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March 13, 1939 Life Magazine

Date: 3-13-39 Life Magazine

Condition: Very Good - Collector Grade

Cover: New York World's Fair

Contents: Sixteen pages of fair preview, including many photos in color, includes Rosita Royce the Dove Dancer, working industry exhibits, Henry Billings' 3-D mural. Half page Kellogg's All-Bran ad with The Captain and The Kids cartoon by Rudolph Dirks. Photos of Eleanor Roosevelt taking voice lessons with Elisabeth von Hesse. Washington mourns Japanese ambassador. Pope Pius XII is first pontiff to visit US. Full page Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup ad, 8 out of 10 women choose it. Hawaii legislature opens with hulas. Kansas City's gambling racket goes on trials. James Moran determines it takes 82 1/2 hours to find a needle in a haystack. Mary Martin with Winthrop Rockefeller. Britain picks new Sultan of Selangor. Sweden holds a mass coming-out party. Full page color Firestone tires ad features Floyd Roberts, National Race Champion. Ellis Island art by German cartoonist Gerhard Brinkmann, also known as G. Bri. The Mikado gets "swingcopated"  by WPA's Negro version of the classic. Movie of the week, "Prison Without Bars," grim tale set in French girls' reformatory. Full page color Dobbs Field & Stream hat ad with fisherman and guy with camera painted by Orlando Rivera. Incubator rooms for premature babies. Tony Galento heavyweight championship. Spring hats. Carnival at Rio de Janeiro. Back cover color Real silk hosiery ad, woman in black with white cat. 

 

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