A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 18, 1964

THE Norman Chandlers of Los Angeles this week join a rather select club. In the more than 2,100 issues of TIME, only 16 men and their wives have, until now, been separate cover subjects. With Buff Chandler's appearance this week, some seven years after her husband (July 15, 1957), they become the 17th set.

Most of the other cover couples were government leaders and their wives, such as George V of England and Queen Mary back in the '20s and '30s, or John F. Kennedy (who appeared seven times) and Jackie (Jan. 20, 1961). Among the few nongovernmental couples on the list...

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