Anniversary Issues of Life Magazine

Below are short videos showing highlights of issues that would be great for anniversaries coming up soon.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the December 16, 1946 Life magazine including worst hotel fire, William Hogarth, Boer Farmer, radio jingles, colds.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the September 16, 1966 Life magazine including, Clint Walker ad. Jacques Cousteau, Around the World in Eighty Days movie, The Beauty of the Nude, 1957 Lincoln Ad. The movie "Giant"

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the November 18. 1966 Life magazine including Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Hot air balloons, Leukemia, 1967 Camaro ad, Italian flood.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the November 1986 Life magazine including Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Nuclear War Room, dog for disabled boy, homes for $100,000.




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Whisky Shortage - December 13, 1943 Life magazine

2016-11-04 12:47:11

 Exerpt from December 13, 1943 Life Magazine

Nation Drinks What it Can as Favorite Spirit Grows Scarce

Throughout the U. S. last week, liquor-store proprietors gave customers the once-over. For a steady patron, one bottle of whisky might appear furtively from under the counter. Strangers walked out with rum, brandy or gin. In New York the FBI nabbed a gang of thugs in the act of hijacking more than 1,200 cases of whisky. In back rooms and loft buildings, Federal raiders dismantled illicit stills and poured bootleg liquor down drains. It was sort of like old times. A fortnight after the start of a Senate investigation of the liquor situation, a bloc of the nation's distillers took big ads in major city newspapers from coast to coast to explain why whisky was hard to get. Now held in storage are about 303,000,000 gallons, of which 100,000,000 must be held for post war reserve. Should the remaining 203,000,000 be thrown on the market they would vanish, the distillers estimated, in less than a year-hence voluntary rationing. As Christmas approached, parched Americans began gulping rum, brandy, imported gin. Even these might dry up soon.

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