Life Magazine September 20, 1963 – Americans on Everest


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Life Magazine Cover : US team climbs toward summit of Everest. First American Victory on Everest.

  • Booming death business under fire.
  • Long feature article : Mass conquest of Mount Everest, includes William Unsoeld, great color photos of different stages of the climb, Jim Whittaker, Nawang Gombu, Tom Hornbein, Barry Bishop, and Lute Jerstad.
  • Loch Ness secret solved? – new film.
  • Young guests at a Wanamaker debut make shambles of a house their host provided.
  • Vietnam’s Nhus resist US efforts to kick them out of power.
  • Quintuplets in Venezuela, Ines and Efren Prieto.
  • A fifth of Humlikon, Switzerland dies in a single air crash.
  • Syncom settles in orbit, satellite orbits without going around earth – geosynchronous.
  • Really cute full page color Volkswagon ad with van next to bus.
  • Food shaped crockery.
  • Mary McCarthy, novelist-critic.
  • Osuna and Bueno win US Tennis at Forest Hills.
  • Barbra Streisand’s success.
  • Bizarre hot rods, racing autos.
  • Mountbatten’s Irish castle.
  • Two page black and green Chevrolet truck ad, line illustration of trucks lined up on football field.

New York Extra Section (when present) includes :

  • Cuban rebels get ready right here with Enrique Abascal, Gaspar Vilato.
  • Governor Rockefeller leads the Seuffert band at the concert held by Local 153 of OEU.
  • Neat full page photo of Prince Harald of Norway in sailing race with crewman hanging out windward side.
  • Is Martha Graham too sexy for export – ballet Phaedra.
  • The beautiful Metrinko sisters are Miss New York City.
  • Antique Car collectors drive into Ridgefield, Connecticut for the Horseless Carriage Club, with the Liepelt family of Madison.
  • And much more NEAT content in this classic Life Magazine September 20, 1963!
  • Antique magazines are packed with entertainment from cover to cover!
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