A Letter From The Publisher, May 3, 1971

TWENTY years ago, TIME began using color photographs regularly, -and our color staff has been actively celebrating the birthday. Last week's issue carried color pictures from China, the first in any U.S. magazine after Peking admitted the American table tennis team. This week we have nine color pages—on China, in the Art section and with the cover story on the Broadway hit Follies..

Because a color spread must go to press earlier than the magazine's general deadline, agility is necessary when the pictures concern late-breaking events. More often, planning is done weeks in advance. Edwin Bolwell, color-projects editor, selects a promising...

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