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Life Magazine 
                    January 6, 1961Life Magazine January 6, 1961 : Cover - Fold-out painting by C.E. Monroe Jr., Cavalry charge at Brandy station.

The Civil War, part 1 of a 6 parts series : Part 1 - Deeds of glory, illustrations by Glanzmann, Meltzoff, Monroe, Riley, Sickles, Barnett, and Lovell. First flamingo chick at the San Diego Zoo. Tanker ship Pine Ridge and John Richart, the ship broke apart at seas, Richart's story. Supercarrier Constellation burns at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo essay - Kennedy's cabinet appointees. King Baudouin takes Fabiola as his queen, Belgium, glamorous color photos. Hector the astro-rat scheduled for launch from France, photo in his spring-loaded spacesuit. Soprano Eileen Farrell at the Met. Weight loss seekers turn to mechanized home gadgets and liquid diets. Really wild full page color Mercury ad with red Meteor car. Close-up of " The Big Eleven," Kennedy's cabinet at home, includes photo of Defense Secretary Robert McNamara walking to ski tow at Aspen, Colorado with his ski gear. Full page color ad for new Handi-Wrap clear wrap instead of wax paper. 1.0
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Life Magazine January 13, 1961Life Magazine January 13, 1961 : Cover - Clark Gable's last film, big image of Gable's face in a cowboy hat.

Old friendship with Cuba packed up to go, includes great photo of truck piled high with luggage outside US Embassy in Havana and story of two LIFE employees, Paul Schutzer and Norman Ritter getting jailed. Mess in Laos. Illuminated manuscripts command big prices at Sotheby's in London. Neat full-page color Chrysler Newport 1961 with skiers. Adenauer celebrates his 85th birthday. Foot solders - photo essay, including photos of Frank Whitehead, Ira Jones, John White, Charles Hyatt, and others. U.S. newlyweds on Nobel honeymoon, Donald Glaser and Bonnie Thompson. Pancho Segura - tennis. Saturn rockets. Radcliffe's President Mary Bunting crusades for better use of the educated woman. Sir Edmund Hillary's evidence exposes the abominable snowman (yeti) as a myth. Very funny midair sledding picture, Barbara Bonifas and Sue Shumaker in Lima, Ohio. Colorful two page Del Monte Pineapple Sun Fest ad. Photo of John Kennedy in crowd at Orange Bowl football game. Nice two page color Chevrolet ad with blue Impala car on country bridge, and other cars. Series of photos of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in" The Misfits." Photo of 6 year-old Marilyn Davis at the New York City Ballet. Unusual two page color Pontiac ad with red Bonneville convertible car. Ziggy the swan, Ronald Lewis. St. Tropex fashions.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 20, 1961Life Magazine January 20, 1961 : Cover - A surgeon pits his skill against cancer.

Feature article, doctor name has been been changed to " Matthews" for the story, photos by Elliott Erwitt. Pictorial essay - Civil War, Part 2 - The great battles in paintings by LIFE artists (see also January 6 1961). Touring Russian gymnasts in the US, Muriel Grossfeld, Larisa Latynina. Absolutely super gorgeous full page color Cadillac ad with green Coupe de Ville. Actors for "Swiss Family Robinson" have great time on Tobago. The Jackie look - first lady sets a new national style, including Jackie look-alike models Jeani Kitchens, Joanne Hilem, Dorothea McCarthy, and Eugenia McLin. Oleg Cassini is designer to the First Lady. Prank, riot and shock on Georgia campus. Big league spy case in Britain, " The Five" . A club rebuked for bigotry, Scarsdale Golf Club, New York suburb. Cute Life Savers candy ad with candies in the shape of a fish. Funny photo of Philip Laffin in Ellsworth, Maine getting his mail delivered to his teeth like a dog with a newspaper. Disney makes a movie of " The Swiss Family Robinson." Cute full -age Falcon car ad with football theme. Back cover Coca-cola ad with ice skaters. 1.0
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Life Magazine January 
                    27, 1961Life Magazine January 27, 1961 : Cover - The Kennedy inauguration, fifteen pages of photos and summaries and the text of his speech.

Freakish jet crash - DC-8 Aeronaves de Mexico, crashes outside New York International. Full page Walker's DeLuxe bourbon ad with ice boater racing on Greenwood Lake. Help too late for Texas Tower 4, nine repairmen die, Samuel Buccheri, Henry Schutz, Vincent Brown, David Abbott, Edward T. Robertson, Vincent Yavrosky, Raymond Martel, William Ide, Aram Haroutunian. Full page color Four Roses Whiskey ad with men on the deck of ski lodge, lift in the background. Photo essay by Carl Mydans - Harsh magic of Moscow winter, ten pages in color. Photo essay - Actress Ann-Margret Olson makes her big screen test. Ivan Pasternak's love Olga Ivinskaya sentenced to forced labor in Soviet camp for her association with deceased author of " Dr. Zhivago." Astronauts exclusive report, Part 7 by John Glenn. Lucky number contest lures depositors in a Glendale California savings bank, Minnie Robirds, Brent Givens, Domenic Di Franco. Durrell reunion at the family zoo, British writing clan. Two page Zenith TV ad with image of Red Skelton on " screen." Very attractive full page color Smirnoff ad with lady on tropical isle at sunset.
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Life Magazine February 
                    3, 1961Life Magazine February 3, 1961 : Cover - Queen Elizabeth in India on a painted and bejeweled elephant, grandeur and good times on Queen's tour.

Inside cover full page color S&H Green Stamps ad with two women at the grocery store. " Little man" Fred Norman makes leaping basketball shots at Miami Jackson Senior High, with the help  of a trampoline. Seizure of Santa Maria, captured by modern day pirates in the Atlantic, story by crew member Carlos de Carvalho. Greetings for RB-47 fliers who had been held as " spies" in Moscow, Freeman Bruce Olmstead and John McKone. Civil war, Part 3 - the soldier's life, with illustrations and period photos. Playwright Tennessee Williams writes fiery heroines portrayed by actresses Anna Magnani, Vivien Leigh, Geraldine Page, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor. A new and mighty mortar may bring about a great change in masonry, uses epoxy. British cartoonist pokes gentle fun at a group of monks, Phelix (Hugh Barnett). Doll-like hats for grown-up dolls. Sixteen bachelors and date no. 1,176 have lunch at a San Francisco club, Judie Collier. Outrageous full page color Maidenform bra ad with woman in cape in boxing ring.
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Life Magazine February 
                    10, 1961Life Magazine February 10, 1961 : Cover - Chimp back from space.

Ham, the first astrochimp. Mercury, Samos, Minuteman, a great triple play in US space race. The training of the astrochimps. Fabulous cruise of the Santa Maria and what happened aboard (see also February 3, 1961), story by passenger Nat Logan-Smith. Half page Ford Flacon ad with Charlie Brown and Linus cartoon by Schultz. The "sell America" bill. Photo essay by Howard Sochurek- Jet speed and congestion multiply dangers in crowded air so safety must be achieved, hazards of modern aviation, air safety, air traffic control. Cuisenaire rods teach math concepts to young students at New York's New Lincoln School, Lisa Tern, Susan Goldman, Wendy Lawrence, Sally Ginsberg. Phil Silvers in " Do Re Mi" . Photo essay - Dillinghams of Hawaii. New Alateen groups help teenagers face up to life with alcoholic parents, AA. Increasing popularity of sailboat racing, including photos of Jim Van Voost and David Hanafourde in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Leontyne Price makes a thrilling debut at Met. Glenn Ford and Maria Schell in " Cimarron" . Simple cartoon-style full page Tea Council ad " when you feel you've been through the wringer" .
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                    Magazine February 17, 1961Life Magazine February 17, 1961 : Cover - Shirley McClain in a dual role of My Geisha, many photos of her learning to be Geisha at Gion school in Kyoto.

Harvest of anarchy in the Congo, war, disease, famine. Crazy winter photos, falling policeman John Ellen, Amish farmers shovel snow. Lady doctor in the white house, Dr. Janet Travell. Full page Cadillac 62 coupe ad. Photographer Michael Peirce takes pictures of children watching TV. Starved Rock, Illinois triple murder suspect Chester Weger, investigators Bill Dummett and Wayne Hess. Art Linkletter in " People are Funny" and " The Bible Man" . Two page color International Trucks ad, pickup and wagon. Carol Christensen is dressed by Mobot the robot. Zero Mostel in Rhinoceros. Civil War part IV - General James M. Gavin. Civil War weapons that caused a change, many period photos and diagrams of weapons and transportation. Brought to book for crime - library detective Harold Roth. Kennedy's best men move into power - Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk, Adlai E. Stevenson. Ad color for Northern Snow White Tissue. Full page color Baby Ruth ad. Albert and Anne Burke live like millionaires for eight days.
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Life Magazine February 
                    24, 1961Life Magazine February 24, 1961 : Cover - Embattled Dag Hammarskjold.

United Nations faces gravest crisis. Lumumba's legacy in Congo. Laurence Owen dies in plane crash that kills US team, all 17 members of the figure skating team die. Cute full page Commercial Banks of the US ad with small boy trying on his father's tie and looking in mirror. In new fad, Canadian college students push beds around for exercise - bed races. Electric company scandals. " The Octoroon" at the Phoenix Theatre. Spring jackets of artificial flowers. Photo essay - the Southwest, Acoma Pueblo, San Xavier del Bac, Superstition Mountains, Mrs. James Macia and Fred Bennett in Tombstone, Petrified Forest, Mark Zoppel and sisters at Death Valley dunes, Marineland, Las Vegas. Ohio State's basketball big year for Jerry Lucas. Photo essay - Dog show biz, family dog entered in Westminster for fun. Maya pottery brought up from Guatemalan lakes by divers under direction of Stephan de Borhegyi of Milwaukee Public Museum. A Jew's 15 year search for Adolf Eichmann, Tuviah Friedman. Spring Jackets with flowers. Jerry Lucas leads Ohio State basketball. Harold DeGarro housepainting on stilts in Los Angeles. Full page color BMC (British Motor Car) ad with skiers at Sugarbush Valley, Vermont. Full page Walker's DeLuxe whiskey ad with snow skier being pulled behind flying ariplane, aerial ski tow at Lake Placid.
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Fair (All G, but a few pages have a water marked margin) - $7 buy now
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Life Magazine March 3, 1961Life Magazine March 3, 1961: Cover - Glenn, Grissom and Shepard first astronauts.

Feature article about the Redstone launch team by Loudon Wainwright, photos by Ralph Morse. Interesting two-page timeline of Russian and US space projects. Great two page color photo of Jerry Lews on the camera boom in front of lavish 3-story set for his movie " The Ladies' Man." Two page color International Travelall ad, " family room on wheels." Full page color Ford Comet ad with skiers on slope illustration by B. Peak. Debut of the S.S. Oriana, biggest passenger ship to sail the Pacific, Captain Clifford Edgecombe. Homework - as families endure it, educators debate it, photo essay by Robert W Kelley, Robert and Mary Riesenmy family of St. Louis. Spring Paris fashions photos by Mark Shaw. Ingrid Bergman on TV and Movies. Belgian led army props up Congo's Katanga's Tshombe. De Gaulle stretches 180 feet tall in a Paris painting. Making the tax mess worse, Civil War Part 5, Gaiety and dread on the home front, by Margaret Leech. Great photos of Civil War currency, sheet music covers, book pages, Valentines(!). Computers outdo man at his work now - and soon may outthink him, Dr. Everett Yowell, John M. Riley, Albert I. Schott, Gloria Kaiser, Eric Murphy at National Cash Register Data Processing Center in New York. S.S. Oriana makes her maiden voyage. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with two skiers awaiting start of ski race. Full page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with snorkeling and scuba diving scene with giant clam, George Leavens.
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Life Magazine 
                    March 10, 1961Life Magazine March 10, 1961 : Cover - Maurice Chevalier and Bing Crosby, two old pros.

Anguish of men without work, most photos taken around Johnstown, Pennsylvania - John Spaid, Steve Alexander, Jonathan Kimback. " Jack jumping" at Big Bromley Mountain in Manchester, Vermont, lift operators leave work on boards attached as seats to sawed-off skis, Earl Jones. Nice two page Chevy Corvair ad with car in a snowstorm on a back road, rally racing theme. Photo essay - microelectronics. Photo essay - horsey hideaway for Kennedys' - Glen Ora. The US and the United Nations. Patterson and Johansson prepare for the big fight in Miami, boxing. Golden glow for the home, far-out photo of woman in gold lame against still life of gilt home furnishings. Metropolitan Museum's Etruscan treasures turn out to be fakes, forger Fioravanti. Rhododendrons, four pages of color photos of lavish plants. Zebra "Ribbons" is a cow pony. Kennedy estate at Glen Ora. Pee Wee Hockey, Michael Mitchell, Jim Keech of Ottawa and Richard Boyer, Philip Beaney, and Mark Amis of Lake Placid. Crosby and Chevalier combine talents for TV special. Angela Lansbury and Joan Plowright in " A Taste of Honey." Party in 30 room castle in Tennessee, Paul Telthorster family. Full page Volkswagen ad with four Beetles stacked on each other to demonstrate four coats of paint.
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(All G, but Table of Contents page is loose and matching page is missing, this is the miscellany photo) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    17, 1961Life Magazine March 17, 1961 : Cover - Sheila Finn.

Peace Corps takes fire in college with many photos of participants. Holy Loch's unholy row, Scottish base. Pictorial essay - Civil war, Part 6 - the great single event of our history. Photo essay - Irish in America, part 1, including photos of San Francisco hurling team, Catherin Hannon Kelly, Hannora and Kathleen Deely, Ann Morris and others. The President's voracious reading habits. Peace Corps catches fire in colleges, Mike Fitzgerald at University of Missouri, Mary McAuley at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Jim Mitchell at Ohio State, Olympian Rafer Johnson, more. Irradiated dummies help researchers improve cancer theory. Comic triumphs of Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Japanese baseball team works out with the Dodgers. Great photo of churchyard full of horse-and-buggy rigs as modern Mennonites come to church in Waterloo, Ontario. Patricia Morelli of Portland, Maine impresses Sperry with her request for science fair models and gets a Polaris missile for her schoolyard. Warm memories of Hull House, Chicago. Ernie Ford goes back to Tennessee, a party. Cute photo of Joseph Ennis with a squirrel on his shoulder, Adrian, Michigan. Nice full page color Buick ad with Wildcat convertible waiting at Thornwood train station, with New York Central train. Full page Maytag ad with 1933 wedding photo of Mr. A. W. Bell of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. Suspicious spending of Pierre Larcher and Raymond Rolland in Europe.
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Fair (All G, but has mild water marks along a margin edge (thin) and on a corner tip) - $11 buy now
Fair (Generally G, but missing a very small piece of an ad page, affects Columbia Records and Alka Seltzer. Library stamp) - $9 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    24, 1961Life Magazine March 24, 1961 : Cover - Baird puppets parody TV battle that never happened, Paar vs. Sullivan.

Cute full page Band-Aid ad with smiling little girl, bottoms of her bare feet completely covered by large bandages. Four tough men climb the icy "Ogre" in Switzerland, mountain climbers on the Eiger, Toni Hiebeler, Andreas Mannhardt, Anton Kinshofer, Walter Almberger - first winter ascent. Floyd - Ingo (Patterson - Johansson) fight, many photos. Two page color General Motors ad, " there's nothing like a new car for gayety." Small photo of Marilyn Monroe at reunion for the Actors Studio. Full page color Life Savers ad, five candies stacked up as math problem. Photo essay - Queen Elizabeth and animals in Asia. Photo essay - Heritage in need of help, new Nile dam will submerge treasures, many dramatic color photos. Photo essay - Irish in America, part 2, St. Patrick's Day parade in New York, Harry M. Hynes, James A. Farley, John T. Clancy, California Senator Eugene McAteer. Izumi Yukimura, Japanese singer tours US. Eleanor Powell, dancer. Sensible shoes in style. At 79, Picasso marries his 35-year-old model. Full page color Libbey-Owens-Ford glass ad with image of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio.
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Life Magazine March 
                    31, 1961Life Magazine March 31, 1961 : Cover - Golden cherub.

President Kennedy takes decisive steps regarding Laos and freedom for all. Photo essay - Rococo church in Germany, 18th century church, Zwiefalten, foldout image of a sculptured cherub and the church interior and ceiling, fourteen-plus color pages. Full page Quaker Oats ad for tickets to movie " Cimarron" in packages. All about insurance, how to afford it. Small photo of Elizabeth Taylor recuperating in London Clinic after pneumonia. Family shares pool and trailer with Bengal tigers, Naumann family. John Weitz, fashion designer. C.Y.O. cheerleaders in a contest, Catholic Youth Organization, including photos of Barbara Bleakley, girls from St. Helena's High School, girls from Holy Name elementary, girls from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Beth Ryan of Resurrection School in Rye New York. Two page ad for Chrysler station wagon. Humorous photos of Texas senate seat. Campaign Kitticat girls for Jim Wright. Official color photographs of the President of the United States (JFK). Full page color Northern tissue ad with one of the " four little girls" illustrations..
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Life Magazine April 
                    7, 1961Life Magazine April 7, 1961 : Cover - Fold-out photo of men ocean-fishing from boats, Harry Vernon off Biscayne Key, Florida.

Presidential rocking chair starts new nationwide craze, great set of historical photos of noted rocking chair aficionados including Mark Twain and Woodrow Willson. Now she's on a tightrope above the city, dreaming again about running around in only her bra, full page Maidenform ad. SEATO talk tougher over Laos. Bacl cover Coca-Cola ad with young couple under picnic table in the rain. The Mohole, drilling through the earth's crust. We could pass Russians in space with solid fuel boosters. Photo essay - salt water anglers, William K. duPont Carpenter, Mike Lerner, Gus Zarkades, Vlad Evanoff, Zane Grey. Photo essay - Servant problem, part 1. Two missionary women strive to teach Aucas, Elisabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint. Lightweight styles. Walt Disney, the old pro turns out some new movies, " The Absent-Minded Professor," " One Hundred and One Dalmatians," " The Parent Trap" coming soon. Underwater anniversary recalls an underwater marriage, Bob Smith and Mary Beth Sanger (see March 8, 1954). Nightclubs, tropical humor. Looking for a maid, Dorothy Fuller Englehaupt in Chicago. Marines practice leaving a sinking copter at Camp Pendleton. Close-up - the many sided life of Sir Charles Snow.Two page color Revlon ad for new color, honey bee pink. Neat fake volcano for movie, "Devil at four o'clock"
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Life Magazine April 
                    14, 1961Life Magazine April 14, 1961 : Cover - Mrs. Clark Gable and son, John Clark.

Historic photo discovered of scene of Lincoln's death after he was taken from theatre, Julius Ulke photographer. Picture study of Adolf Eichmann, how he spent his time in jail. Secret Cuban revolt comes out into the open. Cuban refugees in Florida, how they are coping. Full page color TANG ad with picture of young man kissing a girl on the cheek. Icebound trip of a stout little ship, the "William Carson" bound for Nova Scotia gets stuck in pack ice for 172 hours, Joseph Coonrod and family from Newfoundland. Thailand's Buddhas on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Norman L. Widen of Onalaska, Wisconsin - pilot, receives souvenirs from the man who shot him down in WWII, Anton Hafner. Photo essay - earth's second layer is tapped, mohole in the Pacific Ocean. The servant problem, Part 2, hiring workers from abroad. Fashion, elegance in chiffon. Half page color Dickies ad with Pat Boone. Debut of John Clark Gable. Jackie Gleason soberly acts himself as a drunk. Sequel, bed races hit the desert. Funny photo of two giraffes with one head. Statues of Buddhas. Center spread two page color Kool-Aid ad, bright and graphic images of smiling pitchers of drinks. Russian Moiseyev troupe is first to dance rock n' roll on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, color photos. Another lovely Cadillac car ad with jewels.
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Life Magazine April 
                    21, 1961Life Magazine April 21, 1961 : Cover - Gagarin greets Khrushchev.

19 pages on Space : inside Yuri's capsule, celebration in Moscow, Impact on Washington, US space future. At the Eichmann trial. Full page color Valiant ad with car in front of blimp. Photo essay - work to preserve wilderness areas, Cape Romain, South Carolina, Olympic forest, Cascade Pass, Okefenokee Swamp, Big Bend Texas, Quetico-Superior. Black magic in Africa, witchcraft and sorcery. New concepts for space flight, concept illustrations by Robert McCall. Sidney Poitier in " Raisin in the Sun." Surveyor of the moon is expected to transmit direct information by 1963. Kind way for mouth X-ray is developed. Latin version of " Winnie-the-Pooh" is surprise best seller of 1961. Elastic fabric in high style. Close-up - Alan Watts and Zen. Gary Player, Masters champ's curious victory, golf. Red Skelton is top US clown, backstage photos of a worrier. Party - teen age astronauts take a flight, including Tommy Marks and Mark Depp and Judy Herr. Full page color Carnation evaporated milk ad with recipe for stuffed hamburgers. Cute full page color Lucky Whip ad with small boy putting mound of whipped cream on bowl of gelatin.
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Life Magazine April 28, 1961Life Magazine April 28, 1961 : Cover - Elizabeth Taylor - an Oscar at last.

In Cuba we took a hell of a beating and here's why. De-sanctified saint Philomena, book by Sister Marie Helene Mohr. LIFE photos win awards, football kickoff by George Silk, horse race by Mark Kauffman, Yale Joel, Leonard McCombe. Leo Durocher and Umpire Jocko Conland, baseball. J.F.K. - color photos inside the White House. Three editorials on Castro. Vatican moves to de-sanctify Saint Philomena. Murchisons and Allan Kirby, biggest proxy fight ever. Brave woman's ordeal in Siberia - Mrs. John Armonas. Steve Allen's family frolic, his mom Belle Montrose and wife Jayne Meadows onstage with him. Ringling Brothers circus elephants. Cute full page color Friskies Dog Food ad with baseball theme and spaniel dog with brown eye brows. First grade school children help solve murder of teacher Mrs. Josephine Keane. Cute two page color Swift's Premium (meat) ad with father feeding twins at same time. NEAT two page color photos of entire alphabet in signal flag jackets (on people) at NewPort Beach, jackets by Mighty Mac of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The urge to use herbs in cooking, color photos of mint, sage, thyme, and more. Cute photo of spaniel dog pulling down pants of 2 year-old Alan Leatham in Mesa, Arizona. Center spread color Swift's Premium ad with cute picture of father feeding twins.
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Life 
                    Magazine May 5, 1961Life Magazine May 5, 1961 : Cover - Anna Maria Alberghetti in charming photo with puppets.

De Gaulle's victory. Photos of frogs injected with radioactive isotopes for medical experiments at Stetson University in Florida. Full page color Campbell's tomato soup ad with 9 ways to enjoy your soup, one of which looks remarkably like Cheerios floaties. U.S. gets ready to launch man into space - we fail to put capsule into space, but capsule escape system works fine. Turandot is biggest opera hit in 10 years. Divers and diggers uncover treasures and history in the Holy Land at Caesarea. The servant problem Part 3, trying to find a perfectionist, William Porter, Jennie Carpenter, Martha Bush of Horseheads, New York. Brave woman's ordeal in Siberia - last part. Full page color Glass Container Manufacturers ad for no-deposit, no-return bottles. Steve Clark speediest swimmer, Los Altos High School, California. Clever new children's book - Lorenzo (fish). Center spread great Olin ad with fierce-looking tabby cat in a box. Krupp empire's big blowout celebration in Essen. Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with tennis-playing couples courtside.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 12, 1961Life Magazine May 12, 1961 : Cover - Al Shepard is hauled into helicopter.

A-OK, the US is in space. Exclusive, Mrs. Shepard's story. Laos goes down the drain, it could be Vietnam and Thailand. Full page color GM Harrison ad for air conditioned cars with illustration of polar bear on roller coaster. Carry Back comes up to win the Kentucky Derby. Capone heir hosts a wedding and the mob meets the press. The present day radicals, left and right, bring us neither hope nor realism. Photo essay - romantic swing in architecture. Photo essay - John Bird Society. Worldwide reactions counters abuse of the man who returned $240,000, Douglas Johnson, an honest man. Book business booms. Seattle student celebrates her scholarship, Marcy DeCou. Inner tubes serve as trampolines, tricky beach sport. Hillary expedition spends an oxygen-hungry winter in the Himalayas. Youngsters at Riverhead County Primary School in Kent learn geography on a giant map painted on their school playground. Family tragedy unearthed in Pompeii. Unusual vision study theorizes that perception is partly a matter of moving, study subjects Brigitte Alexandre and David Tierney in Boston. Hollywood housewives smear their cheeks for charity, blacking out, including Janet Leigh, Barbara Rush, Gloria Cahn, June Hutton, Dean Martin's wife Jean. Cute photo of fan of new Los Angeles Angels baseball team perched on a chimney. Back cover Coca-cola ad of graduates in cap and gown.
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Life Magazine May 19, 
                    1961Life Magazine May 19, 1961 : Al Shepard relaxes with his fan mail.

The personal story of USA's first operating astronaut. Drama in Kansas City ball park, Charles Macomber and Don Sneed. Inside cover Kellog's Frosted Flakes ad with a familiar-looking tiger peering in the kitchen window. Cute photos of 3-year-old Sanra Kunhardt pretending each day to be a doll named Peter. Laotian king Sisavang Vong's funeral. Finale of a music robbery, record racketeers rounded up in New York, Inspector John Lada. Photo essay - Artist Rene Bouche portraying Tammy Grimes, 8 pages of sketches and painting in progress. Photo essay - epitaph for the "Albatross." Full page color ad with Betsy Bell on the phone. Fancy new shower caps with flowers. Chappaqua high schoolers try out music lab, Rick Bridgman, Lu Chaudruc, Margot Smiley, Ginny and Betty Dickenson. Chris Taranto, amazing high school pitcher from Biloxi. A parachute like a pinwheel. Tiny heart regulator is implanted in Brooklyn housewife. Richard Fisher's Massachusetts-made boat is nearly unsinkable. Peter Ustinov in " Romanoff and Juliet." G.E. Engineer John Schmidt designs gadget to help victims of Stokes-Adams disease, micro electronic is implanted in Mrs. Rose Cohen of Brooklyn. FBI steps in to solve mother's dilemma with mixed up twins with footprints. Full page Aetna Casualty ad with photo of small, worried boy getting an inoculation in his behind. A bevy of bassets on a bash, party. Arthur Dubs of Medford, Oregon gets biggest polar bear and has it stuffed.
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Life Magazine May 26, 
                    1961Life Magazine May 26, 1961 : Cover - Jackie Kennedy with Canadian Mountie Harvison.

Kennedys in Canada. Bloody beatings and a burning bus in the South, includes photo of James Zwerg. Laos fades. Sound of violence - new coup in Korea. Photo essay - young Africans in U.S., including photos of Edet Udo, Philip Maundu, Siteke Mwale, William Mbote, Christian Ohiri and others. Gary Cooper dies, images from funeral with stars in attendance, John Wayne, James Stewart, Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich. Shots from Gary Cooper's film history. Movie " Misty" , horses. Ancient relics found in Dead Sea cliffs cave, Yigael Yadin, scrolls, candlesticks, skeleton, more. Full page Bell telephone ad with curious giant  Bell system antenna for catching signals from satellite. Dried flower bouquets, how to do it yourself. Full page Lufthansa German Airlines ad with Pogo Poole. Interesting series of photos of Anne Marie Edvina by ten different photographers. Very cute full page color Lucky Whip ad with little girl piling whipped topping on blueberries. Multiple exposure photos of symphony by Suzanne Hausamann give visual impression of music. Nice full page color Sun Bath tanning lotion ad (Revlon) with lady sun bathing in boat. Dried flower arrangements. Interesting full page color Kelly Tires ad in redwoods. Harper Lee wins Pulitzer Prize for " To Kill a Mockingbird." Children of stars have Hollywood dancing school ball. Neat photo of fan catching Willie Mays fly ball in Candlestick park, baseball.
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Life Magazine June 
                    2, 1961Life Magazine June 2, 1961 : Cover - Fidel Castro.

The crisis in our hemisphere, part 1 - How Castro and the Communists are working to seize Latin America. Negroes go by bus through the South on a ride for rights, including photos of David Dennis, Julia Aaron, Matthew Walker, Jr. and others. Negro First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama - National Guardsmen come in to stop riot . Charles Boas as clown, PhD runs away and joins the circus. Full page black and red ad for " The Last Sunset," starring Rock Hudson and Kirk Douglas. Christopher Wren, architect, 10 pages of color photos. Judy Garland's new rainbow, a great star is reborn. Newest in patio life. House of the month - with central patio and others, built by Joseph Eichler in San Francisco. Full page " The aim of LIFE." Full page color Ethyl Corporation (gas) ad featuring ghost town Calico, California. Edible cellulose, food additive for dieters, no nutrition and no calories. Nice two page color Swift's Premium Prem meat ad with father and two boy scout sons. Reverend William Sloane Coffin Jr. of Yale. New chapel under construction at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Peace Corps entrance test, with photos of Marjorie Donnelly, Joan Silberstein, George Maag, Lawrence Zimbler and others. Cute full page Friskies Dog Food ad with Scottie (Scottish Terrier) dog in tam O'shanter hat.
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Life Magazine June 
                    9, 1961Life Magazine June 9, 1961 : Cover - Kennedy in Paris.

A liberal meets Goldwater. Photo essay -The Public golfer, fore! fore! - an army of sportsmen on the public links, New York's Pelham Park, Kenneth Klemm, Jack Botteon.  Full page color Ronrico ad features Don Cayetano de la Vega. America's new president deals with the tough guys of Europe, De Gaulle and Khrushchev. June brides, photos of 22 of the 205,000 women who will marry this month, including Vanda Norgren of Denver  who will marry Olympic skier Buddy Werner, also Beryl Leli of New york, Josephine Lowrance of Tennessee, more. Amazing overhead photo of traffic jam in Tsukiji, Japan fish-selling district. Prescription for stutters, get mad, Psychologist Murry Snyder. In color - shellfish from many US regions, with gourmet recipes. Page and a half Sealright packaging ad has display of the evolution of milk cartons. Seven pages on entertainment high points : "Guns of Navarone," the MacRaies in nightclub act, Tagore, breakup of the Kinston Trio and more. Full page color Old Crow bourbon ad with illustration of General Basil Duke arriving in New York by C. Jones.
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Life Magazine June 
                    16, 1961Life Magazine June 16, 1961 : Cover - Weddings around the world.

Sherry and Eddie Harlow in Red Cloud, Nebraska, George Hardcastle and Pauline Mitchell of Kansas City, Aleda Wright and Gordon Moynihan Jr in Schenectady, New Nork, plus weddings in Seville, Naples, Hon Kong, India, Germany, more. Photo essay - Latin America, Part 2 - shocking poverty spawns Reds. Colorful full page White King detergent ad with woman in amazingly watermelon-colored hairdo and mod background. Editorial - the costly trip to the moon. Nervi designs a palace for Italy. In color - Russia's elite scientists, artists and athletes including Puppeteer Sergei Obraztsov, Planemaker Andrei Tuplev, Chemist Nikolai Semenov, Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, more. Glamorous full page Cadillac ad with gold embroidery from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and jewels by Harry Winston. Close-up - Newton Minow, head of the FCC. Limber Eddie Foy, dancer. Religion and the schools, historic bitterness lies behind new conflict n a great national debate. Latest tricks in travel : easy-to-tote jet wardrobe, gay-patterned luggage and three unspoiled vacation spots (Cozumel, Hilton Head, Munising Falls). Cute photo of Bobbie Cato continuing to dance after having lost a shoe, Fayetteville Senior High school. Full page color Glass Container Manufacturers ad with returnable bottles.
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Life Magazine June 
                    23, 1961Life Magazine June 23, 1961 : Cover - Princess Grace Kelly.

Young John Clark Gable's christening. Full page ad for " By Love Possessed" starring Lana turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton, more. Goldfine case, he describes friendship, gifts and the way Eisenhower reacted to his imprudence. SAC alert - Operation Readiness Inspection hits Loring Air Force Base in Maine, ORI. Nice two page photo of Grace Kelly with Jennie Flanagan. 18-year-old Lew Krausse Jr.  is starting pitcher for Kansas City Athletics, baseball. Full page color America Fore Loyalty Group ad with painting of Sergeant William Jasper by F.C. Yohn. Backache - its cause. Photo essay - Harvard's 325th commencement. In color - Danish pleasure park Tivoli, twelve pages of sumptuous photos by Mark Kaufmann. Oskar Kokoschka, painter and teacher, at his famous art school in Austria. College teacher tells of ingenious, illegal and widespread ways students pass exams. Full page color Canada Dry ad, sodas in flavors and cans. Cute photo of Cindy Breig, infant, with dog Bimby.
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                    Magazine June 30, 1961Life Magazine June 30, 1961 : Cover - Leslie Caron.

The world's crookedest horse race, the Palio in Siena Italy. Cute two page color Swift's Premium ad with four kids cooking hotdogs over campfire on the beach. The intimate papers of John Adams part I, photos by Andreas Feininger. General Khrushchev closes Berlin. Eichmann on the stand, with courtroom illustrations by Ronald Searle. Full page Western Electric ad with photo of large synthetic quartz crystal. Billy Graham in Great Britain. Bolivia miners in revolution. Full page color Granny Goose potato chips ad. Al Hirt, jazz player in a club and with his family. Photo of bellhop race in Philadelphia, with suitcases. Photo of 1,091 couples together in Cleveland's Public Hall - all married for more than 50 years and celebrating courtesy of the Cleveland Press. Photo of three Miss Americas in Atlanta, Mary Ann Mobley, Lynda Lee Mead, and Nancy Anne Fleming. Cute half-page US Savings Bond ad with small girl climbing up on kitchen counter. Two page full color Enco ad with photo of tornado that hit Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 1955.
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Life Magazine July 7, 1961Life Magazine July 7, 1961 : Cover - Ike down on the farm.

Full page Serta Mattress ad with baseball theme, the companies that " team up" to make the mattresses. Full page color Ethyl Corporation ad with kids on an " American Wood Burner" train in the railroad museum at Greenfield Village. Biggest American Medical Association convention, what your doctor learned at it. Small photo of Joe DiMaggio as ex-wife Marilyn Monroe is carried into hospital for gall bladder surgery. All-start cast in whodunit " Who Killed Julie Greer," including Ronald Reagan, Mickey Rooney, Lloyd Bridge, Edgar Bergen, more. Britain's Susannah York is an actress headed for fame. Exhilarating sport of baton-passing by parachutists, color photos by Charles Bonnay at Orange, Massachusetts Sport Parachute Center, sky-divers Steve Boyle, Lew Sanborn. Excellent full page color Friskies dog food ad with Schnauzer dog wearing brown cowboy hat. Secret moments of Kennedy campaign, illustrations by Arthur Shilstone. Half page Bell Telephone System ad promotes teaching by closed circuit TV. Better living news from the beach - fashions, games and more.
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                    July 14, 1961Life Magazine July 14, 1961 : Cover - Ernest Hemingway.

Call of Danger - In pictures, Hemingway's fascination with bravery and death, his funeral. Memoir of Hemingway by Archibald MacLeish. Full page color Kool-Aid with frosty smiling pitcher of purple. MacArthur's welcome in the Philippines. Sandswept defense of Kuwait. Higher and mightier Hoffa, Teamster Joe Silvaro wears a Hoffa sticker on his belly. Cute photo of two nuns from the Vincentian Sisters of Charity bowling in full habits in Pittsburgh. Israel's big rocket lift. Navy's seagoing lady sailor - Charlene Suneson. Latin America's story of turbulence Part 4. Aqua bobber - strange new water play " toy" for adults, Sharon Beeman at shopping center in Michigan. Big names in small summer theatres, Ginger Rogers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, Julie Newmar, more. Full page color Glass Container Manufacturers ad with two no-return bottles and a glass of soda. Charming photo of 4 year-old Bobby Keene with his dad, Tom Keene, all outfitted to go scuba diving.
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Life Magazine 
                    July 21, 1961Life Magazine July 21, 1961 : Cover - Flavio da Silva's Rescue from Rio de Janeiro thanks to LIFE readers.

Latest Soviet military planes are eye-poppers. Navy blimp deflates. Full page color Glass Container Manufacturers ad with sealable glass jars and glass of iced tea. Full page color S&H Green Stamps ad with smiling woman in front of glassware. Model agent John Harkrider recruits male models. Life rides the Trans-Siberian Railroad - fourteen pages of photos by John Launois. Splendrous art of Gustav Moreau - color photos. Howard Hawks casts newcomer Michele Girardon in Hatari. Cold soup recipes. Teen fashion trends- self-decorated sneakers and oversized t-shirt-dress-top. Hose of the Month, Frank H. Godfrey home designed by Edwar J. Seibert in Sarasota, Florida. Unusual full page Canadian Club Whiskey ad with Snowless Ski Jump outside Oslo in Norway, skier Peter Thyness.
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Life Magazine 
                    July 28, 1961Life Magazine July 28, 1961 : Cover - Brigitte Bardot.

Latin America. Part 5, fourteen pages of dramatic photos of a diverse terrain and people. Nice full page color coffee, two women in soft focus at a kitchen table. Full page Maytag washer ad features unnamed family in West Hyattsville, Maryland with five boy children. Fears of border closure in Berlin, east to west exodus continues. Second U.S. man in space, Virgil Grissom.Full page black and red ad for " Come September" starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, and Bobby Darin. Can the dolphin learn to talk, psychophysiologist John C. Lily in Miami, dolphins Elvar and Tolva. Little League baseball in Danville, Indiana, including photos of Eric Lawrence of Printer's Devils, Rex Givan and mother Pat Givan, Barry Wilson. J.F.K.'s jolly dodger - Pierre Salinger. Graphic photo from the " Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona. Cute photo of Ellen Elizabeth Tsaloff, age 19 months, of Ishpeming, MIchigan getting her hair bow fixed. James Earl Jones in theater production of " The Blacks." Nice photo of Queen Juliana of Netherlands bicycling. Bonco rider Willie Little Bear in his last seconds on the horse before falling to his death in the Calgary Stampede. Full page color gilbey's gin ad with illustration of skiers in front of the Matterhorn by John Moodie. 1.0
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Life Magazine International Edition July 31, 1961Life Magazine International Edition July 31, 1961 : Cover - Leslie Caron (This is the same cover as on the June 30, 1961 regular issue of LIFE, but with different words in upper right). Full page plus photo of London man peering into little minicabs, a new arrival in the London taxi scene. Many letters to the editor about the Rabindranath Tagore article in LIFE International May 8, 1961). Two page ad for P & O Orient Lines, showing what all is happening at 4 in the morning, nice. Full page photo and caption of Sir Compton Mackenzie. Full page color Anglia car ad, at the Colosseum in Rome. Quite a few ads in this issue : Imperial Chimical Industries for Fortel, Matsushita Electric for refrigerators, two page Taunus by Ford, Player's Navy Cut cigarettes, more. The Berlin countdown, Khrushchev told the West to clear out. Southern California Unicycle club. Warm affection for a U.S. hero and the U.S., General Douglas MacArthur visits the Philippines. Chantilly, France and Son et Lumiere. Treasure hunting underwater at Roman Caesarea, Israel, and some on land, Ed Link, Marion Link. Large Feature on Ernest Hemingway. Sound of Music etched in light, orchestra playing, Zurich. The play "The King of the Dark Chamber." And other theater spotlights. Gourmet guide to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from Stubenkuken to Sachertorte, Hotel Eisenhut. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
                    August 4, 1961Life Magazine August 4, 1961 : Cover - John F. Kennedy.

The latest in family fallout shelters. Backlash from Bizerte. Iranian queen Soraya's summer idyll. Full page Carnation evaporated milk ad with recipe for no-bake whipped angel food pie. Mitzi Gaynor wows Las Vegas, photos of her in four different costumes. Photo essay - 312 mile adventure on the Colorado River, below Glen Canyon, with Georgie White. Wayne Wilson in Plastic ball " boat" on Colorado river. Deepest dive ever made, Hannes Keller Ken MacLeish in Lake Maggiore to 728 feet. Donna Reed and costar Coco, the 138-pound poodle. Sun pleasures and perils : sun worshipers and sun tanning. Sir Edwin Landseer, artist, dog art. Virgil Grissom, astronaut, writes about being scared. Indian ceremonies across the country. Full page color Ethyl Corporation ad with photo of Hull-Rust-Mahoning iron mine at Hibbing, Minnesota. The president's speech and the draft, includes photos of Ralph Best, Edgar and Aloha Schaefer, General Maxwell Taylor. Cute photo of boy fleeing the women's changing room at the pool at high speed - he had entered by mistake. Full page color Heublein Cocktails ad featuring Tony Randall.
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Life Magazine 
                    August 11, 1961Life Magazine August 11, 1961 : Cover - Sophia Loren - photo essay by Alfred Eisenstaedt and article.

Off day among the occult by Stanley Karnow. Maya mystery - ruins in Guatemala. Life tours the Northwest, photos by J. R. Eyerman, Yosemite National Park, Crater Lake, Grand Coulee Dam, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Golden Gate Bridge. Full page color Kool-Aid ad with big frosty smiling pitcher in green. Junior Fashion - girls show their knees, includes photos of Susan and Sherry Anderson of Seattle, Nancy Gore at Vanderbilt, and Lane and Jane Kelley. Nice full page Western Flyer bicycle ad. LIFE guide to State Fairs. Photo of a huge smoke ring in Canada, Alberta caused by 100 tons of TNT. Young American musicians abroad, including photos of : Susan Baldwin in Amsterdam, Arthur Baker in Japan, Arlene Weiser, Jane Budworth in Berlin. Full page color Smirnoff ad with swallow arriving to perch on the glass. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
                    August 18, 1961Life Magazine August 18, 1961 : Cover - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in front of photo of Babe Ruth.

Frank Talk on Youth and Sex by Ann Landers. Will Yankee sluggers, smash 60 homers - the real odds? Robert Kennedy attends the independence ceremonies in the Ivory Coast. Full page color Glass container Manufacturer ad with tall beverage bottles. Russia's Titov returns from17 orbits of the planet. Forest fire above Hollywood, dramatic color image of the Hollywood hills ablaze at night, includes color photo of airplane N7961C dropping fire retardant. Another skyjacking, Pan American jet en route to Guatemala. Art of China, collection hidden for decades on island of Formosa, 12 pages in color. Photo essay - The odds on Mantle or Maris breaking Babe Ruth's home run record, baseball. Full page color ad for " P-F" shoes, by B.F. Goodrich and Hood. After a spell of successful spying in the US, a former Communist agent finds Americans easy prey for espionage, they talk too much, Pawel Monat. Ann Landers offers straight talk on sex and growing up for teens. Actresses going over-the-top about certain colors, Tina Louise and red, Jayne Mansfield and Zsa Zsa Gabor in the pink (with a pink poodle, of course). Goofy photo of two Danish workmen in Copenhagen. Lovely full page color Gilbey's Vodka ad with lady in red.
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Life Magazine 
                    August 25, 1961Life Magazine August 25, 1961 : Cover - West Berliners stand their ground.

Full page color Post cereals and TANG ad, buy them both and get free white " hobnail" design glass and bowl. Oops, photo of paratrooper landing in the top of his comrade's open chute. Hemingway's last words letter reproduction. On the brink in Berlin - start of the Berlin Wall, closing of the gate. Death of a Judge - Learned Hand by Ernest Havemann. Two page Standard Oil ad with close-up photo of " skin diver" in helmet and water up to his nose. Up the impossible wall - Mt McKinley, Annibale Zucchi, Romano Perego, Ginacarlo Canali and Luigi Alippi amazing ascent photos. Ole Miss beauty queens - Sarah Kay Burns, Annice Raye Jernigan, Rita Wilson. W. R. Hearst leaps in journalism by W. A. Swanberg. Diane Ellison wins women's world billing title at Hayward, Wisconsin. Photo of horse race finish at Saratoga, where all the horses in the race finished in the order of their jerseys (#1 was first, #2 second, etc). The Pond - photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Sky High house on a pedestal - Leonard Malin's house in LA. Great full page Bell Telephone System ad of phone booth with sign " temporarily closed, bird nesting" and a robin in its nest on top of the phone, White Oak, Maryland. Full page Maytag ad with army family of David Hall, moving from Germany to Baltimore and back to Germany with their washer.
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Life Magazine September 
                    1, 1961Life Magazine September 1, 1961 : Cover - Jackie Kennedy (feature inside).

The First Lady tells her plans for the White House. Neat photo of Little League team from El Campo, Texas. Full page color Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal ad with yummy looking presentation with strawberries, but if this was your serving size you'd be hungry again in about 15 minutes! Two page Royal Typewriter ad, one color page with typewriter, other page lists dealers. Great full page photo of Colonel Glover Johns Jr in uniform and looking pensive. Charming full page color Miss Clairol hair color ad with a lovely freckled lady. Neat illustrated report on baseball pitcher Warren Spahn, who has just had 300th major league victory, the Braves. Almost funny full page color Koroseal upholstery ad with the most boring square sofa set in bright green, stating " Show piece for unique luxury" - people today couldn't wait to carry these to the trash. Here is quite the quote pertaining to the New York political race " Voters, why settle for a hack or a bungler for mayor when you can get an incompetent?" Great photo of a row of men with brooms, New York Whitewings and Frank Lucia. Photo of Francoise Pellegrino being a golf caddy for Joseph P. Kennedy, the President's father. Attractive two page color Sears ad showing lots of items available there. Photo essay - Surfers in California including Larry Shaw (fantastic photo), Hugh Foster, and someone who looks exactly like Tom Cruise. In color - the art of Maurice Prendergast. Paris fashion, the new word is shape, in dresses, suits, corsets. Close-up - Leo Szillard, scientist. Warren Spahn of the Brave's, baseball. 1.0
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Life Magazine September 
                    8, 1961Life Magazine September 8, 1961 : Cover - US Tanker ready for trouble in Germany.

Ike's stand on Berlin. The wall of Berlin is being built, border skirmishes taking place. High wire heroics in Alps : French jet cuts cable car line near Chamonix, those who survive must be lowered by lines, five pages of photos from the rescue. Two page color Seagram's ad with many stylish people at the bowling alley. More outrageous commerce from Maidenform ad, with woman driving red and gilt chariot, wearing plumed helmet and her bra, of course. Monsoon season comes to India, photo essay by Brian Brake, 20 pages in color. Beards are back. Dilemmas of love and marriage, Part 1, changing roles for women in marriage and career. Full page color LOF Glass ad with photo of students studying at Ithaca Senior High School in Ithaca, New York. Fight training underwater, 19-year-old Cassius Marcellus Clay. Close-up - Author Mickey Spillane. Sean Flynn, son of Errol, actor and ladies' man. Missing art masterpieces, wave of thefts from Pittsburgh to Riviera. Full page Volkswagen ad with image of...nothing... " no point in showing it, it looks the same." Audrey Hepburn nearly unrecognizable in " family" photo of Golightlys in early scenes from " Breakfast at Tiffany's."
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Life Magazine September 15, 1961Life Magazine September 15, 1961 : Cover - Man in civilian fallout suit.

How you can survive radioactive fallout : 97 out of 100 people can be saved, detail plans for building shelters and a letter to you from President Kennedy. Full page color Friskies dog food ad with black Scotty dog wearing blue and red Scottish hat (same ad in June 2, 1961). United Nations soldiers waging a war against war, the Congo. Dr. Henrik Forss and his wife and children in the village of Kabinda, Kasai. In color - US furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greek styles. Photo essay - fallout shelters. Marshall Kriesel, young rocketeer. Youth in the Peace Corps. Jim Shoulders, rodeo star nicknamed "Mister Broken Bones." An integration job in Atlanta, a quiet triumph. Neat photo of Jim Arnold on a high bicycle, a stratocyle. Love and marriage, Part 2 - courtship. Photo of six RAF parachutists arm-in-arm in mid-air. Full page color Metrecal ad, dietary supplement drink. Full page color Schlitz beer ad with female fisherman. Full page color Hires root beer ad with Bob Hope. Full page Mutual of New York MONY insurance ad with Gene Roddenberry. Jack Paar brings in extra troops to film a Berlin checkpoint. Peace Corps, including photos of Ron Atwater, Jo Anne Bryan, Robert Pooley, Don Preston and others. Nurses learn how to rescue patients in hospital fires. Marriage, part 2 - Modern courtship, the great illusion. Luis the donkey at the C. Lazy U ranch in Granby, Colorado.
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Life Magazine September 
                    22, 1961Life Magazine September 22, 1961 : Cover - Fighting Carla's winds in Galveston, Texas.

Hurricane Carla, in the eye of a mighty storm, including ordeal of Robert Dunn who lost his family. Astronaut's vigil, Alan Shepard - project Mercury. Full page color Green Giant ad with illustration " in the valley." Nice photo of Mrs. Helen North with 8 children marries Francis Beardsley with 10 children. Crew of the Memphis Belle B-17 has reunion, Vincent Evans. In color - Idlewild, architecture of the jet age, a memorial to a great architect, Eero Saarinen. Photo essay - Norris Graves and family on ranch in Wyoming on Red Fork of Powder River. Love and Marriage, Part 3 - shadow of divorce. More with Yvette Mimieux, two pages of color photos. Phil Hill's victory at Grand Prix of Italy is marred by death of Count "Von Crash", Wolfgang von Trips, Grand Prix car race, race crash. Jack Arthur Somer, sound engineer. Tahiti - a south seas idyll slightly spoiled. Poppies and azaleas should be planted now for spring, gorgeous color photos of flowers in bloom to entice gardeners. Funny photo of hapless basset hounds with noses through the fence at a barbeque. Full page color Curtiss Candy Company ad for new candy, Butterfinger. Greece and Spain link in love when Princess Sophia is engaged to Prince Juan Carlos. Includes neat aerial photo of cascaded oil barrel stack in Texas City.
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Life Magazine September
                       29, 1961Life Magazine September 29, 1961 : Cover - Dag Hammarskjold funeral, his death in Congo puts the entire UN in jeopardy.

Family goes down Niagara Falls in a barrel - William Hill Sr. Red Hill, Major Hill, and Wesley Hill. Baby elephant Norma steals food from New Jersey Governor Meyner 's plate in Trenton. Full page color Friskies cat food ad, orange tabby licking its chops. Two page full color Ford Trucks ad. Ceclie Dionne Langlois of the Dionne quints gives birth to twins. Russia scores glamour coup at fashion show in Paris. Architecture - boom in domes. Mugnano, Italy still celebrates Saint Philomena despite Vatican's desanctification of her. A wrestling match with an octopus near Tacoma, Washington. Fair weather boots for any hour - designers Vera Maxwell, Herbert Levine, and House of Dior. Two page full color 62 sedan and Sedan de Ville ad. Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross of " Car 54, Where Are You?" Chinese art treasures - the life of Shang, 10 pages in color. I tried not think about it by Roger Maris. Free enterprise in Space, AT&T puts its first satellite into orbit, Mrs. Louise Bucker of Milwaukee. Happy Marriage part IV by Ernest Havemann. Two page Serta as with Bob Hope endorsement. Sir Laurence Olivier in The Power and the Glory.
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Life Magazine October 
                    6, 1961Life Magazine October 6, 1961 : Cover - Liz Taylor, back at work as Cleopatra.

Blunt truth from Chiang, as China fight gets hot. A wildcat joint task force takes bold gambles in search for Arctic oil, Melville Island. Doug Parker, Peder Thomsen, Peter Bawden, Laurids Nielsen, Ed Tovell, Bent Skydt, Lloyd Dease. Half page Ford Falcon ad with Charlie Brown and Linus comic.Two page color Revlon ad, glamorous woman in red and white, imperial surrounding for " Louis XIV Red" nail color. Russian models getting attention for their surprising luxury. British soliloquy on sex. Ilchester swannery in Abbotsbury, England. Cute two page Del Monte Round-Up ad with childlike crayon illustration of kids and wagon. In color - the love affair with locomotives, American railroad buffs are faithful to the vanishing Iron Horse, Ron glaus, Ray Sebetka, Bud Swearer, Pershing Scott, Lee Kimmelman. Photo Essay - Liz Taylor as Cleopatra. Close-up - Ambassador Galbraith in India. Art - nudes are back, Maillol, more. Fred Hutchinson, Manager of Cincinnati Reds versus Ralph Houk, manager of the New York Yankees, baseball. Limbering up for limbo with a new party kit from Wham-O, Joan Moiola, Harry Gisler, Darah Preble in Newport Beach, California. Ziv Mayer, wizard of odds. Cute photo of conductor Russell Stanger. Full page GE lightbulb ad with cartoon of Mister Magoo.
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Life Magazine October 
                    13, 1961Life Magazine October 13, 1961 : Cover - Warega warrior poised for attack.

22 pages of color photos of Africa's Savage Beauty by Eliot Elisofon, with quotes from many writers enthralled with Africa. Charming story of dramatic and sad play written and performed by third graders at the New Lincoln School in New York, Zachary Rogow, Lisa Cammett, teacher Arthur Swan, Barbara Zucker, Matthew Elkan, Jill Nelson Neat photo of congregation having service on church lawn as church fire is put out, Asbury Methodist Church in Del Paso Heights, California. Tribute to Jack Benny. Half page color Hires Root Beer ad with Bob Hope. Tailor Sam Harris is suitmaker for JFK. Red China is in trouble , flood, drought, and not enough food. Vertigo-inducing photo of workman polishing steel eagle on the Chrysler Building in New York, hanging from cable 61 stories up. Photo of Jack Benny in the school orchestra at day to honor him in his hometown of Waukega, Illinois. Small photo of Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby on location for " The Road to Hong Kong." Photo essay - sorority rushing at Alabama. Businesses raided for executives. Two page color Humble Oil & Refining Company ad with dramatic photo of Mexico's Paricutin volcano. Close-up - David Ormsby Gore. Sorority rushing at University of Alabama, Burke Fitzpatrick, Bea Lackey, Margaret Flack, Lana Bell. The black leather look from the West Side. Cute full page color Texaco ad showing little boy getting a toy Texaco tanker ship. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with Frank Gifford, New York Giants, football.
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Life Magazine October 
                    20, 1961Life Magazine October 20, 1961 : Cover - eight communist leaders.

Photo essay - Communism, Part 1. Cute (grim?) photo of three youngsters building a play Berlin wall, Peter Friedrich, Jurgen Bottcher, and Katrin Kuhl. Hunting season opens, Dove hunting, including photos of Helen Rome, Jo Barrousse, Hank Harkins, Mrs. Melvin Thrash, Mrs. Charles Burns and others.. Red stamp hoax. In color - Broadway's "West Side Story." Wild fabric patterns. Lifesaving heart pump. Steve Linner. Curtis LeMay, general. Rocket-powered flying belt. Parachutists Charles Bonnay, Daniel Camus, and Jacques Dubourg land on top of Mont Blanc. Kids at a Space show, Thomas Sepp, Marianne Sangesland, and " My God, they launched the wrong rocket." Full page Volkwagen bug car ad with ways to tell a 1961 from a 1962. Beautiful full page color Dodge Dart 440 car ad with red four-door. Cute photo of David Nowak kissing bride Darlene as his train pulled away. Broadway musical " West Side Story." Metropolitan Museum of Art moved an 800-year-old apse from Spain to New York City. St. Bernard do Hughey belonging to Fritz Connor of Columbus, OHio meets a chipmunk.
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Life Magazine October 
                    27, 1961Life Magazine October 27, 1961 : Cover - GI looking out of leafy camouflage.

GI trains for guerrilla war. Communism, Part 2 - Khrushchev close in. Vietnam, our next showdown. Feature on US Army Master Sergeant Antonio Duarte in Vietnam. Funny picture of Boston Celtics and Syracuse Nationals basketball players on their knees on the court in Worcester, Massachusetts, looking for Tom Sanders' contact lens. Cute full page color 7up ad with young people in a rain. Red fallout shelters. Full page Toho Company ad for Japanese-made film " The Last War" about the potential for nuclear war (only in some issues). Two page Ballantine ale ad featuring William Smith (only in some issues). In color - Picasso, his personal collection, 10 pages of photos by David Douglas Duncan. Gifted daughters of famous fathers : Hayley Mills, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Strasberg, Brooke Hayward, Anna Massey, Sarah Marshall. First Miss Teen-Age America contest in Dallas, Janice Zoch of Louisiana, Joyce Worman of Indiana, Gail Thomas of Ohio, winner Diane Lynn Cox of Virginia. Two page Sears as with woman in a mink stole, Sears is one of the largest mink retailers in the country, who knew? Peace Corps volunteer Margery Michelmore causes furor by mailing her impressions of Nigeria on a postcard for too many people to see. Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer divorce. Cheerful charity pay-off at Zoomsi auction in Portland, Oregon. Brigham Young University finds lucky mascot. Calamity on the Bounty. Back cover Coca-Cola ad with barn dancers.
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Life Magazine November 
                    3, 1961Life Magazine November 3, 1961 : Cover - Daughter's goodbye to father returning to duty.

Red Arrow division gets the call - "Back to duty" in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, includes Bill Hutchins and Bill Whitney, Maynard Mittlesteadt and more. Super photo of Michael Steadman throwing down his cloak over puddle for the Queen. Photos of launch of Saturn rocket. Opera singer Leontyne Price works again with conductor Herbert Von Karajan. Two page color Stevens Fabrics ad with image of parachutist. Benevolent US bomb. In color - The Adams Papers, Part 2 - John Adams abroad in France, Holland, England. Full page New England Life ad with photo of douglas Fairbanks, Sr. as D-Artagnan in " The Three Musketeers." Search for the mysterious J.D. Salinger. Nocturnal animals by red light at the Bronx Zoo, douroucouli, genet, bush babies. The age of the hairdresser. Paris bound with Diahann Carroll, Sidney Poitier, Duke Ellington. Leningrad Kirov Ballet, Kolpakova and Semenov in " Giselle," American dancer Edward Villella. Warren Beatty is biggest new name in American entertainment, photos with Eva Marie Saint, Natalie Wood, Vivien Leigh, Jan Norris. Follow-up to Peace Corps postcard affair (see October 27, 1961). Hawaiian football. How Denver's cops turned crook, shocking facts behind a city's disgrace, Carl M. Johnson, Jack Frey. Great photo of Barbara Cain with winning bubble gum bubble.
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Life Magazine November 
                    10, 1961Life Magazine November 10, 1961 : Cover - Khrushchev.

Communism, Part 3 - how we can fight back. Reds step up the pace. In Moscow a plot unfolds and a despot emerges. Nuclear fallout worries. Full page color Heublein Cocktails ad with Orson Bean. Thurber memories. Cancer, new cures coming. In color - Ethel Kennedy and her children. Evening extravaganzas, fashion on the West coast with Oriental influence. Funny exchange of photos between Bing Crosby and Bob Hope dressed as astronauts, and astronauts Shepard and Grissom dressed as song-and-dance men. Aviation, craziest kite in the sky, looks like a foldable ultralight by Ryan Aeronautical. Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston on his hobbyhorse, a precursor of the pedal bike, photos of other historic bikes including Rebessa Russell on a big-wheeler and Oliver and Stephen Parry on a " companion" bike with side-by-side seats and steering. Full page Sunbeam Shavemaster ad with " test" taken by man on the street, Byron C. Ostby in Madison Wisconsin. Teddy's grandson Kermit Roosevelt takes a Sentimental Safari back to the places in Africa that T.R. loved, 7 pages of " then and now" photos. Violent end for Tristan da Cunha, island with new volcano, islanders forced to evacuate. Sweet full page color Northern Tissue ad with blue-eyed brunette little girl illustration.
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                    Magazine November 17, 1961Life Magazine November 17, 1961 : Cover - Minnesota Vikings football players, fold-out photo.

Photo essay - Under fire with the pros : Battle-cry "Get the quarterback!" Firestorm's inferno in Los Angeles, Beth Fishman, Paul Kohner, Bel Air area, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Maureen O-Hara, Fred MacMurray, more. Full page Columbia Records ad for new releases by The Brothers Four, Leonard Bernstein, Anita Bryant, more. Postage stamp designs under fire from collectors and the general public. Udall-san's Fuji feat, Interior Secretary summits Japanese mountain. In color - sea birds. Full page General Electric ad for toy space capsule. Tony Curtis in a Bronx dream, the beautiful life. Doctors try big bag for safe surgery, University of Arkansas Medical School. Charles Howard's Certified Santa School. No more measles with new vaccine. Frenchman finds dinosaur eggs by the dozen, Raymond Dughi. Nobel prize for Zulu chief, Albert Luthuli. Aviation, stunt flyer Cliff Winters. Full page Champion spark plug ad with Bobby Unser winning Pikes Peak hill climb race. Two page color Hartford Insurance ad with trompe l'oile painting of Hayden's Keg and its contents by Fred Eng.
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Life Magazine November 
                    24, 1961Life Magazine November 24, 1961 : Cover - Year-old JFK, Jr.

Exclusive - in the White House nursery. US beefs up Vietnam. Full page color ad for Seattle World's Fair coming in 1962. Full page Tea Council ad with pencil portrait of Otto Graham by Robert Riger. Grim sequel to Tarzan, suicide of man with same name, John Greystroke. In color - art from trash, 10 pages of photos by Art Kane, work by John chamberlain, Richard Staniewicz, Robert Malllary, Robert Rauschenberg. Photo essay - the Twist (dance), Manhattan's Peppermint Lounge, socialites Ina Balin, Susan Stein, Pamela Drexel, more, bandleader Joey Dee, grandmas and toddlers do it, too, Chubby Checker. Full page Sunbeam Shavemaster ad with on-the-street test with Harold Fisk in St. Louis, Missouri. Provocative clues to human mystery in Africa, a link to man. Fashion - fake furs get fancy. Anna Moffo, soprano. George C. Scott and Jackie Gleason in The Hustler. Transistor craze, there's no escaping the noise of portable radios. Jackie Kennedy goes headfirst over her horse. Full page color Kool-air ad with frosty smiling purple pitcher.
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Life Magazine December 
                    1, 1961Life Magazine December 1, 1961 : Cover - Italian beauties in at-home wear, fold-out photo.

14 pages in color - the bold Italian look that changed fashion, photos by Mark Kauffman. Full page color Trifari jewels ad with sparkling earrings, necklaces and more. Full page color Pan-American Coffee Bureau ad, blurry image of two men playing chess and drinking coffee. Terry Jo Duperrault and the "Bluebelle" ship wreck / murder mystery, including Captain Julian Harvey. Michael Rockefeller missing in New Guinea. Photo essay - US helps Dominican Republic return to democracy. A visit to poets Sandburg and Robert Frost. Art spectacle in Pittsburgh, with Carnegie International paintings all over, Giacometti, Timothy Hennessy, Francis Bacon, Richard Diebenkorn, William Turnbull. Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain, basketball's epic battle. Full page Tea Council ad with pencil portrait of basketball's Ray Meyer by Rovert Riger. Julie Harris, actress. Montezuma the margay (South American jungle cat) with Mr. and Mrs. Si Merrill.
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Life Magazine December 
                    8, 1961Life Magazine December 8, 1961 : Cover - Plum pudding flambé.

The season to forget your diet : favorite holiday foods from 12 countries. Two page photo of astro ape Enos. Full page Sunbeam Shavemaster ad with architect Hewitt Hanson in Dallas, Texas. The racial anger that inflamed Route 40 yields to hard work and common sense. How to faint at attention. Princess Margaret and newborn David Albert Charles. World Council of Churches meets in New Delhi, India. " I'll have to hit a keyhole in the sky," by John Glenn. The big space-fossil mystery, meteorites containing what may be by-products of life. John Glenn writes about being on his way to orbit. Harold Lumbert and his family, agony that began at Iwo Jima ends in triumph. Photo essay - the Lumberts today. Edwardian opulence in today's fashions. Gay trip to "Toyland" with Walt Disney. Christmas ads galore. New racing sensation Ricardo Vaenetine Rodriguez of Mexico. Holiday recipes, 8 pages of color photos of decadent sweets. Science's brightest youngsters, includes Philip Deamer, Michael Fitzgerald, James Kolsrud, Richard Heydinger, Stephen Brown, Erik Peper, Mike Kline, Martha Krebs, Linda Silber. Funny photo of football player Buddy Iles tackling the umpire Jack Freeman. Two page color Kodak ad is overhead image of family in PJs opening their new camera on Christmas. Full page Walker's DeLuxe ad with image of ski-bob rider in Vermont.
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Life Magazine December 
                    15, 1961Life Magazine December 15, 1961 ; Cover - Christ at Chartres.

20 pages in color of the Queen of Cathedrals, Chartres. Time runs out in the Congo. Full page color Whitman's Candy ad with photo of 11 people in a very Rockwell-ish pose. Full page color Gilbey's Gin ad with watercolor illustration of Park Avenue by Georgette de Lattre. New love in Himalayas, Paldan Namgyal will marry Hope Cooke. Funny photo of a whole line of black cats, each on a leash - they will audition for Hitchcock's "The Black Cat." Photo essay - the fastest gun of them all, Dick Rudolph, Pepe Sapronetti, John Riddle, Red Jordan, Carole Hall, more. Harry Deterling's family escapes West Berlin by running the border in a train. Lillian Smith recalls the endearing customs and delights of a Deep South childhood, paintings by Thomas B. Allen. Marathon runner Julia Chase of Smith College. School's flip over flappers, Lincoln Junior High School of Santa Monica, California with Helen Robbins, Diden Yeneriz, Yvonne Sherback, Nina Davis and others. Full page Tea Council ad with pencil illustration of Denver University ski coach Willy Schaeffler by Robert Riger. Amazing photo of Torbjorn Lindberg avoiding a splash from a car. Two page color Olin ad with humongous image of Bible open to Luke Chapter 2.
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Life Magazine December                      22, 1961Life Magazine December 22, 1961 : Cover - Our Splendid Outdoors.

Wild Creatures of America - photos by George Silk. Great outdoors articles and photos - snowball fight, sailing a windjammer, Mt. Washington, Goose hunters, Spear fishermen, Skiing, Parachuting - Terry Kunde. Water in the dry west - Imperial Valley, polluted Washington harbor, Glen Canyon dam. Harvesting water from icebergs. Nature in the backyard - Crix Wilson. Trout fishing with John Voelker. Adolph and Olaus Murie - American Naturalists - Edwin Way Teale, Roger Tory Peterson, Paul Errington, Richard Pough, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson, H Albert Hochbaum. Mans ancient link to nature - essay by Joseph Wood Krutch - amazing illustrations. Full page color Florida Orange Juice ad with little girl and stuffed toy rabbit. Californians fight to save Big Sur. Tracking Birds - Julie Young and Beryl Simpson use paint to track bird migrations. 10 great pages of prairie nature illustrations by Rudolf Freund. The passenger pigeon story by Maitland Edey. Back page Coke at with Christmas illustration with Santa and puppy, no words. Two page photo of skiers on Washington's Stevens Pass. Full page color Campbell's Soup ad with soup, sandwich and a candy cane for Santa. Two page color Humble Oil (Enco) ad with image of light display in Rockefeller Center, New York.
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