Life Magazine 1955

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How Life Gets The Story

Special Publication. Doubleday & Company, 1955.  Written & Edited by Stanley Rayfield.  “Behind the Scenes in Photo-Journalism”. Great chapters on classic photo essays.  84 pages, color illustrations, cloth. “Life”-size. 

Good

$25.00

 

January 3, 1955

Special Issue: Food – 3 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

January 10, 1955

The Great Garbo. The Kiwi, Spokane Coliseum, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" – 2 copies

G/VG

$35.00

January 17, 1955

Military Appraisal At Moscow Trolley Stop. People of Russia, Garbo, Part 2, U.S. Jazz (color photos of Jazz stars) – 2 copies

G/VG

$30.00

January 24, 1955

Tahitian Girl Bathing. Jackie Gleason, Garbo Part III, South Seas Islands – 7 copies

G/VG

$17.50

January 31, 1955

Spencer Tracy: 25 Years as a Film Star. Vanished Splendor of Russia photo essay, Travel in the USSR, Horse Doping – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

February 7, 1955

Vigil at Indian Festival of Lights. The World's Religions, Part I, "Toko-Ri", Bowling Alleys – 2 copies

G/VG

$17.50

Same

Good

$15.00

Reprint February 7, 1955

Cover  only and The World’s Great Religions Part 1 Hinduism Article

G/VG

$15.00

February 14, 1955

The Family of Man: Steichen Exhibit. Mystery of Czar's Daughter. Search for Lincoln Material, Jill Kinmont Ski Accident 

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good, gouge at base of spine

$20.00

February 21, 1955

Princess Margaret in Trinidad. A GI-Japanese Marriage by James Michener

G/VG

$20.00

Same

Good

$17.50

February 28, 1955

Shelley Winters in "The Women". Basketball Fever in Dixie, Dallas Bank, Hi-Fidelity – 2 copies

G/VG

$17.50

Same

Good

$15.00

March 7, 1955

Rangoon Buddha. Buddhism, Todd AO, New Star James Dean, Marciano's Nose, Emmett Kelly

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

March 14, 1955

The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester. Dulles, Fossils, Shirley MacLaine, Miami Fashion – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

March 21, 1955

Sheree North. Country People of Ireland, Bantam Boxers, Spring Party Fashions, “The Good Shepherd” Part 2, Radiation – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

March 28, 1955

Flaming Lava in Hawaii cover. Pan American Games, PA Academy of Fine Arts, "Blackboard Jungle" – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

April 4, 1955

Earth Gods' Festival Boats. Winston Churchill's retirement, Peter Pan in Color, Eddie Stanky, Farmyard tricks

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$15.00

April 11, 1955

Grace Kelly, Winner of Academy Award. Chicago Slums, Ernest Borgnine, Don Campbell – 3 copies

G/VG

$60.00

Same

Good

$55.00

April 18, 1955

Frigate's Figurehead (America's Art & Skills). Rock 'n Roll Rouses US, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Oscars

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

April 25, 1955

Prime Minister & Lady Eden. Davy Crockett Bonanza, First Lady’s Popular Dress, Kentucky Crop of Thoroughbreds, Detroit’s Polish  Americans, Living Long – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

May 2, 1955

Dancers From “Oklahoma”. Filming of “Oklahoma”, Pink in Home Furnishings, Busch Family, Valencia, Sir Winston’s Hideway – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same 

Good

$17.50

May 9, 1955

The World of Islam. Life in a Battle (Vietnam), Deep-Sea Find, Milan Trade Fair, Rodin – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

May 16, 1955

The US Takes Up Style of the East. Kentucky Derby, "Damn Yankees", Spring Birds – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

May 23, 1955

Leslie Caron in “Daddy Long Legs”. Uranium, British Elections, The Dodgers photo essay – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

May 30, 1955

Rare, Historic Playing Cards. Spring on a Farm, Traffic Problems, "The Seven Year Itch" & Marilyn Monroe – 10 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

June 6, 1955

Henry Fonda as "Mr. Roberts". Russia's Jets, Valley of Castles (Loire Valley), Soviet Sports, Edward Teller on TV – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

June 13, 1955

Judaism. U.S. Takes to Boats, Indianapolis 500 Tragedy, "Guys and Dolls" – 2 copies

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$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

June 20, 1955

Girls of the Moulin Rouge (Las Vegas). Paths Walt Whitman Walked, Beachwear, The Circus (6 pages in color)

G/VG

$30.00

Same

Good

$25.00

June 27, 1955

The "Constitution" & Crew. Peron & Argentina, U.S. Fresh-water Game Fish (in color), U.S. Open – 2 copies

G/VG

$17.50

July 4, 1955

Dazzle and Din of the Fourth. UN Birthday Party, the Founding Fathers, Audie Murphy, "Cash McCall"

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$15.00

July 11, 1955

Susan Strasberg. 8 Summer Deserts, Civilian Draftees, Steinberg & Baseball, "Picnic" – 3 copies

G/VG

$17.50

July 18, 1955

Audrey Hepburn on an Italian Farm. Age of Homespun, Friendly Russians, Gulls, NBC’s Pat Weaver, Archie Moore – 2 copies

G/VG

$30.00

July 25, 1955

Newest Singing Crosby: Bing's Niece Cathy. Bill Maudlin on Do-It-Yourself. "Summertime", Atlantic City Housewares Show, Moral Victory at  Hoxie Arkansas, Atomic Stalemate, A Lion’s Tale by William Pene du Bois – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

August 1, 1955

The Summit - In Color (Ike, Bulganin, Eden, Faure). Glow of Paris, "Night of the Hunter"

Good

$20.00

August 8, 1955

Ben Hogan Tells His Secret. Atomic Industry, The Insect World, New Satellite, John Gielgud

Good, light cover blotches

$60.00

August 15, 1955

General MacArthur - An Old Soldier in a New Career. American League Race, Disneyland, Housewives, Banjos

Not Available

NA

August 22, 1955

Sophia Loren. Missouri River Tamed, Moscow Picnic, Art in Attica, Kansas, London Zoo

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

August 29, 1955

Billy Conner with Grandad. Breakthrough in Korea, "Pete Kelly's Blues", MacArthur - 3 copies

G/VG

$17.50

September 5, 1955

Dior's Smash Hit Evening Dress. Baseball Verses by Ogden Nash, MacArthur Part 4 – 2 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same - 3 copies

Good

$15.00

September 12, 1955

Joan Collins Plays Gibson Girl. Bruce Catton's "This Hallowed Ground", Civil War Interest, Peron Recoups Power, Marciano & Moore, Phil Silvers Program

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$25.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

September 19, 1955

Dolls from Movie "Guys & Dolls". WV Coach Art Lewis, Russia's Food Crisis

Not Available

NA

September 26, 1955

The Trumans of Independence. Truman Memoirs Part 1, Bill Maudlin on Air Force Academy, $64,000 Marine Winner – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

October 3, 1955

Rock Hudson. New Era in Argentina, Truman, Part 2, English TV Goes Commercial, "Gift From the Sea" 

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

October 10, 1955

Princess Margaret. Truman memoirs, Eisenhower heart attack, Columbus's Spanish Port, Judy Garland & Daughter Lorna, "Desperate Hours", Vaughn Monroe

Good

$17.50

October 17, 1955

Princess Ira: Wedding of the Year. Truman on Potsdam, Dodger Victory, Broadway Season – 3 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

October 24, 1955

DeMille Directs Exodus in "The Ten Commandments". Passenger Jets, Chicago Cop, Hitler’s Last Moments by his Pilot, Truman Memoirs Part 5 – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

October 31, 1955

Mrs. Averell Clark Goes to Seattle Party. Reading, Nation's Trees, Maria Callas, Locker Room Tension, Cancer – 4 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

November 7, 1955

Epic of Man Part 1 - The First True Human. Ireland's IRA - by Sean O'Faolain, Football Weekend USA – 3 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 6 copies

Good

$15.00

November 14, 1955

The Convalescing President (Ike after Heart Attack). Hunting Dog Heroism, Behind Middle East Crisis, "Captain Kangeroo"  – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

November 21, 1955

Shining Young Broadway Stars (Photo of Five - including Jayne Mansfield and Susan Strasberg). Middle East Spy Ring, Inspecting Russia From 40,000 ft., Eisenstaedt Revisits Ethiopia

G/VG

$35.00

November 28, 1955

Carol Channing. Murder in the Air, The Citadel, Adlai Stevenson, Vienna Opera House Reopens, Robert Frost – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same - 8 copies

Good

$17.50

December 5, 1955

A $125 Coat of Man-Made Mink. Sculpture in Seclusion, O'Neil's Sons, Growing Conifers

Good

$17.50

December 12, 1955

The Epic of Man: Neanderthal Bear Cult. Eloise by Kay Thompson, Julie Harris on Broadway – 6 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same  – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

December 19, 1955

Lavish Holiday Buying (3 kids in Suits of Armor). Sugar Ray Robinson, France, Folk Legends of Christmas

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$15.00

December 26, 1955

Special Issue: Christianity. Heritage of Christianity, Christianity in the US, Beyond the US – 4 copies

G/VG

$17.50

 

Same – 12 copies

Good

$15.00

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