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1939 LIFE Magazines For Sale
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
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (All G, but spine ends are neatly taped) - $12
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
Very Good - $30
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.
Very Good - $45
Good - $35
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.
Good - $38
Life Magazine January 30, 1939 : Cover - Harold Wilson - flying cadet at Randolph Field - very nice photo in pilot gear.
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.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
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.
Very Good - $48
Good - $38
Fair (Generally VG, nice, but has light cover soil) - $28
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
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but has a faintly water marked spine) - $14
Fair (Generally Good, but is tanned, one page torn - no paper missing) - $9
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.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life 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..
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life 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.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
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
Out of Stock -
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
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.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
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.
Excellent - $42
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
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
Very Good - $50
Good - $40
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
Good - $52
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
Out of Stock -
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.
Excellent - $52
Very Good - $40
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.
Very Good (a lovely copy!) - $117
Good (very nearly VG) - $100
Fair (All Good, nice, but has very mild cover soil, and cover is partly split at spine) - $48
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.
Excellent - $48
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
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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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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Full page Agfa Film ad with horse "Son
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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.
Excellent - $42
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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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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
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Life Magazine June 19, 1939 : Cover - Captain of champions, runner Payton Jordan (co-captain with Loring Day).
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.
Very Good - $40
Good - $30
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.
Good - $25
Life 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
Excellent - $68
Very Good - $55
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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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.
Very Good - $48
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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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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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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.
Excellent - $52
Very Good - $40
Life 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.
Very Good - $30
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Life 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
Very Good - $36
(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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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.
Very Good - $36
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
Excellent - $52
Good - $30
Life Magazine September 18, 1939 : Cover - Britain goes to war, gunner loading anti-aircraft shells.
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.
Good - $48
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 .
Very Good - $52
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.
Good - $32
Life 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
Very Good - $52
Fair (Generally VG, with nice front cover, but has minor spine water mark) - $28
Fair (Generally VG, but cover has a rubbed corner and there is a water marked margin at back) - $18
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
Excellent - $72
Good - $48
Fair (Generally VG, but has a rough cover edge and a mildy water marked corner) - $22
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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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,
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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.
Very Good - $48
Good - $38
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.
Good - $20
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
Good - $48
Life 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!).
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All G, but cover is loose from staples) - $9
Fair (All G, but cover is has some indentations, no chips) - $9
Life Magazine December 4, 1939 : Cover - Dancing California Co-Ed, Senior Olin Hessell of Beverly Hills dancing with Freshman Marjorie Henshaw of Los Angeles.
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
Excellent - $65
Very Good - $52
Fair (All Good, but has a faintly water marked corner) - $18
Fair (Generally Very Good, nice, but cover is split along spine) - $10
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.
Fair (All Good / Very Good, but back cover has a chip in the blank margin of the corner) - $42
Life Magazine December 18, 1939 : Cover - Canadian Major-General Andrew G .L. McNaughton inventor of the cathode-ray compass for airplanes.
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.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (Generally Good, but spine is taped and cover lightly rubbed) - $10
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,
Very Good - $58
Good - $48