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DATE DESCRIPTION LOW HIGH AVERAGE
1/1/40 Queen Elizabeth $4.00 $7.00 $6.25
1/8/40 Bowdoin House Party $1.00 $4.00 $2.50
1/15/40 USC's Basketball Star Ralph Vaughn $3.00 $4.00 $3.50
1/22/40 Dutch East Indians $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
1/29/40 Lana Turner; Art Show in Richmond, Va.; War's First Christmas - Uniformed Man in London's Night Spots; Earthquake in Turkey; G-Men Arrest 17 Men Plotting Revolution; The Kremlin; Close-Up: Paul McNutt; Photographic Essay: War in Winter - Russo-Finnish War; Theater: Thurber - The Male Animal - with cartoons; Starlets: Lana Turner, Linda Darnell, and others; in morning, noon, and night dress; Evils of Liquor in Brooklyn $4.00 $8.00 $6.00
2/5/40 Swedish Aviators $1.00 $4.00 $2.83
2/12/40 Valentine's Day $3.00 $5.00 $4.00
2/19/40 Romania's King Carol and Son Mihai $3.00 $6.00 $4.33
2/26/40 Carhop $1.00 $8.00 $3.85
3/4/40 Springtime Hats; Miami & Miami Beach: biggest U.S. Winter Resort Has Biggest Boom; Picasso: Spanish Painter's Big Show Tours the Nation; Harold Lloyd's Hobbyhorse Craze is Fun but Upsetting; Sailor Hats Return with Deeper Crowns, Wider Brims $4.00 $5.00 $4.33
3/11/40 French Soldier $3.50 $4.00 $3.75
3/18/40 Chorus Girl; National Ski Patrol $4.00 $9.50 $6.75
3/25/40 Sir Neville Henderson $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
4/1/40 NY Giants Baseballl Rookie John Rucker $3.00 $4.00 $3.67
4/8/40 Anna Neagle $4.00 $7.00 $5.50
4/15/40 Government and Youth; Race Horse Seabiscuit becomes the Father of Five, Three Colts and two Fillies Born To Mares On Ridgewood ranch; Cary Grant in the Movie My Favorite Wife; New Mexico - America's Southwest Celebrates its Antiquity; War in Europe $2.00 $11.50 $4.88
4/22/40 Dude Outfit $2.00 $4.25 $3.42
4/29/40 Winston Churchill $2.00 $12.00 $6.00
5/6/40 British Aerial Gunner $2.00 $9.00 $4.75
5/13/40 Silk Shawls in Fashion $2.00 $4.00 $3.00
5/20/40 French General Maxime Weygand; Total War Starts (14 pp.),Allied and Nazi Forces, Parachute Troops,First Radio Photos of German Blitzkrieg, Billy Bishop, Canada's Great War Ace; Close-up: France's Weygand; Photo Essay: Syria: A Big French Army Guards Near East's Ancient Crossroads; Movies: Lillian Russell; Theater: Romeo & Juliet with Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier $1.00 $11.00 $5.25
5/27/40 German Soldier; A New Conqueror Strikes Terror in the Hearts of Complacent Democracies, The German Blitzkrieg; Hitler's Great new Weapon; Allies Got First Taste of Deadly Nazi Bombing at Namos and Andalsnes; Dive Bomber: Germany's Most Destructive Weapon Plummets on Targets; A Dog of War Stands Guard Beside His Master's Gun in U.S. Army Maneuvers; Good Manners for Cadies Are Outlined by P.G.A.'s New Charts of Etiquette; 50,000 Airplanes: U.S. to Multiply Fleets & Factories....Ten page article featuring photos of the drafting room, production room, an unassembled "Wasp" engine, an engineer testing radio eguipment, The 450-m.p.h. Grumman fighter plane, The Curtiss P-36, The Boing B-17, The Curtiss P-40, The Douglas B-23 and The Consolidated B-24 $2.00 $24.00 $9.50
6/3/40 Statue of Liberty $4.00 $7.00 $5.50
6/10/40 Japan Emperor Hirohito; Battle of Flanders $2.00 $15.50 $7.30
6/17/40 General Motors' William Knudson $2.00 $4.00 $3.00
6/24/40 Italy's Marshal Rodolfo Graziani $2.00 $5.00 $3.67
7/1/40 Red Cross Girl $4.00 $7.50 $5.50
7/8/40 Admiral Harold Stark $1.00 $5.50 $3.63
7/15/40 Rita Hayworth $4.00 $20.00 $12.00
7/22/40 Tank Commander $4.00 $15.00 $8.17
7/29/40 Girl Lifeguard $4.00 $5.50 $4.75
8/5/40 US Vacations $1.00 $5.50 $3.50
8/12/40 Republican Vice President Nominee Charles McNary $4.00 $8.50 $5.83
8/19/40 Parachute Trainee $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
8/26/40 Couple at Jasper National Park; Battle of Britain $1.00 $6.00 $3.67
9/2/40 Dionne Quintuplets $4.00 $13.50 $7.42
9/9/40 Singer Carol Bruce $1.00 $5.50 $3.63
9/16/40 Flight Across America; First Picture of the Battle Oran Reach U.S.; Dempsey Family; Photographic Essay: Flight Across America - Aerial Views of America; Close-Up: Paris Under the Swastika; Medicine: Heart Diseases; Theater: the Borsch Circuit; Eels Start Autumnal Trek to the Sargasso Sea; Movies: Carmen D'Antonio Is Hollywood's New Night-Club Dance Sensation; Sports: Pat Laursen National Skeet Shooting Champion; Movie Ad Deanna Durbin; Kate Smith $4.00 $10.00 $6.00
9/23/40 Air Raid Victim $2.50 $4.00 $3.25
9/30/40 Wendell Willkie $1.00 $5.50 $3.38
10/7/40 Gary Cooper $4.00 $7.50 $5.58
10/14/40 Jinx Falkenburg $4.00 $4.50 $4.25
10/21/40 Sweaters in Fashion; U.S. Industry Hustles to Meet Nation's Need for Speed; Adolf Hitler Does a Victory Jig; Automobile Designers Sketch Fashions to Match Cars; Children's Lifeboat Lasts Out Eight Days of Disaster; Strange Sights of War in Bomb-stricken London; Texas Ranch: The Old West Lives on at Matador; Audubon's Animal Paintings; 2 page ad of R.C.A. radio models for 1941; Full page ad of Coke in 6 pack carrier $4.00 $6.50 $5.25
10/28/40 US Sailor $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
11/4/40 San Diego Campaign Rally $1.00 $4.00 $2.50
11/11/40 Michigan's Tom Harmon $4.00 $12.00 $7.50
11/18/40 Franklin D. Roosevelt $2.00 $5.00 $3.67
11/25/40 Fur Coats in Fashion $1.00 $4.00 $2.50
12/2/40 Balloonists $4.00 $5.00 $4.50
12/9/40 Ginger Rogers $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
12/16/40 Greek Soldier $4.00 $5.00 $4.50
12/23/40 Couple Dressed for a Party $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
12/30/40 Britain's Desert Fighters $4.00 $5.50 $4.75