Life Magazine 1936 - 1937

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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price

July 30, 1936

This Is a “Dummy”. 1st Scarce advertising “dummy’ published to promote advertising in the future picture magazine. Approx. 3,000 copies printed.

Not Available

NA

 

September 24, 1936

Rehearsal Magazine – a “Dummy”. 2nd Scarce advertising “dummy” published to promote the new (and yet unnamed) Life Magazine. 15,000 copies printed. Picking Cotton, “Romeo and Juliet”, Air Transport, Stalin, Hitler, Helen Hayes, Alice Marble, Nurnberg 1936, Black Widow Spiders. 80 pages

G/VG, small corner crease, clear tape bottom of spine edge

$100.00

 

Same

Good, lower spine edge tape repair, small edge tape repair

$75.00

 

Same

Good, tape repairs to cover edge and spine, other edge tears

$75.00

 

Same

Good, cover wear, small cover edge tears

$75.00

 

November 23, 1936

First Issue – Vol. 1 No. 1. Fort Peck Dam cover by Margaret Bourke-White. NBC Radio Studios, Brazil, Fort Knox, President's Album, Robert Taylor, Helen Hayes profile, “Camille”

VG, near mint

$100.00

 

Same

G/VG, minor spine splitting

$60.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$50.00

 

Same

Good, cover gouge, tape

$40.00

 

Same

Fair – stain, spine repairs

$15.00

 

November 23, 1936

MINIATURE Copy of the first issue, measures approx. 6.5” x 8.5”, 96 pages. Exact reproduction except that color ads are b&w. Issued in 1962 as a promotional gift to advertisers and friends. Often misrepresented as a “preview issue” from 1936. – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

 

November 30, 1936

Vol. 1 No. 2 issue. West Point Cadet. FDR at Sea, Picture Life of Stalin, Rembrandt, Hitler Paintings, West Point, Argentine, Football

Not Available

NA

December 7, 1936

Vol. 1 No. 3 issue. Skiing cover. Noel Coward on Broadway, Hitler, Russian Ballet, Norfolk, Galli-Curci, Rachmaninoff, Lloyds of London, Skiing, German Navy – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good, spine tears

$17.50

December 14, 1936

Archbishop of Canterbury. Bicycle Race, Designer Nettie Rosenstein, Salvador Dali, “Lost Horizon”, Mrs. Simpson, Gold, English Parliament – 6 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good, corner chip

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good, edge discoloration

$15.00

December 21, 1936

Lord Beaverbrook's Daughter cover. Abdication, Tattoos, Merle Oberon, London Crystal Palace, Wildfowl by Scott, Spanish Bomb Madrid – 9 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good, pencil on cover

$17.50

 

Same

Good, cover marks

$15.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Fair/Good - spine water damage

$12.50

December 28, 1936

Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Speaker of the House Bankhead, “Gone With the Wind” book, Burchfield Paintings, Lindy Hoppers, Dancing, Fred Astaire, Ballet, Life of Christ in Art, The Cruel Chinese & Japan

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 2 copies

G/VG – torn back cover

$25.00

 

Same

G/VG, edge tear through all pages

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$25.00

 

Same

Good, small piece off corner

$20.00

 

Same

Good, insect damage

$20.00

 

Same

Fair, side edge gouges

$17.50

 

January 4, 1937

President Roosevelt cover. Met Opera, WPA Murals, Roosevelt's Record (22 pages), "The Plainsman", How to Ride – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 5 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good, spine tears

$17.50

 

Same – 3 copies

Good – 2 with minor insect damage

$17.50

January 11, 1937

Japanese Soldiers cover. Governor of NY, Margaret Sanger, Winslow Homer, Dinosaurs, 1936-37 Broadway Season (w/color photos), Japan's Army – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

January 18, 1937

Henry & Edsel Ford at Dearborn. Sit-Down Strike, Table Tennis, Britain’s Noble Beauties, Spanish War, “The Good Earth”, Luise Rainer  - 4 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$25.00

January 25, 1937

England's Royal Lion cover. China's Communists, Greyhound racing, US Army in the Air (4 planes in color), "The Women" (in color)  -- 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

February 1, 1937

Indoor Tennis cover. Roosevelt's 2nd Inaugural, Vassar, Modern Art (Sloan, Marsh, etc.), Camper-trailers, Chinese communists, "Fire Over England" – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

February 8, 1937

Winter on the Range cover. Mississippi Floods of 1937, Grant Wood double page painting, Hermann Goring, Winter in Wyoming, “Maid of Salem” – 12 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 15, 1937

General Senjuro Hayashi cover. Flood Victims, Supreme Court "Packing", Darryl Zanuck, Van Gogh Art, How to Undress, Oxford Group -  2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

February 22, 1937

Triton Sculpture for St. Louis. Leon Trotsky in Mexico, Marion Anderson, Barcelona Revolution, Table Tennis, Carl Milles Sculptures – 9 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 1, 1937

274 Laboratory Mice. US Science Battles Cancer, Golden Gate Bridge Deaths, Belgrave Babies, Court Tennis, Thomas Hart Benton Art (in color), “The Last of Mrs. Cheyney” & Joan Crawford – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 8, 1937

Ski Lift at Sun Valley. Studebakers, Labor Politics, Met Opera’s “Tristan”, Sun Valley photo essay, Charles Evans Hughes Close-up

Good, small edge gouges

$17.50

Same

Good, spine splitting

$17.50

March 15, 1937

Throne in Westminster Abbey. Steel Worker, Tyrone Power, Eleanor Roosevelt Album, The Coronation, Crown Jewels, Mecca, “Love Is News”, If London is Bombed, How a Man Undresses – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

March 22, 1937

Parachute Test with Dummy cover. Austria and Habsburgs, Mayor La Guardia, Parachute jumping, George Washington Carver, "The Soldier and the Lady", Chain Gang – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

March 29, 1937

Easter Choristers cover. Air Stewardesses, Texas School Tragedy, Harvard Swimmer, Smith College, Paul Cadmus Art, “The King and the Chorus Girl”, Palm Springs

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

April 5, 1937

Terrier Barking Up Tree. Sit-Down Strikes (Chrysler), Gas-House Gang in Training (Baseball), “Silent Barriers”, Richard II, The Amish & One–Room Schools

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good, crease

$17.50

April 12, 1937

Centenarian cover. Oldest man, "Elephant Boy", Quezon, Cezanne Art, Spanish Loyalists, Quezon of the Philippines, Beer for Kansas – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

April 19, 1937

Queen Mary (Liner). US Navy, Queen Mary Becomes Widow of Windsor, Lead Belly Music, “Marked Woman”, Junk Becomes Munitions – 6 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$22.50

April 26, 1937

White Leghorn Rooster (only cover with Logo moved from upper left position - is in small letters at the bottom). Wagner Act, Oil Wells, "Captains Courageous", Pacific Defense, Hawaii, Gardens, Neville Chamberlain, Lou Gehrig ad back cover – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

Same

Good, creases

$17.50

May 3, 1937

Harlow in Hollywood. England Fills Up for Coronation, Hollywood photo essay, Shirley Temple, “A Star Is Born”, Edward Hopper Art, India’s Northwest Frontier, Religion in Russia – 5 copies

G/VG

$35.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$30.00

May 10,1937

Migs (Boy shooting marbles). Middletown (Muncie, IN), Glenn Martin, "The Prince and the Pauper", Westminster Abbey, Mexican Propaganda Movie, Trout Fishing

Good, tear

$17.50

May 17, 1937

The Dionne Quints. Hindenburg Disaster photos, Kentucky Derby, Sam Goldwyn, John Kane Art, Tallest King, British Character Cartoons – 4 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$25.00

May 24, 1937

Spring Lamb cover. Cordell Hull and State Dept., Roosevelt Fishing Vacation, Lamb Breeding, "Kid Galahad", Coronation Photos – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

May 31, 1937

Golden Gate Bridge. Theatre & Censorship, Henry Ford, Kent School Rowing, The Coronation, Water Colors, Elkton Marriage Mill Ends 

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good, edge tears

$17.50

 

Same

Good – spine damage

$15.00

June 7, 1937

The Class of 1937. Big Missouri, Virginia Campus, Harvard Library, 1937 Students – 3  copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

June 14, 1937

A United States Senator. Senate & Senators, “Parnell”, Dachshunde, Waugh’s Seascapes, Eye & Ear – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

June 21, 1937

Reno Divorce Myth. “A Day at the Races”, Braddock vs. Louis, The Windsor Wedding, U.S. Dust Bowl

G/VG

$25.00

June 28, 1937

Sea, Sand and Siren. Flight to Bermuda, “The Road Back”, Confederate Reunion, “You Can’t Take It With You”, “Room Service”, German Racer, Priests on Mussolini

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

July 5, 1937

July Corn. Steel Strike, Paper Production, Renoir, Palestine, “Knight Without Armor” – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

July 12, 1937

Grace the Dummy (Mannequin). Death in Spain (Robert Capa Spanish Civil War photos), East Indian Dummy, Pilgrims, Lunt & Fontaine, Audubon’s Birds, Transcontinental Trucking 

Not Available

NA

July 19, 1937

Summer Shower.  Amelia Earhart Disappears, Scottsboro Boys, Billy Rose’s Shows, Vermont, Vanderbilt Cup Racer, Puppeteers – 6 copies

G/VG

$25.00

July 26, 1937

Polo Pony. US Fascists, Infant Behavior, “Topper”, Charlie McCarthy, Rockettes in Paris, Picasso Painting

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

G/VG – 2” cover tear

$17.50

 

Same

Good

$17.50

August 2, 1937

Sister Making Salad. Wheat, Pre-Fab House, Cup Yachts, “Toast of New York”, Iceland – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

August 9, 1937

Watermelons to Market. Motorized Maneuvers, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, Democratic Split, Archery, “Life of Emile Zola” – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

August 16, 1937

Young Camper. Madame Chiang Kai-shek, President’s Album, Private Flyers, How To Fly, Long Island Aviation Club, Summer at Camp – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

August 23, 1937

Transoceanic Transport (Airplane). Summer Theatres, Egypt’s King, Golf, Girl Scouts Jubilee, London Holiday – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

August 30, 1937

Life Goes on a Frog Hunt. Military Cemeteries in Europe, Ku Klux Klan & Justice Black, Atom Smasher, The Japanese, “Dead End” – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

September 6, 1937

Harpo Marx. National Labor Relations Board, Lily Pons, Shanghai Bombed, Deanna Durbin, “A Hundred Men and a Girl”, Paris Fashions & Reporters – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

September 13, 1937

Weir of Weirton. Chinese Fight Japan at Shanghai, Lilly Dache, Twins Convention, Photoelectric Signs, Robert Riggs Art, “The Prisoner of Zenda”, Amateur Golf, Where Robert Ripley Lives – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

September 20, 1937

Menuhin’s Hands. New York Prepares to Pick a Mayor, Battle of Antietam 75th, Bacteria, Avaitors, Doris Lee, Mussolini & Hitler Caricatures, Hollywood Starlets, Carole Lombard, Iowa Farm photo essay – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

September 27, 1937

Nelson Eddy. Woods Hole, Dressing for Football, MGM Photographer, “Stage Door”, Mountain Climber’s Album photo essay – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

October 4, 1937

7:15 In a Legionnaire’s Home. New York Legion Parade, Legion Biography, Hong Kong Typhoon, “Victoria the Great”, Three Di Maggios Make Good, Australian Flight – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

October 11, 1937

No. 1 Trojan (Football Player). Leviathan Junked, New Boeing Bomber, The X-Ray, Grand Coulee Dam, Dude Ranch Church, Myrna Loy, Lou Little, Queen Mary Sister Ship, Murals by Palmer – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

October 18, 1937

Veils Today and Tonight. Roosevelt & Foreign Policy, Romans in Ethiopia photo essay, Brain Waives, Life of Kettering, McCrady Paints Oxford, Miss., Star’s Doubles – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

October 25, 1937

Hunting Spaniel. George M. Cohan Plays FDR, Canada’s Governor General, Spanish Propaganda, James Daugherty’s Murals of America, “Heidi”, Danielle Darrieux, How Spaniels Are Trained to Hunt – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

November 1, 1937

Jupiter and Mercury on Broadway. Stock Market Crash, San Francisco Ballet, Italy in Spain, Foreign Cars, Rockwell Kent Portfolio, Football, Harvard Law School photo essay, “Stand-In”, The Lunts – 3 copies

G/VG

$35.00

 

Same

Good, spine tear

$30.00

November 8, 1937

Greta Garbo. Windsors in America, Six-Man Football, Universe Through Mt. Wilson’s Telescope photo essay, Czechoslovakia photo essay, “Conquest”, 200-In. Telescope – 5 copies

Good

$25.00

November 15, 1937

And Many a Lightship Lad (Mrs. Simpson). Republicans Carry New York, “It’s Love I’m After”, Old Cars on Screen, American Housing photo essay, Field Hockey – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

November 22,1937

One Year Old (Baby cover). Joe Kennedy Reports on American Merchant Marine, Caldwell & Bourke-White Look at Cotton Country, Ramsay MacDonald obit, Fall of Shanghai, Bennington photo essay, French in North Africa, “The Hurricane”, Madame Curie by Daughter Eve

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

Same – 2 copies

Good, spine splitting

$17.50

November 29, 1937

United States Capitol. Government and Business, Supreme Court Portrait, Tuberculosis photo essay, Period Rooms in Miniature, “Damsel in Distress”, Memo to Walter Wanger – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

December 6, 1937

Fatalist With Machine Gun (Japanese Soldier). Americans Go Hunting, “Nothing Sacred”, “Wild Bill” Wellman, Conquest of Asia photo essay, Cosmic Rays, Skating Craze – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

Same

Good, cover wear

$17.50

December 13, 1937

Billions of Dollars & Millions of Men (Trains). Dream House, ICC, Biggest Toy Train Maker -Lionel, Black Haiti photo essay, Disney’s “Snow White” (in color), “True Confessions”, Antiaircraft Guns – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

December 20, 1937

Prettiest Girl in Paradise. The Kennedy Family, Japanese Front, Wines of Burgundy (photo essay), Riverside Church photo essay, “Tovarich”, Deana Durbin is 15, Europeans Sweep Carnegie Show

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good – spine damage

$17.50

December 27, 1937

The Frick Collection. “Panay” Incident, New York Deb, Television, Portfolio from Frick Collection, New Movies of 1938: A Long Look at Hollywood, Xmas With the Quints – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$22.50

 

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