LIFE Magazine nameplate

This is probably type 101 knowledge, but anyone know the "LIFE" magazine masthead font?
Here's a link to an old cover
http://image.pathfinder.com/Life/covers/1960/cv102460.jpg

Comments

Could easily be custom, but 20th Century is close, despite the E's longer bottom stroke.

On just the word LIFE, the closest match is Pakenham Bold Cond
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/pakenham-boss/cnd-bold/testdrive...

but that's not going to give you the whole alphabet you want I bet.

Railroad Gothic isn't bad either
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/railroad-gothic/railroadgothic/

Interstate gives you the shorter cross bar (not sure that's the term) on the E and F