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A note about the "Orange subscription sticker" on the front covers of a few issues in the late 1980's :
I have downgraded the condition rating of these issues only because the sticker is bright,
not because it is large or worse than an address label. It can be removed with a hair dryer.
It works best if one person holds hair dryer and the other person eases the hot sticker off slowly.

Life Magazine 
      January 1985Life Magazine January 1985 : Special Issue - The 1984 year in pictures.

Orwell was all wet. Reagan White House photo gallery - Michael Jackson, Yuri Andropov, Andrei Gromyko, Richard Nixon, Lt. Robert Goodman, Patti Davis. Famous babies of 1984, Princess Caroline, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Aljosha Moussa, Baby Fae, Zoe Loretto Leyland. Geraldine Ferraro. Ninety minutes at McDonald's - the lingering anguish of the San Ysidro Massacre, shooter James Huberty. Two page color photo of Astronaut Dale A. Gardner in space. Two page photo of heart transplant recipient William Schroeder kissing his wife. The year of living Androgynously - Boy George, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox, Michael Jackson and Nick Rhodes, Prince. Favorite brands and labels of 1984. 1984 Olympics photo review, includes runners Mary Decker, Joan Benoit, Gabriela Andersen-Schiess, Zola Budd, Evelyn Ashford, more. Awesome photo of Greg Louganis (diver) doing a dance move. 1984 obituaries. Richard Burton and his library. Clara Peller and “Where's the beeF?” Greg Louganis. Carl Lewis. Ghostbusters. Tina Turner. John Malkovich. Dwight Gooden, Rookie of the Year, baseball. William Kennedy and how the Pulitzer changed his life. Amritsar and the Golden Temple.
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Life 
      Magazine February 1985Life Magazine February 1985 : Cover - Brooke Shields bares the new swimsuit, in a barely there "one piece" suit.

Introducing NEWSBEAT :a 24 page supplement of dramatic photographs from around the world, includes paramedic Steve Baumgart trying to save a two-year old girl, Linda Powell with the rubble of her home after a tornado. Full page color Winston cigarettes ad with rugged looking guy and red helicopter in Southwest Canyon country. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with rugged guy climbing a rope ladder out of a canyon - it seems certain that you have to be rugged to smoke, or perhaps - smoking makes you manly? Former senator Howard Baker goes to Alaska to photograph the bald eagle. Portrait - Dick Darman, Reagan's aide. CIA man living in Costa Rica, Bruce Jones, helps Contras against the Sandinistas. Full page color Oldsmobile ad with pair of figure skaters. Life visits Wright Valley, Antarctica, the world's coldest desert, a dry valley, story includes the Vanda Swim Club which involves nakedness and mostly frozen water. Story how infamous Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie was finally brought to justice. New Americans - Marta Gabre-Tsadick and Demeke Tekle-Wold from Ethiopia, now in Indiana.Cabbage patch dolls with the Zipadelli quadruplets. Gorgeous full page color Catalina swimming suit ad. Very nice photo of Princess Diana with baby Prince Henry, full page color.
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Life Magazine March 
      1985Life Magazine March 1985 : Cover - the Mafia.

How the Mafia began and the current battle to destroy it. Three page color fold-out Miller beer ad with a number of historic Miller beer bottles, neat! Letter from editor pertaining to his trip to Finnish Lapland, Finland, includes photo of him driving a reindeer sleigh. Cool two page color spaceage Canon typewriter ad, Captain's log. Really odd two page photo taken by Roberto Marchiori of Mario Mariotti. Including NEWSBEAT - 24 page news picture supplement. Portrait : Arthur V. Deutsche, new police chief of Birmingham, Alabama. Full page Metropolitan Life Insurance ad with a bunch of Snoopy's drawn by Charles Schulz. Tony Robbins, the Charismatic kid and fire walking. Peace Corps revisited - Michael Parrish returns to Niger and finds his idealistic youth was not misspent. Funny full page Salem cigarettes ad that implies skiing, but the background is all green. Two page photo of Bobby Smith, reunited with his family. Four Star American chefs. Jessye Norman, Diva. Rediscovered photo of Elvis Presley looking in a mirror, taken by Ben Mancuso in 1957. Two page photo of Dick Clark and his wife Betty, Rochester, New York, neighborhood defense. Great two page photo and short story of escaped inmate Thomas Peitsmeyer from Coos County jail, Oregon. Life visits the Coors brothers in Colorado, Coors beer. Is this the bullet that killed Custer?
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Life Magazine April 
      1985Life Magazine April 1985 : Cover - top rock and roll stars.

A fantasy fit for a President by Loudon Wainwright. Christopher Newbert underwater photo gallery. Including NEWSBEAT. Two page color Chevrolet Blazer ad with group of seven road bicyclists passing the blazer - they look pretty serious, but their clothing is rather laughable by today's standards, for example they are riding in running shorts. Two page Mercury outboards ad, boat motors, with scuba diver Al Giddings. Louise Erdrich - Chippewa Indian writes a great novel. Americas greatest pop stars in a concert for Africa's starving, includes two page color photo of all the stars, named earlier in the magazine, such as Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Ray Charles, many others. Civil War descendants. Vietnam's tunnel rats. Full page color travel ad for Bermuda. The men who tried to burn down Boston, Ray Norton jr., Gregg Bemis, others, investigators Wayne Miller, Mark Robinson, Terry Barry, William Weld, others, firemen. Relief for back pain sufferers. Jacqueline Bisset has a new role. Hawaiian sportswear fashions. SS Norway cruise ship. Russia's war photographers, Dmitri Baltermants, Olga Lander, Vsevolod Tarasevich Boris Yaroslavtsev, Anatoli Garanin, Mark Redkin, Yevgeni Khaldei.
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Life Magazine May 1985Life Magazine May 1985 : Cover - Bill Schroeder (artificial heart recipient) and his surgeon William DeVries.

Neat two page color Vantage cigarettes ad with woman wind-surfing. Neat two page 1948 Photo of officials in India with Lord Mountbatten. Full page Mercury outboard motors ad with exhibition waterskier Scott Pellaton. Including NEWSBEAT, with photo of Rolling Stone Keith Richards with his new baby, Stunt pilot Earl Cherry above El Paso, Texas, Freak boat accident with Annette Cosh, more. Curious foxhunting group with everyone on motorized Honda three-wheelers. Portrait : Bobby Ray Inman, former top spook now running a Texas think tank. The art scene, New York's East Village, includes full page color photo of Poppo painted all gold in dance pose on roof. Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Hollywood's new hot duo. Musk Ox, survivors from the Ice Age. Full page photo of 100 days old baby Marissa Emple who has just received a liver transplant. Pete Rose, player-manger of the Cincinnati Reds. Ethiopia uses famine as a cruel weapon.
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Life Magazine Spring/Summer 1985Life Magazine Spring/Summer 1985 : World War II Special Issue - 40 years later.

This is a nice review issue for the WWII buff, includes modern follow-ups on many people and things. The heroes, The battles, The home front. Fighting words - a guide to American wartime lingo, includes "Loose Lips might sink ships." . Heros all - friend and foe are all courageous., General Joe Foss, General Jimmy Doolittle, Pappy Boyington. Hana Reitsch female Nazi test pilot. Pilot Richard Ira Bong. Frogman Luigi Durand de la Penne, Hannie Schaft, Andreee de Jongh, Lucie Aubrac, Hedgehog Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. The Big E - USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. The Russian Front, Among the Souvenirs - intimate histories, Robert Bowen, Carlyle Johnson Kelly, Sergeant Fred Sharp, Nurse Edith Jackson Mize. Wake of war - civilians caught in the cross fire. Island by Island - Japan and the Marianas, Saipan, Guam, Tinian. Peace at last - victory for the Allies. Downfall - the secret invasion that the A-bomb canceled. Full page reprint of the famous "sailor kissing a nurse" photo.
Very Good - $66 buy now
Good - $54 buy now
Fair (All Good, but 2 pages have bumped corner tip, cover edges have mild wear) - $38 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but a bit rumpled, with cover taped neatly on) - $25 buy now

Life Magazine June 
      1985Life Magazine June 1985 : Cover - Bill Cosby.

Cosby! - America's funniest father. Including NEWSBEAT with Alexandria Pembleton protesting aparheid, Princess Stephanie greeting boyfriend Didier Phitousi exuberantly, more. Neat two page color Dewar's scotch whiskey ad with Henry Gray doing one of the events that he won 25 years ago in the Highland Games of Scotland. Photographer Lena Bertucci and swimming babies. National PTA - special advertising section, history, overview. 35,000 young hopefuls compete for a big-time modeling career, Komeh Hosord, Marcie Gleeson, Tiffany Burns, Audi England, Tonya Alvord, Lorenzo Lamas, Marianne Sjolander and many others.. Loveliest public gardens in the US. Space Camp in Alabama, includes Tony Ruehl, Erik Christensen, Kelly Harrington, Jay Pate, John Lunde, Gaby Glatzer, Steve Poth. Conflicts in South Africa are personified by Sam Mali. New Americans - Hao and LIng Chang from Taiwan, now in Richwood, West Virginia. Gruesome series of photographs of an execution in Nicaragua, taken by Frank Wohl. Two page photo of former President Jimmy Carter being exhibited at show and tell in his grand-daughters class, he said "These are the best questions I've had on the whole tour." Franklin Bradshaw is killed by Frances Schreuder, his daughter and March Schreuder, his son, Salt Lake City, a weird and long story
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Life Magazine July 
      1985Life Magazine July 1985 : Cover - AIDS.

Now no one is safe from AIDS, Patrick Burk, Sonya Sherman, and others. Dr. Caroline MacLeod investigating the theory that mosquitoes can spread AIDS, including Belle Gade, Florida. Two page color Sterling cigarettes ad with mid-air dirt bike in silhouette. A race to save America's great movies - fading vintage movies. Koko (the Gorilla) is captivated by kittens. Teen proms 1985, John Strader, Stephen Schrank, Christy Tyler, Karen and Lisa Evenson, Ellen Martin, Kelli Sanderlin, Clay Hensley, Mark Reoch, William Anderson (limo driver), Susan Richardson, Jean Dion, Lisa Kuhn, David Bowman, Gina Millim, Shawn Cleary, and many others. Including NEWSBEAT, with, among other things, a creepy two page photo of blind-folded Lebanese men being returned home on a bus from Israel as part of a prisoner exchange, Swat team member Alan Rice rescueing Shannon Jones, Dion Gilmore with the huge shark he caught on a 50 pound fishing line. Fashion - white is in. Full page photo of parents and babies conceived in vitro at the Eastern virginia Medical School.
Very Good - $23 buy now
Fair (All G, nice, but cover was once rumpled) - $7 buy now

>Life Magazine August 
      1985Life Magazine August 1985 : Cover - Janet Jones swinging hula hoop and wearing a poodle skirt.

The Fifties, 1950s, re-living it up, food, fashion, fun. An exclusive visit at home with Tina Turner. Loudon Wainwright reviews Rambo, First Blood, Part II. The new drug craze : Ecstasy. Portrait - Penn and Teller, magicians. Amusement Park safety with carousels and lots of other rides. Including NEWSBEAT, with TWA flight 847 hijacking, bombing at Frankfurt airport, Explosion of Air India flight 182, Cool two page photo of 80 people waterskiing behind the same boat in Australia. A page of photo from Wimbledon, tennis, including Boris Becker. Full page color Honda scooter ad with Grace Slick. Awesome series of photos of Peter Ruhf slicing an apple in two on his own head with a boomerang. A photographer seeks out children of Americans in Vietnam, includes Tuyet Mai, Phan Thi Thu Huong, Buong Thien Tu Thanh, Le Thi Lien, Le Thi Ut, Nguyen Thi Xuan and others (see related story in LIFE December 1987). Photographer Joel Meyerowitz at work. Funny bunch photos with a Ronald Reagan cutout. Two page photo of the horrible scene where Jean-Kiston Jeremie struck a mother and her children in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Full page wedding photo of the sister of the Aga Khan, Yasmin Aga Khan to Basil Embiricos.
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Life Magazine September 
      1985Life Magazine September 1985 : Cover Tina Turner and Mick Jagger.

LIVE AID : Superstar spectacular, Paul McCartney, Madonna, more. Mount St. Helens, rumblings and renewal, 5 years after the blast. Some 1,800 kids, ages 8 to 18 get a strong weekly dose of military life. Spectacle : mighty wrestlers and madding crowds. Including NEWSBEAT. Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro journey to a land still recovering from the Maoist years. Qum, the heart of Shiite Iran, inspires a wave of holy terror. The best nannies come from Denver's National Academy of Nannies: Stacey Kerr, parents Julie Blackman and Clark Senior. Funny photo of Hulk Hogan lifting ballet dancer, other wrestlers interacting with public.
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Life Magazine October 
      1985Life Magazine October 1985 : Cover - Joan Collins.

Dynasty's bad girl as you've never seen her before, Exclusive photo session. The History and Hoopla of Halley's Comet. Two evangelists set up a revival tent in Asheboro, North Carolina, Kenneth Thomas and Gary Burchette, Highway 64. Portrait - James Taylor, pop singer. Inside the IRA, Irish Republican Army, lots of photos of masked men, guns, bombs. A very pretty full page color Kohler ad with a raspberry pink sink in the Chardonnay line. Chez Renoir, the country life of Renoir. Includes NEWBEAT with photos of Bruce Springsteen on break, The wedding of football player Doug Flutie and Laurie Fortier, the crash of Japan Air Lines flight 123, Alan Keith with his police horse Tivoli who has just been struck by a car, Samantha Smith age 13 dies in a plane crash, more. The many faces of Joan Collins, including a great two page spread of her as Belle Star with other cast members all in western costume, plus many other great photos such as Joan as Marilyn Monroe. The two worlds of Edmund Perry, crime. Fashion - strapless gowns. JoAnn Zimmerman dresses as a giant panda to cheer dying children including Tara Johnson Sabrina Lieser, Michael Lieser, Edy Lieser, Charlie Stringham. Three photojournalists look back - Carl Mydans, Dmitri Kessel and John Phillips. Photo of the Hantscho crew of Mount Vernon, New York who won the lottery together and split it evenly 21 ways.
Good - $20 buy now
Poor (Generally G, but has water marked cover and number of bent corner tips) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine November 
      1985Life Magazine November 1985 : Cover - Princess Diana.

Prince Charles and Diana in America. The fashions and styles of Diana. Sailing the Pacific by William F. Buckley. The family farm - going, going, gone, includes Farm of Roger and Carolyn Vech of Verdigre, Nebraska. A Fair to remember in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Portrait - Lily Tomlin, actress and comedian. Strawberry Fields - a garden dedicated to the late Beatle John Lennon flourishes in New York. Butler John Lightfoot at the British ambassador's residence in Washington D.C. to host the Prince and Princess. NEWSBEAT. Farm Aid concert. Life visits Bishop Besmond Tutu. Ingrid Bergman's daughter, Isabella, has a new movie. Happy Birthday Mark Twain. The horrible thing that happened to Alex and Jeanette Watters just after they bought their dream 16th century thatched Tudor cottage in rural Hampshire, Green Defense radar dome. Two page photo of Christo and the Covered Bridge Pont Neuf bridge in Paris. Two opposite photos of Oliver Reed. Neat photos of 23 parachutists stacked on top of each other, over Dunkeswell in Devon, England, AirAid. Two page photo of a plane crash on the busy Interstate 95 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Guys on the girls' field hockey team of Northampton High in Massachuesetts, Richard Pushkin, Victoria Stone in the photo. Neat full page white water rafting photo from Italy's Dora Baltea River. Sailing across the Pacific on Sealestial. Flying frisbees on the Great Wall of China.
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Life Magazine December 
      1985Life Magazine December 1985 : Cover - Astronaut and starscape.

Seeing beyond the stars, a preview of America's biggest year in space (Hubble telescope and teacher going into space on the shuttle). Full page color Jeep ad with red jeep, man shaving, license plate PDQ-036. The real cops of Miami Vice, includes Dennis Reddington, Walt Murphee, Eliado Paez, Art Serig, Tommy O'Keefe, Tom Williams, Clarence Dickson, George Lopez, more. How your Social Security works, with Erma Kruger. Full page color Scrabble game ad with cartoon art of the scrooge by Michaud. Countering terrorism abroad, includes Anthony Quainton in Kuwait and more. Two page photo of Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, shortly before he was killed by terrorists on the cruise ship Achille Lauro. Two page photo of a line of Pakistani porters marching up the snowy Baltoro glacier toward Gasherbrum 1 and 2, Italian team Quota 8000, Agostino Da Polenza, they reached both summits. Graduation Day at Santa University, training for Santa Claus, includes Rachael Laurence, Stanley Seidman, Ricardo Vazquez, Albin Sadar, Jenny Zink, Dave Rimelis, Matthew Carlton, and more. Full page color AT&T ad with Joseph G. Curreri. Another two page color delicious Kahlua ad with recipes. Shuttle teacher McAuliffe and her back-up teacher Barbara Morgan. Life visits the King of Spain, Juan Carlos. NEWSBEAT. Sparkly holiday clothes. The Getty family legacy. Two page photo of Boston Ambulance Squad member Jim MacDonald trying to save 10-month-old Jamal Morrison. Two page photo of Joe Rossi of the bike team 2-rad jumping his freestyle BMX bicycle over a row of kids. Cute photo of the Walton sextuplets of Britain.
Very Good - $23 buy now
Fair (All G, but has noticeable address label scar) - $5 buy now

Life Magazine January 
      1986Life Magazine January 1986 : Cover - The year in pictures - 1985, Special Issue.

Ceremonies marking the ends of two wars, World War II and Vietnam. Nice two page color photo of Victor Amburgy being welcomed home by his niece Danelle Kruse, he had been held captive 17 days by the Palestinians who hijaccked TWA Flight 847. Two page color photo of Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa with a group of Young Pioneers at a Crimean resort. Two pages of photos that were directions to the spy drop in Poolesville, Maryland for spy John Walker. Titanic. Baseball Records. Full page color NRA, National Rifle Association ad featuring Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager. Very nice full page color photo of Uli Derickson, heroic flight attendant from TWA Flight 847. Full page color photo of William Perry, the Refrigerator, football player - "the best use of fat since the invention of bacon." Worn in the U.S.A. Lake Wobegon and other landscapes. West German Boris Becker wins Wimbledon, tennis. Anthony Salerno and other Mafia bosses indicted. 71,000 anti-abortion demonstrators rally in Washington. Hijackers divert Egyptair jet to Malta. KGB agent Vitaly Yurchenko goes home. Confused whale Humphrey finally finds his way back to Pacific Ocean. Weird full page color photo of a Cabbage Patch clone doll with braces. A very classy photo of Ronald Astaire and Nancy Rogers, the Reagans in dance pose. Full page color photo of Yuba, California citizens protesting being named LAST in Rand McNally's list of metropolitan areas. And much, much, much more.
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Life Magazine 
      February 1986Life Magazine February 1986 : Cover - Paulina Porizkova in a swimming suit (Many more full page color photos of her inside).

Bathing beauties from the first 50 years of LIFE - special anniversary feature. Full page color Metropolitan Life insurance ad with Snoopy art by Charles Schulz. Two page color - the most delicious looking Kahlua ad ever! Disney releases more than a million balloons for Disneyland's 30th Anniversary, Skyfest. Robert Roethlisberger and Kenneth Wincorn sell off the 85 Rolls-Royces left behind by guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Alzheimer's - how three families cope with the tragic disease, including Ethel Lansbery, Sara Bridges, and Cliff. Spy clan - why John Walker did it - and how he got caught. Adventure dreamer John Goddard works his way down his Life List of want-to adventures. Full page Sports Illustrated ad with very nice photo of female ski racer # 3 in psychedelic ski suit. The Judds - country's adorable duo, Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd. Town meeting in Highland County, Virginia where the agenda is AIDS. In the Philippines - Marcos vs. Aquino. Adventurer John Goddard's life list. 1.0
Excellent - $38 buy now
Very Good - $23 buy now

Life Magazine 
      March 1986Life Magazine March 1986 : Cover - Molly Ringwald.

Teenage America, special issue. The Saturday night scene. The busy life of a high school senior. The anguish of an eighth grader's abortion. Clothes, Diets, rock music. Remembering the crew of the space shuttle and Christa McAuliffe. Full page color ad for the Princess Diana Bride Doll. Father Clifford Stevens is a medieval monk in rural Nebraska. Teenage articles include Mark Young of Long Beach, Mississippi, Michelle Widdicombe of Billings, Montana, Sean Gray patrolling in Berlin, Stacey Wiggins of Orlando, Florida, Karen Walters and James Ritenour with their near baby, Mike Murphy, Simon Effer and James Johnson of Chicago, others. Lisa Lee Bagby, a senior at Memorial high school in Houston. Lamont Williams of the inner city of Detroit and his family. The four Derita brothers in a band named Trak. How to talk with teenagers. Full page color NRA, National Rifle Association ad featuring Polic chief David Howells of Allentown, Pennsylvania. A color photo showing the food consumed by two different teens in a week - a hideous amount of junk food, no wonder so many teens grew up to be fat, Krissy Harris, Paul Clancy. A look back at America's love of cars 50 years ago. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
      April 1986Life Magazine April 1986 : Cover - Caroline, Princess of Monaco.

Campaigning with a new Kennedy, Joe. The TWA hostage who fought back, Peter Hill. Lovely two page color night photo of the castle built for the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Two charming full page photos, each of a bare chested football player holding his new baby, O.J. Simpson with Sydney Brooke Simpson and Joe Namath with Jessica Grace Namath. Neat two page photo of ice fishing Soviets trapped by a crack in the ice floes. American dreamer, Ursula K. Le Guin. Dogging the Wild Boar, wild pig hunting on Kauai with Albert Makuaole. America's cup yacht race. Big business is now watching corporate kids, day care for employees, includes Alvin Stern, Dani Stern, Tristan Ursell, Joann Dockery, Mary Ellen Ferrentino, Timmy Gerber, Dianne Keel Atkins, Gregory Lee, Kristine Stremlo, Carol DeVito. 50 years of Queen Elizabeth. Full page color Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps ROTC featuring Carl Gebo. Actress Helena Bonham Carter. Humorous running races, including the 1040K race in Charlotte, North Carolina with CPAs running in suit coats, ties, and running shorts. 1.0
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Life 
      Magazine May 1986Life Magazine May 1986 : Cover - 5 actresses, Jessica Lange, Sally Field, Barbara Streisand, Goldie Hawn, Jane Fonda.

Special Issue : Celebrating the Movies. American dreamer, Rick Baker, Monstermaker. Humorous two page color photo of Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman on a camel for the movie Ishtar. A number of letters to the editor pertaining to the Teen feature in March of 1986, including the Lambert-Romaine family, Lynn Hinck, Amy Putney, others. Several full pages of Fancy Feast cat food ads starring that aristocratic long-haired white cat. Ron and Nancy Reagan, their Hollywood years. The eyes of Mary Lambert, aspiring director. A happy full page color movie poster ad for "Sweet Liberty" with Alan Alda and a motorcycle. Full page color Maxell cassette tapes ad with Aretha Franklin and a pink cadillac. Independent producer Brian Grazer. Movers and Shapers - working out the stars. Talent. Old posters are hot tickets. Full page color Metropolitan Life insurance ad with cartoon art by Charles Schulz. Ye Olde Glamour shop - where secondhand is a virtue. Steven Spielberg. Director Mary Lambert. Full page color Esprit Kids ad with Tabitha Johnson in pink and white. Celebrity houses with a history. Marilyn Monroe, something extra for paper doll collectors. Notable talents in 1986 - Ron Howard, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, Mel Gibson, Aidan Quinn, Chuck Norris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Anjelica Huston, Rebecca de Mornay, Judge Reinhold and Julie Hagerty, Kim Basinger, others. Stars in the tub, including a really nice two and a half page photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger. More on the movies.
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Life Magazine 
      June 1986Life Magazine June 1986 : Cover - Lee Iacocca.

At home and on the road with Iacocca. Full page color Avon ad featuring Marie Lindfors in a swimming suit, other pages of Julie Wolfe in black, more. Two page color photo taken inside a TWA jet soon after a bomb tore a hole in it, George Kastritis. Life looks back at famous brides, Maria Shriver (Arnold Schwarzeneger), Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr., Shirley Temple and John Agar, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold, DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy, others. Harry Platt and the Moana baseball stadium in Reno, Nevada, Jack Maloof. A book too hot for the 1950s, an excerpt from Hemingway's surprising novel of sexual games, The Garden of Eden. American dreamer - Randolph Johnston. Big American military bases in the Philippines. Cartoonists unite for a worthy cause (a really cool spread of cartoons all holding hands - would be great framed). Tennis player Chris Evert-Lloyd, a big feature with lots of candid shots, includes Martina Navratilova. Roy Lichtenstein's monumental mural. Three classic photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Excellent - $48 buy now
Good - $25 buy now

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Life Magazine 
      July 1986Life Magazine July 1986 : Cover - The Statue of Liberty, America the Wondrous.

Table of Contents page for this issue features artwork by Craig Pacelli, 14, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Berlin, New Jersey. Jets over Mont-Saint-Michel, great two page color photo of new and old. Two page color photo of the men who bombed Libya, includes Sam Westbrook and Robert Venkus. A plywood mock-up of the Saturn 5 rocket in Netherlands, two page color photo. American Dreamer - George Archibald, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. The view from here by Mario Cuomo. Well done full page color Honda ad with Elite scooter and Jim McMahon, Chicago Transit Authority. America the most - superlatively speaking, some special people and surprising places, includes a two page color photo of a line of pregnant women from Geary county, Kansas with the highest birthrate in the nation. The sweetest girl in America, Marie Busbee. Large photo of some miners in the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, the deepest mine, gold mine. America abroad - searching for the US war dead in Vietnam. Statue of Liberty at 100. Portrait of a lady - Statue of Liberty. Down the Rio-Not-So-Grande, an Outward Bound story by Campbell Geeslin. In quaint Carmel - Clint Eastwood is Mayor. Portraits of six first ladies. Fifty years of good old flag waving. Mitch Gaylord - young gymnast. A team of French artisans repairs the Statue of Liberty. Nice full page color photo of two Harlem Globetrotters basketball players with the statue of Liberty.
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Life magazine 
      August 1986Life magazine August 1986 : Cover - Victim of Chernobyl.

A personal account from Chernobyl, atomic power plant disaster in Russia, by one of the American doctors who went to help, Dr. Robert Gale, bone marrow transplants. Winnie Mandela in South Africa. Willi Nelson in "Red Headed Stranger." Very colorful full page Esprit ad with the Richard Steinberg family, including the dog Chelsea. John Samaniego, undercover policeman. Laurie Shepherd builds her own log cabin, a la Walden Pond. The Rio Grande, border between Texas and Mexico, includes rafters in the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, midwife Mrgarita Garcia, more. Campaign fund-raising. Fads from 50 years ago and more recent. Full page color Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps ROTC ad with Robert Bright. Actress Anouk Aimee. A nice full page color photo of Amnesty International members and some former political prisoners, including people such as Sting. 1.0
Excellent - $42 buy now
Very Good - $30 buy now

Life Magazine Fall 1986 - 50 years of Life - special anniversary issue. HUGE! Hundreds of the most famous LIFE photos.

Printed in two versions, same cover, same editorial (text and photos) content. One version has ads, one doesn't:
Subscription version = Fall 1986, with 416 pages, including advertisments. 2.9
Collector's Edition with 224 pages, no advertisements. 1.8

Good (Subscription) - $30 buy now
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(Collector's) - $30 buy now

Life Magazine 
      September 1986Life Magazine September 1986 : Cover - Caroline Kennedy.

The Weddings, Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. The place called Africatown on the edge of Mobile, Alabama with Eva Allen Jones mentioned and others. American Dreamer - Joe Newman, Lucedale, Mississippi, and his Energy Machine. Harvard University celebrates 350 years - a really nice article. Full page color Esprit Kids ad with colorful Tami Silber and Jordana Silber. Spies, Double Agents, Vitaly Sergeyevich Yurchenko, Yevgeny Barmyantsev, and related bits about spy Edward Lee Howard, the Walkers, Ronald Pelton and others, agent John Stine. A fashion piece on Denim, including a nice photo on a cantering Appaloosa horse with Angie O'Steen. Selected fashions from the last 50 years. Another nice full page color Fancy Feast cat food ad with the lovely white cat. Wow - two color pages of older Levi's posters. One of those great closing photos - a real elephant spraying three members of the Victorian State Opera who are in elephant costume. 1.0
Excellent - $42 buy now
Very Good - $30 buy now

Life Magazine 
      October 1986Life Magazine October 1986 : Cover - A person smoking cocaine.

"I am a coke addict" - What happens when nice guys get hooked - this is a great article about drug use and how seductive it can be. Touring with Stevie Wonder. Fall colors - gorgeous and varied photos. James Onan builds a pyramid-like house in Wadsworth, Illinois, complete with palm trees, sphinxes, more. Oh my gosh - horrible two page color photo of bloody sea and dead pilot whales in the Faeroe Islands. Full page color photo of 187 foot long Harly Davidson motorcycle hot air balloon, made for Malcolm Forbes. Full page color Esprit clothing ad with the Martha and Chuck Baker family and children. Saul Bellow writes a long comment piece on Chicago. Benazir Bhutto, the first modern woman to lead an Islamic country, Pakistan. Robert Goodman, political Image maker. Stevie Wonder, Musician. Revisitng the scandals of 1958, Lana Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane, Ann Woodward, quiz show scan Charles Van Doren. Lucille Ball in back in "Life with Lucy." A funny photo of costumed cast members of "Spitting Image." 1.0
Good - $25 buy now

Life Magazine 
      November 1986Life Magazine November 1986 : Cover - Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, a private visit with the new hustler and the old pro.

American Dreamer, Stephen LaBerge, the doctor of dreams. Full page color Nordica ski boots ad. Two page color photo of orange sky and smoke over the Riviera due to forest fires. Cool two page re-wedding photo of Paula Yates and Sir bob Geldof, in red, and the male portion of the wedding party. The Aryan Mountain Kingdom, Aryan Nations, Christian Identity - the group of separatist radicals and anarchists in Idaho, including Pastor R. G. Butler, Rev. Bob Miles and oppositionist Bill Wassmuth. Princess Marie-Christine von Reibnitz, wife of Prince Michael of Kent, gives a look at royal life in Britain. The War room, the first close look inside the US secret nuclear command post, National Military Command Center. The dark romance of Dian Fossey, gorillas. Home - what kind of real estate can you buy for $100,000. A disabled boy and his dog, David Pearson and Cameo, guide dogs, Canine Companions, Companion animals - great article! Neat two page color snowy Green Bay Packers football scene that is an ad for Sports Illustrated. The Joyce quintuplets of Sea Girt, New Jersey - two cute photos. NOTE : This cover was printed in two versions (same photo, two orientations), inside content is exactly the same except for ad pages 29-31. Tom Cruise right-side-up was distributed in the western USA, Paul Newman right-side-up was distributed in the eastern USA. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
      December 1986Life Magazine December 1986 : Cover - Madonna, great feature inside.

How to cope with a nuclear missile in your backyard, MX Missile, Ed Weppner, Dave Troastle, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Pete McNiff family. A wish to die, suicide of the elderly, Lois Martin and aul Martin - a very sad but poignantly understandable story. A neat two page photo of Queen Elizabeth II visiting the terra-cotta warriors of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in China. Owens Valley, California is a mecca for Hang gliding. A neat page and a half color photo of some of the New York Mets celebrating 25 years in the game. A humorous color photo of the cast of the soap opera "Henderson" all in bed together. Color photo of Cathy Lee Crosby bathing in Coca-Cola. Full page color Esprit clothing ad with Ruth Lagier and children. A rather interesting full page color Kent cigarettes ad with silhouette of man and woman and snowmobile. Russian Photo Fakery. Fashion - Crocodile and Alligator goods. Full page color travel ad for Puerto Rico with Champion swimmer Jesse Vassallo. A photographic homage to Van Gogh, David Douglas Duncan. A short repeat of the Turkey Feather Wedding story of 1948, Barbara Orr Ehrhart. Charming photo of 7-year-old Rose hugging the elephant Maureen.
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      January 1987Life Magazine January 1987 : Special Issue : 1986 - The year in pictures - Including Industrialist Armand Hammer.

100th birthday for Statue of Liberty. Challenger space shuttle tragedy including Christa McAuliffe. Weddings (incl. Fergie's). Halley's Comet. Really cute full page Esprit Kids ad with Clarisse Ng living in Hong Kong, all in pink. Two page photo of Soviet technician measuring radiation level outside the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Two page color photo of yet another terrorist bombing in Paris. Two page color of part of Imelda Marcos' collection of 3,000 pairs of shoes. Cheerful two page color photo of New York Mets baseball players running out of the dugout to congratulate players on the field. Two page color photo of Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, recently released from captivity as a hostage in Beirut. Very pretty full page photo of Whitney Houston in luminous green. David Letterman with his three dogs. Gary Kasparov, chess champion, full page photo. Helga Testorf, photo - 15 year nude model for Andrew Wyeth. Happy color photo of Greg LeMond and wife, he was the first American bicyclist to win the Tour de France. Wedding photo of Tennis player John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal. Drug induced deaths of Len Bias (basketball) and Don Rogers (football) - both cocaine. 400 people walk across the US to protest nuclear arms, incudes Cottonwood Pass in Colorado (in the 2Neat neighborhood), Ethel Watson, Lana Vining, Elizabeth Vaneck, Hinton Harrison, others.
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Life Magazine 
      February 1987Life Magazine February 1987 : Cover - Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel - feature inside.

Special report : the American way of Fitness. The care and feeding of your heart, with the Merloni family, the Galvani family, more. Full page Health & Tennis Corporation ad with Cher, encourageing people to exercise. Help for heavy teens, overweight children. Full page color Vantage cigarettes ad with downhill ski racer. The rigors of triathlon training, Bob Whitman. Mall walks, mud baths, exercising babies, and more. Fighting bulimia, includes Christine Bergel. Swimsuits 1987. Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager fly around the world in Voyager without stopping, really neat looking airplane with three fusalages. Willie Kasayulie, Eskimo, Akiachak, Alaska. Fun two page color photo of folks sitting in the Glen Ivy Hot Springs mud pool. Fitness report - movie muscle from the old days - Marilyn Monroe, Alan Ladd, Lana Turner, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Burt Lancaster. 1.0
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Life Magazine March 
      1987Life Magazine March 1987 : Cover - Part of Mel Fisher's hoard of Spanish gold and silver, the richest find so far.

The search for lost treasures, 8 great mysteries of the Americas. Two page color photo of some of the jewels owned by the Duchess of Windsor to be sold. Dolly Parton, singing a new tune. Mike Tyson (boxer) , is he the new Ali? Two page color photo of Amtrak train wreck near Baltimore, includes Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company 330, Mickey Martinez. Treasure hunters - Mel Fisher, Lee Spence, Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, Earl Fitzwilliam, Oak Island Money Pit, Lost Dutchman Mine, Colombia's Muisca Indians. American family defects to Russia - Lockshins. Full page color Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps ROTC ad with Robert Bright. Charles Manson 20 years later. Full page color Visa ad with Bret Willat and his sailplane (glider). Dolly Parton profile and photos, with the MOST amazing two page color portrait photo. Mike Tyson profile (boxer). Bloomsbury intellectuals - descendants and friends Quentin Bell, Julian Bell, George Rylands, Frances Partridge, Anthony Fry, more. 1.0
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Life Magazine April 
      1987Life Magazine April 1987 : Cover - Movie Stars.

Including Tom Cruise, Molly Ringwald, Faye Dunaway, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton. Special Issue : the Movies. The stars celebrate Hollywood at paramount's 75th, includes a nice two page color spread of a bunch of the big stars together (and named) - gosh, they look young. Rather nice two page fold-out color Chevrolet ad with black Beretta car driving in water. James Bond at 25. Snow White at 50. Hollywood at 100. Neat two page vintage photo from 1923 showing a variety of men in front of the Hollywoodland sign. Tv's old Dragnet is updated. Westerners shoot on location in Beijing.Movie making in China, great photos! Lots of great clips and photos on pairs and groups of related actors, such as Jason and Sam Robards, Kirk, Eric, Peter and Micharl Douglas, great photo of Melvin and Mario Van Peebles, and others. Zack Norman and Neil Cohen make a cut-rate movie in New York. First families of film, 18 multigenerational reunions. Dressing for Oscar, with a great photo of Cher in THAT outfit. Offscreen supporting players. Short piece and photo of Evelyn Moriarty who doubled for Marilyn Monroe. A day in the life of Bette Midler
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Life Magazine May 1987Life Magazine May 1987 : Cover - Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman team up for Ishtar - feture inside.

Full page color Winston cigarettes ad with a great photo taken up on one of the towers of the Golden Gate bridge. Several striking photos from the "Herald of Free Enterprise" ferry boat disaster near Belgium. Colorful two page photo showing some of the costumes donated to the New York City Opera after 12,000 costumes were lost in a 1985 fire. Choreographer Barry Martin, in a wheelchair. The Oliver North photo album. Bloom County - Opus goes in search of his roots. Breast reconstruction, a cancer patient's moving story. Tracking Oliver North to the White House. Opus, the cartoon character drawn by Berke Breathed, Bloom County, takes a trip to Antarctica, many pages of cartoons overlaid on great photos. Bohdan Koziy is accused of killing Jews in WWII. Photo retrospective by John Loengard. Peggy McCann gets a mastectomy. Million mile travelers - Don Buckley, John Clouse and Parke Thompson. Full page color MasterCard ad featuring Lynette Woodard, femal Harlem Globetrotter basketball player. Charming full page color photo of Pete Reynolds in an unusual skydiving pose over Brazil, parachuting.
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Life Magazine June 
      1987Life Magazine June 1987 : Cover - Baby Shira, the world's first "Host Womb" baby, related story inside.

Craving a baby and not able to have one : Surrogate mothers, Infertility treatments, Adoptions, a great report by Anna Qundlen. A visit to the ocean floor with Sylvia Earle, marine scientist, scuba diving. . Helga Testorf, model, and the art of Andrew Wyeth. Home styles of TV evangelists, Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Robert Schuller, Oral Roberts, Jim and Tammy Bakker. Two page color photo of guerrilla fighter in Afghanistan aiming at a road in a canyon far below. The most amazing two page photo of a huge flock of pink flamingos in Kenya. Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist, seeks new plants and new drugs. Neat vintage photos (previously unpublished) from John F. Kennedy, JFK's 45 birthday, includes Marilyn Monroe, Diahann Carroll, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Benny, others. High Fashion dseigners create some smashing wedding gowns. Look-alikes for Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev show a different kind of east-west meeting. 1.0
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Life Magazine July 
      1987Life Magazine July 1987 : Cover - Outdoor scene with trembling aspen from the Wet Mountain valley in Colorado, fold-out photo.

The great outdoors : stunning secret places, top spots for bird-watching. Three page color fold-out Marlboro cigarettes ad with four cowboys, each in white hat, leather chaps and vest, carrying a saddle. A vacation guide to on-the-road home cooking. Exclusive interview with Gary Hart's temptation - Donna Rice, lots of photos. Abraham Lincoln's family photo album. Neat two page color photo of conductor Zubin Mehta in tuxedo with penguins on South Georgia island. Cowboy poet - Waddie Mitchell. Two page photo of police officer Melissa Piscitelli with the casket of a fellow officer. Jessie Jackson runs for president. Writers favorite places - Galen Rowell, Edward Abbey, Barry Lopez, James Dickey, Tom Robbins, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen. Bird Sanctuaries - Tucson Arizona, Aransas Texas, Platte River Nebraska, Everglades Florida. Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges. Cafes across the US, Miss Newport Diner, Doe's Eat Place, Burton's Grill, Eisenberg's, Riverbend Inn, Bud's Café. One of those charming LIFE photos, this one of little Cory of Reading, Pennsylvania, howling as his puppy Beauty gets a shot. 1.0
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Life Magazine August 
      1987Life Magazine August 1987 : Cover Oliver North and his wife Betsy.

Exclusive interview with Betsy North. Startling poll on sex and the presidency. Short piece and photo on George and Helen Campbell who purchased the air-conditioned dog house previously owned by Tammy BAkker. Nice full page color movie poster ad for "Maid to Order" with Ally Sheedy and others. Abandoned lighthouses you can adopt, Southeast Light on Block Island off Rhode Island, Rockland Breakwater Light in Maine, others. Haiti - a land overwhelmed by AIDS. Brooke Shields' report card at Princeton and a cute photo of her in a graduation robe. General John Kirk Singlaub grudgingly testifies at the Iranscam hearings. Phoenix acting family, John and Arlyn Phoenix, River Phoenix, Rainbow Phoenix, and more. Center fielder Eric Davis, Cincinnati Kid. Bakkers theme park - God's country. Teenage pilot Mathias Rust flies into Red Square, Moscow, a visit to the Kremlin. Prince Charles, Arthur G. Carrick, and his watercolor paintings. 1.0
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Life Magazine Fall 1987Life Magazine Fall 1987 : Cover - The Remarkable American Constitution - Special Issue.

An enduring passion - a constitution that meets and masters challenges. Rather nice two page color fold-out Chevrolet ad with a Corsica car appearing to be in a Utah slot canyon. Peace as a prologue - American faces the problem of government. Flaws in the first chapter - a confederation divided against itself. Empty pockets by Richard B. Morris. Who were we then by Pauline Maier. Two page color Xerox ad featuring the Constitution. 1787 the year in pictures. Passionate Discourse from the convention floor. A visible legacy the original constitution finds a home. The battle to ratify by Robert Allen Rutland. Founding fathers - paintings and bios of the signers of the Constitution. Quirks and Quacks - in pursuit of constitutional oddities. Ronald Regan cabinet members. Full page color Christian Brothers Brandy ad with guitarist all in orange, probably the man who did "Johnny be good." Step by Step through the Supreme Court ruling process. Bill and Donna Todd take on the IRS. A call form reform by James MacGregor Burns. Very nice large photo of Genevieve and Vernon Evans in De Soto.
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Life Magazine September 
      1987Life Magazine September 1987 : Cover - Prince Charles - good guy or wimp?

Tribute to Elvis by Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Robert Plant, Brenda Lee, Carl Perkins, The Beastie Boys, Roy Orbison, Ron Wood. Humorous color photo of desert native from Abu Dhabi meeting a sand skier wearing full aerodynamic speedsuit. New therapy for the autistic child, includes Katy Haigh. Making the memory fit the man by Loudon Wainwright. The world according to Orville - Orville Simpson designs the city of the future. A good-natured photo of Dr. Ruth (the famous sex doctor) in bed ... on safari in Africa. The quirks of Korea photos by Rene Burri. Silent Witness - William Casey, Iranscams mystery man will tell no tales. Amazing Graceland, Elvis Presley, by Harry Benson and Victoria Balfour. The British royal family tree 1819 - 1987. Founders Ben & Jerry and the ice cream market. Profile of Bob Dole by Geroge Gilder. Father Serra becomes a saint. Gulag Eyewitness photos by a Soviet Prisoner. Loony Luna Luna amusement park. After Yale - Jodie Foster have fine new movies. A very cute two page color Hush Puppies shoes ad. 1.0
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Life Magazine October 
      1987Life Magazine October 1987 : Cover - Mikhail Gorbachev.

Margaret Thatcher on dealing with Gorbechev. Four Presidents on the future of America, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon. Interview - Phil Donahue on the church. Queen Elizabeth's jewels, includes the Cullinan diamonds. Colorado sleuths trace AIDS virus, Nancy Spencer, Bob Kellner. Billy Joel in the Soviet Union, includes a nice two page photo of him in concert there. Two page photo of the corpse of infamous Nazi Rudolf Hess and his son. David Memet directs his wife Lindsay Crouse in a new movie. Miss America Jr., Vanessa Williams's baby, she was the first black woman to win the Miss America pageant. Paris couture houses pamper the oh-so-chic. Joe Biden, Delaware senator. John Cougar Mellencamp, hero of the heartland. A 3,000 year old mummy gets a cat scan. Moments from the Iran-contra hearings. Photos by Sandy Skoglund. Vincent Edward (Bo) Jackson baseball and football player. The three Ray brothers, all hemophiliacs with the AIDS virus, the family home was burned down by an arsonist. Charming dog and owner photo on an escalator, Great Dane dog.
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Life Magazine November 1987Life Magazine November 1987 : Cover - MIA, are any still alive?

25 compelling M.I.A. cases from Vietnam, Missing in action, includes photos and names. Special report - getting rid of a nuclear missile, arms treaty with Russia. Finally, black quarterbacks are joining the college football huddle. An interview with the lovely Farrah Fawcett. 3/4 page color Metropolitan Life insurance ad with cartoon art by Charles Schulz. Great two page Purina One dog food ad with photo of man and his golden lab dog. Winners, eight young photographers exhibit their prize work. Two page color photo of a weary George Bush senior, Barbara and all the grand children on their bed in Kennebunkport, Maine. Neat two page aerial photo of the dust cloud raised along the Whittier fault line after an earthquake in Irwindale, California - photographer George Rose. The essence of Grasse, where perfumes are born. Excerpt from book "Timebends" by Arthur Miller, on Marilyn Monroe, Marxism and me. Taxpayers finance the destruction of a rare rain forest. Karole Armitage and David Salle, Manhattan couple. Profile of Dr. Ruth. Black football quarterbacks, including Rodney Peete, Steve Taylor, Jamele Holieway. Sisters of the Mists, inside an Estonian convent. Actress Kelly McGillis tries on four new characters. Without water in El Paso suburbs, Las Pampas is one of the suburbs called colonias, mostly hispanic - a shameful story. Tongass National Forest in Alaska. A fun peice on Bruce Willis.
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Life Magazine December 
      1987Life Magazine December 1987 : Cover - Meryl Streep, on top and tough enough to stay there - feature inside.

Neat photo of Kris Feddersen doing an aerial flip on his skis. A short piece on using llamas in medical therapy, visiting sick people, Cathy Crisman. Another short piece on Tuyet Mai, one of the Vietnamese children of a serviceman, found by here father Barry Huntoon. Interview with Bill Bradley, why won't he run for President? A week in the life of a homeless family, the Damm family (see sequel in May 1995). Two page color photo of Jessica McClure who was trapped in an 8 inch wide well in Midland, Texas. Neat two page color photo of a big group of clowns for a circus clown college reunion. Full page color Jockey underwear ad featuring the very handsome Bart Conner, Olympic gymnast. A US veteran takes his camera back to Vietnam, Geoffrey Clifford. Times Square is being demolished for office buildings. US skiers take flight for the Olympics, includes freestyler Kris Feddersen, Hayley Wolff and others. The presidential candidates as children. Quitting the Mafia, tales of a Yuppie mobster, Michael Franzese. Henri Cartier-Bresson, painter and photojournalist. City on a volcano, Managua Nicaragua. Full page color photo of the boat named "Lifesabitch" on fire, Stanley Levin owner.
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Life Magazine January 
      1988Life Magazine January 1988 : Special issue - The 1987 year in pictures.

Reagan and Gorbachev. Nice four page color Chevrolet ad featuring bride and groom and white convertible car on two of the pages. LIFE's readers answer questions pertaining to recent news items. Striking two page color photo of a casket being carried, Benjamin Linder, killed in Nicaragua while helping on a hydroelectric project. Jessie Jackson milks cow - two page color photo, Greenfield, Iowa. Photo of a failed voting day in Haiti. Two page photo of the rescue of Jessica McClure from a well in Midland, Texas. Wow - great two page color Kodak ad with ski jumper. Jessica McClure. Robert Bork. Oliver North. AIDS victims, includes Ian Beck, Ken Meeks, Ryan Thomas, Howard Bagby, David and Maria Hefner, Jose Afandon, Thomas Ramos and others. Hunks - Kevin Costner, Harry Hamlin, Dennis Quaid, Brigitte Nielson (holy cow!), Jon Bon Jovi, Patrick Swayze, Mark Harmon, Charlie Sheen. Honeys - Bette Midler, Cher. Soviet Union 70th anniversary. Short piece - Lynne Cox becomes the first to swim the Bering Strait. Obituaries - Mary Astor, Andy Warhol, Jackie Gleason, Clara Peller, John Huston, Michael Bennett, Willi Smith, Henry Ford, Danny Kaye, Roy Bolger. Good guys - Beulah Mae Donald (beat the Ku Klux Klan), Gregory Robertson (saved a fellow sky diver), Cleveland Stroud and the Rockdale Bulldogs, more. America enters the Persian Gulf. Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and the PTL.
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Life Magazine February 
      1988Life Magazine February 1988 : Cover - Speed skater Bonnie Blair, best bet for a U.S. gold.

Here they come, the Olympians. Ross Perot on fixing America. The Aussies. Michael Douglas at home. Very nice two page color Mercury ad with burnt orange Cougar. Cher interview. Tip O'Neill on the democrats running for president, includes Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson, Paul Simon and Albert Gore, Jr., others. Australians - Meryvn Mason, Thomas Keneally, Graeme Murphy, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Mandy Martin, Pam Burridge, Sigrid Thornton, Rupert Murdoch. Painter David Hickeney in LA. Benazir Bhutto gets an arranged marriage in Pakistan. Ross Perot on what is wrong with America. Calgary winter Olympics special - Nick Thometz, Matt Roy, Josh Thompson, Brian Boitano, Debi Thomas. Wild two page photo of Bonny Warner in the Luge. Broadway - Andrew Lloyd Weber, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express. Betty Friedan profile. Soviet troops in Afghanistan by Artyom Borovik.
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Life Magazine March 
      1988Life Magazine March 1988 : Cover - Gilda Radner.

Gilda Radner's answer to cancer, healing the body with mind and heart. America's No. 1 drug dealer, Mexico, includes photos of Raphael Caro Quintero, Jaime Herrera Nevarez, Ernesto Fonseca, Miguel Felix Gallardo. Full page Smith Corona PWP 6 Personal Word Processor ad for curious electric typewriter with fold-up screen, looks a bit like a computer. Sarah Ferguson, the flying Duchess, Fergie, Dutchess of York profile, includes photo of her getting out of a plane she just piloted. Two page color Canada travel ad with gorgeous photo of boating in Newfoundland. Cool photo of a skydiving dog, Pete Reynolds, Amanda Kenny and Katie, parachuting. NASA engineer Roger Boisjoly predicts Challenger space shuttle disaster. Israel - Palestine bloodshed, written by Raja Shehadeh. Photos of swans in snow. Roy M Cohn, obituary and profile, AIDS. Lioness in Winter - Katharine Hepburn. James Harriot and Herriot Country, veterinarian. Marc Riboud photo retrospective. Belinda Carlisle from the Go Gos goes solo. India builds a road across Bhutan, using Indian and Nepalese workers. Neat photo of large Black Death historic burial ground discovered in London.
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Life Magazine Spring 1988Life Magazine Spring 1988 : Special issue - Civil Rights, the dream then and now.

Horrible two page vintage photo of lynching (hanging) of two black men in Marion, INdiana and lots of white folks looking on self-righteously. Two page photo of 15 year-old Elizabeth Eckford walking to school in Little Rock, Arkansas - her class "mates" were calling out "Lynch her!" Two page photo of Sarah Jean Collins who lost a sister and an eye in the Birmingham Sunday school bombing. Martin Luther King. Malcolm X. Jesse Jackson political leader. Middle Class - keeping faith in America. Black women leaders - Rosa Parks, Septima Poinsette Clark, Eva Jessye, Myrlie Evers, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Ruby Forsythe, Wilma Rudolph, Barbara Jordan. Black artists - Sam Gilliam, Leona Mitchell, James DePreist, Max Bond, Clair Bourne, Max Roach, Virginia Johnson (the most beautiful ballerina photo ever), Lloyd Richard. Story about welfare featuring Carol Kennedy and Anita Elem. Doctor Fred Thomas in Lafayette, Tennessee. Top athletes and too much success on the playground. Black on death row - Willie Darden. The Divisible Man by John Edgar Wideman.
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Life Magazine April 
      1988Life Magazine April 1988 : Cover - Why little Cecelia survived and 154 die on Flight 255.

Front office fan - Yale President A. Bartlett Giamatti. Not a dry eye by Loudon Wainwright. Striking two page color photo of workers in a flower field. Small piece on tiny new Toyko "office-compartements" which are apartments with bed, bathroom, fridge and desk space all in 27 square feet. Passage to India with Edmund G. Brown Jr, includes Mother Teresa. Two page color Grand Gourmet dog food ad with Great Dane dog. Vincenza Italy and the 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne Combat Team. The end of America's military era, includes quickest to action, most dreaded duty, largest exercise, loneliest outpost (Cape Romanzof in Alaska) and more. Italy's San Patrignano helps drug addicts start over. Patricia Wettig and Ken Olin are married and have a hit show - thirty something. Anatomy of a Plane Crash Northwest Flight 255 with Jack Drake, George Howe Colt and Jane Briggs-Bunting. Speed skaters - Dan Jansen, Bonnie Blair, Christina Rothenburger and skier Michaela Gerg (the worst fall photo I've ever seen!) and Skaters Tiny Gordeeva and Grinkov. The House of Fahd - private glimpse at the Saudi King. A. Bartlett Giamatti, executive of the National Baseball League. Short piece on baseball player Jim Abbott. A startling two page color photo inside the Boniato prison in Cuba. Donald Kern's deadly hay bale.
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Life Magazine May 1988Life Magazine May 1988 : Cover - Gone with the wind sequel.

This is Life magazine's 200th issue - ALL Life covers shown inside! Beastly Behavior by Loudon Wainwright. Two page color Honda ad with Gold Wing motorcycle, Dean and Diane Thompson. Two page Honda ad with XR motorcycles, Don and Sean Phillipson. Two page color Honda ad with NX motorcycles, Mark Drake and girlfriend Pamela. Interview with Geoffrey Beene fashion design. Gone with the wind II with Scarlett & Rhett. Israel's Ironman - Yitzhak Shamir and Ben-Tal in Gaza. Strong arm of the law - Hollywood goes bang, Steven Seagal, Bruce Willis and Robert de Niro. Into the air, little baldies - endangered eagles get human help. 2000 life covers. A tribute to work - pictures of a vanishing way of life- photo gallery of Soviet factories. Tiffany Darwish - that little girl on all the radios. Captain Enigma - 10 things about George Bush that reveal the man. So you want to be an Angel - Charlie's Angel sequel. Ulster's Pain, terrorism in Northern Ireland. Sotheby's and John Marion sells of Warhol's collection. A trial without end for Ray Buckey. Jimmy Carter recalls his father and some boyhood pleasures. Two page color photo of dead man and child, 5,000 Kurds killed by mustard gas in Iraq. Follow-up photo of Jessica McClure, the girl caught in a Texas well.
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Life Magazine June 
      1988Life Magazine June 1988 : Cover - R.F.K.

The family remembers RFK, Robert Kennedy, his legacy, public and private. Three page color fold-out ad for Ford Probe car. Neat two page color photo of the Daedalus, a human powered airplane, silhouetted against the colors of dawn, peddled by Kanellos Kanellopoulos. Dissecting Michael Dukakis. Sistine's new glory, a new look at Michelangelo's creation after eight years of cleaning. The unknown Stalin. Interview : the Dalai Lama. Julianne Phillips, Bruce Springsteen's wife, has two new movies.. Book Excerpt - Portrait of Power (about Stalin). Picture essay : City of Lost Boys, ten thousand children without hope in Khartoum, Sudan. Son of Darth, the movie Willow recycles old images. Honors in humanity for nine seniors, Julianne Barry, Andrew Frishkoff, Leah Melnick, Kim-Huong Tran, Barbara Blumberg-Schleuter, Joe O'Brien, Ineda Player, Scott Houser, Patricia Carroll. Making a master piece : Steinway celebrates its 500,000th piano. Latin dance floors. Closeup : Dudley Moore. Eyewitness in Gaza, a doctor's hospital diary of Palestinian casualties, Pauline Cutting.
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Life Magazine July 
      1988Life Magazine July 1988 : Cover - Robin Givens and Mike Tyson, the lady and the champ (boxer) - feature inside.

Ex-bxong champs analyze Tyson's style - Leon Spinks, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Walcott, Larry Holmes, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Michael Spinks, Joe Frazier, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey. The great American wedding cake. Astounding night time photo of a fire in a sky scraper in Los Angeles, First Interstate Bank. When crack hits the neighborhood, Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn. Interview with Paul Hogan, Crocodile Dundee. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with lots of cartoon camels at a party, Camel's 75th birthday - 75 years and still smokin'. Gauguin paints Tahiti - how it has changed. Two page color photo of left-behind children of American GI's in Vietnam. Reform in Czechoslovakia. Andrew Potok and Dash, his seeing eye dog. Juvenile boot camp prison in Georgia - Al Burruss, includes Tim Duncan, officer Harry Clark, Darrell Miller, Ozzie Negron, Rick White. Ian Campbell wins paper airplane contest. Sylvester Stallone at home. Russia celebrates 1000 years of Christianity. 19 full color pages of Chrysler ad, featuring Lee Iacocca and Dodge Caravan, Chrysler LeBaron, Eagle Premier ES, Jeep Cherokee, Plymouth Sundance, Dodge Dakota, Chrysler New Yorker, more. Paper airplane conttest at Georgia Tech, manta ray by Ian Campbell. Sylvester Stallone at home.
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Life Magazine August 1988Life Magazine August 1988 : Cover - Pee Wee Herman.

Pee-Wee : how to throw the coolest party ever. Elle Macpherson and bandannas. Short piece on training for (being in a) hijacking - for State Department VIPs. The President's Moscow album. Bess Myerson's arrest. Merv Griffin, Hollywood power broker. Closing nuclear power plants. Bess Myerson arrested for shoplifting, crime in department stores. A comment piece by Loudon Wainwright about Billy Martin, baseball player. Harvesting sugar cane in Cuba - amazing photos. Maurice Sendak and the wild things eat vegetables. Gettysburg Remembered. Tracy Chapman, musician. Anatomy of Autism. Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Montana - Crow Indians, Janine Windy Boy, Bob Madsen, Dan Old Elk, good article. Convention of Twins in Twinsburg, Ohio - great photos, Orman and Norman Smith, Margaret and Margery Maul Wagstaff, Dean and Donald Rollin, and many others. Frank Zappa gets out the vote. Lost children of Argentina, from the wars of 1976 - 1983. Coney Island photo retrospective. Rather wild photo of George Bush (senior) kissing a nun at St. Raphael Home in Marble Cliff, Ohio. 1.0
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Life Magazine Fall 1988 Life Magazine Fall 1988 : Cover - 150 years of photography, Anniversary issue.

Pictures that made a difference. Images that changed our minds. The power of pictures. The first photo. A look at 150 years of innovation. Classic work of seven masters. The portrait. Making art. Superlatives, from the priciest print to the most popular pinup. Facing the horror of war. Landmark cameras. Pioneers in photography. The future. Specialists in fashion, sports, advertising and science. Documentary photographers. Confessions of a Paparazzo. Today's top photojournalists. And more.
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Life Magazine September 
      1988Life Magazine September 1988 : Cover - Paul Newman's Dream.

A caring camp for ailing kids, includes Becky Whipp, Olivia Goggins, Nicholas Gullett, Nathan Sims, Matt Nicoli, others. Neat two page color photo of Dave Herr and his dog Budrow driving along his corn field. A short piece on tennis player Chris Evert and impending marriage to Olympic skier Andy Mill. One Baby's price, story of mother Donna giving up her child for adoption. Short piece and photo of Annie Potts and Robert Hays with a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle, the new generation of stars prize two wheels - movie producers have begun to put a no-ride clause in their contracts. Brazen rocker George Michael, pop star. Cute Volkswagen beetle car, growing all over with grass and flowers. Diaries from the drought, poignant accounts by farm families, Sheila and Dean Erickson, Dave Herr and Erin Dulhanty, Dennis and Becky McDonald. Bernstein at 70. Closeup : Jesse Jackson. Dennis Conner, obsessed about the America's cup. Photo essay : North Korea. A mennonite family interprets the tics of Tourette's syndrome as God's work, David Janzen. Nicholas Danziger follows the route of Marco Polo. The Floe of history - frozen clues to global warming, Greenland ice cap, Chester Langway. Performance artist Rachel Rosenthal. Nicholas Danziger retraces the footsteps of Marco Polo. Full page color Jockey underwear ad featuring the studly David Hauenstein of Rockford, Michigan. Adoption, featurese Donna of Hanover Park, Illinois - this is quite a strange account. Singer Debbie Gibson
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Life Magazine October 
      1988Life Magazine October 1988 : Cover - Sigourney Weaver with a gorilla - feature inside, six full pages.

Love those Gorillas! My husband, the President - 200 years of first ladies. Interview with Ted Koppel. Gorgeous color photo of Cornelia Guest wearing only her hair. Paragraph and photo about the Raging Waters amusement park where you can watch a movie from the pool. Champion swimmers Janet Evans and Denise Parker. Photojournalists and Iran's top writer review eight years of battle - this is about the war between Iraq and Iran, includes photo of soldier trying out prosthetics, women in purdah (in chadors) firing pistols. Two page color photo of the coming out party for the new glass entrance at the Louvre - the pyramid. Olympic athletes prepare for an encounter in South Korea, includes section on Russian athletes. Reflections of a Soviet Olympian, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan. The best athlete, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, runner, track and field. Full page color Crest Toothpaste ad featuring the U.S. Amateur Bicycling team. A canadian circus without animals gets a big reception in the USA, Cirque du Soleil, great photos. In Minneapolis, women and the law are finding ways to cope with domestic violence - a long and good article. Kay Toinette Oslin, K. T., singer. The art collection of Baron Thyssen. Cute photo of an even cuter Cocker Spaniel pup being logged as evidence in a crime.
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Life Magazine Winter 
      1988Life Magazine Winter 1988 : Cover - John F. Kennedy Memorial edition reprint.

25th Anniversary Special Edition. This is an exact reprint of Life Magazine December 14, 1963, a JFK Special Issue - 1963 : John F. Kennedy Memorial edition. The original cover is repeated inside full size. Including his biography and his most enduring words. It starts with the words - The President's Empty Chair, a stark phrase. Lots of photos, including the inside of the car with a flower bouquet, the film frames of the shooting, sad photos of Jackie smeared with blood, JFK as a youth, on the campaign path, the funeral, military men around the casket in the Great Rotunda, Arlington, Lyndon Johnson, Lee Harvey Oswald, funeral of J. D. Tippit, much more. No ads. See also LIFE Magazine Fall 2003 for another reprint of this issue, this one for the 40th anniversary. 1.0
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Life Magazine November 
      1988Life Magazine November 1988 : Cover - Our Planet - breathtaking view from space by those who have been there.

Richard Burton reveals what living with Liz Taylor is like. Olga Korbut and Leonid Bartkevich. Anita Roddick the entrepreneur. A need for caring - our greedy ways are rocking the boat by Loudon Wainwright. Soviet Army boot camp by Roy Rowan. George Bush slept here - 24 houses where he lived. Now let us give thanks - modern heros, Kevin McGowan, Clementine Barfield and SOSAD, James Featherstone, Jacob Hiatt, Florence Hodges. Blimps - a photo gallery. Vanna White and the Wheel of Fortune. American Landscape piece includes the Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, Beggars in America - a photo gallery. U2 at home in Dublin. America celebrates Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday 30 pages. Daycare around the world, includes great two page photo of kids in cloth bags in a sauna. Photos from the XXIV Olympiad. Murder in the Blackfoot Valley - Bed and Celene Blackwoods murder. Hand written notes from Ronald Reagan. Famous wildfires in Yellowstone. Includes a Special Advertising Section : America Celebrates Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday - 32 pages at center of magazine. Extremely cute photo of baby hung on a coat rack, Sheena Jorgenson in Vancouver. Full page color Nordica ad for ski boots.
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Life Magazine 
      December 1988Life Magazine December 1988 : Cover - Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley.

Elvis' daughter talks about Dad, drugs, Mom and Marriage. Holiday Bonus : Why are we here?, the meaning of life by dozens of wise men and women. 13 page special advertising section for Mercury cars. Interview : Vernon Walters, the US ambassador to the United Nations. The world rallies to help icebound gray whales. A giant bluefin tuna caught in Cape Cod Bay ends up as sushi in Tokyo, Greg Beacher and others. The Kennedy Library keeps his memory vivid after 25 years, JFK. Photographer David Turnley documents the grim reality of apartheid in South Africa. Five Americans at home in China. Realistic-looking prostheses transform the lives of limbless kids. Cross Word puzzle turns 75. Photographer Herman Emmet captures nine years in the life of a migrant family, Tina Tindal, Linda and L.H. Tindal, others. The new breed of paleontologists is making old theories extinct. The garbage crisis.
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Life Magazine 
      January 1989Life Magazine January 1989 : Cover - 1988 The Year in pictures, Special Issue.

Drought, flood, wind and fire scar the planet. Neat two page color photo of the Daedalus, a human powered airplane, silhouetted against the sunrise. Two page color photo of the nearly dry Ohhio River near Mound City, Illinois. Two page color photo of George Bush senior surf fishing near Gulf Stream, Florida while on vacation. Bush and Quayle swing into action. Two page studio photo of vice president Dan Quayle with golf club. Tycoons, the deal makers run rampant, includes Donald Trump as main feature. Crack, a deadly drug ravages young lives. Very unusual two page color photo of runner Florence Griffith Jayner. Nice two page color photo of baseball player Orel Hershiser with his bulldog. The British royal family. Two page photo of boxer Mike Tyson and wife Robin Givens, plus short review of their stormy year. Violence around the globe. Ghouls, going morbid for money. Remembering the famous who died. The Olympics. Most amazing photo of airline that lost a large chuck of fuselage at 24,000 feet and all survived but one stewardess, Aloha airlines flight 243 near Honolulu. Two page color photo of midair collison of three Italian jet planes above Ramstein air base in Germany. Rather photo photos of Barbara Bush cut-out with lots of other guys named George Bush. Much much more. Nice full page color ad on back cover for Thai Airlines featuring the Bicentennial Everest Expedition (on some issues only, others have a camel cigarettes ad).
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Life Magazine 
      February 1989Life Magazine February 1989 : Cover - Futuristic man.

The future and you - a 30 page preview of the year 2000 and beyond. Olli North's $100,000 weekends. Earthquakes, why they happen. Interview : Glenn Close, actress. Colonel Oliver North takes to the big-time lecture circuit. Houe music, A Deejay's deafening innovation reverberates round the globe. With help from its friends in Washington, Texas gets a multibillion-dollar windfall. Life visits Hamlins' hideaway, Harry Hamlin and Laura Johnson. Powder - for skiers, nothing tops the Himalayas.
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Life Magazine 
      March 1989Life Magazine March 1989 : Cover - Improvised explosive device, I.E.D.

Bombs on planes, a chilling exposé of US airports. TV turns 50, anniversary celebration - a 50 page special. Neat two page photo of Lassie and Tommy Rettig watching their show Lassie. Ten years after : Three Mile Island's radioactive legacy, includes Allan Reed, chilling photo of contaminated waste on rail car ready to be transported to Idaho. Drought, disease and a spreading civil war are ravaging Sudan. The youngest of the Bushes offer their inaugural impressions. Jerome Robbins, choreographer. The impact of television on small children, includes art by Rebecca Mellmann, Emily Pederson, Bobbie Brown, Enrique Fernandez, Justin Anthony, Kevin Kleinmann, Steven Molina, Joseph Siems, Lynn Montag. In remote Greenland, harpooning whales is a 5,000 year old tradition. Two page color fold-out ad for the Mitsubishi Eclipse, with red car. A sculptor recycles the litter left by inventors of the Atomic bomb, Tony Price of Santa Fe. Princess Margaret's son is carpenter to the aristocracy. Life visits Gordon and Ann Getty, busy billionaires. Humorous full pge color photo of Ashley carrying her big Irish setter dog named Murphy.
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Life Magazine Spring 1989 : Cover - Hollywood 1939-1989, Special Issue.

Today's stars meet the screen's legends. Mickey Rooney and Michael Keaton. James Woods and Bette Davis. Patrick Swayze and Ginger Rogers. Glenn Close and Don Ameche. Tom Hanks and Jimmy Stewart. Kevin Costner and Joel McCrea. Olivia de Havilland and William Hurt. Rather striking two page color Honda Pacific Coast motorcycle ad, almost no words, plus three more pages of nice Honda motorcylce ads. Ten 1939 classic movies. Full page color glamour photo of Sherry Lansing as part of an American Express ad. The making of Billy Gable. Pia's pickfair, mansion of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Funnyman Robin Williams show a serious side. Director Milos Forman. Producer Sherry Lansing. Designer Bob Ringwood and Anton Furst. Coming Attractions. Garbo talks - a close friend recalls conversations. Streep vs. Davis. Much more. Full page photo of Ronald Reagan being inducted into the military in 1942.
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Life Magazine 
      April 1989Life Magazine April 1989 : Cover - Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (on a snowmobile) tell their love story, starting over.

Rather fun photo of Shirley Metz standing in a swimming suit at the South Pole at -28 F, she was the first woman to reach the south pole on skis. Rebuilding Columbus' ships, this is an excellent article with great color photos, being built inside old cannery in port of Isla Cristina, Spain. Princess Diana's island hideaway, Necker Island in the Virgin Islands. . Russell Baker, how the columnist took up journalism. Two page color photo of boxer Mike Yson. Interview, Joe Papp - Shakespearean. The knife and gun club, that's what they call the emergency room at Denver General, this is an amazing article with even more amazing photos. Eiffel tower 100th anniversary. Endangered species. Where camel racing is the Sport of Kings. The President's polaroids. I'm 109, Augusta Pagel with seven generations - the youngest daughter at 15 just had her first baby, includes two page color photo of all seven. Refugees. Eddie Bonafe, a handicapped child and the piano. Saving Swans from a frozen river, Snake River, Idaho, includes wildlife biologists Jeff Snyder and Ruth Gale.
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      Magazine May 1989Life Magazine May 1989 : Cover - Barbara Bush, with dog Millie and her cute new puppies.

Charming four page color Benson and Hedges cigarettes ad featuring newly married couple, too bad they are already smoking. Photos of all the mothers of the LIFE staff for Mother's Day. Mr. Jones goes to Washington D.C. Small photo of Lydia Fulton riding her pony Jacky on her newspaper route in Hingham, Massachusetts. London struts in pop music profanity. Alice Walker and her new novel. These ghetto kids are basketball's best, Bob Hurley and the the St. Anthony team in New Jersey. New brain surgery for Parkinson's disease, includes Ellery Storm, Augusta Foley, Bill Cadieux, Logan Tilghman, William Graham. Nice two page photo of baseball player Jim Abbott signing autographs. Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan has baseball's greatest arm. Dan Quayle's wife speaks her mind. A typical day of one working mom, Pat Menzel - average working mother puts in 13 to 15 hours a week more than her husband in combined job and homemaking duties. Multi-page color ad insert for Chrysler cars and trucks. Save my law - Jane Roe marches with 300,000 (Roe vs Wade, abortion). An afghan warlord made in the USA, Jaffar Naderi. Life visits Ralph Lauren. Recalling the Johnstown flood, includes Elsie Frum. Powerful astronomy telescopes.
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Life Magazine 
      June 1989Life Magazine June 1989 : Cover - Melissa McKnight in a bra.

Hurrah for the bra, it's 100 years old this month - a history. Delivering Babies by Onnie Lee Logan. Very lovely photo of Patricia McBride on her retirement from the ballet. Interview : the Crow Man, Lawrence Kilham. Feature on Adnan Khashoggi, wheeler and dealer. After the fire, Yellowstone springs back to life. 3-D maps for surgeons from X-rays, includes Linley Chapman. A feature on Satan,, the devil, satanism, includes Matamoros, Mexico. Sebastiao Salgado, Spain's family fisherman. Corbin Bernsen and his new baby. Two page color Marlboro cigarettes ad with cowboy actually using his lariet. After 40 years, a reporter goes back to shanghai, Roy Rowan. Female artists, including Nancy Graves, Faith Ringgold, Katherine Porter, Deborah Butterfield, Melissa Miller, Joyce Kozloff. Actress Winona Ryder. Jill Ireland on hope and dying, wife of Charles Bronson. Jim Abbott, disabled baseball player named starting pitcher for the California Angels. TLC for 350 retired cats, Last Post in Falls Village, Connecticut. Humorous photo of young baseball players Ben Bleiman and Aaron Richards.
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Life Magazine 
      July 1989Life Magazine July 1989 : Cover - Jackie Kennedy.

Happy Birthday Jackie, her 60 years in photographs. Short piece on a wonderful antique map find, Paris in 1678, the first accurately drawn map, Edward Jones. Is there life in outer space? - you betcha! Moon rocks. Summer Vacation in Siberia by Strobe Talbott. Loretta and Albert Zvarick and a gift of a covered bridge. Teen sexuality, a California high school faces the facts, Berkeley High School. Lots of uproar in the form of letters to the editor concerning the May 1989 cover story about Barbara Bush and the cover photo it apparently displaced, Pat Menzel. The latest roller coasters. China, a savage response to a cry for change, Tiananmen Square. Moon rocks. Life visits Billy Crystal. Full page color American Express ad featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov. Journal of a woman rancher, Linda M. Hasselstrom and George R. Snell. The Sakharovs, an evening at home in Moscow. Trailblazers, a couple hot shot bikers, teenagers in Australia bicycle through a wall of fire. Books - Dr. Seuss. 1.0
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Life Magazine 
      August 1989Life Magazine August 1989 : Cover - Woodstock, 20th anniversary special.

Where are they now? - includes Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, Paul Foster, Mary Anthony, Laurita Roc, Leslie Aday, Tim Curtin, Mark Ludington, Jackie Barg, Psylvia, Wavy Gravy, Jahanara, Tom and Pilar Law, Nancy and Bob Meadows, Arlo Guthrie, Halsey Clifton, Chuck Morgan, Ravi Shankar, Michael Maxson, more - great piece. Full page Contel ad featuring Charlton Heston and the Big Bear General Store. Great photos of the current volcanic eruption in Hawaii. Photos of LIFE staff's newest babies. Mark Chamberlain and Jerry Burchfield build a roadblock of photos to protest the new highway to be built in Laguna Canyon, California. The private world of Diane Sawyer. Chi Chi's children - a puckish golfer is an old pro at helping kids in trouble. Sebastiao Salgado documents dockyard deconstruction in Bangladesh, ship breakers - great story. A fun series of letters pertaining to the Bra history in June 1989. Coma, a first person report by Mary Kay Blakely. Poverty, people in urban America collecting cans for the nickel each. A rock climber at the pinnacle of her profession, Lynn Hill. Controversy over burning the American flag and other uses.
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Life Magazine Fall 1989Life Magazine Fall 1989 : Cover - The 1980's, Special Issue.

Recapping a turbulent decade. The Thran hostages revisited. Misha and Ron, superpower superstars. A gallery of memorable achievers. Toons. Interstate 80, a journey across America, includes photos of Shi Chi Yau, Don and Karolyn, Steven Green, Penny Lowe, Helen Martin (no photo) leading anti-drug campaign in Des Moines, Chugwater Wyoming, Sandra and Chet Cushing. Dinner of the decade. Global events. Princess Diana takes center stage. Living with AIDS, by Edmund White. Infamous guns that made history. Two views on world trade. A golden hockey team suits up, U.S. National team. Nice two page black and white photo of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in what must be a private movie theater, perhaps in the White House. Neat two page color photo of Mt. St. Helen's exploding. Candid two page color photo of Princess Diane with her flower girls at her wedding. Two page photo of evacuating a victim after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. Striking two page photo of starving family walking across sand in Africa. 1989 reunion of freed hostages from the Iranian affair, long article with photos. Gorbachev. Nice full page portrait of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Creepy two page photo of crowd of mourners in Iran dumping over casket of the Ayatullah Khomeini - all men. Very sad photo of Omaira Sanchez in Colombia trapped in mudslide debris, she died before she could be rescued. Much more.
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Life Magazine 
      September 1989Life Magazine September 1989 : Cover - Flight 232, airplane crash.

Finding God, gripping stories told by the passengers who faced death for a chilling 41 minutes, includes Helen Young Hayes (Denver), Katy Wolf Bressieux (Boulder), John Transue (Denver), Mary Kahl, Ben Radtke, Rod Vetter, many others, many from Colorado. Two page color photo of burning elephant tusks collected in Kenya from poachers. Neat photo of ski jumping in summer at Lake Placid. Vietnam and drugs, appalling parallels in a war we lost and a war we're losing. Maine fold are pie-eyed about blue berries. Morocco's king builds a high-rise in Allah's honor at Casablanca, World's largest enclosed mosque. Full page color ad for the model of the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Children of Poverty, Carrie Ellen Copas and others. Fans forsake Batman for the Joker and his great clothes. Anniversary, a boy goes to war, by George Bush. Auschwitz, hidden art in the Nazi death camp. Chinese pot-bellied pigs. On location - movie Red October. Photographer Gilles Peress documents two decades in Northern Ireland. Life visits Hugh Hefner's wife Kimberley Faye Conrad.
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Life Magazine 
      October 1989Life Magazine October 1989 : Cover - 101 Things worth saving.

Five year-old witness to murder, Jennifer Royal. Life visits Margaret Thatcher. A short bit on anthropologist Walter Birkby who unearthered Alferd Packer's fellow prospectors to find that Alfred killed them, they didn't die of starvation. Another small piece on George Wyllie who built an 80 foot boat from a single sheet of paper. Space, next stop Jupiter. Heiress, Athina Roussel (Onassis) - the world's richest little girl. New England Medical Center solves it's nursing shortage by assigning nurses to specific patient groups, not to tasks - includes nurse Carol Colburn. Music - Placido Domingo, opera. This teenager is an old, old man - Jason Ellison with Progeria. Movie Steel Magnolias. Joe Dimaggio is 75, a nicely done review of his life. Wild bear climbs an electrical pole. Cheerleaders, including University of Oklahoma squad.
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Life Magazine 
      November 1989Life Magazine November 1989 : Cover - Chris Burke and Patti LuPone.

A special kind of hero, a TV actor with Down Syndrome steals America's heart. Four East Germans on the road west, including photo of Weitner and Stube families, much on Susanna Schulz, Thomas and Birgit List and son Andre. Profile : Mikhail Baryshnikov. Writer Eudora Welty evokes Mississippi in photos. Baby photo contest finalists. Running Water reaches Blue Hill, Mississippi. Judy Petrucci fixes the bad reputation of Lyons, Illinois. Girls try out for the role of Annie, including Ashlie Welte, Marne Patterson, Tara Blank, Carmela Adessa, Annie Coughlin, Megan McGinnis-Pack, Annie Barker, Torrey Ann Cook, Moriah Snyder, Danielle Findley, Courtney Earl, Annie Matesic, Juliana Marx. Winningest high school football team in the country, Animas High, New Mexico, Animas Panthers. Lost brother, Kit King's brother Bob and his schizophrenia. Space probe Voyager.
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Life Magazine 
      December 1989Life Magazine December 1989 : Cover - Jane Pauley.

Our loss, her dream : how Jane Pauley got what she wanted, time for her kids, prime time for herself. To reach their Himalayan school, Motup and his sister, Diskit, hiked 12 dangerous days along a frozen river. New wife Sarah gives Hollywood's rebel James Woods an immediate family. John Paul II's triumph, faster freedom in Eastern Europe. A day in the life of the Pentagon. Welcome to Aspen. A tale of two brothers, Andy Warhol and his brother. Tending tots energizes the elderly, Dorothy Catrochi, Nilda Cruz, Mary Argenti, Elvia Garrido, Felicia Paz, Lucy de Leon, Nick Pappas, Candelaria Salazar, Julia Salazar, LaToya Jackson (child). Memoirs WWII, stories from those who were there.
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