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1940 LIFE Magazines For Sale
Life Magazine January 1, 1940: Cover - Queen Elizabeth in gown, a very attractive series of photos of this fine lady.
Neat photos and good article about the sinking of the
SS Columbus, a German merchant ship, rescued by U.S.S.
Tuscaloosa. Christmas in Rockefeller center, this is
a vertical photo showing Christmas tree and lighted
building at night. New Governor of Kentucky - Keen Johnson.
Douglas Fairbanks widow. Southern Moonshine stills -
photos of still being captured and wrecked in woods
south of Atlanta, Georgia, Internal Revenue Bureau,
includes photos of wall of shady looking mug shots.
England at war - Life goes on in the dark - photo essay.
Joe Martin - close-up, Minority Leader of the U.S. House
of Representatives and a happy looking politician. Safety
glass that bends, with Dr. G. B. Watkins of Libbey-Owens-Ford.
Dallas debut. Artist records Coast Guard's Iceberg Patrol
- Aldis B. Browne II. Great full color full-page International
Trucks ad with the most excellent red COAL dump truck.
The Primitive painting of Angelo di Benedetto of Haiti,
he stayed with Doc Reser. Cool photos of the Norwegian
tanker Jaguar that broke in half. 1.0
Fair (All Good, but the logo LIFE on cover is outlined in pen) - $32
E. Harold Pottle, Jr. and Dee Ohlrogge
in a sleigh, both from Glen Ridge, New Jersey. America's
shipment of planes to Allies may decide outcome of war
- article includes statistics for plane types and destinations.
3,000 Studebaker trucks purchased by France wait in
New York Foreign trade zone on Staten Island. Patricia
Plunkett becomes No. 1 debutante of 1940, great full
page photo - you will wish she was your relative, so
pretty. Life's photographer sweeps mines on British
trawler in north sea. Gruesome story in photos of a
poor steer going to slaughter, being slaughtered, finally
being eaten. Four generations of Roosevelts celebrate
Christmas at the White House. Photo essay - Political
follies of 1940. Wartime Germany - close-up. Badminton
with Don Vaughan Jr and Norma Junek. Buddhism - study
of its history takes Quentin Roosevelt to Tibet. New
Phonography records help women fight hips, this is the
equivalent of today's weight loss videos. Movie - Of
Mice and Men. William Steig portrays states of mind
with cartoons. Pictures by Magic lantern artist. A houseparty
at Bowdoin College at Brunswick, Maine, including photos
of Horace Thomas, Theta Delta Chi house, Janice Donavan,
Gerald W. Blakeley Jr. and others - pretty formal compared
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but the left edge of the cover is a bit darkened or soiled) - $10
Life Magazine January 15, 1940 : Cover - Best Basketballer, Ralph Vaugh of Southern California with Tom McGarvin.
page Air Transport Association ad with shadow of a plane
passing over cattle herd in winter. Lung cancer city
- series of photos showing St. Louis blacked out with
air pollution. Half page, three photo Sal Hepatica laxative
ad with two skiers. Torpedoed British freighter goes
down into the Atlantic (photos taken from German U-boat)
- most astonishing ship sinking photo I've seen in LIFE.
Vivien Leigh sued by husband for divorce. 19 die in
Minneapolis fire - Marlborough Hotel - amazing photos
of everything coated in ice. WPA starts measuring 100,000
women to get standard dress sizes, women in their underwear.
Major Eliot reports on the Russian campaign, maps of
the campaign against Finland. One of those charming
full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Donna
Dae in bright hat and cuffs. British contraband control
system seeks to strangle Germany. Photo essay - the
Inland Waterway from New York to Miami on the "Do-Ho."
US is the World's chief diamond buyer - Science. Smoke
blacks out St. Louis. Life goes to a Bingo party in
Lowell, Massachusetts, includes photos of Catherine
Pelletier, Charles A. Carey, Marie Rita Homes, Helen
Wormall, O.J. Beauregard.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Finns prove themselves the
best winter soldiers in the world - multiple pages of
photos and text about Finland and some of the defeated
Russian soldiers. Washington's young Polio victims receive
Mrs. Roosevelt, photo includes Dolores Francis and Eugene
Corrado. New Waterways carry Russo-German trade. Photo
essay - the Dutch East Indies. Close-up - the Hepburns
of Hartford. Movie - the Grapes of Wrath. Pockets for
no purpose are fashion's newest decorating. Winter vacation
map : snow country and sun country. Wisconsin farm school
trains rural leaders - University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Pictures - how Venice, California sells itself. A swimming
party at Hotel St. George in Brooklyn. Nice color Coca-Cola
ad on back cover with pilot.
Unusual full page color Kool Cigarettes ad with skiing
Good - $30
Life Magazine January 29, 1940 : Cover - Lana Turner walking her dog down steps with a very model-like pose.
Quite a great
two page photo of earth's moon. Earl Long's political
campaign in Louisiana, brother of the disastrous Huey
Long. War's first Christmas. Earthquake in Turkey buries
50,000. Hero of British submarine 65, the Salmon, Edward
Oscar Bickford. Cool full page color International Truck
ad with Red semi truck and Edson Smith and Frank Steed.
Carttons by James Thurber about the Male Animal. Flying
arrest 17 men for plotting revolution. Paul McNutt.
War in Winter - Russo-Finnish war - photo essay, lots
of great photos including naked men coming out of sauna,
ski patrol near Rovaniemi, Finland. Rug Hooking revived,
including the accomplished Marian Stoll, Mrs. Horace
Sloan, Mrs. Harry King of Beebe, Arkansas. Yale Chess
team. Chessmen are art - the most beautiful and unusual
chess pieces I've ever seen. Vincent Astor in Bermuda.
Bicycle racer Cecil Yates on back cover ad for Camel
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
hot under the collar as British keep seizing US Mail,
the Neutrality act interrupts normal sailing routes
for international mail deliveries. Full page Listerine
tooth paste ad with a radiant Susann Shaw. Wild photo
of the Southern Railway's Memphis Special train covered
with ice by the worst blizzard ever. German bomber sinks
unarmed fishing trawler. Borah's Funeral train. Arizona
hunters shoot 55 buffalo. Lenin lies for first entombed
portrait. St. John's - Annapolis Maryland. John Roukema
from Holland is champion Skater, great photos. Frick
and Frack from Switzerland are top US Skating comedians.
Swiss family Robinson - movie. Brackman's quiet nudes.
Brassieres, Bras - Upping of Bosom line increases brassiere
sales to $50,000,000. Architects Ball in Chicago, a
humorous event with lots of zany costumes including
Maxine de Diego, William Welsh, Geroge W. Terp Jr, Ken
Krebs. Close-up - Mrs. Roosevelt. Nobel Laureate, Dr.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence of California wins nobel prize
with his Atom-busting cyclotron. Crazy half page Spirella
ad for bra and girdle.
Good - $42
Fair (Generally Good, but cover is noticeably foxed) - $10
collection of prettiest school teachers, including (among
many) Jennie Parone, Helen Mordoff, Helen Froelich,
Marguerite Loehr, Margaret Seixas, Mayre Midgard, Florence
Dyste, Ada May Roe, Margery Piersol, Jane De Boer, Grace
Guerin, Edith Korsch. Mickey Rooney steals the show
at President's Birthday Ball. British planes photograph
Nazi Air bases, including aerial photos of Langenhagen,
Harburg, Wilhelmshaven, Sylt. Second battle of Suomussalmi,
Finland, a really fine bunch of photos of war in the
winter and death in the winter. Sinking of the "Courageous."
Photo essay - Spain rebuilding. Bobsleds go 60 MPH down
Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Curt Stevens and Bill d'Amico. Yale
school of the Fine Arts. Sentimental valentines. Roller
skating party at Chicago's Riverview Rink. Wonderful
and charming full page color Chesterfield ad with valentine's
theme. Nice color ad of Yellow Oldsmobile, full page.
Diver Helen Crlenkovich, champion diver at championships
in Argentina. Full page color Nash car ad with green
car and skis and poles in snow bank by car, skiers in
background. Nude models before art class at Yale. Awesome
full page color Whitman's chocolates ad with Valentine
theme. Norma June Bowden leaps from 12 feet up into
arms of Harold Gibson, instructor. Neat half page Life
savers ad with woman wearing a heart, very much like
the "Heart of Salida" poster popular in the
2Neat home town.
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but has a minor water mark in the margin) - $9
Francis Biddle, New Solicitor
General, passes painting of himself on way to work.
Charming full page color General Electric RAdio ad with
daughter comforting mother "Don't Cry Mother ...
It's only a program!" An extraordinary series (extraordinarily
funny) explaining how candidate Taft pretended to catch
a sailfish. British retrieve transport plane down in
African River jungle, the Corsair. Worst ice in south's
history chokes Mississippi river, photos from Butler's
Landing (Arkansas), Caruthersville (Maryland), Helena
(Arkansas), Natchez (Mississippi) and more.. Multiple
births get off to big start in 1940 - Short quadruplets
of Nauvoo, Alabama; Badgett quadruplets of Galveston,
Texas; plus calves, foals and lambs. Truck falls 200
feet off Southern Boulevard viaduct bridge into Normans
Kill Creek near Albany, New York. Herbert Hoover rallies
US aid for Finns. Confucius Say … Americans go
crazy over Chinese Philosopher, including politically
incorrect photo of Chinese chasing Walter Winchell with
knives. Photo essay - Romania. Debutante Gene Tierney.
Gjon Mili photographs ballet dancers at high speed.
Bowling. Skiing in New Hampshire, incl. photo of Hannes
Schneider teaching and Cranmore mountain skimobile.
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Life Magazine February 26, 1940 : Cover - Josephine Powell, car hop at Sivils' drive-in restaurant in Houston.
Neat series of photos of Hockey goalie Dave Kerr, New
York Rangers. Odd piece about Youth Congress protesting
the war, but lodging in army barracks. Mrs. Worthington
Scranton. Finnish town hides in the woods to get away
from Russian bombers - Tammisaari, Finland. First porpoise
born in Captivity is recorded at Marineland, the whole
birth. Glamorous full page color International Trucks
ad with flat bed truck carrying huge pipe section at
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1930s - Depression era photo
essay. Gargantua - movie, includes the wild subtitle
"World's most successful animal lives for one purpose
: murder." Somewhat horrific half page Spencer
Corsets ad with ugly bulges. Koussevitzky conductor.
Human infants studied - neat article! Finnish festival
in Minnesota, Laskiainene held at Toivola, photos include
Milma Lappala, Edward Nelimark, Bertha Niskanen, Everett
Wick, Matt and Hilda Lahti and more. Amazing photos
of Marion Duncan's car crushed by falling boards, Salisbury,
Maryland. Richard Jaeckel falls 10 stories, lands on
canopy of his apartment house at street level and is
OK, NYC. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with U.S.
Antarctic expedition and sled dogs, Richard Moulton.
Very Good - $45
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge is scuffed) - $17
Soccer goalie bites the dust in Buenos Aires,
Argentina championship. Unusual full page color Ford
car ad with car merging uphill onto bridge. Thomas E.
Dewey, presidential candidate, tours the west. One of
those classic LIFE photos, soccer goalie Jose Molina
literally biting the dust. British destroyer rescues
seamen from German Prison ship in Jösing Fiord,
Norway. Home front acclaims men of 'Ajax ' and 'Exeter.
' Smeltania fishermen build city on ice, ice fishing
on Lake Charlevoix, Michigan. Photo essay - Miami and
Miami beach, some color and including curious cold-wave
beach fashion of swimming suit bottom and fur coat top.
War adventure - the voyage of the City of Flint. Harvard
scientists measure 'The angel ' - anthropology. Fancy
two page Pullman railroad car ad. New Santa Fe fast
freight train runs Chicago - Kansas City overnight with
J.W. Davis, John Mann, William A. Ellis. Harold Lloyd's
Hobbyhorse craze. Jarmila Novotna, new opera star. Amazing,
chilling series of photos of Burmese priestess and King
Cobra. Town meeting at Pelham, Massachusetts. Nice Studebaker
ad, color with yellow car and windmill.
Very Good - $27
Good - $17
Fair (All Good, but cover is faintly marked and with scuffed corner tip) - $10
Life Magazine March 11, 1940 : Cover - Poilu, a French soldier on sentry duty behind the Maginot line.
Last agony of fighting
Finland is wrapped in the beauty of snow during war,
Sortavala, Viipuri, Mannerheim Line, field hospital
behind Lake Ladoga. Full page color Pall Mall cigarettes
ad with curious little candle lantern with rope-like
candle wrapped around a support. Vivien Leigh wins an
"Oscar" for her Scarlett. Anzacs arrive in Egypt to
join Allies in near East. Chuck Fenske wins indoor mile
championship as Glenn Cunningham takes a spill, running
race. British Democracy respects conscientious objectors.
Photo essay - The French Front : 2,000,000 men in arms
wait. Photo essay - Spring styles. Another super charming
Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Susann Shaw, Florence
Dornin, and Dana Dale. Joachim von Ribbentrop - close-up.
Sports - Beagles. Clarence Capes is best Skate Sailor.
Life goes calling on Jean Arthur in Hollywood, one of
Hollywood's new favorites. Speech school at Northwestern
teaches students how to talk. Pictures from the Album
of J.P. Morgan, Sr. A Prep school houseparty at St.
Andrew's School, Middletown, Delaware. Very cute photo
of Poochy the dog with his own tiny travel trailer,
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Cannon of Youngstown, Ohio. Painter
Lawrence Lebduska practically plagiarizes the cover
of LIFE August 9, 1937.
Very Good - $38
Good (slight color chipping along spine on cover) - $28
Fair (All Very Good, but has a water marked margin) - $12
Senator and Citizens squawk at 1940 census questions.
Full page color Cannon Towels ad with cute little twin
girls "Cannon Towels come in matched sets, too."
Seabiscuit poses for a profile after Santa Anita horse
race. Team of volcanoes spout in Chile (Mount Trolhuaco
and Villacrrica). The "Queen Elizabeth" crosses the
sea. Transient workers ride the rails to California.
Short piece in newsfronts section on Finland and Russia
talking peace. One page of maps and description, Finnish
Line breaks. British and French posters warn gossipers
to hold tongues. Josephine Johnson is Glamour Girl of
1941. Poles make last stand at sea. America's political
team of Taft and Taft seeks the Presidency. Photo essay
- Hulls of Tennessee. National Ski Patrol makes perilous
rescue on slopes of Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge, includes
photo of herringbone lesson. Charming full page color
Mobilgas ad with cowgirl thrown from her horse. Hollywood
kids itself in photos. Nice color Mercury car ad with
skis and Sun Valley featured. Easter styles. A Gymkhana
at Santa Barbara, California - Thacher school, Santa
Barbara school, Stewart Sargeant, Herb Lyttle, Crellin
Griffith, Bill Salade and more. Full page color Fleischmann's
Gin ad with art by Edwin Megargee of a black cocker
Very Good - $37
Fair (All Good, but cover and first page have a small paper tab at edge) - $15
first Memoirs by Sir Nevile Henderson, last British
Ambassador to Berlin. Neat Purple and sunset colors
International Truck ad. Boss Crump of Memphis takes
1,000 friends to the races. 1,000 Chinese citizens petition
US Congress. Pope invokes God's aid for peace. Scottish
fishermen fight off German bomber in North sea, ships
are Star of the Isles, Star of the East, Ratikpo, and
Starbank. Federal judge swears in 205 new citizens at
once in Detroit Michigan. Finland takes Russia's peace.
Soviet ship is rescued after 27 months in arctic ice,
the Sedov. Illinois game warden dynamites 328,000 crows,
Frank S. Davis. Photo essay - White Collar girl, notes
for "Kitty Foyle". Starlet Laraine Day. Crown Prince
Wilhelm of Germany sketches his soldiers, 1914-1918.
Neat full page color Schenley's Cream of Kentucky whiskey
ad with art by Norman Rockwell, a rather racist representation
of the black man serving an old white gentleman a drink.
New Aluminum Company press has 1,000,000 pound squeeze
- Science. New type sports Dresses. Paddle tennis with
Don White, Paul Hicks, Ken Ward, and more. Article about
plastics with some very colorful table settings, dentures,
jewels, telephone, more. Pictures - cannibals eat a
man on Espiritu Santo in New Hebrides (from the files
of Osa and Martin Johnson). Life resails Columbus' routes
with the "Capitana." Skiing ad with Bob Bourdon in color
on back cover - Camels.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Full page Listerine
tooth paste ad with Maida Seyer, Hillary Brooke, Alice
Andrews. Cute full color Niblets ad of kids eating Corn-on-the-cob.
Bertrand Russell rides out Collegiate Cyclone. U.C.L.A.
hits the beach, great photos of goofing off, pretending
to study and such. German airman wears shawl of machine-gun
cartridges. Famed Ghost town of the Comstock Lode wakens
for premiere of "Virginia City". Soviet Army's new weapons
conquered Finland. "Queen Mary" and "Mauretania" sail
out of New York Harbor. Sir Nevile Henerson's memoirs
- part 2. Photo essay - Public Works Administration,
PWA has changed the face of US. French starlets form
a club to keep fit and friendly. June Preisser makes
tumbling an art. Stevens Tech gives aptitude tests -
education. Silicosis - World's longest tunnel is free
of worst industrial disease (Delaware aqueduct). Zorach
- lovers in marble. The Beaux-Arts Ball in New York,
pages of color photos of opulent costumes, looks like
a halloween party for rich folk. Two page ad for Schlitz
beer with text by Herbert Alexander pertaining to the
"Law of Probabilities."
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Neat photo essay
about eight couples invited to Honeymoon on private
Hog Island NW of Tampa, Florida (Mansberger, Birnholze,
Burkett, Tepfer). US Air transport ends one historic
year and looks forward to another with gorgeous photo
of stratoliner above Mt. Rainier. King-regent of Tibet.
Hitler and Mussolini hold first war meeting. Sumner
Welles comes home to tell boss all. Allied soldiers
get artificial sunlight. Army engineers wall up the
Conemaugh River to prevent another Johnstown flood.
Sun spots mess up earth's communications. RAF raid on
Sylt. Tides beneath New Tacoma bridge (under construction)
snags 2,000,000 feet of Lumber, actually cedar logs,
this is the same Tacoma Narrows bridge that later has
the spectacular failure. Photo essay - Turkey. Pretty
Virginia Harris leads Hansell to Iowa Basketball championship.
Satiric German artists tell the Allies how they can
win the war. Old calypso songs from Trinidad are becoming
US fad. Life calls on Golfer Grace Amory. Very nice
color ad for Diamond T Motor Car Company (Super Service
Very Good - $27
Good - $17
Life Magazine April 15, 1940 : Cover - Government and youth, Mabel Sealey at Camp Roosevelt in Ocala, Florida.
tank blows up as swollen Susquehanna floods Wilkes-Barre.
Pictures show the winning of the Battle of the River
Plate. Russians face Finns in peace on New Frontiers.
Best blood of France graduates from St. Cyr. A touchy
judge finds the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in contempt
of court. US Army tries out its newest "How" and "AA"
gun. Narvik, Norway and Kiruna, Sweden ships iron ore
to England and Germany. Strange case of Murder, Inc.
Close-up : Dr. Rhine and extra-sensory perception. Photo
essay - Government and youth: house votes $400,000,000
for future US citizens. Some scenes from the Economic
war front of Parisian fashions. Old eyelet embroidery
is new. Pacific negroids of Solomon Islands are race
mystery - anthropology. Olneyville Boys club pool. Models
for famous patents. Country carnival at Laurel, Mississippi.
Full color ad for the Santa Fe Scout - passenger train.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has a water marked corner) - $12
The war in Scandinavia : 9 articles
incl. Denmark, Greenland, Oslo, Narvik, Norway. German
cameraman records good day's bombing run out in the
North sea. Sailorman's daughter is chosen as Miss Candid
Camera of 1940, Marjorie Waldon. Very nice full color
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad. Close-up : Tom Dewey. Photo
essay - the Great Lakes, including freighters, duluth,
Soo canal, ice breaker Ossipee, Freighter named Jack,
Ore boat, ore dock, more. Full page Talon zipper ad
with golf theme. Radio traitors - General Lord Haw-Haw
is England's favorite. Chronic cripple John Mahanna
learns to walk again. Bicycle vacation on Youth Hostel
Trail in Pennsylvania. Life goes calling on Dorothy
Dix who is Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, advice
to the lovelorn, similar to Ann Landers. Excellent color
Westinghouse refrigerator ad with Bride. Full page color
Camel Cigarettes ad with Bob Swanson, race car driver.
Two page color Mobilgas ad with policeman and horse,
lovely art by Frederic Stanley.
Good - $16
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but has a minor corner water mark) - $8
Wonderful set of photos showing how trick
photos are set up. Great two page ad with many photos
showing the actual construction of Red Cross shoes by
the US Shoe Corporation. Germany and Britain push a
desperate race against time into Norway. Lake Shore
limited train wreck near Little Falls, New York kills
30, injures 100. British farmers plough their fields
by night. British bluenoses crack down on wartime nudity,
this is about the St. James's Palace theater which,
I think, ended up attracting customers all through the
war by having nude models posing as statues behind the
acting - it was thus classed as Art.. Two page depiction
of Japanese vs. US war ships, all named. Reliefers in
Pittsburgh rebel against Pennsylvania milk act. Photo
essay - World sea power. Close-up - Erich Raeder. Electron
microscope magnifies invisible world 25,000 times. Girl
swimmers from New York set new World's record. Wrestlers
wear strange costumes for a new gag. Boys' battle in
Out of Stock -
British land in the Fjords of Norway. There are a number
of pieces on fighting in Norway and the German invasion
of Norway, but no direct mention of Finland. Sweden
stays neutral. Cute photos of Shirley Temple wearing
her first long dress to her 11th birthday party. Columnist
Pegler puts the finger of the law on George Scalise.
Moe Annenberg pleads guilty to tax evasion. "Pin-up
pictures" grace British magazines. How a few thousand
Nazis seized Norway, by Leland Stowe. Photo essay -
Land of France. Bare knees - modern living. Full page
color Nash car ad with red car on dock. Girls fencing
- sports. Medicine : Birth control, South Carolina uses
it for public health, WPA mother with 7 living children
by the time she is 25.. Contraception is outlawed in
only 2 states, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Misadventures
of radio's ‘erbert Pinwinkle. Pictures put Susie
among the cat immortals. Life goes to a Box social in
Hudson, Michigan with special feature on Margaret Walker.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (All Good, nice, but covers are noticeably foxed) - $9
The war in Scandinavia - 6 articles
including King Haakon, Trondheim, Baisy Harriman. Glowworm
survivors, British destroyer sunk by Germans. "Ile de
France" sails carrying planes for Allies. Photo of a
coal train rolling through Brenner Pass into Italy.
New York World's fair is ready to reopen. Close-up :
Wendell Willkie. Photo essay - the men of Sweden. Exercise
study at Minnesota University. Horse Seabiscuit becomes
Father of Five. New Mexico - America's Southwest celebrates
its antiquity. How a night club in Chicago is run on
a $30,000 monthly gross - Harry's New Yorker. Nazi War
film pictures cowed neutrals. Life calls on Billy Rose
and wife. Nice color Packard car ad, red car with lighthouse.
Also red Hudson, Oldsmobile and Chevrolet car ads -
red must have been the color of the week. Half page
Linit soap (?) ad with practically naked lady. Two page
(one in color) Texaco ad with mother holding sleeping
child en route to rest rooms. Very pretty full page
color Real Silk Hosiery ad with bride and groom. LOVELY
full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Elaine
Shepard in a gold circle dress, definetely framable.
Good - $40
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has a short edge tear, no paper missing) - $35
Total war starts. Parachute troops rain down
behind Dutch-Belgian lines. First radio photos of German
Blitzkrieg. Canada's air marshall Billy Bishop recruits.
Syria - photo essay. Jounceless railroad car built by
Cortlandt Hill, William Van Dorn and F. C. Lindvall
- to be tested by Santa Fe, Great Northern and Burlington
railroads. Summer styles. Hypnotizism by Harold A. Swenson.
Drake relays Carnival, track competition. Warren Wheelock.
Bert Pichel, a Champion smoke-ring blower. Full page
color Nash ad with yellow car on beach. Full page Sonotone
ad for early hearing aid. Vivien Leigh and Laurence
Olivier play "Romeo and Juliet." A secret
Initiation at a Pasadena sorority. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Jimmie Kelley champion Motor Cycle
Good - $28
new weapon. Nazi bombing at Namsos and Andalsnes. Dive
Bombers - Germany's most destructive weapon plummets
on targets - Junkers 87. Very nice color Coca-Cola ad
with baseball players. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy.
Photo essay - 50,000 airplanes - US to multiply fleets
and factories, awesome photos for the aviation history
buff. Yellow fever control - US health service watches
Miami Clipper port. Life goes to a sports marathon -
participants traveled 218 miles (sea level to ski level
on Mt. Rainier) and tried two dozen sports in 12 hours,
includes skiing. Life in the Gustavir line. Movie -
Our town. Good manners for caddies are outlined by PGA's
new charts of etiquette (golf). Awesome full page color
Jantzen swim suit ad with girl in purple suit! Nice
half page Cycle Trades of America ad with exhortation
to Ride a Bike! Great cartoons from Saul Steinberg showing
super new military inventions, such as three-motored
witch.. Photos of the British Army rescuing Belgium
(temporarily) including neat photo of motorcycle with
side car. Cute photo of puppy Butch, belonging to Ralph
J. Beshears of Battery C of Fifth Field Artillery. Neat
photo of Gypsy Rose Lee standing in same pose beside
a billboard of herself.
Very Good - $58
Life flies the Atlantic
by Clipper, Pan-American Airlines. The German conquest
threatens the world - 8 articles. A photo of Hitler
and some of his crack troops - a chilling photo from
the perspective of history. Another nice full page Chesterfield
cigarettes ad with girl in white and red graduation
outfit. America and Armageddon. Paris - eight pages
in color. England - 10 articles, including The pubs,
Earl of Shrewsbury, and Lloyd's. Europeans find humor
in the war. Europeans still have fun. Nicholas Murray
Butler. Cute full color Texaco havoline motor oil ad,
with boy about to be strapped (spanked) in the wood
shed. Full page ad for taking golf lessons. Full page
color Chrysler ad with green Highlander convertible
car with plaid interior and Scotty dogs. Historic photos
from the first world war, 1914. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Test Pilot Homer Berry - he looks
a little worried, one would hope it is due to being
photographed, not due to his imminent flight in the
plane behind him.
Good - $35
Cattle branding. Battle of Flanders. 2Neat,
super cute American Airlines ad, full page in color,
with man working at desk on back of tortoise, his "Flagship."
Half page Cycle Trades of America (bicycle) ad with
Constance Moore, "Keep Trim - Keep Slim - Keep
cycling." Cattle brands. Refugees. Nazi fifth column
and allies active in Mexico. The big battle of Flanders,
most British Expeditionary Force escaped. My escape
from Norway by Sigrid Undset. Nazis mop up Norway. Royal
Air Force. Nylon - women hope new yarn will halve their
stocking bill. Mountain funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Dell
of Howard's Quarter, Tennessee. Close-up - Hirohito.
Theatre - Louisiana Purchase. Sculptor Milles weds two
great rivers in new St. Louis fountain. R.A.F. fliers
- feature with lots of photos. Full page color SKOL
sun tanning lotion ad with woman in zebra swimming suit.
Nice full page color Texaco ad with running fireman
in red. Photos of white horse with silhouette of Indian
head on his neck in black. Photo of Guicel Camper, 8
foot 7 inches tall at age 17.
Very Good - $48
Good - $38
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge is speckled) - $22
Allies wrest glory from Flanders defeat.
British Tommy in Flanders writes of the great retreat.
Dunkerque Fifth Columnist goes to her death, convicted
spy. Parachutists take an airfield in Flanders. Nazi
bombs demolish Waalhaven airport. Charlie Chaplin plays
a dictator of the Double Cross. William Knudsen heads
US defense advisory commission. Photo essay - US National
Guard prepares for home defense. Close-up - Joe Louis.
Cancer - National Research center explores its nature
and cause. Rare family pictures of camera-shy Margaret
Sullavan. Carole Landis, the Ping girl. State Birds
in color, three pages of paintings by Roger Tory Peterson.
Girl Trainer Blanche Saunders shows how to teach a dog
good manners. Life goes to Washington with senior class
from Croton, Ohio. Neat Mobil oil ad with the ship S.S.
America. Very daring Jimmy Jamison dives from 110 feet
into 14 foot diameter pool.
Excellent - $36
Very Good - $26
Good - $16
Willkie Boom is Republican sensation
as convention nears. Two years too late France asks
for US planes. Nazi bombings prepare Paris for a surrender.
R.A.F. squadron leader writes of sky fighting over Dunkerque.
US mobilizes aid to Allies. Full page Pullman-Standard
streamliner ad, railroad coach. Photo essay - Philadelphia
prepares for Republican homecoming. Archbishop Spellman
of New York. Home life of a Robin family. Margie Hart
strips for 40 cents as the poor man's Garbo. Chicago
scientist Melvin H. Knisely invents new technique to
solve secrets of circulation. All-American college girls.
Girls bounced out of bed at the "De-Bunk-Her" - World's
Fair. Pictures - how the US might be invaded. Life goes
to a Tip Topper party. Nice color Coca-Cola ad with
girl in swimsuit. Nice B&W Mercury 8 car ad with
Very Good - $30
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Life Magazine July 1, 1940 : Cover - Red Cross girl, Martha Jean Bailey of Jackson Heights, New York.
Cute half page
Sal Hepatica ad with two sexy girls on the beach, and
one studly guy. Full page Cannon percale sheets ad with
the stereotypical married couple sleeping in pajamas
and in two separate twin beds. Two Mexican generals
fight it out for the Presidency. German bomb strikes
down the name of Franklin Roosevelt. In bitter defeat,
Paris buries its dead. England prepares to resist invasion.
Louis wins eleventh fight in three years. American engineer
Alexander Willis brings back revealing photographs of
USSR. Interesting two page color Mobilgas ad with circus
performer and art by McClelland Barclay. London closes
Italian restaurants. Poster reveals what Germans think
about America. Photo essay - Life presents eight new
houses for US 1940 with floor plans and interior and
exterior photos. Close-up - "Cap" Rieber. Movie - All
this, and heaven, too. University of Chicago Professor
studies multiple births. New figure flattering suits
of wool take shiver out of bathing. High foul makes
spectators cringe at Yankee stadium. Red Cross meeting
in Nassau county, New York, with lots of photos including
how to prepare first aid supplies.
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Fair (Generally Very Good, but cover is rubbed and mildly foxed) - $9
mark our fight for freedom, Fort Ticonderoga, Brandywine,
Saratoga, Monmouth, Morristown, Yorktown. Aerial photos
of New York City. US aviation gets 318 new mechanics
as graduates of Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades.
German troops enter Paris. Collapse of France. Debutantes
are previewed as "Little Season" gets underway. Photo
essay - Republication convention. Admiral Byrd's Antarctic
expedition finds 900 miles of new coastline, super excellent
photos, maps of various routes, Marguerite Bay, cruiser
"North Star", dog camp, and color art. Sargent
College girls learn how to improve health of nation,
includes silhouettograph. Alfred Vanderbilt's Belmont
makes horse racing popular. Mary Lyman gets university
degree, great article with photos on a new graduate.
Powdered blood serum solves problem of Battlefield surgeons.
Roller-skate dancing starts Bloomers fad. A party at
Robert Ripley's. Color ad for Prem (a canned ham).
Very Good - $30
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Full page American Railroads ad with
engines 2740, 2886, 3916 and others. Britain girds for
defense, includes a neat photo of men on anti-aircraft
defense on the Chalk cliffs of Dover. . Full page Pabst
Blue Ribbon ad with three happy golfers. Surly German
prisoner of war looks at Canada from his prison ship.
Wedding photos of Kathleen Spence and William A. Reed,
Jr. Russians build air base a mile from US soil on Big
Diomede Island in the Bering Strait. Melons in Imperial
valley. Another super cool International Trucks ad with
Commander Gatti returning from the Belgian Congo, five
trucks, Jungle Yacht. Scotstoun's last fight. Cape Cod
- photo essay. Canoeing. Tom Sawyer game. Wedding album
of a society bride, Kathleen Spence and William A. Reed,
Jr. Close-up - Ambassador Grew. Hayseed humor and showmanship
make WLS leading farm radio station, for example they
had a group of chicks (baby chickens) cheep into a microphone
for background sound on one radio show. Cute color Schenley
Whiskies ad with Swallows. Terry Hunt trains the stars
to keep them fit and trim.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Life Magazine July 22, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Tank Commander Captain Clayton J. Mansfield, a very manly photo.
America opens its homes to first refugee children
from England, including Adrian Keith Boshier, Mary and
John Bonney, Nicolas vincent Somerset Paravicini, Elizabeth
and Martin John Wilbraham, Sally Marris, Monika Riemer
and many more. Inhalators fail to revive six children
slain by deranged mother Mrs. Louisa Nicosia, New York.
Germany supervises last grim days of Third French republic.
100 die in "free" Mexican election. Mr. and Mrs. Willkie
look over Washington. Italo Balbo is mourned by loyal
in Italy and San Francisco. Nation discovers it is smart
to be patriotic. Economic consequences of a German victory
by Walter Lippmann. The German language. Photo essay
- America needs men for National Defense. Pretty Pat
English trains lions. Another excellent full page color
Texaco ad with mother holding two sleeping children
in car, rest room sign. Patriotic fashions, some are
curious indeed. U.S. Army doctors investigate punishment
a pilot takes in flight. Mary Lewis, career woman. Vanderbilt's
spinnaker is ripped by blustery Sou'wester. Camera shows
how Hubbell throws a curve. Life flees from France.
Color Mobil gas ad with a race horse, by Ronald McLeod.
Excellent - $48
Very Good - $34
Good - $24
great half page Cycle trades of America ad with Joe
Penner, "It's fun to ride a bike." Really
odd Albolene cleansing cream (beauty aid) with Jean
Wallace wearing strange outfit that makes it look like
she has three breasts. Photo of Wendell Wilkie and his
dog on the terrace of the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado
Springs. The wedding of Henry Ford II and Anne McDonnell.
Striking full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with lady in scarf and Cooler sunglasses. Gershwin memorial
concert packs Lewisohn stadium. Japan forces Britain
to close Burma road to China. Betty Kuzmeck, works on
the "Bed of Venus" at the New York World's
fair.. Pittsburgh-Harrisburg super highway to open,
photos showing construction, more. Girl Lifeguards glamorize
a beach, great photos of training. Portugal - photo
essay. Veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania's
School of Veterinary Medicine. Private planes - 1940
catalog, including (among many) Cessna, Grumman Amphibian,
Culver Cadet, Waco Model S, Monocoupe, Luscombe Silvaire
airplanes. Plattsburg. Photo of young Edward Lilly with
six fingers and toes.
Excellent - $38
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, nice, but has faintly water marked margin) - $9
Life Magazine August 5, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Vacations, Betty Wagner in Camden, Maine on sailing vacation.
page color Mobilgas gas with dalmatian and terrier.
Excellent family album full page Studebaker ad with
Claude Senour and sons Warren and Martin, and Ben and
Ewald Sorberg. Hitler and Napoleon meet in Paris. Big
guns roar in Mediterranean after warless war ends in
Alps. Hit and run raids pep up war in Libyan desert
including interesting aerial photos of an Italian supply
base and more. Half page Sanka coffee ad with baseball
theme. British bomber comes home after night raid on
Germany. Full page New White Owl cigars ad with Paul
Derringer, star baseball pitcher. Fun page and a half
of photos of the zany Lucille Ball dancing in a rowdy
outfit. Delegates of 21 republics meet in Havana. Reds
and Dodgers use fists in fight to lead their league.
Sea scouts learn naval traditions at Marblehead. Photo
essay - vacations. Close-up : Lord Beaverbrook. Radio
- the quiz kids, Cynthia Cline, Gerard Darrow, and Van
Dyke Tiers. Mountain Lake, Virginia is summer paradise
for naturalists, includes photos of hummingbird nest,
Lloyd Carr, Ellen Jones, Kitty Kelley, more. New hats.
A party with movie stars in Houston, Texas. Neat two
page ad with color for TWA transcontinental airlines,
with Stratoliner. Vacationing on the Mississippi river,
includes photo of the "Gordon C. Greene".
Vacations - Grand Canyon and Rhantom Ranch, and many
other US destination vacations. Amazing photos of Roy
Bishop of Hempstead, New York "walking up and down
walls" - 2Neat is pleased to report that he is
still going strong at 90 years of age in 2010!
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Cute and charming full page
ad for Goodrich Seal-o-matic inner tubes, featuring
baby in top hat and rubber diaper pants. Brief mention
of Renee Bebert, the actual first girl lifeguard in
the country. Nazis raid English channel convoy, chilling
series of photos showing bombing of a destroyer. Westminster
Abbey's sacristan learns to present arms. Japanese bomb
Chungking as Chinese war goes on. Jehovah's witnesses
hold national convention. Knox pushes program for training
pilots, mass training program at the Naval air station
at Pensacola, Florida. Another trademark super full
page color International trucks ad with smaller yellow
delivery truck and handsome red semi-=truck. Gay Berlin
eats bigger meals as deserted Paris slowly comes back
to Life. Deep-sea cruise trains reserve officers for
Navy. Close-up : Charles McNary. Photo essay - Wendell
Willkie in color, and his home town of Elwood, Indiana.
Summer girdles. Truck technique helps book piano sales.
Fire diver is hit at Aquatennial. Fast camera makes
sneeze visible. Coney Island's record crowd, photos
of a ridiculously crowded beach, who would WANT to go
there? Life goes to a splash party on Beverly Hills
estate of Sam Berch, this looks like one big water fight,
with Ann Rutherford, Alexander D'Arcy, Arleen Whelan,
John Hubbard. Super two page color ad for Texaco with
child and toy car in yellow. Nickle baby, Paul Dunn
Hinton, his parents saved a nickle a day for 1,570 days
to finance his arrival. Great full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Joe Di Maggio and Bucky Walters and
George Case, baseball.
Very Good - $48
Good - $38
full page Goodrich tires ad with Jimmie Lynch's Death
Dodgers, stunt drivers. Photo series of aerial skywriters,
including the planes. Two American towns get ready to
fight for the USA: Hamilton, Ohio and Lexington, Massachusetts.
Photos of the sinking of the Lancastria. Ping girl gets
conked, poor Carole Landis practices breaking a vase
over her, but accidentally has chosen a real pottery
vase. Anti-conscriptionists slow up National Defense
progress. Excellent full page color Coca-Cola ad with
woman fishing from pier. English child "shoots" Churchill
- Schoolboy Defense Corps. Britain's night fliers raid
Germany. Survivor's pictures show sinking of former
American ship by Nazis. Photo essay - River Rouge, Ford
plant is cross-section of rearming America, shows how
complete car can be built in 28 hours, path from ore
to auto. Great Drapo (Alphonse Berge) designs dress
in 20 seconds from single piece of fabric. Osteopathy's
cure-by-manipulation is attacked by regular physicians.
Alice Van wins powder puff derby at Agua Caliente, this
is a horse race for girl jockeys. Boating on the Thames.
Great color Schenley Whiskies ad with Swallows in a
boat. Really cute color half-page ad for Squibb dental
cream. Nice two page ad for LIFE magazine featuring
the cover of this issue.
Good - $28
Life Magazine August 26, 1940 : Cover - Bob Gage and Dorothy Dale at Jasper National Park in Canada.
Great photos in related
article. Interesting full page Chevrolet trucks ad with
loaded logging truck. Battle of Britain opens with greatest
air attack in History. Funny series of photo where model
Joan Smith parodies the poses typically used in various
different publications such as Vogue. Boy Scouts sing
in the Gimbel Brothers department store in New York
City. Rita Hayworth wears a dress made of pearls. Prince
Mihai passes exams. Technique of landing a flying fortress
airplane. Stork club debutantes at Coney Island, including
Nancy Mae Woodbury and others. Charming full page color
Post Toasties corn flakes ad. . Rock of Gibraltar. Fall
of France. Pensacola - Navy pilot training - photo essays.
Wistar institute. Surf riding - Body surfing in California,
with Nana Wigton. Movie of the Week : Foreign Correspondent.
Life goes to Jasper National Park, includes photos of
Dorothy Dale rock climbing on Edith Cavell with Swiss
Guide Ernst Niederer, Two ski instructors from the Hannes
Schneider ski school in New Hampshire skiing on Mt.
Athabaska, the Hot sulphur pool at Miette Springs, Hikers
on the Glacier of the Angel, and more. Wonderful full
page photo of Mrs. Harry Nicholls and baby Carol.
Excellent - $38
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Unusual full page color Texaco ad with
man walking across hot coals. Murder ends great revolutionary
career of Leon Trotsky. German "Balloon Busters" attack
the Dover Barrage. Women of Wrath string up senator
on Capitol lawn, effigy of Claude Pepper. Neat photo
(page and a half) of Wendell Wilkie in a parade, beginning
his campaign, includes motorcycle outriders. Barrage
balloons in Cardington, England. Oh-mi-gosh wonderful
full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with drum majorettes
in patriotic costumes. US flag business booms. Army
plugs recruiting drive with modern advertising methods.
British use Millais painting as propaganda. White House
in color. Photo essay - Dionne quints. Close-up : Henry
A. Wallace. US kennels are world breeding center as
Germany kills its dogs. Movie - the Great Dictator.
Ferryboat Yosemite makes 10,000 mile trip on high seas.
Night baseball at Polo Grounds and Wenatchee, Washington
and more. Party with drama students at East Hampton,
Long Island, including Lucrezia Bori, Glenway Wescott,
Jose Iturbi, Mrs. William Woodin, Colette Brown-Keifer,
William MacLeod, Ruth Enders, Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse,
more. HA - did you know that Yehudi is the man who puts
out the light in the frigidaire?
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (All Good, but cover rubbed) - $9
Nice full page
color Stetson hat ad including the Stetson Playboy.
Germans bomb Rotterdam and London - amazing photos,
including Margaret Curtis, Doreen Youldon. Full page
Royal Gelatin desserts ad with Gloria Jean and Ginger
Rogers. Nice full page color International trucks ad
with boxy blue truck. Trotsky cremated in Mexico city.
West coast airplane plants. Bathing suit evolution ends
with summer of 1940. Neat two page Talon zipper ad with
bicycle built for two. Canada - photo essay. Roosevelt
family. Vinylite shoes, clear plastic shoes. Humorous
little piece about college girls decorating their dorm
room, Betty Jane Schumann and Phyllis Murphy, Northwestern
University, Evanston. American chinaware. Brain operations
- how the brain works. Husky Texas A & M football
players Marshall Foch, Euel Wesson, Roy Bucek, Bill
Dawson, William Route, Ernie Pannell, and others. Very
curious full page Keglined ad for level-top beer cans
that stack better. Fort Wayne country club. Rotterdam
bombing. Joan Bennett. Full page United Air Lines ad
"From Flight 1 to Flight 47,884." Photo of
the crazy results of a motorcycle crash in Elkhorn,
Wisconsin, rider Vernon Voltz.
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New Air bases in the Atlantic including
Newfoundland, Bermuda, Bahamas, and many others. Worst
Airline crash in history, Pennsylvania Central Airlines
DC-3 crashed near Lovettsville, Virginia killing all
on board. Mysterious torpedo blows up Greek cruiser,
the Helle - the first two torpedoes missed, but third
hit, no one ever saw the submarine. Battle of Oran and
the British destruction of the French fleet there. Jack
Dempsey family reunited briefly. Flight across America
- photo essay, pilot Wolfgang Langewiesche in a Stinson
airplane. The Borsch circuit, including the Copake country
Club near Craryville, New York, Dolores Anderson, Lee
Wainer, others. Cute Lumbermens Insurance ad with boy
in go-cart. Paris under Swastika. Heart diseases. Pat
Laursen is National Skeet Champion. Negro members of
the Elks Club in a parade in St. Louis.
Excellent - $62
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Good - $40
Don McNeill beats Bobby
Riggs for US Tennis championship. Wallace opens campaign.
Chilling photo of English school children sheltering
in a ditch. Nice, wholesome full page color Coca-cola
ad with two young ladies reading the fashion news. Photo
essay - Vichy - famed spa. Photo essay - Hyde park,
New York. Catacombs, a spooky night club in Columbus,
Ohio, skulls, costumes, like a halloween fun house and
more goofiness. Cute full page Scot Tissue ad with two
babies and color background. Photos - Juxtapositions,
a whole series of paired photos of two dramatically
different things that look similar. US delivers US destroyers
to British in Canada. Biggest of all bombers nearly
finished now, the B-19. Driver dies in racing meet at
New York State Fair, Lou Webb. Bud James fights the
Draft. Mobile Army hospital will take surgeons to battlefield,
small scale M*A*S*H unit. Edna Ferber acts in her own
play. Movie - Brigham Young. New York's fashion shows
offer 1,000 new styles. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with golfer Lawson Little.
Very Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but cover edges mildly foxed) - $9
Fair (All Good, but has a minor spine end water mark) - $9
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has light cover soil) - $9
America answers Hitler with Conscription, Roosevelt
signs the Selective Service bill, the military draft.
National guardsmen being called up, new draftees being
trained at Fort Dix. More bombing in London, Bloomsbury.
Birmingham, Alabama celebrates defense day. Dodger fan
pummels umpire Magerkurth and fan Frank Gernand, baseball.
Lovely full page color Chesterfield ad with woman aviator
in white and blue. British War humor, cartoons from
Punch, Sketch and the Bystander. Fashions - College
girls adopt men's clothing. Charming two page color
vintage Heinz Soups ad with counter at restaurant. John
Barrymore sets profile in cement. Murder Inc. - a gang
of killers, Happy Maione, Dasher Abbandando, Harry "Pittsburgh
Phil" Strauss, and Martin "buggsy" Goldstein.
Leakproof gas tank will help prevent fires in wartime.
Edward Laning. Full page Ten High Whiskey ad with happy
guys Kermit A. Scheer, Jim Backus, Ernest Wendt (parachute
jumper of Seattle) and Ward B Richie. Mass debut in
Releigh NC. Murals in the New York Library. Strangest
little letter and photos from Ella Muzzey of Paterson,
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Good - $20
Fair (All Good, but cover is mildly soiled) - $9
Germany, Italy and Japan
unite against the US. Mississippi gets new electric
chair. Neat half page Boxco milk amplifier ad (a kind
of nutritional supplement) with boys playing football.
World's biggest car ferry is launched in Lake Michigan
- City of Midland. Excellent
full page color Pan American coffee producers ad with
art by J. C. Leyendecker, grandpa and grandchild having
coffee and donuts. Nice full-color International
truck ad. Parents wage tug-of-war for custody of daughter
Jacqueline Long. June Preisser tries a milk bath. Campaign
button fad sweeps country. Robert Sherwood urges an
English-speaking union. The war moves into Africa. Photo
essay - the bombing of London. Welfare hospital specializes
in Oldsters' chronic diseases, includes some strange-looking
medical treatments such as the glass boot. Pretty model
Suzie is Mrs. Steve Hannagan. Ed Wynn brings new show
to Broadway. Colorado Springs fine arts center. Screwball
team writes 90% of all commercial radio jingles. Kids
learn how to shoot straight at Camp Perry, Ohio. New
plane is nearly foolproof, Ercoupe. One-legged Jitterbug.
Connecticut tobacco harvest at Harold Turner's Troy
lot near East Windsor. Great, bright, two page color
DeSoto car ad with red convertible. Nice full page color
Pall Mall cigarettes ad with art by John Falter, marksmen.
Nice full page Camel cigarettes ad with pilot Tommy
Very Good (an impressively nice copy!) - $58
Fair (All Good, but front cover has a written name (above LIFE) and a small stamp (above hat)) - $35
Fair (All Good, but cover is noticeably speckled) - $12
Interesting full page Union
Central Life Insurance ad with two men duck hunting
from an odd little square boat. A strange series of
war propaganda posters in Arabic (?). Sample posters
for what to do in an air raid and such. Boos and tumult
muffle real issues as campaign enters final month. Americans
pray for Great Britain in Washington's National Cathedral.
London goes underground to escape bombs, candid series
of photos of folks sleeping in the subways. Nazis strike
twice at J. E. Grimmond family. British mock German
bombers with New Dance. Soldiers of Latin American join
US in study of defense. Case against Willkie by Bruce
Bliven. Case against Roosevelt. Uncensored photographs
of the British bombing of Bergen. Photo essay - New
England Indian summer. Very bright two page color Oldsmobile
ad with red car. Photo essay - California casts an anxious
eye upon its Japanese-Americans. Movie - Thief of Baghdad,
shows how some of the special effects were done. Fan
tackles Michigan's Tom Harmon on Touchdown run, fan
Harold Brennan. Girls's school band is pride of Orange,
Texas, includes Cecil Marie Moses, Helen McDonald, Patsy
Ruth Livingston.. British posters. Fisherman's ball
at Sakonnet, Maine. Nice Mobilgas ad in color with horse
by Ronald McLeod.
Excellent - $54
Good - $30
US industry hustles to meet nation's need for
speed. Canadian child says goodbye to his father (in
very long column of men marching). Adolf Hitler does
a victory jig. Automobile designers sketch fashions
to match cars. Interesting photos showing camouflage
used by British army snipers, similar to today's hunting
camouflage. Children's lifeboat lasts out eight days
of disaster after sinking of British liner "City of
Benares." Nice Coca-Cola ad in color, girl with six
pack. Story of a London firefighter, Louis Abbott Wilson
and team. Strange sights of war in bomb-stricken London.
Juanita Rios is new Stork Club hit. Photo essay - Texas
Matador Ranch. Charming half page color Cream of Wheat
cereal ad with cartoon strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp.
Photo essay - the 1940 elections. Nice full page color
Pall Mall cigarettes ad with flight attendant in airport
office. Half page Graflex camera ad with photo from
football game, Utah Aggies vs. University of Denver,
Colorado. US donors give blood plasma for Britain. Soldier
of 1940 is 15 pounds heavier, 2 inches taller than in
1917. Deanna Durbin makes her eighth straight hit. Audubon's
animal paintings. Camouflage - pictures. University
of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but two pages have a small tear, no paper missing) - $20
Life Magazine October 28, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Navy sailor Joseph John Timpani of Cranston, Rhode Island.
This is a US Navy special issue. Nice full color Oldsmobile ad with yellow car and Hydra-Matic
drive. Photo of Destroyer ship 374 with improvised sails
put up on the mast, essentially turning it into a slow
sailboat, apparently for fun not necessity. One of those
great historic shots - sailor sitting on shore of Maui
(Hawaii) looking out at a string of cruisers and destroyers
in the Lahaina Roads Fleet (probably many of these ships
in this photo and the ones that follow were sunk in
Pearl Harbor). Nice full-color Chrysler DeSoto ad with
green car and horse. Photo essay showing life in the
huge crew on a battleship. Anti-aircraft guns and techniques,
shipboard. A neat history of the Navy in paintings and
prints. 13 articles on the U.S. Navy including …
Nurses accompany fleet to sea. Seapower - weapon of
freedom by Walter Lippmann. USS Constellation is Navy's
oldest ship. Naval war college. US Naval air arm is
world's best. Fashion designers find new style ideas
in Navy. Sailors' album. A party for Lana Turner and
the Navy. Full page Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with
Otis Rucker. Wow - a great article on Naval aviation
including color illustrations of airplanes. Full page
color Forstmann woolen fabrics ad with art by Ruth Sigrid
Very Good (an impressively nice copy!) - $58
Life Magazine November 4, 1940 : Cover - Political rally in San Diego, California. Democracy - 50,000,000 voters.
pertaining to the Presidential campaign. Cute political
campaign photo showing woman moving over to a second
horse standing in water ... see, it is possible to change
horses midstream! Half page Log Cabin syrup ad with
football theme. Excellent series of photos showing how
to play football, with members of the New York Giants
football team. Comic full page color Ballantine's Ale
ad with hunting theme. First uncensored pictures of
Paris under Germans. California town stands on it's
head - Elsinore, California. Photo essay - the new Hollywood,
stars now live quietly and raise children, Brenda Marshall,
Merle Oberon, Betty Grable and others. Whitson brothers
do Acrobatic miracles. Game birds in color. Pheasant
hunting in South Dakota, Peter Beaulieu, Ann Engelbert,
others. Excellent full page color Pall Mall cigarettes
ad with art by John Falter, military men and engines,
probably pilots. Reducing machines - weight loss, this
is a collection of some odd-looking machines and one
poor vibrating model. Pictures - football skill. Very
nice International truck ad in Maroon. A Halloween with
Doris Dudley in White Plains, New York.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Yuen Chong Chan, the very
first US Draftee for World War II. Nice B&W full
page ad for Equitable Life recognizing the safety in
flying. Draft lottery turns up all kinds of Americans.
Japan and Autumn floods make mess of East Asia. Radio
reporters run riot on last day of New York Fair. British
submarine finds its mark in the North Sea. Russia unveils
the invasion of Finland. Army flashlight bomb illuminates
objectives for night air pictures. Photo essay - Life
survey discloses why people voted as they did. Full
page color Pan American coffee producers ad with art
by Leyendecker, grandma
and granddaughter in kitchen. Close-up : Ernie Bevin,
Britain's Labor boss. Fletcher Martin goes to Iowa to
paint and teach. Game wardens track down poachers in
Maine woods. American artists hold Syracuse ceramic
show. History of the AP (Associated Press). A Good Times
party in Michigan Towers Club in Chicago, really fun
sounding party for make-believe billionaires with paste
gems, fake currency, stock ticker tape and much more.
. Nice full color ad for Lincoln Zephyr V-12, blue car.
Very Good - $58
Good - $45
One of those charming full page Ipana Tooth Paste ads,
this one with young Jack Carter. Unusual full page color
Owens-Illinois Glass ad, "Here's to Long Life and
Smooth Lips" says Duraglas. Full page New White
Owl cigars ad with circus theme and Fred Bradna. Raymond
Clapper analyzes national unity. Wendell Eillkie remains
a potent leader. Republican party's future. Washington
state Tacoma Narrows bridge crashes in Puget sound,
yup - this is the famous event you've all seen in re-run.
Italian bombers menace art of ancient Athens. Close-up
: William Saroyan. Photo essay - Churchill, England.
Deaf-Blind children learn to "See and Hear", Helen
Siefert and others. Nice half page Cream of Wheat ad
with Li'l Abner cartoon by Al Capp. Johnson rifle stirs
up military squabble, semi-automatic, 30 caliber. All
American fashions. New York stores start fad for Navy
styles. Ducks and geese thrive and increase. Radium.
Movie - Arizona. Table-top photos by Nina Leen. Lifeguards'
party aboard the Sea Hawk near Santa Monica, with photos
of Reggie Parton, Ruth Strod, Monica Roach, George Watkins,
and others, includes surfing. Interesting jewelry and
fashion accessories depicting US Navy themes. Full page
color Canadian club whiskey ad with surfing in Hawaii.
Full page color Forstmann wollen fabrics ad with art
by Carl Erickson, Carl Oscar August Erickson, signed
Good - $55
Midwest tempest strews death by land and
lake. Naval reserve's solo babies are christened on
Dunk Day. Army's Randolph field issues more publicity
pictures. "Queen Elizabeth" leaves New York. German
sea raider catches big convoy. Britain rushes freighters
while Germany makes U-Boats. Battle of Taranto. US Ambassador
clears King Leopold of treason charge. First authoritative
account of the Battle of Flanders. Photo essay : World
traveling Thaws go overland from France to India, the
"Land Yacht" trip. Movie - Tin Pan alley.
Nebulae - astronomy. Furriers imitate fine furs in cheaper
coats. New York's Horse show attracts Pan American teams.
Radio publicity gags. A "Family is Away" party given
by Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins Jr. of Atlanta where all guests
came dressed as servants, Emmelyn Carter, Graham Mitchell,
Bill Manry, Freddy Watriss, Mary Lib Beers, they came
in the back door, too! Beautiful Chesterfield ad with
Queen of Hearts.
Good - $28
Life Magazine December 2, 1940 : Cover - James Grow, air technician with Goodyear - hot air balloon.
Full page Associated American Artists ad featuring Grant
Wood. Wonderful set of photos taken by Minnie Libby
of the small town folk of Norway, Maine. Interesting
full page Packard ad entitled "Historic Horsepower"
showing LePere plane, tank, car and boats. Nice half
page Schwinn bicycle ad. Feuds of American Labor leaders
: C.I.O. and A.F. of L. (they are together in Kenosha,
Wisconsin). Salvation army buries eight poison-pancake
victims in Pittsburgh. Balloon Crew - Good Year hot
air balloon flight crew training in Akron, Ohio. Machine
tools are prelude to defense program. Super and unusual
full page color International Harvester Company ad with
red bulldozer. Avila Camacho - president of Mexico.
Radio city Rockette Doris Mitchell. Reporter William
L. White crosses the Atlantic with a British convoy,
destroyer "Thomas". Bill Stern picks best
football players, photos of them. Nice full page color
Mobiloil ad with hockey theme art by Frederic Stanley.
Big series on how an engine is made, machine shop work.
Philadelphia charity ball. Feature on the Glen Dunn
family, who lived on Highway 31, 3 miles north of Franklin,
Indiana and the festivities in town each Saturday. Full
page color Camel cigarettes ad with bowler Joe Norris.
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America trains first conscript army in peacetime
history. Photo of Draftee Sam Arcadipan getting vaccination
shots - ouch. Photos of draftees going through the processes
that turn them into soldiers, Frederick McCool, Fort
Dix, and more. Photo - Football player Tom Harmon winds
up 1940 season in blaze of glory. Britain sends S.O.S.
to US - these are posters pleading for help. Aces Galland,
Molders, and Wick are top fighters in German air force.
Mary Ann Bunner loses Ohio's homecoming queen elections,
great photos. Super full page color Coca-cola ad with
Santa. Full page color Kre-mel desserts ad with Annette
Dionne of the quintuplets. Dangerous roof drives Congress
to new quarters. Gibraltar tightens defenses against
assault. President Vargas of Brazil takes 8,000 mile
trip up the Amazon. Photo essay - Christmas toys. Close-up
: Premier Konoye of Japan. Orr Plaster cast technique
starts revolution in war surgery. Skiing exercises.
Turban wave is a new type permanent. Christmas Ornaments.
Gibraltar, impregnable British Fortress. Half page Munsingwear
ad with ski theme and woman waxing a ski. Chinese night
club in San Francisco - the Forbidden City.
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Fair (Generally Good, but has a thinly water marked edge) - $9
page color Nash car ad with cross country skiers in
the background. German plane crashes on English downs,
this is a photo with sheep running from the fire. Humorous
bit on how to photograph legs. President Roosevelt sails
in Caribbean. Ribald "Tobacco Road" has seventh birthday
on Broadway. Narvik Norway - the mayor tells the story
of the fighting there. London's Oxford Street still
does business under bombs. California's Barbara Moffett.
Flickers of revolt among the conquered comfort Great
Britain, such as Egypt. Photo essay - Refugees, the
children of Europe are America's wards. William O'Dwyer,
Brooklyn's ace prosecutor, arrests suspects in gambling
ring including Hymie Caplin. Close-up : Boston's congressman
George Holden Tinkham. Basketball with the Long Island
University team. Showgirl Barbara Moffett. Full
page Pan American Coffee Producers ad with art by Leyendecker,
Santa - a bit of an unusual piece. Elsa Maxwell
turns slapstick comedian. Christmas cards are painted
by America's top artists. Nightgowns. Congressman Tinkham.
Girls at Russell Sage College prepare for war emergencies.
Nice full page color Pullman-Standard ad with Santa
Fe railroad, with train in a glossy metallic silver, very unusual effect. A Head Dress party in Philadelphia at the
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Big two page color ad for
Out of Stock -
Life Magazine December 23, 1940 : Cover - Party time, Freddy Bradlee and Halldis Prince taxiing away from the first big cocktail party of New York's Christmas season.
Coventry is razed
by German bombs - astounding photos, including St. Michael's
cathedral. Knudsen challenges manufacturers to speed
up arms production. US spends heavily for 1940 Christmas.
Nice full page photo of Ethel Barrymore with bicycle
in "The Corn is Green." The Mediterranean
campaign by Major George Fielding Eliot. Greeks win
freedom's first victory. Windsors once again set foot
in America. Americans face decision on whether to feed
Hitler's conquered Europe. Photo essay - Army morale
- soldier-boy humor. Close-up : Lana Turner. Watches,
pocket watches and wrist watches. Window gardening.
Sweaters. Skating champion Erna Andersen holds daily
practice on Rockefeller ice. Astronomy - Cunningham's
comet is 1940 Christmas star. X-ray photographs. A Christmas
party at the Park Avenue pent house of Publisher Conde
Nast. Cute color "White Owl Cigars" ad with lady sitting
on Santa's lap.
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Association of American Railroads ad with freight trains
hauling rock, gravel, ore, coal. Roosevelt devises plan
to make America non-fighting ally of Britain. America
posts the Statue of Liberty. Britons push Italians deeper
into Libya. Navy plane crashes in Long Island Sound,
kills James Stanley Tyler. Close-up : Buddy B.G. De
Sylva. Fred Astaire plots new routines. A weekend at
Smith College. Popular Calendar art, including pin-ups
and artist Earl Moran, and Dionne Quintuplets. Photo
essay - Life looks back on a year of Europe's war. Life
presents a collection of Currier & Ives in color.
A wealth of new colors lure women from dull hues - this
is kind of a "right color to wear for your coloring"
article, in color, about hair color. 1.0
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