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

See also Life Magazine June 5, 1995 : a Special issue on 1945.

Life Magazine 
                    January 1, 1945Life Magazine January 1, 1945 : Cover - Big Gun.

Salvador Dali 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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Life Magazine January 8, 1945Life Magazine January 8, 1945 : Cover - Leslie Venable hand crochet fashion.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 15, 1945Life Magazine January 15, 1945 : Cover - General Patton.

Full 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, 1945Life 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 for jeep.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 29, 1945Life Magazine January 29, 1945 : Cover - George Lott, casualty - odyssey of a wounded soldier.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    February 5, 1945Life Magazine February 5, 1945 : Cover - Amelia Crossland on beach in Florida.

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 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    February 12, 1945Life Magazine February 12, 1945 : Cover - Soviet soldier.

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 net.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 19, 1945Life 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.
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Fair (All G, but cover has minor soil and scuffs, back cover corner tip missing) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    February 26, 1945Life Magazine February 26, 1945: Cover - Winter soldier - Private George Kelly.

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 Paris.
Very Good - $35 buy now
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Life Magazine 
                    March 5, 1945Life Magazine March 5, 1945 : Cover - US Navy transport plane over Pacific.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    March 12, 1945Life Magazine March 12, 1945 : Cover - General William Hood Simpson.

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 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine March 19, 1945Life Magazine March 19, 1945 : Cover - Maria Huysman dutch girl fashion.

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 Donna Atwood.
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Life Magazine March 
                    26, 1945Life Magazine March 26, 1945 : Cover - Carol Lynne, ice skater.

Nice 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.
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Life Magazine April 
                    2, 1945Life Magazine April 2, 1945: Cover - Joan Geisendorff, 14 year old debutante.

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.
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Life Magazine April 
                    9, 1945Life Magazine April 9, 1945 : Cover - Demolition on Iwo Jima, lots of photos.

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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Life Magazine April 
                    16, 1945Life Magazine April 16, 1945 : Cover - Eisenhower.

Disney's Donald 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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Life Magazine 
                    April 23, 1945Life Magazine April 23, 1945 : Cover - President Truman.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 30, 1945Life Magazine April 30, 1945 : Cover - Life's War Artists.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 7, 1945Life Magazine May 7, 1945 : Cover - The German People.

The 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 buy now

Life Magazine May 14, 
                    1945Life 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 truck.
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Life Magazine May 21, 
                    194Life Magazine May 21, 1945 : Cover - Winston Churchill, his life, Part I.

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.
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Life Magazine May 28, 
                    1945Life Magazine May 28, 1945 : Cover - Starlet Barbara Bates.

Allies 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.
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Life Magazine June 
                    4, 1945Life Magazine June 4, 1945 : Cover - Seventh War Loan text.

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.
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                    June 11, 1945Life Magazine June 11, 1945 : Cover - Teen Age Boys - Richard Burns.

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.
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Life Magazine June 
                    18, 1945Life Magazine June 18, 1945 : Cover - Two girl scouts look at the statue of Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda.

US Congress. 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.
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Life Magazine June 
                    25, 1945Life Magazine June 25, 1945 : Cover - Kindergarten Graduation.

British 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.
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Life Magazine July 
                    2, 1945Life 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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Life Magazine July 9, 1945Life Magazine July 9, 1945 : Cover - Bathing suits - Paddy Ellerton.

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.
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Life Magazine July 
                    16, 1945Life Magazine July 16, 1945 : Cover - Most decorated soldier - Audie Murphy.

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 attractive ladies).
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Life Magazine July 
                    23, 1945Life Magazine July 23, 1945 : Cover - Peggy Ann Garner on carousal.

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 engagements.
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Life Magazine July 
                    30, 1945Life Magazine July 30, 1945 : Playing with shadows (Baby Lane Delbridge on beach).

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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Life Magazine August 
                    6, 1945Life 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
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                    Magazine August 13, 1945Life Magazine August 13, 1945 : Cover - Jet plane P-80 Shooting Star (feature article).

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.
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Life Magazine August 
                    20, 1945Life 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 Garfield.
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Life Magazine August 
                    27, 1945Life Magazine August 27, 1945 : Cover - Water Ballet Swimmer - Belita.

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.
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Life Magazine September 
                    3, 1945Life Magazine September 3, 1945: Cover - Tina Leser's barnwarming house party.

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 parade.
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Life Magazine September 
                    10, 1945Life Magazine September 10, 1945 : Cover - Auto worker Fred Vondrak.

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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Life Magazine September 17, 1945Life Magazine September 17, 1945 : Cover - General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

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, Indiana.
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                    September 24, 1945Life Magazine September 24, 1945 : Cover - Colonel Jimmy Stewart.

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.
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                    Magazine October 1, 1945Life Magazine October 1, 1945 : Cover - June Allyson.

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.
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                    October 8, 1945Life Magazine October 8, 1945 : Cover - Eichelberger and 12th century Buddha.

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.
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Life Magazine October 
                    15, 1945Life Magazine October 15, 1945 : Cover - Evelyn McBride, jewelry model.

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.
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Life Magazine October 22, 1945Life Magazine October 22, 1945 : Cover - Ohio state's star football Halfback, Paul Sarringhaus.

Harry 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).
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                    October 29, 1945Life Magazine October 29, 1945 : Cover - Man and his dog in peaceful autumn.

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 Hills.
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Life Magazine November 
                    5, 1945Life 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.
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                    November 12, 1945Life Magazine November 12, 1945 : Cover - Ingrid Bergman.

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.
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                    November 19, 1945Life Magazine November 19, 1945 : Cover - Big Belts, Rita Daigle.

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.
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                    November 26, 1945Life Magazine November 26, 1945 : Cover - Champion Afghan Dog.

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 documents history.
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Life Magazine December 
                    3, 1945Life Magazine December 3, 1945: Cover - Spencer Tracy.

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.
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Life Magazine December 10, 1945Life Magazine December 10, 1945 : Cover - party dress, Jean Welch.

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.
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                    Magazine December 17, 1945Life Magazine December 17, 1945 : Cover - Paulette Goddard.

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.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 24, 1945Life Magazine December 24, 1945 : Cover - Medici treasures.

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 country store.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 31, 1945Life Magazine December 31, 1945 : Cover - Mountain Climbing on Mt. Washington.

Wrestling 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.
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