LIFE Magazine January 19, 1959

LIFE Magazine January 19, 1959 Fidel Castro Advance to Havana Cuba

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Pg… 16 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: Political Fights, Parties?Pretty Women and Pathos: Old Order Yields in the 1959 Scene Pg… 28 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: Liberator’s Triumphal March Though an Ecstatic Island: Castro Calls on Cuba to Purify Itself and Prosper Pg… 38 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A Look at the World’s Week Pg… 37 EDITORIALS: The Warning of Mechta Pg… 37 EDITORIALS: We’ll Miss You, Joe Martin Pg… 52 PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS: Houses Architects Live In: Homes Reveal Four Famous Designers’ Ideas Pg… 91 PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS: Communist in Capitalism: U.S. Supermarkets and Hard Tops Captivate Old Bolshevik Rubberneck Mikoyan Pg… 102 ARTICLE: The Foolish and Phony Craze for Crash Diets: Millions Who Suffer Through Blitz Methods Would Take Off More Pounds and Keep Them Off Just by Changing a Few Minor Habits. By Ernest Havemann Pg… 47 CLOSE–UP: Danish Author Isak Dinesen, a Tale–Weaving Sorceress Pg… 59 THEATER: Julie Harris Goes on the Road with Her Son and a New Play She is Keeping from Broadway Pg… 65 NATURE: Salt–Water Fish for Home Aquariums Pg… 70 MOVIES: Ben–Hur Rides a Chariot Again: M–G–M is Spending $14 Million to Outdo Its Famous Roman Epic of 31 Years Ago Pg… 75 TELEVISION: This is a Television Cowboy? Stumblebum Hero Stars in Maverick. By Marion Hargrove Pg… 83 SPORTS: Odd Partners in Hot Basketball Act: Mutt–and–Jeff Pair Pulls North Carolina State Team Up Front Pg… 98 SCIENCE: What’s Going to Happen to Mechta? Odds are that Russia’s “Asteroid 31,208” will Stay in Orbit for Millions of Years. By Albert Rosenfeld Pg… 117 PARTY: Social Tilt at 12: Kids Win a Bout with Decorum, then Give in Pg… 10 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Speaking of Pictures: a Treeful of Tarzans Pg… 12 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Letters to the Editors Pg… 120 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Miscellany: a Hounded Hound
 
Old order yields in the 1959 scene
16
United States Congress (86th, 1st session: 1959)
Visible change, pace and faces
20
Congressmen’s wives
G.O.P. tactics that toppled a veteran leader
26
Joseph William Martin (American congressman and Speaker of the House.); 1884-1968United States Congress House
Liberator’s triumphal march through an ecstatic island
28
Fidel Castro; 1927-.Cuba (Politics and government)
We’ll miss you, Joe Martin
37
Joseph William Martin (American congressman and Speaker of the House.); 1884-1968
Brazil aerie of concrete
56
Oscar Niemeyer; 1907-.Houses (Brazil)
Julie Harris in one for the road
59
Manning GURIANPeter GURIANJulie Harris
Sea’s fish for home aquariums
65
Aquariums
Ben-Hur rides a chariot again
70
Motion picture production and direction
This is a television cowboy?
75
Television broadcasting (Westerns)
Warning of Mechta
37
United States Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyUnited States National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSpace research
Tale-weaving sorceress
47
Karen Blixen (Baroness); 1885-1962
Houses architects live in
52
ArchitectsHouses
Mosaic-mad grotto near Mexico city
52
Juan O’Gorman (Mexican architect and painter.); 1905-1982HousesMexico
New and old in Japan
54
Kenzo Tange (Japanese architect.); 1913-2005
Old and new in America
55
Eero Saarinen; 1910-1961
Odd partners in hot basketball act
83
Lou PUCILLOJohn RichterBasketball
Communist in capitalism
91
Anastas Ivanovich Mikoian; 1895-1978
What’s going to happen to Mechta?
98
Rockets
Wasteful, phony crash dieting craze
102
ObesityDiet
Social tilt at twelve
117
Children’s parties

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