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Life Magazine 1969 Moon Special Edition - To the moon and back.

SEE AUGUST 10, 1969

Life Magazine 
                    January 10, 1969Life Magazine January 10, 1969 : Cover - 1968 Special Issue: The Incredible Year with photo of the earth as seen from Apollo 8 in space.

Discovery : Apollo 8 photographs. Really cute full page color Oldsmobile ad with three bobbies (old style policemen) - it's time to give common cars the slip. Half page Chap Stick ad with National Football League player in his underwear and pads, Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboys. Shock : assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Awesome two page photo and poem of the Sea of Tranquility, the moon. Full page color Lark cigarettes ad with two old and unhealthy looking people carrying groceries. Dissent : worldwide student protests. War : Biafra, Czechoslovakia, and Vietnam. Two page color Marlboro cigarettes ad with art by Tom Ryan A. Comeback : Richard Nixon. Jacqueline and Aristotle Onassis. Julie and David Eisenhower. Apollo 8 crew families : wives Valeria Anders and Sue Borman, Marilyn Lovell. Heart recipients Philip Blaiberg, Robert McKee, Pieter Smith, and William Carroll. Two half page spread ad for Autolite spark plugs, with the speed boat hydroplane Miss Bardahl. 1.1
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Life Magazine January 
                    17, 1969Life Magazine January 17, 1969 : Cover - Photograph of Sirhan Sirhan, exclusive interview in jail.

Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Tami Doll of Rockland, Ontario and her family. Full page color General Electric flash cubes (for cameras) with green dots that turn black when used. Full page color Pontiac ad with art by AF and VK. Our Journey to the Moon, written by astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders ( a nice long article with some great photos). Full page color Marlboro cigarettes ad of a very different type, this one has a guy in a cowboy hat, but also a surfer and a skier - win a trip to anywhere in Marlboro country. New York City Center opera singer Beverly Sills, interview and photos, including one of her in the most amazing turquoise and silver outfit - harem girl meets Las Vegas showgirl? Mustangs on the western ranges, photo of : Bob Brislawn, "Wild Horse Annie" Johnston. Retiring Secretary of State Dean Rusk, photo of Mrs. Rachel Nason. Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Ideas in Houses - penthouse on a Palazzo in Rome, photo of Adriana Sartoga. Full page color Buick Opel Kadett car ad, the Mini-Brute. Students protest and SAVE the Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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Life Magazine January 
                    24, 1969Life Magazine January 24, 1969 : Cover - Photo of Catherine Deneuve, sultry and with lots of hair (nice feature inside).

Full page color Quaker State oil with six different oil types and cans. Full page color Lark cigarettes ad with somewhat messy looking painter on his painting ladder. Striking two page color Ford ad with Torino car, red with white stripes. Two men closest to President Nixon : Secretary of State William Rogers and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Robert Finch, long article, lots of photos. Broadway Joe Namath, football player, includes many photos. Science promises new foods to challenge world hunger, bio-engineering. Final issue of "Saturday Evening Post". Baptism of Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy. Irish fugitive Sean Alphonsus Bourke. Fashion - snappy knits, black and whites, tile patterns, more from the Portuguese. Neat "aerial" photo of Sculptor Isamu Noguchi new piece, a 28 foot high steel cube on Broadway in New York City.
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Life Magazine January 
                    31, 1969Life Magazine January 31, 1969 : Cover - Washington Monument and plane, this photo is eerie now that we have the images of 9/11 to remember.

Full page color Newport cigarettes ad with rugged looking "sailor" guy in jeans, watch cap and pea coat, standing near modern sailboat. Rather unusual full page color Spec-T ad for sore-throat, cold medicines. Humorous little letter to the editor wanting to know why they had to ruin an issue of LIFE by including a photo of a nearly nude woman wearing St. Laurent's see-through dress - "You seem to have a compulsion to include this sort of thing", written by Joanne Buchman of Cincinnati. The inauguration - Rhetoric Meets Reality. Vietnam protest parade in WAshington. VERY nice full page color Pontiac GTO ad with ski theme art by VK and AF, official car of the US Ski Team. Mr. Synanon goes public, Chuck Dederich, Charles E. Dederich. Bali travelogue and photo gallery - super piece. Unusual two page color Crest tooth paste ad, the Yardstick. Snowmobiles - the Marvelous Menace in Maine, Saddleback mountain, David Peterson. Neat two page color International Paper Company ad with Mr. Ryohei Kanakogi, Karate master, striking at a stack of corrugated cardboard. Recipes of things to go with fondue. Profile - Joseph M Gonzales - Brother Alexis with Mimi Smith. Anne Heywood, Marlon Brando, and Eriprando Visconti in The Lady. Full page color Marlboro ad with cowboy on snowshoes LEADING his horse - itj'd never happen in real life.
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Life Magazine February 
                    7, 1969Life Magazine February 7, 1969 : Cover - Photo of Commander Lloyd M. Bucher of the captive ship "U.S.S. Pueblo", long feature article inside.

Two page American Motors ad with two compact cars, the Rambler and the Rebel, with prices. A long letter pertaining to the Sioux indians by Shana Alexander. Full page color Campbell's soup ad with two "Campbell Up!' cups and the most fake looking tomato soup ever. Funeral for Czech suicide Jan Palach. Louisiana State University basketball player Pete Maravich and head coach and father Press Maravich. Cool two page color Simmons sofa ad with a large number of sofas in a park in front of a castle. Air pollution in the US, Washington DC, Missoula (Montana), Chicago, Los Angeles, Polk County (Florida), New York City. Vietnam peace talks in Paris, someone hung a Vietcong flag on the tip of the Notre Dame spire - it took some crazy passes with a helicopter to get it off. "Portnoy's Complaint" author Philip Roth. Vanishing Wildlife - Indian rhinoceros. Charming photo of a bride soaking her feet in a tub - "Too late for cold feet."
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Life 
                    Magazine February 14, 1969Life Magazine February 14, 1969 : Cover - Barbara Streisand's Dolly - great photo the million dollar film that can't be released.

Full page color Chrysler motors ad with three bright red boats in close proximity. MOB muscles into a top-priority defense plant, Gateway ammunition plant, Anthony Giardano, more. Here is an odd ad for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, full page color ad for gas pipelines, features women in Perky Plaid Knits made from synthetic fibers by Bobbie Brooks. Very simplistic and nice full page color Coca-Cola ad with valentine's theme. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Edward J. Petr of Hastings, Nebraska and her family. A full page piece about what must be a wolf hunt at Minden, Louisiana, mentions Lonnie Cupples, John Evans, Boots Kirkley, Euel Mathes. Cute full page Volkswagen ad - is someone learning how to fix Volkswagens on your Vokswagen? Great Arctic oil strike - it could double U.S. reserves - Alaska's North Slope, great photos, includes Tom Miklautsch of Fairbanks. Edwin D. Etherington president of Wesleyan University. Bobby Kennedy Jr. in Africa on safari. Radical's view of Cuba, written by Carl Oglesby. Fashion - jumpers. Coach Myron Roderick and Oklahoma State wrestling.
Very Good - $32 buy now
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Life Magazine 
                    February 21, 1969Life Magazine February 21, 1969 : Cover - Nixon on dock in Key Biscayne.

Full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with nice skiing photo. Full page color glamour ad with Chrysler 300 2 door hardtop car in Maroon. Charming full page color Volkswagen van ad with 9 member band and their instruments inside. Winter White House, President Nixon cruising on his houseboat off the shore of Florida, Key Biscayne, includes Bebe Rebozo. Incident off Ghana - tiny African country seizes two Soviet trawlers. Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci. Conductor Thomas Schippers, Bernstein's heir apparent, also Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Istvan Kertesz, Claudio Abbado. Oil Slick - runaway well off the California coast, includes photos of surfers in oil-slicked water on Hobson Beach. Ideas in Houses - George W.W. Brewster's grotto on the Caribbean island of Bequia. Mao's China. Centrifuge for man at NASA's Ames Research Center in California for space research. Extraordinarily cute photo of boy reading comics atop a mailbox stand.
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Life Magazine 
                    February 28, 1969Life Magazine February 28, 1969 : Cover - Naturalist-poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

She explores harmony between wildlife and great machines at Cape Kennedy on the eve of Apollo 9 flight (includes photos of Apollo 9 families: Clare and Russell Schweichart, David and Lurton Scott, and Jim and Pat McDivitt). Interesting full page color Ford ad showing car being dipped in anti-rust solution, Red Paint river. Full page piece about Private Nesrey Sood and his "crimes." Maxine Cheshire and Betty Beale cover Washington society. Two page color Fored Torino ad with GT Sports Roof, 428 Cobra Jet V-8. Spanish priest Father Vincent Ferrer in India. Fashion - new spring styles from Paris. Vienna State Opera celebrates 100th birthday. The Mob : Vito Genovese dies in prison, empire up for grabs. Striking and beautiful full page color De Beers diamonds ad with photo of a badlands-type formation. Annual report of the National Refractory and Brake Company by William Zinsser. Recipes for chili, tacos.
Very Good - $20 buy now
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Life Magazine March 
                    7, 1969Life Magazine March 7, 1969 : Cover - Photo of President Richard Nixon in Berlin.

John Bartlow Martin and his sons spend a couple frigid nights in their one room cabin on Smith Lake in the Upper peninsula of Michigan, includes anecdotal information about current logging practices. Full page color Grand Bahama Island ad, with woman in swimming suit in water, 700 Bahama Islands. The Dutiful tourist (interesting concept), President Nixon in Belgium, England, West Germany. Project Tektite's aquanauts begin a 60-day mission, sixty days underwater in a habitat on the bottom of Great Lameshur. Dr. V. D. Mattia, president of drug manufacturer Hoffmann-La Roche. Italian designer Count Giorgio di Sant'Angelo, very colorful new fashions. Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol's death complicates Middle East crisis, includes photo of Mrs. Golda Meir. Very cute full page color Ford Cortina ad - "Cuter'n a bug's rear." Robert Evans, Paramount's whiz-kid studio boss. Half page color Cessna flying lesson ad, $5 special offer certificate. New photographic process uses color to make the invisible visible. Funny article about baseball and legal debates, art by Flora. Miscellany : funny photo of a rhinoceros that looks like it has two heads - one at each end.
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Life Magazine March 
                    14, 1969Life Magazine March 14, 1969 : Cover - LEM (lunar module) superimposed over Apollo 9 launch. nice feature article on the Lunar module inside.

Lovely full page color Chrysler ad with blue Newport car and mirror effect. Extremely cute full page color American Gas Association ad with woman dressed as gas flame, though she looks more like a really charming alien. This two page color International Paper Company ad seems a bit politically incorrect now - IP has found a use for every part of the tree except one (a bird nest). Two page very gold Ford ad with huge LTD car. Full page color Nabisco duet crackers ad, for a cracker that is both sweet and salty. Race for the SST (supersonic transport), the Concorde supersonic aircraft, Russian TU-144, Boeing managed to field a photo of a model airplane for the article. The village of Donglach, Vietnam. Priest and cook Father Robert F. Capon. Furniture for the space age from the Italian Bauhaus. Powerful black student leader Uwezo (impressive Afro) wins concessions at San Fernando Valley State College, California. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Ted Kobelan of Birmingham, Michigan and her family. Late author Norman Thomas' legacy. Centerfold color Chevrolet Camaro (Official Pace Car in the Indianapolis 500) ad. Miscellany : funny photo of Welshman Dai Llewellyn practicing his gurning - a highly competitive sport to make the funniest face. The pseudo sailor guy is back in another full page color Newport cigarettes ad, watch cap, pea coat, sea bag and skiff up on blocks. Full page weight loss advertisement featuring JoAnne Lawrence. 1.1
Good - $15 buy now

Life Magazine March 21, 1969Life Magazine March 21, 1969 : Cover - Woody Allen in front of a photo of Humphrey Bogart

. Book Review - Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhhouse-Five". Movie Review - "I Am Curious (Yellow)". Border clash on Manchurian River between Chinese and Russians. TV snoop Rona Barrett. Drugs plague kids in Fort Bragg, California, photos of counselors Jim Gibson and Ed Lasher. Seal hunt in Canada causes an uproar. Theater - Woody Allen's new play, "Play It Again, Sam". US foreign policy after the Vietnam War. Ideas in Houses - Charles Hosford's Maine woods house with ladders and level changes. Mother Waddles fights poverty in Detroit, photo of Father Thomas Ruffin. Seal hunt in Canada.
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Life Magazine March 
                    28, 1969Life Magazine March 28, 1969 : Cover - Vanishing wildlife : the threatened orangutan.

Three page color fold-out Polaroid camera ad, shows accessories, film, more. Full page Exquisite Form underwear ad with two naked ladies demonstrating the variety in female form, plus six more pages of actual underwear. Two page color Revlon make-up ad with Acapulco Pink and Tijuana Bronze. Apollo 9 album, astronauts, space mission, lots of photos in space, plus families greeting returning men. Editorial on reducing numbers of American troops in Vietnam - "Bringing home 50,000 troops is still a good idea." Movies - Arlo Guthrie's famous song, "Alice's Restaurant", becomes a film, includes photo of Alice Brock with Arlo Guthrie, photo of guys riding their motorcycles into a church (no longer a church), Ray Brock and other members of motorcycle club. A mini-war in the Lessor Antilles, British "Red Devil" regiment, island Anguilla. Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, includes many photos, one of sons on mini-bikes. Northern Bolivar County Farm Cooperative helps fights poverty in Mound Bayou of the Mississippi Delta, includes photos of John Brown, Mrs. Ada Moore, Mrs. L.C. Dorsey, Mrs. Elizabeth Parkman, others. Charming photo of line of photographers waiting for Raquel Welch. 1.1
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Life Magazine April 
                    4, 1969Life Magazine April 4, 1969 : Cover - Sex in art.

Sex in the lively arts - how far is far enough?, mentions the film "I am Curious (Yellow)". Neat full page color Volkswagen van ad with Petrucelli's Pizzeria baseball team. Need for tax reform. Two page color Chevy Chevelle ad with red car with black top, Garnet Red SS 396 sport. Two page American Airlines with a full page color photo of James Morgan, mechanic. Full page AT&T ad featuring Dean Dixon, conductor. Caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, he does sculpture in Papier-mache. 34th President - Eisenhower, 1890-1969. Ruckus in Irasburg, Vermont, Reverend David Lee Johnson.. Full page color Frigidaire water, with Mrs. Camp of the Glenmore Farm in Virginia. Boston's "Tony C" can see to hit again, Tony Conigliaro, baseball. Movie : Oliver!
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Life Magazine 
                    April 11, 1969Life Magazine April 11, 1969 : Cover - Dwight David Eisenhower lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda (feature article inside).

Full page Die Hard battery ad with tow truck and driver. Two page color General Electric ad with kitchen in red, yellow and wood tones. Full page Tone-O-Matic ad with weight loss with Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. Quite a number of letters to the editor pertaining to the Baby seal hunt described in the LIFE March 21, 1969 issue. Russian world chess champion Tigran Petrosian. Neat two page color Ford ad with a red Mustang Mach I car. Education - children want classrooms alive with chaos. Two page color Nabisco crackers ad with cheese whiz (snack mate) decorations. Children tell architect Walter Hill what makes a good school, includes photos of Nigel Horwood, more. Two page color Sears ad with Arnold Palmer and golfing theme. Fashion - Ciré fabrics, shiny coating. Photos from the icebound Sino-Soviet battle zone. Ford Motor Company Executive Vice President Lee Iacocca. Comedian Bill Cosby. Ideas in Houses - Garnet and Peter Palmer's indoor-outdoor fieldstone country home in the Pennsylvania farmlands. Czech - Russian trouble starts with a hockey game. 1.1
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Life Magazine 
                    April 18, 1969Life Magazine April 18, 1969 : Fold-out Cover - Mae West going strong at 75.

Wow - three page fold-out color Ford Maverick car ad with sunset cowboy theme, looks like a Marlboro ad, includes Lloyd Green on a horse. Excellent full page color Arrow shirts ad with tie that matches shirt - looks good! Full page piece about Newt Ogilvy, acquired by Chaosco. Another cute full page Buick Opel Kadett ad with the car and two elephants going through tool booth on highway, the Mini Brute. Full page color McDonald's ad with the introduction of the Big Mac. Full page color John Deere riding lawn mower ad with golf theme. Hijackers to Cuba - air piracy and the psychology behind it, includes photos of Stewardess Margaret Bolton, Pilot Jack Moore, James Hord, Donna Goldinher, Barbara Wardle, Robert D. Smith, Joseph Blank, others - this seems to be the start of metal detector systems for detecting guns, includes second story about highjacking in Cartagena, Colombia. Very nice full page Raleigh bicycle ad with three different bikes, Chopper, Grand Prix, and Sports. More on the Czechs and the Russians. Gruesome two page photo of a dead whale, possibly killed by oil leak offshore San Francisco. Author John Cheever. Elegant savagery of Lacrosse (game), Army - Navy game, others. A great piece on Mae West, with photos. Jockey-inspired fashions, includes jockey Barbara Jo Rubin. How things are in Podunk Center, Iowa.
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Life Magazine 
                    April 25, 1969Life Magazine April 25, 1969 : Cover - Confrontation in Harvard Yard.

Campus strike, student unrest, this article includes an excellent color photo of crewing (boating). Full page Volkswagen ad with car made of clay. Neat full page color American Gas Association ad with very dated looking housewife cooking at stove with two ovens. Full page color United airlines ad with pilot, chef, mechanic and three women in different United uniforms, probably stewardesses. Full page Skil tools ad with storage wall built by and photo of Vito DeCarlo. Full page color ad for travel to Manitoba, featuring golf. General Creighton Abrams, and Vietnam, includes nice photo of helicopter. Rather cute full page ad for the Scripto Graffiti pen. Full page weight loss ad with Jean Hunter. Excellent full page color Premium saltine crackers ad with little boy eating a PB&J cracker sandwich. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Barbara Zofrea of Whittier, California and her family. Television - requiem for "Peyton Place". Floods threaten Midwest river towns, includes photo of Debbie Hestbeck and Pam Ohnstad of Argusville (North Dakota), LaCrosse (Wisconsin), Minneapolis, Chaska (Minnesota), Jackson (Minnesota), . Movie - "Viva Max!", photo of Mrs. William Scarborough. Investigation of mysterious death of Arctic explorer Charles F. Hall in 1871, includes photo of Dartmouth English professor Chauncey Loomis and Dr. Franklin Paddock. New kind of sculpture : "earthworks" or "dirt art", includes Mike Heizer's work in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Miscellany : funny photo of a girl looking at a clothesline with a blouse, bra, and underwear blown upright in a strong wind.
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Life 
                    Magazine May 2, 1969Life Magazine May 2, 1969 : Cover - Singer Judy Collins - gentle voice amid the strife.

Editor's note on the tragic fire that burned the Norman Fontenelle home (Springfield Gardens, Queens) - see LIFE March 8, 1968. Two page Montgomery Ward ad with various kinds of camping gear including boat and tent camper. Scandal overtakes the Governor James Rhodes of Ohio when he commutes the sentence of mobster Thomas (Yonnie) Licavoli, plus other scandal items and slush fund. Cornell - guns on campus, Afro-American Society. Harsh verdict on courtroom psychiatry. First 100 days of Spiro Agnew. Very cool two page photo of the new machine called CAM, Cybernetic Anthropomorphous Machine - a kind of manned robot, inventor Ralph S. Mosher. Two page color Ford Maverick car ad with some tough looking cowboy types in front of L.B. Simons Assayer office. Summer House - farm - Loengard family in Maine, nice photo essay. Miss Bernadette Devlin of Northern Ireland triumphs in Parliament.Full page Maytag ad with Mr. and Mrs. Cal Grise of Stanchfield, Minnesota, their wedding photo in 1956 and their HUGE family today, seven kids - geez! Great Dinner recipes includes pasta and seafood in creme sauce. Zoologist Bernhard Grzimek and his experiment with the confrontations between real animals and inflated dummies of same species. OK, here is an old ad, Smirnoff full page color with aviator theme including some strange one person helicopter things.
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Fair (All Good, but one corner tip marked) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    May 9, 1969Life Magazine May 9, 1969 : Cover - Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and John Cassavetes make a movie "Husbands on the run."

Full page color Parliament cigarettes ad, I don't remember having seen any of these earlier. Full page color Royal electric typewriter ad. Full page Elmer's Glue ad with absolutely great photo of leaning house. A great bunch of letters to the editor pertaining to the Mae West feature in LIFE April 18, 1969. Also an interesting bunch of letters pertaining to the highjacking story. A new charge - Justice Abe Fortas and the $20,000 check scandal, Louis Wolfson, Elkin "Buddy" Gerbert. De Gaulle is rejected by his people, loses election. Dissent and discipline in the thinking man's army, a nice editorial. Nixons go house-hunting in Southern California. Semiprecious discovery in Tansania, East Africa starts a rush for jewel called Tanzanite, includes Manuel d'Souza, John Saul, Michael Papanicholau, Alli Juyawatu, Campbell Bridges, Norman Matthews. The Maigret author Georges Simenon. In student rebellion turmoil at Swarthmore - president Courtney Smith dies of a heart attack. Ideas in Houses - Louis and Maria Sepe's home in Philadelphia. Full page color Honda motorcycle ad for the Mini Trail. Full page color American Tourister luggage ad with Mrs. J. Chris Swift of Columbia, South Carolina as a bad woman driver. Duke Ellington is invited to the White House for his 70th birthday, Edward Kennedy Ellington, jazz composer - Nixon was a fan. Full page color Fresca and Smirnoff Vodka ad with St. Bernard dog and Johnny Carson, looking very James Bond. 1.1
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Life Magazine 
                    May 16, 1969Life Magazine May 16, 1969 : Cover - Collision course in High Schools (students vs. faculty vs. parents).

Subjects such as "How much should students decide policy?", "Would more blacks be harmful to your school?", more, includes many photos, statistics more from the Cincinnati's Woodward High School, also Bronx High School of Science, Florida's Nova school, Philadelphia's Parkway program - this is a huge piece. Full page Army ad - When we teach a skill, the career comes with it. Full page color Lark cigarettes ad with tailor and neat old sewing machine. Full page color Braniff airlines ad with little girl and letter she wrote, Jody Ann Levine. Mission on the moon - Apollo 10, Astronauts Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, John Young and families. Also a photo of Apollo 11 astronauts Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and families. Exile of Connie Hawkins, basketball superstar, banned by the National Basketball Association for fixing - a long article with lots of photos. Full page color Dr. Scholl's ad with barefoot beach scene. Swimsuits to stand out in any crowd - fashion, photos include Fort Lauderdale beach, red van with "New Haven College", The Jail hangout. Movie - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Neat full page color Eastern airlines ad with lots of different stewardesses.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 23, 1969Life Magazine May 23, 1969 : Cover - Dan Rowan and Dick Martin - From Laugh-In to Scare-in ... horror movie career for them.

Two page color Polaroid camera ad with six different cameras. Two page color Sears ad with lots of different camping gear. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Mary Marcinko Kane - I'd probably never be married now if I hadn't lost 49 pounds. Full page color Dewar's White Label whisky ad with every item of traditional Scots wear labeled and described. Funny two page color Braniff airlines ad with orange plane and Diane Crump, first lady jockey. Full page Gasgrill by Arkla ad with art by Al Bates. Weird two page color General Telephone & Electronics ad with a warning to people who make obscene phone calls. Dilemma of Military dissent - servicemen protest against Vietnam war, Allen Myers, includes controversial cartoons, writing on the war, more, photos of Roger Priest, Do Hill, Shelter Half coffeehouse, Robert Mall, Robert Bower, Ken Willis, Tom Doyle, more. More on the Justice Fortas affair - see LIFE May 9, 1969. Charles Evers, brother of assassinated Medgar Evers, is elected mayor of Fayette, Mississippi. Catholic church devalues some 200 saints, including St. Valentine, St. Nicholas, St. Patrick, St. Christopher. Race car driver Sam Posey, includes amazing flaming car crash photo. Jim Brown psych artist. A humorous piece by Peter Benchley about being a Presidential speech writer, art by James Flora. Close-up of Jim Brown, football player, playing basketball at home. Full page Blue Shield insurance ad about talking to your kid about drugs. Odeillo solar collector in France and others. TNC - Trans National Communications and the pro sports players who are officers. Cute golfing photo showing player with lots of English. 1.1
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Life Magazine 
                    May 30, 1969Life Magazine May 30, 1969 : Fold-out Cover - Ambulance with patient heading for Los Angeles hospital.

Our deadliest highways, scary photos of traffic problems, big article includes "More Americans will die in traffic accidents this year than have died in the entire Vietnam war." . Full page color movie poster ad for "Sweet Charity" with Shirley MacLaine, Richardo Montalban, Sammy Davis, Jr., and others. Full page color ad for travel to Germany, Oktoberfest in Munich. Cool too page Volkswagen ad showing all the men who inspect one Volkswagen (where are the women, guys?). Half page color Cessna ad with $5 coupon for a flying lesson, plane # N3670J. Full page color Chevrolet ad with Kingswood Estate stationwagon with step on rear bumper. Nice full page Utica Mutual Insurance company ad with fireman theme - the man who came to breakfast. The mob - eavesdropped conversations, Felix Alderisio, Momo Giancana, Lou Brady, John Cerone. Selection of new Chief Justice about Fortas. Students at the University of California at Berkeley protest the ousting of hippies from the "People's Park" and the National guard is called in. Visions of the Lunar Voyage - Via its color TV camera, 80 million earthlings watched the world shrink. Chadron, Nebraska tries to deal with adult films, includes photos of Mrs. Robert Tice, Mrs. Charles Ryan, Ted Jastorff, Lyle Fernau, Rudy Dvorak, others. After tragedy, a new age of flying Wallendas, trapeze artists. Houston fashions, Mrs. Oscar Wyatt, Mrs. Wellborn, all models named. Author Norman Mailer and his idea to make New York City the 51st state. Alright! - photo of toddler confined in large overturned mesh garbage "can" while mother works next to him.
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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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Life 
                    Magazine June 6, 1969Life Magazine June 6, 1969 : Cover - Photo of Apollo 10 flying over the moon.

Photos of the moon by Apollo 10 astronauts, photos of astronauts Cernan, Young, and Stafford; wives Faye Stafford, Barbara Young, and Barbara Cernan, more. Full page memo on coverage of Muckraking in LIFE. Two page color Sears ad with Arnold Palmer and golf theme. Cute full page Hanes underwear ad with man having a t-shirt painted on, the way they are supposed to fit. Neat full page color Max Factor Ultralucent nail polish ad, Frosted Pearlings. Full page color Chevrolet pickup trucks ad. Full page color Sungard ad, a sunscreen lotion ad. Many, many letters to the editors pertaining to the High School article in LIFE may 16, 1969. Two page color Hotpoint appliances ad with woman in the most astounding outfit - yikes. Ballet dancer Edward Villella, includes lovely page and a half photo of him in a leap, more, this is a large feature. Stockmarket millionaire 23-year-old Leeam Lowin, includes SSDS - Solid State Data Sciences. Pretty full page color Tampax ad with women in white on the beach. Scientists study storms with an electronic rainmaker, photos of Dr. Ven Te Chow. Queen's steeplechase jockey-turned-author Dick Francis. Recipe for Red Snapper fish with sauce and garnish. Scientist-adventurer-author Thor Heyerdahl's new boat, "Ra". 1.1
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Fair (All Good, but has some faint water marking on the first few pages) - $15 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    June 13, 1969Life Magazine June 13, 1969 : Cover - The Life poll : science, sex, and morality.

Includes photos of Eugene Heller, Marie Whitt, William Banks, Raul Estrada, Patricia Gittings, Marjorie Foster - This is a whole special section consisting of "The second genesis by Albert Rosenfeld" and "The LIFE poll by Louis Harris.". Two page Whirlpool refrigerator ad with icemaker, cartoon art by Mort Drucker. Movie Review of Any Warhols movie "Lonesome Cowboys" - a negative review. Full page color Windproof Zippo lighter ad. Oil well leak off Santa Barbara, California kills wildlife - this spill happened January 28, 1969 and is still in the news, see related articles earlier this year Another article about "People's Park" in Berkeley, flower power, National Guard is pulled out. Russian cosmonauts and US astronauts meet in Paris. Two page Firestone tires ad with Indianapolis 500 and race car driver Mario Andretti. Beatle Ringo Starr co-stars with Peter Sellers in movie, "The Magic Christian" - holy cow, check out Raquel Welch in that costume! Fashion designer Bill Blass. Vanishing Wildlife - condor. Theater - off Broadway hit, "Curley McDimple", includes photos of Robyn Morgan, Kathy Rich, Sunny Leigh, and Janina Matthews. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Beth Reszel of Milan, Tennessee and her family. Another ad with Mario Andretti, full page Autolite spark plugs. Miscellany : funny photo of a man who, during a race, has knocked down every hurdle - he probably didn't think it was funny..
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Life Magazine 
                    June 20, 1969Life Magazine June 20, 1969 : Cover - Joe Namath, football.

Behind the Namath affair - a question of the bad company he keeps, Bachelors III nightclub. Cute half page Breck shampoo ad with humorous mountain climbing scene, Dan Strodl, Matterhorn. The Class of 1969, campus turbulence, Vietnam, racism, adult hypocrisy, more rebellious subjects, photos (and statements) include Justin D. Simon, Brandeis University, Stephanie Mills, Hillary Rodham (yes, Clinton), Ira Magaziner, William M. Thompson, Robert Goheen, Daniel P. Moynihan, Spiro T. Agnew. Red summit in the palace of the czars. Our happy moon journey - Apollo 10 crew describes how it was, Tom Stafford, John Young, Gene Cernan - nice articles. Actress Ali MacGraw. Patrolman and partner on police patrol in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, names changed. Full page STP oil ad with race car driver Andy Granatelli and the Indianapolis 500. Poet Mark Van Doren. Ideas in Houses - Herbert Rothenberg family in Denver. Cute photo of martial arts instructor lifting a very little student up by the front of his gi - sounds nasty, but isn't.
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                    June 27, 1969Life Magazine June 27, 1969 : Cover - Face of William C. Gearing Jr. of Greece, New York ... faces of the American Dead in Vietnam, one week's toll.

242 servicemen killed between May 28 and June 3, each with a named photo, age, rank, hometown - includes Garey L. Grubbs of Denver Colorado, Kenneth M. Deward of Greeley Colorado, Jan Rauschkolb of Denver Colorado, many, many others - this is a mesmerizing piece (See also INTERNATIONAL edition July 7, 1969 for same piece). Editor's note announcing the formal retirement of photographer Margaret Bourke-White - he says you can never retire from a family. Wow - hard to believe this is a De Beers diamond ad, full page color psychedelic art by Jacqui Morgan. Rather humorous full page color Ronrico rum ad. Another cute full page American Gas Association ad with the alien woman dressed as a gas flame. Ascent of Prince Charles, him as a young man, playing polo, climbing Mt. Snowdon, riding in a go-cart with his little brother Edward, more. Art - In super realism - it is hard to tell a painting from a photograph, Malcolm Morley. Playboy Michael Butler - man who gave us the musical "Hair." Full page color Chevrolet ad with blue Chevelle SS 396 Sport Coupe. Auto's gilded age, unusual photos of old cars in mint condition. Basketball player Connie Hawkins is exonerated in the betting scandal.
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                    July 4, 1969Life Magazine July 4, 1969 : Cover - Neil Armstrong and the moon.

Special issue - off to the moon. First man to walk there, and the crew that will make history, Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin. Lunar grip on the tides, this story discusses how the moon affects water levels, tidal creatures, and more, includes many art photos including abbey Mont-Saint-Michel. Barry Farrell gives his impression of Billy Graham, the American Rasputin. Full page El Producto Altas tall cigars ad, with interesting angle. Cute full page GMAC Financing ad for buying a car with a photo of a little boy in the back seat with all his pets (cat, dog, gerbil, parrot, rabbit) en route to Grandma's house. Interesting full page United Fund of Greater New York ad, lays out reasons to donate and how money will be used for unemployables and such. Two page color American Airlines ad featuring mechanic Chico Martinez. State Farm insurance ad with curious statement - "A wounded soldier in Viet Nam has a better chance of survival than a car crash victim in America. So long to old moon-related lore such as Green Cheese. A message from Charles Lindbergh. Lunar laboratory in Houston.
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Life Magazine INTERNATIONAL EDITION July 7, 1969Life Magazine INTERNATIONAL EDITION July 7, 1969 : Cover - Human embryo and new mother. (This is the same cover as appeared on the June 13, 1969 regular issue of LIFE, with the addition of a list of foreign countries and prices in the lower left corner). Capri, litterbugs in paradise. Dick Francis is the Queen's jockey, mystery writer. One week's dead in Vietnam, photos, names, home towns. Science, sex and morality, the LIFE poll, long piece in several parts, includes Farmer Eugene Heller of Geneseo Illinois, Marie Whitt of Plains Pennsylvania, William Banks of Baltimore, Raul Estrada, Patricia Gittings, Marjorie Foster (against artificial conception, said baby might sprout horns or wings). The Ascent of Prince Charles, he becomes Prince of Wales. Ringo of the Beatles becomes a film star in "The Magic Christian" with Peter Sellers. Changes coming in catholicism. An off-Broadway hit makes child stars okay again, Curley McDimple, Robyn Morgan, Kathy Rich, Sunny Leigh, Janina Matthews.
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                    July 11, 1969Life Magazine July 11, 1969 : Cover - Dusty and the Duke : a choice of heroes, Dustin Hoffman vs. John Wayne (feature inside) .

Attractive two page color Nabisco ad with hands holding handfuls of different kinds of crackers and snacks. Curious full page American Express ad with old money being burned. Movie Review - "Easy Rider". Fear of crime turns Baltimore city nights into prisons, includes photos of Mrs. Judy Brookhouser, Mr. Cupid cleaners, Sagel's Market, Lawrence Puccia and wife, Mrs. Barbara Ringgold, more. Obituary - Judy Garland, photos, and unusual elegy patterned after "The Death and Burial of Cock Robin." The American Medical Association blocks Dr. John H. Knowles' nomination as Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs. Two half-page color Coca-Cola with sultry lady on beach in white swim suit. Ancient Chinese dog breed, the Shih Tzu. Part 1 of Theodore H. White's intimate portrait of President Nixon, the first two of his articles from "The Making of the President 1968." Recipes includes Key Lime Pie, Sardines in Dill Sauce, Roast Beef Teriyaki. Very humorous boxing photo of two young men.
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                    18, 1969Life Magazine July 18, 1969 : Cover - the youth communes, a group of hippy-looking families.

Article on communes has the famous photo of the grubby family with blond children in a teepee (Ron, Nancy and daughters), and others, the location of the commune is not listed because they didn't want it revealed, but the Sugar Pine cones hanging in one building might imply the west coast, Buddhist group, Sandoz and Twig, more. Science - Apollo 11's planned flight to land men on the moon. Decalcomania over the American flag, includes photos of Anthony Robinson, Stanley Milosky, LeRoy Roll, William Murphy, Mrs. Anna Lassman, Joseph Faso, Phyllis Newton, many flag decals. Island City of Venice and its art treasures imperiled by floods, fumes, and factories, photos show damages, Plaza San Marco under water. Kenya's assassinated leader Tom Mboya. Part 2 of Theodore H. White's intimate portrait of President Nixon, the making of the President 1968. Vanishing Wildlife - giant sea turtle. Books - Dr. Laurence J. Peter's book, "The Peter Principle - Why Things Always Go Wrong". Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Wannette Davis. Full page photo of big motorcycle cop kneeling down to talk to driver in little car, license plate ZDJ 360 California.
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                    25, 1969Life Magazine July 25, 1969 : Cover - Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong sets out for the launch pad.

Includes photos of former President Johnson and Lady Bird with Vice President Agnew watching launch; wife Pat Collins; wife Joan Aldrin, parents Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Armstrong, wife Jan Armstrong, Armstrong sons Mark and Ricky, camper and tent village on beach to watch launch. Full page color Max Factor Hair conditioner ad with four different colors, two of them improbable - purple and green. Interesting's Editor's note that is a compilation of all the covers in the last ten years pertaining to space. Movie Review - "The Wild Bunch". Book Review - "The Underachieving School" by John Holt. Noted humorist Russell Baker comments on our times. Fashion - Greece, with one of the most striking fashion photos ever, Marta rising from the sea at Mykonos. Civil Rights lawyer William Kunstler. Kurt Vonnegut writes about the Cape Cod murder of four women, Patricia Walsh, Mary Ann Wysocki, Susan Perry, Sydney Monzon. Movie - "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" starring Jane Fonda, Susannah York, Red Buttons, and newcomer Michael Sarrazin. New electronic monitor helps doctors "watch" the unborn in the womb, includes photos of Mrs. Cathleen Burke; Dr. Edward H. Hon.
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                    August 1, 1969Life Magazine August 1, 1969 : Cover - Ted Kennedy last May in Hyannis Port.

The fateful turn for Ted Kennedy - grave questions about his midnight car accident, Mary Jo Kopechne, Dyke Bridge, Chappaquiddick, likely a case of drunk driving, scuba diver John Farrar. The column on the Presidency, written by Hugh Sidey, contains a cute cartoon of Nixon on a flying carpet with an airplane tail labeled "Air Force 1", art by Lurie. Interesting and austere photos of Japanese Falconer in the winter, by T. Tanuma. Five page ad for Montgomery Ward showing lots of different clothing and a Hot Rod High Rise bike, $79.99. Full page Maytag ad with Sister Charity Marie. Watching it all at home - the astronauts' families coaxed them on, absolutely wonderful candid photos of the families seeing their guys land on the moon. Threatened America - pollution, trash, smog, sprawl, noise and ugliness, article pairs photos of pristine sections and damaged sections of same place. Sophia Loren's new baby gets a part in his parents' latest film. In a black market, Vietnamese and American's do flourishing business. Ideas in Houses - Mrs. Caroline Paine's home in New Orleans. The panic caused by television censorship, illustrated by cartoonist M. Ramus, - "A bra and pants is not adequate costuming." Full page ad featuring the Apollo space hardware collection, with drawings of H.G. Wells Selenites (moon monsters). Full page IBM ad with astronaut stepping onto moon.
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                    August 8, 1969Life Magazine August 8, 1969 : Cover - On the moon : Apollo 11 photo of the American flag and footprints.

Includes photos of astronauts Commander Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the moon. Cute full page First National City Travelers Checks ad with bride and groom (Mr. Wonderful) meeting with grimy mechanic for repair of the Just Married car. Photos taken by Niklas Deak, who heated and painted the transparencies, so the resultant prints look like the results of atomic warfare in familiar settings, such as the Golden GAte bridge. Music Review - Newport Jazz Festival. Spanish dictator Francisco Franco appoints Prince Juan Carlos his successor. The Watergate cooperative apartment complex, includes photos of Linda Fox, Emil and Patricia Mosbacher Jr, John and Martha Mitchell, Nancy Lammerding, others. Psychiatry experiment with "crisis intervention" on New York's lower East Side, includes photos of : Dr. Emery Hetrick with various patients. Occultist Rosemary Brown. A GI's long last month in Vietnam, includes photos of Sgt. John Cameron. Prospective brides for the Prince Charles, named photos, short descriptions. Includes recipes for Summer soup, Chicken in Aspic, Baked stuffed peaches, more.
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                    August 10, 1969Life Magazine August 10, 1969 : 1969 Moon Special Edition - To the moon and back.

This was a newstand-ony issue and doesn't have any ads. The men of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong - he could fly before he could drive. Buzz Aldrin - the best scientific mind in space. Mike Collins - An engineer who does not love machines. A calendar to space flight - 1961 - 1969. Unlocking the ancient mysteries of the moon. Neat photos of men on the moon, footprints, and such. The Eagle has landed. Photo features of the astronauts with their families, as children. People watching the take-off. What the moon samples might tell us. A fiery sideshow as Apollo comes home. This issue is a wonderful time capsule of the enthusiasm we once had for space exploration. 1.4
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                    15, 1969Life Magazine August 15, 1969 : Cover - High taxes and high prices.

Full page Sears ad for the Screamer bicycle with a frame like a drag racing car (has banana seat, high handlebars). Bruce Davidson's wonderful black and white photos from Spanish Harlem. Yummy looking full page color Puerto Rican rum ad with Orange Daiguiri and recipe. Neat half page color ad for Quinlan Pretzel Bids, shaped like the four suits of cards. Two page AT&T ad with very nice photo of John Copeland, Kumar Patel, Robert Lucky, and Martin Lepselter. From Denmark and Sweden - experiments in marriage, includes photos of Ole Nielsen, Karin Laursen, Karsten Tuft, Vibeke Herskind, Grete Petersen, Jørn Hjuler, Jeppe Vilhelmsen, Brita Jørgensen and others - group marriage, Inge-Lise Bruun - child care in quantity, Denmark, Ulle and Rune Liljekvist - house husband and others.. Taxes and inflation, statistics, includes photos of Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds, Robert Fosberg, Mrs. Gina Caridi, Levi McKissack, Frank Mrak, Mary Pat and Susan, and son Fran. President Nixon in Romania. Two page color Alcoa Aluminum ad with truly psychedelic art by Kim Whitesides. Destruction of Thor Heyerdahl's "Ra". Ecological planner Ian McHarg. San Francisco State College English professor Jesse P. Ritter Jr.'s nightmare after being wrongly caught in a Berkeley mass arrest, police brutality, poor conditions in jail. Movie - "Satyricon". Photos of Toko the bear playing basketball.
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                    22, 1969Life Magazine August 22, 1969 : Cover - the young New York look (fashion feature inside - very hippy-looking clothes).

Full page Mutual of New York Life Insurance ad MONY with cartoon art by Willard Mullin. Nice full page Manpower ad with Rose Schuman, nice story, great photo - finding a job after being a housewife for 25 years. Neat two page General Telephone & Electronics ad with one page that is an artistic color photo featuring a flash cube and the other page text about flops and successes, the Wam-o-Scope, the Stacked tube, the Omegatron, the Sylvania Flashcube. Our trip to the moon : Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins write their own stories. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Beth Reszel of Milan, Tennessee and her family. Here's a different ad - full page NATO ad for Waging Peace. Barry Farrell writes a neat column about the Marijuana famine. Baseball's bad boy Rich Allen. William Zinsser gives his opinions on the US government's use of war methods in the US, nerve gas (killed sheep), mace, tear gas, tanks, more. The muslim leader Aga Khan and his home in Costa Smeralda, Emerald Coast, Sardinia. Full page Sports Illustrated ad with football player Boyd Dowler. Ex-model Caroline Coon. Les Levine's disposable art, including walk-through plastic bubbles. Books - Bill Bruns writes the naked truth about the great American novel hoax. Charming photo of a young boy drinking out of a sieve.
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                    August 29, 1969Life Magazine August 29, 1969 : Cover - Norman Mailer.

A major report (very wordy, very long) on the moon venture, part 1, by Norman Mailer. Full page State Farm Mutual insurance ad pertaining to drunk drivers with statistics. Roland Michaud and his artistic photos of Afghanistan and India, camel market, more. The Woodstock Rock Festival - lots of great photos! Old smut peddler Barney Rosset of Grove Press, brings his skills at beating the censors to the movies, "His new four letter word is FILM." Pregnant Sharon Tate, Steven Parent, Abigail Folger, Voityck Frokowski, Jay Sebring - Roman Polanski came home to find the murders. In full, the book "Stevie" written by John Steptoe, a book about a ghetto boy who got stuck babysitting, nice color illustrations, a pre-publishing presentation.
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                    September 5, 1969Life Magazine September 5, 1969 : Cover - Peter Max, portrait of the artist as a very rich man (feature on his psychedelic art inside).

Four page color fold-out Zenith TV ad with the new Chromacolor television. Barry Farrell's column is his take on the Woodstock festival, he attended it. Full page color Toyota Mark II ad with attractive yellow, two-door compact car. President Nixon's west coast home, hacienda - a piece comparing (briefly) how presidents get away from it all and featuring the Nixon home with lots of photos, including Nixon playing golf. Lobbyist Roy Cohn and his deals, "Champion of Chutzpah." Editorial on Nixon drug law with cartoon illustration by Lurie. Japanese mixed-blood children (GI babies) grow up as outcasts in their own country, includes photos of Michi Aoyama, Sayoko Yoshida, Kathleen Conway, Katy Usami, glue sniffer Danny, drug addict Judy. Czechs and the one-year anniversary of the 1968 Soviet invasion, tanks in Wenceslas square. Henry Kissinger gives advice on foreign policy - oh my gosh does he look young!, includes photo with Nixon and aides John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman. Half page Raleigh bicycle ad with three different kinds of bikes. Last chance to save the Everglades, the article is written by the novelist John D. MacDonald, a non-fiction piece illustrated with photos by John Loengard. Cool full page Fiat ad with 124 Spider car done as a draftsman-type drawing, $3240.
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                    September 12, 1969Life Magazine September 12, 1969 : Cover - Coretta King's moving account of life with martyred Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, part 1 of 2 extracts from her new book.

Full page Whirlpool ad with Dorothy Trilling. Full page Mutual of New York Life Insurance ad MONY with cartoon art by Willard Mullin. Now it's Sony's turn to reinvent the color television, Trinitron Color TV, two page ad. A wonderful pair of photos by Stephanie Dinks of an elderly couple in North Carolina, looks very much like the famous painting "American Gothic." Review - "The Trial of Dr. Spock" - apparently he was charged of conspiracy, found guilty, then acquitted. Two page color Hotpoint appliances ad with blond housewife who is just too perky and clean. Full page NATO ad for Waging Peace. Controversy over peaceful uses of nuclear energy, includes photos of Mrs. Dana Levy, John Parker, Walter Tingle, Mrs. Richard Westphal, Glenn Seaborg and others. Photo of boxer Rocky Marciano who just died in a plane crash. Ho Chi Minh dies. Richard Leakey searches Kenya for the earliest man, neat expedition photos, paleontology. Books - Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s popularity on college campus. Derelict churches take on secular duties, three are homes, one is a disco named the Sanctuary Club, one is the Market Place Restaurant, one is an art studio, one is a supermarket. Tennis pro Pancho Gonzales. Cool two page color Braniff airlines ad featuring surfer. Centerfold color Breck Shampoo ad featuring TV's "Laugh-In" hosts Rowan and Martin. Here is a truly curious ad, two page color Beautyrest mattress ad showing the bed as a King size during the day and split into two (separated)Twin beds at night for the married couple - yup, that's happening.
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                    19, 1969Life Magazine September 19, 1969 : Cover - Debate over sex education for little children, includes Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Four page color fold-out ad for foods sponsored by the National Football League, a random assortment of regular foods. Interesting editors' note on Melvin Maddocks and his interest in motorcycles, includes photo. Three huge double page Chevrolet ads in color, black Monte Carlo, gold 1970 Caprice, red 1970 Chevelle SS 396. Curious full page Arrow Vodka ad for pouring vodka on a grapefruit half. How South Carolina's Senator Strom Thurmond succeeds in real estate, this is a scandal piece. Paper money made into art. John Cogley recalls former colleague Bishop Pike. Veteran combat photographer Larry Burrows reports on the South Vietnamese mood after years of war, includes the famous photo of the woman wailing over her husband's remains, and a neat photo of lots of motorcycles in a parking lot, people making homes out of unused sewer pipes, American troops ambushed near Dakto, more. How Billy Martin manages the Minnesota Twins, baseball. Coretta King's moving account of life with martyred Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, part 2 of 2 extracts from her new book. Engineers test architectural stress with a cathedral made of plastic, flying buttresses. Vanishing Wildlife - the rare red monkey of Zanzibar. Education - girl students enter Princeton, includes photos of June Fletcher, Beth Rom (back), Marcia Boraas, Elaine Chan, Silvia Morris, Beverly Cayford, John Sease, more. Centerfold color Oldsmobile ad with 1970 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Full page color Lufthansa airlines ad for travel to Germany, photo is Reit Im Winkl, Bavaria, with skiers at sign pointing to chair lift. Lots more two page color car ads - this is THE issue for 1970 car ads. 1.2
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                    September 26, 1969Life Magazine September 26, 1969 : Cover - Jerry Koosman fires a fastball (Mets), fold-out cover has two separate baseball photos.

New York Mets baseball in the Stretch. Three page color fold-out Ford ad with gold 1970 Torino car, plus four more color pages of other Torino models. Violent looking photos of rugby taken by Aussie Whiting. Astrology for devotees and doubters, the art in this piece reminds me of Brock Oyler's work. Neat full page color Huffy bicycle ad for the Slingshot bike with brakes and gears via levers similar to a stick shift car. Full page Equitable Life Assurance company with photo of Tommy Glynn in jungle gym. Many more big color car ads for 1970 models. Lana Turner, back to work in stormy new TV series - The Survivors, photos include seventh husband Ronald Dante with his motorcycle. Race crisis in the marine corps, Edward Bankston is beaten and dies, Hurtis Coleman (commenting on the Camp Lejeune problem) has a cross burned on his yard. "Baby Ruthie" White - fencing finds a female phenomena, coach Steve Bujnovsky. Those mad mod weddings. Two 2-page spread ads for Ford Torino. U.S.S. Manhattan breaks through the northwest passage - lured by Alaskan oil, includes neat photo of icebreaker in action. Narwhal captured and now living in Coney Island. Full page color Honda motorcycle ad for the Mini trail bike, with full-sized man riding it. Hippy, Flower-child, Free-form weddings, including Elaine Hamilton and Francisco Sainz, George Gorner and Pamela Klein, Harvey Taylor Jr and Patty Welch, Laverne Thorpe and David Banks. Obstinacy of Bill Schanen, a newspaper publisher in Port Washington on Lake Michigan, Ozaukee Country Press and Kaleidoscope, and underground newspaper. Cute photo of tiny golfer Patty Anne Flattery. 1.1
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                    October 3, 1969Life Magazine October 3, 1969 : Fold-out Cover - Two arts, two visions : the grace of ballet, the tumult of Hendrix.

Five page double fold-out color Mercury car ads. Nice two page color American Motors ad with green four door Hornet SST. Big long follow-up letter from Strom Thurmond in rebuttal to the article in LIFE September 19, 1969. Movie Review - "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". Undeclared war at Suez between Israelis and Arabs, interview with Israeli Premier Golda Meir, photos of tunnels, bunkers, soldiers, more. Joe Namath, football player, the Denver Broncos are out to get him. Revival of Ted Kennedy, back at work and giving speeches following the recent death of Mary Jo Kopechne in the Chappaquiddick. Two page color Pontiac GTO ad with yellow car on great cliffy road, art by AF and VK. Jerome Robbins' great new ballet "Dances at a Gathering" - awesome art photos of Gjon Mili. The hippy commune squatting at 144 Piccadilly, an empty 60 room mansion in Mayfair. Nader's Raiders, Consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Full page color Ski-doo snowmobile ad. 80-year-old painter Tom Benton. Rock musician Jimi Hendrix in his own words and bizarre pictures. Tennessee walking horse, with Joe Urquhart, Vic Thompson, Joseph Tydings. Half page color Cessna airplane ad with coupon for a first lesson, plane # N61189.
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                    10, 1969Life Magazine October 10, 1969 : Fold-out Cover - New series : Revolution, part 1 of 2 parts.

Three page fold-out color Lincoln-Mercury ad with bronze 1970 Marquis car. Two page color Chevrolet trucks ad, includes semi-truck, convertible truck and regular pickup truck with surfboards. Two page color Chevrolet ad with 8 different stationwagons at a picnic. Trial of the Chicago Eight, Chicago 8, charged with violating provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 during the Democratic National Convention, includes Abbie Hoffman, Lee Weiner, Bobby Seale (Blank Panther), David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Tom Hayden, judge Julius Hoffman, American Civil Liberties Union. Camp Pendleton Brig Rats report on brutalities in a Marine Corps prison, includes Ron Lucas, Sandy Hodge, Robert Parks, Dr. Lawrence McNamee, Chaplain Mires Stine reporting. High School fashion fling, lots of wild things, colors, strips, patterns, huge pant legs, fringes, includes Rosemary Shoong, Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine, Pam Pepin, Lenore Reday, Nina Nellhaus (Denver), Sandy Brockman, Erica Farber, Woodside High School, Bird City, Kansas, more. Chuck Barris - king of TV gamesmanship, The Dating Game producer, others. Modern Living - instant nostalgia in a prefabricated Yankee barn house. Cincinnati Reds hot rookie pro quarterback Greg Cook, football. Upgrading the Hawthorn Circle (roundabout) with huge new highway intersection outside New York City - threatened America. Miscellany : six-year-old Maryann Mace plays in her oak-top air-conditioned, insulated, and soundproof tree house. Centerspread color NFL 50th ad with a small commemorative football portfolio insert counts as pages 47-98. 1.4
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                    17, 1969Life Magazine October 17, 1969 : Cover - Black models take center stage, top fashion model Naomi Sims.

Neat feature on black models inside including Charlene Dash, Gloria Smith, Elizabeth of Toro, Tamara Dobson, others. Odd full page color Plymouth ad with 1970 Hemi Barracuda with Shaker hood, wearing a psychedelic tie. Retrospectively humorous two page color RCA ad for computer crafted color on a television, includes "The 2,000" which does look much like today's TVs. Fun two page color Whirlpool appliances ad with the good models waving goodbye to a reject. Two page color Canadian Club whiskey ad with football theme, past and present. Music Review - The Who's pop opera "Tommy". Neat full page color Sears ad with Screamer 2 bicycle, the Mag Wheel bike. Pennant Race game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves, baseball. Very unusual two page Eastern airlines ad with line art of a man with old-style hang-glider, no signature. Arthur Goldberg writes an opinion piece about the recent Green Beret scandal. Full page Maytag ad with Mrs. Peter Walsh and family. Actress Liza Minelli. New series on revolution : The Peoples War, part 2 of 2 parts, includes neat photo of loaded bicycles. Oh-la-la - full page Manpower Temporary Help Services ad using the Playboy club as an example. Prolifically inventive self-taught engineer Stanford R. Ovshinsky. Richard Davis' photo-collage portrait of Tracy Weed. Centerfold color Oldsmobile ad with 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. 1.1
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                    Magazine October 24, 1969Life Magazine October 24, 1969 : Cover - The Day of Dissent : the impact of the nation's Vietnam protest.

Vietnam Moratorium Day, nice photos including David Moss, Kim Coburn, Frank Martin, Alan and Barbara Coburn, others. . Full page color Mercury Cougar ad with white car, black vinyl roof AND a woman holding a big cat (tiger, mountain lion?) on a leash. Rather odd full page color Whirlpool dryer ad with tied up woman and cute little dog. John Bass donates fake art to the city of Miami Beach. Charming photo of running Amish school boys from near Kalona, Iowa. Ha - two page color Ford car ad with very similar layout to the Mercury ad above - this must have been 1969 "cool" look. Redskin quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and coach Vincent Lombardi, football - nice article with color and B&W photos.. Two page color Westinghouse ad featuring the community of Coral Springs, Florida. New LIFE cookbook : "Great Dinners from Life". Charming full page Volkswagen Beetle car ad. Florida Attorney General Earl Faircloth devises a new way to nail mobsters in court, illustrated with an aerial photo of Motel Row north of Miami Beach. . Heart transplant patients form a brotherhood of borrowed time, including Bill Karraker, Carl and Effie Sheaffer, Sasha Gilien, Nancy and Bob McKee, Nancy Gilien. Feature on young authors, including Kathy Dunn, Robert Westbrook, William Hjortsberg, Michael Thomas, Stephen Koch, Jonathan Strong. Rock music supergroup Blind Faith with Ginger Baker, Rick Grech, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton. 1.1
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                    October 31, 1969Life Magazine October 31, 1969 : Cover - Marijuana joint : at least 12 million Americans have now tried it.

Are penalties too severe? - includes the story of runner Frank Provost LaVarre. Should it be legalized? Quirky and cute full page color Lark cigarettes ad with Taxi driver and fare. Two page color Chevrolet ad with 1970 Shevelle SS 396 car in red, I wonder what the cable at the hood opening are for? Full page color Oldsmobile ad with the Vista-Cruiser stationwagon, yup - the car famous in That 70's show. Judge Clement F. Haynsworth of Greenville, South Carolina - he may replace the scandalous Fortas. Century of the wild Colorado river - John Wesley Powell first explored it exactly 100 years ago, changes in our uses of it and perceptions - nice photos and other illustrations. Neat full page color Avon for men ad with a range of decanters. Half page brilliant color Scorpion 1970 snowmobile ad. Two influence peddlers in the Speaker's office : Nathan Voloshen and Martin Sweig. Jascha Heifetz, violinist. H.R. Pufnstuf puppet show, includes Jim Henson and the Muppets. Fashion - neck furs are back, lots of mostly naked models. Interesting story about George C. Whipple III, the Whipper, running for public office in Kent, New York at age 14, photos. 1.1
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                    November 7, 1969Life Magazine November 7, 1969 : Cover - Paul McCartney with family.

The case of the "missing" Beatle - Paul is still with us. Very cute full page color Mattel ad for the Dancerina doll, a ballerina in pink, plus three more color pages of other Mattel toys. Full page color Master Card ad with early form of diving, with air hose. Two page Sears ad for beauty machines (weight loss and strength building) - boy, do they look dated. The garbage crisis, includes New York City garbage barge, Mt. Shasta, people at dump in Lansing in Michigan, early work on degradable products, industrial strength trash compacting, more. For superstars of sport like baseball player Tom Seaver, the average that really counts is Dow Jones, story includes Joe Namath, Harmon Killebrew, and O.J. Simpson (football). Fashion - maxi coats, very full length. Ha - earplugs for nearly transplanted elephants frightened by the noise of low flying jet airplanes. Supersonic boom, sonic boom noise pollution. Movie - The end of the road, Aram Avakian, James Earl Jones, Harris Yulin, Stacy Keach. Seton Hall University's quiet revolution. Seven-year-old Hilary Ball talks about herself. Samuel Beckett wins the Nobel Prize for literature for "Waiting for Godot." Pat Mearns - wife or widow, husband is missing in Vietnam. 1.1
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                    November 14, 1969Life Magazine November 14, 1969 : Cover - Green Beret Colonel Robert Rheault.

He talks about the end of his career, a very tough-guy cover photo, U.S. Army Special Forces, Vietnam. Norman Mailer writes about the psychology of the Astronauts, Part 2. Several full or half pages of color ads for various Mattel toys and models. A great two page color Volkswagen ad showing a beatle in the snowy mountain and red sand desert. Full page Ayds weight loss ad with Bonnie Franz. Neat full page General Electric ad with cartoon enzymes, art by G. Wilson. Two page color travel ad for Bahamas with woman in yellow swimming suit in very green water. Two page American Airlines ad with a full page color photo of stewardess Linda Scruggs. Big Lew Alcindor against the Big men, this is a basketball article, Milwaukee. Sculptor Christo wraps cliffs outside of Sydney, Australia (he is coming to the hometown of 2Neat for an upcoming sculpture). Liz's million-dollar rock - diamond, Elizabeth Taylor. Instant-minister racket, how to become a minister for $10, includes Herman Keck, Jr. Threatened marshes of Glynn, Georgia. Ad for a new television series, Sesame Street. The cube house, Brockhurst Eustice, Rivercrest, Arlington county, Virginia - they eventually had to tear it down because it was too ugly, includes John Binford. Super two full pages color Volkswagon bug car ad - summer and winter - it takes you to extremes. 1.1
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                    November 21, 1969Life Magazine November 21, 1969 : Cover - Johnny Cash with a train.

He sings of trains, prisons and hard times - the rough-cut king of country music. Full page Old Spice cologne ad with Joan Daly in sweater mini dress. Interesting full page Sony ad with seven different small televisions. A cartoon by Lurie showing President Nixon playing golf with Vietnam as the ball, sure seems a lot like Iraq today. Unusual full page color Marlboro cigarettes ad with four cowboys, two of them black. Neat and striking photos by Jerry Uelsmann. Full page color Fortis Flipper watch ad. Two page color AT&T ad with art by Folon that lots a lot like the title illustration for the book "The little prince." Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and death. Very funny - here is a full page ad encouraging people to use a ZIP code, saying without the mail is Snail Mail. Jesse Jackson - Black hope and white hope. Rare Elks lose a lottery. Cathy Burns, actress. Reincarnation of Woody Hayes (football coach) - How Ohio State discovered the forward pass. The curious vinyl, fur, cloth (more) art of Claes Oldenburg, the Lipstick Monument at Yale, the Soft Toilet, Geometric mouse, more - most is "soft art." Two page spread of lots of photos of police and protesters from all over the world. The thinning of the Tule elk herd in Owens Valley, California, includes photo of a lamp stand made out of elk legs. 1.1
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                    November 28, 1969Life Magazine November 28, 1969 : Cover - Postal delivery man with flood of letters - The US Mail Mess.

Full page Maytag ad with Sister Charity Marie of Notre DAme, Leonia, New Jersey. Three full color pages of various Buxton wallets and purses. Two page Uniroyal tires ad featuring the Bullwinkle Watch, I kid you not. Minnesota Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" four-man pass rush, football, includes photos of Altie Taylor (Detroit), Gary Larsen, Alan Page, Carl Iller, Monte Clark (Cleveland). Vice President Spiro Agnew explains why he spoke out in an exclusive guest column. Joe Kennedy dies at 81. Dr. Jean Mayer, President Nixon's special consultant on food, nutrition, and health, early concerns about junk food diet. "Born Free" lion, Boy, rescued from freedom. Vietnam Moratorium march organizer Jeremy Larner tells how it was. Odd full page color Plymouth Road Runner car with actual Road Runner head (done in plastic, from the cartoon) mounted on the hood. Countdown for Osaka, Japan Expo '70. Moviemaker Robert Downey's "Putney Swope". Half page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with the most beautiful black model in green satin gown. Vintage college classes : 48 years are rated for famous graduates. Funny series of four pages of photos showing the where and how to get arrested for hippie crimes, one is for living in a car in Boulder, Colorado. 1.1
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                    December 5, 1969Life Magazine December 5, 1969 : Pullout Cover - Great Action Pictures : Kenya Sable antelope.

Two page color Marlboro cigarettes ad. Neat art photos of Christer Hallgren's naked girl friend dancing. Half page review of the movie "Downhill Racer" about alpine skiing with Robert Redford playing David Chappellet. Massacre at Mylai Vietnamese village, this is an atrocity kind of story told by Joseph Eszterhas. full page Black Belt cologne ad with Karate Shuto hand strike. Two page Lockheed Aircraft Corporation ad with C-5A plane and Fort Campbell, Kentucky base, MP Reed. TV's "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr. Full page color Limey cologne ad. Apollo 12 crew with their flashy new Corvettes. Full page color Bahamas travel ad with woman on small red and white sailboat. New York City's great telephone snarl. 683 dancers audition for 12 places in "The Andy Williams Show." Full page Old Spice cologne ad with Lea Mallenius. Benton Pride, Yale campus janitor. Architect Paolo Soleri. Lovely photos by John Dominis of members of the antelope family. Photos of the New York Knicks basketball team. During, after, and a year-after photos of the Woodstock field on Max Yasgur's farm. Fourteen-year-old David Milton does chin ups on goalposts he appears to have bent with his strength. Full page Lark cigarettes ad with skiers on chair lift. 1.2
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                    Magazine December 12, 1969Life Magazine December 12, 1969 : Cover - Apollo 12 on the moon (photo feature inside).

Rethinking the pentagon's role. Three page color Black & White whiskey ad. Full page Equitable Life Assurance Society ad with Ellen Farley. Full page Mutual of New York Life Insurance MONY ad with art by Willard Mullin. A column by Barry Farrell about shoplifting, apparently he was a kleptomaniac as a youth. Washerwoman hairdo - new fashion. The college campus in 1969, quieter so far, includes photos of Kathy Schutz, Alison Quoyeser, many named commentaries. Max Waldman's art of anguish (photos). Militants for women's rights, women's equality, includes photos of Jayne West and Kana Densmore practicing Tae Kwon Do, Robin Morgan, Diana Gerrity, Jane Harriman, others. Artists display their worst work at the Architectural League of New York, members' art show. Nguyen Thi Tron's new leg. Basilisk lizard walks on water. Chicago's whopper sky scraper - John Hancock center is 1,107 feet tall. 1.1
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                    December 19, 1969Life Magazine December 19, 1969 : Cover - Charles Manson, cult leader.

The Love and Terror cult : the man who was their leader; the charge of multiple murder; The dark edge of hippie life. Apollo 12 - by the astronaut crew, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, Richard Gordon. Lovely full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art photo (face superimposed with moonlit trees) by Jack Ward. Another cute full page color Ford Cortna ad with British theme. Pair of funny photos sent to the editor pertaining to football in Dell Rapids, South Dakota and Whittier College, California. Also a fun photo of Stephanie Steele laying on top of her horse named Lightning and reading. Gabrielle Coco Chanel - big fashion feature. In response to the massacre at Mylai. Survival expert Paul Petzoldt, National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS. TV "eyes" for the Blind, seeing with the skin of the back. Children's christmas painting, includes Nunzia Falco, Michiko Kokubo, Fang Mei-Mei, Charles Landsberry, many others. Photo of the fattest cat ever - Joseph, belonging to Agatha Higgins who left him a legacy, enough to keep him in cream and other favorites.
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                    December 26, 1969Life Magazine December 26, 1969 : Special Double Issue. Cover - The 1960s, a decade of tumult and change.

Beatles invade the US. Apollo 11 lands on the moon. Two page GTE ad with full page color cartoon image of Porky Pig, framable. Two page photo of Marilyn Monroe (nude) climbing out of a swimming pool. John F Kennedy is assassinated. John Glen orbits the earth. Vietnam war heats up. Page and a half color photo of American wounded in Vietnam riding on a tank. New voices in the 60s - Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Gary Powers, Fidel Castro, Pope John XXIII, Shirley Eaton, Rudi Gernreich, Pable Casals. Two page photo of the blond hippy family living in a teepee. Photos of Miss America 1960 - 1969. Woodstock attracts 400,000 hippies. First heart transplant Dr. Christiaan Barnard and Louis Washkansky. Joe Namath and "booze and broads". Tommie Smith and John Carlos the Olympic black fist salute. Beardsley Baroque fashions. New York Mets with the World Series. This is a big issue with lots of great coverage. 1.1
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