“Esquire didn’t let its cynicism acidify into contempt. Some of Lois’ most beautiful covers were hallmarks of hero worship. The image of a retired Joe DiMaggio (portrayed by Lois himself), taking a swing at the plate at an empty Yankee Stadium – a tiny, lone figure in a hushed cathedral –suggests a man measuring himself against the magnitude of his own fame.”

JAMES WOLCOTT, VANITY FAIR