... when I finish reading People, I always feel that I have just spent four days in Los Angeles. Women's Wear Daily at least makes me feel dirty; People makes me feel that I haven't read or learned or seen anything at all.
Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 2 (1978).
Written in 1975. People consisted of very slight, heavily photo-illustrated stories about celebrities ranging from performing arts stars to notorious criminals and other "people in the news." The stories often focused on their personal lives.