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Life
                    Magazine January 2, 1950Life Magazine January 2, 1950 : Cover - American Life and Times.

Special issue : 1900-1950. Color photos from 1900s - by Alfred Stieglitz. The Golden Years before the war. Falling Horses and Stuck Cars. High Society High Jinks. Small Town Life, Boonville, Missouri. Well dressed and undressed. Interesting spread showing the span of life and causes of death in 1900, 1925, 1950. Interesting full page Turkey Red Cigarettes ad in the old style. Nevada Gold Rush. Explosives through history timeline. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Mrs. Cornelius H. Van Vlaanderen of Ho-Ho-Kus and her children. Baby Century M. Shaw, the first baby of the 20th century, Mrs. Mackey Shaw. Valentino - the great lover. Early advertising - great reproductions of early ads, including Cigaret Premiums cards, Brandreth's pills, Lambertville Rubber Company, more. Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs take car trip together. Profiles of 1920 heroes, Charles Lindbergh, Grover Whalen, John Held Jr, Red Grange, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, Gilda Gray, Clara Bow, John Scopes, Sinclair Lewis. The great armory art show of 1913. Fifty years of women's roles in America - Anna Held, Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Carry Nation. The 1922 Edward Hall, Eleanore Mills murder. Chesterfield ad with Bing Crosby. Nels Elofson saga in Chicago. Allen Nevins reviews the audacious Americans. Jack Dempsey - boxer profile. Nels Peter Elufson, immigrant - his life and family through 1949. The Vanderbilt Mansions. The first Adams Korn Kurls ad I remember seeing. Composographs - faked news pictures bring journalism to a half century low, 1925, New York Evening Graphic, similar to tabloid aliens and such.
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Life Magazine
                    January 9, 1950Life Magazine January 9, 1950 : Cover - Norma De Landa.

Color Movie ad - The man on the Eiffel Tower with Charles Laughton. Striking full page color Oldsmobile Whirlaway ad where they liken the car to a rocket. Corn Product Refining Company factory with no walls, Corpus Christi, Texas. Full page color movie poster for "The man on the Eiffel Tower" starring Charles Laughton and others. Horrifying photo of a fatal car accident during Better Driving Committee demonstration. Famous scientists gather in New York, JR Dunning, CNH Long, Dwight J Ingle, Amado Ayson, AL Kroeber, Margaret Mead. The Meaning of Einstein's new theory by Lincoln Barnett. The liberation of Angus Ward, who was the US consul general in Mukden. OK - Here is one of those stories that is a bit charming as history, but gets quickly less os when you think about it - Christmas tree sets fire to the town of Handyman, Pennsylvania. Charming full page color Kotex ad with sledding theme, art by Tom Hall. Movie review of "The Bicycle Thief" with Lamberto Maggiorani. The Helioplane, takes off from a tennis court, and the pedalcopter, new air plane and hot air balloon. Full page movie poster ad for "Battleground" that is mostly words. The drama of Mexico, 14 pages of photos by Leonard McCombe, includes Vera Cruz, Tepozotlan, Guanajuato, Mitla, Atotonilco, Mexico City, more. Dog psychiatrist Clarence Harbison. Charming piece of language of gestures, not sign language. Jeweled shoes. Elephant seal comeback off the coast of California, near extinction. Full page color US Army recruiting poster. A visit to the High School of Performing Art in New York City
Very Good - $38 buy now
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Life Magazine
                    January 16, 1950Life Magazine January 16, 1950 : Cover - 3 year old skater - Helen Ann Rousselle.

Full page color Studebaker ad with Bill Slater and his father. Really cool photos of a smoke ring blower practicing his art, William Patterson. Full page color Robt. Burns Cigarillos ad with Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year's Day, art by Walter Richards, probably Walter Dubois Richards. South Africa honors Voortrekker pioneer heroes, a ceremony for whites (apparently) by Margaret Bourke-White. Stalin’s birthday party. Italian bandit - Salvatore Giuliano with bullet scars. Curious story of Redwing blackbirds frozen in the spray from Lake Overholser, near Oklahoma City. St. John’s basketball team - McMahon, Zawoluk, McGuire, Calabrese, Mulzoff. Rita Hayworth's new baby, the Princess Aly Khan, sadly a girl, Yasmin. Neat two page color Oldsmobile ad with rocket, green four door, Futuramic. The New York newspaper "The Sun" is sold. Full page ad for United Jewish Appeal showing young family recently settled in Israel. Full page color Lord Calvert whiskey ad with portrait of Mr. James Harley Nash, art by Mac Ball, or MacBall. Optical illusion photos. Backstage photos of “Kiss Me Kate” with Patricia Morison and Gisella Svetlik. Pretty full page color Ballantine's Ale ad with Eskimo. Du Pont family Reunion. Two page color ad for American Airlines - with the DC-6 and Convair. Los Angeles hoods - mayor Frank Shaw, Mickey Cohen and Fletcher Bowron. Artist Maurice Utrillo profile by Rovert Coughlan. Full page color Canadian Club ad with fire walkers of Fiji.
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Life
                    Magazine January 23, 1950Life Magazine January 23, 1950 : Cover - Man-tailored shirts, Patricia Donovan.

China's new boss : a close-up of the communist who rules 450 million people. Interesting full page Ethyl Corporation ad with children and tortoises. Nice two page Ford ad with Charles Bachrach and Tyty Lory, Len Neufeld, Jack Taylor, S.F. McGinn. Nice half page Hires root beer ad with some color and Ski gear. A champion proves they can come back, Ben Hogan golfer. Cowpunchers get Virginia's goats. Standard Oil celebrates its 80th birthday. Photo essay - a Sunday in Mexico, Missouri, including photos of George and Mrs. Rosenthal, Ruth Ann, Nellie Mae, Jimmy, Tommy Rosenthal and photos of all 19 churches in town. The sun shines for Julie Harris. Staples in bone straighten legs. Life goes to a party for an Anheuser-Busch Heiress's debut, Sallie Marie Busch. Pretty full page color Upjohn Company (Kalamazoo) ad with medical pills in sorter, looks like cranberries. Full page color Budweiser beer ad with art by Forsberg. Feature on China's new leader, Mao Tse-Tung. Photo of Mercy Killer Dr. Hermann Sander. New surgical technique corrects deformities of crippled children, Dionna Gebhardt, Nice full page color Maxwell House coffee ad with mailman. Half page with color Barbasol shaving ad with skiers. Former movie star Lamberto Maggiorani. Another drop dead gorgeous Modess ad with couture in tan and gold.
Very Good - $35 buy now

Life Magazine
                    January 30, 1950Life Magazine January 30, 1950 : Cover - Childbirth without fear – Mrs. Charles Barnes.

Full page color General Electric sun lamp light bulbs ad with art by Jon Whitcomb. Neat full page Natural Rubber Bureau ad showing rubber collection from a tree. Photo feature – Picasso draws with light. Alger Hiss gets life – Claude Cross, Hede Massing, Edith Murray, Gladys Tally, Thomas F Murphy. The hydrogen bomb can now be made - feature article. Oops - a sudden wind shift opened a gap in the ice on Lake Winnebago near Oshkosh, Wisconsin and stranded more than 1,000 ice fishermen and 250 cars. Million dollar Brinks robbery in Boston on January 17. Photo of the U.S.S. Missouri stuck in the mud in Chesapeake Bay. Photos of a Shell oil well on fire near Elk City, Oklahoma. Travel feature – Hunza region of Pakistan, very nice article with color photos. Lilli Palmer in Caesar and Cleopatra. Nash makes a $1000 car. Rembrandt’s family portraits – Harmen Gerritsz, Adrien Rembrandt, Titus Rembrandt, Hendrickje Stoffels. Clement Attlee – British Labor Party profile. Death Valley Centennial celebration. Full page color Cudahy foods Diamond Anniversary ad. Charming color photo of upsidedown baby Mary Lou Hogue. Feature on Natural childbirth
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Life Magazine
                    February 6, 1950Life Magazine February 6, 1950 : Cover - Eva Gabor.

Lux girl - Jackie Barnes, she won the national Lux Girl contest, lux soap. Nice series of photos of shadows, upsidedown, well done. Johnson & Johnson ad for band-aids with cute kids - Gladys Rockmore Davis (GRD). Formosans prepare to defend against communists. Curious little story about a silver fox loose in Washington D.C. Linemen work to keep electricity flowing in Sierra, includes photos of men snowshoeing under telephone and power lines looking for breaks. Winston Churchill war memoirs, 3rd volume, part 1 - the Grand Alliance with Roosevelt, includes a section on Rudolf Hess, and on Crete. Sculptor Gerhard Marcks - profile. LIFE congratulations ex-baseball player Ty Cobb who donated $100,000 to help Royston, Georgia build a hospital. Actress Joan Caulfield profile and photos. Circle skirts - great photo. Cute full page color Kodak film ad with children's birthday party. Schlitz beer ad with skier theme. College fraternities - Sigma Chi profile. Snowy Owls come south from Canada. Broadway hit “The Happy Time”. Back page Coca-Cola ad featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Actress Joan Caulfield. Charming full page color Imperial Whiskey ad with ice skating theme, art by Albert Dorne. High society in Cuba - photo feature.
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Life Magazine February
                    13, 1950Life Magazine February 13, 1950 : Cover - Indonesian girl.

The new nation of Indonesia, 14 pages of pictures by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Pretty full page color IBM Electric Typewriter ad. The Barkleys (vice president) become capital's no. 1 guests. "Mo" gets off, Battleship U.S.S. Missouri was stuck on sand bar. Alpha Epsilon Pi use pie to raise dough at Georgia University, includes photos of Joan Ruden, Rita Lincoln, Dave Bergrin. Ingrid Bergman has a baby. British conservatives hold school for Hecklers. Close-up - tempest on the Tiber, Anna Magnani. Fashion - Swimming caps, gorgeous color photo. Medicine - Pneumonia, includes Florence Correa. 50,000 letters for a colt, Janice Ohl and Arabian Sadhu - the prize for suggesting the best name for Walter Farley's Black Filly. $35,000 automobile, a Cadillac upholstered in leopard skin. An amazing series of photos showing a mother mouse acquiring oil for her children by dipping her tail into a bottle of cod-liver oil. Sports - the Detroit Red Wings, hockey. Photography's own museum. Radio - Duffy's Latin tavern, Ed Gardner moves his show to Puerto Rico. Senate's ladies' day. Life goes to a garage hoedown, Art Hamilton's new brake shop in Redwood City. Very nice full page color Whitman's chocolates ad with Valentine's Day theme. Nice full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarettes ad with J. Peter Hoguet, Jr. on skis. Nice full page color 1950 Ford car ad with skis. Judy Holliday in "Adam's Rib."
Excellent - $48 buy now
Very Good - $40 buy now

Life
                    Magazine February 20, 1950Life Magazine February 20, 1950 : Cover - Gregory Peck in "Twelve O'Clock High."

Wheaton College Illinois revival becomes confession marathon, Aga Khan's followers shed their shoes, General Clay answers some tough questions, Life at 50 below, in Minnesota Northwest Angle - photo essay, includes photos of David Colson, Mrs. Joe Risser, Sandy and Glen Risser, Lucy Colson, Oscar Risser, Jake Colson and others. War Memoirs of Winston Churchill Vol. 3 Part 2. Disney's Cinderella - movie. Kaiser offers a car for under $1,200, the “Red Car.” High fashion patterns. Bess Truman has an alphabetical tea. Milford Haven wedding, Romaine Dahlgren Pierce Simpson and David Michael Mountbatten. Neat full page color Good Year tire ad with ice fishermen. Alphabet invitations to Bess Truman's teas - Samples of Ms. A-Z photos here. Super full page color Futuramic Oldsmobile ad with blue car. Very nice full page color Western Electric ad with woman sewing and black dog. Nice full page color DeSoto ad with maroon car. Photo of car and tow truck breaking through ice on Lake Como near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Wheaton College religious revival. Life congratulates Katharine Hepburn on her legs. Rise Stevens at the Met. Texas missionaries are attacked in Frascati, Italy. Full page color Schlitz beer ad with skiing theme.
Good - $35 buy now

Life Magazine February
                    27, 1950Life Magazine February 27, 1950 : Cover - Atomic Explosion at Bikini Lagoon in Color.

Press Agent Arthur Davis sends out photos with enhanced labels of pretty girls Eva Dahlbeck, Peggy Purdy, Cocoa Brown. Rather funny full page color Peter Pan Peanut butter ad with girl with cheesey smile. How can we prepare for war against the Soviets. Joint Chiefs prepare our defense - Hoyt Vandenberg, Omar Bradley, J Lawton Collins and Forrest Sherman. Full page Bell Telephone ad with story of Marjorie Pennino, who was once saved by a telephone operator, then later became a telephone operator and saved someone else. Yale gets a new president - Alfred Whitney Griswold. Full page National Board of Fire Underwriters ad for fire safety in the house. The Little Red dress - 1950 fashion. Full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb. Winston Churchill memoirs Volume 3, Part III. The Atomic Bomb, how it works. Feature on color TV and the upcoming FCC hearings. Life Visits some ski bums at Sun Valley - Obert J Rod, Bob Lombard, Jerry Pesman, Bebe Walker, Joan Scribner, Jerry Edwards, Edward Scotty, Mary Gregg.
Good - $30 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, but cover edge has a mild smudge) - $28 buy now

Life Magazine March
                    6, 1950Life Magazine March 6, 1950 : Cover - Marsha Hunt in "The Devil's disciple."

Action rodeo photos of Sherrill Stephens, Neil Morrison, Burton Payne, Bill Teagarden and George Flint. Attlee surveys the ruins of victory. Coal strike threatens a crisis. Grocer tests law with 39 cent wine, Charlie Hawkins of Stockton, California. Northside 777 case is closed, Joe Majczek, Teddy Marcinkiewicz, Robert Vogeler. Boxer dies from blow in ring, Lavern Roach. Photo essay - the White Queen, Ruth Khama in Africa. Above-the-knees golf clothes. Black light art, Arthur Radebaugh. Life goes skating in Holland. Sequel : after six months in Austria, Jeanette Markunas comes back. Gross photo and caption : Harold Payne and Robert Bacon kill a whole school of pilot whales. Crash of commuter trains at Rockville Centre, Long Island. Neat two page color 1950 Chevrolet ad with light green Styleline De Luxe car. Very cute full page color Kodak film ad with baby in carriage. Phloeo, a Pileated woodpecker living in captivity with Southgate Y. Hoyt. Neat full page Toni Permanent Wave ad with Eleanor and Jeanne Fulstone of Smith Valley, Nevada. Super nice color Coca-cola ad on back cover with kids at counter in diner.
Very Good - $35 buy now

Life Magazine March
                    13, 1950Life Magazine March 13, 1950 : Cover - Guided tour of Spring Fashions - Dorian Leigh.

Photo - Independent as a hog on ice. Half page Tropic Nitey Nite sleepers (children's sleepware) with art by Lawrence Beall Smith. World Book Encyclopedia ad with art by Lockhart. Leopard hunt - escapee form Oklahoma City Zoo, they killed it. Trial of Dr. Klaus Fuchs. Neat photos of the demolition of the smokestack of the old Grant gold and silver smelter in Denver, Colorado. Lovely full page color Nash Airflyte ad with pale yellow car and spring blossoms. Acheson talks about Total Diplomacy. Mary Bigler convicts thief Henry Thwaits by identifying his eyes. Nice photo piece on Spring Fashions. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Gregory Peck. Joseph Cotton and Alida Valli in The Third Man. Pabst Blue Ribbon ad with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Caribbean Carnival in Haiti - photos by Gordon Parks. High School Play in Winchester, Massachusetts, including photos of Dave Archibald, Fay Carroll, Sue Graves, Anne Farquhar, Director Tom Morse, John Rocray, Peter Browne, Felicia Mezzacappa, Elaine Hersey, Diane Gulaker and others. Mr. Cleveland - Roy W. Howard. Full page color Hart Schaffner & Marx suits ad with art by Tom Hall. Buster Keaton back on TV. Fencer toddler - Bela de Tuscan, Jr. Full page color Imperial whiskey ad with charming art by Albert Dorne. Movie - The Third Man. Maxwell Coffee ad with art by Albert Dorne. Curious full page color A&P super market ad showing mothers leaving their babies OUTSIDE the store while they shop. Full page color Old Grand Dad bourbon ad with art by Melbourne Brindle. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with bowl Connie Schwoegler.
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Life Magazine March
                    20, 1950Life Magazine March 20, 1950 : Cover - Edward John Stevens, Jr. Nineteen young American artists.

10 pages in color, Franklin Boggs, Aleta Cornelius, Eldzier Cortor, Frank Duncan Jr., Hazard Durfee, Stephen Greene, Edward Melcarth, Siegfried Reinhardt, Howard Warshaw, Hubert Raczka, Edward Stevens, Alton Pickens, Hedda Sterne, Theodoros Stamos, Bernard Perlin, Honore Sharrer, Kenneth Nack, Joseph Lasker, Dean Ellis. Nice full page color Studebaker ad with yellow car and jet plane. Really curious full page color General Electric dish washer ad with round washer. Excellent full page color DeSoto ad with blue car. Very nice two page color Naturalizer shoes ad. US building boom hits new peak. VIPs watch maneuvers on Vieques. Omaha has a big blow, wind storm. Golf's golden Dave, Alice and Marlene Bauer. Sports - mayhem in the mud, an Army game called Battledown at Camp Hood, Texas. Buddhist from Brooklyn, Buckalew, Jinaloka. Science - biggest betatron. Charming little piece about cartoonist Al Capp and kneecaps. Life makes the rounds with a small town society editor, Leltie Faucett of Abilene, includes Mrs. Rupert Harkrider, Mrs. W.P. Ballard, Mrs. Whetsel, Rita and Paul Bailey and others. The black angel, Carola Mueller.
Very Good - $32 buy now

Life Magazine March
                    27, 1950Life Magazine March 27, 1950 : Cover - Mrs. Anne Bromley (formerly Anne Brewster), mystery flight.

Photo essay - The search for the bones of St. Peter, the vatican grottoes. Nice full page color GoodYear ad with target shooting theme. Nice full page movie poster ad for "The Capture" starring Lew Ayres and Teresa Wright. Boss Dallas Winslow (Detroit manufacturer) in Springfield, Ohio gives workers free cars. Photos of first night landings of jet planes on a Navy aircraft carrier. Full page color TWA airline ad. Southern politicking, including photo of Gordon Persons arriving in helicopter. Hunger strikes farm labor camps, includes photos from Avondale camp near Phoenix. History's worst plane crash, chartered plane with Rugby fans coming back from Belfast Rugby matches, Sigginston. The cast of Leopold of Belgium is still unsolved. Billy Graham in Dixie. Paris couture in Miniature - fashion for little kids. Rather horrible story about hippos dying in drying out lake in Tanganyika, Lake Rukwa. Nylon in 1950. Television - Morgan, the basset dog star. The Big Leagues' youngest team, Philadelphia Phillies baseball with photos of Mike Goliat, George Earnshaw and others. Antihistamines. Blanche Thebom, opera Longhair. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with indoor golf, art by Douglass Crockwell.
Very Good - $30 buy now
Good - $20 buy now

Life Magazine April
                    3, 1950Life Magazine April 3, 1950 : Cover - Iris Mann and David Cole.

Western Electric ad with tornado art by Robert Benney. Japanese tattoo men - great photos. The Cunard White Star Caronia cruise ship goes to Casbah. White man gets life in jail for killing negro children - Kosciusko, Mississippi - Tom Harris. Photo of tennis champ - Althea Gibson. Life congratulates old folk who continue to work - Arturo Toscanini, Robert Frost, Winifred Robb, Connie Mack, Conrad Hudgens. Princesses of Holland go to school. Curious story about the meeting nobody came to - Bamangwato tribe in South Africa, Ruth and Seretse Khama. Gigi new French movie with Daniele Delorme. Owls - photos and story. Nice full page color Kotex ad with lambs, art by Tom Hall. Update on the theory of Evolution. Genealogy Rug by Gertrude Hanson. Spring Hats - simple styles and shapes. The Black Palace - Mexico City prison. Sleep and how to get more of it by Robert Coughlan. Life goes skiing in Arlberg Kandahar in Austria, including James Couttet, Idly Walpoth, Arnold Lunn. Swanky Dan - Ayrshire cow dies.
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Life Magazine April
                    10, 1950Life Magazine April 10, 1950 : Cover - Horsewoman Aileen Wood.

Leonard McCombe is news photographer of the year. Full page Thor Automagic Spinner-Washer clothes washing machine ad. Texas dustbowl photos. Full page color Ford ad showing the frame of the car. Garry Davis returns to the US. Full page color Admiral refrigerator ad that says you can leave food uncovered. Spring in the desert - photos by Andreas Feininger. Photo - Russell McConkey watches a high wind rip up the shingles on his new house (Topeka, Kansas). Photos of rescue of a three year-old from edge of roof in New York City, rescued by Leonard Karr, photos by Murray Berke. Odd stuff available at the rummage sale in Pasadena, California, including elephant foot umbrella stand. Faye Emerson on TV. Lord Calvert whiskey ad featuring Ryal Miller, art by Sarra. Aiken, South Carolina sponsors Horse week. The problem king of Egypt - King Farouk. Movie - Interesting article on the growth of children. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by John Gannam. Champagne for Caesar with Ronald Coleman. Harlem's Debutante Cotillion with Marian Romain, Lois McLaughlin, Marcia Miller, Grover Whalen. Photos of Bratton Hill Horse. Full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with Indian (Native American) in full war dance regalia. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with baseball players Mel Parnell, Howard Pollet, Bob Lemon, Vic Raschi.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, but has address label scar in red band at bottom of cover) - $15 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but cover is spotted) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine April
                    17, 1950Life Magazine April 17, 1950 : Cover - President Eisenhower.

Nice full page color Brookwood silverware ad 1881 Rogers, Oneida. Great full page movie poster ad with color for “Champagne for Caesar” starring Ronald Colman and Celeste Holm. Very nice full page color Chen Yu ad for Double Peony lipstick and nail polish. Nice two page Ford “University” ad with Bob Bertouille. Shots end a Missouri political career, Charles Binaggio. Maryland horse race stopped by mass balk, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, includes photos of Frank Riggs, Ethel Hoffman, James McHenry and others. US counts 151 million noses - 1950 census, includes photos of William Smith up flagpole, Rose Mallory, Dora DeMarco, Philip Levitt, Frank Gurule, Bette Maxwell on snowshoes in Colorado. “Marshall Mars” airplane explodes and burns. Knight on motor bike sallies forth, Roland Toutain. Photo essay - cremation of a king in Siam. Close-up - Eisenhower. Yale's Australian star swimmer John Marshall. Backbend on water skis, Shirley MacCalla. Art - Edward Hopper. Fashion - men in plaid. Life visits a resort hotel out of season, Hershey Hotel. Gruesome early method of treating cancer with X-Rays. Hollywood agent Charles Feldman. “Annie Get Your Gun.” Full page color MGM ad for "The Outriders", comic strip format, signed GALE.
Very Good - $45 buy now
Good - $35 buy now

Life Magazine April
                    24, 1950Life Magazine April 24, 1950 : Cover - A Blouses under $5.

Great vintage photos of Abraham Lincoln's Funeral. Maggi McNamara. Full page color ad for Hart Schaffner & Marx suits with circus art by Tom Hall. Carmencita, Francisco Franco's daughter, marries. Full page Spun-lo rayon ad with woman in underwear and policeman's hat - sexy. Three albino deer in one photo in Wisconsin. Handsome full page color U.S. Air Force recruiting ad. Prohibition in India. Schlieren camera photographs the invisible. Humorous story about moving the national seat of government to Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo of railroad train wreck near Rio de Janeiro in Rio dos Indios river. Bob Hope and Bea Lillie on the NBC Variety show. The artist El Greco - profile by Aldous Huxley. Article on Italy's peasants rising against land barons. Billy Eckstein and his bobby soxers. Movie review - Destination Moon. Irresistible and black, Afghan dog named Turkuman Nissim's Laurel wins at Westminster Dog Show. Mike Rector - burned boy comes home (see LIFE June 13, 1949). Ingram Pickett and his vigil at the New Mexico statehouse. Quarter page Harley-Davidson motorcycle ad. LIFE's dog Lucky is now one year old (see LIFE May 9, 1949). Golfers Jim Ferrier and Jimmy Demaret. How to take the offensive for peace by John Foster Dulles. Life visits Lady Molly Huggins in Jamaica. Canadian Club ad featuring the caves in rock of Gibraltar. Back page Chesterfield ad featuring golf and Kirk Douglas. Full page color Texaco ad with great circus clown.
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Life Magazine May 1,
                    1950Life Magazine May 1, 1950 : Cover - Rising star Ruth Roman.

Curious two page Borg-Warner ad with Ripley's Believe it or not theme. Brumas, the Polar Bear cub, in London. Neat full page color Coro costume jewelry ad. Article - Hindus wash away their sins in the Ganges. Yankees beat the Red Sox in season opener - Al Zarilla, Tommy Henrich, Joe Dimaggio, baseball. Ancestors of Grant and Lee open the Civil War monument. Great full page color Champion Spark Plugs ad with Scottie dog and baseball theme. Photo - Pickpocket picking the pocket of the man carrying matador Rafael Rodriguez out of the ring in Mexico City. Key West, Florida, shrimp fishing. Nice full page color Campbell's vegetable soup ad, sadly not signed. Trail of Owen Lattimore, this is part of Joe McCarthy and his communist charges. Human Growth movie explains birds and bees to 6 year olds. Italian engineers make a power plant using earths heat - Larderello. Sun Sing Chinese theater in New York. Profile of Opera creator Gian-Carlo Menotti on Broadway. Havoline motor oil ad featuring tennis star Jack Kramer. Cassino is built again. Michigan medical school - Tom Peterson through the four years. Utah's governor Brack Lee is an honest politician. Lambert Hitchcock built furniture in 1826. Who looks like Howdy Doody - Billy Oltmann. Another cute full page color Imperial whiskey ad with art by Albert Dorne.
Very Good - $38 buy now
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Fair (All Good, but lower spine end is a bit rough, spine rolled) - $14 buy now

Life
                    Magazine May 8, 1950Life Magazine May 8, 1950 : Cover - Jackie Robinson, star Baseball player, stars in a movie.

Follow-up letters on Shirley MacCalla, with photo (see LIFE April 17, 1950). Half page United States Stell ad with cartoon art by Gluyas Williams. Naked Doukhobors go on rampage, offshoot of Russian Orthodox Church, British Columbia, they burned 18 houses - who would have though that nudity and arson went together? Full page color Post's bran flakes cereal ad with cartoon baseball theme art. B-50 airplane launching. Nice full page color American Airlines ad with air traffic controllers, art by John Falter. The ugly prince of Bagheria, Sicily. 38th whooping crane, new egg laid by Josephine in Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge. Charming full page color Whitman's chocolates ad. Curious photo of Indian maharani observing strict purdah. New York students riot for teachers. Crude incubator keeps kidnapped baby alive - Chaneta Holden. Top U.S. fighter pilots compete at aerial gunnery meet. Queen Mary's rug is big crowd puller. Italian gardens - photo essay. Pennsylvania politics - photo essay. Paris Mannequin, model Christiane Richard. Movie - Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights." Artificial heart developed by Dr. John Gibbon, Jr. of Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College. Prize-winning furniture - New York's Museum of Modern Art. San Antonio fiesta. Full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with Ernest Parsons on the world's highest standard gauge railroad, hand cart, Peru.
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Life
                    Magazine May 15, 1950Life Magazine May 15, 1950 : Cover - Beach fashions, the latest in one-piece suits.

Nice full page color Western Electric ad showing 1881 switchboard. Strike at Chrysler ends in bitterness. Air crash victims walk away : Murray Thomas and Norman Marshall crash on glacier in New Zealand. US town stages a communist coup, Mosinee, Wisconsin. Kansas City has another shocker, belated drive against crime - Binaggio and more. Great hunt slaughters thousands of seals off Newfoundland. Photo essay - portfolio of pictures by Edward Steichen. Really cool full page color Mobilgas ad with flying red horse. Eyewitness account from Soviet Union. World's best shot-putter, James Fuchs of Yale. Fashion - summer bach styles. High flying Hornsby nightclub. Life visits Pablo Casals. Nice full page color Jantzen sunclothes ad. Two Half page movie poster ads for “The Jackie Robinson story.” Funny photo of postman Thomas Kincade of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania sitting inside post box. Toulouse-Lautrec. Bill Lawrence, rodeo trick rider. Early robots - turtles of W. Grey Walter. Another nice half page color Barbasol ad with archery theme art by Carl Setter (?). Full page color Blatz beer ad with race car driver Myron Fohr looking rather unsavory - sweaty, dirty, grease under his fingernails.
Very Good - $35 buy now
Good - $25 buy now

Life Magazine
                    May 22, 1950Life Magazine May 22, 1950 : Cover - the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

A King's Story, Part 1 - the Duke of Windsor. Cute full page color General Electric ad with portable radios. Full page color Camfield toaster ad - quite the thing! Fiery death of a Canadian town, Cabano, Quebec burns, includes photos of Donald Beaulieu, Bertrand LaForest, Cecilia Pelletier, Roger Boucher and others. Woman who "wants no friends" jumps to death, Jeanne Williams in Pittsburgh. Truman returns to the Whistlestops. Red River of the north besieges Winnipeg, flood. Theater - Peter Pan. Sculptor Marini. Sand Sailing near Palm Springs, California. Birth of a Ball Club, Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Histrionic Professor Eric Rogers at Princeton. Levitt adds 1950 model to his line, homes. Life goes to the Old South Ball at Auburn College. Elizabeth Taylor marries Nick Hilton. Nice two page color 1950 Ford ad with two cars. Super full page color Jantzen swimsuit ad. Nice two page color 1951 Kaiser ad with blue car. Narrow gauge railroad between Alamosa and Durango Colorado. Cute full page color Hiram Walker whiskey ad with golf theme. Nice full page color Coffee ad with art by Gannam. Seat belt tests.
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly rubbed, library stamps) - $22 buy now

Life Magazine May 29,
                    1950Life Magazine May 29, 1950 : Cover - Mrs. William O'Dwyer (former Sloan Simpson), New York's first lady entertains US Mayors.

A King's story, Part 2. Photos of the Pan American Highway car race (full length of Mexico) including Hershel McGriff, Ray Elliott, Marie Brookerson, Ross Barton. South Amboy, New Jersey clock stops at 7:26 when Isbrandtsen ship "Flying Clipper" ammunition cargo blew up. Petticoat rule gets under way in Hope, New Mexico - women elected, includes photos of Pauline Schwalbe, Mabel Fisher, Tempie Cox, Ada Belle Trimble, Ethel Altman and Ida Prude. Full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb. Flood reaches a fearful crest, Red River in southern Manitoba. M.I.T. wins by an oar over Harvard, includes team photo. Life goes to the Flickertail Follies at University of North Dakota, including photos of Betty Spornitz, James McGuckin, Sylvia Hendrickson and others. Pretty full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with Marlene Dietrich.
Very Good - $35 buy now
Good - $25 buy now

Life Magazine June
                    5, 1950Life Magazine June 5, 1950 : Cover - Stasia Kos, theater mermaid.

A King's story, Part 3 - the crisis that rocked an empire. Cute half page color Skol suntan lotion ad. Charming full page color Howard Johnson's restaurant ad. Very nice full page color Jantzen swim suit ad. GM paces the US pension parade, includes photos of Stanley Piatek, John Tosic, Oliver Franklin, Richard Doheny and others. Tragedy on trolley 7078 - Chicago streetcar hits gasoline truck - astoundingly awful photos. Sugar Ray Robinson - close-up. Fashion - bridal separates. Movies “Forever Gloria.” Transportation - strange craft, Gar Wood's catamaran “Venturi”. Life goes to Queen Charlotte's birthday ball. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma gets rid of excess roosters - gross. Wedding photos of Joan Smith and Emile Achee. Bird Cage house on Biscayne Isle, Miami, Florida for Michael Heller. Full page ad for “Tiny Tears” doll that cries. Another gorgeous Modess ad. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Ruth Roman and golfer Ben Hogan.
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                    Magazine June 12, 1950Life Magazine June 12, 1950 : Cover - Hopalong Cassidy - great photo.

Full page New York Life Insurance ad with story about physician Alfred Barnes, Bart Fisher. Full page color Vitalis ad with golf theme. Photos of couples kissing in Paris. Reds in Berlin do not choose to fight. Full page color Johnson & Johnson ad with charming art by Gladys Rockmore Davis. Photo of the week - bird lands on shoulder during Annapolis graduation, Peter Hughes and a starling (revealed to be a juvenile robin in LIFE July 3, 1950 issue). Full page Goodrich tires ad with Emmett Kelly, circus clown. English Derby horse race at Epsom Downs. An interesting piece on current graduates and the percentage of employment. Ruth Kahma (South Africa) and Ingrid (Bergman) Rossellini show their babies. The search for bodies after the earthquake in Cuzco, Peru. The retirement of pilot Heath Proctor. King's story - Part 4 by Edward, Duke of Windsor. Nine of America's best fishing holes - photo essay by Andreas Feininger. Versatile Weimaraner. Skyscraper's start. The Making of a spy. A funny auction of odd items sent in by celebrities. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with a lovely photo of Marlene Dietrich. The "Mr. First" rivalry between Omero Catan and George Horn, Brooklyn - Battery Tunnel, includes photo of motorcyclists Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Conti who were the real firsts. Richard Lippold and his moon sculpture. Splash erosion, pedestals.
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                    June 19, 1950Life Magazine June 19, 1950 : Cover - Children's Sand Styles, Kathy Kirkland and Christopher Norwood.

Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Bobbie Snow of Woodside, New York. Charming full page color A & P super market ad. 4-H photographs - people make lots of different 4H patterns. Puerto Rico plane crash survivors make it to the US, they had been en route to field jobs in Michigan, U.S. Destroyer escort Saufley, Pedro Guzman dies of shark bites. Golfer Ben Hogan wins the US Open. Mauna Loa volcano erupts, Hawaii. Citation - most winning race horse in history. Ramon Larue escapes from a strait jacket while suspended from a helicopter. The Assy Church in the Alps, great stained glass. Photo of really stupid racial segregation at the University of Oklahoma in 1948, G.W. McLaurin. Donald Miller raises money for Hugo Reid Elementary. The Shelton family of southern Illinois, yet another brother is shot to death. Another lovely full page color White Rock water ad. Male seahorses are really the mothers. Illinois tries to drive gambling out of business - Adlai Stevenson. The Mounties use the Northwest Passage - great photos - Captain Henry Larsen. Color ad for Schenley featuring Ezio Pinza.
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                    Magazine June 26, 1950Life Magazine June 26, 1950 : Cover - Actress Cecile Aubry.

Cute two page Rayve Home permanent ad with Mary Martin. Very nice two page color movie poster ad for “The White Tower” starring Glenn Ford and others. Weird retouched photos by Alfred Gescheidt. Rescue on the river, entire houseboat trapped against dam on Allegheny, several die. Excellent full page color Texaco ad with five Dalmatian pups playing with a chair. Farmer Paul Trent of McMinnville, Oregon sees flying saucer. Navy fires seagoing rocket Viking. How to survive parenthood. Photo essay - we return to Fellbach, Germany. Romantic graduation at Scripps, includes photos of Mary Mewhirter, Jody Mills, Carolyn Grove, Lafe Speirs, John Lindberg and others. Golfer Ben Hogan makes a sports legend. Lazy man's mower - remote control from REO. Architect students' ordeals at Columbia University, including Victor Moran, Edwin Bergeson, Marian Holland, Robert Daly, Blaine Rawdon, All Ballou, Joe Burgun, Nesbitt and others. Scientists probe Greenland's frozen center with Paul Emile Victor. Casals is heard again. Life visits an Amish schoolhouse in Pulaski, Pennsylvania. NEAT photo of La Girotte dam in France. Tilton Holt wins marbles championship, includes Gordon Rowse. Nice two page color Plymouth ad with seven different cars. Cecile Aubry. Nice full page color Jantzen swimsuit ad.
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Life Magazine July
                    3, 1950Life Magazine July 3, 1950 : Cover - George Washington at Trenton.

The American Revolution, the story as it really happened, 17 pages of color. Neat photos showing the construction of the Eiffel tower in Paris.42nd annual governors' conference held at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. X-ray reveals a human junk pile in stomach of Gary, Indiana steel worker. Shriners make mystic mummery in Al Malaikah, the Los Angeles Temple - I think some of these antics were meant to be in fun, but they sound pretty thuggy today. Four different photos of people who passed out while in the ranks and are being ignored by comrades. Fashion - fancy sweaters. Two page color movie poster ad for Disney's "Treasure Island." Photo of Winifred "Wimpy" Holloways plane crash. Photo of Motorcycle officer Herb Elvander being chased by a steer. Photo of Henry Randall (Elkhard, Indiana) trapped in a well. Photo of the results of drunk driving, Jewell E. Bybee with his car in a cemetery. Life goes to a pint-sized formal, St. Joseph's School in South Norwalk, Connecticut with Jimmy McLean, Ernest Hornyak, Corinne Langlois, Michael Safranek, Celine Pitzo and others. State governors meet in West Virginia. National Press Club party near Alexandria, Virginia. Story of Pearl McLain and her brief appearance in a movie. OUCH - full page color Noxzema ad with sunburned lady. Two page Ford ad with Walter Griffith, Nancy, Bonnie and June Kendeigh, others. Article about human embryo with skeletons.
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Life Magazine July
                    10, 1950Life Magazine July 10, 1950 :  Cover - Miroslava in the Brave Bulls.

Cute full page Ethyl gasoline ad with Quail and Snail, art by A. Singer. Full page color Maxwell House coffee ad with farm art by James Bingham. Pretty full page color Ansco color film ad with woman in unusual red swimming suit. Beatrice Turner paints 1000 self portraits. US enters the fight for Korea, includes photo of pilot Robert T. Wayne in his F-80 jet fighter plane, MacArthur by the airplane named Bataan. Charming photo sequence of photographer Alan Mungavin falling in a pool. Oskar Stonorov designs a low cost house for four. Neat full page color Schlitz beer ad with commercial diving with an air hose instead of tanks. Baseball - Detroit's Hoot Evers bats in homerun to beat Yankees. John Marin, a master of watercolors. Cute full page color Budweiser beer ad with tennis theme, art by Howard Klau Forsberg. Mel Ferrer learns to be a matador for the movie "The Brave Bulls." Korea - a profile of the country and it's beliefs. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with swimming theme, art by Douglass Crockwell, # 44 in Home Life series. Peep Show "Ballet Burlesque" - women in the ugliest swimming suit-type costumes. Cistercian Abbey of Boquen by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Jo Jo the crow, does tricks with Squeeker Rowland. The Paris Social season. Full page color Canadian Club ad with Walter and Hardy Regli, and a ski rescue on Oberalp Pass, above Andermatt, Switzerland, St. Bernard dogs.
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Life Magazine July
                    17, 1950Life Magazine July 17, 1950 : Cover - U.S. Jet pilot Raymond E. Schillereff, after shooting down a Yak.

Full page American Iron and Steel Institute ad featuring high school graduate John Stroud. Cute photo of wren (bird) building nest in a galosh hung up on a clothesline. War by jet and GI. Strange case of the circus arsonist, Robert Dale Segee. Two boats fight Colorado river rapids, Ed Hudson through Grand Canyon in a motor boat. 11-year-old girl is made a saint, Maria Goretti. The week the war ended (WWII) , by Robert L. Schwartz. Photo essay - world of William Wordsworth. Nerve gas. Faith Domergue. Life visits Sheriff “Buckshot” T.W. Lane. Pretty full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Marta Joren. The home front becomes aware of Korea, includes photos of William Goodwin, Remer Laverne Harding, Kenneth Shadrick, Earl Francis Godfrey and others. Painters H.O. Kelly and Augusta Isabel Corson Metcalfe. Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with tennis player Pancho Gonzales. Giant bubble maker, Christopher Martin. Cute full page color Howard Johnson's restaurants ad. Article on actress Faith Domergue. Former "Yank" correspondent Robert L. Schwartz tells of a week with the top-secret B-29 squadron that dropped the Atomic bomb.
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                    Magazine July 24, 1950Life Magazine July 24, 1950 : Cover - A boy scout goes to the Jamboree, Billy Petersen from Montana.

Marine muscle heads into war. Nation begins “creeping mobilization.” Mobilization for another war, including aerial photo of outdoor assembly line at the Consolidated Vultee aircraft plant in San Diego. Ute Indians hit #31.7 million jackpot - judgment awarded by court for lands taken 70 years ago. Full page color Prudential insurance company ad with picnic art by Nat White. Pictorial essay - Villa Maser. Some A-bomb fallacies are exposed. French models thrive in US. Movie “The Gunfighter.” Sports - the Gyp circuit, “bull ring” horse racing, including photos of Sammy Palumbo, Sis Tammaro, Lucy Webb, Doyle Gardner, Frank Frisbie and others. Sequel - the death of a bandit king, Salvatore Giuliano. Cool series of LIFE's David Duncan on the job in Korea. War in Korea story includes photos of Robert W. Nelson (Central city, Nebraska), Royce Bowen (Taylor, Texas), Jerry Christensen (Balaton, Minnesota). Plane spotter Lois C. Hannan. Cute full page color Imperial Hiram Walker whiskey ad with croquet theme. Sexy full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with Janet Blair in swimsuit. Very cute full page color General Motors ad with sleeping baby.
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                    31, 1950Life Magazine July 31, 1950 : Cover - 24th division soldiers at the front.

US tries to catch up on tanks - great article with history of tank development. Yanks hit a beach in Korea. General Dean's is a soldier's story (missing in action). Monkey horde menaces India. Pigeons playing Ping Pong, reading signs, playing music. Photo essay - what do US museums buy? Close-up - the brilliant brat, Marlon Brando. Nancy Talbert's Wimbledon week - fashion. Full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarettes ad with Miss Denise Lawson-Johnston. Photos of the bothersome, but of divine descent, monkeys of India. Modern living - new Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Life goes on a picnic with the Royals, Royal Social and Athletic Blub of New York, with photos of Mary O'Shea, Willy Brosnan, Peggy Dillon, Sandra Milvetti, John Mulroe, Nora Buckley, Marty Conway and others. Very nice full page color DeSoto ad with yellow sportsman and red convertible cars. GREAT full page color Texaco ad with logger balancing on a log (log rolling). Evangeline Booth of Salvation Army. Cute photo of Toddler Tobey McIntosh rescued by dog Duffy. Photo of Cynthia Caporal with dog Stubby. The new Carolina Country Club in Raileigh, North Carolina - the old one burned, again.
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Life Magazine August
                    7, 1950Life Magazine August 7, 1950 : Cover - Peggy Dow, camera chameleon.

Cute full page movie poster ad for “The Admiral was a Lady” starring Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee. Photos of speed boat Slo-mo-shun IV. Silver city, New Mexico goes to war again - Silver City's Battery B of the state's 716th Antiaircraft Battalion, photo of them with their families . Uranium prospectors in Canada flee “Starvation Island” when they run out of food, pilot James Parres, Steve and Frank Haydukewich - other photos Esther Bloomstrand, Philip Noonan, Clarence Cody. Full page color Budweiser beer ad with archery theme, art by Howard Klau Forsberg. Photo essay - artists and statesmen, portraits by Yousuf Karsh. Is Formosa next? Medicine - foot-controlled arm, artificial limb. Shelley Winters. Nature - Caves in color, with spelunkers. Tennis factory, Perry Jones, lots of photos. Sequel - wounded GI's are flown from Korea to US for medical care, photos of William Fitch, Thomas Corn, Thomas Merante and others. Super full page color Dumont television ad with art by Norman Rockwell. Cute full page color Imperial Hiram Walker whiskey ad with swimming hole theme, art by Albert Dorne. Full page color Western Electric ad with crowd watching installation, art probably by Robert Moore.Two page Ford car ad with Billy Hughson of San Francisco.
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Life Magazine August
                    14, 1950Life Magazine August 14, 1950 : Cover - “Uncle John” Hoskins, Naval air boss in far east (feature article).

Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Pat Barnard of Great Neck, New York. Two page Dodge car ad with Campbell family of Evanston Illinois. Full page color Maxwell House coffee ad with country dance art by Lockhart. The bloody war in Korea. Jehovah's witnesses rent Yankee stadium. Five Firestones salute their father's statue. What may be the biggest Meteor Crater is discovered, lake in northern Quebec, Fred Chubb, V.B. Meen and pilot Bill Poag. Campus fashions. Another charming full page color Johnson & Johnson ad with art by Gladys Rockmore Davis. Photo essay - The Montesquious. The Kon-Tiki adventure by Thor Heyerdahl. Art - St. Ives. Campus styles. Architecture - Washington Square. Life visits a country hayloft, Hidden Valley Farm in Hyndsville, New York including photos of Ann McGinnis, Lynn Snoad, “Gus” Gustafson, Tommy Costello, Carolyn Thomas, John Bates and others. Cute photo of Mary Montgomery and Marine Glenn Mordene. Nice full page color Havoline motor oil ad with baseball player Ted Williams.
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Life Magazine August
                    21, 1950Life Magazine August 21, 1950 : Cover - Bubble bath girls, Rosemary Williamson, Ronan York, and Kaja Sundsten.

Nice full page color Studebaker ad with red car and price. The continuing war in Korea, including map of front and actions, nice photo of Ollie Linn of Farm Haven, Mississippi. Photos of Korean refugees crossing the Naktong River. Reporter John Keasler pretends to be a hoarder in a grocery store - lots of angry reaction to him. Neat sports photos including boxer Charlie Fusari getting punched in the face, channel swimmer Florence Chadwick, and baseball pitcher Jim Konstanty getting fanned during an especially hot game. Price fraction brings reaction, New Jersey fights a gasoline war. Miniature sub is equipped to sink, swim or crawl, Halley Hamlin. Cute full page "Billy the Kid's SafTnee jeans with cowboy theme. Report from the Orient - guns are not enough, by John Osborne. Pictorial essay - US water. Fashion - Spanish styles. Art - Monhegan Island, Maine. Life goes on a family vacation with William and Elza Gordo of Lomita, California. Hawaiian swimmer Ford Konno sets new world record. Franciszek Gawel and family arrive in US from Poland. Nice full page color Oldsmobile ad with yellow 88 Holiday Coupe.
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Life Magazine August
                    28, 1950Life Magazine August 28, 1950 : Cover - Douglas MacArthur, in color - portrait by Thomas E. Stephens.

Two pages of photos from an old baseball film “Headin' Home” from 1920 with Babe Ruth as the star. Nice full page color Ford ad with two different cars, one is the wood-sided Country Squire. Basketball in the Borscht belt, New York Catskill mountains summer resort area - many of the best college basketball players spend summers working and playing. Atomic handbook becomes a best-seller, “The effects of Atomic Weapons.” Plane makers turn it on - increased production. An Iowa town dies a slow death, Bradgate, Iowa. War and politics by Ernest Havemann. The gamble in Indo-China by Andre Laguerre. Photo essay - Japan : a bulwark in the far east. Tent opera. Borscht basketball. Fashion - dress or cot? Rescue balloon. Life revisits the ski bums - now on beach at San Onofre, California, includes Hammerhead Gravage, Burrhead Grever, Bob Lombard, Obie Rod, Marty Gregg, Shirlee Kashare, Warren Miller (!), Myra Roche, Barney Wilkes and others. 80,000 people meet in Necedah, Wisconsin after Mrs. Fred Van Hoof sees the Virgin Mary. Construction of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building in New York City. Air Force B-29 bomb in support of GI's in Korea. The brave Marines on No Name Ridge. Excellent two page color movie poster ad for “The Black Rose.” Ransom Sherman on TV, Mr. No Fixit.
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Life Magazine September
                    4, 1950Life Magazine September 4, 1950 : Cover - Marines on Reconnaissance, Kenneth Houghton (San Francisco) and a staff officer.

Full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb. Wildlife photos taken by C. F. Stoody out his livingroom window. Interesting graphic showing air and sea routes to supply the Korean war. Why Russians are patriots. Neat full page color Pontiac ad with deep forest green car. Big pipeline arms troops for big push - supply line. Australia gets back Davis cup, tennis. Egypt has new charmer Samia Gamal and channel champ Abd-el-Rehim. Tank 284 gets revenge. Feature on Chinook salmon, including the Bonneville dam. Pictorial essay - Life of the Chinook salmon. Movie - “No Way Out.” Slouch hats. Native religious art. Giant pottery. Paris Nightclubs. Life goes to the Grand Wardmote, the Woodmen of Arden, a society of British archers. . Roy L. Day, Jr. is one of five survivors on Hill 303 in Korea. Rosie Ball of Roxbury, Massachusetts spends the night in a supermarket. Cute full page Texaco ad with Dalmatian puppies in toy fire truck.
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Life Magazine September
                    11, 195Life Magazine September 11, 1950 : Cover - American Elegance - Peggy Wilcox.

Full page color ad for Hart Schaffner & Marx with airline art by Tom Hall. US in Korea by H.G. Walker - Robert Bemis, Joseph Bass, Arthur Rogers, Harold Lederer, the 27th Wolfhound Regiment. Ad for Paul Jones Whiskey with great Minnesota illustration. Frank Stranahan nearly wins the US Amateur golf title, but is second. Two page ad with Ed Sullivan as Ford test driver. Irene Dunn as Queen Victoria in The Mudlark. The durable Roks, South Korea's attack on Red-held Hill 626. The Kindly Counterfeiter - Mister 880 movie with Edmund Gwenn. Great loves of great artists - Rembrandt, Goya, Andrea, Lippi, Rousseau, Gauguin, Mondigliani. Full page color Hart Schaffner & Marx suits ad with art by Tom Hall. Baseball Little League world series won by Billy Martin pitching, Johnny Fox. Sam Urzetta wins amateur golf title. Joan Pflueger of Miami is the "Champion of Champions" for trapshooting - beating all the men, Grand American trapshoot. A train ride on the Simplon - Orient Express. Charles Eames designs and builds his own home. What the Jews Believe by Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein. West Tisbury Grange - Lillianmanter, Charles Turner, June Wilbur. Moving the entire Saugatuck Congregational Church of Westport, Connecticut.
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Life Magazine September
                    18, 1950Life Magazine September 18, 1950 : Cover - Pinza in Hollywood. Air war in Color, Korea.

Full page color Cannon nylons ad with nice art by Coby Whitmore. South Africa by Bourke-White. Two page Red Cross Shoes ad with Rosalind Russell. “This is War” photographed by David Douglas Duncan, including photos of Captain Francis Fenton and his marines. Petticoat rule scores again, Washington, Virginia. Cretan abduction almost starts civil war. New Kind of Navy goes off to sea, WAVES, includes photos of Naomi Maddox, William Pitt, Atsuko Emoto, Hope Marquez and others. Close-up - John Huston, undirectable director. Sports - the stronger Soviet sex. Theater - the Hostess with the mostest, Ethel Merman. Hydromaniac of Hellbrunn, Austria. Russians at a European track meet. Life goes to a collegiate convention at the University of Michigan. Super nice full page color Coca-Cola ad with fall colors theme. Nice full page color Calvert Whiskey ad with New York City skyline. Cute photos of toddler Joannie Aupperlee and kitchen Patch Muller talking through fence.
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                    Magazine September 25, 1950Life Magazine September 25, 1950 : Cover - Swedish Red Cross girl bound for Korea, Ingrid Jarnald.

How MacArthur would face Russia. Frantic pennant contenders in baseball, includes photos of lots of the famous guys, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Casey Stengel, others. Lost Canyon - 7 pages in color from Mexico's Barranca de Cobre. Scot shows his trews. GI's from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania die in train wreck. Parents fight for Laurel, Eunice and Gerald Daynes. Miners are rescued from pit, Knockshinnoch Colliery in Scotland - huge area of coal mine caved in. California fights a rash of forest fires, includes photos of fire fighters, Chester Shaw, Mrs. Ben Marcus and others. MacArthur and Asia. East Germans work in Uranium mines. The boy who played alone, Michael Griffin - pictorial essay, he is a deaf boy who went to New York's Lexington School for the Deaf. Travel - the “Liberte.” Fake furs - fashions. Full page color Blatz beer ad with Bill Veeck, former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and Cleveland Indians. Peat bog Mummy in Denmark, he was a thief, still has noose around neck. Dutch Elm disease. Life goes on a Southampton weekend. World's smallest bike, Alf Tabb of Kidderminster, England. Bob and Beverly Blackstone get married then he goes off to Korrea. Nice full page color Vermont Maid syrup ad with maple sap being collected in ad. Nice two page color 1951 Packard ad with red car. Michigan State Fair with Betty Hutton and Carmen Miranda.
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Life Magazine October
                    2, 1950Life Magazine October 2, 1950 : Cover - Stuart Symington, boss of mobilization.

Alaska : northern outpost rides a boom, includes photos of Bob and Jane Pettit, Earl Clark, Virgil Lamb and family, Jack Griesbach and many others. Girl war correspondent, Maggie Higgins. Education - the Regents vs. the Professors, University of California. Full page color Studebaker ad with Joe Andert and his three sons. US grapples with problem of making Hydrogen bomb. Sightless sculptors. Fashion - small size separates. Movie “Prehistoric Women.” Life goes to the Harvest Moon ball in Madison Square Gardens, includes photos of Nancy Charleson, Dicky Robertson, Delma Nicholson, Rubina Harris, Benny and Gloria Vitucci and others. Full page color Lord Calvert whiskey ad with portrait of Mr. William Pahlmann, art by George Greb. The invasion of Inch'on. Earthquake in Assam region of India, raises Mount Everest 198 feet. Very nice Kotex ad with dancers by Tom Hall.
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Life Magazine October
                    9, 1950Life Magazine October 9, 1950 : Cover - Jean Simmons, busiest actress.

The Universe, finite or infinite? Seoul and victory, more photos of fighting in Korea, including Paul Ebensteiner, Bob Barrow, Marines of Able company, more. Another pretty full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb. The latest fashions from Paris. The end comes for a champion, boxer Joe Louis. Tom Murphy takes over. Darkness at noon envelopes eastern half of US, huge forest fires in Alberta, lights come on in Cleveland's municipal stadium. Arrests end the “Henry Ford” swindle, with photos of Marie Fuller, Shelva Weaver (victim), Frank McGrew (victim) and others. St. Paul building is oglers delight, First National Bank provides bleachers and painted fence. Full page color Blatz beer ad with golfer Johnny Revolta. Mark Clark speaks out. Close-up - Blaik and son, West Point football. Art - how GI painters saw Korea. Movie “Trio.” New train station replaces Toledo eyesore. Bavarian kids dream of glory from orphanage in Munich. Life visits a fisherman's paradise off Mazatlan. Another lovely Modess ad in green and white couture. First Unitarian Church of Northborough, Massachusetts burns and is rebuilt. Critic Wolcott Gibbs gives own play.Full page color Wembley Brown Whisper ties, art by Craig.
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Life Magazine October
                    16, 1950Life Magazine October 16, 1950 : Cover - Rue Lawrence, Winnetka High School girl.

Special Issue : US Schools in Crisis, includes the Roper survey (what people think about schools) with photos of Mrs. Merrill Brininstool, Katherine Morris, Thomas Flynn. Full page color Maxwell House ad with art by Hughes. West Memphis school neglects it's negro children. College football teams are expensive - Marshall Smith and Richard Oulahan - Rice Institute and Army football team. New Schools - Blythe Park School. Way cool full page color Niblets Mexicorn ad with Jolly Green Giant dressed in Mexican theme. Canon Bell critiques our school system by Bernard Iddings Bell. New Trier high school fashion (Northfield, Illinois) - Carol Frederickson, Thomas McNeill, Nancy Weber, Catherine Biederer, William Chamberlain, Dian Thomas. Great Teachers - Thomas Proctor, Frank Baxter, William McGovern, Robert Sharp, Walter Agard. Live in public school - Crane School in Oregon. Oldest Schoolhouse - 1696 on Staten Island. Girls in College - how to teach them - Suzanne Frenzel. Who teaches the teachers by John William Sperry. Gulf Park girls school - learn to be feminine - Charles Pickney Hogarth. Parents groups go to work by Albert Furth. TWA ad with art by Lawson. The educated man by Jacques Barzun. Williams mean reunite at "Tubs" - see original story in LIFE June 7, 1937, with Kelso Davis, Phil Stearns, Max Berking, Dick and Pud Ely, Jack MacGruer.
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Life Magazine October
                    23, 1950Life Magazine October 23, 1950 : Cover - Ed Wynn, TV gets top comics.

Churchill's memoirs, Volume IV, part 1 - how our Russian troubles began. Sharp full page color DeSoto ad with red car. Mr. Barkley barnstorms. Full page Ethyl gasoline ad with Puppy and Guppy, art by Keith Ward. Photo - Things look better in Korea. Full page color World Book Encyclopedia ad with art by Lockhart. Swedish village is carried away by landslide, Surte, Sweden - this is an amazing story with great photos. Health squad traces polio in Ohio, including photos of Danny Parish, Susie Bland, Joe Au France and others. Evangelists in trouble in Catholic Canada, Lorne Heron. Centennial of California statehood. Gaylord the horse can drive a car, gas and brake and all. Feature on television comics - Bobby Clark, Ed Wynn, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante. The World's best ballet. Lily Pons reveals unsuspected talents. New shaped-charge shells have terrifying effect. Art - Stephen Greene. Life goes to a golden wedding, Maud and Walter Stokes of McCook, Nebraska. Nice two page color 1951 Packard ad with three cars. Nice two page color 1951 Kaiser ad with 11 different cars. Purdue vs. Notre Dame in Indiana, football. Full page color Watchmakers of Switzerland ad with art by Kalfel.
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Life Magazine October
                    30, 1950Life Magazine October 30, 1950 : Cover - Faye Emerson, First-night fashions.

Churchill's memoirs, Vol. 4, part 2 - face to face with Stalin. Nice full page color Goodyear ad with hunting theme. Two page color Haband ad with the most amazingly ugly ties you have ever seen J. Hard hitting United Nations troops wind up war. Onward, Indiana repulses state troopers in school fight. Great Poetess dies at 58, Edna St. Vincent Millay. FBI school conducts mountain man hunt in Boulder, Colorado. Statler of the Sticks must change its name. Photo essay - the University of Michigan marching band. Theater - Call me Madam, Ethel Merman. Life visits the prolific Bill and Avis Walsh, Lakewood, Colorado. Lovely full page Pontiac ad in crème, maroon, green and gold. Tilting room with photos of Sylvia Winter, Morris Krugman and Gloria Adler. Nice full page color Van Raalte ad with slips and kitten. Full page color Whitman's chocolates ad with Bob Hope and family.
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Life Magazine November
                    6, 1950Life Magazine November 6, 1950 : Cover - Horse show rider Cary Latimer.

Churchill's memoirs, Vol. 4, part 3 - the big offensive begins in Africa. Pretty full page color Forstmann woolen company ad with red and black coat. Nice full page color Zenith round screen television ad with people all dressed up to watch. Cute full page movie poster ad for “Never a Dull Moment” starring Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray. Nice full page color Hart Schaffner & Marx men's clothing ad with art by Tom Hall. Children's photos by Lewis Carroll. Candidates strain for votes in the home stretch. Camera records a combat jump. Wounded soldier comes home unannounced, Andy Faccini. Photo essay - the Connecticut river, includes photos of Henry Dearborn, Ernest L. Stevens, Cecil E. Fisk, Clarence W. Trendell, Phyllis Vincent, Ferris Ayer, Zaikowskis family and others. Seven deadly sins of the air (Radio), by John Crosby. Lipizzans come to the US. Football scouting pays off in Yale-Cornell game. Life goes to the Starbuds' revue, Harlem kids dance, includes photos of Hilda Clark, Yvonne Williams, May Brown, Cornelius Scott and others. A Japanese prisoner in Siberia, Misao Amano paints his years there. Very nice full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with art by John Falter. Woolly Bear caterpillar and Dr. C.H. Curran forecast weather.
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Life Magazine November
                    13, 1950Life Magazine November 13, 1950 :  Cover - SMU's William Kyle Rote, football player, Southern Methodist University (football feature inside).

Oh-la-la - half page Lovable bras ad with lovely ladies. Revolt in Puerto Rico causes assassins to be sent for Truman, photos includes Policeman Donald Birdzell, Oscar Collazo, Leslie Coffelt, Griselio Torresola, others. Chinese Communists enter the Korean war. Full page color Kellogg's Corn Soya cereal ad with football theme. Full page color Prudential ad with art by Steven Dohanos. Humorous photos showing right and wrong in the science of being a successful politician. Star Farmer - Forrest Davis. Dionne sisters famous quintuplets. Full page Douglas air transport ad with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar N. Stokes (Pasadena, California) and their children. Death of King Gustaf V in Sweden. Cage birds are popular pets. Winston Churchill memoirs - the beginning of the end. Making bacon - Robert Abernathy, Dorothy Gunter, A. L. Mommsen. Watchmakers of Switzerland ad with art by Kalfeel. Ellis Island 1950 photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt. A perilous trek for Tibetans by Frank Bessac. Art in the Open - Beverly Hills art show. Movie review King Solomon's Mines - Deborah Kerr. Making Molasses in Tennessee.
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Life Magazine November
                    20, 1950Life Magazine November 20, 1950 : Cover - African girl from the Shilluk tribe, Kwon Fashoda village.

The Nile - 12 pages by Eliot Elisofon. Aggressive China becomes a menace. NICE - a full page New departure bicycle ad, 3-speed. Color line shifts in Navy, Dave Campbell is Cadet Regimental Commander. Map showing different action areas in Korea. Photo of Lipizzan horse doing Ballotade, see also LIFE November 6, 1950. Shaw's career ends at 94. Nice series of photos showing gorilla Makoko in the Bronx Zoo, and his first ventures "outside" in his new cage without bars. Full page color White Rock sparkling water ad that actually has an artist signature, Holmgren. Colombia sees Nazis again on anniversary of Nurnberg. Full page color Corby's whiskey ad with big plane floating in a thawed lake in Antarctica, art by James Bingham. Snobs, a handy guide, by Russell Lynes. Close-up - the Queen who made good, Frederika of Greece. Movie “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Fashion - elegant apron. Sports - the Omelets. Across the Atlantic by Jeep, Ben and Elinore Carlin. Life spends a day with Somerset Maugham. Arthur Siegel makes art with color photos. Adagio on ice with skaters Ted Roman and Jeanne Sook. Neat full page color Lionel Trains ad.
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Life Magazine November
                    27, 1950Life Magazine November 27, 1950 : Cover - U.C.L.A. Queen, Allyn Smith.

Mystery Billionaire - the story of the Gulbenkian collection with 8 pages in color. Full page color Zenith radio and television ad with round TV and woman in extremely sexy black dress. Air crash orphans 19 in one family, Alphonse and Alice Michaud of Plessisville, Quebec - on Mt. Obiou. Photography makes football coach's dream come true, Rex Evatt in Rossville, Georgia. Assassination in Venezuela, Chalbaud. Mass murders in New Jersey, Ernest Ingenito. Planes wage war over the Ualu. Treason trial of Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave in Burma. Anti-inflation war in the US - credit is curbed, hits car dealers most. More on the Air War in Korea, including pilot Russell Brown. Election of queen stirs up a turmoil in Tennessee, with photos of Mary Shadow, Jacqueline Grubb, Annette Hipps and others. Marine birthday, 175th anniversary. A determined marine does a strip tease in reverse. Montreal debutantes. Great two page color General Motors ad with Allison 501. Cute full page color McGregor plaid ad with ice skating theme. Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
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Life Magazine December
                    4, 1950Life Magazine December 4, 1950 : Cover - Berlin girl, Renata Wuhle, with German Shepard dog.

West Berlin : a gay and courageous city - photo essay. Neat two page American Flyer model train ad. Long Island crash brings carnage and heroism, commuter train wreck takes 77 lives. New York arrests litterbugs. Sexy full page Mojud stockings ad with lady in lingerie and Santa. The Boswell detective story. How to sell a smell with N. Lee Swartout and Charles N. Granville by Percy Knauth. Football-crazy town, Atchison, Kansas, including photos of Dave Baird, Chet Lemon and others. Funny photo of airplane apparently at sea on a flooded LaGuardia airport. The worst bull in Oklahoma, contest to help get rid of worst bulls to improve gene line of beef cattle. The richest hill on earth - copper in Butte, Montana. Jimmy Stewart hits the jackpot. Gunning for game birds, art by A. Lassell Ripley. B-47 swings air war balance to offense. Tonsils. Life goes crow-hunting. Colleen Townsend. Street sweeper Clyde Hall in Melbourne has a horn on his broom. Full page color Aqua Velva after shave ad with really lovely water color art, unsigned.
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                    Magazine December 11, 1950Life Magazine December 11, 1950 : Cover - Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison.

Winter war in North Korea. Yugoslavs return 21 young Greeks. The striking new Heliolab research tower for S.C. Johnson and Son, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. All America is beating out "the thing". Texas town hits water and celebrates - Dell City. Seattle suburb (Northgate) has tallest Christmas tree. Eva Peron - photo essay. Troops are suffering as it freezes in Korea. Biennale shows cross section of today's art. Tree frog as pet - cute photo of one waiting to eat a meal worm. Top U.S. jockeys clash at Bowie, horse racing. Gold-plated styles. Religion - Baha'i. Johnson's new heliolab in Racine, Wisconsin. Marshall plan in Turkey. Sir Thomas Beecham. GREAT full-page color Santa and Coca-Cola ad! Full page Douglas aircraft ad with photos of Mrs. George F. Duke and son Thomas, Mr. S. Leonard Tilley, Mrs. Edmund P. Lunken (skiing), Ann Clark boating at the Broadmoor. You are the man who killed my brother (about Benjamin Krieger and Majer Mittelman), by Loudon S. Wainwright. Texas town of Dell City hits water and celebrates. NEAT two page color 1951 Kaiser car ad in yellow and black on red. Tallest Christmas tree : 211 feet at Northgate shopping center near Seattle.
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                    Magazine December 18, 1950Life Magazine December 18, 1950 : Cover - George C. Marshall, Secretary of defense.

This issue was printed in two versions that are confusingly similar.
Both Versions contain all of these items : The great retreat continues. The situation in Korea - "Bug Out" by Hugh Moffett.. Sycamore, Illinois revisited - still wants no compromise in Korea. Diplomats keep trying at Washington and the United Nations. General Marshall faces hardest job, Secretary of Defense. Pictorial essay - how US cities can prepare for atomic war. Trouble in Red China, by Rodney Gilbert. Fashion - lingerie theatrics. Art - magnetic mobiles. Theater - agony on the aisle, drama critic Howard Barnes. Modern living - America's best home furnishings. Walter Camp's best 1924 all-America football team is still fit. Life goes on a Nebraska Goose hunt, North Platte River with Art Storz, General Butler Miltonberger, Don Conklin. Amazing photo of Koreans fleeing over girders of Taedong river bridge. Salvador Dali paints “Madonna of Port Lligat (Madonna in mid-air). Almost human dolls, fireman Bob Coley of Oklahoma City even rescued one by accident. Drama critic Howard Barnes. Motorized elephant, built by Frank Stuart.
These pages ONLY in Version One : Two page photo "A tragic procession" of North Korean refugees. Four pages of photos, mostly aerials, of retreat from Korea including gasoline drums, Eighth army on road back to Seoul, Exploding ammunition train at Pyongyang, Abandoned Patton tanks.
Version Two has these additional articles : The life story of a dead marine, John Guild of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The evacuation has started in Korea - two page spread including map of region and a photo from each of three famous evacuations, Dunkirk, Greece, and Gallipoli.. Berlin voters defy Reds.
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Life Magazine December
                    25, 1950Life Magazine December 25, 1950 : Cover - artwork by John Koch.

23 pages of Christmas fun in color for children, including Model locomotives trains , performing birds, climb the Matterhorn, Carnival toys, Breughel's games, and more. Full page color Plymouth ad with no car, but absolutely great art of a family holding presents in the doorway of the grandparents home - art by Norman Rockwell, alternative signature, but definitely him. Christmas in Korea, including photos of Walter McCorkle, John Sanders. America's leading debutantes are welcomed into society, awesome photos of Anne Williams (New Orleans), Eleanor Tydings, Mariana Casserly, Alice Pirie, Dolly Barnwell Myers, Caroline Lee Bouvier (New York - is she Jackie Kennedy's mother?) and others. Comic poem "With My Own Eyes" by Ogden Nash. The long count in Michigan - ballots for governor. Photo essay - Byzantium's Christian treasure. Theater “Guys and Dolls.” Life visits Alice in Wonderland. Nice full page color Budweiser ad with Santa at a big meal.
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