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1936 LIFE Magazine For Sale
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This is the First
Issue of this version of LIFE. (See also the Original Life,
a humor and social commentary magazine). Comes
with photocopy of original cover letter from publishers
to charter member. Franklin Roosevelt's wild
west. NBC. Fort Knox. Fort Belvedere. One legged man
on a mountain, Roger Tschumi. Russia relaxes. Wheeler,
Montana. Ruby Smith's place. Photo of Mrs. Nelson with
two little children at Nelson Laundry. Mrs. Effie Crawfor
in Pearl River, Louisiana and illegitimate child. Bandit
La Normandia in Philadelphia. Dr. Joseph Graham Mayo
and dog Floosie killed while driving along train tracks
in Alma, Wisconsin. St. Mary's Chinese school in San
Francisco. Greatest living actress, Helen Hayes. Brazil
- photo essay. Mr. Brugh = Robert Taylor. Two page color
beautiful Chesapeake and Ohio Railway ad, art by Lemuel
Thomas. Photo of the Grentonas in high-wire bicycle
act. Nice full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad
with woman in red and Dalmatian dog.
Fair (with copy of cover letter)(All Good, Nice!, but cover edge has a few short tears, one inside page has a margin tear, very tiny chip at end of spine) - $88
Fair (with copy of cover letter)(All Good, nice, but cover is neatly loose from staples with some small scuffed spots) - $64
Life Magazine - SMALL Edition - November 23, 1936
I have seen only one version of LIFE in this size and it has the same cover and content as the first edition of LIFE magazine, November 23, 1936. These could have been a promotion item or a bonus for subscribers. However, one copy I received had this note in it : "Issued by Cornell for a Margaret Bourke-White exhibit in the 1970s, about 250 printed." This certainly could be true, but I have not found that information anywhere else yet. They measure 8 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches. The content inside is an exact reproduction of the content of the first issue of LIFE magazine, but reduced in size. A neat way to own and read the first issue of LIFE!
Out of Stock -
Life Magazine - MINI Edition - November 23, 1936
SCARCE. This has the same cover as the first edition of LIFE magazine, November 23, 1936 and was glued inside the special embossed brown binder issued for the first group of LIFE magazines. It measures about 3 1/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches, has around 20 pages and has sample content from a range of early Life issues. This cute, little mini-magazine is some kind of promotional printing. RARE and fun!
Out of Stock -
pictures of open brain surgery, it was meant to be a
cure for epilepsy. Full page Studebaker car ad with
price, photo and much more, $665. Another president
goes to sea, includes photo of barefoot sailors swabbing
the deck of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, plus other great
photos of the ship, inside and out, including one of
the ship's four bi-wing airplanes. Story and photos
of the crash of a private plane, John A. Shobe, daughter
of Dr. William P. Murphy, crash in snowstorm over New
York. American Federation of Labor (AF of L) at the
annual convention in Tampa. Press agent Steve Hannagan's
Girls, many are bathing suit models, numerous photos
including "skiing" at the beach. . Picture
life of Stalin. Rembrandt (movie and paintings). Mapping
the Yukon The Walter Wood expedition, American Geographical
Society, includes first ascent of Mt. Steele, aerial
photo of Mt. Lucania, more. Photos of India. Neat photo
of a wind tunnel outside Berlin - the caption mentions
that Nazi Germany plans to supply the Japanese (if only
the whole cycle could have been stopped there!). Full
page color Campbell's Tomato soup ad with art by Sykes.
Belboir hunt. Paintings by Adolf Hitler. Feature on
Argentina, including two page aerial photo of Buenos
Aires. Football - photos of Cal Hubbard of New York
Giants, Southwestern College (Memphis) team captained
by Thayer Houts. Full page LIFE magazine ad with great
photo of race car crash, "Wild Bill" Cassidy
at Washington, Pennsylvania (July 20, 1936). Tiger!
Bird-roping (Argentinean Nandus).
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Coward – richest actor. Lady Roosevelt visits
Milwaukee. Femail Pearl divers in Japan. Adolf Hitler
biography – early photos. German Admiral Erich
Raeder. Russian Mote Carlo Balley Russe – Alexandra
Danilova and Leonide Massine. Amelita Galli-Curci in
Chicago. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Printmaker Muirhead Bone. The earliest LIFE skiing feature! Skiing is fun and makes beautiful pictures –
St. Moritz, Corvinglia Ski Hut, more, photos by Dr.
P Wolf & Lionel Green. The Moors in Spain. Wolf
hunt in Texas – John A Rowa, Frank Harrell, A
E. Outlaw, South Texas Wolf Hunters Association. Life
goes to the birthday of Sultan of Surakarta. Back page
Camel as with African explorer Lawrence T. K. Griswold.
Good - $75
Fair - (All Very Good, nice, framable cover, but last three pages are missing bit of blank margin) - $35
First climb of Mt. Mystery
(now Mt. Waddington) the highest peak in the coastal
range of British Columbia by Fritz Wiessner, Alanson
Willcox, William House, and Miss Elizabeth Woolsey (best
woman skier in North America). Gus Gennerich at Rio.
President Roosevelt at Rio de Janeiro. Line of freighters
frozen in the ice close to the locks of Sault Ste. Marie.
Six Day bicycle race in Madison Square Garden - nice
group of photos. Nettie Rosenstein dress designer. Battle
of fence in western USA, with King Ranch, includes photos
of Luther Blanton, John Blanton and families, Captain
William McMurray. Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson and King-Emperor
Edward Windsor. Surrealism - art. Movie - "Lost
Horizon." Great Britain's Depressed areas : South
Wales, Cumberland and Tyneside. GOLD (color feature),
with William French and John Goldhammer. Photos of a
cock fight. Full page movie ad for "The Plainsman."
Neat photo of an airplane landed neatly in the top of
an apple tree - flown there by Fred Koehnlein after
propeller fell off.
Good - $38
Fair - (All Very Good, nice, with framable cover, has mildly water marked edge) - $18
Fair - (All Very Good, nice, but cover split along spine and loose. Tape to make a great copy!) - $18
Life Magazine December 21, 1936 : Cover - Lord Beaverbrook's granddaughter in fancy baby carriage with old gentleman friend.
Photos of recovery of frozen prospector
Leslie Bacon who died in blizzard at a claim high above
Gold King Mine 25 miles from Durango, Colorado. Pittsburgh
- especially the huge slag heap and the steel industry,
Cardinals. Tattooing – color feature. London's
biggest fire – the Crystal Palace. Two page center
spread 1937 Oldsmobile ad. Star of Bethlehem in Hayden
Planetarium in New York. Paintings by Peter Scott :
Ducks in color. Radiolaria models in color by Herman
Mueller. Newest movie queen, Merle Oberon. Union Pacific
dinner. Bombing of Madrid during Spanish
civil war. Antoine Hair salon in Saks Fifth Avenue and
permanent hair waves. Flea circus and Herbert Le Roy
Heckler. LIFE goes to a golden wedding party in Omaha
with the J.J. Pelleys for Harriette and Carl Gray, special
train. Nice full page Plymouth ad - $510. Photos of
Leon Booth, Jr. 16 months-old getting his first hair
cut. Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson and her royal beaus.
Neat page of photos pertaining to testing of the new
“Flying Fortress” Boeing YB-17 airplane.
Striking seamen and photos of their on-ship lifestyle.
Good - $38
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but back cover has a large scuff) - $28
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but front cover has a chip on upper edge) - $18
Gone with the wind,
the book – the millionth copy was printed on December
15th – this article is a photo guide to some of
the places in the book. Quite a few photos pertaining
to mothers nursing babies. Really cool Bog Buggy, tractor
with huge balloon wheels for prospecting in Louisiana
bogs, Gulf Oil Corporation. Full page photo of the perfect
football face, Earl Clark, Dutch, of the Detroit Lions,
in football helmet. Lindy hoppers (Lindy Hop dance).
Arthur Murry. Murray studio, wonderful photos of Renee
and Antonio De Marco dancing at the Hotel Plaza. Fred
Astaire dancing, great photos. The De Marcos, Russian embassy, Chiang
Kai-shek, Ski Slide (ski meet in Madison Square Garden).
Funny photo series of Chimpanzees as prize fighters.
Wonderful story of Bill Wincapaws, father and son, flying
Christmas boxes to Lighthouses and Coast Guard stations
and lonely fishermen on Maine islands for La Touraine
Coffee company, Santa Claus in an airplane. Christ as
the great painters saw him. Charles E. Burchfield paints
America. Small piece on newly discovered Dinosaur footprints in Picketwire canyon, Purgatoire river, Colorado.
Good - $38