Life Magazine August 31, 1962 – Great Mail Robbery


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Life Magazine Cover : Restaging a crime.

  • The Great Mail Robbery on US Route 3 near Plymouth, Massachusetts, over a million and a half dollars taken from mail truck transferring funds from Cape Cod to Boston.
  • Great photo of JFK shirtless on the beach at Santa Monica.
  • Classic photos by Eliot Elisofon of world sites that never lose their magic- Paris, Venice, Hong Kong, Avila, Fuji.
  • Female swim champions – Susan Myers, Carolyn House, Sharon Finneran, Donna de Varona.
  • Full page Dr Pepper ad with Harmon cartoon by Johnny Hart.
  • 1962 Paris fashion review.
  • Free form hairdos for the fashionable.
  • Cutest photos of family bicycling – Jack and Irene Ryan and daughters Cara and Moira in Chicago.
  • The boy who died on the Berlin wall, Peter Fechter.
  • British ship Montrose sinks in Detroit River, captain Ralph Eyre-Walker.
  • “Startling” discovery of man-made radiation belt around the Earth from H-bomb exploded by US satellite.
  • Penguin baby at the home of Ray Cribbs.
  • Two page Edison Electric Institute ad with Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kelly of Eatontown, New Jersey.
  • And much more NEAT content in this classic Life Magazine August 31, 1962!
  • Antique magazines are packed with entertainment from cover to cover!
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