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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 August 26, 1946 Life magazine including Germany, Kaiser autos, Royal Barry Wills, The American Man, China.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the August 13, 1956 Life magazine including Andrea Doria, Adlai Stevenson, death of Glenn Miller, kids owning ponies.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the July 29, 1966 Life magazine including Richard Speck, Mia Farrow marries Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the July 1986 Life magazine including Statue of Liberty, Vietnam MIA, First Ladies, Clint Eastwood.




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"Life" as it Happened

Girl Solo Flight - July 1986 Life Magazine

2016-06-29 13:57:05

Exerpt from January 28, 1952 Life magazine

10 Year old Girl Is youngest to Fly Alone

Ten-year-old Betty Lee Bennett has been up in the air a good part of her life. When she was six months old her father. Alfred Bennett, who is vice president of the Taylorcraft light-plane company, took her up for a ride. and at 3 she tried the controls. Last September she began training to solo, first by driving the family car around an open field by herself, then by taxiing a plane around an airport for hours. Almost every day her father gave her a lesson and two months ago he felt she was ready to fly alone. The actual flight, which took place in Cuba because 16 is the minimum age for solo flying in the U.S. made Betty Lee the youngest solo flier on record. LIFE photographed her slight by setting up a robot camera in the plane: each time Betty Lee moved the aileron controls she took her own picture. The 10-minute slight was perfect. During it. Betty Lee seemed completely calm–far calmer than her father, who, though he insisted he was not nervous, suffered an understandable attack of fatherly fidgets.

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