I just learned that Life.com and Google Books have partnered to digitize Life's entire run as a weekly, from 1936 to 1972. These decades cover more than 1,860 issues, featuring the words and images of the era's most celebrated journalists and photographers.
For those of you tired of my rants about everything from bikini-clad cheerleaders offering carwashes to raise money to a debate about medical marijuana in Walnut Creek, here could be your salvation: Me immersing myself in the Life magazine photo and story archives. For hours and hours.
Aren't they gorgeous? Marilyn, Gable and Lombard, Bogart and Bacall? And even Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at their most outrageous, excessive best?