St. Mary's Re-Creates 'Life' Phone Booth Photo St. Mary's College in California has re-created a famous Life magazine photo from 1959, with 22 of its students stuffed into a phone booth. The bigger challenge this time was finding a phone booth.
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St. Mary's Re-Creates 'Life' Phone Booth Photo

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St. Mary's Re-Creates 'Life' Phone Booth Photo

St. Mary's Re-Creates 'Life' Phone Booth Photo

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St. Mary's College in California has re-created a famous Life magazine photo from 1959, with 22 of its students stuffed into a phone booth. The bigger challenge this time was finding a phone booth.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. If you can remember what a phone booth looks like, picture this: 22 college students stuffed into one. It's the sort of stunt college kids were fond of in the '50s. Yesterday, students at St. Mary's College here in California recreated a famous Life magazine photo from 1959 of an earlier generation of St. Mary's students managing the feat, although today the bigger challenge would seem to be just finding a phone booth.

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