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NOTE : In a few cases from 1963 on, some content varies by the distribution region, Eastern vs. Western half of the USA.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 14, 1972Life Magazine January 14, 1972 : Cover - Dallas Cowboys Staubach and Landry, football.

Super Bowl football special issue. Scouting report - the pros rate the two teams, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. Horrible two page vertical photo of man leaping with mattress from burning high-rise hotel, the Tae Yun Kak hotel in Seoul, Korea - 166 died. Interesting candid photos of Pat Nixon in Liberia. A nice collection of photos and news from 35 years ago, includes sit-down strike. A profound dilemma - the right to die, includes Madeline Gallo, Anne Whittemore, Phyllis Obernauer. LIFE's readers respond to a questionnaire - Fear of Crime, this is related to the feature story in LIFE November 19, 1971, includes Paul Louis, Mary Anne Genz, 9th graders at Libby High School in Toledo, 9th graders at Spencer Butte Junior High in Eugene, Oregon, Anne Smalet, Courtney Lipscomb, Douglas Ariel, Everett Holladay. Bath tubs (hot tubs) to entertain. Cross-country ski craze - Stowe, Vermont. Two Americans live in Borneo jungle, Peter and Carol Rodman. Don McLean and "American Pie."
Fair (All Good, but has a few small library stamps) - $38 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    January 21, 1972Life Magazine January 21, 1972 : Cover - Jerry N. Duffey 1951-1971, Charlotte, Michigan.

The one boy who died - A week's dead in Vietnam (for the last week of 1971) - there is a feature article about him, but also about troop withdrawals from Vietnam, related to LIFE June 27, 1969. Holy cow! - big two page photo of the ship "Queen Elizabeth" burning and rolled sideways in Hong Kong harbor in 1970. Interesting full page Volvo ad, with frigid winter scene and car with coats. Cool two page underwater photo of the birth of a shark. Two page color Chevrolet ad with red and brown Chevelle cars, Indian maiden, family, High Sierra Mountains. Nice page and a half color RCA television ad with horse racing scene. Some photos and news clips from 34 years ago in LIFE. Defenseless against germs, a four-month old baby survives in a plastic isolation chamber, David Philip. Ralph Nader at work, consumer activist. Breakfasts with flair. "Metro" government in Minnesota's twin cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) is coping with urban sprawl. Annie Laurie Alexander, 2 years old, does a swimming pool Houdini trick. Humorous photo of tennis player John Newcombe sitting on the lap of line judge Tony Govers. Full page color Viceroy cigarettes ad with race car scene.
Good - $16 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge has thin line of fading) - $10 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has minor address label scar) - $8 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge has minor smudge) - $5 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover is loosening on staples) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    January 28, 1972Life Magazine January 28, 1972 : Cover - John Wayne - sepia tone.

John Wayne - memories of a G-rated cowboy. Here is a crazy stunt driving car feat for you - Chuck Galiano and the Suicide Spiral Jump. Interesting two page color photo of dinner party in Abu-Dhabi, all men, eating with fingers, but in fancy banquet hall. Two page Army recruitment ad with a full color page of people in lots of different uniforms. Mugging : a young mugger talks about his 1,000 hits. How to avoid an attacker, what to do if he moves in. Full page color Ford Mustang car ad with skiing theme. George Plimpton hunts the world's biggest elephant. Warehouse of death in Hong Kong. Juliane Koepcke survived a plane crash and nine days alone in the Peruvian jungle (91 others died). This issue also has an editorial related to the Koepcke story, pertaining to Jerrie Cobb and Clyde Peters. Street boys of Saigon. Margrethe, new queen of Denmark. Photos and news clips from LIFE 31 years ago. A number of lengthy letters to the editor pertaining to the piece on Homosexuals, LIFE December 31, 1971. Super full page photo of Bernice Gera at baseball umpire school.
Very Good - $55 buy now
Good - $45 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    February 4, 1972Life Magazine February 4, 1972 : Cover - The Hughes affair.

Full page snowy nighttime photo of the rescue of Brad Crerar out of an icy pond in Hamden, Connecticut. Excellent two page color photo of 23 sky divers, parachutists, most in a ring. Full page color Plymouth ad with Gold Duster car and somewhat lame ski scene. The Air Carrier War, includes Jim Ruliffson, "Coral Sea," Clark Van Nostrand, Bill Freckleton, more. Really nice two page Fiat ad showing lots of real life European owners and their activities. Clifford Irving's manuscript about Howard Hughes. Photos and clips from 29 years ago in LIFE. Liza Minnelli. Today's High school generation, includes Eve Porenstein. The skeleton coast of South-West Africa, one of the many great photos is of a ship wreck in the sand (now 1/4 mile from shore) - a la Sahara movie. Full page color Tampax ad with nice snowball fight scene. Bobby Cochran with sisters Barbara Ann Cochran and Marilyn Cochran are all on the US Ski team. Belly dancing, with Cassie Kernan, others.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    11, 1972Life Magazine February 11, 1972 : Cover - Baroness Nina van Pallandt, girlfriend of Hughes?

(feature inside). Photos of violence and death in Ireland. Pakistani POWs ship out of Bangladesh, this is a two page color photo, grim. A different full page color Viceroy cigarettes ad with a race car driver. Two page color Chevrolet Caprice ad with family at Mt. Rushmore. Photos and clips from 10 years ago in LIFE. Life of Clifford and Edith Irving on island of Ibiza. Henry Kissinger. A humor piece on football by Paul O'Neil - Frank Merriwell is back! Conversations with a chimp, Lucy, Roger Fouts. Harvard graduates work while they make up their minds, includes Joel Scott Coble, Jamie Maslach, Judy Norsigian, Fred Martucci, John Cosentino, Bradley Cutler, Tim Lee, Joel Nichols, Reeve Little, Jim Muscato, Mike Winship. Phyllis Diller talks about her facelift.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    18, 1972Life Magazine February 18, 1972 : Cover - Yukio Kasaya, winning ski jumper at the Sapporo Olympics, excellent action photo.

Domestic photos of Jackie and Aristotle Onassis. Big photo of Angela Davis and Fania Jordan with even bigger afro hairdos. Murder in the Rhineland, Ulrich Nacken. Corporal Adam Bell, IRA target and British commando. Medal winners in the Winter Olympics. The new poor scramble to survive in Seattle, aerospace technician Stan Schuerman and others. America's best Bridge team. Michigan father on trial for what his son did - William Edgerton and Janet Castle from Lapeer, Michigan. Sandy Duncan talks about losing sight in one eye. Mars - Mariner 9 photographs a volcano as big as Missouri. Photo - pity the poor teachers of Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania - eight sets of twins. Great full page Volvo ad with man swimming in hole broken in ice, sauna in background - I hope the photographer was quick!
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine February 25, 1972Life Magazine February 25, 1972 : Cover - Liz Taylor is 40!

Neat two page comparison ad for the Fiat 128 small car and the VW beetle. Full page Old Gold cigarettes ad with rock climbing theme, sort of. Photos and clips from LIFE 20 years ago. John Lindsay, the media-sexy candidate. Special Olympic wrap-up - 12 pages in color, includes fantastic photo of viewers next to ski jump, Anne Henning, Dianne Holum (speed skaters), Cochrans (skiing), ice hockey, Ulanov and Rodnina (figure skating) and more. Howard Hughes, the reclusive billionaire, as known by Noah Dietrich (this is a big feature and include the Spruce Goose airplane). Interesting two page Pan Am airline ad about brainwashing and meals and movies, good ad. Cole Porter revival. Two page Army recruiting ad, this one featuring a bunch of different sports - perhaps the other push featuring Army jobs didn't work. Donald Jackson's article pertaining to the Olympics and Wojciech Fortuna contains the best phrase - "The taste of freckles was on my tongue." Two centuries ago the U.S. contacted China. Making history in Peking. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Odd Canadian Club whiskey ad for curious sport of mountain hopping with a rocket pack, they call it jet age mountain climbing.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

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Life Magazine 
                    March 3, 1972Life Magazine March 3, 1972 : Cover - Mao Tse-Tung.

President Nixon visits China. A brief review to the baseball story "Boys of Summer" by Roger Khan. Photos and clips from 16 years ago in LIFE. Angry focus on busing, includes photos of Sean McGee, Michael and Mary McGee, Joan Taylor Tayloe Holton. Interesting two page Ford ad that lists all their cars with 1971 and 1972 prices, more. Senator Edward Kennedy visits Bangladesh and nephew Joe's return journey is delayed by a hijacking. Auto makers drive for new car engines that won't pollute. Full page color Sealy Posturepedic mattress ad with odd bicycle photo. Decline and fall of the Mafia / mob. Richard Bach writes "Jonathan Seagull." Fashion designer, 10 year-old John Scher. Car manufacturers and new clean engines, no pollution, includes the Ratchet XS, Turbo Trucker, the Wankel, Bill Lear's steam car. Anonymous informers use new hot line in Tampa, Florida to turn in drug traffickers. Yellowstone National Park centennial. Olympic hopeful from Prison Ward 6, boxer Bobby Hunter.
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    10, 1972Life Magazine March 10, 1972 : Cover - Marlon Brando plays the Godfather.

Full page Alcoa ad for recyclable aluminum. Mass trial in Morocco for soldiers charged with gunning down 98 guests at King Hassan's birthday party - this is a two page photo. Paparazzi photos of Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, LIFE included quite a few like this during this time, perhaps foreshadowing the end. Full page color Suzuki motorcycle ad. Interesting full page color Stock Vermouth ad with lots and lots of martinis. ODD ad for Dream wrap, a weight loss device. Photos and clips from 28 years ago in life, including the horrible fox hunting photo. Disaster on Buffalo Creek, destruction of town of Saunders, West Virginia by a coal waste mud flow, includes Wallace Adkins, Angela Hoosier, Jerry Collins. The last boomer passes in Loving County, Texas, includes Newt and Tootsie Keen, Bob Weaver, Elgin Jones, Jack Keen. Another full page different Viceroy cigarettes ad with race car driver. Tattooing, Anne Haley, Lyle Tuttle, Amie Hill, Judith Weston, Jo Baker, more. Florida's primary with 14 candidates. Basketball at Windham College in Putney, Vermont, includes Karen Wise, Steven Kenzer, Dave Parker and others. Parting shots - the Communist dairy farmer who bailed out Angela Davia.
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    17, 1972Life Magazine March 17, 1972 : Cover - Wanda Adams, drop-out wife - a new trend.

Neat two page photo of crowded opening day of Trout fishing at Bennett Springs State Park, Missouri. Photos of two rescues, one successful, of Anthony Bernardino of El Monte, California from construction drill hole shaft, and James Davis from a fire. A ski spectacle - two page photo of Jean-Claude Killy doing big air jump in movie "Snow Job." Two page color Chevrolet ad with five different stationwagons, dock at Lummi Island near Seattle, lots of families, car ferry. Theodore H. White visits China. Photos and clips from LIFE 15 years ago. Dilemma of a Friend's dying, written by Joan Barthel, a very well done story. Tidal marshes. Changing of Cher (great photos with Sonny Bono). Clifford Irving and Edith are charged with fraud over the Howard Hughes autobiography. Soldier candidates (youths) live on base for four days to try it out, includes Fort Jackson in South Carolina, Marshall Hemingway, Dana Raulto, John Cornett
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    24, 1972Life Magazine March 24, 1972 : Cover - Kareem vs. Wilt, basketball.

Investigative report - how the Nixon administration blocked justice in San Diego. Record motorcycle leap simultaneously by Gary Davis and Rex Blackwell over 21 cars. Death of Sioux Raymond Yellow Thunder, this is a horrible lack-of civil rights story. French test a hydrogen bomb - two page color nighttime photo. Photos and clips from LIFE 24 years ago. Busing to disaster, a short editorial. A run on queens in films, opera, stage and on TV. Panda craze. Full page ad for plain old wall posters, Poster Prints of Norristown, Pennsylvania. City Firefighters. Mary Leatherbee rides the Auto-train to Florida. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareen Abdul Jabbar. Adventurer and photographer John Goddard and his 127 goals in life.
Very Good - $42 buy now
Good - $32 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but turning edge is a bit rough) - $12 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    March 31, 1972Life Magazine March 31, 1972 : Cover - Jackie Onassis arrives at court.

Silly courtroom battle - Jackie vs. the Jackie watcher, Ronald Galella. Cool color photos of Ralph Wiggins of Sunland, California opening his parachute from the wing of a biplane, Molt Taylor of Longview, Washington flying his car plane. As the U.S. withdraws from Vietnam, a small unit blunders dangerously along on a mountaintop with Gary Statema and Chuck Tallman and Frank Turkovich and Mike Griffin. Full page color Ford Mustang ad with surfing scene. Judith Jamison is major new figure in dancing. Photos and clips from 13 years ago in LIFE, 1959. Two Tall Towers for World Trade center, a year from completion, includes aerial view of New York City. Al Pacino becomes an overnight movie star with the Godfather. Governor George Wallace. Women victims of the West Pakistani army, they were raped by soldiers in Bangladesh and are now social outcasts even though it wasn't their fault..
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    April 7, 1972Life Magazine April 7, 1972 : Cover - How they pick the Oscars.

With the IRA - pictures of the outlaw army in violent action. Reader questionnaire - how good is your medical care? The smallest horse, Coco - a life-size one month old portrait, owned by Rayford Ely. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee gather in a Denver hospital to question Dita Beard. Full page photos of two POWs in Vietnam Edwin A. Hawley and Kenneth J. Fraser. Very unusual two page color Beautyrest mattress ad with two people sleeping on mattress floating in the ocean. Photos and clips from 21 years ago in LIFE, 1951. More fighting in Ulster, Ireland. Two page color Chevrolet ad with Nova Coupe, family, Delta Queen riverboat on the Mississippi river. One-sided conversation with novelist Cynthia Buchanan. Search for the last Ivory-billed woodpecker, with John Dennis, written by Don Moser, illustrations by John Groth - a big article. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti weighs in at the Met. Judy Strickland, head nurse, struggles with an almost impossible job at Ward H-5 New York Hospital, includes Patti Cullinan, Elizabeth Traynor, Harriet Fishlowitz, more. Professional wrestling (Like WWF), Ernie Ladd, Mil Mascaras, Bronko Lubich, Chris Markoff, more.
Good - $16 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    April 14, 1972Life Magazine April 14, 1972 : Cover - A big fat hunk of meat - One of LIFE's grossest covers.

Sky high meat prices, story highlights Fred and Myrna Green of Scotsdale, Arizona, butcher Ivan Jutson. Crazy photos of Pablo Noel, lion trainer, with Pyx and Tarzan, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Muskie and McGovern in Wisconsin. Helicopters rescue automobiles from a ship - Panamanian freighter Vanlene ran aground on Vancouver Island - this is a great two page vertical photo. Photo of Mato Grosso Indians in Brazil shooting arrows at the photographer's airplane. Full page photo of antiwar demonstrators in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - all in white. Another great Pan Am airlines ad, two color pages - "Picking an airline for its food is like picking a restaurant for its flying ability." Men's style clothes for women. Patrick Ryan hopes to get rich on his Jolly Jumper baby-related business. Photos and clips from 30 years ago in LIFE, 1939. Teen-age staff publishes Foxfire in Georgia hills. Women's fashions based on men's suits. Portrait of single-sculler (rower) Jim Dietz. A radiant survivor of the Hughes hoax, Nina van Pallandt. 2Neat! - Retired race car driver Joachim Bonnier has his car hung on his wall as art, McLaren/BRM Formula 1 racer.
Very Good - $18 buy now
Good - $8 buy now

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Life 
                    Magazine April 21, 1972Life Magazine April 21, 1972 : Cover - Charlie Chaplin and his wife Oona in front of a welcoming poster (Feature on Chaplin inside).

Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Jean Graham and her family of Whittier, California. Photos of Mrs. Mary Gallo collapsing at the funeral and burial of her son Joe Gallo, who was shot as part of mob or gang battles. A very pretty four photo series of morning alpenglow on the Matterhorn, taken by climber Harry G. Polk. Hard to believe photo of a RAF transport plane partway through hitting the ground nose first, 14 of 18 on board survived, they were a team of parachutists. Giant battle for Vietnam. Very neat full page color New Holland ad where a garden tractor is being hatched from a giant egg. Photos and clips from LIFE 27 years ago, 1945. Casually kept Botticelli. Hopeful thousands study their own brain alpha waves. Dr. Lee Salk works for child mental health (his brother is the Polio Salk). Includes True Value advertising flyer. South Vietnam tries to stand off huge invasion from the North, incl. James Hollingsworth. George McGovern. Two page Honda ad with full page color photo of father, son, SL-70 motorcycle. Homeowner builds a home from leftovers, John Holmes in San Francisco. Jack Anderson, improbable new folk hero of the young. Roland Fisher and Yoshimasa Nakagawa, former pilot enemies, now friends.
Good - $10 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine April 28, 1972Life Magazine April 28, 1972 : Cover - Marriage experiments.

Loving by contract - Martin and Alix Ahulman. David and Lynn Maxwell in marriage counseling. A neat full page color General Electric ad featuring coal. Full page VW beetle car ad endorsed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Unmarried parents - Marjorie McCann and David Estridge. A crazy two page bull fighting photo with the bull going head over heels, Angel Teruel. Two photos of Norman Hill defusing bombs, one is of him getting his hand blown off. Full page color Colgate tooth paste ad with ice skaters. Photos and clips from LIFE, 17 years ago, 1955. Stan and Joy Potts in Idaho frontier partnership. Collective marriage in Berkeley. Life questionnaire - what's happening to marriage? Heavy fighting continues in Vietnam, including Gordon Weed and a B-52 bomber dropping bombs.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    May 5, 1972Life Magazine May 5, 1972 : Cover - Cathy Rigby.

Tiny U.S. star for the Olympics - a wonderful photo of her in bright pink leotard on balance beam (more inside). Full page Sherwin-Williams paint ad that is a crossword puzzle. Another wonderful full page color Beautyrest mattress ad with couple floating on mattress in mountain lake. Violent showdown over drugs between father George Edward Diener and son Richie Diener. The hunger of Hubert Humphrey. Instant demolition in a St. Louis slum - two pages of really 2Neat photos showing implosion of large apartment block, the Monster. Lawyer Don Lowers, the man who swindled Akron. Full page color Toyota ad with 8 different vehicles, each with name and price. Photos and clips from 28 years ago, LIFE 1944. Search to identify two youngsters abandoned in Long Beach, California - Mike and Tammy. Craze for Quilts, quilting. The charming story of Frasier, the ancient lion, who was rescued from a Mexican circus, sent to Lion country Safari, recuperated and became THE guy for seven young lionesses. Great photo of Charlie Miller popping a balloon.
Very Good - $35 buy now
Good - $25 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, nice!, but cover split along spine) - $12 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine May 12, 1972Life Magazine May 12, 1972 : Cover - Vietnam Retreat.

Full page color AT&T ad with telephone lineman, installer Alana MacFarlane, yes - a woman. A great full page photo (the first time published) of Eleanor Roosevelt spoofing Whistler's Mother for Mother's day. The wild spooky jungle of Sumatra. John Connally's ranch party for Nixon. Photos and clips from 25 years ago, LIFE 1947, including Babe Ruth, baseball. Two page photo of Astronaut John Young jumping on the moon, Apollo 16. Despite massive use of US air power, the war in Vietnam takes a bad turn, incl. Anloc, Vietnam, includes some neat airplane and helicopter centered photos. No-fault auto insurance. Two page color Chevrolet ad with different wagons and trucks, main photo is Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona, also Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Ecola State park, Good Harbor Beach, Trabuco Canyon. Elder citizens in Winter Park, Florida, includes Urda Wicks, Harvey Peck, Jess Bush, Becky Cotton, Rosa Thornton, Dessie Skinner and others. Huggable alphabet. Forty Chicago waiters take a crash course in the fine points of their trade. A feature on Sumatra. Froucho Marx visits Iowa STate University. Eye on the environment - the returnables. Great photo of a cat leaping out of a burning building, four stories unharmed.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    May 19, 1972Life Magazine May 19, 1972 : Cover - The baby riddle (population growth).

What will happen to American life if each family has one child? or two? or three? The president and Vietnam. Mine disaster at Sunshine Silver Mine in Kellogg, Idaho - photo of waiting relatives. Full page color photo of Wilt Chamberlain, basketball player. Two page color photo of the sinking "Carthaginian" square-rigger. Anti-war demonstrators block the Southern Pacific railroad. The war against children - a compassionate juvenile court judge tries to help tomorrow's criminals, Judge Polier. Photos and clips from 1937, 35 years ago in LIFE, includes the Hindenburg airship disaster. Yet another excellent two page Pan Am airlines ad - they are the best. The "weaker sex" comes on strong - weight training for figure control, proving that females won't bulk up. Shirley Radl and NON, Non-parents. Strange new conveniences for life on the water, including Aquaskims - shoes for walking on water, floating camping trailers and more. Harold Geneen, chairman of ITT. Pioneer spacecraft on way to Jupiter. Parting shot - Chess champion Bobby Fischer trains.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    May 26, 1972Life Magazine May 26, 1972 : Cover - the Wallace shooting.

Cornelia Wallace with husband, more on shooting and Arthur Bremer inside. Full page ad for the Volkswagen Campmobile, camper van. A photographic record of the assassination attempt, Ted Kennedy hears the news. His mother and his girl friends talk about Arthur Bremer. Full page color Caravelle, Bulova watch ad. Two page color Honda ad with lots of different Honda motorcycles and mini-bikes. Photos and clips from 1958, 14 years ago in LIFE. Willie Mays phenomenon comes east again - two page color feature showing lots of Willie Mays posters and photos, all dated. Return to Locdien, South Vietnam after seven years. Gjon Mili, photographer, journeys to his roots in Bucharest. A visit to Mrs. Evie Bellamy by Sheila Horowitz, student at Kent State. Pregnancy fashions. Flammable kids clothes. George Burns and Jack Benny honored as Entertainers of the Year.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 2, 1972Life Magazine June 2, 1972 : Cover - Raquel Welch with roller skates - sexy.

Raquel on skates as a derby demon, she even broke a wrist during filming - they probably wouldn't let a star do her own skating now. Short piece on Wimbledon and tennis, includes action shot of Rod Laver. 31 years ago in LIFE, photos and clips, 1941, includes baseball player Satchel Paige and the Black Yankees. McGovern - why his team keeps winning. Nixon in Moscow. The funny disaster of a teacher who tried - Pat Conroy - Beaufort, South Carolina, a school with very poorly educated students. Mercury pollution ravages a Japanese village, Minamata - this is a major feature story. Hoyt Wilhelm, baseball player. A great series of photos Hollywood, Florida policemen training an attack dog to ride in a baby carriage to stop a wave of similar muggings. The Brooklyn Museum School of Art has a great new recruiting ad, dressed model, nude painters.
Very Good - $25 buy now
Good - $15 buy now
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has address label scar in lower left corner) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 9, 1972Life Magazine June 9, 1972 : Cover - Bella Abzug fights to stay in Congress.

Women in Politics - How are they doing? Where are they going? Debating the issues of 1972 : McGovern vs. Kleindienst on crime. Neat two page Allstate insurance ad showing the reliability of air bags, which must be new at this time. Success at the Moscow summit. Policeman Glenn Falk has cut crime and violence by being a confidant and counselor to students in Coral Gables, Florida. Two page color Frigidaire large appliances ad with everything in rich deep red, Poppy, plus two more pages of ad showing all the colors. Old pictures of Czar Nicholas, Anastasia and the rest of the family. Percy Knauth recounts 12 months of fighting mental depression. Neat two page color Marlboro cigarettes ad with cattle drive. Vendredi 13, largest one-man sailing ship in the world sailed by Jean-Yves Terlain. Photos and clips from 1947, 25 years ago in LIFE. Two page Goodyear tires ad with Mark Donohue, winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race. Kirkland College has new style graduation, includes Pat Chance, Debbie Benson, Nancy-Gay Bargar, Elyn Cheney, Elaine Condouris, Connie Stellas, Sandra Faison, Peter Ostuni, others.. Crusading reporter Geraldo Rivera. 1.1
Good - $10 buy now

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Life 
                    Magazine June 16, 1972Life Magazine June 16, 1972 : Cover - Girl hoola hooping.

1950s special issue : Wacky revival of Hula Hoops, ducktails, sock hops, Marilyn Monroe look, Rock 'n' roll, Elvis himself -- plus a '50s quiz. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Joseph N. Shepherd of San Dimas, California and her family. Photos - Castro on a camel. Earthy preacher named Will D. Campbell moves among the Ku Klux Klan and the blacks, building bridges. Wow - the world's largest painting, a parking lot at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gene Davis and 400 gallons of paint. A special advertising sections designed to make beach time more fun, rewarding and memorable - drinks, photos, games, much more. Full page color Suzuki motorcycle ad with a little bigger bike than the other current ads, the GT750. Doug Rader - comic with a golden glove. Students take a year off before college, including Rob Bell, Susan Ritz, Amy Helling, Peter Kunhardt, Saula Ostrowsky, Robert Wentz, Sabina Mayo-Smith, Ricky Greene. Air tragedy at Transpo 72 in Washington - vertical photo of RAF's Red Arrows aerobatic flight team and ensuing plane crash. Highways with grooves to reduce accidents. Chef James Beard. A fun article about Doug RAder, baseball player Houston Astros. Great photo of Lucille Offenhiser of Fresno jumping with her frog, Ding Bat.
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 23, 1972Life Magazine June 23, 1972 : Cover - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (big feature inside).

A vivid battle scene from the Nobel Prize winner's new novel of World War I, August 1914. The cost of a bombing error in Vietnam - this includes the famous photo of the naked young girl running after tearing off flaming clothes due to Napalm. Photos of a giant salp, an ocean organism. Forty horses being trained to pull bandwagon in Milwaukee's fourth of July parade. Flood in Rapid City, South Dakota - a large photo of debris, not very interesting, but look farther in the issue for more, includes Kris Clark, James Van Deusens house, Mrs. James Stewart, Randy Kelly, others. Denver, Colorado hotline offers troubled young people a chance to talk about their problems, includes photo of volunteers Peg McElroy, Nikki Bair, Marilyn Huffman, others. Photos and clips from 31 years ago, LIFE 1941, includes horse Whirlaway who won the Triple crown. Nations gather in Stockholm to talk about world pollution. Nice full page color L&M cigarettes ad with race car scene. All-girl team tackle pro football, includes Gail Dearie, Jody Friend, Pat Hambel, Carol Brown, Detroit Cowgirls, New York Fillies, more. Gypsy moth. Blinded Wilma Chestnut and her cheerful response. Nice photo of Dr. Heinz Meng feeding peregrine falcons.
Very Good - $23 buy now
Good - $13 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 30, 1972Life Magazine June 30, 1972 : Cover - The Great Jesus Rally in Dallas (feature inside, gospel rock).

Kennedy vs. Connally - they clash on the economy. Neat pair of photos of track and field athletes Hal and Olga Connolly - The Connollys get ready for their fifth Olympics. Neat two page color Chevrolet ad with group of lions at the Lion Country Safari, West Palm Beach, Florida - I suspect this is the same group mentioned in LIFE May 5, 1972. Living roots of Country Music. Experts respond to the 45,000 readers who answered Life's questionnaire about Crime, plus a plan to cut crime. More photos of the siege of Anloc in Vietnam, utter destruction. Democrats tussle with reform. 19 years ago in Life - historic photos of man's first climb of Mt. Everest, and more. The many faces of model Evelyn Kuhn. The practice car crash at Claremont Men's College in California and other emergencies for an Emergency Medical Care class.
Good - $18 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has a small patch of roughness at spine) - $9 buy now

NOTE : In a few cases from 1963 on, some content varies by the distribution region, Eastern vs. Western half of the USA.
The difference is typically just a few ads, but may apply to a short piece on the back of an ad page.
If you need a specific ad or short piece or photo, note this in the COMMENTS section of the order form, thanks.

Life 
                    Magazine July 7, 1972Life Magazine July 7, 1972 : Cover - George McGovern Talks, an outspoken self-portrait.

Chess champion Boris Spassky waits for Bobby Fischer in Iceland, this is a neat photo of him playing chess out on one of the moss-covered lava fields. Two page color photo, Fort Hood, Texas - combat motorcycles, sometimes armed with rockets! Martha Mitchell. John Magill's flooded house in Detroit. Pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing in Washington. Did you know the US has an Eiffel tower? - see it in this two page color Sherwin-Williams paint ad, Kings Island. West Virginia justice of the peace dispenses common sense, John D. Herron. Photographer Leon Kuzmanoff photographs America of the past, today - incl. Agnes Capellen, Reverend Amos Smith and grandson, Antioch Baptist Church in Snow Hill, Alabama, House near Sister Bay Wisconsin, Coeur D'Alene Idaho High school prom court, Will and Minnie Jones of Lebanon Missouri. Nice full page Amtrak train ad involving a hammock. Consumer warning - lead poisoning. Surprising travel guide to Boston. Two page color Chevrolet ad with family at Taos Pueblo.
Excellent - $32 buy now
Very Good - $20 buy now
Good - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    July 14, 1972Life Magazine July 14, 1972 : Cover - Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.

The Stones are rolling again, feature inside includes a photo of him looking very ape-like. Another two page photo devoted to chess, Bobby Fischer, laying on his bed in Iceland. Several photos of Eleanor McGovern with brunette and grey hair - they call her blond! Neat underwater photos of the battleship Arkansas, sunk as part of the Bikini Atomic bomb test. Nice full page Honda motorcycle ad, they are now showing helmets more regularly. New Role for fathers begins at Birth, includes Tom Roberts, Selby Turner, Henry Biller. Boom in Geodesic Dome Homes. What is Barbara Walters trying to prove? Clips and photos from 1958, 14 years ago in LIFE. A bulletproof shield for Angela Davis. Vietnam's legion of refugees including Pham Quit and his family. California designer creates a new kind of furniture, cardboard - Frank Gehry. Nice photos of Clare Jeffries and Paul Jeffries engaging in Judo.
Good - $52 buy now
Good (All Very Good with Great cover, but has small library stamp on his leg and minor mark from removal of address label, easy to minimize because it is in all black area) - $48 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    July 21, 1972Life Magazine July 21, 1972 : Cover - McGovern holds his grandson Matthew.

Special section on McGovern victory - Five showdown days with the McGoverns in the Victory suite in Miami. How McGovern beat the old order. George Wallace's poignant appearance. Hubert Humphrey and Ted Kennedy. Full page Champion spark plugs ad with Sunoco Special McLaren race car and Mark Donohue. Jim Ryun earns third shot at an Olympic gold medal in the mile running race. Rebirth of Ragtime - gay nineties rhythm. The Bobby Fischer - Spassky chess match starts at last. Caught between the blacks and whites, between students and teachers, Paul Cabell chose to end his life. The coyote. Anthony DeAngelis, the Salad Oil King, says prison saved his life. SIX generation of Steele women pose together! - Roxanne Kennedy Steele - Shirley, Rita Hall, Geneva Beachnau, Stella Godwin, and Trina Roxanne Byerly. Funny photo of Mrs. O.A. Rowland walking a no-dog (novelty empty dog harness).
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                    July 28, 1972Life Magazine July 28, 1972 : Cover - The Bare Look at Yellowfingers in Manhattan.

Article with Heidi Stamp, Janet Hadland, and Deborah Schomisch, Babette Symons, Kathy Beaty, Holly McCracken and others. Bill Gee at Wisconsin High School Rodeo, amazing series of photos of him and a bucking horse. Convention portraits by Norman Mailer. An unexpected photo from Eagleton's album - Nixon greeting his son. A sweet moment for Bobby Fischer, the contender in victory, Chess. Contraception with a twist, tiny gold valves offer men the possibility of a reversible vasectomy. Two pages of photos of martial artists breaking down a house in Yorkshire, England. Amazing photo of bear being fed in Smoky Mountains National Park. Robert Redford appears to be running for office, but it is for the film "The Candidate."
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                    Magazine August 4, 1972Life Magazine August 4, 1972 : Cover - On the Road with Flip Wilson (nice color feature inside).

More American POWs in Hanoi - two page photo. Some neat photos of the Tasaday tribe from the island of Mindanao, Philippines, very primitive, making fire, more. Photos of the reunion of the Richard Rich family at Cape Cod. Photos and clips from LIFE, 23 years ago, includes Joe DiMaggio, Jacki Robinson, baseball. Some nice letters to the editor pertaining to the New Fathers story (LIFE July 14, 1972). Louisville, Kentucky is on the spy for polluters, includes Marvin Fry, Sharon Jackson, Elaine Hughes. Tom Eagleton's belated disclosure of an old illness creates a crisis for the Democrats. A brave cop goes undercover against his corrupt brethren - Robert Leuci. Sensitive doctor Alex Haller helps 7-year old Lisa Shae faces heart surgery. Nice colorful two page Yamaha ad with lots of photos of different motorcycles and different uses. Charming photos of Caroline Kennedy learning to bullfight from Palomo Linares. David Brooklands, member of the Destruction Squad, (daredevil driving act), flies a fake car-plane.
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                    Magazine August 11, 1972Life Magazine August 11, 1972 : Cover - Photo shows rear hatch on a Braniff jet, an escape route for a skyjacker.

Skyjacking - the get tough policy could make it even worse, included is a rather amazing photo of an FBI agent taking money to hijackers in Miami. The secret Bobby Fischer, chess player. Rather nice two page color Benson & Hedges cigarettes ad with clown. Delta jet hijacked for $ million. Mass execution of robbers in Nigeria, photo. Photos and clips from 31 years ago, LIFE 1941, includes Russian kindergartners wearing butterfly hats. Surprisingly, the most letters to the editors pertained to the Coyote story, LIFE July 21, 1972. Tennis, everyone? - new boom in the sport. What do you think of your medical care? - Life's readers respond to questionnaire. Director Sam Peckinpah and his new film, The Getaway, includes better ways to depict gunshots. Russia lets its Jewish people go, includes the Shimshilashvili family. The experiences of an emigrant family in Israel. Gloria Steinem look - large number of photos of different women, all with her glasses and streaked hairstyle..
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                    August 18, 1972Life Magazine August 18, 1972 : Cover - Mark Sptiz, World's finest swimmer, trains for Munich.

A 14-page preview of Munich - surge to the Olympics. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Marcie La Fianz of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. HA - Two page Army recruiting ad, one full page is a color scene of lifeguards and women in bikinis, join the Army and meet girls in bikinis? Home birth - a new trend, includes Epifanio and Misarai Lozano, Dr. Beatrice Tucker. A sequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." - the Glass Elevator, drawings by Joseph Schindelman, this is a long piece. Half page Dentu-creme ad with toothbrush with eight different colors of creme laid on like toothpaste. Sarge and Eunice Shriver. Thief on the 20th floor, office buildings fight petty crime. Cyclops watches the chess championship. Funny set of photo about Garage sale given by Chuck Erickson family in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Consumer warning about loose dogs, dog bites and rabies. Sir Francis Chichester, pilot of Gipsy Moth V, has to stop in the middle of a transatlantic race due to illness - he was 70 and with cancer at the time.
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                    August 25, 1972Life Magazine August 25, 1972 : Cover - Pat Nixon, she's at ease in the White House and means to stay.

Rudiger Nehberg nearly made Darwin's list when he waded into the Nile to capture a python alone, I suspect he won only because the snake was weighed down with a gazelle it has just eaten. Street Gangs : the young boss of the Reapers and his bitter world, Eddie Cuevas. A great two page photo - Karl Wallenda walks a 600 foot tightrope across Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium just two weeks after watching his son-in-law plummet to his death. Soldiering in Northern Ireland. A look at Olympic Park in Munich - two page color aerial photo. A controversial visit to North Vietnam by Ramsey Clark. San Francisco's new Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Pianist Claudio Arrau. Photos and clips for 1943, 29 years ago in LIFE, featuring the famous Lindy Hop dance issue and photos. Parting shot - Jesse Owens, still cashing in on those four gold medals. The Mr. Adonis contest - a male beauty pageant, winner was Robert Le Clair. A funny series of photos of adults doing hopscotch.
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                    September 1, 1972Life Magazine September 1, 1972 : Cover - Larry Walker, car fender installer.

Bored on the Job, industry contends with apathy and anger on the assembly line, including Larry Walker, Kenneth Davis, Reese Orlosky. Candid series of photos of Sammy Davis Jr., and Richard Nixon. How Nixon sees his second term. Boris Spassky, two page photo of him with his wife Larisa, plus article about him and the current chess match with Bobby Fisher. The coolest two page color photo of lightning above the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Curtains for a canyon - Christo's "Valley Curtain" across Colorado's Rifle Gap - 2Neat's home town in Colorado is soon to get another Christo artwork, Over The River. Memoirs of a baseball player whose young dream failed, Paul Hemphill - this is an excellent piece. Richard Roundtree, star of Shaft, ex football player, now actor. Jill Kinmont helps others now, after her paralyzing ski accident 17 years ago. A great collection of vintage photos from early Olympics, 1896 through 1908.
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                    Magazine September 8, 1972Life Magazine September 8, 1972 : Cover - Marilyn Monroe in lingerie, white satin, black lace and lots of skin.

Remember Marilyn - a photographic exhibit recalls the allure of a tragic star. Two page color Chevrolet truck ad that includes a photo of pickup camper on a pretty rowdy dirt road. A sequel to April 14, 1972, here is lion tamer Pablo Noel again, this time bleeding. Inside a tough prison - Walla Walla's radical reforms. Mark Spitz swims to a gold medal. Platform shoes! Very pretty photos of Joan Kennedy playing tennis. A stark two page photo of Victor Westphall's memorial to son David, killed in Vietnam. Whatever happened to the Peace Corps - how a dream soured and turned into a bureaucracy, includes Sargent Shriver, Margery Michelmore, Joseph Blatchford, David Altenbernd, Dorothy Foster, Hank Johns, more. Some humorous letters pertaining to the garage sale, August 18, 1972, LIFE, Chuck Erickson. Confessions of Marjoe Gorter - hot gospeler, evangelist reveals how he hustled the word of the Lord. Making the school bus safer. Air pollution.
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                    Magazine September 15, 1972Life Magazine September 15, 1972 : Cover - Olympic parade, the Israeli team.

Arab terrorists and Olympic tragedy - from this small team, 11 would die, all the hostages were killed - Amitzur Shapira, Yacov Springer, Yosef Gutfreund, Kehat Shorr, Eliezer Halfin, Andre Spitzer, Joseph Romano, Mark Slavin, Moshe Weinberg, Zeev Friedman, David Berger. Unusual six page fold-out Marlboro cigarettes ad for the Marlboro country store. Interesting editor's note pertaining to chess player Bobby Fischer and swimmer Mark Spitz. Committee for the re-election of the President - CREEP. Olympic spotlight - the golden events beyond the tragedy. Two page color Cadillac ad with cars that look about a mile long. Full page color Luisa International spa ad. Photos and clips from 1937, LIFE 35 years ago, includes Frank Chadwick and daughter Marion. Chess player Bobby Fischer in Iceland. Jon Voight, star of the movie Deliverance. A wrap gown - no stitches - this is very neat. Tracking down the forger - hundreds of handwriting experts try to keep tabs on forgers, includes a tie to the Hughes - Irving story. The first six years of Dionis Coffin's life, in photos. Things that eat people in new horror films. Great postman and dog photo.
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                    September 22, 1972Life Magazine September 22, 1972 : Cover - Runner Frank Shorter, first American to win the marathon in 64 years of Olympics.

The Haywire Olympics - can they be fixed by 1976? 15 page anthology of high and low spots in Munich, includes hoopla about Wayne Collett and Vince Matthews (runners) disrespecting the Olympics while on the podium, Jim Ryun's fall with Billy Fordjour in the 500 meter running race. Webster Schott reviews the curiously named book "The Breast" by Philip Roth, novel. Nice two page color GM ad with two different Cutlass cars, looks like they used a yellow filter for the photo? Three nice letters pertaining to Jill Kinmont. Strange shapes are rising on a plain near Langdon, North Dakota - Anti-ballistic missile complexes, ABM. Fouled-up holdup in a bank, including John Wojtowicz and Sal Naturile robbers, plus Calvin Jones, Shirley Ball, and Robert Barrett employees. George C. Scott takes up directing. Daredevil birdlovers, Morlan Nelson and Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area. Becky Marshall of Athens, Alabama, the town complained that she had appeared in a beauty contest. Two page color Chevrolet ad with Caprice Coupe at Bass Rocks, Massachusetts. Two page color Chevrolet ad with Monte Carlo at Sleeping Bear Bay, Michigan.
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                    September 29, 1972Life Magazine September 29, 1972 : Cover - P.O.W. wife, Valerie Kushner and a North Vietnamese wall painting that boasts of U.S. planes shot down in one province.

As Hanoi releases three fliers, anger and agony over a husband still gone, the POW / MIS Families for Immediate Release - this piece contains a nicely sexist statement by a Kiwanis member. Two page photo of the Israeli tanks rolling into Lebanon in a reprisal raid. Photos of people leaving Uganda, Idi Amin kicked out those with British passports, many were Pakistani or Indian. Nice two page color photo of Donald Cameron and Mark Yarry in a hot air balloon over the Italian alps. Photos and clips from 20 years ago, LIFE 1952. What's so great about health food? Boom for Kampgrounds of America, KOA, includes Gary and Ruth Ann Woodruff, Dave Drum. Mystique of Dominique Sanda. Back to school in Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming valley of Pennsylvania - aftermath of big flood, includes Dawn Gibbons and her family, others. William L. Taub, the man who knows everyone.
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                    Magazine October 6, 1972Life Magazine October 6, 1972 : Cover - Football player Bob Lilly.

Rough, tough NFL pros - a gallery of Sunday heroes without their masks or pads, Dick Butkus, Larry Csonka, Alan Page, Bob Lilly, Charlie Sanders, Willie Lanier. Bright children who can't learn and how to help them, includes Center School in New Jersey - this is a big piece. Way cool, 2Neat two page photo of Lime-Yellow fire truck, Freeport, New York. Two page photo - Fiery plane crash in California, F86 Sabrejet crashes into ice cream parlor. North Vietnam lives with the bombing. PHotos and clips from 1951. George McGovern fights to survive his early mistakes. Supergraphics spruce up old city buildings, murals by Alexander Pollock. Jerome Holland becomes director of New York stock exchange. Retrospectively odd full page Vantage cigarettes ad that rather poo-poos the idea of giving up smoking because it is unhealthy. Nice full page color L&M cigarettes ad with parachutist. Mark Spitz is worth $5 million. Neat full page color Canadian Club ad inside back cover with Jeff Jobe (Seattle) hang gliding with skis in New Zealand.
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                    Magazine October 13, 1972Life Magazine October 13, 1972 : Cover - Lusitania, new evidence on the unprovoked sinking that dragged us toward war.

Two neat full page photos of worker rappelling on Mount Rushmore to inspect it, climbing gear. Striking two page color photo of the "Le Drugstore" in Paris on fire. Shake-up at the FBI, Patrick Gray. The daring heart surgeon they call "Ted Terrific", Ted Diethrich and the coronary bypass. "Funny Car" racing - this is a crazy photo of the drag race car coming apart md-race, Phil Castronova. Here's a funny ad, full page color Viceroy cigarettes ad with rumpled race car driver putting down a greasy rag (in his helmet!) so he can take a cigarette. Two page color Chevrolet ad with Impala and Stockbridge, Massachusetts parade.. Soviets - now they're good at basketball and hockey, is football next? Oldest man in America, Carlie Smith from Bartow, Florida is 130 years old. Eileen Salyer, the 8-year-old "Fly me" girl for National Airlines.
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                    Magazine October 20, 1972Life Magazine October 20, 1972 : Cover - Lori DeWilkens, A child with freckles.

The middle age child - 6 to 12, photos include Bill L'Orange, Kim Moscato, Nancy Thweatt, Peter Androcopolus, Jeffrey Corder, Jenifer Morris, more. Special section - articles and advice about the problems and joys of learning to live in the outside world. The television show for kids, ZOOM. Photo of baseball player Bert Campaneris throwing his bat at the pitcher Lerrin LaGrow. Photos and clips for 1950, LIFE 20 years ago. Some serious letters pertaining to the POW article, LIFE September 29, 1972. The campaign between McGovern and Nixon heats up. FDA - Consumer looks at the agency that looks after him. Jenifer Morris of Mill Valley, California who turned 12 in May. Writer-singer Neil Diamond. Two page color photo of the rain wreck near Saltillo in Mexico. William L'Orange teaches first grade. Two page color photo of a two headed green water turtle. The movies "The Darwin Adventure" is premiered in Dayton, Tennessee, home of the 1925 Scopes monkey trial.
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                    Magazine October 27, 1972Life Magazine October 27, 1972 : Cover - Dr. Edwin Land of Polaroid demonstrates his new invention, the Magic camera.

Two page photo of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fickler of Kewaskum, Wisconsin studying a photo to see if it is their POW son. Photos of Trendell Terry on top of a building, thinking about jumping off. Lots of letters about the children who have trouble learning, LIFE October 6, 1972. Agnew, the Vice-president's relaxed campaign. Francis FitzGerald, author of "Fire in the Lake" about Vietnam. An experiment takes mental patients into the wilderness, incl. Joe Morse, Teresa Samford - conceived by Dr. Dean Brooks and Lute Jerstad, Total Adventure Company. A POW comes home at Last, Mark Gartley of Greenville, Maine. The contest is to fly 50 yards, the prize is $2,400 - British personal gliders.
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                    Magazine November 3, 1972Life Magazine November 3, 1972 : Cover - Joe Namath (football player) in his lavish nouveau-riche house.

Namath - the juicy rewards of a painful life, football. Extremely nice two page baseball photo of Jackie Robinson in 1955, plus little photos of him in 1947 and 1972 - he just died. Photos from Jackie Kennedy Onassis' 4th wedding anniversary party. Here is a odd looking construction, offshore oil rig being built, two pages in color. Nice two page color GTE ad with photo of Hawaiian volcano and tongue-in-check humor. Photos and clips from LIFE, 1952, 20 years ago. Some significant letters pertaining to the Lusitania (LIFE October 13, 1972). Full page color Mercury ad with an array of pilots in uniform. Lord Porn - earl of Longford leads battle against filth, Francis Aungier Pakenham. John Donald Imus Jr, the most outrageous disc jockey. Full page Army recruiting ad aimed at women. Photographer Larry Burrows recalled in a book of his pictures, includes awesome full page photo of Dr. Gordon Seagrave playing baseball. Presidents' kids - 22 surviving members. Challenge to the Olympics, 1976 was supposed to be in Denver, Colorado. Drug war on the border, includes Nuevo Laredo, Jim Kuykendall, named photos of bodies on various sides of the struggle.
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                    November 10, 1972Life Magazine November 10, 1972 : Cover - Navy Lt. Ronald Dodge shown as a captive, but Hanoi denies any knowledge of him.

Questions for a peace: 543 POWs - what shape are they in? 1,271 MIAs - how many are alive? Where does it leave us? Two page color photo of the royal family with Queen Elizabeth for her 25th wedding anniversary. Really cool pair of photos from a horse race, the Sovereign Steeplechase, with Terry Biddlecombe falling off of horse Notification after a poor landing. Great two page color photo of the glowing crater of the Nyiragongo volcano in Zaire. Neat two page color Benson & Hedges cigarettes ad with Smitty Clark and killer whale, I note that they did not state "No actors killed in the making of this photo" - his grandson was happy to report that Smitty did survive the photo session! A book review of "The Mountain People" by Colin Turnbull, about the sad Ik people of Uganda. An Ohio town talks of the war - Massillon, Ohio, includes Tim Edwards, Robert Wuertz, Terry Tuersley, Rusty GrimBill Reynolds, Tom Girdler, Vivian McDonald, Mark Ross, Irma Buckland, Bettie Stanton. . Photos and clips from 23 years ago, LIFE, 1949, including Teddie May. Another article on bringing home the POWs, includes Carole Hanson, Lynda Gray, Andrea RAnder, Eileen Cormier, Louise Mulligan, Iris Powers, Norma Mitchell. A Dating Game player - how I won Bruce, Ruth and Acapulco, Judy Fayard. Mark and Tom Harmon - father and son, UCLA Bruins. Biggest Diamond - Star of Sierra Leone, it is as big as an egg. A consumer warning to use seat belts, even for pregnant women. Full page United airlines ad with art by Whitney Darrow, Jr. The animals of Africa. Former football star Tom Harmon is now a football announcer, and his son Mark Harmon is a quarterback - neat piece. Funny series of photos of kangaroo and photographer.
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                    Magazine November 17, 1972Life Magazine November 17, 1972 : Cover - Richard Nixon.

The big win - What will Nixon do with it? George McGovern loses the election, some surprisingly candid photos. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Marcia Krummel of Duluth, Minnesota and her family. Curious full page ad for Wellington counterfeit diamonds. Photos and clips from LIFE, 25 years ago, 1947, includes a humorous football photo (San Francisco vs. Santa Clara). Full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with geologist prospector man. Photos of some new congress members, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, John Heinz III (playing chess), Liz Holtzman, Bill Armstrong (Colorado), Joe Biden, others. Happy reign for "Pippin" on Broadway. In defense of traditional marriage - Reader's answer LIFE's questionnaire on marriage. Brian Sullivan, 13, learns the joys and problems of growing up in a big city, New York City, includes photo of him with his hockey team. Willis McCall - mighty Sheriff, indicted for murder, Tavares, Lake County, Florida. U.S. sumo wrestling champ in Japan, Jesse Kuhaulua, Hawaiian. Sample vanity license plates with their owners, such as Stanley Fortier, Henry Clifford, and others. Great photo of monkey about to steal the zoo keeper's keys.
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                    November 24, 1972Life Magazine November 24, 1972 : Cover - George Wallace playing tennis from a motorized scooter.

George Wallace fights back. Neat two page vertical color photo of football players Rich Glover and George Amundson, plus more, the Heisman trophy. Color photos from the ERTS satellite, including the Manicuagan meteor Crater in Quebec. Two page Tyco ad, one page lists dealers, the other is a very nice color scene of men playing with a toy train, art by W.T. Vinson. A book review for a book about the art of John Held, Jr. - his art shows up frequently in The First Life (see our companion store 2Neat.com). Harry Truman, by his loving daughter Margaret. Very pretty full page color Black Velvet whisky ad with woman in black velvet and white fur. Full page color La-Z-boy ad with Joe Namath, football player. Marine boot camp is still hell, Parris Island. The whole world is denim country - blue jeans are covering practically everything, Levi Strauss. Photos and clips from 1936, 36 years ago, the first year of LIFE. Goldfanger the Cat, Shiramir, Dr. Barry Thielke. Ann-Margret - recovery on a diet of liquid pizza. Fidel Castro brings a hijacking to an end, incl. pilot William Haas and passenger Frank Morkill. Funny duel at University of Hartford, Archibald Woodruff, Eric Litsky.
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                    December 1, 1972Life Magazine December 1, 1972 : Cover - Harry Truman, painting by Tom Allen.

Harry Truman (2nd excerpt from the book), by Margaret Truman - Mellow, busy days after the White House. Curious photo from return of Juan Domingo Peron to Argentina, a member of the crowd fainted and is being passed over head to the edge of the crowd. Photos of repairing the damage to Michelangelo's Madonna. A large and charming photo of Prince Charles in a kilt, running to meet 8 year-old Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones. Full page color Alpine cigarettes ad with alpine skiing scene. With Henry Kissinger in his Paris "Battle Station." Photos and clips from 1951, LIFE 21 years ago, includes Maude Callen, midwife. Larry Brown leads a host of NFL running backs toward their best year ever, great football photos, article includes Mercury Morris, Larry Csonka, John Riggins, John Brockington, O.J. Simpson, Floyd Little (Denver Broncos, Colorado). The law takes five sons away from home, Charles and Darline Alsager in Des Moines, Iowa. Neat full page Honda motorcycle ad with giant Christmas stocking. Full page color Kodak film ad with charming photo of little tyke on really big skis, rope tow in background. Some extraordinary actors / doubles lose World War II all over again. Weird rope art, Sheila Hicks, Neda Al-Hilali, Tadek Beutlich, others. NOTE : A small central insert "Mixology : 44 famous mixed drinks" was numbered as pages 45-56. This was meant to be removed and I do not lower magazine Condition Grade if it is not there. Please ask ahead of time if you need it.
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                    December 8, 1972Life Magazine December 8, 1972 : Cover - Diana Ross, the star shows off home, husband and babies.

Women in the Navy, includes great photo of Betty Wallace in mid-air on some huge mooring ropes. Great two page vertical color photo of climbers in an icefall on Mount Everest, Tony Tighe is shown shortly before an ice fall killed him. Humorous photo of reporters huddled under a plastic sheet using telephones outside in the rain. Full page color Chevrolet ad with Camaro and scuba diving family at Zuma Beach, California. A US pilot gets through his last mission and then home, Thomas Waskow. The pocket calculator craze. Photos and clips from 1939, LIFE 33 years ago. The fight to unseat Mine Workers President Tony Boyle goes to a vote, Union. Janet Bonnema wins a battle to work underground, Colorado Department of Highways, Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel. Laurence Olivier. Rather cute full page color Benson & Hedges cigarettes ad with skydivers, parachutists. Full page color Jim Beam ad featuring the Beameister wines, in distinctive ceramic crocks. America rediscovers Frederick Olmsted, the park builder - NYC Central Park, Capitol Hill, Jackson Park in Chicago. Interesting - here is an ad for LIFE magazine subscription, one year for $8.50 - even though there are only 2 more issues to go. Death of an old-school cop, Bob Kenney. Alex Karras, weight lifter and football player. Marilyn Durham, author. Snake audition with David Jackson in Los Angeles. Nice photo of Jesse Broyles with pigeons.
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                    Magazine December 15, 1972Life Magazine December 15, 1972 : Cover - Joys of Christmas, special double issue.

Bethlehem - color photo essay by Farrell Grehan. Christmas on Leonard McCombe's family farm on Long Island. An affectionately inventive account of the birth and boyhood of Christ by an unknown medieval monk. Photos and clips from 1950, LIFE 22 years ago, includes Korea. Full page movie poster ad for "Pete 'n' Tille" starring Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett. A visit to W.C. Fields, Uncle Claude. Full page ad for Glen Travis Campbell's new record. Doing good unto others, includes N.C. Robino, Charles LeRoy Lowman, Juan Alicea, Glenn Heller, Barney Mull, Barbara and Richard Sedlecky, the De Bolt family, more. Some ingenious grown-ups get a chance to see what they can do with children's playthings - George Barris (odd toy cars), Federico Fellini (humore with child's make-up kit), Paul Rudolph (amazing Lego blocks constructions), Lonne Elder III (Marionettes). Fancy holiday baking. 20 years of photos of Stephanie Yeno on Santa's knee. A portfolio of dolls - a big, interesting piece. A charming story from Philip Kunbardt about the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The joy of a puppy for Christmas, Susie McFarland, Raymond McFarland, Sandy Nickerson, more. Home to Bedford, Iowa, Dora Jane Hamblin. Visions of Christmastime in America - splendid, tawdry and serene. 1.1
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                    29, 1972Life Magazine December 29, 1972 : LAST ISSUE OF LIFE in the run from 1936. Cover - The Year in Pictures, 1972,

Special double issue. A long letter from the editor about this being the last issue of LIFE. Vietnam. Apollo 17 mission to the moon, includes photos of all the different Apollo astronaut crews. Harry Truman, another nice illustration by Thomas B. Allen. Nixon in China. Northern Ireland. Two page color Chevrolet ad featuring Castle Rock, Deidre Daniels, Doug Mahoney. Full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with ice sailboat. Liz Taylor and Liza Minnelli. Munich Olympic tragedy, Israeli team. The bare look - fashions, more. Democrats. Solzhenitsyn. Olympics. Mobility. Uganda, Idi Amin. Population control. South Vietnam. Movie - the Godfather. The George Wallace Shooting. Superstars, Swimmer Mark Spitz and Chess player Bobby Fischer. Floods, including a photo of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania that looks just like New Orleans after Katrina, flooded and burning. . Howard Hughes, Nina, the fake autobiography. McGovern's campaign. Skyjacking, Hijacking - the fruitless war against air crime. Kentucky Derby and Riva Ridge, cool photos in color. Some great short follow-ups to the people in stories earlier in 1972 - for example, Mike and Tammy of LIFE May 5, 1972 turned out to be Tamara and Brian Woodruff. Humorously enough, some copies of this last issue included a card encouraging you to take out a LIFE magazine subscription. 1.1
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