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Life Magazine 
                    January 2, 1939Life Magazine January 2, 1939 : Cover - Wimple, Elinor McIntyre.

Inside cover black and red ad for "The Dawn Patrol" with Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David  Niven. Drawings from Harper's magazine of late 1800s, selections from book by John Kouwenhoven. Japan slams the open door and the US begins to fight. Half page Calox tooth powder ad with actor Melvyn Douglas. New York's mayor LaGuardia after he got socked by ex-WPA worker. Carroll show girls picket musicians in Los Angeles. Pearl Buck gets Nobel prize. Nazi aircraft carrier launched. Censors make strip tease give them a private showing - Della Carroll and New Jersey Liquor Commission and Neward Public Morals Bureau. New steel mill opens : Irvin Works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp in Clairton, Pennsylvania. Kilby, Alabama prison lets some inmates go home for Christmas, Robert Hodges. Photo essay - hobbies Roosevelt's stamps, Einstein's violin, Vincent Astor's mini railroad, William Crossman's tropical fish, Charles Katen's 40 canaries, Mrs. Oliver Wills Tuthill crochets, Philip Kober paints, more. America's crack fencers - sports. First American monkey colony starts on Puerto Rico islet. Hollywood reproduces the Riviera on a set. Four page RCA LISTEN ad focuses on religion and radio. Roy Seawright's camera tricks. US youth - photos. Illustrations of air war formations by Howard Brodie. America's fencing team prepares to face Cuba. A party with the Sheboygan boy scouts performing Romeo and Juliet, Dick Whinfield, Scout Troop 1. Diseases are diagnosed by Crystallized blood. Back page full color ad for movie "Kentucky" with Loretta Young and Richard Greene. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
                    January 9, 1939Life Magazine January 9, 1939 : Cover - Boy of Rumania.

Celebrities shaving, including Orson Welles, Colonel Batista, Raymond Massey. A thousand rich girls make debuts this year, incl. photos of Eileen Balfe, Brenda Diana Duff Frazier, Eleanor Roosevelt 2nd, Wilhemina Van Den Baard, Miami girls. Tribute brings tears to Carter Glass. Men from Mars promote safety. Biggest Utility picks woman trustee, Mrs. Kenneth B. Norton. America's top scientists fear worldwide abuse of scientific minds. Winter's first big blizzard batters Buffalo. Edward Steichen takes his own portrait with Daguerre's first camera. Photo essay - Romania / Rumania, waiting for approach of Hitler, agriculture, ethnic groups, royalty, culture. Winston Churchill - the Peter Pan of British Politics, photos from his career so far and a great collection of photos of him in 20 of his best hats. Full page color DeSoto ad with Myrna Loy at her dressing room on a studio lot. Reginald Marsh paints a big city's Ragtag and Bobtail, includes color images of his paintings. U.P.'s new turbine locomotive works like a ship, with diagram of how it works. Frankie Brimsek guards Bruins' goal for 220 scoreless minutes, hockey. Movies - "ZaZa" paramount films an 1899 shocker about wicked French music halls, with Claudette Colbert and Bert Lahr. Dynatone brings electric amplification to the piano. Women can make their own perfect dress forms using gummed paper tape. Party to install a new chief of Pago Pago. Great picture of Boris Karloff dressed as Frankenstein with little Bela Lugosi, Jr. at his feet. 1.0
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Life 
                    Magazine January 16, 1939Life Magazine January 16, 1939 : Cover - Lucius Beebe sets a style.

Inside cover color ad for "Tail Spin" with Alice Faye, Constance Bennett, Nancy Kelly. Interesting "cutaway" diagram of the US Capitol, drawn by Krutzky. Misogynist seeks solitude in the Caribbean - a rhesus monkey takes to water to get away from the crowds. Swastika flies over British town in South West Africa. New year brings beginnings and ends to sports careers: Don Budge, tennis; Monty Stratton, baseball. Runaway float injures five in tournament, Pasadena, Tournament of Roses. Fireworks for New Year's eve on Pike's Peak, Colorado. Sinclair Lewis makes his big-time acting debut. Photo essay - Dentistry (only 25% of nation uses dentists, but 90% needs them), huge feature. Dionne Quintuplets personalities analyzed at age 4 1/2, can you imagine having  your relative intelligence charted for the nation to see? Full page color General Electric sunlamps ad targeted to male users, art by Robert Patterson (signature printed, not written longhand like our sample on the signatures page). Mrs. Hamblen Thomas's chinchilla farm in Britain. Men's summer and beach fashions - some color, swim trunks to dinner jackets. Iceboats race 100 mph across Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, Harry Lund. Movie of the week, "Gunga Din." Metropolitan opera rebuilds with new blood and fresh young voices. Ice sculptures in Davos, Sokolniki, Dartmouth. World's fair gadgets. Story of the bible in pictures by William Blake, Van Leyden, Dore. Party at Lake Placid, skiing, skating, sledding. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with Abbie An'slats cartoon my Raeburn Van Buren.
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Life Magazine January 
                    23, 1939Life Magazine January 23, 1939 : Cover - Bette Davis.

Inside cover color Martini & Rossi Vermouth ad, the Vermouth Family Tree illustration by F. Ludaka. Full page ad for "Topper Takes a Trip," with images describing some of the camera tricks in the film, ectoplasm, Hal Roach. Photographer Lejaren 'a Hiller recreates milestones in the history of surgery by staging models to re-enact first cesarean, bubonic plague, many more. Full page ad for "Gunga Din" at Radio City Music Hall. Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling warns the senate that the Roosevelt's are "dangerous reds". British unemployed want appeasement. Mrs. Roosevelt wants an anti-lynching law. A painting gets cleaned with surprising results : "The King Drinks" by Jacob Jordaens. Photo Essay - Mexico, 16 pages, some in color including image of "Frida Rivera" (Frida Kahlo). Bette Davis close up, she prefers "attractive wench" parts. . Invisible glass produced by Dr. Katharine Blodgett using film only one molecule thick. Full page color Nash ad, Who-o-ish and it's gone. Springfield College trains physical directors, odd photos of "gilded" young men in trunks and bronze body paint performing athletic tableaus. Frilly blouses are back. Ethel Waters stars in "Mamba's Daughters." Swiss ice skater Ariane Levaillant makes huge leaps in St. Moritz. A party to hear Swing's newest king, Artie Shaw. Back cover color coca-Cola ad with small images from ad series, 11 in all.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 30, 1939Life Magazine January 30, 1939 : Cover - Harold Wilson - flying cadet at Randolph Field - very nice photo in pilot gear.

"Boys with Wings." Eleven images from a stereoscope romance from 1906. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with Toonerville Folks cartoon by Fontaine Fox. Pappy O-Daniel moves into Texas governor's mansion. KKK Imperial Wizard Evans greets Cardinal Dougherty at cathedral dedication. Hitler workers in top hats. British bobbies and unemployed. Tourist trailers jam Tampa Municipal park. Congress moves to cut relief bill. Full page color International Trucks ad with red truck driving through snowy mountains. US Fleet hustles through Panama canal. Wings for a war - how the army trains its fliers - photo essay, Randolph Field, Lieutenant Kilgore, Lieutenant Coulter. Bible in pictures by Rembrandt and Schnorr. Voder machine talks like a man. Greek Catholics secede from Rome. Essay on Naval Bases, Camden, Oahu, map of proposed locations, theoretical illustration of the "perfect" base by T. Kautzky. Two page black and brown Schlitz beer ad with hospitality story. Industrial designers dress woman of the future, Russel Wright, Henry Dreyfuss, George Sakier, more. New dress brings midriff into view. Movie of the week, "Jesse James" with Tyrone Power and Nancy Kelly. Feature story about Jesse James. Fashionable full page color Chevrolet ad with glamorous woman at a mirror. Butlers' Ball at New york's Hotel Commodore. Curious skiing ad on back cover.
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Life Magazine 
                    February 6, 1939Life Magazine February 6, 1939 : Cover - Washington Peruke, Susi Lanner.

Half page Pepsodent tooth powder ad, with Irium. Illustrations from Japanese children's book about war, kewpies, babies, and other cute "soldiers." Ten heroes emerge from the crash of the "Cavalier," Miss Nellie Smith, Mrs. George Ingham, and Mrs. Edna Watson on the deck of the rescuing ship "Esso Baytown," other photos of survivors. Traitorous Argentine Major goes to Tierra del Fuego Prison. Errol Flynn and Roosevelt horse get silver cup. England encourages new mothers to get ruby or sapphire rings when children are born in hopes of encouraging population growth. The Irish and the unemployed make trouble for old England. Wyoming girls chase Wyoming boys on Sadie Hawkins day, Laramie, Pat Greever, Bud Heaton, Virginia Colvin, Gordon Mitchell, George Weinbarg, Betty Negrotto, Emy Lou Lonabaugh. Full page color DeSoto ad with Walt Disney lounging on the lawn in front of his car. Full page color Lane cedar chest ad with Valentine's Day theme. An American plane goes ten miles a minute - Curtiss-Wright Hawk 75A. Germans secretly fight for a free Germany. Gertrude Lawrence helps open a new Life house in suburban Pittsburgh. Gilbert and Sullivan and more launch a promising Broadway season, color photos from the stage. Photo essay - America gambles. Nature's senator - Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg. Gambling in America, card cheating. Sporting prints from the early 19th century, includes John Leech, Aston Bragg. Mary Shepard swims for the camera. Japanese war postcards. On shore leave with the US Fleet in Panama.
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Life Magazine February 
                    13, 1939Life Magazine February 13, 1939 : Cover - Blonde Norma Shearer.

Anti-Lincoln cartoons from Britain's "Punch". Great full page ad for "Huckleberry Finn" starring Mickey Rooney big photo of Rooney in costume with fish and pole. Chicago's biggest blizzard in a decade. Radiophotos from Germany, Spain, and Chile. Crew is saved from ship that split in two in mid-Atlantic, Norwegian tanker Jaguar. America's best Housing Minds meet at Yale-Life conference. $2.50 a week houses rise at $1 lots in Fort Wayne, photos of house going up in less than 2 hours. Great full page color Canada Dry Ginger Ale ad, woman snapping her fingers. Berlin people's court. Photo essay - the Philippines, ten pages. Art for the Golden Gate Fair in color, includes Stephen Etnier, Richard Lahey, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Frederic  Taubes. Polo ponies are trained on the Texas prairies, Lea aldwell, Bill Meadowns, Cecil Smith, Slick Jones, Gallagher Ranch. Maurice Evans makes up to play Falstaff. Full page color Martini & Rossi Vermouth ad, men inside on a rainy night. Live model and her dummy double defy public to tell them apart, Ann Reid Hutchinson and Models Preferred School. Drove Players give themselves their own break, Isabelle Kimpal, Lyn Swann, Shirley Osborn, Bobbie Howell, Bill Howell. Full page Postum ad is quiz, "How easy are you to get along with?" Portland grave "robbers." Party with the DeMolays of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Back cover glamorous Real Silk Hosiery ad, woman in velvets and lace.
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Life Magazine February 
                    20, 1939Life Magazine February 20, 1939 : Cover - France's No. 1 soldier, General Marie Gustave Gamelin.

Half page Vaseline Hair Tonic ad. Half page Barbasol ad. Photos of presidential birthplaces, Washington to Roosevelt. Spaniards flee to France as Barcelona falls. Ten Great Liners on New York's waterfront. Eight firemen killed in collapsing building in Syracuse, New York. Foresters mobilized to remove windfall from New England's forests after September hurricane. Personal indignities for cash wow patrons of Bronx theater. Photo essay - television makes its commercial debut at the World's Fair, science, how it's done, what you'll see. Big game fishing - color feature, includes paintings by W. Goadby Lawrence, big fish photos with Zane Grey, F.A. Kennedy, A.P. Blumenthal, Mr. and Mrs. Kip Farrington. Countries maneuvering for control in Mediterranean. Thomas Hart Benton's nudes people the Ozarks. Full page color Glenmore whiskey ad, why you tip your hat to a lady. Bible in pictures, includes Dore, Schnorr, John Martin. Movie of the week, Carole Lombard and James Stewart in "Made For Each Other". Gamelin. Maternity clothes use new devices. A gay Nineties party in Hollywood, Edgar Bergin, Betty Grable, Tyrone Power, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye, Ray Bolger, more. Nice Color Coca-Cola ad on back cover.
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Life Magazine February 
                    27, 1939Life Magazine February 27, 1939 : Cover - Cruise girls at Paradise beach, Cathryn Joughin and Rita Keyes.

Cruise to Nassau, Miami and Havana - photo essay. Forty years of Viollet family photos on French balconies. Commander in Chief goes to watch his fleet. Great images of models of the entire American Naval Fleet lined up on sand, diagrams of cruising formations. Girl parachute jumper regains nerve, Alice Gibson, New Jersey. England test new bomb shelters. California gale blows tower down, skirts up. Hannes Schneider - No. 1 Skier in New England, to recreate his Arlberg school. Katherine Rawls Thompson - No. 1 swimmer in Uruguay. Winter Rabbit slaughter in Ogden, Utah and Sterling, Colorado . Wrestling at Oklahoma A & M, and Coach Ed Gallagher, wrestlers Joe McDaniels, Clay Albright. Hmmm... full page color International Trucks ad with orchids for a lady. Denys Wortman's Cartoons. Muralist gets into trouble by copying from photographs. Aerosol sinks ducks. Movie of the week, "Stagecoach" with Claire Trevor, John Carradine. Skirts are getting shorter. New Antidote for Mustard gas. Cape Horn on a fair day. Photos - 40 years of life on French Balconies. First night on Broadway. Awesome color ad for International trucks. Full page color Ten High whiskey ad with a friendship started by a snowball fight..
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Life 
                    Magazine March 6, 1939Life Magazine March 6, 1939 : Cover - Positively gorgeous photo of Tallulah Bankhead in decollete gown.

Full page color ad for "The Little Princess: with Shirley Temple. Full page ad for "Love Affair with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. Plaster statue groups by John Rogers from the late 1800s. Golden Gate Exposition opens with Wild West wallop, includes Sally Rand's Nude Rancherettes, deep sea diving, Ripley's Believe-it-Or-Not, cowboys and cowgirls. King of Egypt's sister to marry Shah of Iran's son. Pope Pius is buried. New York Nazis beat up a Jew at Bund meeting. Color photos of Camellias, small images of actresses portraying Dumas' Camille. Mein Kampf is published in full for US readers. German battleship launched at Hamburg. Fascism in America - photo essay, includes images of some of the proponents of hate. Heywood Broun, radical, writes 2,000 words a day and dresses like an unmade bed. Five page RCA LISTEN ad focuses on radio's role in education. Dramatic full page color Schenley's Red Label ad with man dressing in white bow tie. Disbarred horse jockey Don Meade gets second chance in Florida. Movie of the week, "Cafe Society". Half page black and orange Aunt Jemima pancake ad. Neurotic rats and Psychologist Norman Raymond Frederick Maier at University of Michigan. Miami waterfront.
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Life Magazine March 13, 1939Life Magazine March 13, 1939 : Cover - Statue of two naked girls for New York World's Fair

Sixteen pages of fair preview, including many photos in color, includes Rosita Royce the Dove Dancer, working industry exhibits, Henry Billings' 3-D mural. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with The Captain and The Kids cartoon by Rudolph Dirks. Photos of Eleanor Roosevelt taking voice lessons with Elisabeth von Hesse. Washington mourns Japanese ambassador. Pope Pius XII is first pontiff to visit US. Full page Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup ad, 8 out of 10 women choose it. Hawaii legislature opens with hulas. Kansas City's gambling racket goes on trials. James Moran determines it takes 82 1/2 hours to find a needle in a haystack. Mary Martin with Winthrop Rockefeller. Britain picks new Sultan of Selangor. Sweden holds a mass coming-out party. Full page color Firestone tires ad features Floyd Roberts, National Race Champion. Ellis Island art by German cartoonist Gerhard Brinkmann, also known as G. Bri. The Mikado gets "swingcopated"  by WPA's Negro version of the classic. Movie of the week, "Prison Without Bars," grim tale set in French girls' reformatory. Full page color Dobbs Field & Stream hat ad with fisherman and guy with camera painted by Orlando Rivera. Incubator rooms for premature babies. Tony Galento heavyweight championship. Spring hats. Carnival at Rio de Janeiro. Back cover color Real silk hosiery ad, woman in black with white cat.
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Life Magazine
                       March 20, 1939Life Magazine March 20, 1939 : Cover - Joe Martin, ablest Congressman.

Correspondents name ten most able Congressmen. Captain Alastair Mackintosh is Palm Beach's "extra man," escorting all the society women. Eleanor Roosevelt gets wet christening the Yankee Clipper. Official Washington embarrassed by Hotel picket lines. Helen Hayes introduces her son to the public. President gets a medal for promoting religious tolerance. Hitler gives Germany its cue to have fun. Herr Doktor Goebbels - close-up. Metropolitan museum's strange and wonderful miscellany, including paintings by William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, James A. McNeil Whistler, and even some guys with shorter names. Landscapes and a garden calendar for Life houses.Big Boy coat and Little girl dress. Stephens College takes its girls on Grand Tour, Anne Walker, Elizabeth Jones, Dr. James Madison Wood. Mercersburg swimmers, Dave Tyler, Coach Johnny Miller. Fatherless bunnies are born to virgin rabbit. Aviation - Pan American's "Yankee Clipper" will fly the Atlantic in a day. Brooklyn Pastor John Paul Jones of Presbyterian Union Church i pleads for Martin Niemoeller from his pulpit "jail". Movie of the week, "Love Affair" with Charles Boyer and Irene  Dunne. Full page color Kroehler sofa ad. Shirley Temple in rags. Calling on Doris Duke Cromwell in Honolulu. A rabbit "virgin" birth, experiments and success with artificial reproduction. Back cover full color Coca-cola ad, man in suite and tie.
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Life Magazine March 27, 1939Life Magazine March 27, 1939 : Cover - Katharine Aldridge - charming photo with umbrella.

Full page Bromo-Seltzer ad features tennis champ Don Budge.Full page ad for "Midnight" starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche. Dr. Holtz analyses handwriting, including that of President Roosevelt, Hope Dare, Joe Louis, Helen Hayes, the Pope. Hitler's first imperial conquest, Prague. Workmen in the Armstrong Whitworth factory put wings to British bombers (cool photo). New orchid named Brenda makes its debut, named for Brenda Frazier. Oppenheim has his literary agent arrested. France entertains Arab chieftains. Germany's perfect Nazi woman, Frau Gertrud Scholtz-Klink. Ancient locomotive meets modern giant at World's Fair. US Shipbuilding boom biggest since the world war. Leaky Florida lake vanishes into underground caves, Lake Iamonia. Full page color International Trucks ad, dump truck coming up hill. movie of the week, Astaire and Rogers in "The Castles," reviving nostalgic songs. Great photo series comparing the real Castles to the movie couple. Full page color Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad encourages you to take the 2 hour milk float test. Pinocchio by the WPA in color. Bill Bullitt - American ambassador to France. Powder which will cool a can of beer in a minute. Pliofilm plastic. Full page ad for the Bread Diet. Paris tries to bring back the bustle. Bird-dog field trials in Tennessee, dogs named Sports Peerless Pride, Homewood Star Dust, Spectre, Navasota Sholes Jake. Michigan hunters shoot 500 crows for conservation dinner. finest US art on display in Bloomington, Illinois. Sweet full page Chesapeake and Ohio Lines ad with illustration of "Chessie the Kitten" snuggled in bed . World's smallest cars, LIFE visits peewee drivers in San Marino, California.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 3, 1939Life Magazine April 3, 1939 : Cover - Dolls like girls, Barbara Devine with a doll.

Easter eggs and rabbits, some in color. Half page Calox Tooth Powder ad with actress Jean Parker. Hitler follows the Nazis of the "Trojan Horse" into Czecho-Slovakia, Hitler takes Prague. Pope Pius XII is crowned in St. Peter's. "Best likeness" of Lincoln added to White House collection, painting by G.P.A. Healy. Goring plays tennis in a hair net. Two American careers : Bill Douglas (scholar-statesman) and Jimmy Hines (political boss). Century's most amazing find is live fish of 50,000,000 ago, coelacanth, big two page photo. Spanish flight into France in Bitterness and Squalor. Stained glass has U.S. Renaissance, window makers D'Ascenzo, Bonavit, some images in color. Birds in the arctic photographed by Lorene Squire, Mackenzie Delta. Movie of the week, "Wuthering Heights" with Merle Oberon, photo of Emily Bronte. 5-page RAC LISTEN ad, focus on radio's service to the farmer. Full page Calvert whiskey ad with illustration of colorful Bird of Paradise. Full page color DeSoto ad with Spencer Tracy. Close-up - Lindbergh walks alone. Photo essay - Sandhogs, men build a tough tunnel - Manhattan to Long Island, Marshal Mabey, Charlie Lynch, Larry Tyler, Walter Redwood, Joe Moran, "Mexico" Spinora. Midget lamp throws beam of reading light a mile. The real white races of Europe. Spring shoe feature with color, there are some wacky ones! Calling at Joe Cook's Sleepless Hollow.
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Life 
                    Magazine April 10, 1939Life Magazine April 10, 1939 : Cover - W.L. Barler of Texas Rangers, The Law in Texas.

Allentown, Pennsylvania Masons stage a passion play, Earle H. Weisneimer, Edmund Collins, Elvin Myers, Alfred C. Lewis, Robert W. Keck. Madrid falls. Spanish war photo shows overview of actual battle scene. France becomes a dictatorship. Harvard's Pi Eta musical wows 'em, Charles Bowen, Edmund Childs Jr., I. Minot Shepard, Joseph Hanson Jr. Jittery Europe sends largest gold shipment to US. Egypt's princess weds. Fires lay waste to Florida Everglades. Fire in south Carolina lumber yard eats $200,000 worth of logs, Century Wood Preserving Corporation. Texas - twelve page photo essay. Cartoonist William Steig cuts mantlepiece statues from apple and pear trees. Pope Pius changes his garb, color photo in scarlet, images of craftsmen and tailors to the papacy. Harvard physicist clocks light at 186,264 MPS, Dr. Wilmer C. Anderson. Lie detector finds men greater liars than women, Roy Post. Full page color Glenmore ad, why small change is called pin money. San Francisco dog "Chief" wins audition to play the Hound of the Baskervilles. New York hunts for "World's Fairest", Mae Lawrence, Adele Jergens, Aina Constant. Sidney Freeman buys Sweepstake tickets. Kite flying in Washington, Buddy Henderson, Eddie Dzura. Full page black and red ad for "Dodge City" with Errol Flyyn, Olivia De Havilland and Ann Sheridan. LIFE goes to a famous piggery, Pomeroy Farms, Illinois. Back cover color Coca-Cola ad, young man in tie holding up bottles.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 17, 1939Life Magazine April 17, 1939 : Cover Hildegarde Loretta Sell of Milwaukee, singer.

James Gray and John F. O-Reilly recapture Degas paintings in photographs. Full page Elgin watch ad with Carlton Beal, engineer and polo player. America reflects on what in learned in "the world war" 22 years ago. Illinois elections bring out big vote and bigger voter, 8' 8 1/2" tall Robert Wadlow. Mussolini's troops occupy Albania. Musical chemists stage ballet of the atoms, American Chemical Society, Donald H. Andres, Carol Lynn Ballet. Fights mark end of hockey season, Eddie Shore, Boston Bruins, new york Rangers, Phil Watson, Jack Portland. Two page color Westinghouse ad has the Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair. Photographer Robert Brown is jailed in Tennessee for refusing to reveal where he took cock fighting photos. All-American Redheads - basketball publicity women's team plays men's teams and often wins, Hazel Vickers, Kay Kirkpatrick. Surrealist Salvador Dali, some images in color. Young America paints, kids art exhibited in New York, pictures by Tom Rosenberg of Oklahoma, Gervaise Larson of Minnesota, Mildred Wiikus of Minnesota, Betty Henshew of New Jersey, Lois Reid of Minnesota. Fur seal rookery at Pribilof islands. Langley field - 8 page photo essay, includes diagrams of how airplanes fly and development of planes. Movie premiere in Dodge City for "Dodge City". Thomas Mann, author and Germany's foremost literary exile. Britain's soldiers man anti-aircraft guns. New Aircraft carrier is added to US defenses. LIFE goes on a picnic in Florida with Bill Hartnett and Ruth Diestelhorst. Full page color Miller High Life beer ad with little illustrations of a tennis player, golfer, and baseball player .
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Life Magazine 
                    April 24, 1939Life Magazine April 24, 1939: Cover - Neville Chamberlain.

Full page ad for Cecil B. DeMille's "Union Pacific" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Great photos of whisker styles through history. Governor of Missouri help indict Boss of Kansas City. Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial. Grover C. Bergdoll, #1 world war slacker, returns home after 19 years. Full page color International Trucks ad, building Treasure Island at the Golden Gate. Movie of the week, "Dark Victory" with Bette Davis, George Brent, breakdown of film costs. World's Fair. How English, German, and French families really live. Cabled photo is perfected. Thomas Hart Benton retrospective, some images in color. Katharine Hepburn on Broadway in "Philadelphia Story." Great two pages of color illustrations of the life cycle of the American Robin by Roger Tory Peterson. Oakdale Union High School, California tumblers. Scientists split uranium, create record discharge of atomic energy, Fermi, Dunning, D.P. Mitchell. World's largest fossil exhibit opens at American Museum of Natural History. Half page Calox Tooth Powder ad with actress Joan Blondell. Strange jewelry made of seeds, wool spools, colored dice, glass eyes.Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone are divorced. Half page Bromo-Sletzer ad features Jimmy Dorsey band. Maple sugar - Sugaring-off party in Middlebury, Vermont, Marilyn Manning, elbert Cole, Margery Barksfull.
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Life Magazine
                       May 1, 1939Life Magazine May 1, 1939 : Cover - Joe Di Maggio.

Baseball season opens, Myers of Cincinnati is the first casualty. Full page Ipana Toothpaste ad with the Ipana Quiz. Giant puppets at the World's Fair, puppeteer Remo Bufano. California rowing crew beats Washington. House of Commons hears Chamberlain guarantee Balkan borders, illustration by Fortunino Matania. World's fair begins to get its girls. Film shows how Italian airplanes helped win Spanish war. FDR Jr. plays the Devil at University of Virginia. Waterskiers in the Mediterranean, Jo le Bihan, Cap d'Antibes. 4-page RCA LISTEN ad focuses on radio for everyone. Two page Macy's ad welcomes millions to the World's Fair. corcoran Gallery in Washington awards largest US cash prize, runs its own art school. Photo essay - Russia's army. Close-up - Joe DiMaggio, family photos, stop frame images of his swing and his pitch, goofy promotional photos. Dutchman's wartime cartoons take on fresh reality, Louis Raemaekers. Britain's royal youngsters, Princess Elizabeth, Margaret Rose, Prince Edward, more. Three year-old Feisal II becomes King of Iraq. California zoologist studies the life of an American desert, Gayle Pickwell . Movie - Union Pacific. Fashion - fishermen's nets. Giant puppets. LIFE goes to French elections at Versailles. Full page color Baker's Cocoa ad with recipe for Two-tone Chocolate Pie.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 8, 1939Life Magazine May 8, 1939 : Cover - Maree Helmken, Georgia.

Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with "The Captain and the Kids" cartoon by Rudolph Dirks. Twin generals Felix and Theodore Bret of France. French luxury ship "Paris" sinks - amazing photos. Frank Lloyd Wright office building, Johnson & Son (wax polish). Royalty of Norway and Denmark visit US. Methodists form great new church, Alf Landon, Dickinson, Bishop Straughn, Bishop Hughes. Texas dedicates nation's biggest monument, San Jacinto battle ground, children of Sam Houston attend. GREAT photo essay on clouds, many pictures in color, diagrams of different types of clouds. Chicago psychologist studies sleep, finds most ideas are incorrect, Nathaniel Kleitman. New Trafficscope is invention to see over hills on the highway. Awesome image of fishing flies in color. Steward Slosson of New York ties fishing flies. National Junior Weight Lifting Championships, Dudly clark, elmer Witmer, Arthur Schmudde, John Terpak, many more. Cotton fabrics for fashion- photo essay. Peggy Bacon, pastel artist does cats. Full page color ad for "Rose of Washington Square with Tyrone Poer, Alice Faye, and Al Jolson. Girl athletes still struggle for acceptance, Barbara Rand, polo player, bowlers. Movie of the week, "Juarez". Jane Withers' birthday party, child actors. Full page color Chesterfield ad, portrait of woman with camera.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 15, 1939Life Magazine May 15, 1939 : Cover - Hero's Heroic wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Cartoons of "Old Bill" by Bruce Bairnsfather.   Full page Cottons by Pepperell ad with illustration by Binder. New York opens the gates to the World of Tomorrow. Alfonso of Spain dons the robe of a Grand Master. Lindbergh dons Army uniform. Miami Klan tries to scare Negro vote - Ku Klux Klan - They failed, it was the biggest Negro vote in Miami history. Edward C. Read, head of fun-loving Harvard Lampoon, disguises himself to win Wellesley hoop-rolling contest. Five thousand Cleveland boys do mass calisthenics. Utah girls compete in posture parade, Brigham Young Stadium. Full page color Firestone tires ad with images of champion race drivers, including Louis Unser, Lou Schneider, Frank Lockhart, many more. Full page color Calvert ad with illustration of a Fennee (like a little fox with enormous ears). Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic act clamps down on cosmetic miracle claims. "Teddy Roosevelt in Panama," painting by Edward Laning. Two page photo of model of Solomon's Temple from the World's Fair. American parents adopting children, seven page photo essay, includes famous foster parents Gracie Allen and George Burns, Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins. Movie of the week, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." Great Lord of French Morocco gives wives to his three sons. Close-up : Queen Mary. Short wave radio war uses a new kind of geography. Lou Nova trains by Yoga to beat Max Baer. Men's straw hats now come in fancy styles. A Paper festival in Savannah. Full page color ad for Nassau, Bahamas. Elegant full page Real Silk hosiery ad, woman on a silk chaise.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 22, 1939Life Magazine May 22, 1939 : Cover - Barbara Wall, World's Fair guide.

Jim Farley, Secretary of Commerce. John L. Lewis - Unions. Chicago granaries burn, affect price of wheat. Young communist rally. Earl Browder. Trumpeter Swan saved by conservation program, Red Rock Lakes Montana, GREAT image of elk herd at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. New American ship, "Glory of the Seas". Brazil - twelve page photo essay. Philadelphia's "Arsenic Murders," insurance scam involving "impatient widows." New elastic top on ladies silk stockings. Polynesian colors inspire new fashion prints. Science goes fishing to learn about the marlin, Michael Lerner, american Museum of Natural History. cute Better Sight Lamps ad asks "Are you a member of the SFPOUWG?" (Society for the prevention of useless wedding gifts. Half page ad for "Only Angles Have Wings" with Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. Patty Berg - golf. Latex balloons to pack frozen meat, they shrink wrap a model in Cryovac to demonstrate. Laurette Taylor wins prizes for acting in "Outward bound." Private buyer, "lady in a blue hat," pays $60,000 for first Rahpael painting auctioned in the US. LIFE goes to the Museum of Modern Art opening in New York. Full page color Camel ad features test pilot John I. Wagner and a Vultee plane.
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                    May 29, 1939Life Magazine May 29, 1939 : Cover - Queen's hostess, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Full page Agfa Film ad with horse "Son of the Desert." full page Texaco Sky Chief ad with illustration of pilot gazing up at plane. Cobina Wright Jr. ("Jr." after a woman's name?) is the "most" girl, is Miss Manhattan, Ritz-Carlton singer, radio guest. King and Queen sit on an American throne. Peru's unbelievable mother and baby - 5 year old girl gives birth. Bayonets gleam in bloody Harlan county coal war. Doctors put patients in frozen sleep. Rochester gets tryout of Federal stamp plan for giving food to needy. Navy searchlight play for New York as sailors take in Coney Island. Mr. Woodward sees his Johnstown lose Preakness to Maryland's favorite horse, Challedon. Movie of the week, "The Puritan," French murder film. Full page color Seagram's ad with illustration of Sieur de la Salle exploring Canada. $30 million worth of old master paintings go to World's Fair at the last minute, Bosch, Lawrence, Rubens. Shah of Iran shows off his capital at son's wedding. Full page Champion Spark Plugs ad with illustration of racers by Helck. Franco - close-up. Photo essay - President's estate at Hyde Park. Maryland schoolboys play Lacrosse, Friends School in Baltimore. Amateur Theater, Cambridge, Shreveport, Janesvilel, Pasadena, Webster Groves, more. Expensive WPA building causes ruckus. Photos of  a stork family nesting and raising young in Germany. Children's ballroom dancing class, Evelyn Hubbell, virginia Strother.
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                    5, 1939Life Magazine June 5, 1939 : Cover - America's future, the Statue of Liberty.

America's Future : the Pacific Northwest, Anaconda Mine, Grand Coulee Dam, Mrs. Minnie Howard Yandle. Steel vs. Aluminum. Full page color Bordens ad with Elsie the Cow at the Dairy World of Tomorrow exhibit. General Motors' Futurama - America of 1960. Full page color Elgin watch ad with Lewis Warrington Baldwin, Jr., Princeton '39. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with cartoon "The Mountain Boys" by Paul Webb. A century of American history in photos, including great image of the Brooklyn Bridge under construction in 1877. America in maps : 1783, growth from 1492 to 1907, Official map of 1939, American resources, Portrait in 1939. Progressive Education in Springfield, Missouri. School of Fine Arts at University of Iowa trains artists, Grant Wood, Richard Gates, Monica hays, Marian Capwell, Martha Stubblefield, Dorothy Westaby, Dr. Carl E. Seashore, Dean George D. Stoddard, Verlin Cassill, Paul Engle, Jack Yeaman Bryan, Thomas Pawley, many more. Full page color ad for Nassau, Bahamas, with image of Fort Charlotte. Agrobiology - farmers of the future, USDA and University of Wisconsin.  Movie, "The City" shows evolution of US urban living. First US sports event is televised by NBC, Princeton-Columbia baseball game. New nylon stockings my ruin Japan's silk trade. Girls of yesterday and tomorrow, photos of Louisiana State's beauty queens from 1919 to 1938 including Rae Kaplan, Burna Deane Coaker, Jane Gibson. John Steinbeck writes "Grapes of Wrath" about migrants, a major US problem. Picture of the week - sinking of the Squalus. Photos - comic strips are America's favorite fiction, Skippy, Dagwood, Dick Tracy, Toonerville, more.
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                    Magazine June 12, 1939Life Magazine June 12, 1939 : Cover - 1938 graduating class at Annapolis, Naval Academy.

LIFE goes to June Week at Annapolis. Indianapolis speedway, Wilbur Shaw, crash that killed Floyd Roberts. Full page Hudson car ad, "the car for outdoor people," with two guys at campfire near their car. Einstein opens Palestine pavilion at World's Fair (great little side photo of Einstein's sister with even wilder hair than his). Britain loses submarine Thetis. Major General George Can Horn Moseley thinks America should be "saved from herself," even praised some of Hitler's methods. Tibet Lamas hang giant tapestry of Buddha, nice color images. Raising of submarine Squalus. Full page color Rogers Brothers ad with actress Gail Patrick. Chungking gets worst bombing. Seven nations claim a chunk of Antarctica. The Devil and Daniel Webster. Chaim Wizmann Zionist leader. Devil's Island - photo essay of France's notorious penal colony. College boys do stunts in air meet at New Haven, Bob Dietze, Bob Silleck, Fred Borsodi, George Foote, Gordon Schall, Joe Flynn. Year's prettiest brides, Catherine Weary of Winnetka, Virginia Gorin of Denver, Adelaide Finkbine of Pasadena, Jane Muttler of Dtroit, Valeria Penrose of Detroit, Beatrice Runner of Seattle. Photos of 240-lb swordfish which rammed a boat and got stuck clear through it. Movie of the week, "Young Mr. Lincoln" starring equally young Henry Fonda. Back cover color Real silk Hosiery ad with bride descending steps.
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                    19, 1939Life Magazine June 19, 1939 : Cover - Captain of champions, runner Payton Jordan (co-captain with Loring Day).

Queen of England captures America during her tour. Full page color Kraft Mayonnaise ad with watercolor painting of fruit and gelatin salad on a plate. Fred Snite Jr. in "Iron Lung" attends mass at Lourdes. Full page color Jantzen swim suit ad with illustration of man and woman in swimwear by Petty. Hitler steps out in new summer uniform. Briton takes spill in International polo match, Mike Phipps, Aidan Roark. The DC-4 airplane makes its debut. Full page color International Trucks ad with bright yellow delivery truck. Photo essay - Culver Military Academy, Indiana. Sports - Southern California track stars perform for high speed camera, Clarke Mallery, Jim Humphrey, Earl Vickery, Frank Ryan, Bob Peoples. Wedding in Bhopal unites two of India's leading families. Bustles give Little Black Dress a lift. Alfred Hitchcock, England's best director, starts work in Hollywood on "Jamaica Inn." Flamingos hatch chicks at Hialeah Racetrack. Children's court rules West Dallas playground. Sweet full page black and red Texaco ad, originators of "registered rest rooms," mother and daughter primping in mirror. Full page color Shell ad "stop traffic boners." Parisians learn to climb mountains - the equivalent of today's indoor climbing gym - Neat! Artists paint life in America for 300 years, including Benjamin West, Edward Savage, Charles Wilson Peale, Samuel Morse, many more in color. A dude ranch - Valley Ranch near Cody, Wyoming. Full page color Mayflower Downy-flake ad for World's Fair Donuts.
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                    June 26, 1939Life Magazine June 26, 1939 : Cover - College girl at Bryn Mawr.

What the Knox College class of 1932 is doing now, Robert Herlocker, Mildred Hofflund Bowles, J.S. Gray, Harriette Boucher, Everett S. Hopper, more. College girl fads, frilly drindl skirts, strange belts, international footwear, pompon shoes and jingle bell socks, blazers, Patricia Hill and Mary Rust at Goucher College, Eleanor Evans, Margaret Anne Morgan at Swarthmore. Baseball - 100 years old - look at Dodgers, Reds, Yankees, small photo of the living Hall of Fame, Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young, Ty Cobb was late and missed the photo. West Point cadets get brides and diplomas at commencement. Marion Houghton Hepburn marries, sisters Margaret and Katharine are bridesmaids. German Condor legion. Fritz Wiedemann, German consul in San Francisco. Nice full page Coca-cola ad with illustration of young girl in curls at table with drinks. Laurence Olivier is new matinee stage idol. "The Petty Girl" is feminine ideal, airbrush illustrator George Petty (he does ads for Jantzen, Old Golds, Esquire mag.) Two page Eastman Film ad with photos by J.B. Washburn, A. Pedrett, Robert Bagby, Steichen. "THe Shooting of Huey Long" painting for LIFE by John McCrady. Sarajevo - twelve page photo essay of the aftermath of war. Byron Nelson wins the US Open, golf. Movie of the week, "Tarzan finds a Son" starring Johnny Weissmuller. Nice little photo retrospective of earlier Tarzan movies and stars. Tuna fishing at Cat Cay in the Bahamas. Dramatic Fleischmann's gin ad, bottle and drinks reflected in a gilt mirror.
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                    July 3, 1939Life Magazine July 3, 1939 : Cover - Joyce Mathews in a swimming suit at ocean (feature on swimming suits and beach wear, tennis wear inside).

Full page color Tea ad with iced tea and tennis theme. Half page Kellogg's All-bran cereal ad with cartoon art by C. A. Voight. American admiral Harry Ervin Yarnell and 36 warships stand guard on Asia's war, article talks quite a lot about Chinese guerrilla army. Candid photo of New York District attorney Tom Dewey taking a break from golfing. Photos of four different dams that are part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, hydroelectric system. Tallulah Bankhead lobbies for the Federal Theatre Project. Sidney Wooderson loses a race - running, great vintage photos of the race. Vaslav Nijinsky dances ballet again in Swiss insane asylum, with Serge Lifar. Representative Thomas V. Smith and Senator Robert A. Taft debate National Policy. Full page color Firestone tire ad. Moive - "Bachelor Mother" with Ginger Rogers. Germany enters race for colonies in Antarctica, great photos including float plane. World's fair - big photo essay, includes the railroad history section, the parachute drop, story of Joseph Mullally (gate crasher). Salvation Army - nice feature article with lots of photos, it was more military and religious in these days. Wow - two page color center spread ad for Mobilgas with a brilliant photo. Art by eight different artists of the Bowery bum, Walter Broe. Black light enables traffic to move in Black-outs. A nice series of photographs by Erwin Blumenfeld. Charming photo of twins Warren and Lauren Whisenand.
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                    July 10, 1939Life Magazine July 10, 1939 : Cover - Japanese soldiers with guns.

The English laugh at war, cartoons from British publication "Punch." Full page color Westinghouse ad includes the Middletons at the Hall of Electrical Living at the World's Fair. Scandals in Louisiana as Huey Long's brother Earl comes to power, LSU President James Monroe Smith disappears. Tony Galento-Joe Louis fight. Crisis #7 - Danzig, Europe makes whoopee under clouds of war. Pictures of Weidmann guillotining end public executions in France. Shriner convention in Baltimore. Cosmetic colors in clothes. Glass doodads become earrings. Japan - 8 page photo essay. Eddie Rickenbacker, America's air hero, is president of Eastern Airlines. Link Trainer teaches fliers on the ground, Arthur Weckel. Movie of the week, "On Borrowed Time." Frog painter Claude Peacock of Montgomery, Alabama, some color images. Jacksonville Florida lifeguards have 20 year no-drowning record. Hell's Canyon, Snake River. Full page Cannon linens ad, percale isn't just for the rich anymore. LIFE goes calling on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Back cover Real Silk Hosiery ad for the "World's Fair Wardrobe" of hosiery.
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                    July 17, 1939Life Magazine July 17, 1939 : Cover - England's Lord Hallifax : be tough!

Full page Bromo-Sletzer ad with Yankees manager Joe McCarthy. Full page ad for "The Man in the Iron Mask" with Louis Hayward and Joan Bennett. Italy celebrates the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci with exhibition of many models of his inventions including machine gun, movable bed for printing press, parachute, airplane, gear boxes, so much more. Theodore Roosevelt takes his place on Mount Rushmore. First Autogiro mail service starts in Philadelphia. Pilot escapes death by electrocution after crash into power line, Carl Thomasson near San Diego Bay, AMAZING photo of the skeleton of the plane tangled in the high-tension lines. British Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax. Irish terrorists throw bombs in London. Henry Ford sets out to revolutionize farming with new lightweight tractor.Full page color International Trucks ad with 3/4-ton "middleweight" truck floating above town. Photo essay - Telephone company, AT&T is biggest private enterprise, great photos of how the dial phone works. Photo essay - Spanish "army" in France - 350,000 loyalist refugees. Movie - the Wizard of Oz, dazzling color photos. Speculation about unknown actress Vivien Leigh, to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. Roses. Broadway like Carmen Miranda, great photo of her in trademark fruit bowl headscarf. Two page color "Four Most" whiskies ad, bottles in front of illustration of World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Childless Texas couple adopt baby chimpanzee. Northerners succumb to summer suits. The Navy rounds the Horn - photos of the Quincy and the Tuscaloosa. Bicycling in Maine, Lake Cobbosseecontee, Jane Murphy, Nancy Locke, Buck Johnson. Full page Texaco-Havoline ad with painting of horse in a straw hat and tack.
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                    July 24, 1939Life Magazine July 24, 1939 : Cover - Clara Lou (Ann) Sheridan.

Ann Sheridan is America's "oomph girl," small photo of her on skis for film "Winter Carnival." Marksmanship show dazzles Amarillo, Texas, L.L. Cline, Ted Allen, David Dudlah. Reliefers led by Labor Unions strike against the government, minneapolis, chicago, Detroit, New york, Springfield, Akron, San Francisco. Submarine Squalus rises and sinks again. US publishers fly the Atlantic in the Yankee Clipper, return from Europe with reassurances of peace. Japanese strip Britons in Tientsin. Tennis hits beauty high at Wimbledon, Sarah Palfrey Fabyan, Alice Marble, Freda James Hammersley, Kay Stammers. Ban on sale of arms to warring nations. Bobby Feller wins 1939 All-Star Baseball game, other players include Joe gordon, Linus Frey, lou Fette, Whitlow Wyatt, more. Ireland - photo essay. Artist Peter Hurd paints images of his own ranch (he studies with N.C. Wyeth and married Henrietta Wyeth), some paintings in color. Umbrella-parasols are the thing. Full page color Coca-cola ad of a young couple smiling and deciding to get a drink. Cypress Point golf course. Two page Eastman film ad with photos by John Levick, Charles Belden, Kenneth Wickware, Victor Keppler. Government pays to teach college students to fly. Sulky trotting race, Goshen, NY. Brain surgery to remove tumor in France. Cornell dissects brains to find mechanism of thought, Dr. James Papez. "Typical country preacher" George B. Gilbert is chosen to write memoirs for Harper Brothers. Full page color Dole pineapple juice ad with photo of woman on porch waving to horse riders by Grancel Fitz. Races at Longchamp and Chantilly.
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                    July 31, 1939Life Magazine July 31, 1939 : Cover - Diana Barrymore.

Preview of the 1940 debs, including Mary Steele, Mary Barbra and Beatrice Brown, Barbara Rutherford, Marjorie Flagg, more. Full page H.J. Heitnz company ad with dramatic painting of spice hunters on a ship, in black and white. Stockmarket has brief upturn. Nation's breadbasket has good crop. French foreign legion parades in Paris for first time in 80 years. Dewey and Murphy compete for crime-busting honors. Crash of coastguard plane at sea during attempt to rescue sick man from the science ship Atlantis. Siam changes name to Thailand. Movie of the week, "Four Feathers." Toledo Museum offers popular free arts classes, has great art including the eleven shown in color here by Dore, Goya, Van Gogh, Velasquez, more. Summer theaters - photo essay, includes Wharf Theatre, Massachusetts; Barter Theatre, Virginia, Rockwood Theatre, NY. Home furniture, some color photos of design ideas, "good taste at low prices." Swedish furniture at the Fairs is influencing US taste. Fun images of furniture pieces with current prices ($98 "Regency" sofa.) Mars comes close to Earth this summer. Beautiful full page Agfa film ad of "Flying Spinnakers," huge billowing sails. Britain's General Ironside at Gibraltar. Cute full page Texaco ad, illustration of older ladies in car appreciating registered restrooms.
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Life Magazine August 7, 1939Life Magazine August 7, 1939 : Cover - Roosevelt's Paul V. McNutt.

Full page color Westinghouse ad with the Middleton's at the Junior Science Labs at the World's Fair. Half page Pep-O-Mint Life Savers ad with photo of their parachute jump at the Fair. G-Men train their guns on spies in the USA, espionage is chief concern of the FBI, annual training session. Mr. Goldwyn has a tete-a-tete with Mrs. Roosevelt. In Mongolia, Russia and Japan stage rehearsal for war. Six killed as snowslide engulfs 25 on Mt. Baker - avalanche in Washington - students from Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham. 12 year-old Donn Fendler of Rye, New York survived in woods for eight days then finds his own way back. Australian Adrian Quist may win Davis Cup. Yale Glee Club serenades Sibelius. Full page color 1847 Rogers Bros. silver ad with Joan Crawford. Photo essay - Social Security, congress writes 45,000,000 life insurance policies, Louis George Hac, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kolb, Lela and Cecile Phillips, Omar Ford, Helen Leiser, many more beneficiaries of programs. California surfers, San Onofre Beach. World's fastest sailboats also tip over easily, John Arft's "Silhouette", J.H. Kimberley's Phantom III. New Shrunk Glass withstands 3600 F heat. World's fair night photos in brilliant color. Japanese beetles plague 17 states. Myra Kingsley's horoscopes, Hollywood, Paul Draper, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Field Malone. "Woolford Weenies" are the only Acrobatic Dachshunds (great photos of dogs on "high wire", doing barrel tricks, acrobatics.) Anthropology Professor Eearnest Albert Hooton at Harvard. Party with Earl of Jersey and his American wife at Osterley Park.
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                    August 14, 1939Life Magazine August 14, 1939 : Cover - Busiest Baby, Sandra Lee Henville of Hollywood (youngest male impersonator on record).

Aerial images of African game, giraffe, zebra, elephants, more. Full page John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance ad with drawing of small boy and train engineer by Revere F. Wistehuff. Public loses patience as Labor factions row and auto workers riot, Cleveland. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas crowns "Miss Washington." California police fight gambling ships. Sweden honors calisthenics King, Per Henrik Ling. Albania's royal family treks around Europe in exile. Yugoslavia's Matchek. Lovely full page color ad for "Stanley and Livingstone" with Speencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, painting of trekkers across savannah by Charles Nye. Photo essay - New US Army division. Pretty girls set records at National Swimming meet, Halina Tomska, Esther Williams(!), Helen Crienkovich, Nancy Merki, Marjorie Gestring. Science - Hay Fever. Murals of Oregon history by Barry Faulkner embellish its new capitol. Alps and their passes make a theater of war. Italy tries to get rid of a German minority. Natural waistline revives belt trick. New US Army division: The Provisional Second at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, twelve pages. A Ku Klux Klan initiation, Stone Mountain in Georgia, Samuel Green, James A. Colescott, 4 year-old Jimmy and more - gross! Full page color Camel cigarettes ad on back cover featuring Lloyd Child, famous power-dive test pilot.
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                    August 21, 1939Life Magazine August 21, 1939 : Cover - Richard C. Bergen and Rosabelle Borushik meet aboard El Captain, Santa Fe's railroad.

Full page Elgin Watch ad with Tita Johnson of Wyoming. Famous men made up for the movies: Joseph Henry Beale, Albert Einstein, more. King of Saudi Arabia sells his oil to US company. Irene Castle dances at World's Fair. A.F. of L, Actor labor disputes in Atlantic City. Full page color Coca-cola ad of glamorous woman in front of stormy sea. Full page color Saraka ad with cartoon art of "Inbad the Ailer." Nazi Germany releases "official" photos of its concentration camps, pictures of some eminent men believed to be in camps. Japanese ship explodes in mid-pacific, passenger's camera shows rescue. General staff and its new chief, George Marshall. New Transcontinental trains, aboard the El Captain, the Trail Blazer, Life cycle of the Praying Mantis in photographs. Movie of the week, "The Old Maid," with Bette Davis, George Brent, Miriam Hopkins. Sailing on Long Island Sound, some photos in color. Boomerangs thrown by Storky Adams and Secretary Wallace. Helen Hayes in "Ladies and Gentlemen." Newport Beach party with California models, Kay McCoy, Lee Bennett, Grace Gale, Dorothy Short, Ruth Edding, Gwen Kenyon, Bob Heasley, Billy Wilderson, more. Half page Munsingwear Foundettes ad with Hildegarde on stage and off.
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                    Magazine August 28, 1939Life Magazine August 28, 1939 : Cover - Alice Marble, tennis champion.

(Article inside has shots of her serve from high speed camera.) Pretty French actresses make funny faces for the camera. Germany unmasks its heaviest artillery to cow Poles. 1940 Census taker gets a practice workout, Seymour Weiss and Mrs. George B. Townsend and family of South Bend, Indiana. Mainbocher corset steals show as Paris exhibits fall fashions. Police hunt saboteur in wreck of streamliner - Train "City of San Francisco" goes into Humboldt River canyon, 23 killed, 114 injured. Lily Pons and her husband draw big summer music crowds. Modern artists return to painting still lifes like Dutch masters, Grant Wood, William Harnett, Ernest Fiene, Thomas Hart Benton in color. Photo essay - US Army Signal Corps. California Naval War, 1847, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, with illustrations by William H. Meyers. Right and wrong clothes for boys and girls. Two page Eastman Film ad with photos by Earl E. Johnson, Foster Ensminger, Don Hall. Full page color ad for "The Wizard of Oz" with Judy Garland el al, nice photo of the Lion, Dorothy, Tin Man, and Scarecrow arm in arm. Full page color Green Giant Peas as with painting of "typical night scene at pea viner station." The problem of Hedy Lamarr. Sister Tharpe swings same songs in Church and night club. Auto industry adopts sealed-beam headlights. Life camps. Back cover color Beech-Nut Gum ad with plane flying over Canajoharie, NY.
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                    4, 1939Life Magazine September 4, 1939 : Cover - Rosalind Russell.

Full page Agfa Film ad with photo of drum majorette in front of the band on football field. Ludwig Bemelmans children's book "Madeline" will release this week. Danzig, its seizure by Nazis threatens second Sarajevo, illustration by Hugh Ferriss. Poland. 500,000 Germans man Siegfried line. Hitler-Stalin alliance. Foreign military headgear piles up a Plattsburg, peacetime war games. Movie of the week, "The Women," screen version of comedy in deluxe beauty shop. British wrestling "The Angel" plans to visit US. "The Defeat of Bobby Jones" painting by William C. Palmer, golf. Photo essay - 8 pages on Switzerland, its citizen army guards its freedom. Two page LIFE magazine ad, "Why is a magazine like a cat?" Close-up: fiction author Booth Tarkington at age 70. Half page Knox Gelatine ad says it cuts fatigue. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, everything medical available under one roof. Tight corset threat spurs US women to exercise. Back cover Real silk Hosiery ad with woman in fur coat with football player and man in suit.Life goes to Marineland.
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                    September 11, 1939Life Magazine September 11, 1939 : Cover - Benito Mussolini.

Full page color Texaco Havoline ad with painting of child and dog in the shade of the old apple tree. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with "Mutt and Jeff" cartoon by Bud Fisher. Europe's children driven from home by war. German army invades Poland. Twenty years of peace in Europe before war begins again. Europe blacks out and digs in. Prophetic drawings of war by German artist Theo Matejko. Canterbury Cathedral stripped of stained glass in anticipation of bombing. War in the Baltic. War in the Mediterranean. full page color International Trucks ad for cab-over engine trucks. Photoelasticity images show stress patterns on building materials. Old Missouri artist George Bingham now comes back into favor, sketches and paintings, some in color. The world's wealthiest sculptor is Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. S.S. America launched at Newport News, diagram of ship interior and exterior. War planes - photo essay, bombers, scouts, fighters; English, France and German planes. Movie of the week, "Nurse Edith Cavell" starring Anna Neagle, based on true story. Hollywood wedding of Brian Anerne and Joan Fontaine. Extrovert panda Pandora is popular clown at the World's Fair. Full page color California wine ad with Mrs. Basil Rathbone. Hermann Goring. A Flying party with "spooks," amateur flight enthusiasts.
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                    September 18, 1939Life Magazine September 18, 1939 : Cover - Britain goes to war, gunner loading anti-aircraft shells.

Germans beat British - French in first week of propaganda. German tanks push Poles 150 miles in seven days. French vs. the Westwall. Sinking of the "Athenia" - British ocean liner, two page art by Seielstad. American neutrality - Legion commander says stay out of war. Photo essay - Submarines, R14, James Hicks. The week the war began - a retrospective. Beltsville, Maryland research center helps farmers grow more - color feature. Postilion hat. Girls legs on campus go Scottish. Sidney Waugh designs America's first modern glass. Ted Allen wins horseshoe meet. Girls shoot in National target matches. Air-Raid shelters. London moves art treasures to safety. Full page Elgin watch ad with Robert Edison Fulton, Jr., explorer, mountain climber. Full page red movie poster ad for "Dust be my destiny" with John Garfield and Priscilla Lane. Full page Vanta ad, garments for infants and children. Modern American glass. Eleven-year-old soprano Gloria Jean. Life calls on Winston churchill. Photo of Barber Clay Cope shaving Pete Hilton.
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                    September 25, 1939Life Magazine September 25, 1939: Cover - Britain's Ironside, chief of defense staff.

This is a Special Issue : the War World. Full page H.J. Heinz company ad with illustration of interior of old-fashioned grocery store. German bombers at Warsaw. What America thinks about the war, results of Fortune magazine survey. Map of war theatre. Strategies of Germany and the Allies. Sea power, diagrams of British ships Warspite and Wallace. Photos of who's who in the war world, almost 40 faces of history-makers. Two page color Plymouth ad with illustration by Ronal MacLeod, teal-colored car. Two page color A&P Coffee ad, images in coffee fields, steps for roasting. Bombers - the artillery of the air gets a chance to prove itself, with nice photo of Vickers-Wellington bomber. Blockade of Germany. Adolf Hitler - close-up. Photo essay - American neutrality. Birds of Prey - with Roger Tory Peterson prints of owls, vultures, condor, eagle, hawks, falcons, some in color, five pages. Map of the "neutral world". Brief history of both British Empire and Germany. Americans hate Hitlerism but strive to remain neutral. "Dictionary" of modern warfare terms. Full page Fletcher's Castoria ad with poem about Little Rob Roy not wanting to take his laxative. Full page RCA ad, Paul Revere could have stayed in bed if they'd only had radio. German war memorials. Life goes to a veterans hospital, C.C. Fraley of New Jersey, James O'Keefe of Jersey City, Milton Rogers of Boston, Joseph McCoy .
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                    October 2, 1939Life Magazine October 2, 1939 : Cover - Cordell Hull, Secretary of State.

Full page color Toastmaster toaster ad. Tidal wave of anti-war letters hits Congress. Ex-Kaiser tweaks his grandson's nose. Newsreel camera records a German bombing flight from base in Poland. War by propaganda, Germans release photo of "Polish atrocity," but who killed who is in question. War by submarine. Two page "it pays to Fly ad" with large color photo of Eleanor Roosevelt on a plane. Patricia Mary Donnelly of Detroit becomes Miss America. Movie of the week, "The Real Glory" with Gary Cooper. Brenda Joyce is new star in The Rains Came. Joseph Stalin by Leon Trotsky. The Saar district- geography. College girls adapt styles to strange uses, heavy white wool sweaters for skiing. Hudson River - photo essay, including aerial photo of New York City. Dopester Dunkel selects the best football teams of 1939 - this is a great article with full color photos including Massillon, Ohio, Massillon Tigers High School team, plus black and white portrait photos of best players from all over. Nine page photo essay by Margaret Bourke-White of The Hudson River. Camp Illumination at West Point, Peggy Coulbourne, George Mueller. Back cover color Green giant niblets corn ad with landscape illustration in bright colors.
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                    October 9, 1939Life Magazine October 9, 1939 : Cover - Kids' football, Bill Gregory of Wolf Pack football team of Denver, Colorado.

Full page color ad for "Hollywood Cavalcade" with Don Ameche and Alice Faye. Full page ad announces the new "Glamour" magazine, showing the Hollywood way to fashion, beauty and charm. Full page color Texaco ad with watercolor illustration of bear in a cave. New war fails to panic veterans of old one. Queen Elizabeth looks over London's air-raid precautions. Germany and Britain present conflicting evidence on Plane vs. Battleship. Marlene Dietrich is a brawler in "Destry Rides Again." Full page color Old Angus Scotch ad, Scotsman and lamb illustration as a puzzle. Two British flying boats rescue crew of torpedoed tramp steamer. Heroic Polish defense of Westerplatte ends as Nazi mop-up Poland begins. How the Germans overran Poland in four weeks. Edouard Daladier - close-up. Photo essay - Belgium and Netherlands. William Rockhill Nelson gallery. Technicians design model rockets hoping for transatlantic flight, H.F. Pierce. Four year-old boy becomes Dalai Lama of Tibet. Oldtime country square dancing returns to fashion in big cities. Bunchy necklaces are worn to balance bustles. Best young baseballers almost all owned by Yankee farm system, Jim Jewell, Bill Skelley, Doc Evans, Ed Wagner, Jack Graham, Henry Hoysradt. The Kansas City Star builds a great art museum, Nelson Gallery of Art. LIFE goes to a Kids' Football game, Bud fisher, Jimmy connell, Gene McNall, Alex Lindsay, Bill Barke, Jim Petersen.
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                    October 16, 1939Life Magazine October 16, 1939 : Cover - German U-Boat 35.

Full page Elgin Watch ad with Sarah Douglas of Northwestern University. Pan-American parley bars war from western hemisphere. US making friends in Latin America. Another World Series : 60,000 fans watch the Yankees beat the Reds, baseball. Ickes-Johnson debate - how to save democracy in war. Full page color Coca-cola ad with young woman relaxing in chair after vacuuming. Full page ad for "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" with Jean Arthur and James Stewart. England's evacuated city children in the country - close-up. San Francisco lad hitchhikes across continent in 12 days, Will Parker - photos. Wow... two page ad for middle-priced Mimeograph Duplicators. Football fun in college, University of Alabama, "Miss Alabama" Ginger Butler, St. Mary's of Texas rounds up a good team, wisconsin vs Marquette, Merrilyn Olson watches the game. War on U-boats. England guards its sea lanes by convoys, mines, planes, bombs. Detecting submarines using hydrophone and killer Q-boats. 1940 autos make their bow, photos of the front grill ends of the new cars. Many, many ads for the new cars. Texas fashion show.
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                    Magazine October 23, 1939Life Magazine October 23, 1939 : Cover - Wilma Wallace shows new military-based fashions.

Full page ad, Eat Bread for Energy. The Eugene Ross family of Westwood hills, California spend 14 months touring the US with their trailer. Clarence Streit proposes Union now. Sudden death in Balkans, assassination and revenge. General von Fritsch. Mannerheim - Liberator of Finland - mobilizes against Russia. Britain's navy patrols the North Sea. Detroit - photo essay, many color aerial photos. George Abbott, Broadway hit maker. Alabama students learn to fly as US creates Civil Air Reserve. Movie of the week, "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn. Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon ad at the "21" club in New York. Full page color 1847 Rogers Brothers ad with Loretta Young. Milkman's Matinee on radio all night for those who keep late hours. Photo documentary of last days of once proud Warsaw. Big year for Broadway musicals begins with "Too Many Girls." Full page color Texaco ad with bear going into t a cave. LIFE goes to Clubwomen's cake sale in Washington, DC.
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                    October 30, 1939Life Magazine October 30, 1939 : Cover - Veloz and Yolanda, greatest dancing couple.

Neat color La Salle ad. Senate debates American neutrality. Photo essay - Finland, crowded by Soviet Russia, ten pages. German hero tells how he sank the "Royal Oak" German and British aviators show gallantry in air raids. French shops make art of window taping as Deauville is deserted. Gandhi walks with Moslem Khan. Admiral Richard E. Byrd, unique snow carrier for crossing ice crevasses up to 15 feet wide. Center spread Real Silk Christmas Shop-at-Home ad. Paintings by Adolf Hitler, some watercolors in color, he helped design his own home. full page L C Smith typewriter ad. England mobilizes 1,500,000 women for war. Texas glamour girls are rodeo stars, Sydna Yokley. Hollywood beats Chicago for National Rugby Championship, Jay Berwanger, Bob Childs. Russia's Baltic power play. Barnyard animals with neuroses hold clue to human breakdowns, Dr. H. S. Liddell. Life calls on actor Alexander Woollcott who lives on an island doing what he wants and entertaining people like Harpo Marx. Funny "pictures to the editors" letter with War Hats, a torpedo, a cannon, a periscope.
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                    November 6, 1939Life Magazine November 6, 1939 : Cover - British planes in the air.

Quarter page "How to drink Guinness" ad. Full page Steinway piano ad with illustration of child at the sea shore. Two great photos of the constellation Cygnus and the Andromeda nebula from Cook Observatory. Two page Chris-Craft ad with the new sport boats for 1940. Earl Browder goes to jail as Dies committee hunts Reds. Alexander Brook wins Carnegie prize for painting. Hitler's girl Evi Braun takes his picture. Londoners stage mock air raid. How the German liner "Bremen" escaped British fleet. Turkey bestrides the Dardanelles, great hand drawn map of the region. Movie of the week, "Babes in Arms" with Mickey Rooney. Full page color A&P coffee ad with illustration of women watching man grind coffee at the store. Red for fall accessories (graphic designers might be amused, this is a black-and-white photo feature, but the hats and handbags are all underprinted a flat red, obviously done by old cut rubylith film method.) War ties two biggest liners up in New York, beautiful color photo of the Normandie, Queen Mary, and Aquitania together in the North River. Full page color SPAM ad followed by three page "A hog goes to Hormel and to fame" advertising story, includes Hormel employees Roy Manley, Ronald Erickson, Clarence Arens, Lyall Kezar, Darwin Howe. Panama canal - fourteen-plus page photo essay. Autumn on Indiana farm, Earl Bailey family. Full page color Nestle's Cocoa ad. Artist and eccentric Louis Eilshemius. X-ray looks in woman's handbag. Tennessee vs. Alabama football game, George Carfego.
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Life Magazine 
                    November 13, 1939Life Magazine November 13, 1939 : Cover - Claudette Colbert.

Full page Eagleknit headwear ad with staged photos of kids and families with skis, sleds, ice skates. Opening of Great Barco oil fields in Colombia. Japanese sentry in Hawaii demands salute from Americans. Congress kills arms embargo, starts sending planes to war. Germans picture attack on Rosyth naval base. New York and San Francisco fairs close for the season. British convoy crosses North Sea. Full page color Coca-cola ad with three young women taking a break from their books. Giant snow cruiser comes to grief in Mrs. Cleo Watkin's Ohio cow pasture (see also Byrd's expedition, October 30). Britons wear white during blackout nights. Dorothy Lamour in an ermine-lined sarong. Argentines - photo essay. Who's who in the German high command. Gertrude Lawrence in "Skylark." "Information Please" expert wits tested before TV cameras, not just radio. Peter Scott is best British bird painter, some color images of waterfowl paintings. Full page De Beers ad with line drawing by Takal. Movie of the week, "Drums along the Mohawk," with Claudette Colbert. Girls' football in California, Shirley Payne, Jan "Buster" Wood, Mary Zivalic, "Babe" Culler. Denis Conan Doyle's spirit photographs. LIFE goes calling on Helen Hayes at home.
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                    Magazine November 20, 1939Life Magazine November 20, 1939 : Cover - German raider "Deutschland" - a pocket battleship.

Full page black and red ad for "Rulers of the Sea" with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Margaret Lockwood. Stroboscopic lights make action stand still, great photos of bat and ball at impact, breaking light bulb, more, Professor Harold Edgerton at MIT. Neutrality act costs 6,000 seamen jobs and ship owners try a dodge. Daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, 6th US president. Netherlands starts to drown itself in order to stay neutral. New employees swell payrolls as war booms aircraft industry. Young Republicans put on New Deal satire ball. Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with men preparing to ride to hounds. Photo essay - British navy. Photo essay - Sir Dudley Pound, first sea lord. Close-up - Alfred Hitchcock. Full page color Glenmore whiskey ad "why it's called a monkey wrench." Grandpa's red flannels start vogue in women's pants (another of those articles with B&W photos overlaid with red). Tommi Parzinger introduces new silver designs. Movie of the week, "Nonotchka" with Greta Garbo. Wood expedition maps rugged Yukon territory, Roger Drury, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood, Anderson Bakewell (neat photos of process of plotting maps from photos). Art books are best sellers in fall market, Simon and Schuster, 8 pages of color plates from "A Treasury of Art Masterpieces." Full page color Quaker State ad with art woman putting long johns on under gown by Gilbert Bundy. Bill Stern picks 1939 All-America football team.
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                    November 27, 1939Life Magazine November 27, 1939: Cover - Arturo Toscanini with grand-daughter Sonia Horowitz at piano.

Nice full page color Lockheed ad with young man and woman in front of plane. German Bomb raid on the Firth of Forth, aerial photos. German prisoners in England. Fire in Los Angeles - a Printing firm, incl. the manuscript of Ernest Wright's Gadsby. Murder in New York - Angelo Greco outside his Italian Café in Manhattan's Little Italy. Hollywood leg derby, Virginia Gilmore, Eleanor Counts. Full page color  Dole pineapple juice ad with romantic illustration by Mildred Sheete. "Life with Father" on Broadway is based on the real Clarence Day. Full page De Beers ad with little line drawing by Dame Laura Knight. The crew that made "Show Boat" a hit, with painting of stage by Doris Lee. Cases of Dr. Gonzales, medical examiner in New York- close-up. Germans in America - photo essay, Carl Guth, Milwaukee community, Gierach family farm in Wisconsin, famous Americans of German descent. 77-year-old Alonzo Stagg still coaching football. LIFE goes to artist Dali's strange Ballet. Now-extinct birds used by Audubon as models are found in a barn and taken to the Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia, passenger pigeons and Carolina parakeets. Television apparatus creates artificial eclipse. Thurber draws a parable on war. M-G-M will release animated film "Peace on Earth," happy animals after mankind self-destructs. Jane Bryant knows how to act. Full page color Hoover vacuum ad, how to show her you love her (Like a VACUUM is going to work!).
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Life Magazine 
                    December 4, 1939Life Magazine December 4, 1939 : Cover - Dancing California Co-Ed, Senior Olin Hessell of Beverly Hills dancing with Freshman Marjorie Henshaw of Los Angeles.

Full page Johnsons ice skates ad with Sonja Henie and hockey star Johnny Gottselig. Prize-winning sketches of 48 murals now being painted in post offices in each of the 48 states. German mines give Allied and Neutral shipping their worst week of the war. 100 Perish in Venezuelan oil town fire, Lagunillas. Munich beer-hall blast. UCLA capers during Alumni homecoming week. 10,000 mob wedding of Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold. Photo essay - Wright Field, the army tests and designs its warplanes. British postcards laugh at war. John Barrymore's ad lib clowning wows Chicago. Full page color Nash ad with couple putting on ice skates. Railroads paint up, freight boom leads to rush in repair and refurbishment. William Saroyan writes poetic vaudeville in "The Time of Your Life." The Marx brother's ninth movie, "At the Circus," with images of upside-down antics from film. Mary Martin is now a Hollywood star. Clubwomen get lessons in cigarette smoking. Hans Alexander Mueller's woodcuts will be featured in new book by Pynson Printers. Columbia opens its laboratories to put on a show. Church of Aphrodite is chartered in New York. close-up of the Pope. Duck hunt on Cuba Island, Sangamon River. US watches Japanese policy in the Pacific. Back page color Camels ad with aviatrix Betty Huyler Gillies. Doris DeGreen of Wood Ridge, New Jersey is world's best woman bag-puncher.
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Life Magazine December 
                    11, 1939Life Magazine December 11, 1939 : Cover - Betty Grable on Broadway in Du Barry was a Lady.

Full page color Toastmaster ad with Santa and his file drawers of gift answers. Germany's Deutschland sinks British cruiser, illustration by Leydenfrost. British warplanes are towed across Canadian border. China moves its industry to the interior. Japanese capture Nanning. On Sadie Hawkins day girls chase boys in 201 colleges, Dorothy Ditterline, Harold Hackney, Mildred McCans, Howard Young, Gordon Herring at Texas Weslyan. Reds attack Finland by land, air and sea. Full page color Coca-cola ad with Santa in his holly-print easy chair. Photo essay - Kansas girls at State University, sororities, Theta House, Marilyn McBride, Edna Givens, Margaret Stiikey, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Doris Johnson, Helen johnson, Dorothy Jean Roberts gets pinned. Jawaharlal Nehru - close-up. Cole Porter writes Broadway's top sophisticated songs. John Sloan, teacher-painter, with some color images of his work. Boxing commission fails to make Harry Thomas talk. Life in a blackout, drawings by Wallace Morgan. New covered-up fashions may mean a strip tease on southern beaches, Palm Springs Racquet Club. Hollywood holds birthday party for year-old fingernails, Juliette Marglen. Dorothy Maynor, Negro singer from Virginia makes concert debut in New York. US Army has finest rifle, Garands. English release propaganda film. Full page color Coty perfumes ad, gift sets for the holidays. Children study animals, stuffed and alive, at Boston's Children's Museum. Full page color Fleischmann's Gin ad with sumptuous painting of Wood Ducks in flight by unnamed artist. Musicians made of fruit by Henry Rox, Mt. Holyoke College. Basketball game at Salem, Indiana. Half page Quaker State motor oil ad with ski theme art by Gilbert Bundy.
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Life Magazine 
                    December 18, 1939Life Magazine December 18, 1939 : Cover - Canadian Major-General Andrew G .L. McNaughton inventor of the cathode-ray compass for airplanes.

German aerial cameras spy out military secrets of Britain, amazing photos. Isador Lubin warns monopoly committee of high war prices. Swedes dig fast while Orpheus sings in Hell (preparing for onslaught of Germans). 60,000 Clevelanders eat short rations as Ohio relief funds fail, Mansa family. Full page color Borden's ad with Elsie teaching young Beulah the facts of life. Canada at War - photo essay, David O. Selznick. Feature about the human eye with illustration by Herbert Bayer, includes colorblindness tests. Record business booms, Glenn Miller Orchestra is on top. Porpoises. Little Wisconsin town produces most famous pro football team - Green Bay Packers, Larry Buhler, Joe Laws, Eddie Jankowski, more. Movie of the Week, "The Light the Failed". Monetta Darnell is 16 and a star, and "the most physically perfect" girl in Hollywood. Great full page Interwoven Socks for Christmas ad is black, red and green. Nice full page color Green Giant Peas ad with painting of peas on vine and a botany lesson. Knitting for British fighters. Toys of War and Peace. Mata Hari's scrap book. Patricia Prochnik - diplomatic debutante.
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Life Magazine 
                    December 25, 1939Life Magazine December 25, 1939 : Cover - Merry Christmas, Snowball fight with Katharine Aldridge.

Movie - Gone with the Wind, many pages and photos. Vultee Vanguard, America's newest warplane, tops 360 mph in test. Battle of Montevideo. Picasso sits by a stove as throngs see his art. Photo essay - Rich northerners, lured by quiet charm of coastal South Carolina, now own its great old plantations. Archbishop of Canterbury - close-up. John Curry paints at Wisconsin as Artist-in-residence. Yehudi Menuhin is father of a baby girl. Movie - Pinocchio. Amateur skaters sport bare legs and short skirts. British cartoonist has fun with the war, William Heath Robinson. New Mexico elk hunt. Astounding photos of Imogene Winchester, contortionist. 1.0
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