april 1962

April 1962 Issue

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  • Library of Congress

    The Cost of Vanity

    In 1962, a member of The Atlantic's editorial staff submitted herself to the full treatment of New York's most famous beauty salon. She emerged refreshed and impressed, with this story to tell.

  • Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer / Getty

    The Baleful Influence of Gambling

    “The housewife, the factory worker, and the businessman will tell you that they are against such things as narcotics, bootlegging, prostitution, gang murders, the corruption of public officials and police, and, the bribery of college athletes. And yet this is where their money goes.”

  • Jukebox Piracy

    Every radio and television station and network, motion-picture studio, restaurant, bowling alley, skating rink, or dance hall that uses music to contribute to its solvency must obtain a license to play copyrighted works. Every commercial user of music, that is, except jukeboxes

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