The founding managing editor of People was Richard B. Dick Stolley, a former assistant managing editor at Life and the journalist who acquired the Zapruder tapes of the John F. Kennedy assassination for Time Inc. People's first publisher was Richard J. Dick Durrell, another Time Inc.
Our focus is on people, not issues. It is said that although Time Inc. Initially, the magazine was sold primarily on newsstands and in supermarkets.
To get the magazine out each week, founding staff members regularly slept on the floor of their offices two or three nights each week and severely limited all non-essential outside engagements. The premier edition for the week ending March 4, featured actress Mia Farrow , then starring in the film The Great Gatsby , on the cover. Vietnam veterans who were Missing In Action. The core of the small founding editorial team included other editors, writers, photographers and photo editors from Life magazine, which had ceased publication just 13 months earlier.
Scott later a biographer of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney ; former Time senior editor Richard Burgheim later the founder of Time's ill-fated cable television magazine View ; Chief of Photography, a Life photographer, John Loengard , to be succeeded by John Dominus, a noteworthy Life staff photographer; and design artist Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of the Lyle The Crocodile book series for children. Other members of the first editorial staff included editors and writers: In , Time Inc.
The company has said that the new publication emerged after a issue of the original magazine was distributed with two distinct covers, one featuring the murdered Tejano singer Selena and the other featuring the hit television series Friends ; the Selena cover sold out while the other did not.
In , People introduced People Stylewatch, a title focusing on celebrity style, fashion , and beauty — a newsstand extension of its Stylewatch column. Due to its success, the frequency of People Stylewatch was increased to 10 times per year in In late , it was announced that there would no longer be a print version of PeopleStyle and it would be a digital-only publication. In Australia, the localized version of People is titled Who because of a pre-existing lad's mag published under the title People.
The international edition of People has been published in Greece since The network is "a free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest stories". It was rebranded as PeopleTV in September