Happy Anniversary!  Congratulations to Atlanta Magazine for 50 amazing years of entertaining and informing us from 1961 – 2011.  

Atlanta Mag is not only the city’s magazine, but it’s also been a big part of our pop culture.  Go onto their website to see every cover, from cover to cover, in their unabridged history.  Oh, one more thing, we were asked to please say “thank you” to Atlanta Magazine for employing Gene back in the day (he was there for the 35th Anniversary)…we’re told he loved it.

Atlanta Magazine, May 1961 (first issue). Illustration by Norm Kohn.

“I had a lot of fun going to the 50th Anniversary Party”, says Gene.  “I saw a bunch of old friends, met some new ones, and watched Blondie cut a rug as Mayor Reed looked on (enjoying a burger with fries)…they did it right.”

For those of you who did not get to attend the party, but still want to help celebrate this Golden Anniversary, Atlanta Magazine, along with GK|CRE client, The Atlanta History Center, has opened a new exhibition entitled “50 Years of the Changing City”.  Go check it out.

Atlanta Magazine’s “50 Years of the Changing City” is open at The Atlanta History Center, Wednesday – Saturday, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, from now through September.  Admission is free.