Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 25, 1961

Table of Contents
Dec. 25, 1961

Point Of Fact
Gold Rush
Girls And Boys
The Enthusiast
  • The way of the world with a game is mirrored in all its astonishing variety in the following 40 pages. First, Barbara Heilman tells the very American story of Benjamin Edward Bensinger, Chicago businessman and supersportsman. Then action photographs (page 34) catch shining moments in sports that identify nations almost as their flags do. Scholarly and entertaining, Alexander Eliot (page 44) chronicles the deeds of Heracles, first of the Olympian sportsmen and a Greek hero who tamed water in ways modern conservationists are trying to imitate. Finally (page 62), a gallery of the world's loveliest sportswomen, a theme that is particularly apropos in a year in which the wife of the President of the U.S. has done so much to lend an aura of glamour to the arena of sport

  • The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a village cricket match in England creates an atmosphere of late-afternoon, late-summer tranquility



30—Jerry Cooke
34, 35—Mark Kauffman
36, 37—Ted Polumbaum
38, 39—Terrence Spencer
40—Ara G√ºler
41—Yves Debraine
42, 43—David Moore
63—Richard Rutledge
64-68—Sam Shaw
69—Philippe Halsman
70—Frances McLaughlin-Gill
73—Ted Lau
83, 84—Toni Frissell
86—from "The Life and Letters of David, Earl Beatty" by Rear-Admiral W. S. Chalmers (Hodder and Stoughton), courtesy Earl Beatty
88—Frank Scherschel-Life
95—drawings by Roy McKie
100—Leo Witt, A.P.

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