Life Magazine 1953

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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price

January 5, 1953

Special Issue: The American and his Economy. Cover – Family Buys “Best $15,000 House”. Farm Revolution, Chemical Age, Working Wives, Smiling Employees, Closed-Circuit TV

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

January 12, 1953

Majorca Displays Resort Clothes from US and Europe. Otters, "Confessions of an Archthief" by Willie Sutton – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

January 19, 1953

Big-Time Managers in the Cabinet (Defense & Treasury Secretaries). Jamaica Boyhood

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

January 26, 1953

Stylist For Ohrbach's Low-Cost High Fashions. Martha's Vineyard in Winter, First Lady's Finery – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

February 2, 1953

Eisenhower Inauguration – In Color.  Comeback for Big Families, Rouault Art, Male-Inspired Fashions – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

February 9, 1953

The World We Live In: Miracle of the Sea. Dog of Distinction, King of Cambodia, Women's Suits, Yehudi’s Yoga, New Cardinals, Top Doberman at Westminster Dog Show – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 16, 1953

Her Majesty's Own Guards (A Coldstream Sergeant). Robert Ruark on the Mau Mau's, North Sea Terror, 3-D Hits Hollywood, “Peter Pan”, Rita Hayworth as “Salome” - 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 23, 1953

Nell Owen: Prettiest US Schoolteacher. All-Time Great Bible Illustrations in color, "I Went Back to Galesburg" by Carl Sandburg, America and Asia – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

March 2, 1953

Formosa Gets Ready. Bats, Adlai E Stevenson, Geraldine Page, Bats photo essay, Solar Power in the Pyrenees, Knoll Associates, Father Feeney’s Excommunication 

G/VG

$25.00

Same

G/VG, light tape residue

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

March 9, 1953

Vanessa Brown Shows How to Wear Stoles. India, Goose Tatum, Wintry Laboratory 

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, spine wear

$20.00

March 16, 1953

Malenkov and Stalin. Death of Stalin. Broadway, Love Among the Irish, Leslie Caron  – 3 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same

Good

$25.00

March 23, 1953

Budding Starlet. Malenkov, Stalin Funeral, Legacy of Mackenzie King photo essay, Igor Stravinsky Close-up, US College in Near East photo essay, Coventry’s New Cathedral, Dorothy Dandridge – 2 copies

G/VG

$30.00

Same

Good

$25.00

March 30, 1953

Coronation Fashions: Countess of Dalkeith. Marine's Photos of Korean Fighting, Preparing for Coronation, Battle of City Streets (Saul Steinberg art) – 2 copies

G/VG

$30.00

Same

Good

$25.00

April 6, 1953

Lucille Ball & Family. Stalin’s Ghastly Secrets, 12 Great American Preachers, Shrine of St. Ursula photo essay, Japan’s Giants, Mme. Chiang at Wellesley

G/VG, spine fray

$45.00

April 13, 1953

The World We Live In - Delicate Arch, Utah. Secrets of Stalin's Mass Murders, Peace Talks, Gypsy Children, New Russian Aircraft, Confederate Currency - 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

Same – Reprint From – Delicate Arch, Utah, and La Sal Mountains – The World We Live In: Part III

Good, spine splitting

$10.00

April 20, 1953

Marlon Brando as Marc Antony. Japanese Art, Parakeets, Patrice Munsel, NY Yankees of 1957 (including Mickey Mantle) – 4 copies

Good

$35.00

April 27, 1953

Elizabeth II - Official Coronation Portrait. Stalin's Secrets, "Shane" movie review, Benny Goodman – 2 copies

G/VG

$35.00

May 4, 1953

Special Issue: Africa – A Continent in Ferment. Masai Warrior, Rocky Sahara, Tangier, Nasser, Liberia, Albert Park, Ethiopia’s Haile Salassie, Victoria Falls, South Africa, Art in the Congo, Kenya, Diseases, Morocco

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

Same

Good, crease

$17.50

May 11, 1953

Denim Gets Dressy: A Cocktail Coat. Truth About Korea by Van Fleet, Color TV, Emile Zola photo essay, Caddy to a President, Bye Bye Blue Denim, Ingres – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

May 18, 1953

Harvest of Arts in the Midwest: Coed Opera Student. Truth About Korea, Survivors Watch "Titanic" movie – 6 copies

G/VG

$30.00

May 25, 1953

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell in “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”. New Look at Ford, Valley Forge GI’s, Lutheran Sects, Jon Lindbergh’s Dive, New Warfare on Old Bugs – 3 copies

G/VG

$75.00

June 1, 1953

Daughters of the Stars: Brooke Hayward. Coronation Guide, Josh Logan vs. TV, Nato's Boss Gruenther, Collie & Pups photo essay, Ping-Pong in Iron Curtain – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

June 8, 1953

Baseball's Greatest Catcher: Roy Campanella. World We Live In, Italy Election, Penny Stocks, “Split Second”, Ford’s Geodesic Dome, Edna Wallace Hopper – 3 copies

G/VG

$40.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$30.00

 

Same

Good, spine insect dmg.

$25.00

June 15, 1953

The Coronation in Color.  New Life for Brodie Twin, House with Reasons, Hi-Fi, Everest at Last – 2 copies

G/VG

$30.00

Same – 5 copies

Good

$25.00

June 22, 1953

Commencement cover. Whittaker Chambers on the "Witch Hunt", Art on the Andrea Doria, The Lowly Penny photo essay, US Glass House Embassy in Rio, Dorothy McGuire’s Maternity Dress, Shot-Put Record Breaker

G/VG

$30.00

Same – 4 copies

Good

$25.00

June 29, 1953

Cyd Charisse. Victory on Mt. Everest, Rosenbergs Put to Death, Seven Stars in Seven Colors, Little Tractor, Ford Birthday Show 

Good

$25.00

Same

Good, spine splitting, wear

$20.00

Same

Good, tears, wear

$20.00

July 6, 1953

Terry Moore. Complete “Bridges at Toki-Ri” by James Michener, Texas Drought, Visit to our Past photo essay, Squaw Skirts, Milwaukee Braves – 4 copies

Good

$30.00

Same

Good, spine fraying

$25.00

July 13, 1953

Conquest of Everest.  Articles by Tenzing & Hillary, Provence in Stone, Portable Pier, Martin Luther Movie, “Moon Is Blue”, 17 Year Bugs

G/VG

$35.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$30.00

July 20, 1953

Senator Kennedy Goes Courting (Jackie). Outdoor Cooking, The Piazza photo essay, Ben Hogan, Spyros Skouras & Cinemascope Close-up – 3 copies

G/VG

$60.00

July 27, 1953

Cancan Lingerie. The Sea Elephant, Cinemascope and "The Robe", Larry Storch

G/VG

$20.00

August 3, 1953

Nicole Maurey: Bing's New Leading Lady. Indochina, Year of the Snake pictorial essay, Italian Grand Opera  -- 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

August 10, 1953

Irish Invade Fashion World. How the Truce Came to Korea, Trip Down Oregon Coast photo essay, Tour de France Bicycle Race  -- 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Fair/Good

$12.50

August 17, 1953

The Pretty Wittlingers. Europe by Bill Maudlin, The Louvre, I Become a Citizen photo essay, The Louvre

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same  – 5 copies

Good

$20.00

August 24, 1953

Ballerina's At Beach. Kinsey Report on Women, Animals of the Desert, "Roman Holiday" – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same - 5 copies

Good

$20.00

August 31, 1953

Donna Reed in “From Here To Eternity”. "From Here to Eternity", Perils of Space Flight, War by Television, Dior Short Skirts – 5 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$25.00

September 7, 1953

World We Live In: Dinosaurs. German Vote, "Tell Tale Heart", Fast Filly at Goshen, Aquacade – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 12 copies

Good

$17.50

September 14, 1953

Casey Stengel's Winning Smile (World Series). Polygamy Uproar – Short Creek Arizona, New YorkMagic City, The Russian Soldier, Paint-By-Numbers, Jack Webb. Ben Hogan Ad back cover

G/VG

$60.00

Same

Good

$50.00

September 21, 1953

Juanita Smith - Photo Essay by W. Eugene Smith. "The Cruel Sea", Images of New York – part 2, Race Horse “Native Dancer” profile, Polio Victims, Joyce Bryant

G/VG

$35.00

Same

Good

$30.00

September 28, 1953

Life Goes to a $100,000 Party. Faulkner - His Family - His County, The Smithsonian, Major Andre, Four Pacific Northwest Artists

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$25.00

October 5, 1953

From Italians Into Americans. Faulkner, Part 2, “1984” on TV, Atomic Farm, Football Game in Color, Street Fashions

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same

Good

$25.00

October 12, 1953

Backs are Back in Fashion. Autumn in Shenandoah, Stalking the Striper, Recording Authors Voices, Traubel Quits Met – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

October 19, 1953

The World We Live In - Age of Mammals. Crimean War, Fastest Flight, Jackie Gleason's Girls, “Tea and Sympathy” - 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

October 26, 1953

Vikki Dougan: Actress, Model and Mother. Churchill's War Memoirs, Elgin Marbles photo essay, The Death of “Assassino”, Cooking Game Birds, Harvard’s New President, Farm Problem  – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

November 2, 1953

Churchill: Nobel Prize for Literature. Silver Anniversary for Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse, Greenwich Village Fashions  – 7 copies

Good

$25.00

November 9, 1953

Small-Town Girl Gets New Name and a New Career. Churchill's Memoirs, Dress & Décor from Paris, Lizards – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$17.50

November 16, 1953

Queen Frederika of Greece. Churchill Memoirs, Hollywood Films on TV, Trotting Scandal – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

November 23, 1953

Sandra Krasne: College Art Student. Harry Dexter White, Renaissance of the Rails, Churchill Memoirs, Dinah Shore 

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same - 3 copies

Good

$17.50

November 30, 1953

Creatures of the Sea. Navy Radio, Horse Show, New American Comes Home, India’s General Thimayya, “Kiss Me Kate” – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 8 copies

Good

$17.50

December 7, 1953

Audrey Hepburn (Classic Cover). Racers in Mexico, Audrey Hepburn Close-up, TV and Teachers, Piccoli, Marines Film, Victor Borge

Not Available

NA

December 14, 1953

Nixon, A Vice-President Making Good. "The Caine Mutiny", High School Education in the US, Bermuda Summit, France in Vietnam, Great Art Works of Poland photo essay, Scrabble Game, Ronald Reagan Van Heusen Shirt Ad  – 3 copies

G/VG

$40.00

 

Same

Good

$35.00

December 21, 1953

Canasta Pajamas. House of Saud, "Kismet", Shipwrecked Goddess found in the Aegean, Annapurna, How High Schools Have Made Hoosiers the No. 1 Team  – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

December 28, 1953

Virgin Mary. Original “Wizard of Oz” Drawing by Denslow, Four Great Protestant & Catholic Churches photo essay, Longleat House – 8 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

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