Hillman, Boxer, Puttnam and London Life

London Life cover

London Life cover

It should have been a dream team – David Hillman on design, Duffy, Donovan and Bailey as ‘photographic advisers, and Jean Shrimpton as  a guest fashion editor, all under editor Mark Boxer, with David Puttnam thrown in for fun. But weekly London Life – a Tatler for the swinging sixties – folded after a couple of years.

When you read the feature about it all in this month’s Creative Review, it becomes clear what went wrong – money flowing out of every orifice in the office. Hand-made type, hot metal setting, even a Burt Bacharach single written to promote it!

A copy of the subscriber-only supplement of London Life spreads and covers is already going on Ebay for £3.20 after 4 bids.

London Life at Magforum.com


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