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1956 LIFE Magazines For Sale
Full page color Buick Estate
Wagon ad. Full page color Post Toasties at with art
by W Darrow Sr. Russians lionize "Porgy and Bess" cast
photos by Edward Clark. Floods ravage California and
Oregon. Bermuda skindiver Teddy Tucker finds a rich
treasure trove. Dr. Paul Horst predicts student grades
like horses. Sunny style on the Riviera photos by Mark
Shaw - Airborne Aerodyne designs by Alexander Lippisch.
Top price for racehorse Nashua - $1,251,200. A 250th
birthday for Ben Franklin - new discoveries about his
life, personal letters, artwork and writings. Full page
color Jell-o ad with King and throne theme. Thomas Colt
Jr. and the triumphant horse from China . Konrad Adenaur
still leads West Germany. Full page color Shell Motor
Oil ad with art by M Ramus. Charlie Chaplin and his
dancing daughter Josephine. Lilian Roth's comeback from
alcoholism makes a good movie - I'll Cry Tomorrow. Air
Force cadets hold first formal dance - Zaleski, Thom
Schlechte, Cadet Van Haaften. Great photo of giraffe
kissing a man - Soeren and Andreas Olsen. Back cover
- full page color Camel ad featuring celebrities - Brian
Keith, Rise Stevens, Claire L Chennault, Marguerite
Higgings, WM. H. Brockman. Full page color Paul Jones
whiskey ad with ski tuning theme.
Out of Stock -
Life Magazine January 16, 1956 : Color cover - Anita Ekberg on location in "War and Peace" - really neat photo!
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
III of Monaco are engaged. Full page color RCA Victor
ad with Charles Munch and Arthur Fiedler. University
of San Francisco's basketball big man Bill russell at
Madison Square Garden. Full page color Campbell's FROZEN
soup ad, green pea with ham. Great two page color Mercury
Phaeton ad. Lyndon Johnson back to the Senate after
heart attack. Pierre Poujade is symbol of France's political
impasse. Dave Kaiser makes winning field goal kick at
Rose Bowl defeat of UCLA by Michigan. Full page ad for
the Benny Goodman Story with Steve Allen and Donna Reed.
Fire at the top of the Eiffel Tower. State of the Union
- better. Arts and skills of timeless Southwest, fourteen
color pages including beautiful saddles and horse gear,
Mimbres pottery. The Shakespeare question again, portrait
proves Marlowe was the guy. How Dulles averted war three
times. Willie Hartack Jockey. Helen Hayes 50 years in
show business celebrations.
Excellent full page color Lucky Strike cigarette ad
on back cover with couple in ski gear, all gear is clearly
Good - $36
Full page B&W Helen of Troy movie ad
with Rossana Podesta and Jack Serenas. A Kansas paint
dealer sculpts his neighbors, Charles Lundgren, Elof
Haroldson, David Young and Eben Carlson. The 11 men
who stole a million - Boston Brinks armored car robbery.
Florida's fattest tourist fling - Miami Beach - Dixie
Graves on waterskiing hobby horse, Tom Ewell and Bert
Lahr in Waiting for Godot, The Fabulous Fontainbleau.
Full page color Friskies ad with art by Douglas Crockwell.
Liberian President Tubman elected to third term. Two
page color purplish-maroon and white Chevrolet BelAir
with beauty queens. Miss Minnie magnum is arrested for
embezzlement. Mary Cassatt's Woman with a dog profile.
The first new breed in a decade - the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Full page color Jell-o ad with queen and pussycat theme.
Volume II of the Truman Memoirs and his aides - George
Marshall, Louis Hohnson, W. Averell Harriman, Robert
A. Lovett, Alben Barkley, Tom Clark, John Snyder. Full
page color Chrysler Powerstyle - automatic transmission.
Full page Post Sugar Crisp ad with three sailor bears.
US puts best skating feet forward at the Olympics in
Cortina Italy with Tenley Albright. Film Pioneers in
their best roles - Mark Pickford, Sirenish Gloria Swanson,
Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Norma Talmadge, Mae Marsh,
Richard Barthelmess. Middle six inches are bare again
- midriff wrap skirt. The Matchmaker with Dolly Levi,
Ruth Gordon, Thornton Wilder, Tyrone Guthrie. X-ray
picture photography a new discovery by General Electric.
Full page color Pepsi-Cola ad with skiing theme.
Very Good - $32
Inside cover 1956 Nash at Disneyland. Missionary massacre in Ecuador
jungle, Auca Indians, James Elliot, Peter Fleming,
Edward McCully, Roger Youderian, Nathanael Saint. Ford
Motor Company is the biggest stock issue, photos include
Fred Utt, Frank Mulherin, E.J. Eastwold, Pete Sabia,
Billy Hughson, Vera Harrison, June Nixon, Dale Welch,
more. Robert McConnell of Urbana owns several old Ford
models and some stock. Olympic hopeful Dave Stephens
delivers milk and trains. Full page color Johnson's
Baby Powder ad with cute kid. A
colorful collection of 1956 car models - very interesting
9 pages. The Truman Memoirs Part II - Fooling
the 1948 forecasters. Queen Elizabeth II prepares for
a tour of Nigeria - photo. Danny Kaye in Court Jester
comedy. Alfred Lunt and Lilly Langtry play mind readers
in Europe. GOP convention for Eisenhower is televised.
Full page Baker's Instant Hot Cocoa ad. Excellent full
page America's Electric Light and Power Companies ad
with futuristic electric cars, driverless. Full page
movie poster ad for Picnic with William Holden and Kim
Novak. Reverend William H. Melish.
Out of Stock -
color De Beers ad with painting by Herbert Saslow. Graph
and flares shed light on disastrous California train
wreck, 30 people killed. South rises again in campaign
to delay integration. Congress has a gassy debate over
natural gas rates. Finns repossess as Russians surrender
a lease. Jayne Mansfield reviews the Honor Guard of
new york's Seventh Regiment, John Chinese. "Porgy
and Bess" starts marry in Russian Baptist church.
Eva Marie Saint sets styles. Winners of LIFE's photo
essay contest, Wild Birds in Flight, Lyman K. Stuart,
nine pages of stunning color photos. Full page Vitalis
Hair Tonic ad, how to avoid "panda hair".
Funny full page Timex ad, waterproof watches on turtles
in an aquarium. How to give children's parties as drawn
up by Gesell Institute , Connecticut and Mrs. Benjamin
May Jr. - photo essay. Truman Memoirs Part 3, Korean
crisis. Patrick McGinnis as the New Haven railroad chief
achieves a unique peak of unpopularity. Science - new
fabric Trilok polyethylene. Reginald Marsh paintings
on tour. Full page color Imperial Whiskey ad with portrait
of Louis L-Amour by Richard Dean Taylor. Japanese hotel
with spinning top. Sculptor Noguchi.
Good - $28
Fair (All VG, but has small library stamp on chin on cover and more throughout) - $16
In this issue : two sides
of a great dispute - By Harry S. Tuman "MacArthur
left me no choice" AND By Douglas MacArthur "It
was a vengeful reprisal." Wonderful two page ice
skating ad (half from 1880s? and half from 1950s - both
with mixed public skaters).Prologue to Assassination,
rare photo shows plotters present at Lincoln's inauguration.
In winter Olympics Russians overshadow everyone but
the one-man slam skier of Austria, Toni Sailer, ten
pages of Olympic photos, some in color. Full page color
Post Toasties ad with illustration of irate kids by
W. Darrow, Jr.. Perry Como and Jackie Gleason in late
night ratings war. Lovely full page color Philip Morris
ad with painting of woman and baby. Minou Drouet - 8
year-old French poetry prodigal. Benny Goodman is sound
track as Steve Allen plays the clarinetist in film.
Etruscans art, 8 pages in color. San Francisco - photo
essay by N.R. Farbman. Pretty full page color Smirnoff
Vodka ad with photo of man silhouetted against watery
sunset by Bert Stein. Wild beasts at Milwaukee banquet
help stock new zoo, Marlin Perkins. Full page color
Friskies Dog Food ad with illustration by Austin Briggs.
Margaret Sullivan is a two-faced wife in "Janus"
on Broadway. Artist Jacob Landau for colorful background,
Dancer Neile Adams.
Good - $22
Jamaica honors beauty queens in ten
shades from black to white. Full page color ad for The
Conqueror movie with John Wayne and Susan Hayward. South
desegregation battle with Autherine Juanita Lucy of
University of Tuscaloosa Alabama. Full page color Campbell's
Soup ad featuring Chicken Noodle. Goodyear shows off
it's inflatable rubber airplane. Full page color Buick
Century ad with airplanes. Harry Winston of the Diamond
Trading Co purchase 426 carat diamond. Full page color
Kleenex ad with illustrations by Marge. Physicists go
to job interviews for The Institute of Physics - James
Miller, Raymond Bayer. H. L. Mencken obituary. Richard
III with Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Sir
Cedric Hardwicke and Claire Bloom. PFC Oscar the parachuting
Mouse with Sgt. Ralph W. Burton. Masterpieces returned
to Dresden from Russian show damage. George Washington's
trek through Pennsylvania in 1753 photos by Peter Stackpole.
Concluding the Truman Memoirs- a candid analysis of
the 1952 election by Harry S. Truman. Full page color
Jell-o ad with guy floating in jello cup. Full page
color Miller High Life ad with photo by Leslie Gill.
Life on board the Valley Forge aircraft carrier.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Full page Royal Electric typewriter ad
with light touch keys. Triple exposure of 60 yard dash
Millrose Games - John Haines and Brooks Johnson. Full
page B&W Chase & Sanborn coffee ad. Air Force
launches Redstone test missile - 14 page missile defense
special. Adlai Stevens escapes from snowy mountain accident.
California towns throw a party for 136th engineer aviation
brigade - Beale Air Force Base, Yuba City and Marysville.
Palm Beach shorts fashion is back. Full page color Havoline
motor oil ad featuring mortar radar. Part III The Epic
on Man by Lincoln Barnett, great illustrations with
fold out special sections. Caribou Eskimos show off
Mesolithic skills. Special section on historic bathing
and baths. Full page color Sheraton-Astor hotel ad.
Edward G. Robinson in Middle of the Night on Broadway.
Full page color Chance Vought Aircraft and Navy pilot
recruiting. Westminster Kennel club 80th annual show
winner is Wilber. Full page color Old Hickory Bourbon
ad with skiing illustration. A. A. Milne and Winnie
the Pooh obituary. The many roles of the US President
by Robert Coughlan. Photo bird and cat play together.
Back cover - full page Coca-Cola ad two girls and one
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Golden youth of Communism
- report on a growing army of Soviet scientists, Oleg
Borisov. Mrs. James Stevenson-Hamilton takes photos
of lion attack on impala at Kruger National Park. Despite
arrests Montgomery Alabama negroes carry on their bold
bus boycott. Two page color Pan American ad with many
illustration vignettes by Norman Rockwell. William Faulkner
writes a letter to the North about integration. 16-story
scoop, world's largest power shovel rolls to work in
Ohio,The Mountaineer by Marion Power Shovel. Jack Coe
faith healer runs into trouble. America's Victorian
age arts and skills - photo essay by Bradley Smith,
includes Tiffany glass, the Ferris Wheel. Young Chinese
couple battle U.S. immigration restrictions for the
right to be together again. Fashion - empire silhouette.
Winter diving test to cut through ice from below in
lake. Skater Carol Heiss is world champ at Garmisch.
Latchkey for bachelor cat leaves Wisconsin owner undisturbed.
Westchester grammar school dramatists, Bette Butterworth,
Glenn Friedman, Florence Romm, Vincent Sabatino. Value
of home insulation. Teen tunes are out of time, dress
in outlandish clothes suggested by popular songwriters.
Lumicon is night vision device. Back cover Camel cigarettes
ad with Rock Hudson. Houston has a one-track hanging
trains. How to give children's parties Part 2. Very
cute full page color Texaco ad with Dalmatian puppies.
Good - $22
The drama of the President's "Yes"
to continued campaign after heart attack. Beautiful
aerial photos of the landscape by William Garnett of
Altadena, California. Full page color Trix cereal ad.
Leap year guide - where to find men, including a party
in Casper, Wyoming, Loretta Ray, Barbara Mill, Harold
Engstrom, Lee Grace, Tom Marshall, more. Full page color
Post Toasties ad with illustration by Whitney Darrow,
Jr. Pope Pius XII on his 80th birthday - children pay
homage. No sign of peace for Autherine Lucy over segregation
issue. Mystery monster causes some ripples in Henley-on-Thames,
hoax perpetrated by Tony Swann, Dave Betts, Herbert
D. Floyd. Scottsdale Arizona - 8-page color photo essay.
Southwell Minster in England restores some church architecture
with sculptures of local people. "Long Day's journey
Into Night" is Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical
play released only after his death. Arthur Barry - master
jewel thief. Tiny plastic lenses promise new solution
for eye cataracts, Wills Eye Hospital. Cleveland shows
how a city fights decay, many models of restoration
area. Horace the housebroken hare lives with Cecil S.
Webb of Dublin zoo. Pancho Gonzales is best in tennis.
Men's hats. Two page color Oldsmobile ad with genuine
leather seats, integral bumper, and a black standard
poodle waiting for a ride. Glenn Gould pianist. Full
page color Johnson & Johnson baby powder ad with
sweet photo of baby. Full page color Canadian club ad
with sledding on the Cresta Run at St. Moritz.
Good - $22
Beginning in this issue -
Churchill's "History of the English-speaking peoples,"
illustrations by Alan Sorrell. Full page color Friskies
dog food ad with sweet illustration of boy and dog asleep
in bed by Douglass Crockwell. Flipping cars on the strip
at Daytona Beach track. Bridey Murphy puts the nation
into a hypnotizzy, hypnotic regression, hypnotist Edwin
Baron, Morey Bernstein. Arabs cry up a war scare against
Israel. SEATO conference glitters. Full page color Beer
Brewers Foundation ad with painting of "Do-it-yourself
Decorators" by Pruett Carter. Statue of Ramses
rides to new stand in Cairo. London fireman saves a
child. Israel here to stay - editorial. Vernon Pick
and his uranium millions. Great castles of Britain -
photo essay. Canada's farmers hunt foxes from air. U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy is made permanent service school.
Full page color Melmac dinnerware ad. Two page color
Ford cars ad with five models in pastel colors. Old
Olympian Stella Walsh trains U.S. girl athletes. Arthur
Koester of Illinois, who drove a car at age 7 in 1941,
is back in LIFE magazine now that he's a flying Marine.
French movie Diabolique. Gwen Verdon and new spring
fashions. Adults in Houston try out kids' toys at a
party. Unbeatable ticktacktoe machine. Gardner Massachusetts
high school band gets a free toot to Trinidad. Hook
the Hawk comes to television in animated film by Hazard
Durfee. Ted Williams is big chance for Boston White
Good - $22
Life Magazine March 26, 1956 : Color cover - Julie Andrews on Broadway in new musical, "My Fair Lady".
England tests underground fire fighting method... tunnels
of bubbles. Clifton Daniel, son-in-law-to-be for Harry
Truman. Rhonda Bell Martin in Alabama killed three of
her husbands, her mother, and three of her children
with arsenic since 1937. Chimpanzee "Mike"
escapes and roams New York for 10 hours before caught
again. Gas bill lobby's tangled trail. Plots full of
poison. Marooned passengers photograph their own ordeal
as the "Washington Mail" sinks in Gulf of
Alaska. Norman Conquest Part 2 of Vol. 1 in Churchill's
"History of English-speaking peoples." Famous
English battlefields - photo essay. North Phoenix High
School Arizona physics teacher Frank Gilleland blindfolds
his students for a day, Cameron Mosher, Bill Swanson,
David Shoore, Jon Marx, Dean anthony, Ann Mitchell.
Art professor Josef Albers teachers optical tricks to
his students at Yale. Full page color Life Savers ad,
steak and onions dinner, beer and cigarette... and roll
of Pep-O-Mint candy. Alec Guinness in three films at
the same time. British "Droop Snoot" jet fighter
sets world speed record. Old Bones make big stew - Italy's
Oreopithecus. Indiana youngsters learn how to handle
firearms safely at age 6, Instructor Rod Rankin, kids
Johnny Cherela, William Pearson, Rickey Triber, Connel
Pruitt, Ralph Thomason. Back cover Coca-Cola ad with
boy in crew cut surrounded by bubbles. Full page color
Imperial Hiram Walker whiskey ad with Tony Thompson,
who captures live marine animals.
Good - $38
Pierre Poujade and Yvette Poujade
lead a French taxpayer strike. Estes Kefauver democrat
wants your vote. US breaks into Antarctica photos by
Fritz Goro - John Condit. Al Asnis photographs Max Urkowitz
being ignored by New Yorkers while lying injured in
the snow. Full page color Movie Alexander the Great
ad with Richard Burton and Claire Bloom. Skillful indoor
flower arrangement colorful photos and illustrations.
Luis Estevez fashion designer specialized in necklines.
Full page color Kodak ad with kittens. The Birth of
Britain - Part III - by Winston Churchill, five pages
of great color illustrations of medieval life from the
Bibliotheque Royal museum in Brussels. Two page full
color Studebaker ad. University of San Francisco Don
basketball team plays in Evanston - Carl Boldt, Gene
Brown, Bill Russell, KC Jones, Harold Perry and Phil
Woolpert. Fred Allen - obituary, Sue, Sally and Ginny
Nyvall use their home phone. Catholic Church revives
ancient practices - Monsignor Martin Hellriegel, Rev
Ellis Wulfers. Full page color Texaco ad featuring the
Texaco man and sky chief gasoline.
Good - $22
Life Magazine April 9, 1956 : Color cover : Grace Kelly, education of a princess for a movie and for real.
Cute full page
color Jell-O ad with cartoon-style illustration of king
and jester. LIFE's photographer Grey Villet wins Photographer
of the Year award from National Press Photographers
Association. Two page color Fordor Victoria ad in aqua
blue. Movie - The Swan. Afghanistan, wild frontier in
the cold war - photo essay. Churchill IV - Torture and
torment. 4 new damns on Colorado river - Glen Canyon,
Flaming Gorge, Curecanti and Navajo. Jimmy Hoffa is
a man to contend with. Attlee's daughter has her brain
waves measured to help neurologist prove they mirror
personality. "Love Machine" tests compatibility.
A mural of nails is fundraiser for Westminster Presbyterian
Church in Skokie, Illinois. Blinders for chickens provide
fowl with peaceful barnyard. Knit bathing suits. Morocco
gains independence from France, is new nation. Holden,
Washington gets 50 feet of snow and still likes winter.
Two page Ripley's Believe it or Not ad for Borg-Warner
products. New Soviet jet in London. Marquis de Portago
races cars, bobsleds, and steeplechases. blind children
in Italy benefit from eye tissue of dead priest. Gregory
Peck in "Man in the Gray Flannel Suite." Full
page color Heublein ad with Don Ameche and jean Pierre
Aumont. Acrobatic alley cats are hit act. An enthronement
Good - $32
Fair (All G, but has small library stamp on chest on cover and more throughout inside.) - $22
Fair (Outer few pages are water marked, bumped corner.) - $10
Rose Marie Reed swimsuit designer and the
Starlight - Georgia Poulos, Carol Anders, Terry Moore,
marie Hermann, Marcia Valibus. Arab-Israeli war preparation
by Egypt - photos by David Douglas Duncan. Carl Walkons
takes a great photo of a tornado in Grand Rapids - scientists
study tornadoes for advance warning. Ken Venturi plays
gold against the pros. Full page color S.O.S. scouring
pads ad with illustration by Haines Hall. Raincoats
in new colors and styles. Basil Wolverton draws great
cartoons with different cars for different driving styles.
Epic of Man - Part IV - Man shapes his environment by
Lincoln Barnett paintings by Alton S. Tobey. Feature
on the Berber tribes and their way of life. Full page
color Smith Corona typewrite ad with the lifetime typing
partner. The Harder they fall Movie with Humphrey Bogart.
Parthenogenetic turkey poult called Olie - born without
a turkey father. Francis Willard Hagerty of Boston designs
and sell home chair kits with string seats. Harry Hoxsey
and cancer book. Kantuta balsa raft sails the pacific
with Eduard Ingris and Mirko Gurecky amazing photos.
Full page two color Kleenex ad featuring Little Lulu.
Lady Bullfighter Bertha Trujillo in Palmira. Glubb tells
how our mideast enemies work by General Sir John Bagot
Glubb. Mary Pickford gathers 1920s famous people for
a party at Pickfair. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with
Mrs. Bob cummings.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All G, but lower margin is water marked) - $9
Full page color Western
electric ad with pastel-colored phones in tulips and
pot. Full page color ad for "Gaby" with Leslie
Caron and John Kerr. Full page Timex watch ad, waterproof
watches on the claws of giant lobster. Young movie actresses
wishing for other roles, Valerie French, Felicia Farr,
Victoria Shaw. Sensational secret behind Stalin's damnation.
Tragic ordeal of Platoon 71 puts Marine training under
fire, marines drown during training at Paris Island.
Peace at end of bloody week in Holy land. British auto
racer is spilled to fiery death. Cartoonist Rowland
Emett depicts Monaco pre-wedding mania. Clubfooted boy
from Dominican Republic gets new feet and a home in
the US. Swimmer Orrin Nordstrom practices in shoes and
gloves. French artist Marcel Vertes designs flowery
costumes for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
Circus performers. Church for deaf conducts services
in sign language. Scientist Jean Rostand sees the world
through frogs and toads. Great full page color Vigoro
Plant Food ad with pictures of seed packets. 200th Anniversary
of Mozart's birth, a look at world art of his time.
How to get free stuff for kids. Glamorous full page
color Pepsi ad with stylish woman in herringbone suit.
Art cult of the kitchen sink. New technique for collecting
blood plasma increases production. Neat 2-page spread
color ad of 1956 Oldsmobile 98 DeLuxe Holiday Sedan.
Good - $22
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamp on chin on cover and more throughout inside) - $16
Great two page
photo of migrating snow geese. ‘Amateurs' and
Hypocrisy. Whittaker Chambers Interprets Red's New War
For Men's Minds. Those Two Big Weddings. The big week
in Monaco, Hollywood's Grace Kelly becomes Princess
Gracia Patricia of Monaco. Independence, Missouri hosts
Truman-Daniel wedding.Full page color Campbell's ad
with big illustration of blooming okra plant. Two page
color Hunt's catsup ad has table and setting all in
white... one red bottle of catsup. Baseball rookies
have their first big league games, Luis Aparicio, Charley
Neal, Dorrel Herzog, Frank Robinson, more. Elvis Presley
is becoming the new pop singing sensation. Haylift for
a horse named Elijah stranded on the Continental Divide,
Collegiate Peaks, Colorado. Photo Essay, Spring in lovely
Japan,sixteen pages by Eliot Elisofon. Whittaker Chambers
interprets the reviling of Stalin. Progress on the DEW
line, U.S. spends $400 million on radar network in frozen
Arctic. Hypocrisy of Amateurism, Athletes tell how illicit
pay-offs destroy the amateur code. TV replaces teacher
as monitor of study hall, New London, Wisconsin. Barnard
college student Anne Morris is also consultant to Bergdorf
Goodman. Students in Hollywood sculpture class mold
clay while chico Hamilton jazz quartet plays. The squared
egg, new plastic shell is tougher and handier.
Good - $18
shows a brilliant attorney in action - trial of OSS
Lieutenant Aldo L. Icardi with artist Mitchell Jamieson
and attorney Edward Bennett Williams. Full page two
color Packard ad with the Caribbean Convertible and
Clipper Hardtop. John Gilbert Graham guilty of blowing
up airplane and killing 44 including his wife. Nine
Russian sailors ask for asylum and five are kidnapped
by the Russians and returned to Russia. Full color Baker's
Instant chocolate milk ad. Construction of Colorado's
Royal Gorge Bridge - world's highest suspension bridge.
Quiz kid Leonard Ross wins $7 0,000 on the big surprise.
Jacqueline Cochran campaigns for republics party in
her own airplane. Robert McCulloch builds a weekend
retreat in Palm Springs - a push button paradise. German
Shepherds guard Landstuhl Air Field in Germany. Arizona
prisoners test sun tanning chemicals. Two page full
color Post Cereals ad with sleeping and dreaming children.
109 pound Johnny Coulon defies all attempts by big men
to life him. Pride of Dresden seen anew - art collected
by Saxony Dukes is restored to a museum - great painting
photographs. Turkey's Ataturk is a US friend by Clarence
B. Randall. Full page color Scott-Atwater boat motors
ad with lots of great boating photos. MIT emphasizes
better training, not more graduates photos by Gjon Mili
- Charles Kruger, William H. Orttung, Judith Gorenstein,
Pesi N. Dastur, Ronald J Massa. Full page color Old
Crow ad featuring Mark Twain's home with Bret Harte.
MITs bold plan to get more scientists by James R. Killian
Jr. Bert Lahr is Waiting for Godot. John Wayne in The
Conqueror movie review. The Wretched lot of the poor
foot by Richard Carter. Full page color Borg-Warner
transmission ad with quiet mouse. Full page color Modess
ad with beautiful woman illustration. Photo - boat in
Very Good - $42
Good - $32
Guy Miller make a New York city in miniature.
Full page color Orangeburg ad. Kentucky Derby and John
Landy photos of feet. Russian air power vs US air power
by Curtis LeMay - great photo gallery of current and
future jet planes. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III
marriage photo. What to do about the draft? Lovers and
Lollipops movie with Cathy Dunn. Genteel Queen of Crime
- Agatha Christie puts her zest for life into murder
- profile by Nigel Dennis. Full page color Band-Aid
ad. Grand Canyon hidden wonders photos by A. Y. Owen.
Leonard F. Stevens - chief nurse at Fort Douglas Station
veterans hospital. Nightclub singer Constance Bennett
profile. Student Scholarships - Otis Jones, Barbara
L. Bader, Carole K. Masutani, John Brink, Claiborne
H. Johnson, Margot Hatcher, Donald Davis. Richard King
Mellon, profile - photos by Margaret Bourke-White. Norman
Flayderman and his collection of 1000 swords. Henry
Wallace tells of his political Odyssey. Back page -
Camel ad with famous smoking ballplayers.
Good - $25
Beginning A New Series Democratic
Candidates, No.1: Stuart Symington Leading Dark Horse.
Solid Lyndon, Solid!, Senator Lyndon Johnson. Climax
of ‘Arts and Skills', final article shows how
modern industry and science inspire beauty, great images
of architecture, bridges, machinery, rockets. X-ray
photos of shells and sand dollar by Pat Cook. Bootstrap
milestone, Puerto Rico celebrates 400th new factory.
Priest's gift of corneas is a success (see also LIFE
April 9, 1956). Full page color Pan American ad with
travel vignettes by Norman Rockwell. Siobhan McKenna
in "Cradle Song." Two page color General Electric
ad for a wall refrigerator-freezer. Boom for U.S. composers,
Peter Mennin, Alan hovhaness, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel
Barber, Aaron Copeland, Roger Sessions, Robert Kurka,
Harold Shapero, Leon Kirchner. Welch climbers kidnapped
into Red Tibet, Sydney Wignall, John Harrop, Damodar
Suwal. First graders a Lake Forest Park elementary in
Seattle raise a hen named Biddy. Ava Gardner in "Bhowani
Junction." Cute full page color Jell-o ad with
illustration of Humpty Dumpty falling for dessert. Big
league scouts watch a 17 year old, Jerry Mercer, pitch
in Salem, Illinois. Lavish musical at Northwestern University,
Elizabeth Stone, Janice Herrud. Big Day for an Old Outfit,
New York's Brave 7th Recalls its 150 Years.
Good - $14
Studebacker-Packard company in financial trouble. Full
page color ad for Trapeze with Burt Lancaster and Gina
Lollobrigida, Tony Curtis. Great photos of people "flying"
through landscapes that are really movie backdrops lying
on the ground. Sugar Ray drops Bobo Olson, boxing. Frogman
Lionel Crabb's dive for Red secrets. 11 nuns killed
in puzzling Canadian air crash. 24-mile long Lake Pontchartrain
Causeway. Russian lively art - photo essay. Otto Krinke
and his wife dance through their 70s. Full page color
Tastee Freez ad. Art acquired by the Yale classes from
'67-'51, photos from an exhibition of work collected
by alumni, 7 pages in color. Two page Wheaties breakfast
cereal ad with Al Kaline, Willie Mays, Ted Kluszewski,
and Mickey Mantle, baseball players. Anne Klein - designer
for the young. Paul Engle's memorial sonnets salute
the war dead of Iowa. 2-year-old Debbie Donaldson's
home zoo in Tarzana, California includes a tarantula,
an iguana, an alligator, a boa, more. "Yes Man"
robot. Felix Candela designs new church in Mexico City.
Smothering garden weeds with black plastic. Nuclear-powered
Very Good - $48
Good - $38
Fair (All VG, but has small library stamp on chest on cover and more throughout) - $32
Fair (Generally VG, but a few pages have a very thin water mark on margin edge) - $30
Driving ape makes people look and laugh. Two
page color Samsonite and Greyhound ad with June Allyson.
Full page color Stopette ad with woman bathing in waterfall.
Military branches argue over funding - Maxwell Taylor,
Nathan Twining and Arleigh Burke. Parachutist Leo Valentin
dies while jumping from plane. Full page B&W Ethyl
ad featuring Road Birds. Mahendra and Queen Ratna Devi
young king of Nepal. Housewives speak out about housework
- Mrs. Everett Sugarbaker and Mrs. William Clancy Jr.
Trapeze movie with Gina Lollobrigida and Burt Landcaster
review. Epic of Man - Part V - The coming of civilization
- by Lincoln Barnett, paintings by Federico Castellon.
Jimmy Hankins and George Davis open their own miniature
zoo. Full page color movie The Great Locomotive Chase
with Fess Parker and Jeff Hunter. Cincinnati Redlegs
base ball team hits lots of homers - Frank Robinson,
Ray Jablonski, Ted Kluszewski and Wally Post. Full page
color Jell-o ad with wine glasses. Gordon Washburn likes
David Blythe and Post Office painting. Collodi citizens
honor Pinocchio. Moscow art theater presents classic
plays in the US - photos by Edward Clark. Shotgun pollinization
- Lee Allen uses his shotgun on his apple trees. Full
page color Hired Root beer ad featuring a beach party.
Algeria rebellion by Gene Farmer. Back cover full page
color Camel ad featuring Sgt. Bilko and Phil Silvers.
Very Good - $38
Fair (All VG, but has small library stamp on arm on cover and more throughout inside) - $22
Fair (All VG, but cover has a crease) - $22
Life Magazine June 11, 1956 : Cover - photo of Carroll Baker: The Movies' Best New Dramatic Actress.
Full page color Zippo
lighter ad with illustration of two kids wrapping present
for Father's Day by Dwyer. Panama releases 12 postage
stamps of the Popes Pius. Visual spur to wild ideas,
Charles H. Clark teaches "brainstorming" to
the US Navy. Passages From New Hersey Novel And Photo
Trip That Inspired It . What To Do For Your Aching Back.
A Mighty Celebration, Buddha's 2,500th anniversary.
Pictorial Essay-The story of the mighty Yangtze River,
by Dmitri Kessel. Audubon Park Zoo in New Orleans fledges
two Whooping Crane chicks. TransCanada pipeline debate,
illustrations by Jacob Landau. Well, okay..... full
page color Four Roses whiskey ad with drink and roses
against a model of a submarine. Full page color Jell-O
ad with cartoony illustration of the three little kittens
at the table. Harriman's sharp handlers, Averell Harriman.
Beauty in backlots, California fashion. Wake Forest
College moves 110 miles to new $19 million campus. Gene
Kelly's film "Invitation to the Dance" is
done completely without dialog, risky for M-G-M Studio.
Full page Wheaties ad with Nation Golf Open winner Cary
Middlecoff. The Julian Tilton's floating trailer in
Balboa Bay, California. Baylor University students perform
experimental version of Hamlet, Burgess Meredith, Paul
Baker. Full page color ad for "Bhowani Junction"
with Ava Gardner and Stewart Granger. Full page color
Smirnoff vodka ad with mime Marcel Marceau. Satchmo
is a smash on Africa's Gold Coast. Segregated Negroes
introduce bus stop protest into another city, Tallahassee.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps throughout) - $18
Life Magazine June 18, 1956 : Cover - Tilting Horizon at Start of Roll, U.S. Air Force Captain Hill Clarke, Jr. over Arizona.
Special Issue: Air Age, Man's New Way of Life in World
Shaped by Conquest of Skies. Color Photo Essay: Man's
High New Realm, Howard Sochurek. Civilian America Has
A Busy Day in the Air, 24 hours of travel. Many, many
great airplane photos in color. Editorial: Science,
sickness and character. Safety Smash, crash test dummies
on planes. The Frontier of Aviation, Edwards Air Force
Base, test pilots Frank Everest, Charles Yeager, William
M. Smith, plane designer R. G. Lapp. Two page color
Chevrolet ad with film set illustration by Briggs, teal
and white Chevrolet Bel-Air Convertible. Eisenhower
has intestinal surgery. Airports Around the World-paintings
by Edward Reep. Families Go Flying. Odd Shapes for Tomorrow.
Two page color ad for "Trapeze" with Burt
Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. The Handy
Helicopter. Artist views of life of the airports, ten
pages of drawings and watercolors of worldwide air experiences
by Edward Reep. Captain of the Ocean Air, Portlock Wilson
and his crew at Pan American. The Growing Air America.
Portrait of U.S. Military Aviation, color fold-out.
The Indispensable Engineer. Research Plunges into the
Future. A Single Moment of Transatlantic Traffic, map.
Full page color Friskies Dog Food ad with illustration
by Douglas Crockwell. Airman Without Weight, full page
photo. Full page color Coca-Cola ad with two children
on back cover.
Out of Stock -
Switch-hitting home run slugger, takes left-handed batting
stance, full color photo. Fun two page photo of Ed Sullivan
sitting among 97 of the 132 cakes sent to him to mark
his 8th television anniversary. Tito as a Soviet hero.
A proud day for a dying mother: she sees movie of her
son, Dick Shafer, graduating No.1 at Annapolis. Middlecoff
steadies out the pressure and emerges as the U.S. Open
Golf Champion. New York commuters walk across the Brooklyn
Bridge during subway strike. Foolhardy men on a raft
meet tragedy in the rapids of Glenwood Canyon, Colorado,
Bob Mann, Hans Zurfluh, Ken Moore. Photo essay by Ernst
Haas, Mirror of Venice, ten pages in color. Two page
color S&H Green Stamps ad with four smart women.
Photo essay- A Prodigy of Power, Mickey Mantle, full
page black and white photo, 8 page story. Is Texas'
Lyndon Johnson a kingmaker or a dark horse? John L.Lewis
dedicates another hospital for miners in West Virginia.
Fashion- shoes with changeable heels. John Huston makes
movie, “Moby Dick”, dramatic color photos
from film. Full page color ad for "Stopette"
deodorant with photo of woman skinny dipping in tidal
pool. Fiddlestraws new toy for kids by Charles Luchsinger.
Sequel- Bridie Murphy search ends at last, the "real"
woman found. Two page ad for white Fords' Lincoln Continental
Good - $92
Life Magazine July 2, 1956 : Cover - Stephanie Griffin displays the beauty which, together with acting techniques she is learning, is helping her to success.
Full page color
De Beers ad with romantic photo of couple in a meadow
by Irving Penn. Cute two page color Heinz Pickles ad
with seven smiling clowns. Full page color cartoon "Li'l
Abner goes to the movies to see 'That Certain Feeling'",
Bob Hope and Al Capp both appear in the strip in photo
form. Cowboy play popular again, Mike Lawrence, Robert
Gross in New Jersey, Jimmie Eichberg. Leroy Kennedy,
Charlie Wallace and George Sobel shoot it out at Red
Rocks in Denver, more kids in Dallas, Detroit, Chicago,
Massachusetts. Western films and gunfighters inspire
kids' play, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Ford,
Burt Lancaster, Hugh O'Brien, Rod Redwing. Khrushchev
produces a big coo for a baby, Shankar Pillai, and a
big send off for Tito. Full page color Pepsi ad with
illustration of beachgoers by Bowles. Photo essay -
The Historic Adams Papers, color photos of letters and
characters from history. Althea Gibson's odyssey, from
Harlem to Wimbledon, tennis. Grace Li finally arrives
from China to rejoin her husband. Speaking of Pictures,
cartoon chronicle of the growth of Uncle Sam. Cute full
page color ad for Kellog's Corn Flakes with young boy
in corn field. Kids' beach fashions. Nice full page
ad Budweiser Beer, group at fireworks display.
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but has mild address label scar) - $10
Fair (All Good, but cover is lightly worn) - $9
U.S. Ambassador John Davis Lodge, tries on the traditional,
gaily beribboned cape of Spanish medical students, who
came to serenade her. Nice two-page color photo of underside
of Britannia glacier in Greenland. US men's Olympic
trials in Los Angeles, Greg Bell, John Bennett, Charles
Dumas, Glenn Davis, Eddie Southern, Tom Courtney, many
more. US students visit French school they have had
as pen pals for ten years, Germantown Friends School
of Philadelphia and Falaise, Normandy. Governors' conference
in Atlantic City. Photo essay - Babies in the summer,
young wild animals, bobcats, raccoons, porcupine, deer
mice, deer, foxes. Photo essay- Harry Jackson, a young
painter striving to find himself. Divided South searches
its soul: Robert Penn Warren records the turmoil over
integration. Full page color Smirnoff vodka ad, glass
on sand with camel and pyramids in the distance. A close
look at the Russian air force. Two page Wheaties ad,
one color page of a "Wheaties split," the
other of All-Star player Stan Musial. The eye of a shadow,
full page black and whit photo. Interesting full page
color White Horse whiskey showing man on white horse.
Wide bouffant hairdos. Nice two page color ad for Scot
Tissue, mother and baby.
Good - $18
page ad for "High Society" with Bing Crosby,
Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Cute full page color Texaco
ad with Dalmation puppies in a sprinkler. Triggered
photos of mice outsmarting traps. Simultaneous crash
of two airliners in Grand Canyon. King Brothers' circus
show goes bankrupt. Steel strike causes shortages and
unfinished projects. Duke of Windsor's garden - ten
page photo essay in color. Fundraiser for Actors' Orphanage
brings out stars' other talents, Sir Laurence Olivier,
Vivien Leigh, Tyrone Power. Joe Gordon bravely takes
his twin babies alone for the weekend. London fashions
shown in Russia. Nice full page color General Motors/body
by fisher ad with red and white sedan in front of purple
azalea garden. Midget gasoline engines for flying toys,
Stanley McDonald tests the "flying platform".
Denver Art Museum Otto Karl Bach's favorite work of
art, northwest coast native wall carving. Marilyn Monroe
marries Arthur Miller. Two page color Ford ad with five
models in bright colors from lime green to pink.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
a sketch from the memoirs of an American soldier, Samuel
Chamberlain, who fought in the Mexican War,
15-plus pages. Photos of sand castles and sand sculptures
on the beach at Rimini, Italy. G.O.P. smiles widen
with Ike's decision. Anguish of Morris and Beatrice
Weinberger whose one month old baby was kidnapped. Earthquake
in the Aegean. Whooping crane chick hatched in New Orleans
dies (see also June 11). Reporter James Shepley is not
impressed on his first visit to Moscow. Professor H.
W. Baker of England devises way to cut one of the copper
Dead Sea Scrolls to reveal its contents. New deal for
comeback of California fur seals. 5,000 Girl Scouts
rough it on the first national Roundup at a " primitive
encampment" at Michigan's Highland State Recreation
Area, near Detroit. Photo essay- Everybody gets in the
acting: five amateur productions of the same play in
five cities. Full page color Friskies dog food ad with
kids putting St. Bernard in a pool illustration by Douglas
Crockwell. Fight over William Zorach's sculpture intended
for a Texas bank and then rejected. Fraternity of Valor:
Britain honors holders of 100-year-old Victoria Cross.
Black and white photos- castles in the sand. Cute two
page color Hamm's Beer ad with Bear on skis, images
of beer can and glass in snowy scene by Carl Paulson.
Full page Sealtest ice cream ad.
Very Good - $24
Good - $14
Fair (All Good, cover has noticeable library stamp) - $8
Life Magazine July 30, 1956 : Cover - Pier Angeli's doe eyes and elfin features are captured in Phillipe Halsman's portrait of the young Italian actress.
Color images from Evaporograph
camera which sees infrared heat. The Big Top bows out
forever as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
folds its tents for the last time, photos of some of
the acts which made it great including the Wallenda
family. Photo across two pages of the 71 entrants in
the "Miss Universe" contest. Marines on Trial:
Sergeant McKeon and the Corps go on trial at Paris Island.
The Eisenhower program: how it fairs. Passion play on
the steps of Notre Dame Cathedral. German zoologist
Heinz Heck brings back the tarpon by "reverse evolution."
Part II of Samuel Chamberlain's epic Mexican war memoir.
Photo essay- The beautiful flowering of Emporia, Kansas,
flourishing garden hobby, Mrs. Sylvester Kufahl, Mrs.
Claude Busey, Mrs. Oscar Bales, Mrs. Clarence Chiddix,
Fleur de Lis Circle, many more. Baseball's midseason
madness, Adcock and Gomez tiff, Braves and Giants. Cute
full page color Johnson & Johnson baby oil ad with
illustration of babies on a cruise. Extraordinary two
page color milk ad, huge glass of milk in front of image
of orchids. Full page yellow and white Oldsmobile "88"
Holiday Sedan ad.
Good - $14
Life Magazine August 6, 1956 : Cover - In the dawn off Nantucket survivors from the heavily listing " Andrea Doria" are rowed to safety.
Stassen stumbles badly in his stop-Nixon move.
Photo essay - Russians bear down for the Olympics. Giacomo
Manzu's classic style makes him one of Italy's best
contemporary artists. Nice Texaco full page ad. Full
page Pepsi ad couple roasting hotdogs. Nice AC oil filter
ad, train passing through tunnel. Cute full page Ipana
tooth paste ad with gap-toothed freckle-faced boy with
baseball bat. Amazing two page photo of researcher A.
F. Lewis patting a whale off James Ross Island near
Antarctica. Great feature article on the Andrea Doria
shipwreck and rescue, includes Ruth Roman, Mayo and
Mrs. Dilworth, Linda Morgan, nuns, France Cafiero, Captain
Piero Calamai, Captain Gunnar Nordenson of the Stockholm,
Filomena and Tullio di Sandro, Mrs. George Dooner, diver
Joseph Fox, much more - great photos. Oil pipe-line
in Alberta, Canada. Mystery monster washed ashore in
Alaska, photo with Loren Horn, probably a Baird's whale.
Stassen's stumble. Italian actress Giulietta Masina.
The storks of Alsace, France, Alphonse Kreyer. Full
page color Pepsi-Cola ad with art by Levering, weiner
roast. Fisherman's Church of St. Nicholas, Hastings,
England. Part 3 of "My Confession", a soldier
- artist's Mexican WAr memoirs, by Samuel E. Chamberlain.
Opera, The Ballard of Baby Doe, Colorado Leadville story.
Nuns at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
Photo of a stack of retired trolley cars.
Good - $62
Life Magazine August 13, 1956 : Cover - In front of Schloss Nymphenburg, outside Munich, Christa Vogel wears dirndl designed by Bessie Becker of Munich.
Full page color Johnson
& Johnson Baby Powder ad with babies frolicking
on the dock. Divers Peter Gimbel and Joseph Fox take
first underwater photos of sunken liner Andrea Doria.
Full page color Campbell's soup at with nice painting
of fresh celery stalk. Nineteen mostly amateur climbers
summit Mount Hood, but one is killed in the descent.
Wheaties ad with football's Lou "the toe"
Groza. Stevenson sews it up as Democrats prepare for
convention. Specter of polio stalks Chicago. Egypt's
Suez seizure arouses the West. Photo essay - Mecca for
fun and summers: Blackpool holiday for Britons. Photo
essay - The pony gallops into U.S. popularity. The man
who helped the sergeant : Emile Zola Berman's plea for
McKeon. Schmaltz is in style, German and Austrian influence
on fashion. Carin Cone is best U.S. swimming bet for
Olympic backstroke. A gathering of his combo in memory
of Glenn Miller, Canon Park Combo in Denver. Portrait
painting business is booming, Lloyd Embry. Glamorous
full page color Cadillac ad, couple in evening wear
with pink car at Neiman-Marcus. Good Head for Machinery,
black and white full page photo. Full page Schweppes
color ad. Really cute full page color Friskies Dog Food
ad with illustration of boys, dog and dad in fishing
boat. Wackiest team in baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
Life Magazine August 20, 1956 : Cover - Audrey Hepburn plays Natasha in Tolstoy's "War and Peace" - feature inside.
Letters and photos pertaining to the late Jumbo, elephant
from Barnum's circus (see LIFE July 30, 1956). Full
page color Orlon luxury jersey fabric ad with two ladies
blouses. Unusual three page Westinghouse ad for washer
and dryer combination. Two page photo of startling flock
of starlings on the girders of the new Westminster Hall
in Sydney, Australia. Muffled drum roll for the Grand
Army - the death of the last Union soldier, Albert Woolson,
and an era (lots of photos, summary article). Harry
Truman raises a preconvention hubbub. Suez Canal, setting
for an international Showdown, includes art by A. Leydenfrost.
Colorful and cheerful two page Sears ad with six different
outfits for young folk. Aerial photo of the devastation
caused by six military trucks loaded with TNT blowing
up in Cali, Colombia. Small piece on death of elephant
Babe, Paul Kelly Animal farm in Indiana. Beekeeper's
market, includes photo of Gerrit Norsselman smoking
through his hood. Photo essay - Delights for delegates,
Republican convention in San Francisco, California.
Photo essay - The camera eye vs. Dr. Frederic Cook,
this is about controversy for climb of Mt. McKinley,
major article. Why ministers are breaking down. Yogi
Iyengar (teacher of Yehudi Menuhin) teaches yoga to
society. Curious story about golfing at the Deepdale
club in North Hills, New York, Michael Grace. An inclination
to the dance, black and white full page photo. Full
page family on pier Ansco film ad. Nice mountain cabin
by lake Early times Whiskey ad.
Good - $30
Life Magazine August 27, 1956 : Color cover - Adlai Stevenson and Mrs. Roosevelt. Democratic convention, 16 pages.
Full page Ethyl Corporation ad from the Road birds series.
Lawrence Faeth at Winchester-Western ballistics lab
takes photos of moving bullet head on. Cute photo of
little Donna Marie Kroll investigating the 18th hole
at Tam O'Shanter golf club after her father won tournament.
Great photos of cliff swallow nests at Cory Bodeman's
farm in Deerfield, Wisconsin. Two page color Budweiser
ad (center spread) of donkey and elephant in easy chairs,
toasting each other with mugs of beer. Impact of Elvis
Presley, concerts, mimics, critics, antics. The weather
IS changing. Suez conference. Harness racing revolution.
Ex-US Treasurer starts whistling contest in Richland,
Kansas, Billy Ray Wilson, Terry Hooper, Denny Sowers,
Marilyn Montfoort. Vintage fashions for women. Skindivers
go for lake loot Lake Winnipesaucke (funny photo of
many flippers in the air as dive begins). Full page
color DeBeers diamond ad with painting by Pierre Ino.
Two-way radio in a GI hat. Tragic end for artist Jackson
Pollock. Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop". A crowd of rock climbers shimmy
up Devil's Tower. Dublin horse show.
Very Good - $28
Life Magazine September 3, 1956 : Cover - Painting by Robert Riggs of a young Negro girl sold at slave auction in 1780's.
Beginning in this issue - Segregation. Part
I, How the Negro Came to Slavery in America, many color
photos and paintings, including foldout of slaves captured
in West Africa. Photographer Wallace Litwin records
hatching of an ostrich chick at reserve in Florida.
Republican convention, 14 pages. LaMarca kidnapper of
Weinberger infant is captured.Two page color General
electric portable television ad, it's teal and white
and looks like an iMac! Cataract surgery and a plastic
lens for a cocker spaniel. Full page color Friskies
dog food ad with painting by Douglass Crockwell of kids
looking at beagle puppies in pet shop window. Newspaperman
Louis B. Seltzer tells of his boyhood. Skirt hemline
upheaval, just a little. Lew Hoad's bid for a rare grand
slam in tennis. Novice water skiers at Camp Strongheart
in Wisconsin, Bill Strauss, John Stein, David Stori,
Philip Wise Jr. Full page Vitalis Hair Tonic ad, avoid
Fair (All Good, but has address label scar in red band) - $22
Life Magazine September 10, 1956 : Cover - Irish actress Siobhan McKenna appears in title role of Shaw's " St. Joan".
Photo essay - "The Background of Segregation" Part II,
Includes article "The Lineage of a Negro Family"
about the Faulkner family of Chicago. Photographer Gene
Smith learns about the range of his lenses by photographing
hundreds of words on sticks written by his children.
Peak year for big jobs, St. Lawrence Power Project,
Snake River project, more. Third wedding for Gloria
Vanderbilt. John Kasper of New Jersey stirs up trouble
at school trying to integrate in Tennessee. Photo essay
- An eminent company of amateur naturalists adds to
man's store of knowledge, Margaret Morse Nice, len Howard,
Hon. Miriam Rothschild, Baron Charles de Worms, Richard
Meinertzhagen, Joseph Wharton Lippincott, many more.
Short shorts become a permanent part of the U.S. scene.
Backless dress styles. Milwaukee's baseball pitcher
lew Burdette accused of throwing spitballs. Sculptor
Ruth Vodicka is a welder to help pay for her craft.
Movie, "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
with music of De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson. Fat soldiers.
Elevator on the outside of the El Cortez Hotel in San
Diego. A three- time beauty queen, Dawn Marie Hebert,
has festive wedding in New Orleans. Nice full page ad
for America's Independent Electric Companies. Full page
1957 General Electric Filter-Flo Washer ad.
Very Good - $32
Halting and Fitful battle for integration
- Clinton Tennessee high school - great and terrible
photos. Egypt battles over control of the Suez canal.
Divers explore the Sunken Andrea Doria by Kenneth MacLeish
great early underwater photos. New Mexico prospectors
rush to find Uranium - Bokum's men. Full page B&W
ad Lockheed Aircraft Corp ad featuring H. V. Kaltenborn.
Rudolf Serkin and Alexander Schneider give music seminar
at Marlboro School of Music. Captain Arthur Willington
Grigson pilots boats through the Suez canal. Full page
color Tastee-Freez ad featuring personality dolls. Paris
clubs show off the Striptease - Rita Renoir. The Background
of Segregation Part III - The voices of the white south
- James Polhill, Walter Templin, Kenneth Cass, Marshall
Joyner, William McCamy Sr. Full page color Kellog's
Corn Flakes ad featuring a police captain. Diaper speed
contest winners Patricia Wong, Barbara Sun, Dee Volk.
New treatment for Heart injury by Dr. Wolf Elkan. The
Bad Seed movie with Rhonda Penmark. Full page color
Pan American ad with the Swiss Guard. National League
battle between Redlegs and Braves great baseball photos
with Hank Aaron. Ancient Athens shopping center Stoa
is rebuilt and restored by Dr. Homer A. Thompson. Tom
Wolfe's surge to greatness - Part I. Chief Justice Earl
Warren takes a tour of India.
Good - $52
Life Magazine September 24, 1956 : Cover - Janet Blair appears on television as Comedian Sid Ceasar's new wife.
Scientists at Westinghouse creating artificial lighting
without bulbs, uses phosphor powder between glass. Full
page Lifebouy soap ad with offer for Mickey Mantle's
Batting Secrets book free. The eyes of earth are trained
on Mars as the planet comes nearer. Boris Artzybasheff
creates a fanciful illustration of life on Mars. Full
page color Arrow shirts ad, a woman's most important
accessory is a well-dressed man. Phil Interlandi draws
medical cartoons. Photo essay - "Background for Segregation,"
Part iv. Restraints on life, both open and hidden. Photo
essay - Fraternity rushing: University of Illinois .
Delirium over dead star, Jimmy Dean, A blind dog gets
seeing eyes. The far-flung MacLeod clan meets in Scottish
castle. Airy Attire in the Arctic. Romper Room goes
on live in 43 cities. Full page Jarman shoes ad. Underwood
portable typewriter full page ad. TV girls, Janet blair,
Lita Milan, Nancy Hadley, May Wynn, Sandra Rehn, more.
Cute article and photos about one dog leading a blind
dog around to guide him, Smokey and Skippy and Mrs.
Good - $22
Full page color Seven-Up
ad with boy working on his car. Full page Color Diamonds
are Forever - Debeers - featuring Lyra constellation.
Eisenhower campaigns in Des Moines. Egypt's Nasser seizes
the Suez canal and what to do about it. Kentucky towns
halt integration - principal H'earl Evan and Principal
Irene Powell throws Negroes out of their school. 30th
Miss America contest and great girls in gown sitting
photo. Lust for Life - movie with Kirk Douglas about
Vincent Van Gogh. Full page color Kodak ad featuring
bird hunter and his dog. Colin Wilson becomes an overnight
success his book The Outsider. Epic of Man Part VI -
The oldest nation - Egypt by Lincoln Barnett with Paintings
by Xavier Gonzales. German TV tower in Stuttgart turns
into tourist attraction. A long line of Texans - Mary
Betts greets a sixth generation. Full page Color Wheaties
ad featuring young boy dreaming of baseball. Full page
color Jell-o ad featuring the cow jumping over the moon.
Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie profile by Marshall Smith.
Shippingport PA has a new nuclear power plant - photos
by Yale Joel. Billy Graham argues against segregation
- bible forbids it. Full page color Zippo lighter ad
featuring man and woman. Full page color DuPont Nylon
ad with woman in a fed dress. Mrs. Richard S. McCreery
opens the San Francisco opera season. Photo headless
soccer player. Full page color Old Crow ad with Gen.
John Hunt Morgan.
Good - $18
Life Magazine October 8, 1956 : Cover - The Grand Masters who lead Freemasonry in the U.S. pose in Alexandria, Virginia.
Nicaragua's dictator, "Tacho" Somoza assassinated. In
Pilgrimage to Indiana, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Harold Macmillan, visits town his mother came from.
Photo essay - Busy brotherly world of Freemasonry. Photo
essay - The happy plight of unusual height. A 12-year-old
prodigy, Fred Safier, enters Harvard. Better than A-power.
Cambells' tomato soup full page ad. Full page French's
parakeet treat , young girl and parakeet.
Out of Stock -
dated full page color Cashmere Bouquet Cosmetics ad
for bright red inner glow lipstick. Humorous full page
Typewriter ad with staff writer Ed Wallace and the Royal
portable. Fun and charming group of photos of sixteen
fathers and sixteen sons, Chip off the block contest,
match them yourself. Full page color Miss Clairol hair
color ad with nice photo of apple bobbing. Yummy full
page color Brach's chocolate stars ad. The Yankees and
the other baseball stadium, Ebbets field. Photo of the
fiery crash of an Avro Vulcan jet bomber plane. Legal
drama after the sinking of the Andrea Doria. Nice full
page blue Trek anti-freeze ad with lady ice skater.
What drugs (reserpine and chlorpromazine) do for mentally
sick - two actual cases in photos, Anne Sheehan and
Helen Miller (fictitious names). Ireland unveils statue
of John Baryy - father of U.S. Navy. Lovely two page
color Ford Fairlane 500 ad with blue, white and yellow
car. Siobhan McKenna visits Ireland - photo essay. Singer
Roberta Sherwood. Great full page color Mobilgas ad
with oil can on skis going off ski jump. Benjamin Fairless'
rise from poverty to summit of industry, United States
Steel Corporation. Eerie model of a satellite goes on
display in New York. Chapel of the Holy Cross in Arizona.
Asian pheasants - brilliantly feathered birds in color.
De luxe dog houses. Biddles, real and make-believe.
Children's party clothes as inspired by "My Fair
Lady." Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with
Good - $32
Life Magazine October 22, 1956 : Cover - A new study of the nude by a famous French art scholar, Ingres.
color Sealtest ad for Candied Apple flavored ice cream.
Full page Walker's DeLuxe bourbon ad with Ralph Bellamy.
Great full page J.P. Stevens & Co., men's clothing
ad with surveyor and little boy. The upsidedown view
at Miyazu Bay, Japan. The passing of Charles Merrill,
of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane. Armed
men take 92 children and 3 teachers captive in Terrazzano,
Italy. Neat two page color NBC Color Television ad with
Mary Martin and part of her wardrobe. International
hide-and-seek results as Russian tries to take U.S.-born
daughter to U.S.S.R., Tatiana Chwastov. Photo essay
- Tranquilizing drugs open new avenues into sick minds.
Colorado's Governor, Ed Johnson, plays a bit part for
western movie, Night passage,
with Jimmy Stewart - he is pictured as a railroad telegrapher
in Las Animas Canyon. A global frolic on film, "Around
the World in Eighty Days". University of Pennsylvania
finally gets a football win. Full page Travelers insurance
ad with John and Norma Morrill. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
and his movie "The Silent World." Colorful
Libby's canned fruit full page ad. Amazing 2 page center
fold full color 1957 Lincoln Premiere four door Landau
car ad in yellow. Mrs. Rosemary Horne, jet pilot wife,
learns how to fly a jet. Cool Polaroid land camera ad
with really neat football scene. Mental illness, use
of tranquilizers (related to article in LIFE Oct 15,
1956). Yankees baseball pitcher has the perfect game,
Don Larsen. Benjamin Fairless, part 2. Funny photo of
Dorothy Lamour kicking a football and losing her shoe.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Fair (All Good, but cover has small taped edge tear) - $9
October 29, 1956 : Two
different covers were printed for this issue, content
appears to be the same..
COVER 1. Plane
crash rescue at sea.
COVER 2. Anne Boleyn.
Sir Winston Churchill writes of King Henry VIII and
his romantic misadventures - Volume 2 of "History
of the English-speaking peoples.". Pacific plane
crash of Pan American flight 943 of "Sovereign
of the Skies", the last five hours and an unbelievable
rescue at sea, including photos of Hiroshi Shiga, Jane
and Richard Gordon and twins, with text about pilot
Richard W. Ogg, stewardesses Mary Ellen Daniel, purser
Patricia Reynolds, and Katherine Araki. . Texas and
football, with photos of Martin Adams and wife, Robert
E. Lee High School of Baytown, drill team, Jim Swink.
Mask makers show how to be very very scary at Halloween,
with Sandra Person. MIT uses a masticating machine for
testing tenderness. Progress on a better polio vaccine
with Dr. Hilary Koprowski, Dr. Andrew Hunt Jr., nurse
Ruth Lorenzo. Swaps, a real thoroughbred, tries to pull
through as his fractured leg is given elaborate medical
care. Close-up : William J. Brennan Jr, Supreme Court
judge. Big day for the Camargo Hunt, Cincinnati socialites.
Neat 3 page ad about setting automobile performance
records at Salt Flat with 1957 Fords, John Bodine, Danny
O'Brien, Danny Eames, Chuck Stevenson. Neat story about
Lorraine Rogers, actress. Awesome
two page full color Pan American airline ad with Hawaiian
outrigger boat by Norman Rockwell! Audition process
for movie "Saint Joan." Nice photo of Garry
Washington and William Rainey plastering a ceiling while
standing on stilts.
Good (Plane crash cover.) - $32
Fair (Plane crash cover. All G, but has small library stamps throughout) - $22
Here is a quote from the July 1988 issue of LIFE magazine that describes the Oct. 29, 1956 cover change :
"The last-minute plane rescue was substituted for Anne Boleyn (second wife of England's King Henry VIII) on most covers. But to meet distribution schedules to distant areas - the magazine was shipped by train at that time - more than a million of the original covers were circulated." - ED
Neat two page color Goodyear tires ad
with New Rochelle, New York Police safety car. A humorous
bunch of posed pictures of Kathy Marlowe, more outlandish
photos than anyone else. Oh-mi-gosh wonderful two page
color Plymouth ad with Fury 310 car in maroon. Two page
1957 Dodge ad with Swept wing Custom Royal Lancer in
red and white. Two page color 1957 De Soto car ad with
red and white Flight Sweep styling. Two more red and
white car ads, that must have been the IN color. Full
page color CIT Plan Courtesy - Integrity - Thrift ad
featuring Custer State Park in the Black Hills. Poland's
fight for freedom. Two page color Rambler ad with red
and white car. Presidential campaign, includes Adlai
Stevenson, Estes Kefauver, Richard Nixon, President
Eisenhower. Harry Jobson gives his wife a billboard
for their wedding anniversary. Crisis in the Satellites.
U.S. Army missile leaps 3,000 miles. Houghton Sawyer
drains Sadawga lake in Vermont. Incident 406 in Israeli-Arab
war. Good Queen Bess by Winston Churchill Part 2 of
Vol. 2 of History of English-speaking peoples. England
gets atomic power, this is the first full scale commercial
atomic power plant in the world. Huge pants - like shalwar,
and other odd trousers. Portable radar antenna blows
up like a balloon. Oklahoma's Charles Burnham "Bud"
Wilkinson, football coach. Ernst Barlach, sculptor.
Very nice full page Trek anti-freeze ad with lovely
art of woman skier jumping.
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Life Magazine November 12, 1956 : Cover - Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame in Broadway's Red-Hot Hit.
page color Pan American airline ad with Pilot John Mattis
as painted by Norman Rockwell. Two page color Mercury
ad with fancy Montclair in orange, white and gold. Two
page color Italian cruise line ad with one page that
is nice framable art of five ships, Cristofor Colombo,
Giulio Cesare, Augustus, Vulcania, and Saturnia. Princess
Margaret's African Mission. Horrible photos of Budapest
secret police being shot to death while they try to
surrender, more on violence in Hungary, search for freedom.
A fast-rising school girl : Chicago's 12-year-old Susie
Heinkel hosts own television show. The Suez conflict,
Egypt, Israel. Close-up: A first lady minister, Margaret
Towner, in robes of a new role. Interesting 1/4 page
photo of Elvis Presley with Natalie Wood, he's looking
a bit dissipated. Tennessee family, the Majorses, has
a potential All-American. Sure footed scholar, Elaine
Scheer of Garberville, California. Curious use for old
cars as erosion and flood control near Topeka, Kansas.
Fred Allen and Vaudeville. Full page Budweiser ad. The
Swept-Wing 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4-door sedan
in shades of blue. Barber Tony Karay of Whitewater,
Wisconsin and the flattop haircut. Nice full page color
Friskies dog food ad with white boxer dog and baby,
art by Douglass Crockwell. A new army device for digging
a really fast foxhole. Animal visitors help children
in hospital, University of Michigan's hospital at Ann
Arbor. The Majors family and football in Tennessee.
Winston churchill's History of the English-Speaking
Peoples, The New World, part 3. Cute full page photo
of Elaine Scheer holding a book with her feet. Full
page color Camel cigarettes ad with Herman Kitchen,
Out of Stock -
Handsome two page color
Pontiac ad with red and white Star Chief four door sedan.
Very neat full page color Havoline motor oil with pilot
ejecting from Navy plane, parachute and ejector seat
included. Neat full page color IBM electric typewriter
ad with six different colors of machine. Country music
photo essay. Revere Ware pots and pans color ad - I
still use some of these in my kitchen! British and French
troops parachute into the Suez, includes great photo
of ship partly sunk in the canal. - they are calling
this Eden's war. Curse of Cromwell by Winston Churchill,
History of the English Speaking peoples, volume 2, part
4.. Wes Santee fastest miler in the US - sports controversy.
Rioters rage at rape of Hungary. Another coal mine disaster
in Springhill, Nova Scotia, photos include Alvin Taylor,
Mrs. William Light. Celebration for Seretse Khama of
Bechuanaland. A photo essay on views from the road,
includes a curious photo of silver-paint-covered painters
on a bridge in Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania,
and a nice photo of the Mackinac Straits bridge in Michigan
under construction. Triple-decker doghouse for Afghans.
Bristlecone pine trees in California. Tennessee beats
Georgia Tech in football. Master Cartoonist Herblock.
Runner Wes Santee and throwing races. The Russians build
a better parachute with a hold in it, color photo of
Jacques Istel. Morton Lewis and Malcolm Ross in a perilous
balloon ascent to 76,000 feet. Charming photo of Michael
Hall feeding a baby squirrel named Wiswall with a bottle,
Ithaca, New York.
Good - $18
Fair (All G, but cover is lightly rubbed) - $9
Full page Vitalis hair tonic
ad with famous football player Doak Walker. Eight page
Quality Goods Manufacturers Association ad with large
number and variety of toys big and small, each with
photo, description and price. The continuing conflict
in Hungary, lots of photos of tanks and much more And,
more on the conflict in Suez, Egypt. Neat aerial photo
of crash of B-36 bomber near Denver, Colorado. Full
page color Philip Morris ad for the oddly named Spud
cigarettes. Iroquois rebury ancient bones to soothe
disturbed ancestral spirits near Toronto, Canada, Chief
Big Knife. Bronze statue for Justice Louis Brandeis.
Photo essays - Egypt's eras of splendor. The US Marine
Corps sends home families from Japan, photos include
Kathryn Taylor, Bonnie Eaton, Sue Noack, Jean and Hank
Fernandes. Photo essay: The far-off side of the Olympics.
Candid look at British royal children. Latest Quest
of a busy educator, Nathan Marsh Pusey. Charlie the
mule owned by Mrs. Libby Swift is quite a jumper, Hunter
Trials. The cartoon Eloise is now on TV, portrayed by
Evelyn Rudie. Science road show, includes photos from
Simla, Colorado, Wilfred Miller, wheel that rolls uphill,
Norma Barnhill, and much more. Brothers Mike and Marlin
McKeever, twins and football players. Chiffon fashions
for the evening. Nice full page color Acme cowboy boot
ad with Santa. Poland's New Chief Gomulka. Cake sheds
a tier, photo from the wedding of Anne and Frederick Warder Jr. Colorful I.W. Harper Kentucky Bourbon full
Good - $32
Fair (All VG, but has small library stamp on neck on cover and more throughout) - $25
Beginning in this issue,
Walter Lord's "Day of Infamy, the human drama of
Pearl Harbor." Wowwy - sexy full page color Lady
Ronson electric shaver ad with woman and in blue and
diamante and polar bear hide. Curious full page color
Bell Telephone ad for giving a plain old telephone as
a gift. Thousands of Hungarians leave their country.
Shaky cease-fire in Egypt. Neat photos of a porpoise
giving birth underwater. Full page color Dodge ad with
red and white swept wing Royal Lancer two-door car and
Air Force jet FU-068 plane # 31068. Photos from the
blizzard in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York. Montanan moves
his herd 60 stormy miles - photo essay, Louise and Sumner
Gerard, cattle drive, Riby Range, Virginia City, more.
What drives Olympic stars, art by Willard Mullin, includes
Charles Dumas, Jim Lea, Gelnn Davis, Eddie Southern,
Bobby Morrow, Thane Baker, Jack Davis, more - all track
and field, runners, and such. Giants' Charlie Conerly,
football player. Lassie's son - Lassie, Rudd Weatherwax
owner, includes photo of Lassie flying in passenger
compartment of plane with Stewardess Janice Slade. Fashion
- floor length wraps in color. A plastic igloo for an
Eskimo, apoutingwak. A basilica for an Iowa town - Dyersville.
The new ancient University of Mexico. Repairing a valve
in a human heart, Mechanical Pulse Duplicator, Dr. Robert
Glover. Piels Brewery offers cash or island (plus cottage,
dock and boat) to a contest winner, Fran Grafe takes
the island - smart woman. Americans at Kaiserlautern
in Germany, includes Joseph Shelton family. Actress
Machiko Kyo. Photo of barber Harry Eubanks of Marquette
Heights, Illinois curious hair cutting technique for
unhappy youngsters, Charles Hyde.
Out of Stock -
games in color, photos are mostly track and field. Full
page Vitalis Hair tonic ad with Doak Walker, football
player. Full page color Swank cufflinks and tie clips
jewelry ad. Charming and candid photos of Barbara Anne
Eisenhower watching a concert with Diana Milton, Julei
Nixon, others. Neat full page color Ansco film and camera
ad with three different cameras. Letter and photo to
the editor pertaining to the Russian Parachute (LIFE
November 19, 1956). Small photo of Ku Klux Klan members
in Montgomery, Alabama at nero boycott. Boxers Floyd
Patterson and Archie Moore. Cool, excellent, neat two
page color Cadillac ad with pink car and diamond jewelry
by Harry Winston. New nobility in mobility - trailer
life, photos include Mrs. Graham Quinn, Mr. and Mrs.
Raleigh Graham, Sandy Wilber, more trailer parks, etc..
Alabama Negro family featured in Life's series is forced
to find a new home - Causey family in Choctaw county
(shameful behavior by whites!). "Day of Infamy"
by Walter Lord, Part 2, Pearl Harbor. Cute full page
color Jell-o ad with Santa and sleeping tot. Southdale
shopping center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Giant uranium
jackpot in Grants, New Mexico, Paddy Martinez, Bayard
Stockton, John Dillon, Joe Martinez, Stella Dysart,
Richard Olsson, Steven Fox, Mahlon Kemmerer, Green Hornets.
Howard Dorton family lives in treetop in Lexington,
Kentucky - great round house. Singer Kuldip Rae Singh,
Cool Dip, from Kashmir. Trimming a Christmas tree. Admiral
Charles R. Brown. Full page color John Hancock insurance
ad with tank scene art by Stevan Dohanos. A funny photo
of bull terrier dog biting Ronald Mitchell's trumpet
in the middle of a football half time show.
Good - $30
Life Magazine December 17, 1956 : Cover - Baptism, One of Seven Sacraments, Mrs. John Enright of the Bronx.
page color Western Electric telephone ad with switching
apparatus that looks like giant modern computer memory
chip. Full page color Edgeworth pipe tobacco ad with
angelic Santa and his angelic pup. Full page Black &
White whisky ad with black scottie dog pulling white
scottie on sled, art by Dennis. The women of Hungary,
marching for freedom. Strong action in Clinton, Tennessee,
16 segregationists arrested, school integration proceeds.
Full page photo of the family of Robert Francis Goheen.
Cleaning up the mess in the Suez canal. A nine-alarm
fire in Brooklyn, Pier 135, at least some of the firemen
got to the fire via subway. The Army aviation section
is reduced, limited, includes nice photo of Sikorski
H-37 helicopter. Car makers sound a mighty toot for
1957, big auto show in New York Coliseum. Living Buddhas
front for Red China on an Indian trip. Photo essay -
The seven sacraments. The domination of the Russians
at the Olympics, includes lovely full page photo of
Gunhild Larking, and high jumper from Sweden. Photo
essay - Prophet and his time of trial, Woodrow Wilson.
Full life of a kindly toymaker, Albert Warnhoff of Ann
Arbor, Michigan. Walter Lord's Day of Infamy, part 3,
Pearl Harbor. Joan Brownell is wed in Washington. Full
page Christmas Chesterfield cigarette ad with Christmas
wreath in color.
Good - $30
Fair (Generally Very Good, but cover has mild spots) - $16
Fair (All G, but has small library stamps heavily throughout) - $12
Life Magazine December 24, 1956 : Cover - Special Issue: The American Woman: Her achievements and Troubles, Jennie Magill.
The American girl at her Beautiful
Best. U.S. Woman's Accomplishments, Gauged by Three
Eminent Authors. She misses some goals. Her strength
is based on a pioneer past. She needs time to consolidate
her position. Women hold one third of U.S. jobs. Editorial:
Women, Love and God. A successful wife's achievements
in multiple roles. Women have earned a place in politics.
The first baby is a rich experience. Clubwomen: Doers
and Duties in Raleigh. Women are wonderful. Women are
misguided. A teen-ager starts to grow up from tomboy
to graceful woman. Bryn Mawr, tough training ground
for women's minds. Changing roles in modern marriage:
Psychiatrists find in them a clue to alarming divorce
rise. Women spend billions of dollars to stay pretty.
A widow meets the challenge of loneliness. House is
designed by a woman to meet housewife's requirements.
My wife works and I like it: A husband takes a strong
stand in a controversy. 20-year-olds' idea of ideal
husband is aced out by Perry Como. People in Love. The
suburban wife as seen by two humorists. A picture quiz:
Women in the headlines: Can you Identify them? The full
life of one of these headline women. Women work for
the church all year-and especially at Christmas. Very
cute full page color Coca-cola ad on back cover with
Santa and a fawn.
Good - $35
Fair (All Good, but has small library stamps on forehead on cover, more throughout, issue date written on cover) - $18
Fair (All G, but has minor cover spot) - $18