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Special issue - Food, a $93 billion market
basket. Charming full page color Cannon towel ad inside
front cover, with big stack of lots of different colors
and patterns of towels. Ways to cut down kitchen work
- basically "buy already prepared foods" and
organize your kitchen, a neat look at the kitchen of
1955. Wonderful artistic aerial views of crop lands,
including Frederick Schroeder's dairy farm in Wisconsin,
photos by the famous Margaret Bourke-White. New York,
the biggest appetite (1/12th of all food consumed in
the USA), shows warehousing, food-distribution, more.
Sockeye salmon in the Fraser River in British Columbia.
The Supermarket. Biggest vegetable factory on earth,
Seabrook farms, includes cool color photo of vegetables
in trays. The farmer and his government, features Fred
Bruene and his family farm in Iowa. Traditional American
food (dishes) with recipes. Indigestion amid all this
plenty - with the great comic drawings of Robert Osborn.
Fun article on the Noonday break, lunch, including John
Ronayne, Angela Lansbury, John M. Lambert, Mrs. Billie
Ryan, chuck Haines, Emil Kantola, and others. World's
corniest building, Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Lettuce growing. Dr. Samuel Sheppard is convicted of
murder. Earthquake in California. How beef gets to a
beef-eating nation. Fastest man on the face of the earth
- John P. Stapp at 632 Mph in rocket propelled sled.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Candid Biography of Garbo - Part 1 of 3. Cave conservationists
Nicholas wins a nobel prize (other prize winners also
listed). Scientists speak on future and security. Neat
piece about the lavish movie set for "20,000 leagues
under the sea." French say Yes to WEU (Western
European Union treaty) after vetoing the EDC. U.S. gets
the tennis Davis cup, photos include Vic Seizas, Ken
Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Bill Talbert, others. A nice piece
about the Katsanevas family reunion in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Full page color Franco-American Spaghetti sauce
ad with very elegant meal setting. Two page Rexall drug
store ad with lots of items, all with prices. The slithering
self-portrait of Dick Ket. Spokane's new coliseum. Biggest
Bingo game in Ottawa, Lions Club. Another neat full
page color Jell-o ad, this one with a happy cat. Underwater
premiere of the movie "Underwater." Kiwi -
surviving fossil. Very funny pictures from Ready-Crete
business in Milwaukee, a well-done spoof on big business,
Douglas Bournique and Robert McBRide. Neat color fashion
section. Neat idea - Hal Belknap of Norman, Oklahoma
does the same birthday party every five years - invites
all the same people, photos as they age.
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Fair (Generally Good, but has a taped cover tear (taped on back), small library stamp on chin and more inside) - $9
Inside cover color - Phillip Morris ad
with redhead smoking. Full page color Mars chocolate
toasted almond bar ad. Full page movie The Far Country
ad with James Stewart, The People of Russia - Part One
- Moscow photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Sam Rayburn
of Texas profile. Young jazz innovators - Duke Ellington,
Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald,
Nat King Cole, Errol Garner, Gerry Mulligan. Dave Brubeck.
Lunatics and Lovers on Broadway. Texan Sam Shepherd
- uranium prospector in Oklahoma. Full page B&W
Bell & Howell ad featuring Mt. Everest and 70-DL.
Leonardo Cremonini modern artist profile. Greta Garbo
in Peter Rabbit article by John Bainbridge. Full page
color Preem dairy product ad. Miami Beach Fontainebleau
Hotel photos. Full page back cover Lucky Strike ad with
Rita Gam. Neat photo of Roine Loeow at Uppsala, Sweden
doing a trick on his motorcycle as the front wheel assembly
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has mild address label scar in red) - $15
page color Aunt Jemima Buckwheat pancakes ad featuring
woodstove illustration by Robert Addison. Jackie Gleason
profile by Leonard McCombe. Practical plan for a space
satellite - illustrations by Rolf Klep. Costa Rican
revolt, or is it an invasion? Richard Burton stars in
Prince of Players movie. Voyages to Paradise - photos
of the south seas by Eliot Elisofon. Two page color
Hilton Hotel ad featuring the Waldorf-Astoria. Skiers
adopt the light look - trim fashion silhouette from
Europe. New Agatha Cristie thriller - Witness for the
Prosecution. Gardner Dickinson challenges Ben Hogan
for golf championship. The Braveness to be herself -
Greta Garbo photos and profile by John Bainbridge. Full
page color Jell-o ad featuring multicolored zebra. Debut
of Diane Carroll Jones. Full page two color Kleenex
ad featuring Little Lulu in the snow. Back page color
Post Toasties ad with cute girl and empty box.
Good - $18
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has mild address label scar in red) - $15
OK - these are funny photos!
- Spike Jones, musical clowns, spoofs with some musical
humor. Five page ad for State Farm mutual insurance,
provides interesting insight into insurance of the time.
Travel in the USSR - photo essay. Expert evidence on
horse doping - how cheaters still do it, horse racing.
Prison revolt at Charlestown State in Boston, many photos
of prison and participants. Nice full page color Kellogg's
cereal ad with boy Freckles and his Norman Rockwell
cereal box cover. The vanished splendor of Russia, great
color art. Separate article, the people of Russia, part
2. Atomic powered submarine, nuclear sub "Nautilus."
Nice full page color Imperial Hiram Walker's whiskey
ad featuring Hans de Meiss-Teuffen, British intelligence
agent (spy), art by Sloan. The rebellion in Costa Rica.
Crisis of free China. Napoleonic Marie-Louise tiara
is torn up - emeralds and diamonds, made into new pieces.
Bangkok fair. Medicine - hand with mechanical grip.
Voluptua - living goddess of love on TV, Gloria Pall. Cram camp for skiers
- Sun Valley, includes Buddy WernerChristian
Pravda, Mel Hoaglund, Jill Kinmont, Tom Corcoran, Norris
Dunham. Awesome full-page color ad for Cadillac with
red car, fancy people. Quite a photo of soccer goalie
Very Good - $35
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamp on forehead) - $25
Fair (All Good, but has minor margin water mark at back) - $12
World's great religions,
Part 1 - Hinduism. Very nice two page color 1955 Ford
ad with many different cars : Fairlane series, Customline
series, Mainline series, Station wagon series. Full
page color Pepsi-Cola ad with art by Len Steckler. Faces
of the Formosan crisis. F-84 Thunderjet takes off from
special launching truck, a mobile tiny airfield. The
amazing Serge Manuel Rubinstein, man of many talents,
most of them shady. Neat photo of runner Mal Whitfield
doing a stretch. An American Bittern (bird) in New York
City. Full page photo of a retrospectively horrible
ice-skating costume made the 546 white fox tails! Sad
downfall of Vladimir Dedijer, Yugoslav war hero. Age
of the A-plane - US moves ahead on atom-powered flight.
Building to be built in Grand Junction, Colorado for
Lucien Cullen and Welborn Foreman will pivot to avoid
sun, architect Jared Morse. Charming story about Barney,
a pet moose, Marvin Mayfield family in British Columbia.
Age of the atomic plane, illustrated by Rolf Klep. Vladimir
Dedijer, Ygoslavian war hero. Feature article on bowling,
includes Joe Kristof, Dorothy Crouch, Merle Matthews,
Sylvia Wene, Ed Lubanski, Marion Ladewig. Nice two page
color Oldsmobile ad with three cars. Nice full page
color movie poster ad for Jane Russell in "Underwater!"
Very Good - $26
Good - $14
Fair (All Good, nice, but has a spine end water mark) - $8
Life Magazine February 14, 1955 : Cover - Wayne Miller's family, part of "The family of man - a photo exhibit" by Edward Steichen.
Historian Stefan Lorant puts Lincoln
photographs in age order - 27 photos of Lincoln. Mystery
of Anastasia - daughter of Czar Nicholas II - profile.
The US as a winter wonderland, great photos. Full page
color Jell-o ad with Mountain Goat. Young Shad of Iran
visits Miami for a vacation. Sad photo of Larry Maryland,
who was coasting downhill in his homemade skate car
when a car hit him. Artist Dong Kingman tours the world
and records his art on 40 painted scrolls. Democrat
Sam Rayburn and Republican Joe Martin share duties as
Mr Speaker. Full page Post Toasties ad with young boy.
Full page color National Bohemian Beer ad. Amazing Seahorse
mating photos. New details of Lincoln Life by Robert
Wallace and James Hickey. Full page B&W Wildroot
Cream-Oil Hair Tonic ad featuring Fearless Fosdick by
Al Capp. Photos of Ski champion Jill Kinmont ski crash.
Dogs primp for Westminster Kennel Club Show. Marguerite
Piazza in Faust in New Orleans. Double Decker party
bus in California. Very attractive full page color V-8
ad with art by John Howard. Back Cover Lucky Strike
ad featuring Van Johnson.
Very Good - $54
Full page color Argus camera ad with the
C-4, A-4 and projector. Hilarious comics of manlike
machines by Boris Artzybasheff. Margaret of England
visits the British West Indies photos by Leonard McCombe.
Georgi Malenkov and Nikita Khrushchev vie for leadership
of Soviet Union. Two page color Sun-Main Raisins ad
featuring circus clowns and animals. New young basketball
stars - Pete Corbett, Pearl Pollard, Charles Buxton,
Wilt Chamberlain, Travis Slaton, Bill Hathaway. Rare
surgery saves Michael Stansberry. Full page color Kellogg's
Frosted Flake ad featuring Groucho Marx. New musical
Plain and Fancy with Katie Yoder and Peter Reber. Full
page two color Kleenex ad featuring Little Lulu on the
phone. Crazy gadgets from Russell E. Oakes. New movie
- the Long Gray Line about West Point, starring Tyrone
Power and Harry Carey Jr. Five houses constructed for
LIFE - photo gallery across the country. GI and Japanese
marriage between Frank Pfeiffer and Sachiko Pfeiffer
by James Michener. Back cover Chesterfield cigarettes
Out of Stock -
Scientists study fallout from A-bombs, radioactive
fallout, atomic blasts, includes fallout shelters. Basketball
fever in Dixie - color photo gallery. Vice president
Richard Nixon on a 10 country goodwill tour. Here is
a photo and story that is just plain hard to believe
- Spectator Carl Kirby is nearly (but not) killed by
a race car that leaves track and ends up straddling
him, near Los Angeles. New TV hit "The Women" by Clare
Booth Luce - starring Shelly Winters, Nancy Olson, Paulette
Goddard, Ruth Hussey. Republic National Bank - new in
Dallas Texas. Full page color Old Crow ad featuring
pioneer James Crow. Great color photos of Tropic Plants
by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Full page color Parke, Davis
& Company featuring gumball machine. Two page color
Chevrolet ad featuring motoramic Chevrolets for 1955.
Very pretty two page color Swans Down angel food cake
ad (gorgeous pink cake on one page, B&W art by Dink
Siegel on the other page). Andrew Wyeth chooses Corcoran
gallery paintings. Henry Ford II and Ernest R. Breech
lead Ford in the future. Full page color Greyhound ad
showing off Air Suspension seats. Back cover - full
page Coca Cola ad with fancy dressed couple.
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but has minor corner tip water mark) - $9
Fair (Generally good, but spine is rolled, edge of center spread a bit rough) - $9
great religions, Part 2 - Buddhism, large feature article
with color photos. Disney version of weightlessness
in outer space, cartoons, it says Walt Disney is the
Cartoonist. Handsome two page color Eureka Roto-matic
vacuum, the round kind you drag along with you.. Here's
a product not much advertised, Owens-Corning Fiberglas
instantiation with full page color scene of home construction.
Guided intercontinental missile (with neat art by M.
Ramus) that could strike US from bases 7,000 miles away
in Russia. SEATO takes first step. Police kill psychopathic
August Robles in Harlem as crowd watches. How wiretapping
is accomplished - just elect the right man for the job.
Venerable steamboat Ti takes last trip. Johannesburg,
South Africa - police forcibly move Negroes to carry
out apartheid. Full page color Campbell's soup ad with
the most lovely, succulent asparagus art ever. Widow
of the famous Fath brings out successful spring couture
line in Paris. Funny ski photo (tracks go past tree
on either side) stemming from International meet for
disabled skiers in Kitzbuhel, Ernst Muller and Andreas
Schopf. Clown Emmett Kelly portrayed by Henry Fonda.
Hollywood gets a new star, youngster James Dean. Horace
Dodge Jrs. celebrate two year anniversary with a $16,000
party. Howard County, Texas 4-H clubbers and their cattle
van, including Sonny Choate, Wanda Boatler. Another
variation on the full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes
ad with cereal box art by Norman Rockwell. Photo of
Stag on roof in Forest of Orleans.
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Full page color Early Times ad with Mammoth
Cave art by Austin Briggs. Truly curious full page Ethyl
gasoline ad with Road Runner art by E. Gurney, part
of the "Road Birds" series. John Foster Dulles
tours Asia. Israelis raid Egypt again. Interesting full
page Toro mower ad with a riding tractor and accessories
that look fairly scary! Royal Wedding - Princess Maria
Pia and King Umberto of Italy. Rare aerial photo of
Kusatsu ski resort in Japan. Profile - Nearly Hit by
Paul Klee. Photo of little Dale Pfeiffer (Melrose Park,
Illinois) getting his first haircut - evidently his
mother thought readers might think he was a girl after
recent article about GI's in Japan, so sent photo to
prove he wasn't. Miami Breezy fashion styles. Curved
concrete construction on College campuses. Full page
color Old Fitzgerald ad with fox hunting art by Robert
Addison. Rare and exotic animals, paintings by Walter
Ferguson - Banded Anteater, Burmese Brow-antlered deer,
Tasmanian Wolf, Indian Lion, One-horned Rhinoceros,
Giant Sable Antelope and African Bubal. Neat, but tragic
photos of helicopter rescues during a flood in Australia.
Nice piece on women's crewing (rowing), Florida Southern
college at Lakeland. Shirley McClain fills in for Betty
Grable. Full page color Jell-o ad featuring a happy
blue Yak. The Good Shepherd Part I by C. S. Forester.
Half page Mayo Spruce men's underwear ad with baseball
player Mickey Mantle. Great full page color Canadian
Club whisky ad with horse-back Stake Race in Pakistan,
Karachi - I wonder what the Moslems thought of being
part of an ad for alcohol? Frying pan project, Fryingpan
creek, Pueblo, Colorado, pertains to bringing water
to Colorado Front range along Arkansas river through
Good - $14
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has mild label scar in red band) - $12
Fair (All Good, but has very mild spine water mark) - $9
Fair (All Good, but has small cover spot and two pages with margin water mark) - $9
Life Magazine March 21, 1955 : Cover - Sheree North (sexy, Marilyn-like photos) takes over from Marilyn Monroe.
Full page color
Texaco ad featuring the adorable Dalmatian puppies playing
on ice. Great Impressionist prints by Dmitri Kessel
- done with his camera. Full page color Kellogg's Sugar
Frosted Flakes - featuring Tony the Tiger at the Opera.
Full page color United States Brewers Foundation - great
art by Haddon Sundblom. Two page color McGregor sportswear
ad with golfer Ed Furgol. Science tackles radiation
peril, gruesomely by irradiating test animals including
burros, beagle dog, sheep, mice, grasshoppers, accidentally
exposed Eugene Haynes. Full page two color Kleenex ad
with Little Lulu in the kitchen. Interesting little
story about Princess Margaret and her romance with Peter
Townsend. Painter Bernard Buffet - profile. Full page
color PM Whiskey ad featuring bellboys. Silk Stockings
on Broadway with Gretchen Wyler. A bold film on Christ
- The King of Kings with Robert Wilson. Bantam Weight
boxers - Songkitrat, Willie Toweel, Nate Brooks, Raul
Macias and Robert Cohen. Obituary Alexander Fleming
- inventor of penicillin. Irish Country People live
in Age Old Patterns. The Good Shepherd part II by C.
S. Forester, illus by Edward A. Wilson. Striking Full
page Color RC Cola ad with reclining babe in yellow
and black swimsuit against black background.
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, nice, but has mild label scar in red band) - $12
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover and first couple pages soiled) - $9
Great photos of Hawaii
volcano eruption including some really dangerous looking
photos of scientist Gordon Macdonald's family standing
well within the danger zone.. Two page Frozen Campbell's
Soup ad featuring a snowman. Charming piece on how weather
men (or women, as this case may be) can jazz up the
weather report. Blackboard Jungle movie with Sidney
Poitier and Vic Morrow. Full page color Post Toasties
ad featuring sweater boy. Runners at the Pan-American
Games, include Alexis Bloem, Edgar Freire, Wanda Dos
Santos, Cynthia Mills - apparently high altitude caused
lots of problems. Charles Wilson Peale founds first
Museum in 1805 - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Dave Columbia - 18 year old tries out for Giants baseball
team. Thomas Cook and Sons company runs tours into Nepal
to the "Royal Hotel." Full page color Cadillac
ad featuring caddy dealers. General Raymond S McLain
gives plan for US defense. Full page color Swan jewelry
ad featuring 30 cuff links. Back page Coca Cola ad featuring
happy trio, woman in exotic pink satin outfit. A school
for elephants, Trainer Floyd Smith. Photo of little
warbler feeding huge cuckoo chick.
Good - $25
Fair (Generally Very Good, nice cover, but has water spot in margin) - $15
World's great religions, Part 3 - Religion in
the land of Confucius, China, includes Buddhism and
Taoism. Full page color Van Heusen shirts ad with the
brave man Tony Curtis in a very pink shirt. Sir Winston
Churchill's life is reviewed in pictures and described
in his own words. Half page America Fore Insurance Group
ad with nice art of a motorcycle policeman. Valery Alexandrovich
Lysikov defects from East Germany to West Germany. Great
article on Montgomery Ward and the chain of stores,
Louis E. Wolfson (see LIFE September 6, 1954 and November
22, 1954) is trying to take over from Sewell L. Avery.
Rocking chair contest in Lauzon, Quebec - including
Gerard Labrecque and Raymong Robitaille. Nice full page
Precision Radiation Instruments ad with Blanton Burford
and uranium prospecting. Fledgling fashion designer
Janet Leigh. A fun article with cute photos - Psychologist
Keller Breland and wife teach animals strange tricks
in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mary Martin telecasts Peter
Pan on TV. Stanky and the St. Louis' Cardinals. Full
page color Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal ad with rice
krispies as a culinary work of art. World War II prisoner
starved by the Nazis thrives in Port Washington, Wisconsin
- Joe Demler, sequel to April 16, 1945. The College
Quiz board, a radio show, with photos of (Colgate and
Cornell teams ) Paul Schmidt, Marty Heyert, Jim Wachtell,
Bruce Richmond, Keith Johnson, Tony Kovner, Al Natapoff. Nice long article about the St. Louis Cardinals baseball
team, with lots of photos. Curious little story about
a device to see how quickly you can jump out of the
way of a speeding car, Jump-to-it-ometer.
Good - $10
Fair (All Very Good, but cover is rubbed) - $7
Fair (Generally Good, but last pages have a water marked corner) - $6
Life Magazine INTERNATIONAL Edition April 4, 1955 : Color cover - Vigil at Indian Festival of LIghts (The same cover as the February 7, 1955 regular issue of LIFE). Photos of 62 year-old Flamenco dancer Escudero showing how he uses his hands in the dance. The world's great religions, part 1 Hinduism, includes great 3 page spread artwork by Artzybasheff.. A rocket Russia may have, intercontinental missile. Teacher photogrpahs report card day, Renton, Washington, Emmons Williams, James Woodcock, Maurine Warren, David Razwick, Gary Fulcher, Dianna Harris, Timothy Minnich, Cheryl Pond, Sandra Wilson, David Leech, great piece. Co-captains in Ford's battle for supremacy, car design, Henry Ford II and Ernest R. Breech., Skyscrapers as art. The vanishing table, dining tables fold-out from other furniture, Saginaw Furniture Shop. Mystery on skis, ski track with tree in the middle, one-legged skiers Ernst Muller and Andreas Schopf. The most famus nose in sport, boxer Rocky Marciano. John Foster Dulles visits many parts of Asia. The movie "Underwater" and the furor with poster model Lyn Jones and actress Jane Russell. Bloddy Israeli raid on Gaza, Egypt. Full page Triumph T.R.2 Sports car ad. Photo of two men falling from a helicopter during a rescue from floods. Full page color Aldrin & dieldrin ad, insecticide from Shell, Desert Locust.
Good - $68
Full page Ethyl
Corporation ad in the series "Road Birds"
- Screeching Tern. The Olivetti Corporation sets up
a typewriter on the sidewalk and LIFE records what happens
and what is typed. Full page movie poster ad for "Run
for Cover" with James Cagney, unusual layout. Big
feature on Polio and the Salk vaccine, one photo shows
huge numbers of computer punch cards that are part of
statistical analysis. Lucky 19 of 23 survive aircraft
crash off the coast of Oregon. Oscar winners. Modern
designers enliven the ancient craft of stained-glass
windows - in churches. What goes on inside atomic submarine.
Antarctic visit of U.S. Navy ship U.S.S. Atka breaks
ice for an international expedition - big new push to
study antarctica. England's Don Campbell seeks water
speed record by jet boat, Lake Ullswater. Two new store
mannequins are nearly exact copies of little girls,
Tucker Burns and Carol Bancker. Stair-climbing wheel-chair,
features Nicholas Saggio. Full page color United States
Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Douglass Crockwell,
number 106. Brooding chicken photographed from underneath.
England's rich Lady Docker. Chicago slums - photo essay,
includes area near the Palmolive building, map showing
area, Mornice GArrett and her seven children, Julian
Levi, Jack Meltzer, more. Another nice Imperial whiskey
ad, full page in color, art by Sloan, featuring Patrick
Ellam, tiny Sopranino boat. Home movie kit for kids.
One of those great LIFE photos showing Raymond Stevens
sweeping on the surface of the English Channel.
Out of Stock -
Full page color Packard ad. Sir Winston Churchill resigns
as prime minister. Academy Award presentations for 1954
movies - great photos. Miami birthday party for twins.
Fashion profile of designer Mainbocher. Dust storms
and agricultural trouble in the west, includes W.W.
Rich and son Bob and Vivian Rich (Lamar, Colorado),
farmers Ed Fritch, Clayton Carpenter, Henry Itsell (Michigan),
others. Full page color Goetz Country Club Malt Liquor
ad. Mugsy and Splash - dog and Porpoise play together.
Wow - cool photo of bridge man Bunny Warren walking
along support cable of a natural gas pipeline over the
Mississippi River, no safety line! America's arts and
skills - early American tools and art Part I, great
examples of early art and architecture. Cat on a hot
tin roof - Broadway play with Barbara Bel Geddes and
Ben Gazzara. Annual Out Island Regatta - great sailing
photos. Defend Quemoy and Matsus by General James A.
Van Fleet. Police chief Francis McManus puts down teen
Rock and Roll parties. Full page color Maidenform bra
ad. First drive in church in Venice Florida. Full page
color Pepsi-Cola ad featuring redhead model art by Meyers.
Full page color ad for New Mexico tourism - nice illus
of Carlsbad cavern. Full page color Early Times whisky
ad with art of Mammoth Cave. Back page color Chesterfield
ad with Leo Durocher, baseball. Art Robinson builds
a flying saucer of sorts, pilot Phil T. Johnston flies
it. Photo of Dave Wagenvoord golfing in Korea with an
audience. The Great Georgia Bowen cares for 11 handicapped
or underprivileged foster children in her home in Columbus,
Ohio. Photo of Jim Beren with his own arrow heading
back toward him, pheasant hunting, archery.
Good - $18
Full page Boy White Bread ad with flying
bakers. Photographer Ylla (Camilla Koffler) animal photo
gallery. Davy Crockett fashion takes over the US - buckskin
and coonskin cats. Polio vaccine gets approval. Wavery,
Iowa town apologies for prejudice to black solder Virgil
A. Daniels. Sad little story of a British rescue helicopter
killing a spectator at a rescue. Hard work at Hip Wo
- American Children learn Chinese writing. Striking
full page color Heraton Blackstone hotel ad with lots
of bright colors on the building. Radio station WWCO
(Waterbury, Connecticut) and disk jockey Les Davis.
Giant plow digs up buried rich soil, includes farmers
Ray and Francis Griset. Mariners Episcopal Church is
moved across Detroit. Cytoanalyzer machine helps spot
cancer. Choreographer John Butler works in TV and Stage.
Blue Grass Country, horse breeders - Kentucky, photos
by Bradley Smith, includes Duval Headley, horse Nasrullah,
Earl Teater, much more. Edgar Degas sculpture reproductions.
Full page Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix ad featuring Aunt
and Colonel Higbee. Polish Americans of Detroit cling
to their old country ways photos by John Dominis. Another
neat colorful full page ad for Coro costume jewelry.
Gallery of interesting Golf Shots, Billy Joe Patton,
Billy Goodloe, Hillman Robbins. 100 year lifetime and
how to get it by Robert Coughlan. Cute full page color
Apple Jell-o ad with happy gnu. Back page Coca Cola
ad featuring child Billy Fisher. Nifty S.O.S. scrubbing
pads ad with pink convertible car, art by Hall.
Good - $22
Fair (All Very Good, but has mild label scar in red band) - $18
Fair (Generally Good, but cover is lightly rubbed and has small library stamps throughout) - $10
How Red terror wrecked my university, by Lin Yutang.
Comparison for world's highest waterfall. Neat full
page color Rambler ad with yellow stationwagon, showing
how reclining seats can be used to make travel bed.
Fiesta fun and fire in Valencia. Nice photo of runner
Hideo Hamamura. Wow, underwater surgery on Bat ray -
they took a cornea from a wild bat ray for this - did
they ask permission to blind the wild one in one eye?
Death of a genius, Einstein. Oklahoma Baptists read
through the entire scriptures in a 79 hour marathon.
Pastels show up strong in male wardrobes and around
the house. Camp Fire Girls of Wichita, Kansas, replace
their city's dying trees, including photo of Sue McCorkle
and Marilyn Pendergraft, Donna Eubanks, more. Old Madonna
grows older : restorer uncovers a fifth century painting,
one glued on top of another. Mass polio inoculations
begin as the nation pays thanks to Dr. Salk. The brewery
family Busches of St. Louis, photo essay (Anheuser-Busch).
Beheading of Ahmed Thalaya in Yemen. Colorful two page
Hamm's beer ad that actually makes the midwest look
gorgeous. Kentucky Derby contenders in horse race (photo)
Nashua and Summer Tan. Hideo Hamamura wins Boston A.A.
marathon. Colorful full page PYrex ware ad for mixing
bowl set. Odd two page Max Factor High Fidelity (Hi-Fi)
makeup ad with television connection. Full page color
Blue Bell clothing ad with the handsome Buck Rutherford,
Good - $28
Fair (All Very Good, but has address label scar in red band. Cover with red paper to minimize) - $24
Great religions, Part 4 - the world of
Islam - 20 page photo feature, includes Mecca, Haj,
Jerusalem, women in purda, ramadan, more (best LIFE
coverage of Islam). Another cute Ethyl "Road Birds
ad, this one full a "Bent-Wing Thrasher."
Battle in Saigon, Vietnam's civil war - multiple pages
of photos. Full page color Cutex nail polish ad with
absolutely lovely gown. One brand of Polio vaccine is
banned after some children come down with polio, photos
include Stephen Coleman (Colorado), Jim Shipley Jr (Idaho).
Milan's sparkling fair draws giant crowds on 33rd birthday.
Michigan students erect a Meccano-like steel building,
University of Michigan and new Unistrut which looks
like a jungle gym. Full page color United States Brewers
Foundation beer ad with art by Haddon Sundblom, number
107. . Extremely cute full page color Jantzen sunclothes
ad. Chain-driven toy railroad for backyards, Yardbird
on track by Doepke. Hanford buries radioactive waste
in atomic cemetery. Philadelphia horsy set raises money
for US Olympic equestrian team with a humorous horse-less
fundraiser. American divers in Haiti bring up what may
be the anchor of the Santa Maria. Fashions - swimsuits
for sleeping. Good candid photo of two track runners
losing a shoe at the same time, Henry Wiebe (Newton
HIgh) and Richard Graves (Arkansas City).
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but cover edge faded) - $9
Life Magazine May 16, 1955 : Color cover - the US takes up the style of the east (feature on Orient style entering US fashion).
Kentucky Derby horse race spectacle, Swaps
wins rainy 81st. Photo essay - Spring birds by Eisenstaedt.
The night Bao Dai's general tried to take over in Vietnam.
Jordan's king marries his pretty, intellectual cousin.
Mannequins are casualties of Yucca Flat Atomic bomb
test blast. Russians move closer to long-delayed peace
in Austria. Lovely two page color ad for Flutterby Petticoat,
practically as sexy as a pin-up girl! Wary merchants
require check cashers to be photographed. Photo essay
- the making of the musical "Damn Yankee." Safeguards
for the polio shots. Lessons in creative thinking at
MIT are helped by mythical planet. Precocious Parisienne
author, Francoise Sagan, visits the US> Plastics
companies unveil some amazing new films and foams. Expensive
jet plane becomes a schoolyard toy. Wellesley sophomores
have a date with dad. Wonderful full page color Catalina
swimsuit ad. Margaret Bourke-White - her 25 years and
42 lands as LIFE photographer. Charming full page color
Kellogg's corn flakes ad with empty box. Cleaning the
biggest American flag - cleaned at University of Detroit
stadium, J.L. Hudson Company's flag. Photo of Prissana
and Napit Popinyo Siamese twins from Thailand, successfully
separated. Richelieu comes outs with beads that snap
into each other, stringless. A date with Dad - Dad's
day at Wellesley, the man who pays. Full page color
American-Standard bathroom fixtures ad with amazing
bathroom in red, pink and blue - bright!
Good - $18
is the cover shown in the "cover portfolio"
for the Regular North American edition for March 7,
1955 issue). Neat full page Triumph T.R.2 Sports car
ad. William Binzen Jr. of Montclair, New Jersey has
fun with cut-outs on high-rise windows. Full page color
photo of dust storm over Texas farm, un-named. Full
page Pan American World Airways ad with the Super-7
Clipper. Photo of denuded field and farmer's hand, Lamar,
Colorado, plus photo of Bob and Vivian Rich, W. W. Rich.
Wild rescue photos of Fireman Louis Marsh helping Alfred
Paine Jr. and Nancy Willis from a car in a river, Smith
River of New Hampshire. Vice President Nixon overboard
while fishing. Polio Vaccine gets go-ahead, photo of
little Billy Ryan of Dundee, Illinois. Sir Anthony Eden
becomes prime minister. U.S.S. Atka visits Antarctica,
penguins. World's Great Religions, part 2 - Buddhism.
Italy's Laek country. Copies of fine art. Davy Crockett,
including Richard Fairbanks, Frank Mayo, Fess Parker,
more - Crockett fads. Report by General James A. Van
Fleet. (Rarely found) 1.0
Out of Stock -
Marriage on the Campus.
So, you want to hunt uranium : color photos, great article
including Charlie Steen's Mi Vida mine (see also July
25, 1955). On TV, Miami watches two cops strike it rich,
graft of Edward J. Carberry and James King. A passenger
photographs disastrous scene as packed ferryboat sinks
in Japan's Inland Sea. Marriage stampede in India follows
an astrologer's prediction. A dog-ridden Oklahoma mailman
gets his job, and dogs, back. Photo essay - The overpowering
Dodgers. Zippy, the performing chimpanzee. Absolutely
charming full page color Jell- instant pudding ad with
little girl in red. The fine art collection that Duncan
Phillips moved out of his house to let the public see.
Bicycle built for five from Holland. . Oklahoma City
children add their own zest to gymnastics, Shields Heights
Grad School of Oklahoma. Ancient Roman tunic is revived
as a showy outer garment. Full page color SOS scrubbing
pads ad with golfing scene and Sam Snead endorsement
for cleaning clubs. Backyard atom bomb shelter at cost
of $3,000. Longest auto race that ever took place -
1908 New York to Paris via Japan etc. - Lots of photos.
Awesome full page color Jantzen swimming suit ad by
Pete Hawley. Very nice full page color Imperial whiskey
ad by Richard Deane Taylor. Nice feature article on
the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, lots of photos.
Good - $14
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edges are faded) - $9
Fair (All Good, but has mild label scar in red band) - $9
The chances for peace in 1955, an expert evaluation.
New island will be first link in US offshore radar warning
chain, first of "Texas Towers".Fred Cloutier gives up
suicide attempt on railroad trestle at Auburn, Maine.
More on the atomic test blast. Tense time on a Winnipeg
TV tower, Norman Fennell. Color film records Atomic
blast ruin. Full page color Campbell's soup ad with
the most luscious tomatoes ever. A parched Oklahoma
town pray and dresses up for rain, Hobart, Oklahoma
including Jim Bledsoe, Graham Hodge, Julius Rule. Photo
essay - America's Arts and Skills, Part 2, the look
of liberty in craftsmanship. Gruesome photo of bloody
Singapore detective. Photo essay - Spring on a farm,
includes Tommy Pearson, Berkeley Pearson farm (Middletown
Valley, Maryland), Margy Pearson and Pete Fawley, others.
. Dead end for the US highway. France's dressmakers
turn a hand to playclothes. Colby undergrads dedicate
a cleanup day to president emeritus (Franklin W. Johnson)
who did most to get new campus built. Film version of
"The Seven Year Itch" gives a reassuring answer to a
burning question about Marilyn Monroe. Boxing photo
of Rocky Marciano and surprise contender Don Cockell.
Grace Kelly's Riviera romance with Jean-Pierre Aumont.
US and USSR Elbe veterans reunite in Moscow. Charming
full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes ad with art by
Stevan Dohanos. Herd of cattle owned by Denver patrolman
Robert Thiede get loose. Huge chair at Bestever Upholstery
Company of Franklin Square, Long Island with 17 kids
playing on it. Full page color Canadian club whisky
ad inside back cover with people in Austria "White
water skiing" or Ski-yaking.
Very Good - $26
Good - $14
Another fun "Road Birds"
ad for Ethyl gasoline, Wild Flicker. New Russian Air
Force. Russian sports. Cameron Hawley on De Sapio -
a city boss goes national. Excellent full page Bell
Telephone ad with four little old ladies and a flat
tire "Not a man in sight..." Tornadoes in
Midwest, photos include a number from Udall, Kansas
(incl. aerial view) , a house and church in Blackwell,
Kansas, more.. Eden's win brings joy to Tories and woe
to Labor. Nice photo of the British Epsom Downs Derby
horse race. Photo of just-separated siamese twins Deborah
and Christine Andrews. Revlon has a neat new concept
with this two page ad for a hair spray that is like
a days-long temporary permanent. Enlarged NATO gets
family picture taken. New town elevator eases Oregon
City's split-level living. Venus in Central Park has
a short public life. Free balloonists have a gasbag
gala in Holland, gas filled, not hot air. Chateaux country
of Loire valley - photo essay. Latest Soviet jet models
- photo essay. Tammamny's Carmine De Sapio. Little Hofstra
College and their lacrosse team, including Joe Masone,
Ed Aydt, Jack Fahey, and more. Julie Sheldon, swimming
toddler, plays under water, includes photo of tricycle
ride at bottom of pool. Very humorous half-page Black
and white and blue Spun-lo panties ad featuring woman
skiing in her underwear - shows ski gear very well,
Out of Stock -
The world's great
religions, Part 5 - Judaism. Letter and photo pertaining
to bicycle built for ten, built in Wltham, Massachusetts.
Freedom's first precious moments for Red-held US fliers,
Harold Fischer Jr., Edwin Heller, Lyle Cameron and Roland
Parks. Increase in family-owned small motorboats, great
crowded boating photos. As Ford negotiations went into
showdown stage, one auto worker's family shows why UAW
fights for a guaranteed annual wage, Sophie and John
Michalewicz. American rides the crest of a motorboating
boom, including photos of Lloyd Kirk family, more. Four
old oaks go into Old North Church's new tower. Postojna
Caves in Bulgaria host a concert. Full page color Shell
Motor Oil ad with loggers cutting a giant redwood. Photo
essay - A Seattle father sees his child born, John Stouffer.
N.A.A.C.P.'s Thurgood Marshall, legal leader in the
fight for desegregation. Full page color Modess ad with
the most stunning pale pink gown. Baylor drama students
act out abstraction for final exam. What really happened
in fatal Indianapolis race car crash where Bill Vukovich.
Nice full page color Anchor glass ad with Fire-King,
Golden Anniversary and more. Neat two page color De
Soto car ad with green and white Fireflite Sportsman.
Lovely full page Pepsi-Cola ad with art by Robert Levering.
Full page color King's Ransom whisky ad with curious
lockeroom scene, art by Valentine.
Good - $22
Las Vegas - is the boom
overextended? The war on virus diseases, Salk's new
goals. Another absolutely lovely full page color V-8
juice ad with art by John Hancock. Five candidates in
race for governor vow to uphold segregation (!). An
exiled Tunisian hero returns in triumph, Bourguiba.
Horrible photo of the inferno that used to be the Swedish
oil tanker Johannishus. Photo essay - New shine for
the circus. A visit to the haunts of Walt Whitman, America's
first great modern poet. Detroit zoo apes get modern
furniture in a new $650,000 habitat. Ringling Brothers
and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Ruffled cotton beachwear
gives girls an old-fashioned look. New fold-away furniture
makes life with baby easier. Deaf Swiss children learn
to speak by "feeling" sound. Lovely full page color
Santa Fe railroad ad with southwest scene, including
Native American with turquoise jewelry. 35,000 diligent
duffers beat pros on National Golf day, including photos
of Milt Zliser, Barney Laxarus, Harold Hagey, Frank
Deimel, Patty Berg, Lana Kay Roberts, Rickey Reizen,
Ricky Sharpe. Gross photo of gum stuck under counter
in Jim Bledsoe's drugstore in Hobart, Oklahoma. Snowless
skiers beat up a building, Chicago 400 Ski Club, including
Joni King, Al Marks, Gene Leon, Al Bebout and Don Dahl.
Out of Stock -
Full page color General Electric
ad with the best color for kitchen appliances ever,
turquoise. Just-released Jet hero tells what it's like
in Red China, Captain Harold E. Fischer, Jr. A college
class 15 years after, Vassar's class of 1940, including
photos of Electa Brush Brown, Susanne Froelicher Holcombe,
Anne Hoyt Spang, Nathalie Wolfe Birnbaum, Rosalind Fradkin
Twohey, Barbara Austin Foote and others. Curious photo
of cleaning the golden goose on the top of the Vordingborg
Castle using a helicopter. Peron vs. Church in Argentina.
Dr. Ralph Lapp explains why "Operation Alert" was unrealistic
in an era of unlimited destruction. Refugee Arab family
happily installed in Oregon, Jacob Marto family Lily,
Odette. Hay and sawdust airdrop to save a plane in Hudson
Bay. Astonishing photos of the horrible crash at the
Le Mans (France) auto race. Pictorial essay - America's
favorite freshwater game fish - color portfolio by Maynard
Reece. Kirkland Washington parents give all night party
for Lake Washington high school graduates. Humorous
photos of the trouble people are having with the new
moving stairs, escalators. Nine young (ages 2-15) owners
of a Milwaukee firm present an annual report. 15 year
reunion at Vassar. 380 young Detroit pianists play "Skaters'
Waltz" together. Cache of early Picassos is found at
his sister's in Spain. Walter Reed girl swimmers are
America's fastest. The US Open, golf, with Jack Fleck
and Ben Hogan. Neat two page color General Motors ad
with red and creme convertible car and Dalmatian dog.
Oops - photos of big tree felled onto the house of the
Good - $38
Fair (All Good, but upper spine is taped and has small label scar in red band) - $18
Fair (Generally Good, but has a margin water mark) - $10
Fourth of July feature includes
Monroe (Washington), Dover (New Jersey), Arcadia (California),
Daughenbaugh family near Rapid City (South Dakota),
Rawlins family in Lancaster (Texas). Cleanup after the
blowup in Argentina. 10th birthday party of the United
Nations. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation
beer ad with art by John Gannam, number 109. Virgil
McCroskey, 78, gives to Idaho the 4,400 piney ridge
he has loved all his life, Mary Minerva McCroskey State
Park. Colorful 4th of July. Fiction : "Cash McCall"
- preview of new novel by Cameron Hawley. Full-sized
atomic reactor for United Nations atomic energy conference
in Geneva is test-run at Oak Ridge. Starlet Carol Ohmart
is a svelte sphinx. War hero Audie Murphy acts himself
in his latest movie, "To Hell and Back." Full page color
De Beers diamonds ad with art by Charles Rain. Egypt
calls in snake charmer to rid finance ministry of 12
reptiles. Tennis wags at Wimbledon - crazy photos of
Alfred Huber and Lea Pericoli. Bill Carr and Tom Davis
golf in front of Miami Springs burning country club
house. Neat photo of Paul Hosmer canoeing on Devil's
Lake, Oregon. Cute photo of Francis Kenney of Greenwood
Rhode Island with family and Dalmatian Skipper - with
convertible painted to match Skipper. Small photo and
letter pertaining to Tom Larsen (who watched all childbirths)
and his four kids.
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but cover edge faded) - $9
Fair (All Good, but cover rubbed) - $9
Fair (All Good, but has address label scar) - $9
Life Magazine July 11, 1955 : Color cover - Young star Susan Strasberg eating watermelon (article on party inside) .
Neat full page Vitalis hair tonic ad with Musk-ox.
New Red diplomacy in action. Trials of today's draftees.
7th heaven on 7th avenue : Good New York fall dress
designs. Teen-age terror on the streets of New York,
John Secor, Arthur Henley, Benjamin Olivo, Victor Diaz
(Seminoles), more. Full page color Bell Telephone ad
that includes various different long distance call rates.
Texas family survives a voluntary three day H-bomb shelter
test, John Christmas family. Saul Steinberg and his
crazy baseball art and cartoons. Pictorial essay, Draftee
Private Thomas Tedford. Girl Scouts hold biggest "primitive
encampment" near San Antonion, Texas, including photos
of Carolyn Fariss, Betsy Johnson, Jackie Collie, Carol
Babel, Irene O'Neill. 15 month-old cowgirl rides the
roundup in Texas. French doctors rescue Africans from
fly Pest, Nbwa. German brings 5,000 bees to US to settle
an old dispute. Set of photos of Delores Kipple water
skiing from Miami to Nassau - she did it, 10 hours and
25 minutes. Photo of Donald Sonnek of Minnesota Lake,
Minnesota burned. Cute full page color Pepsi-Cola ad
by Len Steckler (I think).
Good - $28
Full page color
ad for Mennen shampoo for men, a first? Neat double
page ad for Rca Victor showing lots of different televisions
with names, descriptions and prices, color. Thomas Maldona
and George Teen break into fishing boat and use the
radio to send out false fire-at-sea and foreign submarine
report, setting off $50,00 coast guard search. Photo
and caption on Emmett Dunne who killed Watters. Photo
of collapsed bridge over the Oconaluftee River in the
Cherokee Indian Reservation. Age of homespun - Part
3. America's arts and skills. Russia's new friendly
pitch - photos. Perilous docking of a DC-4 which is
floated to land after crash-landing on arctic ice -
United States Overseas Airlines. Louisiana sugar strike
turns violent, includes Arthur Borne. Italy - photo
essay. Archie Moore Heavyweight boxer. Humorous illustrated
story about Herring gull and a whole array of fake eggs
and real eggs. Neat full page Champion spark plugs ad
with two different car races, Nascar Daytona Beach Grand
National and the Florida International Grand Prix of
Endurance. Bill Moss and Henry Stribley make a great
pop up tent, Moss tents. Photo essay on Italy, including
single-chair ski lift above Cortina. Adirondack vacationists
go to church by boat for summer services, St. Peter's-by-the-lake,
Out of Stock -
Biggest gadget show
on earth : Bill Mauldin on "do-it-yourself." Atlantic
City Housewares and appliances show. Full page Carpet
Institute ad with humorous Pony Express theme. School
board of Hoxie, Arkansas does some soul searching and
Negro pupils enter desegregated classes, including Mrs.
John Cole and Peggy Cole, Walter Ruffin - once again
the whites come off looking bad. Seven US schoolboys
are killed by an avalanche on Mt. Temple in Banff National
Park, Canada. Lovely full page color Philip Morris cigarettes
ad with beach theme, art by Bowler. Pictorial essay
- new tactics for limited warfare, US plans flexible
- fast-moving forces equipped with specialized atomic
weapons to meet localized threats. Hatmaker Harry Lev,
a strange witness in Washington. Lovely full page color
Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with the striking Joan Crawford.
Neosho, Missouri adds flowers. 25,000 US youngsters
are making astronomy a booming hobby. Sequel : Life's
uranium story and Mrs. Madigan's luck, including surveyor
Hubert Elkington (see also May 23, 1955). The Kearney
Irishmen baseball team in the Nebraska Independent League,
Chuck Eisenmann and dog named London. The Shriners'
Chicago wingding. Another awesome full page color Modess
couture ad (yes, I know the ad is not FOR couture).
Wow - two page color ad for Fisher cars, featuring the
huge S.S. Unites States ship. Katharine Hepburn in "Summertime."Full
page color Post Toasties ad with distinctive art by
Whitney Darrow Jr. Funnyman Bill Mauldin writes and
illustrates an article about do-it-yourselfers. Great
photo of great tit (a bird) stealing creme. Curious
full page color Goetz Country Club malt liquor ad.
Fair (All Good, but has thin edge water mark) - $18
Life Magazine August 1, 1955 : Color cover - Bulganin, Eisenhower, Faure and Eden at Geneva for "The Summit."
and embezzler John Siemer is caught at last. Catholics
from 34 countries gather to celebrate the Eucharist
in Rio de Janeiro. Russian farm experts learn from Iowa
corn farmers, including Mrs. Richard Alleman, George
Hora. Photo essay - The glow of Paris, photographed
by Ernst Haas. Photo essay - Canada's Blind River is
capital of world's riches uranium field, including photos
of Stanley Homes and wife, Robert Kosy, Paul Young,
Don Smith, geologist Brander, Charles Egan and wife,
Joe Hirshhorn and wife. Franc Joubin of Blind River.
Throwaway living - dozens of disposable housewares eliminate
the chores of cleaning up. The disabled Brooklyn Dodgers,
including nude photo of Roy Campanella, plus Jackie
Robinson, Erskine, Meyer, Podres, and Snider. Miss Universe
contest, including Mrs. McCreary beauty show chaperon
- Miss Sweden Hillevi Rombin wins. Cute photos of Russ
Tamblyn and Venetia Stevenson. Handsome full page color
photo of Charles P. McGaha of Wichita Falls, Texas displaying
new ruffled shirt fashion. Funny photo of Sid Willis
and a missed crane bucket of sulphate.
Out of Stock -
Full color ad for Acrilan sweaters
featuring Debbie Reynolds as a sweater girl. Large suspension
bridge above Capilano River. Another great full page
color Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal ad with art by Norman
Rockwell - looks like the start of a new series of cereal
box art, these with kids with a string tied around a
finger. Atomic industry growing in the US, including
Walker Cisler, Dr. Robert Charpie, Vernon Pick, J. Carlton
Ward, Merle Thorpe, Newton Steers Jr. A report on Russian
Atomic progress by Charles J. V. Murphy and Arnold Kramish.
A new satellite, the MOUSE, Minimum Orbital Unmanned
Satellite of Earth. Full page color Seagram's Golden
Gin ad with golfing theme, it looks like Ben Hogan.
Funny photo of Helicopter helping a bed fly - it has
a rudder and all. Photo - new aquatic speed record is
set on Lake Ullswater (see also LIFE April 11, 1955).
Full page color (landscape orientation) RC cola, Royal
Crown cola ad with fishing theme, art by Miller. Cordell
Hull obituary. Cool color close-up photos of insects.
Julie Harris in "I am a Camera". Golf secrets feature
by Ben Hogan, great photos and directions. Texas test
of new air- conditioning units. The artist El Greco
used insane men for models. Mormon cowboy horse race
kings, Meshach Tenney7 and Rex Ellsworth (They own Swaps,
and others) by Marshall Smith. William and Emma Neuenschwander
hold a 40 year family reunion, great photos, Bluffton,
Out of Stock -
GREAT full page color
Friskies Dog Food ad with beautiful black and white
dog and more, art by James Bingham. American League
baseball - it's an exciting race, includes Stengel,
Higgins, Lopez, Marion, New York Yankees, Chicago White
Sox, and more, a big piece. Galveston mocks Texas laws,
prostitution, gambling, LIFE men were assaulted. 11
U.S. fliers are released by Red China. Two replicas
of Bieriot's plane duplicate his historic channel flight
in 1909. 80-hour week - Gloria Tweten housewife - photo
essay. Walt Disney's new $17 million amusement park
- a feature on Disneyland with color photos. Full page
Gaines Dog food ad with line art by Price, not Norman.
Two page Lockheed ad with a number of airplane photos
including C-130 Hercules, F-104 Fighter, Super Constellation,
Neptune Patrol Bombers P2V, T2V-1. Neat full page color
Shell motor oil ad with carousel horses, art by M. Ramus.
Rich Coloradans stay close to comfort as they ride the
Rockies - Roundup Riders - great photos, includes Jack
Foster, F. Burr Betts and many others. Philippines -
part of MacArthur story. Ivan Pirecnik, Dieter Sirsch
- his story told in the movie "The divided heart."
Banjo boom. Full page Champion spark plugs ad with Indianapolis
500 car race winner Bob Swekert (and car). Cool full-page
color Studebacker ad red. Full page Linit laundry starch
ad with Mrs Herb Shriner and her cherubic looking twin
babies. A party at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, includes
Phyllis Cook, Barry Weekes, Elise Kelleher, Fred Weekes,
Sue Timberlake, others. Beautiful friendship photo of
cat, dog and mouse, Lyng family, Denmark.
Good - $24
1 cover girl (reproductions of covers inside). Full
page color Carnation evaporated milk ad with lots of
raw hamburger and recipes. Follow-up letter about embezzler
John C. Siemer (LIFE August 1, 1955). Another amazing
series of photos, these showing Harry Wyman, Vic Olivier
and a lion hunting mishap in South Africa, with brave
photographer C.J. du Preez. What a lovely car! - full
page ad for Packard Clipper in red and blue with white.
Full page color Post Toasties cereal ad with art by
Whitney Darrow Jr. Conqueror rebuilds a nation - Part
2 of MacArthur story. Gavins Point Dam on Missouri River,
construction photos and text. You are glad these aren't
your boys, hanging from the eaves of a restaurant in
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina letting the hurricane
driven waves hit them. Hurricane Connie, photos include
the Eaves photo, Dance Hall floating at Sea Breeze,
New York's Cross Island parkway. Full page color United
States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Douglass
Crockwell, number 111. Photo of Connie Ryan hitting
baseball pitcher Billy Bagwell. Geneva Convention for
atom experts. Huge sphere of colored lights forecasts
Houston's weather. Art conquers Attica Kansas. Mary
Waitman - Kemp, Oklahoma baseball player. Rusty the
elephant at London Zoo, with Buck Jones. Cripple Creek,
Colorado audiences and theater melodrama "Flying
Scud." The homegrown painters of Attica, Kansas,
great photos include Peg Charles, Patric Rowley, Myrta
Giggy and many others. Another full page color Kellogg's
Corn Flakes ad by Norman Rockwell, in the string around
the finger series.
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps throughout) - $15
Life Magazine August 29, 1955 : Color cover - Billy Conner of Batesville, Arkansas, with Granddad (See also October 24, 1955).
The fun of being a grandson. Full page "Road
Birds" Ethyl Corporation ad, with a Nodding Nightingale.
America's arts and skills, part 4. Holy Cow photos -
Torrential rains following Hurricane Diane bring misery
to thousands in the Northeastern states, including amazing
photo of three story high water front in Putnam, Connecticut.
Full page color Rath Black Hawk Meats ad with lots of
different processed meats. Grim court martial following
Korean prison camp incident, James C. Gallagher. Citizens
of Vevey, Switzerland salute their fine wines with two
weeks of pagan pageantry. Photo essay - magnificent
Greek revival architectural and furniture style. MacArthur's
rendezvous with History, part 3 - great gamble breaks
Korea's bloody perimeter. Awesome full page color SOS
scouring pads ad with man washing car, art by Louis
Bell (I think). 20 Parochial school teachers in Boston
learn new teaching techniques with TV. US and British
doctors try to find out what makes a good endurance
swimmer. Norwegians climb cliffs on a risky egg hunt.
Wonderfully cute set of photos of tree frogs on Trapeze
and still rings! Full page Life ad featuring Iowa farmers
and others, including Fred Bruene, Dick Bruene, William
Hitz, Ruth B. Sayre. Very pretty full page color Lustre-Crème
shampoo ad with Ann Blyth. NICE full page color Falstaff
beer ad. Scientists study Channel swimmers. Full page
color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Pierre Ino.
Very Good - $52
Good - $42
Fair (All Good, but three pages have a water marked corner tip) - $22
Fair (Generally Good, but spine is a little scuffed) - $20
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps throughout) - $15
Life Magazine September 5, 1955 : Color Cover - Dior's smash hit evening dress, a spangled grey strapless gown.
page color Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ad with Art Linkletter
and Tony the Tiger. An interesting full page informational
Thom McAn shoes ad with Robert Ruark. A large number
of follow-up letters pertaining to the article about
Gloria Tweten (LIFE August 15, 1955). Cool double page
color photomontage of satellite photos of earth from
space. Fighting in Morocco and Algeria, includes Casablanca
and rather horrible series of French Soldier shooting
a rebel in Ain-Abid, Algeria. Full page color Four Rose
whiskey ad with sunset at Narragansett Bay illustration
by Fred Freeman. Nice photo of Rex Hartwig and Lew Hoad
after winning the Tennis Davis Cup. Big explosion at
the Standard Oil company plant in Whiting, Indiana.
Nashua, Iowa Church of the Wildwood has centennial,
includes Ernest and Reita Arndt, Mr. and Mrs. Harlin
Fisher, George and Alice Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
R. Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Nicholas. Paris
evening gown fashions in color - photos by Mark Shaw.
Jimmy Steward in "The man who knew too much."
Hurricane spawned flood in the Northeast - cleanup photos
include Waterbury (Connecticut), Torrinton (Connecticut),
Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania). Vaccine for Poison Ivy by
Dr. Albert M. Kligman. The war MacArthur was not allowed
to win by Major General Courtney Whitney - Part IV,
includes the politics behind Wake Island meeting. Behind
umpires backs baseball stars relax by Ogden Nash - poems
about Nellie Fox, Cal Abrams, Charlie Maxwell, Dave
Philley, Stanley Musial, Frank Smith, Ferris Fain, Joe
Adcock, Clint Courtney, Jack Shepard, Larry Doby, Joe
Nuxhall, Phil Rizzuto - all with candid photos. Princess
Margaret sells stuff for charity. Steak done on the
barbeque. Long island revelers have an Arabian night,
costume party with Baghdad theme..
Good - $42
Fair (All Good, but has minor edge spot on cover) - $25
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps throughout) - $18
Life Magazine September 12, 1955 : Color cover - Joan Collins plays Gibson girl - CUTE photo on swing.
Full page Champion
spark plugs ad with Dick Pope of Cypress Gardens, water
skier Nancy Cooper, Cypress gardens fleet of boats.
Cute full page Hanes stocking ad with nice view of good
legs. Full page color Texcel cellophane tape ad with
child-like art by Herbert Leupin. New surge of interest
in the civil war. Preview of "This hallowed Ground"
by Pulitzer prizewinner Bruce Catton. Dictator Peron
in Argentina. Acadian descendants visit Nova Scotia
on anniversary of historic expulsion. Nice feature on
the horse race between Nashua and Swap, jockey Eddie
Arcaro, Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. The movie "The Girl
in the Red Velvet Swing" is about Evelyn Nesbitt
and the 1906 murder of Stanford White by Harry K. Thaw.
David Eisenhower (7) lands a Colorado trout. Curious
full page 7up ad with mother feeding 7up to her 11 month
old baby AND ad includes blip for "Soldiers of
Fortune" TV show. South African Negroes fight white
supremacy training with "cultural clubs."
Pasadena return a captured Japanese temple bell to owners.
Top painting awards for Corrado Marca-Relli, Furman
Finck, Ted RAnd, John Hultberg, Cecil Casebier, George
Cress, Will Freund, Seymour Drumlevitch, Albert Nalpas.
Full page color Shell motor oil ad with boating art
by M. Ramus, boat name is Dinah Mo-II (of Riverside,
Connecticut). Psychologist H.G. Gough. Another cartoon-like
Post Toasties ad with art by Whitney Darrow Jr. Swaps
- Nashua race. Fantastic series of candid photos of
kitten Blazer and boy Craig Anderson. Marciano and Moore
allay boxing training camp tedium. Full page color United
States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Prett
Carter, the first I remember by this artist, number
112. Very thick window for atom workers. Hell week for
Navy Frogmen at the Underwater Demolition School in
Coronado, California. Party for dolls given by the Thomas
McCready family of Webster, New Hampshire. Fall styles
in red. Very cute full-page Coca-cola ad in color.
Good - $40
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly rubbed and has small library stamps throughout) - $18
Life Magazine September 19, 1955 : Color cover - Dolls from movie "Guys and Dolls" - 10 pages of color.
- How to ease Russia's food crisis, American farmers
give farming lessons to Russians. Full page Lovable
bra ad with some lovely examples in use. Is US Air Force
"survival school" training brutal and degrading? - pictorial
examination of controversial Stead Air Force Base in
Nevada, bending box, broomstick persuasion, and many
other nasty things. West Coast forests suffer worst
fires in 30 years. Nice full page color Anchorglass
ad showing a bunch of different styles including the
white with gold rim my grandma had. Bones found in Iowa
sandpit may be oldest American skeleton, finder Asa
Johnston of Turin, Iowa, photos include Franklin Fenenga,
R.J. Ruppe, W.D. Frankforter, Janathan Davis, Janice
Johnson, Asa Johnston, James Wolpert. US toy train wows
the Indonesians. Pretty French parachutist beats a world
mark but almost drowns. Making of a monumental new Atlas.
Close-up : The Louis Martins of Princess Anne, Maryland
gave their 12 children college educations. North Carolina
rabbi Harold Friedman holds services in bus. Howard
Herd of Pasadena has 26 miniature cannons that pack
a punch. Conscientious objectors eat an atomic diet
in Denver food test. Oklahoma family lives suspended
in a space and saucer house, Gene and Nacy Bavinger.
Vintage vacuum cleaners displayed. Coach Lewis' attracts
football talent to West Virginia University. Thomas
Plaut bicycles off ship "America" during dock strike.
Iowa state fair. Cute photos of Erno and Irma Martin
and children Elenore and Attila Martin arriving in Indianapolis.
Good - $40
Fair (All Very Good, but has very minor address label mark in red band) - $38
Beginning in this issue
"The Truman Memoirs" - the most momentous
first 18 days. Adenauer gets German Prisoners of war
back but pays a hard Soviet price. Full page Bell Telephone
ad with Robert C. Price, Marguerite T. Burns and Melvin
F. Held. American League home stretch. National school
crisis, 1,400,000 more students and not enough space,
includes photo of tent school in Inglewood, California.
Another fun full page Ethyl gasoline ad in the "Road
Birds" series, the Raucous Honker. Photo of motorcyclists
wearing gas mask in Los Angeles smog. Wow - full page
color Campbell's tomato soup ad with VERY bright red
tomatoes, bushels of them. The final games of the American
League baseball pennant series. Interesting ad for Du
Pont stretchables, clothes that grow with you (for kids).
Russians pull out of Austria. Miss America's photo album
from age 4 months to today, Sharon Kay Ritchie. Washington
as Truman saw it - photo essay. Blue Yonder Traditions.
Illinois Institute of Technology professor makes bubble-blowing
a serious business, Robert C. Kintner. Full page color
Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with the lovely Rhonda Fleming.
General Motors stages a multimillion-dollar extravaganza
in Chicago, tractors, trucks, more. Paris police art
show of famous fakes. A humorous visit to the new United
States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Old tennis
pro Kramer comes up with bold plan for amateurs. Furriers
bring out a medium-priced item called Alunk.
Good - $18
Life Magazine October 3, 1955 : Color cover - Rock Hudson, Hollywood's most handsome bachelor at age 29 - what a hunk!.
Full page color De Beers diamonds
ad with fanciful art by Pierre Ino. Dear Mrs. Lindbergh
- women readers of "Gift from the Sea" explain
their own search for inner security to the author, Anne
Lindbergh - photo essay. Full page Toro ad with lawnmower
and all the attachments. Absolutely gorgeous aerial
photo of the Colorado River delta by Fred Binger. Truman
Memoirs, Part 2 - Jackson county, Missouri. Emmett Till
(14-year-old negro boy) is horribly beaten and killed
after allegedly whistling at a white man's wife, John
William Milam and Roy Bryant were acquitted, but the
story gives the feeling they were guilty. Bishop Alfonso
Ferroni is released from Red China prison, also Doroth
Middleton, Sarah Perkins, Frederick Gordon, James Joyce,
Joseph Hyde and others. Nice full page polaroid camera
ad with baseball player Duke Snider. Revolt in Argentina
leads to liberty and freedom from Peron. Boxer Archie
Moore tells what it is like to face Marciano, nice photos.
B-52 bomber is wrecked on ground to insure good air
performance. Toy butterflies on rubber bands. Yacht
"Observer" gets invaded by Booby birds. J.C.
Penney celebrates 80th birthday. Nice photo of farmer
Henry Forget and his trick pig.
Good - $26
- world's finest pantomime. Dwight D. Eisenhower has
a heart attack and the world watches, vice president
Nixon takes over. Can you believe this bra?!? Maidenform
ad. Joe Dimaggio writes about the 1955 World Series
baseball games. Dr. Landrum Shettles of Columbia grows
first test tube embryos. Full page General Electric
light bulb ad with stupid thieves cartoon by Larry Riepold
(??) - bulbsnatchers. Animals versus man in jumping,
running - great illustrations. Full page color Kellogg's
Corn Flakes ad featuring cute kids by Norman Rockwell.
Judy Garland and daughter Lorna dance together. Post
Peron clean-up in Argentina. "Desperate Hours"
movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Dewey Martin, Spanish
port of Palos is where Columbus left for the New World
- photos by Frank Scherschel. In memoriam, Emmett Till
(see also LIFE October 3 AND October 31, 1955). Will
Princess Margaret marry captain Peter Townsend - photos
and story. Vaughn Monroe and Black Denim Trousers and
Motorcycle Boots ballad. Heart Attack - worst US killer
- prevention and recovery. FDR hand picks his heir -
by Harry S. Truman. Charming and very pink full page
ad with Jell-o strawberry pudding. Parisian girls charm
Russians on friendship tour. Back page Coca-Cola ad
featuring old style coke machine and golfer Eddie Fisher.
Good - $26
Life Magazine October 17, 1955 : Color Cover - Princess Ira in a gondola in Venice - wedding of the year.
Full page color Britannica
Junior ad by Dick Carlton. Dodgers beat the Yankees
in the baseball world series - party photos. Full page
two color Kleenex ad featuring Little Lulu and Halloween.
Photos of African Crowned Cranes and their babies. Americas
Arts and Skills - Part V photos by Bradley Smith. Gillian
barber starts in Alice and Wonderland TV special. A
gamble on and Incorrigible story by Frank Cameron. Full
page color Jell-o ad featuring jumping boy. Reflective
Clothing for nighttime child safety. The floods in Tampico,
Mexico - hurricane, US Navy carrier Saipan goes to help.
Juan Peron leaves Argentina and Eduardo Leonardi writes
about it. Full page color John Hancock ad featuring
gushing oil well. Mary Martin and Noel Coward party
in Jamaica. Full page color Kleenex ad with art "By
Marge." Cold war starts at Potsdam by Harry S Truman
- Part IV of the Truman Memoir. Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe-Langenburg
marries Princess Ira Furstenberg - great photos. Full
page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad
with art by Douglass Crockwell, number 113. Expressways,
big highways. Full page color Friskies ad with art by
Douglass Crockwell. Professional football play gets
rougher - Wayne Robinson, Arnold galiffa, Bob Thomason.
Great photos of Ten Commandments filming. Controversy
and Enigma shroud the Genius of Giorgione. Gina Lollobrigida
practices for her role in Trapeze.
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Fair (Generally Good, but cover edge has mild wear, some creased corners, back cover missing corner tip) - $15
(This is the cover
shown in the "cover portfolio" for the Regular
North American edition for June 13, 1955 issue). World's
Great Religions, part 5 - Judaism. Neat full page color
Seagram's Whisky ad with passport and hotel stickers
from all over the world. Very cute full page ad for
the Rank Organisation (a film and theater company),
with artwork of a Jester. Two page Trans World Airlines
TWA ad with the Super-G Constellation. Neat two page
photo of what looks like flying saucers over New York.
Easing the food crisis in Russia, a pgae in this article
shows about 30 kinds of US farm machinery. Full page
ad for the Willys 4WD Jeep Truck, crossing a big mud
hole. Paris fashions. Iowa State Fair, including rider
on/off a bucking Brahman bull, more. Full page Ferguson
tractors ad with art by Savage. Dr. Konrad Lorenz, adopted
mother goose. Rendezvous with history, part II by Major
General Courtney Whitney, much is about MacArthur. Jimmy
Stewart in The Man Who Knew Too Much. Volunteers try
out food preserved by radiation, includes John Meyer,
Virginia McGary, Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver,
Colorado. (Rarely found)
Good - $42
Life Magazine October 24, 1955 : Color Cover - Cecil Blount De Mille directs Exodus in "Ten Commandments" (feature inside).
Another of those cute Ethyl gasoline ad with
full page "Road Birds" art, the Timid Titmouse,
art by E. Gurney. Art supply manufacturer AI Friedman
send outs incomplete cartoons, and asks artists to finish
- very interesting results. Pan American Airlines orders
new Jet Powered airliners - nice long piece, lots of
photos. Various views on UNESCO. German prisoners of
war return from Russia. Full page color Plymouth ad
showing touch button shifting. Wow - sexy full page
color 1956 Dodge ad with tri-colored car (black, red,
creme) and woman. Clement Attlee and the British Labor
party conference. Last hours and last words of Hitler
- by Hans Baur. Radioactive earth to cure disease in
Texas, Uranium sitting (in this case, the soil tested
less radioactive than the granite walls of the state
capitol). Gold Lame a new fashion hit. Four page color
Continental Mark II ad great images of the car. The
Truman Memoirs - Part V - Greatest thing in history.
Truman portrait by Greta Kempton. Jack Muller is the
Terror of Chicago's drivers, traffic cop, includes photo
of him on his motorcycle. Dr. Charles Henner of Santa
Anna, Texas. Nice full page Eagleknit ad showing seven
different winter knit hats. The Painter Giorgione. Big
beer bash in Munich. Charming full page color Friskies
dog food ad with art by Douglass Crockwell. A happy
story has sad sequel as Billy Conner loses his granddad
(See also August 29, 1955).
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Fair (All Good, but has address label scar) - $11
Nation's dressiest fall - celebrities
go to parties. Flooding in Connecticut. Full page color
Jell-o ad with three guys floating in a bucket. Very,
very interesting series of letters pertaining to death
of Emmett Till (LIFE October 10, 1955) - it turns out
his father was executed for murder and rape. Jesse Owens
visits India. Mine laying Minisub - Navy's newest weapon
named X-1. Controversy over teaching methods for reading,
writing, spelling. Negro serves a white church in Old
Mystic, Connecticut, Simon P. Montgomery. Quiet football
heros are the best players - Purdue and Mississippi
- photos by Bruce L. Davidson. Full page two color Kleenex
ad featuring Little Lulu. Efficiency experts help housewife
Gloria Tweten cut her work hours (see two related stories
earlier this year). Sergeant Hugh O'Reilly returns to
Japanese orphanage. Full page color Van Heusen shirt
featuring Bert Parks. Very nice full page color Hiram
Walker whiskey ad featuring hunter Grancel Fitz, art
by Giro. McDonnell F3h-1 Demon engines blow up and planes
are grounded. Soprano singer Maria Callas. Changing
timber industry now grows more than it cuts, includes
nice log floating photo from Coos river. A pleas against
blind fear of cancer. Raising money to send US teams
to the Olympics. Degas sculptures get first showing.
Full page color Hertz rent a car ad with art by John
Walter. Paul Newman plays The Battler from an Ernest Hemingway story.
Good - $18
The Epic of Man, Part 1 - man inherits the earth. Cover
art by Carroll Jones. Football takes over all over.
South Vietnam sacks Bao Dai, elects Diem. Nice two page
Chris Craft ad showing lots of different boats. Multiple
pages of kids toys and other Campbell Kids products,
all with descriptions and prices. Author James Michener
enacts one of his own plots by marrying a Japanese-American
girl in Chicago. Voters in industrially rich Saar reject
Europeanization and rebuff the French. "Brave if brainless
men" of the IRA warm up their war against the British.
Kentucky Doctor, 90, is honored by home town, William
Saunders Reeves of Fleming County. Teen-agers help to
design their first party dresses. Andy Griffith plays
the "Kindest boy in Georgia" in a new Broadway hit "No
time for Sergeants." Sleep girl and her "sleep-ins"
help TV viewers get to bed. Full page Good year tires
ad with skier doing herringbone to demonstrate the tire
tread pattern, color. Ceremony by French Academy makes
Jean Cocteau an "Immortal." Dr. Roentgen's ray has done
strange jobs. Photo of unplanned honeymoon on a deserted
isle : Joseph Richards and Laura Wallace with forced
plane landing. NEAT! - two page color 1956 Oldsmobile
ad with 98 Deluxe Holiday sedan and Super 88 Holiday
Good - $28
Life Magazine November 14, 1955 : Color cover - the convalescing president Dwight D. Eisenhower at Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver.
William Woodward Jr. of Long Island is shot by his wife.
Neat double page color Chrysler ad with five different
cars, each posed with an Air Force jet including planes
FU-969, FU-960, FU-909. Princess Margaret consults her
conscience and gives up Townsend. Italian police clear
a mountain infested for centuries by bandits, Aspromonte
area.. Two dreamers find farming anything but a romantic
idyll - Photo essay, Otto and Hansel Mieth Hagel. Bernard
Brussel-Smith creates wood engravings showing hunting
dogs. New tester exerts world's biggest squeeze - 5
million pounds. Little girl's first visit to the Philadelphia
zoo, Gwen Baldwin of Haddonfield, New Jersey, with Herbert
Schoellkopf. Red Chinese now concede "decadent" slit
skirts may be worn. Scents and braille help blind children
learn about flowers. Captain Kangaroo keeps kiddies
quiet in early morning. Two page Santa Fe railroad ad
for new main line between Chicago and Dallas. Archaeology
- Boston man finds statue's head in US and body in Cairo.
Crashed Air Force bomber hits home in East Meadow, Long
Island and sets it on fire. Very unusual full page color
1956 Chevrolet ad with lime- olive green BelAir car.
Nice two page color General Motors ad with 1956 Chevrolet
Bel Air and 1956 Pontiac Star Chief. Neat photo of Bill
Horton (Oklahoma City KWTV) with camera resting on his
shoulder on a special saddle - first of what we see
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover has minor scratch) - $28
Life Magazine November 21, 1955 : Cover - Broadway stars - Judy Tyler, Jayne Mansfield, Diane Cilento, Lois Smith and Susan Strasberg.
Great pair of photos of men painting the
RCA Building in New York city. First report on consumer
credit in America – how is it working and not
working, this is probably the start of people getting
into trouble with individual debt, includes photo of
cumbersome credit files at Sears and Roebuck. Photos
of Pasha of Marrakech, Thami el Glaoui, groveling before
Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef. The Navy in Antarctica with
Mary H. Cadwalader. Ethiopia photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
I wonder if they were serious, full page Bendix duomatic
washer and dryer ad with family of five all sleeping
in one double bed. Full page color United States Brewers
Foundation beer ad with art by Haddon Sundblom, number
114. Photo of Jack McGrath as his race car bounded into
the air (then flipped and killed him) he was to retire
at end of race, Phoenix, Arizona. Full page Emerson
radio ad with cartoon art by Otto Soglow. The Buffalo
Hunter – Indian art by unknown painter. Equestrian
fashions outside the riding area. Art of the Carnegie
– Willem de Kooning. Solar heating systems for
your home. Jet airplane F-102 with J-57 engine, Richard
Whitcomb, aeronautical engineer, breaking the sound
barrier. Croton Community Nursery School in Croton-on-Hudson,
New York - dad's day, includes Dick Kilcullen, Robert
Northshield, Harrison Kinney, Milton Kail, Marvin Gilman,
Dr. A. Victor Landes, others. Feature on Ethiopia. Robert
Taylor in Quentin Durward. New tools for air reconnaissance
– aerial inspection of the USSR, includes RB-47
airplane. The anatomy of a red spy ring by Isaac Don
Levine. Old Hickory ad with art by Bob Peak. Nice full
page color Arnold, Schwinn and Company bike ad. Delta
Upsilon fraternity at Ohio State University throws a
unique firehouse party.
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, nice, but has an address label scar in red band) - $22
Fair (Generally Very Good, but has small library stamps throughout) - $15
Life Magazine November 28, 1955 : Color cover - Carol Channing, a comic vamp on the rampage - really neat photo with feathers and boas.
44 murders in midair - DC-6B airplane explodes
over north central Colorado - possible terrorism, flight
629, names and photos of all victims. Neat full page
color Coro costume jewelry ad, very pretty. Fun photos
of people looking at a white python snake. Wow - quite
and unusual double page Studebaker ad with the President
Classic car in mint and white, another two page ad for
Studebaker Golden Hawk in gold and white. Multiple pages
of children's toys, each named, described, pictured
and with price. Photo of Donald Campbell breaking the
world speed boat record on Lake Mead, Nevada - neat
photo. Coups in South America's biggest countries and
forces behind them. Bright orange full page Campbell's
vegetable soup ad with a carrot. Double page color Kodak
ad showing lots of different cameras with descriptions
and prices. Mrs. Barbara Porritt is the millionth post-war
migrant to Australia. Quebec landslide slices town (Nicolet)
and Bishop's Palace. Adlai vs. Stevenson. America's
Arts and Skill, Part 6 - fabulous frontier. Poet Robert
Frost recites to save "Poetry" magazine. Marie-Chantal
of Paris. Seattle jail inmates rebel against visiting
evangelists, go to court to seek silence. General Clark
spruces up historic Citadel school, Military College
of South Carolina. Good job Walt Kelly - full page cartoon
about candidate Adlai. Science - intricate model shows
how antarctic metropolis could create its own climate
under glass domes. A new dessert and a neat ad for Ice
Cream Snowballs, made by Foremost. Anna Magnani in "The
Rose Tattoo." Neat photo of weatherman John Warner
mountain climbing with his pet cat, Kemano in British
Good - $18
Frank Leahy finds future pro
football stars on little known college teams, includes
Charles Sticka, James Cox, Willie Berzinski (La Crosse,
Wisconsin), Jim Wolf, John Jankans - nice photos. .
Comfort for parents of Leukemia victims. Neat pair of
follow-up letters pertaining to Captain Kangaroo (LIFE
November 14, 1955). Soviet happiness boys in "The road
to India." Forbidden Yemen yields to a Yankee offer.
Why the Hydrogen bomb is now called the 3-F. Rescue
of crew on the "Texas tower" radar station
off Cape Cod, storm. . "The Plimsoll line of feminine
modesty" is invoked for royal affairs. Trouble in Morocco,
including burning of a victim. Photos illustrating the
Plimsoll line in fashion. Charming photo (and more)
- Princess Yasmin dancing for her grandfather Aga Khan.
O'Neils' money machine - RKO tire business. Lieut. General
Adolf Heusinger takes over new German army. A movie
short illustrates the 12 days of Christmas. Slight sprite
Susie Miller, TV talent, goes to a fitting. Recluse
Sculptor Brancusi and his art come out of hiding. UFOs
- drawings. Wow! - two page color Hudson Hornet V-8
car ad with four-color car, salmon, yellow, grey and
white. Two page color Chevrolet ad showing Bel Air Sport
Sedan on Pikes Peak (Colorado) road by Bruce Bomberger.
Follow-up on Ann Woodward. Photo of Eleftherios Policandriotis
of Mikonos dancing with a table in his teeth.
Good - $25
Life Magazine December 12, 1955 : Color cover - Neanderthal bear cult. The Epic of Man, Part 2 - the dawn of religion.
rich and united. AFL and CIO merge, includes history.
Berlin Communists get mean again, kidnapping of Schmidtke
family. In "Operation Pork Lift" Iowans try to bolster
fallen hog prices. Formerly a bad prison, old Angola
in Louisiana goes straight. Neat full page color Franco-American
Spaghetti ad with four matching little boys, they might
be the same boy. New kind of joint ministry at the Glenview
Community Church in Chicago. Pictorial essay : Underground
Sweden, "Operation Granite" builds the world's best
bomb shelters against Atomic war. Mystery of the Joyita,
a South Seas charter vessel that turned up mysteriously
with her passengers and crew missing. Legless, hanging
furniture gives a room an airy spaciousness. Champion
Carmen Basilio does a dramatic rebound to beat challenger
DeMarco. Outspoken patrolman Jack Muller gets a beat
in Chicago's Siberia. Interesting article about furniture
and stairs suspended from cables, legless. Full page
color Zippo lighter ad with nice art by Duyer. Nice
full page color Hertz Rent a Car ad by Al Moon. Amazing
rhyme (frozen fog) photos from the top of Mount Spokane,
Washington by Burton Belknap. Timber Ridge Bassett Hounds,
hunt with Charles Rogers near Hampstead, Maryland.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but cover edge scuffed) - $9
Fair (Generally Good, but upper spine end a bit rough) - $9
Life Magazine December 19, 1955 : Color cover - $100 suits of armor for 6 year-olds, Jeff Linzer, Johnny Simmons and Rob Devitt.
Most lavish holiday buying ever
- looks like the start of the nutso Christmas shopping
frenzy we have today. Full page "Road Birds"
Ethyl gasoline ad with the Wide-eyed Gander. Short letter
and photo pertaining to train locomotives, modern Zephyr
and the old Genoa (which just ran on October 13, 1955).
A true science thriller : survival in supersonic bail-out
of George Smith, testing to learn more. Boxer Sugar
Ray Robinson comes back. Pictorial essay - Christmas
legends : 16 of the folk tales that enrich the story
of the Nativity. Why France seldom is free of crisis.
Nice two page color General motors ad with three different
kinds of station wagons. Navy unveils the "Albacore"
prototype of the atomic submarine of the future. Texas
chemistry professor grows snow Christmas tree. French
Alps claim the life of Annapurna climber Louis Lachenal,
he skied over a hidden snow bridge. LOVELY full page
color Southern Comfort whiskey ad with night scene of
river paddle boat, art by James Bingham. Caroling dogs of
Copenhagen Denmark. Colonial Williamsburg gives a bell
and banquet to Sir Winston. Unusual two page Rambler
ad with Custom 4-door hardtop in red, black and white
plus station wagon. Very nice full page color Pepsi
Cola ad by Bawler. Cute full page Black and White Scotch
Whisky ad with Scottie dogs by Morgan Dennis. The famous
model Bettina is now the latest girl of Aly Khan, ex-husband
of Rita Hayworth.
Good - $24
Fair (Generally Good, but spine a bit rough) - $11
Fair (All Good, but a few page edges have a tear) - $9
Almost all articles pertain
to Christianity, including : Life of Christ as seen
by great artists. Korean orphans get an Oregon home.
Chicago the biggest US archdiocese. New ideas for children
change Sunday schools and help swell enrollment. Photo
of the most amazingly large Sunday School class - Detroit's
Temple Baptist Church, 5,000 attendees, 235 teachers.
Billy Graham rests up at home to save souls. US churches
: their beliefs and practices, a chart of 16 Christian
groups in America. Lovely full page color Jell-o ad
with Santa Claus. Monks of a Kansas Abbey lead a cloistered
life of devotion, St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison,
Kansas. Busy life of a minister, Lowell Swantz in Great
Falls, Montana. Special challenges for catholics. A
lesson in unity - five separate faiths merge in south
India. Holy days in the Holy Land. Excellent full page
color Lockheed Super Constellation ad showing inside
of airplane with flight attendants and passengers. Neat
full page color Plymouth ad with the neatest angle on
the car. Note : Gold cover
is usually a bit rubbed.
Good - $30
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly rubbed with minor soil) - $15
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly rubbed and has small library stamps throughout) - $15