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guerrilla lines. Earthquake shakes Japan. Freak plane
crash injures nobody - OK, these are astonishing photos!
A DC-3 smashes through five London rooftops with little
apparent damage - the passenger and crew climbed down
off the last roof where the plane came to a rest via
and ordinary ladder. Quadruplets are born in Baltimore,
Charles and Dorothy Henn. Prices start to fall. Activity
stalls in phoneless town, River Grove, Illinois. W.C.
Fields dies on Christmas day. A teacher looks at his
job, Henry Borchardt. Close-up - James Mason. Photo
essay - party season. Sea Lion hunt. Supersonics - aviation,
feature with photos. Yale "Record" ribs New York Tabloid.
Life goes to a Toastmaster's club, with H.V. La Bombard.
Interesting full page Three Feathers whiskey ad with
whiskey on fine pair of skis. Full page movie poster
ad for "The perfect marriage" starring Loretta Young
and David Niven, with color. Full page Ipana toothpaste
ad with Phoebe Dunn and her children Suzanne and Judy
Dunn. Cute full page Phillips Milk of Magnesia ad with father and son skiing on the same pair of skis, with Scottie dog running alongside, "It's full speed ahead for both of them."
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover is very lightly rubbed in black) - $20
Fair (Generally Good, but has small library stamps, minor cover rub, last few pages with rough edges) - $15
G.O.P. organizes the new congress. Cars get into
trouble - Crash of DC-3 with auto fenders cargo in Illinois.
Photo of car wreck on steep hill near Mineola, Long
Islands. Rain in California is colossal, Bob Emmett,
Kathleen Flaherty and Beverly Young. Roger Boatwright,
paraplegic moves to a new specially designed home -
a wounded WWII vet. Beautiful full page color Milliken
woolens ad with Teddy Thurman in suit by Vera Maxwell.
Christianity in China. Photo essay - French communists.
Experts work to prevent Hotel fires. Mask maker specializes
in horror, Anton Willi. Life goes to a mermaid party
at Nunnally Johnsons in Hollywood. Very nice full page
movie poster ad for "It's a Wonderful Life" starring
James Stewart, with color. Resort fashions in color.
Good - $22
Life Magazine January 20, 1947 : Cover - Homesteading Veteran Dale Sprout with wife Iva at Tule Lake, Oregon.
Philco ad with Bing Crosby. Cute full page color Rexall
drugs ad. Very funny series of photos comparing the
right way to show love to your wife (the Frenchman's
way) and the wrong way (the American's way). Full page
color Borden's Hemo ad with very nice skiing scene.
Full page color Armour ham ad with ice skating theme.
Army discovers private movies of Eva Braun. Storms sweep
Hawaii and Illinois. Canadians become subject-citizens.
Life revisits "Average German family" of 1939,
Johann Laub family in Hohen-Neuendorf. Veterans win
farms at Tule Lake lottery. Photo essay - Heavy trucking,
Pacific International Express, P.I.E., includes named
photos of a bunch of drivers. Speedy basketball, including
Ralph Beard, Adolph Rupp. Full page color Imperial whiskey
ad with Hiram Walker barrels, art by Fred Ludekens.The
arctic. Frm Lottery, Veterans at Tule Lake win land
on the California-Oregon border, includes Dale Sprout,
Elmer Metz. The polar concept. Best dressed woman in
America - "Slim" Hawks. British sculptor Henry
Moore. Teen-age siren, Judy Hall. Japanese Superships.
Chelsea arts ball.
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, nice, but has small library stamps) - $15
Life Magazine January 27, 1947 : Cover - Atlantic coast light, Sankaty Head light house off Nantucket Island.
44 seat plane
takes off with only 13 passengers, symptom of decline
in air traffic. Full page color Capehart ad with painting
of Ravel’s Bolero by Salvador Dali. Weather causes
plane crashes. Nice full page color Campbell's soap
ad with lady in formal clothes. Article - Where do we
go from here? Cartoonist Robert Osborn lampoons war
art. Full page color General Electric bulbs ad with
Groucho Marx. Close-up - Clark Clifford. Photo essay
- Atlantic coast, including lighthouses, with full page
color photo of Jupiter light from south of Miami. Photo
essay - big music week. Wild photo of LeRoy Edmonds
car, which he crashed into fire hydrant, which burst,
sprayed onto electrical lines, then showered car with
incandescent rain. Ballet triangle with Nora Kaye, John
Kriza, and Jerry Robbins. Movie - the Overlanders. "Suse"
sweaters. Radiation sickness. Life goes skiing in Vermont
at Pico Peak near Rutland, with Judy Andrews, Andrea
Mead, Porter Noble, Bill Hafey (sleeping in car - an
early ski bum?!) and others. Countess Marga d'Andurain.
Full page color Calvert Whiskey ad with art by Tom Lovell,
feature bear cub and ski gear.
Good - $40
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps and light cover wear) - $20
Fair (All Good, framable cover, last few pages have a very minor margin water mark) - $20
Life Magazine February 3, 1947 : Cover - Young Broadway actresses, Patricia Kirkland, Susan Douglas, Patricia Neal.
Full page color
General Electric ad with Kay Kyser from the "College
of Musical Knowledge." Nice full page color Green
Giant Peas ad with field of crocus coming up out of
snow. Attractive full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
ad with bowling theme, art by Von. Full page color Textron
slips ad with art by C.J. Sternberg. Labor and Management
try for peace. The Allis-Chalmers strike. Photo - Erring
Husband's wife forgives him, Robert Manley after affair
with Black Dahlia. Bubble-gum maker corners the market,
Andrew J. Paris and Mexican gum. Leo Durocher weds Laraine
Day. Postwar plant in Illinois is model for civilian
production, A.O. Smith plant in Kankakee. Psychoanalysis,
article by Francis Sill Wickware. Nice two page color
Pan American World Airways, the system of the flying
clippers. Photo essay - the Bushmen. 50-minute dress
made of tubular jersey fabric. Feature on Don Giovanni.
God's housekeepers, Chris and Ollie Hafner in Batesville,
Indiana. Radio - Jack Benny, Inc., comedian. Another
nice White Horse whisky ad with white horse drinking
out of duck pond, art by John Clymer. Life goes on an
actors' weekend. Photo of an amazing Car-Semi Truck
crash - Ernest Akins, Fred Auton, Charles Randall. Full
page Ipana toothpaste ad with Virginia Swensen of Miami
Springs and her son Georgie Swensen. Funny series where
famous cartoonists are asked to draw their signature
characters while blindfolded, good signatures, Frank
King, John Striebel, Chic Young, Chester Gould, Frank
Robbins, Gus Edson, Milton Caniff, Zack Mosley, Bill
Freyse, Mel GRaff. Very nice full page color Chesterfield
cigarettes ad with Virginia Mayo as a fortune teller.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
Report on the US occupation
of Germany. Cute full page Western Union Telegram ad
with Grandma sending her wedding dress. Rocky Graziano
breaks a sports scandal - prizefight fixing. The Capone
era. Grace Moore and Sweden's Prince Gustaf Adolf die
in same plane crash - Royal dutch airliner at Copenhagen.
Poles vote in rigged election, Poland. Skiers marry
in sports clothing - Bob Meservey and Patti Hill, with
Walter Prager in New Hampshire. Special one-man pressure
chamber built for personal plane of Winston Churchill.
Cute full page color Van Heusen ad with valentine theme.
Another great colorful Life savers ad, archery with
fruit. Photo essay - occupied Germany. Photo essay -
US policy in Germany, includes Herbert Fraser at the
Army recreation grounds at Garmisch-Partenkirchen..
VD Hall of Fame, photos of German girls who have spread
venereal disease among the troops stationed in Germany.
Japanese Sumo wrestlers. Actress Ina Claire. Sexy Movie
- "Duel in the Sun." The Soundmirror - tape for recording
sound. Ella Anne Widener makes her debut in Philadelphia.
Winston Churchill's personal pressure chamber for high
altitude flights. Full page color Coca-Cola ad with
art by Jack Wittrup (John Schilling).
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Life Magazine February 17, 1947 : Cover - Nance Stilley water-skiing (charming photo!), more inside.
Ibn Saud visits American
partners (Saudi Arabian oil deal). Little follow-up
letters pertaining to the photo of Judy Andrews wearing
slotted goggles for snow-glare and skiing, (LIFE January
27, 1946). Conviction of Magda Fontanges, Gestapo agent.
Wounded cop Arthur Olson in Chicago shoots it out with
thugs. US Army conducts arctic operations. US dumps
20 million bushels of rotting potatoes. Comintern agent.
Powel Crosley, Jr - with his 1947 Crosley midget car.
Really neat full page color photo of huge propellers
in a Bethlehem Steel Company shop. Peoples of NY - photo
essay, including photos of Anna Vanek, Spiros Mataragas,
Costas Paranicas, Edward Wozniak, Angelina and Rosario
Como, Louis and Margaret Hegedus, Helen Schwager, Kamala
Mukerji, Arthur Seraydarian, Simon Stol and others.
Billboard blimps. El Borracho. Cute full page color
Post-tens, Post cereals ad with the Herbert Hinckley
family of Hartsdale, New York, art and photo. Blanket
fashions by Emily Wilkens. Sports - King of the Mile,
runner Gilbert Lothair Dodds. Full page "Fresh-up
with Seven-up" ad with kids around a table for
a birthday party, "Many Happy Returns." Abstract
Artist Stuart Davis. Cute full page movie poster ad
for "The Farmer's daughter." US Army conducts arctic
operations, Lann field near Fairbanks, Task force Williwaw.
Movie - "The Yearling." Bethlehem Steel's propeller
shop on Staten Island, great color photo.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
sexy full page color Mennen Skin bracer ad. Full page
color Studebaker ad with teal green Commander Regal
deluxe Coupe and C.B. Altic and his son. Full page color
Hunt's tomato sauce ad with very unattractive servicing
dish with green lobster handle. Neat photos of San Francisco
cable cars. US reaches end of line in China, battle
for railroads there. Bridge collapses in gasoline fire,
Washougal, Washington - wow, the metal girders really
bent! Berlitz schools. Close-up - Robert R. Young, New
York Central Railroad. Photo essay - Mexico in 1947.
One-man ball team, Clint Hartung. Houston's annual stock
show, including funny photos of calf catching contest,
including Billy Hall, Dayton Hohmann, more. Cave paintings
- Montignac, France. Burning dresses - push for fire-retardent
fabrics. Human laboratory animals - Thanatology, German
concentration camps. Julie London. Fashion - Coed clothes.
The Washington social season. Extremely cute photo of
Mildred Douglas serving her father a soda. Neat full
page color International Trucks ad with red KB-5 and
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (All Good, but has some age toning, foxing) - $15
Fair (Generally Good, but cover corner tip has a chip and has small library stamps) - $12
Full page color Parke, Davis and Company
ad with "Some things you should know about heart
disease" - an interesting early take on it. Super
nice full page color Mercury ad with dark turquoise
car and ice skating theme. Barbara Ann Scott - Canadian
skating star, also includes photos of Gretchen Merrill,
Michael and Karol Kennedy, Richar Button, others. Cat
in Boston firehouse slides down pole. Skouras-Root wedding
is New York highlight. Treaties make new European boundaries.
Wurlitzer music ad with art by Albert Dorne. Girls play
water polo - Patricia Geary, Joan Dodd, and Sarah Best.
Realistic glass eyes for game hunter trophies. The O'Connor
Electro-Plating Company in Los Angels, explodes. Nice
full page Wurlitzer Music ad with colorful art by Albert
Dorne. The History of Western Culture - Part I - The
Renaissance Man. Town of Siena. Spring suites with long
skirts and padded hips. Brain surgery helps mentally
ill - prefrontal lobotomy. How to save the Whooping
Cranes. Joseph Hurst Ball - Senator from Minnesota.
Full page color Berkshire stockings ad, palomino - a
new color. Ad for Virginia Dare - red and white wines.
The Macomber Affair movie review. Life goes to the Miami
Beach Night Clubs, including photos of Betty Luster,
Lillian Reese, The Beachcomber, Henry Dubbin, Peggy
Martin, Future Fulton, Winonagene Smith, Bee Farnum,
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Babe Ruth shows batting grip to Hank Greenberg.
Teachers' strike closes Buffalo schools. Rescue attempts
fail to save schoolboys who brook through ice on Passaic
river in New Jersey. Siamese twins are exhibited in
China. Rookies at Fort Knox get "Kid-glove" training,
including photos of Frank Wasserman, Judy McCown, and
others. Photo essay - St. Moritz, Switzerland with photos
by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Sports - Umpire school in Sanford,
Florida. Who is Bruno Traven? Life goes to a gay nineties
ball . Cute full page color Macmillan oil ad with art
Bruce Bomberger. Madam Petain. Dad's day at Hockaday
School in Dallas, includes photos of Estes and Jacqueline
Mott, William and Jane Ellen Cox, Ivan and Betty Jean
Irwin, Roger L. Stephens and Mary Ellen Harper, Barbara
Levy. Pretty full page color Stetson Millinery ad with
ladies hats. Mr. Castelli's turtle soup. The eight movie
actor children of Clifford Brill Severn.
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, but cover edge is a bit darkened) - $12
Fair (All Good, but cover has a spot and a very mildly rough edge) - $10
Life Magazine March 17, 1947 : Cover - Betty Wagner, Director of youth center - Coral Gables, Florida.
full page color Ford ad with golden convertible car.
Full page movie poster ad for "The Late George Apley."
Cute photos of little boys getting their hair cut at
Catholic Brightside orphanage near Holyoke, Massachusetts.
US faces up to a diplomatic crisis - sudden need for
aid to Turkey and Greece. Snowstorm traps cars at Canadian
crossroads, Ste. Rose.. Hollywood picketing leads to
courtroom comedy. Johnstown's city fathers battle at
council meeting. Article - the last days of Hitler,
by H.R. Trevor-Roper. Close-up - Tokyo geisha. Photo
essay - genetics. Movie (about atomic bomb) - "The beginning
or the end." Dancer Martha Graham. Hungarian musician
Caruso. Life goes to a party in a deserted mansion,
Carolands in San Francisco. Incredible folding furniture.
Full page movie poster ad for "The Red House." Interesting
full page color Seagram's whiskey ad with skiing and
man-made snow theme. City vs Country - Charles Jackson
family vs. Granville Hicks family. Neat full page color
US Army recruiting ad with skiing theme, mentioning
Task Force Williwaw, Frigid and Frost.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but has a mildly water marked bottom margin) - $12
Beyond the arctic
circle, 12 pages in color, Alaska - including photos
of Constance and Harmon Helmericks, Beechey Point Eskimos,
more. Full page Quest-shon Mark Brassiere ad. Cute photos
of Lucky, the performing dog of Roy Newman. Full page
color Studebaker ad with Stanley Lipowski and Stanley
Frank. Very attractive full page color Dodge car ad
with calf standing in front of blue car. Black Dahlia
murder case, Elizabeth Short of Los Angeles. Full page
color Havoline motor oil ad with skiing theme. Photo
of Moose resting on the railroad tracks in Alaska. Italians
move out of Pola. Railroad president is murdered, George
McNear of the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad.
Close-up - Ingrid Bergman of Lorraine. Pictorial essay
- taxes. The Husley brothers, Julian and Aldous Husley.
Fashions - the House of Dior. Movie - "Boomerang."
Sports - the ace of clubs, golfer Ben Hogan. New radio
station, KTIP in Porterville, California with photos
of sample listeners. Charming full page color Velon
Plastic Screening ad with little boy and tricycle. Feature
on Ingrid Bergman. Life goes to a Roman banquet at Oyster
Bay High School in Long Island, NY. Raymond Loewy's
house in Palm Springs, California with swim-in theme.
Model flying wing airplane, by Edward Sharp.
Out of Stock -
by Rex Whistler, meant to be turned upsidedown. US talks
at Moscow. Earth is photographed from 100 miles in the
air. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Harriett Shepard
of Hialeah, Florida and her husband and children. Photo
essay - the New York Skyline. Movie - "The Hucksters."
Spring hats - in color. Sports - the new pirates, Pittsburgh
Pirates, with photos of Honus Wagner, Terry Strain,
Henry Greenberg, Willie Wietelmann and more, baseball.
Archaeology - scientists find ice age American, Hans
Lundberg near Lake Texaco in Mexico. Very nice color
full page U.S. Royal Tires ad with family sleeping in
car. Radio - Mrs. Hush is identified. Life goes fox
hunting in Virginia with Farmington Hunt Club of Charlottesville.
Charming and colorful full page Life savers ad with
maypole theme. Full page color Royal Crown Cola ad with
Joan Crawfod. Michael Darida, a landlord in Berkeley,
goes mad and has a shootout with police. Double boxing
knockdowns : Paul Martin and Dick Mays, Johnny Malloy
and Edward Fortier. Half page Cream of wheat ad with
Li'l Abner cartoon. Two page movie poster ad for "The
egg and I." Very pretty full page color Virginia Dare
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Very, very pretty Forstmann virgin
wool ad. Photos of Margaret O'Brien dancing ballet with
Cyd Charisse. Charming full page color Welch's ad. Coal
mine explosion kills 111, Centralia, Illinois. Police
investigate strange case of Collyer brothers, Homer
and Langley. Close-up - Two years later, the Roosevelt
family by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Pictorial essay
- the Middle ages. Seed centennial, Peter Henderson's
seed store with great full page color cover from 1888.
Photo of Veronica Lake. Deborah Kerr. Indoor Polo. Hiller
Helicopter. Life goes to Sunday school at Congregationalist
First Church of Christ in West Hartford, Connecticut,
including photos of Alyce Huffield, Johnny Gravlin,
Bonnie Mills and others Policeman Shelby E. "Pop" Millar
of Coronado, California. Fall of Yenan. Very cute full
page Mennan shave cream ad with art by Norman Mingo.
Nice full page color Nash ad with red car. Neat full
page color Imperial whiskey ad with men loading barrels
in rain. Cathy Downs in a glass skirt.
Very Good - $35
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps and two pages have a piece of tape) - $16
Fair (All Very Good, but last three pages have a scuffed hole) - $16
Life Magazine April 14, 1947 : Cover - Libby Lee Benepe and Dorothy Griffiths with flowering dogwood blossoms.
Injured farmer's neighbors plow his land, Peter Solem
in Washington. Oil tanks burn in Haifa, Israel. Volcano
erupts in Iceland, Mount Hekla. John Lewis rants but
miners' widows are silent. Safely council picks the
best "accident" photos - what NOT to do, most
are real news photos. California gas stations give away
hundreds of prizes. Henry Morgan, radio's freshest wit
kids his sponsors. Hobson Pittman paints old Charleston.
Full page color Keepsake Diamond ring ad with art by
Michael. Child development, Arnold Gesell - photo essay.
Gasoline from coal. Whirling dresses by designer Gilbert
Adrian. . Winston Churchill writes on America's new
world policy. Ohio State University Diver Miller Anderson
with a new dive, swimming. Extremely charming full page
color Schlitz beer ad with three dog, one bringing the
newspaper, one with a slipper, one with a beer bottle
in a basket. Movie - "Smash up." Life visits the Smith
Brothers - William II and Robert, cough drop makers.
Nice full page color Santa Fe railroad ad. Full page
color Seagram's whiskey ad with curious Skyway delivery
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Full page color Chase & Sanborn
shade grown coffee ad with painting by Doris Rosenthal.
Nice full page color Mercury ad with 1947 Town Sedan
in red. Full page movie poster ad for "The sea of Grass"
with Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. Cute full page
color Pepto-Bismol ad with Grandpa in striped pajamas.
Father of the automobile dies, Henry Ford at 83. Tornado
sweeps through Panhandle, Woodward, Oklahoma. Husband
shoots himself when reconciliation fails, Chester Przybylski.
Article - Cancer. Close-up - The Princes of India. Photos
essay - veterans at college, includes photos of Donald
Sonius, Charles Smayda, Leroy and Edith Botkin, Keith
Peterson, Miles and Phyliis Chenault, Bill Unsicker,
and others. Actress Marie McDonald. Movie - "The late
George Apley." Sports - Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo
Durocher is out. Life goes to a Legislators' party.
Prettiest Coeds selected, Mimi hart wins. Boston fishermen,
including Stan Sullivan, Tommy Griffiths, Richard Dobbin,
martin Colbert and others. Full page movie poster ad
for "Odd Man Out."
Very Good - $45
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, but a few pages have a short edge tear) - $25
Texas blows up - astounding photos, huge fertilizer
related explosion in French freighter Grandcamp and
the Monsanto Chemical plant, scores of dead. Full page
Ipana tooth paste ad with ten different mothers and
their children, Nancy Shepard, Evelyn Condon, Mary Brewer,
Joannes Dickman, Margaret Johnson, Virginia Swensen,
Clare Van Syckle, Natalie Reid, Laura O'Banion, and
Kitty Higgins. Nice half page Mennen Brushless shave
ad with sexy woman, art by Norman Mingo. Horror at the
Theatre du Grand Guignol in Paris. Baseball season opens,
awesome full page photo of Jackie Robinson. Smallpox
scares New York. Liner Queen Elizabeth runs aground,
neat photo. Annie Oakley. Photo essay - Three modern
houses by architects Paul Schweikher and Winston Elting,
Pietro Belluschi, Edward D. Stone. Artificial kidney.
Neat full page Champion spark plug ad with color with
bomber "Truculent Turtle." Neat full page Stinson voyager
airplane ad. Another nice full page color PM whiskey
ad with two serving men, art by Bender. Life goes on
a beach party, including photos of Helen Koford, Joan
Atwater, Joan Corbett and others. Two page Douglas DC-6
airplane ad with cut away of interior. Hilma Seay, maid
Good (mild cover wear) - $72
Fair (All Good, but has faintly water marked spine end) - $36
Full page color Borden's Hemo ad with boys
playing baseball. Lovely full page color Pacific sheets
ad with lady in evening gown cuddling cat on bed, art
by John Gannam. Funny two page caricature of John L.
Lewis by Basil Wolverton. Pretty full page color Pacific
sheets ad with art by John Gannam. US tackles the price
problem, includes photos of Theodore Hemeke family in
Hook Creek, NY, Newburyport Plan. Helgoland goes up
- US blows up an entire island that was used by Germans
as fortress. The racing racket. Full page color Cashmere
Bouguet cake make=up ad with Gail Patrick. Pictorial
essay - Scotland. The US goes bowling, including photos
of Hank Marino, Fred Holtz, Winnie Elliott, Florence
Wilson. Pepsi's parties. Art - Marc Chagall. Fashion
- riding clothes, including Gloria Campbell, Anne Morningstar,
Barbara Jenkins. Movie - "The farmer's daughter." Teaching
the crippled to walk at the Rehabilitation Institute
in New York. Life goes to a party at Valentina's, including
Greta Garbo. Violinist Marcia Van Dyke. Nice full page
Sinclair Opaline motor oil ad with Alexis Smith on a
flying carpet. Pretty full page color Coca-Cola ad for
the get together Club.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but has pale edge water mark) - $10
America's most photographed
models pose together for an elegant photograph. Bulgaria
gets the New Democracy - photos. This issue contains
the famous photograph of the girl who jumped to her
death from the Empire State Building and ended in a
perfectly composed position on top of a car. Number
One career woman Dorothy Shaver. Babe Ruth day. Toy
bricks start building boomlet. Painter Doris Lee's tropic
tour. Ice sculpture. O'Connor twins. Article about the
dangerous last 500 feet above ground for pilots, new
instrumentation helps. Really unusual and wonderful
full page color Green Giant peas ad. Dole of flour staves
off the 797-year-old Tichborne curse. Nice full page
color Pyrex glassware ad. Movie - "Odd man out." Life
visits Spaso house in Moscow, now the US embassy. Fashion
- skirts up or down? Two page color Van Raalte Nylon
ad with lovely pink and blue art by Marques. Full page
color Lord Calvert whiskey ad with Paul Lukas, art by
Sarra. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Mrs.
Dorothy Newstead. Amazing sexy full page Jantzen girdle
ad. New devices to help pilots land airplanes safely.
Photo essay - Bad Boy's story.
Good - $20
Life Magazine May 19, 1947 : Cover - Teen-ager's super sundae, Mary Hill with monster ice cream Sundae.
Very nice full
page color Havoline oil ad with pole vaulter. John Roosevelt
crosses a picket line. Armenian faith healer treats
California vintner's son, Avak Hagopian, Vaughn Arakelian.
Denmark buries a great king. WCTU marches on in Pasadena
bars, Woman's Christian Temperance Union - anti-drinking
crusade in California. John Davis is buried in Hiawatha,
Kansas - the most hated man in town due to the huge
cemetery memorial he built. Really cool and very thin
house built by Amin Abu Yussef in Alexandria, Egypt.
Close-up - Will Clayton and his problem. Photo essay
- the caste system in India. Scopes trial is re-enacted,
Monkey Trial about evolution, including photos of Melvin
Gerseny, Frank Fitch, Dick Dearing, others. Diesel locomotives,
including Sante Fe railroad engine 51. . Theater - farewell
to the clowns, Bert Lahr and Bobby Clark. Coursing trials,
greyhounds, Darlene Coffelt, Henry Barlett. A fun series
of photos of women hat-buying. A Schoolteacher's anniversary,
Sally Elizabeth "Lizzie" Richardson in Sheldon, Illinois.
Twin bed trouble, British versus American censors and
beds in movies - with Tone and Lucille Ball. Full page
color Canadian Club whiskey ad with kissing the Blarney
Stone. Letter to the editor and photo pertaining to
Ruby Whittle, a child discovered in destroyed building
in August 1944, England, hit by a crashed B-24 plane
(related article April 28, 1947). Neat full page color
Tek tooth brush ad with wonderful artwork of a red-headed
woman, art by Harris. Full page color Wurlitzer phonograph
music ad with art by Albert Dorne. New German star,
Good - $28
The life of Medieval man, 3rd in a series
on the History of Western Culture. Cute full page movie
poster ad for "Honeymoon" with Shirley Temple. Very
nice two page Cory ad with coffee brewing equipment
with color. Nice full page color Dodge ad with blue
car. Famed architects unveil United Nations home. US
fleet tours the Middle east. McFeely family is voted
out of Hoboken. Photo of Greek worker with amazingly
patched pants and shirt. Kids undress for opening of
Coney Island, Settedecato children. Close-up - Trial
Lawyer, Lloyd Paul Stryker. Pictorial essay - Las Vegas
strikes it rich. Modern Living - Whirling washer. Corinne
Calvay. Fashion - Flying Ranch styles. Radio - the story
of Skeezix Bonzi. Life goes to a globe-trotter party
with Randolph and Peggy Christie in Los Angeles. Full
page color Chesterfield ad with Ted Williams and Stan
Musial, baseball. Pretty full page color Jantzen swimsuit
ad. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with horse polo
player Cecil Smith.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Nice full page
color Community silverplate ad with house planning,
art by Jon Whitcomb. Funny series of photos of Burma
Shave roadside ads. Sexy full page color Lastex ad for
United States Rubber company and swimsuits. Lynch trial
makes southern history, The mob in Greenville, includes
photos of Carlos Hurd Sr., U.G. Fowler, T. W. Brown's
widow.. Very nice full page color Pacific fabrics ad
with bathing the dog theme. US Steel faces its stockholders.
Five year-old boy wrecks train, Marion Delgado and the
Feather River Express passenger train near Decoto, California.
Photo of Senator Robert Taft golfing. Dionne imports
100 Polish girls. US celebrates postage stamp centennial.
The battle for France. Photo essay - Congo mission.
Movie - Great Expectations and Jane Greer. White dresses
for all of Life's main events, Graduation, Communion,
Marriage, Senior prom, coming out. Young US writers
including Truman Capote, Thomas Heggen, Jean Stafford,
Elizabeth Fenwick, Calder Willingham, more. Mestrovic,
art. Segregated sexes in Whitehaven, Tennessee high
school after 8 high school marriages. Nice full page
color beer ad with Backyard Barbecue by Stevan Dohanos.
Birds feature with color plates by Roger Tory Peterson.
Gorgeous half page Cole swimming suit ad with art by
Good - $25
Fair (Generally Very Good, but blank cover corner has two pieces of tape) - $15
Fair (All Very Good, but has small water marked corner tip) - $12
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps and mild cover wear) - $12
Nice full page color Ford ad with totem pole. Nice full
page color Vitalis ad. 125,000 see Indianapolis car
race includes crash photo of Shorty Cantlon (who died),
George Connor, Bill Holland and others. Photo - Honor
role serves as wall for junk dealer's shack, Jackson
Heights, New York. US airlines have most disastrous
period in history. Mexico slaughters its cattle, Hoof
and Mouth disease. Fraternal Order of Eagles hold initiation
at Grand Coulee. Mexican war. Photo essay - Canadian
rockies. Photo essay - house trouble, Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Yordan plus more on various laborers - prices up and
production down. Science - factors of intelligence.
Sexy full page color Pacific Sheets ad with mostly naked
woman, art by Gannam. Science - weed killer. Fifth avenues
best buys. Golfing prodigy, Marlene Bauer. American
opera on Broadway. Ruhr Miner. Actress is remodeled
into woman of 110, Agnes Moorehead and some excellent
make-up. Orange Game party in Chicago, games with an
orange. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with champion
diver, swimmer Mildred O'Donnell. Cool full page color
Toastmaster ad for toaster. Full page movie poster ad
for "Dishonored Lady" starring Hedy Lamarr, with color.
Full page color 7up ad "Fresh up with Seven-up",
you like it - it likes you!, shows graduate at party.
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Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps) - $15
Royce Haywood, son of fishermen, feature article on
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Cute full page color
Westinghouse ad with refrigerator at center and other
things around the edges. Funny set of photos of a large
bunch of amateur photographers all taking photos of
Glady Joseph. The US surveys its weak defense, this
may be the start of the cold war. Phony peace. Photo
- Breton fisherman's widow mourns. Sin in Rose City,
Michigan, pertains to the reverend Cicil Scott, and
his accusations of debauchery. Painters protest against
"radical" art in Los Angeles, Edith Waldo, Edward Withers.
Super nice full page color Havoline motor oil ad with
baseball player. The class of 1932, Princeton. Photo
essay - American Woman's dilemma. Art - Ohio landscape.
Movie - Miracle on 34th street. Sports - glass backstop.
Delphiniums in color. Denver, Colorado finally gets
a new, young mayor - J. Quigg Newton. Radio - Evelyn
Knight. George Lott 30 months later, after war injuries,
with friend Don Dienhart. Used car racket. Fashion turmoil.
Life visits Cape Hatteras. Very nice full page color
Bell & Howell ad for personal movie camera. Nice
full page Stinson aviation ad with Stinson Voyager on
floats. Really nice full page color Walker's gin ad
for imported botanicals.
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but blank part of cover is smudged) - $12
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps, minor cover marks, back has a small piece of tape) - $9
Chicago Tribune celebrates 100th
birthday. T.W.U. leaders get scolded for subway slowdown.
Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Frances Nalle Crider
and her children. Ramadier government settles rail strike.
Full page Ansco film ad with golfer hitting ball out
of sand trap. Awesome full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with Gregory Peck. British housewives stage a riot.
Josephine Baker has third wedding. Marshal Wu has second
funeral. Main Street 1947. Photo essay - the foreign
service. Full page color movie poster ad for the "Perils
of Pauline." The second rise of Joan Crawford.
Astra Dome train. Fashion - swimming suits in color.
Old doctors. Babe Didrikson wins again, woman golfer.
Full page Wilson tennis rackets ad with Bobby Riggs
and Mary Hardwick and Don Budge and Alice Marble. Baby
Horsewoman, 4 year-old Virginia Ann Eby from Tulsa,
Oklahoma. Really nice full page color Gas ad with modern
kitchen in white. Life goes to a Magician's convention
in Chicago. Nice full page movie poster ad for "Carnegie
Very Good - $30
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Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has mild soil in blank area) - $15
Nice full page color Oldsmobile ad with green Club Sedan
car and person wearing equestrian clothes. Full page
movie poster ad for "Christmas Eve." White Rock artist
Charles Kingham and his paintings of Psyche, as posed
by Bettye Martin - changes in Psyche over the years.
Prince Nawaf al Saud of Saudi Arabia, visits New York's
Bayside High School. Nice full page color Tartan suntan
lotion. A record class graduates, including photos from
Wellesley, University of Southern California and Princeton
and others. Argentina's first lady Evita visits Spain.
Duke's daughter spends too much abroad. Gun maker gives
debut for harmless rifle, Melvin M. Johnson Jr. and
the toy target gun powered by rubber band. Memo to Robert
Lovett, by John Chamberlain. Photo essay - the Maya.
Lady labor leader, Mrs. Herschel Davis. Movie - Crossfire.
Nine-year old conductor, Pierino Gamba. Life swelters
at Washington garden party. Nice full page color Pabst
Blue Ribbon ad with picnic. Nice half page Cole swimming
suit ad. Curious full page color Army recruiting ad
with German capture. Ingenious Albert Watson figures
out how to ride a bicycle on roller skates in Germany,
not entire bike tires available.
Good - $25
Nice full page color Mercury ad with wood-sided
station wagon. Full page Philco ad, the first one I
can remember with a chest Freezer, art by Robert W.
Crowther. Neat full page Bell Telephone ad with workman
melting scrap lead from discarded telephone cable, to
make new cabling. Interesting full page Ethyl cleaner
ad with a grease cutting cleaner to use on car and more.
Omaha, Nebraska's dream of progress, many named photos
of citizens. Full page Woodbury soap ad with Helen Hinchliffe
and George W. Aufderheide, Jr. Boy gunman starts career
of crime, Edwin Bancroft. Nice full page color Welch's
ad with band and tuba player, art by Douglass Crockwell.
"Bugsy" Siegel ends career a gangster. A ford marries
a Firestone. Laurel and Hardy's old jokes pay off at
new stand. Nice full page color Welch's juice and jam
ad. Italy's myth of America. Photo essay - This pleasant
land - 11 color pages of American spirit on the 171st
"Fourth of July." Play clothes, for adults,
basically casual clothes for sports and lounging. Summer
comedies. Life goes on a Cape Cod holiday. Neat full
page color Camels ad with strange speed motor boat racing
scene and Don Whitfield.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps, back cover edges rough) - $15
Interesting and very yellow
Margarine ad. Full page Sanforized fabrics ad with art
by Gilbert Bundy. Catholics hold huge congress in Canada.
Photo of tornado approaching Anson, Texas - people standing
out in the main street to watch! Japanese war criminals
are executed in public, Shimota and Yonemura. Eva Duarte
de Peron meets the Pope. Photo of acquitted murderess
Marcelline Gronnier, acquitted even though many witnesses
saw her shoot her lover. Steve Reeves of Oakland, California
is voted Mr. America of 1947. Hugh Drane's private executive
bus. Feature on sunburn, interesting use of ultraviolet
light to show tanning/burning potential. Excellent full
page color Havoline motor oil ad with swimmer, diver.
Herriot squeezes into French Academy uniform. Afternoon
at Ascot horse races. Painters depict New England. Very
interesting full page color Lilli Ann fashion suits
ad with great art by
Gerry. How Russia rules Poland. June wedding - photo
essay. Humorous piece on how NOT to bicycle in traffic,
S. Davis Polvogt, includes piece about California children
running bike court, Joseph Langworthy, Eddie Raun. Another
great full page color Pacific sheets ad with art by
Gannam. Great Oregon beauty controversy. Full page color
Springmaid fabrics ad with painting of the Lancaster
Plant of Springs Cotton Mills, art by George Erben.
June wedding feature, including Barbara Winn and Thomas
Ferrell Bailey, lots of photos. Full page color Wurlitzer
music ad with great colorful art by Albert Dorne. Curious
full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with mountain
climbing on the Riffelhorn, Arnold Gingrich.
Good - $42
A rash of flying saucers,
hoaxes, more. Europe responds to Marshall offer. Photo
- Guards kill seven Georgia prisoners, Thalman, Georgia.
Motorcyclists' convention terrorizes town, Hollister,
California, looks like a Harley Davidson surrounded
by empty beer bottles in photo.. Marbles tournament
at Wildwood-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, includes Walter
Gowan, Ophelia Graham, Ralph Brunty, Benjamin Sklar.
Full page color Chesterfield ad with Bob Hope. Full
page Hobo Clown painting by Loren MacIver. Eva Braun's
album documents a famous affair with Hitler. Close-up
- the World's worst job, Mayor of Shanghai. The musical
"Brigadoon." Photo essay - sailing, Yacht
clubs including photos of Charles and Lillian Barrington,
Camilla Wilson, Bill Dahl, Billy Hyatt, Teeny Bell,
Teddy Guest II, Peter Duble, others, James O'Neill on
"Lord Jim.". Hillside house, Howard Yunker
house near Central Valley, New York. Mouse milk. Very
attractive full page color Prell shampoo ad. Full page
color Camel cigarettes ad with Elaine Decker, fencer
Out of Stock -
Very nice full page color
Mercury ad with blue-green car. Full page color Max
Factor lipstick ad with Lucille Ball. Dewey starts running
for president. Full page color Capehart ad with painting
of "Romeo and Juliet" by Peter Lauck. Rocky
Graziano wins middleweight boxing title, fight with
Tony Zale. Pretty full page color Warrens Mint Cocktail
chewing gun ad with gorgeous Jinx Falkenburg. Greek
skirmishes cause war scare. George Burton trains birds
and animals for Ken Murray, Chirpendale! Negro wins
raffle but has trouble getting car, Harvey Jones - at
least the Kiwanis club made the chapter straighten up.
Princess Elizabeth chooses a consort. The sources of
Soviet conduct. Full page color American beer ad with
night bonfire beach scene by John Gannam (I've also
seen it spelled Jon Gannam). Close-up - Dust bowl farmer,
Henry Witt. Photo essay - Metropolitan life. California
cabin, a prize-winning design. Cape Cod art schools,
includes photo of naked woman posing in sun in front
of a whole herd of painters, she probably got sunburned!
Sports - Jack Kelly vs. Henley Royal Regatta, crewing
race, boating. Feature on the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company. Oh-la-la, full page color Royal Crown cola
ad with Virginia Mayo. MGM hawks Gable in "The Hucksters."
Japan's Mata Hari, Radiant Jade. Life goes to a lifeguard's
party, Los Angeles county. Full page color Coca-Cola
ad with art by Haddon Sundblom, two girls sunbathing.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Fair (Generally Good, but has small library stamps and a taped spine end) - $14
Glory of Renaissance
Venice - photo essay, 4th in a series on the history
of Western culture. Cute full page Philco ad with troubadour
Burl Ives. Full page Sanforized fabrics ad with art
by Gilbert Bundy. Tulsa twins Betty and Barbara Bounds
- photo essay, includes photos of Bill Wooten, Bobby
Cowan, Sam Rhoades, Bill Breisch, Jimmy Beale, Immy
Dick, Buddy Vincent and others. Harness racing makes
a comeback. Fire resistant paint. What did the US get
for the $40 million given to Aviator Howard Hughes to
build airplanes during the war? - includes photos of
his expensive women and more. Southampton weekend. Full
page movie poster ad for "The Long Night" with Henry
Fonda. Nice full page color Studebaker ad with Studebaker
workers Peter and Floyd Dreibelbis. Artists Jane Eakin
and Robert Osborn use cartoons to show the ideal car.
Feature on Venice. Lovely full page color Webster Cigars
ad with Ciro's of Hollywood, Children's holiday ends
in tragedy - 44 Italian children drown when their launch
hit a leftover Nazi antisubmarine pylon. Movie - "The
secret life of Walter Mitty." Drinking in the US. Life
goes on a Southampton weekend with Vasilli Adlerberg,
Serge Obolensky, Jay Rutherfurd, Angier Biddle Duke,
Craig Mitchell, and Constantin Alajalov. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with midget race car driver Walter
Very Good - $28
full page color Oldsmobile ad with yellow convertible
coupe car. Photographs of Cecil Beaton's costumes designed
for "Lady Windermere's Fan." Awesome full page color
movie poster ad for "Desert Fury." India divided from
Pakistan. Portugal celebrates glories of past. Hughes
story - act 2. First ascent of the Matterhorn, written
by Frederick Lewis Allen - historic climbing article.
Really great full page color Oldsmobile ad with yellow
convertible car and lady in a Tina Leser swimsuit. Rather
funny full page color 7up ad with baseball player signing
autograph while everyone near him is looking away, apparently
watching a play. Nice full page color Havoline motor
oil ad with golfer. Feature - Portuguese anniversary.
Very sad photo, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas discovering
that their children Raymond and Patricia drowned in
the lake at Hansen Dam. Photo essay - Bikini atomic
bomb test - the results. Earliest dinosaurs, in New
Mexico on Arthur N. Pack's ghost ranch. Movie - Brute
Force. Aprons. A rare woman's club, Westport, Connecticut.
The Cushing sisters. Life goes Motorcycling, includes
photos of "Tex" Taggart, Dorothy Robinson and Betty
Robinson and others, Friendly Riders Club of Worcester,
Massachusetts, Indian motorcycle. Super full page color
Nash ad with yellow car and convertible bed. Werth Zuver
in Senate campaign at age 17. Jacob's Pillow - a dance
colony at Carter's farm.
Very Good - $35
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Full page color General Electric
radios ad with Rise Stevens. Cute full page color Ford
ad with art by William Steig. Two page movie poster
ad for "Magic Town." Way cool full page color Dodge
ad with red convertible car. India and Pakistan get
their freedom, the new state of Pakistan is formed,
new flags, Pakistan primarily Moslem, India primarily
Hindu - it is clear from the partition map that many
changes to country borders were made later. . Full page
color Western Electric ad with telephone man, art by
Bingham. LOVELY full page color Dodge ad with red convertible
car "Smoothest Car Afloat." Aerial photos
of contour farming in Whitman county of Washington.
Bobby Doerr, baseball player, honored by fans. Howard
Hughes before the Senate committee. Full page Jantzen
girdles ad with art by Pete Hawley. Empire state building
foils suicides with a system of watchfulness along the
route people take to the top. The American character,
with drawings by Gluyas Williams. Photo essay - the
Peninsula south of San Francisco. Sports - Bobby Locke,
golfer. Movie - life with Father." Art by Peter Hurd
- water in the Southwest. Goldwyn vs. Thurber. Howard
Hughes before the Senate committee. Cute full page movie
poster ad for "Body and Soul." Life goes to a party
- Sea View Beach in Virginia. Quack medical devices.
Interesting full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with baseball players, football player, tennis star,
golfer, swimmer, basketball player : Ted Williams, Stan
Musial, Sid Luckman, Bobby Riggs, Lloyd Mangrum, Adolph
Kiefer, and Nate Holman.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but a few pages have an edge chip at back - $15
Fair (Generally Good, but cover nearly detached) - $10
Puerto Rican migrants jam New York. Curious full page
color Ethyl gasoline ad with the children of Joan Bennett,
Kay Kyser, and Claire Trevor. Full page Bell Telephone
ad with amazing photo of firemen fighting a blaze, half
of burning building is toppling into the street. Another
full page color Sanforized fabrics ad with a lovely
lady, arty by Gilbert Bundy. Greek situation nears showdown.
Eisenhower boom worries politicians. Costa Rican revolt
poses problem for Rio conference. Butchers of Buchenwald
are sentenced. Full page color ad for The National Guard,
I don't remember seeing one before. Full page color
Cashmere Bouguet Beau Cake ad with Ginny Simms. Sparkle
plenty doll. Sports - Ewell Blackwell, Pitcher for Cincinnati
Reds, baseball. Brahman cattle. Fashion - Gibson girl
clothes. Ocean Yacht race. Cute full page color Warrens
Mint Cocktail chewing gum ad with Margaret O'Brien.
Close-up - Mr. See'-Odd-Mack. Handsome full page color
Van Heusen menswear ad. Photo essay - Blind veteran,
Tony Lance. Movie - Shoeshine. Life goes on an Ocean
Yacht race. Mural on the barn of Fritz Marti near Lower
Salem, Ohio - students painted it. Very nice photo of
Grand Army of the Republic veteran William H. Osborne
and Mrs. Ruth Sheppard. College theater with photos
of Lori Lanegger, Batty Jane Stanley, Ann Ramhurst,
Sandy Gore and Marie Louise Blanc. Sophie Wanderer and
her garden in Germany. Interesting full page Canadian
Club whisky ad with buildering on Bohus Castle in Sweden,
rock climbing, DAvid Baldwin. Charming full page Coca-Cola
ad with art by Hufford.
Good - $25
Fair (All Good, but has a few short edge tears) - $15
A big sports season reaches peak,
includes photos of Dodgers baseball pitcher Ralph Branca,
Buddy Young of College all-star football, Brooklyn's
Jackie Robinson, Johnny Jorgenson of Brooklyn, Tennis'
Jack Kramer, Golfer Emery Thomas and more. Full page
color Pliofilm ad "P is for Prunes and Peppers."
Full page color Webster Tobacco ad for Cinco cigars
with Forest Hills Stadium in the background. Photo -
Hindu holy men honor Nehru. Hiroshima celebrates day
of Atomic bomb and campaigns for end to all wars, includes
photo of very badly burned Kiyosji Kikawa. Neat full
page Nash ad with two tone chocolate milk brown four
door car. . Newest Fleischmann yacht takes to water,
the Haida. Photo essay - Chicago grain exchange. Beulah
Overell Trial. American Writers by John Chamberlain.
Exploration - Antarctic oasis - ice free lakes. Movie
- Black Narcissus. Really unusual aerial photo of Manhattan,
wide angle camera view. Fashion - waist pinchers, corsets
just for waist, not hips or bosom. Another great two
page color Chrysler ad with color art by John Clymer
- horses . US Students go abroad, lots of named photos,
American Youth Hostel. Artist Tony Duquette. Full page
color Camel cigarettes ad with rodeo cowboy Jerry Ambler.
Good - $45
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has mild soil or smudging. Very nearly "Good. Reasonable for gift) - $30
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps, last few pages have some edge roughness) - $18
Nice full page color GE Electric blanket
ad with Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith (B-24 tanker pilot).
Samples of historic photos taken by Bert and Elmer Underwood,
Stereoscopic pictures. The American Legion marches on,
big parade in NYC, includes great photo of Sally Loomis
of St. Paul, Dorothy Dolan of Racine, Connie Rhodee
of Oconomowoc and Rosemary Schwebs of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Independence day comes to Pakistan and India. Scout
Jamboree is held in France. Rancher makes his own rain,
Nick Gregovitch in Arizona. Full page color Havoline
motor oil ad with tennis player. Fiction - "The great
footrace" by Ross Lockridge Jr. Photo essay - the Grand
Canyon. Photo essay - toughest city west of Suez, Marseille.
T.P. and W. makes a comeback, Toledo, Peoria and Western
Railroad. Movie - Frieda. Life's party - a look at English
society. Three transports of Jewish refugees en route
to Palestine are sent back to Germany. Very pretty full
page color Webster Cigar ad.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Age of enlightenment, 5th in a series on the
History of Western Culture. Restful days in Dublin.
Very cute cartoon machine monsters show LIFE's growing
pains. Photo - Families of trapped miners hold death
watch, Whitehaven, England, William coal mine under
the Irish sea. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Celeste
McClain and her family. Another neat full page Margarine
ad in yellow. Religious riots plague India. Manolete
is gored to death by bull. Bub-O-Loon is newest fad,
huge balloons. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with Rita Hayworth. Article - Germany's lost youth.
Close-up - Outsize governor, Jim Folsom. Cool full page
color Tavern floor wax ad on bright blue floor - and
my friends thought MY kitchen was bright! Photo essay
- IBM's super salesmen. US keeps the Davis cup, Ted
Schroeder vs. Dinny Pails, tennis. Hollywood riding
clothes. Hybrid corn. Marshall Field & Co. pretties
up elevator girls, includes photos of June Wahl and
Ann Wratarich. Life's party " what I did on my vacation."
- John Preston and James McCune of Louisiana, Missouri.
Boxer Primo Carnera, Italian Giant, Old Satchelfoot.
Gorgeous full page ad for dress from I. Magnin &
company. And, a lovely full page color Ballantine Ale
ad with a woman who makes me think of Snow White. President
Truman in Rio de Janeiro. Cute photo of Rita Hayworth
on the "Queen Elizabeth." Movie - "Her Husband's Affairs"
with Lucille Ball. Full page Canadian Club whiskey ad
with Eric Soderstrom and mines in Cobalt, Canada. Unusual
helicopter uses, such as diving platform, umpire perch,
more, Mrs. Marion Aubert. Full page color Calvert Whisky
ad with art by Tom Loveland. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with Mary Reilly, Table-tennis star (ping pong).
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but last few pages have a minor water mark in margin) - $10
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps, and light cover wear) - $10
Mr. V.J. Prucha trims trees into fantastic shapes
in Crete, Nebraska, topiary. Full page Ethyl ad showing
hobbies of three famous people, James Melton (old cars),
Louis Bromfield (Soil conservation), and Dick Powell
(flying a Navion airplane). Rather strange full page
Sanforized fabrics ad with man in his underwear at doctors
office, art by Gilbert Bundy. "Exodus" refugees end
tragic voyage. Sale of Gustave Dore paintings runs into
difficulties. Tennis peepers see national singles. No-account
Dragon of Furth is killed again. Article - Balance of
Power. Article - English ghosts. Photo essay - fall
fashions. Tuna tournament, Thorvald Sanchez, , J. M.
Holden, Antonio Tarafa. Aerial photo of St. Peter's
square in Rome, filled with people to hear the Pope.
Thoreau's Walden. Movie - "Kiss of Death." Cracow's
carvings. Life goes to an oldsters' outing in Portland,
Maine, includes photos of Edward Rogers Castner and
wife of Damariscotta, Alexander Killin, Mrs. Octave
Pelletier, H.E. Hinds, Mrs. S.D. Benner, Ralph Mayo,
Mrs. L.M. White, Abigail Wilson, James Macy, Mr. and
Mrs. George N. Mansel. "Island Queen" steamer explodes
in Pittsburgh. Graham "I spy" Moulton, divorce photographer.
New star, Alida Valli. Nice full page movie poster ad
for "Arch of Triumph."
Good - $22
Full page color Cashmere Bouquet Beau Cake
cosmetics ad with Joan Bondell. Neat full page color
Westinghouse ad with three different kinds of vacuum
cleaners. Virginia Walton Brooks, 14, big game hunter
- elephant, cheetah, impala, rhinoceros, gazelle, wildebeest,
oryx, baboon, lion, - she seems to have been single
handedly responsible for depleting the wildlife of Africa.
Humorous full page Benex brushless shave ad with man
"shaving" with garden trowel. Vishinsky's
diatribe at United Nations. Taft goes west. Retrospectively
funny photo of Governor Thomas E. Dewey feeling a cow.
Full page color Chesterfield ad with James Stewart,
Jimmy Stewart. Hurricane strikes Florida, includes photos
and art by Alexander Leydenfrost. Freedom train begins
tour across the US with documents of US history. Extremely
bright two page movie poster ad for "Unconquered"
with Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. Jet-propelled
model autos, Cal Aero Technical Institute. "Butch"
La Guardia dies. Medellin, Colombia, south American
showplace - photo essay. What is takes (all the people)
to transform Beryl Davis into a new hit singer, shows
56 other people, all named. Full page color Life savers
ad with the Lifesavers in a slot in a fruit stand, art
by Oskar Barshak. Evelyn Waugh writes about Forest Lawn
cemetery in Hollywood. Feature on Notre Dame football
with great color photos. The children of Whittemore,
Iowas win feathers from the public library for books
read, use them to make Indian headdresses, Leo Farrell.
Good - $48
Fair (Generally Good, but spine is rolled and interior has some tanning. Cover quite nice.) - $28
Neat full page color Nash ad with see-through
car showing frame. Full page Borden's ad with $25,000
contest to send in names for Elsie's new Baby. The coolest
full page color Niblets Corn ad with the Green Giant
sitting in a corn arm chair and reading the Corn Times!
Full page General Electric television ad with football
player Spec Sanders on the scene. Full page color Pliofilm
ad "S is for Salmon and Soup Mix." Fun photos
of people on a roller coaster at Coney Island, close-ups.
Full page Studebaker ad with turquoise car and Henry
C. Ryan and his sons Cyril and Henry. A different full
page color General Electric light bulbs ad with Bob
Hope. Color Stetson ad with art by Philip Dormont. Europe
submits it's Marshall plan. Car maker Kaiser-Frazer
produces 100,000th new automobile. Moscow celebrates
800th birthday. Stewart Inglehart helps US win Polo
Championship, includes photos of Mexican Polo team..
Dick Tracy miniature radio watch. Very nice full page
color Havoline motor oil ad with football player. Apple
picking, including Cary Marshall, nice two page color
spread of apple types, color photos of apple processing,
more. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal profile by
Ernest Havemann. Apples in the US - photo of Cary Marshall.
Albert Schweitzer - jungle philosopher. Armadillos -
photo essay. Hungary celebrates the Red Dean - Reverend
Hewlett Johnson. Boyhood letters of FDR. Life goes to
the Warrenton Horse Show - Mary Jane Dodson, Betty Baldwin,
Terry Drury, Fletcher Harper. Full page color Macmillan
oil ad with art by Earl Blossom. "The Dress"
by Dior. Mexican whirlers, voladores, Maypole and trapeze
Good - $28
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps and faint cover soil) - $16
Very nice full page movie
poster ad for "Golden Earrings" with Ray Milland and
Marlene Dietrich. Series of photos of New Yorkers stepping
around and over bodies. Full page Ipana tooth paste
ad with Betty Burbank and her children. Report on China.
Show horse trips on hurdle and is killed, horse Churchill
and rider Ted McCoy. Mr. Luckman goes to Washington.
Pinch-hitter provides World Series most exciting two
minutes - Harry "Cookie" Lavagetto and Dodgers and Yankees,
includes photo of Joe DiMaggio, baseball. Barbara Ann
Smith goes home. Close-up - Picasso. Nice full page
color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with football theme,
armchair quarterback. Pictorial essay - the Northwest,
includes great photo of tree climber forester Dave Kretz,
Lionel Hall family, Clarence Medlock family, John J.
Burns family, Bill and Ken Anacker and families and
more. Karate. Full page color Capehart ad with painting
of "The Modau" by Robert Riggs. Radio - "Candid
microphone" catches people off-guard. Buffalo cops try
to regain safety titles. Geraldine Brooks. Life goes
to a party on the "Ma and Pa" railroad. Doris von Knobloch
tries to mail herself to Ralph Berndt in New York. Full
page movie poster ad for "Forever Amber" Very nice two
page color Chrysler transmission ad that is almost all
art by John Clymer, birch bark canoe at sunset. Full
page Calvert whiskey ad with two Collies, art by Tom
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps and minor cover edge chips) - $12
Another great full page Prestone
Anti-freeze ad with color, this one with an ambulance
theme. Photos proving ad claim that Super Suds soap
can fill two trailer trucks with suds. Blood hound finds
lost baby, Louis Dunton of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.
San Bernardino revives Pony Express. Beulah Overell
is freed. Fire sweeps British heath. Calf is born in
air. Nazis' atomic secrets by Samuel A. Goudsmit. Close-up
- a study in royal Consorts. Photo essay - Cruise of
the Kon-Tiki. Full page color Pan American Coffee Bureau
ad with excellent art by Howard Scott. Fashion - lipstick,
color feature article. Weight lifters, including photos
of Peter George of Akron, Stanley Stanczyk, Johnny Davis,
Joseph de Pietro, Sung Jip Kim and others. Full page
color Yardley perfumes ad with art by Bernard Lamotte.
Nice full page color Western Electric ad with laying
telephone lines through Saguaro Cactus National Forest,
art by James Bingham. Theater - "Command Decision." Beloit
has greasy pole fight. Life visits the Bureau of Weights
and Measures. "New Look" for dogs. 22 Iowa farmers visit
Europe. Folk Singers, including Joe Orr, Sarah Bailey,
Bill Hensley, Lottie Mae McGaha. Katherine Cassidy,
model. Grenadine Etching - new book. Very nice full
page color US Brewers Foundation ad for beer with art
by Stevan Dohanos, "Saturday football over the radio."
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, cover rubbed) - $10
Full page movie poster for "So Well
Remembered." Cute series of photos of kids with
their imaginary friends added to the photos, photographer
Robert Wheeler and artist Antonio Petruccelli. Duke
of Alba's daughter gets married - large article with
photos. Full page color Philadelphia whisky ad with
art by Frank Reilly. AFL votes down John L. Lewis. DDT
checks Cholera in Cairo. A mormon family has a reunion,
Charles C. Rich family with 401 living descendants.
Close-up - Sam Goldwyn. Photo essay - San Quentin. Fashion
- the New Look for $100. Women college presidents. Pain-control
clinic - New York University College of Medicine. Very
pretty full page color Revlon ad with 'Cinderella's
Pumpkin. ' Awful article and photos about hunting Polar
bear and capturing surviving cub. Very cute full page
Jantzen girdle ad. Animal imitator Donald Bain, sound
effects expert. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad
with Johnny Murphy, Famous dog handler. A visit to Lew
Douglas, Ambassador to Britain. Excellent full page
color Wurlitzer music ad with fun looking halloween
or costume party, arty by Albert Dorne. Full page color
De Beers diamond ad with painting of Mrs. Richard Knight
(Ann Philbrick), art by Peter Lauck.
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Michigan football Homecoming with
Jack Waters and Barbara Carlson, Bob Chappuis, Everette
Faunce. Cute full page movie poster ad for "It
Had to Be You" with Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde.
Full page color Pliofilm ad with "W is for Wafers
and Wieners." Great photo of flying wing. Hollywood
goes on trial at the House Un-American Affairs Committee
- lots of star photos. The American Past - new book
of our history. German children smuggle cigarettes from
Belgium. Bar Harbor, town on Mt. Desert Island, Maine,
burns in forest fire. Full page color Community silverplate
ad with art by John Whitcomb. Movie - Forever Amber.
Full page color Lord Calvert ad with painting of Mr.
John Brownlee, art by Sarra. War dead return to US soil.
Old Pioneers home - story by Claude Stanush - Joe Contreras,
Bob Hayden, Ed Lemmons, Gena Frazier. Leo Steppat give
15,000 year old skull a real face. Full page Ingraham
Sentinel clocks ad with art by A. L. Schmidt. Ballet
beauties - Diana Adams, Norma Vance, Shirley Eckl, Anna
Sheselka. Richardson Dilworth runs for Mayor of Philadelphia.
India and Pakistan - refugees flee to their new countries.
The Roosevelt Legend by Hamilton Basso. Full page Stetson
Hat ad color art by Philip Dormont. Walton MacConnell
retires to his Cliffside House, La Jolla, California,
including photos of Nancy Chase, Midge Preston, more.
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Full page color General Electric radios
ad with Margaret Whiting. Another cute half page Benex
brushless shave, this time he is "shaving"
with a feather. Photo - Nor'easter submerges La Guardia
field, the airport looks like an ocean. Alabama's kissin'
governor has busy weekend, Jim Folsom. Wyoming's fossil
fish, near Fossil, Wyoming (still operating today, 2006).
Oil-slick removal. Mack Sennett. Methodist Church -
photo essay. Ethiopia goes modern. Kids' football, Joseph
Sears public school in Kenilworth, Illinois, includes
photos of Ray Denson, George BurgoyneJohn True and others.
Feature on Ethiopia. Full page color Bendix automatic
washer ad with family paying bills, art by Pony. Full
page Pepsodent tooth paste ad, the only tooth paste
containing Irium. Foreign legion. Elizabeth's wedding
gifts from the US. Japanese cannibals. High Prices -
Twin sisters show the drop in buying power in a cute
way at a Congressional hearing, plus large feature article.
Frank Lambie - staged auto wreck and real one in same
week. Movie - "Man about Town." Full page color Textron
ad with lady in slip and the Eiffel tower, art by C.
J. Sternberg. Full page American Airlines ad with art
by Gaston sudaka. Pretty full page color Red Cross Shoes
ad with art by Howard Klau Forsberg. Nice full page
color Eversharp pen ad with art by Tom Webb. Full page
color Kaiser Frazer ad with two cars and New York City
skyline. The New Riviera. Full page color Canadian Club
whiskey ad with Reindeer in Sweden. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with bowler Ned Day.
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Nice ad for
Stetson hats with horse art by Philip Dormont. Textron menswear
ad with art by Frederick Siebel. Full page Sanforized fabrics
ad with art by Gilbert Bundy. Ylla Koffler, professional
dog photographer. Full page color Cinco cigars ad with
art by Francis Speight. Another neat yellow full page
margarine ad. Sergeant Arnold B. Werner comes home.
Football player Joe Mocha bites Santa Clara player -
photo. Howard Hughes plywood plane - the Spruce Goose
takes off. Lucky Strike ad with art by Ernest Fiene.
Toeless Ben Agahanian is a great football kicker, place
kicking specialists. Jo Ann McDonald - pool shark. Part
VI in Western Culture series - The Edwardians. Great
photo of the Dreadnought battleship. Wanda Hendrix -
hero and actress - dates Audie Murphy. High school fads
- students swap shoes - so they are not matching. Full
page color United States Brewers Foundation ad with
Thanksgiving Dinner art by Douglass Crockwell. Bigtime
rodeo in Madison Square Garden. Madam President General
Mrs. O'Byrne profile by Angelica Gibbs. Van Meergeren
paints fake Vermeer. Full page color Parke, Davis and
Company ad about family doctor, art by Dick Williams.
Germ proof lab in Bethesda - Dr. Norman Topping. Lovely
Full page color ad for Stinson Flying Station Wagon
1948 airplane, red plane. Full page color Santa Fe railroad
ad with Pueblo Indians in art by (probably) Frederic
Kimball Mizen. Life goes to Pickfair.
Good - $25
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Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps, first inside page is loosening) - $12
Life Magazine November 24, 1947 : Cover - New York sub debutante (Prettiest Subdeb) Pamela Helene Dudley Curran.
Sir Lawrence Olivier
directs his version of Hamlet. John Wayne and Laraine
full page color General Electric radios ad with Helen
Forrest. Day in Tycoon - color ad. Metropolitan Opera
opens - George Washington Kavanaugh, Giovanni Martinelli,
Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller, Frank Sinatra, Eileen Stuart,
Virginia Leigh, Mary Damon. Floods in china. Very very
cute full page color Lifebuoy soap ad with woman in
shower. Howard Hughes and General BE Meyer on wartime
plane construction scandal. Nobel prize for literature
goes to Andre Paul Gide. June Lockhart becomes a star.
Hypospray is a new painless needle. Karl Priebe - Midwest
painter. Was Halsey right at Leyte Gulf? by Gilbert
Cant. Top Weaver Dorothy Liebes works in metal, plastic
and wood. Football reunion for the 1907 championship
team of Mitchell, South Dakota. A party in an octagon,
eight sided house, Carl Carmer's home in Irvington,
New York. Feature on Italy. Mirin Dajo shows no pain
while sword goes through his body - amazingly horrible
photo. Cecil B Demille makes his latest epic - Unconquered.
Full page color ad for Currier and Ives shaving bowl.
Acrobat Franz Furter performs 25 stories up in Lausanne.
Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with ice skater
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Absolutely elegant full page color Forstmann woolens
ad with lady in red and grey. Royal wedding brings joy
to Britain, Elizabeth and Philip. Anti-semitism, editorial.
Inventors try strange new ways to fly : Flying automobile
by Consolidated Vultee, the Hoppi-copter, Wings by Father
Albert Binsteiner. Very nice full page color Studebaker
ad with 8 McGowan men, L.O. McGowan, Bob, Lyle, Wayne,
David, Dean, Glen, Frank. Ezio Pinza, opera singer.
Church Union in South India. Young cyclist, Donny Emory,
motorcyclist at age 6 and Leif Ekberg at 4. Red Army
club. Kate Greenaway clothes. Push-button football,
new rule pertaining to substitute players. Smoke sleuths,
Air pollution war in Pittsburgh, includes railroad locomotive
9939. Feature on Television. Cruise on the Corsair,
J. Pierpont Morgan's old yacht. Nice full page color
Mercury ad with red car and Christmas theme. Very cute
full page color Textron ad with penguins and northern
lights, art by Frederick Siebel. Cartoons by Abner Dean.
Full page color American Flyer ad for model trains.
Small, but hard to find - 1/8 page ad for Rollfast bicycles.
Kate Greenaway clothes for Children's styles. Movie
- "Gentleman's Agreement." Big feature on Television
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Fair (All Good, but lower spine end has a minor water mark) - $14
World's biggest telescope nears completion, for Palomar
Mountain. Cute full page Sanforized ad with art by Gilbert
Bundy. Full page color Jantzen sweaters ad with art
by Pete Hawley. Housewife saves sluggish watchdog from
fire, Mrs. Charles Dishop in Minneapolis. Chinese make
war memorial of Skulls - gruesome! Stassen tours the
country. Automobile design, mostly European - photo
essay, includes small Davis car with three wheels. Whirlwing
kite, Jesse C. Donaldson inventor. School for air Hostesses,
Flight Attendants, Stewardesses - great article. Basketball's
amateur professionals, Phillips Oilers. New York Lamasery.
Two page spread color Chris Craft boat ad showing lots
of different boats. Nightclub lunacy, dancing under
a bar at the Salle Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, a
little like limbo. Neat ski ad on back cover with Blanche
Christian, color Camel cigarettes. Three pages of bird
photos by Allan D. Cruickshank. Neat photo of new transport
airplane XC-99 with the 400 passengers that can ride
in it. Movie - "Mourning Becomes Electra."
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Life Magazine December 15, 1947 : Cover - Night Club Girls - Dawn McInerney, Thana Barclay, Joy Skylar.
color Ad for Royal Crown Cola with Barbara Stanwyck.
French soldiers fight back communists in Paris. Charming
series of photos of children who called MU 8-2205 and
got Santa Claus, including Patricia Guinan, Ann Kernan,
Christopher Lange, laine Jung, Jimmy O'Brien, Jo Ann
Ward. Very Bright full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with Alan Hale as Santa Claus. Samist artist Ernest
Trova. OK, this is a bit of a gruesome ad, full page
color Arrow Shirts ad with Santa about to commit suicide
with a blunderbuss gun. Awesome-ist full page color
Coca-cola ad with Santa at refrigerator. Fashion - petticoats.
The partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
Midget car racers - Bob Disbrow. Bell ringer Mrs. Arthur
Shurcliff. Feature on Nightclubs, Broadway, includes
The Harem, Joe E. Lewis, The Latin Quarter, The Havana-Madrid,
The Cafe Society Downtown, The Copacabana. Joe Louis
and Joe Walcott, boxers, Madison Square Gardens. New
inventions from backyard inventors. Reef life - great
images. Efficiency expert helps farmers work better
- Ralph Hitz, Alva Wood, Lucas County, Iowa. Autobiography
of Edward, Duke of Windsor. Himalaya mountain climbing
- six new peaks scaled - Andre Roch, Alex Graven, Rene
Dittert and Alfred Sutter and Annalies Lohner, Nepalese
guides. Not so charming full page color Whitman's chocolates
ad with choleric and sweaty looking Santa. Full page
color Pliofilm ad, M is for Mincemeat and for Marshmallows.
Full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad with Santa
Claus and conductor looking in on sleeping child.
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In this issue, an album
of Christmas carols painted by seven American Artists.
Small town has a lively week, Paoli, Indiana including
photos of E.L. Throop, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fleming, Dick
Barksdale, Eva Dillard and others. Termite exterminators
exterminate house - belonging to two schoolteachers
in Los Angeles. Photo of the dog who accidentally (or
maybe on purpose) shot a friend of his owner, Forrest
Cope, Russell Holmes. Novice pilot makes unhappy landing,
F8F Bearcat on USS Tarawa. Article - a Prince at war,
by the Duke of Windsor. Photo of Paoli Ramblers Basketball
team winning in Indiana. Skiing prodigy, Andrea Mead
of Pico Peak, Vermont. House of Cartier, jewelry. College
parties, includes full page pretty color photo of four
students of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, and couples
at dance at Pomona College, Claremont. Odd full page
color Shell ad with "macadam salad" made of
crushed rock and asphalt, art by Carl Broemel. Radio
"Hush" hubbub, Ruth Annette Subbie of Fort Worth wins
contest. Life attends preparations for Holiday debuts,
NY society girls. Nice full page movie poster ad for
"Captain from Castile." Super nice full page color Canadian
Pacific railroad ad with skiing theme (one of the nicest
skiing art ads I've seen). Full page color Mars candy
bar ad with skiing theme (ski clothes and ski poles).
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Life Magazine December 29, 1947 : Cover - pretty girl in Miami, Corine Gustafson, member of Coral Gables war memorial youth center.
The smart cattle of Herbert
Read, oxen. One of LIFE's more gruesome photos, a dead
horse in the back of a car, hit and flipped there in
one blow, the car doesn't look so good either, Sam Littlejohn
and his brothers were unhurt. Miami,
Florida - 12 page feature in color, includes Mrs. Dana
Gibson. Troops leave Italy on the Transport ship
"Admiral Sims." Lillie Winter is not guilty
of attempting to poison her granddaughter Marjorie Burton,
or (in earlier trial) of poisoning her grandson. Neat
full page color Western Electric ad showing switchboard
with operators, plus wiring of switchboard, art by James
Bingham. The miracle priest in Brazil, Padre Antonio
Pinto. New surgery technique for ulcers. Eisenhower
dinner. Miami. The Thinkers and their "Institute
for Advance Study" Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt,
includes Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and
others. Bowler Andy Varipapa. Hasty Pudding. Rather
wonderful full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with Gary Cooper, as he dressed for "Unconquered."
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