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See also Life Magazine Spring-Summer 1985 for WWII content and remembrances.

Life Magazine 
                    January 6, 1941Life Magazine January 6, 1941 : Cover - Katharine Hepburn.

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine January 13, 1941Life Magazine January 13, 1941 : Cover - Frances Webb Dyer in a swimsuit sunning on a beach.

Allison 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 buy now
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Life 
                    Magazine January 20, 1941Life Magazine January 20, 1941 : Cover - US Ski Trooper, Sergeant Reese McKindley on Mt. Rainier.

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 buy now
Fair (All VG, Nice, but minimal margin water mark last couple pages) - $22 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    January 27, 1941Life Magazine January 27, 1941 : Cover - Pamela Churchill and her son, Winston Churchill II.

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, New York.
Very Good - $41 buy now
Fair (All VG, Nice, but has some cover soil at bottom) - $16 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    February 3, 1941Life Magazine February 3, 1941 : Cover - Propaganda Minister Goebbels and Field Marshal Goring.

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 10, 1941Life Magazine February 10, 1941 : Cover - Lord Halifax - British ambassador to US.

Newfoundland base 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.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 17, 1941Life 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.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 24, 1941Life Magazine February 24, 1941 : Cover - Anzacs - Men from New Zealand in Libya.

Shadow of 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 buy now

vLife Magazine March 3, 1941 : Cover - Model and Manikin, Helen Johnson.

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 car.
Very Good - $25 buy now
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Life Magazine March 
                    10, 1941Life 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.
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- $20 buy now

Life Magazine March 17, 1941Life Magazine March 17, 1941 : Cover - Panama defense with 16 inch gun.

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 Cigarettes ad.
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Life 
                    Magazine March 24, 1941Life 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 - $32 buy now
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Life Magazine March 
                    31, 1941Life Magazine March 31, 1941 : Cover - World's best, US Navy's new dive bomber, Curtiss XSB2C-1.

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.
Fair (Generally G, but has library stamps) - $36 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    7, 1941Life Magazine April 7, 1941 : Cover - Spring showers, Mimi Berry by Gjon Mili.

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 buy now
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Fair
(All G, nice, but outer pages are water marked at spine) - $12 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    14, 1941Life Magazine April 14, 1941 : Cover - New York City skyline with American flag.

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 buy now
Very Good - $38 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine April 21, 1941Life Magazine April 21, 1941 : Cover - US Cavalryman Private Buster Hobbs.

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 Allen (Colorado).
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Life 
                    Magazine April 28, 1941Life Magazine April 28, 1941 : Cover - Red is right, Vera Gilmer.

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 buy now
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Life 
                    Magazine May 5, 1941Life Magazine May 5, 1941 : Cover - John Harvard and student.

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 of Argentina.
Excellent - $48 buy now
Good - $24 buy now

 

Life Magazine 
                    May 12, 1941Life Magazine May 12, 1941 : Cover - US Army parachutist, Hugh Randall.

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine May 19, 1941Life Magazine May 19, 1941 : Cover - Floppy hats, Ruth Ownbey.

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 buy now
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Life Magazine May 
                    26, 1941Life Magazine May 26, 1941 : Cover - Army Nurse, Lt. Catherine M. Hines.

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.
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Life Magazine June 
                    2, 1941Life Magazine June 2, 1941 : Cover - Sunday school, Barbara Ann Boardman and Jere Shopf.

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.
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Life Magazine June 
                    9, 1941Life Magazine June 9, 1941 : Cover - Duke and Duchess of Windsor in candid pose - cute!

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine June 16, 1941Life Magazine June 16, 1941 : Cover - 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 - $32 buy now
Good - $20 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 23, 1941Life Magazine June 23, 1941 : Cover - Lazy fishing, Mary Lenna Alexander.

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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                    30, 1941Life Magazine June 30, 1941 : Cover - China's Madame Chiang.

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.
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                    7, 1941Life Magazine July 7, 1941 : Cover COLOR - Major General George S. Patton, Jr. in tank.

Special 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.
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                    14, 1941Life 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, Arkansas.
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                    Magazine July 21, 1941Life Magazine July 21, 1941 : Cover - Singapore's Commander in Chief, Sir Robert Brooke-Popham.

Nice full 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 oil.
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                    Magazine July 28, 1941Life Magazine July 28, 1941 : Cover - Hubert and Hal Castle on high wire.

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 Van Nuys.
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                    Magazine August 4, 1941Life Magazine August 4, 1941 : Cover - British women, Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Charming full 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.
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Life 
                    Magazine August 11, 1941Life Magazine August 11, 1941 : Cover - Rita Hayworth.

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.
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                    Magazine August 18, 1941Life Magazine August 18, 1941 : Cover - Sergeant Arnold Frazer, US Marine Corps.

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.
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                    Magazine August 25, 1941Life Magazine August 25, 1941 : Cover - Fred Astaire and son dancing - Charming!

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 Men theme.
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                    September 1, 1941Life Magazine September 1, 1941 : Cover - Ted Williams, number one batter, baseball.

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.
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                    Magazine September 8, 1941Life Magazine September 8, 1941 : Cover - College girl's pigtails, Ann Teal.

Roosevelt's 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.
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Life 
                    Magazine September 15, 1941Life 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.
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                    Magazine September 22, 1941Life Magazine September 22, 1941 : Cover - Eros Volusia, exotic folk dancer from Brazil.

Nice 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.
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                    Magazine September 29, 1941Life 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.
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Life 
                    Magazine October 6, 1941Life Magazine October 6, 1941 : Cover - Farmer's daughter, Lois Madsen.

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.
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                    Magazine October 13, 1941Life Magazine October 13, 1941 : Cover - Lana Turner and Clark Gable.

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.
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                    Magazine October 20, 1941Life 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.”
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                    Magazine October 27, 1941Life 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 with pilots.
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                    November 3, 1941Life Magazine November 3, 1941 : Cover - USA"s West Point, Cadet J.H. Watkins.

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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    10, 1941Life Magazine November 10, 1941 : Cover - Gene Tierney in movie Sundown.

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.
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                    17, 1941Life Magazine November 17, 1941 : Cover - Texas University football players.

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.
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                    Magazine November 24, 1941Life Magazine November 24, 1941 : Cover - How to Knit, Peggy Tippett.

“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.
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                    Magazine December 1, 1941Life Magazine December 1, 1941 : Cover - Air Power, Flying Fortress Boeing B-17.

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.
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Life Magazine December 
                    8, 1941Life Magazine December 8, 1941 : Cover - Commander of Far East, Douglas MacArthur.

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.
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Life Magazine December 
                    15, 1941Life Magazine December 15, 1941 : Cover - Junior Miss, Patricia Peardon.

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.
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Life Magazine December 
                    22, 1941Life Magazine December 22, 1941 : Cover - American Flag.

"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 cover.
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Life Magazine REPRINT December 22, 1941 : Cover - American Flag
This is an exact reprint (same content), but is a smaller size 11"x8".
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Life Magazine December 
                    29, 1941Life 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.
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