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NOTE : In a few cases from 1962 on, some content varies by the distribution region, Eastern vs. Western half of the USA.
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Life Magazine 
                    January 4, 1963Life Magazine January 4, 1963 : Cover - The Miracle of Greece.

Inside cover full page color Oreo cookies ad, wooden spoon full of creamy filing. Full page Champion Spark Plugs ad with photo of Mickey Thompson's Challenger I, clocked at 406 mph. Mona Lisa tours the US, inspires hairdos and parodies and awe. Prison photos smuggled out of Cuban jail. LIFE guide to family ski vacations, where to leave the kids, small cartoon by Elmer. The worth of a man, great photos by Gjon Mili for Greece feature, part I, with quotes from the philosophers, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides. Montgomery Clift plays Freud in a new film. Fangs flash in an old feud - should there be a bounty on coyotes? Miniature horses at Julio Falabella ranch. Unusual musical combo, the Lasry-Baschet 'Structures Sonores' ensemble from France. I am an electric eel in a pool of catfish by Timothy Green. Look what is going on at Radcliffe - Kathy Emmet, Mai Britt hairdo, Rosemary Blake, Cinda Stanton, Mary Lowenthal, Lawrence Wylie, Nanno Carpenter, Paula Buckholts, Maria Livanos. Great photo of Stan Baumgartner in the middle of a ski jump at Boyne Mountain ski resort, Michigan. Full page color Marlboro cigarette ad with Paul Hornung, Green Bay football player. 1.0
Good - $15 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has minor cover mark) - $8 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine January 11, 1963Life Magazine January 11, 1963 : Cover - Ann-Margaret dancing in a wild pink outfit.

US leaders tackle a vexing problem - how to reduce your tax bite. Page and a half foldout color Rambler ad for the "Going Places" giveaway, coupons with individual serial numbers, "you may have already won!" Full page Maytag washer ad features Ray Crookston family of 16 from Provo, Utah. Glow from Detroit - biggest year in cars since 1955. Ferocious cold spell seals the Northeast in ice and a strikebound port in woe, with great photo of Henry Gagnon of Central Falls, Rhode Island and gruesome photo of men chipping body of Hugh Reid out of lifeboat. Orphaned brothers and sisters get a mom and dad, Donald and Jean Meyers of Charlotte, North Carolina adopt Walter Baker children. Advances with laser beams, photos by Fritz Goro, research underway for uses in biology, radar, satellite tracking, weapons, and communications. Dr. Seagrave, Burma surgeon. Best dressed for 1963, includes Jackie Kennedy, Gloria Vanderbilt, Mrs. Frederick Eberstadt, daughter of Ogden Nash. Henry Makow of Attawa, Canada is 11-year-old syndicated advice columnist. Phyllis Curtin, opera star. Crazy two-wheel driver, Jean Sunny. Full page color Friskies cat food ad with two adorable kittens licking their lips. Great full page color Pontiac ad with maroon car and night scene. Fight to save eagle and polar bear from extinction. 1.0
Fair (All Good, but has address label scar) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    January 18, 1963Life Magazine January 18, 1963 : Cover - Greece - Part II - Myths, Gods and Heros, cover painting of the Trojan Horse by Eugene Berman.

Katanga in shambles - Congo violence. LIFE guide to genealogy hunting. Full page color Alcoa ad announcing "the newest thing in beer cans," aluminum. Congress open - Ted Kennedy. Mona Lisa makes her US debut with Jacqueline Kennedy and Andre Malraux. New York newspaper strike still going string. Harry Levinson buys the Idols Eye diamond 70.20 carats for $375,000. John Apel lives in a plastic tent because of Cystic Fibrosis. Greece Gods and Myths - paintings by Eugene Berman, drawings by Arno. Homer's wiley 10 year Odyssey. Oliver Twist musical with Clive Revill. Marcello Mastroianni Italian move star and unlikely heartthrob. Full page color ad for the Compact Dodge Dart convertible, in red, of course. Saunas - a hot fad in the US and Finland. Three daughters of Charlie Chaplin prepare to ski at Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland. Dog team fun in Aspen, Colorado, plus the Boomerang Lodge, with Steve, Brown, Jeff Glen, Greta Evenson, Charles Paterson, Joyce Manning, Lynn Bourland and Alan Mace, 2Neat correspondent Malcolm Ruthven remembers building the snow ramp into the pool for the photo shoot! Full page cartoon style ad for General Electric lightbulbs features Mister Magoo. Full page Columbia Records ad with small photos of Anita Bryant, Mahalia Jackson, the New Christy Minstrels, Johnny Cash, and more.
Very Good - $32 buy now

Life Magazine January 
                    25, 1963Life Magazine January 25, 1963 : Fold-out Cover - Vietnamese prisoners in boat - In Mekong Delta, Vietnam troops take communist prisoners to headquarters.

In color, the vicious fighting in Vietnam. Two page Standard Oil ad, Americana series, The Alamo. Full page Hoover ad with photo of the original 1908 model suction sweeper. How Joe Kennedy amassed his fortune. Why not be a cyborg? - special report by Jot Neri, cartoon0style illustration by Huehnergarth. Governor Scranton's gala debut in Pennsylvania. A New York judge upholds pretty girls' privilege of dressing like bunnies, Playboy club in New York. Two miniature paintings by Antonio Pollaiuolo, stolen by Nazis, turn up in California with waiter Johann Meindl, other works still missing. A hippo in drama school, Lutz Ruhe trains Sam the hippo for a movie career. Princess Grace shows off Monaco. Instant color pictures - a new feat by Polaroid, Edwin J. Land perfects his surprising Land Camera, film goes on sale for the first time next week, photos of lab tech Kathy Novy of Cambridge. Painters and angry poets join a growing cult which enshrines Marilyn Monroe, James Rosenquist, Derek Marlowe, Pauline Boty, Norman Rosten. Brief article about Marilyn's heirs, Lee Strasburg, May Reis, Bernice Miracle, Mrs. Michael Chekhov. Full page color Friskies dog food ad, new texture doesn't stick to the spoon.
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Life Magazine February 
                    1, 1963Life Magazine February 1, 1963 : Cover - Alfred Hitchcock with three ravens, his movie “The Birds.”

SPECIAL ISSUE : The new Europe and its critical hour, the mood from London to Moscow. "The Hipsters' View of Washington'" hip words to describe the political scene, JFK is The Man, Bobby & Teddy are The Bruzz, the Secret Service is The Fuzz. Top puppeteering team, Bil and Cora Baird, putting finishing touches on Broadway show "Man in the Moon." Our horse-happy writer's delirious $61,908 day at the races. Ladies on the Volkswagon line - boys like to tease them. Elegant Spanish décor, lacy ironwork, rich tapestries, furniture for the American home. Baroness Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, her art and her four-year-old daughter on skis at St. Moritz. Three page Pure-Pak ad for plastic instead of waxed milk cartons. Anthony Quinn, hottest actor around. Nice full page color Oldsmobile car ad with silver 98 luxury sedan at night. Princess Irene Galitzine sets a style. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with skier. 1.0
Good - $22 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but cover is rubbed and a few corner tips are water marked) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    8, 1963Life Magazine February 8, 1963 : Cover - Statue of muse of tragedy with a theatrical mask.

Greece, Part 3 - soaring thought, stark drama. 1963 - most savage winter of the century, photos from England, Bavaria, Paris, Lake Superior, South Dakota, Henderson New York, Japan, Moscow. Old grad paratrooper, Elliott Chaze returns to Fort Benning, Georgia. We call on Cuba, LIFE photographer and correspondent get unexpected tour of Havana courtesy of Castro . South Carolina's Clemson College integrates. Iran's Shah seeks and gets public support. Robert Frost is dead - some last stanzas. Dead man at the controls, Lester Peterson has to land a plane when the pilot Edgar Van Keuren dies, passengers Lester Laun and John Pawlack. Antiradiation candy, Dr. Michael Ash of Sussex, England invents iodine, strontium and potassium lollipops to counter growing radiation threat throughout the world. Dr. Jonas Salk's splendid adventure, unique institute for biological studies. Gregory Peck and the child actors of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Mary Badham, Phillip Alford. Young actors winning kudos, Janet Margolin, Keir Dullea, Patricia Gozzi. Walt Schoenknecht breaks ski tradition at Mt. Snow. The fabulous Lilly dress. Inside back cover full page color Canadian club adventure ad, Eric Haller tries a mid-air somersault on skis.
Good - $15 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    15, 1963Life Magazine February 15, 1963 : Cover - men moving casket.

Rare photographs and new found facts tell the incredible story of What happened to Lincoln's body, photos of exhumation. Her unexpected majesty - a special report on what happens when the queen just pops in. Boston's terror, series of sex stranglings, photos by Arthur Rickerby. Epic climbing feat, North wall of Great Lavaredo, 17 day winter ascent by Peter Siegert, Kauschke, and Uhner. Canada in a rage over US nuclear warheads on Canadian soil. Young piano virtuosos substitutes for a star and rocks the concert hall, Andre Watts. "Revival of the Throb and Sob," sentimental paintings back in the limelight in London and New York. An architect's home, Eliot Noyes, photos by George Silk, Calder sculpture, Picasso vase, and all the kids practice music. Cassius Clay, his poem "I'm the greatest," and he's after Sonny Liston, too. New facts about the risks of blood transfusions. National Research Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, produces finest-ever metal powder, a billion particles on the head of a pin, to help fabricate better alloys. Nice two page color General Motors ad with white Bonneville convertible car. Full page Columbia Records ad with small photos of Leonard Bernstein, Doris Day, Ray Conniff, Frankie Laine and more.
Fair (All Good, but has minor lower margin water mark) - $15 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    22, 1963Life Magazine February 22, 1963 : Cover - the Kessler twins, very cute in sequins and plumes!

The big walk - can you do 50 miles? A friendly office joke gets out a hand, and now everyone's tromping along, Boy Scout Dave Beck paced the trek from Dodgeville, Wisconsin to Dubque, Iowa; Wendy Williams of Redwood, California gives up at 38 miles. Three page color Ford ad, 63 1/2  models of Super Torque, Falcon Sprint, Fairlane Sports Coupe. Poignant white lie to Isabella and Joseph Posa, who do not realize that their son Eugene Posa is dead. Murder of Iraq's despot, Kassem falls and Nasser rides high. A deformed Thalidomide baby acquires plastic hands, Richard Satherley. Related abortion of Sherri Finkbine due to sleeping drug. 150,000 Swiss take to the ice. Theater, Sir John Gielgud in The School for Scandal. Christine Kaufmann becomes Mrs. Tony Curtis. New Fiber Glass pole vaulting pole, controversy over its bendability. Folk art sets off new US fashions. Carol Burnett scores with her funny face and talents. Watch out for the Dyna-soar, space glider, pilots in training Milton Thompson, William Knight, Russell Rogers, Henry Gorndon, James Wood, Albert Crews, all stationed at Edwards AFB, California. Full page color Camel ad on back cover with Parachutist Jim Arender.
Good - $15 buy now

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Life Magazine March 
                    1, 1963Life Magazine March 1, 1963 : Cover - Green snake rises up and faces the camera.

Fearsome, fascinating world of snakes and why they scare you, photo essay by Nina Leen, great pictures of African egg-eating snake doing its thing, Pacific rattler is eaten by a King snake. Hot war alarm bell in the arctic, weird eyes and ears keep watch for us against Russian rockets, Camp tuto in Greenland, Goose Air Base in Labrador, Dye Main DEW Line station. Momentary millionaire, Stanley Karnow. Full page Bell Telephone System ad touts their support of first statewide closed circuit educational television system in South Carolina. Venezuela's pro-US president Betancourt comes calling. Miners brawl over disputed pay dirt, in Utah's Topaz mountain area with Anaconda Corp. Mihaly Igloi's students slaughter track records in Santa Clara, California. Helen Gurley Brown and book “Sex and the Single Girl.” Mortimer Caplin, internal revenue chief, goes after the expense account. New fashion collections put Galanos and Norell on par with any designer in the world. Nice full page color Old Crow whiskey ad with illustration by C. Jones of Walt Whitman receiving a gift from Francis Wilson. New York Section, when present, includes : Strike GHQ says "Go for Broke", Bert Powers, International Typographical Union president of Local 6 goes to Colorado Springs, Union Printers. Crazy two page photo of a car partly suspended over a hole in the road at the corner of Broadway and Bleecker, Robert Sussman, plus another car in hole, license plate 3V-103. Short piece and photo on funeral of policeman Vincent Zichettella, resusitation of young Denise Williams by Howard Campbell and Lawrence Sagona. Full page ad for Cameo super-support stockings. Children's theater, plays like "Beauty and the Beast." Public School 20, I. Edwin Goldwasser, Rivington Street, new P.S. 20 on Essex Street. Full page Lufthansa ad. The Fire Department ousts 12 artists from loft-studios on the Lower East Side, landlord Seymour Finkelstein, painter Mary Slote, others. Comedienne Hermione Gingold writes a book. 1.0
Very Good
- $22 buy now
Good - $12 buy now
Fair (All G, but last pages have edge nick) - $8 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    8, 1963Life Magazine March 8, 1963 : Cover - Gorgeous picture of Jean Seberg in fancy black outfit.

Stars pick their Paris spring favorites, Sophia Loren, Ludmilla Tcherina, Romy Schneider, more. Half page afta aftershave lotion ad features Rocky Marciano's "Chin of Iron." Revolutionary devices to control your Brain, Part 1, Dr. Vernon H. Mark, Dr. B.F. Skinner, Dr. Robert S. Morison, Dr. Carl R. Rogers. Greece Part 4 - the golden age of Athens, paintings by Morton Roberts, Stanley Meltzoff, Daniel Schwartz, Bert Silverman, George Ziel. Papa Doc Duvalier's tyrannical rule of Haiti. Acoustical fox hunt - hound dog version. Earthquake in Libya. Piano-wrecking fad. Oddity from Menotti, opera Labyrinth. Mother Goose ski slope - Paula Valra teacher at Mittersill, New Hampshire. College students have too much winter, Piano Reduction Study Group stuffs entire piano through 20 cm hole. Copyright battle over two novels with the same thriller theme. Decorated shades for windows, including leopard spots. Two page Sears ad pictures world's sport leaders on their advisory staff, including Sir Edmund Hillary, Ted Williams, Bill Holland, Ed Lubanski and more. Very cute cartoon-style color ad for Bell Telephone System, little Betsy Bell sitting in her doll house.
Good - $10 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover has light wear) - $7 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover has crease and minor edge fading) - $7 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    15, 1963Life Magazine March 15, 1963 : Cover - Fidel Castro in black and white.

Inside Castro's Cuba with photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Ad - full page for 1963 pickups. African Students hear “Cherni Maimuni” and they leave Communist schools by Jordan Bonfante. Ad - Full page for Wyler's American Soups. The families of four US pilots who died in the Bay of Pigs invasion, Pete Ray, Wade Gray, Riley Shamburger, Albert Persons. Photos of the inside of a cave formed by an underground atomic test. How to use atomic blasts to clear the Panama Canal. Cathy Clark sets out to be a nun, many striking black and white photos of the lives of nuns by Grey Villet. Learning to do crewel embroidery. LSD testing - The chemical mind changers, Barbara Dunlap, Dr. B.F. Skinner. Full page color Carnation Cottage Cheese ad, happy vegetables. Playgrounds with a space age spin. A gay blade on K.P., an ice skater slices a potato - Dawn Scott and Desmond Scott, the humorous part of this is that the potato is already cut in half (you can see it in the photo), Desmond only needs to hit it and it falls in two pieces. Full page Maytag features tenth move in 11 years for Mr. and Mrs. Hults of, well, everywhere... including Kodiak, Alaska and Memphis, Tennessee.
Very Good - $35 buy now
Fair (All Very Good, but has minor address label scar) - $25 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    22, 1963Life Magazine March 22, 1963 : Cover - Deep down patrol on a Polaris Submarine.

1963 Fords draft in the Daytona 500 by Tom Flahery. Polaris prowls the sea by Robert Brigham, Commander John L., Lt. John R. Delaney, missleman Robert Steward, Chief Jimmy Rebman, Grand Ole Opry says goodbye to four stars - Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jack Anglin. Full page ad for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," with Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Susanne Pleshette, and introducing Tippi Hedren. Surface of Venus by Mariner space probe. Two page color ad, 1963 Chevy Trucks are the New Reliable. Photo of a young Richard Nixon at the piano. Grand Ole Opry says goodbye to four stars who die unexpectedly in the same week: Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jack Anglin. Polaroid cameras make 50 second color a reality. Commando Raid on Everest - Norm Hansen, Roger Hart, Hans-Peter Duttle, Woodrow Wilson Sayre, amateurs attempt the summit. Crackling excitement in school corridors, "team teaching" concept at Wayland, Massachusetts High School, photos by Cornell Capa. Full page Dr. Pepper ad featuring Harmon by Johnny Hart. Tulane University adds women to its swimming team - Pam Hayes and Martha Leveritt. Full page color American Oil Company ad  featuring Barney Oldfield. Elementary students Livia Linden and Nancy Edelman of New York's P.S. 6 create paintings which designers convert to dresses. Doctor flies a helicopter to his patients, Murray Markley and Pay Hughes. Jack Lemmon by Peter Bunzel. Photo - Bear climbs up onto bridge structure.
Very Good - $30 buy now
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover has mild spot and address label scar) - $9 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    29, 1963Life Magazine March 29, 1963 : Cover - Crowd waving American flags in Costa Rica.

Inside a human cell, Part 3 of a series on the body, illustrations by Arthur Lidov. Invest in a good crook, bail bondsmen. Full page color Cheerios ad. JFK in Costa Rica. Mother Seton beatified, a step nearer sainthood. Robert L. Ekelund flying a transport plane from Hawaii to San Francisco, two engines fail and passengers threw thousands of pounds of luggage off to reduce fuel consumption. Cherry Scales of Jackson, Mississippi twirls her baton in beauty pageant. Ginger Rogers dancing at 51 on the Red Skelton show. Astounding, huge Army vehicle 10 foot tires, 572 foot long. Baseball's Los Angeles Angels in spring training. Nightmare rail ride, Jim Gerace. The Hollywood western, photos of "How the West Was Won" stars John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Karl Malden and more. Full page color Smirnoff ad features Robert Goulet with surreal image of a glass in a window in his chest. New York Section, when present, includes : Wave of jewel robberies in midtown hotels. John Fiederlein hit by car, includes photo of Philip Melita and John's father William Fiederlein. Striking printers of Local 6. Glynis Johns - two page photo. Photos of actors Alan Arkin, Vivian Blaine, Ruth Gordon, Lili Darvas, Gertrude Berg, Howard DA Silva, Vivien Leigh in Tovarich, Byron Mitchell. Horseracing and bill to legalize off-track betting
Very Good - $20 buy now
Fair (all G, but 2 pages have minor margin water marks) - $8 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    5, 1963Life Magazine April 5, 1963 : Cover - Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, painting by Stanley Meltzoff.

Greece, part 5, the two wars of destiny. Hot scandal brewing in Rockefeller's New York, State liquor authority corruption. Neat full page color Bell telephone system ad with three different phones. Costa Rica's Mt. Irazu volcano erupts - great photo. Hope Cooke of Manhattan weds the crown prince of a Himalayan kingdom, Sikkim. Brooklyn girl Helen Klaben and Mexican pilot Ralph Flores survive 49 days in winter Yukon wilderness, Helen Klaben and Ralph Flores. Boxer Davey Moore fights, talks to reporters, then collapses and dies. New exhibit at the Bronx zoo features siamangs. Garbo-inspired fashions for spring. Ernie Kovacs' widow makes a strong push for her own career. Children's book by Bernard Waber tells how to lay an egg. 43-year-old White Sox pitcher Early Wynn goes for 300 victories, baseball. Steel sculptor David Smith. Full page ad for the movie "The Ugly American," with Marlon Brando, Sandra Church, and more.
Very Good
- $28 buy now
Good - $18 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover split at spine and neatly taped on inside) - $9 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine April 12, 1963Life Magazine April 12, 1963 : Cover - Lost for 49 days in the Yukon in winter, Helen Klaben at the time of her rescue.

Horse player Havemann rides again by Ernest Havemann. Air Travel's new look , TWA special feature. Vamos! The buccaneers attack the Soviet prey, amateur Cuban commandos, Tony Cuesta, photos by Andrew St. George, illustration by Sanford Kossin. French coal miners strike in Forbach. Little Harold Wilson knocks at No. 10, Timothy Green. 34 Korean orphans sing on seven-month concert tour of 15 countries. Two page ad for Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe. Lost treasures are seen again, Hrastovlje in Istria, restoration of artworks in Yugoslavia, photos by Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo. US Supreme Court decides about bibles in the schools. The phantom tax swindlers by Keith Wheeler. Hedda Hopper- a new book. Skydiving Chute-em up, stuntman Howard Curtis and Doyle Fields in Ripcord. Whooping Cranes with George Douglass. Full page color Wyler's Famous American Soups ad, proud of its sturdy stock. The following are only in the “NY extra section” when available : Mayor Wagner ends the New York newspaper strike. Brooklyn's 82nd police precinct closes. Tiffany Easter Bonnet with real eggs and a nest. Boys fishing along the Bronx River and the Saw Mill River.
Good - $30 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has a thin water mark in the margins of a few pages) - $20 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    19, 1963Life Magazine April 19, 1963 : Cover - Richard Burton and Liz Taylor.

Mrs. Ernest Hemmingway's sentimental safari, return to the Africa they both loved. Cleopatra, the most talked about movie ever made, many photos from the set, backstage details: $6,500 gown of pure gold, 6,000 extras and ritual snake dancers. Full page Maytag washer ad features Mrs. David E. Creager of Beckley, West Virginia. Special report by Bob Buyer on his do-it-yourself attempt at making maple sugar. The nuclear submarine Thresher goes down in the Atlantic, 129 die in worst submarine disaster in history. Russian poet Evgeny Evtushenko travels the West and gets himself in a lot of trouble back home. Circus headliner La Toria, Vicki Unus, aerialist. Funny piece about Peter Ustinov in "Photo Finish," which he also wrote. Twin-ridden classroom, confusion of trying to teach seven sets of twins, Bar Mills, Maine with Mrs. Walter Johnson. Vaccine for Measles approved. World of orchids in color, photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Full page color 7up ad with young women in yoga postures. Cute full page Sanforized fabric ad with photo of real elephant in a pair of pants.
Good - $18 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but cover is faintly splashed) - $9 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has mild cover wear and center spread has a tattered edge) - $8 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    26, 1963Life Magazine April 26, 1963 : Cover - Jackie Kennedy on her tenth birthday with dog Tammy.

Charming album of Jackie growing up, 8 pages of photos. First view of the Bali volcano. Predicament of Chancellor Adenauer. Football gamblers, pro stars Hornung and Karras are fired. Watch out for tainted tuna, government tracks down poisonous cans. Remarkable pictures of white kangaroos, crossbred and inbred by Sir Edward Hallstrom in Australia. School row in Paradise, California, teacher Virginia Franklin tries to teach students to think for themselves by exposing them to a variety of ideas, parents in a uproar. Rise and shine of matinee idol Robert Goulet. Rising starlets model in the surf: Abby Dalton, Carole Wells, cheryl Holdridge, Sharon Farrell, Celeste Yarnall, Carol Christensen, Asa Maynor, Ursula Andress, Dolores Faith. Lous Stern collects the art that appears in other art, exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Perils of wearing a coronet, a provocative book about life among the British gentry. 1,300 year old Maya skeleton poses a riddle of the past. Bridget Bardot's own bowler. full page color Campbell's Soup ad, vegetable beef and a sandwich.
Very Good
- $48 buy now
Good - $38 buy now

Life Magazine May 3, 
                    1963Life Magazine May 3, 1963 : Cover - sculpture head of Alexander the Great Conqueror.

Greece, part 6. Irving Berlin's 75th birthday, salute by Tom Prideaux. Mrs. Margaretta Fitler Murphy divorces husband and is paired with Nelson Rockefeller (see LIFE May 17, 1963). Amazing photos of pilots in Indiana averting a midair collision. Inside back cover full page Old Crow whiskey ad with illustration of John James Audubon showing his sketches to Daniel Webster by C. Jones. Princess Grace comes home for a visit. Students mourn death of Whitney Griswold, Yale president. Carol Lynley moves into adult roles. Sheik Shakbut, ruler of Abu Dhabi, is world's richest man. Boston Marathon, Ethiopians in the lead, but Belgium's Aurele Vandendriessche wins and Francis Port, Jr. is dead last. Chaotic mismanagement in red China. Photo essay follows path of Alexander the Great through Afghanistan, Kandahar, Hindu Kush, Bactria by James Burke. Genealogy is jumping, it's the season for ancestor hunting, Carol Ronnow of Salt Lake City finds relatives in Denmark. Dog's harrowing hairdo. Two page Tupperware ad with photos of top 27 distributorship teams for first quarter of 196, the Spotlight Club.
Good - $12 buy now
Fair (All VG, but cover has crease) - $7 buy now
Fair (All G, but has minor spine end water mark) - $7 buy now

Life Magazine May 10, 
                    1963Life Magazine May 10, 1963 : Cover - Bay of Pigs, paintings by Sanford Kossin.

Raw untold truth by men who fought there. Heartbreaking price they paid for US miscalculations.Full page Maytag ad with wedding photo of Mrs. A.W. Bell of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania in 1933. Fly fisherman Peter Miller reveals some fiendish secrets of an accomplished trout-fooler. Big flaps over birth control, new devices fan controversy, pill for men, IUD coils. Catholic doctor John Rock of Boston is birth control proponent AND grandfather of 17. Marlon Brando tries to improve US image abroad. Mme Ernest Rouart, daughter of Berthe Morisot, recalls that all the great artists painted her and her mother: Renoir, Degas, Manet, Cassatt. Equitation school at Full Cry Farm, Sydney Hoyle, Jane Boleyn, Shawn Boland. Mary Ann Sears teaches tots to swim, includes student Tina Lang. Very funny photo of Margaret Herzog on her wedding day with another person under her skirts.Twin hippos born at St. Louis zoo. Nice full page color Honda ad with Honda 50 motorcycle scooter in redwood forest.
Very Good - $25 buy now
Good - $15 buy now

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Life Magazine May 17, 
                    1963Life Magazine May 17, 1963 : Cover - Governor and new Mrs. Rockefeller, Margaretta Murphy (see LIFE May 3, 1963).

Gordon Cooper, man for 22 orbits, prepares for launch. "Instant arithmetic" with The Trachtenberg Speed System, Victor and Jeremy Weingast of Newark, New Jersey. The greats of 40 years at one fabulous party for TIME magazine cover personalities, Gina Lollobrigida, Norman Thomas, Olivia de Haviland, Dean Rusk, Bette Davis, many more. Rockefellers' honeymoon. Funny story about poor boatyard operator. The longest national highway - the Trans-Canada. Racial hatred approaches flashpoint in Birmingham. Phyllis Diller hits the big time. "Rocket mail," hobby rocketeers send souvenir mail up in their craft, then mail them via real post and create collectors' items worth thousands. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist, defects from Russia. Hunt for actor to impersonate Kennedy st skipper of PT-109. Science of household warfare, doctor claims it's healthy. 4 photos of Mysterious Cloud ring in Arizona, thought by some to represent the face of Christ. Volunteer describes record-breaking “space flight” solitary in cell which stayed on earth, Whilden Breen, Jr. Half page afta after shave lotion ad features Stan Musial, "Man of Steel." Nice full page color Volkswagon ad with red van and sailboat.
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Life Magazine May 24, 
                    1963Life Magazine May 24, 1963 : Cover - Gordon Cooper in space suit before his flight.

Cooper's trip and Einstein's theory, his flight heralds a fantastic era of shrinking time. Full page Maytag washer ad features 35 women of Delta Delta Delta sorority at the State University of Iowa. Tribulations of John Acoca, boy getting haircut. Extremist violence in Birmingham, Alabama, James Baldwin speaks out. New car gets something new under its hood, turbine engine in Chrysler car. Hume Cronyn in The Miser, arts flourish in new theater in Minneapolis. 16 pages of color photos of surfers in Hawaii, Rick Grigg, Jose Angel, Joe Kaohi, Greg Noll, Nick Beck. James Baldwin talks about relationships between the races. Stirling Moss makes predictions about Indianapolis 500 race.  Roland H. Baker at Michigan State University has do-it-yourself African elephant skeleton to assemble. James Bond makes his movie debut, Sean Connery as 007. JFK revamps White House rose garden. Ballet team of Fonteyn and Nureyev are the hottest thing in show biz. Two page color Ford ad with ten photos of small boy in space suit with bubble on his head explores the interior of the new car. Extraordinarily cute photo of boy parking toy car between regular cars, Brian Noble.
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Life Magazine May 31, 
                    1963Life Magazine May 31, 1963 : Cover - The Coopers reunited.

I was cool too, by Trudy Cooper (Gordon Cooper's wife).. A Negro photographer shoots from inside, the black muslims, Gordon Parks. Shahanshah of Iran, royal reformer, 10 color pages of glorious art treasures, story by the Shah. Elke Sommer has Hollywood begging for more. How is it that animals can tell time? Tracking animal movements with electronic equipment. Adventure in a city garden, funny piece by Paul Mandel, NYC. Funny photo of lineman on telephone pole in middle of railroad tracks. LIFE photographer George Silk turns his cameras on his own family and his children's tendencies to keep anything cuddly: hamsters, ducks, dogs, rabbits, cats. Curious full page color Shu-mak-up ad for paint that goes on shoes. Full page color Schlitz beer ad with new pop top.
Good - $10 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover starting to split along spine) - $7 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has very minor margin water mark) - $7 buy now
Fair (All Good, but covers are water marked) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    7, 1963Life Magazine June 7, 1963 : Cover - Pope John 23rd.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper writes about his 22 orbit flight, photos by Cooper from 100 miles up. What the heck is Uberbeschaftigung? James Bell thinks JFK needs it. Clues to submarine Thresher mystery. A bomb expert tries to defuse mailbox bomb and it blows up, Walter Leja in Montreal - gruesome photos. Great photos and story of Heinz Warneke's elephant sculpture at Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, with live elephants alongside in similar pose. World's biggest sun scope, 500 foot tunnel - McMath Solar telescope at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona. Athletes, including Maury Wills, try to improve their game through hypnotism. Luke Halpin gets to know his new dolphin costar for the movie "Flipper". Pope John XXIII in failing health. Woman behind the Man of the Century, Clementine Churchill by Jack Fishman. 57 boats start a 12-day race and only 2 finish the Texas Water Safari, Lynn Maughmer and Jimmy Jones. Funny photo of John McEldowney, second baseman for Baylor University with baseball on his head. Full page color ad for Martin Marietta PAINTS, now space-rated.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has minor address label scar) - $9 buy now

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                    Magazine June 14, 1963Life Magazine June 14, 1963 : Cover - St. Peter's and basilica square.

Great Princes of the church, among them the next pope. Edible spaceship. Death of Pope John 23. Upsurge of infant beatings by parents. "Gaseous Cassius" goes British. Dock bound atomic ship Savannah, a national disgrace. Lunts come out of retirement for the final offering of the US Steel Hour. Romy Schneider returns to Vienna. Greece, part 7 - travelers' guide to the isles. Frank Rose deals with first desegregation of Alabama University, three Negro students will enroll for the first time. Clementine Churchill, part 2. Tarzan in Thailand, a changed ape man, played by Jock Mahoney, no more Jane, no more Cheetah. Full page color Bell Telephone ad with baby on flying carpet.
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Life Magazine June 
                    21, 1963Life Magazine June 21, 1963 : Cover - Shirley MacLaine as Irma La Douce, super cute photo.

The Profumo affair, the scandal that has the whole world buzzing, British war minister's affair with call girl Christine Keeler. Ireland is set to welcome Kennedy back home. A Buddhist cremates himself, Quang Duc in Saigon - gruesome photos. Assassin kills a Negro leader Medgar Evers. 3,800-Mile "sea serpent," the U.S. end of the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable turns up at Beach Haven, New Jersey. Cleopatra opens to mixed reviews. Ouimet's 1913 victory that revolutionized golf. Colossal H-Bomb hole, Atomic Energy Commission has 12-million ton deep lab. Jacques d'Amboise, ballet dancer. Six out of 10 who enter college quit before they finish - why? The beach burnoose for summer smallfry fashion. Memorial for Pope John XXIII and the beginning of the search for the next pontiff. Happy family sailing in Antigua, Mike Badham family on Westering. Neat two page color Du Pont auto polish ad. Janie Albert enters Wimbledon and is a smash hit, Tennis.
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Life Magazine June 
                    28, 1963Life Magazine June 28, 1963 : Cover - Medgar Evers' widow consoles her son at funeral service.

Soviet space girl Valentina Tereshkova (Russian female cosmonaut) makes US men sound stupid, while 13 American women are still waiting to make the trip. Full page color Listerine ad shows illustrations of 15 germs the mouthwash kills. For once, a depositor gets something out of a banking error, Thomas Thaggard keeps $43,000 of a mistake at Union Bank and Trust Company in Montgomery, Alabama. Evers is buried at Arlington as Negro anger rises across the US. Crazy early ultralight aircraft, including Skymat. Blizzard of hail in Denver, Tina McAllister and neighbors in 4 feet of hail. Florida game wardens take rustle up wild pigs. Jim Fitzsimmons, horse-trainer, puts himself out to pasture. Robert Graves has four new books out at once. Nervous system, Part 4 of the Human body series, the nervous system, paintings by Arthur Lidov. Margaret Bourke-White, photographer. Vivien Leigh in a Broadway musical, tovarich. Stanley Bleifeld, sculptor, focuses on Biblical scenes. Full page color Bethlehem Steel ad for cans, with overhead photo of picnickers at the beach.
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Life Magazine July 
                    5, 1963Life Magazine July 5, 1963 : Cover - New Pope Paul VI spectacle at the Sistine Chapel.

Restaging of Picketts charge at Gettysburg by Robert Wallace. Review of recent popes by Robert T. Elson. Kennedy enraptures Germany and challenges De Gaulle. Full page color Kellogg's Variety Pack ad with fruit and milk pitcher. Murderer of Medgar Evers - Byron de La Beckwith. Arnold Palmer gets stumped, ball lands in a stump. Scotch guards, geese guard, Dumbarton whiskey. The Vee-Balloon makes first ascent, is designed to be a stable flying platform for scientific instruments. Hud, Paul Newman's new movie about Hud Bannon, article about his marriage with Joanne Woodward. America's great architectural heritage, photos by Walker Evans. Restless teenagers and lax parents are a violent threat to to suburbia by Robert Wallace. Kennedy's Irish kin, photos by Farrell Grehan. Rachel Robinson and Jackie Robinson raise money for civil rights. Full page color Old Crow whiskey as with painting of Samuel Webster. Full page "new" Little Friskies dry cat food by Carnation ad. The following are only in the “NY extra section” when available : New New York Hilton opens with dancing girls. Around the world at Jones Beach - movie Around the World in 80 days with Guy Lombardo. Mets fans photos. 1.0
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Life Magazine July 
                    12, 1963Life Magazine July 12, 1963 : Cover - Steve McQueen riding his motorcycle with his wife Neile.

Barry Goldwater's election campaign. Humorous two page color Kodak film ad with improbably pair of photos. Rio fire in a high rise, rescue and tragedy, photos. Full page Bulova watch ad, 73 women in towels and sunglasses. Watching the eclipse, making a sunscope out of a box. Two page color Kodak ad on the beach at Bermuda. Pope Paul VI crowned, nice photo collection. Auctioneer Peter Wilson sells 19th century paintings for $30 million in one year. Russian spies in New York, Ivan Egorov, "Robert Baltch". Small photo of Jim Whittaker, first American to summit Everest, and family. Steve McQueen, "The Bad Boy's Breakout, photos by John Dominis. Far off exiles of Tristan - Ernest Green, Frank Glass, Mabel Lavarello, Gertude Lavarello, Sogneas Swain, Albert Glass, Stella Glass return from unhappy 18 months in England when volcano threatened their community. Building New York's Verrazano-Narrows bridge, great color photos. Old time fiddlers contest - Russell Dille, Charlie Waer, Phil Fregon, and Mannie Shaw. full page color Texaco ad, family returning to their car at sunset on the beach. The following are only in the "NY extra section" when available : Brooklyn Public library eyes its book crooks, tries to stop book theft. Montauk archers kill sharks with their bows. New York 4th of July beach scene - very crowded. Photo of Coney Island Cyclone.
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Life Magazine July 
                    19, 1963Life Magazine July 19, 1963 : Cover - Greek sculpture.

Greece, final installment, the art, foldout photo of the Parthenon frieze,vases, olive trees, more. Automation's really here, jobs go scarce, Frank Martoglio at Republic Aviation, William C. Jensen at General Dynamics Corp, Nicola Yanoff studies to qualify for a new job. Full page color Western Auto ad for Wizard freezer. Verdict that outraged a city, five die but judge's son goes free : Gareth Martinis. Full page Maytag washer and dryer ad features some of the tenants of the Stadium Court Apartments in Portland, Oregon. Creative camping, expert at getting other outdoorsmen to do the work tells how. Racial hatred in the north, gross stuff in New York. Full page color New York Life ad has stack of state puzzle pieces. Ali Osdemir, Turkish highwayman. Wick Peth, rodeo clown. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney together again for Garland's new TV series. Private River boat, Eddie Jones.The strange film "8 1/2" by Fellini. Funny photo of Danish woman standing in a sea of parked bicycles, trying to find her own. Cute half-page Wyler's lemonade mix ad with cartoon illustration of two tots at lemonade stand.
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Life Magazine July 
                    26, 1963Life Magazine July 26, 1963 : Cover - Young actress Tuesday Weld changes her image.

Towns 30 miles apart meet race crisis, one is at war (Cambridge, Maryland), one is at peace (Salisbury, Maryland). The 100 gaudy years at Saratoga resort. Two page color American Oil Company ad from the Americana series, Lincoln-Douglas debates, illustration by H. Charles McBarron. End of the Texas towers, farewell to the iron bastards … Air Force radar towers in the Gulf. Giants' Alvin Dark gets mad when pitchers bean his batters. Fountain sculpture in Seattle. Recipient of lung transplant dies, but surgery takes a leap forward, Regis Sismour and Doctors Magovern and Yates. Marvella Bayh and life in Washington D.C. Amazing Hugo Gernsback and his space age scientific prophecies. Outlandish and gaudy grand motels of America. Famous stage couple, the Lunts, at their Wisconsin home. Cute photo of little girls inspecting a ventilation grate in art gallery (instead of art) - San Francisco Museum of Art. full page color Ethyl Corporation ad encourages Americans to take their families on the road for hands-on education. 1.0
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                    Magazine August 2, 1963Life Magazine August 2, 1963 : Cover - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax, baseball - The mostest pitcher - most wins, most shutouts, most strike-outs.

Solar Eclipse in color, great time lapse shot of stages of eclipse in California. Very pure looking full page color Lux soap ad. Three old folks charged with kidnapping ducks, Stephen Newrocky, Raymond Lopez, Mrs. Venceslava Hanush, Los Angeles. Back page color Coca-Cola ad with berries, mint, and lime in ice cubes. Vietnam's buddhists fight Diem regime with sit-downs and suicides. Moscow Track meet, US women get trounced. Sonny Liston's secret weapon, the whammy - this is a great close-up photo of his face, boxing. Success with a sewed-on arm, Everett Knowles, Jr. in Somerville, Massachusetts. Humpback whales, spectacular color photos of whales breaching, whales underwater. Photo essay with quotes from his books, William Faulkner's Mississippi by Martin Dain. Photo essay of European garden tour by Carlo Bavagnoli. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
                    August 9, 1963Life Magazine August 9, 1963 : Cover - Harriman and Khrushchev chat after treaty.

Threshing out the treaty, with Harriman behind the scenes in Moscow. Full page color Hunt's catsup ad with a yummy "cheese-stuffed burger and recipe. Lives the earthquake missed, Skoplje Yugoslavia including story of Serge and Suzanne Jacquemart of Belgium. Cute full page Volkswagen ad with bug. 100 year-old parrot with dock-walloper's vocabulary ties up the best property in town, Victoria, British Columbia. US vs Russia in Afghanistan - new turn in cold war. Mickey Mantle pulls up lame again. Paris commemorates 800th anniversary of Notre Dame. Broadway play “Never too late” - a million dollar headache. Burke Marshall, racial trouble shooter. Bachrach family of presidential photographers commemorated. Paul Mellon collection of English art, 8 pages of color photos. Venomous insect stings. Lively look for lingerie. Bobby Kennedy's son is christened. Nice full page color Camel ad on back cover with scuba diver Bill Bunton. Cute full page Hoover vacuum cleaner ad.
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Life Magazine 
                    August 16, 1963Life Magazine August 16, 1963 : Cover - Lighted window, hospital vigil over the Kennedy Baby, compassionate nation watched.

Congress fattens up the pork barrel - billions thrown away and it's your money, cartoon-style illustrations by Erdoes. Among the "porky" projects, the Arkansas River Navigation Project, dikes intended to gather silt and reroute the river, Upper Colorado River Project, and the Rural Electrification Administration. Military prison play, The Brig, is a shocker. Full page color Golbey's Gin ad with color illustration of Portofino by Arthur Taylor. Campus styles, Picasso on sweaters, vinyl jackets, and fake fur. Mensa - high I.Q. fraternity. Nuclear test-ban. Jonathan Miller - star of "Beyond the Fringe." Gordon Parks tells how it feels to be black through his novel "The Learning Tree," and the photos of this essay, 8 pages in color. Also an autobiographical essay. Liz Taylor shows off London. Funny picture of goat standing on back of cow. Full page Bell Telephone System ad with 12 photos of people using public phones everywhere . 1.0
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                       August 23, 1963Life Magazine August 23, 1963 : Cover - Frank Sinatra with son Frank Sinatra, Jr.in tuxedos.

Scotland Yard thriller - the $7 million train heist, on the robbers' trail. Master plan for the Negro march on the capital. Lincoln, too, lost a son - Willie who died in the White House. Full page color Canadian Club adventure series, scuba-jumping for treasure. Full page Maytag washer ad from the Broadview Farm Summer Camp. New tariffs keep turkeys and chickens from going to Europe. Tame leopard attacks Jean Lester. Help for the brain injured, Doctors Carl Delacato and Glenn Doman, includes patient Mary Pat Kouba. Photo of Robert Goulet and his bride Carol Lawrence dancing at their wedding. Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos, twelve pages of Martha's Vineyard. Charming Photo essay on the Italian man. Barbie Doll's huge success, two page color photo of wardrobe. Funny photo of Gloria Good who has hit Farmer Ray Watson's water tank in Liberal, Kansas. Full page Champion spark plug ad, Parnelli Jones wins the Indy 500. Cute full page color Coca-Cola ad on back cover with forlorn sheepdog getting a bath. 1.0
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Life Magazine August 
                    30, 1963Life Magazine August 30, 1963 : Cover - Elsa Martinelli in new fashion by Chanel.

New fashions from Paris in color. Death throes of the Gallo mob, US gangland turmoil, mafia. Adventures of Air Opium - fliers in the Far East make big but precarious profits smuggling drugs. Billy Graham in Los Angeles. Page-plus Best Foods Mayonnaise ad has tuna salad in the shape of a fish. Small photo of Victor Borge and a piano on the U.s. Capitol steps. Kathy Ellis is a new world's swimming champ. Britain keeps train robbery suspects under wraps. H-bomb's father agonizes over test-ban treaty. Coal miners trapped, three men 331 feet down near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, including David Fellin, Henry Throne, Louis Bova. New film, The Haunting, is scary business, Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. Liechtenstein's art collection turned into thriving stamp business, 8 pages of color photos of paintings and the stamps that came from them. Hitachi, Japan's greatest manufacturer - photo essay. Hilton sets up hotels in 19 countries, American outposts. Dick Dale, king of surfing music. Full page color Wear-Dated ad features Tony and Anthony Burgio of New York City's Victory Market. 1.0
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Life 
                    Magazine September 6, 1963Life Magazine September 6, 1963 : Cover - Leaders of the Negro march, Randolph and Rustin.

Another sacrifice by fire, flames of fury in Vietnam. Hollywood's great enigma, Burt Lancaster. Pork lovers are no credit to our democracy - editorial. Cute full page color Bell Telephone System ad, cartoon-style illustration of Betsy Bell in a tutu lecturing to a stuffed bear. Slow-poke baseball pitchers, including Jim Bunning. Large feature article : The Washington March, Negroes stage a mighty protest and challenge the nation's conscience. John Pennel sets a new world's record in the pole vault with 17 feet. Pitcher Warren Spahn makes acting debut. David Fellin and Henry Throne are rescued from Pennsylvania coal mine - still trying for Louis Bova. Underground explosion traps 25 mine in potash mine near Moab, Utah - 3,200 feet below the surface. Very attractive full page color Royal typewriter ad. Trestle-tunnel highway nears completion across Chesapeake Bay. Cliff jumpers in Australia. Contessa Christina. New drug conquers the Herpes simplex virus. Two page Sears ad announces new kind of "gentle" honey-bee, the Midnite, available for purchase next spring.
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                    September 13, 1963Life Magazine September 13, 1963 : Cover - Natela Gugulashvili, schoolgirl from the village of Vazisubani.

Special issue - In this year of change, a long visit with the Soviet people. Soviet puppeteers. First woman cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova goes home to Yaroslavl. Two page color Shell ad celebrates Leeuwenhoek's microscope and supporting education. LIFE guide: How to Visit the Soviet Union. Photo essay by Stan Wayman, sights on a 10,000-mile trip. Moscow builds 115,000 prefab apartments in a year, 315 move in every day. Soviet fishermen reel in U.S. Flier near Cape Cod and record the rescue, Hugh Lavallee. Portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh takes pictures of the Soviet top, Nikita and Nina Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Voronov, Kosygin more. Meet the Lozovans of Moscow. Moffetts take a trip around the country, LIFE editor leaves his kids in Soviet summer camp and hits the road. Color photos of regional food specialties. Great photo of Kasakh fur hunter with golden eagle on fist. Two page color Standard Oil ad, Americana series, illustration of Oklahoma Land Rush. Full page color Haggar slacks ad with LeRoy Sproul of Keyport, New Jersey and a couple Esso station servicemen - great photo of all three.
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Life 
                    Magazine September 20, 1963Life Magazine September 20, 1963 : Cover - US team climbs toward summit of Everest.

Booming death business under fire. Long feature article : Mass conquest of Everest, includes William Unsoeld, great color photos of different stages of the climb, Jim Whittaker, Nawang Gombu, Tom Hornbein, Barry Bishop, and Lute Jerstad. Loch Ness secret solved? - new film. Young guests at a Wanamaker debut make shambles of a house their host provided. Vietnam's Nhus resist US efforts to kick them out of power . Quintuplets in Venezuela, Ines and Efren Prieto. A fifth of Humlikon, Switzerland dies in a single air crash. Syncom settles in orbit, satellite orbits without going around earth - geosynchronous. Really cute full page color Volkswagon ad with van next to bus. Food shaped crockery. Mary McCarthy, novelist-critic. Osuna and Bueno win US Tennis at Forest Hills. Barbra Streisand's success. Bizarre hot rods, racing autos. Mountbatten's Irish castle. Two page black and green Chevrolet truck ad, line illustration of trucks lined up on football field. New York Extra Section (when present) includes : Cuban rebels get ready right here with Enrique Abascal, Gaspar Vilato. Governor Rockefeller leads the Seuffert band at the concert helf by Local 153 of OEU. Neat full page photo of Prince Harald of Norway in sailing race with crewman hanging out windward side. Is Martha Graham too sexy for export - ballet Phaedra. The beautiful Metrinko sisters are Miss New York City. Antique Car colletors drive into Ridgefield, Connecticut for the Horseless Carriage Club, with the Liepelt family of Madison.
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Life Magazine September 
                    27, 1963Life Magazine September 27, 1963 : Fold-out Cover - The new astronauts practice weightlessness in vomit comet, fold-out cover, Frank Borman, Thomas Stafford and James Lovell.

Amazing three page foldout color Ford ad with red Ford Galaxie 500. Railroad firemen in the old days. New astronauts in training, large feature article, great photos of astronauts learning to eat in weightless state, nine current astronauts: James Lovell Jr., James McDivitt, Charles Conrad Jr., Elliott See Jr., Thomas Stafford, Edward White II, John Young, Neil Armstrong, Frank Borman, photos by Ralph Morse. Astronauts write about themselves. Dakota quintuplets, Andrew and Mary Ann Fischer in Aberdeen, South Dakota - first US quints. Malaysia's shaky start, newest nation. Birmingham bombing - White southerner's great speech blames bigotry for the death of four girls and the blinding of another. Komodos in San Diego zoo. High School Years series, Part 1, photos by Farrell Grehan. Frank Sinatra vs. Nevada over mafia boss Sam Giancana . Boxer Alejandro Lavorante living in a coma. Doris Day scores again. Lady Bugs convention, Seattle - they work with hospitalized US veterans. Half-page color Benjamin Moore paints ad with little pictogram puzzle. Two page color '64 Studebaker ad, bright red and different by design.
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Life Magazine October 
                    4, 1963Life Magazine October 4, 1963 : Cover - the mysterious DNA molecule.

Scientists close in on the secret of Life, model-maker Ted Klotz builds a beautiful model of DNA strand for article's illustrations. Full page color Avon for Men ad introduces Tribute line. Jackie Robinson scouts the World Series and gives advice, photos of Koufax, Whitey Ford, more. Coastguard Cutter 322 tears up Provincetown harbor in a storm. Did Roy Cohn lie? - McCarthy's investigator charged. Shipwreck of Soviet wheat. Fischer quints are doing just fine. Sweden's princess enrolls at Radcliffe. Soap opera drama heats up between Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, and Burton's wife Sybil. New York Philharmonic plays in Lincoln Center Hall with better sound. Krebiozen answer - government acts in a drug controversy. Margaret Rutherford at 71. Whitney Darrow Jr.'s funny book on Freud. DNA. Lindbergh and rocketry, he was silent partner of American space pioneer, Dr. Robert H. Goddard. Rudi Gernreich wins fashion award. Two page color Ford ad has Charlie Brown and Linus in corner Peanuts strip. "My Fair Lady" is first Broadway musical in Japan, with Enry Shiggins and Eriza. "A Child's Guide to Freud," by Louise Armstrong and illustrated by Whitney Darrow, Jr. Full page color Ethyl Corporation ad with great photo of child looking up at enormous trees in Sequoia National Park. Clever full page color Volkswagen bug ad, to make a '54 look like a '64 just paint it!
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Life Magazine October 
                    11, 1963Life Magazine October 11, 1963 : Cover - Mme Nhu and her daughter Le Thuy.

McNamara's Mission: Mme. Nhu on the road, Vietnam Climax. The 117-day zero-calorie diet, 315-pound Elaine Johnson submits to extreme measures to lose weight at Wadsworth hospital, eating nothing and learning more about her emotional relationship to food. Brave men in a hole try to keep crippled Atlas missile from blowing up, Albany complex, Texas. US Wheat for Russia? US grain farmers comment, including Carroll Lisco of Bennett, Colorado, Jay Swisher of Groton, South Dakota, and Bob Rowland of Garden City, Kansas. South's terror bombers, Nacirema. Tonga's round stamps, really pretty color photo of stamps and coins. Solid gasoline bricks. Udall climbs Kilimanjaro. High School Years, Part 2 - the golden girl, Jill Dinwiddie of Pacific Grove High, California, George Savo. Two page color Green Giant ad promotes free record for pea-pickers with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Theft of Greek Nike jewel from Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Stan Musial's last day, baseball. Moon flight with Russians - engineer shows how joint trip can be done. Walter Hard, Vermont poet. Susannah York and Albert Finney in "Tom Jones," three pages of color photos. Indoor B•B gun shooting is national favorite, Charles Crowe, Mark Crowe, George Kennedy, Jeff Prince in Webster Groves, Missouri. Full page Capitol Records as for Jackie Gleason albums.
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Life Magazine October 18, 1963Life Magazine October 18, 1963 : Cover - Russian royal family.

Case of the new Anastasia - is a lady from Chicago the Czar's daughter? Hurricane Flora devastates Haiti and Cuba. Full page Maytag ad features the 14 mothers, daughters, aunts and cousins and their respective members of the Griego clan of Newburgh, New York. Two page color Olin-Matheson ad for Winchester rifles with photo of Henry Ford in "How the West Was Won." Photo of JFK signing the test ban treaty with 17 members of Administration and Senate looking on. Bobby Kennedy. Hair curlers. Charlie McCarthy turns 40. Dramatic rescue of an elderly couple trapped in their car in the River Dee. The construction of the NORAD command post underground near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Boston Museum buys a Flemish triptych of the martyrdom of St. Hippolytus. Small but excellent Soviet circus visits the US. British Chelsea look new fashions. New Pope seeks to reform and modernize the Catholic Church. TV tries to bring back the "honest" quiz show. Dowsers convention in Danville, Vermont. Tony Randall's many faces are make-up masterpieces. Historians Will and Ariel Durant release new book, "The Age of Louis XIV." Full page color Campbell's soup ad, turkey noodle is the soup of the month.
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                    Magazine October 25, 1963Life Magazine October 25, 1963 : Cover - Yvette Mimieux with surfboard, learns to surf for Dr. Kildare.

Full story of Italy's dam disaster, the night a valley drowned in its sleep, Vaiont Dam above Longarone, Italy. “Lord of the Flies” movie, kid stars Kent Fletcher, John Stableford, David St. Clair, Tom chapin, Jeremy Willis, James Aubrey. Full page color AC Spark Plug ad, enormous broken eggshell over new GM cars. Terror on a flimsy raft, Ken Crosby, Jim Dumas, Ann Dumas off Florida. Cleveland's full back, Jim Brown, football. Aberdeen's quintuplets are one month old, Fischer family of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Kids' drawings of what happiness is, as sent to Charles Schultz, Peanuts creator. Frank Ellis, legless, fights to fly - takes on whole Navy. Africa's animals in peril from drought, poaching. International comeback of sculptor Rodin. Marietta Tree, United Nations delegate. Sweet full page Bell Telephone ad, soft image of a mother, baby, and young son in rocking chair. Bulky sweaters are the fashion statement for fall, but sweaters built for two.
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Life Magazine November 
                    1, 1963Life Magazine November 1, 1963 : Cover - Senator Goldwater and horse Sunny.

Goldwater, the Arizonan, rides east. India under the gun, awaits Red China's next move. Full page Maytag ad with the HUGE Ray Crookston family of Provo, Utah. Cute half page color Bobbie Brooks ski outfit ad. Operation Big-lift - the 2nd Armored Division vaults the Atlantic to prove that the US military can move in a hurry. More photos of devastation of Hurricane Flora in Cuba. NASA's 14 new astronauts are a highly educated brain trust. New Initial Teaching Alphabet system gets kids reading earlier, students Diana Montisenos and Catherine Kimock in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Gerald Staley in England. Palm Springs installs a new tramway in Chino Canyon. Ernst Haas, photographer, recreates boyhood of author James Agee. Verdict of murder of 8-year-old Linda Epping against a quack doctor, Marvin Phillips. Undercover agents crack down on medical frauds, Antone Dietemann, Ruth Drown. Scotsman Jimmy Clark is a farmer and the world's best auto racing driver. Betty Friedan attacks the “feminine mystique.” Helen Hayes has an auction, several photos of her glamorous belongings going under the gavel for charity. Full page color Canadian Club whiskey adventure series ad, crack-the-whip on skis towed by a skoot sled.
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Life Magazine November 
                    8, 1963Life Magazine November 8, 1963 : Cover - Bobby Baker at Washington masquerade party.

Bobby Baker bombshell - capital buzzes over stories of misconduct in high places.Two page Kleenex tissues ad, with stills from TV commercial featuring trumpeter Harry James and singer Peggy Taylor. Two page color ad for Chrysler Corporation warranty shows car parts painted in orange, sky blue, and olive green. Morocco and Algeria fight. Sir Alec Douglas-Home renounces his title of Lord Home and seeks a seat in Britain's House of Commons. Grand Jury investigates wild party that wrecked Southampton mansion, Fernanda Wetherill (See also September 20, 1963). Giants bounce back after LIFE magazine article about the Browns, football. School prayer continues as North Brookfield, Massachusetts ignores the Supreme Court. Fashions for bowling, skirts, tights, and knickers, of course. Human body series, part 5 - chemical balances, illustrations by Arthur Lidov. New retirement towns, photo essay by Bill Ray, great photos of seniors in chorus line and riding bicycles (trikes), Harper Perry, Mary and Michael Hutchinson, Mary Plaskett, Jessie Sullivan, Ingrid Gunderson, Louise Rich, Dorrie Walthery, Mary Riley, Adele White, Genevieve Daugherty, Henry McKinley, and others. Hunting Grizzlies with bow and arrow. Biggest radio telescope, Puerto Rico. Jill St. John, actress with a 160 IQ. Football playing brothers Gogolak. full page color Budweiser ad of three guys examining a pool shot. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with rock climbing in Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado.
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Life Magazine November 
                    15, 1963Life Magazine November 15, 1963 : Cover - Vietnam. Vietnam - the coup in pictures.

100 years later, the real story of the Gettysburg address, Lincoln's “Failure.” US slows down Taiwan publishing racket. Cute two page color Ken-L Ration dog food ad with enormous cartoony dog. Disaster at Indianapolis, explosion kills 60, Fairgrounds Coliseum during Holiday on Ice show. Miss Teenage America, Judy Doll. Wedding of the Cosmonauts. A record corn harvest requires storage right smack in the middle of the street in Hannibal, Missouri. Physicist Maria Mayer wins the Nobel Prize. Peewee Football grows and so do the pressures, Seth Schermerhorn and Sharon Karley of Gardena, California, rich Constantino of Torrance, California. Rare white thoroughbred horse. Agnes de Mille, dancer and choreographer. Yale's new rare book skyscraper inside library. French specialists devise way to separate papyrus wrapped on mummys to read the fragments. Eastern Europe in photos by Paul Schutzer, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania. St. Louis ladies dress up. Two page color Westinghouse ad shows radios and record players, and dance steps for each. Must be almost Thanksgiving, full page color Carnation evaporated milk ad with pumpkin pie. May include a "BARmate" pamphlet of drink recipes, in center of magazine, which counts as pages 69-80 even though they are not numbered.
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Life Magazine November 
                    22, 1963Life Magazine November 22, 1963 : Cover - Elizabeth Ashley, Broadway.

Elizabeth Ashley with Warren Beatty, Judy Garland, others as Broadway celebrates a great season. Full page color Campbell's ad with one of the Campbell's kids in front of a photo of vegetables and other soup ingredients. Sheriff Tarr and convict Donald Carpenter in gunfight, both die. Babby Baker scandal grows. Two page Olin-Matheison ad with Jonah Jones and his trumpet. Northern Illinois' George Bork is best college football passer. Russia arrests Yale professor as spy, Frederick Barghoorn. Donald Hornig, new Science adviser. Masks are make-up protectors, oh PLEASE. John Huston plays Cardinal Glennon. Part 1 of series about 1913, the last years of splendor, many photos of historic paintings, foldout of procession of many European royals, art and ballet break the bounds of Victoriana, GREAT period photos. Negroes and whites head for a collision in the North, by Theodore White, Part 1. Real-world toys for kids, simple physics gear. The Horse of the Year, Kelso, Ugly Iron Duckling. Quarter page ad declares "Coke" and "Coca-Cola" are the same thing. Cute full page color Black Label beer ad with Christmas theme.
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                    November 29, 1963Life Magazine November 29, 1963 : Cover - President John F. Kennedy OR Roger Staubach.

1917-1963. Assassination of J.F.K. Later assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. Family photos of Kennedys at Hyannis Port. Tarzan's paperback comeback. Full page color Chemstrand Nylon ad, "nothing but nylon makes you feel so female." Uh huh. Fire fighters' tepee - portable emergency shelter for wildland firefighters. Cute full page color Campbell's soup add, three small children in yellow slickers and a puppy playing in a puddle. Record Stamp price, Mauritius Island mistakes make "cover" worth $78,400, 2 cent Hawaiian "Missionary" stamp worth $41,000. Anthony Newley, British actor delights US, wife is Joan Collins. Carleen Maley Hutchins of Montclair, New Jersey builds modern string instruments in her home. 1913, Part II, the age of innovation. Lyndon Johnson - 36th president. Negro in the North Part 2. Full page color Maidenform bra ad with blonde woman on a scaffolding painting the town red. This issue was published with two different covers : Football player Roger Staubach or Assassinated President Kennedy.
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                    December 6, 1963Life Magazine December 6, 1963:Cover - JFK funeral - Jackie with children.

Ten pages of photos from the funeral, Jackie Kennedy's arrangements, Johnson takes over. Officer Tippit and Assassin Oswald are buried also. Kennedy tributes around the world. Terror in a jetliner by Carol Miller, 2.5 miles free fall, Eastern Air Lines Flight 301. Full page color Manhattan shirts ad with football player Y.A. Tittle. Conductor Thomas Schippers is handsome maestro. Return of the Dinosaurs, fiberglass Stegosaurus and others make their way to New York in preparation for World's Fair. Mink-lined bathrobe. Surgeon's dream operating room at National Institutes of Health at Bethesda Maryland - electronic monitors and more. James Edward Roos writes from behind bars - convicted murderer writes novel. Ossie and Ruby Davis, talented and busy actors. Brenda Frazier's ordeal as the most famous debutante of all. New biography of ballet teacher and choreographer George Ballanchine, great photo of cat in ballet leap. Photo essay by Toni Frissell, "Love's Warm Instant: the
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                    December 13, 1963Life Magazine December 13, 1963 : Cover - Lyndon Johnson in the White House.

Lyndon Johnson photo gallery. Johnson gathers his cabinet by John L. Steele. Small photo of Princess Margaret meeting the Beatles.  Full page Quality Car Care ad has little boy leaning over the hood of his oil barrel race car while dad applies oil to the wheels. Iceland island of Surtsey formed by a volcano. Anti-sub rocket fired from a submarine, SUBROC. In Aden - the Arabian Oryx makes a comeback. The crown of Toledo Cathedral - twelve pages of the opulence and beauty in photos by Dmitri Kessel. Remembering the Diligentis - quintuplets grow up to have families of their own. Oppenheimer and Teller and the Fermi award. George Abbott and lots of stars collect for his 50th anniversary photos. Full page color Fuller Paints ad with enormous photo of a bee on orange flowers. Thin quarter page ad for Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Full page color Doubl-Glo Holiday Decorations ad with characters from Disney's animated film "Sword in the Stone". Full page Chesterfield Kings cigarettes ad with photos of skiers at Stratton Mountain, Vermont.
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Life Magazine December 14, 1963 : JFK Special Issue - 1963 : John F. Kennedy Memorial edition

Including his biography and his most enduring words. It starts with the words - The President's Empty Chair, a stark phrase. Lots of photos, including the inside of the car with a flower bouquet, the film frames of the shooting, sad photos of Jackie smeared with blood, JFK as a youth, on the campaign path, the funeral, military men around the casket in the Great Rotunda, Arlington, Lyndon Johnson, Lee Harvey Oswald, funeral of J. D. Tippit, much more. See also Winter 1988 and Fall 2003 for exact reprints of this issue's cover. 1.0
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Life Magazine December                      20, 1963Life Magazine December 20, 1963 : Cover - special double issue on The Movies, three-panel foldout of Japan's greatest star, Toshiro Mifune and film crews in Toho studio.

Full page color ad for "Move Over, Darling," with Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, more. The universal magic of movies around the world, many nice photos, but the best is an outdoor screen in Egypt with the Sphinx and pyramids in the background, Donald Duck in France. Everybody wants to say it in films - Henri Langlois and Sidney Lumet. Foofs, Spoofs are far out and big. Hollywood efficiency photos by John Dominis. Big stars take on old roles - movie remakes: Cary Grant as Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn as the perilous Pauline, more. Night of the Iguana - Richard Burton, Liz Taylor in Mismaloya. How are things in Panicsville (MGM) by Budd Schulberg. Ad - full page for Pontiac Bonneville. The Western Hero as seen around the world. The agonies of war - Dr. Strangelove and The Victors. Winning Europeans - Claudia Cardinale, Peter O'Toole, Charles Boyer, Romy Schneider, Maximilian Schell, Jeanne Moreau, Bibi Andersson, Sophia Loren. The Directors. Natalie Wood feature. Asian martial arts movies - Japan, Red China, Hong Kong, India. Back cover Coke ad with couple and mistletoe.
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