers
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Life - June 19, 1970

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#78 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#14 on The Best Actors Who Won Razzies

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