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Life Magazine 
                      January 5, 1959Life Magazine January 5, 1959 : Cover - New generation Chinese in anti-US rally.

Record snowfall in Oswego, New York, photos by Townsfolk's Mrs. John Cooney, Mrs. Helen Murray, Thomas Budd and many others. Correction to assertion in LIFE December 1, 1958 of the first plane - train crash, a reader sent in a photo showing a similar crash in 1929, Colonial Western Airways. Full page color Kraft Caramels ad with Li'l Abner by Al Capp. Dwight Eisenhower gives his 1958 Christmas greeting literally through an Atlas ICBM in orbit, opens a new era of satellite communications, includes very nice photo of Ed Oleksiak family of Hamtramck, Michigan, others. Squirrel Monkey "Old Reliable" goes into orbit in Atlas rocket. More trouble in Argentina even though Peron has been deposed and is gone. Laurance Rockefeller opens a resort hotel in Puerto Rico. Ad - full page color for Boeing 707 and 720 features knitting. Chattanooga students learn math while playing hopscotch. Curious full page color ad for Stutz Bearcat featuring Mr. Martin McMartin St Martin III wearing an odd cape. Tammy Grimes kooky girls on Broadway - Let's take a walk around the block. Young and Old join in "The great leap forward" in Communist China - everyone works. Misery, Oppression, fear inside China's Communes by James Bell. 80th wedding anniversary for Peter and Celestia Peterson, Fairview, Utah. 1.0
Good - $25 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps) - $15 buy now

Life Magazine January 12, 1959Life Magazine January 12, 1959 : Color cover - Senator Hubert Humphrey from Minnesota with hat from Russia.

Full page color A&P food merchants ad for their 100th anniversary 1859-1959. Great color photos of molten rock and other volcanic activity in the Albert National Park of the Belgian Congo - a new volcano, now named Kitsimbanyi. Eight hours with Khrushchev by Humphrey. New era for the house of J.P. Morgan. Fidel Castro moves out of the wilderness to rout Dictator Batista and take over Cuba. Full page color Campbell's foods ad with photo of dinner given for their tomato growers in Union, Illinois, more than 50 people clearly shown. Lovely, gorgeous, amazing full page Scott toilet tissue ad with green and pink couture by Count Sarmi. Peru + pros = Davis Cup for U.S. - some unorthodox help produces a tennis upset. The Russian rocket that passed the moon. Profile of financier John Pierpont Morgan. One of the most important modern archaeological finds in Iran - golden bowl - photo essay, the heirloom of Hasanlu, expedition leader Robert Dyson. Maria Callas wows Paris. Air Force uses footprints for identification, the first trial people were Herbert Chambers, Allen Fellers, Eugene Renwick, Roger Deyo - nice photos of them.. New Cardinals for the new pope. Ingrid Bergman in the movie "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness." Very lovely two page color Pontiac ad with yellow Tempest 420 car. The biggest debutante party ever, given for Cornelia Cummins in Fort Worth, Texas.
Very Good - $32 buy now
Good - $22 buy now

Life Magazine January 19, 1959Life Magazine January 19, 1959 : Color cover - Fidel Castro in Triumphant advance to Havana, Cuba (article inside).

Full page color Pepsi-Cola ad with art by Roy Besser. Photo of a whole tree full of Tarzans, handsome, muscular guys in brief shorts, they were hopeful for the role, Mike Lane, GAtes Brown, Michael Forest, Bill Kruse, Bart Summers, and William Browne. Full page Milk Bone dog biscuits ad with lovely Cocker Spaniels dogs art by Mary Baker. All the Democrats that won last November are now taking over. Six lovely color photos of Democrats wives, Mrs. Cornelius GAllagher, Mrs. William Moorhead, Mrs. Robert Kastenmeier, Mrs. Robert Cook, Mrs. Daniel Brewster, Mrs. John Managan, and others. Crash diets are no good. A new record is set for Hot Air Balloon flight, 94.5 hours, they had made the gondola sea-worthy and floated back to land, Bushy Eiloart and son, Colin Mudie and wife. Houses architects live in, includes Juan O'Gorman, Kenzo Tange, Eero Saarinen, Oscar Niemeyer. Actress Julie Harris, with her son, on the road. Television show "Maverick" with James Garner. Basketball players Lou Pucillo and John Richter. Lovely two page General Motors ad with full page art of semi truck on Golden GAte bridge at sunset. An article about Anastas I. Mikoyan, includes another photo of that neat three horse team given to Cyrus Eaton (see LIFE September 22, 1958). Turmoil on Capitol Hill - new kind of congress. Warning of Mechta. Danish author Isak Dinesen. Ben-Hur. Neat full-page color ad for Edsel Corsair 4-door hardtop with skiers. Extremely cute photo of monkey kissing the basset hound Lonesome Sam, belong to William Such of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Full page color Schlitz beer ad with skiing theme. Full page color Kraft jelly ad with basket of strawberries.
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Life Magazine 
                      January 26, 1959Life Magazine January 26, 1959 : Cover - Saber toothed cat.

Fairbanks, Alaska - life at 30 degrees below zero. Article includes a big variety including photo of U.S. Army Ski area at Anchorage, dog sledding, Mrs. Bea Browne, Stewardess Wanda Jarrell, Kay Pedersen, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Christopherson, more. . Cute full page Delco batteries ad with art by William Steig. Killing in Cuba - Fidel Castro's mass executions. American embassy in New Delhi. Summery sports for skiers - hot springs pools at Mt. Snow Vermont. Strange creatures of a lost world - Darwin's world on nature Part IV - amazing illustrations and evolutionary trees of extinct animals, fossils, includes paleontology in Argentina, Dr. Bryan Patterson, Dr. Alfred S. Romer. Fashion - the high conical shape of hats to come. Marine Colonel Gregory Boyington - "show me a hero and I'll show you a bum" profile. Modern coup at the Carnegie - Adolph Gottlieb, Alberto Burri, K. Armitage, R. Muller and Etienne-Martin. Kidnapped baby Lisa Rose is returned to Frances Chionchio. Blessing of Bachelorhood - Billy Mitchell savors singleness. Black Africa surges to Independence by Robert Coughlan. Key Clubs get popular - Gaslight Clubs in Chicago and New York. Dick Farris catches demolition of Robert Inman house in Portland, Oregon photo - they didn't even salvage decorative wood or fixtures, geez!.
Very Good - $28 buy now
Good - $18 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      February 2, 1959Life Magazine February 2, 1959 : Cover - Pat Boone, million dollar idol.

Article includes cute photo of all six of his family members on a single bicycle built for two. Ad - full page B&W Simca from Paris. Regina Fisher, photo contest winner who appeared on the cover of LIFE November 26, 1951- takes charming photos of her daughter Jennie Petrencs. Castro's Cuba trials - Sosa Blanco trial. Cecil De Mille's legacy of epics - The Squaw Man, The Ten Commandments, The Crusades. Charming full page color Buster Brown shoes ad with art by Alex Ross. Aerial photo of flooded railroad yards at Meadville, story also includes the Anthracite coal mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania which was flooded when a river broke into it, huge whirlpool where river is dropping into mine. Jessie Lasky, Swift winter thaw of Allegheny River floods Freeport Pennsylvania. Denver stock show queen Judy Johnston, champion red angus Red Dog, Shawn Madden. John D. Rockefeller IV - lives a studious life in Tokyo. Ad - full page color for Oasis cigarettes with Joshua tree. New breeds at the Westminster dog show - Pulis, Lhasa apsos, Salukis, Affenpinschers, many pages of champion dogs. New power sources - atomic energy for satellites. Scary, sappy life of nation's ski maniacs, includes ski patrol, E. Daniel Buttner, Mardy Reker - by Marshall Smith, illustrations by Robert Osborn. Stormy future for Africa - Part II. Wiley T. Buchanan Jr. is the new US protocol chief.
Very Good- $28 buy now
Good
- $18 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                      9, 1959Life Magazine February 9, 1959 : Cover - Shirley Maclaine and daughter, looking alike, very cute photo, more great photos inside.

Does the US scrimp on defense budget - Johnson wants to know, includes photo of Thor missile. Virginia Governor Lindsay Almond finally gives in and stops Virginia's defiance of integration, kids get to go back to school. Beautiful full page color Pond's Cold creme ad with Elsa Martinelli. Highjumper John Thomas sets a record. Raul Castro and Vilma Espin are married. New ski fashions - from Munich to Germany, includes Erica von Morgen. Ad - full page B&W Sabena Belgian world airlines featuring a helicopter. Lincoln's neighbors - a dramatic find of Lincoln relics. Movie masterpiece from India - Panther Panchali. The basketball art of Rebounding - Joe Graboski and Jack Twyman. Disk jockey Peter Tripp stays awake for 201 hours. Florida land boom - Mackle brothers developers in Port Charlotte. Cleofe Borrero and Pedro Velazco, blind men, assault on Borrero by Velazco. Debut of Maria Camilla Pallavicini is occasion for a great party with Europe's aristocracy.
Very Good - $38 buy now
Good - $28 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has mild cover wear and date written on edge) - $14 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                      16, 1959Life Magazine February 16, 1959 : Cover - Cluster of Chorines in Miami Nightclub, article includes nice photo of sisters Dolly and Peggy Nestor.

Ad - full page color for Dr. Pepper - send a bottlecap. Ad - full page color for Parke Davis - great moments in medicine illus by Robert Thom. Very pretty full page color Scott toilet tissue ad in white and pink, couture by Sybil Connolly. Corporal Richard Masiero defies the Russians in Berlin. Negros enter Virginia schools and find some friends - Lewis Cousins, Martha Ann, Betty Jean Reed. Edward Gottlieb is injured in Electra airplane crash in East River. Arctic sea sinks the Hedtoft - when it hits an iceberg. David Susskind, television producer, more - profile. Gordie Howe and Lou Foninato in a hockey brawl. Colorful fashion by Ben Zuckerman, Arthur Jablow, Monte-Sano & Pruzan, Scaasi. Scott Fitzgerald - the Disenchanted on Broadway. Clever comics of the sea - dolphins and whales great photos. Sam Goldwyn produces Porgy and Bess, written by Loudon Wainwright. Ad - full page color 1969 De Soto. New fashions for spring, lots of colors and new shapes. Dr. Ralph Baker Post of Ballston Spa, New York. Excellent full page color Kool cigarettes ad with super ski lift scene, art by Robert Levering. Ad - full page 2 color for Sports Illustrated, skiing theme. Full page color Kraft jelly ad with grapes.
Very Good- $28 buy now
Good - $18 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                      23, 1959Life Magazine February 23, 1959 : Cover - Gwen Verdon (feature inside).

Two page Good Year tires ad with photo of their new, dirt, 5-mile high speed test track at San Angelo, Texas, like a race track. Another pretty full page color Manischewitz Grape wines ad. Article on John Foster Dulles, suffering from cancer. Very nice full page color English Ford Line cars. Photo of Soldier Don Bragg breaking the pole vault record. Interesting flood photo of the Wabash river, trees along banks held floating ice in river, but surrounding lands were flooded with water. Tornado in St. Louis, photos include Bracey Force, Mrs. Eugenie McCarty Mrs. Rose Quinn. Neat full page color Mercury stationwagon ad that shows just how big the inside really is. Mafia - Lepke Buchalter, Dutch Schultz, Albert Anastasia, Ignazio Saietta. Foster Dulles profile. 40 annual reunion of the 307th Infantry Regiment. Bolshoi ballet photos - Natalia Kasatkina, Natalia Ryzhenko, Tamara Varlamova, Maya Plisetskaya, others. Peruvian villagers make wool masks for skiers - Stanley Selengut, Alan Stutzman, Adrienne Shields. The Joan Crawford look by designers James Galanos and Norman Norell. John Steele on the Democratic Convention. Mardi Gras queen - Flora Fenner. Winter joys on Nantucket Island, includes DAna Perkins, Bruce Barlett, Jack Peters, Frank Powers. The Democratic nominations sweepstakes, includes JFK. Cute photo of a cat named Cleo, sleeping in a goldfish bowl, Lawrence D. Hedgecoth family.
Good - $22 buy now

Life 
                      Magazine March 2, 1959Life Magazine March 2, 1959 : Cover - Princess Pignatelli - best dressed woman in Europe.

Full page color AC Spark Plug with Guy Williams as Zorro and Corvette. Very cute photos of dog looking through fence knothole. Secretary John Foster Dulles get along without Eisenhower. AFL-CIO boss Walter Reuther and President Eisenhower battle. NATO helps Cypus make peace with Bishio Makarios. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and her sister Thelma Vanderbilt profile. Two page full color Alpha-bits ad. Kuwait- the fabulous kingdom of oil wealth. Full page color ad for Chesterfield featuring Boothbay Harbor Maine lobster fishermen. Actress Sabina Bethmann and her movies. Edward R Murrow takes a year off from TV to travel the world. Noted Europeans model their own clothing collections - Mrs. Patrick Guiness, Vicomtesse de Ribes, Athena Onassis, Doris Kleiner, Countess Consuelo Crespi, Tiarks in Tulle, Catherine Anouilh, Henrietta Tiarks, Jean Seberg. Arthur Rubenstein plays the great symphony halls. Innocent landlubbers in a piratical fiasco by Evan McLeod Wylie ill by M Ramus. 11 year old Nicko Goldburg of Scarsdale throws great parties. Rock climbers will like this photo of Lester Klein , Robert Rubin and William Shapiro studying while chimneyed up a narrow hallway. Full page color SEagram's VO whisky ad with very nice ski art showing spectators at the North American Ski Championship at Squaw Valley, California and a man ski jumping off a cornice.
Very Good - $27 buy now
Good - $17 buy now

Life Magazine March 9, 1959Life Magazine March 9, 1959 : Color cover - Gagster Jack Paar keeps US up night.

Full page color Kool cigarettes ad with art by Robert Levering (I think). Neat photos of kids playing spinning disks called "Teeter-platters", kids include Mark Liebl, Francis Arnold, Penny Liebl, others. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan visits Moscow and Nikita Khrushchev, the visit doesn't go so well. Neat full page color Simoniz vinyl floor wax ad with two boys playing cowboys with water pistols, art by Whitney Darrow Jr. Two page color Revlon ad with thirteen colors of lipstick including plain white. Racial violence - 300 whites in Collins Park, Delaware massed in front of the house of Negro GEorge Rayfield who had just bought his house, police used dogs to break up the riot. GREAT full page color Buster Brown shoes ad with easter art by Alex Ross. The innards of the Vanguard II weather satellite. Small photo of beagle dog who is nursing puppy and two leopard cubs. The missile lag - How big? How bad? How fixable? Full page color Pedwin shoes ad with baseball theme, shows catchers mask up close. Hobgoblin hearths. Full page pink Scott toilet tissue ad with couture by Count Sarmi. Portrait Painting, varied styles. Thirst in Oklahoma - governor parches state in test on repeal. Harvard's great library - photo essay. Students invent soundless records for the jukebox. Judo for juveniles, martial arts. New York's Maimonides Hospital, Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz and William McKinnon, test radio receivers that are an auxiliary heart on four dogs, this is probably a precursor to the heart pacemaker. Artistic photos of pole vaulter Don Bragg and high jumper John Thomas. Denver, Colorado secretaries turn tables on their employers. Very nice full page color Post Grape Nuts ad with art by Dick Sargent.
Good - $17 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      March 16, 1959Life Magazine March 16, 1959 : Cover - Head protruding from a thick cover of water plants, a jaguar glides across the surface of a Brazilian pool.

Darwin's World of Nature - Part V. Striking photo of two Nuba men in Africa. Another great scandal in France, "Polo" Jean-Pierre Guillaume and a convoluted story of intrigue. US shoots a satellite out past the moon to join the Soviet's Mehta. Amateur pioneers, fed up Detroiters head for Alaska, includes Ronald Jacobowitz, Yvonne Stevens, Lacy Bennett, Marino Sik, Carol Sik, others. Really nice full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with three hunters in a tent, bear looking in door. Insights into Eisenhower - A portfolio of letters gives insight into how the President works, thinks and feels. Photo essay - The animal heirs of ages past - life of forest and pampas showed Darwin path of evolution. Close-up - India's new boss-lady, Mrs. Indira Gandhi / Ghandi, Nehru's daughter, heads the Congress party. A child's boon companion - everywhere Anne Waxman goes, her most cherished friend and chewed companion, a ragged, soiled piece of her baby blanket, goes also. Nice color feature on Squaw VAlley, California and the preparations for the Olympics, many ski related photos, including Bud Werner, Beverly Anderson and Linda Meyers, speed skater Don McDermott. A bench to be beneath, Nags Head, North Carolina's sunshade decks. Nice full page Plymouth automobile ad with blue and white station wagon.
Very Good
- $32 buy now
Good
- $22 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      March 23, 1959Life Magazine March 23, 1959 : Cover - Four different identity cards, all owned by one man.

Document the many lives led by Soviet Intelligence Agent Deriabin, alias Korobov, alias Smirnov. Great full page color Post Toasties Corn Flakes cereal ad with art by the great Dick Sargent. Great photos of paralyzed baseball player Roy Campanella having great fun watching a game and participating in his way. The Aga Khan is carried to his final resting place in Egypt. Photo essay - `Hawaii" - beauty, wealth, amiable people. Statehood for Hawaii has finally been OK'd, now they need to jump through some red tape hoops. The big riders on the Farm Program gravy train, farm subsidies. Adventure - Relic of "Tempest" - a famous ship of discovery is found off the coast of Bermuda. Oil revolt n Iraq brings the Nasser and Kassem disagreement into the public eye. Great full page color Ford ad with Country SQuire station wagon and fire engine. A close call in a booth - Movie stuntman, Chester Hayes makes telephone call while on stilts. Feature on the Altar Boy, includes Michael Claney, Stephen Kersten, Lyle Churchill, Paul Otis, Gray Hoyt, David Whitmore, and others. Nice full page Studebaker-Packard Corp. color ad with a '59 blue 2-door Lark sedan. Mass blind date at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. Full page color Kraft jelly ad with bucket of apples being washed under a pump.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, but a few pages have a rough soiled corner) - $10 buy now

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Life Magazine March 30, 1959Life Magazine March 30, 1959 : Color cover - Debbie Reynolds in Spain.

Soviet secret police, Part 2. Introducing three great Roses - Flower series #1. Spring is here and U.S. campuses herald it with riots, argument over girls and a new fad - phone booth stuffing, article includes photo with big motorcycle with policeman, Ryerson Tech, St. Mary's (telephone booth best photo). Evangelists Billy Graham is in Australia - photo. Photo of race horse crash at sulky race in Aurora Downs, Illinois, Peter Purdue, Al Phillips. More on the '59ers en route to Alaska (see LIFE March 16, 1959), includes great photo of cars on railroad type trestle, a big one. Project Argus and triumph in space, Nicholas Constantine Christofilos. Iroquois in Canada rise up against white man, Ohsweken, Six Nations tribes. Movie "The Tempest" tells part of Russian history. Perils of being too thrifty - somewhat funny story about Harry Schweitzer who invested part of his welfare checks, did well, then got arrested and they took it all away and gave it back to the welfare department. . Kremlin intrigue and debauchery Part 2. Bill Veeck boss of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Full page ad for Bantron, which is a "stop smoking" product, wit Micky Mantle. Easter egg bee for Denison Texas Episcopalians. Full page Milk Bone ad with German Shepard dog art by Mary Baker.
Good - $15 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      April 6, 1959Life Magazine April 6, 1959 : Cover - How the west was won.

Part I - fold out cover art from the Butler Art Institute, art by Bierstadt. Full page ad for Esther Williams Pool, it is for private home, has Esther in the ad, as well as dimensions, and much more. Nice full page Seagram's VO whisky ad with golfing art. Full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with Robert Goddard, early rocket designer. Tibet takes on Red China - bid for independence. Nice silhouette photo of the offshore mining platform being built by Freeport Sulphur Company in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana. Phone booth cram fad - how many people can you fit - photos. William and Elsie Welch tip their canoe in the Charles River. Sister Mary Lauretta watches Ronald Gates at the Westinghouse Science Talent search. Bob Hope and his hat in Alias Jessie James. 3000mph test sled for the Air Force. How the west was won, discovering Pikes Peak, People of the Plains - wandering and primitive, Trappers to tame the mountains. Wacky world of Dr. Seuss - his mind has never grown up. Millie Perkins plays Anne Frank on Broadway. Tennis star Alex Olmedo in Arquipa Peru. Queens of fiction - Frances Parkinson Keyes, Taylor Caldwell and Edna Ferber are bestsellers. Cute full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal ad with little boy and policeman. Creepy story about Richard Payne, who kidnapped his former cellmate's family after being released from prison, Elma Baldwin and children in South Charleston. Party with Aly Khan and Susan Strasberg. Full page Milk Bone ad with Terrier (?) dog art by Kuhn. Full page Aetna Casualty insurance ad with thousands of penguins. Extremely pretty full page color Carnation evaporated milk ad with hand in white and red striped glove.
Very Good - $37 buy now
Good - $27 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      April 13, 1959Life Magazine April 13, 1959 : Cover - Weightless in a C-131 B plane.

Major Edward L. Brown walks upside down to test suction shoes which may be used by men in space. The story of the lieutenant colonel, the lieutenant general and the six bumped GIs - Late and sad homecomings for four men and for two others it's a happy ending. A beautiful parole worker, Pat Rice, brings glamour to the grim proceedings in Kansas City, Kansas municipal court. Photo essay - How the West Was Won, Part II, Lively past is relived as new generation zealously explore the region's history. Curious full page Union Oil Company ad that features the Sparkle Corps, a group of attractive young women who inspect gas station bathrooms for cleanliness. Photo essay - The costly hazards of young marriage - couples in a Charlotte, North Carolina high school reflect a nationwide trend. Close-up - A famous shaper of stone, Henry Moore, is seen and heard as he carves a figure for UNESCO. Tip on a real sleeper, at the annual Carolina Cup races in Camden, South Carolina, groom, Robert Williams takes a midday nap as horse looks on and yawns. Really nice full page Buick Motors color ad with gold '59 Buick Le Saber 4-door hardtop. Nice full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad that features jumping a crevasse on skis on Mt. Blanc, the usual overly dramatic story. Very nice full page color Pepsi-Cola ad with man and woman in very attractive skirt suit walking two white poodles, Ever so smart, so debonair, art by Roy Besser (good signature).
Good - $17 buy now

Life Magazine 
                      April 20, 1959Life Magazine April 20, 1959 : Cover - Marilyn Monroe, the star of a financial blockbuster, Some Like it Hot, nibbles on a rhinestone earring in her sexy way.

Space voyagers, selected for U.S. orbital program, are rarin' to go. Another painful looking full page Goodrich tires ad with the 6 inch stab test. Cool Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal ad with table and setting all done in orange and black tiger theme. Nice photo of home birth of baby, Caroline Collett and Patti Jean Collett and other children, Frontier Nursing Service, Nurse Jo Ann Hunt. A fairy-tale commoner bride, Michiko Shoda, breaks tradition in Japanese royal marriage to Crown Prince Akibito. Photo essay - How the West Was Won, Part III. Wagons head westward bringing settlers to Oregon and Texas. Photo essay - Photos by a con of a con's grim life - Robert Neese shows the rigors of existence at Iowa State Prison. Maria Meneghini Callas, the great soprano, tells her own story of her controversial career. A Ram Taking A High Lam, at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo, a big Barbary ram leapt up against the enclosure wall. Two page Ford Motors color ad for their new line of automobiles, fold out page. Full page color Kraft jelly ad with photo of bucket of peaches, lovely.
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps throughout including one on her nose on cover) - $32 buy now
Fair (All Good, but first few pages have a water marked corner tip, one tear in an ad page. Marilyn article good. Cover fair.) - $22 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                      27, 1959Life Magazine April 27, 1959 : Cover - Cover - How the west was won Part IV.

Art from the California Historical Society, fold-out cover showing a bear hunt. A one gal Galaxy - Sophia Loren plays many roles, recreating the sexy postcard ladies of the past. Excellent two page colorful Jell-o ad with some scrumptious looking deserts. Hues of Heaven - Mount Palomar telescope photos in full color. Nightmare at the state prison in Deer Lodge Montana, First person account from prison guard Robert Wyant. Jack Kennedy takes two tough tests with Methodists and Wisconsin voters by William K. Goolrick. Frank Lloyd Wright obit at 89. Pig-tailed Tiu Bee Lin plays Mozart. Full page color ad for Coro Jewelry. US Navy Frogmen spend 48 hours underwater - Charles Watson, Eugene Tinnin, Martin Mogk, Robert Gallagher. Great gold rush days - 49ers - wonderful illustrations from the Franklin collection. My adventures in the California Diggings by Alfred Doten. Edward Hallstom holds two imported Koala cubs. Goya's naked Maja billboard needs to be covered. Fashionable gardeners Lynn Mehre, Pauline Kelly, Phyllis Avery Taylor, Benjamin F. Grier, Pat Carmen, Zena Corin. World's biggest air and space show - Bomarc, Thor, Snark missiles - Miss Space Suzanne Adams, Sheila Root, flashy Chinese Diamond made from jets (Like the US Blue Angels). Rubber inflatoplane from Goodyear. A raisin in the sun with Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil. Bolshoi ballet visits the US. Neat large photo of very snowy motorcycle club scramble in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Very pretty two page color Scott soft-weve toilet tissue ad with six different ladies dressed to match the colors.
Very Good - $38 buy now
Good
- $28 buy now

Life Magazine May 4, 
                      1959Life Magazine May 4, 1959 : Cover - The Dalai Lama during his triumphal progress across India to Sanctuary in the town of Mussoorie.

the Dalai Lama stands under a canopy, happily accepting flowers and a welcome from crows of Indians and Tibetans at the Siliguri railroad station. Cuba's Fidel Castro's fine time in U.S., Whirl through New York proves worry to the cops. Charmingly realistic full page Hallmark Cards with photo of kids bringing breakfast to mother on Mother's Day. Photo essay - How the West Was Won, Part V-Cowboys and Indians in the wild days. Last days of a gunman - the true story of Billy the Kid. Quite a nice full page color Royal portable typewriter ad with small green machine. Photo essay - What most women want, Hollywood's luxury - loving, Martha Hyer has; Nothing but the best. Fashion - the shirtwaist dress. Another horrible racism story from the south, Mack Charles Parker is lynched by a white mob in Poplarville, Mississippi. Truck that climbs walls - Switzerland's six-wheeled Metrac. Odd boxing match between two mayors in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Hedley Bray and Laurie Cormier. A child-sized zoo - San Diego lets kids join the animals. Nice full page color Simoniz vinyl floor wax ad with art by Whitney Darrow Jr - boys with fish and more. Towering Rise in Circulation - a Mexico City wastepaper collector has accumulated a 300-pound stack of newspapers on his bicycle. Full page color McGregor sports clothes ad with Celanese ARnel, art by George Shawe or George Shane, probably.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (Generally Very Good, but cover has a water spot) - $10 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but has a minor spine end water mark) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine May 11, 
                      1959Life Magazine May 11, 1959 : Cover - The beauty of Baby Doe Tabor.

She became the high-living Silver Queen of the boom-time West (but died penniless) and is a romantic reminder of the women who lived the grandest of American epics (Leadville, Colorado tie). Baby Doe figures large in the area of 2Neat! How the West Was Won, Part VI of a LIFE series. Another great full page color Jantzen swim suits ad by the new artist (see our mystery artists page). A vital mission unaccomplished - Clare Boothe Luce resigns Brazil ambassadorship. Neat full page color GM Harrison air conditioning ad with polar bear diving into pool. Ingemar Johansson watches a boxing match with Floyd Patterson, whom he will fight next month. The last survivor of the Civil War, 116-year-old Walter Williams of Houston, Texas, lives on among his old mementos. Television - Joe Welch gets starring role as Peter Gunn. Giuseppe Cardinal Sarto returns to Venice, nice photos. Fashion - girls take up a schoolboy style, by wearing blazers. Trouble With a Sportive Spout - along a Hollywood, Florida beach, Betsy Howes tries to get a drink of water. Four sisters who all made good (see LIFE November 7, 1949), Marguerite, Maureen, Kathleen and Sheila John Daly. The odd little company named RAND, sounds like a military affiliated think tank, includes Roger Johnson, John Williams, William Jones, Nancy Nimitz, Stanley Greenfield, Robert Rapp and others. Fun bicycle race at DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) with some serious races, many funny events with tiny tricycles and more. Full page Chrysler Motors color ad for new convertibles, featuring a red Windsor, a black 300-E, and a blue New Yorker.
Good - $26 buy now
Fair
(All Good, nice, but cover is rubbed) - $12 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover is rubbed with a taped corner) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine May 18, 
                      1959Life Magazine May 18, 1959 : Cover - James R. Hoffa peering out the side window into the rear-view mirror of a truck in California.

James R. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America, shows that he can handle a truck with the best of the union members. Neat full page Imperial whiskey ad with two guys tying a fishing trip load on a pack mule. Photo essay - How the West Was Won, Conclusion - A promised land finds fulfillment. Very good and interesting photos of the Kentucky Derby horse race, some rarely seen angles. Photo essay - The ageless story of Job's ordeals is told in J.B., Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer-prize play. Craziest photo from Central City, Colorado of a car nose down in a hole, the collapsed shaft of an old gold mine, driver Mrs. Lela Hagerman. Photo essay - In three articles eminent theologians discuss J.B. Education - China's Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's grandchild as a coed - Amy Hsiao-chang Chiang quickly fits in as an undergraduate at Mills College in Oakland, California. Nice, bright and happy two page ad for AMF Pinspotters, bowling. Knowing Nose For a Narcissus - Children's Nature Museum's skunk, Stinky, smells a bloom at the Charlotte, North Carolina facility. Cleveland Indians baseball. Curious story about 100 balloons strung together to lift Dr. Audouin Dollfus to an altitude of 82,000 feet. College boys canoe 218 miles from DArtmouth to Long Island Sound to keep up 200 year tradition, Rick Ellis, Peter Knight, Dan Daniels, others. Pretty full page Milk Bone dog biscuits ad with a Dalmatian. Nice full page Pepsi-Cola color ad. Full page Ford Motor Company color ad for it's '59 Mercury convertible.
Good - $32 buy now
Fair
(All Good, but has small water mark in margin) - $12 buy now

Life Magazine May 25, 
                      1959Life Magazine May 25, 1959 : Cover - Far from the cares of Washington, Mrs. Sherman Adams and her husband, former assistant to President Eisenhower.

They fish and relax at White Mountain National Forest, which is near their home in Lincoln, New Hampshire. GREAT full page color Johnson & Johnson bandages ad with art by John Falter, little boy hammering a nail, an accident waiting to happen. Full page color Eveready flashlights ad, now in colors! Photo essay - What Hoffa's up to, as Jimmy himself tells it. A LIFE team spends weeks and takes a coast to coast trip with the much-feared union boss. Full page Milk Bone dog biscuits ad, one of an art series, this one with a Beagle dog. Farm crop surpluses coming. Article on Berlin. Singer Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor only three and a half hours after his divorce from Debbie Reynolds is final. Photo of capsized Egyptian river boat "Dandara." Full page color Bulova watch ad with curious rock climbing scene. Twin sisters, Patricia and Leisha Gullison, of Menlo Park, California, become joint queen of Palo Alto, California beauty contest. Time A-Wasting - a large clock in litter basket along Fifth Avenue in New York. Broadway's "Destry Rides again." Bright and bold new schools, includes Westmoor High School in Daly City, California. How-to article on how to get out of sunken car. Another great Jantzen sports clothing ad.
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Life Magazine June 
                      1, 1959Life Magazine June 1, 1959 : Cover - Mrs. Bryon Collum and daughters of Wichita, Kansas, take boat ride over Lake Alton with Daschund dog.

Full page color Viceroy cigarettes ad with archaeology scene, art by Slayton Underhill. The Feds vs. gangland and lynchland - Justice Department agents make a spectacular roundup of hoodlums (a creepy bunch) and are frustrated in searching for killers of a Mississippi Negro, this is a follow-up to the lynching of Mack Charles Parker in Poplarville, Mississippi (LIFE May 4, 1959). Photo essay - Powerboats' big splash - mass production and mobility bring watery weekends to 37 million Americans. Photo essay - Darwin's world of nature - Part VI. In the uttermost region of the earth, Tierra del Fuego. Darwin found man's most wretched race - The Alacalufe Indians. Full page Revlon ad for what must be a hair conditioner for men. Photo essay - Teamsters - Conclusion. Organizing, fighting, growing, the Teamsters union keeps on the move. Coolest photo of the Chase Manhattan Bank (under construction) with 1,223 men standing in the framework. Photo essay - An urgent reform plan to save U.S. from "scandalous corruption" of Teamsters. The great credit card spree - millions join charge plans which make cash unstylish. Car Park Caught in a Squeeze; using a spacemaster lens, LIFE photographer Ralph Crane got this view of off-street parking in Beverly Hills, California. Teacher Sandra Johnston (of Horace Mann Elementary School in Gary, Indiana) marries Roy Johnston and invites her class. Full page color Pontiac ad with pink car and shore scene, you'll love the angles.
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Life Magazine June 
                      8, 1959Life Magazine June 8, 1959 : Cover - On location in the Belgian Congo, Audrey Hepburn plays the part of a Belgian nun for a fine new film, The Nun's Story.

COOL full page Maindenform Bra ad with model swinging on crane hook high over a city. Full page Caliente race course ad (in Mexico) with Jockey Willie Shoemaker, horse racing. Lots of photos of brides kissing grooms (all taken in the Baltimore photo studio of Paul Jordan), including Arthur O'Shea, Frederick Altman, Michael Dunworth, Ralph Gibson, Walter Farrier, Francis Reese, others. In Arkansas, a revolt by the good folks against the firing of moderate school teachers by the segregationists. John Foster Dulles dies. Another great full page color Jell-o ad with art by Whitney DArrow Jr. Very cute photo of four little models, Michael March, Loretta Frawley, Deborah McAllister, Laurie Ernest. Rather humorous article about father pursuing his eloping daughter, Katharine Dowsett, Harry Dowsett, Edward Langley. Photo essay - Glories of the Mountains West - a LIFE trip through the National Parks and many sites of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado's Rockies. Bubble in the Ballroom - Susie Spear of La Porte, Indiana, is blowing bubbles while dancing, Full page Ford Motors color ad for the imported Escort 5-passenger station wagon. Beautiful and colorful Glass Container Manufacturers ad with bottles of beverage in ice bucket. Another cool full page color Jantzen swimsuit ad. Plastic bags cause death of infants. Baseball Pitcher Harvey Haddix. Article about the Indianapolis 500 car race and how dangerous it is, map shows where fatal crashes occurred, photos and names of drivers who died, close-up of this year's crash of Mike Magill, visit with last year's widow, Analice O'Connor. Full page Ford Motors color ad shows off the new blue Continental Mark IV. NOTE : May or may not have the little central insert "The history of the American flag" that is part of a Texaco ad and counts as pages 71-86 - ask if you need it.
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Life Magazine June 
                      15, 1959Life Magazine June 15, 1959 : Cover - Space traveling monkeys - At National Aeronautics Administration headquarters in Washington, space travelers Able and Baker face the camera.

The rhesus monkey Able died after flight from a complication from anesthetic, Dr. Thomas R.A. Davis even tried artificial resuscitation to save her, no luck. More studies toward having a man in space. Governor Earl K. Long of Louisiana really does crack up, goes to psychiatrist. Very pretty two page color Revlon ad for Pink'issimo, in Venice. Humorous photo of lots of very long-haired women with nearly bald photographer, includes Mary Parkhurst of Dallas. Photo essay - A great American family - the Evans of Denver - descendants of notable Colorado pioneer, Doctor John Evans, who was appointed as governor of Colorado territory in 1862. Cool two page color Eastman Kodak ad with 7 different cameras and projectors. Full page color Smirnoff Vodka d with Eva Gabor. Strange new sailboat named "Go" built by Lowell Christman. The folk opera "Porgy and Bess." Close-up - Bonn's busy storm center, West Germany's Economics Minister Ludwig Erhard, finds himself in hassle with Adenauer. Great series of photos of babies (human and animal) and their responses to crawling over a suspended sheet of glass. Stick-on jewelry. Hey! Which Way to the Finish? - Dick Shenden and Harrison Baker pass each other going in different directions during a 480-yard shuttle hurdle race.
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                      Magazine June 22, 1959Life Magazine June 22, 1959 : Cover - Members of the Air Force Academy's first graduating class.

Entertain their pretty guests - now their brides - during their first June week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Full page color Nabisco ad for a cracker I've never seen before, Salt-Tang snack sticks. Full page color Falstaff beer ad with a really nice barbequeing-on-the-beach scene, definitely before the leave-no-trace days. Babies (now grown) say thanks and give Doctor Fred Pfeifer of New London, Connecticut, a big tribute for 50 years of practice. LIFE's own correspondents preside at a surrender in Nicaragua. Feature on Steel with some really great photos. B'nai B'rith convention in Israel. Photo essay - The pleasures of life at Oxford - on the renowned university's quiet lawns and rivers, including crewing. Photo essay - Famous lady's indomitable fight - with the courage that has marked her whole career, Photographer Margaret Bourke-White battles Parkinson's disease. Aviation - Wing Walker at 13 - Kernersville, North Carolina's Linda Earnhardt proves a deft stunt flyer. Full page color Seagram's VO whiskey ad with nice polo art. A Bear-Faced Show of Love - A mother bear in the Copenhagen Zoo rises up on her hind legs to give kiss to one of her cubs.
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Life Magazine June 29, 1959Life Magazine June 29, 1959: Color cover - Zsa Zsa Gabor and her famous ghost writer, Gerald Frank.

Full page Allstate insurance ad with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morris of Ballston Spa, New York. Lovely full page color International Trucks ad with semi-truck sized dump truck with Brandt Bros on the door. Biggest animal rescue operation since Noah - in Africa, saving animals stranded by rising waters behind the new Kariba Dam across the Zambezi river - truly one of the most amazing stories! Popular world of antiques. In a province of India there is a revolt against Communist rule. Florida jury finds four whites guilty of raping a Negro. Plane crew tells details of an international incident, US Navy plane is shot at by Communist MiGs 45 miles off North Korea. The surprise best seller book, Hungary's fight for freedom. Bill Casper - U.S. Open golf tournament winner. The movie "The Horse Soldiers." Buyer's guide to antiques with lots of photos. Queenly career ends for Ethel Barrymore. Peter Stuyvesant's phony leg. Interesting full page color Touraide ad for travel guide available at Conoco gas stations, sounds like our Road Atlases today. Brigitte Bardot gets married in Paris suburb. NOTE : The pages of this issue were numbered so that the small unnumbered central advertising insert for aluminum foil IS pages 60-90. It is not always present, ask if you need it.
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Life Magazine 
                      July 6, 1959Life Magazine July 6, 1959 : Cover - Gardner McKay - actor, athlete and artist.

Full page color ad for Renault Dauphine. Sam Truman's dog Cindy puts out fire - curious set of photos of a boxer dog who likes to eat flame. 3 page Johns-Manville 7-star homes ad with the homemaker crowned Mrs. America, Mrs. Margaret Priebe. Birgit Lundgren watches as Ingemar Johansson boxes against Floyd Patterson. Queen visits Canada, photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt and Ralph Morse. Averell Harriman tours the USSR with Sol Hurok and other ballet stars. Great photo of 12 French Dior models in Moscow. Lucky 5-year-old Yvonne Isakson pulls up a carrot wearing a diamond ring. Bolshoi stays in the US for extra performances, fantastic photos including Liudmilla Bogomolova and Stanislov Vlasov. Photo - Swan in Long Island has arrow through neck. Big Sur artists group - Henry Miller, Eric Barker, Harry Dick Ross and Giles Healey. Paul Ziffren and the Democratic Convention in Los Angelos. Celebrity charity gambling on the Liberte to raise money for the New York Cancer Society. A fun looking toy (if not the theme) - the Crawltrak, a circular tube made to look like a tank, kids crawl in it and it moves, includes Linda Salisbury. Two page color ad for Coca Cola featuring 4th of July celebrations. Toots Shor gets roasted by his friends. Trip with the master impostor - Fred Demara, Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. story by Robert Crichton.
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Life Magazine July 13, 1959Life Magazine July 13, 1959 : Color cover - aged hands with cane.

Old Age living with an aged mother, stories include Annie Mahaffey. Full page Hammond Organ ad with happy group of six older adults, it couldn't possibly be that much fun! Neat photos of water skiers taken for underneath. An odd full page color Chevrolet ad with a car parked in the middle of a pond or creek. Khrushchev's toughest talk by Avverell Harriman. Neat photo of bicycle racers riding a steep uphill over cobbles in Lessines, Belgium, this is an early leg of this year's Tour de France. Photo of a burning railroad trestle at Meldrim, GEorge, a derailment that spilled butane, ignited and killed 22 in a recreation area there. More on the beauty contest twins, Patrecia and Leisha Gullison of Palo Alto, CAlifornia. Trouble for Earl Long by Tom Martin. Madame Alphand, wife of French Ambassador, is the top hostess on embassy row. Alfred Hitchcock explains his art North by Northwest. Poussin's noble art. U.S. Navy warship goes through St. Lawrence seaway - photo essay. Monkey Baker's medal party ASPCA awards medal to space survivor. An interesting reappraisal of Henry Ford's inventions. Full page color Tampax ad with an attractive underwater swimming photo. The Monkey Baker gets a medal for her space flight. Cute photo of 4-year-old Susie Grady going through contortions to flip a light switch.
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Life Magazine 
                      July 20, 1959Life Magazine July 20, 1959 : Cover - Ingemar Johansson and his friend Birgit Lundgren lean over the edge of a swimming pool in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Caroly Jones does some really cute photos with statues as her companions. Wow, lovely two page color Revlon ad for 'Bon Bons." Master rogue unmasked - buffoon, financier, swindler, Lowell Birrell is object of worldwide search. Nice full page color English Ford Line ad with small red car, the Prefect. Pretty Princess weds the prince - Albert of Belgium marries Italy's Princess Paola. Photo essay - Darwin's world of nature - part VII. The mystery of coral isles - on a faraway atoll Darwin solved a riddle of oceanic life. Photo essay - Old age - Part II - New ways to full lives - imaginative but sensible solutions to keep the aged useful and self-sufficient. Three page fold-out General Electric ad for refrigerator. Medicine - Russia's two-headed dog - Soviet surgeons performs fantastic experiment as part of research into transplanting human parts, this is possibly the most horrible ad in all the years of LIFE. Feature on Egypt's President Nasser. A wagon train holiday - 90 covered wagons go from Tellico Plains, Tennessee to Murphy, North Carolina. Great photo - Tackling An Eternal Question - two young boys try to discover if Scotsmen wear anything under their kilts.
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Life Magazine July 
                      27, 1959Life Magazine July 27, 1959 : Cover - America's "Great White Fleet " of the future, projected here in a painting by Noel Sickles.

These are goodwill ships to be sent on mercy missions - big feature inside explains it all. Full page color Sanka instant coffee ad - drink it iced in the summer. Two page color U.S. Royal Tires ad with Tom McCahill, test car driver. Neat full page color Western Electric telephone ad with three different eras of telephone receivers. Photo essay - Mean musky in fierce fight - legendary freshwater giant in an acrobatic catch. Democracy is clobbered in Cuba as Castro takes over the presidency. Striking photo from the 10,000 meter run in the USSR-US track meet of a runner collapsed from the heat. Rood Menter, rancher from Sedgwick, Colorado has a dentist give his cows false teeth so they live longer. Photo essay - Old Age; Part III - Practical ways to be old and happy. Close-up - Well-organized wonder boy, Charles Harting Percy, successful businessman and head draftsman of program for the Republican Party. Ethyl Merman as Madame Rose. A Classic Spectacle of Flight - Photo - Driven from its wooded sanctuary by the fire, a doe darted wildly across the open ground. Full page General Motors color ad for its '59 Cadillac in yellow. Full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with kayaking and showing a roll. A very fun story about a beach party for Model T FAns, they all wore clothing of the era, including bathing suits - wish we could go!
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Life Magazine August 
                      3, 1959Life Magazine August 3, 1959 : Cover - The Kingston Trio - Nick Reynolds, Dave Guard, Bob Shane.

Very nice full page Viceroy cigarettes ad with a sailor with a sextant, art by Slayton Underhill. Actor John Hall feeds sea gulls. Cuba looks down the road to Chaos by Thomas Dozier - Castro and Cienfuegos play baseball. Major Pedro Diaz Lanz tells his story of Cuba escape. Jacqueline Gay Heart disappears and is found. Rather cute full page color Post Grape-nuts cereal ad with weight watching theme. US Navy White Fleet takes us aid to needy areas - William Franke, William Walsh, Ed Edmonson and Hubert Humphrey. Nixon and Khrushchev argue at American National Exhibition in Moscow - photos. Jamin, a 6 year old French stallion, wins races on artichokes. Augusta Ambel at the Seville ferias. Second Homes for Family Vacations, includes The Jack Russell family (Water Mill), Ted Dubin (Catskills), John and Mary Mykolyk (Louisiana), the Jacksons of Oakland, and the neatest for Irwin and Joyce Hunt (Fire Island, New York). Old Age, Part IV. Ad for Kraft Fudgies by Whitney Darrow Jr. Ad for Pepsi-Cola, be sociable. The Decathlon winner Vasily Kuznetsov. Iraq's Sole Leader,Karim Kassem. and his Shaky State by Keith Wheeler . The crazy race from Paris to London, includes roller skates, jets, helicopters, motorcycles, more.
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Life Magazine August 
                      10, 1959Life Magazine August 10, 1959 : Cover - World leader wives - Mikoyan, Nixon, Khrushchev and Kozlov.

Clearly Americans must choose leaders by how beautiful the wife is. Bardolatrie fashions in Paris. Vice President Nixon visits Russia. Full page color Parke-Davis medical ad with super art by Robert Thom showing surgeon of Old India. Pat Nixon works quietly behind the scenes. Swindler Lowell McAfee Birrell is captured in Brazil. Melvin Mininson and his wife honeymoon in their underground bomb shelter. New York urban renewal - GREAT photos of building destruction and construction, includes photo of single little Brownstone apartment (still occupied) on block that has been entirely razed. Cliff Arquette as Charley Weaver, television funny man. Joseph Edward Levine and Sylva Koscina in Hercules. Domenico Tardini - Vatican Secretary of State runs orphanage. Barber Denny Moore is a young entrepreneur, Patricia Cho, Sharyn Schneider, Jimmy Williams, Allan Miller, Steve Allen. Leo Cherne has a bust of Pasternak. Skydiving a growing US fad - Steve Boyle, Beverly Pierson, Jacques Istel, Lew Sanborn, Nate Pond and George Flinn, parachuting. Very charming photo of two chimpanzees drinking from the same stream of milk. Full page color Barley and Malt Institute ad with lakeshore art by Howard Terpning.
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Life Magazine August 
                      17, 1959Life Magazine August 17, 1959 : Cover - Swedish actress, May Britt stands before set at 20th Century-Fox.

Very pretty full page color Foremost Dairy foods ad with three different colors of sherbet. Photo essay - Tuscany - the Renaissance revisited in the Italian province that cradled Western genius. Anne Marie Rasmussen and Steven Rockefeller and their fairy tale romance, includes nice photo of them motorcycling. Aerial photo of the effects of a dynamite truck blowing up in Roseburg, Oregon, truckdriver George Rutherford tried valiantly to move his truck in time. Vice president Nixon goes to Poland. Full page yummy ad for Kraft icecream toppings. Hawaiian politics. Photo essay - Alpine elephant without Hannibal - Jumbo jauntily retraces the route Carthage's elephant took 2.177 years ago. A plan to save the vanishing U.S. countryside - An expert observer tells how to protect our open spaces and halt the land-killing disease of urban sprawl. Fireman Gets His Full - Fireman Harvey Adair bends over a hose in a demonstration to a class of rookies, and a fellow fireman turns on the water. Full page color Mobile Homes Manufacturers ad. US Governors meet on Puerto Rico.
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Life Magazine August 24, 1959Life Magazine August 24, 1959: Color cover - Jackie Kennedy, a front runner's appealing wife - very nice photo in pink.

Full page color Milani sauce ad for four different low calorie sauces. I fight the mob (they aren't paying him for his boxing win) by Ingemar Johansson. Americans flock to Europe, includes the Ancient Order of Hibernins, Men in ballet tutus, Arkansas farmer W.E. Fletcher in Moscow, more. The flop that gave Moss Hart his start. Full page color Kool-Air ad with smiley face pitcher, the first of these ads I remember in LIFE. Bruay-en-Artois, very near miss of child and auto. Little Rock Arkansas and more on segregation in schools, the pro-segregationists are sprayed with fire hoses. Roman cave - archaeologists reconstruct the plan and treasures of an ancient underground art gallery by the sea. Excellent full page color Dr. Pepper ad with art. Giants' new baseball player, Willie McCovey. Neat full page Mayo Spruce boys underwear ad with football theme, art by William George. Benefit ball at the Vanderbilts' old summer place in Newport. GIANT Kolbe excavator working on coal near Canton Illinois. Neat full-page color ad for Douglas DC-8 airplane. A nice feature article on Jacqueline Kennedy, including her riding bareback on her horse Sagebrush. A gorgeous old fashioned party at the Breakers in Newport. Neat photo of George Wojnowski doing a handstand on water. Full page Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with race horse and jacket.
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                      August 31, 1959Life Magazine August 31, 1959 : Fold-out Cover - The Legend of Rip Van Winkle is depicted by James Lewicki, who has painted American folklore for LIFE's new series.

Another excellent two page color Royal portable typewriter ad, this one in blue. Great full page Land-Rover ad, though the photo may have been angled. Lights out in New York City, includes night time shot showing the darkened area of the city, photo of kind Nicholas Zuvich carrying 80-year old Adolph Baer to his 14th floor apartment (elevators are out). The great story of the earthquake, land slide and the backed-up Madison river tragedy near Yellowstone National Park, includes house and highway in Hebgen Lake (Montana), survivors at the Rock Creek campground, many photos. Photo essay - The folklore of America. Photo essay - A young $10 billion power - the U.S. teen-age consumer has become a major factor in the nation's economy. A fearful ordeal by fire - a famous disaster brought Clifford Johnson agony, hopeless weeks and an unbelievable recovery (he was burned in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, fire on November 28, 1942. . Small geniuses at the Western Carolina College in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Curious photo of a buffalo against a horse in a race at the track. Eskimos in Gambell, Alaska work on drinking 7,000 cases of discarded beer. Full page Pepsi-Cola ad with beach scene, art by B. Peak. A very colorful photo of 350 muumuu clad girls at the University of Hawaii. Full page Coca-Cola ad shows colorful beach Picnic scene. Amazing triple page fold-out (back of fold-out cover) full color ad for movie "The Blue Angel" with May Britt - in very sexy outfit.
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Life Magazine September 
                      7, 1959Life Magazine September 7, 1959 : Cover - Making TV films for the fall, Bill Lundigan as one of thee Men into Space and Gene Barry as gambler Bat Masterson meet on a lunar landscape set.

Full page color Tussy skin creme ad with art by Morrow. Neat double page color Fashion Quick ad for home permanent (hair care). Laos is threatened with communist violence. Neat large photo of Davis Cup tennis match. More gang violence in New York City, the Sportsmen and the Forsyth Street Boys. Eisenhower returns to Europe, I wish I could stay at the places where Ike slept. The huge Ottilie and Henry King family (12 kids) visits New York City, taking advantage of family travel deals. Historic duel between the world's two top matadors, Luis Miguel Domnguin and Antonio Ordonez, creates stirring drama in Spain. Photo essay - TV's big fall scramble - Hollywood frantically puts out record batch of filmed shows for the new season, includes humorous photo of white-faces getting spray painted red so they can play Indians, candid photo of Lucille Ball, the wrecking of the huge ship the Ile de France for the Movie "The Last Voyage.". Interesting full page color Richfield Boron Gasoline ad. Old hand at smoking - 2-year-old Ann Pilaggi, of Toronto, gazes out a car window while sitting on her father's lap.(NOTE : This issue had pagination problems at the printers and pages 17-20, the Fashion Quick ad, were left out. They were added later as an insert that it tacked in with glue and often loose - these pages do not go through the staples like most pages.)
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Life Magazine September 14, 1959Life Magazine September 14, 1959 : Color cover - Seven American Astronauts.

First person report by the Astronauts - start of exclusive stories on epochal mission to space, lots of great photos including the contour couches, Slayton and Grissom smoking. Interesting photo of guards at Buckingham Palace, now they surreptitiously look around for tormentors, they are supposed to look straight ahead. Full page ad that is an invitation by F. E. Compton & Company to apply for one of the 8500 jobs that are going to be available. Killings by a teen-age "Cape Man" stun New York with a continuation of senseless gang brutality. Very pretty full page color A & P Coffee ad with eight gorgeous cups and saucers. Laos faces beefed-up Communist onslaught. Skindivers discover wreck of a Spanish galleon in waters off Bermuda. Russian Orthodox Church - photo essay. Ford Falcon - new economy car. Chinese student Chheng Guan Lim describes his self-exile in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A multi-page ad for all electric living with the Bob Campbell family in a Medallion home, and much more - this is a major piece. Two page color General Electric ad with an entirely pink kitchen. Suzy Parker and fashion. Interesting full page color Tussy skin care ad with art by Morrow. Tennis loses its audience. Yael Dayan of Israel. Hickory Island near Detroit - summer fun.
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                      Magazine September 21, 1959Life Magazine September 21, 1959 : Color cover - Seven wives of Astronauts and their exclusive stories.

Astronauts' wives - their inner thoughts and worries. Full page color Scott toilet tissue ad with pale green couture by Bob Bugnand. Full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with cowboy art by Harold Von Schmidt. Kansas squares (Hutchinson, Kansas) vs. Coast beatniks (Venice, California), includes Kathy Vannaman, Anne Gardner, Luetta Peters, Jim and Ruby Haston family, Arthur and Bette Richer, more. First photos of U.S.S.R.'s #1 family about to be entertained by us - Nikita Khrushchev's family. Nice two page Fabiani designer clothiers ad with 8 different outfits. Laos gets new leader. Housewife who likes to gyrate in a bikini gets a big backyard audience - Dotty Ferragamo in Malden Massachusetts. Hudson river - photo essay. Carl Mydans' pictures and book. Rollicking role for Rock Hudson in "Pillow Talk." Neat color Delco battery ad with art by William Steig, several half pages. Shiko Munakata visits U.S. The Trapp family and Mary Martin. Actress Kay Kendall's early death. Chicago White Sox baseball. Maria Callas leaves rich Italian husband and goes off on yacht of wealthy Greek shipowner, Aristotle Onassis. Mary Martin and her new show "The Sound of Music." Carl Sandburg visits Swedish kinfolk. A spoof of spelunking in newly found caves - very funny caving pictures.
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Life Magazine September 
                      28, 1959Life Magazine September 28, 1959 : Fold-out Cover- Wild ducks en route south for the winter from Canada swarm the waters and the air above Tule Lake national Wildlife Refuge in northern California.

Nice full page Milk Bone dog biscuit ad with Dalmatian. Neat full page Flintkote home improvement products, building supplies ad. Nice full page Imperial whiskey ad with people on scooters. A father full of thanks - Steve Wigginton hugs his son, Steve who was saved from schoolyard blast in Houston, Texas. Cute full page Folger's coffee ad with color river crossing art. Photos of forest fire near Deadwood, South Dakota. Two page League of HOnest Coffee Lovers ad with woman on scooter and man (knight) on a horse. Two page photo of massive motorcades with lots and lots of motorcycle policemen for Khrushchev. Photo essay - Marvels and mysteries of migrating birds - science solves the riddle of how feathered friends find their way-by sun and stars. Photo essay - As a new queen sheds a tear for victory, LIFE looks at all the Miss Americas. Ideas about a possible base ON the moon, illustration is silvered to show aluminum coatings. Feature on the Peony flower. National Baseball league pennant race, includes great photo of pitcher Don McMahon. Photo - A Spooky GI, Dressed To Kill - Army Sergeant I/C Ben Sawicki encased in a camouflage suit, a bulletproof vest, mask and gloves for protection against nuclear blast. Isaac Don Levine, killer of Trotsky. Cerebral Palsy therapy by roller skate, The Meeting Street School in Providence, Rhode Island. Anne Bancroft acts as Annie Sullivan in Helen Keller movie "The Miracle Worker."
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Life Magazine October 
                      5, 1959Life Magazine October 5, 1959 : Cover - Premier Khrushchev and his Iowa host, Roswell Garst, with Henry Cabot Lodge, yuk it up in a comic interlude on the big tour.

Photo essay - The Franklin Papers - LIFE presents a fresh portrait of the immortal Ben, based on the continuing publication of all his writings, Part I of a series. Interesting photos and story related to bank robbery at the Cleveland Trust, includes Bonnie, Marilyn and Mrs. Fox, William Ansley. Very interesting full page color Maidenform bra ad with medieval tapestry theme. Neat two page color Fresh-frozen orange juice sweepstakes, featuring a freezer full of money. Full page Skippy peanut butter ad with tongue-in-cheek endorsement by baseball player Casey Stengel. Twelve page Chrysler ad, almost all words. Photo essay - The confused image America presents - U.S. fumbles world leadership because it forgets its own principles. The curious story about the Stanley Spector family and Lynn Kauffman, missing from the ship Utrecht. Nice full page color Tussy cream deodorant ad with art by Morrow. Boating the Colorado River, heading upstream from Lake Mead, Bill Cooper, Chuck Fester, Jim Beardmore, Jim Pfluger, good photos. The US rocket plane X-15, including a neat photo of it detaching from beneath an B-52 which had carried it. Fashion, Margaret Sullavan. Movies - Gina Lollobrigida plays the Queen of Sheba, one of these photos is just astoundingly sexy. Lord Beaverbrook gives an art gallery to his home town of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Full page color Barley and Malt institute beer ad with art by Howard Terpning. Feature on Joan Crawford. The "Holiday in Japan" spectacle in Las Vegas, wit Rie Taniuchi. Halfback's Bandstand Play - Halfback Jack Ray of Nashville, Tennessee runs the football straight into the band. Really nice two page color Chevrolet Impala ad.
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Life Magazine October 
                      12, 1959Life Magazine October 12, 1959 : Color Cover - You and your doctor (Part 1 of a series) - through the eyes of the patient.

New medical studies show that sympathy and kindly insight are still vital tools. Willem van Rie, radioman, booked for shipboard murder of Lynn Kauffman (see LIFE October 5, 1959). Neat two page color Chrysler Imperial ad with lilac colored four-door Southampton. Photo essay - color photos of the places Columbus discovered and explored. Photo essay - Richard Avedon's new book is a gallery of famous contemporary figures. LSU - savage subs (Chinese bandits) give defensive strength to Louisiana's football champions - they painted their faces green, added big Chinese style mustaches, more. Hurricane Gracie, includes photo of waterfront in Charleston, South Carolina. Typhoon photos from Japan. Photo of evangelist Billy Graham attending the funeral of a very wealthy Texas oilman, Sid Richardson, gee - I wonder why he did so. Full page color Puss 'n Boots cat food ad with a very pale tiger stripe cat with yellow eyes, with her two normal tone, blue-eyed kittens. Nice two page color Ford truck ad with 3 different blue trucks. Three more color pages of Ford car ads. Clark Gable plays a gassed but glamorous middle-aged hero in "But Not for Me." Stunt girl rides high on a sky hook beneath a helicopter, Alma Bray over Miami. LIFE photographer John Phillips. Fake fur in the home. French fashion designer Jules-Francois Crahay shows his stuff in the US. Follow-up to the people in a Sandbox photo with Anne Frank. Two page color Johnson & Johnson ad with art by John Falter. Texans stage a blowout for a historic hotel, Menger in San Antonio. The famous Casey Stengel writes on the baseball world series, lots of great photos, including a hard-to-believe-they-caught-it shot of a fan accidentally pouring beer on Al Smith while scrambling for a home run ball.
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Life Magazine October 19, 1959Life Magazine October 19, 1959 : Color cover - Peking's mums and missiles, China.

Very nice full page color Brach's Candy ad with halloween theme, kids in costume, art. Four page color Revoln ad showing different ways to use eye shadow for different times of day. Some little follow-up letters pertaining to the Miss America contest (LIFE September 28, 1959) as well as a photo of Miss America 1924 in her Dagmar car. Two pages of art by the comic artist Bruce Bairnsfather, who has just died. Sad photo of burning bus that held a group of Trenton State College girls, hit by a truck driver. More on the quiz show "Twenty-One", Herbert Stempel, Charles Van Doren, others. Two page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with bowling photo. Nixon campaigns all over the place, all at once. Darwin's world of nature - where evolution stands, by Lincoln Barnett, illus by Rudolf Freund. Epic story of films by Cecil B Demille. Chicago is stagnant, by Casey Stengel, baseball. Full page Dr. Seuss zoo toys ad, bright pieces you build yourself. Full page pink Scott toilet tissue ad with couture by Hulitar. New kind of American family physician, Part 2. Phino gets the most votes in a Brazilian election as a protest against the politicians. High-flying toys for space age - toy rockets. Mark Twain's amazing twin. Dramatic California fashions recall Hollywood of the '30s. Farewell to the great Bernard Berenson. Feature on the US space race, citing lack of purpose and thrust, nice illustrations. Bathtub derby day in Bath, Ontario, including Ian Cameron, others. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with Bill Lundigan, star of Men Into Space.
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Life Magazine 
                      October 26, 1959Life Magazine October 26, 1959 : Cover - Charles Van Doren faces the press (big feature on TV scandal, see also LIFE October 19, 1959).

You and your doctor, part 3, burdens your surgeon bears, includes Dr. George Johnson Jr., . General George Marshall dies at 78. Full page color TANG orange drink ad, the space race in going strong. Full page Waste King ad for a garbage disposal. Photo essay - Lucille Markey, first lady of racing, and Calumet Farm, the most successful horse racing stable. My $7,000 credit card binge, Joe Miraglia. The birth of Hawaii, the opening section of the new novel by James Michener. Scenes from the Fred Astaire evening. 45 foot tall cowboy looms over Dallas fair. A rich find of Mayan bones turns up in Guatemala.Two page color TWA Boeing 707 ad with airplane N7317W. College for 11 kids, Schmidt family in Portland, Oregon. Pucci (designer) turns his hand to tables, evening garb and vino. Kalamazoo, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio turn congested streets into sparkling new malls. New military plane Doak 16, vertical take off with fans. Movie lover Errol Flynn dies with his boots on. A nice article on Rita Hayworth in "They Came to Cordura." Eugene Lipscomb from Baltimore. Princess Grace on a conquest of Paris. Great series of photos of baby Devik Wiener.
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Life Magazine 
                      November 2, 1959Life Magazine November 2, 1959 : Color cover - Jackie Gleason on Broadway.

Folklore of America Part 2 - Tales the Indians told, illustrated by James Lewicki. Curious full page Warner's "Tomorrow" bra ad with cups that fit each side individually, quite the spacey shape, too. A very interesting set of photos of Teddy Roosevelt throughout his life, he looked like quite a bruiser as a boxer. Why medical care costs so much. Taut drama behind a football classic between Notre Dame and Northwestern. Leaflets, gunfire and hysteria, fed by Castro, strike ominous note for Cuba's future. Newbury, Vermont murder of Orville A. Gibson, dairy farmer - crime occurred in 1957, still unsolved. Yellowstone's new look - earthquake has turned the park's pools and geysers topsy-turvy, this story is related to the story in LIFE August 31, 1959. Four great color pages of Rambler car ads. Algeria's siege of anguish, Moslems murdered by rebels. $100,000 COLOR debut for Sir Laurence Olivier on T.V. Cheerleaders at UCLA and Michigan State jump for football joy, includes Pauline Hess, Sue Beekman, Marge Rohs, Linda Hopkins, Maurice Spencer. Wright's spiral museum. Miss America Lynda Lee Mead visiting her Chi Omega sisters in Mississippi. You and your doctor, part 4 - Rising medical costs. Full page color Pontiac car ad with 1960 Bonneville Sports Coupe and ski area theme.
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Life Magazine November 
                      9, 1959Life Magazine November 9, 1959 : Color cover - Marilyn Monroe, jumping.

Other celebrities leap for the camera, photos inside, including really nice photo of Princess Grace of Monaco, Brigitte Bardot. Two pictures combine into a new view of the moon, includes soviet view. Kaiser settles with the union but big steel continues battle. Pictorial essay - Baffling US art, part 1 - Abstract expressionists, Jackson Pollock. Photos of kids with really big bubbles, includes Helen Suydam, Charles New, Geoffrey and Kelly Langley, Gary Springer, Charlott and Charles New. De Gaulle's view of himself. Philippine dancers delight US. Best pancakes for all meals, includes lots of recipes. Neat full page Pontiac ad with art by Van Kaufman and Art Fitzpatrick. Discarded farm horse finds unexpected fame as a champion jumper, Harry de Lleyer and Snow Man. Designer Pauline Trigere. Nobel prize goes to Italian left-wing poet, Salvatore Quasimodo. New aerial camera snaps widest clear view yet from a jet. Farah Diba, soon to be bride of the Shah of Iran (see also December 7, 1959). Funny photo of fifth grader at Buckley School in NYC, flipped by a blocking dummy. Two page LIFE ad that includes the "First LIFE", the comic magazine printed before the current 'news and general interest' magazine. Excellent full page color Canadian Club whisky ad with Henri Dufour and climbing partner aid climbing on an overhang (a significant roof) on the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix.
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Life Magazine November 
                      16, 1959Life Magazine November 16, 1959 : Color cover - Ruby, pearl and diamond choker on a auburn haired model.

Lovely full page color Kraft Peach preserves ad. Full page color Pure-pak cartons ad with milk man delivering milk, these look like today's regular cardboard half gallons. Two page color Simmons Beautyrest mattress ad for adjust-a-bed, includes list of dealers. TV Quiz scandals - how to rig contestants, see related pieces on Charles Van Doren earlier in 1959. Baby's first moments - Steven Woods, son of Ruth and George Woods of Centereach, New York. Abstract Expressionists, Part 2 - Willem De Kooning, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline. Jeweled Chokers make a comeback from Richelieu. Homecoming is the biggest college weekend all over the country, this football feature includes University of Iowa Highland Fling, Leonard and Larry Osterink, James Larson and wife, Karen Alfonso, Ann Ferran, Nancy Wakefield, Mrs. Esther McCleery, more. Judge Joseph Force Crater mystery. Interesting full page color Newport cigarettes ad with curious two person boat that might be a foot-paddle catamaran. A feature on Mother Elizabeth Seton, Roman Catholic nun, Sisters of Charity. Joanna Barnes is the new Jane for Tarzan. Scared Finn emerges from 38 years of hiding - Vaino Johannes Kilpinen of Vehmainen. Mike McKeever of USC football. Party at a shipwreck near Bimini, this looks like the oil tanker hulk in "Water World," - it is the Sapona, Alec Woodhull, Ralph Jarrendt, Peggy Nolin, others. The Roaring 20's Crystal Room nightclub in Los Angeles. Ben-Hur. Speedy photo of Doyle Towers of Hillsdale, Michigan with his dog riding on car runningboard, Tippy.
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                      November 23, 1959Life Magazine November 23, 1959 : Cover - Mary Martin in wedding scene.

Cranberry growers argue with Arthur S. Flemming about aminotriazole, nice feature on cranberries. Politics 1960 - first round primary campaigning begins. Disk Jockey Ed Mckenzie reveals the music industry dirty tricks. Navy League Ball in Los Angeles raises money for charity - Rear Admiral Julian Becton. Baby sitter club trades out baby sitting duties. Photo of Richard Nixon playing golf. Hockey Goalie Jacques Plante wears a new safety face mask. Laotian wedding in Luang Prabang Royal Palace - great photos. Unfair tax laws. Very neat RCA Victor 12 page insert for Christmas TV gifts. Special Christmas gift photo gallery of Toys for all ages. Top toymaker Louis Marx gives advice on buying the best toys. Hankerin for a Hunkerin - the new college fad of sociable squatting. "Sound of Music" broadway hit with Mary Martin, Richard Rogers, Lewis Calisch, Joe Layton. Leopoldo Pietro Saterno and Aurelio Gandini and $340,000 for San Marco village. World Birth Control Challenge, by Robert Coughlan, comic art by E.R. Does. Rhodes scholar and West Pointer Pete Dawkins finds a new life and sport, rugby. Social wigs are in Boston. Charming photo of C. B. Ward and Dale Ward, having lunch in the midst of tearing down a house, sitting in and on loose tub.
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Life Magazine 
                      November 30, 1959Life Magazine November 30, 1959 : Fold-out Color cover - postage stamps.

Very cute full page color Tussy cleansing cream ad. The farm surplus you're paying, Part 1 of a series on the no. 1 campaign issue. The wrong oil paralyzes 10,000 in Morocco - cooking oil diluted with aircraft oil. Heartbreak of hunter Harlow Curtice, after accidentally shooting friend Harry Anderson. Very different and interesting two page color General Electric washing machine ad, a style I've never seen. The pioneering ‘59ers, now only 13, dig in for their first grim winter in Alaska (see LIFE march 16, 1959 and others this year). Editorial - Space, an American necessity. Pictorial essay - stamps from around the world. Photo essay - Stirring spirit passed to Marine leaders of today, includes Michael Gering. The improbable rebels of the Beat Generation, Beatniks, lots of great slang in this article. Basketball rookie Wilt Chamberlain has a leap that no one can stop. Movie "On the Beach" impagines man's last hours before atomic extinction. Rich gowns at luxurious parties in color. A sundae sculptor - John Michopoulos in his ice cream parlor in Colorado Springs.
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Life Magazine December 
                      7, 1959Life Magazine December 7, 1959 : Color cover - Farah Diba, Shah's fiancée.

(See also November 9, 1959.) The big and tinseled to-do of the Shah's betrothal, Iran. Full page Zippo Lighters ad with 7 different lighters, guide to gifts. Alan Freed departs the airways amid payola talk. "Terrible" Touhy is released and his feud with "Jake the Barber" is renewed. Full page color Remington Princess ladies shaver, with row of showgirl legs. Mikoyan's Mexican mix - a vodka man from Russia tries tequila with conspicuous results. Pictorial essay - Famous cartoonists share a silver jubilee, Al Capp and Milt Caniff. Neat two page Lincoln Continental ad with four door black car, looks about a mile long, Mark V. The Farm problem, Part 2. Soviets' anti-semitic drive results in suppression and violence. Diahann Carroll, actress and singer. Eleanor Roosevelt leads a politics seminar at Brandeis University. Parents teaching for a day learn a lesson the hard way with their disciplinary hands full. Baltimore's Ray Berry, football. Full page color Buick ad with blue convertible car, horse mounted policemen. Bank's $4 million booboo, Anne Helliwell and Charlotte Walsh. Bellman hops to the top as manager of a Detroit hotel, Jimmy Hawkins at Whittier Hotel. . Shirley MacLaine throws a spoof party for charity.
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Life 
                      Magazine December 14, 1959Life Magazine December 14, 1959 : Cover - Great Volcanic spectacle in Hawaii, Kilauea Iki.

Astronauts get their capsule. Candidates' views on farm crisis. Amazing photo of LIFE photographer Jerry Chong fleeing from flying lava in Hawaii. Malpasset Dam breaks above Frejus, France - story includes Abbe Botto, Roger Robert, Antoine Novera, Louise Colson, Antoine Bongiorno, Andre Ferraud, Francois Picard, Sauveur Gil, Raphael Potenza and others. Nice full page color Seven Winds fragrance ad by Du Barry. The Hedgehog, some cute photos! Sterling Hayden faces a custody battle back in Hollywood after taking his kids on a schooner to the South Seas. Photo essay - the papers of Benjamin Franklin, part 2. Photo essay - the farm problem, conclusion - includes photo of Merton Weittenhiller in his barn at Platteville, Wisconsin; Ottie Nixon plowing near Defeated, Tennessee, Hugh Landa, Eric Rajewski, Paul Bodine. Fashion - Lavish Lounging outfits, Lounging pajamas. Rough trio of linebackers lead the Giants, football, "Meg" Sam Huff, "Wanda" Harland Svare, "Sara" Cliff Livington. Somerset Maugham visits Japan. Lovely full page color Hypnotique ad for Max Factor. Television rating systems. Claudine and Sandy Hagen, with Mickey Cohen as someone nearby is shot in restaurant - Mickey innocent? A great article about the capsule for carrying men to space, Mercury capsule, plus neat photo of monkey named Sam in mercury-like capsule. Two page Nabisco crackers ad showing lots of different types with boxes and ways to serve them.
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Life Magazine December 
                      21, 1959Life Magazine December 21, 1959 : Color cover - Eisenhower and President Ayub Khan in Pakistan (this is part of an article about Eisenhower's travels, includes meeting with Pope).

Nice full page Black & White Scotch ad with black and white scotty dogs, art by Morgan Dennis. Ravenna's resplendent mosaics. Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt argue publicly about "hot-house liberals." Photo of man being rescued from the grounded Finnish freighter "Anna" off the coast of Scotland. Stilbestrol shown to cause cancer, so it is no longer used to de-sex chickens for faster weight gain. Prosperity brings Christmas opulence to Regent Street in London. Photo essay - Venus, there may be life there, a team of scientists ride hot-air balloons to an altitude of 80,000 feet to study it, Robert Halman, Harold Glaser, John Sparkman, Charles Moore, Malcolm D. Ross, others. Movie - Journey to the Center of the Earth, made by Charles Brackett. Katharine Cornell with Shaw, and Bette Davis with Sandburg. Book "Folk Medicine" by Dr. D.C. Jarvis. Rhode Island invalids have heart-warming Christmas celebration, Normand and John Messier, Jeannette Caron, Paul Lussier, Patricia Southiere, Jean Rocha, Ethel Cadwgan, . Full page white Scott toilet tissue ad with negligee by Howard Greer. Great two page photo of toy helicopters flying over toy trains.
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Life Magazine December 
                      28, 1959Life Magazine December 28, 1959 : Cover - Special Issue - the Good Life - recreation in the USA.

Gay old days if High Life - wealthy recreation great illustrations. Automation brings more and cheaper goods and lessens boredom on the job - early computers and robots. Full page color ad for Buick Electra 1960 turbine drive. How two towns spend a day - Concord Mass and Shenandoah Iowa. $40 billion leisure industry by Robert Coughlan. The Great American playground, includes photos of baseball at a hill country school in Kentucky (a 2Neat customer identifies this photo as Shelby Gap), climbers on the top of Mount Goddard in California, hikers in Bryce Canyon in Utah, Bass fishermen off Bull's Island in South Carolina, tubing on the Apple River in Wisconsin, Jeeping in the Colorado Rockies, Scuba divers in Pigeon Cover in Massachusetts, more. Celebrity leisure time - J. Doyle DeWitt, Avard Fuller, David Rose, General Curtis Lemay. Vladmir Nabokov, George Romney, Ralph Bunche, Nelson Rockefeller, Rene D'Harnoncourt, David Dubminsky, James Van Allen, Allen Ellender, Alfred E. Knopf, C.R. Smith, Dinah Shore, How do you rate in the new leisure by humorist Russell Lynes. Americas big playground - fun around the country - photo gallery. Happy idle hours become a rat race by Sloan Wilson. Alabama housewife Mrs. Roberts does civic wonders. Nice feature - Olaus J Murie the naturalist finds fulfillment in wilderness. Albert and Rita Bayer take a helicopter tour vacation. Robert Eskridge of St. Louis shows sensible ways to play with your children. Very funny article about loafing. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tiulana Visit Florida from their home in Nome, Alaska, adventures and misadventures. Shopping in the future(1975) illustration by Jim Flora.
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