Issue: 19440201

Tuesday, February 1, 1944
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Esquire THE MAGAZINE FOR MEN
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0001.xml
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AMERICAN AIRLINES Inc.
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AMERICAN AIRLINES Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0002.xml
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The Parker Pen Company
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The Parker Pen Company
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0003.xml
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THE FLORSHEIM SHOE COMPANY
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THE FLORSHEIM SHOE COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0004.xml
masthead
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Esquire THE MAGAZINE FOR MEN
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CONTENTS FOR FEBRUARY, 1944
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0006.xml
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EDITORIAL
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The Upward Journey of Hot Jazz, from the Junkshops to the Met
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IN our issue for February, 1934, just ten years ago, we ran an article by Charles Edward Smith entitled Collecting Hot. That article, as we have often since heard and read, gave the first nationwide impetus to what was at that time almost a private hobby, the collecting of old jazz records.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0007.xml
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CURTISS WRIGHT
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CURTISS WRIGHT
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0008.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0009.xml
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Talking Shop with Esquire
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FLASH! February 14th is Valentine’s day, fellows... need we say more? HEART OF GOLD. Send her your heart in the form of a heart necklace... a real mother of pearl heart bearing insignia of army, navy, marines, air corps, etc.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0010.xml
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BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
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BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0011.xml
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Correspondence
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THE SOUND AND THE FURY
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The following excerpt of a recent letter from a Special Service officer at an Arctic outpost is quoted for your information: “We have distributed some of the Esquire pin-ups and are using others as prizes for bingo, sports quizzes, etc. At this post they are worth their weight in gold.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0012.xml
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Frankfort Distilleries, Inc.
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Frankfort Distilleries, Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0013.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0014.xml
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UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY
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UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0015.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0016.xml
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“I’ve been getting in a lot of overtime lately"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0017.xml
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Literary Guild of America, Inc.
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Literary Guild of America, Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0018.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0019.xml
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BROWN-FORMAN DISTILLERS CORPORATION: KING
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BROWN-FORMAN DISTILLERS CORPORATION
KING
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0020.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0021.xml
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Painting the Town with Eiquire
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SEEMS there were a couple of Cuban fighting cocks whose footwork, as they squared off to take a peck at each other, inspired the rhumba and thus gave rise to Xavier Cugat. He and orchestra and chorus are now back at their base in the Waldorf-Astoria’s Wedgwood Room, to calm it down after the fainting fitful furore of Sinatra fans and the hilarious dying-swanning of the Hartmans.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0022.xml
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DETECTIVE BOOK CLUB
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DETECTIVE BOOK CLUB
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0023.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0024.xml
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GALVIN MFG. CORPORATION: Motorola Radio
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GALVIN MFG. CORPORATION
Motorola Radio
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0025.xml
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Contributors
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BACKSTAGE WITH ESQUIRE
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RICHARD ENGLISH once won an essay contest in the Kewanee, Illinois, High School and “was so impressed with the medal, a fine brass thing, that my fate was sealed. We lived in Steubenville, Ohio, until my father died in 1918. My mother and I then moved to Kewanee, her family home, and thence, nine years later, to California.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0026.xml
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Oldetyme Distillers, Inc.
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Oldetyme Distillers, Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0027.xml
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ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION
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ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0028.xml
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Advertisement: VITAMINS Plus
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VITAMINS Plus
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0029.xml
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National Distillers Products Corporation: Old Grand-Dad
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National Distillers Products Corporation
Old Grand-Dad
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0030.xml
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ARTICLE
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Collecting Hot: 1944
Thanks to Petrillo, the addicts got a break in reissues of rare discs while barter of old records continues brisk
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CHARLES EDWARD SMITH
<p>A FEW months before Joe Sullivan left for California, a visiting New Zealand flyer was in New York, towed by a local girl in a round of metropolitan bistros. The girl knew the right spots if not the right reasons. For example, she steered her New Zealander down the steps of Café Society Downtown.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0031.xml
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“Oh, I’ve never actually seen her face—she’s a welder”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0032.xml
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Esquire’s All-American Jazz Band
Thus reasoned the assorted experts on hot music in choosing an ensemble of champs for the jam session at the Metropolitan
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ROBERT GOFFIN
<p>JAZZ is the art of democratic America. Like democracy, it is on its way to winning the world. With the victory of the democracies over the dictatorships, this new music, which is a subject of argument even in the United States, will undoubtedly become the artistic symbol of the coming generation.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0033.xml
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Consequences of a Social Call
Colonel Pierpont Hamilton proved at Port Lyautey that an American who came up the easy way can also have courage in wartime
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PAUL GALLICO
ON November 8th, 1942, a Sunday morning, the son of William Pierson Hamilton, whose great grandfather was Alexander Hamilton, and of Juliet Pierpont Morgan, daughter of John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., paid a social call which had curious consequences.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0034.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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THE MISSION TO PORT LYAUTEY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0035.xml
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The Varga Girl
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Torch Singer
TORCH SINGER
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PHIL STACK
Varga
<p>Soft in the night the slender girl goes singing, Bold in the night the magic torches glow, Back to a misty past the words go winging, Back to a world when April mattered so; Now in the gloom the golden horns are weeping, Weeping for all the legends that are dust...</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0036.xml
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Jazz Is Where You Find It
A survey of ten years in swing music, with answers to some of the questions often asked by the “square” bystander
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LEONARD G. FEATHER
<p>SWING was not born when Benny Goodman decided, just ten years ago, to form a band. Benny’s role was that of a transmission belt between the musicians and cognoscenti on one side, the general public on the other. The music he helped to popularize had its roots in the blues that were sung, or strummed on crude banjos and pianos, at the turn of the century; and in the ragtime that hit Broadway when the Original Dixieland Band stampeded Reisenweber’s during the last war.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0037.xml
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“If we were in the U. S. do you realize how many points this would cost us?”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0038.xml
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FICTION
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What Gives Since Memphis?
Blue was strictly with halo when he took his band to Memphis but the dolls wouldn’t let him alone
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RICHARD ENGLISH
WHEN I went into this Mr. Charlie joint the last guy I expect to see is Blue Waters. Blue is but a character. I was shoving my way past the crowded tables trying to look like a soldier yet when the big gate nabbed me. They got a mixed show at the 303 Club and with the jig combo blowing its brains out and so much smoke in the joint it could be a Chemical Warfare stand.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0039.xml
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"...you are my sunshine, my only sunshine!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0040.xml
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“Morgenthau beat me to it again"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0041.xml
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THE LIVELY ARTS
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The Incomparable Bing
Defending Crosby’s right to croon a hymn for his charmed listeners and commending his easy, off-hand comedy
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GILBERT SELDES
FOR some time I’ve wanted a pretext for a special piece about Bing Crosby. It’s like wanting a pretext for talking about the weather; because Crosby is infinitely various, essential to a happy life—and always with us. He goes along in his unruffled way, and wherever he appears, he is the unchallenged top man; his languor is so apparent that at first you wonder what he would be if he ever put any energy into his work.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0042.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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AMERICAN BEAUTIES, WESTERN STYLE
The face and fortune of Dinah Shore
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HER public is composed of— Brigades of intellectual swing fans to whom her astonishing vocal technique is something that calls for as much analysis as the higher forms of calculus... Assorted alligators to whom she is the supreme dispenser of harmonies and the nation’s No. 1 Jive Diva...
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0043.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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THE ESQUIRE CANTEEN
Featuring Marga of the Monte Carlo Beach Club
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HERE’S an eye-opener—and an eye-filler—for soldiers, sailors, Marines, co-ordinators of international affairs, and good old Yankee playboys. Something new has been added to the Good Neighbor policy from Puerto Rico. A hundred and twelve pounds of good neighborliness, name of Marga, croons nightly at the Monte Carlo Beach Club that the Messrs.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0044.xml
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SPORTS
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Let Louis Meet Conn
Follow Dempsey’s proposal for title Boxing for Bonds, but pay champ and challenger for all they risk in ring
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ABE J. GREENE
WITH a deferential bow in the direction of Lieutenant Commander Jack Dempsey and an especially respectful deference to the mighty right hand of the erstwhile Manassa Mauler, I herewith make serious objection to the recent proposal of the former world’s heavyweight champion that Sergeant Joe Louis lay his title on the line so that rich men might buy War Bonds.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0045.xml
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Mysteries of the Fathomless Sea
Skeptics who question these fantastic stories of ships and sailors can only be referred to the captains' logbooks
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ALBERT RICHARD WETJEN
<p>EVERY decade or so a ship limps into port with a shaken crew, a perplexed master, and an account in the logbook of a strange happening that took place on deep water, very conveniently, the listeners think, beyond the horizon and the sight of rational men.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0046.xml
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“No more depth charges, please, Herbert!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0047.xml
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"Sarong! S-A-R-O-N-G! My gosh, don't you understand your own language?"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0048.xml
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FICTION
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Hath Charms to Soothe
It was while playing his hot variations to St. Louis Blues that Dmitri hit the G-sharp which took him out of this world
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BRYAN MARVIN
DMITRI STANAKOUS was playing the clarinet and was quite unhappy about it. He looked just that, too, a fat unhappy Greek playing the clarinet. He hated these summer country club affairs. Always the same, he thought. There is always a row of French windows leading to the terrace, there are always sorrowful decorations in bad taste, there is always the heat, there are always lovely young people who drink too much or make fools of themselves in other ways.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0049.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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STAGE-DOOR ESQUIRE
The Duke and Three Duchesses of Swing
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SWING-CONSCIOUS Esky would be missing a beat if he failed to sound a fanfare on behalf of swing’s own high priest, Duke Ellington. The Immortal Duke of Hot is the title awarded him in a recent estimate of his life and works; actually Ellington first received this apt title from the then Prince of Wales during the Duke’s London engagement in 1933.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0050.xml
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LENA HORNE, ONE-WOMAN JAM SESSION
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READ on if you want to know more about Lena Horne than you picked up when she was adding throaty fuel to the flame at the smoky supper clubs, or quickening the Hollywood celluloids. One critic explains it this way: “She has just about everything that is artless and foolish and warm-hearted in a woman.”
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0051.xml
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"The skipper says not to come in until they finish their game of tennis!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0052.xml
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“I said I'm going back to the Happy Hour Tavern where I'm appreciated"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0053.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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HOLLYWOOD... SET TO MUSIC
Betty Grable, Modern Merry Widow, in Pin-Up Girl
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THERE are two good reasons why Betty Grable crowds the competition as number one pin-up girl. One, the left one, is legging at you in this shot from the likelylabeled 20th Century-Fox pic Pin-Up Girl. The other is immortalized in cement outside Sid Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood; but it, too, appears in the new musical.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0054.xml
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The Fourth Reich Casts a Shadow
Top-ranking Nazis now plot to survive Hitler in a defeated Germany and each has an alibi to disprove his war guilt
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CURT RIESS
ABOUT a year ago Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, banking wizard of the Third Reich, moved to Switzerland and rented a home on one of the upper-bracket lakefronts in Zurich. He told reporters that his doctors had ordered a change of climate. “For reasons of health,” he explained.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0055.xml
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FICTION
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The Wheel of the Law
The Indian Prayer Wheel signified to Kathleen a part of her husband’s past she wanted buried deep and forgotten
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W. G. MAYNE
<p>AFTER a short time of blitzing, London settled down to the new conditions and “took it.” So did the Cliffords along with millions of their fellow citizens. However, they did not go into a public shelter during the nights but slept in the basement of their little Golders Green house.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0056.xml
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"It's easy work, kid—just hold the cloth to the window and tremble"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0057.xml
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"So this is Berlin! Frankly, I'm disappointed"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0058.xml
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The Compleat Eater
M. F. K. Fisher writes about eating as a sensuous experience, to be enjoyed freely and without concern over rules
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SIDNEY CARROLL
<p>IF YOU want a true symbol of America’s strength, look at the American stomach. Observe how it, infinitely more than any other organ of our Department of the Interior, is under constant surveillance. Its care and feeding is our great national pastime.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0059.xml
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“I put it on myself—I couldn’t stand to have the boss fretting about my leaving for another job”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0060.xml
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"I want to get two twenties for a forty"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0061.xml
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"The way they keep talking about billions I can’t tell whether they are lunatics or politicians"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0062.xml
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"Will you excuse me while I brush up on my manual, Miss—I’m not quite sure what we’re supposed to do about you!”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0063.xml
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"Now don’t forget, Mein Führer—the name is Mr. Anthony —Mr. John J. Anthony”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0064.xml
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SPORTS
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Skiing in Time of War
Even with all the current hazards of transportation and hostelries, skiers, like love, will find a way
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OTTO LANG
IN THE pursuit of recreational sports, the ski aficionado was undoubtedly one of the hardest hit on the American sporting scene. Greatly responsible for the rapid rise and popularity of skiing in the United States were the strictly American innovations of the “snow train,” the automobile and an assortment of various hauling contraptions, from the lofty funicular and streamlined chairlift down to the lowly rope tow.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0065.xml
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"We saved thirteen points sending Junior to bed without his supper"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0066.xml
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FICTION
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The Absent-Minded Marine
The Gawgi engagement revealed three ways to accent a password: the right way, the Harvard way and the Jap way
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FRANK X. TOLBERT
Camp Pendleton, Calif. November 1, 1943 To Gunnery Sgt. Henry Stamps, Instructor, Marine Corps Scout and Snipers School, Camp Elliott, Calif. Dear Gunny: I guess you remember me. You should, because I gave you so much grief being absent-minded while I was a student at the Scout and Sniper School last year.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0067.xml
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“They laughed at me when I shot this, but now it’s exceedingly rare"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0068.xml
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"Here's something that will hand you a laugh—my baby pictures"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0069.xml
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POETRY
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I Jest Stand Hyar, Laughin’!
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ROARK BRADFORD
Sunlight souls, and visitin’ friends, Hit’s time to do some talkin’. I been preachin’ to y’all ’bout sin And evil and ole Satan; I been chunkin’ up de fire And broomstone for de sinners. And dat’s all right, cause sin is bad And I’m daid sot agin hit.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0070.xml
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Plastics on the Fighting Front
Army buglers toot a new kind of trumpet and the new buttons, canteens and razors are innocent of steel, aluminum or brass
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W. L. BURTON
WHEN the new soldier enters the Army, practically the first item of general issue he gets is a set of identification tags with a plastic ribbon to hold them around his neck. And when the time comes to hang Tojo and Hitler, the Army probably will do it with nylon rope, thus winding up with a plastic a war that began with one.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0071.xml
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"Why don't they have a chapter in these nursing books on how to doctor a sick child—aided and abetted by two 'whooping Indians'!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0072.xml
article
62
62,63,151,152
FICTION
[no value]
A Sudden Gust of Wind
None of the half-starved tobacco hands ever ventured to answer don Gumersindo when he told them the land was theirs
[no value]
[no value]
CARLOS MONTENEGRO
<p>THE brightness of dawn glowed like a halo behind the mountains and reached upward and outward, gilding the edges of the shadows of the valley, casting in hazy outlines the row of houses, the larger trees and the neighboring hillocks. Then the light, like a distant reflector that cast its beam toward the earth, began to shimmer over the flat surfaces, eliminating the sharpness of the shadows, crossed a field of new pasture, threw itself on the ripples of the river and into the street of the still quiet village, until it brought into relief the harsh profile of Bernabe’s face—Bernabe, the tobacco hand, who was standing behind the half-opened door of his shack.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0073.xml
article
62
62
cartoon
[no value]
"I hope you’ll remember, Merton, that the OPA is interested only in the amount of material they require"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0074.xml
article
64
64
ARTICLE
[no value]
"Calling Doctor Dentifrice”
Let us picture him in x-ray and write his story in gutta-percha, that hero of romance and derring-do, the dentist
[no value]
[no value]
HOVEY WRIGHT
SOMETHING ought to be done, and soon, about that forgotten man-in-white, the D.M.D. Sporting one more initial than the M.D., possessing, even as he, an x-ray machine, a sterilizer steaming with shiny little instruments, and with an electric light bulb on his forehead, the D.M.D. is nevertheless ignored by the arts, while the M.D. aids largely in keeping them going.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0075.xml
article
64
64,65
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
RHAPSODY IN MIDNIGHT BLUE
Emily Smith, one of the nebulae of Hollywood
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
BESIDES being the site of Boulder Dam, Las Vegas, Nevada, is notable for its gold, silver, lime, borax, gypsum and Emily Smith. Emily’s middle name is Nevada and this red-haired green-eyed glamorzon, who was born and bred on a ranch, can outride the most horse-going cow puncher who ever headed for a round-up.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0076.xml
article
66
66,67
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
AMERICAN BEAUTIES, EASTERN STYLE
The face and fortune of Jackie Copeland
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
THE life and works of Jackie— née Jacqueline—Copeland read like a dream sequence in a Hollywood script: Blonde, beauteous, southern-accented, she arrives in New York from Newport News, Virginia, because her mother and father want to see the shops and spend the Christmas holidays in the Big Town.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0077.xml
article
67
67
cartoon
[no value]
"For one chicken you can be the only Junior G-Man in New Guinea"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0078.xml
article
68
68,69
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
BROADWAY FOR THE BOYS
A Constellation from Stars on Ice
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
THESE glittering quadruplets, suspended for your pleasure in the midst of their turn on the ice at Manhattan’s Center Theatre, help explain why the current Stars on Ice has been hailed as one of the best musical buys ever. Even you folk who crave the theatre of plot and dialogue, will find your prejudices melting when you behold the fluent imagery that Sonja Henie and Arthur M. Wirtz have put on ice.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0079.xml
article
69
69,145
SPORTS
[no value]
The Sporting Scene
Shedding a casual tear over those junior misses who skunk all others in earnestness, the figure skaters
[no value]
[no value]
HERB GRAFFIS
IF A fellow, at the callow age of six or seven, began devoting several hours a day to Ranger training or schooling in the firewalking and spike-bedding performances of an East Indian fakir, the neighbors probably would shake their heads sadly and whisper, “Poor little Orpheus has crevices in his conk.”
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0080.xml
article
70
70,71,146,147,148
ARTICLE
[no value]
Adventures of the Intruder
Through a series of miracles this young Czech journeyed to Poland, France, North Africa and England to fly with the R. A. F.
[no value]
[no value]
ALAN HYND
<p>His name is Kuttelwascher— Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher of the Royal Air Force, D. F. C. and Bar—but American and British fighter pilots in England call him The Intruder for short, and for a very good reason. He’s a shy, mediumsized Czech of twenty-seven with chocolate-colored eyes set in a broad face.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0081.xml
article
71
71
cartoon
[no value]
“See what I mean?”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0082.xml
article
72
72
cartoon
[no value]
"Gran'pappy musta made 'em kinda mad yesterday—they're back with twice as many feudin' wagons today"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0083.xml
article
73
73,161
FICTION
[no value]
The Sacrifice of Sarah Jo
Hearing of her country’s dire distress she had determined to do all she could to help save the lives of fighting men
[no value]
[no value]
GEORGE MILBURN
SHE did not look like a hillbilly when she came out of her father’s cabin that morning. Seeing her, nobody would have guessed that in all her seventeen years she never had been more than twenty miles away from her birthplace, that clay-chinked log house.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0084.xml
article
73
73
cartoon
[no value]
“Since the WACs are now members of the regular Army I thought I’d give you a genuine GI haircut!”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0085.xml
article
74
74,75,139,140
FICTION
[no value]
High Climber in a Hurry
The two loggers were rivals over the girl on the Mt. Emily Fire Tower and "Sockem" threatened to smoke Jack out
[no value]
[no value]
CLAY PERRY
<p>JACK RENNIE was one hundred feet up in the air, topping a big Douglas fir, making a lobstick out of it, the head spar for a high lead into the Camp Nine cut. It was too steep up the side of Mt. Siskiyou for cat tractors to operate. The timber had to be snaked down by means of a steel sky-line and chokers and a donkey engine, and this head spar had to be unusually high to rig to another up the grade, on the same level as its top.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0086.xml
article
75
75
cartoon
[no value]
"I saw the loveliest porterhouse steak at the butcher’s today”
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0087.xml
article
76
76,158,159,160
SPORTS
[no value]
The Fastest Human
Recalling the day when Charley Paddock broke all sprint records and mystified track coaches with his famous "bounce”
[no value]
[no value]
AL WESSON
IT WAS just about a quartercentury ago that at the instigation of General Pershing a group of hairy-chested men of brawn helped the United States celebrate the winning of World War I by shoving off for the Inter-Allied Track and Field Games in Paris.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0088.xml
article
76
76
cartoon
[no value]
"Sometimes I think this jeep can read my mind"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0089.xml
article
77
77
cartoon
[no value]
"It says all he wants is a jug of wine and thou beside me—who is thou?"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0090.xml
article
78
78
cartoon
[no value]
"This is our Frank Sinatra ward"
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0091.xml
article
79
79
cartoon
[no value]
"Miss Brown is just holding me, dear, while the orderly changes the linens"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0092.xml
article
80
80
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
A Group of Four Paintings
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0093.xml
article
81
81,155,156,157
ARTICLE
[no value]
Immigrant’s Rock-Bound Coast
Sol Wilson delights in painting somber clouds, the gray, salt-caked stones and terrifying ocean gales around Cape Ann
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[no value]
HARRY SALPETER
WE COULD tell you a lot of non-essential facts about Sol Wilson, all of them humanly interesting, such as: that whenever he hears the name of the city in which he spent his boyhood, he sees a line of whip-lashing Cossacks riding down the main street on foam-flecked horses; that once, in mid-Atlantic, he was almost swept overboard a liner during a storm; that he worked for Louis Untermeyer, the poet, in his jewelry factory at four dollars a week and was once docked two cents for a fifteen minutes’ tardiness; that he had a dope peddler for a private guard at art school; that he derived his chief inspiration from a landscape (Rockport, Massachusetts) and a man (George Bellows); that he is a devoted family man who is proud of his young daughter; that he is a most successful private teacher of art who resembles nothing so much as a middle-aged, middle-class, pot-bellied shopkeeper.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0094.xml
article
81
81
cartoon
[no value]
"I stole a steak!"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0095.xml
article
82
82,83
THEATRE
[no value]
First Nights & Passing Judgments
Another Love Story, Othello, One Touch of Venus, The Naked Genius, Manhattan Nocturne and others in the critical pan
[no value]
[no value]
GEORGE JEAN NATHAN
FREDERICK LONSDALE is a charming and socially popular Engishman who in other days wrote some charming comedies about other charming and socially popular Englishmen. When the war broke out, being in his sixties and beyond military service, he came to America.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0096.xml
article
82
82
cartoon
[no value]
"Listen, George, here's our chance to do our bit—it says here there is a definite shortage of thousand dollar bills"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0097.xml
article
84
84,85,117,118,119
SPORTS
[no value]
The Esquire Sports Poll
Babe Ruth beats Dempsey as the greatest living sports personality, and majority approve wartime sports despite critics
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[no value]
HERB GRAFFIS
RALPH CANNON
THIS time only one question in Esquire’s monthly sports poll was decided by a reasonably close margin. That was Question II concerning the wisdom of revising the general pre-war rule prohibiting participation of freshmen in intercollegiate athletics.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0098.xml
article
85
85
cartoon
[no value]
"It helps morale—being friendly with the boys"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0099.xml
article
86
86,87,154
BOOKS
[no value]
Esquire’s Five-Minute Shelf
Murder in the book trade, bon mots of G. K. Chesterton, the tabling of Gertrude Stein and skipping of Richard Llewellyn
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[no value]
BENNETT CERF
DIRECTLY word percolated through the byways of Publishers’ Row that I had become custodian of Esquire’s Five-Minute Shelf, my more alert competitors began to honor me with review copies of their newest offerings. Several slightly stuffier houses, not the ones to be hurried, will get round to putting my name on their lists some time during the next two years; a select few, bless their souls, will go on sending their advance copies to the late Billy Phelps until the mailing stencil rots.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0100.xml
article
86
86
cartoon
[no value]
"Our steaks aren't smaller—our waitresses are just taller"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0101.xml
article
87
87
cartoon
[no value]
"Something to get a bigger share of the paycheck"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0102.xml
article
88
88,153
POTABLES
[no value]
Whistles in the Dark
This, gentlemen, and members of the W. C. T. U., is the situation on Scotch, Bourbon, Rum, Gin and American Brandy
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[no value]
LAWTON MACKALL
WRITING by candlelight in his tent on an unnamed hot spot in the South Pacific where rats, ants, and lizards are plentiful and foxholes are apt to have more than a jigger of tropical rain in them, a friend of mine reports that he is feeling fine, everybody’s morale is high, and the Japs are on the run.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0103.xml
article
88
88,89
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
THE VENTURA IS A BRUISER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
As we write, recent news of the Army Ventura’s smashing blows against the Axis remains highly confidential. Perhaps, by the time this achieves print, the enemy will have learned about this medium bomber the hard way so that the Ventura’s story can safely be told.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0104.xml
article
90
90,91
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
Manners before Morals
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0105.xml
article
92
92
PICTORIAL FEATURES
[no value]
Commissioned Naval Officers' Mess
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
After patrolling the sea lanes, officers of the United States, British and French navies enjoy the pleasant setting of officers' mess at an American naval base. Sole male civilian guest wears a brown unfinished worsted suit with blue stripes, broadcloth shirt with widespread collar, maroon, buff and brown repp tie.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0106.xml
article
93
93,149
EDIBLES
[no value]
Man the Kitchenette
Fra Diavolo for Benny Goodman, Mexican rice and beans for Louis Armstrong and hamburger for every artist of hot jazz
[no value]
[no value]
ILES BRODY
MY pretty wife who is a swingband addict had seen such music masters as Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, the Dorsey brothers, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, etc. on the bandstand, handling their instruments brilliantly, conducting their orchestras with a baton, a lifted finger or a mere nod of the head.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0107.xml
article
93
93
cartoon
[no value]
"Joe—never mind that—come here!"
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0108.xml
article
94
94,95,164
ARTICLE
[no value]
Crimes and Loco Motives
Most slayers are mild citizens in a precipitate huff for causes absurdly funny to everyone except the victim
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[no value]
CLEMENT J. WYLE
<p>THE batty old maids in Arsenic and Old Lace, when asked why they poisoned a flock of widowers and bachelors, replied: “The poor dears were so lonely we felt they’d be better off dead.” Wacky motives like this aren’t found only in stage farces.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0109.xml
article
94
94
cartoon
[no value]
"Stop! Junior, stop! You might hit the lamp!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0110.xml
article
95
95
cartoon
[no value]
"This is my rumpus room"
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0111.xml
article
96
96,97
Camp Humor
[no value]
Goldbricking With Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
BRUCE PATTERSON
A would-be draft dodger bought a truss and wore it for his medical exam at the induction center. The medico wanted to know how long he had worn the truss. “Ten years,” replied the dodger. “All right,” said the doc, “put on your clothes, I’m marking you N.E.”
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0112.xml
article
98
98
cartoon
[no value]
"Don’t let underarm perspiration rob you of the happiness that is rightfully yours"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0113.xml
article
99
99
Discs
[no value]
ESQUIRE ON THE RECORD
BEST SELLERS
[no value]
[no value]
GILBERT SELDES
A general disclaimer: These are the reported best sellers; but the list hasn’t the same meaning it used to have—and will have again—under normal conditions. The new songs aren’t yet recorded, except a few with vocal background instead of instrumental; so best selling means only the best of a limited list.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0114.xml
sidebar
100
100
[no value]
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The Following Is a Transcription
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PARKE CUMMINGS
“MEROOOOOW! PFSSSSST! YEOW-OW-OW-L! Hear those cats, folks? Do the things you put in your stomach fight like a couple of cats? Then take Hypo-Sootho, the digestion-aiding remedy that fixes you up in a jiffy and makes everything smooth and contented.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0115.xml
advertisement
101
101
[no value]
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Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
[no value]
Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0116.xml
article
102
102
TRENDS IN DRESS
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a clean sweep for simplicity
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[no value]
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Wartime compulsions have stripped us of our gew-gaws—and enriched us by the robbery. When an article of apparel, for example, becomes as functional as a snow-shovel and as efficient as a broom, fashion can well afford to tip its top hat to the WPB.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0117.xml
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103
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CALVERT DISTILLERS CORPORATION
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CALVERT DISTILLERS CORPORATION
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0118.xml
article
104
104
TRENDS IN DRESS
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praise the Lord and pass the plasma
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[no value]
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There’s only one investment in the world today better than a War Bond, and that’s a deposit in the blood bank. In case you’ve overlooked this patriotic opportunity, visit the nearest Red Cross center and open a life-saving account now....
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0119.xml
article
105
105
Wearables
WEARABLES
Nothing Is Sacred
Gals, bless their acquisitive little hearts, are taking the shirts off our backs, et cetera
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O. E. SCHOEFFLER
WHEN you see women streaming out of airplane factories or shipyards, you are struck by the terrific influence of men’s fashions on women’s dress in these purposeful days. The gals have taken over not only the riveter and acetylene torch but also man’s shirt and slacks.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0120.xml
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105
105
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NUNN-BUSH SHOE COMPANY
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NUNN-BUSH SHOE COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0121.xml
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106
106
[no value]
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PARK & TILFORD DISTILLERS, INC.
[no value]
PARK & TILFORD DISTILLERS, INC.
[no value]
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[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0122.xml
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107
107
[no value]
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PHILLIPS-JONES CORP.
[no value]
PHILLIPS-JONES CORP.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0123.xml
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108
108
[no value]
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The Alligator Company
[no value]
The Alligator Company
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0124.xml
article
108
108
cartoon
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"He just got back from North Africa—you’d think he’d hate the sight of sand”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0125.xml
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109
[no value]
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Pepsi-Cola Company
[no value]
Pepsi-Cola Company
[no value]
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[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0126.xml
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110
110
[no value]
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A. Stein & Company
[no value]
A. Stein & Company
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0127.xml
article
111
111
SPORTS
[no value]
Tired? Then Sprint
Silly or not, this is the formula with which Billy Hayes has made champions
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[no value]
L. C. TOLBERT
BILLY HAYES, WHO COACHES track champions at Indiana University, believes that body and mind, being habit-forming machines, should be trained and developed into the habit of recognizing utter exhaustion as merely a signal to start working harder.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0128.xml
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111
111
[no value]
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CANADA DRY GINGER ALE, INC.
[no value]
CANADA DRY GINGER ALE, INC.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0129.xml
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112
112
[no value]
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Coopers INC.
[no value]
Coopers INC.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0130.xml
sidebar
112
112
POETRY
[no value]
Late Last Night
[no value]
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LANGSTON HUGHES
<p>Late last night I Sat on my steps and cried. Wasn’t nobody gone, Neither had nobody died. I was cryin’ Cause you broke my heart in two. You looked at me cross-eyed And broke my heart in two&mdash; So I was cryin' On account of You</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0131.xml
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113
113
[no value]
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Jos Schlitz Brewing Co.
[no value]
Jos Schlitz Brewing Co.
[no value]
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[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0132.xml
article
114
114
TRENDS IN DRESS
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model citizen
[no value]
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[no value]
Isn’t he clever—with his model aero-car that whizzes through the air and then, with detachable wings and tail detached, careens along the highway like any automobile, only better. At least it would have been clever of him, had not designer Stout thought of it first....
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0133.xml
article
115
115,116
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A Friendly Forum
Psychiatrist and two college professors solve the case of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Johnson
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PARKE CUMMINGS
ANNOUNCER: Presenting another in our series of The Forum on Marital Problems! Tonight we have with us as experts Jerome C. Fuller, Professor of Sociology at State University; Dr. Herman J. Nixon, noted psychiatrist; and Professor S. Wilber Thompkins, author of that noted best-seller, Marriage Is Team Work.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0134.xml
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115
115
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Advertisement: Marlboro
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Marlboro
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0135.xml
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116
116
[no value]
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R. C. WILLIAMS & CO., INC.
[no value]
R. C. WILLIAMS & CO., INC.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0136.xml
sidebar
116
116
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Lesson in Horticulture
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A man makes many a mistake As he flits round the cosmic terrene, But the greatest mistake he can make Is assuming grass-widows are green.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0137.xml
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117
117
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Advertisement: CANADA DRY WATER
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CANADA DRY WATER
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0138.xml
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118
118
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0139.xml
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Footsaver Shoes
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Footsaver Shoes
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0140.xml
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120
120,121
BRIEFS
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Comedy from the Fields of Sport
Humor is the backbone of the popularity of athletics among the American people
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RALPH CANNON
ACATHOLIC boy went to confession and selected for his confessor an old Irish priest. This priest absent-mindedly that day had taken into the confessional a piece of chalk and, absent-mindedly too, as various infractions were related to him, made a mark with the chalk on the sleeve of his cassock.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0141.xml
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120
120
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PARK & TILFORD IMPORT CORP.: VAT 69
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PARK & TILFORD IMPORT CORP.
VAT 69
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0142.xml
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121
121
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TIMELY CLOTHES, INC.
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TIMELY CLOTHES, INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0143.xml
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122
122
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PHILIP MORRIS
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PHILIP MORRIS
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0144.xml
article
123
123
cartoon
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“So help me, if she tries to tell me General Doolittle likes castor oil!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0145.xml
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123
123
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SCOVILL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
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SCOVILL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0146.xml
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124
124
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SHERMAN BOWS
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SHERMAN BOWS
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0147.xml
article
124
124
cartoon
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"Maybe we’d better print an extra million or so —just in case there is inflation!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0148.xml
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125
125
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Schenley Distillers Corporation
[no value]
Schenley Distillers Corporation
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0149.xml
article
126
126
TRENDS IN DRESS
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fare and warmer
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Maybe he isn’t exactly being transported with joy, but this ex-sedan fan isn’t complaining. When the wintry breezes curl the edges of your Homburg, a bus is a mighty handy gadget to have around. But we won’t start rubbing two sticks together to keep our cash customer warm.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0150.xml
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127
127
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Advertisement: Dobbs
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Dobbs
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0151.xml
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128
128
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GLENMORE DISTILLERIES CO., INCORPORATED
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GLENMORE DISTILLERIES CO., INCORPORATED
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0152.xml
article
129
129
cartoon
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"Why, yes, Sonny—I can remember the time when Mr. Roosevelt wasn’t President”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0153.xml
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129
129
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Magazine Repeating Razor Co.
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Magazine Repeating Razor Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0154.xml
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130
130
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DOBBS HATS
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DOBBS HATS
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0155.xml
sidebar
130
130
POETRY
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Could Be Blues
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LANGSTON HUGHES
<p>Could, be Hastings Street, Or Lenox Avenue. Could be 18th & Vine And still be true. Could be 5th & Mound, Could be Rampart&mdash; When you pawned my watch You pawned my heart. Could be you love me, Could be that you don’t. Could be you’ll come back, Could be you won’t.</p>
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0156.xml
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131
131
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STEIN BROS. Manufacturing Co.
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STEIN BROS. Manufacturing Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0157.xml
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132
132
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PARK & TILFORD DISTILLERS, INC.
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PARK & TILFORD DISTILLERS, INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0158.xml
article
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132
cartoon
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“We’re out of wood, dear—can’t you go to your desk and study by electric light?”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0159.xml
sidebar
133
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Checkpayers...
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the wager: That you can form a square from two matches without breaking them apart. the payoff: Bend each match into a right angle and then place them together so as to form a square. the wager: That you can re-arrange the matches in a four-square figure to form a three-square figure, still using 12 matches and keeping the squares the same size as before.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0160.xml
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133
133
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Disney Hats
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Disney Hats
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0161.xml
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134
134
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Schieffelin & Co.: Don Q RUM
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Schieffelin & Co.
Don Q RUM
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0162.xml
article
134
134
cartoon
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"Mind if I pick up my forelady, dear?"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0163.xml
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Advertisement: Wildroot Cream-Oil
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Wildroot Cream-Oil
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0164.xml
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136
136
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National Distillers Products Corporation: Old Crow
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National Distillers Products Corporation
Old Crow
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0165.xml
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137
137
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American Safety Razor Corp.
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American Safety Razor Corp.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0166.xml
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138
138
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National Distillers Prods. Corp.
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National Distillers Prods. Corp.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0167.xml
sidebar
139
139
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Checkpayers...
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the wager: That you can hold a hard-boiled egg, just taken out of boiling water and rinsed in cold water only a few seconds, longer than your friend. And to give him a break, you offer to hold it first, so that by the time he gets it the egg will have cooled off a bit.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0168.xml
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139
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ARRID
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ARRID
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0169.xml
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140
140
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Schenley Distillers Corporation
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Schenley Distillers Corporation
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0170.xml
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PICTORIAL FEATURES
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WINTER MOBILE UNITS
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THE horse and sleigh, the slower gasoline conserving mobile unit for civilians, gives the line of U. S. Army trucks a wide berth as they rumble down the snow covered road. The civilian standing by the sleigh wears a processed cotton coat with deep pile fabric lining, a combination that satisfactorily has stood the test of good protection for our soldiers in Alaska.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0171.xml
article
142
142
cartoon
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"We had a little trouble taking off"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0172.xml
article
142
142
BRIEFS
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New England Goes Candlepin Crazy
Yankee keglers scorn the fat bottlepins, preferring a faster, more difficult game
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WORTHEN C. CORNISH
NEW ENGLAND’S game, Candlepins, may be coming at you wherever you roll at that over-fat timber, the bottlepins. It may be coming home with the servicemen. This thin-pin business of knocking down maple sticks that are slender has several differences that the six Northeastern states will tell you make for more fun and require more skill.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0173.xml
article
143
143
cartoon
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"Careful—it may be a booby-trap!"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0174.xml
article
143
143
BRIEFS
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African Opera—on Two Stages
The elephants of Gangara-na-Bodio have their opinion of the cinema
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COMDR. ATTILIO GATTI
OUR caravan of ten cars and trucks had been rolling across Belgian Congo on the Royal Route which connects the French Equatorial Possessions with Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. We had turned off to make moving picture scenes. In the open ground a herd of about forty elephants was grazing fearlessly.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0175.xml
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144
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Advertisement: ESQUIRE
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ESQUIRE
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0176.xml
article
145
145
cartoon
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“Taking work home tonight, Joe?”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0177.xml
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145
145
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Mid City UNIFORM CAP COMPANY
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Mid City UNIFORM CAP COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0178.xml
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146
146
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C. H. GRAVES & SONS CO.
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C. H. GRAVES & SONS CO.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0179.xml
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147
147
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RAU FASTENER CO.
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RAU FASTENER CO.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0180.xml
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148
148
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Advertisement: LIFEBUOY SHAVING CREAM'S
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LIFEBUOY SHAVING CREAM'S
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0181.xml
article
149
149
cartoon
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“Step back, please—there’s plenty of room in the back”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0182.xml
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149
149
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argus INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
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argus INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0183.xml
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150
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0184.xml
sidebar
150
150
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Story
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PARKE CUMMINGS
Chapter I Once upon a time there were three beautiful young girls, viz: Sally Jackson of Three Falls, Iowa; Irene Gordon of Fizzville, Oklahoma; and Mary Miller of Jenkins Corners, Vermont. And just about the same time all three got the bright idea they should go to the Big City and become models for a smart agency, and then maybe go on from there and land a flock of night club, theatrical and movie contracts.
Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0185.xml
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150
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ROBERT REIS & COMPANY
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ROBERT REIS & COMPANY
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0186.xml
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151
151
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John O. Gilbert Chocolate Company
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John O. Gilbert Chocolate Company
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0187.xml
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151
151
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COHN GOLDWATER MFG. CO.
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COHN GOLDWATER MFG. CO.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0188.xml
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151
151
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PATEK PHILIPPE
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PATEK PHILIPPE
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0189.xml
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152
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Ry-Krisp
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Ry-Krisp
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0190.xml
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0191.xml
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152
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DAVID KAHN, Inc.
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DAVID KAHN, Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0192.xml
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153
153
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HOLLAND-RACINE SHOES, INC.
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HOLLAND-RACINE SHOES, INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0193.xml
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153
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PARK & TILFORD Import Corp.: HARVEY'S
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PARK & TILFORD Import Corp.
HARVEY'S
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0194.xml
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153
153
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Advertisement: DUTCH MASTERS
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DUTCH MASTERS
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0195.xml
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154
154
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McCurrach
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McCurrach
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0196.xml
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154
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0197.xml
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154
154
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0198.xml
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154
154
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ANGOSTURA-WUPPERMANN CORP.
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ANGOSTURA-WUPPERMANN CORP.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0199.xml
article
155
155
cartoon
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“The laundry sent back a handkerchief with my initial on it”
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0200.xml
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155
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0201.xml
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155
155
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SHULTON, INC.
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SHULTON, INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0202.xml
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155
155
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0203.xml
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Advertisements
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0204.xml
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157
157
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zIPPO MFG. CO.
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zIPPO MFG. CO.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0205.xml
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157
157
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Schieffelin & Co.
[no value]
Schieffelin & Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0206.xml
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157
157
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Galey & Lord, inc.
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Galey & Lord, inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0207.xml
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158
158
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J. R. WOOD & SONS, Inc.
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J. R. WOOD & SONS, Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0208.xml
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158
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0209.xml
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158
158
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Schieffelin & Co.
[no value]
Schieffelin & Co.
[no value]
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0210.xml
article
159
159
cartoon
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"I didn't know it was loaded"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0211.xml
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159
159
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National Tailoring Co.
[no value]
National Tailoring Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0212.xml
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159
159
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Goebel Brewing Co.
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Goebel Brewing Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0213.xml
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159
159
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RONSON
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RONSON
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0214.xml
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0215.xml
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0216.xml
advertisement
160
160
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BLANC & CO., INC.
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BLANC & CO., INC.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0217.xml
article
161
161
cartoon
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"I wish I had an aspirin"
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0218.xml
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161
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0219.xml
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161
161
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Andover Clothes. Inc.
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Andover Clothes. Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0220.xml
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161
161
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Universal Geneva Watch Co.
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Universal Geneva Watch Co.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0221.xml
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161
161
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National Distillers Products Corporation
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National Distillers Products Corporation
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0222.xml
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162
162,163
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0223.xml
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0224.xml
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Sellers Company, Ltd.
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Sellers Company, Ltd.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0225.xml
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163
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Multi-Facet
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Multi-Facet
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0226.xml
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0227.xml
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163
163
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Maler Cap Company
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Maler Cap Company
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0228.xml
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164
164
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PORTAGE SHOE MFG. CO.
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PORTAGE SHOE MFG. CO.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0229.xml
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164
164
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LEROUX & CO., Inc.
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LEROUX & CO., Inc.
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0230.xml
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165
165
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SONORA RADIO & TELEVISION CORPORATION
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SONORA RADIO & TELEVISION CORPORATION
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0231.xml
advertisement
166
166
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
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Esquire_19440201_0021_002_0232.xml