The Press: Holiday Troubles

Behind a door marked "Magazine X," high up in Rockefeller Center's RKO Building, a staff of 27 had worked over their blueprints for six months. They had plenty of time and potentially plenty of money—the millions of Curtis Publishing Co. (Satevepost). "X" was a mystery, but not without clues: it was to be a LiFE-like picture magazine. The staff had its editorial plans set, but "X" would not appear until 1948—and then only if the Curtis board (which has not yet given its O.K.) decided to try it out.

Last week leisurely "X" had...

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