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  • Issue #1
    True Life Secrets (1951) 1

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    Photo cover of John Carroll and Ruth Hussey. Untitled story, art by Fred Bell; Trudy and Judy argue with each other until their principal remarks how alike they are; then they decide they're both wonderful. Untitled story; Mary is fired from her newspaper job after writing a hostile article about obnoxious romantic movie star Robert Tyler. However, her editor changes his mind when Robert complains, and tells Mary to take a months vacation with pay until things cool off. Untitled story; Aspiring actress Ann lives in the Hotel Hopeful with other young women; Anns brother Jeff visits her and they rescue waitress Helen from her abusive boss; Helen moves into the Hotel Hopeful and falls in love with Jeff. The Promotion text story. Untitled story; Advice columnist Catherine Carter gets a letter from Barbara, whose locksmith boyfriend Victor is being forced to participate in robberies by a gang; Barbara says shell kill the crooks to save Victor, but when he arrives Catherine discovers Victor is himself a vicious criminal and is willingly helping the gang. "Life of the Party"; Kay and her cousin Edith are college students who work in their spare time; Kay is a carhop and dates bank employee Pete; Strait-laced librarian Edith doesnt approve of such frivolity and constantly nags Kay; she later tells Kays father that Kay is living indecently, causing him to order her to leave school at the end of the year. Untitled story, art by Fred Bell; Dot helps Helen overcome her poor posture and attract boys. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    True Life Secrets (1951) 2

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    Photo cover. "Love Notes"; Five cartoons with trivia about love. "Too Successful For Love"; Kit runs her own ad agency; She belittles the competent work of account executive George just to assert her dominance; She agrees to have dinner with George, and is given a make-over by her secretary Ceil; George kisses Kit and although she likes it, she fires him. "I Knew All the Answers"; Waitress Anne clubs her lecherous boss with a frying pan, then accepts a ride with trucker Vic; They hear a radio broadcast accusing her of assault and robbery: she knows it was the counterman who stole the money after she left. "Just One Rose" text story. "Cannery Dream Girl"; Ruth works in a fish cannery and hates it; Fellow worker Will says he also wants to get out, but is making plans for the future: he has saved almost enough money to buy a fishing boat. "I Loved an Artist"; Susan works as a secretary for Hal in his ad agency; She lives in Greenwich Village and falls in love with aspiring artist Raphael; Raphael exploits Susan: she works overtime and skimps on her own meals to give him money. Love Quiz on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
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  • Issue #4
    True Life Secrets (1951) 4

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  • Issue #5
    True Life Secrets (1951) 5

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  • Issue #6
    True Life Secrets (1951) 6

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  • Issue #7
    True Life Secrets (1951) 7

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    "Shoulds and Should Not Hints on Beauty," script by Madame DeWinter; Humorous beauty tips. "My Fatal Weakness," art by Frank Frollo; Newlyweds Tom and his wife are hired as a butler and "practical nurse" for wealthy invalid Roge; Roger and Mrs. Shane begin an affair; to get Tom out of the way, they frame him for robbery; However, Roger hires a new nurse and Mrs. Shane discovers shes going to be accused of a crime just as her husband was. "Flames Fed My Foolish Heart," art by John Belfi; College student Dottie is tired of having no dates; She calls various boys for dates: Jim mooches money from her; Bill gets drunk and grabby; Frank tries to kiss her but their rowboat overturns and hes exposed as a coward and a hypochondriac; On their way home, they see a car wreck. "Pick-Up Girl" text story. "The Curse of Being Misjudged," pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Al Tyler; During World War II, lonely high school student Madge is raped by a soldier on leave; She gets a "loose" reputation among the male students; On a picnic with 3 boys and another girl, she is raped again; New student Douglas learns about this and beats up the boys. "My Undecided Soul," art by John Belfi; Rita leaves the city and goes to a small town in search of "decent husband material"; She turns down Steve and Tony, then meets Paul but discovers hes engaged to Wilma; Wilma says shell give up Paul if Rita will agree not to see Steve any more. "Love -- in the Old Days!"; 3 anecdotes about love in earlier times. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    True Life Secrets (1951) 8

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    Cover art by Frank Frollo. "My Emotional Error!", art by Art Cappello; Amy fears shell be an "old maid," so she dates Howard, a client of the brokerage firm where she works; They fall in love and become engaged; Howard claims his mother needs an operation and convinces Amy to credit $5000 to his account, promising to replace it promptly. "Who Was the Other Woman?"; Rose works for Broadway producer John as a script reader; She recommends a play by Herbert and he is attracted to her personally, but Rose loves John and he loves her; Herbert says John is a womanizer and having an affair with actress Eve. "Bad Blood" text story. "My Potent Kisses," art by Art Cappello; Pearl dates fellow workers Frank and Sam, but gets a reputation as a "hot dish" because she lets them kiss her; When she overhears Frank, Sam and Robert discussing her, she becomes upset and distracted, and is hit by a car. "I Tempted Trouble!", pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Dick Giordano; Loretta and Bill get married; He gets a promotion that means he has to travel, leaving Loretta alone in their new home; When Bill is called away to work, Loretta sees a play with Bills friend Pete, who kisses her afterward. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    True Life Secrets (1951) 9

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  • Issue #10
    True Life Secrets (1951) 10

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  • Issue #11
    True Life Secrets (1951) 11

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  • Issue #12
    True Life Secrets (1951) 12

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  • Issue #13
    True Life Secrets (1951) 13

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    Cover art by Art Cappello. "Love or Revenge," art by Art Cappello; Trudy joins the Army Nurse Corps after her best friends husband is killed in Korea; Trudy blames officer Bob for the death; When a wounded Bob arrives at a hospital in Japan, Trudy contemplates letting him die but cant do it; Army Intelligence asks Trudy to get to know Bob, whos suspected of giving information to the enemy. "Brink of Eternity," art by Art Cappello; Paula marries boxer Gene. Her ex-boyfriend Duke tells Paula to have Gene throw his next fight or Duke will tell him about Paulas past; Paula refuses and decides to commit suicide by driving her car off a cliff; Duke tries to stop her but he is killed instead. "I Wonder?"; Grace shares a train berth with her friend Ronny, then accidentally crawls into bed with someone else. "I Learned About My Brother-In-Law" text story. "Chance of a Lifetime," art by Art Cappello; After wealthy Gregory knocks down a would-be mugger, Irene falsely claims the crook was her brother and died as a resul;. She blackmails Gregory into marrying her. "Surprise and Regret"; Debbie writes to blind soldier Paul to improve his morale. "Lost Love"; Cathy takes in an amnesiac wanderer and names him Jim; They fall in love and are married; Sometime later, Jim leaves to try and discover his identity; 8 years pass, and Cathy and her daughter see "noted architect" Jeff on the street. "That Awful Night," art by Art Cappello; Lillian, traveling to meet her husband Bill, misses a bus and accepts a ride from a stranger; The man tries to rape her; she knocks him out and escapes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    True Life Secrets (1951) 14
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    "Was I Branded," "I Wanted Happiness," "I Deceived My Love," "I Was Alone," and "X-Ray of Love" (all art and cover by Art Capello). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    True Life Secrets (1951) 15

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  • Issue #16
    True Life Secrets (1951) 16

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  • Issue #17
    True Life Secrets (1951) 17

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  • Issue #18
    True Life Secrets (1951) 18

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  • Issue #19
    True Life Secrets (1951) 19

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  • Issue #20
    True Life Secrets (1951) 20

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    "Girl on the River"; Rhoda grows up with her father on a river barge, and longs for a life of luxury as epitomized by Brians fancy yacht; Rhoda and fisherman Mark fall in love; When Brian invites her to a party on his yacht, Mark advises Rhoda not to go because Brians "dubious business contacts" attend the wild parties. "Treachery"; Jewel thief Laura takes a job as Mrs. Gaumonts social secretary, intending to steal a fabulous diamond; She and Mr. Gaumonts secretary Matt fall in love; Laura steals a ring from Mrs. Gaumont and plants it on Matt. "Lesson Plan for Love" text story. "My Secret Happiness"; Kitty loses her job as a director of a small-town theatres play when rival Vivian brings in famous performer Scott; Scott co-stars with Kitty and she falls in love with him; The play is a success, but Scott is later reported dead in a plane crash. Untitled story; Honey is engaged to Russell, a probationary police officer; When Russell leaves his beat to price a wedding ring, a nearby store is robbed and he may lose his job; Honey knows it was her brother Ned who was the holdup man; Readers are asked "What Would YOU Do?" and to send their answer to the editor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    True Life Secrets (1951) 21

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  • Issue #22
    True Life Secrets (1951) 22

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  • Issue #23
    True Life Secrets (1951) 23
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  • Issue #24
    True Life Secrets (1951) 24

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    "Secret Love" and "My Tremulous Heart." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
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    "Trouble Maker"; Alicia desires Bob Hart for herself and causes trouble between Bob and his girlfriend Connie. "Ride to Romance" text story. "I Was Deceitful"; By coincidence, June has to negotiate a contract with the handsome man that rescued her father; They fall in love and June avoids negotiating, for fear of losing this man. Stealing What I Wanted," art by Art Cappello; Jackie steals money from her roommate Alice in order to buy a new gown for a dance. Untitled What Would You Do? story; Should Marge break up with John or wait until he gets out of prison?; This feature has an unresolved story and asks the readers to write in and offer a solution. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    True Life Secrets (1951) 26

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  • Issue #27
    True Life Secrets (1951) 27

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  • Issue #28
    True Life Secrets (1951) 28

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  • Issue #29
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