Life Magazine October 31, 1955 – Elegant Evenings


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Life Magazine Cover : Mrs. Averell Clark Jr. going to Seattle Party.

  • Nation’s dressiest fall – celebrities go to parties.
  • Flooding in Connecticut.
  • Full page color Jell-o ad with three guys floating in a bucket.
  • Very, very interesting series of letters pertaining to death of Emmett Till (LIFE October 10, 1955) – it turns out his father was executed in Italy for murder and rape.
  • Jesse Owens visits India.
  • Mine laying Minisub – Navy’s newest weapon named X-1.
  • Controversy over teaching methods for reading, writing, spelling.
  • Negro serves a white church in Old Mystic, Connecticut, Simon P. Montgomery.
  • Quiet football heroes are the best players – Purdue and Mississippi – photos by Bruce L. Davidson.
  • Full page two color Kleenex ad featuring Little Lulu.
  • Efficiency experts help housewife Gloria Tweten cut her work hours (see two related stories earlier this year).
  • Sergeant Hugh O’Reilly returns to Japanese orphanage.
  • Full page color Van Heusen shirt featuring Bert Parks.
  • Very nice full page color Hiram Walker whiskey ad featuring hunter Grancel Fitz, art by Giro.
  • McDonnell F3h-1 Demon engines blow up and planes are grounded.
  • Soprano singer Maria Callas.
  • Changing timber industry now grows more than it cuts, includes nice log floating photo from Coos river.
  • A plea against blind fear of cancer.
  • Raising money to send US teams to the Olympics.
  • Degas sculptures get first showing.
  • Full page color Hertz rent a car ad with art by John Walter.
  • Paul Newman plays The Battler from an Ernest Hemingway story.
  • And much more NEAT content in this classic Life Magazine October 31, 1955!
  • Antique magazines are packed with entertainment from cover to cover!
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