(April 1951)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Every Girl's Love Song (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Inks:
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Colors:
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Although the cover bears the title "Every Girl's Love Song" and there is an interior story with this title, the scene on the cover is not related at all to the story's plot.

How "Mini-Gym" Turns Dateless Dorothy into Dazzling Dotty! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mini-Gym Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Frank Martin; Lynn; Miss Higgins; Peggy; Tom; Mr. Jamison; Mrs. Jamison; Billy Clarke
Synopsis:
Lynn’s parents refuse to let her date because she’s only 15 but she convinces them to relent. Tom is interested in Lynn but she prefers Frank, while her friend Peggy has a crush on Tom. Lynn and Peggy switch baby-sitting jobs: Lynn works where Frank is tutoring the family’s son, and Peggy is escorted home by Tom, who expected to see Lynn. Peggy and Lynn thus each get a date with the boy they prefer.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb (Table of Contents)

U.S. Savings Bonds / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro (credited)
Pencils:
Charles Biro (credited)
Inks:
Charles Biro (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Uncle Sam

Indexer Notes

Public Service Ad to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.

Letter to My Husband (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Inks:
Tom Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carol Henley; Dick Henley; Mr. Shannon; Mr. Henley; Mrs. Henley
Synopsis:
Newlyweds Carol and Dick have different attitudes about money: he is thrifty, she is not. He gives her $200 to buy furniture but stipulates she has to pay in full. Carol spends some of the cash on clothes and has to purchase the furniture on the installment plan, keeping this a secret from Dick. She goes further into debt and can’t make the payments. When the store sends Dick a collection letter, Carol burns it. She eventually confesses and Dick says he knew about the debt but was waiting for her to tell him. They reconcile.

["I've been going with Pete for almost a year now!"] (Table of Contents)

How Did He Propose? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Wenzel
Inks:
Al Wenzel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Characters:
Lil; Pete; Ralph; Wendy
Synopsis:
Wendy’s friend Lil says the country club dance is the perfect spot for Pete to propose to Wendy. However, at the dance Wendy sees Lil go out into the garden with Pete and gets jealous: Pete explains that he was asking Lil how to propose marriage to Wendy. Wendy accepts.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Although the publisher offered readers $10 for stories of how their husband proposed, there is no attribution in this particular story regarding the source, so its "non-fiction" status is questionable.

This Time Forever (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bare
Inks:
Al Bare
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alice Craig; Dr. Bob Owens; Gramp Craig; Tess; Biff (a cat)
Synopsis:
Alice loves Dr. Bob but when he decides to open his practice in their small town instead of going to New York, Alice says she won’t marry him: she would prefer to move to the city. When Alice’s grandfather falls ill, Bob can’t attend to him right away because of another emergency case involving a woman in childbirth. Gramp survives and says Bob did the right thing. Alice is angry, but when Bob enlists in the Army, she admits she loves him and they will be married.
Keywords:
New York City

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

["I do hope you can help me"] (Table of Contents)

The Love Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eloise Taylor
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Characters:
Eloise Taylor; Ethel B.; Joyce
Synopsis:
Eloise responds to a reader's letter, instructing her in how to relate to people.

Indexer Notes

This is not really a dramatic story, it is actually like an illustrated "advice" column, showing how young women can overcome shyness and make friends.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eloise Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Al Bare
Inks:
Al Bare
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance; non-fiction
Characters:
Eloise Taylor

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Nan D., Peggy F., Charlotte, B.N., Puzzled and Betty G.
Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Money on Stamps (Table of Contents)

Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Every Girl's Love Song (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida ?
Inks:
Al Wenzel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Bill Scott; Gail; Henry; Jerry; Lois; Miss Anderson; Miss Dean
Synopsis:
Lois becomes friends with Bill because she plays the piano and he sings. Her friend Gail suggests Bill is using Lois as an unpaid accompanist. Bill becomes angry when Lois confronts him, and they break up. Gail moves in on Bill. Lois dates Jerry and encourages him to sing. However, Gail is not a good pianist and Jerry can’t sing. Lois quits the piano and Bill stops singing, but they are reunited when a teacher asks them to perform at a school function.
Keywords:
piano

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Every Girl's Love Song
  2. 1. How "Mini-Gym" Turns Dateless Dorothy into Dazzling Dotty!
    Mini-Gym Corp.
  3. 2. Fair Exchange
  4. 3. Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb
    U.S. Savings Bonds
  5. 4. Letter to My Husband
  6. 5. ["I've been going with Pete for almost a year now!"]
    How Did He Propose?
  7. 6. This Time Forever
  8. 7. ["I do hope you can help me"]
    The Love Clinic
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  10. 9. Money on Stamps
    Stamp Page
  11. 10. Every Girl's Love Song
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