A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 30, 1953

You may have seen the picture on this page before, although it never actually appeared on a TIME cover. It was a movie prop used in the film A Woman of Distinction, in which Rosalind Russell played the part of a college dean of women. After finishing the movie, she had the make-believe-cover painting framed, and hung it in the lounge of the bathhouse beside her swimming pool in Beverly Hills. When friends would drop in and remark, "Oh. I didn't know you were on TIME'S cover," she would answer casually "Sure, look, there...

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