THE WORLD IN VOGUE, 1963.
Magazines, Vogue especially, hold a mirror up to our time, reflecting back our values and heroes. Pastimes, too. Hard to imagine this image in Vogue today, but in 1963, it made perfect sense. As quoted in the book, “Willie Mays, joy boy of the New York Giants, is the happy young outfielder whose genius lies in catching murderous fly balls high in the air against bleach walls, in hitting home runs when they count almost double for lifting the spirits of his team. A kind of physical intuition, backed by almost perfect reflexes, tells him where the ball is coming from; ‘Willie just goes on back and grabs it.’”
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