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Life 
                    Magazine January 5, 1953Life Magazine January 5, 1953 : Cover - Dale Welling family at its "Trade Secrets" house for $15,000.

Wonderful series of portraits of basic tools humanized (such as the hydraulic press) by artist Boris Artzybasheff. Brownout in the Northwest. Honest witness against the rackets is guarded, Tony Mike. 87 homeward-bound servicemen perish in World's worst air disaster, crash of C-124 Globemaster, includes photos of Frank Riggenbach. Full page Bell Telephone ad with Sergeant Donald McIntyre, welcoming him home from Korea. PBE's (Pot-bellied Executives) at Harvard Business School. More food for less work - modern agriculture. Working Wives, including Pauline Pianko, Ruby Condron, Grace Sullivan, Mrs. Marguerite McCain. Crown Zellerback - the company of smiling employees. Closed-circuit TV. Monsanto company's vast operation - chemistry in big industry, includes photo of Robert Slocombe and others. Neat two-page color Grumman aircraft ad by Wayne Davis. Money makers of a new era, self-employment : including Wilbert Chope, George Foster, Robert Green, Aleene Hershman, Charles Kasher, Leonard and Jack Rosen, Fredric Johnson, Bob Schwarz and Bill Gottschalk. Build it yourself boat kits.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 12, 1953Life Magazine January 12, 1953 : Cover - Fiona Walter, Majorca displays resort clothes from US and Europe.

A curious story, Rudolf Schmied lives in a bottle in Austria, Rayo. Charming photo of a miniature horse standing UNDER a Great Dane dog. Follow-up letter and photo pertaining to Betty Petroski and the Senior Play story in LIFE December 15, 1952. Quintuplets of Diligentis family of Argentina - Maria Cristina, Maria Fernanda, Maria Esther, Carlos Alberto. Cute half page Maidenform bra ad with quite good ski art and half-clothed skier. Please - the United Cerebral Palsy organization does NOT need any more old Christmas cards! Orange Bowl football photographs by Bill Sanders. Rescue of French Champollion ship survivors off the coast of Beruit, Lebanon. Tuscaloosa, Alabama hospital moves patients to new hospital. Nice full page color Champion Spark Plugs ad with race car and map of Europe. French Movie Forbidden Games - movie review. Lothar Malskat paints German church like Lubeck churches. Swedish singer Snoddas profile and photos. Horse jockey, Tony Despirito - profile. Otters at play photos by Wallace Kirkland. Confessions of an Archthief - by Willie Sutton, illustrations by William Sharp. Neon light tubes embedded in the ice give the ice skating show a glow, Roxy Theater.
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Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has a tear at lower edge, no paper missing) - $9 buy now
Fair (All Good, but corner tip has a minor water mark) - $9 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine January 19, 1953Life Magazine January 19, 1953 : Cover - Big-time managers in the cabinet - joint close up of Wilson and Humphrey.

Extremely Cute full page color movie poster for Walt Disney's Peter Pan. Henry Ford family portraits. Red China reforms a 2/3 acre Landlord, he was tried and probably executed for OWNING land, this is a story about landlords being killed. Photo - Bus-less bustle takes over fifth avenue - people walking due to bus strike. School janitor strike leads to children watching TV at home for school classes. Swiss climbers get unparalleled view of Mt. Everest - but cannot conquer it (great photos) : Norman Dyhrenfurth, Ernest Reiss, Raymond Lambert, Bhotia Tensing. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt - the queenly kingfisher - dies. Beautiful two page color Cadillac ad with red four-door car, art by George Shepherd. Wallace Kirkland and his Jamaica boyhood - photo essay. Show-off pants - fashion, knee length pants meant to show under shorter skirts. Full page color Western Electric ad with new switchboard, art by Denver Laredo Gillen. Coelacanth, fossil and living fish. Alexis Grekoff jumps off the YMCA hotel in Chicago and survives the 175 foot fall by landing on a car with good shocks. Party for Adlai's sons. Half page Association of American Railroads ad with snow blower on train. Australians release rabbits contaminated with myzomatosis to try to control the infestation. Absolutely funniest photo and story - puppy Scheherazade, weighing five pounds empty, eats a six pound ham.
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Life 
                    Magazine January 26, 1953Life Magazine January 26, 1953 : Cover - Sigrid Soelter, Stylist for Ohrbach's low-cost High Fashions.

Gorgeous full page color General Electric ad for sun lamps (inside front cover). Charming photos of little Frank Clement Jr., squirming during an inauguration. The Pennsylvania Railroad's Federal Express train crashes into the Station master's office at Washington's Union Station. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Joanne and Janet Lally twins. Olympic high jumper Walter “Buddy” Davis tries ballet in an effort to become a better high jumper. Nice two page color Packard car ad with three cars. Great Spanish Bullfight scandal, altering their horns. Photo essay - Martha's Vineyard, A summer resort in winter, photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt. High style cash and carry, Ohrbach's department store. Art - Irene Rice Rereira. Fashion - First Lady's finery. Archaeology - Ireland's ancient lake dwellers. Neat photo of “paper trail” left by strategic material going to Iron Curtain countries. Mrs. Barbara McCampbell of Redondo Beach watches the sea chew at her house. Two page color Continental Insurance Company ad - 100 years of protection, art by Harry Slater. Funny photo of Egyptian envoy Salah Salem dancing with Sudanese tribesman in his underwear. Lovely full page color Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with Jane Powell. Excellent two page color Ford Motor Company ad with art by Norman Rockwell. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Douglass Crockwell, # 77. Ireland's ancient Lake Dwellers, Lough Gara.
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Life Magazine February 
                    2, 1953Life Magazine February 2, 1953 : Cover - A colorful inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Letter and photo pertaining to the Bushnell sextuplets born in 1866. Big named photo of all the celebrities at the inauguration. Full page color Old Forester whisky ad with art by Haddon Sundblom. Domino 12th outprices Hereford forebears - prize Hereford bull. Cars-to-come (1953 cars) hog limelight. Lovely full page pink Gibson valentines cards ad with art by Lucia. Photo essay - a comeback for big families, including family of Bill and Phoebe Anne Perkins of Joplin, Missouri, and family of Hank and Mrs. Young of Pennsdale, Pennsylvania. Feature on painter Georges Rouault, with 6 pages of color. Daring Digby's male-inspired fashions. Irradiated rat grows fangs. Lucille Ball's TV baby arrives with real baby. Awesome full page color Kotex ad with prettiest black and white day dress. Charming full page color Zippo lighter ad with man with kiss marks, art by Jack Wittrup (John Schilling). Sequel - Pasadena fights old battle with new school superintendent. Full page color Lord Calvert whiskey ad with Mr. Chas. F. H. Johnson, Jr. and his race horse Sleipner, signed by Charles Dixon. Nice full page color Coffee ad - Pan-American coffee bureau. Neat full page color Stokely's catsup ad by Nat White.Tina Myers coming out party.
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Life Magazine February 
                    9, 1953Life Magazine February 9, 1953 : Cover - Underwater scene, art by James Lewicki.

The world we live in, Part 2 - miracle of the sea. Super full page color Beech-nut gum ad with all the varieties. Amazing photo of Farnborough air show crash, pilot John Derry and Engineer Tony Richards - photo taken by H.H.J. Orr.. British cry “murder” as boy is hanged, Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig. Oil firemen win on gulf, Pure Oil Company platform rig. Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with ski theme. Harbor firemen lose a liner, “Empress of Canada” at Liverpool. Jerusalem - this city needs U.N. Government. Close-up - dog of distinction, Doberman. Consistory for new Cardinals. Clarence Francis “Bevo” gives a little Ohio college a big lift, Rio Grande College and basketball. Lincoln's face is carved on a sapphire. William J. McCormack, “Mr. Big.” Luzerne High School, Pennsylvania - sequel to truck accident, puts on senior play anyway, includes Betty Petroski, Tom Govier, Barbara Yurchak, Nancy Pearl, Roberta Atherholt, and others. Yehudi Menuhin does yoga. The King of Cambodia. Neat half page General Air Conditioning ad for 3-in-1 refrigerator, stove and sink combination for small spaces. Nice full page color Jell-o ad with art by William Steig. Photo - fire at the Fire Sale at Empire Furniture Company in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
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Life Magazine February 
                    16, 1953Life Magazine February 16, 1953 : Cover - A coldstream sergeant in Her Majesty's own guards.

Robert Ruark among the Mau Maus. Unusual full page color Borg-Warner ad for transmissions in Plymouth cars. Block prints by Japanese war criminals. North Sea terrorizes its people, including broken dike in Holland Noord Brabant province, French motorship Carthage lies high on beach near Scheveningen, Holland. 3-D day hits Hollywood in blinding flash. Refugees make mass exodus from East Germany. Photo essay - Soldiers of the Queen. New school means joy for Joes, Colorado. “Peter Pan” gives a new look at Never Land. Fabrics have a leopard look. Lazy man's snow shovel - radio controlled snow blower. New twists on skis - Christian Pravda, Stein Eriksen, and Jack Reddish - do somersaults on skis at Sun Valley, includes crash photos of Norman MacLeod. Shirley Malone of Muskogee, Oklahoma wins writing contest. George and Charles Finn and a fugitive C-46 airplane. Absolutely gross force feeding of Geese in Strasbourg, France to give them large and fatty livers for Pate. Las Vegas, including Bert Lahr and Lena Horne.
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Life Magazine February 
                    23, 1953Life Magazine February 23, 1953 : Cover - Nell Owen, prettiest US school teacher.

Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with family of Mrs. Robert Jarrett, New York. All time great bible illustrations, a color collection. Unique overhead photos of Chuck Davey in boxing match with Kid Gavilan. Reginald Marsh sketches the great New York vice trial. Ezra Taft Benson, secretary of Agriculture. Full page color Early Times whiskey ad with river boat, paddle wheeler art by Dean Cornwell. Arizona shows how to bag a buffalo, includes photos of Mrs. Jeff Sievers, Ben Cleveland, others. Photo of Felix Endrich and the Swiss bobsled team crashing on Dead Man's Curve in Garmisch, he died - multi page story. Rookie policeman realizes his dream of glory, Bernard Blackwell. Pictorial essay - I went back to Galesburg, by Carl Sandburg. Quebec Hockey Idol, Jean Beliveau. A cure for two Marys - Mary Schulte with polio. Paule Tessaud and mother Gabrielle at trial of men who killed her father - Nazi war crimes in Oradour, France. Nice photo of Korean veterans who want to return to Korea, including Maynard Nielson, Ernest Raymong, John P. Belcher, Sheldon M. Anders, Otis J. Cowan, Boyd A. Dowdell and others. Ray Urabazo and Belgian wife Anne Elizabeth Craps.
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Life Magazine March 
                    2, 1953Life Magazine March 2, 1953 : Cover - Formosa (Taiwan = Free China) gets ready, soldiers training.

Adlai Stevenson revels his own story of campaign for first time. Nice two page Celanese acetate fabric ad showing six different women's suits. Charles Darwin used these 1872 photos to help explain expression of emotion. Cute full page Rinso detergent ad with child Pamela Micharlsen. Photo = A. W. Shackleford or Lethbridge, Alberta grabbing two different mikes and completed an electrical circuit (like grabbing an electric fence). Children of Rosenbergs visit Prison. Boys eat through a paradise of ice cream, Charles, Stephen and Kenneth Winston of Richmond, Virginia. 39 cents steaks attract a crowd in Waltham, Massachusetts - due to embargo against Canadian beef, hoof and mouth disease. US counts its gold bricks. Photo essay - bats. Solar power in the Pyrenees. Fashion - gags and tricks from Paris. Sports - Victory over polio, Tenley Albright wins world figure skating title. Wow - here seems to be a full color copier, full page color Ditto D-10 ad, says it does it all in one pass, looks like a mimeograph machine. Father Feeney's excommunication. 16 helicopters land, 10 in palace garden, at invitation of Dutch Queen Juliana - they had helped with floods. Artist Reginald Marsh sketches the girl witnesses in the Mickey Jelke trial. Super full page color Convair airplane ad by Wicks. Sequel - stardom for actress Geraldine Page. Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay. Two page color Lincoln Capri Sport Coupe car ad in blue. Yale's Wiffenpoof glee club goes on a weekend, Bill Rhangos', Sky Hamilton, John Philbrick and others.
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Life Magazine March 
                    9, 1953Life Magazine March 9, 1953 : Cover - Vanessa Brown.

Neat full page color Champion Spark Plugs ad with Race car driver Chuck Stevenson in his car number 128, plus the next three winners - third Mexican Road Race on the Pan American HIghway. Paper cut-out art by Ugo Mochi. Pretty full page color 1953 Ford ad with red convertible car driving on beach, terns flying next to it. Tensions in Berlin. Really cool photo of wrestling match, Leo (the Lion) nomellini and Lou Thesz, referee Jack Wagner was knocked out - this seems to be rehearsed wrestling like WWF. Wisconsin politicians - La Follette. Donald Wayne Reed and Apache the horse are stuck on a railroad trestle as the train approaches, quite a rescue story, Brockton, Massachusetts. Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with the most lovely old motorcycle, big white sidewalls, yellow rims. John Foster Dulles. India Steps Forward, to industrialization, even have day care for babies while mothers work - photos by Howard Sochurek. Interesting story about the Army Signal Corps training camp, things like learning to climb telephone poles and more. Fashion - stoles, wraps, long scarves. Basketball court jesters Harlem Globetrotters - Goose Tatum. Helen Gallagher as Hazel Flagg. 17 year old minister - Lasserre Bradley Jr. Mt Washington weather station - great photos by Peter Stackpole. The Expense Account Aristocracy by Ernest Havemann. Patti Page - barking dog sound. Life calls on a blind doctor, this wonderful piece is about Albert-Andre Nast in Chelles, France. Letter and photo pertaining to Ski Somersaults, photo of Stein Eriksen.
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Life Magazine March 
                    16, 1953Life Magazine March 16, 1953 : Cover - Malenkov and Stalin.

Love among the Irish, a lament by an Irishman. Full page color McGregor sportswear ad with Julius Boros, US Open golf champion. Feature on Stalin, includes photo of a MIG-15 that defected to Danish island of Bornholm. Gayer days for Broadway. Photos of LIFE's photographer Gordon Parks. Hawaiians get a governor with Hawaiian blood. Polish flier delivers a MIG to the west. Alexander Leydenfrost draws front lines in Korea. Confusion brings conflict and blood to Iran. George M. Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury. Stock car racer goes out of control and crashes, Harold E. Morse, Gardena, California, he died. Photo essay - B-way barrage of B.O. Bonanzas. Whirling warmer for freezing crops, L.A. “Red” Salmon. The two looks of Leslie Caron. House within a house, Leamon Lane, Maryland. Washington's turntable church, St. Benedict the Moor. 30-day wardrobe in a handbag. Rough game and sequel for Seton Hall basketball, including photo of Chuck Noble, Walter Dukes, Al Russak, Bill Newkirk, John Miloni, Mike Hannon, Eddie Coppola. Atomic radiation preserves food. Death of Josef Stalin. Two page color Ford Motor Company ad with Norman Rockwell painting. Full page color Jell-O ad by Whitney Darroy, Jr. Cute full page Rinso detergent ad with child Roddy McLennon. Full page color Canadian Club ad inside back cover with Switzerland's flying mile - Kilometer speed ski course at St. Moritz.
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Life Magazine March 
                    23, 1953Life Magazine March 23, 1953 : Cover - Elaine Stewart.

Russian MIGs shoot down two American F-84 jets over Germany. Full page color Community silverware ad with lovely and charming art by Jon Whitcomb. Photo of gull with arrow through it, still living. Full page Bell Telephone ad created by Ann Loeb of Ottawa, Illinois - a third grader. Little Eisenhowers family reunion. Full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Charles Rain. Several letters and photos pertain to the Bats feature in LIFE March 2, 1953. New York - Thomas Dewey and Vincent Impellitteri square off on issues. Arthur E Summerfield - US Postmaster General profile. Help for Dutch flooded city Zierikzee. Eisenhower paints golf star Bobby Jones. Full page color Atlas Tires ad with Police Chief Ray Brink of Chatham, New Jersey and chasing a fugitive. Producer Sam Katzman makes awful but profitable movies. Beautiful full page color Ballantine Ale ad with man, eyes closed, enjoying the anticipation. A new cathedral for Coventry, Germany. How to make Soviet troops desert - by Isaac Don Levine. New laminated chair by Andreef. Canada's Mackenzie King - profile. Fancy fun haircuts in Idaho - Cal Munn, Paul Garner, Bud Clay and Sue Spangler. Dorothy Dandridge profile and photos. American University in Beruit photos by Lisa Larsen. New Guinea mission - topless basketball photos. Igor Stravinsky profile by Winthrop Sargeant. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad, art by Douglass Crockwell, # 79. American University of Beruit. Party for Elaine Stewart's homecoming to Montclair, New Jersey. Interesting photo of Jack Murphy on a polo horse.
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Fair (Generally Good, but cover is split along spine and loose, small library stamps throughout) - $9 buy now

Life Magazine March 30, 1953Life Magazine March 30, 1953 : Cover - Countess of Dalkeith in a ball gown - Coronation fashions.

Sexy full page Silf Skin girdle ad, OK - as sexy as a girdle can be. A marine hero's own photos of Korean fighting, in color - Harries-Clichy Peterson. Cute series of real-life “Dennis the Menace” kids including Victor Culver, William Carrico, Tommy Lepson, Herbert Maas, Danny Freeman, Mark Reimers, Tommy Mulroy, John Justice, and Alexander Hawes. Photos of a house getting destroyed by an atomic bomb blast. The river loses a victim, John Eriksen saves by Lindo J. Corso in Kankakee, Illinois. Martin P. Durkin, Secretary of Labor. Cute photo of Elaine Aiken on crutch (who was voted Miss Safety Queen of 1952) as she appeared in court to pay fines for three driving violations. Photo essay - Britain dressed up for the queen. The Battle of the City Streets, to reduce traffic congestion. Causes of 20 fires in a house. Karl Milles' happy world of the dead - art. Tongolele's Tahitian dancing. Hollywood's Oscars on TV for first time. Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Ohio and Mayor Robert E. Willeford, motorist Saul Goldstone - speed trap in town, more. Boston Braves become the Milwaukee Braves. A Pelican named Oscar. Photo of Audrey Hines, cheerleader at Muncie Central High school, Indiana. Full page color Shell motor oil ad with art by Frederick Siebel.
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Life Magazine April 
                    6, 1953Life Magazine April 6, 1953 : Cover - Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz with kids (great feature article inside).

Full page Ethyl corporation ad with 1913 Chevrolet car and others, art by Robert Patterson. Great photos of tornados. Full page Bell Telephone ad with mother and daughter, Betty Miller and Ruby Miller. Duke of Windsor remembers Queen Mary. Franciszek Jarecki escapes from Russia with MIG 15 airplane (this flight to Danish island first mentioned in LIFE March 16, 1953. Full page B&W ad for Fashion Trend furniture with Lucy and Desi. Herbert Brownell Jr. profile. Letter and photo pertain to Ski-saults, somersaults on skis - Dartmouth skiers John Bowler, John Carleton, mentions Gus Paulsen did is first in 1913. Coffee ad featuring clown Emmett Kelly. Indian pilgrims pour into Mysore town of Sravana Belgola to anoint the statue of Gomateswara, Hinduism. Group photo of Medal of Honor winners. Madame Chiang Kai-shek visits Wellesley. Photos of immense train wreck at Ohio-Pennsylvania border, two trains and a pipe. The Shine of St. Ursula. New fashion - Big Hats. Japanese baseball players train in the US. The Ghastly Secrets of Stalin’s Power by Alexander Orlov. Great Preachers - Dr. Louis Hadley Evans, Dr. Theodore P. Ferris, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Dr. George Arthur Buttrick, Dr. Howard Thurman, Rabbi Abba. Maude Callen gets new midwife clinic. A neat story about a musical kindergarten in Spokane, Washington, includes photos of Melody Weimar, John Carver, Harley Reckord Jr., Joey Ralph and others. Full page Camel cigarettes ad with 13 different baseball players, name and titles.
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Life Magazine April 
                    13, 1953Life Magazine April 13, 1953 : Cover - Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, with snowy La Sal mountains.

The world we live in, Part 3 - the face of the land (geology, geography). Stalin's ghastly secrets, part 2 - Murder begets mass murder. Riots protest prices (Brazil) and white rule (Kenya - Mau Mau). Letter and small photo pertaining to Rolligon that was featured in LIFE March 23, 1953, experimental military vehicle with balloon tires. Paired photos meant to be viewed with a mirror to create the 3-D effect seen in movies. Two page color ad featuring the 1953 Beautyrest mattress awards - Terry Thomas, Joseph Graber (with four new babies), pneumatic hammer operator Leonardo Puleo, baseball player Art Passarella, circus trapeze artist Mary Jane Miller, nurse Katherine White-Spunner, Hernando Courtright, Captain John W. Anderson. Dot Beale, wife of prisoner of war George W. Beale. Windsor's royal vaults receive a queen. Karean vet's sweat out a US landing, Melvin Winderman. Michigan's barmaids go into battle, Jean Finney, and others. Mary Pickford again wields megaphone, sale of government bonds. Exploding ammunition train shells Lewis, Indiana, photos include Paul Morse, Dessie Welch, and blasted houses with family names. Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense. Russia's new aircraft. Education - gypsy children learn through games. Art - the last of Dufy. Ohio State flies high in the dive, Morley Shapiro diver, Bob Clotworthy diving, swimmers Yoshi Oyakawa and Dick Thoman. Simulating the Atomic bomb's rays. On strike in Elizabeth, Louisiana. Soviet Air Force's newest airplanes, including MIG 17, Bomber type 31, Light bomber TU 10, more. Factory fashions - for real, coveralls and such. A school for gypsies in Spain, Father Andres Manjon. Here's a switch, full page Kotex ad with a denim dress.
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Fair (Generally Good, but cover is loosening with light wear, small library stamps throughout) - $9 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine April 20, 1953Life Magazine April 20, 1953 : Cover - Marlon Brando as Antony in "Julius Caesar".

Ice ties up shipping. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Mrs. Harry Traulsen of Bayside, New York with her son and daughter. For U.N. captives the long road shortens - they are greeted by Army ambulances in Panmunjom in Korea.. Charming full page color Texaco ad with bird breaking out of big blue egg. Adenauer has a Bonn voyage. Curious full page Rinso ad that shows how to do spring cleaning. Minnesotans visit Russia, includes full page photo with a nice view of a bicycle in Russia. Mme. Frances Perkins a last leaf, retires. White House egg rolling is revived, with cute photos of Eisenhower's grandchildren. Neat photo of Whitefish Bay in the Great Lakes with lots and lots of stalled ships, waiting for ice jam to clear. Japanese art - photo essay. Stalin's secrets - Part 3, by Alexander Orlov. Raymond Magsaysay - Philippines. Parakeets. Horrible photo (horrible for the horse) of crashed Paul Revere ride, next to motorcycle cop. How to finish furniture. Foul weather finery - fashion. New York Yankees baseball of 1957, including Whitey Ford, Andy Carey, Al Cicotte, Bill Skowron, Art Schult, Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin and others. Deep Freeze surgery. Spring in Arkansas, includes Clarksville, Arkansas - lots of photos. Dodee Wick photographs Russia. Lawrence Wahlstrom of Los Angeles builds mechanical marvels that accomplish nothing. Neat photo of Mrs. Christine Nelson on her 107th birthday with great-great-grandson Richard Lynn Morris. Full page color S.O.S. scouring pads ad with art by Louis Bee (?).
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Life 
                    Magazine April 27, 1953Life Magazine April 27, 1953 : Color Cover - Elizabeth II - official coronation portrait - very nice.

Uttar Pradesh's mustache. Full page Goodrich tires ad including Lomond school safety patrol of Shaker Heights, Ohio and policeman Edward Moeder. Miraculous escape from airplane - Cascades, including Adra Long. Wonderful full page Texaco Fire-Chief ad with five Dalmatian pups playing with butterflies. Lady takes over newest cabinet post - Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Full page color Gold Bond Velvet paint ad with lady in bobby socks. Three years without rain in North Brazil. Cameras aid in crime detection. Hamilton college - photo essay, including John Morris, Donald Ross Grant, Charles Levey, Ronald M. Seaman, Hermann Menges Jr., Hugo Pfaltz, Irving Reid, Donald A. Webster, Carlyle Conwell Ring, Jr. and others. Another of those nice full page color Ballantine ale ads with man in anticipation. Stalin's secrets Part 4. Siren without sequins - fashion. Maya pyramid's secret. Geography of the brain. Jim Mathias - track and field. Benny Goodman. Twice Royal wedding. Cute photos of models learning how to look more alive : Caroline Covell, Patsy Shally, Nancy Berg, Georgia Hamilton, Marlene Hoyt, Nancy Driver. General William F. Dean in Communist hands. Lauren Bacall (Mrs. Humphrey Bogart) in various fashions. Nice feature on liberal arts school - Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, including photos of Richard Underwood, John Baldwin, Robert Rudd, Tom Johnston, painter John Semple, Irving Reid, Hugo Pfaltz, baseball player Donald Ross Grant, and many others. Two page ad for the second Annual National Golf day with Julius Boros and others. Full page color Gibson Mother's day cards ad with art by Lucia.
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Life 
                    Magazine May 4, 1953Life Magazine May 4, 1953 : Cover - Masai Warrior.

Special issue : Africa, a continent in ferment. The land and peoples of Africa. History's impact on Africa. Another sexy full page Silf Skin girdles ad. Tangier, an outpost for Europeans, includes photo of Countess Phyllis della Faille de Leverghem on bed with some of her 35 dogs, 37 cats and 129 birds. Full page color Paper-Mate pen ad with the lovely Zsa Zsa Gobor. The University College of Ibadan in Nigeria. The splendor and problems of Morocco. The rocky Sahara. The strong leader of Egypt. French administrator in Youkounkoun. Liberia, Africa's only republic. Gold Coast, land of good cheer. Albert Park - a land of lost peaks and big game, including Mountains of the Moon and Ruwenzori - great color photos, volcano, fresh lava, more. Neat full page Rexall ad with prices for all kinds of things. The Primitive tribes. Haile Selassie. Art in the Congo. Modern Congo. Full page color Trifari jewelry ad, costume jewelry. The painted villages of the Ndebele in South Africa. Kenya lies under the sword. A continent's dreadful diseases. Victoria Falls. Impending tragedy in South Africa, by Alan Paton. Full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Charles Rain. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Charlton Heston in his cowboy roles. Nice photo of John Jankovits after he was released in Korea. Liberated United Nations prisoners, including David Ludlum, John Bloch.
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Life Magazine May 
                    11, 1953Life Magazine May 11, 1953 : Cover - Gloria Barnes in a dressy denim cocktail coat.

“My conscience will not let me remain silent” by General Van Fleet. Lovely full page Warner's Bras * Girdles * Corselettes ad. Cartoons by Walt Kelly - the adventures of “Meat Hamburg”, as influenced by Mickey Spillane. The bereaved parents and the P.I.O. Bentists build a homemade sub in basement, Walter Klyde Allbritton Jr. and brother Dick. A short guide to the truce talks. Photo essay - Emile Zola's pictures of his two lives. The truth about Korea, Part 1. Close-up, Caddy to a President, Willie Frank Perteet “Cemetery”. Television - a look at future of color reception. Smartest English class. Art - Ingres. Archaeology - oldest sculpture is uncovered in Jericho. One-platoon football is back, Jim Haluska. Life goes to a girls' gym competition, Baldwin High School on Long Island, New York. Nice full page color Aero Willys car ad. Pages of photos of American soldiers captured by the Koreans (see June 8, 1953 for some IDs, including James W. Yeager). Dark Star beats Native Dancer in Kentucky Derby horse race. The art of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Very neat full page color Niblets Corn ad with Jolly Green Giant. First American prisoners return home, including photos of Mona and Eddie Vidal, Alfonso and Jose Garcia. Lione Peterson of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Donald Legay of Leominster, Massachusetts. Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce. LeRoy McIlvain has photo of Itsuo Sasamoto. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by John Gannam, # 81.
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Life Magazine May 18, 
                    1953Life Magazine May 18, 1953 : Cover - Sallilee Conlon, Coed opera student from Indiana, Arts in the Midwest feature.

Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Mrs. Elizabeth Burbank of Elmhurst, New York and her children. Cartoons about the new President of Harvard University, by various artists including Al Capp, Otto Goglow, Chester Gould and many others. Ship "Duke of York" Ferry is hit by "Haiti Victory" and cut in two. Two page New York Life Insurance ad featuring Charles and Vaneta Brogdon and their children, Blytheville, Arkansas. Engineers move the Missouri river for new Garrison Dam. Pilot Glenn O. Barcus flies missions against North Korea. Christopher Draper flies under the Lambeth Bridge. Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Sheil has silver jubilee. Goose lives near oil drum with chicks, Aleck on Liberty Farm with William Hayes. First Titanic movie reminds survivors what it was like. Full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal ad made by 10-year-old Nicholas Vaccaro of Huntington, New York. How the human race developed - evolutionary family tree. Peggy O'Hara give New York news some interest. Alain Bombard spends 53 days in a raft. Renske Quas pool champion. Two page color ad for General Electric B-47 plane. Olympic rowing champions photos and profile. The truth about Korea - how we can win by James G. Van Fleet. Florence Chapman gets married with help from her students. Lovely full page color Lockheed ad with Super Constellation plane. Cute photo of dog Victor and Gregory Smith at the Lawrence Hospital for Animals near Princeton, New Jersey.
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Life 
                    Magazine May 25, 1953Life Magazine May 25, 1953 : Cover - Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in gorgeous red gowns in “Gentlemen prefer blondes.”

A tornado in Waco, Texas and the search for Lillie Matkin, lots of photos including Beth Parten, Howard Wilkerson. Full page color ad for Morrell Pride Meats. Adlai finds himself barefoot in Burma. Feature on Dictator Juan Domingo Peron, Argentina. Lovely full page color Jantzen sun clothes ad. Another lovely full page color Ballantine Ale ad with man in anticipation, fly fisherman. Tiny Funkley, Minnesota takes a trip. Editorial : Sir Winston and the rift. Photo essay - a new look at Ford (the man, the family, the car manufacturer) - EXCELLENT Long article. Valley Forge Hospital GI's tell of brainwashing ordeal in North Korea, by William Brinkley. Battleground for Lutheran sects. Half page Cole swimsuits ad with Esther Williams. Bright blocks in school architecture. Playclothes for the under-10 group. Jon Lindbergh's dive reveals hidden cavern in California Lake. New warfare on old bugs. Life visits a social secretary in Washington, Eleanor Lansing Thomas. Cute full page color Budweiser beer ad, also with fly fishing people art. Boxing match between Jersey Joe Walcott and Rocky Marciano. Two page color Philip Morris cigarettes ad with Lucille Ball. Hindu dentist pulls teeth painlessly with yoga, P.V. Jayade. Nuns train as fire fighters at Ursberg, Germany. Midgie the alley cat inherits $9,000 house from Mr. Francis A. Putman.
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                    June 1, 1953Life Magazine June 1, 1953 : Cover - Brooke Sullavan, daughter of star Margaret Sullavan.

Coronation guide : how to follow parade, abbey ritual (Includes color photo of authorized souvenirs). Very pretty full page Woodbury soap ad. Last five veterans of the Civil War : Walter Williams (Franklin TX), Albert Woolson (Duluth MN), Thomas Riddle (Austin TX), William Lundy (Laurel Hill FL), and John Salling (Slant VA). Billion dollar oil exposition, Tulsa. Boys are trapped on a fiery tower, John Wright, Billy Clayton, Bobby Clayton - Stockton, California. Kansas city learns a traffic lesson - speed traps after one crash too many of Missouri bridge. New rulers in Middle East. Mr. Wilson and the Air Force. Photo essay - Eve with spring pups. Close-up Al Gruenther, NATO. Neat Tennessee Eastman acetate fiber (division of Eastman Kodak) ad with swim suits in color. Stars daughters in party dresses - daughters of Virginia Bruce, Joan Bennett, Sally Blane, Eleanor Boardman, John Wayne. Duchy of Dormsylvania of campus of University of Wisconsin, including Paul Moeller. Full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Brian Connelly.
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                    Magazine June 8, 1953Life Magazine June 8, 1953 : Cover - Roy Campanella, baseball's greatest catcher.

Communist pilot is catapulted from crippled MIG. Valeriu Georgescu and missing sons. Strange hat contest in Yakima Washington with Sue Bradley - winner Don Monahan. Cool full page color Doughboy pools and water playmates ad for little kids (blow-up pools and toys). Socorro New Mexico talks secession. Mr. Humphrey's tax program. Full page color Jayson clothing ad, not signed but looks like same artist as for White Rock Sparkling water ads. Penny stocks for dollar profits. Ford builds a "geodesic" dome. 100,000 golfers play the champ. Campy swings - Dodgers win. Edna Wallace Hopper. Cool-headed clowns - fashion. Nice advertisement with Judy Chase from Sacramento, California at Tobe-Coburn fashion school in New York. Henry Lefebvre and Bob Luebke, wedding photographers from Green Bay, Wisconsin - photos include Kenneth Siegrist and Elaine Vande Walle, Mary Eswchelweck and Douglas Farrell, Phyllis La Frombois and Roland Kornowske, Larry Erickson and Janice Vunks and others. Very nice full page color Ford parts ad with mechanic fixing little boy's bicycle. The world we live in, Part 4 - the air. For the first time, an atomic shell was fired from a gun (280 mm atomic cannon at Frenchman Flat, Nevada. Valeriu Georgescu separated from sons in Romania. Awesome full page color Jantzen curvallure swimsuit ad with art by Pete Hawley. Summer Tiaras.
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                    Magazine June 15, 1953Life Magazine June 15, 1953 : Cover - Newly crowned Queen receives benediction.

In this issue - color pictures of the Coronation. Photos of cormorant fishing underwater. Cute full page color Saran ad with small blond girl “driving” a car with her matching doll next to her. Oil tankers Pan-Massachusetts and Phoenix crash in Delaware River. Gilbert Williams is the last man at Fort Flagler, Washington. Photo of Hotel clerk W.W. Arnold in Port Townsend, Washington. Full page color Philip Morris cigarettes ad with the lovely Lucille Ball. Full page color Englander mattress ad with art by Joe De??. Nice two page Ford motor Company ad with Norman Rockwell painting. Sally Butler wins Golden Thimble award at New York's Parsons school of Design. Alexander Sherriffs runs for school board. Eddie Boblitt delivers newspapers on a unicycle. Another awesome Jantzen ad. Architect Robert A. Little's house. A visit to P.O.W. camps in Korea. Curious full page ad for Lockheed Starfire plane / missile. Full page color Gibson Father's Day cards ad with art by Lucia. New life for Rodney Dee Brodie, a separated Siamese twin. 1,008 infantrymen in record mass parachute jump over Fort Bragg. Nature vacation with John, Mary, Paul, Nancy and Mrs. Saunders.
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                    22, 1953Life Magazine June 22, 1953 : Cover - Leslie Anne Lebkicher, A Mills College graduate.

Whittaker Chambers writes on the “witch-hunt” issue. Photographer George Goodman takes funny photos to spoof his profession. Nice full page color Life Savers ad with lifeguard and beach theme. Final Fanfare for Class of 1953 - 300,000 receive college diplomas. Tornado epidemic, including aerial photo of Flint, Michigan, Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mads Madsen homestead in Five Mile Corner, Nebraska. Four times a bride (golfer Ben Hogan) and four times a bridesmaid (golfer Sam Snead). Guatemala temple is blown up for Baseball fans. Architecture - US glass house embassy in Rio. A star's maternity dresses, Dorothy McGuire. Tiny, spiny fossils, brachiopods with Dr. Arthur Cooper. Frenzied shot-put record breaker, Parry O'Brien. An American's Shinto wedding, Horace Bristol Jr. and Tomoko Yoshimura. Korean truce. Gorgeous full page color Ballantine Ale ad. Full page color Shell motor oil ad with picnic scene, art by Frederick Siebel. Frank Raboski is reprieved. Nice full page government bonds ad with Raymond G. Davis, medal of honor. Funny photo of Alf Hancock (Australia) losing his pants in a rugby match.
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                    Magazine June 29, 1953Life Magazine June 29, 1953 : Beautiful Color Cover - Cyd Charisse in Spectrum of Stars.

Exclusive pictures - Victory over Mt. Everest - an excellent bit of mountaineering and climbing history. (See also LIFE magazine July 13, 1953.) cute full page Rinso ad with little twins, Patti and Pam Tripp. Korean prison camps. Julius and Ethel Rosenbergs are put to death, convicted atomic spies. Full page color John Hancock insurance ad with circus art by Albert Dorne. Coal in a hole blazes at Scranton coal mine Pennsylvania. Neat photo of East Berlin workers throwing rocks at a tank, first big revolt against communists. Teddy Roosevelt's house on Sagamore hill becomes a shrine. Neat full page color Champion spark plugs ad with race car "Old 16", the first American winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, including a little history of the car. Fabulous Ford birthday show. Neat photos of Jimmie Newhouse retrieving a foul baseball at Hollywood Stars park. Black and white fashions on the beach. Full page ad for Stanley Hostess Party Plan (similar to today's Tuperware parties). The Yard Hand riding lawn tractor invented by Stanley Hiller Jr. (see LIFE April 7, 1947) and all the attachments. Full page color Budweiser beer ad with golf theme. Child's tour of Fairyland. Neat full page photo of a British torpedo boat "Gay Bombardier" boat P1042. Nice full page color Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with Marilyn Monroe!
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                    Magazine July 6, 1953Life Magazine July 6, 1953 : Cover - Terry Moore, Hollywood's sexy tomboy.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri, by James Michener - First publication, complete in this issue. Pretty full page color Cadillac ad with pale blue car and jewelry by Harry Winston. Drought in the heart of Texas, with photos of Rio Grande completely dried up, Flacon dam under construction. West Germans erect a large wooden cross on Charlottenburger Chaussee, now named Street of June 17, to commemorate a massacre by the East Germans, during this event a East German shot a West German boy across the sector border. Nice full page Delsey toilet tissue ad with art by Lucia. Photo essay - a Visit to our past, photos by Eliot Elisofon. Fashion - squaw skirts. Milwaukee Braves thrive on sausages, sauerbraten and sympathy, photos of Max Surkont, Warren Spahn, Bill Bruton, Ed Matthews, Del Crandall and others. Science - the Mantis man. Funny photo of tennis player Alfred Huber biting the tennis ball. College boys build 20 huge bins (granaries) at Harold Anderson's Toledo grain elevator in 13 days - including photos of Arnold Younkman and Marvin Reau. Humorous two page color General Motors ad featuring service station and motorcycle policeman writing up a newly married couple for having stuff dragging behind their car. Photo of last Kaiser motor Corp. C-119 Flying Boxcar airplanes made for Air Force. Nice full page color US Brewers Foundation ad for beer by Douglass Crockwell. Full page color Philip Morris ad with Lucille Ball. Octagon Blessed Sacrament church in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
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                    Magazine July 13, 1953Life Magazine July 13, 1953 : Cover - Everest victory : Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on Everest.

Feature articles about the first ascent of Everest (Everest's conquerors come back) - lots of candid photos from Banepa, Nepal. Tenzing's own words. Hillary's firsthand account - many pages with full color photos of the climb - a great moment in Mountaineering history. See also LIFE magazine June 29, 1953. Two page New York Life Insurance ad with Frank Camin and his family, Fresno, California. Neat full page color 1953 Studebaker ad with two tone green two-door car. 400 new angels a day - people moving into Los Angeles, includes amazing photo of at least 16 different moving vans at different houses on the same street, the Leo Ferguson family and others. . Very nice full page color Douglas aviation ad. Montgomery, Alabama children get $625,000 polio inoculation - includes photo showing two days supply of empty bottles with Dr. Walton H.Y. Smith. Photo essay - Provence, France in Stone. Movie - “Moon is Blue.” Radio - Zorch is dimph. Ballet helps Texan make big jump. Neat story about a portable pier - you fold it out into the water. Life revisits its wartime wedding couples (see LIFE June 21, 1943), including here Nathan Rosenfeld, William Richters, Israel Sloan, Frederick Witham, Charles Eater. Very nice two page General Electric ad with a full page of color art with Navy's FJ-2 jet plane, the North American Fury, taking off from aircraft carrier. Cicadas = Locusts. Texan women's group with Mrs. Preston H. Dial of San Antonio sing around the world. Walt Davis studied ballet to improve his High jump. Movie - “Martin Luther.” Excellent full page color Ballantine Ale ad with man in cowboy hat.
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                    Magazine July 20, 1953Life Magazine July 20, 1953 : Cover - Senator Kennedy goes a-courting (JFK and Jackie in great candid photo on sail boat, full article inside about their courting).

Helicopters take birthday portrait of the U.S. Royal heartache for Britain - Princess Margaret with commoner. Two page Kaiser car ad with some happy owners such as E. U. Sherman of Kansas City, Missouri, J. Wright of Long Island, Donald E. Holmes of Coldwater, Michigan. Montserrat Escardivol creates "painting" by typing - amazing! The Beria I knew by Alexander Orlov. Korean truce. Cool full page Santa Fe railroad ad showing new machine for filling refrigerator cars with ice. Outdoor cooking - grilling. Full page Ford ad with art by Whitney Darrow, Jr. Spyros Skouras and his wonderful cinemascope. Golfer Ben Hogan in the heather at British Open at Carnoustie. Neat full page color Hudson Jet car ad with orange car. The movie "Stalag 17" about German prisoner of war camp, predecessor to "Hogan's Heros." General James A. Van Fleet goes bear hunting in Alaska, with color photos. Half page Mennen deodorant ad with baseball player Bobby Shantz. Neat full page color Mobil Oil ad with John Cobb and the new world speed record car at 394.19 MPH. Feature on life in the Piazza dei Ponziani, Italy. Super photo of Danny Gillis age 3 pitching horseshoes in Michigan. Color coca-cola ad on back cover with cowboy theme.
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                    July 27, 1953Life Magazine July 27, 1953 : Cover - Cancun Lingerie Fashion.

Richard Hamar builds 50 foot tower at his farm. Interesting full page Champion Spark Plugs ad with Les Viland, Champion Economy driver 9 1206 miles averaging 27.03 miles per gallon). South African tribes unite - Gaka and Pondo. Full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with art of Daniel Boone by Harold Von Schmidt. Navy Ace Guy Bordelon shoots down five planes, Bedcheck Charlie. Charming full page color Ford ad with red convertible car. Richest shipwreck (1733 Spanish) in Florida - Mendel Peterson, Arthur McKee Edwin Link. Lovely two page photo of "Goodwill" a schooner ship sailing past Hawaii's Diamond Head, first across in Transpacific race from San Pedro, California. Portrait of Casanova discovered by Armando Preziosi. Englewood, Colorado celebrates centennial by painting the streets gold. Two page color Nash Ambassador Airflyte ad with red two-door car, art by Steven Dohanos. Cinemascope move of “the Robe” with Victor Mature and Jean Simmons. Comedian Larry Storch gets a TV show. Andrew Wyeth paints a deserted home. Food as propaganda - offering good food at reduced prices to East Germans to pull them into West Germany and away from communism. Michel Angot photographs the Sea Elephant seal. Zeke the seeker - antique hunter. Brewers foundation ad with sailing art by John Falter. Baseball pitcher Ken Raffensberger throws curve balls for science. Anne Urbazo and Ray Urbazo reunite in United States. Full page color Lustre-Creme Shampoo ad with swimmer Esther Williams.
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                    August 3, 1953Life Magazine August 3, 1953 : Cover - French actress Nicole Maurey.

Rondi Stratton - Sealy Mattress window display. Neat photo series on a woman sleeping in a store window for publicity, Rondi Stratton, Sealy Mattress Company. Interesting full page color Morton salt ad with absolutely perfect melons - ready to be salted! Cease fire in Korea - Panmunjom, including photo of Airborne parachuting into Pyongyang. Lord and Lady Mountbatten profile. Drought in Texas - Irving Ray. Air Force precision flying team - Richard C. Catledge, Buck and Bill Petillo, Robert L. Kanaga and Robert S. McCormick, F-84 airplanes. Two page color ad for Ford - with farmer family in model T by Norman Rockwell. First woman to sail the Atlantic - Ann Davison. Opera outdoors - Baths of Caracalla, Naples, Basilica of Maxentius, Verona, Arena Flegrea. Bing Crosby and Nicole Maurey in Little Lost Boy. Very nice full page (horizontal) color movie poster ad for "Return to paradise" with Gary Cooper and others. Underwater travel - subsurface unicycle and man-propelled submarine. The Year of the Snake in Indochina by David Douglas Duncan. Madrid Hilton Hotel opening ball. Great photo of painter on the Eiffel Tower. WOW - this looks like the very first LIFE ad for Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes - two pages of color with Tony the Tiger! Feature on Indochina. The opening of the Castellana Hilton in Madrid. GREAT and artistic photo of a maintenance painter on the Eiffel tower, René Blanchard. Full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with skijoring (Hundeskirennen) on the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland.
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                    Magazine August 10, 1953Life Magazine August 10, 1953 : Cover - gorgeous! Irish invade fashion world, fashions by Sybil Connolly.

Most controversial man on the Eisenhower team, Roger M. Keyes. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Peggy and Linda Jones, twins. Mapcap professor gives explosion-filled lecture to explain atomic bomb, Hubert Alyea. Full page Rinso detergent ad with nude David and Steve Elliot and their mother. Photo essay - a trip down the Oregon coast. Colossal canvas, 2nd biggest painting in the world, owned by William Haussner in Baltimore, “Pantheon of the War” painted in 1918 by 128 French artists as a tribute to the Allied Forces. . Sports - spectacle of the bicycles, Tour de France, Louison Bobet wins. Full page color Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with the luminous Ava Gardner. How the truce came to Korea, including photos of Ted Lutz, Bennie Droll, 3rd Marine Battalion, medics at Easy Med near Panmumjom. NEAT two page color Dan River Wrinkl-shed fabrics ad with human puppets on strings. Robert Chuckrow and wife build a sunny roof on their terrace at Chappaqua, New York. Nice full page color Pepsi Cola ad with art by Robert Levering. Life goes to a Tennessee Rope Jump, including photos of Alice Diggs, Bill Nunley, John Diggs and others. Funny photo of Toggles, the dog, running the mile with human runners at high school in Champaign, Illinois.
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                    17, 1953Life Magazine August 17, 1953 : Cover - Pretty Alice, Barbara and Madelyn Wittlinger.

Rhubarb time at the Ball Park, photos of Roy Campanella, Ted Beard, Murray Franklin and more at the baseball pennant races. Cute full page color Orlon DuPont ad with science class theme. A mother photographs her minute old baby, Helen Brush. Wings over Wall street, a loose hornbill bird with Joseph Schlesinger. Murder on the Turnpike, John Shepard survived - someone shooting truck drivers as they sleep on side of road. Governors' session at Seattle. Double jeopardy at sea - E.H. Barry - crash from aircraft carrier. Full page color Atlas tires ad with Brinks-like truck, El Paso Armored Motors Service, art by Moore. Europe on less than $28.411, an illustrated humorous return to Europe by Bill Mauldin (who was there ten years ago with the military). Cool flexible combs - feathercombs - for holding hair and hats in precarious positions. Scout jamboree. I become a citizen - photo essay by Leonard McCombe. Nice full page Sacony wool flannels, with June Kirchmann, Jacqueline Duby, and Mrs. Harry Traulsen. Life goes to a friendly feud between Biddle Street and Newberry Street in Wayne, Michigan with photos of Wilbur Moyer, Jimmy Renaur, Violet Barry, Glenn Ford, Bill Reiser and others. Nice full page color Coca-Cola ad on back cover with tennis theme. Full page E Bonds ad with Medal of Honor winner, Archie Van Winkle.
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                    Magazine August 24, 1953Life Magazine August 24, 1953 : Cover - Morman Ballerinas at a beach - cute photo of two young girls, Crystal Mann and Bonnie Vernon.

Neat full page color Chamion spark plugs ad with Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and his World War I bi-wing plane, and the speed boat "It's a wonder." A very nice letter from David Wassertheil pertaining to combat fatigue and the Korean war. Strikes spread through France. Nice series of photos showing different skirts being blown or raised. Photo - Earthquake in Greece, aerial taken of the Ionian island city of Zante. U.S. farmers vote for controls on wheat, includes photos of Tom Praisner, George Howe Jr, others. . A.F. of L. - losing some, gaining others. President's Colorado golf cronies - Cherry Hills golf course. William Rosen and Milton Ellenby become youngest team to win Master Pairs Bridge tourney. Horse racing scandal in England, 2 horses named Francasal, 3 men named Maurice Williams. Memorial mosaic to U.S. war dead is completed, Artist Francis Scott Bradford, in chapel near Cambridge, England. Russia. Animals of the desert - photo essay. Kinsey report on women. Fashion - college date dresses in color, college rooms in color. The movie "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Detroit Lions football team in training in Ypsilanti, Michigan, including Les Bingaman, Leon Hart, Pat Harder.
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                    August 31, 1953Life Magazine August 31, 1953 : Cover - Donna Reed as James Jones's alma.

Nice two page General Electric ad with a full page of color art by our Lastex mystery artist - do you know who it is? Dramatic royal comeback in Iran. Truce in Korea. Great Britain provides new face for U.N. First pictures of atomic submarine "Nautilus". Twilight of the Bosses. Helmericks back home in the arctic - photo essay. Dior's short skirts - fashion. Archery expert Ann Marston. Two circus chimps play tennis. Tubing on the Sammamish river of Washington with photos of Irving Clark, Larry Dugan Jr. Lois Brown, Anne Clark, Si Arnold, and others. The Perils of space flight with cartoons by Robert Osborn (problems yet to be solved before man can go to space). Chicago's Zoo experiments with a petting zoo with regular zoo animal babies. 100 earthquakes in a week in Ionia, Greece - more photos from Zante. Very nice US Brewers Foundation ad for beer with art by John Falter and country scene. Super full page color Roadmaster bicycle ad. Cute full page Rinso detergent ad with toddler Michelle Gamby. James Poetzsch from Baltimore swaps his artwork for household items. Nice full page color Budweiser beer ad with gardeners. Nice full page US Defense Bonds as with Hector A. Cafferata Jr., Medal of Honor.
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                    Magazine September 7, 1953Life Magazine September 7, 1953 : Cover - Dinosaurs.

The world we live in, Part 5 - two billion years of evolution (fossils). Two page New York Life insurance ad with Bernadine and Jimmy Kvamme, Bernhard and Clara Kvamme, George Armstrong. Portraits created out of nails, paperclips, tools, etc. by Mildred and Laurence Tilley. Moorish eyes greet sultan. Iranian lips greet Shah. American bar comes to New England, 75th annual convention in Boston. The man who beat diabetes, tennis star Bill TAlbert. Fast filly at Goshen, horse named Helicopter in the Hambletonian sulky race with driver Harry Harvey. Life visits the Leopold Stokowski family. Most released prisoners come home, but a few become communists - photos include Richard Soto, George Standley, Leonard Chiarelli, Robert Maxey, and Bennie Smith. Rain comes to Texas, Falcon Dam saves the day. New Jersey tests 4 year-olds to see if they are ready for school, includes photos of John Beardsley, Diane Riley and Arthur Hoffman. Paper sails tried on small sailboats, with Herbert Hild, designer Charles Ulmer. Nice full page Watchmakers of Switzerland ad with art by Norman Rockwell "It's watch inspection time." Photo of Glen Echo boy pretending to be a fountain during a dive.
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                    Magazine September 14, 1953Life Magazine September 14, 1953 : Cover - Casey Stengel's winning smile, baseball (feature article inside, Yankees, Dodgers).

Full page Goodrich tires ad that is nicely illustrative of the need to stop fast for children. Full page color Western Electric ad with people, dog, groceries and moe - all jammed in a telephone booth, art by E. Gurney (?). Lonely men of Short Creek await trials. Full page color Nutrilite plant supplement ad. Fun series of photos of Rossana Podesta illustrating the plot of her new movie "La Red." Polygamy uproar leads to trial of Morman men from Short Creek, Arizona, Towers of Tumurru - 36 men, 85 women, 250 children in this town. General William Dean's heroism is revealed when he is released from Korean prison camp. Naguib makes a pilgrimage to Mecca. Sequel to the Michael Patrick O'Brien story (see LIFE October 20, 1952). West Germans break up communist election putsch. U.S. Bombers extend their range to the world. Tornado of rebuilding near Flint, Michigan. S.S. Miramar and her embattled skipper, boat in a backyard in Highland Park, Texas, Cosette Faust Newton - shameful story of city police looking the other way. Images of a magic city Part I - New York city - photo essay. Full page Santa Fe railroad ad with engines 24, 329, 37. Unusual wedge shaped aircraft designs in Great Britain - something like the concord. Full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarettes ad with Polo player Robert Skene. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with golfer Ben Hogan. Durante by the numbers - art. Samson Agonistes of Greenwich Village, a beagle dog named Sam. Full page U.S. Government Bonds ad with Rodolfo P. Hernandez, Medal of Honor recipient.
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                    September 21, 1953Life Magazine September 21, 1953 : Cover - Juanita Smith, photographer's child.

Full page Bell Telephone ad with cartoon art by Drucker, indians sending smoke signal. Historic nylons, hose, tights - photos. Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline in Canada, great construction photos, amazing story. Neat two page color Admiral ad with lots of different television models. The poor ship Liberté has trouble yet again. Fred Vinson - obituary. General Navarre in Indochina. Movie review - "The Cruel Sea." First photos of human egg fertilization. Joyce Bryant in Tin Pin Alley musical. Brave beekeeper has a beard of bees - Raymond Presnell. The Park Dairy Bar in Ludington, Michigan has a new look - photo, straws in ceiling. Full page color Sparton television ad with football theme. A street blows up in Cleveland, photo, short description. Cartoonist Andre Francois. Portfolio of New York photos, part 2, by Ernst Haas. Startlingly realistic police shooting range, Toledo, Ohio. More on Indochina. William Oats, reporter, is not a communist. Wheelchair bound parents Joy and Anna Hansen raise a child. Giant Elm in Worms, Germany - historic tree. Tennis champ Tony Trabert. Umberto Silvestri plays the Cyclops in The Odyssey. Nice full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with Knute Rockne and football theme. Photographer father records his daughter, Juanita Smith. Full page Allen-A underwear ad with contortionist Alf Carlson. Full page color Kellogg's sugar Frosted Flakes cereal ad - still listed as NEW. Race horse Native Dancer - profile and photos.
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                    Magazine September 28, 1953Life Magazine September 28, 1953 : Cover - Life goes to a $100,000 party.

The enigma of William Faulkner, his family, his county, Part 1 of 2. Photos of some of the cars and "The Brute" motorcycle in the Hot Rod Time Trials at the Bonneville salt flats, Utah - Leroy Homes, Harvey Haller, Don Waite and others. Who caught the baby in the Bronx? - Was Francis Lamadrid caught by Louis Sarno or Morris Brower? Photo - Doors frustrate postmen, they are blocking a construction site in Dayton, Ohio. Watermelon scramble in Bessemer, Alabama includes some convicts. The harem of Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef is bundled up and sent to him in exile. An Ozark town hunts cobras, Springfield, Missouri with Herbert Condray, Reo Mowrer and others. Full page color Florida Oranges ad with girl scout. U.S.S. Lake Champlain, a Combat Information Center, includes photos of aircraft carriers, planes Photo essay - the Smithsonian, a nation's attic. Fashion - bonus for Tom Brigance of Texas. Full page color Gibson greeting cards ad with art by Lucia. Mystic painters of the Northwest, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson, Morris Graves. Life goes to the De Cuevas ball near Biarritz, France. John F. Kennedy JFK weds Jacqueline Bouvier- photos of wedding day. Super full page color Cadillac ad with red car and emeralds. Trinity University gets a new tiger as mascot, a real tiger. Neat full page color Atlas battery ad with Bill Clark of Bishop, California, caretaker at Convict Lake. Great photo of Ray Harrington, polo player.
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Life Magazine October 
                    5, 1953Life Magazine October 5, 1953 : Cover - Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso La Falce.

From Italians into Americans - a photo essay on three generations of La Falce's. The football show in color. Funny series of photos of Richie Andrusen after he is in a movie, then watches it. All hands, Abandon ship! - Freighter Greenville. Charming full page color Life Savers Butter Rum ad with boy playing drum. Hot-dog holocaust on Pacific coast, thousands of picnickers on Los Angeles beach at night. The man behind the Faulkner myth, part 2. Aviation - the flying kangaroo. Atomic farm yields strange fruit. Four acres of carp corpses on the Kalamazoo river, Michigan. Boxing match between Rocky Marciano and Roland LaStarza. Rita Hayworth marries in Las Vegas. Rowdy women's roller derby in France. Small business clinic in New York, includes photos of Mrs. Paul Lawton (banana bread), Mrs. Robert Adams (dolls), Mrs. Allan Whittemore (weaving), Mrs. Norman Miller (herbs), Eleanor Campbell (mats), Mrs. Felix Ciszewski (dolls), Colorado Springs Sky Sox get their pennant. Awesome photo of Mollie O'Dell in ice cave near summit of Mount Rainier.
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                    12, 1953Life Magazine October 12, 1953 : Cover - Bare backs are back in fashion - model Barbara Rolf.

Color ad Aero Willys - This my wife would never understand. Photos - Dimah the diving horse - 40 ft jump. International Longshoreman Association is on strike - Paul Hall. Umpire view photos of world series. Cute full page color REO trucks ad with three bears, art by Pinson. Piccard descends 2 miles in bathyscape. Senator Joe McCarthy weds Jean Kerr. Elephant Walk movie review. New pig feeds speeds growth. President's plane Columbine with Captain William G. Draper. Striped Bass fishing in Martha's Vineyard, includes Bud Oliver. Writers records their works, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Edna Ferber, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote. Autumn in Shenandoah color photos. Football's new rules. Modern art by nun Sister Thomasita. Guatemala's communists - Pellecer and Arbenz. Religious TV - This is the life. New Zealanders tap into steam power. A dangerous European Luxury - Hating America by Bruce Hutchison. Profile Helen Traubel. Striking full page red, black and white Judy Bond blouses ad. Ornery Oil Drum rodeo in Texas. Back page ad Coca-Cola - the pause the refreshes.
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                    19, 1953Life Magazine October 19, 1953 : Cover - Mammoth.

The world we live in, Part 6 - age of mammals. Slaughterhouse fugitives in a front yard rodeo - cowboys lasso loose cattle in Houston. Full page color blue and pink Community silverware ad, art by Jon Whitcomb. An American family pleads with a son, Arlie H. Pate staying with Reds with photos of others soldiers who also stayed. Full page color McCulloch chain saw ad. Face-off in British Guiana, Janet and Cheddi Jagan. Comic strip dolls. Pictorial essay - a Korean-like war in Crimea. My seven Steeples by Margaret Henrichsen, ministry circuit rider. Aviation - fastest flight yet. Very pretty Jell-o ad, it is a photograph of deserts. City college class of 1889 meets again. Parlor game skirts. Science - a better break for polio patients, including photos of Ruth Wane, Mrs. Marguerite Braunstein, Herman Smith, others. Sports - the great Earle Sande slims down to ride again, jockey again at age 54. Life goes to a gay outing in the Ahr valley. Bobby Greenlease kidnapping. High school girls in Akron, Colorado help hospital, including photos of Tom Collins, Lea Lesher, Joyce Axtell, Charlotta Jewett and others.
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Life Magazine October 
                    26, 1953Life Magazine October 26, 1953 : Cover - Vikki Dougan.

Cute full page Sanforized fabrics ad with fencing theme. Trouble in Trieste. Chrysler building sells for 52 million. Charming full page Eagleknit ad, Eagle Knitting Mills, showing a number of different winter hats. Color ad with art by Douglas Crockwell for US Brewers Foundation. Color ad for Ballantine Beer - Barn Dance by Edward Klauck. Mura rodents are bred for coats in Germany. The amazing drought in Missouri. A trial is so big and goes on so long that 21 babies are born to the lawyers, 30 months, Anti-trust suit against 17 investment bankers. Cave rescue of Marcel Loubens by Norbert Casteret. Triumph and Tragedy, final volume, part 1, by Winston Churchill. General Electric builds atomic engine for Sea Wolf. Cooking game birds. Nathan Marsh Pusey is new President of Harvard. Nice full page color "Red & White Food Stores" ad. Marshall Erdman designs a prefab house for the masses. Ancient Greek marble statues by F. L. Kenett. Sasha Siemel kills a killer jaguar called Assassino in Brazil. Hans Rossmaier build scale model of Autobahn. Full page color Budweiser beer ad with halloween theme. Mary and Jane Mason give a big "At Home" party. Photo of a motorcycle crash in the Junior Manx Grand Prix road race on the Isle of Man, Ireland.
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Life Magazine November 
                    2, 1953Life Magazine November 2, 1953 : Cover - Winston Churchill, winner of the nobel prize for literature.

Football underdog Iowa State has post game party. Candidate Magsaysay in Manilla, story includes fashion show thrown by the rich as a charity event. Miss Egypt - Mariana Papaelia, story about her part in the Miss World competition in London.. Neat full page color Old Taylor bourbon ad showing the inspiration for the Grecian vase shape of the bottle. Corporal Edward Dickenson leaves North Korea for the US. UCLA students make neat art with stadiums full of colorful flashlights. Triumph and Tragedy, part 2, by Sir Winston Churchill, includes art by Aaron Bohrod. US Horse Jumping Team - Ronnie Mutch, Carol Durand. Two page color Goodyear tire ad where they chained two identical cars back to back on ice and had a tug-of-war to test tires. Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Silver Anniversary. Fire at General Motors Livonia Michigan Hydra-Matic plant. First underwater photos of Sperm Whale. Full page color Pan-American Coffee Bureau ad with Lionel model trains president, Lawrence Cowen. Ballantine Beer ad with Halloween Art by Frederick Siebel. Recovery of the General Motors Hydra-Matic plant in Livonia, MIchigan after fire in August. Full page U.S. Defense Bonds ad with Medal of Honor winner Duane Edgar Dewey.
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Life Magazine November 
                    9, 1953Life Magazine November 9, 1953 : Cover - Small town girl gets a new name and a new career, Norma Speranza becomes Jill Corey.

The Inside story of Yalta, by Churchill (War memoirs of Sir Winston Churchill, vol. 6, part 3). Northwest debates Federal vs. Private power, re. Hell's Canyon dam on Snake River. Atomic explosion stopped at millionths of a second. Big snow, big exodus from Big Horns. Greek queen proves as warm as her welcome. Negroes are guarded in Chicago housing project, including Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson, Eugune Gully, Donald Howard and family, Herman King and wife - yet another Shame-On-Whites story. Photo essay - Dress and décor from Paris. Photo essay - Norma Speranza. The Russia only a few know, by John Dille. Automobile turns without turnovers, Arthur Vogel's Curvemaster. Netter's nuptials - tennis star Tony Trabert marries Shauna Wood. Odd-looking kind of football - Canadian. Life spends a birthday with Jennifer Thorne Taylor in Bronxville, New York. Strike leaders Paul Schrade and Bill Sanders. The big lie - Germ bomb confessions in Korea. Toys help promote trade names, including dentist set, Thayer stroller, Supermarket, Baby-tending set, Housecleaner set, Airline uniforms, Lionel trains, more. Pumpkin giveaway in Longmont, Colorado including photos of Marian Schmitz. Gorgeous Modess ad - wonderful - full page color. Nice full page color Roadmaster bicycle ad.
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Life Magazine November 
                    16, 1953Life Magazine November 16, 1953 : Cover - Queen Frederika of Greece.

Background of trotting scandal. Unusual set of photos of Abraham Sycowsky. Nice multiple page color 1954 Plymouth, Dodge, De Soto, Chrysler and Imperial car ads. Trieste, Italy, a city of blood and stones. Helen Keller's fingers see President's smile. Marie Dionne enters a convent, she is one of quintuplets. Pictorial essay - Great Samuel Kress giveaway. Full page color Ballantine beer ad with bowling theme, art by Frederick Siebel. Pictorial essay - strong man of the North, Rock Robertson. War Memoirs of Sir Winston Churchill, vol. 6, Part 4. Ladies of Yakima brew up some pudding. Paganini's violin. 9,000 MPH in a wind tunnel. Fashion - the Hong Kong look. Good photo of John Marbroles meeting Greek king at Ford plant in Dearborn. Photo of Philadelphia girls Margaret Burns, Mary Hagerty, Roseann Pinto, Carol Burns. Roy Rogers and all the merchandise bearing his name. Swift (bird) bander Gordon Hight. Photos of children playing in autumn leaves, including Stewart Blickman, Mary Eagle, Paul Fry, Royal Heid, Heather Heid, Leonard and Michael Sullivan, Edward Coates, Raymong Burghardt and Ellen and Paul Bassett and others. Funny photo of San Silver of Brooklyn with multifocal glasses.
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Life Magazine November 
                    23, 1953Life Magazine November 23, 1953 : Cover - Sandra Krasne, college art student.

Who was Harry Dexter White? Really neat (2Neat!) two page color De Soto car ad with amazing mint green two tone Automatic. Nice full page color Aero Willys car ad. Pretty full page color Plymouth ad with Yellow and white car on black background. Photo essay - Renaissance of the rails, railroad track repair and upgrades and much more. War Memoirs of Sir Winston Churchill, vol. 6, part 5. Clinic for headaches. Television, a silent Dinah Shore. Sports - the one-two punch from Illinois. Flying Pole lands in US school, Franciszek Jarecki. Nice full page Texaco ad with Dalmatian puppies. Arlene Dahl in full page color Lustre Crème shampoo ad. Yellville, Arkansas turkey calling contest, with photo of A.E. McMurtrey, Alvin Daniels, Otis Wallace, Peggy Mears and others. Penetanguishene's Pride - sunken ships Scorpion and Tigress. Birthday party for Vicki Bernstein with friends from her past. Cute photo of Kathrin the chimpanzee taking care of a Russian wolf cub.
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Life Magazine November 
                    30, 1953Life Magazine November 30, 1953 : Cover - The Queen Triggerfish.

The world we live in, Part 7 - creatures of the sea. Super photos of French guide and mountain climber Gaston Rebuffat doing aid climbing on a granite roof, cutting steps in ice, and standing on top of Aiguille de Roc. The Dutch close gap 67 in dike. The case of the beat-up blonde, Diane Wells of Fairbanks. John's other stripper, Tempest Storm and Arabellla Andre wives of John Becker, Portland, Oregon. Man who didn't come to dinner, President Eisenhower and chili supper in Willard, Ohio, with photos of Larry Foran, Jim Carpenter, Nancy Pennbaker, more. Iron umpire of Panmumjom, India's Thimayya. Girls steal the horse show, with photos of Patricia Smythe, Carol Durand, Shirley Thomas. Housing - project that pays for self, Franklin Terrace at Princeton, New Jersey by Gerard Lambert (Listerine millionaire). Navy radio circles globe. Fur dresses. Many cute photos of adopted Korean Lee Kyung Soo, adopted by Vincent Paladino. Very nice two page color Hudson Hornet ad with mint green car. Navy has world's strongest radio transmitter in Jim Creek Valley of Washington. Great photo of Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem football game with coach John Tandy. A party for a horse, Beauty, with Joanne Spero, Linda Tomlinson, Frankie Dechert, Linda Domenick, Jeffrey Patterson, Mrs. Joseph De Bell and others.
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Life Magazine December 
                    7, 1953Life Magazine December 7, 1953 : Cover - Audrey Hepburn at home.

Andrew Newman photo gallery. Pan American road race - 1,912 miles in Mexico. Full page Rinso ad with ice skaters Gail Balzell, Mrs. William Dalzell of Hillsdale, New Jersey. Queen Elizabeth makes a first visit to Jamaica. Missing for 22 years - Thomas C. Buntin and Betty McCuddy hide out in Texas. Army steals Navy goat mascot, great photos. Ad for Statler Hotels - cartoons by Tony Barlow. Neat full page color Betty Crocker of General Mills ad showing lots of different holiday treats. Chinese Nationalists retreat from China to Thailand. Dr Frank Baxter uses TV to teach Shakespeare to students at home. Victor Borge kids at the concert piano. William Roger Robb still works after accident that took both arms. Circus men load elephant into train car - Zeebrugge. Book Restoration by Paul Hermann Hubner Great Audrey Hepburn feature with lots of photos. Texas goose hunters hide under white sheets. Attractive full page color Kaywoodie pipes ad with art. Piltdown man hoax photos and evidence. The day that man flew - great feature with Orville and Wilbur Wright, photos and drawings of the historic evidence. Aviator pioneers - John H. Towers, Benjamin Foulois, General Thomas De Witt Milling, Frank, Lahm, Glenn L. Martin. Controversial clock stop in game between Iowa and Notre Dame. The big O'Brien family.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 14, 1953Life Magazine December 14, 1953 : Cover - Nixon, vice president.

Bermuda makes modern history. Man on way to death in deep - Hope Root with Aqua Lung. Full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with santa and sleigh art by Harold Von Schmidt. French get jump on Vietminh, more photos of the dead. Tragedy on Mt. Shasta, a climbing accident - Werner Hopf, photos of Jon Lindbergh, Vlado Kovalik and others. Blazing disaster in Pusan. Menace of abandoned iceboxes. Turkish hero's shrine, Ataturk. Secondary education - photo essay. Scrabble game. Atomic engineers use a giant hand. Hot piano plunk - Winifred Atwell. John Wayne's movie Hondo 3-D. Neat two page New York Life Insurance ad with Ralph and Teresa Guess family. Very nice full page color Coca-Cola ad inside page with Santa. Examination of secondary education, Part 1 - U.S. Public High School, including photos of Lon Fagner, Beverly Richards, Harley Pyles, George Nicholson, Carol Jasper, Roger Feisner, James M. Jones, Jim Glaudel, Nancee Burlingame, Boyd Collins, Hugh Woodroffe, George Potter, Mary Winkler, Della May Taylor, Don Hempstead, Jayne Barker, Ruby Stratton, Jack Rayburn and others from Davenport. Very charming full page Max Factor men's grooming essentials ad with three women holding gifts and puckering up for the expected kiss.
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Life Magazine 
                    December 21, 1953Life Magazine December 21, 1953 : Cover - Canasta Pajamas.

Eisenhower speaks at the United Nations. Photo - Swedish liner Kungsholm makes it's maiden voyage. Includes a small photo of 26 of the 32 Paladino family members. Follow-up letter to the Gaston Rebuffat article (LIFE November 30, 1953). Smuggled films embarrass Vishinsky - Baltic Invasion. OK - Here is a big one - Doctors report that tobacco tar causes cancer in mice - Dr. Evarts Graham, photo of him wreathed in smoke in one of the experiments! Kismet musical with Joan Diener. Salamanca University has a 700 year anniversary. French movie Annapurna about climbers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. Bust of Demeter found in the Aegean. How Credit Ratings work by Robert Wallace. Color ad for Florida Oranges featuring Santa Claus. Arley and Harley Andrews and Indiana Hoosier basketball. The House of Saud - new king Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz with Abdullah Sulaiman, Abdulla Faisal and Jamal Bey Hessein. The Garrison Ball - Ottawa debutantes come out. Back cover ad for Chesterfield cigarettes with nice Christmas winter scene, pulling a big christmas tree with horses through covered bridge. 1.0
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Life 
                    Magazine December 28, 1953Life Magazine December 28, 1953 : Cover - Mosaic of Madonna and Child.

Photo essay - Four great Protestant and Catholic churches (Ulm in Germany, Wells in England, St. Mark's in Italy, Bourges in France). Wizard of Oz in rare original drawings by W.W. Denslow. Barbed wire on the road to Bethlehem, the different cultures of Jerusalem and environs. 14 Nations seeking peace - NATO. Golden rule for foreign aid. Story about Richard Tenneson, a Red POW, and his family at home, Mrs. Portia Howe. Two page Chrysler corporation ad for "America's Newest Automatic car Transmission (the Powerflyte)." Odyssey of Fred Rugg family from Stoneham, Massachusetts and their wild cross country journey with 46 foot trailer and 9 kids. Full page color National Homes ad, I think these are pre-fabs or kits, it gives prices for several different layouts. Wow - the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" original drawings by W. W. Denslow. Christmas at it used to be at the Longleat country house in England. Full page color movie poster ad for Walt Disney's Rob Roy."
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