Hitler's Teeth Questioned
Life Mag Oct 7 1940 p 4
Well now, Mr. Life Magazine editor, after you and all your buddies have done in your "journalism" to convince us that Adolf Hitler was Satan personified, you now say he avoids the dentist "for fear of being hurt"?! Are you saying Adolf Hitler is "just like us"?! After all your time and effort proving, in your twisted mind, that he was Satan Himself, you say this? You can't have it both ways, Mr. Editor: either Hitler is Satan, and thus is superior to "pain," or he is not Satan and fears it like anyone else. So which is it?
First, anyone familiar with “photo-trickery” can see that Hitler’s mustache is not straight, and his mouth is not exactly “placed” properly: his nose is too large, and mouth too small. Obviously none of the supposed communicants knew Hitler well enough to comment correctly on this topic at all. Let us remember the old Oldsmobile advertisement of the very early 1900’s: “Ask one who owns one.”
On that Life Magazine's next page, another rather dstupoid misteak was made by LIFE editors, when in an earlier issue their publishers mistook James “Rosey” Roosevelt’s caught & donated fish to the Eagle Scouts as a “tuna,” and it was noted (in this same Oct 7th issue) by a reader that the photo was actuallly of a tarpon: “Brother, if that is not a tarpon, I have never caught one.” (Life Mag., Oct 7th, Letters, “Wrong fish,” p. 7), regarding which the editors admitted their error; but why not about Hitler and his toothy photo, as well?
See also in this Mein Kampf Image Gallery, at the image titled "Last week Adolf Hitler was mad," (Life Magazine of Sept. 16, 1940, p. 24), which was this Oct. 7, 1940 Life Magazine reader's reference used to point out this unfounded "oddity" about one of history's most maligned yet admired "Great among the Greats" of humanity.