Life Magazine 1939

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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price

January 2, 1939

Wimple. Japan Close Open Door, Hobbies photo essay, America’s Crack Fencers, Hollywood Reproduces the Riviera   – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

January 9, 1939

Boy of Rumania. Debuts, Rumania photo essay, Winston Churchill Close-up, Reginald Marsh Paintings, UP’s New Turbine Locomotive, “Zaza” – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

January 16, 1939

Lucius Beebe. Opening of Congress, Dentistry, Scientist Analyzes the Dionne Quints, "Gunga Din", Iceboats, The Bible in Pictures  -- 3 copies

Good

$17.50

January 23, 1939

Bette Davis.  Premier Daladier, Mexico photo essay, Bette Davis Close-up, Invisible Glass, Frilly Blouses, Ethel Waters  – 4 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$25.00

January 30, 1939

Boys With Wings. Wings for a War photo essay (Randolph Field Training), Voder Machine, “Jesse James”, Industrial Designers Dress Future Woman – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

February 6, 1939

Washington Peruke. America Gambles photo essay, Senator Vandenberg Close-up, 19th Century Sporting Prints, 1938-39 Theatre Season – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same  – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

February 13, 1939

Blonde Norma Shearer. Senators Tattle on Foreign Policy, The Philippines photo essay, Golden Gate Fair, Polo Ponies, “Idiot’s Delight”, Maurice Evans – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 20, 1939

France’s No. 1 Soldier. Barcelona Falls, Ten Great Liners on NY Waterfront, Television photo essay, Gamelin Close-up, Big-Game Fishing, Thomas Hart Benton’s Nudes, “Made For Each Other” – 11 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

February 27, 1939

Cruise Girls at Paradise Beach. FDR Watches the Fleet, Two Little Girls on a Cruise photo essay, Wrestling at A&M, “Stagecoach”, Short Skirts – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 6, 1939

Tallulah Bankhead. San Francisco Opens Golden Gate Exposition, Fascism in America photo essay, Heywood Broun, Camelias, “The Little Foxes”, “Cafι Society”, Pope Pius Buries in St. Peters – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same  – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good, spine splitting, pencil

$15.00

March 13, 1939

World’s Fair: “American Beauties” (Sculpture). Catholic Church Chooses New Pope, New York World’s Fair photo essay, Ellis Island as Seen by a German Artist, “Prison Without Bars”, “The Mikado” in Swing, Tony Galento – 8 copies

G/VG

$35.00

March 20, 1939

Joe Martin: Ablest Congressman. Ablest Members of Congress Poll, Herr Doktor Goebbels Close-up, Metropolitan Museum, Mercersburg Swimmers, Pan American’s Yankee Clipper, “Love Affair”, Shirley Temple in Rags – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good, wear, edge tears

$15.00

March 27, 1939

Spring Shower.  Hitler Conquest, His Excellency French Ambassador Bill Bullitt Close-up, “The Castles” with Astaire & Rogers, Bird-Dog Trials, WPA’s “Pinocchio” – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$12.50

April 3, 1939

Dolls Like Girls. Hitler in Czecho-Slovakia, Pius XII Is Crowned, Lindbergh Walks Alone Close-up, Sandhogs photo essay, Stained Glass, “Wuthering Heights”, Birds in Arctic, Coelacanth Fish Found – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

April 10, 1939

The Law in Texas. Madrid Falls – Franco Becomes Dictator, Texas photo essay, Cartoonist Steig, “Hound of the Baskervilles”, Lie Detector   – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

April 17, 1939

Hildegarde. America Ponders World War Lesson, Mussolini Destroys Albania, Thomas Mann Close-up, Langley Field photo essay, Alaska Fur Seals, Cockfighting, “Dodge City” & Dodge City Premiere – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

April 24, 1939

(Prime Minister) Chamberlain. Boss of Kansas City, Marian Anderson Sings to Washington, Three Families photo essay (German, English, French), Fossil Reptiles Exhibit, Evolution of Thomas Hart Benton, Robins, “Dark Victory”, Katherine Hepburn in New Play – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, edge tears

$20.00

May 1, 1939

Joe Di Maggio. Italo-Albanian War, Baseball Season Opens, Worlds Fair Gets Girls, Russian Army photo essay, DiMaggio profile, “Union Pacific” – 2 copies

VG – Near Mint

$100.00

Same

G/VG

$75.00

May 8, 1939

Stylish Cotton. Frank Lloyd Wright Office Building, Cotton photo essay, Clouds, Fishflies, “Juarez”, Methodists Form New Church – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

May 15, 1939

Hero’s Heroic Wife (Anne Morrow Lindbergh). NY Opens New York Worlds Fair, Adopting Children photo essay, Queen Mary Close-up, Short-Wave Radio, “T.R. in Panama” Painting, Men’s Straw Hats, “Goodbye Mr. Chips” – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same 

Good

$20.00

May 22, 1939

Girl Guide - NY Worlds Fair, Patty Berg, Brazil photo essay, Farley Runs for President, Girl Guides at the Fair – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

May 29, 1939

Queen’s Hostess (Eleanor Roosevelt). King & Queen in US, Franco Close-up, Hyde Park photo essay, Amateur Theatre, Lacrosse Game, “The Puritan” – 8 copies

G/VG

$25.00

June 5, 1939

Special Issue: America’s Future. Pacific Northwest, Boulder Dam, American Yesterdays, America in Maps, Progressive Education, Art, Televised Sports Event, War of the Metals, New Nylon Stockings, Girls of Yesterday and Tomorrow

Good

$20.00

June 12, 1939

Annapolis: June Week. Sport of Death at Indy 500, Chaim Wizmann Zionist Leader Close-up, Devil’s Island photo essay, Antarctica, “The Devil and Daniel Webster”, “Young Mr. Lincoln” – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

June 19, 1939

Captain of Champions (Runner). Queen of England Captures America, Boys in Uniform – Culver Military Academy photo essay, DC-4, Alfred Hitchcock, “Jamaica Inn”, Flamingos – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good, light stain at spine

$17.50

June 26, 1939

Girl’s New Fads. Baseball – 100 Years Old & Dodgers, Fritz Wiedemann Close-up, Sarajevo photo essay, Petty Girl, “Shooting of Huey Long” Painting, “Tarzan Finds a Son”, Byron Nelson Wins US Open – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

July 3, 1939

Swim Suit in Pacific. American Admiral, Life Goes to the New York World’s Fair photo essay (16 pages), Salvation Army Cadets, “Bachelor Mother” – 7 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, pencil notations, scuff, spine splitting

$17.50

July 10, 1939

Japanese Home Guard. Long’s in Louisiana, Japan photo essay, Eddie Rickenbacker Close-up, “On Borrowed Time”, Cosmetic Colors in Clothes, Hell’s Canyon, English War Cartoons, Danzig – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

July 17, 1939

England’s Halifax: “Be Tough!”. Italy Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, Telephone Company photo essay, Spanish Army in France, “The Wizard of Oz” (in color), Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, New Broadway Musicals, Roses – 3 copies

G/VG

$40.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$35.00

July 24, 1939

Ann Sheridan. Labor Union Strikes, Ann Sheridan Close-up, Ireland photo essay, Peter Hurd Paints New Mexico, The Brain, Nursery Nonsensical Songs – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

July 31, 1939

Diana Barrymore. Summer Theatres photo essay, Furniture, Toledo Museum, “Four Feathers”, Mars – 10 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

August 7, 1939

Roosevelt’s (Paul) McNutt. G-Men Train Their Guns on Spies, Social Security photo essay, Hooton of Harvard Close-up, Surf Riders of California, Japanese Beetle Plague – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

August 14, 1939

Busiest Baby. Auto Worker’s Riot, New US Army Division photo essay, Hay Fever, Murals of Oregon History, The Alps & War, “Stanley and Linvingstone” – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good, two small gouges, corner

$15.00

 

Same

Good – spine insect damage

$15.00

August 21, 1939

Boy Meets Girl on Train.  King of Arabia Sells Oil to US, General Staff & George Marshall Close-up, Day Coach Limited photo essay, Life Cycle of the Praying Mantis, Sailing on Long Island Sound, Boomerangs, “The Old Maid” – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

August 28, 1939

Alice Marble.  Germany Uncovers Heaviest Artillery, US Army Signal Corps photo essay, California Naval War art by FDR, Hedy Lamarr, Auto Industry & Headlights, Sister Tharpe, “Wizard of Oz” color ad  – 4 copies

G/VG

$35.00

 

Same

Good

$30.00

September 4, 1939

Rosalind Russell. Nazi-Red Pact, Danzig, Poland, Switzerland photo essay, Booth Tarkington Close-up, Mayo Clinic, “The Women”, “Defeat of Bobby Jones” Painting, Wrestling – 9 copies

G/VG

$25.00

September 11, 1939

Benito Mussolini. Europe’s Children, German Army Invades Poland, War Planes photo essay, “Edith Cavell”, Hermann Goring Close-up, Panda at World’s Fair – 5 copies

G/VG

$45.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$35.00

 

Same

Good, spine roll

$30.00

 

Same

Good – tape repair

$25.00

September 18, 1939

Britain Goes to War. War in Pictures, Submarines photo essay, Week the War Began Close-up, Gloria Jean, Sinking of the “Athenia” – 8 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$25.00

 

Same

G/VG – spine insect damage (minor)

$25.00

September 25, 1939

Special Issue: The War World (Start of WWII). Filled with WWII background. German Bombers, War in Europe, Sea Power, Map, Adolf Hitler Close-up, Neutrality photo essay – 12 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same

Good

$25.00

 

Same

Good, crease, scuffs

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

October 2, 1939

Cordell Hull. Anti-War Sentiment, War in the Air, Joseph Stalin Close-up, The Saar, The Hudson River photo essay, “The Real Glory” – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

October 9, 1939

Kid’s Football. Edouard Daladier Close-up, The Low Countries photo essay, “Hollywood Cavalcade”, Square Dancing, War Veterans, Best Young Baseballers, 4-Year-Old Becomes Dalai Lama of Tibet – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

October 16, 1939

German U-Boat 35. Kids to the Country Close-up, Pan-American Parley Bans War, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, Football Fun – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

October 23, 1939

War & Fashions. Detroit photo essay, George Abbott Close-up, Alabama Students, “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex”, War’s Effect on Fashions – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

October 30, 1939

Greatest Dance Couple (Veloz & Yolanda). German Hero, Admiral Richard E Byrd Close-up, Berchtesgaden Interiors in color, Paintings by Hitler, England Mobilizes Women, Finland photo essay – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

November 6, 1939

Planes Over England. Earl Browder Goes to Jail, Hitler's Girl Takes His Picture, The Dardanelles, Normandie-Queen Mary-Aquitania at Dock in New York, "Babes in Arms" & Mickey Rooney, Panama Canal photo essay – 12 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 5 copies

Good

$20.00

November 13, 1939

Claudette Colbert. The Argentines photo essay, German High Command Close-up, London Blackout Fashions, Girl’s Football, Dorothy Lamour, “Drums Along the Mohawk” – 7 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

Same

Good, small tear corner and spine

$17.50

November 20, 1939

German Raider “Deutschland”. The British Navy photo essay, Alfred Hitchcock Close-up, Art Book Boom, “Ninotchka” – Garbo Laughs, Bill Stern All-America Team – 11 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, scuff

$20.00

November 27, 1939

Toscanini & Daughter. German Bombing Raid on Firth of Forth, Germans in America photo essay, “Life With Father”, “Show Boat” painting by Doris Lee, Cases of Dr. Gonzales Close-up  - 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – torn cover

$15.00

December 4, 1939

Dancing California Co-Ed. The Pope Close-up, Wright Field photo essay, British War Postcards, Marx Brothers Movie, Mary Martin, German Sea Mines, Railroads Paint Up – 9 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – spine insect damage

$15.00

 

Same

Good – ink on cover

$15.00

December 11, 1939

Betty Grable. Kansas Girls, Japanese Capture Nanning, “Du Barry Was A Lady”, Cole Porter, John Sloan Art, Dorothy Maynor, US Army Rifle, Nehru Close-up – 10 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, small scuffs

$17.50

December 18, 1939

Commander of the Canadians. Canada At War photo essay,  Aerial Photos of England, David O Selznick Close-up & “Gone With the Wind”, Swing Records, The Eye, Linda Darnell – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same  – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

December 25, 1939

Merry Christmas.  “Gone With the Wind” & Atlanta Premiere, The Low Country photo essay, Archbishop of Canterbury Close-up, “Pinocchio” in Color, John Curry Art – 3 copies

G/VG

$45.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$35.00

 

Same

Good, loose center pages

$30.00

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