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See also Life Magazine Spring-Summer 1985 for WWII content and remembrances.
Life Magazine D-Day 60th Anniversary Commenorative : August 2004 : Cover - Features the cover of Life magazine August 14, 1944.
This issue celebrates the 60th Anniversary
of D-Day, and is a great way
to get a lot of 1944 content all in one issue. The History Channel provides this look back at one of
the most important events in history, as covered by
LIFE. All of the following
1944 covers are repeated in full inside (as original)
and are perfectly framable : June 12, June 19,
June 26, July 3, July 10, August 7, August 14 (twice),
and August 21. There are also a number of photos and
captions from each of those issues. D-Day invasion timeline
with original stories and illustrations by Seielstad.
Beachheads of Normandy. The Big Days by Charles Christian
Wertenbaker. Americans fight into Cherbourg. Vintage
Ad reproductions include Western Electric, Martin Aircraft,
Studebaker (art by R. Skemp). The Battle of France -
low hills and plains battle plans. Ruins of St. Lo.
More. An excellent grouping of the high points of the
war in 1944. Almost
never found - I try hard to locate them for you.
Out of Stock -
Life Magazine January 3, 1944 : Cover - Alaska Holiday, Barbara Belle Brubaker of Glenrock, Wyoming, with skis.
Curious full page Listerine shaving creme, this is a
new product! Report from the Italian front. Interesting
full page Bell Telephone ad with U.S. Army signal corps
installing a switchboard in New Guinea. Drawings of
the war by George Biddle. Full page Southern Pacific
railroad ad with military men as tourists in the American
southwest, art by Michel Kroy. Railroad brotherhoods
march to White House. Wartime mass debut. Civilians
buy first Jeeps, including the Heines family of Lucas,
Kansas with some great photos. Close-up - General Marshall.
Photo essay - Forest Lawn cemetery. War on rats, includes
little Robert De Glopper of Grand Island, New York.
Very nice full page color Chris Craft Express Cruiser
boat ad, looks like fine art. Department stores popularize
paintings. Army - Alaska holiday, at McKinley Park Hotel.
New Guinea rescue. Marie Hansen’s screen test.
Danish factions join to sabotage Nazis. Life goes to
a party for a submarine crew, New London, Connecticut.
Cute full page color Cannon Towels ad with Tank Corps
bathing in Roman Bath ruins, True Towel Tales 4. Full
page color Du Barry cosmetics ad that is surely dated,
"Pilots love Pretty noses" with stewardess,
art by Coby Whitmore. 1.0
Good - $40
Nice full page Goodrich tires ad with soldiers in jeeps,
art by Slayton Underhill. American casualties at Arawe.
American phase of the Western War. Disappointed Washington
Redskin, football player Sammy Baugh injured. The Mosley
case. US Military mission visits Saudi Arabia. General
March, Pershing’s chief. Close-up - Bernard Baruch.
German Prisoners of war, by a US Army chaplain. Full
page color Capehart - Panamuse ad with "Samson
and Delilah" - Temple of the Gods, art by Bernard
Camotte. Fulll page Heinz 57 ad featuring the James
Baldwin family of Medina, New York, Hazel Hill, Elsie
Plummer. Photo essay - It’s a big war, includes
photos of mobile laundry unit, field bakery unit, much
more. Photo essay - Top comedians. Science - Magnesium
with Basic Magnesium plant near Las Vegas, Nevada. Nazis
loot art in Europe. Handicraft show at Worcester, Massachusetts.
Metropolitan Opera’s props, Anthony Crispano property
master. The Pass of the Dead One, a horrible little
story about a bull fighter named Juan Estrada. Life
calls on Hollywood kids. Nice full page color Schlitz
beer ad with chef. Bernard Baruch. Very nice two page
color General Motors ad with Aluminum in manufacturing,
neat! Cute full page color Carnation Milk ad with sailor
and child, So nice to come home to. Very nice full page
color Coca-Cola ad with military men making friends
in Ireland, art by Norman Price. Excellent full page
Electric Light and Power Compapnies ad with men on a
great old powered sled (ancestor of snowmobile?), with
skis lashed on the front.
Very Good - $52
Handsome full page color Studebaker
ad with military convoy in Italy, art by Frederic Fellander.
Cartoons of military life in Italy by Bill Mauldin.
The book "Under Cover" by John Roy Carlson,
who is Arthur Derounian. Fascist indictments. Citation
of Siwash - the Marine duck. OPA party. Close-up - Arturo
Tascanini. Green Arctic, Mackenzie valley in Northwest
Territories, Canada - photo essay. Bathing suits modeled
by Winter Haven's Queen. Rockets. Fifth Army division
cartoons. Blind date by radio on Blue Network. Jap Bomber
falls - photos as it is shot down by aircraft carrier
in the Marshall Islands. Air Forces report. We, the
people, by Charles A. Beard. Tee Matthews of Winter
Haven, Florida, Cypress Gardens, includes Bobbie Chambliss,
modeling swim suits. Full page color Camels cigarettes
ad on back cover with military men on motorcycles, several
photos - Iron Ponies, plus war plant worker Dorothy
Good - $20
Neat full page color Nash Kelvinator ad with military
man in small rubber raft, "Sure, There'll be a
Parade." The President's message. Frank Sinatra
Jr. holds first press conference. Army-Navy show in
Los Angeles. Historic air battle, three fighter plane
factories near Brunswick, Germany. Interesting full
page Goodrich tires ad - "Bomber Nurse" with
bomber airplane and tank. full page color Fisher - General
Motors ad with military art by Dean Cornwell. Admiral
Halsey returns. We, the People, by Charles A. Beard.
Inside wartime Japan by Claude A. Buss. Photo essay
- Church of England. Christmas in Iceland. Movie - Destination
Tokyo. Night Clothes on Broadway. Indian Lascars in
the US. Mechanical brains of the Air Force. X-ray techniques.
Naples, Italy - citizens living underground in caves,
neat photos. Life goes quail shooting in Tennessee,
with Nash Buckingham in Grand Junction country. Very
neat full page color Autocar ad hauling warship hull
section. Full page New York Central railroad ad with
cut-away engine. Photo of Mr. Jean Gosselin, one-legged
skier. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Marines
learning to parachute and Ethel Brett.
Good - $20
Nice full page color Quink ad with women war workers
writing to their men overseas. The Hitler gang. Bolivian
revolution. Congressional committees at work. Bishop
of Malta dies. Paintings of people from the prairie
village of Bishop Hill, Illinois by Olof Krans in the
1800's. The poor working girl, a senate debate. A chapter
from “The Republic” by Charles A. Beard.
Color photo essay - American Names. Cute, cartoon-like
full page color ad for Seagram's 5 crown whiskey, with
typewriter. Close-up Marshal William Tedder, including
his sketches of war.. Cape Gloucester. Photo - LST’s
load, ship with supplies bound for Cape Gloucester.
Night club - Florentine Gardens. Consecration at St.
Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City. Artificial
arms and legs. Movie - Lifeboat. Life calls on Valentina.
Nice full page color Western Ammunition ad. Pet squirrel
dressed up, Mrs. Mark Bullis of Washington DC. Nice
night time photograph of Sankaty Head lighthouse in
Nantucket. Interesting photos of horse that does some
amazing tricks, teeter-tooter and more - Sam and Buck.
Good - $18
Fair (All G/VG but minimal water mark in lower margin) - $9
Fair (All Good, but has very mild cover wear) - $9
Very cute full page Cannon Percale
Sheets ad. Nice full page color Western Electric ad
showing how to shoot down a German plane, artist is
Anton? Otto Fischer. Nice full page color Green Giant
vegetables ad with charming Patriotic theme. Prisoners
of Japan - a report of some Americans who escaped AND
Death was part of our life. USS Missouri ready for launching.
New York City council. Bond sale in Chicago. Airplane
Scrap. Danish sabotage. Blind Japanese-American soldier,
Yoshinao Omiya. A chapter from "the Republic" by Charles
A. Beard. Photo essay - Leaders of Britain. Radio -
"Inner Sanctum." Fur Trapper, Oliver Anderson of Gunflint
Trail, Minnesota. Polaroid filters for light control.
George Price's cartoons. Progress of a Harvardman, Langdon
Marvin. Life visits the Colony Restaurant, New York.
Nice full page Dixie Cups ad with doctor. Nice full
page color American Airlines ad. Full page color North
American Aviation ad with B-25 Mitchell bomber airplanes
shooting down Zeros. Nice full page color Paul Jones
whiskey ad with ski theme.
Good - $22
Fair (All Good, but has small hole in margin) - $12
A chapter from
"The Republic" by Charles Beard. Tito by Stoyan Pribichevich.
Photo essay - Kansas. Earl Carroll's lavish show, including
photos of Marietta Elliott, Marian Kerrigan, Grace and
Nicco, Beryl Wallace and Pinky Lee. Air Evacuation of
Wounded. Neat group of photos of different events in
Madison Square Garden. The Battle of Baltimore by A.B.C.
Whipple. Lucille Ball at the President's ball. War in
Italy, photos include pilot Michael Strok, ruins of
San Pietro. Full page photo of Britain's Squanderbug.
William Allen White 1868-1944. Nice full page movie
poster for "A guy named Joe" starring Spencer Tracy
and Irene Dunne. Neat full page photo of Air Evacuation,
inside ambulance plane, nurse Anne Marie Baran. Individual
photos of wounded men, including Myron Whitney, Dale
Hitzman, Eugene Pairis, John Lunn, Morris Milner, Floyd
Wrich, Henry Wheeler, Theodore Haut, Robert McElheny,
Harris Drake, Fred Minch and others. Very nice full
page color Coca-Cola ad on battleship. Full page color
A & P market ad with Mrs. Katherine Askew and husband
John and two little girls.
Very Good - $42
Good - $30
Very nice full page color Studebaker ad with
Boeing Flying Fortress B-17G. Allied Beachheads. Miami
Spectacle, filled with tourists. Judith Evelyn bares
her pins. Full page Revere Copper and Brass ad with
Samuel Jones, injured veteran. Chinese win decisive
battle at Changteh. A chapter from "The Republic" by
Charles A. Beard. Close-up - Morris Ernst. Photo essay
- Evacuation Hospital, field hospital in Italy, lots
of mud, Hallie Almond, Walter Bernard, William P. Leonard,
Cromer T. Conrad, men in hospital train, smoking patient,
and more - very good piece.. Patrice Munsel. Movie -
Cover Girl with Rita Hayworth and Jinx Falkenburg in
color. . Walkowitz poses for 100 different likenesses.
Full page Oldsmobile - General Motors ad with color
military art and the Official Insignia of the Tank Destroyer
Forces "Tank-eating tiger!" London after dark.
War living - foundlings. Lungfish has not changed in
300,000,000 years. Actor's drawings satirize Hollywood,
Peter Helmers. Bones for Sale, by Walter Litten, about
human skeletons for medical training. Miss Judith Evelyn's
legs. Life visits Mount Vernon. Nice full page Sherry
corporation ad pertaining to Gyropilot. Cute full page
color Borden's Hemo ad, I believe it is a Dairy vitamin
drink. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Navy
CVE, pilot and Beatrice Cole.
Good - $25
Fair (Generally Very Good, but cover rubbed) - $12
Nice full page color Pontiac - General Motors ad with
anti-aircraft gun and denuded jungle scene. Happy and
colorful full page 7-up ad with family members all looking
so happy it is hard to believe. Chaplin is fingerprinted.
Typhus in Naples, photos of delousing and more. Bombing
of Berlin. Yugoslav children in Egypt. A chapter from
“The Republic” by Charles A. Beard. Close-up
- Lepke. Photo essay - Fun in Mexico. D.F. Perspective
maps of World battle areas. Ella Raines. Pictures -
Railroad freight car emblems. Best boxer dog, Warlord
of Mazelaine and his home life with Mr. Richard C. Kettler,
Jr. January 1944 in the United States. Red Cross girls
in England, including Katherine Spaatz, Virginia Sherwood,
Dorothy Myrick, and Julia Townsend. Neat full page color
Lee work clothes ad with railroad engineer. Nice full
page color Pullman railroad ad with scene from India
with cow laying in the road. Neat full page color Electric
boat company ad with submarine. Full page movie poster
ad for “Standing Room Only” starring Paulette
Goddard and Fred MacMurray with color.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (Generally Good, but back cover is a bit rough) - $11
One of those patriotic full page
color Nash Kelvinator ads with soldiers carrying wounded
buddy on stretcher - "Can't keep a good man down."
Nice full page Cannon percale sheets ad with the theme
of donating blood. Full page color Pennsylvania Railroad
ad with the studliest soldier ever, bare chest and all,
art by Frank J. Reilly. America stockpiles armaments
in England, photos of ranks and ranks of tanks and more.
Full page color Texaco ad with theme of getting oil
supplies from underwater, Davy Jones' locker. Photo
- Wide-awake birds and the US Air Force. Bombing of
the Abbey of Monte Cassino. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with waist gunners in a Flying Fortress airplane
and Evelyn Begy. Two page color movie poster ad for
"Cover Girl." The classic Hula dance as taught
by Kay Toth. Death in Washington. A chapter from "The
Republic" by Charles Beard. Really nice full page
color Air Transport Association ad with barbershop art
by Bingham. Twins - photo essay, including Lois and
Lucille Barnes, Mary and Marjorie Vaughan, Dione sisters,
Morlok quadruplets, Schense quadruplets, Kasper quadruplets,
Badgett, Perricone, and Brown (Leonard, North Dakota)
quads, Wayne and Blaine Rideout, Bobby and Billy Mauch,
the Picards and more. Brides of Christ, taking the veil
at New York's Carmelite Sisters of St. Patrick's Home.
Oklahoma! paintings by Doris Lee. Photos - the face
of the Income-tax payer. Penny arcade. Full page color
Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Ernie Pyle. Full page
color Pard dog food ad with black and white Great Dane
and Dashund dogs, art by Morgan Dennis.
Good - $45
page color Oldsmobile - General Motors ad with "The
Flying 75" airplane shooting an Axis armored column
in Italy. Oh-la-la full page color Royal Crown Cola
ad with Betty Grable. Battle for Eniwetok. Perla Siedle
is the South African Nightingale, singing at dockside.
Draft board 49 and clients. British By-election. London
re-blitzed. Awful photo of Japanese soldier burning
in foxhole, result of flame-thrower. Funeral Pyre of
war correspondent Raymond Clapper. A chapter from "The
Republic" by Charles Beard. Jimmie Davis wins in
Louisiana. Master mentalist Dunninger. Aleutians Alaska
- photo essay, including shot of inside of bomber airplane
covered with pin-up girls, James King of Red Wing, Colorado.
Fox hunt : A horrible story about the "brave"
folk of Holmes county, Ohio beating foxes to death.
X-ray device locates shell fragments. Refinery shapes
new Texas skyline, plants at Katy and Baytown, Texas.
William Baldwin marries Kim Hunter, honeymoon at Laguna
Beach. Full page color Wyeth ad with art by Dean Cornwell.
Really nice full page color Coca-cola ad on back cover
with art by Dean Cornwell and New Zealand and Maori.
Full page Western Ammunition ad with art by Walt Otto.
Good - $22
RAF aerial photos. Full page Philco Corporation ad with
photo of U.S. Navy blimp. Final Chapter “The Republic”
Charles Beard. Sequel to Salerno by Jack Belden. Elyse
Know tries on Tommy Harmon’s Parachute for size.
Last of Lepke. Governor Dewey in Albany. Frostbite.
Movie - Lady in the Dark. Early flight simulators Synthetic
Sky for Student Navigators. Outlaw’s Bridge. Western
Electric as with Army soldier art by Paul Rabut. Tule
Lake - Japanese Internment Camp - photos by Carl Mydans,
including photos of Yoshitaka Nakai, May Iwohara, Byron
Akitsuki and others - They have everything except liberty.
Tom Dewey works hard on New York politics. Cute photo
of Tommy Harmon (football player, now in military) with
Elyne Knox and his parachute that she will make into
wedding dress. Life goes to Lake Placid Golf Hill -
ski photos, Winkie Smith, Fan Wilson, Linda Scheerer.
Wonderful full page color Community Silverplate ad with
soldier and wife, art by Michael. Full page color Cannon
Towels ad inside front cover "Hey, Turn off the
water, Jumbo!", True Towel Tales 5. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with Blimp Patrol and Anne Basa.
Very Good - $36
Good - $26
Life Magazine March 27, 1944 : Cover - Infantry landing craft, men in action landing, Italian coast.
Full page color
Studebaker ad with Paul Lukavich and son Steve Lukavich,
who just joined the Marines. Nice full page color Cadillac
ad featuring tanks, one driving through river, one crossing
river on temporary bridge. How GI Joe was born, cartoons
by Bill Mauldin. Full page color Pacific Factag Fabrics
ad with charming family doing home repairs, art by Rabut.
Vichy collaborationist condemned for Treason. Cute photo
and short story about using a photo of Betty Grable
to teach map reading, latitude and longitude, Lowry
Field, Colorado with Richard P. Bates. Berlin destruction.
Return of the Gripsholm. Cutest full page color Swan
soap ad with Swanny boat full of cherubs. LCI 226 (landing
craft, Infantry) with lots of photos. Tragedy of Versailles.
Ivan and Malvin Albright, twins, painters. Food gardens.
Women Marines, Cherry Point Air Station, including Anne
Jones, Irene Reicks, Elizabeth Buck, Marian Ferguson,
Elizabeth Felker, Josephine Rice, Marion Chadwick, Alice
Scheffey and others. Pin-up photographer Ray Jones and
how he does it. Nerve graft with nerves from corpses.
Wayside Inn near Sudbury, Massachusetts. Photos of bowler
William P. Black of Kansas City. Photo of Salvatore
Licata of Scranton holding a long rifle.
Out of Stock -
Full page color Pontiac
ad with aircraft carrier and man loading torpedo. Very
bright full page RED Libby's tomato juice ad. Charming
full page Cannon percale sheets ad with woman and puppy.
Lovely full page color Dr. West's tooth brush ad with
mother and daughter in matching yellow sweaters. Full
page color Fisher - General Motors ad with manly aviator,
art by Dean Cornwell. The war in Russia 1941-44 with
battlefield maps. Awful photo of Japanese suicides on
AttuPalm Beach Spectacle. Utah Polygamy trials, including
Rulon C. Allred and four wives. Photo - Timberman Roosevelt
inspects his oaks (odd choice for it shows cut down
oak!). Girl's basketball team Filarets of Rochester,
New York, including Susie Sponseller, Wilma Hubscher,
Dorothy Gulczewska and Margie Bukowski, Olga Hanchar,
and others. Arsenic and Old Lace by Russel Crouse. Wendell
Wilkie by John Chamberlain. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with Florence, military aerial photographer. Photo
essay - Oil. Floyd Davis paints England at War. Very
nice full page color Stetson hat ad with father and
son and fishing theme. City Dogs. Mexican Jumping Beans.
Good Neighbors of Wounded Veterans, Harmon General Hospital,
Texas. Margaret O’Brien. Full page color Coca-coal
ad with soldiers in Panama, art by Steven Dohanos.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All G, nice, but has water marked margin) - $9
Nice two-page Consolidated
Vultee Aircraft corporation ad with military art. The
girl Chili Williams shows camouflage humor. Full page
E.R. Squibb ether ad with warfront hospital theme. They
stopped us at Cassio, lots of photos. War in Burma including
photos of General Stilwell, Rothwell Brown, Liao Yao-hsiang,
and lots of corpses. Royal wedding in London. Edouard
Daladier in prison. Diligenti quintuplets in Argentina.
Full page Oldsmobile ad with George Mason of Detroit.
Cute full page color Carnation Milk ad with baby and
spilled milk. Cool two page color Good Year aircraft
ad including blimps. The airmen and the invasion by
Charles J. V. Murphy. Jacobowski and the Colonel. Girls
in the rain - raincoats. St. Francis of Assisi. Bed
and Breakfast in School Canteen, Hollywood High, including
Dolores Conlin, Metro Politan Nazelrod, Dorian Brophy,
Martha Norman, July Billings, Carolyn Gargotto, Rita
Calante, Berkley Willis and more. Full page color American
Meat Institute ad with art by John Clymer. Full page
color Pennsylvania Railroad ad pertaining to women railroad
workers. Dyslexia. Movie - Buffalo Bill. Elephants at
war by Philip Wynter.
Very Good - $32
Fair (All Good, but last few pages have a rough margin) - $11
Tarawa revisited, peaceful
now, lots of photos. Spring snow in Central Park. Dead
soldiers effects, how they are handled. AP Herbert and
the Thames patrol. Dark full page color Nash Kelvinator
ad with sailor in life vest at night and burning ship
in background, buy war bonds. Fun full page Revere Copper
and Brass ad with jeep. Joe Stilwell's war - photo essay,
Burma. Volcanoes - Paricutin and Vesuvius - photo essay
color. The new British rocket gun. The Young family
of Chicago - champion runners. Very attractive full
page color Chris Craft boat ad. Hedda Hopper's hats.
Full page color Kodak ad with aircraft camera. A war
plant beauty dance, Douglas Aircraft plant in Santa
Monica, California, including Janey Calkins, Emily Crittenden,
Lavonne Mullenger, Virginia Lonsdale, Dorothy Mentz,
Louise Radcliffe, Virginia Lonsdale, Evelynne Johnson,
jack Eicks, and others. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with LST, Gator Corps, and Frieda Traynor.
Good - $22
Poor (Reading copy. Faint color transfer throughout from damp, nothing stuck) - $5
Trouble in Burma. Lovely full page Studebaker ad
with plane flying at sunrise, art by Frederic Fellander.
Photos of horribly wrecked cars used to scare drivers.
Negro Rights. Palau. Dover cave dwellers. Broadway Varga
Girl - fun photos of billboard being put up. Movie teaches
American soldiers how to get along with the English.
Very, very nice full page color Royal Crown cola ad
with Shirley Temple. Two page color Chevrolet ad with
military convoy. Finnish saunas. California’s
Earl Warren family by Robert Coughlan. Photo essay -
Spring 1944. First Negro Ensigns. American Composers
by Serge Koussevitzky. Carnegie show. Mock convention
at Temple University. Pregnancy test by frogs. Follow
the girls - theater, Gertrude Niesen. Pittsburgh Traffic
Lessons. Full page color Hart Schaffner & Marx ad
with art by Jay Hyde Barnum (men's suits). Full page
color Veedol Motor Oil, Tide Water Associated ad with
submarine art by Anton Otto Fischer.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has some cover soil) - $11
Full page color Western Electric
ad with portable switchboard, art by Paul Rabut. Lafayette
descendant thumbs her nose, Lois de Lafayette Washburn.
Anzio in April. Life looks at China. Close-up - Jerry
Giesler. Photo essay - Air Group Nine comes home. Tropical
diseases. Colored legs in "Bathing Beauty" movie. Books
- Sherlock Holmes. Natural History - Egrets. "Ditching"
a B-17, how to crash land safely. Pictures - a Baron's
toy soldiers. Mr. George Yamamoto - this poor Japanese-American
man had to go to one of interment camps in Turlock,
California, then (after release) was thrown out by the
"good" folks of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after being
assigned there, the "open-minded" folks of Great Meadows,
New Jersey did no better - we can only hope they are
all ashamed of their ancestors now. Nice full page color
Coca-Cola ad on back cover with parachutists. Cute full
page color 7up ad, "Fresh up and keep your spirits
up!" Nice full page color Pullman ad with scene
from Iran. Cute full page color Carnation milk ad with
boy and lost tooth. Elegant full page color Webster
cigars ad with foursome at dinner. Life goes Abalone
fishing, includes Martha O'Driscoll, Bill O'Connor,
Ramsay Ames, Point Dume, Dick Watkins. Full page color
United States Rubber Copany ad with art by Witold Gordon.
Very Good - $50
Good - $38
Life Magazine May 8, 1944 : Cover - American designers, Lynn Davis modeling a suit by Hattie Carnegie.
Nice full page color
General Motors ad. The biggest Navy. The Allies talk.
Wedding in Cuba, Mirtha Batista marries Antonio Benitoa.
Betty Grable's baby. Dieppe invasion lesson. First good
pictures of Argentine Quints. Europe's children are
hungry. Close-up - General Douglas MacArthur. Photo
essay - Mark Twain. "Exploded" Corsair - shows how parts
fit together to make airplane. American fashion designers.
Engineers in Greenland. Pictures - Couple records 25
wedding anniversaries, Hugh and Kathryn Murrell. Nice
full page color Chesterfield ad on back cover with formal
dining scene. Great full page color North American Aviation
ad with B-25 Mitchell bomber. Neat two page color Dextrose
ad with a strange energy meter (looks like an oxygen
mask and bag) that is supposed to measure energy output,
tennis and other samples on the page. Reformatory revue,
inmates at the Marysville, Ohio, prison including Christine
Maple, Betty Epperson and others.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (All Good, but has minor soil on cover corner) - $14
Fair (Generally Good, but has light overall wear) - $11
American invaders in England. Full page color Capehart-Panamuse
ad with "The Minuet" art by Leon Karp. Wounded
veteran of Anzio, Robert Scullion. Washington buries
Secretary Knox. Voting in the South, white supremacy,
negro vote and such. The “Monty” legend.
The chimneys of Leipzig. Photo essay - war production
in the US. Modern living - High school fads, bobby socks,
Indian jewelry, identification bracelets, silver belt
buckles, girls hair styles. Thomas Eakins, artist. Movie
- The Hitler gang. Aces of World War II - the following
men shot down 254 enemy planes among them, Richard Bong,
Joseph Foss, Gregory Boyington, Robert Hanson, Robert
Johnson, Don Gentile, Walker Mahurin, Neel Kearby, Donald
Aldrich, Kenneth Walsh, Thomas Lynch - most were dead
or missing as of printing. Indonesian dances. Gangland
stirs again. Shirley Temple’s birthday party.
Very nice full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad with
military men in train car, art by Herbert Bohnert. Full
page color Camel cigarettes ad with military field doctor.
Fair (Generally Good, but has water marked corner) - $11
Nice full page color General Motors
ad with three boys watching approaching train at railroad
crossing. Allies advance in New Guinea. Photo - Pacific
Theater Souvenir, Natalie Nickerson tries to write a
sincere thank you note for the Japanese skull her boyfriend
sent to her. Explosion in India. Four Poems by Joseph
Auslander. Death of the Hangman, Reinhard Heydrich.
Great full page color International Harvester ad with
Landing craft and more, art by Donald Mills. Lovely
full page color Association of American Railroads ad
with luxurious railroad coach. Gilberts and Marshalls
by Commander Samual Eliot Morison USNR. Mother of Parliaments.
Airmen in the Aleutians, art by Ogden Pleissner. Movies
- Gaslight. Panorama of an Alaskan Glacier, arduous
mapping by Tri-Metrogon. Life visits the Hatfields and
McCoys. The race horse Pericles. Distinguished Lord
Calvert whiskey ad with art by Sarra.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Fair (All Good, but has two words penciled at her temple) - $14
Fair (Generally Good, but is a bit rough at spine) - $9
Life Magazine May 29, 1944: Cover - General “Tooey” Spaatz. Interesting full page color Ethyl ad with train passing sign.
The first attack - Italy, great photos
including men sleeping in foxholes. Full page General
Electric ad with grenade. Fun photos of dancer Gene
Kelly, by Gjon Mili. 5,000th flying fortress B-17 from
Boeing Seattle plant, and 5,00th P-38 Lighting fighter
plane from Lockheed's Burbank plant. Ponape Shelling.
Two page color Chevrolet ad with massive cargo plane.
Submarine rescue at Truk. Refugee mice. Air Intelligence.
Full page color Packard ad with wounded veteran Jim
Thornbro. Three Airmen by John Hersey, art by Tom Lea
- Jimmy Doolittle, Bernt Balchen, Claire Chennault -
framable full page art. Oscar Hammerstein II by Francis
Sill Wickware. Cotton Trouble, cheap clothes not available.
Theater - Helen goes to Troy. Great full page color
Life savers ad with tropical fruit seller, art by Steven
Dohanos. Solar System. These taxi types by William W.
White. Browning Library at Baylor University, Texas,
with photos of Dr. A. Joseph Armstrong, Jane Atkinson,
Miriam Moore, and others. Photo of Gwen Johns in a bathing
suit, spanning the nearly dry Rio Grande. Full page
color Camel cigarettes ad with landing barges, landing
craft. U.S. Submarine saves airmen, Submarine Tang,
R. A. Matter and others shown in photo, Truk lagoon.
Good - $22
of Cassino, lots of photos including Santa Maria Infante,
Mount Trocchio, tank in lobby of Continental Hotel.
Full page color Cadillac ad with busy military attack
scene, art by Vickery. Photo - Death of the Communist
party in the USA. Late Spring plowing by Farmer John
Taylor. US Airborne troops. Paulette Goddard Marries
Burgess Meredith. Navy's James Vincent Forrestal. Lili
Marlene. General Omar Bradley. To India and back in
10 days - photo essay, the Fire Ball Express, C-87 airplane.
Full page color Carnation Milk ad with two little boys
playing marbles and watching sailor walk by. Waste-paper
salvage including Livingston, New Jersey and Teaneck,
New Jersey, girl scouts, brownies, Patricia Somerset
and more - sadly, this recycling probably included earlier
LIFE magazines. Brief swimming suits. Synthetic quinine
for malaria. Edna Reindel paints women at war, including
welder Rosemary Wylde, Electrician Norma Bradshaw, router
Vera Lowe, Riveter Adeline Dingler, Welder Lili Coyer,
Assembler Martiana Martinez and others. Army Mule Ike.
Attack on Bamboo Hill. Full page color Shell oil ad
for eye contact lenses! Sewing machine bicycle built
for four, Charles Steinlauf. Bicycle party for GI's
including Frances Langford, Gerald Weiss, Elaine Riley,
Frederick Kroll, Howard Bartels, and others. Nice full
page color Wyeth ad with maternity ward theme "17
babies this week and he hasn't seen his own grandson!",
art by Harry Anderson. Nice full page color Jantzen
sun clothes ad with art by Earl Oliver Hurst.
Out of Stock -
Full page color Oldsmobile ad with tank and
infantry. Humphrey Bogart by George Frazier. “Beedle”
Smith and the Invasion Plan by Charles Christian Wertenbaker.
Cartoonist Al Capp uses likenesses of real people n
Li'l Abner. Interesting full page Stromberg-Carlson
sound equipment (stereos, radios) ad with soldier with
post traumatic stress syndrome. Political Ohio. Ballistics.
Studio war art. Western Styles, cowboy clothing. Parachute
Controversy - no quick release for water landings. Dewey’s
man Jaeckle by Arthur Dennis. Max Schling's flower shop
on New York's fifth avenue. Amazing before and during
Mumps photos of Ned B. Clark of Lakewood, Ohio. Nice
full page color Camels ad on back cover with story about
woman test pilot Teddy Kenyon and the Grumman F6F Hellcat. PLEASE NOTE : This issue was
published in two variations. The first (rare)
variation had a lead story on the Airborne
raiders in Burma, with Philip Cochran. The second
variation had a lead story on the Invasion
in Europe, which had just begun, and which replaced
the Burma story partway through the print run.
Out of Stock -
at Normandy. Full page color Studebaker ad with Tom
Hinkle's boys and art by Robert Skemp. The big days
by Charles Christian Wertenbaker. Photos found on the
body of a dead Japanese Lieutenant. After the Battles
by Cpl. Paul E. Deutschman. Chemical Warfare. Neat full
page color International Trucks ad with Oil refinery
theme. Full page Pullman ad with cutely put theme of
taking shoes off inside Egyptian buildings. Office bare
backs. Invasion Surgeon - Paul Ramsey Hawley of College
Corner, Ohio by Mary Welsh. Close-up : Eric Johnston.
Photo essay - Taking of Rome. Theater - School for brides
with photo of Darby Moore, Joan Wester, Frances Charles,
Margaret Hayes, Lucia Carroll, Elizabeth Worthington.
Notes from Peter Hurd's Sketchbook. 100 year old veteran
- John W. Hays of Brookview, New York. Nice full page
color V-Mail ad with color art featuring a picnic in
Birch Grove. Jean Negulesco, artist.
Out of Stock -
Cute, zippy full page color Sky Chief
gasoline ad. The invasion of France. War in Maps. Foot
troops in Burma. Election in Cuba. Americans take over
Rome, includes curious photo of what looks like a motorcycle
pulling a large wagon full of about forty men. American
fighting men in the south Pacific. Paintings by Paul
Sample. Ivy Poisoning. Bayeaux Tapestry reports on old
invasion. Photo and story of injured Ernest Hemingway,
war correspondent. Nice full page color Paul Jones whiskey
ad with fly fishing theme. Full page color Schlitz beer
ad with art by Jerome Rozen "Sealed with a kiss."
Full page color Schenley Whiskey ad with art by R. H.
Colling with roosters. Life goes houseboating on the
Ohio river, including photos of Peggy Mullin, Barbara
Franket and Bob Lynch, Helen Bogess, John Morh, Billie
Lechleiter and Anne Williams and others. Full page color
King whisky ad with lovely art by Frederic Morgan, wilderness
canoeing theme. Full page color Cannon Towel ad with
soldiers bathing in a "Buna Bathtub", True
Towell Tale 6 with art by Bingham.
Good - $55
This cover also
illustrates that it is more efficient to wound the enemy
instead of killing them, because then the healthy have
the burden of their care. Neat full page Bell telephone
ad showing Marines using palm trees for telephone poles
on Bougainville. War comes to the people of Normandy,
includes photo of insane asylum inmates wandering loose.
Utah Jails 15 fundamentalists. Holiness faith healers.
Very nice full page color Du Barry ad with Rosellen
Callahan, news Editor. Gestapo in Rome, massacres of
hostages in a cave, Grotto Via Ardeatina. Close-up -
Joe Souczak is home now, by John Hersey. Photo essay
- The science of color. Deanna Durbin. Robert Hogfeldt,
Swedish artist. Aircraft carrier party and the "West
of Tokyo Missionary Society" including photos of
James Rehn, McLellan, Hutchinson, Greenhalgh, Bill Burckhalter,
R.N. McMackin, Ben Grosscup and others. Republican convention
opens. Holiness faith healers. Very nice full page color
Coca-Cola ad on back cover with military men and fishermen
in Newfoundland. Nice full page color Nash Kelvinator
ad inside front cover with anti-aircraft gun.
Out of Stock -
page Pilco Corporation ad with First television network
- a milestone. Republican National Convention. Cute
full page color General Motors ad with little twin girls
to illustrate "interchangeability of parts."
Fall of Cherbourg, France, taken by Allies. Interesting
full page color Kodak ad with Landing signal officer
on Flat Top (air craft carrier). Robot Bombs = Aerial
torpedoes, Doodlebug, Hitler's secret weapon. Nice full
page color American Meat Institute ad with Blood donor
theme. Landing in Saipan. Superfortresses bomb Japan.
The Kharkov Trial. China's War Anniversary paintings
by Tom Lea. Will postwar China be democratic by Y. C.
James Yen. Charming full page color Carnation Milk ad
with nervous soldier holding baby. Admiral Chester Nimitz
by Neol F. Busch. Australian wives arrive in US. Movie
- Double Indemnity. These are odd jigsaw puzzles. Visit
to an Oklahoma Ranch, Roy Turner ranch, Hereford Heaven.
Neat baseball stunt - throwing baseballs from top of
Grand Coulee Dam to catcher at bottom, Francis Butler
and Charles Zack. Nice two page color Dextrose food-energy
sugar ad with soldiers wearing mask that measures their
exhalation of carbon-dioxide, includes 10th mountain
division skiers all in white.
Good - $28
Interesting full page color Ethyl
ad with aviation quiz - fun for history buffs. Great
full page color Goodyear air foam cushion ad, I think
this is Dorne art. Task force 58 by Noel Busch. Washington
welcomes De Gaulle. Fire destroys the big top, 150 die
in circus tent disaster in Hartford, Connecticut - Ringling
Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. Nice, nice, nice full
page color Campbell's soup ad with man and wife at stove.
Corsicans punish traitorous women, shorn and stripped,
they had been consorting with Germans. Nice full page
color Veedol oil ad with soldiers unloading barrels
of oil at Bougainville. GREAT full page Chrysler ad
with power shovel, art by Albert Dorne. Japanese Beetle
by Anthony Standen. Photos - Mayor Kelly’s Chicago,
including two pages of photos of railroad. Penicillin
Mass Production. Airmen convalesce at new Air Force
hospital, Pawling, New York, including Joel Martin,
George Clausen, Frank J. Holub, and others. Movies -
Two Girls. The Widener auction. Fine full page color
Roma wines ad with art by Clark Agnew. Funny photo of
soldier leaning WAY into the wind in Alaska.
Very Good - $28
Second Blitz. Full page color Capehart 0 Farnsworth
ad the Chorus dancing. Rather nice full page color Lilly
Dache net hairnet ad. Cherbourg spies are convicted
in France. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with military man ringing doorbell. Leader of French
resistance Charles de Gaulle, visits the US. Another
fun and zippy full page color Sky Chief gasoline ad
"Imagine your grandmother in a power-dive!"
Sun clothes made from a scarf. Nice full page color
Western Electric ad with Army nurse on telephone, art
by Paul Rabut. Mopping up on Saipan. Henry Ford cuts
biblical wheat. Tom Dewey’s of Pawling. The time
for decision by Sumner Welles. King of the Ushers by
Lincoln Barnett & Gene Cook. Movie - Since you were
away. War Ravages Italy’s Art. Fable of Birds
tell Chinese War History. Lake Shore Swimming Team,
Chicago, with Jeanne and Lillian Wilson Lorraine Zeiher,
Veryl Wellington, Anna Bock and others. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with Infantrymen, Johnny doughboy.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Roosevelt nominated for term 4. Nice
full page color Coca-Cola ad with aviation theme, art
by Saul T. Ed Kelly Hails victorious Truman. J. P. Marquand
by Roger Butterfield. The Rangers - survivors of the
1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger Battalions are home, Gino Mercuriali,
William Darby, Charles Shunstrom, John Ingram, Roy A.
Murray, Jr., Anthony Rada, James Altieri, Peer A. buck,
Dean Hooker, J.N. Fineberg and others. Infantile Paralysis
: Emergency hospital at Hickory, North Carolina, including
photo of Muriel Watson, Boyce Rash, John Bryan, Dr.
Dorothy Horstmann, more . U. S. Warplanes - super full
color photos including P-51, P-47, P-38, P-70, P-40,
P-39, B-25, B-26, B-17. B-24, B-29, F6F, F4U, F4F, TBF,
SBD, SB2C, PBY-5A, PBM and PB2Y. Linda Darnell. Spider
Man. Sonsone’s Wolf in GI’s clothing - neat
bunch of cartoons, drawn by Leonard Sansone. Bob Hannegan
and Harmony Boys run Democratic National convention.
Russia’s general - portrait gallery of the most
victorious generals. Full page color Schenley whiskey
ad with art by R. H. Colling with Rooster. Full page
color Army Air Forces ad with painting of Winsome Hilda
Winn (airplane) and Richard J. Niederriter, Richard
A. Carocari, Richard W. Evans, and Lester A. Darst.
Full page color Schlitz beer ad with baseball theme
art by R. M.
Very Good - $52
page Goodrich tires ad with information about taking
static electricity out of airplane tires. Full page
Woodbury soap ad with Patricia Annabil and Douglas Lane
Miller. An afternoon with baby Dana Glen, Washington
Square. Battle of Hedgerows. first Negro votes in Texas
Democratic Party. George Santayana. Mexican Soldier’s
Disgrace, Benito Castaneda Chavarria. Senator Byrd of
Virginia by Gerald Johnson. Movie Illusions. I Never
Left Home by Bob Hope. Movie - Wilson. Swedish Glass.
The Mules of Myitkyina by Peggy Durdin, they made the
Marauders' jungle march possible. Nice full page color
Oldsmobile ad with Official insignia of the 54th Fighter
squadron, Air Force, "Bomb Busters of the AAF."
The son of President Theodore Roosevelt is buried, died
of heart attack near battle lines. Nice full page color
DeSoto ad with country doctor, art by Edward Scott.
Super charming full page Old Gold cigarettes ad with
sailor, girl, apples. Nice full page color Du Barry
ad with Yolanda Floripe of Pan American. 3-D pin-up
girls, little statues.
Excellent - $44
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Nice full page color General Motors ad with
boy on neat old bicycle, dropped handlebars. Break-Through
in France. Full page color Cadillac ad with a train
entirely full of tanks. War and Civil Liberties. Photo
- German Prisoner Burlesques Hitler. Nice half page
Nabisco Shredded Wheat ad with boy and baseball bat.
Thomas Dewey Starts Campaign. Photos of Marshall Tito
in his mountain cave. Fall of the Italian town of Esperia,
includes horrible photo of this lovely village bombed
to pieces, and photos of female military nurses. Full
page Southern Pacific railroad ad with the amazing story
of Janet Wortell and toddler Billie Wortell and how
the railman Tug saved him from the train, near Donner
pass. The Future of France by William C. Bullitt. Chester
Gould - Dick Tracy cartoonist by John Bainbridge. Construction
Photos - General Pick on The Ledo Road in Burma. Dr.
Canby’s Best Books of 1924-1944. Teen Age Betty
- New York fashion line. Full page color Imperial Whiskey
ad with Albert Staehle art of Squirrels. Another great
full page color International Trucks ad with truck hauling
raw ore. A visit to the famous Copacabana. Nice full
page color Schenley lab ad for penicillin, with injured
soldier in jungle.
Good - $44
Very nice full page color Fisher
ad with dual purpose 5 inch gun, art by Dean Cornwell.
Cute full page movie poster ad for "Casanova Brown"
with Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright. Full page color
Capehart phonograph ad with "Village Festival"
by Robert Riggs. The coolest full page color Sky Chief
gasoline ad with motorcycle cop. Refugees Arrive from
Europe including Eva Bass, Vladimir Zbotin, Victor Franco,
Mr. and Mrs. Michele Mikhailoff, Else Regenhardt, Siegmund
Alster, Schleume Frischwasser, Siegfried Kuttner, Edith
Semjen, Matilda Nitsch, Lola Kauert, Julius Hirschler,
Albrecht family, Dresdner family, and more - all with
photos. Photo - Lesley McNair Family Portrait before
two men were killed. Argentina Shows Army. Battle of
France - Paris - St. Lo - French Traitor. Radioman George
Tweed, two years alone on Guam by Robert Sherrod. Truman
of Missouri. Artist David Fredenthal depicts the night
landing on New Britain. Goofy comes home, big dog belonging
to Jerry Doyles in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania. Full
page color Kentucky Tavern whiskey ad with tennis theme.
Ball Bearings. Inside the Reich by John Scott.
Out of Stock -
Slightly odd full page color Ethyl ad with girl
saying goodbye to her military man, I think it is saying
that she needs to walk home so he can use the gas in
war. The coming battle for Germany. Superfortresses
over Manchuria. Dumbarton Oaks. Nuns’ Orchestra
at Fordham University in New York city. Preston Sturges,
satirist. Nice full page color Studebaker ad with Flying
fortress airplane and art by Frederic Fellander. S.
Hurok and ballet. Full page color AC Spark Plug ad with
art by Baumgartner, anti-aircraft gun. Poland by Jan
Karski. Will Poland be Free by Raymond Leslie Buell.
Photos - Saipan. Wild Mushrooms. The Shasta Dam, including
2Neat photo of Lee King way out on the cables. Full
page Boeing ad with story behind Superfortress airplane.
Horrible photo of piled Japanese bodies waiting for
mass burial. Aaron Bohrod Sketches the War in France.
A visit to Thornton W. Burgess at Laughing Brook.
Good - $22
Full page Plymouth
ad with soldier, art by Lyle Sustis. Full page color
Oldsmobile ad with Official insignia of the 500th Fighter-Bomber
squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces "Sky-Diver, with
Bombs and Cannon!" The French get their Freedom.
The girl partisan of Chartres, Nicole by Jack Belden,
this story includes more women collaborators getting
their hair shorn. Revolutionary History of Paris. Liberation
will find the Greeks ready by Bernard Perlin. The world
from Rome by William Bullitt. Reunion of Class of 1886,
a very charming piece about a one-room schoolhouse in
California's San Pasqual Valley - the class (now in
60s and 70s) re-enacted class time with pigtail pulling
and all.. Nice full page color North American Aviation
ad with P-51 Mustang fighter plane. New actress Jeanne
Crain in Home In Indiana. Science - RDX new explosive,
looks like plastic explosive. Eisenstaedt has a 15th
anniversary. Western Electric ad featuring battleship
art by Dwight Shepler. Full page color DuBarry ad with
La Verne Owens, folley artist. Ad for North American
Aviation with P51 art and cutaway illustration. Television,
the next great development in radio! Excellent full
page color Pabst Blue Ribbon ad with the people dressed
as blue ribbons, art by ROR. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with Infantry.
Good - $34
Full page color
Good year airfoam cushions ad with guilty setter dog.
Dewey’s Pawling, New York. Paris is Free Again.
Nice full page color Firestone foamex ad with art by
Reynolds, clearly foam padding was just coming on the
market this year. Flying The Hump, over the Himalayas
in Burma, C-46, pilot Bamboo Joe Barube and Ernest Lajoie.
Full page color De Beers ad for diamonds, this is the
first diamond ad I remember seeing in LIFE, at least
during the war years. Russian Visit by Eric Johnston.
Tam O’Shanter Country club hosts golf's richest
tournament, includes Byron Nelson, George May. Full
page color Florida Grapefruit Juice ad with bare-chested
military men in canoes, this art looks very much like
the True Towel Tales art. Nice full page color Roma
Wines ad with art by Clark Agnew. Dutch Elm Disease.
The story of Mary Marlin, soap-opera heroine, her husband
is safe. Bailey Bridge. Aircraft Carrier ready room
has an anxious moment - officers waiting for bombing
report. Daphne du Maurier at Manderley.
Very Good - $52
Good - $42
Fred and Adele Astaire.
Curious stylistic full page Gruen precision watch ad
with train theme. Full page Cannon Hosiery ad with Dorothy
Lamour. A bunch of photos of Ed Wynn's comical inventions
such as the grapefruit guard and the corn eater. Full
page color Capehart phonograph ad with very bright football
photo. Full page color Cadillac ad with tank, art by
Bingham. March through Paris, includes neat photo of
GIs marching down the Champs-Elysees. Nice full page
color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with dapper Bing Crosby.
Nice photo of bucket brigade in Brussels, the citizens.
The battle of the Mons by Jack Belden. General George
Catlett Marshall at home. Photo essay - Japan. Ann Curtis,
champion swimmer. The end of the Rialto Burlesque in
Chicago. War poems by Auslander. Nice full page color
Coca-Cola ad with two military women looking at sailor's
photo, odd proportions in the art. Movie - Casanova
Brown. Sunday in Poland by Richard Lauterbach. Two page
ad with First Lady of Radio, Kate Smith, Kathryn Elizabeth
Smith. Full page color Westinghouse ad with Oklahoma
oil field, art by E. P. Couse. Somerset Maughm. Nice
full page New York Central railroad ad with cut-away
coaches. Excellent full page color Kinsey whiskey ad
with Gay Nineties them, art by Herbert Bannert. Full
page color Camel cigarettes ad with Helen O'Brien, steel
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
charming full page Bell telephone
ad with military crowd rushing to use the telephone.
Already there are a number of finishing the war and
going home things. Full page color Studebaker Weasel
ad with art by Frederic Fellander. Humorous little piece
- Iowa girls didn't like all the Paris girls kissing
their guys, includes photos of Nora Schuck, Florence
Brown, Mrs. Hubert Hanson, Winnie Devlin, Janice Soller,
Bernadine Finestead, Sonja Nansen and many others. Fishing
is good this year. War wife waits. State of the Nation
by John Dos Passos. Swing Musicians. St. Louis Browns
are baseball's surprise. The girls are still pretty,
models in swimming suits. Comic strip happenings. Photos
of New York City. Full page color Pennsylvania railroad
ad with female railroad worker. Streets are shabbier.
Housing projects, including Channel Heights, Hollywood
Riviera, Planeview Kansas. Your favorite foods. Home
hasn’t changed. GI’s dream party, John Farnsworth,
Ginger Rogers and others in Beverly Hills - one guy
and eight girls. Boulder Dam. Neat full page color Studebaker
Weasel ad with M-29 cargo and personnel carrier, a kind
of tank. Nice full page color Wyeth Incorporated ad
with doctor and patients, painted by Haddon Sundblom.
Full page color Army Air Forces ad with plane Double
Trouble, art by Clayton Knight.
Very Good - $32
Fair (All Good, but cover has minor soil) - $11
Fair (All Good, but cover has a minor spot) - $11
Full page color Cannon Towels ad with pretty
much naked lady. Full page Good rich tires ad with snowcats.
First battle of Germany begins, Siegfried lline near
Rotgen. Full page Parke, Davis & company ad about
Epilepsy, child Roger A. is playing baseball compared
to Thomas who wasn't treated and injured himself in
a convulsion. Full page color General Motors ad with
blacksmith. GREAT full page color Western Electric ad
with gunner in an airplane, # 13 of naval aviation series,
art by Paul Rabut. Into the Westwall by Jack Belden.
Photo - Grand Army of the Republic, GAR, civil war veterans
sit for a portrait. The Pacific War. Ernie Pyle comes
home from the war. New fashions from Paris. 1944 hurricane,
east coast, including Martha's Vineyard, Atlantic City,
Sea Isle City, more. Exploded views of devices, including
Jack Butler. Death at dusk in Grenoble by John Osborne.
Presidential Campaign Slanders by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Clothes Critics judge new fashions for R. Lowenbaum
Manufacturing of St. Louis. Full page color DeSoto car
ad with cowboy theme. Movies - An American Romance.
Dancer Joan McCracken. Liberation of Gertrude Stein
and Alice B. Toklas and poodle. We take 20,000 Germans
by Samuel Magill. Rothchild's barbershop in Hollywood.
Very Good - $32
Nice full page Bell Telephone ad with camouflaged war
communications center. Full page Oldsmobile ad with
the A. A. Krueger family of Chicago. Interview with
Mussolini. Full page Squibb ad with drug Curare for
use in surgery. Europes Exiles Look Homeward. Photo
- Gandhi / Ghandi leads prayers for unity. Drowning,
then Lynching of Donato Carretta in Rome, he was director
of Regina Coeli prison. Fascist Police chief Pieto Caruso
shot in Italy. Western front - Belfort Gap. The Navy’s
Seabees, building roads written by Lieut. William Bradford
Huie. Elsa Maxwell’s Party Salutes France. Fecundity
in Chicago Zoo, hippo, gazelle, zebra, kudu. Wartime
England paintings by Byron Thomas. Theater - Anna Lucasta.
Blackout Centrifuge - working on pilot's hazard in lab.
Land of the Franks. Two page Consolidated Vultee Aircraft
corporation ad with aviation quiz. Invasion Money Used
by Axis and Allies. Great full page color Whitman's
chocolates ad, military man and girl in green striped
dress. Hollywood's Elsa Maxwell's salute party to Free
France. L. Otis Swift on the beach.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but has minor water mark in lower margin) - $10
Louis Browns take first American baseball pennant. Full
page Pontiac ad with pilot, color art by Bradshaw Crandell.
full page color Capehart phonograph ad with "Puppets
and People" by Serge Soudeikine. Full page Dodge
ad with Superfortress airplane and engine. Bomb is allowing
consumers to buy luxury goods, such as jewelry. Baseball
fan Jim Cubbage fans right out of stands at St. Louis
Browns game - photo. Death of politician Alfred E. Smith.
Battle for Brest. The unknown battle by Charles J. V.
Murphy. Robert G. Le Tourneau, makers of earth-moving
machines, by Rufous Jarman. How will Negroes vote, including
photos of Carter Nesley, Irene Boulden, James Royster,
Eugene Washington Rhodes and others. . America's priceless
documents reappear, such as Declaration of Independence.
Fun and cheerful full page Interwoven Socks ad with
color art by Fell and happy military coming-home theme.
. William Penn has his 300th anniversary. Lauren Bacall
debut in "to have and to have not". Song of Norway.
Dog collars, choker necklaces for women. Umbriago Dats
my boy - Marines get a new battle cry. Newport, Rhode
Island. Danny Kaye satirizes nightclub pests who complain
about everything no matter how good it is.
Very Good - $32
Full page Goodrich tires ad "This tire is made
out dandelions" - Kok-saghyz. Full page Ethyl ad
with sailor getting tattoo. War comes back to Philippines,
First strike and Manila, Fighting Two squadron (fliers
pictured and named including Bill Dean, Myrvin Noble,
Wilbur Webb, Merriwell Vineyard, Clyde Spitler, Richard
Griffin, Landis Doner, Roy Voris, Earling Zarske and
others), more. Photo - Funeral procession, Crowds bid
farewell to Wendell Willkie. The United Nations. Siwash
the duck comes home. War prisoners return, including
Sidney White, Del Porter, Tyure Weaver Teddy Milewski
and others.. New deal days by John Chamberlain. Photo
essay - the Colorado river. Feathered hats are huge
and elegant, in color. Skeleton maker, S. Harmsted Chubb,
American Museum of Natural History. Diana Lynn. Plaster
cast art. Portraits introduce great Soviet Scientists.
Feature on horse racing and gamblers.Full page color
Army Air Forces AAF ad with Captain Charles S. Grant,
B-26 bomber "So Sorry." Married at last -
Rita Weinberg and Bernard Kessel. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Pegge Parker.
Good - $18
Nice full page Chevrolet ad with armored car.
Photo - Wellesley girls wear campus styles in town.
Philippines are invaded. Maps show how states may vote.
Charles Utsler at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Prisoner 339, Benjamin Weintraub, Klooga murder camp
(atrocities against the Jews) by John Hersey. Extremely
cute full page color Carnation Milk ad with cherub getting
his first haircut. The world of Washington Irving. Arne
Anderson Swedish track star Arne Andersson. Forever
Amber by writer Kathleen Winsor, bestseller. Aaron Bohrod
paints record of bloody Normandy Beachhead, Omaha beach.
Charming full page Old Gold cigarettes ad with apple
bobbing. Full page Gerber baby food ad with United Air
Lines stewardess feeding baby. Full page color Stetson
hat ad with theme to not talk about security issues
"The less said, the less dead." Aimee Semple
McPherson’s Funeral. Photos- Pelican catches fish.
Follow-up on whereabouts of nine boys pictured in Allegheny
College story in LIFE December 7, 1941 listening to
Pearl Harbor news.
Good - $32
Full page Revere Copper
and Brass ad with war amputee Antone Joseph Mell of
Loletea, California. Cute full page color Goodyear airfoam
ad with grandpa sleeping in comfortable car seats. White
House waits for new paint job. Philippines naval battle.
The New York Times stages a fashion show. Bright full
page color Cadillac ad with plane against red sky. Japanese
civilians on Saipan, including Camp Susupe. A plea for
France, needs our help and understanding. Full page
Woodbury soap ad with June Gripper of Houston and Jack
Wilson Grisson, Jr. (2Neat has been lucky enough to
communicate with the daughter of this deb!). How to
survive in the jungle. John W. Bricker, our next vice-president
by Eliot Janeway. Sergeant Charles Wise gets plastic
surgery. Harry S. Truman by Gerald W. Johnson. Movie
- The Princess and the Pirate. American First Ladies.
Now the Germans are Refugees by William Walton. The
Stork Club. Marshal Tito's partisan troops in Yugoslavia.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Neat full page
Forstmann woolens ad with elegant purple outfit. Nice
full page color Oldsmobile ad with "Black Widow"
plane, P-61. The U.S. in China. Sea Floods Holland -
Germans blast dikes on the island of Schouwen. Very
elegant full page color Chesterfield ad with woman in
white waiting for her man to come home. MacArthur returns
to Leyte, in the Philippines. Super nice full page color
Community silverplate ad with sailor hugging his (young)
wife, art by Michael. Freedom comes home again to Athens.
OPA prices Christmas Toys. Freedom of Information, Associated
Press. Big two page color Goodyear aircraft ad with
"Black Widow" P-61 airplane and more. De Gaulle,
the Prophet by Noel Busch. Van Johnson matinee idol.
Bathing suits. New French art, including Matisse. Very
pretty full page color Royal Crown cola ad with Barbara
Stanwyck. Rockets. New York City's Broadway. Movie -
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo. Junior Geniuses by Betty
Reef. Prisoner of war camp, Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky.
Sad photo series showing one bomber wrecked by bomb
dropped by mate, over Berlin, B-17s. Concealed camera
in bicycle basket.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
1944 Election coverage. Trappist lay brother
hears about the war. Nice full page color Kinsey, Unhurried
whiskey ad with ski lodge theme, shows ski boots nicely
and ski trophies. China flees - mass evacuation in Kwangsi.
Families speak for their war dead - Louis William Brucks,
Samuel Ottenbachers, Bertha Courtney, John Paul Ragsdales,
Jeanette McPheeters, Irene Burgess, Frances Virt Schulz,
and more. Photo - USS Missouri fires a salvo. Ships
in trouble in Philippine sea battle - being shelled
as planes prepare to take off from neighboring aircraft
carrier. Paris fashions. New York harbor. Hedda Hopper,
Hollywood columnist. After the war hunters will use
GI equipment for sport. Rural delights of the New York
Times. Engineered Exercise, gymnastics with Nicholas
A. Kounovsky, Florence Dornin, Maurine Zollman. I remember
mama - theater. British Royal Children spoil family
photographs by acting up, moving, etc.. Uncle Dan Barey
by John Walker. Indian Spa at French Lick. Diana Shore
finds husband Montgomery Letz in pages of LIFE. Cute
full page color Coca-Cola ad with sleeping soldiers,
each with a "call me at -- o'clock sign."
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
What the Germans did to Greece, including
photo of grieving Maria Padiska, Katina Pitsou, Maria
Karouzou, Zoi Sechremeli, more. Photo - Japanese war
god with face covered with mask. Extremely bright two
page Dextrose sugar ad with football theme, including
Howard Odell, Yale coach. US Cigarette shortage. US
sells war surplus. Airmen's ward - US fliers in France
adopt Yvette Hamel who lost both legs due to German
shell. Jet Propulsion - new jet planes. Prophet James
Francis Jones, Detroit evangelist. Churches of Russia
- art. Mary Martin's made-overs. Cartoon books are very
popular, Peter Arno, Richard Taylor, more. Nice full
page color International Trucks ad with desert night
scene, art by Robert Skemp. Carrier Crew orders Pin-up,
photographer John Florea photographs Ruth Valmy. Clifton's
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Cute full page Listerine shaving cream ad with
young boy doing his first shave. C.L.O. has victory convention.
Hitler at Berchtesgaden in 1935. Where is the front?
French assembly meets. Prince Bernhard views gallows.
General Stillwell and his dog. Our Army in Western Europe.
Close-up - Mary Margaret McBride, WEAF radio saleswoman.
Photo essay - the Rhine. Theater - “The late George
Apley.” Nightclubs - Sammy’s Bowery Follies.
US Carrier fights airplane fire - a Hellcat lands while
on fire (on wooden flight deck), pilot Alfred Magee,
Jr. Aralac, skimmed-milk textile. June Haver. New Welterweight,
Billy Arnold. Artist is model for comic-strip dog, Clifford
McBride. Life goes to a slumber party at East Bakersfield
High School, California - 300 girls. Cool full page
color Green Giant ad on back cover with giant Giant.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Charming full page color Community silverplate
ad with soldier "Back home for keeps", art
by Michael. Full page color Capehart ad with "And
the Glory of the Lord" by Bernard Lamotte. Nice
full page color Pacific fabrics ad with policeman greeting
returned soldiers, night time Christmas scene. Contains
amazing aerial photo of ship firing three torpedoes
at Japanese cruiser, plus photo of overturned tank,
and bottomless mud. Photo - US Casualty lists. Jap cruiser's
death in Manilla harbor. Teen-age girls - photo essay.
Nice full page color RCA ad with bombers, art by Baumgartner.
Full page color Royal Crown cola ad with Jon Crawford.
Cute full page color Carnation Milk ad with art by K.
Gunnor, boy carving turkey. Happiest couple in Hollywood
- Billy Wilder and Charlie Brackett - writing team.
The covers of "Time" - art. Truck driver Bud
Shields delivers in Iowa at night. Chrysanthemum show
in Chicago. Contains a color section - Covers of Time
- various military and political leaders. Cute full
page Old Gold Cigarettes ad with Skiing theme - a charmer.
Very nice and colorful full page Interwoven socks ad
with Santa, art by LL5 Full page color Pennsylvania
Railroad ad with great freight yard from above "An
Aircraft Carrier goes by rail before it goes to sea."
Very Good - $36
Another full page color Cannon
Towels ad with a pretty much naked woman. Cute full
page Bell telephone ad relating to the Christmas rush
and keeping lines clear for essential calls. Battlefield
of Germany, aerial photos and other photos of bombed
areas, Eschweiler, Bauchem, Geilenkirchen, Weisweiler,
Durwiss. Japanese Earthquake. French red returns - Maurice
Thorez. Rescue off an Icecap. Nice full page color General
Electric radio ad with Bing Crosby. Tommy Manville sells
furnishings. Movie Butler sells self for War Bonds -
Arthur Treacher, oil man C. P. Johnson bid $50,000.
Induction heating if metal. Army-Navy football game.
S.F.B Morse. Arizona Sunshine helps photograph dresses.
Photos - Attack in Holland. Why Fred Allen hates Hollywood.
Notes from Paris by Noel F.
Busch. Amazing record puppy litter - 23 puppies born
to foxhound of W. Newbold Ely of Amber, Pennsylvania.
Very nice full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with Santa. Wonderful full page color Whitman's chocolates
ad with woman dressed as Santa.
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Nice full page AC Spark Plug ad with
color, men in combat. Photos by Horst Paul Horst. Cute
full page color Oldsmobile ad with Official Insigne
of a Navy scout-bombing squadron “Super mouse”
and Navy Helldiver bomber airplanes. Army turns Leyte
church into Hospital. British soldier plays Santa Claus
for Dutch children. How a civil war began in Greece.
Billy Rose has big first night - "Seven Lively
Arts.". Close-up - The last Prussian, Gerd von
Rundstedt. Lauritz Melchior sings 200th “Tristan.”
Religious paintings by Lauren Ford. V-2 details are
revealed. Walkin’ preacher of the Ozarks, Guy
Howard of Newburn, Iowa. Life visits a GI phone center,
includes photos of Howard McKenzie, G.S. Moffatt, Robert
Detrich, James R. Lewis, Philip Schwab, John Mains,
Clarence H. Causey, Louis A. Woisard and others. 1.0
Fair (Generally Very Good, nice, but back cover has scuffed tears) - $34
Fair (Generally Good, but has a water marked corner that mostly shows as rippling) - $16