A new special edition of LIFE magazine dedicated to M*A*S*H is available now. Titled M*A*S*H: TV’s Most Extraordinary Comedy, the 96-page magazine went on sale October 16th with a cover price of $13.99. It features dozens of photographs from the television series as well as the movie. There’s even a promotional photo from AfterMASH on page 91!
Here’s the official description:
There was a book, a movie, and then of course the landmark television series that made M*A*S*H a cultural force like few others with 11 seasons and 256 episodes. Set during the Korean War, it channeled the anxiety of the Vietnam era at home and explored the absurdism of war viewed through the staff of the mobile hospital. Now, at the 50th anniversary of M*A*S*H’s cinematic debut, this special edition of LIFE revisits Hawkeye, Trapper, Radar, Hot Lips, Klinger and the rest of the extraordinary ensemble cast through photos and a lively laugh-out-loud narrative. You’ll go behind the scenes and explore the most memorable moments and episodes, including the two-hour series finale, seen by over 106 million people, remaining the most-watched series finale of all time. PLUS: The making of the iconic theme song, and the show’s enduring legacy.
If you can’t find the magazine in a grocery store or book store, you can purchase it from Amazon.com as a print-on-demand physical magazine for $13.99 or an eBook version for the Kindle for $9.99. You can also buy it through Meredith Corporation’s magazine.store website.
Another option is eBay, where sellers are currently listing the magazine for as low as $9 with free shipping.
Look for my review of M*A*S*H: TV’s Extraordinary Comedy next week. Plus, I’ll be giving away a copy of the magazine!
(Thanks to David G.)