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Life Magazine 
                    January 3, 1938 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).
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Life Magazine 
                    January 10, 1938 Life Magazine January 10, 1938 : Cover - Three charming Koalas.

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).
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Fair (Reading copy. Generally G, nice, few pages with nicked edge, loose cover with light tint) - $7 buy now

Life Magazine January 
                    17, 1938 Life Magazine January 17, 1938 : Cover - Phillips Petroleum oil tanks at Borger, Texas.

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine January 24, 1938 Life Magazine January 24, 1938 : Cover - Six skiers in powder snow at speed "Down an Alp."

EXCELLENT 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
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Life Magazine January 
                    31, 1938 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.
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Life Magazine February 7, 1938Life Magazine February 7, 1938 : Cover - Gary Cooper.

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.
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Life Magazine February 
                    14, 1938 Life Magazine February 14, 1938 : Cover - new Queen of Egypt, Farida.

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.
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Life
                    Magazine February 21, 1938 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.
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Life Magazine February 28, 1938 Life Magazine February 28, 1938 : Cover - fireworks at Monte Carlo.

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
Fair (All VG, nice, but covers are rubbed) - $9 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    March 7, 1938 Life Magazine March 7, 1938 : Cover - (San Antonio,Texas) Thomas Jefferson High School Lasso girls.

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 :-).
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Life Magazine March 14, 1938 Life Magazine March 14, 1938 : Cover - Jane Froman in NBC studio.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    March 21, 1938 Life Magazine March 21, 1938 : Cover - Should they marry?

Unidentified 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.
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Life Magazine 
                    March 28, 1938 Life Magazine March 28, 1938 : Cover - German Bugler, soldier.

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 car driver.
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Fair (All Good, with Very Good cover, but upper edge is water marked) - $17 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    4, 1938 Life Magazine April 4, 1938 : Cover - Anthony Eden at Eton - in top hat.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 11, 1938 Life Magazine April 11, 1938 : Cover - Fashion note, Luella Hurd by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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.
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Life Magazine April 18, 1938 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.
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Fair (back cover and last page have torn hole, rest is VG) - $14 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine April 25, 1938 Life Magazine April 25, 1938 : Cover - John Thomas Winsett batter for Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, the Daffy Dodgers.

This is 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 art.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 2, 1938 Life Magazine May 2, 1938 : Cover - Vice President Garner.

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.
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Life Magazine May 9, 
                    1938 Life Magazine May 9, 1938 : Cover - Summer Sports style, Virginia Judd of Indianapolis.

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 House.
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Life Magazine May 16, 
                    1938 Life Magazine May 16, 1938 : Cover - Chinese soldier. China vs. Japan - several pieces.

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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Life Magazine May 23, 
                    1938 Life Magazine May 23, 1938 : Cover Errol Flynn, glamour boy.

Full page 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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Life Magazine May 30, 
                    1938Life Magazine May 30, 1938 : Cover - Commander of the Czech Army, with eye patch - Jan Syrovy.

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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Life Magazine June 
                    6, 1938 Life Magazine June 6, 1938 : Cover - Youth problem, Betty Fulton of Baltimore.

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 boy.
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Life Magazine June 
                    13, 1938 Life Magazine June 13, 1938 : Cover - Gertrude Lawrence at her theater make-up table - great photo.

Full page 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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Life Magazine June 20, 1938 Life Magazine June 20, 1938 : Cover - Rudolph Valentino in powder wig and silks.

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.
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                    Magazine June 27, 1938 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 Bond club.
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Life Magazine 
                    July 4, 1938 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.
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Life Magazine July 
                    11, 1938 Life Magazine July 11, 1938 : Cover - Shirley Temple goes East, takes a trip from Los angeles to New York.

Mummy of 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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Life Magazine July 
                    18, 1938 Life Magazine July 18, 1938 : Cover - Camisoles are back, Carol Ann Brown.

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 to Bermuda.
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Life Magazine July 
                    25, 1938 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.
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Life Magazine August 
                    1, 1938 Life Magazine August 1, 1938 : Cover - Garment workers at play, Helen Wachtel and Gladys Kamilhair.

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.
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Life Magazine August 
                    8, 1938 Life Magazine August 8, 1938 : Cover - Boys diving into a Quincy quarry, Massachusetts.

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.
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Life Magazine August 15, 1938 Life Magazine August 15, 1938 : Cover - Sumerian high priest statue.

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 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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Life Magazine 
                    August 29, 1938 Life Magazine August 29, 1938 : Cover - Goodbye to summer, Millicent Rogers.

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 swimming" beach.
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Life Magazine 
                    September 5, 1938 Life Magazine September 5, 1938 : Cover - Fall fashions, Katharine Aldridge of Bladensfield.

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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Life Magazine September 
                    12, 1938 Life Magazine September 12, 1938 : Cover - Prussian soldier in Hungary.

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.
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Life Magazine September 
                    19, 1938 Life Magazine September 19, 1938 : Cover - Jim Farley. Maryland listens to President Roosevelt.

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 Gordon, Detroit.
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Life Magazine September 
                    26, 1938 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.
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Life Magazine October 
                    3, 1938 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.

Changing map 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.
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                    Magazine October 10, 1938 Life Magazine October 10, 1938: Cover - Margie Lassell and Barbara Walling - drum majorettes.

Majorettes 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 Gesell.
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Life Magazine October 17, 1938 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."
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Life Magazine October 24, 1938 Life Magazine October 24, 1938 : Cover - Sid Luckman, Columbia's great football player.

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 .
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                    October 31, 1938 Life Magazine October 31, 1938 : Cover - Abe Lincoln on Broadway, Raymond Massey.

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 Smith .
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Life Magazine November 
                    7, 1938 Life Magazine November 7, 1938 : Cover - California candidate, Culbert Levy Olson.

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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    14, 1938 Life Magazine November 14, 1938 : Cover - Debutante Brenda Diana Duff Frazier.

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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    21, 1938 Life Magazine November 21, 1938 : Cover - Little Tycoon, small Japanese boy with toy gun.

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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    28, 1938 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 .
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                    Magazine December 5, 1938 Life Magazine December 5, 1938 : Cover - Ballerina Yvette Chauvire. Nice full page Plymouth ad with the "De Luxe" four-door touring sedan.

Full page 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!
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Life Magazine December 
                    12, 1938 Life Magazine December 12, 1938 : Cover - Labrador Retriever, Blind of Arden.

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 cake.
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Life Magazine <b>December 
                    19, 1938 Life Magazine December 19, 1938 : Cover - Mary Martin.

Feature article - 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 bed.
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                    December 26, 1938 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
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