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NOTE : In a few cases from 1963 on, some content varies by the distribution region, Eastern vs. Western half of the USA.
The difference is typically just a few ads, but may apply to a short piece on the back of an ad page.
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See also Life magazine January 10, 1969, which is a special issue about the whole year of 1968.

Life Magazine 1968 Special Edition - The KennedysLife Magazine 1968 Special Edition - The Kennedys.

This issue was available only at newsstands, not mailed to subscribers. No ads. Printed on heavier than usual paper. 96 illustrated pages about JFK and his family, before, during and after the assassination. John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, John F. Fitzgerald, Honey Fitz, lovely photo of Mary Josephine Hannon, wedding photo of Joe and Rose Kennedy, color two page family portrait of Bob and wife and eight children (two more en route). Ted Kennedy riding a bucking bronco horse, Bobby Kennedy kayaking in white water. Much, much more - a significant issue.
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Life Magazine 1968 Harvard Lampoon Parody IssueLife Magazine 1968 Harvard Lampoon Parody Issue : Cover – Egg painted like earth, and cracked.

The end of the world, Special Parody issue. Full page subscription ad for the real LIFE. "Sauna Avocado" titles her column similar to the slogan of the First Life, Where there's LIFE, there's hope (For First Life magazines, see our companion store 2Neat.com). The presidency by Huge Sidestep. Organs a go-go. Humanity Greets the Apocalypse. The glory that was us. Quite a humorous parody series of photos of motorcycle crash, doctors removing organs (for transplant), throwing them to delivery van. He doesn't like what’s been going on around here lately, philosopher Eric Mouth, in ripped t-shirt. Flying saucers – threat or menace – great photos. Drink – curse of the thrill crazy middle aged. What your stomach does to lunch. The guns of Christmas. Harry Umbrage- poet on the make. Munchable mood – food you can wear, edible fashions. Ideas in houses - Malarial manse, kissed by dew, bombarded by guano - furniture all outside, no house at all. This issue is Rarely found. 1.0
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                    Magazine January 5, 1968Life Magazine January 5, 1968 : Cover - Katherine Hepburn.

Comeback of Kate - a burst of movies and a new career as singing star of musical comedy, includes niece Katharine Houghton. The MOB - its brazen move in Lindsay's New York. A very large editorial on the conduct of the war, Vietnam (to be followed by a second part). Rather gorgeous full page pink and red Lustre Creme shampoo ad. Navajos endure isolation and hunger as vast blizzard devastates the Southwest - temps to 25 below zero, drifts as deep as 12 feet, many died, supplies airlifted in, includes Mrs. Amy Nez and her new twins, Mrs. Tom Kurtis and others. Down to a record ocean depth under human lung power - 217 feet by Bob Croft. Interlochen arts school in Michigan, includes Karl Haas, Janet Eilber, Siri Edwards, Sarah Kuth, Anita Johnson, Gen Wilson, Nancy Grassa, many others, music, dance and art. Around the world with Lyndon B. Johnson. Foot and mouth disease in Britain, cattle, sheep. King Constantine II of Greece tells how his coup failed. Charming photo of a man holding hands with his dog in a pub. 1.0
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Fair (All Very Good, but a few pages at the back have a rough edge) - $9 buy now
Fair (All Good, but has a very minor edge water mark) - $9 buy now

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                    January 12, 1968Life Magazine January 12, 1968 : Cover - Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) - gangster fashions new gun molls.

The Vietcong terrorists - cadre of terror F-100 killers by Don Moser. Odd full page color Premium saltine crackers ad with three mugs containing green broth, it is meant to be split pea soup? Richard Hatcher mayor of Gary Indiana. Very unusual and striking double page bright ad for winning the Sunkist Jubilee Diamond, ad has lady in bright pink, hundreds of boxes of oranges and lemons. Impostor Doctor Dr. Reid L. Brown. Princess Margrethe of Denmark. Liquid Crystals a new development in medicine. Ben Davidson - Oakland football star, includes photo of him on a motorcycle. Full page Army recruiting ad with helicopter "Headhunters 39."Strip mining in Kentucky (long, but general piece about irresponsible strip mining) - Peabody Coal Company and Consolidation Coal, others, photos (and/or area mentioned) include Harry Caudill, Knott county, Herman Ritchie's home near Hazard, Bige and Eva Ritchie of Yellow Creek, near Whitesburg Kentucky, Tom and Rebecca Fuson of Pineville Kentucky, Peabody coal supershovel, Cecil Combs. Full page Saab ad with car in a very snowy and rugged mountain scene. Way cool iridescent spray of crystals on a lady's back. Two page color travel ad for the Bahamas. Faye Dunaway girl with go. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
                    January 19, 1968Life Magazine January 19, 1968 : Cover - Heart Surgery, The Corridors of the Heart.

Full page Full Service Bank ad with fashion buyer Liz Simmons. Charming two page color Budweiser ad with political campaign buttons made over as beer buttons. Two page color Buick ad with Opel Kadetts and colorful elephants. Movie review - "The Graduate". Lennart Nilsson's extraordinary photos of the interior of arteries of the human heart. Hubert Humphrey visits Africa. French President Charles De Gaulle. Neat full page color Campbell's soup ad - a dollar will still buy 17 servings of soup. Pediatrician Dr. Lendon Smith. Young painter Frank Stella. Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign. New York Knickerbocker basketball player Bill Bradley. Aerospace labor union boss Roy Siemiller. "Oliver Twist" - movie. Miscellany - funny photo of a man's shoe caught inside the closed doors of a New York subway car.
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                    January 26, 1968Life Magazine January 26, 1968 : Cover - Diet pills.

Exclusive report on dangerous diet pills prescribed by "fat doctors", Cheryl Oliver dies, undercover report by Susanna McBee. The mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Neat full page color Hunt's catsup ad with stack of tomato slices. Full page color British European Airways BEA ad. Karate in New York, muddy outdoor photos in Central park. . America's "Grandes Dames" - Mrs. T. Charlton Henry, Mrs. Edgar B. Stern, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Mrs. Harper Sibley, Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, Mrs. August Belmont, Mrs. Lytle Hull, and Mrs. Thomas Armstrong. Wild damage caused by high winds in Glasgow, Scotland, including brick buildings. U.S. Congressmen visit Vietnam troops. Full page Savings and Loan Associations ad with horse race photo. Full page Maytag ad with the Lennon family, Janet Lennon Bernhardi and others. The Mob - the Marcus kickback case. Apollo space program update including the widows. German recipes. Poet David Slavitt's "The Exhibitionist". WAY COOL pair of photos showing the effectiveness of Swedish camouflage for an entire ship! 1.0
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                    February 2, 1968Life Magazine February 2, 1968 : Cover - Interview with Soviet Premier Kosygin.

Two page color Oldsmobile ad with BIG yellow Cutlass S. Curious two page color Texaco ad featuring a gun and the Olympics. Amalia Risolo - the mystery lady of James Joyce's "Giacomo Joyce". Hockey - the world's fastest big-league sport - lots of great color action photos. North Korea's seizure of the U.S. intelligence-gathering ship "Pueblo", includes photo of the Grumman E-2A Hawkeye surveillance plane, Jimmy and Angelo Strano. . Playwrights Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet. Man-tailored shirts for women. Chase Ritt's tree house in Greenwich, Connecticut. Another cute photo of life - scientists looking through microscope while holding tail of white lab rat who is on his way elsewhere.
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                    February 9, 1968Life Magazine February 9, 1968 : Cover - Bloody Vietcong guerrilla is taken alive during the Embassy battle.

New frenzy in the war - Vietcong terrorize the cities. Suicide raid on the embassy. At Khe Sanh 6,000 Marines dig in and wait for a communist assault, photos include Ray Stubbe, crashed spotter plane, more. Full page color Autolite coil ad with race car 23. H-bomb hunt in arctic night, Greenland, from crashed B-52 bomber plane. Buried secrets of a Arkansas prison farm, Cummins farm, Reuben Johnson (good for you, Reuben!). Poet Rod McKuen. Surveyor 7 on moon "sees" lasers from earth. Maharishi's young followers in the U.S. As Olympics begin, World's best skier sounds off - Jean Claude Killy. Sandy Dennis. To help cure a drunk. The fantastic visions of 18th century architects, Etienne-Louis Boullee and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. 1.0
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                    February 16, 1968Life Magazine February 16, 1968 : Cover - North Vietnamese soldiers with Chinese AK-47 automatic rifles guard captured strongpoint in Hue.

Remarkable day in Hue - the enemy lets me take his picture by Catherine Leroy. Olympic grandeur in Grenoble, France. Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. See, these photos show that a 2 year-old can mess up even a royal wedding, Danish Princess Benedikte and German Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg. Neat full page color Smirnoff vodka ad with woman as devil, well done. Crib death, Sudden Infant death, SIDs - researchers struggle to discover the secret of a mysterious killer. Madison Square Garden's era comes to an end, includes a photo of Marilyn Monroe sitting on a lilac elephant, pro wrestlers in 1949, running race in 1940, Joe Louis boxing (much on boxing), more. The new Garden, with big photo of boxers Buster Mathis and Joe Frazier. A sub to rescue submariners. Skirt lengths - the big question. An excerpt from Loren Eiseley's book "The Unexpected Universe." Humorous full page color Buick Opel Kadett ad with chimp and elephants washing a car. Full page photo of the famous Alf Engen skiing in bottomless powder at Alta, Utah. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Tami Doll of Rockland, Ontario, her husband and five children.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 23, 1968Life Magazine February 23, 1968 : Cover - Peggy Fleming.

Olympic charmer with figure skating gold medal, related story includes Mary Meyere, Jenny Fish, Dianne Holum, judges checking skate marks on ice for precision, bob sled run at night, skier Olga Pall, skier Jean-Claude Killy. Khe Sanh photographed by David Douglas Duncan, includes C-130 airplane on fire, Albert Miranda, David Burdwell, Alec Bodenwiser, David Lownds, Jerry Hudson, Joseph Marshall, others. Cute sparse full page jockey underwear ad with fig leaf. Hawaii's fiery Kilauea volcano. Letters to editor includes a very well worded one from Graeme Anne Lidgerwood and a photo of her. George Washington's long-lost letters, including good views of his signature. Sophisticators fool Italy with ingenious food and drink swindles. Fashion - petticoats are back and dresses come full circle. Garbage and unions. 1.0
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                    Magazine March 1, 1968Life Magazine March 1, 1968 : Cover - Pioneer artist Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico.

Full page Full Service Bank ad with farmer's wife and newly born calf. Short editorial on the coming of the 911 emergency number system. Presidential election year opens in New Hampshire. Newsfronts - homecoming from Hanoi for three US fliers, Air Force Lt. Colonel Norris M. Overly, Air Force Captain Jon D. Black, Navy Lt. [j.g.] David P. Matheny. Profile of "The Graduate" star Katharine Ross. Richard Nixon. Paris fashions, the article is more about the models. Interesting two page color American Motors ad comparing the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Ambassador DPL. Another neat full page color Hunt's catsup ad, this one with a stack of tomatoes. Two page color Mercury ad with Park Lane with Colony Park wood paneling on the sides, Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Luce III's farewell estimate of England. Americana - one hundred years after Lincoln was shot there, Ford's Theatre opens again. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Kathleen Kersat. 1.0
Fair (All Very Good, nice, but has small cover spot) - $8 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has small cover corner chip) - $8 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    March 8, 1968Life Magazine March 8, 1968 : Cover - The Negro and the Cities - The Cry That Will Be Heard.

Article includes Norman Fontenelle Sr. and his large family - a horrible story of poverty and despair. Full page color ad for Russ-Press Sweepstakes with outfit in a loud lime green. Cool full page Oldsmobile ad with a station wagon that looks gold-plated. Unusual full page Voice of Music stereo components ad with a camel. Humor for you, this ad shows a woman l-o-v-i-n-g her Brasilia paneling, this is the same stuff everyone rips out in disgust now days. Full page ad for LIFE magazine posters featuring the Asia edition of LIFE with the Beatles on the cover. 25-day battle that destroyed the treasured old city of Hue in Vietnam, includes amazing photos of a Marine crawling to safety after being shot. Actor George C. Scott. Movies - sex classic "Candy". Nice photo of Mark Spitz diving in to start a race. A Family in Harlem (New York slum photos by Gordon Parks). The Ghetto Block (Chicago's West Side) - locked in hopelessness. A Few Rays of Hope (Bedford-Stuyvesant). Why the Riots Happened (government commission report). A Plea to All Americans by John W. Gardner, head of the Urban Coalition.
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                    Magazine March 15, 1968Life Magazine March 15, 1968 : Cover - Boris Karloff at 80 celebrates an old friend's birthday - Happy 150th Frankenstein!

Strange revelations about how Mrs. Percy Bysshe Shelley created the monster. Curious half page color Wrangler ad with man in tight plaid slacks and short sleeve, v-neck sweater. Rather nice full page color American Gas association ad comparing warm bath with cold shower. Excellent full page photo of runner Tommie Smith. Olympic Boycott jolt - struggle for Negro rights reaches the locker room and black athletes revolt, includes basketball players Mike Warren, Lew Alcindor, Lucius Allen, Broad Jumper Ralph Boston, many others. Full page color State Farm insurance ad with shopping cart art by Hy Roth. L.B.J. the golfer. Master mimic Bill Cosby. Splendors of the American Southwest, Arches, Bryce, Factory Butte, Utah Painted Desert, Mexican Hat Butte, Arizona Hopi butte, more, most with snow. Movie - The Party. Cool full page color Autolite spark plugs ad with Bob Herda's #999 speed records car on salt flats. Joe Cerrito - mob gangster Boss. Poached pears. Full page color Old Crow whiskey ad with airplane and ski gear.
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                    Magazine March 22, 1968Life Magazine March 22, 1968 : Cover - Ho Chi Minh.

Behind the peace feelers - Viet Nam, 1,000 leads that failed, bizarre peace hoax, Ho Chi Minh - implacable, includes 1945 photos of OSS. Cool full page color Volkswagen van ad with bright blue, yellow and orange van. Full page Maytag ad with Mr. John T. McKenne of East Northport, New York and his family - about time they featured a man! An interesting review of the book titled "Jogging" about running. Full page color Ancient Age bourbon ad with very sexy lady. Humorous full page Bekins moving ad with woman packed like furniture into moving van. Public inquisitor, TV personality, David Frost - includes photos of him on bicycle and playing muddy soccer. Shipshape chalet for skiers - the French coquille (shell) house, wonderful, all curves, Gerard Grandval, La Plagne ski resort in France, plus some other coquilles. Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller. Cool full page GM ad with Bonneville and woman scuba diver. New machine simplifies hypnosis for doctors. Full page color Foster Grant sunglasses ad featuring Raquel Welch. Midriff dresses. Rock musicals, including "Your Own Thing", "Hair", and "The Bacchae." Oops - photo of a colt halfway across a fence. 1.0
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                    Magazine March 29, 1968Life Magazine March 29, 1968 : Cover - Jane Fonda.

Movie "Barbarella", definitely one of the sexiest LIFE covers ever (more sexy shots of Jane inside). Charming full page color Smirnoff screwdriver ad with little people on ladder. Two page color Dial soap sweepstakes ad with elephant painted white. Rockefeller and Kennedy - The Deciding Days. 3½ Super Powers - A provocative proposal by George W. Ball, former Under Secretary of State. LOTS of readers respond to the "Cycle of Despair" article in LIFE March 8, 1968 and even send money for the Fontenelle family, and apologies. More campaigning, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockfeller (includes photo of him with construction site men in Albany, New York). Unusual two page GM ad with a page showing the Camaro and Firebird cars together. San Francisco State College President John Summerskill. Two page color Chrysler ad for self-washing rear window on a station wagon. Nina Leen's photos of bats. Ford Foundation's new landmark building in New York City. Full page color United airlines ad with their chef John Wolfsheimer and Mrs. Logan getting a recipe. Miscellany - 2-year-old artist Gene Gibbs of Charleston, South Carolina painting his mother's freshly washed sheets, "His pre-spanked period.".
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Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge is dark and slightly rough) - $8 buy now

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                    Magazine April 5, 1968Life Magazine April 5, 1968 : Cover - Golden mask of King Tutankhamun. A New Series - marvels of ancient Egypt.

Movie - "2001 - A Space Odyssey". "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". Posters you can wear - really neat, I wish they were still available. Cool full page color Tomorrow's Lestoil cleaning product ad with woman in space suit of sorts, regional page (ME). Pleasing full page color American Standard toilet ad with daises. Czechoslovakia de-Stalinizes. Arab terrorists, Al Asifa, Israeli quest, includes Hassan Sebagh. Search for an ethic on heart transplants, Dr. Christian N. Barnard. "Heat recovery" to warm buildings. Vietnam war photographer David Douglas Duncan's angry book, includes photos of Lance Cpl. Ernest Delgado. Full page color Ford ad with Cortina Model C car and Lady Godiva. Miscellany - funny photo of a goat with a black front half and a white back half.
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Life                      Magazine April 12, 1968Life Magazine April 12, 1968 : This issue was printed with two different covers, content appears to be nearly the same, some ads vary.


COVER 1 : Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) announces he will not run again for presidency (rarely found, I've made an extra effort to locate it for you) w/ "Goodbye to Gagarin" article in SOME copies, not in others.
COVER 2 : Martin Luther King 1929-1968 without "Goodbye to Gagarin" article.
Week of shock - Burst of hope in Vietnam and convulsion in U.S. politics, including aerial photos of potential targets in North Vietnam. Full page color Avon Windjammer ad (fragrance for men) with sailing theme. Full page color Chiquita Brand Bananas ad with lots of information to tell if a banana is perfectly ripe, etc. Neat full page Coleman tent ad with tent pitching right next to crashing waves. This cute full page ad features a man standing on a bumper in a parking lot looking for his car "Howard Reed is a born loser" - Bank of American travelers checks ad. Murder in Memphis - the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King is killed. Neat full page color Autolite oil filter ad with nice angle on a race car. Ancient Egypt, Part 2. "The Doors" - kings of acid rock, Jim Morrison, a nice long article. Full page McGregor sportswear ad in color featuring golfer Doug Sanders. Full page color AT&T telephone ad with lady wearing the oddest red, white and blue dress. Ideas in houses - David and Penny Graham's home on Howe sound near Vancouver.

Fair (JOHNSON cover, All G, but has small note and library stamp in blank space to right of Johnson) - $28 buy now
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(JOHNSON cover, Generally G, nice, but upper margin is nicked) - $22 buy now

Good (MLK cover) - $38 buy now

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                    April 19, 1968Life Magazine April 19, 1968 : Cover - Mrs. Martin Luther King at his funeral, Coretta King (big feature inside).

America's farewell in anger and grief, includes two page photo of blacks looting stores in Washington, revenge stealing, I guess. Clues to the murder, not yet solved. Very great full page Bekins moving company ad comparing Harvard grad with Bekins drivers. Full page Maytag ad with Mary Jane Lapointe of Mason City, Iowa and her large family, 10 kids, apparently no birth control. Really yummy looking full page color Nabisco toastettes (like pop tarts) ad with fruit. Another excellent full page color Hunts catsup ad with tomatoes in a bottle. Newton gang rides again - oldtime Texas desperadoes, Dock Newton, Willis, Jess and Joe Newton. Full page color State Farm insurance ad with colorful art by Hy Roth. Stereophotogrammetry charts contours of a human. Ancient Egypt Part 3. W. Averell Harriman, peace negotiator. Pierre Trudeau, Canada's next Prime Minister. Full page color Nassau, Bahamas travel ad with Scuba divers and James Bond slept here. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Darlene Globe. Fashion branch of the Twiggy phenomenon, Penelope Tree. Steak and kidney pie recipe. Full page photo of little Thomas Robert Hester being mean to a big frog.
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                    April 26, 1968Life Magazine April 26, 1968 : Cover - Philippe Thyraud de Vosjoli, the French spy scandal. Martel, the key Russian agent.

Repercussions that caught the famous Kim Philby, more. Two page Braniff airline ad. German students storm the cities in the name of Red Rudi. Two page color photo of the capsized ferry Wahine in Wellington harbor, New Zealand. FBI issues warrant for Eric Starvo Galt (also John Willard, Harvey Lowmyer) accused of killing Martin Luther King. Vietnamese women and children refugees escape Hue across pontoon bridge. Two page color Clairol ad for a very curious product, spray on, brush in shampoo. Gardiner's Island, Eunice Gardner, Robert David Lion Gardiner, pirate treasure, wildlife refuge. Asian Neolithic atelier - world's oldest sculptured face? Golfer Tom Weiskopf. Clunky shoes. Actor Warren Beatty. Tuberculosis, Dr. Sol R. Rosenthal. Miscellany - funny photo of a mailman taking shelter inside a mailbox from the rain while he sorts the mail.
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                    Magazine May 3, 1968Life Magazine May 3, 1968 : Cover - James Earl Ray - Dr. Martin Luther King's accused killer (big feature article inside).

Saturn 5 rocket launch. Signals from outer space, includes Cornell telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (you've seen it in a James Bond movie). Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Robert Sherwood of Fairfield, Connecticut and her huge family. Quite a funny full page Kelvinator refrigerator ad for the end of the ice age. Rather huge number of Letters to the editor pertaining to the Doors article, Jim Morrison (LIFE April 12, 1968). Guidebook guru Temple Fielding, Fielding's Travel Guides. Photography by Marie Cosindas. 5,000 suburbanites help clean up New York slums, includes Mrs. Dorothy Walsh, Mrs. Douglas Keoth, Mrs. Minerva Santiago and Denise Walker, many others unnamed. Beach toy, fat balloon girl Nana. A divided Saigon. Another great Bekins movers ad, this one comparing their men to burglars. Mamma Rosa Panvini and daughter Alamia Rosati forge and sell fake Mussolini diaries. Supergraphics, huge graphic art, Barbara Stauffacher. French actress Brigitte Bardot. Miscellany - Sea World, San Diego, California Nosie the elephant seal with a ice bag tied on top of his head. 1.0
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                    May 10, 1968Life Magazine May 10, 1968 : Cover - Paul Newman works for the McCarthy campaign in Indiana.

Aneat full page color GM ad with nighttime scene of Pontiac in blue, art by VK and AF. Two page Whirlpool refrigerator ad with art by Mort Drucker. The Stars leap into politics, includes Lesley Gore, Tony RAndall, Paul Newman, Sonny & Cher, Eli WAllach and Anne Jackson, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman, Sammy Davis and many others. Full page color travel ad for Nova Scotia with Cape Breton Highlands. Very nice two page color Chevrolet ad with green and white Camaro and blue Corvette. A movie review of "The Planet of the Apes." Time-saver for busy mourners - drive-in funeral parlors. Great University under siege - behind the barricades at New York's Columbia during the student revolt, includes photos of David Shapiro, Tom Hayden, others - this was a very big event. San Antonio's HemisFair (one word), includes photo of Shari McGar, Mrs. Lane Taylor, others. Steaming along with steam cars - 100 mph and 25 mpg of kerosene, Calvin and Charles Williams. robert McNamara - extraordinary public servant. Deadly dogs of the Savanna, African wild dogs. John Crowe Ransom is 80, Poet. Humorous series of photos of nuns and a boat, gotta hate when that happens.
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                    May 17, 1968Life Magazine May 17, 1968 : Cover - The generation gap.

Absolutely yummy looking full page color Oreo cookies ad. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Glen Gonder of Jefferson City, Missouri and her family including George, Gary Geoff, and Greg Gonder. Full page color Ford ad with authentic Lady Godiva in front of English castle. Vietnam peace talks negotiated in Paris, Vietnam article includes fight in cemetery that wounded LIFE photographer Co Rentmeestter. Two page pink Clairol ad for pink lipsticks. Full page Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America ad with Jerry Lewis and Kentucky Fried Chicken. New Europe by Paris Editor Servan-Schreiber. Preparation for Mexico City summer Olympic Games, architect Ramirez Vazquez. London Bridge transplanted to Lake Havasu City in the Arizona desert, Robert McCulloch and C.V. Wood. Full page color Ford van ad with Ra-Pa-Ho camp kids. Full page color ad for travel to Germany featuring Oberammergau woodcarvers. US vs. peace crusaders, Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Spock. Presidential candidates Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy. Art - Paul Feeley. Kentucky Derby winner Dancer's Image drug scandal.
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                    May 24, 1968Life Magazine May 24, 1968 : Cover - New York City Mayor John Vilet Lindsay.

Curious two page color Chrysler ad with 19 different small boats embedded in sand at Monahans Sandhills State Park, Texas. Theater review for the gay play, "The Boys in the Band." Full page color Foremost icecream ad with multi-colored igloo. Full page Wilson golfing ad with Casper, Snead, Wright, Berg. Two page color International Paper Company ad with odd square paper boat. Student revolts in Paris, US, and Czechoslovakia. Boston's TV gardener, Thalassa Cruso. Pushbutton painkiller for angina pectoris victims, Al Yasna, cardiac arrest. Neat two page color British Motor Corporation ad with crazy car art by E.S. Romantic old-style fashions in Atlantic City - neat piece! Baseball player, Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Roberto Clemente. Vietnam peace talks in Paris. France's protean writer and culture minister Andre Malraux. Vanishing wildlife - the imperiled aye-aye, Madagascar. Movies - glamour is out, "uglies" are in. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Phillip "Tank" Spangler. Charming photo of little baseball catcher blowing a big bubble.
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Fair (All Good, nice, but last few pages have a mild water mark) - $7 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has address label scar) - $7 buy now

Life Magazine May 31, 
                    1968Life Magazine May 31, 1968 : Cover - Golden statue of the Goddess Serket - Ancient Egypt (part IV).

Nice full page color Owens/Corning Fiberglas insulation ad with house under construction. Full page travel ad for Nassau, Bahamas "Millionaires by the bunches build seaside villas here." New political beings - intellectual terrorists. Interview with French author Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber. Aviation - F-111, movable wing attack aircraft. Rather humorous photos of the Nixons being greeted by the Oregon Cavemen who wanted permission to graze their dinosaurs on government land. Photo of Frank Trabanello and "his" billboard - Beautify America, get a haircut. Bright red lipstick is back. Unmarried couples in the sexual revolution at college, includes Linda LeClair and Peter Behr, and others. Soviet movie star Ludmila Savelyeva comes to New York to open "War and Peace". New York Mets baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan. Miscellany - funny photo of a man trying to change a flat tire and his chimpanzee "helper". Full page color Winston cigarettes ad with scuba diving theme. 1.0
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                    June 7, 1968Life Magazine June 7, 1968 : Cover - Eugene McCarthy canoeing - voyage of the loner in Oregon.

Politicians Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern, includes stray dog on the stage, photo of Bobby Kennedy with Robert Francis Westberg. Two page color Ludlow indoor/outdoor carpet ad - the fearless carpet. Wow - full page Warner's bra ad with the Little Fibber bra that looks like space aliens landed on her chest. Lovely and unusual full page Pontiac ad with rocky beach scene and sailboat, art by AF and VK. Master of design Walter Gropius. Ancient Egypt, part V - tombs. Author Gaia Servadio. Shark kills stuntman Jose Marco while filming "Shark". A new vaccine blocks Rh disease. Mike Bell's wait on death row. Gaia Servadio, author of "Melinda." Full page color Aluminum Association ad featuring the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Ari Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Chip-an-outfit kits, clothing made by linking small plastic disks. Robert Trent Jones, tough golf course designer. Snails - escargots. Miscellany - funny photo of three women graduates walking past a sign - "End of Improvement Thank You for Your Patience". The Arrow Shirts ad pamphlet inserted in the center of the magazine may or may not be present, ask if you need it.
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                    June 14, 1968Life Magazine June 14, 1968 : Cover - Senator Robert F. Kennedy running along a beach, feature on his assassination, Sirhan, Sirhan.

Four page color fold-out Frigidaire ad showing kitchen before and after. Full page Volkswagen beetle ad with some serious mudding. Another, more explanatory, ad for the Clairol dry shampoo spray. Full page Mutual of New York MONY insurance ad with John P. Greenhouse. Full page color Kentile Floors ad with really nicely done floor arrangement to denote rooms. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Peter WAlsh of Newport, Rhode Island and her huge family, 8 kids. Music review of Tiny Tim. Book review of "True Grit". Movie review of "War and Peace". Books - "The Violent Peace". Ancient Egypt, part VI - Egyptologists, archeologists Walter Emery, Henry S. Smith, Mrs. Dorothy Eady. The Kennedy family. Full page color ad for the Campbell's soup tote bag. Two page Good Year tires ad with race car driver Bobby Unser and his car. Adoption, part one of two parts - an unwed mother gives up her baby. Myron Hofer family's four level weekend retreat in Connecticut. New York's private, integrated Manhattan Country School.
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                    June 21, 1968Life Magazine June 21, 1968 : Cover - James Earl Ray and Sirhan Sirhan.

The two assassins (big features on both killers, their family history). Full page color Pontiac ad with Firebird and helicopter, art by VK and AF. Full page ad pertaining to Snail Mail, use zip codes! William Haast, director of the Miami Serpentarium, the most snake bitten man. Full page color movie poster ad for "Where were you when the lights went out?" starring Lola Albright, Steve Allen and others. Sickle-cell anemia, Dr. Makio Murayama. Bridgeport, Connecticut volunteers face race and poverty, includes photos of Mrs. Pat Cervone, Mrs. Phyllis Cohen, Mrs. Geraldine Johnson, Mrs. Paula Nagourney, Sharon Young, Joan Sylvetski, Barbara Booker, Eugene Clark, others. The pyscho-biology of violence. Adoption, part II - Joan's baby gets a final home, includes temporary foster mother Mrs. Lindy Lee Bush and others. The uniworld of his & hers - fashions good for man and woman. . A Kennedy album.
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                    June 28, 1968Life Magazine June 28, 1968 : Cover - The new rock - Jefferson Airplane.

Feature article on rock includes Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Creme, The Mothers of Invention, The Doors, The Who, Peter Townsend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Country Joe and the Fish, Jimi Hendrix, and much more - several related articles. Cute full page Crest toothpaste ad for the after-dinner mint. Two page color Clairol ad for a frost-it-yourself kit. Poor come to "Resurrection City" in Washington, D.C., it is a shanty town right next to the Washington Monument. Stock market business on WAll Street. Richard Cornuelle, consultant to the National Association of Manufacturers, low-cost housing, poverty's free enterpriser, includes photos of Mike Harris, Jay Smith. Vinyl get-ups for kids, includes a German Fokker D-VII bi-wing airplane at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. A Special Section on The New Rock - seven leading groups - Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Jefferson Airplane, The Mothers of Invention, The Doors, Cream, The Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Rock lyrics. Ars Nova. Rock philosopher Frank Zappa. Most of this issue pertains to rock music.
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NOTE : In a few cases from 1963 on, some content varies by the distribution region, Eastern vs. Western half of the USA.
The difference is typically just a few ads, but may apply to a short piece on the back of an ad page.
If you need a specific ad or short piece or photo, note this in the COMMENTS section of the order form, thanks.

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                    July 5, 1968Life Magazine July 5, 1968 : Cover - Special Issue - The Presidency.

The White House, large fold-out cut-away floor plan. Birthplaces - the states - and houses - presidents were born in. Rather cute full page Smirnoff vodka ad with blizzard in only one part of a bar. Clean two page color Phillips 66 Trop-Artic Motor Oil ad with daisies in oil can. Parents of presidents. Rowdy history of national political conventions. President Johnson in the White House. Full page color Arm & Hammer baking soda sweepstakes ad with lovely bathing in money scene. Presidential power - real and ritual. Lots and lots of candid shots of presidents in office and at home. Presidential ghost writers, Theodore Parker, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Howe, John Kenneth Galbraith, Samuel Rosenman. One neat page shows all the presidential signatures. Outside the Office - F.D.R. at Campobello. First Ladies. Presidents on the Presidency. The great men golfing. 1.0
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                    July 12, 1968Life Magazine July 12, 1968 : Cover - Starving children of Biafra War.

Lucious full page chocolaty Nestle's ad. Full page Maytag ad with Janet Lennon Bernhardi and her very large family, sisters families, too. The Coalition for a Democratic Alternative meets to stop Hubert Humphrey, organizer Allard Lowenstein, Jesse Jackson, Jr. Biafra tries to establish independence from Nigeria, lots of gruesome photos of starvation, protein malnutrition, bombing. Rather wonderful full page landscape orientation color Winston cigarettes ad with trombone player. Photo feature on Mexico. Human Potential Movement, Esalen Institute's Dr. Frederick Perls, Dr. Carl Rogers, Dr. Abraham Maslow, includes group nudity, much more - big piece. American tennis Davis Cup winners at Wimbledon, Captain Donald Dell, Coach Dennis Ralston, Clark Graebner, Charles Pasarell, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz. Recipe for fish chowder. Miscellany - funny photo of a man at the beach carrying his baby in a crab net. 1.0
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                    July 19, 1968Life Magazine July 19, 1968 : Cover - Rick Heckler and Cathy Goldman.

Young American nomads abroad, two Californians at home in a cave in Matala, Crete, includes Juan Proteus, Rick Heckler, Cathy Goldman, Bryony Craig, Steve and Nancy Giordano, others. Yummy full page color ad for Hunt's Snack Pack deserts (Eastern version). Two page color Black & White Schotch whisky ad, one page is a full painting by Bert Silverman, framable. "The Green Berets" with John Wayne. Stewardess Nncy Jacquier and the Seaboard World Airlines plane forced down by Soviet MiG fighter planes. Cool two page color International Paper Company featuring the box for shipping (and parking) the King Midget car. Adolf Von Thadden, leader of Germany's ultrarightist National Democratic party. "The Lion in Winter". Pollsters now an active force in politics, Includes regular people Marvin and Evelyn Weed, Mrs. Dolores Jones, Dr. George Gallup, Oliver Quayle, Lou Harris, Arthur Mori, Mrs. Germano Lattanzio, many others. Nice full page color Allantine Ale XXX ad with scuba diver art. Big drive for foreign tourists, includes photos of Marco Tommasi, Norberto Alborghetti, others. Mid-city mountain stream in Portland, Oregon, directed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. David and Julie Eisenhower. Miscellany - funny photo of a sheep with two small goats standing on top of it. NOTE : The publisher made an error in pagination and pages 9-10 do not exist in any copy. 1.0
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                    26, 1968Life Magazine July 26, 1968 : Cover - Pan Am's Susan Sicari greets Aeroflot's Natasha Arutyunova at J.F.K. Airport.

Moscow to New York, New York to Moscow direct flights, stewardesses, flight attendants. Curious full page color Volkswagen van ad with the top of the van flipped open. Cute little photo of six Detroit Lions football players in hula girl costume and dance for "Paper Lion." Photo of runner Mathias Kanda of Rhodesia running with a train and staying ahead of it. Ralpph Godwin, with his wife and a gun, Sanford, Maine. Mod photographer Earl of Lichfield. Ex-con labor leader Larry Callanan's political contributions. Thalidomide (tranquilizer used during pregnancy) children, includes Karl-Hermann Schulte-Hillen and sons, Graham, Gabi, Thomas - this is a large piece. Afghanistan shaggy, richly barbaric embroidered goatskin jackets. "Up with People!" singers, Music Director Dick Caughois. Miscellany - funny photo of a girl with one man's arm around her while she holds another man's hand behind his back. 1.0
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                    August 2, 1968Life Magazine August 2, 1968 : Cover - George Wallace - the spoiler from the South.

Full page Mutual of New York MONY insurance ad with Ed Whittington, Dave Kerr. Nice full page color Tampax ad with archery scene. Full page Oldsmobile ad with Toronado car in the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb race, Colorado. Red Army pressures Czech into recanting new liberalism. Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley, patient George Debord looks at his own heart, includes Louis Fierro, Fredi Everman. Photo essay of the passing of the US long trains, end of the passenger railroad train - a photo essay, a long piece. Ray Bradbury's thoughts on trains. Last run on Uncle Sam's silver, exchange of silver certificates for silver, includes Mrs. Estelle Noscher. Fred Buchwalter family enjoy their driftwood Oregon home in the dunes. Extremely goofy photo of little Chuck Lewis after blowing a trumpet, Beth D. is next to him. Wonderful two page Security Title Insurance Company ad that is entirely a family photo of the Bob Ryan family of Pasadena, California, this charming photo shows Shirely Ryan, Joe, Dave, Mike, Danny, Kathy, Sue, Linda, Denise, Bob with Rebecca, and little Tim on the way (regional pages - ask if you need this ad). 1.0
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                    August 9, 1968Life Magazine August 9, 1968 : Cover - A line of airplanes waiting for take-off.

Danger and confusion of the air traffic jam, includes air controller George Kelley. Full page Vista ad for volunteers in Service to America, helping in Ghettos and such. Czech leader Alexander Dubcek challenges Soviet bosses face to face in little junction town of Cierna, Czechoslovakia wants to be free. The Mob - Congressman Cornelius Gallagher of New Jersey and gangster Joe Zicarelli, Barney O'Brien, Kayo Konigsberg, story includes photo of the Park Royal Hotel, Catering, Restaurant in Manhattan. Columnist Drew Pearson turns novelist. Astronaut $100,000 suit, includes Don Lind, fitting the specially made suits used in space. Baseball - the great American myth, a long piece about trouble in current baseball. Only 100 Philippine Monkey-eating Eagles are left in the world. Miscellany - funny photo of a boy getting a drink of water from a tap - and it looks like the water is leaking from his ear. 1.0
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Life Magazine August 
                    16, 1968Life Magazine August 16, 1968 : Cover - The Nixons and the Agnews at Miami Beach Republican Convention (lots of pages about these two families inside).

Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Shirley Koyce of Morristown, New Jersey and her family. Letter and photo to editor from Harry Pratt with a picture from the First Life (July 24, 1913) which is very similar to the last photo in LIFE July 26, 1968. Wild new poker called "Hold Me", Max Cohen. Santa Clara Swim Club's Olympians, includes photos of Lynn Vidali, coach George Haines, Claudia Kolb, Don Schollander, Mark Spitz, Greg Buckingham, others - great, lengthy article. Full page Volkswagen ad for the modern-looking Squareback Sedan. Play - "The Trial of the 'Heretic' Bishop, James Albert Pike. Zingy new styles for starlets, including Goldie Hawn, Jacqueline Bisset, Sharon Tate, Peggy Lipton, Christine Ferrare. Cats teach astronauts to maneuver in mid-air, Stanford University's Thomas R. Kane. Miscellany - funny photo of a toddler with his face stuffed into a dog bowl while a Great Dane watches. 1.0
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                    23, 1968Life Magazine August 23, 1968 : Cover - Law and Order.

Deputy Chiefs John Hartnett and Frank Lavelle in charge of security at Chicago's convention hall prepare for mass protests at the Democratic convention, Photos include John Walrus, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Robert J. Lynskey, others, neat photo of Tom Reddin in a helicopter. George McGovern, old friend of Robert Kennedy, enters the race for president. Anthropologist Margaret Mead's insights over shifting American morals. Blighted Great Lakes, photos include great rafts of surds, Cuyohoga river, Lake Erie, REserve Mining Company in Silver Bay, Minnesota, Gitche Gumee Hammermill Paper Company, White Lake, Indiana Harbor Ship Canal, beach at Whiting, Indiana, more. Two page Toni beauty products sweepstake ad with all the faces of the Miss American contestants. Biafra - death rattle of an encircled nation, includes photos of starving children, George Robertson, Hank Wharton, Mercenary, others. Actor Joel Grey. Beautiful melon salad. 1.0
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(All Good, but upper cover edge faded) - $5 buy now
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(All Very Good, nice, but men on cover have new mustaches) - $5 buy now

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                    August 30, 1968Life Magazine August 30, 1968 : Cover - U.S.S.R. invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Article includes Brezhnev and Czech leader Dubcek, Most Reverend Fantisek Tomasek, incredible two page photo of Russian tank under attack in the streets, photo of neat old race car (spoked wheels) from pre-war days. Full page color Chiquita banana ad with really oddly shaped banana. The Mob - case history of a gangland murder - the hit, the trial, and the verdict, includes Sonny Fanzese, Red Crabbe, Whitey Florio, Tommy Matteo, others, big photos of mob victim washed up on shore, still tied to cement block, Ernie Rupoli - this is a very long piece. Full page ad for the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards, I remember doing these, photo includes Curtis Andres, Pat Daily, Cynthia Rivers, Ricky Dierks, Nancy Cleage, Fred Will, Diane Nicholson, Paul Nicolopoulos. Paris fashions - black the big color. Miscellany - funny photo of a man waving at a man outside the office building demonstrating a Bell Aerosystems rocket suit, like a jet pack. 1.0
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Life Magazine September 
                    6, 1968Life Magazine September 6, 1968 : Cover - Hubert Humphrey and Edwin Muskie.

Nominees stand before the Democratic convention in Chicago, Rafer Johnson, Shirley MacLaine, Roosevelt Grier. Investor Walter Beinecke's fight for Nantucket. Terrorists murder US Ambassador John Gordon Mein in Guatemala. Humorous ad from the Sugar Board, eat a spoonful of sugar as a diet aid. Smirnoff Vodka ad with Rudi Gernreich and five fabulous models in a Mercedes. Leslie Bogart, daughter of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, visits Paris boutiques. Czechoslovakia resistance. Pope Paul journeys to South America to heal a schism among the Catholics. Oakland Athletics owner Charles O. Finley profile, baseball and player photos. Sculptor Christo and his balloon - the 5600 Cubic Meter Package, wrapping a building in Spoleto Square, more. Singer Glen Campbell photos and profile at his home in Laurel Canyon. Miscellany - funny photo of a bear that looks like its laughing while a young bear tickles its foot. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Robert Woo of Decatur, Georgia and the 200 millionth American. May or may not have the center pull-out ad pamphlet for Zenith - ask if you need it. 1.0
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                    Magazine September 13, 1968Life Magazine September 13, 1968 : Cover - The Beatles and their official biography.

The Days in the lives of the Beatles - they call it their authentic biography. Silence descends on Kakhk  after an earthquake kills 6,000. Picture-book bank robbery and a getaway by sea - bankrobbers steal from the Manufacturers Hanover Bank of New York and escape in a boat. Last chance for the Post Office. Bishop's wife looks back on life in a slum parish by Jenny Moore from Jersey City. New parachute design flies forever with Billy Lockwood, great color photos. Fashion - clothes with words on them by Rudi Gernreich, Adolfo, BH Wragge and Glentex. Taking the doctor to court - medical malpractice. The Beatles Part 1, 20 pages of color photos and very interesting article about their early years. Ideas in Houses - Charles and Nancy Frahm's home on Lake Michigan. Denny McLain plays the organ, great photos on and off the field. Mrs Biedermann waters her plants on the roof by ladder
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                    Magazine September 20, 1968Life Magazine September 20, 1968 : Cover - Arthur Ashe playing tennis.

He topped the tennis world - the icy elegance of Arthur Ashe - six pages of photos and story. Interesting ad - The Case of the Gasping Golfer - A Sanfordized Company Mystery. Moscow's Gay Mannequin - Ludmila Romanovskaya and her clothes. Teachers strike at Taylor Michigan is almost over, the kids are ready to come back to school. The carrier Kennedy is commissioned. Politics of Fear - Indiana's Lake county where George Wallace is running strong is a microcosm of the nation's apprehension. U.S. comes up with finest equestrian team - soaring after Olympic medals, Bert de Nemethy, Carol Hofmann, Mike Plumb, Kathy Kusner. Trampolinist Judith Anne Ford becomes Miss America. The Beatles Part 2, where their songs come from. Very cute ad with photo of big shaggy dog and tiny tot named Sandra - Ken-L ration burger. Very funny back page photo of a bush trimmer standing in the middle of the bush while he works.
Good - $42 buy now
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                    Magazine September 27, 1968Life Magazine September 27, 1968 : Fold-out Cover - Two blonde Swedish girls model astonishingly ugly new swimsuits with the designer Carl Fredrik Reutersward.

Sweden's psychedelic new fashions. Presidency - foolish game of crowdsmanship. Two page spread on the 1969 Grand Prix in big bold green. Ad for 1969 Buick Electra in front of executive aircraft. Birds Eye vegetable ad with football theme, Roman Gabriel, Gale Sayers, Jim Grabowski. Hubert Humphrey talks a self-portrait - talks about his life and political future. New York's mayor John V. Lindsay on "Law and Order." Biafra refugees head for Nigerian border. The Fortas mess. Apollo Astronaut troubleshooter Ed Hoskins - Apollo's able answerman. Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune join to make an antiwar movie. Legal blow at the diet pill industry by Suanna McBee, shows that is is all an bunch of bunk. Very graphic photo of new movie "Hell in the Pacific" with Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. Harold Glassen of the National Rifle Association targets gun control laws. Vince Lombardi, retired Green Bay coach, watches the action pass by. Crash on monorail at San Antonio Hemis Fair.
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                    Magazine October 4, 1968Life Magazine October 4, 1968 : Fold-out Cover - Sea probe.

Adventurer William Willis loses his last attempt to conquer the seas, biography of an great seafaring adventurer, with lots of photos. The Russians send a Zond 5 on a trip around the moon and back. For birth control, a mass walkout, Cardinal O'Boyle says no to birth control, and 200 parishioners walk out. Profile of painter John Graham, with lots of his work reproduced in color. Underground monthly "The Realist" editor Paul Krassner. Painter John Graham, actress and model Ultra Violet. Protestant ministers and the struggle for human rights, Rev. William A. Wendt. Designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Surfer Rick Grigg. 12 color pages of new underwater exploring techniques and vehicles. Half page ad for Bantron smoking deterrent pills featuring football great Y. A. Tittle. Gloria Vanderbilt shows off her new fashion and dressing style. Sufer Rick Grigg talks about his surfing adventures, with pictures. Miscellany - funny photo of a child starting down a slide with a sleeping man at the bottom. Centerfold color 1969 Cadillac ad. Nice full page plus color photo of Don Lauria and Dennis Hennek on the first two-man-team rock climbing ascent of the southeast face of El Capitan, Yosemite.
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Life Magazine October 
                    11, 1968Life Magazine October 11, 1968 : Fold-out cover - Giacomo Manzu's portrait of Pope John XXIII.

Very mod 1960s style ad for General electric featuring Peter Max clocks. Super hot full color movie poster ad featuring an illustration of Jane Fonda in Barbarella. Presidential candidate Nixon's campaign with detailed stories about him, his campaign, and his wife Pat Nixon. Two page full color ad for Sear's new bike,  the Screamer, with super funky handlebars. Story of the friendship between sculptor Giacomo Manzu and Pope John. L-dopa drug relief for Parkinson sufferers, Dr. Hyman Rosenberg, Dr. George Cotzias. Young filmmakers, Charles Anderson, Alfonso Sanchez Jr., Jean-Marie Pellerin, Sue Lang. Mexico Olympic hopeful US runner Jim Ryun trains with high altitude runs in Colorado . Apollo spacecraft scheduled to launch this week. Leslie Allen is the New Mrs. Tony Curtis  goes on a shopping spree in Rome. Actor George Lazenby the new James Bond, along with other potential Bond candidates Hans de Vries, Robert Campbell, and Anthony Rogers. Marcel Duchamp, master of Dada, dies at 81. Very cool article by Dora Jane Hamblin showing the various Apollo and Gemini mission patches
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                    Magazine October 18, 1968Life Magazine October 18, 1968 : Cover - Paul and Joanne Newman - Director and Star triumph with "Rachel, Rachel."

Wonderful ad for Virginia Slims featuring old women who have been smoking since 1910, still alive and kicking after 50 years. Senator Gene McCarthy casts an irreverent eye on baseball and the World Series. Return to Bikini - 22 years and 23 nuclear test blasts, later a party of islanders finds all is not as they left it. In Paris subway underground art museum. Whimsical zoo from ancient Peru goes on exhibition in New York. Yves St. Laurent offers next to nude tops following Rudi Gernreich. Eugene "Mercury" Morris is the country's best unknown ground-gainer - football. Confrontation and Disruption at the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, Jerry Rubin. Prefab houses built in a factory, and shipped on trucks by Paul Rudolph.
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                    Magazine October 25, 1968Life Magazine October 25, 1968 : Cover - Schirra and Apollo 7 launch.

Very colorful ad for Ski-Doo (Bombardier) snowmobiles with trailers. Jesuit priest Terence Netter chooses to marry. Wally Schirra takes off on Apollo 7, 6 pages of color photos, childhood photo and biography. Naftali Temu wins the 10,000m run, beats Mamo Wolde. Two page color ad for GM Cutlass, featuring pirates. Mickey Mouse's 40th birthday, photos of his collectable items. Boxing champion Jack Johnson's story brought to theater in "The Great White Hope" starring James Earle Jones. Congressman Cornelius Gallagher hangs out with John V Kenny. The vote from Vietnam, Pfc. Norman Milliken, Pfc. Rudy Breland, Captain Donna Hamilton. Eclectic author Anthony Burgess. The vanishing Giant Sable Antelope of Africa. London leftists raise funds with the Karl Marx Memorial Pub Crawl.
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                    Magazine November 1, 1968Life Magazine November 1, 1968 : Cover - Jackie Kennedy marries Onassis and moves to super island Skorpios, wedding photos and story.

Colorado Senator Dominik profile. Triumph of Apollo 7, and a feature story of the wives of the astronauts. "Sister George" starring Beryl Reid at the Gateway club is the most explicit and sensational of a flock of films on lesbianism. New foil swaddling preemies makes baby look like a baked potato. Mysterious letter with rare stamps fetches a record $380,000 from Raymond Weill at auction - Post Office Reds from Mauritius. Great two page spread ad for a red 1969 Mustang. Olympics - Debbie Meyer, Bob Seagren, Charlie Greene and the protests of the black athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Dr. Judson Jerome pleads for total reform in the way we teach, tries it out at Antioch College . Full page ad for Huffy Bicycles, including the Huffy Rail and Huffy Wheel. Play review The Man in the Glass Booth starring Donald Pleasence. Back page humor, woman bends down to hear what a pig is saying. Full page Maytag ad with Mr. John T. McKenne of East Northport, New York, his wife Claire and their 9 children. 1.0
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Life en Español November 4, 1968 
                    - (Spanish Language Version)Life en Español November 4, 1968 - (Spanish Language Version)- Cover - The Beatles. This is the same photo as on the cover of LIFE September 13, 1968. Confesiones de los Beatles, su emocionante lucha por llegar a la cumbre - una franca biografia (lots of photos, nice article). El Che - II, apogeo y decadencia de su poder en Cuba, Guerrillero, Castro. Educacion sexual III, como explicarles a los niños. Noche triste en Mexico, la reunion estudiantil en la plaza de las Tres Culturas. William Willis, argonauta anciano. Marie Cosindas, artista del realismo. Encubre y descubre, el modisto parisiense Yves Saint Laurent. Nuevo James Bond, George Lazenby. Mas. Neat ads, too. Some of these article appear in English in the September 13, October 4, and October 18, 1968 issues. Almost never found.
Poor (All G, nice copy, but has "Discard" stamped on upper left corner of cover. Missing the first page of the James Bond article - the back side of it is an ad.) - $42 buy now

Life                      Magazine November 8, 1968Life Magazine November 8, 1968 : This issue was printed with two different covers, content is the same except for a couple ads on the regional (R) pages.

Cover 1 - The hope of peace in Andien Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Tron gets a new wooden leg. Cover 2 - A morose orangutan in a zoo. A big feature article on the girl Tron. Zoos and pet stores drive animals crazy, orangutan, lions, and baboons. Are zoos necessary by Desmond Morris. Militant Horace Julian Bond at the Chicago Democratic Convention. Four very colorful pages of early computer art. Great New York school lockout over race, poverty and labor right, kids and parents have a sleep in, P.S. 188. Actress Diahann Carroll wears designer fashions by Jon Haggins, Henri Bendel and Galanos. Czechoslovakia celebrates it's 50th anniversary. Miscellany - funny photo of a child suspended in the air while holding onto a garage door handle, riding the garage door up and down. Full page photo of pilot Chuck Shafer and matching text page, American Airlines ad (present only in some issues). Each issue has a two page Sears tires ad, but there are two different ads - one for Superwide, one for Steel belted radial. Full page color Sylvania light bulb ad with Sophie Berube.
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                    November 15, 1968Life Magazine November 15, 1968 : Cover - The election - the Nixon era begins, Mrs. Shirley Chisolm.

"Yellow Submarine". NBC commentator Ed Newman midday newscaster interviews, Rudolf Bing, Arthur Miller, L.S.B. Leakey. Fashion - flowery challis patterns by Pucci and Chuck Howard. The White House bomb halt decision. Scientology cult by L. Ron Hubbard biography and expose. Photographer, author Gordon Parks goes back home to direct his first movie, "The Learning Tree". The coming of the TV age in Samoa using TV to teach the children. Miscellany - funny photo of a man who appears to be wearing a dog. Half page color ad for Northland Skis featuring Stein Eriksen and his perfect legs together style.
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                    November 22, 1968Life Magazine November 22, 1968 : Cover - Negro history - part 1 of the search for a Black past.

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth. Kenya's heroes return from Mexico Olympics with medals, Amos Biwott, Naftali Temu, Daniel Rudisha, Harambee. Submariner James Calvert becomes superintendent of Annapolis. Wind tunnel for birds reveals new facts about metabolism and flight, Dr. Vance A. Tucker. Thirties glamor sails again on the 'Queen Mary', fashion. The Craig Hundley Trio, Gary Chase, J.J. Wiggins. Hannsheinz Porst, West German millionaire and East German Communist. The Scopes trial Supreme Court rules that evolution can be taught - even in Arkansas. Earl Morrall, star quarterback of the Colts. Miscellany - funny photo of a man who is shooting an outdoor photograph while an owl perches on his head. Very nice two page color Sears ad with Othmar Schneider Fiberglass 500 skis, includes close-up of skis and leather boots, two skiers in background. Football report - Johnny Unitas, Earl Morrall profile. Very funny photo of an owl sitting on top of a photographer while he shoots something else. Full page Mutual of New York MONY ad with Harmannus van Bergen, Bell Foundry director, Greenwood, South Carolina.
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                    November 29, 1968Life Magazine November 29, 1968 : Cover - Russia in the Middle East.

Egyptian soldier is blindfolded to test his familiarity with Soviet T55 tank. Ad special - Sears Silvertone TV featuring Peter Duchins. Soviet sailors land in Iraq from the Stereguchiy, delivers weapons, tanks and supplies. US bishops come to grips with birth control, Archbishop Donnellan, Bishop McDevitt, Archbishop Dearden, Bishop Whalen. Mayor Vladimir Fyodorovich Promyslov of Moscow. Circus Circus, Las Vegas' newest casino with ongoing Circus performances overhead, Joe Gerlach, Jay J Sarno. Neutrography - new special kind of X-rays using Neutrons. Part II of the search for a Black past - reconstruction and repression, Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, Professor George Washington Carver, Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, Maurice W. Lee Sr, superb early photographs. "The Graduate" author Charles Webb and Dusston Hoffman. Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis profile. Back page humor, man destroys old style phone booth.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 6, 1968Life Magazine December 6, 1968 : Cover - Chicago police beating someone (black and white) riot photo.

Exclusive report - Corruption of Chicago police - where discipline broke down. Walker Report discloses - the Police rioted at the Democratic convention. Super cool two page ad for bright red Camaro and Corvette. Burning coal mine below James Fork, West Virginia, 77 miners trapped in the mine. Aboard Apollo 7 with Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, Walt Cunningham - 10 days in orbit. Joyce Hall - greeting card king, great color illustrations of vintage postcards. Past half century in Negro history -the Niagara group with W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, early Harlem photos, Bessie Smith, Josephine Baker, Ethel, Waters. Very fat Herman Kahn goes to Vietnam to advise everyone, from the Hudson Institute think tank. Giant Pandas An-An and Chi-Chi get friendly at the London Zoo. Very funny ad for McCulloch chainsaws with a dog holding a chainsaw, what you want for Christmas. Back page photo "the evolution gap"  showing human hands reaching out to monkey hands. Full page color Hudson colored napkins ad with four women in colorful and wild fashions eating hotdogs (Regional page after p. 22). Full page striking blue and white BAckus Cadillac Pontiac of Savannah ad (regional page). Full page Maytag ad with John R. Ahern family of Weatherford, Texas. NOTE : An Arrow Shirt ad insert was counted as pages 67-74. It is not always present and I do not lower the condition of the magazine if it is not. Please ask me in advance if you need it.
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                    December 13, 1968Life Magazine December 13, 1968 : Cover - Quarterback Dennis Gaubatz midair en route to tackling Steelers' player, football.

My Colts - football verses and reverses by Ogden Nash. Strange wave of "suicides" and arrests indicates security trouble in NATO and in Soviet intelligence, too - spies - Rear Admiral Hermann Ludke, Lt. Colonel Johannes Grimm. Lady jockeys, Penny Ann Early, John Choquette, Sandy Schleiffers, Diane Crump, Kathy Kusner. Prince Charles gets a pie in the face in Erpingham Camp play. Producer David Merrick rules Broadway. Escape routes from a rocket in trouble - launch pad escape tube . Football player poetry by Jimmy Orr, Billy Ray Smith, Bubba Smith, Willie Richardson, Dick Szymanski and Lou MIchaels. Search for a Black Past Part 4 - separate path to equality, Martin Luther King, Whitney Young, Thurgood Marshal, Malcolm X, Roy Innis, Albert Cleage Jr. Fashion section, furs by Jacques Kaplan - Striped Fox, Zebra, Mink tails, nutria, giraffe, skunk and rabbit. Back page humor photo, happy cop in lineup. May or may not have the center pull-out ad pamphlet for Scotch tape - ask if you need it.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 20, 1968Life Magazine December 20, 1968 : Cover - Painting of Mark Twain at age 55 by Charles Noel Flagg.

An unpublished manuscript by Mark Twain - Among the Indians, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians. Crossed gunsights - Wyatt Earp vs. Joe Bonanno. Three brave men will be lofted to the moon by Saturn V rocket - biography of the monster. New vow rouses the Arabs, Yasser Arafat and Al Fatah! Welding a tail on a new blue whale. Joe Namath and the Jets have that uppity winner's look with his fancy mustache. Plight of the middle class, six families getting by on$20,000 a year - Campanas of Dearborn MI, Smiths of Little Rock AR, Bakers of New York NY, Healys of Minneapolis MN, Lotspeiches of Winter Park FL, Lovis' of San Rafael CA. Very funny picture of race horse SITTING down in starting gate at race. 1.0
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                    Magazine December 27, 1968Life Magazine December 27, 1968 : Cover - Picasso.

This is a special double issue featuring Picasso - His power, Spain, Early Years, Cubism. His women Fernande, Eva, Olga Koklova, Dora Maar, Marie Therese, Francoise Gilot, Jacqueline Roque. Guernica, Metamorphosis, Sleep Watchers, His Disguises. Great analysis of his famous Guernica mural. A guide to reading, seeing, buying. Dream and desire in Picasso's work by Loe Steinberg. Fantastic three page fold-out color Campbell's Soup cartoon girl, big enough to make an interesting framed piece. Two page color International Paper Company ad with messy painter's palette. Includes some poems in the Spain section. Almost every page in this issue pertains to Picasso.
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