People 1982: A History of This Section

The first issue of TIME included a section that was called Imaginary Interviews, in which celebrities of the day, like Margot Asquith or Princess Yolanda of Italy, were made to provide clever explanations of why they were in the news that week. By 1926, this not entirely successful experiment had acquired the rubric People, but it was only in 1927 that the People section began reporting what real people really said and did. "Names make news, " the section announced, "and last week the following people made the following news. "Herewith a sampler from the 56 years since then:


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