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1938 LIFE Magazines For Sale
Life Magazine January 3, 1938 : Cover - A lady on ice, Swedish Vivi-Anne Hulten ice skating at Rockefeller center, inside she demonstrates 7 of the required 56 figures.
What America thought in 1937 (with neat photo of machine
compiling punch cards). Easton, Pennsylvania citizens
speak their minds about the issues: Clayton Harris,
Harold Bellis, Ethel Laros, Carie Bonker, William Mather
Lewis, Edward Moyer, E.R. Fulmer, Allwina Keller, Dr.
Merritt Bixler, A.J. Odenwelder Jr. Back page color
Camels ad features American marksman Ransford Triggs.
The Oxford Group, Dr. Frank Buchman, Rising Tide Magazine
directed by God over choice of photos in the magazine,
two pages from the magazine illustrate in photos a family
coming to "change" in attitude about God.
Drivers wait 30 hours to be first through the new Lincoln
Tunnel, George Horn, Omero Catan. Continental Oil Company
says Merry Christmas with $770,000 bonus. New Streamliner
train City of Los Angeles goes to Sun Valley. Father
Malachy's Miracle stirs Broadway, actor Al Shean. The
nightgown becomes an evening dress. Mormons - photo
essay, Salt Lake City Tabernacle interior photos, pictures
of church leaders, families at work. Columbus frieze.
Berenice Abbott - photographer. Cecil Beaton - photographer.
Party at Mrs. Beale's in Washington. Marlene Dietrich
is fired, with two pages of photos. Photo from house
of William Seegmiller of Denver, Colorado. Five page
ad for LISTEN, Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
Good - $32
The Panay incident, US gunboat bombed in Yangtze River
by Japan, filmed on board by Norman Alley, 6 pages of
stills (See December 27, 1937). S.S. Hoover on the rocks.
Full page Gillette Blades ad with Paul Whiteman, "King
of Jazz." Two page ad for movie "Every Day's
a Holiday" starring Mae West, multiple photos from
the film. Full page Bell & Howell movie camera ad
with Cecil B. deMille and Francska Gaal. Vassar College
student boycott Japanese silk by burning their stockings.
Best films of 1937 including "Captains Courageous"
and "Stage Door" with Katharine Hepburn. Used
cars glut new car market. Chinese refugees board a Yangtze
steamer. Hollywood keeps fit, or else, Rosemary and
Priscilla Lane, Mischa Auer, Danielle Darrieux. First
pictures of gambling on the "Tango." Tom Mooney - America's
most famous prisoner. Hollywood keeps fit, or else.
Florida - photo essay. Harvard's new one-ton microscope.
Photo essay of Florida, including two pages in color,
Vanderbilt home in Miami Beach, Hyman Nissman family
of NYC on winter holiday, Mrs. Henry L. Doherty's charity
party, trailer camps, Minnie A. Chapman of Royal Oak,
Michigan in Biscayne Park. Europe's Great Kissers -
photos of official greetings between men, including
Russian ruler Stalin, French President Lebrun, Archbishop
of Sofia, Boris II of Bulgaria, embarrassed Americans,
more. African animals in new exhibits at the American
Museum. Party with the Knickerbocker Greys. Very cute
letter and photo from lady who wants to dummy for Cynthia
the dummy (see December 13, 1937).
Good - $25
Fair (All Good, but has a water marked corner tip) - $12
Full page ad for new issue of The
Architectural Forum devoted entirely to Frank Lloyd
Wright. Full page Oldsmobile ad emphasizes new automatic
transmission. People who look like famous faces win
watches in Vox Pop contest. Mrs. Oscar Nelson of Chicago
looks like Amelia Earhart, Harry Nanos of Portland,
Maine looks like Will Rogers, more. New Year's Eve on
Times Square. New Year's Eve at the Ritz, photo of 14-year-old
Gloria Vanderbilt. The Franconia sails on a world cruise.
President Knudsen of General Motors meets the senate.
Episcopal church makes drive to finish the Cathedral
of St. John the Divine in New York before the 1939 World's
Fair. Prize poultry at New York show, Morris Stoudt's
White Crested Duck, William K. Dick's Ruddy Shell Duck
Old Drake, Jasper Burr's Toulouse goose. Mental breakdown
ends court-martial of Marine Corps general Harold C.
Reisinger. Frances Farmer - from Seattle to Broadway,
her first appearance in "Golden Boy". Nieuw
Amsterdam gets new smokestack. "Queen Mary" rests on
land. Oil business - photo essay, includes images from
boom town Freer, Texas and diagram of how oil is made
to gasoline. Full page color Camels ad with photo of
cowboy Ted Yochum, small photos of salesgirl Elsie Schumacher,
sports editor Stuart Cameron, railroad signalman John
Geraghty, radio engineer Gene English. Amateur actress
Evelyn Waller plays Henry VIII. Young Eleanor Roosevelt
embroidered needlework records her husband Theodore's
adventures, close up images of her stitches and how
to do them.Back cover color Coca-Cola ad with man shoveling
snow, unnamed illustrator. Party in Greenwich Village
on New Year's Eve. King of Egypt, including cute photo
of his two sisters Fawziya and Faiza.
Good - $42
photo essay "Skiing : Winter fun in the sun." Ski feature is 8 pages long and includes photos of the
New York to Canada ski plane, the Laurentian inn and
resort, many great photos of skiing and ski gear, Davos
in Switzerland, Barbara Hutton (Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow),
Ananda Mahidol (Siam's 12 yr-old king), Prince Ernest
Rudiger von Starhemberg. Full page color Pullman car
ad encourages rail travel to go play gold somewhere
warm. Photos from the Leica and Zeiss photography shows
by Hans Knopf, Mark Palmer, Dorothy Kniss, more. Charles
Laughton and other skiers. The world's two wars - Teruel
falls and Tsingtao burns. Big business goes to the White
House. Judge Florence Allen. First women's Mud wrestling.
The Cuttings return from Tibet - great photo essay of
the trip. LIFE goes to a party at a South Carolina deer
hunt with Sidney Legendres, includes photos of Mrs.
Gaillard Dotterer, Black Maids Lizzie and Hattie, Mrs.
Roderick Tower and others. Huntington art gallery collection
in color, including "Pinkie" and "Blue Boy" - full page
each and farmable. Back cover color Chesterfields ad
with couple on a toboggan. Photo of University of Texas
football team dressed as harem girls. Photo of Carl
W. Thompson, Jr. in glider. Photos of Bill Hendricks
eating his hat. 1.0
Very Good - $45
Good - $35
Good (Cover corner lightly soiled) - $28
Good (All Good, upper spine rough) - $28
Fair (Generally Good, but has faintly water marked corner) - $14
Life Magazine January 31, 1938 : Cover - Student nurses in class at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, 8-page feature of life of nursing students (sorry, the students in the photos aren't named),
instructor Edith Hayes and director A.
Isabele Byrne. Getting ready for New York's 1939 Fair,
city spends $150 million to turn Flushing Meadow into
a wonderland. More than thirty photos of a day in the
life of prizefighter Henry Armstrong. Oil-well fire
at Kilgore, Texas. Palm Beach begins to look like Miami,
Ruth Selwyn, Jane Ewing Rovensky, Charles A. Munn family,
more. Full page color International Trucks ad with L.C.
Edwards of Pasco Packing Association. Two page color
"fourmost" whiskies ad includes Old Overholt,
Old Taylor, Old Grand-Dad and Mount Vernon. Ghost tower
at Duke University. U.S. to export first helium to Germany.
Three Burmese ladies inspect a Grenadier guard, great
image of women with as many as 25 rings around their
necks and the guard with his lavish tall hat. Worcester,
Massachusetts Boys' Club stages a Little Sister Beauty
Contest, Karen Swenson, Caroline and Henry Hanson. Junk
jewelry in color, and 109 charms. South sea sarong comes
to Florida. Detroit players club holds its 150th frolic.
Student nurses - photo essay. Indiana is a hotbed of
basketball, "greatest US winter sport". Stanford's
Hank Luisetti is basketball's player of the year, with
photos of him in action. Full page Fleishmann's Yeast
ad, eat it and your life will have new energy. Small
photo of Sonja Henie in costume at Madison Square Garden.
Small photo of Mahatma Gandhi on the beach at Juhu.
Twelfth night party on the Eastern Shore of Maryland,
Mrs. William A. Jackson hostess. full page color Hiram
Walker's Ten High ad with caricature-style illustration
of thin photographer and fat fisherman with a marlin.
Very Good - $30
Half page Kleenex ad with cartoon-style illustrations,
"How did we ever get along without Kleenex?"
Full page Bell Telephone System ad, your phone connects
with 19,000,000 others in the United States. Weird weather
across the nation in January: rainbow in New York, snow
in Atlanta, smog in Pittsburgh. Women's Shoes, Americans
spend a billion dollars a year on 400 million pairs
of shoes, Hugo Vavrecka, Herman Delman. New navy and
Navy's New CINCUS. Movie of the Week is the Goldwyn
Follies, starring Zorina, four pages of photos. Joe
Louis. Poodle Rumpelstilskin is American dog of the
year. Four page LISTEN ad for RCA, Radio Corporation
of America. Surrealist furniture draws Paris crowds.
Last of the bosses - Mayor Frank Hague and his Jersey
City. Surf-riding in California, photos from Palos Verdes
Estates, Mary Ann Hawkins, surfing. Movie kisses, two
pages of photos including Gary Cooper and Sigrid Gurie,
Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, Diana Wynyard and John
Barrymore, more. Party in a turbine factory. Golden
Gate Exposition in San Francisco will compete with New
York's World Fair in 1939, "Pirate girl" Zoe
Dell Lantis is Golden Gate expo's spokesmodel. LIFE
goes to a party at General electric's turbine shop in
Schenectady, Craneman Earl Dare, Toolroom Chief Joe
Gross, Don Bray, June Praetorius, Sam Healey. Back cover
Lucky Strike ad features Dolores Del Rio, "Her
throat insured for $50,000." Full page color Pullman
railroad ad with golfer Jack Drucker and others.
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but rough along the spine point) - $15
Full page color Calvert's whiskey ad with illustration
of gazelles and cartoon of fishermen on a boat. Two
page Ovaltine ad, "the only thing that improved
sleep in an elaborate series of experiments." Half
page Gillette blades ad features "wire-haired terror"
Jack Dempsey. Wright murder case, trial by jury. World's
biggest bulb honors Edison, Memorial Tower in Menlo
Park, New Jersey. Movie of the week, "A Yank at
Oxford," starring Rober Taylor. Nation celebrates
President Roosevelt's birthday with 15,000 parties to
raise money for National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Great photo of Roosevelt clan with names of sons, daughters,
grandchildren written over the photo. Europe fights
a propaganda war by radio. Abe Lincoln - essay of forgotten
photos, 8 pages of period images. Movies - a Yank at
Oxford. Georgia O'Keeffe, artist, some images in color,
great black-and-white photos of the artist, also Alfred
Stieglitz photos. Small photo of Clark Gable getting
birthday hug from judy Garland. Photo of 7-year-old
(yes, seven years old) Reverend Charles Jaynes, Junior.
Basketball on Donkeys, Quincy High School, Massachusetts.
Baseball's winter photos have to be interesting, Lou
Gehrig in Rawhide, Monte Stratton changes his baby's
rubber pants, Joe DiMaggio takes a bite out of enormous
candy fielder's mitt, more. Full page Heinz home-style
soups ad. Party at Bachelor Club of St. Louis, Ruth
Deibel, Maude Overall, Lucille Keeler, more. Catalonia
reforms its playing card by changing old royalist symbols
to contemporary images. Complete Buddhist service in
Japan celebrates the fall of China's capital of Nanking.
Back cover color coca-cola ad with native American man
and small anglo boy in cowboy gear sharing drinks.
Good - $20
Life Magazine February 21, 1938 : Cover - Carl Sandburg, article inside with photos of his folk singing and bell-shaped git-tar.
Full page Studebaker ad with
ventriloquist and Studebaker employee leRoy Longenecker.
Netherlands celebrates birth of new princess Beatrix,
three pages of photos including crazy one of dog wearing
celebratory costume. Half page Tea ad features champion
figure skater Maribel Vinson. Swing music has its own
vocabulary and spawns a "phenomenon". Braintruster Adolph
Augustus Berle gets Washington job. Glenn Cunningham
wins the Wanamaker mile,series of race photos. Small
photo of Pancho Villa's daughter Alicia Villa with orangutan.
Minister's murder in Georgia, Rev. Dr. Charles H. Lee.
Hats go Egyptian. German epic of the Olympics. Color
photos of new theatre offerings include Gertrude Lawrence
in "Susan and God" and cast of "Hooray for What!". Glamorous
photo of Norma Shearer as Marie Antionette, fun two-page
diagram of Stage 8 at M-G-M Studios with all the gear
and the 80+ people involved in filming labeled. Delaware
and the Du Ponts - photo essay. Party in Louisville
to celebrate first anniversary of 1937 Flood. Full page
Havoline distilled motor oil ad with photo of palm-lined
highway at Ormond Beach, Florida. Full page Hiram Walker
gin ad featuring sports announcer Clem McCarthy. Children's
book "The Story of Ferdinand" is a hit, story by Munro
Leaf and illustrations by Robert Lawson, many pages
from the book.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Great two page photo from 1888 International
Convention of Women, trying to establish woman suffrage,
including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony,
Matilda J. Gage, more. Newspaper man William Allen White
of Emporia turns 70. Full page ad for Life Camps for
underprivileged city children, sponsored by LIFE magazine.
Mrs. Catherine Donohue dies from radium poisoning contracted
while painting luminous dials on watches. Roosevelt's
farm bill and Mr. Remsberg's farm. Senators daughters
entertain their boyfriends at a dinner dance in Washington.
Firestone funeral. Helen Keller campaigns for the blind,
photos of her with enrico Caruso, Joe Jefferson, George
Bernard Shaw, Grace Coolidge, Jascha Heifetz, Rabindranath
Tagore. Movie of the week is "Bringing up Baby"
with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Color photos
of Harvard's amazing glass flower collection. Plays
without scenery. Wired-haired terrier Mary Hamilton
Behrs admitted as a model in the John Powers catalogue.
Nazi Germany woos and wins little Austria. Duke of Norfolk
sells the contents of his town house. $9 billion dollars
of WPA - Works Progress Administration, many pages of
project photos. Blood banks, Philadelphia General Hospital,
World's champion blood donor Edward "Spike"
Howard. Great full page color International Trucks ad,
off-road stamina proved by company Dowell, Incorporated.
Party at Washington & Lee Ball, Virginia, Mary Ann
Davie, Annie Jo White, William Bagbey, Hannah Taylor,
more. Full page color Hiram Walker ad with caricature-style
illustration of Misters Smith and Jones at a party. 1.0
Good - $20
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but covers are rubbed) - $9
T.J. High School
feature article, incl. ROTC, great full page photo of
Harry Andrew Watson, Dorothy Murray Perkins, many other
photos. Nice full page color Champion spark plugs ad
with speed trials race car on salt flats. Nice full
page National Hotel Management ad for hotels with better
service. A number of letters to the editors and two
small photos pertaining to Isaac Diller. Really charming
piece about how professional photographers photograph
babies for advertisements, Ruth Alexander Nichols of
Westfield, New Jersey. Full page Kroehler Furniture
ad with Smilin' Ed McConnell and the humorous line "When
I plant my 290 pounds on a sofa, it has to be well built."
A short piece about a whale that wandered into Golden
Gate Hardor. A dance contest with a funny name - the
Interclub Shag, Madison Square Boys Club in New York,
winners Peggy Keating and Leonard Rowan. British cabinet
tries to make friends with the dictators. Really cool
two page spread of many photos and captions of fire
at the Davenport oil well in Texas, LaBlanca Field in
the south. Indiana's Paul McNutt eats his way toward
the White House, presidential candidate. Movie - Tom
Sawyer. Mapping the U.S. from the air for crop control,
aerial photos of farms. Matt Mann's Michigan swimmers
beat Yale's. George Belcher, artist, paints the British
Biddy. Multi-page Radio Corporation ad with many named
photos including Robert Lee Bristow, Glenn Allen, Jimmy
Darou. The world's tiniest chair, built on the head
of a pin! Party in Palm Beach with 12 Powers girls.
Women's camera club of Cleveland takes photos of Ralph
Eaton, gee - I wonder why :-).
Very Good - $65
Good - $52
Full page color doughnuts ad, five lively
ways to serve them. Two pages of images from Austrian
defense ministry publication about what to do when enemy
bombers attack you. LIFE goes to Mardi Gras, 5 pages
of photos. Los Angeles county flood - cool photos. Five-suit
bridge is new national card fad. LIFE photographer outsmarts
bad-tempered gorilla to get picture of Gargantua the
Great .Veronica Steen is world's high-kicking champion,
her legs are insured by Lloyd's of London for 10,000
pounds."Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick" rural
comedy delights Mikado, Michigan residents. Revolutionary
Mexican art show tours the US, GREAT photo of Diego
Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, color images by Rivera, Romero,
Montenegro, Ruiz, Castellanos, Galvan. Macy's imports
Mexican craftware. Deanna Durbin tours New York with
Eddie Cantor. How to start a fascist movement,Belgium.
Full page color Camels ad features stunt girl Ione Reed.
Adorable full page color Four Roses whisky ad with 5
puppies "worth $1,000." Gandhi at the Indian
congress. Giant green sea turtles at the cannery. Shadow
of Insanity, Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, New
York, anonymous portraits of patients. Photo essay,
Jamaica. Back cover color Coca-Cola ad with women at
soda counter, drinking Coke to refresh before more shopping.
Very Good - $42
couple playing badminton after a lecture at the Detroit
Marriage Clinic. Richard Whitney of the New York Stock
Exchange rides to a great fall. Etching of the Exchange
building by Joseph Pennell. Negro Maxine Sullivan swings
an old Scottish ballad with Tommy Dorsey's band, but
is cut off at Station WJR in Detroit as "blasphemous."
Half page Vaseline Hair Tonic ad features CBC announcer
Art Gilmore. Amateur movie-makers make 16mm film while
on a cruise to Rio, "Sex on the Rex." Full
page Sanka Coffee ad with cartoon of dogs in conversation
by Keith Wond. Swinging folk songs raises storm. Stanford
Star sets Basketball scoring record - Hank Luisetti.
Steel workers in Wheeling produce their own radio show,
Verdi Gwynn Howells, William Griffiths, Phillip De Pasquale,
Sara Rehm. Italian Renaissance paintings in America
from the Widener and Mellon Collections, Sanzio, Botticelli,
Raphael, Mantegna, Titian, more, some in color. Full
page color Lipton Tea ad, how a cup of tea made an Irishman
a knight. Four out of five ducks come from Canada, photographer
Lorene Squire on location at breeding grounds. High
Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral - photo essay. Movies
- the war between the sexes reaches a new pitch. Donald
Lawler is born in Detroit at a reported weight of 19
pounds. Bluebeard's 8th wife. Flood-bound Chorines turn
studio into dormitory. Detroit clinic does marriage
counseling - should they marry? including photos of
Charles Cowan and Marion Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger,
Mr. and Mrs. Milton W. Aring, and others (couple on
cover not identified). A Party with Artists Benton,
Wood & Curry.
Good - $28
Nice full page color Pullman ad featuring the Single
Occupancy Section, it all looks very gentile. Attractive
full page Southern Pacific railroad ad with very modern
looking passenger train. Hitler takes Austria - several
features. Music and lyrics for short song saying how
Hitler will soon win. In full color, the fancy window
displays at Bergdorf Goodman. New War in Spain - several
features. Abraham Lincoln brigade. Very nice full page
color De Soto car ad with red four door, tree house
and farm, Ripley. Happy El Caudillo Franco and his womenfolk.
Torpedo explodes cruiser Baleares. Lightning made to
order - photo essay. Unwed mothers, St. Faith's House
in Tarrytown, New York - photo essay. Stagecraft on
Fifth Avenue - Lord and Taylor's. Smith Girls swim the
Accordion, water ballet. Jezebel is the movie of the
week. Making lightning at General Electric.. King George
of England and boxers. Nazis sing Horst Wessel song.
A Party with the sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Judy Garland.
The sinking of the Baleares cruiser, UNretouched photos.
Humorous photos from a tobacco spitting contest in Glasgow,
Kentucky. Very nice full page color Hiram Wlker's Ten
High whiskey ad with art of cowboy in carriage. Full
page color Camel cigarettes ad with Wilbur Shaw, race
Very Good - $45
Fair (All Good, with Very Good cover, but upper edge is water marked) - $17
Full page ad for NHM Hotels features USA's
No. 1 Housekeeper, Margaret B. Sharar. April Fool photos
including a knitting beetle, two-headed dog, and a ten-stack
superliner ship, skiing by the Great Pyramids, two are telemarking (Telemark
skiing). Robert Simpson
family of Detroit goes on relief as a result of the
Roosevelt Depression. Americans get rich, Secretary
of State, Postmaster General, Assistant President &
wife. "Snow White" animated film sets records,
model for Snow White is Marjorie Belcher of Los Angeles.
Tornado hits Mississippi valley. Automobile replacement.
Youngest Hearst marries showgirl Hope Chandler. Devil's
Island inmate Belbenoit escapes with drawings by Robert
Michel, now in a book called "Dry Guillotine."
Eton College, "Most Important Prep School in the
World". Full page Kroehler Furniture ad with actress
Nan Grey. The Ringling Circus, nine pages of elephants,
"Baby Ruth" Pontico, clowns Joe Lewis, Lou
Jacobs, and Fred Bradna, Lucille Wallenburg, Daisy Doll,
more. Full page color Stetson hats ad in Paddock Green
and Sorrel Tan for the horse-racing set. Full page color
rogers Brothers ad features Rosalind Russell giving
advice to brides. Seven page LISTEN RCA ad. Lapel Gadget.
Real Rumba by Cubans.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
French designers use film
to promote their new fashions. Czechoslovakia has map
trouble. Death takes Su-Lin, America's first panda.
Cyclone / tornado circles through Kansas City. The Kennedy
kids - America's gift to diplomacy, many photos of little
Bobby, Teddy, and Jean touring London with their parents.
Felmish paintings in America, including Rubens, Van
Dyck, Massys, Breughel. Telegrams deluge Washington
on reorganization bill. Franco bombs Barcelona as prelude
to Catalonian invasion. Mrs. Roosevelt - Greatest American
woman. Mexico - photo essay, ten pages include timeline
of country's history. Doctors present "Birth of a baby"
in welfare movie, four pages of images from the film.
Full page Monroe Calculating Machine company ad includes
clients Louisville Slugger and Coca-Cola. Full page
color DeSoto automobile ad with illustration of Eddie
Cantor with his new car. WPA produces play about Lincoln.
New Einstein book popularizes relativity theory, great
full page color photo of Albert Einstein with his pipe.
Summer evening gowns. On the road with Helen Hayes.
Extremely nice color ad, full page, FTD flowers by wire.
Good - $20
Life Magazine April 18, 1938: Cover - Paulette Goddard with dog, she was generally supposed to be Mrs. Charlie Chaplin.
Full page black and orange ad for "In Old Chicago"
starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Don Ameche. Bachrach's
photos of beauties in dispute of LIFE claim about Boston
being the center of female loveliness, included Ruth Ward
of Washington DC, Carol Svensson of Boston, Doris Roberts
of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Betty Downing of Pittsburgh,
Susan Dixon Pearson of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, more.
The Congress of the US to the President of the US - NO!.
"Comical" photos of Roosevelt making gestures similar to
many Dictators. Full page color Beech-Nut Gum ad with painting
of kids at circus by Mary Powers and letter from Mrs. Clifford
Graham. Music in St. Louis, 9,000 children perform. Horse
called Battleship wins Grand National. Indian princeling
takes up the Koran. Fannie Brice as Mona Lisa. Two pages
ad for Eastman film features many beautiful black and white
photos. Winter wings over the Sierra Nevada - two page aerial
photo of 18 ft of snow on the peaks. The Jews, ten pages
of photos. Gary Cooper in Marco Polo. Super Chief - Santa
Fe's Fastest Train. LIFE goes to a party with Darke Bhering
de Mattos, Brazilian coca king. The problem of hips.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (Back cover and last page have torn hole, rest is Very Good) - $10
Life Magazine April 25, 1938 : Cover - John Thomas Winsett batter for Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, the Daffy Dodgers.
This may be the MOST AMAZING baseball
pose you will ever see - FRAME it! Full page color Calvert
whiskey ad with illustration of an Irish Setter. Richard
Whitney becomes Sing Sing's # 94,835. Roosevelt asks
for $5 billion in his fireside chat, the nation responds,
including Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kneal of Cleveland, George
L. Henderson of Atlanta, Teller Ammons of Colorado,
Mrs. E. S. Banks of West Philadelphia, more. Overseas
highway to Key West, Florida opens. Spanish Army Corps
flees over the Pyrenees - great photos. Pre-sown lawn.
Color photo portfolio of Washington offices, including
Federal Reserve board, Interstate Commerce Commission,
US Attorney General, Department of the Interior. Puyallup,
Washington's Daffodil Festival girls. Movie - Test Pilot,
starring gable, Tracy, and Myrna Loy. Child star Jackie
Coogan grows up to discover his parents spent all his
earnings. U.S. Marbles champion Bill Kloss of Canton,
Ohio. Baseball - Yanks and Cubs, many portraits of players.
Diving Champ Al Patnik of Ohio State. full page color
Commercial Credit company ad with painting of family
on a picnic by Harold Anderson. LIFE goes to a party
at San Quentin Prison. Samuel Reshevsky chess champion.
Full page Camel cigarettes ad with Joe DiMaggio. Full
page color Hiram Walkers Ten High whiskey ad with golf
Very Good - $52
Good - $38
Fashions versus Styles according to Elizabeth Hawes-
great photos. Full page Bell Telephone System ad with
big graphic image of phone. Labor spills its quota of
blood. Country's cartoonists have fun with pump-priming,
includes Rollin Kirby, Brown, Talburt, Thomas, Fitzpatrick,
Jerry Doyle, Hutton, Sparling. 2,000 Germans go to sea
to vote "Ja" on annexation of Austria . Easter sunrise
services coast to coast, including Washington, Chicago,
New York, Glendale California, Hollywood, Garden of
the Gods in Colorado Springs, Atlantic City. Railroading
- Southern's Charlotte division and how it runs - photo
essay. Washington out rows California. The Boston marathon,
Leslie Pawson of Rhode island wins. Four page RCA LISTEN
ad, "Of Mice and Men" is best play of the
year. 73,000,000 Germans live a synthetic life, including
artificial egg whites from fish, wood chips in candy,
wood in bread, artificial rubber tires. Albert Gallatin's
Great-Grandson sponsors a museum of abstract art, including
work by Leger, Picasso, Braque, Miro, Mondrian, Matisse.
Movie of the week: Un Carnet de Bal from France. Fashions
- a wave-cut that lasts a lifetime by Kenneth Christy.
Party with commercial artists, United American Artists
trade union. LIFE looks at railroading in Southern's
Charlotte Division, 10 great pages with photos for train
buffs. Photo from fight between AF&L and CIO - they
weren't yet together. Full page color Old Angus whiskey
ad with painting of Scotsman and sheep by Harold Anderson.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, with framable cover, but a few pages have a minor margin water mark) - $9
Full page Bell & Howell "Flimo"
camera ad with John Arnold, Executive Director of Photography
for MGM. Half page Gillette razors and blade ad with
photo of boxer Jack Dempsey. La Follettes' bid for 1944
- get rich first, squabble later. Gum, Inc. of Philadelphia
gives away China war cards with anti-Japanese slant,
12 pictures of the cards. Newark gets an archbishop.
Cardinal against modern fashions. Avalanche caught on
film - Giessen Glacier on Jungfrau. Switzerland keeps
freedom. A Chrysler weds a Sykes. Sam Insull comes home.
1,000,000 volt sermon. Death leap fails - Mason Frazier
from Wasena bridge in Roanoke, Virginia. Summer styles
- photo essay, ten pages of bathing suits, evening wear,
pants for women, sweaters, playsuits, tennis clothes
designed by Helen Wills Moody, Eleanor Tennant, Molla
Mallory. Fascism and Mussolini - photo essay. Dizzy
Dean mugs the Gashouse gang, baseball. Seabiscuit, the
famous race horse, makes faces - this piece also talks
about upcoming match with War Admiral on May 30th. Mellon
institute works for Industry, fighting silicosis. Ginger
Rogers in "Vivacious Lady", four pages of her on set
and at home . Great color Coca-Cola ad with flight attendant
and pilot on back cover. LIFE goes to a party at Grosvenor
Very Good - $52
Good - $40
Full page Studebaker ad with William
E. Perkins and his son, South Bend, Steve Pischalko,
Ralph Klopfenstein, all auto workers. Hitler's birthday
in Vienna. Pepper and Roosevelt win in Florida. Bombay's
tower of silence. Surrealistic portraits are in vogue
in London, some great examples, including Mrs. John
Lodge, Flora Robson, Louise Browne, others - by Angus
McBean. Christy cut starts argument - the wave cut.
The Shriners and their mystic rites - photo essay, a
great feature article. Dangerous beanball, baseball
where the aim is to hit the batter, in 1920 pitcher
Carl Mays struck and killed Ray Chapman. Americans toboggan
in Hawaii, on grass, not snow. Model planes - fastest
growing US hobby. Great Spanish paintings in America.
Explosions on the sun, solar flares as captured by the
McMath-Hulbery observatory. The tower of Silence in
India, where Parsi dead are taken to be eaten by vultures.
J.P. Morgan and son. The Vanderbilt stables on Sagamore
Farm, including race horses Adventurer, Galley Slave,
and Discovery. Wei Wei Indians of northern Brazil -
a tribe untouched by civilization, the healthiest race.
Rachel Harris dives through burning gasoline into water.
A couple photos and a letter pertaining to Jitterbug
jewelry. Full page color Hiram Walker's Ten High Whiskey
ad with art of wilderness fishermen, artist name illegible.
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Plymouth "Roadking" ad, 5 passenger sedan
for $685! The New York "cafe society" Glamour
Boys named by Maury Paul, include Milton "Doc"
Holden, Larry Doyle, Bertrand L. Taylor, more. Full
page ad for Royal Crown Cola Weekly Contest with former
winners L.T. Babcock, Mrs. Hessie W. Reynolds, and the
Reverend and Mrs. W.E. Pugh. Two little men in Rome
- Mussolini shows off for Hitler. France's "Lafayette"
burns at her dock. Loring Day - USC pole vaulter works
toward 15-foot vault. Relief statistics and the New
Deal- what was spent where. Strange case of May Yohe,
WPA clerk who owned the Hope Diamond. . Prince consort's
return stills Dutch rumors. Metropolis by Lewis Mumford
- photo essay. Birds, American Songsters in color, four
pages of color paintings by Roger Tory Peterson and
migration maps. US flyways for spring migrations. Chicago
Art Institute, two pages of photos including great images
of nuns in full habits sketching male nudes. Midget
auto crashes draw millions - doddlebug cars, Everitt
Rice, Cowboy O'Rourke, Curley Mills, Al Pavasil, Johnny
Ritter,Tudy Marchese at Freeport, Long Island track,
some line drawings by race horse illustrator Paul Brown..
Fashions - wedding rings and wedding statistics. A party
in Ware, Massachusetts, Minot Wood, Fulton rindge, W.
Howard Sibley, Olive W. Schoonmaker, Jean C. Wetherby,
more. Movie - Robin Hood and Errol Flynn. Full page
Paul Jones whiskey ad reproduces ad from 1837 with artist
and his painting sharing a glass.
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Great full page Agfa Film ad
with cowboy on rearing horse, horse has only one hoof
on the ground. Full page Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer ad with
illustration of man in easy chair with beer, pipe, and
his dog. Dance marathon photos, incl. cot night. Henry
Ford takes a $35,000,000 crack at the depression by
building his own tire plant at River Rouge, also photos
of new "rural" plant growing at Milford, Michigan.
America's first black-out test- "bombs" bursting
over Farmingdale, Long Island. A real air battle over
Hankow, China. Cedillo gives Mexico some new trouble.
Atlanta hotel fire kills 34, Terminal Hotel. Garden
Club of America celebrates a silver jubilee, Ernestine
Abercrombie Goodman. Full page color Coca-cola ad with
illustration of three small boys with baseball gear
at the red ice box. Walter Winchell Sweepstakes picks
a Washington winner, Betty Gray, Mrs. Lane Smith. London's
Balloon stockade is a reality. Czechoslovakia - photo
essay. Fashions - sunglasses are new fad among more
than just Hollywood players. Two-ton Tony Galento boxer.
Man Mountain Dean tries politics. Denver's Cherry Hills
golf course is ready for the Open. A party with Treweryn
Beagles at Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Two page Eastman Film
ad with photos by Arnold Genthe, Margaret Bourke-White,
Ruth Nichols, and Luis Garces Gurbrindo.
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Full page color Hiram Walker ad with actors
at a table with sumptuous feast and cameramen, make-up men,
etc. all around. Photos from New York's Washington Irving
High School in 1913. Class of 1888 Jamestown, Pennsylvania
High School photo, Mary Forrest, Flora Davidson, C.F. Ellis,
Harry Laughrey, McLean Dennison, Maude Laughrey... they pose
again for their 50th reunion photo in 1938. Much of this
issue is devoted to the youth of 1938 : i.e., Princeton uniform
(Hugh Wynn, Godfrey Kauffman, Albert Butler, Eben Clark Hall,
George B. Chapman, William B. Stroud). College finals at
University of California. Jalopies. Girl's goal, Boy's goal,
CCC, Swing, Hosteling, Youth and sex. Issue follows six "typical"
US youth: Betty Fulton, Kenneth Jones, Joe Meyers, Tommy
Rhodes, Margery Frevold, Eddie Moore. Graphs throughout show
results of polls on topics critical to youth. Sarah Lawrence
girls - photo essay, Adelaide Sweetser, Jane Wilson, Jean
Hill, Betty blanchard, Patsy Pittman, Betty Foss, more.
Vassar girls cartoon themselves, Anne Cleveland, Jean Anderson.
Henry Bernstein and Eduoard Bourdet dueling with epees. Mrs.
Roosevelt square dances at Arthurdale, West Virginia High
School. Full page color Ethyl Gasoline Corporation ad with
images of employees Pearce H. Shanks of Kentucky, Jack H.
Hickman of Mephis, and Jim Poland of Cincinnati. Young Hollywood
hopefuls, Jane Bowden Holland, Elanor Counts, William Lloyd
Empens, Edythe Hughes, more. The Cinderella legend, Arleen
Whelan. Ten die in Ohio air crash. High-school senior acquitted
of sweetheart's murder, Donald Carroll, Charlotte Mattiesen.
Jr. High school girls in 1913 - photos. Party with a farm
Good - $20
color Priestley's Nor-East fabric ad with illustration
of men in suits at posh gathering by Albert Goodman.
Cute series of staged photos of sea lion Curley, who
works for Paramount, getting ready for his work day.
Cash and Levine child Kidnappings in Florida. PEP -
Pepsi Cola skywriter flies over speaker Bishop Byrne
at Texas graduation. Mexican rebels wreck trains and
make trouble. Acadia sinks the Mandalay in a fog but
all hands are saved. Marian Anderson comes home to sing
in Philadelphia. Spectators killed by lightning on golf
course at Kansas City tournament. 57th Street is the
Wall Street of US Art, four color pages of gallery highlights
including work by Frederic Taubes, Jonas Lie, William
C. Palmer, Henry Billings, Raphael Soyer, Jon Corbino.
Feature on Jon Corbino, "the Rubens of New England."
Pattern of War, Italian show of force for Hitler, Czech
gun factory, Skoda shells. America's biggest dog show
the Morris & Essex at Madison Square Garden, many
pages of great photos of different dog breeds. Championship
Tennis at University of North Carolina, Coach John Kenfield,
players Wilson Rood, Archibald Henderson demonstrate
strokes. Stylish full page color Janzten Swim suits
ad, with illustration of flirting couple in bathing
suits, art by Petty. Bronchoscopist, Dr. Chevalier Jackson
in Philadelphia removes swallowed safety pins and such,
two pages of photos of what came out of his patients,
from padlocks and coins to false teeth. LIFE goes to
a party with the Rancheros of California.
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Bombing of Canton. Socialist
Norman Thomas. President's son with Fiancee, John Roosevelt
and Anne Lindsay Clark. First pictures ever taken on
the floor during a session of the US Senate, also behind
the scenes at the Senate. Still camera photos capture
the first telecast of a Broadway show. World's Large
Transoceanic plane is tested at Seattle. Look back to
first nonstop transatlantic flight, Capt. John Alcock,
Lieut. Arthur Brown. Smallest man - two page life size
photo of Paul Del Rio. Herd of 50 sea otters is good
news for species believed to be nearly extinct. Amazing
photo essay on the Belgian Congo - giants, pygmies,
customs, ceremonies, animals and more - gruesome coming-of-age
rituals. Valentino's lure
still appeals, his death in 1926 brought 50,000 to the
funeral church. Some still photos from great "old"
films that still draw crowds, like The Count of Monte
Cristo, King Kong, all Quiet on the Western Front, Birth
of a Nation. F. Molina Campos. Boston's Boy boxers.
Mike Jacobs - boxing promoter. Juvenile Ball for the
Blosson Festival in St. Joseph, Michigan, Jane Ellet,
Tamara Van Buskirk, Bud Princess Betty Wilson with Escort
Charles Pierce. Nice full page color Hiram Walkers whiskey
ad inside back cover with art by Floyd Davis - there
are many other Hiram's ads by Davis in this time period.
Full page Camel cigarettes ad with Olive Tucker.
Good - $25
Life Magazine June 27, 1938 : Cover - President Roosevelt, feature story on American opinions of the President.
Advertising signs make US roads an eyesore.
Baseball's record maker - Cincinnati's Vander Meer pitches
two successive no-hit games. Ralph Guldahl wins National
Open gold Tournament at Cherry Hills in Denver for second
year in a row. Newest plane, newest train, newest ship:
DC-4, 20th Century Limited, the Oslofjord. Slovaks dig
up the Treaty of Pittsburgh. White Methodist pastors
elect Negro president, Dr. Stephen D. Conrad. Photo
essay of Americans setting out to see their country
in the summer- Including color photos of west, with
Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, Teton Mountains, Taos, New
Mexico, Catalina island. Photo essay of Gettysburg.
Full page color Coca-cola ad with young man and soda
jerk at counter. Aerial photos across the United States,
America the Big and Beautiful. Rockefeller Center is
biggest tourist spot. The American Girl travels light,
crams 20 changes of clothes into one suitcase. Ginger
Rogers. Clinical pathologists have seminar on tissue
diseases. LIFE goes to a party with the anti-Roosevelt
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Life Magazine July 4, 1938 : Cover - West Point wedding, Betty Drummond Bloxsom receives congratulatory kiss from Harry Thomas Smith.
A survivor photographs the worst US train
wreck in 50 years - Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway
near Chatsworth, Illinois - the Milwaukee Road, plus
a second crash of the same "Olympian" train.
Boxing - Max Schmeling out on the ropes with Joe Louis,
this looked like nasty fighting with Louis punching
him in the kidneys. The Johnson-Jeffries boxing fight
in Reno, July 4, 1910. Weddings of the week. Nation's
biggest copper mine shuts down - Kennecott Copper in
Bingham. Labor - rough stuff in Vancouver, New Orleans,
New York. Father rescues his son from Amnesia, Frederick
Lloyd Robinson. London levitator takes a self-portrait,
Colin Evans. New Florida Aquarium, Marine Studios. Traffic
problems, causes and solutions. Fashions - Pee Wee hats.
Lauren Ford paints her own Connecticut. Aerial roundup
of horses, Floyd Hanson uses a small plane to round-up
horses in southeastern Oregon. Wow - Robert Slye landing
his plane without wheels - a great job. Actress Danielle
Darrieux. Lloyd C. Douglas visits his home town, Columbia
City, Indiana. Life goes to the wedding of Louis Nathaniel
Dosh and Betty Drummond Bloxsom. Charming full page
color Old Angus whisky ad with man in kilt holding lamb,
art by Harold Anderson.
Good - $38
Fair (All Good, but cover has minor wear / marks) - $28
Fair (All Good, but spine is a bit rough) - $22
Life Magazine July 11, 1938 : Cover - Shirley Temple goes East, takes a trip from Los angeles to New York.
John St. Helen embalmed with arsenic, goes in carnival
as body of John Wilkes Booth. Boom in stocks, photos
from the floor of the Exchange. Rebel plane and pilot
down over Spain. England outdoors- Nippys, Cricket,
Grapes and a Duchess' four hats. Circus strike sends
ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey home to winter
quarters. Angry politician shoots at news photographer,
Ed McNew, Knoxville, Tennessee. Babies of the rich and
royal, poor and plain, includes family of Big Crosby,
Japan's Crown Prince Akihito, Gosling twins of Tobermory,
Ontario born 4 days apart. Photo of the "real"
Alice in Wonderland as a child, Alice Liddell, for whom
Lewis Carroll wrote his famous story. King Gustal of
Sweden and his country - photo essay. Great German paintings
in American collections, including Albrecht Durer, Lucas
Cranach the Elder, Hans Holbein the Younger. Movie -
Marie Antoinette starring Norma Shearer. Joe Louis wins
at First Negro horse show, Blanche Lowry, Edverta Green,
Leila "Plum" Specner, Paul Turner, Julian
black, William Russell. Harvard's James Fletcher "Spike"
Chace strokes 1938's best crew. Mother and daughters
dress alike - fashions, Mrs. Edward Latham of New York
with daughters Nathalie and Mary. Geneticists make Plebeian
cows perform like aristocrats, Mount Hope Farm, Williamstown,
Massachusetts.. A party in Tacoma's last trolley. Pretty
Chesterfield ad in color on back cover with Grace Moore.
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Going abroad by transatlantic ship, photos on
board are big business for famous and unknowns alike, Edie
Cantor, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sonja Henie, Grace Moore, also
Mr. & Mrs. george hills of Brookline, Mr. 7 Mrs. George Taylor,
Brooklyn, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Hoey of Saint Louis, many more.
Full page ad for movie "Algiers" with Sigrid Gurie, Hedy
Lamarr, Charles Boyer. Fascism holds its first open meeting
in Canada. Vice President fishes for fish. Scientists spend
a month in a cave trying a 28-hour day, 6-day week. Barbara
Hutton has more husband trouble, four pages of photos. Fourth
of July in Washington and Gettysburg. Prunella Stack carries
the banner for Fit Britain. Car wrecks over the 4th holiday.
Red River Valley - photo essay, best crops in years. Full
page color International Trucks ad honors "World's Safest
Driver" Allen B. Hill and "Nation's Best Truck Driver" William
J. Frederick. Censorship in the movies, the rules! Two page
Eastman film ad with photos by N. Watanabe, Steve Bradly,
Lusha Nelson. Golf champion Guldahl demonstrates, many pages
of frame-by-frame photos of his swing. Sailplanes soar over
Elmira. Dolls - first show of collectors pieces, four pages
of photos including some in color, some doll history. Underthings
for strapless evening gowns. Male bathers discard their tops!
World's highest falls found in British Guiana. Yacht race
Very Good - $28
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Life Magazine July 25, 1938 : Cover - Queen Elizabeth of England, inside six pages of photos and story.
40,000 women show
up for Ladies' Day at Wrigley Field, Baseball. Rich
young man flies around the world in four days, Howard
Hughes. Howard Hughes' romances, Billie Dove, Katharine
Barker, Ida Lupino, Ginger Rogers, Gloria Baker, Marian
Marsh, and now Katharine Hepburn. 3,000 Gideon Bibles
go to Los Angeles hospital. Democrat O'Daniel and his
hillbilly boys campaign in Texas. Justice Cardozo dies.
Roosevelt in Royal Gorge, Colorado via D&RG Railroad.
Chicken in Tornado loses all its feathers, but lives.
Full page color Coca-cola ad with woman in hat and white
gloves at the red cooler. LIFE looks back 91 years to
Mormon arrival in Utah. Hedy Lamarr is "The Ecstasy
Girl." Battle of the Helens at Wimbledon - Helen
Moody and Helen Jacobs, tennis. Also photos of male
players robert Riggs, Joseph Hunt, Frank Kovacs and
more. Photo essay in color - What Howard Hughes missed
going around the world, travel by Reliance cruise ship,
includes Monte Carlo, Cannes, Bonbay, Hawaii. Lovely
full page color Dole Pineapple Juice ad with illustration
of guitar and waving fronds by A.M. Cassandre. Fashions
- George M. Cohan models Roosevelt's suspenders. Horse
blood transfusion in a ballroom. Fanny, industry's no.
1 ratcatcher at work in Circleville, Ohio straw-board
mill. Big hoopla for the "Marie Antionette"
premier, photos of Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Freddie
Bartholomew and 14-year-old Judy Garland, Helen Hayes
and James Stewart, many more. Auction at Perry, Michigan.
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, but has faint water mark on last few pages) - $25
Fair (All Good, but has very faint cover mark) - $25
Many photos of dancer Ruth
St. Denis in a variety of costumes from 1893-1938. King
George and Queen Elizabeth visit Paris. Tank at refinery
fire drops death on three, Sinclair Refining, Wellsville,
New York. Forest Fires in California, Oregon, and Washington.
New labor riot in north Chicago. Vanderbilts honeymoon
in Bermuda. Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone separate.
Harvard professor records cricket songs on tape, great
close-up photos of insect wings and noise-making apparatus,
George Washington Pierce. Four page LISTEN RCA advertisement
salutes Howard Hughes' flight. This summer's debs become
next winter's glamour girls, Brenda Diana Duff Frazier,
Hope Saunders, Sonia Phipps, Fernanda de Mohrenschildt,
Joyce Ward, Rosemary Warburton, more. World's fair theme
center, Henry Dreyfuss, Perisphere, Harrison & Fouilhoux,
architects. International Ladies' garment workers union
- photo essay, twelve pages, Mitchel Schneider Company
New York, Unity House, Yetta Henner, David Dubinsky.
Simon Lake recalls his early submarines. Harold Lloyd
- his home and his gags. Angkor, the East's finest ruins,
5 pages of amazing photos. Full page color Tea ad with
stars and stripes and cold drinks.
Good - $20
Full page Studebaker ad featuring golfer
Andrew Schlarb, softball player Stanley Klaybor, pilot
Edison Shearer. A number of letters pertaining to tennis
player Helen Jacobs and (separately) athlete Helen Wills
Moody (see LIFE July 25, 2938) who apparently caused
some sports-related uproar. National Guard Troops close
down Iowa's Maytag Washing machine plant, includes photos
of Molder Antle Moulder, historic photos, James B. Carey,
more. Rather astounding series of photos of John Warde
contemplating suicide by jumping off the Hotel Gotham,
and finally doing it - no one managed to talk him out
of it despite 11 hours spent on the ledge. Coolest photo
of Tenth Sokol Congress of Gymnasts - a huge number
of people perfectly arrayed in a field. Austrian refuges
pour into Czechoslovakia. Swing, the hot new kind of
jazz, Jitterbug, Shag, Lindy Hop, mostly about the musicians
- photo essay. Sinclair Lewis acts in his own play.
Government launches health plan for needy. China's communists
harass Japan. Actor Sinclair Lewis. World's highest
scientific weather laboratories on Jungfrau mountain,
includes photo of skiers. US Workmen replace foreign
peasants as fashion inspirations. Charles Sheeler, artist.
Swimming Champions, girls team at National meet and
Frenchman Paul Chotteau swims 70 miles. Nobody will
race the World's best sculler, who is Joe Burk - these
photos must have driven the women wild. Shooting sticks - a series of photos showing people sitting on them,
a kind of one-legged stool. To a Manhattan beach with
Joe Day. Very nice full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with lady pilot, or maybe passenger in two-cockpit
plane # NC 17305.
Good - $42
Record-breaking crowds listen to music
under the stars, Lewison Stadium, New york, Forest Park
St. Louis, Jones Beach. England salvages a dead German
Battleship, the Grosser-Kurfurst. Chinatown funeral
for Chin Lain. Mauretania launching. Carnegie Bride
in Scotland. Wall Street mystery man Orlando Weber.
Yellow River floods China. Russia and Japan fight over
Siberia. Henry Ford turns 75. Mother Bloor turns 76.
Marriage in Mysore. Hope Dare, first lady of the US
Underworld. Archaeologists, paleontologists, King A.
Richey, digs in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, Rome, Mesopotamia.
Female fat comes off at "Milk farm" - amazing
photos and text ... women exercising in high heels,
Rose Dor Farms, Jewel Mau Claire, Steve Finan, Bob Taplinger.
Irving Berlin, nice photo of sheet music covers, many
photos of his real life story. Sears - Roebuck's new
catalogue covers for each region of the country, Wallpaper
trick designs, pink elephants, find-a-face in the leaves,
fish for the bathroom, more. Honest umpires in baseball,
Charles Moran, George Magerkurth, George Parker. Two
page Eastman film ad with images by Mabel Graham, Morris
Rosenfeld, Dr. D.J. Ruzicka. Picture report from LIFE
camps for underprivileged kids, Camp Raritan. LIFE goes
to lunch at Versailles. Full page color Canadian Club
ad with illustration of Alaska dock scene .
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Life Magazine August 22, 1938 : Cover - awesome photo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers doing the Yam dance (more inside).
Nice full page color Champion Spark Plugs
ad with art depicting the Albany to New York Outboard
Marathon boat race. Full page Goodrich ad for the Silvertown
tire, with a curious smooth pattern. Very nice four
page article with drawings and photographs showing fashion
rights and wrongs for different figure types and heights
and such, includes tennis players Helen Jacobs and Helen
Wills Moody. Joseph Stalin laughs at Japan and Germany,
article includes parades of Soviet athletes, displays
of troops. Sad photo of beaver killed by his own falling
tree - winner of beaver Darwin awards. Dutch princess
in a basket - photo of a basket basinet with a baby
inside. Here is a neat photo - the new QED Fokker's
streamlined experimental yacht in the same photo with
the Laura Annie Barnes, a four-masted schooner ship.
German seaplane Nordmeer is catapulted for home - neat
two page spread showing plane and catapult mechanism.
Harlem's evangelist Father Divine's Angels take over
Crum Elbow. Murder in South Paris, Maine - Murder of
Dr. and Mrs. James G. Littlefield, article includes
Barbara Carroll, Francis Carroll, many others in named
photos. Air transport comes of Age - United Air Lines
in action - great photos including Eddie Stewart, DC-3
airplanes, Meals for passengers, Pilots, Stewardesses,
much more. Nice feature on the Woodstock village art
colony in the Catskills. Full page color Coca-Cola ad
with green convertible car. Deep-sea ironing board derby
- this is an aquaplane derby, it looks a lot like water
skiing, but is on a single big board - a race, including
Jck Burrud, Mary Ann Hawkins. The Harness racing horse
named Greyhound - great photos. Butterflies - two lovely
pages in color. Hair styles as paired with different
hats. A visit to Miss Arden and the Whitneys in Saratoga.
Very happy little photo of John David Fontaine of Madison.
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Full page Agfa Film ad with "famous"
image by Lejaren a Hiller. Photos of calamities faked
by French journalists. Trial of Jimmy Hines for "fixing"
courts and police for Numbers racket, with illustration
of courtroom by T. Kautaky. Triple champion Henry Armstrong
wins featherweight, welterweight, AND lightweight titles.
US Army's biggest peacetime maneuver in Wyoming, Mississippi,
Texas, and Arizona. Soap box derby thrills in Akron,
Robert Berger, Richard Ballard, Don Sanders. Buckingham
Palace runaway - a work horse. Poland - 11-page photo
essay. Home of the Widener collection of art. Beach
clubs and beach gadgets, with color photos at Atlantic
Beach club, Betty Williams, Eileen Balfe, Nautilus Beach
club. Ohio girl revolutionizes glove design, Merry Hull,
Gladys Whitcomb. Hybrid corn, inbreeding seed corn,
Lester Pfister. Sailing, a great season comes to a climax,
beautiful shot of a 12-meter boat, 9-year-old Sally
Foster sails a race at Southport, Connecticut, photos
of many types of sailboats. Great Dutch paintings in
American collections, includes, Vermeer, Steen, Rembrandt,
Frans Hals. Movie of the week "Boy Meets Girl"
with Marie Wilson. A broadcast of "Information Please."
Full page color Hiram Walk ad with photo of sports
reporter Ed Thorgeson at a polo match. Back cover color
Beech-Nut gum ad with boy and policeman at a "no
Very Good - $42
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Faces of world youth, Derrick
Siven of Finland, Margarita Robles of Spain, Michael
Wallace of England, Danielle Casanova of France, more.
Hollywood is called a communist hotbed, charges stars
Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Shirley Temple(!) with communist
sympathies. Virginia. Congressional Committee investigates
the Reds. Germany parades its porcelain. Italy revives
a play by Plautus. Japan's Foreign minister Kazushige
Ugaki a horse and at home. Stillmans meet at a Chicago
wedding. G-Men catch two bad men in Texas, public enemies
1 & 2, Floyd Hamilton, Ted Walters. Photo essay
- Fall fashions, petticoats with hoops, coats with fur,
skirts and sweaters, Sig shirt with autographs of friends
embroidered on it. Naturalists hunt salamanders by night,
Allegany School of Natural History, Eunice Strickler.
Art - "Phenomena" - 63 square feet of the world and
its people, painter Pavel Tchelitchew. Australia's Davis
Cup doubles team in action, Jack Bromwich and Adrian
Quist, tennis. Robert Riggs, "speed camera"
images of his tennis form. Queen Wilhelmina's 40-year
reign in Holland. Full page ad for "Sing You Sinners"
with Bing Crosby and Fred MacMurray, the Beebe family.
Photos from the movie. Bing Crosby feature. Six page
RCA LISTEN ad, Walt Disney and Ned Depinet watching
image of Ferdinand the Bull transmitted by radio. Strange
case of the Hollywood talent racket which bilked $125,000
from would-be Shirley Temples, Myrtle Overdorff. Party
with Tailwaggers in Beverly Hills - Bette Davis raises
money for stray dogs (like Humane Society). Full page
color Chesterfields ad with man in US Army dress uniform.
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Hitler and Horthy. Full page fashion ad for Herald of
Fashion. Letters and photos to the editor pertaining
to the "Hair-up" hair style, right and wrong.
Mechanized British Dragoon kisses his horse goodbye,
a photo of a literal kiss. "$30 every Thursday" causes
California upset, a new pension plan. Purge fails in
South Carolina as Red Shirts ride again, this is a story
about an election, White Supremacy, Senatory Ellison
DuRant Smith "Cotton Ed." Photo of a Ku Klux
Klan cross burning in Lakeland, Florida. A rodeo in
Nebraska, includes Sammy Stuart, Bill Harvey, Carl Dykes.
A Panay hero gets a medal, Arthur Ferdinand Anders.
Hilda the Elephant falls into 25 foot moat at Brooklyn
Zoo. Neat photo of Great Dane dogs at the beach, but
they are labeled Dalmatians. Gorgeous full color, full
page International Truck ad with five different truck.
John Roosevelt goes to work in Filene's basement. Photo
essay - Hungary. The three Lane sisters. Movie - Four
daughters. Test match sets new Cricket record. Golfer
Charles Yates of Atlanta. British Half-miler Sydney
Wooderson sets world record running record. Polaroid
- how it makes light behave. How to do the Lambeth walk,
a dance, demonstrated by Mrs. Sherman Jenney and Prince
Serge Obolensky. A party with Banker Gibson at North
Conway, New Hampshire.
Very Good - $42
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Germany uncovers world's biggest
mobile field gun. British transocean plane bounces itself
in half. Barbara Hutton looks happy as divorce troubles
fade. Funeral of Cardinal Hayes. Hubert Trinkle of Indiana
is new horseshoes champion. U of California at Berkeley
opens fall term with pageantry and fun, Sigma Chi sweetheart
Jane Jackson, Kappa Alpha Theta Jean Guittard, Bob Shumate.
Farley and the Future, powerful politician and his powerful
friends, including Huey Long, Jack Dempsey, Mrs. William
Randolph Hearst. Five famous artists paint a famous
Greenwich village model, Ann Gutkin by Robert Brackman,
Ann Brockman, Keon Kroll, Jerry Fransworth, Alexander
Brooks. Full page color Coca-cola ad with two rosy-cheeked
youth and tray of sodas. Photo essay - Gold, its historic
boom makes camp life at Yellowknife profitable fun,
Canada gold rush. Sonja Henie goes to college. Cameraman
records love and battle beneath surface of pond, bullfrog
eats pickerel frog, snapping turtle battles painted
turtle,more by Lynwood Chace, Massachusetts. Movie of
the week, "You Can't Take it With You", how
Frank Capra made it. A country wedding of Earlyon Lamberty
and Gladys Meta Havekost at Ridgely, Nebraska. Grouse
shooting with the Pratts in Scotland. Neat photo and
caption showing 18 policemen on one motorcycle, James
Good - $22
Life Magazine September 26, 1938 : Cover - Clown, County Fair, Crazy House at Greenbrier Valley Fair, West Virginia (article also).
Talks at Hitler's Bavarian Hideaway, Neville
Chamberlain goes to Germany, Berchtesgaden. Photos of
the Miss America contestants, with names. Two San Francisco
store strikers are carried off picket duty. Los Angeles
Jitterbugs. Roosevelt purge fizzles out in failure.
Maine's governor campaigns to re-election. Russia's
two-headed baby gives evidence on nature of sleep. Life
presents eight houses especially designed by famous
American Architects (Richard Koch, Edward Stone, H.
Roy Kelley, William Wilson Wurster, Royal Barry Wills,
Frank Lloyd Wright, Aymar Embury II, Wallace K. Harrison,
J. Andre Fouilhoux) Designed for W. Alan Ramsey family
of Atlanta, Paul Calvert family of Los Angeles, Albert
R. Blackbourn family of Minneapolis, Davis P. Smith
family of Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Polo championship at
Meadowbrook. Beauties at Atlantic City. Cool full page
color Hiram Walker's whiskey ad with fat tourist in
purple coat and two bears.
Very Good - $55
Fair (Generally Good, but cover and outer page are loose and split at spine, spine taped) - $22
Life Magazine October 3, 1938 : Cover - J. Denemark, a Czech soldier. Inside the Maginot line in France - lots of great war readiness photos of bunkers and much more. Outside Hitler's Siegfried line, looking across the Rhine.
of Europe. Full page Pepsodent Antiseptic ad, seems
similar to Listerine. Lovely full page ad that features
both Carolyn dresses and Celanese Rayon yarn. Full page
movie poster type ad for "Drums" - filmed
in middle east. Photo - Chamberlain flies to Hitler,
Berchtesgaden meeting. American legion's 20th annual
convention in Los Angeles has a bunch of lovely local
girls. Long Island Hurricane, photos include aerial
view of Fire Island (Long Island), Hadlyme (Connecticut),
South Hampton and West Hampton, the amazing devastation
in the harbor at New London (Connecticut), Derailed
train near Stonigton (Connecticut), huge flood in Providence
(Rhode Island), more - hundreds are killed. Movie of
the week - That Certain Age with Deanna Durbin. Neat
five page ad for the Radio Corporation of America. Negroes
in US - photo essay, this is an article that shows it's
age in the use of words, does have nice photos of Beauford
Delaney and August Savage, tennis, golf, the Garland
Banks wedding, much more. Taxi exercises for busy girls.
The rise and decline of Mussolini. Pennant - winning
New York Yankees baseball team - candid sketches by
Howard Brodie. Very neat full page color Kellogg's Rice
Krispies cereal ad with Humpty Dumpty, art by Vernon
Grant. Football foolishness - the type of photos photographers
(who aren't real good) stage.
Good - $30
are hit at American Legion Convention in Los Angeles,
Jean Homerson, Larree Newell, Marie Maloney, more. Hitler
listens to reason at Munich conference, Europe doesn't
want another war now. French Impressionists in America,
Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, collector Chester Dale.
Movie of the week, "Men with Wings" . French
film "Grand Illusion" challenges Hollywood.
Full page ad for Bob Burns in "The Arkansas Traveler."
Color football photos,Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers,
high school and college teams, many images of play analysis.
US sport heroes set records, Donald budge, tennis, Patty
Berg, golf, Hank Greenberg, baseball, Same Snead, golf,
more. Radio commentator Kaltenborn. Garbage trucks end
NY strike. Rev. Simon Borkowski's parish refuses to
let him go to new post, holds him prisoner. Men's Hats
- how to crease and tilt them for your own style. Full
page color Del Monte pineapple juice ad with cartoon-style
illustration by Darling. Macnab-Snyder safari photographs
albino giraffe, biggest elephant ever shot, ivory trophies.
Fordham University seismograph records hurricane's waves,
seismologist J. Joseph Lynch. Full page Pan American
coffee ad with true or false coffee quiz. Back cover
color Camels ad features "doodlebug" midget
racecars and drivers, including race car driver Ernie
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life Magazine October 17, 1938 : Cover - Carole Lombard. Half page Kayser gloves ad with fashion illustration by D. Thompson.
Republican candidates. Picture of the
week - London newsboy sells world's biggest news .8
million cubic yard landslide slows work on Fort Peck
Dam, Montana. Garbo returns. Roosevelt turns architect
for his own cottage. War in China continues, color
photos of the devastation. Full page color Coca-cola
ad with nurse delivering soda and a glass. Christening
of the Queen Elizabeth, world's biggest liner. Full
color Arrow shirts ad with men picking shirts out of
a tree. Fred Koch and L.E. McGee use a type of still
to extract sex hormones, uses them to make chicks crow.
Gambling at Deauville. Screwball girl, Carole Lombard,
four pages of photos. Football - University of Minnesota,
Coach Bierman, players John Kulbitski, Wlibur Moore,
Ebony Statue Blue, Dan Elmer, George Nash, captain Twedell.
Conchita del rio wears chili peppers to win Queen of
Agriculture at Sand Diego Fair. Austrian high-jump champion
Gerda Gottlieb. Residents of the Outer Hebrides making
Harris Tweed, sturdy fabric now elegant enough for night
clubs, Clare Boothe in "Kiss the boys goodbye."Full
page color Canadian club ad with illustration "deep
in the Guatemalan jungles."
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has mild scuff) - $18
Full page Carlyn evening
gowns ad. Ariline pilot Myron Johnson of Easter Air Lines
finds interesting images in the landscape below, including
woman's face, man's profile, and letters USA. Job-hunters'
riot, employment woes. Photo of the week - Great mountaineering
photo on ridge of Piz Bernina, Switzerland. Religious war
in Germany, Czechs abdicate. Classical ballet adopts the
can-can. A musical in technicolor, Jeanette MacDonald sings
in "Sweethearts." Absolute altimeter promises safer flying.
Three-cornered war rends holy Palestine. Animal experimentation
- vivisection, is it essential to the progress of medicine?
Harvard Medical School students practice surgery on dogs,
cats helped development of iron lung, vaccines tested on
rabbits. Paintings by the insane from Bellevue Hospital,
with a little analysis for good measure, Dr. Karl M. Bowman.
Vaudeville with a screw loose, Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson's
"Hellzapoppin." Full page color Wint-O-Green Lifesavers ad
with photo story "Love story of a bashful boy." Center spread
color Cadillac ad for new LaSalle, Fleetwood, and Sixty Special
V-8 and V-16s. Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad is just
a big photo of... four roses, of course. Jai-alai comes to
New york with Cubans and Spaniards. Muffs, The Ak-Sar-Ben
Coronation Ball in Nebraska, George Brandeis, James Davidson,
Joel Wright, Marcia McCumsey, Martha Ann Rogers, Mary Alyce
Webb, Elizabeth Ann Davis, Queen Kathryn Hosford. Back cover
color Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad with illustration of Peter,
Peter Pumpkin Eater poster available by mail .
Very Good - $55
Emotions caught on camera, little girl
overwhelmed by hungry pigeons, Mary Pickford in a DC back
alley, Greta Garbo hiding behind hat at restaurant, football
coach Bill Shuttleworth. America bases its naval strategy
on the Caribbean, gets ready to fight Germany, Italy,
and Japan. Senator Lodge puts on a uniform. American
fighters return from Spain. Two World's Fairs take shape.
Strange case of Ruth Etting, torch singer, and the Gimp,
Moses Snyder. Eucharistic congress surveys world Catholic
woes. Greatest Turk since Suleiman disdains paradise,
Tipsily Ataturk of Turkey. full page color ad for "Men
with Wings" in technicolor, starring Fred Mac Murray,
Ray Milland, Louise Campbell. American Art comes of age,
history from colonial days to moderns, William Zorach,
J.J. Audubon, Currier & Ives, Frederic Remington, Maxfield
Parrish, Grant Wood, Trumbull, Homer, Eakins, more more
more, some in color. Movie of the week, "The Sisters"
with Bette Davis and Lee Partrick. GREAT full color ad
for movie "Suez" with Tyrone Power and Loretta Young.
Boom of the earring market... and some for dogs, too?
Tom Dewey, Michigan Republican. Texas wolf hunt, chasing
coyotes with dogs. All-American canal in Imperial Valley,
California - construction photos. German scientists invent
supermicroscope - Electron microscope. Swan skeleton is
most interesting exhibit at Carlton Hill, New Jersey swan
show. A Spook party, halloween celebrated in a "haunted"
house near Baltimore, Billie Biddison, Paul Cabahal, Daniel
Good - $20
Several articles on the 1938 campaign, incl.
new campaign techniques. Full page ad, "Life is pretty easy
for the man in a Rarepack Coat." Siam gets navy made in Japan.
Italy gets radio tower of Babel. Wage-hour bill swamps Mr.
Andrews. English children riot for look at Queen Mary. Japan
prays for 450,000 dead. French swing authority visits New
York. GREAT feature on wild ducks with four pages of color
illustrations by Frances Lee Jaques. China's Chiang Kai-shek
retreats to the hills. Movie of the week, "The Citadel" with
Robert Donat. Five page RCA LISTEN ad includes jobs created
by radio, Anne Chirlonis, Anna Hauer, Mary Gore, Sara Duncan,
Margaret Brennan, Mary Dukov assembling parts. Full page
color De Soto ad, Carole Lombard tells why she picked hers.
Backstage at rehearsals for "Leave it to Me." Old age, a
political force and economic menace- photo essay, incl. poorhouse,
pension leader Dr. C.A. Ellis of Colorado, Welfare Island,
Denver County Farm, Freedman Home, homes for old carpenters,
ministers, actors, Elks, Merritt family of Norwell Massachusetts..
Fashion - ear muffs. Modern sculpture. Rush week at Ohio
State. Amazing color ad for International Trucks "Jungle
Yachts" - an outrageous kind
of motor home.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
Pretty full page color Texaco and Havoline
ad with purple orchid corsage. "Terrifying"
science fiction has a box office, Frankenstein, Mars
Attacks the World, The Mysterious Island, King Kong.
Full page Bell Telephone System ad, photos of four pretty
telephone operators. First human picture report on Japanese
man conquering China, photographer Younosuki Natori
follows Japan's Army up the Yangtze River. Mayo Clinic
exhibits at Philadelphia medical convention show successes
in plastic surgery. Heart's death graphed. ** Seabiscuit wins horse race of the Century. France tends her eternal flame. Germany shows off her
Siegfried line. Earl Carroll picks pretty girls for
a shows. 12,000 Kansas City Schoolchildren celebrate
Halloween. World's biggest pig. Photo essay - Automobiles,
America's favorite industry (shows front end grill photo
of many 1939 cars). Ford dealer Romy Hammes of Kankakee,
Illinois demonstrates art of selling a car. Four pages
of color photos documenting the steps in car design
and production. Full page color Cadillac La Salle ad
in a sort of art nouveau style. Photo essay - 1939 License
plates (shows each state plate with count of plates
issued per state). Pittsburgh football, Harold Stebbins,
Marshall goldberg, John Chickerneo, richard Cassiano.
Debutantes at the Velvet Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria,
Barbara Erstein, Daphne Nelson, Diana Blythe (daughter
of John Barrymore), Rosemary Warburton, Margery Abbott,
Peggy Beadleston. Moriz Rosenthal, musician. Earl Carroll
opens a restaurant with beautiful girls,the process
of picking them, Claire James, Ann Roberts. Terror plays
are Orson Welles's meat. Kids' football game, Germantown
Academy and Friends' Central School, Pennsylvania.
Very Good - $62
Eighteen state capitals captured by G.O.P. Meet the Vanderbilt
family. Cuba's Col. Batista visits the US. Eclipse of
the moon. Italian colonists in Libya. Society turns
out for horse show - National Horse Show in Madison
Square Garden. Photo essay - screwy California, 8 pages
including Peter the Hermit, Herman the Hermit, Idaho
Bill, Luke Cosgrave, exhibitionism, nudists, pomp and
circumstance. Hearst's fabulous art treasures go on
sale. Ickes, the Man of Wrath. Piped light shines for
dentists and surgeons, in Lucite. Bill Stern broadcasts
a Harvard football game and picks his All-American team.
Full page color Coco-Cola ad with two small kids at
a soda counter. Movie of the week, "The Cowboy
and The Lady" with Patsy Kelly and Walter Brennan.
Full page color Dr. West's Miracle Tuft toothbrush ad.
Secretary of the Interior Ickes. Garters vs. self-supporting
hose for men. Full page color Hiram Walker ad, winner
of a turkey raffle. New York night life. This is what
Germans see of Life in America. A cruise with Cecil
Beaton in the Aegean.
Very Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but has faintly water marked corner) - $9
Fair (All Good, nice, but has very thin margin water mark) - $9
Life Magazine November 28, 1938 : Cover - Two years old, Lynne Geraldine Daniels of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Inside cover color
Nash ad. Two-year-old kids mark LIFE's second birthday,
Hugh Ross Blodgett of New Jersey, Alice Klein, Joy Kelly
of Philadelphia, Barbara Sue Brossman of Freeport, Arthur
Leonard Lindbloom III of Chicago, Ramona Romero of Hollywood.
Neat two page Chris Craft ad with lots of photos. Nazi
Germany takes an awful revenge on its Jews for murder
of diplomat Vom Rath. In Jerusalem, Christians, Jews
and Moslems fight, amazing two-page map by G.H. Tavis.
American Ambassadors in Germany, England, Poland, Japan,
France, Brazil. Anglo-American trade treaty signed as
Ladies storm White House. C.I.O gets a new name and
a permanent set-up. President's album - cartoons including
some by Ding Darling, Ralph Reichhold, Vaughn Shoemaker.
Photo essay - Barcelona, city at War, 8 pages. Father
and son Waugh paint seascapes and strip queens. Pellagra
- waste tobacco provides a cheap cure. Full page color
rice Krispies ad with santa and poster of Little Jack
Horner by Vernon Grant. A dying moose makes a great
hunting picture. Thirteen-year-old Hazel Franklin, English
skater is sonja Henie's rival. Ferdinand the Bull becomes
a movie star, color stills from animated film by Disney
studios. Hamlet on Broadway, starring Maurice Evans
and Katherine Locke. The Can-Can dress is modern fashion
statement, the Gibson girl, 1938 version. Party with
the Binghamton Lions, Stella Roselulse, Warlter Kurtz, Ezra Woodhull, Tiny Stratten. Back cover color Chersterfiled
ad with woman archer in "Robin Hood" costume
Very Good - $35
Life Magazine December 5, 1938 : Cover - Ballerina Yvette Chauvire. Nice full page Plymouth ad with the "De Luxe" four-door touring sedan.
ad for Hobart coffee grinder. Odd full page ad for Playtex
latex make-up cape. President Roosevelt visits Warm
Springs foundation, includes Robert Rosenbaum, foundation
takes care of polio sufferers, including Edward Fitz
Gerald, Robert Thyon, Fred Botts, Cissie Lord, more.
Photo - Chinese Coolie lunches amid Canton's flames.
"Miss Motion Picture" is Patsy Mace. Two photos of Macy
parade monsters. Metropolitan Opera - what singers saw
on opening night. Photos - Turks weep for Ataturk. Photo
essay - Christmas gifts, big feature, includes color,
prices, bicycles, tricycles, toy cars, gifts for adults,
much more. Billy Phelps of Yale. Movie - Charles Laughton
in "The Beachcomber." Full page color Pacific
Pottery ad with Coralitos set of dishes. 5 page ad for
Radio Corporation of America. Alaska - in color. Society
girls sing for their champagne supper, includes Cobina
Wright jr., Adelaide Moffett, Alice Marble (tennis star),
Betsy Jane Smith, Mimi Francis, Faith Little, Daphne
Nelson, Anne Francine, Patty Cartwright, Audrey Gray,
Katherine Palmer, Sigrid Lassen. Mark Sullivan searches
for his own youth. Chicago has a ballet that is different
"Cafe Society." Enormous statues stud 1939
San Francisco fair, Golden Gate International Exposition.
A party with every guest a Hitler, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity
party at the University of West Virginia. Pairs of photos
of Ziegfeld girls several years ago and today - Gladys
glad, Jean Ackerman, Agnes Franey, Blanche Satchell,
Hazel Forbes. Photo of road sign at top of steeply inclined
road on Honister Pass, England - You have been warned!
Good - $38
Color feature of old Christmas cards. Hankow
falls to the Japanese. Lost airliner awash under California
cliff, full page photo, Pilot Charles Stead, Point Reyes,
United Air Lines. 25 Children killed as train hits bus,
Midvale Utah. Photo essay - Music. Cordell Hull goes
to Lima. Carnegie art show, includes two page color
"Hollywood" painting by Thomas Hart Benton.
Californian invents a super explosive - Wendell Zimmerman
and ST alpha. Skeet. Life houses open for inspection
- How one is furnished, Model Home in White Plains and
others (see also September 26, 1938). A party in Philadelphia's
"Crazy House" - Mansure house at 669 North 15th Street.
A number of letters to the editor pertaining to the
Hermits of California (LIFE November 21, 1938). Neat
photo of Japanese soldiers standing in front of train
at Hankow's ralway station, saying a Banzai in celebration.
Up close photos of the Spanish war. George Bernard Shaw
and Pygmalion (My Fair Lady), Eliza Doolittle, Wendy
Hiller. Nice full page color Coca-Cola ad with handsome
Santa Claus, child, roasted turkey. Ten million Americans
become musically literate. Small photo and caption of
Theresa Kenney of Manitou Springs, Colorado sitting
at her mausoleum. Cut photos of little James Franklin
Stevens II and III at the same age, toddlers. Two-year-old
Robert Carey Neff blows out the candles on his birthday
Good - $42
Fair (All Good, but cover is loose from staples and has mildly rough edges) - $20
- Whaling, T. R. Midtlyng of the U.S. Coast Guard helps
prove the International whaling treaty violations by
the Whaler Frango - lots of photos including Factory ship Ulysses.
John Nance Garner boomed for president, Cactus Jack.
Lindbergh's name off TWA plane ads. Wooden shoes raise
a clatter at Smith College. Anthony Eden makes first
visit to USA. Auto industry cleared on patent monopoly
charge. Mary Martin is Broadway's newest song star.
Rearmament - photo essay, guns, troops, munitions, manufacturing
plants, gas masks, more. Queenly orchid, with color
photos. The Grange, Annual conclave in Portland, Oregon,
including photos of Mrs. Marguerite Dietz, Charles M.
Gardner, C. Palmer Chapman, J.J. Martin, J.A. Boak and
many others. Full page color De Soto ad with Ginger
Rogers. Hit songs from Broadway's hit musicals, including
September Song, From Now On, sing for Your Supper. Photo
of Life reader Gilbert Abernathy, Jr. in an Iron Lung
after suffering from infantile paralysis, polio. Curious
group of photo montages made by Marinus of Marianne
magazine, making fun of current French politicians.
Great photo of Audrey Christie in the musical "I
Married an angel." Nice full page color International
Trucks ad with Santa and yellow truck. Two pages of
cartoons by Pont (Graham Laidler). Photo of Mary Erne
of Cleveland, probably the only woman boxing fight promoter
and trainer in the county. Full page black and orange
Philip Morris ad with "Johnnie" climbing into
chimney with sack of cigs on his back. Cutest photos
of toddler Lois Ecoven (Philadelphia) preparing for
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover loose and split along spine) - $8
Life Magazine December 26, 1938 : Cover - O Little town of Bethlehem, Mrs. Ollo Baldauf of San Francisco with a lute.
Germany and France sign another peace pact. Coster's
suicide ends Musica's double life. American Christmas
phenomena, Santa Claus, Indiana school for Santas, funeral
of Santa in Chicago, 92 degrees in Los Angeles. Photo
essay - the Vatican, 12 pages, including great diagram
of Vatican City on two pages. Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz.
Basketball, the historic pivot play is again legal, photos
of team at St. John's in Brooklyn. Boar hunt in Uanak
Mountains of Tennessee. Movie - Dawn Patrol with Errol
Flynn. Airplane design may be revolutionized by New German
Helicopter. Paul Whiteman is still the King of Jazz after
20 years. California challenges the East on play clothes,
important European buyer includes west coast styles. Artist
Lauren Ford creates life of young Jesus as if he were
born and raised in New England, etchings and color paintings,
soon to be published by Dodd, Mead & Co., five pages of
images. Super series showing how a kiss is filmed for
an ad, Sheila Kerry, the girl of a Million kisses. A Rubber
Ball at Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Joseph Ferriot, Doris Aumann,
Roy Wilhelm, Leonard Firestone. Back cover color Chesterfield
ad with couple carrying Christmas tree in snow. 1.0
Good - $20