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Life is the title of several American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936.

Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the right s to its name. A weekly news magazine launched by Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photo journalism. Life was published weekly until 1972; as an intermittent "special" u ntil 1978; and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000.[1] A weekly newspaper supplement published by Time Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and inclu ded in some American newspapers. A website, life.com, from March 2009 to January 2012, a joint venture with Getty Images under the name See Your World, LLC. From January 30, 2012, a photo channel on Time.com The Life founded in 1883 was similar to Puck and was published for 53 years as a general-interest light entertainment magazine, heavy on illustrations, jokes an d social commentary. It featured some of the greatest writers, editors and carto onists of its era, including Charles Dana Gibson, Norman Rockwell, and Harry Oli ver. During its later years, this magazine offered brief capsule reviews (simila r to those in The New Yorker) of plays and movies currently running in New York City, but with the innovative touch of a colored typographic bullet appended to each review, resembling a traffic light: green for a positive review, red for a negative one, amber for mixed notices. The Luce Life was the first all-photographic American news magazine, and it domi nated the market for more than 40 years. The magazine sold more than 13.5 millio n copies a week at one point and was so popular that President Harry S. Truman, Sir Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur all serialized their memoirs in its pages. Luce purchased the rights to the name from the publishers of the first Life but sold its subscription list and features to another magazine; ther e was no editorial continuity between the two publications. Perhaps one of the best-known pictures printed in the magazine was Alfred Eisens taedt s photograph of a nurse in a sailor s arms, snapped on August 27, 1945, as the y celebrated VJ Day in New York City. The magazine's place in the history of pho tojournalism is considered its most important contribution to publishing. Life was wildly successful for two generations before its prestige was diminishe d by economics and changing tastes. Since 1972, Life has twice ceased publicatio n and resumed in a different form, before ceasing once again with the issue date d April 20, 2007. The brand name continues on the Internet and in occasional spe cial issues.[1][2]