Some of my friends and I commiserate about the show. My friend Julie Wild, who for the third day in a row has proved that people named "Julie" are the most benevolent people on the planet! - saved this for me and I am eternally grateful:
I had heard that Newsweek was attempting this flashback issue but really wanted to get their advertisers on board to use vintage ads from their respective companies. The plan worked! Not only is the cover spectacular, but check out this old Dunkin' Donuts ad:
FABULOUS! Other companies didn't haul out the oldies, but designed new ads to look old, like this Mercedes one here:
It had me totally fooled until I saw the Web site address - I didn't even notice the 2013 date at the top! :D
Because this "old" magazine is so near to my own age, it's even more fascinating. Who among us hasn't wondered what life was like when they were brought into the world? Call me narcissistic, but it also helps to orient myself to the world around me. If I can get an idea of the cultural zeitgeist of the time, it helps me to understand where people are coming from and why they feel the way they do.
I hope someone does a "Welcome Back to 2012" issue in 47 years. I'll be 90 then, so I hope I'm around to see it. :D