Life Magazine - Nov. 17, 1947 - The Edwardians
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If you are a Baby-Boomer, then you were born some time near when this November 17, 1947, issue of Life Magazine was printed. This is an extra large issue - boasting 164 pages of nice vintage articles and advertisements.
For those who enjoy sports, you will enjoy several of the articles. In "the Place-Kicking Specialists," you'll see a photo of toeless Ben Agajanian of the Los Angeles Dons. Agajanian was paid a mere $5,000 a year for the 52 points he made kicking with his right-toeless foot!
The picture of the week was of Halfback Joe Mocha of the University of San Francisco getting the finger of a Santa Clara tackler shoved in his mouth.
Long before Bill Gates, there was the Foremost Fifty - the nations top businessmen. In this issue, you"ll see the meeting of Forbes Magazine"s 30th Anniversary celebrating these men - among them - Charles Edward Wilson of General Electric; Thomas W. Martin, President of the Alabama Power Company; Henry Kaiser, maker of a 2-year-old automobile company; Charles E. Wilson of General Motors; Walter S. Gifford of American Telephone & Telegraph, and many more.
In "Hughes Takes Off" you?ll see pictures of Howard Hughes' controversial flying boat. It was questionable whether the plane would even fly, but with Hughes himself at the controls, the plane was airborne on its first attempt.
Movie buffs will love the black and white picture of starlet Wanda Hendrix and war hero, Audie Murphy. In the picture, Audie is showing Miss Hendrix his many war medals.
You"ll love the great pictures of fashion and fads shown in the article "High School Fads." You"ll see Poodle Skirts, Bobby Socks and Hot Rods.
There are some great vintage advertisements in this magazine. Little Lulu represents Kleenex Tissues in a full-page advertisement - Lulu in her signature red dress. Other advertisements you will enjoy include: Inter Woven Socks, Western Electric, Elsie the Cow for Borden's Eagle Brand Milk, RCA Victor Stereo, Hires Root Beer, Brach's Chocolate Party Mix, Cannon Nylons, Maxwell House Coffee, Prell Shampoo, and many more. I especially loved the two-page ad for Philco. It shows four different cabinet stereos with women in evening wear standing next to each one. It also shows a Philco record player and four Philco radio models. Very retro!
The back cover of the magazine has a great vintage Coca-Cola advertisement. This is a great piece of Coca-Cola memorabilia! (see photo)
As expected, this vintage magazine has wear and some damage. The front cover has wear along the edges. The upper right corner and the first few pages behind the cover have a small piece of the corner missing. The top and bottom of the binding edge have small tears at the crease. The interior pages are in very good condition considering age. The outer edges on some pages have very small tears and wear. Some of the page edges have darkened from age as well. Four pages have been torn from the magazine - 123 through 126. One interior page has come loose from the binding. It is included and in good condition with some edge wear.
In spite of the wear on this magazine, it is a real treat to look through - a walk down memory lane!
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