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                    Magazine January 4, 1954Life Magazine January 4, 1954 : Cover - Power - US will double supply in 25 years.

Billions for defense build wondrous weapons. Full page color Utica-Mohawk sheets ad with different packages of sheets, Viking boat logo. State of US economy and defense. US spends record $ 34.7 billion on new construction - Armour Pharmaceutical building, Pittsburgh's Gateway Center, Ideal Cement Company building in Boettcher, Colorado; Parker Pen's new plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and others. The new domesticated male - men now do housework - cartoons by Tom Funk. A daring plan to unshackle trade and enrich the free world by John Know Jessup and Michael A. Heilperin. Full page Debeers ad featuring Venice art by Charles Rain. Tough Taconite yields to new technology - Mesabi iron ore. Corvette shows the way for plastic cars. Predictions for the 200th birthday of the US by George R. Harrison. New energy sources for the US - Coal, Oil and Gas, Water, the Atom, The Sun. Full page color Ballantine Beer ad featuring art by Ray Prohaska. Back Page ad for Coca Cola - Featuring a Nurse from Eddie Fisher. Very interesting article comparing incomes and spending between 1952 and 1953, with snapshots of the following families : George and Tina Perryman of Marietta Georgia, Ray and Irene Brown of Aldeo Illinois, Henry and Tommy Waidmann of Denver Colorado, Frank and Betty Waterman of Bakersfield California.1.2
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Life Magazine January 11, 1954Life Magazine January 11, 1954 : Cover - Pat and Evy Bates twins, debutante Wardrobe.

Curious "photos" produced by baby crawling across photographic paper - baby Michael Lyon. Series of interesting letters to the editor pertaining to the "Smoking and Cancer" article in LIFE December 21, 1953. Full page color John Hancock Life Insurance ad with great art by Ben Stahl showing whale hunting. Queens Elizabeth and Salote visit the South Seas. Big kick in football Bowl games - French smoke out Reds in Indochina battle. Fusses over ladies - Terry Moore, Jane Russell, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Paul Rickey and Bert Clark - airplane pilot rescue. Alan Coles stars in "Oh Men, Oh Women" by Edward Chodorov. Two page color Goodyear ad featuring famous cars from 1915 to 1953. Full page color Seven-Up ad with boy and girl playing house. Teaching rats to count - Dr. Loh Seng Tsai. Hockey players Murphy and Geoffrion battle - great photos. West Indies Escapes - photos by Bradley Smith - Tobago, Grenda, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Saba. The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber. A case for ESP, PK and PSI by Aldous Huxley. Seagoing ministers carry gospel to Canada's lonely places - Shantymen. Back page Camel cigarettes ad with William Holden.
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Life Magazine January 
                    18, 1954Life Magazine January 18, 1954 : Color cover - Saltonstall, Knowland and Nixon in strategy talk with President.

Crucial session of Congress - six pages in color. Great series of photos of ladies being served breakfast in bed : includes Mrs. John Vuolle of Calumet, Michigan; Mrs. Hugh Estell of Jackson, Mississippi; Mrs. Claude Jones of Panama City, Florida, Mrs. Elmer Houser of Knoxville, Tennessee; Jamie Chisam, Virginia Maxwell (Gazelle, California), Mrs. Claude Jone (Panama City, Florida). Follow-up letter and photo of Plymouth whale and burning it (see LIFE December 28, 1953). James Landis steals money directly from the US treasury. Great full page color Jell-o (jello) ad with a happy stork. Heiress Maria Isabella Patino y Borbon elopes with James Goldsmith. Nice two page color Mercury ad with red car. Cutest photos of Julie Shledon swimming at 9 weeks old. Death of Death Valley Scotty, Walter Perry Scott. Great Falls, Montana Catholic high school, many pages and lots of photos. Uses for rubber in the home. Full page color Western Electric ad with night watchman, art by Paul Rabut. Round Table club of Beaumont, Texas, a relative reports that some of the dancers shown are Wayne Brown and Hazel Faye Brown. Ester Williams water skis in movie "Easy to Love." Feature on the 1954 car. Amazing plane crash photo - Aeronca stuck in roof in Muncy, Pennsylvania - pilot Ronald Neece was fine. World's tallest basketball player is Wade Halbrook, 7 feet 3 inches. Paragraph and photo show how smart Forest rangers from Tacoma caught log poachers.
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Life Magazine January 
                    25, 1954Life Magazine January 25, 1954 : Cover - Diane Sinclaire - she dances out movies on TV.

Full page color Texaco Sky Chief ad with boxing glove. Diane Sinclair and Ken Spaulding - silhouette dancing. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio get married, nice photos. British Comet crashes and grounds the fleet, written by William D. Perreault and Anthony Vandyk. Avalanche in Blons, Switzerland, many photos including rescue helicopter, rescue dog, Maria Meier, Anton Juen, coffin on chair lift, more. Photo of Heinz Mannstedt coming off ski jump as his skis come completely off! Queen Elizabeth visits Tonga. William Randolf Hearst ships disassembled Monastery to New York, then North Miami. US airbase in Thule is now operational - photos by George Silk. Full page color Ballantine Ale ad featuring winter skating, Curling, Skiing. Full page color Pep-o-mint Lifesavers with Goat. Hasim Khan from Pakistan plays great squash. massive mud slides (earth movement) in Astoria, Oregon moves houses and more. Color photos - Prince Valiant and Knights of the Round Table movies. Full page color ad US Brewers Foundation ad featuring party art by Haddon Sundblom, # 90 in "Home Life in America" series. Hardy Soviet girls win International Ski Meet. Anna and Erna Kalthoff twins ride electric wheelchairs.
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Life Magazine February 
                    1, 1954 Life Magazine February 1, 1954 : Color Cover - Lois Gunas, Canvas pants in tropical wardrobe.

Charming photos of little Pamela Koner wearing her father's and mother's huge clothes, father is photographer Marvin Koner of Brooklyn. Letter to editor yields another photo of the Double Debs Pat and Evy Bates (LIFE January 11, 1954). Correction to Tongan language used in South Seas article, January 11, 1954. Full page Sunkist Lemons article with uses for lemons that negate the need for salt. For real - small piece and photo of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hartley of Petersburg, Indiana and their two-headed siamese twin baby. Foe of segregation, brave David Lansden of Cairo, Illinois. Photo of the suicide jump of William Failey, State Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. Korea prisoners released from prison by Joe Scherschel and Jun Miki. Full page color Old Forester ad - art by Nulsen. Funny new film "It Should Happen to You" about fame, Judy Holliday, Gladys Glover. French teach Vietnamese soldiers to fight. Nuclear Powered Nautilus submarine is launched. Full page color Jell-o ad with happy hippo. Puerto Rico resort fashion photos, includes most amazing (astounding!) female shapes in swimming suits - tiny waists like Scarlet O'Hara, and many other photos such as woman sliding into Piff Paff Pouf nightclub. T.S. Eliot turns to comedy profile by T.S. Matthews. Dickie Browning tries new high jumping technique using gymnastics tumbling. Photos of lighted ice skaters spinning, Jubilee of Light. LIFE commissions two new low cost school designs - cool plans with great ideas. Portable ice skating rink. The Last Man Club of Phoenix, Arizona. Back page Coca Cola ad featuring the Prom.
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Life Magazine February 
                    8, 1954Life Magazine February 8, 1954 : Color Cover - Turtle returns to the sea after laying her eggs.

Peter Dorp makes art from thread and knitting wool. Full page color Libby’s Pineapple ad with hula dancer. Two page full color Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes ad featuring a hep cat Tony the Tiger. Great article on the growth of railroads in the US. Ernest Hemingway survives another plane crash. Rene Coty takes French presidential office. TV takes on Shakespeare productions - reviews. Full page color Ballentine Beer ad with ski lodge theme, art by Frederick Siebel. Japanese crows steal golf balls at Unzen National Park. The World We Live in part VIII - The Coral Reef by Lincoln Barnett - 20 pages of great color photos. Ski racer - Chiharu Igaya profile. Daniel Kay and Donald Ray Siamese twins from Mrs. Cecil Hartley. A perceptive reporter in Russia by Emmet John Hughes. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with ice skater Donna Atwood. Unusual full page color Milky Way chocolate bar ad with Valentine's day theme, art by Ludwig Bemelmans.
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Life Magazine February 
                    15, 1954Life Magazine February 15, 1954 : Cover - Should she change her Italian hairdo? - Zita Gahan.

The Glenn Miller Story - movie ad starring James Stewart and June Allyson. Divorce proceedings of James Roosevelt and Romelle Roosevelt. Gum chewing record holders - Sue Jordan, Clyde Stewart McGehee, Richard Walker. Tawdry photos of Times Square, new zoning laws on New York City's 42nd street. Full page color Buick ad for 1954 Century. Julie Harris on Broadway - profile. Picnic by Dog Sled in Castle Valley Colorado. As Lincoln knew New Salem - new paintings by Aaron Francis Phillips. Lincoln’s dog - Tad by Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt. Full page color Morton Salt ad featuring lemons by Pertchik. Joanne Gilbert is still a fashion plate. Kremlin takes a big gamble with Collective Rule by Emmet John Hughes. Full page color Havoline motor oil ad featuring Jack Kramer tennis player. Profile of Columbia College in New York. Full page color Blatz Beer ad featuring skiers. Terry Brennan replaces Frank Leahy as football coach at Notre Dame. Back page color Lucky Strike ad featuring the Etiquette of Smoking by Amy Vanderbilt.
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Life Magazine February 
                    22, 1954Life Magazine February 22, 1954 : Cover - How Disney makes an undersea movie - Jules Verne characters.

Hawaiian citizens petition for statehood. Two page color Oldsmobile ninety-eight ad. Conservationists argue over proposed Echo Park dam in Dinosaur National Park. Full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarette ad featuring J. Bond Rogers and ice boating. Inside look of Russian Embassy in East Berlin. New movie production of Rose Marie by Busby Berkeley and Mervyn LeRoy. Basketball record holder - Franklin D. Selvy. Wallace Neff invents concrete dome house construction - cool photos. The Dalai Lama I Knew by Heinrich Harrer. Full page color Aunt Jemima pancake ad featuring the Aunt Jemima Legend and steamboat. Full page color Smirnoff Vodka ad featuring Sir Cedric Hardwicke “Vodka is like a woman”. Artist from the east - Zao Wou-ki. Jules Verne movie produces 20,000 headaches under the sea - great photos by Peter Stackpole. Production of the new polio vaccine by Robert Coughlan. Full page Kleenex ad featuring a skiing Little Lulu. Two page full color US Brewers Foundation ad - featuring art by Douglass Crockwell. Back Page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Deborah Kerr.
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Life Magazine March 1, 1954Life Magazine March 1, 1954 : Cover - Rita Moreno, an Actress’s catalog of sex and innocence - satirist of sex (she is sexier than Marilyn Monroe!).

Polish diplomat tells how he got away from Reds. Marine Corps’ pride on trial - Colonel Schwable. Charles City, Iowa and the US debate jobs, includes photos of Bill Brandt and children David, Ronald, Joyce, wife, Cliff Knowlton, Dean Schlick, Horace Olds, Jack Winterink, E.G. Guthart. Photo essay - Secondary education, Part 3 : Boy’s Prep School, Hotchkiss School at Lakeville, Connecticut, including photos of George Hixon, Boris Troyan, Lanse Brown and others. A champion helps beat his own record, Horace Ashenfelter and Fred Wilt. Never too old to Ski - Fred Nash of Santa Monica, California at Sun Valley. Fashion - what the Chanel storm is about. A predecessor of the Gutenberg bible, Constance Missal. Life goes to a Foresters’ ball in Montana - forestry students cut down 3,500 fir trees to decorate gym, includes photos of Shirley Pahrman, Frank Kirschten, John Lowell. The making of a Pin-up : neat photos of Marilyn Monroe singing for GI’s in Korea. Nice two page full color 1954 Lincoln ad with yellow Capri Coupe and two others. Great full page color Schlitz beer ad with western dance theme. Good photo of basketball between High Point College and Elon, with Harold Sykes.
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Life Magazine March 
                    8, 1954Life Magazine March 8, 1954 : Cover - Churchill’s granddaughter Arabella.

McCarthy and the US army. Myths and facts about being overweight, fat. Neat bunch of photos with models in black so accessories are highlighted, model Patricia Prunonosa. US Jet transport is unwrapped : Boeing 707 prepares for race with British Comet. First oil in Nevada, Shell Oil 67 miles south of Ely. Pictorial essay - saving a vanishing frontier, Thomas Gilerease helps save American Indian art and literature. “If I were a diplomat for the West …” by Dr. Marek S. Korowicz. Close-up : Egypt’s real boss. Sports - a catch for Ted Williams fishing with Jimmie Albright. School in a Rail car in Ontario with Fred Sloman family. The amazing Master Dick Miller, magician at age 16. Diving Clown Bob Smith and Aquamaid Mary Beth Sanger get married under water. Amazing crash photos of upside down bobsled in Oberhof, East Germany and upside down race car with Johnny Parson in Gardena, California. Neat photo of Audrey Hepburn in color, wearing a fishing net and sea weed.
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Life Magazine March 
                    15, 1954Life Magazine March 15, 1954 : Cover - Mrs. Rockefeller.

Puerto Rico separatists shoot up the House of Representatives. Barefoot Judge Parker Fulton (his shoes were wet from puddle mishap) - photo. News photos, including 75 year-old Fred Carr rescuing Fred Carr Jr. and William Elkington and William Statham in Lake Superior in a row boat, man named Hof jumping off building next to fireman and ladder, Jean Reiser's car lifted by water spraying from fire hydrant, more.. Billy Graham in London. More on the New York harness racing scandal (LIFE November 16, 1953). Wow - bright two page color Del Monte ad showing lots of their food products. How a new tax bill can promote prosperity by George M. Humphrey. Full page color Early Times Whisky ad with cattle sale art by Earl GrossSyrian mobs take out General Adib Shishekley and put in Hashem al Attassi. Via Flaminia off Broadway. Geraldine Crean plays basketball with the boys. Red Garters - A stylized horse opera with Rosemary Clooney. Brain surgery of circus star Gorilla by Dr. Mason Trupp. Color ad for Santa Fe railroad featuring Indian chief. Weekend gardeners greenhouses. Ethel Merman in "Anything Goes". New Jersey juvenile facility uses new treatment techniques. Baile de Carnaval in Cuba with Maria Dolores Carrillo and Teresita Mendoza. Back cover ad for Lucky Strike with H. Allen Smith. Cute photo of elephant soaking all four feet, Dumbo at the London Zoo.
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Life Magazine March 
                    22, 1954Life Magazine March 22, 1954 : Cover - Emperor Penguin.

President Eisenhower’s religion. Full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb, completely different from his usual. Pilot John Foster Dulles outsails Reds in Latin America. Italy’s scandal of dope and death, Wilma Montesi. Champion miser’s dollars pour like wedding champagne, Jack Benny throws party for his daughter Joan. The McCarthy issue stands. Photo essay - sporting goods in color. Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Garry Moore. Livernois Avenue fights back, in Detroit, used car dealers. . Experts choose the toys of the Year, includes photos of Thomas Fansler, Alan Roast, Emma D. Sheehy, Mrs. Lyonel Robinson, Mary Moffitt (most are adults playing with toys). Mindy Carlson as Bert Williams - Nightclub. Aviation - new US aim in the air, Lockheed Pogo, F-102. Shortest yet in night clothes. Dancer and comedian, Danny Kaye. Sports - Milwaukee moves to Florida, baseball, the Braves. Rescue of dog Jerry from culvert in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - they had to dig up the road and cut through the culvert, Howard Schroeder. Neat full page ad with Austin-Healey 100 car next to Republic F-84F Thunderstreak airplane. Little genius, Brian Van Dale of Lincoln, Rhode Island. Full page color Atlas Tires ad with Richard L. Carlton fishing in a stream, art by Robert Moore. Coolest photo from Rawalpindi, Pakistan - huge sets of teeth outside dental store.
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Life Magazine March 
                    29, 1954Life Magazine March 29, 1954 : Cover - Wonderfully cute photo of actress Pat Crowley.

Photo essay - Contrast between Kansas City and St. Louis. One man clean-up drive in Chicago, Robert Merriam. California’s new governor, Goodie Knight. Photos of young people singing in a record store : Jeanie Gibson, Marsha Harmon, Don Reed, Marjorie Kish, Laurence Scott, Harland Thompson, Steve Katcher, Dick Conana, Jose Garcia in Hollywood. First casualties of the H-bomb, Sanjiro Masuda - one of sailors aboard “Fortunate Dragon" and more. Bank scandal in Clio, Alabama, Royall Reynolds - he left behind his 15 year-old son when he skipped town. Alderman Robert Merriam works single handedly on crime in Chicago. Paragraph and photo from Ionia, Michigan basketball game where violence erupted. Tough time for Everest climbers, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. Medicine - determining deafness in babies, with photos of Donna Marie Crescenzi, Suzanne Phillips, Sidney Shapiro. Sports - teasing Willie Mays and Whitey Lockman in a pepper baseball game. New Orleans negro students get a new school, "Thomy Lafon school." French dancer Jeanmaire. Sequel - a car the public helped design, Nash N.X.I. Cute photo of Johnny Medro (one year old) standing high in his father’s hand in New York. Royall Reynolds of Clio, Alabama embezzled from his bank Merchants Exchange. Neat two page color Chevrolet ad with 14 different cars. New Thomy Lafon school in New Orleans
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Life Magazine April 
                    5, 1954Life Magazine April 5, 1954 : Color cover - saguaro cactus at sunset.

Desert special issue. More on the ancient preserved corpse of a child found in the mountains near Santiago, Chile, Mount El Plomo. Photo of a bull jumping over the fence at a bull fight in Caracas, Venezuela. Excellent and charming full page color Texaco fire chief ad with five Dalmatian pups playing with an umbrella. Full page color Blue Bell Wrangler blue jeans ad with branding theme. Two page Blue Cross insurance ad. Full page Bell Telephone ad giving actual prices for various long distance telephone calls. Banshee jet crash landing on aircraft carrier, "U.S.S. Oriskany", pilot F.J. Repp amazingly survives. George Parr and his Texas dukedom, crime and more. Tomb discovered at 17,700 feet on Mount El Plomo - Inca. Verdun stand in Vietnam, Dienbienphu (see also LIFE March 29, 1954). Seagoing picket line, related to discredited International Longshoremen's Association, Photos of ship "Empress." New suit for working safely around radioactive dust, Homer Moulthrop. Full page color Westmore make-up ad with Marilyn Monroe. Designer Freda Diamond. Historic photo shows pandemonium in House. ** 56 pound aquamarine from Brazil! Ben Hogan's secret - golf. German cartoons lampoon Soviet version of history. A fun story about the Eva Diley family of Waukau, Wisconsin, cleaning their attic. Nice full page Shopsmith ad in color, this is a combination shop tool for home improvement.
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Life Magazine April 
                    12, 1954Life Magazine April 12, 1954 : Color Cover - Lively fashions for sub-teens.

These dresses look like square dance dresses (big color feature on fashions inside). The Hydrogen age is upon us - photos of the hydrogen bomb blasts, city evacuation plans. Cute full page color Shinola Dress Parade ad, color make-up for your shoes. New look for windshields. Photos of British troopship "Empire Windrush" on fire and the evacuations from her. Photo essay - Art riches of the Andes. The C.I.O. loses a fight with locals, Montana Mine-Mill, includes photos of Fred Aur, Cliff Gerhardt, Bill Mason, Gregg Lowney, Maurice Travis and others. Attractive full page color Schlitz beer ad with fly fishing theme. Photo essay - Ava Gardner. A romance that rocked Yugoslavia - Milena Vrajak. Basset hound does bit for art, Jerry models in sixth grade class in Seattle's Maple Leaf-Matthews school, includes photo of John Couch and others. Graduate course in baby-sitting. New and mightier atom smasher, University of California Bevatron. Phyllis Smith, Phyllis Curtin as Salome. Cute full page color Jello-o ad with Kangaroo. A full HALF of the US watches Rodgers-Hammerstein show on TV. Full page color United States Brewer's Foundation beer ad with art by Douglas Crockwell, # 93. One-handed kid doesn't make it, boxer Kid Gavilon. Cute full page color Texaco ad with frog. Nice full page color Sinclair motor oil ad. Very nice full page color Studebaker ad inside front cover. Marvin Hewitt - a phony with eight different fake jobs.
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Life Magazine April 
                    19, 1954Life Magazine April 19, 1954 : Color Cover - the awesome fireball.

Color pictures of the Hydrogen test. Dave Beck, former boss of goons, emerges as labor’s new strong man. Neat full page Champions spark plug ad with Sam Hanks and his car. Full page Sacony clothing as with Eileen Carlson. From cheers to “phooey” for McCarthy. Striking two page color Buick car ad with one color page - yellow car on red background. Humorous land sale in Texas, Lazy C ranch, BenJack Cage, 2 square inches for 75 cents. Buffalo’s Cleveland Hill school fire traps pupils at music lesson, with photos of whole class plus Dennis Cervi, Michael Cody, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Frank, Joseph O. DuPont, many died. Pictorial essay - a vision of Easter painted by William Blake. Feature on the spice Curry. Pictorial essay - World’s most exclusive clubmen. Oxford has 100th crewing boat race, includes many photos historic and current including J.J.H. Harrison, W. R. Marsh. Aviation - a new sight in soaring, new glider has engine and propeller - the Hummingbird, with Harry Perl and Ted Nelson. Life visits the best dressed woman in Brazil, Thereza Leite de Souza Campos. Dave Beck, boss of the Teamsters. Full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarette ad with Barbara and James Punderford.
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Life Magazine April 
                    26, 1954Life Magazine April 26, 1954 : Cover - Grace Kelly (feature inside) .

Amazing George Eastman, Photography's greatest early days. Big-time baseball returns Baltimore, the Orioles. Full page Sacony dress ad with Peggy Ann Garner. Letters and a couple small photos in follow-up to the attic cleaning story (LIFE April 5, 1954). More on the suspension of atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, plus profile on his life. Ceylonese greet the Queen. Poker clubs in Gardena, California. Dienbienphu on the phone - Jacqueline de Castries talks to her husband Christian in his besieged garrison. One of those vintage ads that makes you shiver - full page color Spry shortening ad (like lard) with greasy fried chicken. Peter and Constantin Georgescu, hostages, are released. Modern art class decorated the helmets of Jet pilots, Scott Air Force Base, 85th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Russia in winter - photo essay. China's forbidden Green Island. Billy Joe Patton - Amateur golfer does great! - story includes Ben Hogan and Snead. Mechanical jaw fits false teeth, designed by Drs. Hary and Albert Kazis. Whale's tour - a real preserved (dead) finback whale tours the world, owned by Lief Soegaard. New design for crop dusting, plane that can go really slow, Bob Lamson, called the Air Tractor. A teacher's tortured timetable, Ethyl Howard at the Linsday School in Bay city, Michigan. Silly smoking, Robert L. Stern and strange cigaret holders. . Full page color Pepsi-Cola art with art by Robert Levering. Sleepless slumber party at Martha Raubinger's house in Princeton, New Jersey, includes photos of Frances Urken, Clodius Willis Jr., Connie MacNamee, Erna Gale Arnold, others.
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Life Magazine May 3, 
                    1954Life Magazine May 3, 1954 : Color cover - Stamps.

First time in color, eight pages of world’s rarest stamps. Photos of child labor from 50 years ago : 1911 boys in coal mine, 1909 boys in cotton mill, 1911 girl in cannery. Spy thriller outdoes fiction, Mrs. Evdokia Petrov in Sydney. Runaway motorcycle slams into a Carolina crowd, Shriner motorcycle without rider. Pictorial essay - Baltimore’s Mergenthaler Vocational High School, with photos of Joe Berner and others. My five-year exile in my own country by Victor Raul Haya de la Torre. More SouthWest dust storm photos, including Art Blooding and his family from Colorado, lovely aerial photo of contour-plowed fields near Walsh, Colorado. Kermit Terry goes home for the first time at age 2 and a half, Jamesport, Missouri. Cool two page color Spread paint ad with room in purple and green. Feature on Secondary Education, part 4 - Vocational high school, Baltimore's Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical high school, not much safety gear in evidence. Actress Dolores Rosedale, Roxanne. Willie Shoemaker, jockey. Tupperware event in Kissimmee, Florida with photos of Edith Berkenbile, Collette Maniaci of Dearborn, Michigan, Betty Long of Rushville, Ohio, Fay Maccapulo, Annie Quirk and others. Full page color Canadian Club whisky ad with Sand yacht sailing, Clarence Hewitt.
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Life Magazine May 10, 1954Life Magazine May 10, 1954 : Cover color - Beautiful Bavaria, Neuschwanstein castle.

Special issue - Germany, a giant awakened. Germany’s struggle to become a nation. German national character. On the edge of the iron curtain. A tragic Bergausflug, nine young hikers from Heilbronn die during mountain hike. Charming photo of car with special port in trunk for big dog to stick his head out, a dogport, Germany. The federal border guard, Bundesgrenzschutz, BGS, includes mountain climbing and ski troops, ski patrol. A visit to East Germany, photos. Explosion of art in West Germany. Full page color United States Brewer Foundation beer ad with art by John Gannam, # 94. Astoundingly beautiful full page color Modess ad. Mania for Motorcycling. New look at old Gottingen University. Historic Rhine in Color. Dusseldorf, boom city of the Ruhr. New fashioned girl, Edda Liss. Gemutlichkeit in Beer Hall. Life goes to a big Bavarian blowout, Fasching in Munich. Cute full page color Cutex nail polish ad, red. Full page color Lucky strike cigarettes ad with cartoonist Rube Goldberg.
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Life Magazine 
                    May 17, 1954Life Magazine May 17, 1954 : Color Cover - Dawn Adams - starlet and bride.

Full page color Champion Spark Plug with art by James Crabb. Al Hirschfeld does caricatures of movie stars. Oh my gosh - WONDERFUL full page color Jantzen swim suit ad with sparkly purple suit, art by Pete Hawley. Warren and Jo Ann Kemmerling, actors, head for Chicago. Nice feature article on Gibraltar. Roger Bannister runs a sub four minute mile - great photos. Congress authorizes the St. Lawrence Seaway. Joseph Welch and Ray Jenkins - trial lawyers for Senator McCarthy. Nice full page color Chip'n Shore blouses ad. New saliva test tells the sex of babies. Full page color Canada Dry with Annie Oakley illustration. Full page color Ballantine Ale ad with party art by Monel. Renowned artists come to the US - James McNeill Whistler, Sargent, Mary Cassat - nice photos of their work. The happy state of Shirley Booth - By the Beautiful Sea - musical on Coney Island. Britain defends the Rock of Gibraltar. The deliverance of Sister Cecilia by Sister Cecilia and William Brinkley.Boys from Orelans, Massachusetts go to sea on the ship "Nauset" to Monomoy Point. Life goes to Nancy Dombkowski's first formal, Michigan City, Indiana. Full page color Herbert Taryton cigarettes ad featuring Anne Citron. Charming photo of elephant helping baby elephant up muddy slope.
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Life Magazine May 24, 
                    1954Life Magazine May 24, 1954 : Cover - Kaye Ballard in Golden Apple.

Painful looking full page Goodrich tires ad with lots of nails. Delphine Binger collects over 5000 wishbones. Half page Cole swim suits ad with the Female Animal collection. The death of pilot "Earthquake McGoon." Goose chases Canadian Trouper Cliff Cooper on his horse. C.A. Anderson raises Monarch Butterflies. Hudson Bay Eskimos carve traditional art. The last of the Samaritans, a Jewish sect living in Nablus in Jordan. Water polo is a rough game under the water. Full page color Niblets Corn ad with the Jolly Green Giant. Successful hostess table setting ideas. Broadway goes fancy free - photos by Richard Avedon. New electronic computer analyzes atomic structure. New crawling tractor tops them all - from Benjamin Holt tractor to Caterpillar D-9. Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder - movie review. Brooklyn Bridge - 71 years young - great construction art. National reading education problem by John Hersey. Two page ad for 3rd Annual National Gold Day, beat Ben Hogan. Full page color Falstaff ad featuring Dizzy Dean’s trophy room. Back Page Coca-Cola ad with boy on roadster. Cool full page trick photo of Margaret Hartig.
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Life Magazine May 31, 
                    1954Life Magazine May 31, 1954 : Cover - William Holden.

Civil Rights - Herman Talmadge and Harry Briggs Jr, Ethel Belton, Dorothy Davis, Linda Brown and Spottswood Bolling. Great baseball photo - Granny Hamner and Ellis Deal race for first base. Flying Saucer designs Bedell Smith at the Geneva Conference. Full page color Blue Bell clothing ad with hammocks, art by Tom Hall. Boeing tests new tanker-transport airplane near Renton, Washington, photos of landing gear failure. French retreat in Laos. Two page color ad for Lockheed with Constellation. Eisenhower breaks with McCarthy. Full page color ad for Jantzen swim suits, really cute art by Pete Hawley. Rodney Brodie gets to leave the hospital, Ferris, Illinois, he is a surviving siamese twin. Linear accelerator at Stanford. Two page color ad for Demetrius and the Gladiator. Annie Wright Seminary prepares girls for college and life. Latin American Panorama with Rufina Tamayo, Hector Poleo, Sarah Grilo, Mario Carren, Lily Garafulic and more. Ted Williams plays with an injured shoulder, baseball. Sexy leading men: William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Robert Francis, Tab Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, John Ericson, Steve Forrest and Richard Widmark. Pius X becomes a saint. Extremely cute photo of little Jan Schlueter and Ricky Lofy, Mrs. August Kachigian - on the steps of the church for a wedding.
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Life Magazine June 
                    7, 1954Life Magazine June 7, 1954 : Color Cover - Icebound barrens of the Arctic Tundra.

Reporter Robert Capa killed in Indochina. Aircraft carrier Bennington has explosion below deck. Full page color State Farm Mutual insurance ad with art by Franklin. Full page color Early Times bourbon ad with art by Aaron Bohrod. Queen returns to Westminster. Full page US Brewers Foundation ad with art by John Falter with beach scene. New m-59 lifesaver fits jeeps and floats. John Wesley founds the Methodist Church - new movie review. The World We Live in Part X - The Arctic Barrens. Full page color Bakelite Krene ad with art by James Bama. The Pajama Game - new Broadway play with John Raitt and Janis Paige. Robert Lee Turley - pitcher for Baltimore Orioles profile. Staunton Military Academy by Leonard McCombe. Full page color Waxed Paper ad featuring woman art by Cashwan Noth. Two page ad for Sante Fe railroad with New Mexico illustration. Evangelist Billy Graham in Wembly stadium. High wire marriage, Berty Omankowski and Roger Decugis, photographer Jean Dieuzaide - 16 members of the bride's family had died in previous falls! Fashion designer Horrockses brings cotton to the US. University of Michigan - Michigamua honor society hazing.
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Life Magazine June 
                    14, 1954Life Magazine June 14, 1954 : Cover - Katie Richmond.

Full page color movie poster ad for "Hell Below Zero" with Alan Ladd and Joan Tetzel. Mt. McKinley climbing rescue - Marton Wood, Elton Thayer, Leslie Vierck and George Argus, great climbing photos. Archaeological triumph - wooden ship, Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), is recovered, discovered by Kamal el Mallakh. Pius XII proclaims Pius X a saint. Honduras and Nicaragua worry about weapons in Communist Guatemala. Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie visits the United States. Chicago Whitesox baseball stars - Rocky Krsnich, Minnie Minoso, Freddy Marsh. The "Super Skyhook" helium balloon to study cosmic rays. Two page Firestone tires ad with many Indianapolis 500 race cars of the past, drivers and speeds listed. Okinawa play - The Teahouse of the August Moon. Giovannino Guareschi, the creator of Don Camillo cartoon, is jailed. Another awesome full page color Jantzen swim suit ad with art by Pete Hawley. California's bold new fashion look. Vampira - star of horror films, Maila Syrjaniemi. Land speed record - 421 mph - Colonel John P Stapp on a rocket propelled sled, to study effects on pilots at bail-out. Teenagers going steady - photos by Carl Iwasake, including Barbara King and Morrie Mawson (Greeley, Colorado). Curtis LeMay - US Strategic Air Command by Ernest Havemann. Perle Mesta's homecoming party.
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Life Magazine June 
                    21, 1954Life Magazine June 21, 1954 : Cover - Kim Smith, Chorus Girl.

Neat full page color Cycla-matic frigidaire ad with pastel green and pastel yellow kitchens. Humorous photography parody of stretchable T-shirt dress (LIFE April 26, 1954). Boom in Egyptian archaeology - new tombs found. Kids working, includes photo of John Payne with his lawn mower, Paul Payton and the cards he sells, Lois Hennessy who sews doll clothes, Lorrie Barstow who babysits, Glenn Bailey and his band, and others. Photo of bride Eleanor Pompeo (Jersey City, New Jersey) and her 48 foot bridal train. Kidnapping mystery, Mrs. Evelyn Smith of Phoenix, Robert Pulcinski, Daniel Marsin. Dean Shaw uses his home as a church in Denver, Colorado. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca perform together for the last time. Feature on showgirl Kim Smith of Las Vegas. Full page color Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad with art by Norman Rockwell. Atlantic Salmon a fisherman’s delight. Lyle Borst designs the X-12 an atomic powered train. Neat full page color Douglas Aircraft Corporation ad with logos of all the airlines using Douglas planes. Helen Keller story in "The Unconquered" movie. I beat golfer Ben Hogan, National Golf Day, includes Texaco Country Club in Houston, Butte Montana country club. Eleanor Dodge young nurse in training - photos by David Linton. While Eisenhower proposes the old guard disposes by James L. McConaughy Jr. - illustrations by Walt “Pogo” Kelly. Full page color Coca-Cola ad featuring nice shopping lady.
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Life Magazine June 
                    28, 1954Life Magazine June 28, 1954 : Cover - Sweater Girl bathing suits.

Guatemalan Revolution finally happens. Feature on Little League Baseball. Boxers Ezzard Charles and Marciano duke it out. Volcano Mt. Ngauruhoe in New Zealand. Harold Hoffman dies with stolen art in his office. Full page color Ansco Color Film ad with Helena Rubinstein. Ed Furgol plays at the Westwood Country Club, his triumph at the U.S. Open golf tournament despite crippled arm. Full page color Pepsi ad with bride and sister. Neat full page AC spark plugs ad with Firebird jet race car, looks like an airplane. Kim Novak answers a questionnaire. Joseph Haydn's skull is returned to his grave. Full page color "Knock on Wood" movie ad with Danny Kaye. Roy Arnold of West Springfield Mass - shows of his collections of miniature circus parade models. Michael Rougier wins photography awards and marries Marilyn Stannard. Indian medicine man shows how Reserpine root calms mentally ill. Little League baseball photos by Yale Joel. The two faces of Chou En-Lai by Godfrey Blunden. Full page color Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with Eleanor Parker. A dig for giant clams, Puget Sount geoducks, Clarence Easton, Betsy McCurdy, Duke Martin, Jack Freeman, Kay Sooy, Jan Lewis. Amazing photo of horse fall at jumping competition, Jean Knapkin on Patch VIII.
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Life Magazine July 
                    5, 1954Life Magazine July 5, 1954 : Color Cover - Fourth of July fireworks over busy highway, art by Rowland Emett.

12 more color pages of Rowland Emett art inside - a friendly view of the United States. Photos of bicycle safety school, looks like a motorcycle safety class, White Plains, New York. Full page color Havoline motor oil ad with nice art of golfer Sam Snead. A photo of Vampira minus her dramatic make-up and black wig. Interesting full page color Bell Telephone with group of marines at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, ad states "Color TV is transmitted over telephone networks." More unrest in Honduras and Mexico pertaining to Guatemala, supported by communists against the USA. Wow! - Photos of 21 story tall building (under construction) in New York City getting all 21 stories of facade in a single day! - 460 park Avenue. The Air Force Academy gets a new campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Robert Osborn and Herbert Brean illustrate story with cartoons about Quitting Smoking - a cancer society report has just linked cigarettes to a shortened life. The story of Montgomery Ward Thorne and Maureen Ragen, Monty died young, his will was contested, Chicago. "Mr. Hulot’s Hubbub" is a comedy about summer vacation craziness starring Jacques Tati. Full page color Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad with boy art by Norman Rockwell (the boy was one of four kids who appeared on the cereal box). Jayne and Audrey Meadows - Tvs happy twins. John Landy beats Roger Bannister’s 1 mile running record. Soviet Secret Police colonel writes about his experiences by Charles W. Thayer. Islands for sale - if only they still cost this much now! - includes Ben Landmark family, John and Barbara Cloud, Stephen Sullivan family, Elizabeth and Lew Dodd. Restaging the Pony Express, Marvin Scott, Ogden (Utah) to Kansas City (Kansas), Vern Thompson, Gene Robinson, Amos Cook, Charles Storey - two teams met in Colorado Springs in the middle. Full page US Brewers Foundation ad with croquet art by Douglass Crockwell. Cool photo of Vern Crary water skiing and hanging from a kite.
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Life Magazine July 
                    12, 1954Life Magazine July 12, 1954 : Cover - Pier Angeli escapes to the country.

D. Moreau Barringer's doodles are turned into Japanese netsukes. Cute photo of little Laura Lee Gilligan penned up in her house waiting for the Rio Grande to quit flooding, Laredo, Texas. Eight policeman are wounded by Howard Ellis in Indianapolis, Indiana. New York Giants baseball with Willie Mays. The war in Guatemala ends after 12 days. Archaeology - Dr. T. D. Stewart, Dr. Fred Wendorf, Keith Glasscock and the Midland man (Texas), 20,000 year old human remains. Chess tournament between mark Taimanov and Larry Evans. Photos - Mexicans pit a bull against a lion, the bull won. Birth of a baby in Canada to Mrs. Mohammed Imdadullah, wife of Pakistani - photo shows men whispering the call to prayer in baby's ears, more. Theratron treats cancer tumors. Summer fun by Ogden Nash - Bunch of Bananas and Rum and Coca-Cola. Full page ad for Playtex Dryper - a flushable diaper. Teacher Waurine Walker of Texas is new president of the National Education Association. Lucille Corcos does great illustrations of he life around the US. Farming miracle - high nitrogen fertilizer. Hilarious auto tour 50 years ago by Robert Wallace. Back page color Camel cigarettes ad with John Wayne. A Colossal Cake party in Pryor, Oklahoma - photos include Charley Jackson, eight foot high cake, ambulance that transported the cake (in pieces) to party, and others. Cute photo of Ralph McLean of St. Mary's, Ontario dancing with his goat.
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Life Magazine July 
                    19, 1954Life Magazine July 19, 1954 : Color cover - Eva Marie Saint. Feature on salads.

Cool full page color ad for the Anscoflex camera and flash. Uranium in west, a story about mining, stocks (Salt Lake Stock Exchange), stock certificates, more - photos include Don Hancock on Calamity Mesa in Colorado, Monticello Utah, and more. Photo - Death of jockey Vernon Smith at horse race at Rockingham Park, in Salem, New Hampshire. Vietminh in cease-fire talk with the French. Radar picket plane the "Pregnant Goose.". Fossil skeleton of a 6 foot fish within a 14 foot fish, Portheus, Quinter, Kansas, Walter Sorenson, George Sternberg. More on the mysterious death of Montgomery Ward Thorne (see LIFE July 5, 1954). Drought story includes cute photo of Tommy and Jon Gull of Dorado, Kansas. Cute full page color Jell-o ad with pink flamingo. The Moulin Rouge club in Hollywood. The movie "On the Waterfront" with Marlong Brando. Full page color Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal ad with a girl in pink by Norman Rockwell (she appeared on cereal boxes). Flying cars (a carnival ride) at Riverview Park in Chicago. Wedding of a diplomat's three daughters. Full page color Atlas Tires ad with T.Y. Arseneau on the Alaska highway, art by Robert Moore. Dune buggies, called Dune bugs, Imperial Valley near Yuma, Arizona. Ivory soap jubilee celebration. A new haircut for women called the Feminine Butch. New York's Thruway, latest of the superhighways. Premier Mendes-France. Three daughters of a diplomat wed on same day, Amparo, Victoria and Luzmila Fernandex-Concha. Unusual photo of tennis player Kurt Nielsen. Full page color Herbert Tareyton cigarette ad with Sarah Halsey Pell, Mrs. William H. Pell.
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Life Magazine 
                   July 26, 1954Life Magazine July 26, 1954 : Cover - Joseph Welch, Army's counsel.

Another awesome full page color Texaco fire chief gasoline ad with five Dalmatian pups on water ski board. Great color reproductions of 1880's cigaret cards with sexy ladies. Short letter and photo pertaining to runners Chataway and Freddie Green. Kinderlift - 1,500 children, U.S. Air Force moved them out of West Berlin for a vacation from the tension. Army Signal Corps develops a huge camera that can see for 25 miles, even through mist and haze. The flood of the Danube river in Europe. Reginald Marsh's last sketches for LIFE before his death. Handsome two page color Lincoln ad with mint green convertible car, Lincoln Capri. The movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Douglass Crockwell, # 97. Class of new conductors, Houston Youth Symphony, with Howard Webb, Forest J. Peterson, Sandra Trevilion, Vonnabeth Redmon, Lester Pogue, others. Flight from an exploding fireworks factory, Chestertown, Maryland. Forced draft diplomacy. Sean O-Casey - photo essay. Full page color Pepsi-Cola ad with art by Buckham. Things you can buy at the "Five and Dime" with prices. Boxer Thomas Jackson of Rockaway Beach, New York. Lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Army's counsel, tells his impression of the lessons and more of the McCarthy hearings. Wire wear - fashion. Charming and funny photo of three daughters of Martin Nudelman, Ozone Park, Long Island.
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Life Magazine August 2, 1954 Life Magazine August 2, 1954 : Color Cover - Whale steals summer show.

Some prisoners of war return from Dienbienphu, Indochina. Neat story about a helicopter rescuing another helicopter (S-55 Sikorsky), Sandspit Lake north of Marathon, Ontario. Scuba diver Ed Fisher lives under water for 24 hours. One of those gruesome race car crash photos, Silvertone, Great Britain, the driver lived. Sarcophagus in Sakkara, Egypt - alabaster beauty. Full page color Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad with colorful boy art by Norman Rockwell (this was one of four kids that appeared on cereal box). Supermarket experiment shows small fry to be sober shoppers in Cincinnati, includes photos of Mike Buschbacher, Dale Schneider, Deedee Everitt, Jane Cox, Christine Howald, David Thompson. Glass revival - Venice regains bygone glory, great fancy glass stuff. Farmer Wilbert Lanmeier and his family and their pigs are on television, Cloverdale, Illinois. Humorous "Parade of the Wooden Legs" in Brussels. Full page color Borden Chocolate Milk ad with the Borden train. Summer theater flourishes - photos by Gordon Parks. Fashion - kilts for freshman girls. Branch Rickey shows what wins baseball games. American summer theatre, many are outdoors. Neat half page Bayer Aspirin ad with racing motorcycle. Full page color Borg-Warner ad featuring the Lockheed Super Constellation. Summer skiers schuss into slush at Washington’s Mt. Baker (this is like the scenes in Warren Miller's film - skiing into a big puddle), photos include Tom Currie, Anne Ryan, Ronald Limbacher, June Svedin.
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Life Magazine August 
                    9, 1954Life Magazine August 9, 1954 : Cover - Button Shugart, a boy cowpuncher and his father.

Jim Shugart (two page of photos inside, San Pedro valley, Arizona). Full page Ipana tooth paste ad with Anne Helm. Great photos of pogo sticks mounted on stilts, Bill Gaffney and Tom Weaver. Hot wet work, digging the Tecolote Tunnel in Santa Barbara California - a very interesting story. Great two page color ad for Dan River plaid fabrics. British pull out of Suez canal zone. Great photo of the Northern Pike fish that Oliver Hoglund almost caught. Full page two color movie ad - The Black Shield of Falworth with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Big rock fall at Niagara falls. Final note on Montgomery Ward Thorne case, death by natural causes. Discount houses stir up a $5 billion fuss by Herbert Brean. Public gets to view art collection of Philip Lehman - cool photos. Cub'a boss, Batista. New transport jet, the Boeing 707, includes great color aerial photo of plan N70700. Pansy the Pangolin (an animal). Leonie Vernet - New York model - profile. William Faulkner writes A Fable notes on his wall. Full page two color Kleenex ad with Little Lulu. Full page Champion Spark Plugs ad with race car driver Bill Vukovich and his car, more. A Hamlet enigma at Elsinore - search for manuscript by William W. Wandivert. Bonnie Brigadoon has moors indoors - new movie with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Nice photo of Kathy Warren as an ice skater Desmond Scott leaps over her, slicing an apple balanced on her head en route.
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Life Magazine August 
                    16, 1954Life Magazine August 16, 1954 : Color Cover - Beautiful Africa’s spirited kids.

Full page color Gleem tooth paste ad with kids in tree house. Full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Charles Rain. American Barber College - balloons help train shaving skills - William Delasantos. Super mile running race - Roger Bannister and John Landy together, large photo feature. Photos of the B-47 ejection chair, which moves downward from airplane. Guatemala's new boss Carlos Castillo Armas. Conrad Hilton shows off the Los Angeles Statler hotel. Governor Goodwin J. Knight marries Virginia Carlson. Lightning strikes a whiskey storage building in Pekin, Illinois, huge fire and explosion - American Distilling Company. Dancer Patty Desautels takes her kids to Red Skelton studio. Short piece on the mountain K-2, Italian climbers make the first ascent, Mount Godwin Austen. Africa’s Basutoland retains its ancient dignity - photos by Ernst Haas. 6 year old Hal Wacker draws portraits in New York City. Two page color Sports Illustrated premier issue ad - August 16, 1954. A chapel in a trailer, atomic plant in Ohio, John Gensel. Nice color photos of Scorpion airplane releasing rockets. French writer Colette - obituary. Rear Window - Jimmy Stewart movie review. Jacqueline Cochran - great female flying pioneer. Full page color Atlas Tires ad featuring Andre Senutovich with art by Robert Moore, red rock country uranium prospecting. A curious bass fish diving party in Houston, Texas. Another photo of a cow getting the man, Royale de Vaches and Ragotteur. Back page Coca-Cola ad with young girl.
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Life Magazine August 
                    23, 1954Life Magazine August 23, 1954 : Cover - Philip, Queen’s consort, in the Yukon (feature inside).

Cute full page Ethyl gasoline ad with pilot getting a charge out of driving a peppy car. Funny series of photos of Anthony J. De Tomasi spoofing realtors claims. Rebellion and terrorists in French controlled Morocco - photos by Jack Garofalo. Cool rainbow painted Elephants - photo from Jupiter’s Darling. Photo - funeral of one of the 20-year-old famous Dionne quintuplets, the Diligenti children of Buenos Aires are now the only surviving quints. Work on Kitimat’s aluminum smelter, British Columbia, Canada - great photos. Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with art by C.E.H. Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - new movie with Dan O’Herlihy. Half page Dash dog food ad with photo of Dalmatian dog and fireman. Follow-up on the running race with Bannister, LIFE August 16, 1954. Gil Stratton is both a baseball umpire and a goofy TV actor. New oil tankers are big and fast - World Glory is 736 feet long. Full page Pepsi Cola as - two people at the beach. Bedford House in New York is for sale - John Jay. Come, Natalie in my flying machine - flying commute by Bill Mauldin. US Weather Bureau lab near Galveston, Texas, in helium tank. Nice full page color Pepsi-Cola ad with beach scene. US Brewers Foundation - card playing illustration as Douglass Crockwell, #98. The Pajama Game cast "Treasure Island Hunt " party at Great Captain Island in Long Island. The Bedford House built by John Jay, near Katonah, New York. Very charming photo of Billy and Pepe, friends in the Bertram Mills Circus in England.
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Life Magazine 
                    August 30, 1954Life Magazine August 30, 1954 : Cover - Anna Maria Alberghetti.

U.S. senate acts to keep talented Alberghetti family together. Cartoonist George Molnat and his new uses for statues. Letter and photo of real sailing canoe on Lake Erie in 1900. Christian unity shown with world's biggest Protestant (and others) meeting in Evanston, Illinois. Lovely full page color Lustre-Creme shampoo ad with Virginia Mayo. Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus (Dallas) offers 163 stewardesses temporary jobs, they were stranded by American Airlines pilots strike, photos include Margaret Ellis, Beverly Goff, Phyliis Curnutt, others. Italy - test for freedom's strategy. Way cool amphibian vehicle named Rhino - Indianapolis Indiana. Four Jewish boy killers from New York City, Jack Koslow, Melvin Mittman, Jerome Lieberman, Robert Trachtenberg. Photographer Bob Wendlinger (who took a suicide photo that appeared in LIFE March 10, 1952) talks potential suicide Bernard Levenson off the Manhattan Bridge. Charming photo and little story about Karen Kain (Troy, Ohio) and her saddle-cow Peaches. Alcide De Gasperi dies. Goa colony invaded by India. 100 years of yachting - photo essay, lots of nice photos, comparative drawings, models, more. Water skiing - cool photos of Joan Turbett, Winnie Wolford, Dick Binette and Butch Rosenberg at the National Water Ski Championships at Laconia, New Hampshire. Northland - Detroit's modern bazaar. Jack Webb is actor, director, writer and editor for Dragnet. Boy's camp, YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, Oklahoma. Fashion - Jumpers. Full page color Blue Bell clothing ad with cute little boy in propeller beanie hat, art by CP. Full page color PM Pleasant Moments whiskey ad with art by Cunette. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with golfer Sam Snead. Full page color 7up 7-up Fresh up ad, families sitting on beach around campfire.
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Life Magazine 
                    September 6, 1954Life Magazine September 6, 1954 : Cover - Dior's flat versus buxom fashion looks in Paris.

Fashion show - photos great! Lovely full page Forstmann Woolens ad with great outfit in maroon with grey and black. President Getulio Vargas' suicide sets Brazil on fire. Humorous photos of Carol Kane as her small plane pilot cuts an engine (on purpose) - photos taken from second small plane. Extremely nice photo of 12-year-old Clarence Brumm, the catcher in a baseball game for Colton, California, Little League, he is blowing a bubble of gum. Mistreatment of tiger named Britches for show, they wanted her to swim with Marilyn Maxwell. Young Louis E. Wolfson threatens old pro Avery - Montgomery Ward's. Tribute to Alcide De Gasperi. British wisdom at home, British folly abroad. Photo essay - three Morman towns St. George, Gunlock and Torquerville, Utah with photographs by Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Edith Maria Binde, Edie, finishes college in one year, University of Illinois. Dr. Edward Teller and the hydrogen bomb. Rock Hudson and Sara Shane in the "The Egyptian." Automobile merger by Studebacker and Packard. Nice full page "Watchmakers of Switzerland" with Norman Rockwell's famous art. U.S. Tennis future in kids - starting to coach kids more seriously. Full page color Ballantine Ale ad with art by Dorothy Monet.
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                    September 13, 1954Life Magazine September 13, 1954 : Cover - really cute photo of Judy Garland as gamin (feature inside).

Full page color Blue Bell clothing ad with World Champion all-around Cowboy Bill Linderman. Attractive full page color Greyhound bus ad with Mount Rainier (probably). The real Willie Mays, baseball. Full page color Atlas batteries ad with art by Melbourne Brindle. Full page color Western Electric ad with man testing reconditioned telephones, art by Kurka. Another absolutely charming full page color Texaco fire chief gasoline ad with five Dalmatian pups playing with rake in fall leaves. 8 pages of color ads for Kroehler furniture, Mohawk carpets, Admiral television, and Glidden paints. In the middle of hurricane Carol, photos are from Nantucket, Marblehead, Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard, Boston (historic steeple falls), Sag Harbor, Providence, La Guardia, more. Bangs of the gavel chasten McCarthy. The failure of EDC, and German Bundesgrenzschutz troops. "Mr. Charlie" oil drilling barge goes to sea. Hirohito submits to the air age. Venezuela - photo essay. Very odd but cute full page Hanes stocking ad. Remarkable Persons brothers - Seth, Wilton, John and Frank. Trapshooting upset by 14 year-old. Baseball fights at top and in second division. Oil boom in Venezuela. Swapping unwanted presents. Evening shirtwaists. Philadelphia's exciting playgrounds. Circling square dancers - Omaha - Photo in color. Spoof on debutante party, Chicago - men in shorts. Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds cause teen-age tizzy. Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Jean and Joan Corbett, twins.
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Life Magazine September 
                    20, 1954Life Magazine September 20, 1954 : Color Cover - The teeming rain forest of the tropics.

Another gorgeous full page color Modess ad with gold lame couture. School cartoon art by teacher Margery Brown. New movie - Land of the Pharaohs - great photos by Ernst Haas. Earthquake in Algeria kills 1000. Clement Attlee visits Red China by Rene MacColl. Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by JF, John Falter. Linda Mar in San Francisco - makes housing projects into classrooms. Charming full page color Hanes ad with little girl in bright red sleepers, pajamas. Somascope - takes pictures with soundwaves. The World we Live in - Part XI - great colors by Alfred Eisenstaedt - illustrations by Rudolph F. Zallinger. Option Play - new football tactic - Gene Calame ad Buddy Leake. De Weldon sculpts bronze of Marines on Iwo Jima. President Eisenhower starts work on the first Commercial Atomic Plant at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. Joe Bauman and Victor Seixas, more - Candid photos of baseball and tennis. The new sex test for (as yet unborn) babies. Royalty vacations on the Isles of Greece - photos by John Phillips. Full page color Kellogg’s Corn Flakes at with art by Norman Rockwell. Oklahoma makes tallest structure - KWTV television tower. Florence Henderson from Owensboro Kentucky. Great photo of a fox pushing a goose in a carriage.
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Life Magazine September 
                    27, 1954Life Magazine September 27, 1954 : Cover - Canada’s Hydrofoil for Navies.

Quemoy Island - Chinese Nationalists defend against Chinese Reds. Texas farmers test their wells for oil - Anadarko Basin. The Adventures of Hajji Baba - movie with Elaine Stewart. Boats that fly atop the water - hydrofoils. Boxing - Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles. Marilyn Bell swims across Lake Ontario. Marilyn Monroe and The Seven Year Itch. Ribaldry in Medieval Churches. Charming two page color Pfaff sewing machine ad with mother and little girl dressed identically. French dive to 1 1/2 miles in the ocean in Bathyscape - by Kenneth MacLeish. A World in a City - Indians visit Washington by Hank Walker. Full color Seven-Up ad with farmers picnic. Garry Moore asks Americans to send nickels to Marge and Chuck Deibel. John J. Teal Jr. attempts to domesticate Musk Ox. Cleveland Indians and Henry Benjamin Greenberg in the World Series baseball. Full page ad for Sabrina movie with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. Full page color Pepsi Cola ad with cute couple. The town of West Hartford, Connecticut wants to keep their new teachers Jane Marshall, Carolyn Cederholm, Barbara Blair, Mildred Johnson, Barbar Stephen, Marjorie Gilson, and Helen Stohlman, others - badly! Full page color Adolph’s Meat Tenderizer with illus by Herve Morvan. Back page color Lucky Strike ad with Jeanmarie. Nice full page color Blue Bell clothing ad with art by Tom Hall. Full page color 7up 7-up Fresh up ad with farm family having an outdoor lunch at picnic table. Humorous photos of Gordon Clauser at the Montauk Point Light Station, trying to walk in a very high wind. NOTE : The spelling of Hydrofoil / Hydrafoil on the cover was changed partway through the printing process, please tell me if you need a certain spelling.
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Life Magazine October 
                    4, 1954Life Magazine October 4, 1954 : Cover - Wiwan Worawan, Wellesley girl and United Nations Guide.

Cute full page color ad for Johnson & Johnson Band- Aids with art by GRD, Gladys Rockmore Davis. Notre Dame football coach Terry Brennan - nice photo of plays, more. Full page Champion spark plugs ad with race car driver Vukovich in the Indianapolis 500. Democratic candidate Roosevelt approved by Averell Harriman and state conventions. McCarthy censure hearing by Harry Johnston. Bill Holden, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina movie. Rabbit named Harvey rounds up sheep in Eureka California. Nice color ad for McGregor sportswear showing rappelling climber. Profile of painter Ben Shahn. Super fine drill bit makes holes in human hair. Show horse Wing Commander - photos and story. Portraits of French men by Yousuf Karsh - Andre Malraux, Andre Maurois, Andre Siegfried, Albert Camus, Paul Claudel, Pablo Picasso, Darius Milhaud, Pablo Casals, Georges Enesco. J Parnell Thomas does to jail, writes an article. Cool full page color De Beers diamonds ad with fanciful art by John Wilde, bird looks a bit like a hummingbird.
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Life Magazine October 11, 1954Life Magazine October 11, 1954 : Color Cover - Conquest of K2.

Italians conquer the Unclimbable Peak - K2 - Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni - great color photos, another great moment in mountaineering history. Corporal Claude Batchelor convicted of aiding the enemy in Korea. Baltimore opens is schools to non-segregationists - Leon Thompson. Full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with two poodle dogs breathing second hand smoke. London finds a Roman ruin under itself - Persian god Mithras. Obituaries for Kokichi Mikimoto and Aw Boon Haw. Workers race to Save Niagara Falls - a curious story with great photos. Great full page color Texaco Havoline motor oil ad with muddy football player, Otto Graham. Russian’s make anti-US films for their citizens. Chicago makes giant warm weather ski jump. Amerigo Vespucci - 500th anniversary story by German Arciniegas. Tom Hardy - Oregon sculptor makes metal animals. Harris County Texas has mass dog rabies vaccination, poor policy gave small dogs same dose as big dogs so small dogs suffered. The Jesuits in America (missions) - photos by Margaret Bourke-White - great history of the brothers. World Series baseball - Dusty Rhodes, Leo Durocher, Henry Thompson, Willie Mays. Herbert Hoover Jr. profile. A big party at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana.
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Life Magazine October 
                    18, 1954Life Magazine October 18, 1954 : Color Cover - Tacoma Congressional Campaign.

Another full page color Community silverplate ad with art by Jon Whitcomb, his newer style. French spelunkers near Grenoble descend to 2,963 ft - Pierre St. Martin cave. Golf’s Greatest Putt by Bobby Jones - 12 foot putt at Winged Foot Golf Club. Full page B&W Ethyl gasoline ad with art by B Dolwick. Profile - Melvin Belli by Robert Wallace. Full page color Franco-American Macaroni and cheese ad with it served as an elegant meal. US Woodcut art revival by Frasconi. St. Louis Zoo’s gorilla - Phil. US Brewers Foundation ad with art by Haddon Sundblom. Movie review - Beau Brummell - early fashion with Stewart Granger. Full page Ethyl gasoline ad with race car theme, art by B. Dolwick. Spearfishing contest in Key West - Tritons win. Why the Republican are running scared by Ernest Havemann. Low price copies of Paris fashion copies, Dior. Feature on lawyer Melvin Belli. Full page color Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad with cereal box art by Norman Rockwell. Feature on retarded children. Full page Cracker Jack ad with kids at Halloween. The 5th Army division returns to Schofield barracks outside Honolulu, Hawaii. The short happy marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio.
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Life Magazine October 
                    25, 1954Life Magazine October 25, 1954 : Color Cover - Coeds from Michigan Stats showing "The Big Ten" Look.

Great photos of Cheerleader moves with Mia Fonssagrives. Communist soldiers take over Hanoi - photos by Howard Sochurek. Hurricane Hazel hits east coast, includes sad photo of a kitten wet and sandy, wreckage in Haiti, Portsmouth in Virginia, Carolina Beach in North Carolina, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, more. Fun story about the emplacement of the huge Hereford bull statue on top of the American Hereford Association building in Kansas City, Missouri. Library of John Adams released to Harvard. National Olympic Day celebrations including the opening of the Michigan Northwestern football game. Running race, Chris Chataway and Vladimir Kuc. Canada trails skydiving Nurses for hunter rescue. Iranian volleyball champ Ali Abdoh beats champion Army team. Legalized gambling in Nevada a surprise by Ernest Havemann and art by George Price. Plastic false nails become popular - Patti-Nail. Full page Imperial Whiskey ad with court tennis player Pierre Erchebaster art by Sloan. Fast aging new furniture by Sergio Tacchi. Fun and games at Caprarola a Carmelite monastery. A Future for the Retarded - Part II by Cornell Capa. Indian plenipotentiary Krishna Menon plagues west for by Alexander Campbell. Great photos of Turtle with a wheel to replace his missing foot. Attractive full page color Morton salt ad with corn art by Pertchik. Back page color Lucky Strike ad with baseball player Ted Williams. Direct to Consumer, farmer Badertscher milking straight into his cat's mouths.
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Life Magazine November 
                    1, 1954Life Magazine November 1, 1954 : Color cover - Dorothy Dandrige, Hollywood's fiery Carmen Jones.

Charming full page Kleenex tissues ad with fun art by Marjorie Henderson Buell (by Marge). Marc Foucault creates distorted photos. Feature on Smog in Los Angeles. The man who found $10 million - Vernon Pick uranium bonanza. Bungled bank robbery in Muskingum county, Ohio - Albert Groves, Frank Graves, Louis Graves, how embarrassing for them! Human chain hunts lost boy - Lavern Enget, near Powers Lake, North Dakota. Frenchmen report meeting Martians, aliens. Cool two page color General Electric ad with color submarine art by Fred Freeman. The centennial of the Horseshoe Curve of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Altoona, Pennsylvania. Rio de Janeiro - photo essay, First entirely new 1955 cars. Baby's heart is mended - open-heart surgery, Marsha Gilliam. California's oceanarium. Very neat story about the Albert Urie story, they live in an isolated part of the Snake River canyon, ride to the rim on a home-made cable car. Great - two page color Kellogg's ad showing all four of the cereal box cover kids painted by Norman Rockwell - Pigrails, Freckles, Beanie, and Sis. Well-mixed furs - fashion. Painter Edouard Vuillard regains his lost fame. "Mr. Sheraton" shops for antiques. Full page color Ballantine Ale ad with art by Dorothy Monet.
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Life Magazine November 
                    8, 1954Life Magazine November 8, 1954 : Color Cover - New Jersey Deer in late autumn.

Full page B&W Eveready battery ad featuring Larry Vernick and dramatic jungle story with illustrations. Debbie Renolds and Eddie Fisher announce their engagement. Ernest Hemingway wins the Nobel prize for "The Old Man and the Sea" - great profile. Mohammed Ali of Pakistan becomes Red Eagle chief of the Blackfeet. Half page Sinclair Extra Duty Motor Oil ad with race car driver Jack Rutherfurd and cab driver Jim O'Connell. Forest fire in Talamance mountains of Costa Rica. Bolivia opens sky high road over the Andes. Funny little story and photos of a Venus shaped cut-out contest at the University of New Mexico, including Kajean Rumfelt. The World We Live In - Part XII - The woods of home - photos by Gjon Mili, Illus by Walter Linsemaier. Mary Martin and daughter sing in Peter Pan. Pablo Picasso painted many versions of Sylvette David. Ekalaka, Montana - whole community hunts dinosaur bones. Queen Elizabeth visits New York for shopping and a birthday. 1954 College Football review - Bruce Bosley, Jim Salsbury, Rommie Loudd. Geoffrey Baba Ie Onuoha visits Tennessee by Robert Wallace. Party at the Myles Standish house in West Hartford, Connecticut. Back page - full color Coca-Cola ad with woman and luggage. Full page color De Beers diamonds ad with art by Pierre Ino.
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Life Magazine November 15, 1954Life Magazine November 15, 1954 : Color Cover - Gina Lollobrigida.

Great illustration of Gina’s closet, wardrobe and organization scheme - great piece for those interested in the fashion silhouettes of this year. Cute little follow-up letter and photo of the recovered kitten that had been battered by the hurricane (see LIFE October 25, 1954). Full page color Old Fitzgerald whiskey ad with art by Cassell. Oregon democrat Richard L. Neuberger beats Guy Cordon for Congress. Sea Dart airplane - Convair YF2Y-1 jet seaplane explodes and crashes. Cool photos of the odd looking Pgog, Convair XFY-1 airplane. The uranium rush in Alaska, Shirley Lake, Bill Fitzgerald, Harris Denney, Howard McWilliams, Edgar Curtis. Opera is grand again in Chicago - Civic Opera House. Full page color Junior and Roadmaster bikes ad with different models and Santa. Sand sailors on beach in Lancashire. Great new films from Japan - Rashomon, Gate of Hell, Golden Demon. Texas kills unwanted fish in Woodland Lake - Rio Grande Perch. Full page color Kellogg’s Rice Krispies ad with recipe for Crispy Treat - with Howdy Doody. Fashion - stockings, show girl style. Sari Dienes traces tombstones in New York cemetery. Colbert and Zedner and Exner design the 1954 Chrysler line. Charles Brook - animal psychiatrist for race horses. Albert Schweitzer - earns Nobel Prize - profile. Anthony Eden profile by Emmet John Hughes. Great photo of Richard Westerfield of Tucson, Arizona with his Holsteins cows, humorous placement of cow ears.
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                    November 22, 1954Life Magazine November 22, 1954 : Color cover - Judy Holliday in a color television spectacular.

15 million US hunters - greatest season ever. Full page color Forstmann Woolens ad with bright purple outfit. Fans and foes face Joe McCarthy. Striking full page color Ronson cigarette lighter ad in black and gold. Murder trial of the year - Samuel Sheppard - Bay Village, Ohio. Neat two page spread of the Robert Williams family of Memphis who took a photo of their baby David every day of his first year (photos shown). Locusts invade Morocco. 50,000 become citizens, New York's ticket-fixing racket. Moby Dick is missing - the model uses in the movie gets away. The rough sport of Hurling. New shows for color television. Kevin Sheehan talks for 127 hours straight. Queen Mother is hit of the ball. Okefenokee swamp dries up. Cheltenham Ladies College. Sect anticipates atomic armageddon. Slumber party of sorts at the Kappa Sigma house of the University of Washington, includes photos of John Cogan, Jay Vedova, Ogie Prisadsky, Dave Nostrand, Tom Winter, Sid Luttinen, Jo Sorgenfrei, Al Stocker, Jo Ann Winget and others. Awesome full color two-page-spread ads of each car : Plymouth 1955 Belvedere 4-door sedan, 1955 Dodge Custom Royal v-8 4-door sedan, 1955 De Soto Sportsman hardtop, 1955 Chrysler 250 HP New Yorker Deluxe St. Regis, 1955 Imperial. WOW - 14 full pages of American Toys ads, photos descriptions, prices.
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                    November 29, 1954Life Magazine November 29, 1954 : Cover - Tani and Dran Seitz in "Fanny" - Broadway twins.

Top ex-soviet spy describes secret armed showdown that made Malenkov boss, written by Yuri A. Rastvorov. Photo of an amazing thing - mark of pigeon hitting airplane wing tank, Pilot Ed Coe of Canadair. Commissioner general Malcolm MacDonald of Southeast Asia has some fun in Borneo. Topping out over Chicago - Prudential Life Insurance building is tallest. Naguib of Egypt is fired. Wow - gorgeous two page Oldsmobile 98 Deluxe Holiday coupe ad with maroon and creme car. Farmington, West Virginia coal mine explosion, Jamison Coal Number 9 mine, includes photos of Gilbert Kiger, wife and mother of Howard Jenkins. Students at the University of Washington light selected windows in their dorm to give their team a cheer. A deaf couple marries, Jean Maley, John Cope. Lovely full page color Munsingwear clothing ad with art by Lucia. Radioactive run, a lead-lined train locomotive works at the atomic testing station. Forcing a Northwest passage - Photo essay - 4 different ships, great color photos. Eisenstaedt - photo essay. Gospel singer Queen Mahalia Jackson. Holiday season lingerie. A new doctor for Clear Fork valley of Tennessee, Dr. David Meek. Fashion - bright red underwear. A select supper for Marilyn Monroe. Full page color Chevrolet ad with yellow car, airplane FW 757, art by Fred Ludekans. Full page color DuPont Nylon ad with father and two sons holding skis. Painful looking photo of boxer Stig Forsberg. Full page Hiram Walker whiskey ad with mountain climber Fritz Lippmann, art by Sloan.
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                    December 6, 1954Life Magazine December 6, 1954 : Cover - Measurement for future flight, airmen gird for the new jet age.

Full page color Western Electric ad with telephones (all the same model) in different colors. Promising new cancer weapons depicted in cartoons, "Horizons of Hope" film. Really pretty and unusual full page color Buick ad with orange car against sunset waterway scene, Special Riviera. Two page Hilton ad pertaining to new Statler hotels. Life visits families who have a man in Red China prison camp, prisoners of war, on Thanksgiving, photos include Jean Ann Vaadi and family, family of airman Kiba, family of Major Baumer, Mrs. Harry Benjamin, family of Elmer Llewellyn, family of John Buck and others. Stock market goes higher than the historic 1929 peak before the Great Depression. Photo of the broken ship "World Concord." How Reds use old-style blackmail. Big game's big look - Football. Catholic refugees flee red-held Vietnam. Alger Hiss emerges and protests his innocence. French government takes steps to cut alcohol consumption in their country, illustrated with great photo of Alphonse Bebin, much more including school children drinking in school. Story about Mrs. Virgil Johnson and her burning house in Honolulu, she thought her son Rueben was inside (he wasn't). Mitsuko Kimura (LIFE cover December 31, 1951) marries. Ford Flock follows Thunderbird. Toupees. Red Fraud and intrigue in far east Part 2. Freewheeling skiers practice on roller skates - Norm Bachelor and Ed Hoel on roller skis. Figure skating. Movies - Bing on binge. Kathy Schaberg's dancing school recital.
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                    December 13, 1954Life Magazine December 13, 1954 : Color cover - Pope Pius XII.

Meteorite strikes house in Sylacauga, Alabama - hits Mrs. Hewlett Hodges. Full page color Van Heusen shirts ad with Bob Hope. Full page color movie poster ad for "20,00 leagues under the sea" with Kirk Douglas, James Mason and others. Here is an interesting new kind of ad - full page Bell Telephone "Give an extension telephone to someone you love." Photo of little David Williams taking his first step at age 10 months, 13 days. Neat silhouette photos of british soldiers on shakedown at Aldershot. Gaston Dominici murder trial - strange family fight, murder of Jack Drummond and family. Light ship "South Goodwin" founders near Dover, England - great action photos. Photo of John Isaacson and Leslie Kermit on a falling radio tower, they died. Hehe hero's skull - ancient relic. Den Mother - cub scout movement - photo essay, includes Jewell Siverson, David Buzenes, Johnny Siverson and others. . Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with art by Haddon Sundblom, # 102. Goodbye to Red Terror, Part 3. Matisse's final painting - Death of painter Matisse. Forgotten Gauguin - a South seas scene. . Full page color Imperial whiskey ad featuring ski jumper Merrill Barber, art by Sloan. Gourielli Men's beauty ship in New York. New colored appliances for kitchens. New York City Ballet and Nutcracker Suite. Teacher invents a robot to teach electronics - Bill Alden, Kansas. Fashion - dancing school dresses. Golf at Wake Island, includes low tide golf. Washington party of the year raises money for symphony orchestra. Really lovely full page color Philip Morris cigarettes ad, I wish this artist would sign his work..
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Life Magazine December 
                    20, 1954Life Magazine December 20, 1954 : Color Cover - The star studded reaches of space.

Mambo is the latest dance craze. Colorful and interesting full page color movie poster ad for "Sign of the Pagan" with Jeff Chandler and others. Fun series of photo cards are the annual Christmas cards of the Walter Wolf family of Rydal, Pennsylvania - more and more goofy. Flatiron - University of Colorado - prints pinup girls and gets the college magazine suspended. Neat two page color Campbell's soups ad with photos of 22 different kinds of their soups. Really sad photo of Reginald De Baggis struggling to get back in his burning house to rescue his five children (Franklin, Massachusetts). The World We Live In: Conclusion - The Starry Universe by Lincoln Barnett - illustrations by Chesley Bonestell, Antonio Petruccelli, James Perry Wilson and Robert Gartland. New regime in Japan. The rescue of 3 survivors from the tugboat Bertha R., which had sunk in the Gulf of Mexico, rescued by Coast Guard and freighter Helen Lykes. Curious photo of little Debbie Pond meeting a bunch of huge characters, color. Ranger Joe cereal contest allows kids to collect all the toys then can carry - Frank Della Noce, Darlynn Heindl, Jay Diamant. Photos of the stunts falls taken as part of the making of the movie "Vera Cruz."Tom Gola of La Salle College is new basketball star. YWCA women - Elisabeth L Moore and Emmavail Severinghaus inspect YMCA schools around Asia. Charming photo of Albert Rogers, zookeeper, with two giraffes.
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Life Magazine December 
                    27, 1954Life Magazine December 27, 1954 : Color Cover - Bruegel’s great Christmas paintings.

Salvation Army celebrates 75 years (interestingly, they apparently allow drunks (and others?) to live as long as nine months in some of their facilities, maybe longer) - big feature article with lots of photos including Marjorie Sipley, James and Mary Lou Mylo, Robert Waldron, Elsie Knolls, others. Vietnamese town of Gia Kiem celebrates Christmas. Frederick C. Mayer - builds great organ for West Point. Nativity in Flanders - Bruegel tells the holy story in paintings. Very cool - paper Christmas tree ornament - ready to cut and fold. Fun story about the Freshman math students at Milwaukee's Pius XI High School collect a million pennies, includes humorous tale about policeman Ray Morawetz guarding his pile of pennies while enduring his third shoe shine of the day. The US Air Force flies it's fifth annual Christmas Gift Lift to 185 remote arctic stations. Two page color Lockheed ad with Super Constellation Service and large map, art by Poole. The Swiss Family Robinson - long forgotten original drawings by Johann Wyss' son, plus the story of the tale. Article about really low furniture cleverly using a dachshund dog to illustrate just how short it is. George Gobel, TV comedian - profile. Trudeau Sanatorium closes, Saranac Lake, New York. 1.0
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