“There may be a greater variety of magazines in America today than ever before, but none has the continuing impact of Esquire in publishing’s Golden Age in the ’60s, under the inspired leadership of Harold Hayes, whose visual banner was flung daringly aloft by George Lois. Those shocking, scorching, often outrageous Lois covers had a power and influence never seen before, and will probably never be equaled.”

GENE SHALIT, THE TODAY SHOW