(October-November 1950)

Archie, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand:
A Darling Magazine
Editing:
Marie Antoinette Park; Harriet Small (executive editor); Gilda Rae (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Foolish Kisses (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
(photo)
Inks:
(photo)
Colors:
(photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This page contains the indicia, editorial credits and a table of contents for this issue.

Hot Love And Cold Hearts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney ?; Bill Fix ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Maya; Matilda; Long Jim; Tom Drake; Mrs. Drake; Dr. Hall
Synopsis:
Maya is a Native American who grows up on a reservation. In college, she encounters racism from white students and returns to the reservation to teach after graduation. Writer Tom arrives to do research and falls in love with Maya. She reluctantly accepts, fearful of more discrimination. Tom’s mother opposes the match but when Maya provides a life-saving blood transfusion, Mrs. Drake changes her mind.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ Index card attached to scanned version online.

Good Stuff On Records (Table of Contents)

Platter Patter / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Recommended listening with an accompanying illustration.

The Life Of The Party (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Your Handwriting by Ellyn Lee] (Table of Contents)

Your Handwriting / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ellyn Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Handwriting analysis of samples sent in by readers with an accompanying illustration and information on how to send in handwriting samples for future analysis.

Foolish Kisses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C.A. Winter ?; Nina Albright ?; Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janet Blaine; Walter Horton; John Bly; Eric; Rod; Edward; Jacque; Bonnie
Synopsis:
Famous model Janet wonders if she’s capable of love since she’s never had a sustained romance. However, when she kisses Walter, the head of the modeling agency, they both realise they are in love.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Janet's last name is "Blaine" on page 1 and "Blain" on page 2.

[What's Cookin'?] (Table of Contents)

What's Cookin' / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Recipes for Luncheon Potato Balls and Cocoanut [sic] Kisses submitted by Anne Norci and Evelyn Mitchum respectively with an accompanying illustration.

[The Darling Bandbox] (Table of Contents)

The Darling Bandbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Miss Darling]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Helpful household hints submitted by readers.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dorothy Loveland; Merilyn Sokolowski; Shirley Jean Scott; Diane Maiacos; Darlene Abraham.

Careless Lover (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
Harry Lucey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ellen Martin; Dan White; Mr. Key; Mr. Leslie; Judy
Synopsis:
Secretary Ellen, plain but hard-working, is sent to Bermuda by her company to win a contract. She meets Dan on the boat and he’s friendly but she thinks he’s engaged to fellow passenger Judy. Later, Ellen is nearly drowned when her sailboat is caught in a storm, but she’s rescued by Dan and Judy on their yacht. Dan professes his love for Ellen and she’s confused until he explains Judy is his cousin and he was the best man at her wedding. Dan and Ellen become engaged.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to scanned version online.

Man Proposes (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Richstone
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Poem with accompanying illustration.

[A Victim Of Girl Glamour] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Honkytonk Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Yvonne Butler; Harry Rivers; Mrs. Butler; Bill Vail; Mike; Rex White; Joe
Synopsis:
Yvonne is raised by her cynical mother. At 18, Yvonne becomes a nightclub hostess, giving men drugged drinks so they can be robbed. She saves Rex from a similar fate but refuses to give in his romantic overtures for his own safety. Her boss Harry hits Yvonne and warns her not to act foolishly again. When Rex returns to the club, Yvonne tries to warn him but he’s drugged. Harry and his men take Rex and Yvonne to the countryside to kill them, but Rex was only faking: he’s an undercover cop and arrests the gang. Yvonne thinks Rex was just using her but he says his love is real.

[What's On Your Heart?] (Table of Contents)

What's On Your Heart? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Laura Brown
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters asking for advice.

Indexer Notes

Submissions from Sally H.B. and Babs R.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Foolish Kisses
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Hot Love And Cold Hearts
  4. 3. Good Stuff On Records
    Platter Patter
  5. 4. The Life Of The Party
    Tootsie
  6. 5. [Your Handwriting by Ellyn Lee]
    Your Handwriting
  7. 6. Foolish Kisses
  8. 7. [What's Cookin'?]
    What's Cookin'
  9. 8. [The Darling Bandbox]
    The Darling Bandbox
  10. 9. Careless Lover
  11. 10. Man Proposes
  12. 11. [A Victim Of Girl Glamour]
  13. 12. Honkytonk Girl
  14. 13. [What's On Your Heart?]
    What's On Your Heart?
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  • Peter Croome
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