Lou Greer became a centerfold celebrity 53 years ago! “Today was a significant anniversary … 70 years since Japan announced their surrender in 1945! It was also the anniversary of the famous kiss photo in Times Square, taken by Life Magazine’s Alfred Eisenstaedt. Well, that attribution brought to mind that I, too, must be a celebrity since Eisenstaedt took my photo for a magazine centerfold … the middle of the September 21, 1962 issue of Life. It was a picture depicting the fad that favored red apparel at the time, and a bunch of Time Inc. marketing trainees were recruited to spend a Saturday at Eisenstaedt’s home in Connecticut so he could create the centerfold. Thirty bucks and a lunch for us and our spouses made by Mrs. E.
Photo caption: Lou Greer ’55 captured in the upper right-hand corner of a 1962 Alfred Eisenstaedt photo.