A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 26, 1963

WHEN TIME'S John McPhee telephoned London to notify Richard Burton that he would be on our cover, Burton agreed on the condition that McPhee do all the interviewing of him as well as the writing. The proposition was unique, but not unprecedented, so off to London went McPhee, who as a student at Cambridge University had watched Burton play Caliban, Sir Toby Belch and Hamlet. They came to know each other during the out-of-town tryouts of Camelot, while McPhee was doing the cover story on Playwright Lerner and Composer Lowe, and after the New...

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