Peanuts stuff in Life

No, not the cereal.

No, not the board game.

No, not the reality.

The magazine! Then again, if you’re a big blog reader, you’re probably not surprised by that. You’re likely to have seen other blogs talking about the fact that Google has put the Life magazine photo database online. Lots of stuff to dig through. Here are a few pics for the Schulz fans out there:

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Snoopy on the big screen

For those of you who like to keep track of every time Peanuts characters appear on screen,┬áMaestro, the new Leonard Bernstein biopic by Bradley Cooper, has the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade passing by outside a window, including prominent use of Snoopy. You can see the Snoopy moment with some commentary from …

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Peanuts publisher buyout

Sources are reporting that KKR is buying Simon and Schuster, probably currently the biggest publisher of Peanuts thanks to their Little Simon-published storybooks, from the current owner, Paramount. Sometimes, when one company buys another, it makes no real difference, just a slight change in letterhead. However, KKR isn’t a media …

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Correct the record

While searching for something else, I stumbled across this announcement of the Kaye Ballard Peanuts album in the┬áChicago Sunday Times Magazine for January 15, 1961. Now, let’s take a zoom in on that drawing… and its caption. Magazine sections are generally created with a long lead time, allowing them to …