Life Magazine December 4, 1939 – Wright Air Field


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Cover : Dancing California Co-Ed, Senior Olin Hessell of Beverly Hills dancing with Freshman Marjorie Henshaw of Los Angeles.

  • Full page Johnsons ice skates ad with Sonja Henie and hockey star Johnny Gottselig.
  • Prize-winning sketches of 48 murals now being painted in post offices in each of the 48 states.
  • German mines give Allied and Neutral shipping their worst week of the war.
  • 100 Perish in Venezuelan oil town fire, Lagunillas.
  • Munich beer-hall blast.
  • UCLA capers during Alumni homecoming week.
  • 10,000 people mob wedding of Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold.
  • John Barrymore’s ad lib clowning wows Chicago.
  • Photo essay – Wright Field, the army tests and designs its warplanes.
  • British postcards laugh at war.
  • Full page color Nash ad with couple putting on ice skates.
  • Railroads paint up, freight boom leads to rush in repair and refurbishment.
  • William Saroyan writes poetic vaudeville in “The Time of Your Life.”
  • The Marx brother’s ninth movie, “At the Circus,” with images of upside-down antics from film.
  • Mary Martin is now a Hollywood star.
  • Clubwomen get lessons in cigarette smoking.
  • Hans Alexander Mueller’s woodcuts will be featured in new book by Pynson Printers.
  • Columbia opens its laboratories to put on a show.
  • Church of Aphrodite is chartered in New York.
  • Close-up of the Pope.
  • Duck hunt on Cuba Island, Sangamon River.
  • US watches Japanese policy in the Pacific.
  • Back page color Camels ad with aviatrix Betty Huyler Gillies.
  • Doris DeGreen of Wood Ridge, New Jersey is world’s best woman bag-puncher.
  • And much more NEAT stuff in this classic Life Magazine December 4, 1939!
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