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1945 LIFE Magazines For Sale
See also Life Magazine Spring-Summer 1985 for WWII content and remembrances.
See also Life Magazine June 5, 1995 : a Special issue on 1945.
paintings. Worn out war machinery - very cool photos.
Neat full page color Ford ad with people (in car) in
crystal ball. Troops are running short on ammunition,
production is lagging behind demand. Photo of Consolidated
Aircraft plant in San Diego with idle drill presses,
not enough workers. Photo - delayed Christmas packages
to servicemen. Jinx Falkenburg returns from her USO
tour. Composer Jerome Kern. Nice full page color Chris-Craft
boat ad with pretty colors in water. The battle of Hürtgen
Forest in Germany. Full page movie poster ad for "Frenchman's
Creek" with Joan Fontiane and Arturo de Cordova.
Welker Cochran wins billiards championship. Calendars
throughout history - Stonehenge, Roman, Aztec. International
Harvester ad with art by Donald Mills, caterpillar working
on road cut. Calendar pinup art by Earl Moran, Cece
Eames, Zoe Mozert. National Velvet movie with Elizabeth
Taylor. Athens photo gallery. An Anglo-American romance
between Kenneth Nahan (Westfield, New Jersey) and Jean
Angus (Longniddry, East Lothian). Very cool two page
ad for Chrysler war production effort. Stalin at 65
biography by Richard Lauterbach. Photos : Retreating
Germans write graffiti. 1.0
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Nice full page color General Electric
radio ad with beautiful redhead Jeanette MacDonald.
Interesting full page Bell Telephone ad with Members
of a Signal Battalion stringing telephone cable beside
a bombed bridge. Full page movie poster ad for "Winged
Victory" with Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond
O'Brien and many others. Full page color Capehart phonographs
ad with photographs of horse racing. Americans Battle
the German Big Push by Charles Christian Wertenbaker,
1945 on the home front. Photo - Rome's black market.
Tokyo exposed by B-29 air views, these are first good
aerial views of Tokyo. Case of Carol Ann, waiting to
see is court decides her father is Charles Chaplin.
Acropolis in Athens becomes a fortress. Robert Rutherford
McCormick weds Maryland Mathison Hooper. Teachers College
of Columbia University in New York city celebrates its
50th anniversary. Charming full page Old Gold cigarettes
ad with roller skating couple. The future of liberated
France by Richard de Rochemont. Frank Fay, actor. Pleissner
Paints St. Lo Battle. Movie making, how it is done.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Solider cartoonist kids war
correspondents, Charles D. Pearson. Cotillion for 99
New York Debutantes. Full page color Coca-Cola ad with
the initiation of new sailor crossing the equator on
a Navy ship.
Good - $15
page color Studebaker ad with Weasel personnel and cargo
carriers. Nice full page A&P market ad with nice
photo of actual market, fresh food section. Allies squeeze
the German Bulge, ongoing action, photos. Photo - Granite
Stones for Hitler's victory monument lie idle in Sweden.
Churchill goes to Greece to helps settle tragic British-Greek
war. 75,000 people go to papal mass in St. Peter's in
Rome. Wholesome full page color Campbell's soup ad with
lovely happy housewife. Pretty poultry exhibited in
NY. the Incredible patrol by Russ Enge. Nikolai Dmitrovitch
Puzirev, Soviet business executive. Full page color
Kodak films ad with gold in US Mint. Winter birds, including
birds at a feeder, four pages of color paintings by
Roger Tory Peterson. Boston - large photo essay. Full
page Pond's cold cream ad with Mary Florence McKenna
who is marrying John Christopher Mullen. Nice full page
color King Whisky ad with athletic ice skaters, art
by H. Miller. Ingrid Bergman painting by Alexander Brook.
Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.
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Life Magazine January 22, 1945 : Cover - 4 white men playing basketball - St. John's University, including Bill Kotsores.
Battle begins for Luzon. Red Cross sends
prisoners packages to Germany - cool photo of warehouse
packed full. Two sisters, Victoria and Grace Vickers,
from Cincinnati interned by Allies. The nine young men
by John Chamberlain. Admiral Jocko Clark. Sun fashions
- swimming suits, including Elaine Langan, Jan Bryant,
and Ricki Van Dusen. Esther Williams. Parachutes provide
comfort in foxholes. photos from Vught concentration
camp in Netherlands. Excellent full page color Fisher
/ General Motors ad with military art by Dean Cornwell.
The education of Willie - William Curtis Colepaugh,
German spy. Nice full page color Western Electric ad
with art by Paul Rabut. Bill chickering dies in action,
correspondent. Awesome full page color Pennsylvania
Railroad ad. "Dear Ruth" comedy. Full page
color movie poster ad for "Tonight and every night"
with Rita Hayworth. Storage wall. Nice full page color
Camels ad with Marianne de Sydow on water skis and snow
skis. Interesting uses for discarded parachutes by the
men of the 101st Airborne Division in Western Europe
: lining foxholes, shade awning for camp, tent, camouflage
Good - $18
Nice full page Listerine
Antiseptic (for Infectious dandruff) ad with sailors.
Russians find gold in Siberia. christmas pantomimes
in London. Russia learns a new history, illustrated
with color pre-war paintings. Young killers make adventure
of execution. Yank football comes to Italy, the Spaghetti
bowl, with photos of Peggy Jean Roan, Edward J. Shanks,
and others. Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor. Sailor hats,
new styles for women. Combat fliers wear anti-blackout
suit. Neat full page color Packard ad with bombed area
and Surgical Unit vehicle, art by Belck. Bouncing putty
- this looks like Silly putty, perhaps before it was
named. Another one of the nasty photos - dead Germans
laying in the snow in Belgium. These are well bred cats.
Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens. Cute half page Soft-lite
lenses ad with skiing theme. Jane Russell on beach in
January. Battle in the snow - Belgian bulge.
Very Good - $28
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but one double page missed in binding and later inserted loose) - $14
Cute full page Bell Telephone ad
with sailor riding huge telephone receiver. Full page
color Capehart phonograph ad with "Dream Dance"
by Bernard LaMotte. Last days of the Ardennes Salient
(eerie winter aerial photos showing bomb craters). Murder
in the snow, a field where Germans shot US prisoners,
near Malmedy. War-zone bride gets kissed, Margaret Maslin
(Port Chester, New York) marries John Wilhelm (Washburn,
Wisconsin) gets kissed by 16 war correspondents in congratulations.
Two Herefords sell for $100,000
in Denver, Colorado, owned by Cattleman Dan Thornton.
A very pretty and colorful full page Paul Jones whiskey
ad with great furniture. Nice full page color Carnation
Milk ad with Grandmothers cooing over baby in basinet.
Cartoons of Bill Mauldin. American legends - photo essay,
includes photos of Paul Bunyan and Babe in Bemidji,
Minnesota. Forgotten fronts in the war. Neat full page
color International Harvester ad with truck, tractor,
and caterpillar, and new IH logo. Search for tuberculosis.
David Fredenthal, artist and his war art.. Dido is a
new sleeping garment. Florida's prettiest - girls in
swimsuits. Old Gypsy dances. The inauguration. Full
page color Imperial Hiram Walker's blended whiskey ad
with art by Carl Setter (possibly Carl Detter).
Very Good - $25
Full page color Nash ad with pilot, art by Rico Romaso.
Mural in Hollywood, California is also a map for servicemen
to find their way around. Full page color General Electric
radio ad with gorgeous Carmen Miranda. Interesting full
page Ethyl ad with barrels of gasoline coming down by
parachute. Full page color Stetson ad for ladies dress
hats. Russians drive on Hitler's Berlin - lots of photos
showing different areas of the war. Photos - New Yorkers
line up for Cigarettes. Winter clogs railroads in New
England, including near Orchard Park, New York. Yanks
open Stillwell road, first truck convoy since 1942 arrives
in China over new highway from India, includes photo
of Robert B. Goodman. Nice full page color Studebaker
ad with Flying Fortress airplanes, art by Frederic Fellander.
Miami worries about another boom. Flight Nurse Victoria
Pavlowski, including photos of Charles V. Reusch, Lt.
Pavlowski and others. Two page color Swift Meats ad
with Uncle Sam, not signed but style looks like Norman
Rockwell. Full page Pond's ad with Patricia Ann Jones
marrying Charles Roebling Meissner. Marshal Georgi Konstantinovitch
Zhukov, Russian general. Maine Winter poems. Trench
foot is army problem, horrible looking photos, Harold
Bowen, others. Maharaja's party, Jaipur, India. That
funny photo of ski tracks splitting around a tree, people
never get tired of this one, tricky here because it
is flat : skier Conrad Thrane, Mont Tremblant, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt! Nice full page color Coca-Cola ad
with military men on Hawaiian beach, man throwing fishing
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Life Magazine February 19, 1945 : Cover - Ski Clothes, Blanche Rybizka, ski teacher at Mount Tremblant, Canada.
James Thurber's drawings. Great full page color Texaco
dealers ad with ex-serviceman. Nice full page color
Goodyear ad for Airfoam, with man who is getting breakfast
in bed because it is too comfortable to get up. Return
to Santo Tomas. US wins heart of the Philippines, lots
of small photos. Gypsy Rose Lee pins up son. Full page
color RC Victor ad with Gladys Swarthout. Kelly and
Green make political deal. Psychosomatic medicine shows
emotions cause illness. Photo essay - On to Tokyo. Dalai
Lama rules last theocracy. Ski fashions. Art - Hobson
Pittman recaptures Victorian childhood. Airborne chemical
strips leaves from cotton, Aero Defoliant by American
Cyanamid Co. . Mr. and Mrs. Anton Ettesvold of Morris,
Minnesota are selected as the "typical Midwest farmer"
and win a trip to Washington D.C. Nice full page color
Wyeth ad (medical supplies) with painting by Harry Anderson.
Nice full page movie poster for "Murder, my Sweet" starring
Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley. Elisabeth
May Craig, feminist, reporter. Artist Hobson Pittman.
Full page Birds Eye Frosted Foods ad with Eskimos fishing,
art by Stahl. Full page color International Trucks ad
with art by R. Skemp.
Very Good - $33
Good - $23
Fair (All G, but cover nearly detached) - $10
Fair (All G, but cover has minor soil and scuffs, back cover corner tip missing) - $10
Neat two page follow-up to George Lott
story (see LIFE magazine January 29, 1945) about all
the mail he's received, etc. Super nice (a Frame It!
kind of ad) full page color Ford ad with father and
son fishing, as depicted in crystal ball. Full page
Goodrich tires ad for agricultural tires that must operate
at a slant, tail wheels. Dino Grandi explains. Half
page Yardley fragrance ad with ski theme, I bet the
text was written by a skier and the photo set-up likewise,
but that the model didn't ski. Truman and Bacall entertain
troops. Nice full page color Canned Florida Grapefruit
Juice ad saying it is good for colds, infections and
the flu. Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt shape world's
future - Crimea conference. Winter soldiers feature,
includes photos of George Sprouse, James Varvaro, John
Wauthier, Alfred Wektor. Fashion awards. Three little
movie girls : Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, Peggy
Ann Garner. The rescue at Cabanatuan, survivors of Bataan.
Full page color DuBarry cosmetic ad with Peggy Shields.
Artist Bernard Perlin goes to Greek Mainland. Furlough
Nightgowns. Helicopters - feature. Cute full page color
DeSoto ad with show shoveling art by Howard Scott. Aull
prints all the news by John R Cauley. Grand Hotel in
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Interesting full page Bell Telephone ad
showing traveling crime laboratory. Alfred Eisenstaedt's
photos of snowy Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Full page color
Capehart phonograph ad with badminton players Dave Freeman
and Evelyn Boldrick. Santo Tomas, Manila, American prisoners
are freed, including photos of very skinny Lee Rogers
and John C. Todd. Photo - Red Army birthday is celebrated
with six foot cake. Roosevelt sees Arab leaders in Middle
East. CUTE full page color Green Giant Peas ad with
peas showering :-). The attack on Iwo Jima. Marlene
Dietrich entertains troops in Germany, great photo of
her changing from army boots to gold pumps. Denmark
by Hans Bendix. FRD's daughter by John Chamberlain.
House of Colonna. Superglue. Swimmer Alan Ford of Yale.
House of Colonna, Rome, including great photo of cannon
ball on steps. The ballad of Rodger Young. Radio Luxembourg
by Robert Colwell. Close-up : FDR's daughter, Anna Roosevelt
Boettiger. Full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad
with engine 6131. A visit to Anne Sargent Lincoln, glamour
girl. Full page color Imperial Hiram Walker's Blended
Whiskey ad wwith art by Robert L. Benney.
Good - $38
Allies drive for Rhine. Another interesting
full page Goodrich tires ad, this one with Mr. Phillipov
using a picker to collect dandelion seeds. Attractive
full page Ethyl ad showing a B-29 airplane starting
up its engines. Set of photos showing England's pillboxes
(small square buildings) and the ways they are disguised
(for example as a News Stand), these are probably fortified
defense posts, it doesn't really say. Photo - Commander
Stassen confers with Governor Dewey. Nice full page
color Western Electric ad showing ten different uses
of WE technology. Roer pontoon bridges. The curfew dims
the nightclubs at midnight. Marines win bloody battle
on Iwo Jima, including a neat photo of wrecked landing
equipment washing in surf. Europe wants freedom from
Shame. Cute full page color Swan soap ad with cherubs
on merry-go-round. Nice two page color Swift's meats
ad with pig art by Robert Skemp. Ivan the Terrible is
a new movie. Fox trapping, Millard Babcock on Indian
Lake. Feature on glass. Actress takes 12 1/2 hour bubble
bath, Lucille Bremer in "Yolanda and the thief.'
Eisenhower jacket starts new trend. New York enforces
human fox trapping. Crosby, Hope and Sinatra do radio
"Dick Tracy". GI crime in France by Mary Welsh. The
Stillwell road. Lovely full page color American Airlines
ad with family members, art by Franklin Wittmack. Full
page color Coca-cola ad with soda fountain art by Gerald
Leake. Full page United States Rubber company ad with
art by Walter W. Seaton. Full page color Italian Swiss
Colony wine ad with art by Haines Hall.
Fair (Generally VG, but cover is rough along spine) - $28
Germans crumble in the west. The
people of Cologne are living and working underground
in cellars. Delegates attend Mexican Presidential Reception.
New York law bans job Discrimination. US flies bomb
Berchtesgaden and Tokyo, aerial photo each. Betty Grable's
baby Victoria Elizabeth James is 1. Brazilian Indians
attack planes. Ibn Saud's Voyage by Ensign W. Barry
McCarthy. Earl of Halifax by John Chamberlain. West
Point has best teams in the US, military athletes. Interesting
two page color Goodyear aircraft ad with man hailing
a taxi helicopter. Flooded Dutch Island, Walcheren,
including Huysman family. Hache makes surplus WAC hats
chic. Artist Feliks Topolski sketches the war. Movie
- Picture of Dorian Gray. Solider cartoonist draws WAC
heroine, Winnie the WAC by Vic Herman. Military ball
for ROTC cadets at Kansas City's Southwest High School,
including photos of Joanne Warren, William Story, Bill
Meier, Janet Coulter, Bob Arfsten, Janice Kollmann,
Louis Fiquet, Jane Begley, Bob Terte, Suznne Ginsberg,
Jo Putney, Jerry Kreeger, Corinne Keegan, Jerry Henry,
more. Nice full page Camel cigarettes ad with ice skater
Good - $10
full page color Studebaker ad of radio operator Roman
Kowalski with art by Robert Skemp. Paris black market
robs US army, Voltaire gang of deserters. Un-American
activities. Photo - King George presents Victoria cross
to war hero. B-29s set Tokyo afire. The desert of Cologne,
horribly bombed. Battle of the tanks. Excerpts from
the book "Carrier War" by Lieut Oliver Jensen.
Soprano's progress by Winthrop Sargeant. Angora rabbits
are profitable. Petticoat Blouse. Research makes blood
raw material for medicine. Californian builds house
in 34 minutes, Hal B. Hayes, new kind of concrete, Jinx
Halgrimson helps. "La Parisana" a Brussels
nightclub, including rather horrible photo of python
squeezing guinea pig to death. The famous Iwo Jima flag
raising. Carol Lynne skates with lights on her toes.
WACS shiver in fuel-less Paris.
Good - $24
Fair (All Very Good, but cover is lightly rubbed) - $12
Full page Ipana tooth past ad with Clare
Van Syckle and son Winthorop, husband Richard Van Syckle
is in a German prison camp. Allied armies vault the
Rhine. Photo - Sailors in New York search for fun after
curfew. Interesting full page Bell Telephone ad with
Marine setting up a telephone switchboard on an island
in the pacific - so much easier to do same now that
we have Satellite phones. Full page color Ford ad with
Famous Firsts - use of Infra-red rays to dry paint.
Old clothing collection for war victims begins. Full
page color Capehart phonographs ad with "On a Far
Hill" by Fred Nagler. Academy Awards draw 5,000
hysterical spectators. Sweater girl Janet Blair prepares
to give the one she is wearing to a clothing drive for
Europeans destitute from war. The Academy awards. Cute
full page color Carnation Milk ad with Expectant Father,
art by K. Gunnor. Control of Germany by James Bryant
Canant. Feature on Ernie Pyle by Lincoln Barnett. Sub-deb
initiations, including photos of Rita Wiliford, Dorothy
Deuser, more. Sidney Greenstreet does deft movie murder.
Hollow charge concentrates blast in single jet. Morgan
library illuminated manuscripts tell Easter story. Old
Farmer's Almanac. Budapest string quartet composed of
four Russians. US Army replacements quickly fill casualty
gaps. Milwaukee Polar Bear presents new baby. SUPER
full page color Coca-cola ad with soldiers in Spain
(?), art by Benton Clark.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Full page color Royal Crown Cola ad with
the lovely Gene Tierney. Airborne Landings east of the
Rhine, photos by Robert Capa, includes wreckage of a
glider and lots of photos of paratroopers, parachutes
caught in trees and wires, a large drop of parachutists,
and more. Hitler's last resort, mountains near Berchtesgaden.
Over the Rhine. Nazi State Dissolves. Chinese art -
woodcuts depicting the war. Full page movie poster ad
for "Without Love" starring Spencer Tracy,
Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball. Photographer meets
the strangest people by John Phillips. Herbert Brownell,
Republican national chairman. Photo - The battlefield
of Iwo Jima. Movie - The Enchanted Cottage. Steam Turbine
Locomotive, a nice feature article with lots of photos
including turntable at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Full
page Pond's cold cream ad with Lola Pierce. It's a big
season on Broadway, lots of color photos. Nature museum
in Geneva county, Alabama, cute photos of kids. Kate
Greenway influence teen age clothes. Trampoline tumbling
teaches space orientation. Very attractive full page
color Motor Bus Lines of America ad with art by John
Howard. Sidelights at Yalta. Home to Warsaw by John
Hersey. Dog Sascha leads blind dog Silver, owned by
Michael von Motzeck. Full page color Chesterfield ad
with Joan McCracken.
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Duck poses for old masters - great illustrations. Lloyd
George of Wales - obituary. Victory of the Rhine with
Omar Nelson Bradley by Charles Christian Wertenbaker.
New Paris fashion trends - Maggy Rouff models. Queen
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands returns home by Noel F.
Busch. Movie - Colonel Blimp by David Low with Roger
Livesey. Full page Color ad for Veedol motor oil with
"How to keep a jeep in shape" art by Clark
Agnew. US Fifth Army fights in Italy - photos by Margaret
Bourke-White. What to do with Japan by Wilfrid Fleisher.
Very cool train art in ad for American Locomotive. Roof
Raising illustration by Marianne Appel. The forgotten
Front in Italy. Trapping Bighorn Sheep in Colorado,
released in Tarryall Range. The Barretts of Wimpole
Street - Robert Browning, Mckay Morris, Miss Cornell.
Life goes to an Air Force party - Mrs Paul Lingrel,
Frances Rovertson, Haywood Hansell Jr, Mrs Glen Call,
J. C. Barbee. Starlets strip for charity - Ann Miller,
Toni Seven, Renee De Marco, Evelyn Ankers. Back page
color ad for Camels with Burma war art by Howard Baer.
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Full page color Studebaker ad with Weasel personnel
carrier, art by Frederic Fellander. Curious full page
Goodrich tires ad showing factory working "cooking"
rayon string spools with radio waves. Impressive full
page color Cadillac ad with tank in mud. Full page color
Capehart phonographs ad with "Night of Serenity"
by Bernard Lamotte. President Roosevelt's death, including
the famous photo of Graham Jackson crying while playing
his accordion. Truman sworn in. Colonel Abe. Roosevelt's
men - photo essay. First ad I've seen for Kalamazoo
stoves and furnaces, full page. Charming full page color
De Soto ad with new baby arriving home, art by Douglass Crockwell.
Plexiglas. Book illustrator, artist Edward A. Wilson.
Phillies face tough season (baseball ), including lots
of named photos. New York's Miss Subways is 4 years
old, includes 16 different Miss Subways with photos
and names. The filming of the movie "Duel in the
Sun." Indiana Grand Dragon (Ku Klux Klan) David
C. Stephenson seeks freedom from jail.
Good - $24
Aaron Bohrod (on cover) - 24 pages of color, other artists
are Tom Lea, Ogden M. Pleissner, Fletcher Martin, Tom
Craig, Bruce Mitchell, Millard Sheets, Peter Hurd, Reginald
Marsh, and James Turnbull. Full page color Ethyl ad
showing the laying of the oil pipeline from Calcutta
to North Burma. President Truman's first week. Hitler's
Hide Out beneath Schloss Ziegenberg, near Bad Nauheim
- many photos. Another excellent full page color Paul
Jones whiskey ad with red and bamboo bar. And, another
full page color Firestone foamex ad for comfortable
seats. Maharaja of Manipur Returns. Roosevelt - Master
of politics by Eliot Janeway. Eleanor Parker portrays
Bette Davis. Full page movie poster ad for Alfred Hitchcock's
"Spellbound" with Ingrid Bergman. The Glass
Menagerie. Ann Curtis stars in Swimming Meet. Ivan Collins
makes miniatures of early vehicles. Magician's hangout
at Matt Schulien's bar in Chicago.
Very Good - $34
Best from Yank Humor magazine - collected war cartoons.
Rather surreal Goodrich tires ad with two ladies chatting
"We took the nicest ride on Sunday" with backdrop
of military men pushing jeeps through thick mud. Full
page color Nash motors ad with art by Pat Holbrooke.
First photos from the German concentration camps, atrocities,
awful things, Belsen, Buchenwald, Gardelegen, Nordhausen.
Freudian Ballet - Undertow with Hugh Laing. Two page
ad for Goodyear Airship travel. The German People by
Percy Knauth. Obituary for Franklin Roosevelt. Spring
in France - Germans are gone, but lots of rebuilding
to do. Lauren Bacall - profile by Francis Sill Wickware.
Imperial whiskey ad with art by William Schwartz. Maeve
Brennan hunts for fashion novelties for Harpers Bazaar.
Town of Washington, Missouri is Meerschaum pipe center
- E H Otto. Feature on Baseball, including Brown's one-armed
Pete Gray. American on enchanted Isle, Fassarai.
Fair (All Good, but cover bottom is splashed. No color change, just a slightly rougher texture) - $25
Life Magazine May 14, 1945 : Cover - Victorious Yank - Strickland in front of Nazi emblem in Nurnberg.
End of the war in
Europe. Mass Surrender of Germans, including aerial
photo of 160,000 german prisoners in huge outdoor "camp."
Suicides of high ranking Germans, Selbstmord. Hitler
Myth is smashed in Munich, includes bombed Hofbräuhaus,
Hitler's Munich flat, Bürgerbräu, Sergeant
Arthur E. Peters (Edmond, Oklahoma) laying on Hitler's
bed. Nice full page color Pennsylvania Railroad ad with
engineer taking a telephone call on the train while
the train is rolling. Full page Ansco film ad with photo
of kids collecting paper salvage using a go cart. Defeated
Land by Sidney Olson. Mussolini dies, In Italy by Clare
Boothe Luce. Big three in San Francisco - Stettinius,
Eden and Molotov. US - Soviet rivalry by John K Jessup.
Savage battle continues in Pacific. Phantom Victory
is fantasy of Germany's future. Broadway's top press
agent Richard Maney. New Archbishop enthroned in Canterbury.
Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School track team, runners,
Brooklyn. Pacific war continues, including photo of
Allied flier being beheaded. Violet Gibson, copy runner
for the Associated Press. Advertisements start new pinup
craze, ads showing military men and their girls, together.
Great full page color Autocar Trucks ad with Air Reduction
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Germans sign the surrender. Surrender at Reims by
Charles Werthenbaker. On to Tokyo and what? Another
fascist dies, photo of execution of Mussolini's aide,
Achille Starace. London goes wild on VE day. Last days
of Berlin by Percy Knauth, includes destruction of Berchtesgaden.
2Neat full page color Studebaker ad with big military
truck in air on cable bridge, art by Frederic Fellander.
American Marianas by John Dos Passos, Guam. Historical
maps trace world's expansion. Picture hats are revived.
X-ray diffraction shows metal patterns. Really different
full page Revere Copper and Brass ad with dog pulling
oddly shaped car that doesn't have an engine. 15th century
fake was Italian duke's whim. Belgrade Bookblacks by
Noel F. Busch. Roller Derby in Chicago, including photos
of Vera Minenko, Evalyn Karran, Gerry Murray, Midge
Brashun and others - tough women. Very nice full page
color Belmont Television ad with little boy in baseball
uniform watching baseball. Excellent full page color
Martin Aircraft ad with sailors being rescued from ocean
by pontoon plane. Photos of underground Nazi jet plane
factory in salt mine near Schonebeck.
Out of Stock -
round up war criminals. Handsome full page color Chevrolet
ad with military truck convoy being overflown by C-82
Flying Boxcar warplane. Another nice full page color
Ford ad with the crystal ball, girl and flier going
on picnic. Full page color Capehart ad with ballroom
dancers the De Marcos. Photo - Delhi widow displays
husband's Victoria Cross. Carries "Franklin" refuses
to go down. Australians Invade Tarakan. Hitler's woman,
Eva Braun. Charming full page color Lifesavers ad with
pirate theme, art by Mac Shepard. The lives of Winston
Churchill part II, Okinawa. LIFE's Portfolio of seven
ideas for home planning. Colette joins France's literary
"ten". Hitler Bomb plot by Percy Knauth. Diane Walter
studies and dances at the same time. Really wonderful
full page color International Trucks ad with red, white
and blue Brink's truck and war bonds theme. Walpurgisnacht
celebration. Barbara Bates, upcoming starlet.
Good - $28
Battered face of Germany - aerial photos of bombed areas
and buildings, including Mainz, Nurnberg, Jülich,
Essen. Photo - Bogart marries Bacall. Full page color
General Electric radio ad with Dinah Shore. The book
"Male Call" introduces cartoonist Milton Caniff
to the public, Miss Lace. Half page Cannon Hosiery ad
with United Air Lines stewardess Bette Battjes. Home
builders stand in line three days for FHA permits. Nazi
poison vials. English seashore Resorts Reopen. San Francisco
Chef, George Mardikian. Prisoners expose themselves
to Malaria, volunteering for science. Primitive American
ARt. New Sun lamp. Girls' baseball, including Rockford
Peaches, Fort Wayne Girls Club, South Bend Blue Sox,
Kenosha Comets, Grand Rapids Chicks, Racine Belles,
Anastasia Batikis, Annabelle Lee, Faye Dancer, Mary
"Bonnie" Baker, and others. Courtship of birds
- paintings by Roger Tory Peterson in color. No More
Monkey suits? "Black boy" is the autobiography
of Richard Wright. Connecticut's New London college,
including photos of Adrian Cassidy and wife, Elizabeth
Bahlgren, Janet Cooper. Full page color DuBarry ad with
Margaret Ryan. Fashions on dolls. Nice full page color
Hart, Schaffner and Marx ad with art by Jay Hyde Barnum.
Out of Stock -
A whole series of photos of Laurette Taylor talking
on an old-style telephone. Another nice full page color
Green Giant ad this one with the studly giant holding
a corn plant in a corn can and pea plant in peas can.
Nations clash over oil interests. GIs discover Goerings
art treasures. Very, very nice full page color Western
Electric ad with sailor in open ship in bad weather,
art by Anton Otto Fischer. Middle East oil, Iran, Kuwait,
Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, includes photo of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Barger. Army executes three German
spies, photos of actual executions by firing squad,
pretty darn gruesome. Japan's total war compels total
defeat, includes lists of current and already sunk Japanese
ships by class. Washington in June by John Chamberlain.
Michael Lerner, Champion Fisherman. Tom Lea paints the
Invasion of Peleliu. Girls wear GI tags, including Nancy
Guild. Charming full page color Coty cosmetics ad with
art by Eric, Carl Erickson. The hamster - Syrian rodent
is success as laboratory animal. Very nice full page
Old Gold cigarettes ad with serviceman and girl, arty
by Clark Agnew. How we look to Moscow by Craig Thompson.
Haunted house. Radcliff crew defeats Harvard and MIT.
Feature on Teenage boys, including photos of Des Moines
boys Tom Moore, Bill Parks, Bud Kepford, Phil Pfeiffer.
Nice full page color Camel cigarettes ad with brother
borrowing from returned sailor.
Good - $28
Life Magazine June 18, 1945 : Cover - Two girl scouts look at the statue of Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda.
Full page movie poster ad for "A Thousand and One
Nights" with Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, and others.
Full page General Electric electric sink ad with Mrs.
Robert West of New York. Battle of Okinawa. 24 hours
in the life of footsoldier Terry Moore by Eugene Smith
(includes photo of Eugene Smith in field hospital wounded
while doing this story). Photo - Naval Academy graduate
is kissed, Richard A. Vaill and Sheila Edwards. Russian
occupation of Central and Eastern Europe. Humorous series
about Mrs. Harry S. Truman trying to christen two new
planes including the U.S. Capitol. Bing Inc., Bing Crosby.
Gertie the Great, duck with nest in public place in
Milwaukee. Optical ring sight for aiming guns. Milk
goats, Mrs. Carl Sandburg, Harbert, Michigan. Presidents
Plane, C-54, . Glamour in Guam, marines choose pin-up
girls from the locals. Leaning Tower of Pisa. Bare summer
fashions. A surrealist party in Connecticut, Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton Billings of New Canaan, more.
Very Good - $38
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begin election battle. Neat full page color Ford ad
with the Nankin-Mills village industry. British begin
election battle. Willow run closes, Ford's huge airplane
plant. First picture reveals radar secrets. Jinx Falkenburg
weds in a flurry. Truman's Missouri photos by Alfred
Eisenstaedt. Extremely nice full page color Pennsylvania
Railroad ad with returning serviceman putting on new
uniform, for the railroad. Full page color Rinso soap
ad with Mary O'Rourke and her twins girls. Red tailed
hawks. William Sidney Mount, painter. A feature on Brink's,
the company that moves money. Great two page color Goodyear
aircraft ad with Camping on lakeshore via plane. Graduation
caps and gowns. Unusual full page color Jantzen sun
clothes ad with art by Hurst. Mexican Beach sarong,
Eileen Coghlin, Nieves Orozco. Very fine full page American
Locomotive ad with two trains, one crossing over bridge
over other. Oil company posters teach Arabs safety.
The people of Pilsen by William Walton. The Ring Dance
at the U.S. Naval Academy, including photos of Robert
Beck, Jack Nicholson, Douglas Sloan Donald Hathway, Jacqueline
Curtis, and others.
Good - $18
Life Magazine July 2, 1945 : Cover - American Flag with naval ships, US Navy defending Independence.
Charming full page Ford
ad with repair shop scene with very dapper man who looks
like Ward Cleaver. Art by Piet Mondrian. General Eisenhower
comes home. Photo - huge ship Queen Mary brings back
veterans. Hitler's eagles nest above Berchtesgaden.
Allied soldiers are having trouble with non-fraternization
rule (with Germans), apparently the girls are wearing
less and less to entice the soldiers. Edouard Herriot
is home to France from a German prison. Ooh la la, full
page color Royal Crown Cola ad with Linda Darnell. Guam
photographs by JR Eyerman, includes Glenn Selby of Burnips
Michigan, Apra Inlet, Admiral Nimitz and staff, Henry
L. Larsen, William O. Hiltabidle Jr., Sinajana school,
Josef M. Ada, Doctor D. N. Miller, Gab Gab Bowl, Tumon
Bay beach, more. Movie - Wonder Man. Topknot hairdo
- lots of photos and variations. Full page color American
Meat Institute ad with bacon in a really curious container
like a metal can "Bacon, Overseas Sliced."
Admiral Nimitz in Guam. Burl Ives gives a houseboat
party. Fog Cutter 'Fido ' clears Britain's airfield.
Full page color Coca-Cola ad with servicemen and locals
at the Eiffel Tower, art by Louis Bouché. 1.0
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United Nations signs charter. Photo
- Navy's floating drydock. Full page Philco radio ad
with attractive art by Robert W. Crowther, people listening
to radio. BIG two page Mobilgas ad with the ships Queen
Mary and Queen Elizabeth. Cute full page color Westinghouse
refrigerator ad with night raiders (kids raiding the
fridge). Full page color Oldsmobile ad with the Official
insigne of a Navy Dive Bombing squadron "Hell Razor"
with SB2C Hell diver planes. The "Bunker Hill" aircraft
carrier, bombed by Japanese kamikaze planes, comes home
for repairs. Bill Mauldin meets son, charming photos.
Goodbye to US Cabinet member Frances Perkins. Mussolini
love nest now houses tubercular children. Full page
Woodbury soap ad with Joanne Elizabeth McKay and Raoul
de Fontenay Jenner. The Queens by Hilary St. George
Saunders. History of the swimming suit 1905-1945. Marines
carve monuments on Iwo Jima. GI Riviera. Roxbury latin
school of Boston has 300th birthday. Full page color
movie poster ad for "Wonder Man" with Danny
Kaye. Movie of the week : Ernie Pyle's "Story of
G.I. Joe." The GI Riviera, France, with photos
of Jimmy Stewart and his French girl.
Very Good - $28
Another interesting full page Goodrich tires
ad, this one about using pine stumps in tires. Interesting
series of fun hats created by the Chicago "Mad
Hatters." Attractive full page color Chevrolet
Truck ad with service center theme. US Army justice
falls on Germans. Japan - an opportunity for statesmanship.
Photo - United Nations charter reaches Washington. Clam
battle in Ipswich and Rowley, Massachusetts, includes
photos of Walter Prentiss, Raymond Adams, John P. Marquand,
John Pearce, Charles Richardson, Isabel Hoopes, clam
digging in Lufkin's flat. Rita Hayworth wins GI Oscar.
Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg of Detroit
Tigers and Dave Ferriss of Boston Red Sox (baseball).
Feature on the University of Chicago. Henry Pu Yi, Japan.
LIFE's artists Floyd Davis and Gladys Rockmore Davis
depict the freed Paris of 9145 in color. Indian saris.
Another nice full page color Ford ad with family shown
in crystal ball. Karakul sheep - an awful piece about
Persian lamb fur. French bathing suits (on not very
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Berlin - photos of wreckage, including Hitler's underground
shelter. Full page color General Electric radio ad with
Kate Smith. Photo - Eclipse. Full page color Studebaker
ad with weasel cargo carrier, art by Frederic Fellander.
Corporal Margaret "Suzy" Hastings home from
Shangri La, in Dutch New Guinea where she and two other
people were stranded for 47 days after a plane crash.
Canadian soldiers riot in England over delay in returning
home. US Army rule fails to stop fraternization with
German girls. Los Angeles divorce mill. Feature on the
New World Charter. Yeep Yeep Amerikanski Yeep - humorous
piece about Swedes going wild over a Jeep. Plexiglas
models help soldier study weapons. The German Space
mirror. Amputee Veteran without hands, Harold Russell,
shows how he gets along with hooks. Cool full page color
Packard ad with PT boat landing men on shore in heavy
weather, art by Ben Stahl. Carol Janeway's tiles with
fanciful animals. Harrow school in England gets baseball
demonstration. Pansy Breakfast at the University of
Southern California, many photos (named) of girls announcing
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Displaced persons swarm across Europe. Full
page Bell Telephone ad with photo of American Mortar
crew in action in messy setting on Pacific battlefront.
Half page Ammen's Antiseptic powder ad with Gary Cooper.
America and Russia. The Charter hearings. Photo - Opera
star Patrice Munsel in swimming suit. Surrender papers
are displayed in Washington. Kamikaze, Japanese suicide
planes, by John Hersey. The postwar jeep, new civilian
model, being used like a farm tractor and such. Men
starve in Minnesota, conscientious objectors volunteer
for hunger tests to study Europe's food problem, includes
Samuel Legg and Edward Cowles, James Plaugher, others.
Louvre art returns. Paintings show ground strafing from
the point of view of the fliers. On holiday with Ella
Raines and Kenneth Trout on Lake Mead. Children make
shadows on sad. Old American folk songs. Veterans hunt
for civilian clothes. 1.0
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Good - $18
Fair (All Very Good, but cover has minor marks) - $9
Fair (Generally Good, but has some wear on covers) - $8
Life Magazine August 6, 1945 : Cover - Junior sailors, Jane Webb, Gordon Cahoon, Judy Webb at the Riverside, Connecticut Yacht Club.
B-25 airplane crashes
into Empire State Building (these photos of an
Army bomber airplane crashing into the world's tallest
building are similar to 9/11 World Trade Center photos).
Berlin conference. Full page Woodbury soap ad with Muriel
Jean Cobb and Roy Seely Moore, Jr. Truman's first 100
days. Photo - Marlene Dietrich greets homecoming GI,
three soldiers host her up to porthole where she kisses
another soldier. Churchill losing election, unusual
photo of him and his wife on beach. Politician Clement
Richard Atlee. Off we all went to see Germany by Gertrude
Stein. Coney Island photos by Eileen Darby. US Military
Shoulder Insignia in color. Big hats for fall. Movie
- Pride of the Marines. This was the house of the Nazi
Labor boss, Robert Ley, before and after (wrecking and
burning). Bermuda's governor Lord Burghley, former track
running star. Underground airplane factory near Munich,
Mülhdorf. Big photo of Coney Island beach with
article, includes parachute drop. Full page color movie
poster ad for Guest Wife with Claudette Colbert and
Don Ameche. 1.0
Good - $44
Fair (Generally Good, but has rough back cover corner, slit tear in some margins, some missing corner tips) - $18
France puts Marshall Petain on trial.
Photo - Frigidaires and Airplane propellers move along
parallel assembly lines at the General Motors plant
in Moraine, Ohio. Reverand Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.,
marries Hazel Scott. Big three agree on "Hard Peace"
- setting reparations and borders for Germany. Nazi
"super babies" live in German Chateau. Allies pound
Japan, includes aerial view of good luck coin drawn
on Japanese beach. A Jap burns - horrible series of
photos showing a man being burned to death with a flame
thrower. . Ambassador Kirk by
Noel F Busch. Byron Nelson, the best golfer alive.
The Missouri Valley Authority, MVA, floods, dams, more.
The comic movie "Anchors Aweigh." The bizarre
little cartoon creations of Saul Steinberg. The hyacinth
menace. Gail Sullivan, model - close-up. Albino horse
ranch, White Horse Ranch of C. R. Thompson in Nebraska.
Wedding of Hazel Scott and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Very Good - $45
Good - $35
Life Magazine August 20, 1945 : Cover - General Tooey 'Spaatz ' who directed the atomic bombing of Japan.
THE WAR ENDS -
Atom bombs obliterate Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photos
with names of many of the leaders in the Pacific war.
Photo - Refueling at sea revealed at Nimitz secret weapon.
Charming full page color Green Giant ad with giant with
little lady shopper. Full page color Rogers silverplate
ad with Merle Oberon. Russia joins the war on Japan
(this happened three days after the first atomic bomb
was dropped!). Surrender offer touches of victory celebrations
around the world. Photos - atomic bomb opens new era.
Manhattan Project by Francis Sill Wickware. Radar -
secret weapon. Chinese tragedy, wartime inflation, hunger,
black markets, includes photo of Larry Andrews. Interesting
full page color Chrysler ad with military truck running
completely underwater. Full page color Wyeth ad with
wounded serviceman on aircraft carrier, art by Ben Stahl.
Princess Elizabeth by William W White. Candida - theater.
Chattanooga students learn to live in aviation age.
Movie - Captain Eddie, about Eddie Rickenbacker, pilot.
I. J. Fox, Furrier. Nice full page color American Locomotive
ad with many different railroad engines. Regatta on
the Rhine, for fun by the military. Artist Max Weber
by Winthrop Sargeant. Some leaders of the Pacific Victory.
The atom bomb and future of war by Hanson W. Baldwin.
Louis Prima, new hit musician. A house fixing party
with Beale Baldwin, Patsy Unger, Nancy Waring, Jo Lyons, others. Love at Laguna beach with Lana Turner and John
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Photos of victory celebrations, includes that famous
photo of a sailor kissing a woman in white. The week
the war ended by Noel F. Busch. Full page Goodrich tires ad with "Soap
from pine trees helps make better tires." Really
cute full page color General Electric radios ad with
Betty Hutton. Movie - Incendiary Blonde with Betty Hutton.
Full page color Studebaker ad with Stephen A. Curtis,
Jr. helping build an airfield, art by Robert Skemp.
Very fine full page color Capehart ad with "In
time of Tyranny" by Robert Riggs." Victorious
China. Petain found guilty. The Krupp family, cannon
makers of Essen. Russia and the US by Joseph Freeman.
Flying farmers, including Tom McCurdy of Cooperton,
Oklahoma with his Taylorcraft. Caviar. Ballet goes under
water. Luau in Hawaii, including photos of Luther Fessler,
Aileen Maekawa, Harvey Tettemer, Johnny Valente, Buzz
Goehman, Ida Naone, Charles Fleager, Ruby Clinebell,
William Beckman. Full page color Canadian Club ad with
Asado in Argentina and boleadores.
Out of Stock -
Jen Calves, Joyanne Thomas, Winkie Van Lennep,
Miss Leser, and Barbara Maison, Anne Brewster. Full
page color Naturalizer shoe ad with the most curious
looking bird, it seems to be a cross between a Great
Tit and a woodpecker or something like that, possibly
yellow-bellied sapsucker, conception of the artist Bolin.
Nice series of Larry Jim Holm and his dog Dunk, playing
near Oskaloosa, Iowa. Japanese get MacArthur's orders.
The Japanese mind in defeat by Shelley Mydans. Photo
- Ralph Neppel receives Congressional medal of honor.
Peace brings temporary unemployment. War criminals come
to trial. King rides out. Airplanes are scrapped even
before they are finished, includes photo of new P-38
parts in heap. Song leader Homer Rodeheaver by Roger
Butterfield. Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
ad with humorous golf theme. Divorce Muddle, includes
chart showing reasons, numbers by state. Very nice full
page American Railroad ad with solider writing home,
art by Harry Morse Meyers. Big Bend, Texas. Neiman Marcus.
Anatomic Bomb, funny little piece about starlet Linda
Christians. Awesome full page color Carnation Milk ad
with little girl speeding on tricycle. Moscow Victory
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US Occupies Japan. Macarthur arrives in Japan. Aerial
photos of Tokyo and Hiroshima. Photos of Japanese ships
being bombed and burning. King Leopold's family. Nice
full page Bell telephone ad with American soldiers transporting
Signal Corps equipment on a water buffalo. Black markets
boom in Berlin. Lily Dache packs for Paris. United Automobile
Workers. The "Texas House" a special cheap
design. Vaslav Nijinsky in Vienna, an insane former
dancer. Very pretty full page Firestone foamex ad with
elegant lady sitting on sofa. Nice two page color Chevrolet
trucks ad with many different kinds of trucks, art by
Flucke - Nixon. Movie - Uncle Harry. As we may think
by Vannevar Bush. The French Look. Hudson river school
of painters. Sylvia Sidney by Fletcher Martin. Plant
cancer. Germany's fantastic secret weapons - photos.
Swordfishing at Martha's Vineyard on the "Dorothy
and Everett" with Donald Poole, Fisherman Christiansen
and more. United Auto Workers union, including photos
of UAW Ford local 600 in Dearborn, Rouge River plant,
Walter P. Reuther and much more. Hat maker Lilly Daché
packing for Paris. Full page color Vitality shoes ad
with art by McCullough.
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Commander of Japan. Japan
signs the surrender. Effects of Atomic Bomb, photos
show people walking around in probably radioactive debris.
Very nice full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad
with Jan Clayton on a carousel horse. Scotland celebrates
200th anniversary of last stand against British. Commodore
Perry's mission to Japan. Lord Keynes. US grooms young
tennis stars, Herbie Flam, Nancy Chaffee, Bob Falkenburg,
Buddy Behrens, Shirley Fry, Nancy Morrison, others.
Very cute full page color Fisk Tires ad with boy on
roller skates, art by Howard Scott. Ballet costumes
inspire college clothes. Edward Laning. Tom Cragi. Toledo
plans future city. Coronagraph reveals suns crown. Sis
Dickerson - Texas police officer. Cute photos of the
baby daughter of Enid S. Powell (Yonkers) in a frilly
little dress. Full page color Goodyear Lifeguards tires
ad with "Man who is almost a safe driver."
Full page color Capehart ad with New York Yankees Mike
Garbark, George Stirnweiss, Hank Borowy, and Nick Etten
(baseball). Nice full page color Ford ad with family
planning trip, in crystal ball. Los Angeles button club.
Really nice full page color Pacific sheets ad with woman
playing records, art by Gannam. The town of New Harmony,
Fair (All VG, but has library stamps) - $44
Fair (All Good, nice, but has very minor spine water mark) - $38
New Mexico's atomic bomb crater, includes photos of
people walking around in and touching presumably radiative
debris. Full page Goodrich ad for rubber springs for
cars. Nice full page color General Electric radio ad
with Mary Martin. Full page United States Rubber Company
ad with rainy military road construction, art by Robert
Moore. General Jonathan M. Wainwright returns. Bombing
of Nagasaki by William Laurence. Photo - Chiang Kai-Shek
toasts China's Communist Leader. General Hideki Tojo's
failed suicide. Miss America 1945 with many labeled
photos. Americans retake Wake Island. Cute full page
color Goodyear airfoam ad "No Ma'am, there's no
extra charge for these seats!" Burmese wedding
in San Francisco, Maung Khin and Yvonne Christoffelz.
US Army solves enemy religious problem. Feature article
on Salvador Dali. The Incas. Pearl Harbor by John Chamberlain.
Yankee stonecutters were first American sculptors. OPA
sets prices for postwar gadgets. Harold Taylor, college
president of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville. Long
article on the facts of Pearl Harbor. New silhouettes
in women's clothing.
Good - $54
Marine Ace pilot Pappy Boyington comes home. Super nice
full page color Western Electric ad (# 17 of Naval Aviation
series) with Landing signal officer, art by Paul Rabut.
Labor demands "52 for 40" or fight. Joe Kennedy
tours Massachusetts. Radar makes pictures of Florida
hurricane. Hedy Lamarr's baby poses for her picture.
Shirley Temple marries John Agar. High fashion - photo
essay. Henry Ford II. Separation Center, Discharge branch
of military, includes photo of John M. Grant of Omro,
Wisconsin. Very cute full page color Carnation Milk
ad with little boy dressed for boxing. Small town girls
make good, Ruth Timpe and Joan Epperson. Daddy Grace,
Bishop Charles Manuel Grace. Artist Darrel Austin. High
fashion custom-made fall clothes, lots of photos. Feature
on Henry Ford II, Ford Motors. Joan Davis receives Million
dollar radio contract. Foam rubber is introduced. Erskine
Caldwells. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with
comic art of Ernestine Clark, circus aerialist.
Very Good - $34
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Full page color Capehart ad with "So
There may be a flowering" by Bernard Lamotte. Attractive,
very yellow full page color Niblets corn ad. The Tokyo
express to Hiroshima, Japan's best train. Photo - Paddy
Devereaux greets his father James Devereux. Mass murderess
at Belsen, Irma Grese, among other atrocities she tied
legs of pregnant women together so they were unable
to give birth and died in agony. The baseball season
ends in an argument, Charlie Grimm, Chicago Cubs. American
artists record the battles in the Pacific, including
David Fredenthal, Dwight Shepler, George Haring, Edward
Grigware, Frede Vidar, Aaron Bohrod, Barse Miller, Paul
Sample, Edward Millman, Mitchell Jamieson. Fur Hats.
J Arthur Rank, English movie maker. Jewish New Year
in Berlin. Bambi Lynn of Brooklyn dances on Broadway.
Educating Hitler Youth, lots of photos with names. The
famous Waldorf-Astoria. Movie - The house on 92nd street.
Texas raises first US silk. A grape crush at Gallo vineyards
in California. How the world didn't end by Claude Stanush.
Frank Lloyd Wright's new Modern art museum.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Statue of Christ lies intact in bombed Nagasaki. Very
nice full page color Hoover vacuum cleaner ad with mother
and daughter in matching outfits, striking black background.
The US relaxes, including funny photo of Ken Faulkner
resting on glider in the sun. Postwar sports get going
with football, include Notre Dame, Jack Vinisi, Edward
Stelmazek. Strikes stun US. New York banquet honors
Al Smith. Elephant is last survivor in Berlin zoo. General
Marshall tell official story of war. President Roosevelt
had secret retreat in Maryland mountains. Expectant
Mother's parachute jump as told by her, Mary Johnson
Tweedy, in the Himalayas - great story! Robot airplanes,
radio-control. Harold's Club by Roger Butterfield. Football
New York Giants develop new "A" formation.
Wisconsin's intellectual monkeys. Displaced Germans
pour unwelcome into Berlin. Doris Lee paints impressions
of Hollywood. Very nice full page color Royal Crown
cola ad with Paulette Goddard. Movie - The Lost Weekend.
Funny series of photos, Zero Mostel shows what waiters
must forget. La Bamba in Mexico City.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Truman takes a trip to Caruthersville, Missouri. Photo
- U.S.S. Bataan Aircraft carrier goes through Panama
canal. Revolt in Saigon, Indo-China. The case of the
jealous wife, Vada Martin, Mrs. Mansfeldt, Dr. Mansfeldt.
Berlin lawyer Kurt Schey is caught. New Cars. Isaiah
Bowman, political geographer. California way of life
- photo essay, including Louis Lek, LeRoy Loeffler,
Arthur B. Campbell, Herbert Stothart, Rose Schwartz,
more. Headless Rooster lives - horrible photos, belonged
to Mrs. L.A. Olsen of Fruita, Colorado. Proximity Fuze.
Victory Lingerie. Dame May Whitty is still acting at
80. GREAT full page color Green Giant ad with night
time scene. Movie - Blithe spirit. A day with a GI occupying
Germany, Ralph Gordon in Scheinfeld. Mondorf Span. Bizarre
Bookbinder (Mein Kampf bound in Skunk fur).
Fair (All Good, but has library stamps) - $32
Caricatures by Oscar Berger. New York's
campaign for mayor. Photo - Pope Piux XII poses for
exclusive photographic portraits. Allies indict 24 top
Nazis for war crimes, named photos of 14. Long Voyage
home for Task Force 38. Atomic Scientists speak up by
Dr. David L Hill and Dr. Eugene Rabinowitch. Funny little
story of murderer Raney Allen collected by sheriff's
wife Clemmia Hurst, Beattyville, Kentucky. Japan's Zaibatsu.
Short talk with Erlanger by John Hersey. Mr. Piper of
Cub Haven, airplane maker. Weight Lifting, including
Johnny Terpak. Boll Weevil's birth. Junior Bazaar, new
teen magazine. English country houses. Half page Munsingwear
ad with speed skater James Caesar. Full page color Interwoven
socks ad with art by Fell, military into civilian theme.
Twins Betty and Virginia Baker show scarf tricks. Yet
another charming full page color PM whiskey ad with
porter and bellboy art by Bender. Kathleen and Stanley
Russell (kids) return to England. Electronic rat trap.
Susie Reed is new folk singer. Animals are not human
by Donald Newton. Mike Romanoff's restaurant in Beverly
Very Good - $25
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Life Magazine November 5, 1945 : Cover - The fleet is in - USS Portland (Calvin Matthews of Blanchard Oklahoma).
OK - very funny
photo of Alpha Omicron Pi dance called the Indiana Can-Can
- spelled with letters on lady's bottoms. This is the
first Morton Salt ad I remember seeing in LIFE, full
page color with girl with umbrella. Full page Woodbury
soap ad with Ann Elizabeth Bowman and Hugh Basil Heath.
Truman reviews fleet. What sailors say about the Navy
by Guy Richards. Shore Leave. Flower ceremony for the
55,000 Navy dead. The Czechs hang Joseph Pfitzner. Van
Johnson, most adored man in America. Florida power sells
$9,000,000 stock issue. Charles Laughton painting by
Fletcher Martin. Germs. The eclipse of July 9. Hot Rods
in California, Dick Holland, Fred Talmage. LIFE salutes
21 war photographers (each with small photo of photographer and descriptive caption plus large print of one of their best photos) : Carl Mydans, Robert Capa, George Strock, George Silk, W. Eugene Smith, Bernard Hoffman, J. R. Eyerman, David Scherman, Margaret Bourke-White, William Shrout, Myron Davis, Peter Stackpole, William Vandivert, John Phillips, Eliot Elisofon, John Florea, Ralph Morse, Frank Scherschel, George Rodger, Robert Landry, and Dmitri Kessel. A 2Neat customer identifies the soldier in the excellent photo on page 103 as Stan Benson with Merrill's Marauders, photo by Bernard Hoffman (Stan's great-neice said that his wife hadn't heard from him for six months when the neighbor lady brought over the magazine to show her the photo. This went a long way toward giving her hope that he would return alive ... and he did!). Fashion - Hoods. Prairie chickens.
Indian homecoming has bizarre decorations. Shortline
nicknames by Archie Robertson. Date in Chungking, Palmer
Hoyt III and Barbara Stephens. The Jungle Band. Freight
car journey - the Ray Gilbert family travels in a train
car (Dutch Belted cows and all) from Maine to California.
Nice full page color United States Brewer's Foundation
beer ad with "Ski Trail" art by Marianne Appel.
Good - $48
Top Japanese war criminals await trial. Nice
full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Francine Counihan
and kids Bobby and Lynn. Full page color Capehart ad
with "Folly and Fiesta" by Julio de Diego.
Multi-exposure photos of Delf Bryce drawing a gun fast.
Photo - Lidice makes a shrine. Nice full page color
Ford ad with crystal ball showing family in back seat.
Javanese revolt against their Dutch masters. Excellent
full page color Dodge trucks ad with Worth and Sons
Excavating contractors truck. Waterfront fire in Chicago.
Betty Jo Copeland is named "Miss Fighting Lady"
by the aircraft carrier "Yorktown." Excellent
full page color Pepsodent tooth paste ad with lady in
green, art by Al Moore. Nicolas Murray Butler retires.
Frank Sinatra tries to settle case of race intolerance.
China reborn. Hattie Carnegie, dress making tycoon.
Mohawk valley - photo essay. Yale Prodigy, Merrill Kenneth
Wolf, graduates at 14. Educated Horse, Danger with Jeff
Reavis. Dirty Hockey, including Flash Hollett, Jim Conacher,
Harry Lumley. Artist Waldo Peirce paints his children
over and over. Push-button hospital bed. Bonanza fashions.
USO camp show in Guam.
Good - $38
Cool full page color Mercury ad with maroon car in unusual
position. Very nice full page Hoover vacuum cleaner
ad. The 36-hour war, this is about the military trying
to drum up more money for military preparedness for
the next war. Industry and Labor confer to avoid industrial
strife. Half page Munsingwear ad featuring expert skier
James Casear, same page has a small ad for Flexible
Flyer Splitkein skis. Big editorial on China, what to
do about our wartime friends now that the war is over?
Americans on Bali see famous dancer, Pollok, wife of
Adrian Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, unashamedly bare breasts.
British brides want to join GI husbands. OSS by John
Chamberlain. Photo essay - the new Poland. Adele Astaire
comes home. Episcopal orders. Long-Tailed salamanders.
Big bags and belts. Microwaves - science. Color photograph
of the first atomic bomb. Army football team is country's
best. Peggy Cummins. "Sugar Chile" Robinson - very young
piano player, boogie woogie. Life goes to a debut, San
Francisco. Nice full page color Keepsake diamond engagement
/ wedding rings ad. Very nice full page color Pennsylvania
railroad ad with military people coming home. NICE full
page color Pontiac ad.
Good - $32
Paris GIs flock to Place Pigalle, Pg Alley. Photo -
Truman and Attlee meet in Washington. Joseph Vitolot
(9, of Bronx) says he saw the Virgin Mary, a miracle.
England's red dean visits US, the very reverend Hewlett
Johnson. Churchill's HQ. Rabbis march in Washington
to help get more Jews into Palestine. The secret language
of war, secret codes, written by Francis Sill Wickware.
The pilgrim myth. Ship graveyards, liberty ships and
tankers. Folly Cove designers, fabric patterns, including
Virginia Demetrios. Natalie Wood is new movie moppet,
latest child star. Full page Old gold cigarettes ad
with fun art by Dorothy Monet. Brooklyn Dodgers sign
negro Jackie Robinson (baseball). Hawaii, a racial melting
pot, includes photos of Mary Lou Parker, Letty Mai Pang,
Pearl Stone, Laola Hironaka, Doris Nitta, Lava Pak and
others. Feature on Walter Reuther. Bleeck's Artists
and Writers restaurant in New York, by Richard Manet.
Nylon stockings revive classic leg art. Band formation
Very Good - $38
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Photo - Army
and Navy scrap warplanes, field of US bombers at Walnut
Ridge, Arkansas. Bill Mauldin goes to the legion convention.
Many different takes on the face of Parisian model Maria
Lani. Very nice full page color Pacific Mills ad with
serviceman and Christmas art by Douglass Crockwell.
The American city at peace. Major Charles Boxer joins
his family. Soldier takes his ease, Frank Lillyman.
British evacuate Berlin children. Ideas for houses by
George Nelson and Henry Wright. Life in Tokyo. Death
of a bobcat - this is another one of those horrible
stories about inhumane killing as it used to be condoned,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Painter in Bend, Oregon. The Harvey
Girls paintings by Doris Lee. Author Bennett Cerf. Jacquard
sweaters. Ballet girls on tour. I'm a Soviet officer
by John Scott. Woman haters weekend with Phi Kappa Taus
at Ohio State University, includes photos of Emily Bell,
Tom Anania, Marge Rohrbaugh, Martin Mansperger, John
Verbosky, Mary Shumaker, and others.
Good - $30
Abner Dean cartoons. Party dresses
in color. New veteran by Charles Bolte. Another nice
full page color community silverplate ad with woman
and serviceman, art by Jon Whitcomb. The comic drawings
of Abner Dean. Excellent full page color Texaco ad with
father in his new uniform, the Texaco uniform. Close-up
- Margaret O'Brien by Noel Busch. Nuremberg. Civilization
tries top Nazis. Full page color Royal Crown Cola ad
with Bing Crosby. Metropolitan opera opens. General
Marshall gets Chinese assignment. Spanish drought brings
new suffering to hard-pressed people. Truman's double
has busy Washington week. Guy Fawkes' day is celebrated
for first time in six years. Photo essay - the symphony
orchestra. Bo McMillin wins Big Ten title. Girls medical
school, Women's medical college of Pennsylvania. Boy
Paleontologists near Hayward, California. Gis in Le
Havre. Life goes to Doc MacKinnon day. Nice full page
color Norge household appliances ad. Very nice full
page color White Rock sparkling water ad with nymph.
Nice full page color Greyhound ad.
Very Good - $25
Good - $15
Nice full page color General Electric radios
ad with Rise Stevens. Full page color Capehart ad with
"Journey to a Star" by Bernard Lamotte. The
Great Housing shortage, materials shortages and labor
union restrictions. Russian navy is reborn. Crisis in
China. Excellent full page color Chesterfield cigarettes
ad with Santa. Photo essay - College Sororities. Close-up
- Albert Speer. Jane Russell's husband is "pro" football
star. Lewicki paints worldwide Christmas. Oklahoma begins
basketball season, Texas A & M, Robert Kurland,
Henry Iba, Sam Aubrey, J.L. Parks, WEldon Kern, Blake
Williams. Emperor addresses Japanese diet. Polydactylism
in Colquitt county, Georgia - Johnson family has extra
fingers and toes. Los Angeles fights rise in traffic
accidents, includes nice photo of motorcycle cops. Movies
- Kitty. Marshall-Dewey letters. Photographic Jabberwocky
party with Ben Rose in Philadelphia. James Lewicki's
wonderful Christmas cards. French Police get back biggest
pearl, 605 caret "Pearl of Asia". Nice full page color
Whitman's chocolate sampler ad on back cover with Santa .Excellent
full page color Hiram Walker's gin ad with Czech art
by Vladimir Bobri.
Good - $18
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but cover has a small scuff) - $9
Medici Palace in color. Macy's sells mink
coats for dogs. Harry Emerson Fosdick. Christmas at
home in Neosho Rapids, Kansas. Dry-skiing class at Stanford
University. Nice full page color General Electric lamps
(light bulbs) ad. US arranges loan to Great Britain.
Great full page color Pontiac ad with blue car and yellow
back drop. Chinese nationalists move into Manchuria.
Gis smash Japanese cyclotron. Tommy Manville takes eighth
wife. Tom Wolfe's mother is dead. The personality that
Christmas celebrates. Photo essay - Japanese farmer
comes home from war. Fur Boots. Yvonne De Carlo, a painting
by Fletcher Martin. Artists draw Christmas trees for
1945. Life goes to a deer hunt, with the Bull Pen Hunting
Club of Sunflower, Alabama. Funny photos of show girls
trading their 1945 hairdos for 1929 hairdos. Full page
Log Cabin syrup ad with art by Albert Dorne, old time
Very Good - $36
Good - $26
Villains, Jack Singer, Jack O'Brien, Mike Kilonas, Black
Panther No. 4, Mildred Burke, Mae Young and others -
early WWF type of wrestling. Article - Kaiser-Frazer
by William Chapman White. Editorial - The British Loan.
Compton brothers have a reunion. Snow buries Buffalo.
Germany's treasures arrive in US. Mitsubishi head has
a solemn funeral. EXCELLENT
photo essay - Mountain Climbing - Mountains and men
by James Ramsey Ullman. Mountaineering articles include photos of James Ullman,
Walter Prager, Georgia Engelhard, and lots of close-ups
of rope and climbing technique. Dream Girls. Electronics
photos by F W Goro. The perfect servant, Sadie Buick.
Fred Astaire's last dance. Movie - "They were expendable."
Sad Sack stumbles his way to end of war - Cartoonist
George Baker. Green Moth Ball costume party in Chicago.
Florida Baby trainer. Nice full page color International
Crawler Tractors ad with airport theme.
Good - $22
Fair (All Good, nice, but last 3 pages have edge tears) - $11
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly soiled and rubbed) - $9