Life Magazine 1952

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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price

January 7, 1952

Hairstyles: Poodle vs. Horsetail. Winter, Beehive in the Tropics photo essay, US Teenagers in Paris photo essay, The Wife Problem, “Point of No Return”, Sculpture Controversy 

Good

$20.00

January 14, 1952

Famous Britons photographed by Eisenstadt (Painter Augustus John cover), Churchill in New York, Airman’s Story, Wisconsin Culture, “Death of a Salesman”

G/VG

$25.00

January 21, 1952

Dwight D Eisenhower. Palm Beach, "Rashomon", Farm Auction, Anna Rosenberg 

G/VG

$20.00

January 28, 1952

Phyllis Newell: Quandry of a Gifted Girl. The Everglades photo essay, The Master Imposter, Snowbound Train – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 4, 1952

Barbara Ann Scott. Egyptians & Tunisians Riot, Jets, Air Supremacy, Pasta, Ice Skating Rivals 

G/VG

$20.00

February 11, 1952

Defending Olympic Champ (Skiier). When Insects Change Form, Jose Ferrer photo essay, Guided Missiles, Iron Furniture Indoor, Skin for a Twin  - 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 18, 1952

Long Live the Queen (Elizabeth). Death of George VI, American Spring Fashions, "The Glob", illus. By Walt Kelly – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

February 25, 1952

News in Gloves. U.S. Airports, Cezanne, “Viva Zapata”, Plastic Auto Bodies, Dogs and People 

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

Same

Good, crease, spine splitting

$15.00

March 3, 1952

Patrice Munsel: Met's Saucy Glamour Girl (with color photos). De Givenchy Fashions, Chile photo essay, “Icemen” Strike it Rich on the Gold Coast, Bing Crosby  – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

March 10, 1952

Brandon De Wilde in "Mrs. McThing". Stalin, Natural Gas Boom - 4 copies

G/VG

$17.50

Same

Good

$15.00

March 17, 1952

Prettiest Showgirl on Broadway. "They Ruined Baseball" by Ty Cobb, Secrets of Chaplin at Work, Test Planes

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

March 24, 1952

If Not Truman, Who? (Democratic Contenders). Batista & Revolt, Girl Scouts photo essay, Baseball by Ty Cobb, Modern Whaling, Modern Armor for Marines, Sheen on TV, Johnnie Ray

G/VG

$25.00

March 31, 1952

Li’l Abner & Daisy Mae Get Married (by Al Capp).  Prisoner’s Island, Azaleas, Teaching on TV

Good

$25.00

April 7, 1952

Marilyn Monroe – The Talk of Hollywood. Truman Refuses to Run in ’52, Making of a Home Photo Essay, Julie Harris, Visitors from Space?, Fun in America Art – 2 copies

G/VG

$150.00

Same

G/VG, taped tear back cover, sample copy stamp

$125.00

April 14, 1952

Italian Imports. "Life at the Edge of the Sea" by Rachel Carson, Helicopter view of the US, MGM Musicals, Missing Cadet Mystery

Not Available

NA

April 21, 1952

Tito Speaks. Cooking in the Air, South Africa Anniversary, Masters Tournament, A Mayor and His City (Pekin, Illinois)

G/VG

$330.00

April 28, 1952

The Young Eisenhower: Ike's Wedding Picture. Tito Speaks, "Le Jazz" in Paris

G/VG

$25.00

May 5, 1952

TV's Leading Ladies: Diana Lynn. Life Near the Pole, Lacrosse in Baltimore, Pimlico Art  – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

May 12, 1952

New Boss: Matthew B Ridgeway. Tito Speaks, Tops in Dance, Basque Shepherd  – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

May 19, 1952

Kerima: Her Marathon Movie Kiss. Memories of Renoir by his Son Coca, Bob & Ray, A New Foreign Policy by Dulles

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

May 26, 1952

Stewart Granger, Swashbuckler. Ring Racketeers in NY, Tafts of Cincinnati

G/VG

$25.00

June 2, 1952

Party Shoes & Dresses For Little Girls. Transatlantic Flying, The Cosmotron

G/VG

$20.00

June 9, 1952

Most Photographed Bridal Model. The Wedding Business, The Germans, Louisiana Plantations – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

June 16, 1952

Ike’s Return to Abilene. Dionne Quints are 18, Collecting Insects, 14,000 Golfers Beat Ben Hogan, Marsden Hartley photo essay 

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

June 23, 1952

Mail Order Fashions. Lincoln Land photo essay, GOP Convention Preparations, Mickey Spillane profile

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

June 30, 1952

Political Charmer: Nancy Kefauver. Convention Guide to Chicago, Teen-Age Olympic Talent – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

July 7, 1952

Arlene Dahl: Lingerie Designer and Pin-Up Girl.  The Republican Show, White House Redecorated, Jet Age Whirligig, Mr. Peepers – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

July 14, 1952

The Hangover. Convention TV, The Golden Trout photo essay, Color Lithographs, Atom Plant in Paducah

G/VG

$25.00

July 21, 1952

Dwight D Eisenhower. New GOP Leaders, SS United States (in color w/fold-out), Adlai Stevenson photo essay, Lion Hunter

G/VG

$25.00

July 28, 1952

British Starlets in Hollywood. Folies-Bergere photo essay, Desert Speed Laboratory, Russian Athletes

G/VG

$25.00

August 4, 1952

Adlai Stevenson. Democratic Convention, Eartha Kitt, Summer Shawls, Zone of Silence photo essay, Shores of Maine photo essay, US & USSR Fight It Out at the Olympics 

G/VG

$25.00

August 11, 1952

Joan Rice: Robin Hood’s New Girl Friend. Farewell to Eva Peron, Life of the Bee photo essay, The Olympic Look, Siamese Twins History (Chang & Eng), Medieval Movies, Crossword TV Game Show 

G/VG

$25.00

August 18, 1952

Marlene Dietrich & Daughter. Spain photo essay, Movie Festivals, Hair-Hiding Hats

G/VG

$25.00

August 25, 1952

College Fashions – Turtleneck Sweater. “High Noon” & Cooper, Egypt’s Coup, Evita Peron Funeral, Anesthesiologists, Calder & his Mobiles

G/VG

$35.00

September 1, 1952

Ernest Hemingway –“The Old Man and the Sea” (first publication). French Cave Tragedy, Morningside Heights Photo Essay, Sedgman – Top Man in Tennis, Space Patrol TV – 2 copies

G/VG

$100.00

September 8, 1952

Siren Look for Fall. Mystic Art in Tribal Africa, Geraldine Page, First Woman Driver, Belles and Brawls Boost Box Office, Magnet Guides Tubes in Body 

G/VG

$20.00

September 15, 1952

Rita Gam: Silent and Sexy. Adlai's Amateurs, Stan Musial & Mickey Mantle – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good, spine stain

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

September 22, 1952

An LST is Waved Into New Polar Base. Secret Naval Operation, Marciano, Ike by Douglas Southall Freeman – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good, stains

$15.00

September 29, 1952

TV’s Biggest, Prettiest New Show. Atom Blasts Through Victim’s Eyes, The Quakers photo essay, Casey Stengel Close-up, Jose Ferrer, Model Houses, Jackie Gleason

Not Available

NA

October 6, 1952

San Francisco Opera Opening: Mrs. Peter Thieriot. Love Letters of Shaw and Mrs. Pat Campbell, Bones, Piaf Sings, Marciano

Not Available

NA

October 13, 1952

Mamie Eisenhower. The New Canada photo essay, Eddie Fisher, Bali Dance, Cartier-Bresson book

Not Available

NA

October 20, 1952

New Crop of Beauties in Italy’s Film Boom: Lucia Bose. U.S. Presidential Politics, The Adirondacks, World Series, Bea Lillie, Plastic Boxcar

Not Available

NA

October 27, 1952

Jon Lindbergh. Chicago's Collectors photo essay, East Bronx Politics, The Mufti, Upheaval in the South – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

November 3, 1952

The U.N.’s New Assembly Building. Voting by State, Richard Tucker Profile, One-Rail Train, “Hans Christian Anderson”, Valentina Fashions

Good, spine splitting

$17.50

November 10, 1952

Jean Rogers. Hunter’s Targets in Color, Chicago Court Jam-Up, US Drought, Italian Comic, “Dial M for Murder”, Sugar Ray Robinson at Night Club  – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

November 17, 1952

The Election: President Elect & First Lady. The Sixth Grade photo essay, The Phonograph (history), Fifth Wheel on Cars, Bahrain – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

November 24, 1952

Too Much Jewelry? (Tippi Hedren) Farouk's Treasure, Poetry Magazine Birthday, Alec Guinness, Jose Greco – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$20.00

December 1, 1952

Suzanne Cloutier: Gallery of Young French Actresses. Secret War in Korea. Pearl Bailey – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$17.50

December 8, 1952

The World We Live In – Part 1 (cover by Chesley Bonestell). CIO Leadership Battle, Loesser & Hit Tunes, Peter Rabbit’s Birthday (Beatrix Potter), “The Seven Year Itch” on Broadway

Good

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good – cover smudges

$17.50

 

Same

Good, cover wear, crease

$17.50

 

Same – Reprint From –The Earth Is Born – The World We Live In – Part I

Good, spine splitting

$10.00

SPECIAL REPRINT SET

The World We Live In – set of all 13 Installment Reprints of this series, reprinting all pages and related covers from the 13 Life magazine issues 12/8/1952 to 12/20/1954 – Approx. 300 pages, no ads, spiral bound, plastic covers

Good, stain on upper edge

$35.00

December 15, 1952

Polish Girl DP Becomes US College Queen. French Foreign Legion, Eisenhower in Korea, The Prairie photo essay, Chinese Cooking, “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, Atomic Sub-Engine, “Omnibus” – 4 copies

 G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

December 22, 1952

30-Inch Horse. Space-saving Furniture, Great Men, Church Art in Haiti, Gilbert & Sullivan – 2 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$10.00

December 29, 1952

Christmas Issue. Xmas song by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sherlock Holmes story, Salzburg Marionettes, Skating – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 6 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good – water stain

$15.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Fair/Good

$12.50

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