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1941 LIFE Magazines For Sale
See also Life Magazine Spring-Summer 1985 for WWII content and remembrances.
Pianist Josef Hofmann - hands at work. Full page Listerine
ad with black porter playing a whisk broom like a musical
instrument, one of those ads that embarrasses us today.
Photo - William Rhineland Steward and Gypsy Rose Lee.
William D. leahy - Vichy France ambassador. Large number
of photos of Katharine Hepburn in "The Philadelphia
Story." Myrna Loy illustrated ad for Woodbury Facial
Powder. Cat - photo gallery - Red Persian, Cream Persian,
Smoke Persian, Blue Cream Persian, Chinchilla Persian,
Red Tabby Persian cats. The Sweigard system for posture
improvement. Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn in
Sun Valley. Life photos of Ernest Hemingway's classic
novels. Pleasant full page Prudential insurance with
post man. Chorus girls in Rio - Earle Gore, Alberto
Faria, Rua Ouvidar, Claudio Marins, Molly Carvalho.
The Case for France by Andre Maurois. Surplus Government
Property - 20 million per year. Life goes to a Friday
the 13th Party - Anti-superstition Society, with Olive
Morrison, Nathaniel Leverone, A.F. Lorenzen, Hugh W.
Cross, and many others. Lucky Strike at featuring farmer
Connor Aycock. Charming photos of cats and spilled milk.
Very Good - $62
Plane Engine - how they are manufactory. Japan - newest
axis partner - turns scorn against Britain. Nice full
page Packard ad with PT 10, Patrol Torpedo boat. Mrs.
Roosevelt tries on her inauguration frocks. EXCELLENT
full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Marion
Hutton and fantastic 1941 gown. Football Bowl games
on New Year's day. Democracy in US Schools. Twin sisters
Lois Barnes and Lucille Barnes of Flint, Michigan go
to New York - Barnes twins - Gay White Way night club.
Nice, colorful, full page Jewel Tea ad. New techniques
in camouflage including curious anti-aircraft shack
by Rodyenko. Photos of the ship Rio Parana being launched
in Chester, Pennsylvania. Artist Alexander Brook. St.
Louis smoke - follow-up story on air pollution (see
LIFE January 15, 1940) and how it has been cleaned up.
Essay on Democracy given by Cannie Morris Turnipseed
at Holtville High in Alabama (see also January 5, 1942).
Attractive full page Lincoln ad with Zephyr V-12 ad
with nice ski hill theme. Full page color Kre-mel desserts
ad with Marie Dionne, quintuplet. Theodore Roosevelt
High School in Des Moines, Iowa, with many photos including
John Burriss, Bill Viggers, Shirley Ann Rosenfield,
Betty Pulis and others. Nice full page color Pullman-Standard
ad with Illinois Central railroad, City of Miami.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
British fliers celebrate Christmas aloft (a relative
of Kortright Perkins in the photo reports that everyone
in the photo was killed the next day, how sad!). Utah
sorority regulates leg competition. Wasted American
planes decay on French island. English doctor writes
of the bombing of Coventry. Close-up - FDR by
Geoffrey Hellman. Photo essay - the Interne (medical
doctors internships, including Robert McNairy, Robert
Love, David L. Fingerman, G. Ellis Doty). Nice full
page ad for Campbell's Tomato juice. New Du Pont
plant in Indiana will make 600,000 lb of powder a day. Army's new ski
patrol practices on Mt. Rainier,
photos include Ray Zoberski - early 10th mountain division. Volcanic Jane Russell is 1940's best new
star prospect. Bradford Washburn party is first to climb
Mt. Bertha on Fairweather Peninsula in Alaska (Incl.
Barbara Washburn, Tom Winship, Lee Wilson, Maynard Miller,
Alva Morrison, Lowell Thomas Jr., and Michl Feuersinger).
Fort Lauderdale aquatic forum shows new swimming methods.
Saturday night in Calumet City, Illinois. Full
page color Pan American Coffee ad with postman by artist
Joseph Christian Leyendecker.
Good - $31
Fair (All VG, Nice, but minimal margin water mark last couple pages) - $22
Nice photos of New York
City at night. Interesting two page Chrysler ad with
plane flying over car. German Incendiary bombs in London
- more pictures of bombed London, including Westminster
Hospital patients. Photo - the ship Manhattan goes aground
on Florida shoal. First US troops embark to Newfoundland
aboard the Edmund B. Alexander. Killers captured after
fifth avenue gun battle. Bardia, Italy, falls. Clean
full page color International Trucks ad with red delivery
truck. Jinx Falkenburg, America's number one girl. Toto
the Gorilla is sold to circus. Curling. New York lights.
Full page color Pall Mall cigarette ad with naval theme
art by John Falter. Awesome full page color Lockheed
Aircraft ad, including airplane NC17385 and Air mail
stamp. How to salute. Murals, including artists Ernest
Fiene, Aaron Bohrod, Allan Gould, James McCreery, David
Stone Martin, Jared French, Ernest Hamiln Baker, Ward
Lockwood, Tom Lea and Peter Hurd. Movie : Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Hitchcock's first American comedy. Very very
cute photos of 3-year-old Bette-Jane Krohn of Flushing,
Very Good - $41
Fair (All VG, Nice, but has some cover soil at bottom) - $16
News of the War from
inside Germany, Part 1 by William L. Shirer. Photo essay
- Man of God, the life of a typical US parson, Edwin
A. Briggs. Photos of crazy "weapons" invented
by American citizens in response to the war, including
Henry Fluer, Leslie Crosby, Coy Rigsby, Harry Bateson
and others. California students burn "Jeanie with the
light brown hair" - ASCAP and BMI. 10,000 civilian
spotters ward off mock air invasion of US. President
Roosevelt is inaugurated for a third term. Colored stockings.
Chemist converts vegetables in coal and petroleum. A
catalog of portrait painters and what they charge. Army
wind tunnel nears completion at Wright Field. War inventions
- pictures. A Farewell party at Arkansas Tech for 104
students on eve of their departure for Army training.
New battleship "King George V" photos - brings ambassador.
Nice full page Oldsmobile car ad with red 4-door sedan.
Curious full page ad for long distance telephone service,
American telephone and telegraph company. Cutest photo
of Emile the dog carefully springing a mouse trap to
get the cheese.
Very Good - $48
bombers. Hearst's fabulous art sells. Nice full page
general aviation ad with art by Albert Dorne. Lana Turner
and Deanna Durbin are belles of President's birthday
ball. Socialite fishermen relax at Quarterdeck Club
on Biscayne bay, Florida. Inside Wartime Germany by
William L. Shirer - Part II. Photo essay - How to fire
a 75mm field gun. Earthquakes - excitement hits Center
Ossipee, New Hampshire. Spindletop Texas oil gusher.
Another Dionne Quintuplet ad, full page color Kre-mel
with Emilie. Book match covers, fun piece on matches
and match games. Very nice feature on Yenching Christian
University in China. Hexing party. Nice full page 1941
De Soto car ad with blue car (Fluid drive and simplimatic
transmission). Cut full page color Ballantine's
ale ad. Awesome full page Chesterfield cigarette ad
in red and green with lady archer and Valentine's theme.
Full page color Pall Mall cigarette ad with military
theme and art by John Falter.
Very Good - $25
Life Magazine February 17, 1941 : Cover - Hollywood party, Cobina Wright, Jr. Nation awaits Wendell Willkie's report on England.
World's biggest relief
map at Babson Institute, Massachusetts (even Florida
shows relief). Daughter photographs Mrs. Nemitz as she
goes to death in the Pacific. Identity badges are required
in US offices and plants involved in defense. Governor
and snowshoer win winter races. British army invades
Bardia. Maryland coeds demonstrate do's and don't's
of campus etiquette - quite a fun little article. Betty
Carstairs rules private island in the Bahamas. Iceboating
on Lake Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Shrewsbury River, New Jersey,
more. Shoe styles are inspired by cowboys and the Navy.
Winter at Yaphank - national defense. Mahonri
Young's sculpture preserves his Mormon past. A
Hollywood party at Ciro's. Nice half page Cream
of White ad with Li'l Abner cartoon by Al Capp. Brave
Finns face the peace, a wounded nation pulls itself
together, Finland. Nice Coca-Cola ad on back cover in
color with soda fountain and press man.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Hitler falls across Balkans. Short follow-up piece about
Margaret Curtis (See LIFE September 9, 1940). Cute full
page color Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad with the three
characters Snap, Crackle and Pop. First big railway
gun. Nazis execute civilian Poles, chilling, nasty photos.
Lincoln road (Miami) - photo essay. Appendicitis. Torger
Tokle shows top ski-jumping form. Yoga contortionists
in India. Very unusual full page color Pullman-Standard
ad with Rock Island railroads Choctaw Rocket done in
shiny silver (on the magazine page). Canners convention
in Chicago. Neat red De Soto car ad in snowy winter
scene with skier. Ingrid Bergman, including photo of
her in ski gear - she skied 15 miles and June Lake.
British War art. The destroyer is the Navy's favorite
ship, U.S.S. Breckinridge. Winter fog shrouds Camp Murray,
Washington. How appendicitis is treated. Cute full page
color Beech-nut gum ad with Quantico Marine and nurse.
Miami beach shops. Nice full page Pall Mall cigarettes
ad with art by John Falter, radio operator? Full page
color Packard ad with red 4 door car which I believe
is the 1941 Packakard 180 Limousine.
Good - $30
Fair (Generally Very Good, but foxed (speckled) along spine) - $25
Roosevelt"s New Deal sends an Ambassador to
Britain"s New Dealers. Full page movie poster ad for
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles. Greeks push on in Albania,
nasty winter fighting scenes. Fort Sill welcomes an
officer and his bride, Julia Louise Cole and Ralph Shoemaker.
Income tax - 8,000,000 Americans file first returns.
Close-up - General Sir Archibald Percival Wavell. Full
page Pan American coffee Producers ad with art by C.J.
Leyendecker, family doctor and new baby. Photo essay
- Australia"s war effort forces continent to grow up
industrially, includes cool photos of airplanes and
ammunition under construction. Out of the Night, part
II by Jan Valtin, gruesome story of his torture by the
Germans. Diego Rivera"s new mural. Veronica Lake. Table
Tennis. Blizzard sweeps Donner Pass - pictures. An Atzor
party - Science Fiction planet, war and intrigue by
Nebraska students. Cute full page Prudential insurance
ad. Wirraways planes in Australia. Nice full page color
Ford car ad inside front cover with apples, cider, red
Very Good - $24
Good - $14
Life Magazine March 10, 1941 : Cover - Washington Worker, Margaret Sharpe (See also January 5, 1942).
Seven Die in airliner
crash near Atlanta, Eastern Air Lines with captain Eddie
Rickenbacker (captain and most survived). New York"s
Mayor LaGuardia puts on skit to explain food stamp plan.
Germans issue newsreel "Victory in the West." Bethlehem
steel strike poses problem of labor disputes. West coast
bids for fashion fame in style show. Thin ice at Dayton,
Ohio claims one small victim, John Loges Jr. Photo essay
- Washington D.C. boom town. Close-up - Secretary of
the Navy Frank Knox. Sheep in Montana winter, Frank
Horvatich and Jimmy Hall, includes some unusual content
such as rancher killing trapped coyote and sheep dog
eating sheep. Movie - Meet John Doe. Army eye tests.
Carmen Amaya"s gypsy dance - fantastic photos. A party
at the Walla Walla penitentiary. Neat two page Good
Year ad with a tank. Nice full page Pontiac ad with
red car and Scottie dog, great theme for dog lovers.
Full page color ad for Travel to Southern California.
Nice and unusual full page color Red Heart dog food
ad. Not so attractive full page color American Meat
Institute ad with greasy looking pork chops.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Very nice full page Air Transport
Association ad with U.S. Mail Air Express plane, with
passengers loading. Japan forces peace on French and
Thai in South Asia. Young Englishman saves his sister
in London bombing, Frederick Harrison. Cute full page
color Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad with the three characters
Snap, Crackle and Pop, St. Patrick's day theme. US gets
vital Panama air bases. Stuck burglar suffocates in
chimney flue, Robert Brady in Winchester, Kentucky.
German pilot describes his air raids over London. Close-up
- Queen Elizabeth of England. Photo Essay - California
Institute of Technology. Movie - Citizen Kane. Fala,
the White House dog. Four seasons on a Nebraska farm,
Herman Ebers near Milford. Radio - commercial recordings
enjoy boom. Life rides on an Army convoy - 260th Coast
Artillery. Full page color Texaco ad with art by Albert
Dorne, man burning a shirt while ironing. Funny pictures
of Cass Daley, singer, comedian. Full page ad for Lady
Eve, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Nice
Coca-Cola color ad on back cover with golf clubs and
Coke in a large commercial cooler. Super color Lincoln
Zephyr V-12 ad with red car. Truly cute color Old Gold
Good - $35
Fair (Generally Good, but has some cover wear and a small tear) - $20
Life Magazine March 24, 1941 : Cover - Spring Veils, Bettina Bolegard in a veiled hat by Sally Victor.
US moves to help Britain as battle of the Atlantic begins.
Battle of food. Generals of the Axis discuss what they
saw at US Army show. Chicago advertising men inspect
new models for 1941. Seattle is first US city to practice
blackout. First pictures of British bombing of German
cruiser off Norway. Photo Essay - Life visits
Boston with J.P. Marquand. Photo essay - Fighter
command, the R.A.F., including photos of Michael N.
Crossley and Doreen Maud Tibbitt and others. Close-up
- China's T.V. Soong. “Flip”
Wolfe, ace Tumbler. Annette Kellerman of Australia,
swimmer, looking very fine in a swimming suit at age
53. Samba sirens at Copacabana. Spring hats. Tibet's
boy lama sits for first portrait during inauguration.
US Army stages show at Fort Myer. Defense Posters. North
Dakota ranch party at Minot State Teachers College.
Nice full page color Pontiac ad with blue car. Two page
ad for De Soto, with Virginia Campbell and Joselyn Reynolds.
Full page color Pan American Coffee Bureau ad with art
by J. C. Leyendecker. Full page color Camel Cigarette
ad (back cover) with Skier Dick Durrance and Sun Valley
ski area. Neat photo of three horses and six riders
(all in tandem) going over a jump. Full page color Pall
Mall cigarette ad with military art by John Falter.
Full page color Pullman railway ad with the Southerner
and the Tennessean. Cheesey Canadian Club whiskey ad
with caving theme, Devil's Dance Hall.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
British turn tables on
Nazis with sudden raid on Lofoten Islands. Shriners
turn Washington, D.C. into Baghdad for a night. Five
are killed as saboteurs wreck train near Pittsburgh.
British freighter limps into New York after U-Boat attack
on convoy. The neat story of Edmund Stroemholt of Norway
who told of rescue from Lofoten Islands by British.
Photo essay - Chungking - City of Caves. Close-up -
William S. Knudsen. Astounding stories and photos from
blizzard in North Dakota. National Defense (4 articles,
some color pages) : Aircraft carriers, Navy wives share
lonely life, Mushrooming defense plants, US trains workers
for defense plants. Catholic Nuns turn Florida Oasis
beach club into marine life laboratory for medical research.
Sports - Darts. Pictures - Grasshopper war, funny set
of miniature war photos with grasshoppers for soldiers,
Maurice Levy. Kids' party in Kenilworth, Illinois -
Gene Thulin. Pretty half page Yardley Lavender soap
ad. Full page color Stetson hat ad. Full page color
Ten High whiskey ad with pilot Omar Whitey Dodson and
Skier Richard Johnston (Connecticut). Students at Western
State College in Gunnison, Colorado rappel off the buildings,
rock climbing. Giant tree trunk is used to make a staircase,
Cascades of Washington.
Very Good - $58
Fair (Generally Good, but has library stamps) - $36
Fair (All Good, but cover has a pencil mark and edge scuff) - $36
Fair (Inside is Good, but cover is foxed = brown speckles) - $22
Unusual full page Nash ad with brown and
cream car, people looking at huge dam. Public anger
at Labor leaders rises as strikes delay defense production
- 30 defense plants wait for parts from Allis-Chalmers.
Indian woman is first customer as Grand Coulee power
plant starts operation, Ernestine Nanamkin. London's
gayest night club is hit by Nazi bomb. Why and When
of intervention by Walter Lippmann. Photo essay - Coastal
convoy, includes a photo of the furnace stoker with
the chilling statement "He has one chance (to survive)
to the man on deck's four, if we are sunk.". Photo essay
- US fortifies Caribbean bases leased from Britain.
Close-up - Victor Mature. US Army modernizes fundamentals
of drill, photos showing exactly how it is done. Another
romantic military artwork by John Falter, full page
Pall Mall ad with two soldiers manning gun. Aviation
- Boeing launches improved Clipper for Transocean service.
Snappy full page color Pontiac car ad. Rainwear. Los
Angeles Jordon High School girls try Broomstick hockey.
Magic tricks. Life calls on Salvador Dali. Life reports
on an Atlantic crossing. Very nice full page color Palmolive
soap ad, bar with olive green. Super awesome full page
color Coty make-up ad.
Excellent - $52
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Fair (All Good, nice, but outer pages are water marked at spine) - $12
US uses first force to win bloodless
victory in Battle of the Atlantic. Full page color Oldsmobile
ad with red car in American southwest, Indian horseback
rider. New strike battles bring threat of federal action.
Charming full page DuPont Cellophane ad. Hays office
cracks down on Cinema Sweater set - this is a
VERY funny piece about sweaters that show too much breast.
Photos (with names) of 45 of the shis seized by the
U.S. Government from the enemy. British Navy wins biggest
naval battle of the War. British officer sketches life
in German prison camp. I fly bombers to Britain, by
an American Pilot. Photo essay - New York City. Close-up - Darryl Zanuck. Charming full page color
Texaco ad with little boy smoking a cigar. Aviation
- Cadet fliers show their wings to film star Veronica
Lake. Childhood diseases slow Army Air Cops Training
program. El Ministro Cowboy, Findley Howard. A party
at Georgia Tech. Nice full page color Southern Pacific
passenger train ad. Very unusual full page color Shell
gas ad. Decidedly odd full page color Old Gold cigarettes
ad with freshly promoted soldier.
Excellent - $52
Very Good - $38
Great full page
Fleischmann's Yeast ad with pretty girls exercising.
Messerschmitt 110 arrives for study by US Engineers.
Very very charming series of drawings by Herbert F.
Roese "A Day in a Babe's Life." War in the Balkans.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus begins
cross country trek. US gets world's biggest battleship,
U.S.S. North Carolina. Messerschmitt 110 airplane arrives
in the US for study. US gets sea and air bases in Greenland.
US Sailors get warm welcome in Australia. Willie Hoppe
- Billiards. Vitamins. Life goes to camp with the Richmond
blues. Nice full page color Columbia Records ad with
Zorina. Nazi war machine carves its way into Yugoslavia
and Greece. Damaged British battleship “Malaya”
seeks repairs at US Navy yard. Photo essay - US Cavalry.
Feature on Spring Vacation, with Peggy Winton. MGM glorifies
the Ziegfeld girl. A day in Babe's life - cartoons by
Herbert F. Roese.
Americans fly in R.A.F. Eagle squad, including Eugene
Quimby Tobin, Sam A. Mauriello, Arthur Osborne, Luke
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has three library stamps) - $10
Fair (Generally Good, but cover has light wear and two small tape repairs) - $9
Surprise Nazi attack imperils
Suez canal. Full page color Ford ad with circus theme.
German army dismembers Yugoslavia. Mrs. Roosevelt gets
new daughter-in-law as son Jimmy weds. Easter visitors
crowd US Capital. Nice clean-looking full page Bell
Telephone ad. Life's London staff reports on War's
worst air raid. US opens Great Lakes early to speed
defense. British build ships for Atlantic battle. Charming
full page color Duraglas ad, with mother and tot and
milk bottle. Lisbon, Europe's Bottleneck. Photo
essay - East of Suez. Close-up - Joan Waltermire,
air stewardess. Movie - the devil and Miss Jones.
Red Style notes feature fashion scene. Chrysler plant
prepares to mass-produce medium tanks by fall. Betty
Atkinson, Baton Twirler. Oklahoma wrestling twins win
college titles. Throne of Solomon in Kurdistan. The
fighting Aussies. Half page New Departure Coaster Brake
ad with Iowa campus and bicycles nicely featured. Bette
Davis' birthday party at Littleton, New Hampshire
(neat photo of her in ski boots and ski pants). Nice
full page color Gilbey's Gin ad with Middle Eastern
theme. Super cute full page Gerber's Baby foods
ad. Unusual full page color Plymouth car ad with three
cars, one a wood-sided station wagon.
Excellent - $44
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
American takes the great decision. Full
page Plymouth car ad with James Balfe of Portchester,
New York. Charming sample of cards for all occasions,
such as birthday cards. Full page ad for National Posture
week. Huey Long statue in Statuary Hall. Full page color
Pall Mall cigarettes ad with art by John FAlter, aircraft
with guns. Metropolitan opera. Great full page color
Pontiac ad with Policeman on motorcycle. Forest fires
rage in eastern states. Here is a story that has a correlation
today - The Border Patrol, US-Mexican border. Mrs. G.
Harwood Frost's Chicago boarding house (see also January
5, 1942). Large feature article - Harvard University.
Full page Association of American Railroads ad with
locomotive "It's something bigger than size."
Joan Carroll. Full page ad for American Traveler's checks.
Ohio Penitentiary and it's sports programs. Learning
to fly. Egypt gets set for war. Carmen Pueyrredon, Debutante
Excellent - $48
Good - $24
Very cute full page Ductillite ad (tinplate
cans for food) - Wheeling Steel Corporation. Full page
color Rogers ADoration silverware ad with very attractive
Judy Garland. Roosevelt calls for seven-day week as
US defense machine begins to roll. Violinist Fritz Kreisler
is struck down by truck. Dancer Sunnie O'Dea, including
extremely cute photo. Boston Transcript folds after
111 years. Fund drive for R.A.F. opens at New York airport.
Irish celebrate 1916 revolution with Easter Parade.
Edward G. Robinson and George Raft stage impromptu fight
on set. Britain tightens its belt on carrot and potato
diet. Photo essay - India, war threatens British hold
on Plum of Empire. Close-up - Bob Feller. Education
- one-room school is light of learning to Montana farmers
in Golden Valley county (see also January 5, 1942).
Chinese boys fly best kites at San Francisco. Funnyman
W.C. Fields has own way of keeping himself fit. US trains
more parachute troops. Very cute series of photos about
a tiny bear cubs interaction with same size teddy bear.
Life visits the Okefenokee swamp. Cute full page color
Ballantine Ale ad with pirates.
Good - $48
Fair (Generally Very Good, but cover edges are mildly rough) - $38
Super cute full page Cannon percale
sheets ad. Unusual full page color Plymouth car ad in
cartoon form. Nice page on Edwin M. Watson's Little
White Guest house in Charlottesville. British survivors
of Britannia after 23 days in lifeboat land in Brazil.
Italian East Africa falls to British, Indians and South
Africans. Nazi Blitzkrieg reaches into London's
exclusive White's club. British Corvettes guard
convoys on the Atlantic. Hank Greenberg is inducted
into army. Gloria Brown / K.T. Stevens hits 2,252 newspapers
in a photo guaranteed to make the “Hays sweater
cops” mad. Bright, crisp full page color DeSoto
ad with blue car and airport "Pilots wanted"
theme. Neat full page color Keglined beer ad. Burton
K. Wheeler - close-up. Photo essay - The
Saint goes west, a detective story. Ailing race horses
are helped by surf bathing. Incendiary bombs. US uniforms
and insignia. Theater - the Beautiful people by
William Saroyan. Bermuda censorship. Life calls on Mrs.
Natalie Wales Latham. Full page color Keds shoe ad with
two young boys dreaming of football, art by Alan Hughes.
Odd half page All-bran ad with stationary bicycle for
exercise. Mary Louise Purcell of Orlando looks just
like Dionne quintuplets.
Excellent - $42
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Nice full page United Aircraft Corporation
ad. Very unusual full page color Shell Gas ad with skunk.
Super nice full page color Oldsmobile ad with yellow
car Custom 8 cruiser and Navy. Elena Lupescu makes camera
debut in Bermuda, a NOT attractive photo of her. Nice
half page New Departure coaster brakes ad with bicycles
nicely featured at the University of Pennsylvania. Rudolf
Hess drops in on Scotland in war's biggest mystery,
weird story. 50,000 Texans hail Queen of car-hops in
Galveston, Jeanette Hall. Photo essay - US ship
building booms along gulf coast. Close-up - Neosho,
Missouri. Les Steers, Oregon Track star. Charming full
page color Coca-cola ad with gardening theme, is horizontal
(landscape format). Victim of spastic paralysis helps
rehabilitate others, Fr. Earl R. Carlson. Air ministry
releases official account of the Battle of Britain -
a book, includes muddy photo of jeeps and motorcycles
with sidecars. “Citizen Kane” invokes new
admiration for Orson Welles. Walt Disney designs Army
and Navy insignia for new Navy Torpedo boats. A Kansas
blanket party, Kansas State Teachers College. Cute full
page Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with cartoon muskie fishing
theme. Two page color Mobilgas ad with art by Norman
Rockwell, a horse in a hat.
Very Good - $34
Good - $24
Nice full page color Lockheed
ad with Pan American Lodestar. US steps up campaign
to combat axis in Latin America. Nice half page Schwinn
bicycles ad. Hess Stands by Fuhrer in Reichstag six
days before deserting Germany. Full page Ipana tooth
paste ad with child Wiliam Steers. New Yorkers jam rally
for US Service men's clubs. Life and fortune men
among passengers rescued as Germans sink “Zam-zam.”
Mexican maneuvers reveal equipment deficiencies. Man-made
lakes and rivers turn 20,000,000 US acres into bloom
(damns, ditches, and irrigation in American west). New
York art directors club picks “Most beautiful
legs.” Photo essay - Sunday school fights
for God and country with modern methods. Article by
John Cudahy - Belgium is hungry, food shortages.
Exercises aid sleep. World's smallest hippopotamus
arrives in US. Satchel Paige, Negro Ballplayer, is great
pitcher. How to shoot in a Western. A visit to the Statue
of Liberty. Nice full page color Ford ad with maroon
car and baseball team. Short bit on the Log School in
Cortland county, New York with only one student, William
Krebs. Lovely full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with Patricia Morison and cowgirl outfit from movie
"The Round Up." Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with golfer Ben Hogan.
Excellent - $38
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Sweet full page Goodrich tires
ad with Just Married theme. Nice full page color Oldsmobile
ad with red car and the American Airlines flagship New
York, with Pilot Talmadge L. Boyd. John Cudahy interviews
Adolf Hitler. Charming full page Cannon sheets ad -
Where'd my resistance go? Full page Mercury car ad with
aviation theme - Get yourself a flying license! Two
page ad like a news story on the Old Quaker Whiskey
plant. US Navy escorts non-striking workers through
pickets at San Francisco shipyard. Newark, New Jersey
stages big blackout. Excellent full page color Dol Pineapple
Juice ad with mural by Covarrubias. Little girl Betsey
Earle with sign "Don't Feed Me" in North Adams,
Massachusetts. British fleet sinks Nazi battleship Bismarck.
Fort Bragg. Joe Louis and Buddy Baer. Poker, the card
game. Modern picnic parks, humorous piece about how
much you have to spend to go picnicking. Unusual corsages.
Gene Krupa plays the drum. Big feature article on Fort
Bragg, including Tom Hopson, Dan Lackey, Tom Duckett.
Texas workers build finished home in 58 minutes. World's
rarest books. Jane Auer, high school graduate. Eskimo
murders at Hudson Bay. A party with starlets Patti McCarty
and Betty Brooks at Santa Catalina Island. More on young
Freddie Harrison in England.
Good - $22
Life Magazine June 16, 1941 : Cover - Adorable British sailor and first soda, Philip Gamester - cute story inside, too.
Full page color Beautyrest mattress ad.
OPM asks sacrifices as a shortage of aluminum wakes
nation to crisis. Cute photos of two little guys in
one huge denim suit - Private Doolin climbs into Private
Hunter's new fatigue suit. Neat and unusual full
page color International Trucks ad with brown and yellow
delivery van. The war in the Mediterranean - three
features: Greece, Tobruch, Matapan. Harlem's new
“Congreroo” dance gives girls a workout,
Ann "Popeye" Johnson and Frankie "Musclehead"
Manning (dance was created by Herbert White, who also
originated the Lindy Hop). War at sea - convoy's
job is hard but vital, large feature on convoys. Priscilla
Lane learns how to be a salesgirl. Full page Fisk tires
ad with Jos "Flash" Gordon, baseball player,
New York Yankees. Range finders are the eyes of big
battleship guns. Psychic investigator exposes mediums'
frauds, Dunninger. Close-up - General Hugh A.
Drum. English Fashions. Pictures - John Kieran
discovers nature. A psychic investigator exposes frauds
of Spiritualists, Joseph Dunniger. Ten days in the African
desert. A "Women's smoker" in Milford,
Connecticut, Young Women's Republican Club (who
could believe this?!). Nice full page color Coty makeup
ad. General Drum. Neat full page color Palm Beach suit
ad with art by Harry Beckhoff. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with champion swimmer Ralph Flanagan.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Nice full page color Oldsmobile ad with green
car and hydra-matic drive. Nice full page color Lockheed
ad with very unusual plane with two fuselages, the P-38
Lightning. Amazing feature story on the sinking of the
Zamzam with photos. A man on a mountain, about Berchtesgaden.
New Battleship hits water in shipyard speed up, U.S.S.
South Dakota. President Roosevelt breaks a red strike.
Whirlaway the race horse, with a cute photo nose first.
British scoop 109 survivors of Bismarck out of the sea.
Aircraft builders strike in Inglewood, California. Nice
full page color Texaco ad with lonely road on a rainy
night and the Texaco sign as a beacon. Night fighter
planes take toll of German raiders. Photo essay - China
relief, US opens purse. Army and Navy comedies prove
gold mines - movies. Sophisticated Melisse cartoons.
World"s biggest dance hall opens in Madison Square Gardens,
Proser"s Dance Carnival. Painter Byron Thomas. Pictures
- Sikhs curl their beards and wind their turbans. Fishing
on a float trip down Ozark streams.
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Pictures from Crete and Greece show German air
and parachute attack. New road to war looks like old.
Nice full page Pabst Blue Ribbon ad with baseball theme
in cartoon form. Full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes
ad with swimmer Esther Williams. Wrecked Axis ships
choke harbor of fallen Massaua. Great full page color
Chesterfield cigarettes ad with face of military man.
27 candidates seek senate seat in screwy Texas race.
Better boxer Billy Conn fights Joe Louis. China, to
the mountains. Movie - Man Hunt. Nice full page
color photo of Bette Davis and husband in trotting gig.
Carole Landis' no. 1 fan gets vacation with star,
Peggy McKenna. Amazing two page color ad for General
Motors with salesman's son selling toy car in
front of Dad's dealership, art by Chenoweth. .
Concordia College boys try new exercises on circus trampoline,
including Victor Mennicke, Norman Pfotenhauer, Freddie
Brick and others. Hoosier Huckster Louis Wagoner. Nice
full page color Ray-o-Vac batteries ad with great fishing
art by Ben Stahl. Nazis in Chile. ROTC has pretty girl
officers. High school graduation at Mansfield, Ohio.
The sixth sense of the blind. Full page color Ralston
Shredded wheat cereal ad with Tennis player Bill Tilden.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (Generally VG, but cover mildly marred) - $9
defense issue of LIFE : a GREAT issue. US Steps
up production of tanks, cars, armor, guns and planes,
includes chart showing expenditures and uses per month
per year so far. Great photo of Lockheed P-38 airplane
under construction in the plant. Neat full page Goodrich
tires ad with policeman on horseback and second policeman
chalking a tire (meter "maid"). Charming though
possibly politically incorrect full page color Shell
gasoline ad with young negro boy eating watermelon.
Red, white and blue fashions, including swimming suits
in color. Nice full page Air Transport Association ad
with night flying scene. Humorous full page Ductillite
(tinplate) Wheeling Steel Corporation ad with cartoon
art by Bates. Bombers : feature article with lots of
color photos, including small photo of Orville Wright
(B&W). Dorothy Lamour is the number one pin-up girl
of the army. Radiolocator is night bomber defense. Nifty
full page color patriotic International Trucks ad. Hitler's
Russian invasion adds whole red Army to US Defense.
Marines. New techniques of camouflage, including photos
of Robert R. Jones (Fort Ord), Thielmann D. Muse. Photos
of food in the army (better than what is available in
my house!) Top Sergeant Bruce Bieber makes soldiers
out of citizens. Dottie Lamour. Pushball. Artists recruited
by US military. Fort Leavenworth Officers' club. Charming
photos of ways to wear the Army fatigue hat, Bert Stephenson,
Juan Varele, Jaramillo Regimio, Hack Lawrence.
Very Good - $75
Life Magazine July 14, 1941 : Cover - Mary Toynton and Kay Lindsay of Baltimore - sand-sailing at Sea Island, Georgia.
Neat full page Agfa film with large photo of latin dance
couple in frilly outfits. Full page Insurance company
of North America ad with Firemen. Interesting little
piece and photo about the German captain who sank the
ZamZam, Captain Rogge. A charming series of photos of
young Celestine Jay Ku blowing bubbles. Red Army battles
to the death for survival of USSR. Full page color Kellogg's
Corn Flakes ad with Swimmer Esther Williams, Dorothy
Ring (flight instructor), Frank Polito, and Jack Simmons
(Burlington railroad engineer). Hyde Park Library opens.
US arrests 32 in great spy round-up, photos and names
of all. American on its 165th anniversary of independence
- 4th of July celebrations. . Reed College in Oregon
has only girl coxswain, Mary Russell. Bubble-blowing.
Full page color movie ad “The Shepherd of the
Hills” starring John Wayne and Betty Field. Marion
Chadwick (with Wallace C. Miller and Ralph Dolk, also
photos of her with her father). Nice full page color
DeSoto car ad with beach scene. Alexander Kerensky,
Russian exile, predicts speedy victory for Hitler. German
parachutist gives eyewitness account of invasion of
Crete. Photo essay - vacations. Charming full page color
early Coty perfume ad with lady on swing. A Hollywood
House moving, Hedda Hopper. Nice full page color Shell
oil ad with highway next to Steamliner train tracks.
Full page color Pliofilm ad (Goodyear) - a plastic film
for covering food. Photo and caption pertaining to the
defacing of monument to Charles Lindbergh in Lake Village,
Excellent - $38
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
page 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate ad starring Olivia
de Havilland. New pipeline is rushed to help meet East's
growing oil shortage. Soldiers and girls have fun at
Army Recreation camp, New Orleans : John Olson, Bill
Sharpe, Irene Shoenberger, Pauline Powell. Blitzed baby
Terry Stone lives to walk again. US Troops move into
war zone as Navy occupies Iceland. Russians extol their
heroes. British policy is to keep their men nameless.
Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa. America's great
mistake by Walter Lippmann. Photo essay - Singapore.
Close-up - Helena Rubinstein. Natural History - Rocks,
in color. Suntan - article telling you how to get the
best tan, chilling now that we worry about skin cancer.
Mr. LaGuardia watches a baseball game, great series
of photos. A floating party down the Apple River in
Wisconsin. Full page color Mobilgas ad with Race horse.
Neat Shell gas ad full page color with doctors operating.
Neat photo of Train in Bayway, New Jersey hauling crude
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Full page Cannon sheets
ad with woman with really perky expression. Full page
color Rice Krispies ad with Snap, Crackle, and Pop,
nautical theme. German army heads for Moscow. GREAT
full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with sailor Joe
Newton, U.S.S. North Carolina, US Navy. 4,000 Chungking
citizens suffocate in air-raid shelter, awful photos.
V stands for victory. Finest passenger ship built in
America - the America. US Milliners show - new hats.
Circus - a large feature with lots of photos. Nice full
page color Schlitz beer ad, artist's name almost legible.
San Diego. Joe Di Maggio's hitting streak ends at 56
games, baseball, includes Al Milnar, Leo Durocher, Joe
Medwick, Elmer Riddle and others. Advanced finger painting
with Ruth Faison Shaw. Wholesome two page color Ivory
soap ad. Mountain wedding of Hazel Petrey and Gilbert
Dove. Close-up - General Charles De Gaulle. Another
neat full page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with art
by John Falter, with float plane. Janitor Paul Fritz
collects large amount of waste aluminum foil for war
effort. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Dorothy
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
page Texaco ad with color art by Albert Dorne. America
bares the weapons of attack as time for action draws
near. Nice half page Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil
ad with test pilot Frank Kelley. Queen of California
wine discovers perfect way to drink champagne, Eleanor
Counts. Aluminum drive signals start of defense raids
on US kitchens, includes neat two page spread showing
current kitchen contents in metal and how they will
be replaced with non-metal items. British bombers launch
the Battle of Germany. A week in the President's
office. Germans execute a Russian sniper. Blueprint
for Victory by Hanson W. Baldwin. Photo essay -
British women at war, including photos of women in various
jobs such as the Dispatch rider on a motorcycle. . Shore
and marsh birds, in color, with illustrations by Roger
Tory Peterson. Water-skiing with Hallie Carter and Bill
Robinson on Lake Placid. Penthouse barbecue, Carl Mueller's
entertaining John Gibbs' of Utah. Movie -
Billy the Kid. Luminous paint in blackout. Life Rides
the 20th century limited, railroad run from New York
to Chicago, . Cute half page Colgate ad with stewardess.
Full page Airlines ad - Lifelines of defense.
Very Good - $28
Moscow photos a week before invasion, including many
charming photos of children, including kindergarten
children with butterflies and boys playing war games..
David Scherman (LIFE photographer) and Joan Smith (model)
spoof some cliche ads. Interesting half page Schwinn
bicycle ad showing Alfred Letourner breaking the world
speed record. Nazi clothes rationing. Last silk shipment
from Japan. Nazis hang rebellious Serbs. Close-up of
Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot. End of the Bismarck. Adolf
Dehn, artist.. New poison for mosquitoes, pyrethrum
poison. Tennis kids tour the tournaments, including
photos of Ed Alloo, Gene Mako, Mary Louise Peoples,
Louise Evans, Mrs. Stanley Hooker, Barbara Bradley,
Jane Stanton, Billy Talbert, Geneva Carter and others..
Negro private from Fort Bragg, Raymong Carlton, on weekend
leave with friends and family in Warsaw, North Carolina.
Full page color Camel cigarettes ad featuring Marshall
Headle, test pilot for Lockheed. Funny photo of Sergeant
Charles Kirkpatrick. Nice full page color Lockheed aircraft
ad with P-38 Lightning, Lodestar Transport and Hudson
Bomber. Interesting half page ad for Schwinn bicycles
and speed record being set. Nice full page Pennsylvania
Railroad ad inside front cover.
Good - $24
Full page Mack
Truck ad with Army M-3 tank. Charming series with Cecilia
Meagher doing reverse strip tease to show how much a
complete outfit of summer clothes weighs. Service extension
bill - the senate adds 18 months to the enlistment term
for army service, includes photos of Orval Cotts, Dayspring
and Herner from Fort Niagara. Photo - Yacht designer
Rod Stephens climbs mast to fix spinnaker in race. Neat
two page photo of British children bicycle racing in
a bomb crater, it is like a velodrome. Ever so charming
full page color Coca-Cola ad with girl on beach, horizontal
format, landscape. First US troops land in Greenland.
Bermuda - long photo essay. A curious piece about psychologists
measuring the mental capacity of babies, part of this
test was to place a cellophane sheet over their face(!)..
Navy blimps spot submarines. Painter Henry Bouche does
murals for trains.. Nice full page Fisk tires ad with
art by Alan Hughes. Fort ORd's Burros. Gertrude Niesen's
palace at Newport.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but cover edges have minor soil) - $9
Scrap iron becomes precious
metal, includes Junk Peddler Saul Rosenbaum. US Forces
arrive in Iceland. Internal conflict brings CIO to crossroad.
Beeline Hike - absolute straight line hike by
boys of Camp William Carey on Long Island (over buildings,
etc.) - looks like great fun. Travel - Tierra del Fuego,
includes photo of Club Andino skiers overlooking Punta
Arenas, Chile. Camp Greystone in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Interesting two page United States Rubber Company ad
for the Tire Conservation plan. Nice one page United
Aircraft Corporation ad with Thunderbolts, P-47
plane. Secret maps record first seven weeks of Battle
for Russia. Close-up - Fred Astaire. How to eat
a lobster. Just plain amazingly nice full page color
Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Vera Gilmer in a canoe.
How to eat a lobster. Nice half page Union Pacific Railroad
ad with Sonja Henie in ski gear on skis. Super Full
page color Beech-nut gum ad on back cover with Railroad
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Moscow fights off Nazi bombers
and prepares for a long war. Photos of crashed Nazi
bomber plane in Russia. Bones of Tecumseh are assembled
for reburial. 32 die as fire destroys ship Panuco, cargo
and New York pier 37. Gloria Callen breaks 100 meter
backstroke swimming record. Political fiction peps up
war games in the South. Hollywood stars help Los Angeles
celebrate China relief festival. Colorful full page
movie poster ad for Aloma of the South Seas with Dorothy
Lamour and Jon Hall. As part of a half page Sinclair
oil ad, there is a photo of an airborne jeep and trailer,
I'm sure those guys were in trouble when their CO saw
the photo! Photo essay - Hampton Roads is greatest naval
base of Western World. Sports - Ted Williams of Red
Sox, baseball. Neat two and a half page spread on the
Favorite Army and Navy Postcards. The Berkshire festival.
Nice full page color Havoline motor oil ad with Forest
Ranger in Smoke watcher"s fire tower.
Good (Beautiful cover with only faintest wear and NO address label) - $88
man Hopkins meets Josef Stalin and pledges US Supplies.
Sunday bathers on the sands of Manhattan Beach - another
incredibly crowded beach scene, what were people thinking
to go there?. Elegant full page movie poster ad for
Unfinished Business with Irene Dunne and Robert Montgomery.
1941 Amateur golf tournament. Cardinals break even in
crucial four game series with Dodgers. Marlene Dietrich
breaks ankle saving “Baby X” in studio fall.
Awesome International Harvester ad with wartime theme,
full page color, military equipment superimposed over
harvester. Close-up - Senator Robert Reynolds.
Photo essay - John Alden family of Clear Lake,
Michigan. Wings over China by Clare Boothe. Ann Miller
dances like a Texas whirlwind. The Chicago Art Institute.
Party play shoes. Armored Force School makes expert
technicians. Pictures - British maneuvers. Russia
in wartime. The college girl as salesgirl and customer,
including Ruddy Hale, Paula Stephenson, Jean Roff. A
party with Manhattan Café socialites. Charming
goofy full page Cannon percale sheets ad. Two page Beautyrest
mattress ad with circus theme. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Hubert Castle and circus theme.
Good - $20
Fair (All EXC, GREAT, except print run made without one page (35-36) which affects single page Cardinals and Wookey articles. The "matching page" is present and all are bound-in. Page 35-6 was left out of print layout.) - $10
Life Magazine September 15, 1941 : Cover - Captain the Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten.
Full page color Stetson hat ad for the
Stetson Stratoliner, with airplane theme. Full page
General Motors ad with GM railroad locomotive. Very
interesting two page spread on the Harvest Moon Ball
(dance) in Madison Square Garden, including Alyce Pearson
and James Outlaw doing the Lindy Hop, Mae Miller and
Walter Johnson also doing the Lindy Hop, and others.
British Aircraft carrier Illustrious is heavily damaged,
makes it to port, where she is bombed four more times
in the next 2 weeks. Cute full page Lady Pepperell Sheets
ad "Wish we knew which way to jump." Auto
workers have fun strike as part of Detroit Labor Day
parade. US Battleship North Carolina. Front and back
views of all of the Miss America contestants of 1941,
in swimsuits. Model family goes on exhibition at state
fair, the Frank Engel family on display, Ohio's most
typical farm family. Fall fashions on fifth avenue.
Curtiss-Wright - biggest aviation company expands, great
photos, some color. Very cute full page color Formfit
bra ad. Martinique - photo essay. Doris Blake advises
those unlucky in love. Gjon Mili photographs the curve
balls of Cy Blanton and Carl Hubbell, baseball pitches.
Conquest in Yugoslavia. Mammoth Cave, lots of good photos
of old tourist tours. Good driving test.
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, except cover is brown speckled overall) - $8
pairings of photos showing bombed areas in London and
the areas after clean-up and repair. Interesting full
page color American Gas Association ad telling all the
ways gas helps in the house. Curious piece about the
uproar caused by those who thought movie-makers were
trying to drive the US to join the war. New Flying Fortress
airplane. Italian prisoners in England, pleasant little
piece. French Manikins, models during war. Full page
Paul Jones whiskey ad with camel and motorcycle cop.
The unusual forts at Tobruch. Another follow-up to the
Margaret Curtis story (see LIFE September 9, 1940).
Harry Hopkins. Nice article about landing boats to get
troops to shore. Full page color Texaco ad with the
most idyllic baby ever. Color and big-screen images
open new horizon in television. Ladies aid quilt pageant,
including Mrs. Frank O. Holmes, Mrs. Walter Holmes,
Mrs. H.C. Winter and others. Record shipment of young
apes swells US Gorilla population. Gret feature on the
American housewife, including Jane Amberg of Kankakee,
Illinois. Nice full page color Van Heusen shirt ad with
art by Fenton. Sarah Palfrey Cooke wins women's national
tennis singles. 207th regiment in Savannah, Georgia.
Cute photo of Georgia Carroll and William Evans. Ever
so charming photo of pregnant daschund dog with support
for belly. Full page Capehart phonograph radio ad with
interpretation of the painting Finlandia by Bernard La Motte.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life Magazine September 29, 1941 : Cover - Gerard Darrow, 9 year old ornithologist of Quiz Kids radio program.
Fun group of photos of various kinds of mustaches.
Full page color Lockheed Aircraft ad with South African
Airways ZS-ASJ. Louisiana army maneuvers - a mimic war.
Strike causes surprise blackout in Kansas City. The
US is delivering only a trickle of arms to Britain.
New Mexico stages first statewide blackout test. Annual
American Legion convention - looks like quite the party!
British blow up coal mines in Spitsbergen. Defense stamps.
Nice full page color Toastmaster ad, with toaster and
bread and butter on tray. Angry orators make 5th avenue
nightly forum on war. Edward Laning paints Joe DiMaggio,
baseball. General Pershing at 81. Feature article on
First aid, care for the wounded. Full page color Ten
High Whiskey ad with golf theme. Half page Sinclair
oil ad with stewardess May Bobeck. Garbo swims and skis
and dances. Irish fair at Killorglin. Beautiful full
page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Fred Astaire
and Rita Hayworth. Charming photo of Paul Goodell bicycling
with his dog Cappy.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has some water marking at margin edges) - $8
Very nice full page color FTD
florists ad. Way cool full page color Ford ad with maroon
car. Big Louisiana maneuvers test US Army. Dog named
Lady Fair makes baseball season's most wonderful catch.
Three killed as freight engine crashes into fast Pacific
Flyer. Norway fights on. Photo essay - South Dakota.
Photo essay - Women's prison, New York's Westfield State
Farm. Close-up - British Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles
Portal. Stanford's success brings T-formation play into
wide use. Dick Dunkel's football forecast. Early diagnosis
can curb glaucoma. Fall Hats. Books - the G-string
murders. Cartoons : Oliver Airedale's ordeal. The Burma
road. Life goes to a wedding of Helen Janet Johnson
and Edward George Johnson at the Church of Heavenly
Rest in Manhattan. Very nice full page color Libbey
Owens Ford glass ad.
Good - $25
Nice full page Bell Telephone
ad with soldier from 1916 and one from 1941. A nice
selection of the comic art of Peter Arno. Full page
M. Linkman Pipes ad with First Pursuit squadron, pilots.
New York city has big week - the baseball World Series
with Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees, includes
Joe DiMaggio. Lou Nova fights Joe Louis, boxers. Frederick
Funston launched - a merchant ship, Seattle-Tacoma shipbuilding
yards. Hitler covets Russia's oil and manganese, sound
familiar? Great full page color Mercury 8 car ad. University
of Chicago's 50th year. Nice full page Pullman railroad
car ad showing interiors. Religion in Russia - photo
essay. National defense vs. venereal disease. RAF flier
describes daylight raid on Germany. Farmers meet in
Iowa furrow contest on the farm of Miss Iva Turner.
Cal-Aero academy trains fliers. Appalachian trail. Maine's
(L.L.) Bean Outfits sportsmen everywhere. Neat half
page Sinclair oil ad with Constance Thompson, stewardess
of Sinclair-Lubricated Chicago and Southern Air Lines.
Good - $48
Life Magazine October 20, 1941 : Cover - Trippe's Clipper airplane shortly after arrival at LaGuardia field - neat photo.
Nice half page Schwinn bicycle ad
with Eddie Cantor. Curious little half page ad for Vaseline
Hair tonic. US Navy yards repair bombed British warships.
Close-up - Juan Trippe. Photo essay - Lawrenceville
school. Tennessee walking horse. Broadway hopeful Margaret
Power. Army tests new Barrage balloons.Half page Sinclair
Pennsylvania Motor Oil ad with pilot Fulton M. Moore.
Larry Adler - mouth organ. Navy party at Fort Schuyler.
Two page Agfa Ansco photographic films ad - the Navy's
silent weapon, the camera. A.J. Cronin and his new book
"The Keys of the Kingdom", includes cute photo with
his son and nephew. Bomber command tells of growing
British offensive in the air. Fight for freedom fun.
US Supreme court delivers unanimous verdict for Roosevelt's
foreign policy. Best Chinese troops defend Yellow River
against Japanese advance. Prophetic article about the
storm, science and the future. Nice full page Association
of American Railroads ad "Any mountains you want moved?"
Inside besieged Odessa. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran
ad, encouraging neighbor with “mopes.”
Very Good - $58
Life Magazine October 27, 1941 : Cover - Air raid spotter, Mrs. Bertram Benedict Stanwyck Mickelbank of New York.
Neat full page color Maxwell House coffee
ad. Nicest vintage ad ever - full page color White
Rock sparkling mineral water ad with nymph. Muscovites
take up their guns as Nazi horde approaches Russian
capital. Aerial paths of bombers are plotted on giant
map during air-raid test. A.F. of L. ditches a racketeer
but cannot ditch its critics. Blocked kick wins game
for Syracuse. Georgia students “burn” their
governor to protest academic meddling. Barrage balloons
protect US ships at terminus of Suez canal. Why can't
Americans believe in America? Photo essay - New
York political campaign. Close-up - Bob Hope.
Mexican prisons allow conjugal visits in jail. Strange
collection of Lawyer Max D. Steuer. Bill Brady is an
infantryman in the famous first division. War shortage
revives herb industry in Great Smoky Mountains -
medicine. French boys escape from France by Canoe. Sorority
rush week in Atlanta, Georgia. Nice full page color
De Soto ad with blue car. Color back cover Camel ad
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Charming though odd full page color
Nemours and Company ad for cellophane. Attractive two
page Goodyear tires ad with various military uses. Crack
US Expeditionary force takes over Iceland. Mary Churchill
joins British ATS on 19th birthday and recruitment jumps.
Germans capture city of Kiev. Baby boom hits Chicago"s
Brookfield zoo. American arms programs show progress.
Sigma Chi Chapter at Georgia picks Sweetheart for the
year, Mary Sue Martin. Destiny crosses the Dateline.
Nice article about the US Army in Iceland including
mud, Jeffersonville Camp, inside a typical army hut,
washing clothes in a hot spring, Army nurses, Reykjavik
harbor, more. The fall of Kiev. Movie investigation
highlights dangers to free speech. Photo essay - West
Point military academy. Mill Road Topiary Garden. Pranks
and Pumpkins are traditional at Halloween. New York
expert tells how to bathe a baby. Lexington Trots is
climax of horse harness-racing season. Boris Artzybasheff
cartoons are instruments of war. A night club in Rio.
Nice full page color International Trucks military ad.
Great full page color Red Heart dog food ad with Scottie.
Very Good - $60
Charming full page Goodrich tires ad
with soldiers on leave deciding whether to help a sailor
fix a flat tire. Another fun full page Cannon Percal
sheets ad. Nice full page United Aircraft Corporation
ad with long range bomber airplane. Toll of US Ships
and LIves climbs as Nazi submarines strike off Iceland,
includes the Kearny (damaged), the Monssen (helping),
Herman A. C. Gajeway, George A. Calvert, Iral William
Stoltz, Lloyd D. LaFleur, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Young, Mrs.
Jennie Dobnikar. John L Lewis calls out captive miners
in 4-day coal strike. Nice full page color General Electric
automatic (electric) blanket ad. Parachutist dives record
29,300 feet in free fall from substratosphere, Arthur
Starnes from 31,400 feet. Doctors pick prize pickaninnies
at Memphis tri-state negro fair (!!). Andrew Salter
and Autohypnotism, Hypnotism new vogue. Red Guerrillas
- Russians fight Nazis. UCLA makes animated cartoons
with football cheer cards. Girl cheerleaders. Signal
corps. Football pep rally at Northwestern University
in Evanston, Illinois.
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly rubbed and with a small date sticker) - $10
Scott, Martin, Sanders, Kutner, Garrett, Harkins,
Doss, Harkins, Flanagan, Daniel, Jungmichel, Layden,
Cohenour, and Crain. Nice full page color Schlitz beer
ad with bear cubs. Russian mud and blood stall the German
army. Unusual full page color Forstmann woolens ad with
all in black. John L. Lewis and Philip Murray leave
mediation board hearing on captive coal mine strike.
US gets first look at Navy"s air patrol. "Sons O' Fun"
panics Boston. Lady MacRobert donates bomber in memory
of lost sons. Nice full page Association of American
Railroads ad "Uncle Sam's Bread Basket filled to
the Brim", about hauling grain. Great photo of
Texas football player Jack Freeman with his wife and
baby, other photos of team. Mrs. Vanderbilt sells fifth
avenue mansion for demolition. Dollar pinching is in
style as war touches average family. Hitler pushes Sahara
railway toward Dakar. Photo Essay - University of Texas
football. Close-up - Dorothy McGuire. A commando raid
on Bardia. Aircraft armor combines minimum weight with
maximum strength. How to sponsor a new ship. New York
City Aquarium staff continues investigations despite
closing. Two page United States Rubber Company photos
ad about conserving rubber for the Army. Life calls
on Cholly Knickerbocker. Yankees in Trinidad. Full page
color Camel cigarettes ad with tank tester Charlie Dewey.
Very Good - $58
Good - $45
Fair (All Good, but cover edge has two paper tabs, one torn off leaving a scuff) - $25
“V for Victory”
photo contest winners. Cute full page Texaco Sky Chief
gasoline ad with color “Private Mullarkey's leave
starts at 11:48 am and he isn't going to lose a second
of it.” Full page color poster for “The
Chocolate Soldier” movie with Nelson Eddy and
Rise Stevens. Neat full page color Royal Crown Cola
ad with Gary Cooper. Portland, Maine - base for Atlantic
Fleet. Nifty full page General Motors ad with railroad
locomotive shell being lowering onto wheels. Long distance
wedding unites Nazi soldier at front with faraway bride.
US Army and Navy have world's biggest planes. Another
excellent full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with Marjorie Woodworth turkey hunting. Brave photographer
gets close to Java volcano Mount Semeroe. Railroad cars
with displays inside - Defense specials roll across
country to help little businessman. Roosevelt : Devil
or Demigod. Photo essay - little market towns make China
unconquerable. Close-up : Admiral King of the Atlantic.
John Borican, track athlete - awesome photos. Hunting
at Sun Valley. Invisible war in Yugoslavia.
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Nice full page color Mercury
8 ad with green car and aviators. A nice look back to
the Fort Peck dam and Wheeler, Montana (first LIFE issue),
now five years old. Curious half page Columbia bicycle
ad with man parachuting with a Columbia Compax folding
bicycle, plus Navy and Army bicycle design. John L.
Lewis calls off coal mine strike in response to President's
final plea. Photo - Parachutists drop on Carolina airfield
during maneuvers. Balloon houses for defense workers
bloom in Virginia, Horseshoe Hill, Fairfax county. Nice
full page color International Trucks ad with military
troops. Japanese envoy Kurusu flies to Washington for
diplomatic conference. 1941 football all-america team
with such luminaries as Frank Sinkwich, Frank Albert,
Ray Frankowski, and others. Odd full page American Locomotive
ad about diesel vs steam railroads. Southern states
dim lights as water reservoirs dry up. Baby boom in
US. Romance of sailor and girl, Josephine Phillips and
Willis Langford. Photo essay - US Air Force. Article
- air power. Movie - Suspicion. American Glovers put
French finish on styles. Cats perform intelligently
in laboratory. Life revisits Wheeler, Montana after
five years. The isolationist Midwest. Photos of an algonquin
indian Tuwassi making a canoe paddle out of a raw log
in one hour.
Very Good - $65
Good - $50
Pictures - Times Square at night. Nice half
page Flexible flier sled and skis ad. Striking full
page color Forstmann woolens ad with white and black
outfit. Full page color Capehart phonograph ad with
Star Song, Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah,
by Franklin Watkins. Nice full page Sunbeam kitchen
appliances ad. Super full page color Coty makeup ad
showing LOTS of different makeup gift sets with boxes.
Lee Sink weeps for wife beside ashes of Roanoke, Virginia
home. Photos of Times Square at night. Sinking of American
Merchant ship "Lehigh". Snowy death in Chilean Andes
- avalanches at Caracoles and plane crash. Just plain
wonderful full page color Coca-Cola ad with Santa Claus.
Traffic jam outside Baltimore Martin bomber plant, cars
workers drove plus house trailers other workers are
living in. Photo essay - US Navy Air force. Close-up
- MacArthur. Police sponsored binge tests drunken driving.
The book "Journey for Margaret" about British
child refugee come to the States, now with Bill and
Katherine White. Movie - Dumbo. Wild turkeys. Doris
Lee offers southern Negro as source of fashion inspiration.
Very Good - $65
Photo of Englishmen who fought in Crimea. Two page Sparton
Combinations - Sparks-Withington radio company ad. Japan
launches desperate attack on US - Pearl Harbor, Waikiki
beach photo. French solider who signed armistice meets
death in plane, Charles Leon Clement Huntziger. US Army
exhibits world's best tank. Government wages war on
Germ Killing Arizona cactus, this is a strange story
about cutting down and burying diseased Saguaro cactus.
Soldier's Christmas furloughs are cancelled. Nice very
patriotic full page American Railroads ad with soldier
with gun "Backing him up." Photo essay - Prison ship,
Nazi censor releases Life's Zamzam photos. Close-up
- Chinese ambassador Hu Shih. Nazis hate and fear Boston's
radio station WRUL. Zipperless dresses, to save metal.
Nice Schlitz beer ad with Tahiti theme and military
man. Sinus infections. How not to handle a gun. Army
vehicles - lots and lots of labeled photos. Pan American
Airways builds air bases in Brazil. A barge trip on
the “William M. Rees” on the Mississippi
river. The movie "Ball of Fire" with professors and
strip tease. Charming half page Munisngwear ad with
woman in red union suit (long underwear) trying on her
skis and reading the book "How to Ski" ... while still
in the house! - art by Gilbert Bundy.
Good - $50
Fair (All Good, except cover is mildly rubbed where a milk splash was wiped off, not horrible.) - $30
"Pearl Harbor" issue, the reaction to .... The
Day of Wrath by Henry R. Luce. America goes to War -
6 features, including Remember Pearl Harbor (the start
of this as a battle cry), Men to Arms, War declared,
Air alerts and blackouts, Killed in action at Pearl
Harbor. US seizes the French “Normandie" to be
made into Troopship and carrier. Defenders of the Philippines,
great photos in this piece including Joseph Stanley
Smith and Paul Womack, US gunners from New Mexico. Sinking
of the “Ark Royal.” Excellent full page
color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Maureen O'Hara
and Christmas and military theme. Nazis withdraw westward
in Libya. Pacific battlefield - 4 features, including
sinking of “Repulse” and “Prince of
Wales.” Photo essay - Pacific ocean, as it relates
to world war. Transport to Hawaii. We shoot down the
First Japs by Joe Smith and Paul Womack. How to Identify
Japanese planes. How to tell Japs from Chinese. Cartoons
on outbreak of war. Party at VMI, Virginia Military
Institute. Nice color Whitman's chocolates ad on back
Out of Stock - ... see reprint issue below.
Life Magazine December 29, 1941 : Cover - US Aerial Gunner, Delbert C. Gilliam of Smackover, Arkansas.
"Pearl Harbor" issue, destruction at .... Very
nice color Palmolive soap ad inside front cover. First
pictures of Jap onslaught show death and destruction
at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photo - Southern California
company builds air raid shelter in open lot - American
Construction Company. Army rolls across US to secret
destinations - troops on the move. FBI smashes spy gang.
Secretary Knox reports on Heroism at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Close-up - Ensign George T. Weems becomes officer in
Navy at War. Photo essay - US Marines stand guard on
island outposts. Really cool two page photo of Marines
jumping out of plane to parachute, plane 152-J3. World
map - Axis thrusts aimed at oil. Buzz Wagner, America's
first ace, tells how he downed Jap planes. Anatomy of
bombs. Simka Simkhovitch, painter. Pictures - How the
US went to war the last time. A Christmas party with
the Dionne quintuplets. Photo of ski figure eights taken
by Walter Amstutz of Zurich. Very cute photos of Charles
Gardner getting his first hair cut as a toddler.
Good - $65