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January 23, 1939 Life Magazine

Date: 1-23-1939 Life Magazine

Condition: Very Good - Collector Grade

Cover: Bette Davis

Contents: Inside cover color Martini & Rossi Vermouth ad, the Vermouth Family Tree illustration by F. Ludaka. Full page ad for "Topper Takes a Trip," with images describing some of the camera tricks in the film, ectoplasm, Hal Roach. Photographer Lejaren 'a Hiller recreates milestones in the history of surgery by staging models to re-enact first cesarean, bubonic plague, many more. Full page ad for "Gunga Din" at Radio City Music Hall. Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling warns the senate that the Roosevelt's are "dangerous reds." British unemployed want appeasement. Mrs. Roosevelt wants an anti-lynching law. A painting gets cleaned with surprising results. "The King Drinks" by Jacob Jordaens. Photo Essay - Mexico, 16 pages, some in color including image of "Frida Rivera" (Frida Kahlo). Bette Davis close up, she prefers "attractive wench" parts. Invisible glass produced by Dr. Katharine Blodgett using film only one molecule thick. Full page color Nash ad, Who-o-ish and it's gone. Springfield College trains physical directors, odd photos of "gilded" young men in trunks and bronze body paint performing athletic tableaus. Frilly blouses are back. Ethel Waters stars in "Mamba's Daughters." Swiss ice skater Ariane Levaillant makes huge leaps in St. Moritz. A party to hear Swing's newest king, Artie Shaw. Back cover color Coca-Cola ad with small images from ad series, 11 in all.

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