Life Magazine August 21, 1939 – Transcontinental Trains



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Cover : Richard C. Bergen and Rosabelle Borushik meet aboard El Captain, Santa Fe’s railroad.

  • Full page Elgin Watch ad with Tita Johnson of Wyoming.
  • Famous men made up for the movies: Joseph Henry Beale, Albert Einstein, more.
  • King of Saudi Arabia sells his oil to US company.
  • Irene Castle dances at World’s Fair.
  • A.F. of L, Actor labor disputes in Atlantic City.
  • Full page color Coca-cola ad of glamorous woman in front of stormy sea.
  • Full page color Saraka ad with cartoon art of “Inbad the Ailer.”
  • Nazi Germany releases “official” photos of its concentration camps, pictures of some eminent men believed to be in camps.
  • Japanese ship explodes in mid-pacific, passenger’s camera shows rescue.
  • General staff and its new chief, George Marshall.
  • New Transcontinental trains, aboard the El Captain, the Trail Blazer.
  • Life cycle of the Praying Mantis in photographs.
  • Movie of the week, “The Old Maid,” with Bette Davis, George Brent, Miriam Hopkins.
  • Sailing on Long Island Sound, some photos in color.
  • Boomerangs thrown by Storky Adams and Secretary Wallace.
  • Helen Hayes in “Ladies and Gentlemen.”
  • Newport Beach party with California models, Kay McCoy, Lee Bennett, Grace Gale, Dorothy Short, Ruth Edding, Gwen Kenyon, Bob Heasley, Billy Wilderson, more.
  • Half page Munsingwear Foundettes ad with Hildegarde on stage and off.
  • And much more NEAT stuff in this classic Life Magazine August 21, 1939!
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