Men & women in uniform

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I'll be trying to figure out how to have a great grill-out using only fruits and veggies and hanging out in the garden. I give you a few magazine covers celebrating the armed forces as well as a couple of films I'll be watching this weekend.

The New Yorker August 1943. Cover by Constantin Alajalov 

A 4th of July 1943 cover by Constantin Alajalov that is also perfect for Memorial Day

The New Yorker Feb 1943 | Cover by Constantin Alajalov

Lilliput Magazine cover by Walter Trier, July 1942

A lot of of war movies playing this weekend on tv, and there are many excellent ones. I have a personal affinity to World War II films. "From Here to Eternity is one of the best.

This has to be my favorite World War II film. William Wyler's beautiful 1946 drama of soldiers returning home after the war to try and pick up their lives. Playing tonight at 10:30pm EST or 7:30 PST on Turner Classic Movies' Memorial Day Marathon.  Don't miss it!

Walter Trier and Lilliput Magazine

Here are some of my favorite covers of the small-format magazine published mostly for men between the years 1937 and 1960. The first 147 issues featured these wonderful illustrations by Walter Trier. Find more here and here

1937  via

1937 via

1948

1948

1940

1940

1941

1944

1944

June 1948 via

April 1946

April 1946

 May 1946 via flickr