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Life Magazine 
                    January 3, 1955Life Magazine January 3, 1955 : Color cover - Child in food shopping cart.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 10, 1955Life Magazine January 10, 1955 : Cover - Greta Garbo in 1928.

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.
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Life Magazine January 
                    17, 1955Life Magazine January 17, 1955 : Cover - Military Appraisal at Moscow Trolley Stop.

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 comes off!
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Life Magazine January 
                    24, 1955Life Magazine January 24, 1955 : Cover - Tahitian Girl Bathing.

Full 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.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 31, 1955Life Magazine January 31, 1955 : Cover - Spencer Tracy, 25 years as a film star.

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 Stathis Mandalozis!
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Life Magazine 
                    February 7, 1955Life Magazine February 7, 1955 : Color cover - Vigil at Indian festival of lights, Gita Mehta.

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!"
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Life Magazine 
                    February 14, 1955Life 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.
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                    Magazine February 21, 1955Life Magazine February 21, 1955 : Color Cover - Margaret in Trinidad.

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 ad.
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Life Magazine February 
                    28, 1955Life Magazine February 28, 1955: Color Cover - Shelly Winters in "the Women."

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.
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Life Magazine March 
                    7, 1955Life Magazine March 7, 1955 : Color cover - Rangoon Buddha.

World's 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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ife Magazine March 
                    14, 1955Life Magazine March 14, 1955 : Cover - Convoy "Shepherd" turns at full speed.

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 Arkanasa river through Salida, Colorado.
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Fair (Generally Very Good, but has mild label scar in red band) - $12 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has very mild spine water mark) - $9 buy now
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Life Magazine March 
                    21, 1955Life 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.
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Life Magazine March 
                    28, 1955Life Magazine March 28, 1955 : Cover - Flaming lava licks at Palm Trees, apocalyptic looking shot.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 4, 1955Life Magazine April 4, 1955 : Color cover - Earth gods' festival boats.

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.
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Life Magazine INTERNATIONAL Edition April 4, 1955Life 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.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 11, 1955Life Magazine April 11, 1955 : Color cover - Grace Kelly, winner of the academy award - lovely!

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 18, 1955Life Magazine April 18, 1955 : Color Cover - Frigate's figurehead.

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.
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Life Magazine April 
                    25, 1955Life Magazine April 25, 1955 : Cover - Prime Minister and Lady Sir Anthony Eden.

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.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 2, 1955Life Magazine May 2, 1955 : Color cover - Dancers from "Oklahoma."

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, rodeo cowboy.
Fair (All VG, but has address label scar in red band. Cover with red paper to minimize) - $28 buy now
Fair (All G, but has small library stamps throughout.) - $16 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    May 9, 1955Life Magazine May 9, 1955 : Color cover - Moslem girl of Pakistan, Raiza Khanum.

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).
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Life Magazine 
                    May 16, 1955Life 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!
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                    May 16, 1955Life Magazine May 16, 1955 International Edition : Color cover - Rangoon Buddha.

(This 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
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                    Magazine May 23, 1955Life Magazine May 23, 1955 : Color cover - Leslie Caron in "Daddy Long Legs."

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.
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                    May 30, 1955Life Magazine May 30, 1955 : Color cover - Rare, historic playing cards.

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.
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                    June 6, 1955Life Magazine June 6, 1955 : Color cover - Henry Fonda as "Mr. Roberts" of movies.

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, too.
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                    June 13, 1955Life Magazine June 13, 1955 : Color cover - Scranton mother Mrs. Tobi Fink blesses Sabbath lights.

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.
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                    20, 1955Life Magazine June 20, 1955 : Color cover - Two dancing girls at the Moulin Rouge in Las Vegas.

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.
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                    June 27, 1955Life Magazine June 27, 1955 : Color cover - Constitution and her crew, cruise ship.

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 Arthur Holsten's.
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                    July 4, 1955Life Magazine July 4, 1955 : Color cover - Child holding sparkler, Mea Jolley of Los Angeles.

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.
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                    July 11, 1955Life 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).
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Life Magazine July 18, 1955Life Magazine July 18, 1955 : Color cover - Audrey Hepburn on an Italian farm (feature inside) .

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, New York.
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                    July 25, 1955Life Magazine July 25, 1955 : Color cover - Newest singing Crosby, Bing's niece Cathy Crosby.

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.
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                    August 1, 1955Life Magazine August 1, 1955 : Color cover - Bulganin, Eisenhower, Faure and Eden at Geneva for "The Summit."

Fugitive 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.
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                    Magazine August 8, 1955Life Magazine August 8, 1955 : Cover - Ben Hogan, golfer extraordinaire.

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, Ohio.
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                    August 15, 1955Life Magazine August 15, 1955 : Color cover - General MacArthur, an old soldier in a new career.

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.
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                    August 22, 1955Life Magazine August 22, 1955 : Color cover - Sophia Loren as fishmonger in new Italian film.

Europe's No. 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.
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                    August 29, 1955Life 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.
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                    September 5, 1955Life Magazine September 5, 1955 : Color Cover - Dior's smash hit evening dress, a spangled grey strapless gown.

Full 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..
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                    September 12, 1955Life 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.
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                    September 19, 1955Life Magazine September 19, 1955 : Color cover - Dolls from movie "Guys and Dolls" - 10 pages of color.

Photo essay - 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.
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                    September 26, 1955Life Magazine September 26, 1955 : Color cover - Mr. and Mrs. Truman of Independence.

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.
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                    October 3, 1955Life 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.
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                    Magazine October 10, 1955Life Magazine October 10, 1955 : Color Cover - Princess Margaret, a woman making up her mind.

Marcel Marceau - 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.
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Life Magazine October 
                    17, 1955Life 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.
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Life Magazine October 
                    17, 1955Life Magazine October 17, 1955 International Edition : Color cover - Scranton mother Mrs. Tobi Fink blesses Sabbath lights.

(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)
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Life Magazine October 
                    24, 1955Life 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).
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Life Magazine October 
                    31, 1955Life Magazine October 31, 1955 : Color Cover - Mrs. Averell Clark Jr. going to Seattle Party.

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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    7, 1955Life Magazine November 7, 1955 : Color cover - Europe's First True human.

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 coupe.
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Life Magazine November 
                    14, 1955Life 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 today.
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Life Magazine November 
                    21, 1955Life 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.
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Life Magazine November 
                    28, 1955Life 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 Columbia.
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Life Magazine December 
                    5, 1955Life Magazine December 5, 1955 : Color cover - Kathleen Wallace in $125 coat of man-made mink.

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.
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Life Magazine December 
                    12, 1955Life Magazine December 12, 1955 : Color cover - Neanderthal bear cult. The Epic of Man, Part 2 - the dawn of religion.

US labor, 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.
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                    Magazine December 19, 1955Life 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.
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Life Magazine December 
                    26, 1955Life Magazine December 26, 1955 : Color cover - crucifix. Special issue : Christianity.

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.
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