Life Magazine 1938

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January 3, 1938

A Lady on Ice. Public Opinion in 1937, Italy Quits League of Nations, France’s Maginot Line, The Mormons photo essay, Berenice Abbott Photographs, Cecil Beaton Photographs

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

January 10, 1938

Koalas. The “Panay” Incident, Hollywood Keeps Fit, “The Buccaneer”, Florida photo essay, Harvard Microscope – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

January 17, 1938

Texas Oil Tanks. The Queen Mary, Frances Farmer in “Golden Boy”, Oil photo essay, “In Old Chicago” – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

January 24, 1938

Down an Alp (Skiing). War in China, Austria, Cuttings Return from Tibet, England’s 18th Century Portrait Painters, Skiing photo essay – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

January 31, 1938

Student Nurses. New York Worlds Fair Preview, Junk Jewelry in Color, Student Nurse photo essay, March of Time – “Inside Nazi Germany” – 9 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good, spine splitting, wear

$17.50

February 7, 1938

Gary Cooper. Europe’s Nations & Germany/Italy. Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City photo essay, “The Goldwyn Follies”, Primitive Paintings, Surfing in California

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good, ink on cover

$17.50

February 14, 1938

The Queen of Egypt. Small Businessmen Go to Washington, Lincoln photo essay, “A Yank at Oxford”, Georgia O’Keefe Art, WPA Theatre Show

G/VG

$25.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

February 21, 1938

Sandburg Sings American. New Dutch Princess Beatrix, Delaware & Du Ponts photo essay, 1937-38 Theatre Season in Color, Norma Shearer, Sound Stage in Action     – 8 copies

G/VG

$25.00

February 28, 1938

Fireworks at Monte Carlo. William Allen White at 70, Firestone Funeral, Helen Keller, WPA photo essay, “Bringing Up Baby”, Civil War Returns to Screen – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 7, 1938

Texas High School Girls. British Cabinet & Dictators, “Tom Sawyer”, Thomas Jefferson High School of San Antonio photo essay, Mapping the US from Air, Story of Wagner’s “Ring” in Pictures, George Belcher Art – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

March 14, 1938

Radio Rehearsal. Deanna Durbin Looks at New York, Shadow of Insanity photo essay, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Los Angeles Flooding, D’Annunzio obit, Mexican Exhibit – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

March 21, 1938

Should They Marry? Richard Whitney, Hitler Follows German Army into Austria, Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral photo essay, Italian Renaissance Paintings in America – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 28, 1938

German Bugler. Adolf Hitler, Bloody Europe, Ride to Vienna, New War in Spain, Lighting Made to Order, “Jezebel”, Fifth Avenue Stagecraft, “On Borrowed Time

G/VG

$25.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

April 4, 1938

Eden of Eton. Simpson Family Goes on Relief, President’s Album, War-Talk Week in England, “Snow White” Breaks Records, Eton College photo essay, The Circus photo essay, Circus Styles – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

April 11, 1938

Fashion Note. "Birth of a Baby" article (banned in some areas), Mexico photo essay, Flemish Paintings in America, “Prologue to Glory” – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

April 18, 1938

Paulette Goddard. Dictators, Fannie Brice, The Jews photo essay, The Super Chief of Sante Fe, Congress to FDR – No – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

April 25, 1938

Strike! (Baseball Player). FDR Fireside Chat, Washington Interiors photo essay, “Test Pilot”, Jackie Coogan, Canton Ohio Marbles Championship, New York Sculpture – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

May 2, 1938

Vice President Garner. Railroading photo essay, Boston Marathon, “Of Mice and Men”, Gallatin’s Museum, “Un Carnet de Bal”  -- 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

May 9, 1938

Summer Sports Style. La Follettes Bid for 1944, Portfolio of Summer Styles, Fascism photo essay, Dizzy Dean, Mellon Institute, Ginger Rogers in “Vivacious Lady” , Seabiscuit photos  -- 2 copies

G/VG

$35.00

Same

Fair, tear in cover, hole , crease, stain

$20.00

May 16, 1938

A Defender of China. China vs. Japan, The Shriners photo essay, Model Planes Hobby, Spanish Paintings – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

May 23, 1938

Errol Flynn, Glamor Boy. Mussolini Shows Off for Hitler, Metropolis – Lewis Mumford Looks at Future Cities photo essay, American Song Birds in Color (by Roger Tory Petersen), “Robin Hood”, Chicago Art Institute, Wedding Rings – Old and New – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

May 30, 1938

Czech Army Commander. Czechoslovakia photo essay, Henry Ford’s Factory, Sunglasses, Boxing’s Galento, “I Married An Angel” – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

June 6, 1938

Special Issue: Youth Problem 1938. Sarah Lawrence photo essay, Swing, Vassar Girls Cartoon Themselves, Young Hollywood Hopefuls, CCC, Youth & Sex – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

June 13, 1938

Gertrude Lawrence. Kidnappings, Pattern of War, Dogs photo essay, 57th Street Art, “Blockade”, Jon Corbino Art – 9 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good, spine splitting

$15.00

June 20, 1938

Rudolph Valentino: The Man Who Came Back. Bombing of Canton China, US Senate Photos, Belgian Congo photo essay, Sea Otters, Boxing Promoter – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

June 27, 1938

President Roosevelt and His America. Cincinnati’s Vander Meer Pitches No-Hit Games, Ginger Rogers, America – Big and Beautiful photo essay (many pages), Rockefeller Center, Gettysburg 75 Years After 

G/VG, no label

$35.00

July 4, 1938

West Point Wedding. Worst US Train Wreck, Weddings of the Week, New Florida Aquarium, Traffic Problem, “The Rage of Paris”, Pee-Wee Hats, Lauren Ford Art

Fair/Good, torn cover

$15.00

July 11, 1938

Shirley Temple Goes East. Boom in Stocks, King Gustaf of Sweden photo essay, Germany’s Greatest Painters in America, “Marie Antoinette”, Negro Horse Show – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

July 18, 1938

Camisoles Are Back. Fascism in Canada, Gettysburg, Red River Valley photo essay, Movie Censorship, Dolls – Collectors Pieces, Male Bathers Discard Their Tops – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

July 25, 1938

Elizabeth R (Queen). Howard Hughes Flies Around the World, Hedy Lamarr, Wimbledon Tennis Battle, George M Cohan Models Roosevelt’s Suspenders, US in Color photo essay – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

August 1, 1938

Garment Workers at Play. King George in Paris, Inside the New York World’s Fair Perisphere. ILGW photo essay, Harold Lloyd, Angkor Art

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

August 8, 1938

Into a Quincy Quarry. Iowa’s Maytag Plant Strike, Swing Music photo essay, Sinclair Lewis Acts, “Love Finds Andy Hardy”, Swimming Champions, Govt. Health Plan for Needy

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 5 copies

Good

$17.50

August 15, 1938

High Priest – 3000 B.C.  Outdoor Music, Diggers photo essay, Wallpaper Designs, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, Irving Berlin’s Story, Honest Umpires, Sears Roebuck’s New Covers

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

Same

Good, creases at spine, pencil

$15.00

August 22, 1938

Astaire & Rogers Do the Yam. Joseph Stalin, Air Transport (United Air Lines) photo essay, Woodstock Art Colony, “Carefree”, Moths and Butterflies

Not Available

NA

August 29, 1938

Goodbye to Summer. Trial of Jimmy Hines, Poland photo essay, Great Dutch Paintings in the US, Beach Clubs, Corn, “Boy Meets Girl”, Sailing – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

September 5, 1938

Fall Fashions. Congressional Committee Investigates the Reds, Fall Fashions photo essay, “Sing You Sinners”, Bing Crosby, Australia’s Davis Cup, Bobby Riggs – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

September 12, 1938

A “Prussian” – In Hungary. Hitler & Horthy, Hungary photo essay, “Four Daughters” & Three Lane Sisters, Cricket Test Match, Polaroid, Great English Landscapes in US, How to Do the Lambeth Walk – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

September 19, 1938

Jim Farley. British Cabinet & Hitler, Farley and the Future, Gold photo essay, Sonja Henie Goes to College, “You Can’t Take It With You”, Frank Capra – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

September 26, 1938

County Fair. Fate of Europe, Los Angeles Jitterbugs, Life Presents Eight Houses by Famous Architects (Frank Lloyd Wright, others), “Too Hot to Handle”, French 18th Century Art, Polo Championship – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

October 3, 1938

Arms and the Men. Inside France’s Maginot Line. Negroes photo essay, Rise and Decline of Mussolini, “That Certain Age”, Artist Brodie Reports on the Pennant-Winning Yankees  - 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

October 10, 1938

Legion Drum Majorettes. Hitler Listens to Reason, Chamberlain’s “Peace In Our Time”, French Impressionists, “Men With Wings”, Hats, Football 1938    - 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same  – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

October 17, 1938

Carole Lombard. GOP New Faces, Chamberlain’s Triumph, War in China – Battle of Hankow, “Queen Elizabeth” Liner, Football in Minnesota, Sex Hormones

G/VG

$25.00

October 24, 1938

Best Passer (Football). Strife in the US, "Suez", Czechs Abdicate, Animal Experimentation, Paintings by the Insane, “Hellzapoppin”, Sid Luckman, Jai-alai  – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Fair/Good

$12.50

October 31, 1938

Abe Lincoln on Broadway (Raymond Massey). America’s Naval Strategy, Two World’s Fairs Take Shape, Tom Dewey Close-up, American Art Comes of Age, “The Sisters”, Texas Wolf Hunt, Earrings Boom – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

November 7, 1938

A California Candidate. 1938 Campaigns, Japan Conquers North South & Central China, Old Age photo essay, Broadway Musical in Rehearsal, “The Citadel”, Wild Ducks – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

November 14, 1938

Debutante Brenda Frazier. Automobiles photo essay, 1939 License Plates (in color), Pittsburgh Football, Orson Welles Radio "War of the Worlds", “The Young in Heart” – 4 copies

G/VG

$35.00

November 21, 1938

Little Tycoon (Japanese Boy). Republican Sweep, Screwy California photo essay, Hearst’s Fabulous Art Treasures Go On Sale, Harold Ickes Close-up, Bill Stern Picks All-American Team, “The Cowboy and the Lady”, NY Night Life – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

November 28, 1938

Two Years Old. Nazi Germany Takes Revenge on Jews, Barcelona photo essay, “Hamlet” & Maurice Evans, Father Waugh Seascapes, Ferdinand the Bull Becomes Movie Star (Disney – in color), Can-Can Dress – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

December 5, 1938

Ballerina. Christmas Gifts photo essay (in color), Billy Phelps of Yale, “Beachcomber” & Charles Laughton, Alaska, Mark Sullivan, San Francisco Fair Statues – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

December 12, 1938

Labrador Retriever. Hankow Falls to Japanese, Music photo essay, Cordell Hull Goes to Lima Close-up, Carnegie Prize-Winning Art, U.S. Retriever Test, Skeet Shooting, Life Houses Open for Inspection, “Pygmalion”, “The Boys From Syracuse” – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

December 19, 1938

Mary Martin: Texas to Broadway. US Government Cracks Down on American Whaler, Rearmament photo essay, Fish Collection, Orchids, Hit Songs from Broadway Musicals, Angora Sweaters, British Character – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

December 26, 1938

O Little Town of Bethlehem. Europe – Map of Troubles, The Vatican photo essay, Paul Whiteman Close-up, Basketball, Boar Hunt, Boyhood of Jesus Art, “The Dawn Patrol”, German Helicopter, Play Clothes – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

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