Interesting tidbits from the magazine:
- A blurb for The Great Escape under the cinema listings. I guess the movie must have just been released around that date.
- None of the bestsellers are at all familiar, at least to me.
- The big piece of news for the USA is the signing of a nuclear test ban between the US and Russia. This was the time of the Cold War at it's height, or so I've been told
- Part of an article about the end of segregation (or so I'm guessing. There's a page missing, and this is the end of the article)
I'm definitely finding that reading over this magazine has been both hilarious at times and an interesting snapshot on the events and attitudes of that time.
The bestellers for the week of August 16, 1963:
- The Shoes of the Fisherman, Morris L. West
- Elizabeth Appleton, John O'Hara
- City of Night, John Rechy
- The Glass-Blowers, Daphne Du Maurier
- Grandmother and the Priests, Taylor Caldwell
- Seven Days In May, Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey
- The Concubine, Norah Lofts
- Raise High The Roof Beam, J. D. Salinger
- The Bedford Incident, Mark Rascovich
- The Collector, John Fowles
- The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
- I Owe Russia $1,200, Bob Hope
- The Whole Truth And Nothing But, Hedda Hopper
- The Day They Shook The Plum Tree, Arthur H. Lewis
- My Darling Clementine, Jack Fishman
- Terrible Swift Sword, Bruce Catton
- Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
- Forgotten Pioneer, Harry Golden
- The Wine Is Bitter, Milton Stover Eisenhower
- A Man Named John, Alden Hatch
Definitely this was a neat find - and takes the cake for the weirdest thing I've found left in the store to date.