1949/05/16 — Cover photograph featuring “Little Boxer” is credited to Rue Faris Drew.

Contents of this issue are as follows:
THE WEEK’S EVENTS:

  • The Russians Back Down in Germany
  • Loss Is $6 Million in Race Track Fire
  • 19 Pigs Are Born in One Letter
  • Prices Collapse in War Between Chains
  • Labor Takes on Two Big Battles
  • Editorial: Cats and Freedom
  • Princess Margaret Goes In Swimming
  • ARTICLE:

  • What’s With the Movies? by Eric Hodgins
  • CLOSE-UP:

  • The Aga, The Aly and The Rita by Robert Coughlan – 10 page article opens with full-page b&w photo of the Aga Khan and his wife with smaller photo of his son with Rita Hayworth on the facing page. Article takes up all or part of 10 pages
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS:

  • The Atom
  • Shooting the Salmon
  • EDUCATION:

  • How to Treat Professors
  • SPORTS:

  • Kids in the Rings
  • Vicki Draves
  • BUSINESS:

  • Adhesive Bras
  • MOVIES:

  • Astaire and Rogers Dance Again – includes color photo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Barkleys of Broadway
  • Tenth Tarzan – large photo of Lex Barker and then 8 small pics over a half page showing various Tarzan’s from Elmo Lincoln through Johnny Weissmuller with Buster Crabbe and others in between
  • BOOKS:

  • Happy Bibliophile
  • PEOPLE:

  • Madame Ambassadress – (Helle Bonnet)
  • OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

  • LIFE’s Reports: Rugged Individualist by Joe McCarthy
  • Speaking of Pictures: A Frog Produces Babies From Pouches on Back
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Miscellany: Breakfast Faces
  • Notable advertising includes: Jennifer Jones and John Garfield in We Were Strangers, half-page ad for Vitalis featuring 3 illustrated images of Joe DiMaggio, US Brewers Foundation ad with color illustration by Douglass Crockwell