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People: 20 Years of Pop Culture

Some good news for pack rats: You've finally got an excuse to recycle all those musty, yellowing back issues of People magazine. In their place, give People: 20 Years of Pop Culture a spin. Here they are, all 1,038 covers from the celeb-filled weekly, with accompanying stories (including 30 on Princess Di alone!) to commemorate People's 20th anniversary. The dated shots of Telly Savalas, Mac Davis, and Charlie's Angels are the real noncaloric meat and potatoes of this retrospective, but the coolest eye candy here is the way cover subjects morph into others — kudos to the genius who thought of shape-shifting Crosby, Stills, and Nash into Three's Company's Jack, Chrissy, and Janet. B

Originally posted Jan 20, 1995 Published in issue #258 Jan 20, 1995 Order article reprints
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