A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 30, 1973

Two major stories in this week's issue deal with radically different kinds of American dream machines. One concerns the immensely successful girlie magazines, now under pressure because of the Supreme Court's new ruling on pornography; the other reports on an empire no pornography ruling could ever touch, that of Walt Disney Productions.

Disney produced the first picture that Movie Critic Richard Schickel ever saw, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Schickel was then seven years old. Years later, he became the regular critic for LIFE and also the author of the only major study to date of Disney's life and work, The...

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