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Life Magazine 
                    January 5, 1942Life Magazine January 5, 1942 : Cover - Wanted: 50,000 nurses, Alberta Rose Krape.

Really neat two page, color poster for the movie "Ball of Fire" starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This issue has a follow-up photo and paragraph for Marguerite Sharpe (March 10, 1941 Government girl), Schoolteacher Dorothy Albrecht (May 12, 1941), Cannie Morris Turnipseed (January 13, 1941), Boardinghouse mother Mrs. G. Harwood Frost (May 5, 1941), Raymond Carlton (August 11, 1941), Bruce Bieber (July 7, 1941) and others. First War pictures in Pacific. Interesting piece on Scouting Planes. First ten days of the war at sea. Prime Minister Churchill addresses US Congress. War in the Far East hinges on Manila and Singapore. Washington goes to war - close-up. Photo essay - Japan's industries are all geared to war. Aides relieve nurse shortage. Life goes riding on a Navy recruiting train including photos of Helen Hale, Lonnie Thomas, Robert William Young and others. A number of pages of photographs of Abraham Lincoln over the years. Two page color United Aircraft Corporation ad with seven different kinds of planes and a list of planes in the war.
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Life Magazine January 12, 1942Life Magazine January 12, 1942 : Cover - Soldiers with camouflage over gun.

Russian courage and cold rout Nazis, including photo of cavalry. Too Neat full page Electric companies ad with parachutist. Photo - Baby giant panda makes debut at Bronx Zoo. New Year's eve celebrations, including "Remember Pearl Harbor." Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt weds Pasquale di Cicco. Rockefeller center - photo essay, New York City. Pacific coast defense - photo essay. Betty Bruce wins triumph with tapping toes, tap dancing, great mid-motion photo. Macaroni and spaghetti standards. Charming full page color Carnation milk ad with boy nearly adult sized. Full page Toushay lotion ad, curiously spelled, not Touche. Full page Western Electric ad showing pilot with throat mike. Smokeout created on purpose by the US Steel Corp. in Gary, Indiana to provide cover against enemy planes. Two page Lady Pepperell Sheets ad. Life goes to a wedding in the Soong family: T.A. Soong and Jih-iung Woo in San Francisco. Cute color Coca-Cola ad on back cover. Full page Teel liquid dentifrice ad - use instead of Tooth pastes and powders.
Very Good - $34 buy now
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Life Magazine 
                    January 19, 1942Life Magazine January 19, 1942 : Cover - "Man from Mars" cold-weather gear worn by US Navy on North Atlantic Patrol.

Photos of the Philippines in 1898. Bright full page color Oldsmobile ad with green B-44 car, V for Victory. WAR plans. Photo - Brooklyn Navy yard workers volunteer for service at Pearl Harbor. Aerial photos of the massive destruction of German battleships at Brest. US blizzard rips through censorship - apparently weather reports were censored for security. Full page color Van Camp's Pork and Beans ad with Mrs. Josephine Culbertson. Hollywood air-raid rehearsals. Rubber recycling and rubber rationing. Desert tank fighting. Alaska waits for war, including float plane at Sitka air base, photo of Ketchikan harbor, much more. Ballet, including color photos of Alexandra Danilova, Tamara Toumanova, and Irina Baronova. Curious case of Mary Cassatt, painter. Swing Shift dance for the people who get off work at midnight, California, including photos of Hildred Hathhorn, Kenneth Keeney, Lucile Betz, Verna Stephenson, Dick Terry, Ernie Wood, Bobbie Burbette and others. Charming little piece about Bill Foster folding himself into small foot locker, Air Corps Gunnery School.
Very Good
- $28 buy now
Good - $18 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    January 26, 1942Life Magazine January 26, 1942 : Cover - Joy Frankau models as Women's auxiliary Air Force.

British commandos raid Hitler's europe. Jane Russell. Boxer Joe Louis. Curious half page Listerine Tooth Paste ad with woman in long gown playing baseball. Carole Lombard dies in air crash. Donald Nelson gets world's biggest single job, chairman of the war production board. Casey Jones, John Luther Jones, famous railroad engineer who died in crash. War in Iran. Eugene Grace. Winter outdoor fashions. Boar hunting in Tennessee. Curious full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with ski-rocketing at St. Moritz (speed skiing with a parachute for a brake). Awful photo of a daschund with 500 porcupine quills in him, including blinded eye - from Margot de Jimenez in Guatemala. Life goes boar hunting in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. Movie "This Above All." Movie of the Week : Sullivan's Travels. Cool full page color International Trucks ad with fire truck and yellow airplane from the Royal Canadian Air Force. Full page photo of torpedoed U.S. Absoraka. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with bowler Low Jackson of St. Louis.
Good - $18 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, but cover has a mild scratch) - $12 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine February 2, 1942Life Magazine February 2, 1942 : Cover - Thunderbolt, P47 airplane.

Nazi submarines wage war in American waters. Photo - Sumner Welles responds to Latin cheers at Rio conference. Charming half page California Prune Growers ad with twins in high chairs. Advancing British add new ruins to African landscape. Photo of heavily damaged Latvian freighter Ciltvaira. Nice full page Mimeograph ad with Bomber Production Line, art by Norman Price, airplane. Americans rush to buy war bonds and stamps. Jap strike at the heart of Singapore. Churchill's flight - a report by his pilot, Captain Kelly Rogers. Moscow journal from the memoirs of the Marquis de Caulaincourt. Photo essay - US Warplanes in color including the B-19, B-24, B-17, B-26, B-25, A-20A, A-17A, P-38, P-43, PB2Y-2, PBM-1, SB2C-1, SB2U-3, F4U-1, F4F-3, and others in black and white. The short bob becomes a wartime style. Pictures of snow crystals. Life goes calling on two new Naval recruits, Harold and Harry Martinson of Roland, Iowa. Full page Texaco ad, the Texas Company, with aviation theme. Chilling picture of airplane wreckage from German - British clash in Libya. Photo of "Allan Jackson" sinking survivors. "City of Atlanta" survivors. Tanker "Malay" survives sub attack and makes it in to port. Page of ten ship photos of those sunk by Germans.
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Life Magazine February 
                    9, 1942Life Magazine February 9, 1942 : Cover - Versailles chorus girls, Kay Buckley, Eleanor Moore, Tilda Goerze, and Vera Devine.

Cute full page color Pillsbury's Farina ad with baby. Very nice full page Goodrich tires ad with anti-aircraft guns on parade. Half page Pequot Sheets ad with small child on his first pair of skis. The Americas declare their unity at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. British who died at Tobruk are buried on their battlefield. Sea Battle of Makassar Strait. Battle of Bataan. Shut up, America - new posters warn against gossip. Ladies of the House of Orange smile in exile. Photo of Infantile paralysis (polio) victim Gerry King calling at the White House. Nice full page color Nectar Tea ad (A & P grocery) with ski lodge theme, though snowshoes are more evident in photo. Torpedo boats strike I the Pacific. Loyal US Japs teach Army trainees Jujitsu. Night clubs enjoy wartime boom. Nazi-ruled Italy hates this war. Photo essay - Australia, imperiled continent resembles the US. New soldier art. Mexican cartoons dynamite the Axis. Portrait of a Nazi soldier by Alan Moorehead. A party for the Ambassador and Mme. Litvinov. Full page Allison aircraft engine ad - mostly text, General Motors. Full page color Greyhound bus ad. WAY CUTE Formfit bra ad, full page, color.
Good - $28 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    16, 1942Life Magazine February 16, 1942 : Cover - Singer and Soldier, Shirley Lloyd and David S. Ingall of Plymouth, Michigan.

US Auto plants are closed for war. Photo - Pearl Harbor widows report for work at Aircraft factory. Atlanta stages bicycle parade to boost rubber conservation. Movie stars offer blood as Red Cross starts drive. Fun full page Kayser stockings ad, Victory stockings made of Rayon. Pictures of Pearl Harbor disaster show its hell. Army sweethearts sing and broadcast for troops. The Homestead entertains Jap diplomats as patriotic duty. Article - America's war and America's peace by Henry R. Luce. Photo essay - US Corps of Engineers. War breeds heroes in US forces. America's medals of honor and battle flags. Skeezix is 21 (art). Charming full page color Carnation Milk ad with little girl in mother's shoes. Sutures show fine art of knots and stitches. Care of the wounded on the Bataan front. A skiing weekend at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon with Timberline Ski Club. Nice color Coca-Cola ad on back cover with soda jerk lady and military men.
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Life Magazine February 
                    23, 1942Life Magazine February 23, 1942 : Cover - Guns for American merchant ships, 3" and 5" guns at New York Navy Yard.

Full page color poster for movie "Mr. Bug goes to Town" - this is an animated film. Photo of crew of Rick Island Rocket train turning watches to WAR TIME in a blizzard, the president had the nation convert to War Time to conserve 700,000,000 kwatts of power of industry use. An era of empire ends at Singapore. US goes on war time. US Navy raids Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Germans impose mass death on Red prisoners and Poles. The huge ship "Normandie" burns at New York pier, great photos. Article - the First Japanese mission to America by Yanagawa Masakiyo. Photo essay - Broadway theater season. Photo essay - Brooklyn Navy Yard. Aviation - Aerial warfare soars into the stratosphere, high-altitude flying with gas masks and such. Harry Wickey sculptures Hell's Kitchen. Sears, Roebuck shows summer styles at Ritz. Life's photo-reporter team are Jap prisoners. Roll of Honor. Life goes calling at Blenheim palace. Charming little piece about Douglas Gorr collecting rubber bands for rubber conservation. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Peggy Lennox who trains pilots.
Excellent - $50 buy now
Very Good - $38 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine March 2, 1942Life Magazine March 2, 1942 : Cover - Ginger Rogers fly fishing.

Nice full page Bell Telephone ad with three men marching in unison, one from each of the branches of the military. Tongue-in-cheek drive sends bundles of care goods to Congress who had just voted themselves a pension. Six ways to invade the US. Douglas aircraft workers hear production pep talk. Great job done in Binghamton, New York with salvage collection, including Marshall English, Jenny Bowen and others. Allied vs. Axis navies, includes chart of ships, with names and types plus markings showing if they have been sunk or damaged. Farmers learn how to milk cows in a blackout, cows had to learn to come to a lantern instead of whole barn being lit up. Rear guard in Luzon. Chiang Kai-shek. Full page Old Gold cigarettes ad with Barbara Lown and William J. Bursaw, Jr., queen and king of the 1941 Middlebury College Winter Carnival. The famous Ginger Rogers - feature article. Cornelius Warmerdam breaks world pole-vault record. Fireman's art - Brian Gilks, Norman Hepple, W.S. Haines, Philip North-Taylor, Leonard Rosoman, E.A. Turpin, J.W. Orr, H.N. Manwaring.
Excellent
- $64 buy now
Good - $38 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    March 9, 1942Life Magazine March 9, 1942 : Cover - U.S. Barrage balloon.

Japanese carry war to California coast (submarine shelled oil fields at Ellwood, California), including the bit about two civilian homes hit but no enemy aircraft, home of Hugh G. Landis. Interesting full page Mennen Pharmaceutical ad about the danger to new baby caused by germy visitors. Joan Fontaine receives academy award. Japanese aliens living in the US are moved - this has to be the beginning of internment. Subs get another tanker off Atlantic coast "R.P. Resor." Canadians stage Nazi invasion of Winnipeg. John Barrymore meets daughter Diana Barrymore on his 60th birthday. Barrage balloons guard sky over strategic areas. Rescue from Howland Island, Thomas Bederman and Mattson. Nice full page Woodbury soap ad with Betty Cordon and motorcycle. Photo essay - Maine in winter. Photo essay - how to shoot a machine gun. Table tennis, Louis Pagliaro. Rules for pet care during air raids. Pictures - Florida's Cypress gardens. Life reports on the Shape of Women. On tour with the Philadelphia symphony. Cute half page color Texaco ad with Fred Allen with five telephones. Lovely full page color Palmolive soap ad with baby. Louis Pagliaro is a table tennis champion.
Good - $40 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover lightly rubbed, lightly soiled) - $25 buy now

Life Magazine March 16, 1942Life Magazine March 16, 1942 : Cover - Private Charles Edward Teed, US Infantry, of Effingham, Illinois.

US rejects Vichy's explanations of its working with Nazis. Charming full page Weather-Bird and Peters Diamond brand shoes with go cart race. Detroit has race riot. Germans execute five Russian guerrillas. Wartime censorship in England. India - photo essay. A Farm party at Overlook farms (Hislop) near Columbus, Ohio. Full page color Mobilgas ad with Man O' War horse. Lend-lease cargoes flow faster to United Nations. Navy task force shoots down 16 bombers in Pacific. US Army is reorganized into three top commands. Wartime censorship in England. Close-up - US Army private (Teed). Beef shank bone returns to family pot. Great Lakes Naval training station produces crack teams. Soap films solve problems in higher mathematics. Cute set of photos of Chimpanzees acting like humans. Super fantastic full page color White Rock sparkling mineral water ad with nymph on motorcycle. Feature article on India, including Mahatma Gandhi and Indian troops.
Good - $35 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    <b>March 23, 1942Life Magazine March 23, 1942 : Cover - Melvin Melichar finishing model airplane.

Heartwarming full page color Cannon Towels ad with little girl and her doll, highlights several different dated colors, patterns and textures of towels. Full page Westinghouse ad with Maritime Commission theme and nice artwork by Ben Stahl "Reykjavik Iceland off the port bow!". US troops find war in Australia. England's Queen Mother stands sponsor for newest grandchild. Cartoons showing humor from military camps, art by Dave Breger (Fort Jay NY), Phil Berube (U.S.S. Breckenridge), Sleigh, Fokmosh, Pvt. Baker, and others. Half page Kellogg's cereal ad with Mildred Inwood. Half page Pepsodent tooth powder ad with Bernice and Bernadette Fitzgerald. Gorgeous full page color Shell ad with gunner in "greenhouse" in airplane. Nice full page color Lockheed aircraft ad featuring several camouflage planes and Air Mail stamp. Photos of tanker Blum blown in half by mines near Cape Hatteras. Negro pilots get wings at Tuskegee Institute. Stage and screen stars help entertain soldiers, includes photo of Daniel Hechtman, George Krantek, Dick Noel. Two page Niblets Canned Corn ad with art by Norman Rockwell. Soap rationing in London - super photo with chimney sweeps (John Bull and Bill Holmwood). Tom Connally, Senate Foreign relations committee. Florida at War. Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team spring training in Havana, Cuba, including photos of Dolph Camilli, Billy Herman, Peewee Reese, Arsky Vaughan, and Leo Durocher, plus others. Homemade hats in color - great! Sculptor Louis Jonas works in abandoned railroad station. Exodus of the Bongs. Iceboating championship at Mt. Clemens, Michigan with Bob Degowske, Dave Hall, Dick Graff, Al Pochelon. Curious article about high school students building small wooden airplane models to be used in training pilots and gunners.
Good - $20 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    <b>March 30, 1942Life Magazine March 30, 1942 : Cover - Shirley Temple at 13 - cute!

American pilots in Burma shoot down 300 Jap planes in 90 days. Army seizes 200,000 pounds of scrap metal from Indiana Junk dealer Schumak. US freighter sinks U-Boat, with Peter Wendt. Close-up - Prime Minister Tojo of Japan. Photo of Frank Schumak, Indiana junk dealer who has stockpiled (and not turned over) a huge pile of scrap metal. Photo essay - Submarine school at New London, Connecticut. Gardens for the US at war. Boris Karloff's party. Full page color poster page for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book movie. British bombing of Paris. Nice full page color Calvert whiskey ad with tigers in dance contest. Big A.E.F. reaches Australia. Hero-hungry nation goes for MacArthur in a big way. British smear Renault tank plant in War's top air raid. Farewell to Bataan. Clipper to Africa. Education - Children in wartime. Gifted Peale family added glory to US art. Wartime junk jewelry combines non-priority stuff and nonsense. Dalmatians get war training in Boston. Shirley Temple grows up. Full page color ad for Orson Welles' radio picture "The Magnificent Ambersons."
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Life Magazine 
                    <b>April 6, 1942Life Magazine April 6, 1942 : Cover - James Benedict Feeney, tail gunner in bomber.

Attractive full page Bell telephone ad with "A United Nation" theme. West coast Japs are interned in Mountain camp (!!) - Manzanar reception center in Owens Valley.Food pours into France but Germans snatch it. Famous guns are salvaged for new US Victory. Guerrillas on Oregon coast ready guns for invasion. Photos of the West Virginia university wins basketball tourney. Three men on a raft for 34 days, Harold Dixon, Anthony Pastula, and Gene Aldrich. Photo essay - Bomber task force. Small fry (children's) clothes. Industrial accidents jump in wartime. Janet Blair. Episcopal Confirmation. Fun full page Kellogg's All Bran ad that looks like illustrated poem "Song of the Admiral's daughter." Old New Orleans Ironwork. Senator Langer wins over "Moral Turpitude" charge. Full page color Lockheed aircraft ad with the Lightning Interceptor Pursuit (two fuselages). Full page color Chesterfield ad with Joan Bennett in American Women's Voluntary Services uniform. US Government war art. Army's iron rations.
Very Good - $62 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    April 13, 1942Life Magazine April 13, 1942 : Cover - Army's supply chief, General Brehon Burke Somervell.

Very nice full page Vitality shoes ad with three women. Super full page color Dr. West's toothbrush ad with nurse. Philippine epic - General MacArthur and his men make a Thermopylae of Bataan. Interesting full page General Electric ad for car headlights, war workers who must drive at night. Bomber crews see Consolidated Aircraft Corporation bomber plant in San Diego. Close-up - Robert Nathan. Photo essay - Tulsa high schools make progressive theories work. Voices of defeat - dissident groups sow lies and hate within the US. Runner Leslie MacMitchell is top US miler. Marshall Davis sketches US soldiers enjoying favorite tunes. Army High Command. Jane Russell in publicity shots. How Edward O'Hare downed five Jap planes in one day. A scrap (salvage) party given by William H. Coburn in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Two page color Good Year ad with blimp - it puts the finger on U-boats. Excellent full page Old Gold cigarettes ad with Debby Condon (Mrs. R.T. Red Condon) in Color art and photo.
Very Good - $35 buy now
Good - $25 buy now

Life Magazine April 20, 1942Life Magazine April 20, 1942 : Cover - Peggy Jeanne Ellis models slacks approved by WPB regulations.

Nice full page color Ethyl Corporation ad with a bunch of labeled planes. Interesting full page Parke, Davis and Company ad with Flying fortress about manpower. Full page WEstinghouse ad with nice anti-aircraft gun art by Walter Richards. Full page US Army recruiting ad with improbable art of plane and bomb. Ballerina Vera Zorina leads elephant ballet in circus. OK - practically every ad in this issue has a military or defense them. Bataan wounded, including photos of Josephine Nesbitt, Helen Hennessey, Macario Miranda, Frank Adamo, others. War days on Corregidor. Photos of various military parades in big American cities. Military roll of honor, names and photos. A title to remember, England falls in love with Russia. How to build a battleship - photo essay. Western engineers survey snow to measure summer run-off. Women lose pockets and frills to save fabrics. Whitney museum of American art. Muscle men break records. Stanton family at war. Nice full page color Camel cigarette ad with Joe DiMaggio, baseball.
Good - $25 buy now

Life Magazine April 27, 1942Life Magazine April 27, 1942 : Cover - Nelson Rockefeller.

China asks India whether it will fight. Interesting full page General Motors ad that is almost all text "We've stolen a year's march on the Axis, because right NOW we're building airplane engines at the rate we were expected to hit in late Spring 1943". Big bombers move off assembly line, great photos including B-24D plane. US bombs Tokyo. Women in uniform march for a cause. Vermont maple syrup harvest. Very varied collection of photos taken of same model, Hilary Harris in a single night, Isham mansion photography class. Normandie's epic hulk sprawls at NY pier. Charming full page color Beautyrest ad with art by John Falter, married couple sleeping in separate twin beds. Photos (and names) of a bunch of babies named for Macarthur, such as Douglas MacArthur Salavec. Radio - photo essay. Employees of the Department of Justice swim together. Artist Tom Lea catches soldiers at work. Civil Air patrol. US bathrooms take it on spout as WPB outlaws most metal goods. Party at Santa Monica with Soldiers & starlets.
Very Good - $30 buy now

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                    May 4, 1942Life Magazine May 4, 1942 : Cover - Chao-Min Cheng Chinese air cadet.

Funny series of photos of a Jeep dumping out colonel on river wire-crossing, OK - it wasn't funny to the colonel Edgar DeMuth. Neat full page Electric companies ad with repairman on electric pole. Photo - Russian parents lament dead son at scene of German execution. American convoy reaches Australia. Rather amazing photo of Bob Densmore and George Jenings in a running race. Joan Crawford sprains back doing the Jitterbug. Ohio State Penitentiary prisoners train for war. Terminal Island Prison is a receiving station for US Navy recruits, yup - some probably thought they were going into prison. Battleship Tirpitz. Maryland coeds stage obstacle race. Seven soldiers have mass wedding at Fort Bliss. Malta is most bombed spot in the world. Nice full page Bates home furnishings ad with John Kimbrough and sailor Lionel Adams, Mimi Berry. Full page color Allison aircraft engines ad with Curtiss P-40 in neat pose. Milk - photo essay. Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland. Arthur Tauber. Here is a Neat railroad piece : a day at Yemassee Junction, Atlantic Coast Line and Charleston & Western Carolina.
Excellent - $48 buy now
Very Good - $35 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine May 11, 1942Life Magazine May 11, 1942 : Cover - Fluffy ruffles, Joan Caulfield.

GREAT full page Brewing Industry ad with workman and lunch box, Mike Anders. US opens war on inflation. Toscanini leads audience in "Star-spangled banner." Sergeant Alvin C. York signs up again - World War I vet. Chicago's Col. M'Cosmic makes hit as US counterpart of Co. Blimp. Germans photograph bombing of Russian battleships at Kronstadt. British photograph bombing of Nazi U-boat base at St. Nazaire. Death in the line of duty comes to Life correspondent Melville Jacoby and to General Harold H. George. Captain Wheless' own story of exploit. How Japan wages war. Photo essay - Hawaii at war. Close-up - Flying cadet Jim McIlyar. Dave Freeman in unbeatable at Badminton. Half page Sun Mates black suits ad with Craig Wood, golf champion. Fluffy ruffle blouses. Movie - Saboteur. Barse Miller paints US soldiers. Katharine Hepburn returns to home town of Harford in new comedy. Mackay day at University of Nevada. Cute half page Airman shirts ad with color art by Petti. Full page color Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad. Full page color Coty makeup ad with Carmel Fitzgerald.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair
(All Good, but first three pages have a water marked edge) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine May 18, 
                    1942Life Magazine May 18, 1942 : Cover - Bombardier, Jerome J. Goldstein.

Extraordinarily patriotic full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad with the launching of a warship. Japanese sweep through Burma. St. Vincent's hospital in New York has air raid rehearsal. Submarine "Peto" hits water sideways in Great Lakes launching, Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. D.A.R. makes history at Chicago meeting. Cameraman catches final second of suicide dive, Mary Margaret Miller. Roosevelt harvests crop of Navy keels. How British in Burma escaped Jap trap. Photo essay - World oil. Photo essay - bombardier school, Midland, Texas. Close-up - Admiral Land. Short nightgowns. Newt Loken is best all-around gymnast. Game of Go enthralls US players. Charles Boyer teaches starlet how to kiss - pictures. Australian slang. Mardi Gras in Rio with Orson Welles. Nice full page color Mr. West's Vray dental crème ad. Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon cartoon ad. Unusual Full page poster ad for movie "My Gal Sal" starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. Charming group of reader-submitted photos showing soldiers leaving home, goodbye kisses and such, including Mr. and Mrs. Ray Powell of Des Moines.
Very Good - $52 buy now

Life Magazine May 25, 
                    1942Life Magazine May 25, 1942 : Cover - Spring planting, Bruce Large on tractor in Barnes County, North Dakota.

Norman Bel Geddes' models re-enact Naval battle. Extremely cute photo - Actress Rita Hayworth stitches the britches of Private Luther Eklund. Armed forces throughout the US celebrate Mother's day. Nice full page Jantzen swim suit ad "...direct hit every time.". Coast guard tracks down subs off Eastern coast. Davenport, Iowa, shows US how to sell war bonds. English school girl Pamela Eades reports on Dover bombings. American Military tradition. Photo essay - spring planting. Tom Lea paints North Atlantic patrol. Army Trainasium at Fort Knox exercises 60 men at once. Cartoons show air cadets' mistakes (plane crash reasons). Life goes on a bicycle weekend - Shippen school girls and Franklin & Marshall college boys pedal through Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Full page color Martin aircraft ad with Martin B-26 bomber.
Very Good - $34 buy now
Fair (All Very Good with Excellent cover, complete, but missing staples) - $12 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but has a number of creased corners) - $12 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover has mild wear and a crease) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    1, 1942Life Magazine June 1, 1942 : Cover - Hedy Lamarr.

Hitler's bombs hit Britain's bath Horse age returns to Boston's back bay. Nice full page movie poster ad for Miss Annie Rooney with Shirley Temple. Medals awarded to 80 heroes of bombing raid on Japan, name and photos. Mauna Loa volcano is bombed to divert lava in Hawaii. Close-up - General Brereton. Yale at war - photo essay. Stevens Point Wisconsin salvage effort. Electron microscope. Buzz Wagner. RAF bombs his Lubeck and Rostock. US Fliers are decorated for bombs that hit Japan. Movie - Tortilla Flat. Nice full page USO ad with military art by Albert Dorne. Natural History - Blue Jays. Tall tales session in Texas, Texas State College for Women in Denton. Color Camels ad on back cover with US Bombers. Very cute full page color Texaco ad with child with broken doll. Full page color Dextrose sugar ad with Stork. Full page color Palmolive soap ad with patriotic theme and beautiful woman. Photos of young Miss Ruth Davis of Portland, Oregon, and her four feet of hair.
Good - $24 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover is mildly soiled) - $12 buy now

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                    June 8, 1942Life Magazine June 8, 1942 : Cover - Nurse's aide, Lorraine Ames, now Mrs. James Watriss.

Unusual full page Pepperell fabrics ad with military men washing clothes in a river. US launches 21 big ships on maritime day. Photo - Enlisted men place leis on graves of Pearl Harbor dead in Hawaii. US women troop to enlist in WAAC. Flight from Burma. Nice full page Campbell's tomato juice ad with very rosy-cheeked people. The Australians, by Cecil Brown. Photo essay - Wartime parties. US fighter planes step up their firepower. Research shows that children's daubs are pictures of emotions. Magician warns soldiers of new plague of cardsharps. New methods produce golf and tennis balls without crude rubber. Princess Elizabeth's birthday party. Full page Shinola white shoe shine ad. Very funny article and photos of active games and tricks, such as musical chairs and spin the bottle. Full page color Lockheed ad with P-38 Lightning airplane in green. Two page color Good Year aircraft ad with US Army plane. Full page Association of American Railroads ad with tank on train. Cute full page color Old Gold ad with girl getting "pinned" with her boyfriend's fraternity pin.
Good - $28 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover is faintly speckled) - $14 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    <b>June 15, 1942Life Magazine June 15, 1942 : Cover - Lt. General Joseph W. Stilwell.

Neat full page Goodrich tires ad with photo of the Burma road, which must be the most winding road in the world. Nice full page color Greyhound bus ad "Serve American Now!" Humorous little bit on how army life is good for losing fat, Angelo J. Vaglio. Another cute full page Cannon sheets ad. British bomb Germany's war industry. Photo - Australian soldiers are blown into air by accidental explosion. 1,000 men of Houston enlist to replace crew of lost cruiser. 3,000 catholic children blessed at once by Bishop in Buffalo. Full page Brewing Industry ad with fisherman. Full page Smith - Corona typewriter ad with Susan Wood of Mansfield, Ohio, and John Watts of Governors Island, New York. West point graduation. California crops rot in fields. Burma mission. Negroes at war - photo essay, negro troops, including Pentecost Daniel, Will Black, George Thompson (Nashville), Leslie Lewis, Joseph Caliban, Mel Nickerson, Moses Baker, Pacific Parachute Company, Norfolk Navy Yard, and more. Aviators farewell party with Kay Presbrey, Helen Stedman, Betty Lewis, Maurine Zollman, June McDonagh Nancy Ritscher and more. Learning dirty fighting at Fort Meade. Nurses on Bataan.
Good - $20 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 22, 1942Life Magazine June 22, 1942 : Cover - War Stamp Bride, Ellen Allardice.

Super nice full page color Kellogg's corn flakes ad with Joe Wuller of Pan American and Clipper airplane. Neat full page American locomotive ad with train engine in the air, tank, and more. Three greatest nations sign alliances. Britain and USSR make a power pact. Photos of Russian Army fighting on. USS Lexington sinks to her grave in the Coral Sea. Racing hits wartime boom as public jams tracks. Newsreel shots show speedy occupation of Madagascar. A young product of Hitler's education returns home, Egan, Kurt, and Ingelore Puthe. Yet another gorgeous half page Yardley lavender soap ad. Burma mission - part 2. Photo essay - logistics, the science of supplying an army. Furlough brides marry in haste but have formal weddings. Broadway critics go wild over trained-dog act. Movie - This gun for hire. Marbles-mad Beloit crowns a new Mibs king, Phil Samp. Pictures - Hawaiian Islands have many races. Small town barbershop, Grover Kohl's in Amenia, New York. Life goes fishing for land-locked salmon in Maine with Horace and Muriel Tapply at Eagle Lake. Nice full page color General Motors truck and coach ad. Nice full page color A & P Markets ad. Nice full page Mimeograph ad with sailor and girl.
Good - $20 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 29, 1942Life Magazine June 29, 1942 : Cover - USO Victory Belle, Bunny Bekins.

Carrier supplants Battleship as fleet's indispensable weapon. Army units thrill New York in War mobilization parade. Modern aircraft carriers. Charming full page Veedol Motor oil ad with car on cushion. First pictures of Jap invasion of Burma reach US. US Bombers hit Jap force in Aleutians, Alaska. Murder without passion is Nazi method with Russian civilians. Henry J. Kaiser, No. 1 shipbuilder. Photo essay - USO. Movie - Eagle squadron. Harold Winfield Scott paints "Rootin' Tootin' cowboys."" The Air Forces come to Victoria, Texas. Salvage fashion fair shows how to make wearable from scraps. Army and LIFE combine to publish field manual. Submarine trip to Japanese waters by John Field. Life goes to a radio broadcast - Mrs. Daniel Doyle hosts "Truth or Consequences" in West Townsend, Massachusetts. Cute full page color Clicquot Club ginger ale ad inside back cover - "lemonade" stand. Neat full page color Chesterfield ad with handsome man and a huge rivet gun. Full page movie poster ad for "Sergeant York" starring Gary Cooper.
Very Good - $30 buy now
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                    July 6, 1942Life Magazine July 6, 1942 : Cover - American flag in color with "United we stand" words.

Missing in Action - with 66 boys lost on Bataan, the people of Harrodsburg, Kentucky pay their price for freedom. Allied tanker burns off Florida coast. Subs continue their heavy toll along Atlantic seaboard. First casualties of war in Alaska arrive home. US girls in uniform help make weapons of war, Marguerite Kershner and Linda Gray, workers at Boeing factory in Seattle. Nice full page color Mobilgas ad with handsome horse head. Lease-Lend aid reaches USSR by roads through Iran. Close-up - Donald Nelson. Photo essay - the Fighting South. Life's art competition for men in the Armed Forces. Pictures - a girl's guide for entertaining soldiers, this is an especially charming piece. Life goes to a Military prep school commencement, Shattuck, Minnesota. Nice full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad inside back cover. Just plain gorgeous full page Coty makeup ad, very simple, with woman and soldier. Full page Stromberg-Carlson ad radio and telephone communication gear, shows man in war trench.
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Life Magazine July 
                    13, 1942Life Magazine July 13, 1942 : Cover - Alexander Le Gerda, 853rd Ordnance Company, Gunnery School, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Full page Philco Corporation ad with "Axis Nightmare" art by Hugh Hutton. British photograph their destruction of Cologne. Full page color Dr. West's tooth brush ad with charming women in military uniform. Full page color Niblets corn ad with farm painted by Adolf Dehn. Wilhelmina of the Netherlands spends summer in Massachusetts. Nazi saboteurs caught by FBI should be put to death. War Heroes visit and conquer Hollywood. The battle for Egypt by Clare Boothe. Photo essay - TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority, it is working overtime for war. Aerial gunners protect long-range bombers. Painted legs are summer solution to stocking problem. Griffith Coale pictures his north Atlantic adventures. The Press in wartime. Life goes canoeing along the Potomac, including photos of Ira Kale, Jackie Fultz, and Harry Raider. Full page color Eveready flashlight ad for civilian wartime use. Full page color Lockheed ad inside front cover with P-38 airplane. Nice little group of photos showing how to turn an "unessential" tablecloth into a useful skirt. Charming photos of Fritz Weinschenk and his military duffle bag - trick for keeping track of it. full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Douglas Aircraft Company engineer Tom Floyd.
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Life Magazine July 
                    20, 1942Life Magazine July 20, 1942 : Cover - Short coat, Betty Jane Hess who is actually at Jones beach (see LIFE August 10, 1942).

Two page Westinghouse electric home appliances ad pertaining to "Health For Victory" clubs. Neat full page Kolynos tooth powder ad with John B. Hughes, radio broadcaster. Wonderful full page Parker pen ad about writing to soldiers so they get mail. Axis opens its big 1942 drive. US Air General Brereton goes to work in New Delhi. Japanese pictures show fall of Bataan and attack on Pearl Harbor. Full page color Mobilgas ad with art by Frederic Stanley. England's flattened cities clean up wreckage. The Russian battlefront by C.L. Sulzberger. Photo essay - the Jeep. Teresa Wright grows to stardom. Theater - This is the Army. Cody's kids are best US swim team, Nancy Merki, Brenda Helser, Suzanne Zimmerman and Joyce Macrae from Portland, Oregon. All-American golf course selected : 18 different holes from different resorts. The A.V.G. ends its famous career. Pictures - mail from home brings kisses to US fighting men. Life goes to a McGuffey Club picnic, Los Angeles.
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                    Magazine July 27, 1942Life Magazine July 27, 1942 : Cover - Atlantic convoy (once great passenger liners).

Second front? Jap transports are bombed in Aleutians Kiska harbor. Main front - Russia. Midway battle, Navy releases first complete story. Biggest aluminum mill speeds US production, Alcoa, Tennessee. War Jetsam washes up on Atlantic beaches. Close-up - Charlie the seal. Photo essay - Atlantic convoy. Radio - "Dear Adolf" by Stephen Vincent Benet. Movie - Tales of Manhattan. Chickens and Eggs - six good ways to serve them. Pictures - James Melton's antique autos. A party at the Stage door Canteen in the basement of the 44th Street theater, New York. Full page color Canadian Club Whisky ad inside back cover with Bob W., a jockey and racing scenes. Photo of Bill Dunn Jr. with a tricked out bicycle. Very nice full page color Palmolive soap ad with lady and a man from each branch of the Armed Forces. Nice full page color Studebaker ad, 90th anniversary, building engines for Flying Fortress (with airplane pictured). Very cute full page color Texaco ad with cute young girl. Nice full page color Chris-Craft boat ad, with three different military boats. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Riveter Chilton Bass and B-24 assembly worker Marjorie Blackmore and others. Full page "March of Time" radio show from New Delhi with really neat photo of a rank of Indians on cool old motorcycles.
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Life Magazine August 3, 1942Life Magazine August 3, 1942 : Cover - General Douglas MacArthur's son Arthur.

Nice full page color Carnation milk ad with boys playing baseball. Battle of the Arctic convoy. Famine and death ride into Greece. US loses to date, by military branch, men and equipment. Extremely cute full page color Swan soap ad with lots of cherubic babies, all white of course. Awesome color glamour photos (and measurements) of Hollywood's girls including Veronica Lake, Ann sheridan, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Lana Turner, Alexis Smith, Hedy Lamarr, Carole Landis, Rosalind Russell, and Brenda Marshall. Still-neutral Turkey. US Imprisons fascist Robert Noble. Shostakovich's 7th symphony. James Petrillo. Global war teaches global cartography. Transport planes - feature article, C-46, C-47 (DC-3), C-54 (DC-4), B-19. Aniseikonia - eye disease. Another nice full page Pepperell fabrics ad with art by Anton Otto Fischer. Photo - New York's Washington market at night, one of the most complicated pictures LIFE ever requested, taken by Herbert Gehr. James Caesar Petrillo, head of American Federation of Musicians - public enemy because he stops children's concerts.
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                    August 10, 1942Life Magazine August 10, 1942 : Cover - Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault.

Very very curious full page Packard motors ad with military boat with wings, John D. Bulkeley is mentioned. RAF plane visits Paris. The president's very cluttered desk. Half page Pepsodent tooth powder ad with Athalie Davis and twin sister, both stewardesses for United Air Lines. Secrecy of US bombsight. First pictures of bombing at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. General Stilwell's flight from Burma. Air Cargo Transport, giant airplanes, including the Mars made by Martin. Flight from Burma. Nice full page Niblets corn ad with color art of corn harvest by N.C. Wyeth. Blackout illumination. Summer Skiing at Lassen Volcanic National Park - great photos! Curious full page color Dextrose ad - in the rations of the US Army. Full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes ad with Faraday Benedict and sailing theme. Army trains dogs, they were worried about sabotage in Hawaii where 1/3 of the population was Japanese. Tank Arsenal's assembly line. Scotts hotel for women in Washington DC, housing for single government workers with weekly classes in office etiquette. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with circus aerialist Antoinette Concello.
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                    August 17, 1942Life Magazine August 17, 1942 : Cover - Ace Guerrilla, Bert "Yank" Levy.

Funny double page spread of early Blondie and Dagwood cartoons. Detroit war production is slowed by factional strife. King of England visits royal piggery at Windsor farm. Tennis stars : Jinx Falkenburg's brothers Bobby and Tom Falkenburg, Francisco "Pancho" Segura. 36 animals die in circus fire. Color photos of U.S. Tanker torpedoed off Florida coast. Lord Louis Mountbatten heads British commandos. Gandhi at home. Photo essay - Fort Leavenworth command school. Yank Levy teaches guerrilla fighting. Art - General MacArthur is top selling hero in painting factory. Nyack summer theater performs in Yoga disciple private zoo. Vermont milk train, including photos of mail clerk Wayne Stoddard, Engineer Pete LaChance, Conductor Whip Wheelock, passengers Thelma Thompson and niece and nephew, Brakeman Ed Tremblay and Ted Crandall and more. Cute full page Borden's milk ad with cows learning first aid.
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Life Magazine August 
                    24, 1942Life Magazine August 24, 1942 : Cover - Johnny Jeep hats, Alison Walker and Betty O'Brien.

Neat full page Westinghouse ad with airplanes right side up and up side down. Marines Attack Solomons. Surrender of US Soldiers on Bataan. Full page Elgin watch ad and Raymong Roane who works for North American Aviation. American cartoonists attack Gandhi. Two page General Electric ad showing how families are helping the war effort, including Mr. and Mrs. Emil Haller, Florence Jones, Marie Meyer, R.J. Weppner and others. Hollywood goes Russian. Sailor's album, a local boy comes home on leave, Bob Reikofski. House of Windsor poses in color. First American action of World War II, in color. US Secret service shows how to tell good money from bad. The French underground by Richard deRochement. National Maritime union - photo essay. Conversation in a Flying Fortress. Johnny Jeep hat. Russian war posters. A Hellzapoppin' farm party, Chic Johnson's Winter Garden Farm in Putnam county, New York. Nice full page Motor Bus Lines of America ad. Super full page "Morale" ad from the Brewing Industry, worker and wife. Sexy full page color Palmolive soap ad with lady in tub. Actress Burnu Acquanetta. Two page color Bendix Aviation corporation ad. Great full page color Chesterfield ad with soldier.
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Life Magazine August 31, 1942Life Magazine August 31, 1942 : Cover - Ensign Gay of Torpedo Squadron 8.

War in the Western desert. Nice full page color Air Step shoes ad with fall harvest theme. Seattle dedicates memorial, wooden obelisk. US Diving championship in won by Anne Ross. Street fighting in Dieppe. Ad typical of the times, it isn't advertising anything but for workers to prevent Carelessness, casualties caused by the "7th column." Walt Disney goes to war - photo essay. Angora goats. Othello. Torpedo Squadron 8. Junior mothers. US learns how to treat shock properly. Air-minded youth is trained for future Aviation careers. Street fighting in Dieppe with the Saskatchewan regiment. Pictures - New York sits for Long portrait (skyline in 1880, 1890, 1990, 1912, 1919, 1928, 1932 and other photos. Full page Packard ad with aviation theme, including the Warhawk, a member of the P-40 family. Neat full page North American Aviation ad with cartoon busts of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito. Nice full page color Royal Crown Cola ad with Dorothy Lamour. Super full page color Texaco ad with soldier throwing grenade.
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Life 
                    Magazine September 7, 1942Life Magazine September 7, 1942 : Cover - War glider, CG-3 cargo glider with six men.

Cute full page Reliance Manufacturing Company ad - Kay Whitney dresses and other clothes. Two page Pan American Clipper ad. Americans return from Jap prison camps, included horribly mutilated John Benjamin Powell. Donald Nelson announces he is going to get tough, WPB. American fighters under press fire (photos of airplanes). Soldier's wife at work, Emily Harrison of Peoria, Illinois. Londonderry base services American ships. The Japanese language. Brazil goes to war. Yankee Girl by Frances Long. Photo essay - WAAC's. War gliders - aviation. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. 1,000 miles up the Volga. Full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad with coal mine. Life calls on the Boy King of Iraq. Full page color Camels ad on back cover with Women in the War. Pretty risqué half page Blackstone Cigars ad with lady in teddy on scooter. Great full page color Good Year ad with trucks on bulletproof tires. Nice full page color Green Giant peas ad (same look as Niblets ad in October 5, 1942). Full page color Allison engines (General Motors) ad with Curtiss P-40.
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Life Magazine 
                    September 14, 1942Life Magazine September 14, 1942 : Cover - Leon Henderson.

Cute full page Cannon Percale sheets ad. Super two page Consolidated Aircraft Corp. ad with PB2Y flying boat (Coronado) and the Liberator B-24, and more. Super nice full page color Milky Way ad. Japs lie about US heroes. Crew of "Dorsetshire" are rescued in Indian ocean. USS Prairie burns at Argentia base, Newfoundland. US marines capture Jap spoils in Solomon islands. US Air Force bombs Europe. Gypsy Rose Lee weds Alexander Kirkland. Army engineers push Alaska highway through Wilderness. Great Lakes Steamer becomes aircraft carrier, Seeandbee becomes the Wolverine. Photo essay - Turkey stands firm between armies. Close-up - Leon Henderson. Navy teaches how to fight ship fires. Billy Rose's girls shine at New York's Diamond Horseshoe. Frederic Remington. Dinghy racing (sailboats). Women in New War jobs need exercises for muscle aches. Army Chaplain. How to buy a sound horse. Life goes to a war games party, employees of American Locomotive. Full page color Schlitz beer ad with woman singing - nice! Two page color Red Cross Shoes ad.
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Life Magazine September 
                    21, 1942Life Magazine September 21, 1942 : Cover - Queen of Iran, Fawzia.

Real war on inflation starts, includes nice photo of Fred Meyer drugstore in Portland, Oregon. Neat full page Packard engines ad with U-10 boat, Miss America X, PT boats. Photo - Nazis hurl Tchaikovsky's bust and music from his home near Moscow. Army takes over chicago's Stevens Hotel for billeting. WPB order ends production of Zoot suits and Juke Jackets because they waste fabric. Nazi radio blasts neutral sweden. Georgia court. Railroads at war. Konigstein prison. Teaching rifle marksmanship using multi-exposure photos. WAVES uniforms. Nice colorful two page Del Monte ad showing many of the fruits and vegetables you can get in glass (now that metal is needed for war). Grand Jury in Lumpkin county, Georgia. Floyd Davis. Stage School - humorous photos of what you learn. Nice full page color Studebaker Flying Fortress ad with art by Frederic (?). Really neat full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad inside back cover with mountain climbing at Mt. Hood, Oregon.
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Life Magazine September 28, 1942Life Magazine September 28, 1942 : Cover - Admiral William Daniel Leahy.

Willkie sells US victory to the Middle East - trying to get the Moslems on "our side." Curious bunch of photos in which British censors have whited out areas on military importance, such as bridges. Full page Piper aircraft ad for learning to fly. 4,500 model planes hang in Chicago's Union Station. Full page Prudential insurance ad with baseball player Bob Grady. USS Yorktown is sunk. US fighting men in Alaska, the Aleutians, including Morgan A. Griffin, D.M. Van Ornum, R. Dale. Nancy Love commands WAFS. William Jeffers. Smith College girls and their excellent job prospects during war time, including photos of Edwina Golding, Anita Livingston Willis, Barbara Pierson Taylor, Marian Frances Carpenter, Suzanne Cook Vroom, Georgina Dale Harris. Miss America is Jo-Carroll Dennison, 34-22-34. Aerial navigation. Heavy bombers, airplanes. Excellent full page Fleischmann's Yeast ad for bread, with workman eating his lunch. Wisconsin barn art by Frank Engebretson of Brodhead, Wisconsin. Foreign seamen in New York City. Ever so charming full page color Karo syrup ad with toddler at desk. Yankees win American League baseball championship, includes Joe DiMaggio and many others. Scooters for kids with war themes. Extraordinarily studly airman by John Falter in this full page Vultee aircraft color ad. Eight days in a lifeboat, story by Chanler A. Chapman. Columbus, Ohio Country Club.
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Life Magazine 
                    October 5, 1942Life Magazine October 5, 1942 : Cover - Eye-catcher, Joan Thorsen with an unusual hat.

Super full page color Good Year ad with "World's Fastest Tricycles" - an airplane with three wheels, an Air Cobra? Nice full page color Winchester ad - "It's Messerschmitts, not Mallards today, Bill!" Red Army fights for Mother Russia. Wendell Willkie writes of interview with Stalin. Columnist Westbrook Pegler strips his auto bumpers for scrap. Battle action in the Solomons. American Legion opens ranks to veterans of WWII. Armies that win by David Cort. Photo essay - Nation's leaders take hasty lunches in crowded capital. Eye-catcher hats. Night vision. Armored force cartoons tell soldiers how to act if captured. Amateur photographers can help US work out invasion plans. Lucille Ball wins first chance as big-time star. New Experiments by Andreas Feininger - pictures. Nebraska's scrap campaign. US Army Nurses in New Caledonia. Very nice full page color Whitman's chocolate sampler ad with military theme. Amazing two page color Buick ad for gun shell casings, includes copy of Flint, Michigan newspaper. Nice full page Niblets corn ad (same look as Green Giant ad in September 7, 1942).
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Life Magazine October 12, 1942Life Magazine October 12, 1942 : Cover - Francis William Penfield (skimpily clad!) at outdoor California assembly line for P-38 planes.

Posters to promote safety in flying. Cute full page Cannon sheets ad with military wife. Neat full page mimeograph ad pertaining to older, experienced workers returning to work. Mahatma Gahdi calls for total disobedience to British Government of India. Oregon shipyard launches victory ship in ten days. Hitler speaks to German people. Canadian destroyer Assiniboine proudly sinks Nazi U-Boat. Somerset, Kentucky welcomes home flier Ed Kiser who shot down 8 Japanese planes. RAF bombs Dusseldorf. Boston rumor clinic. Madame Litvinoff. Soldiers' wives give up home and job for camp life with husbands, including George and Violet Conn, Richard and Gertrude Metzger, Edward and Geraldine Klenke, Amos and Maxine Burke, Henry and Ellen Schuppner, Edward and Catherine Pulver, John and Marion FAlowski, Louis and Mildred Silverstein, Frank and Renee Mundorf and others. Curious photo of Rubber Administrator Bill Jeffers at the start of a bicycle race in Sun Valley.. New Post office murals show Missouri history. Western USA at war, big industry, more. War-stamp tease. Greatest greyhound Never Roll. Charles Dana Gibson and wife at home, famous artist.
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Life Magazine October 19, 1942Life Magazine October 19, 1942 : Cover - Sand-bagged Sphinx.

US high-altitude bombers hit Nazis, close-up photo of fliers in gear. Lovely full page color Dr. West's tooth brush ad with women in military uniform. Photo - Remains of Jaime Nuno being moved to Mexico City. Full page color Bendix Aviation ad with Radio Compass. Right and Wrong way to stop whisky - it's being converted into 190-proof industrial spirits. First merchant marine distinguished service medal given to Edwin F. Cheney of Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Sikorsky's amphibian helicopter, with photos. Governor Stassen of Minnesota. Steel - from ore to armaments - photo essay. Catholic French Quebec Canada - photo essay. War-plant worker sets world's Javelin record, Gunder Haegg. Fashion - the "Junior Miss" figure and dresses to match. Merchantman becomes aircraft carrier Charger. Photos - stage handout cards in the 1880's. Christmas cards made by military men. Super fantastic full page color Coca-Cola with military men.
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Life Magazine 
                    October 26, 1942Life Magazine October 26, 1942 : Cover - Joan Leslie.

Beautiful art photo of Burnu Acquanetta by Erwin Blumenfeld. Nice one page US Army recruiting ad. Nice one page Fisher Armament ad (division of General Motors) with tanks. Nice full page color Sergeant's Dog Medicines ad with Dog by Lynn Bogue Hunt. US drafts 18-year-olds for 7,500,000 army. Wendell Willkie meets the Chiangs in Chungking. Biggest pipeline will bring oil to the East, from Texas to Illinois. German pictures of sea lane to Murmansk, USSR. Right handling can reduce youth crime. Toledo court's methods combat US youth crime wave. Book - They were expendable, by W.L. White. Photo essay - the Roosevelt party. How to store a car for the duration. Laced corsets in as elastic and zippers go out. Tank destroyers are Army's answer to tank menace. Frank Sinkwich is south's greatest football hero. Modern Brazil is a paradise for young architects. A retreat at Fort Myer, Virginia. Four US sergeants in Iran, Edward Schaeberle, Kenneth Smith, Roy Eldridge, and Joseph Cudo.
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                    November 2, 1942Life Magazine November 2, 1942 : Cover - Captain William A. Maguire, Senior Chaplain.

He is credited with saying at Pearl Harbor, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition." Super full page color Good Year ad with tank on rubber bridge. Full page color Bell aircraft ad. Jap bomber plummets to death over Guadalcanal. Flood waters inundate Washington, D.C. Stalingrad enters third month of unconquerable siege. New Yorkers eat heartily on first meatless Tuesday. Eagle squadrons switch to US Army Air Forces. Nazi bomb kills 29 British schoolboys. British home guard learns street-fighting in Mimic France. Article - Whose war aims? Article - Nine men on a four-man raft by John Hersey. Photo essay - Navy dive bombing. New US war songs. Provincetown artist Peter Hunt, Massachusetts. How to heat your home economically. US Navy launches USS "Iowa". USS "Washington" - color portrait. Navy cameramen record Battle of Midway. Trapeze artist Mary Hyde. Best war posters from the Americas. Book of the Month luncheon - selecting the books. Nice full page Du Barry powder ad with Edna Skinner. Nice full page color Nash Kelvinator ad with Vought-Skiorsky cargo plane and Navy Corsairs.
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Life 
                    Magazine November 9, 1942Life Magazine November 9, 1942 : Cover - Mountain Trooper, super photo of Walter Prager with ice ax.

US fights for the Solomons. Whirlaway wins $10,000 purse in lone race. British begin new offensive in Egypt. US treasury silver hoard lies idle as war uses outrun supply. Nazis conscript French workers. Close-up - General Eisenhower. The Marines on Guadalcanal. The Japanese Zero plane. Photo essay - the Middle West. Watercolors by Honolulu artists Ben Norris show wartime airfields. US Mountain troops train amid snow, ice and rocks near Fort Lewis, Washington (early 10th Mountain Division). Fred Astaire and Hayworth dance in "You were never lovelier." St. Louis City art museum. John Watton draws prison life in Germany. Penny, the pet Skunk. US Fliers bomb Hong Kong. Pictures - portraits of the Rockettes. A party for officers at the Ritz. Nice full page color Alcoa Aluminum ad with aircraft carrier. Full page Elgin watch ad with Marcia Courtney of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and ferries planes to the US Army. Full page color Nestle's ad - chocolate is a fighting food, with art by Lawrence Wilbur. Super full page General Motors Truck and Coach ad - ready for desert action.
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Life Magazine November 
                    16, 1942Life Magazine November 16, 1942 : Cover - Sonia Gover, the Rheingold girl, models a winter wool vest.

Super full page color General Electric Automatic blanket ad with boy and three dogs in a bed. Neat full page Sonotone hearing aid ad - with factory photo showing Paul H. working in the Brier Hill mill of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. Neat one page Pepsodent ad - don't waste Pepsodent. USA goes Republican. Congress passes greatest tax levy in US History. War takes turn for better. Commander Shea's last letter to his son. Army opens biggest induction center in New York's Grand Central palace. The Dardanelles - war laps at Turkey's trouble spot. New kind of well delivers water to rural war plants. Life and death of the USS Yorktown. Photo essay - amphibious war. Fuel shortage revives old fabrics and styles. Brief history of "Illustrated London News" weekly. Gremlins make trouble for wartime fliers. Interceptor planes - teamwork and precision destroy enemy bombers. Varga girls come to life in "Du Barry was a lady." Checker Kind Hopper. My Trip to Panama by Jinx Falkenburg. Royal wedding in Brazil. Full page color Navy recruiters ad with questionnaire. Full page color Lee clothing ad.
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Life Magazine November 23, 1942Life Magazine November 23, 1942 : Cover - Groton, Massachusetts, white wooden church.

Photos of Hollywood actors playing Axis villains. Odd full page American Gas Association ad with woman in kitchen looking at man with anti-aircraft Ack-Ack gun. Full page color Texaco ad with Goose-stepping German soldier. Puritan spirit. US takes over north Africa. Photo - Flying fortress bombs U-boat hideouts. World War I veterans turn in helmets for scrap. Cincinnati, including Sidney E. Lambert. Wooser! - two page color ad for Model smoking tobacco (you get a free 8x10 color photo of the model of your choice). Striking full page movie poster ad for You Were Never Lovelier with Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. One-girl farm solves manpower problem, Patricia Colleen Altree of La Center, Washington. Bright full page movie poster ad for "I married a witch" with Veronica Lake and Fredric March. Boilermakers' union grows rich and powerful in wartime boom. Life on Midway Island, with lots of photos including named fliers. Indiana University. Abner Dean - cartoonist. Shipwrecked in the russian Arctic. Hill and Hollow farm. Very nice full page color Milky Way candy bar ad with three sailors. Full page colorful Royal Crown Cola ad with Claudette Colbert.
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                    November 30, 1942Life Magazine November 30, 1942 : Cover - 18-year-old, Bob Berger, about to leave college and go to war.

Full page color Western Electric communications ad with wartime theme. US Naval victory in the Solomons. Americans close in on Japs in New Guinea. First pictures of American Landings in North Africa. Full page Pepperell fabrics ad with art by Harvey ...? with jungle solider in mosquito head nets. Photo - Two Stalingrad women emerge with possessions from underground home, cellar of bombed house. Western congressmen fight national gas rationing as US buys up tires. Allied gains in Africa end Siege of Malta. Girls' pictures bring luck to Armed Forces - includes several of Rita Weinberg and Bernard Kessel and others. Close-up - Major General Patton. Photo essay - new Army recruits. Coffee rationing becomes effective in US, tips on how to stretch coffee. Air transport becomes a wartime reality - this is a major feature about all kinds of planes and all parts of air transportation. Focus on Robert Lyle Berger of Nebraska City, Nebraska as a typical 18 year-old. Age regression - adults exhibit childhood antics under hypnosis. A Soviet Embassy reception. Full page Talon zipper ad showing how zippers are used in new military gear. Full page Dr. Pepper soda ad. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with fliers reading a map and cartography Charlotte Thon.
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Life Magazine December 7, 1942Life Magazine December 7, 1942 : Cover - Major John L. Smith, Marine squadron commander flyer - he shot down 19 Jap planes in 46 days.

Here is a striking ad, full page, rather bare Bell Telephone ad "War needs the wires this Christmas" ... (so please don't make long distance telephone calls). Lily Pons carries fighting French flag. Captain Rickenbacker and crew recuperate on Pacific Isle. Boston Holocaust. Deaf people sing national anthem. War metals - photo essay. Torpedo bomber planes. Copacabana girls on Broadway. Edward Laning paints Santa Fe railway at war. Gould Mansion. Neat full page color North American Aviation ad with Bombers in ice. Two page Consolidated aircraft ad, Liberator, Coronado and Catalina. Cute full page color Model smoking tobacco ad. Prison war workers build ships and produce war goods. Captain Smith and his fighting 223. British strip-tease tells how to save fuel. Fighting day at an Airdrome. Santa Fe railway at war, painted by Edward Laning. Neat half page color Texaco ad with Football coach Fred Allen. Full page color Old South Toiletries ad - lots of cosmetics products pictured. Feature on War Metals, mining vanadium, molybdenum, mercury, lead and zinc, includes Climax Molybdenum near 2Neat, Leadville smelter, Colorado, Frank Dewey near San Francisco, Benbow mine for chromium, more.
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Life Magazine December 
                    14, 1942Life Magazine December 14, 1942 : Cover - Coast guard skipper, Maurice Jester recently awarded the Navy Cross.

Pearl Harbor damage revealed. 15,000 soldiers at Camp Roberts, California attend Thanksgiving service. Wow - nice full page color Navy Recruiting ad with pilot and Corsair fighter plane. Newsreel cameraman gets detailed pictures of bombing of Aircraft Carrier. Battle of Santa Cruz, October 25-6. Boston night club fire - record death toll reaches 492. Jap Pacific islands are perfect defense bases. Joint United Nations planning keeps our convoys moving. Airpower - an airman's view of how it can win the war. Close-up - Gypsy Rose Lee. Photo essay - US Coast Guard. Photo essay - Shepheard's hotel in Cairo. Artist Noel Sickles shows how enemy tanks can be destroyed. V-mail, Army's microfilm mail service. Children spread Christmas cheer with home-made gifts. Soldiers put pet names on weapons. Italy begins to crack up. An Army wedding at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Donald Brattain and Frances Vasconcellos. Cute full page Red Heart dog food ad. Cool full page color Navy recruiting ad. Lots of Christmas related ads. Humorous photo of Paul McFaddin dressed as coed - he made a good one, too.
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Life Magazine December 
                    21, 1942Life Magazine December 21, 1942 : Cover - Lonely wife, portrayed by Joan Thorsen.

Great full page color Bendix Aviation corporation ad with airplane with war damage. Full page color Pennsylvania railroad ad. War manpower commission integrates civilian and military manpower. Admiral Nimitz dances with USO girl at Navy recreation center. US remembers Pearl Harbor day with ships and prayers. US Negroes are based in Liberia. Battle for Tunisia - the victory runs into trouble. Bright full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with santa in helmet and whole bag filled with boxes of cigs. African airfields are headache to pilots. ODT asks nonessential travelers to stay at home. War department moves into new Pentagon building. Las Vegas gambling booms with wartime prosperity. Geopolitics by Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr. Photo essay - aftermath of war. American artists put on war poster campaign. So your husband's gone to war - New book tells wives of Servicemen how to get along. "Wrong Way Murphy" shows officer candidates what not to do. Lewis Vaughan teaches swimming to armed forces. First US raid on Italy. Life visits the Bowery. Neat full page color Reliance parachute ad with factory scene.
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Life Magazine 
                    December 28, 1942Life Magazine December 28, 1942 : Cover - Raphael's Madonna in color.

Interview with Prime Minister Jan Smuts on Anglo-American cooperation in post war world. Nice full page War Bonds ad with handsome flier, art by Walter M. Baumhofer. Buffalo and horseflesh alleviate meat shortages. First casualties from North Africa are treated at Army's Walter Reed Hospital. Air photo shows Rommels's retreat. Lieut. General Arnold reveals Air Forces' future. WAAC strip-teaser is court-martialed. General Clark's secret mission. How to milk a cow. War swells production of industrial alcohol. Service mother carries on at home as sons go to war, Mrs. Willard Carlton Smith of Mishawaka, Indiana. Photo essay - Miami beach in wartime. Sailors in Hawaii pose with Hula girls. Republican National committee meeting. Full page movie poster ad for "Commandos Strike at Dawn" starring Paul Muni. Neat full page Boeing ad with lots of bi-wing airplanes. Full page color Camels ad on back cover with Adeline Gray, parachutist. Full page color Vega aircraft corporation, subsidiary of Lockheed, with Ventura aircraft. Full page color Max Factor makeup ad. Nice full page Ballantine's ale ad.
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