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"

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

February 21, 1955

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

G/VG

$20.00

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

Not Available

NA

March 14, 1955

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

G/VG

$20.00

March 21, 1955

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

Good

$17.50

March 28, 1955

Flaming Lava in Hawaii cover. Pan American Games, PA Academy of Fine Arts, "Blackboard Jungle" – 2 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 – 2 copies

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 – 2 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

G/VG

$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

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

Not Available

NA

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 – 3 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

Not Available

NA

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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