Pictured are Two Life Magazines, one is dated December 11th, 1939, featuring Betty Grable and the other is dated January 29th, 1940, featuring Lana Turner. They are two of the world’s most famous movie stars. During the 1930's and the 1940's Hollywood's most famous movie stars graced the covers of Life Magazine. Now they have become highly collectible, especially the one’s issued throughout WWII. Below is a description and condition of each Life Magazine:
Life Magazine dated December 11, 1939, Volume 7, Number 24, 112 pages, features on the cover the world's most famous pin-up girl the one and only Betty Grable. Betty Grable is making her first appearance on Broadway in a musical comedy called "Du Barry was a Lady".
**Condition: The front and back covers are in very good condition, very clean. The inside pages are in good- condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: There is medium wear along the spine and a ¼” tear at the top and a 1” tear at the bottom of the spine; There is a tiny crease mark at the top and bottom right corners of the front cover and minor chipping and a crease mark along the right edge of the front cover. *Inside Pages: There is a tiny crease mark at the top right corner of the first 9 pages. There are 10 inside pages that are not attached to the other inside pages of this magazine. Some of these 10 inside pages have chipping and small tears along the right edge and/or top edge. There are also four inside pages that have a picture or pictures cut out of them.
Life Magazine dated January 29, 1940, Volume 8, Number 5, 80 pages, features the stunning Lana Turner as she poses for Life magazine outside her apartment at Sunset Plaza in California before heading off to work.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in very good condition, very clean. The inside pages are in good condition, very clean. *Covers: There is medium wear along the spine, minor chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, minor surface wear, and minor chipping along the right edge of the front cover. *Inside pages: There is a ¼” tear along the right edge of the first inside page. There are 4 inside pages that are not attached to the other inside pages of this magazine. Three of the four inside pages have chipping and tiny to small tears along the top edge.
With outbreak of WWII in Europe there are a number of stories and articles related to the war. One thing about vintage Life magazines they're loaded with fantastic ads, plenty of wonderful photographs, and heart-warming secondary stories.
Anyone who loves collecting magazines that feature famous movie stars on the cover from the Golden Age of Movies will want to add both of these Life Magazines to their personal collection. A neat gift or birthday present to give to parents or grandparents who grew up watching Lana Turner and Betty Grable at the movies in the 1930's and 1940's.
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