(March 1954)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Vivian Fields
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Secret (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Walton; ? (photo)
Inks:
Bill Walton; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Frank Sinatra (photo); Paul; Terry Parker

Indexer Notes

Art identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Frank Sinatra Tells the Story... Her Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Walton (signed)
Inks:
Bill Walton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; Mr. Tremaine; Mrs. Tremaine; Paul Hadley; Terry Parker
Synopsis:
College student Terry doesn’t want her high society classmates or boyfriend Paul to know that her parents are “The Tremaines,” a famous dance team. She confesses this to Frank Sinatra, who plays a benefit show at her school and brings out Terry’s parents. Terry joins the act on-stage. Afterwards, all her friends and Paul are thrilled by the news, so Terry’s fears were groundless.
Keywords:
Capital Records; New York City; Phi Delta

Indexer Notes

Story re-used from "Her Secret" in Daring Confessions (Youthful, 1952 series) 7 (May 1953),but substituting Frank Sinatra for singer Alan Dale. The protagonist's name is "Terry" in both stories and the dance team is "The Tremaines" in both stories.

Jealous Revenge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Zansky
Inks:
Louis Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Elaine Hadley; Jack Palmer; Monty Sager; Mr. Scott; Mrs. Scott; Natalie Scott
Synopsis:
High school student Natalie decides to work after school to earn money for her future marriage to Jack, but Jack warns Natalie against getting a job at Monty’s truck stop cafe. When she goes ahead anyway, Jack starts dating Elaine. Natalie quits when Monty makes a pass at her, but Jack won’t take her back. In revenge, Natalie urges Elaine to take her spot at Monty’s: Monty tries to abuse Elaine and accuses her of robbery when she resists. Natalie clears Elaine by telling the police about Monty’s assault on her. Jack and Natalie reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Till Death Do Us Part (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Belle Benson; Dan Benson; Eddie; Eric; Fred; Mr. Haggerty; Virginia
Synopsis:
Belle drops out of college to marry Dan, disappointing her parents. A short time later, Dan goes overseas for his military service and Belle grows bored. She dates other men, but none seriously. Dan returns from the Korean War with an artificial leg. Bored once more, Belle gets a job in advertising, but resigns when she has a child. Belle and Dan’s married friend Eric fall in love, but Eric reconciles with his wife after Belle asks Dan for a divorce. Dan says he still loves Belle and won’t divorce her.

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification provided by Jim Vadebonceur, Jr.

Eloise Taylor Talks About... Petting (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; romance
Characters:
Eloise Taylor

The Engagement and Wedding Rings (Table of Contents)

Love Customs / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; romance

Blackmail Proposal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Bean
Inks:
Bob Bean
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Arthur Hayes; Beth Hollis; Clint Conrad; George Castle; Mr. Shaw
Synopsis:
Beth is a singer and hostess in George’s nightclub, but her fiancé Clint convinces her to give notice. Shortly before she leaves the club, Beth is accosted by a drunk customer and knocks him out with a decanter. George pronounces the man dead and says he’ll cover up the crime if Beth marries him. Instead, Beth leaves town and gets an office job elsewhere. 3 months later she runs into the “dead” man and realises George lied to her. Beth returns to Clint and after he learns the truth, he takes her back.

Indexer Notes

Art identification provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret
  2. 1. Frank Sinatra Tells the Story... Her Secret
  3. 2. Jealous Revenge
  4. 3. Till Death Do Us Part
  5. 4. Eloise Taylor Talks About... Petting
  6. 5. The Engagement and Wedding Rings
    Love Customs
  7. 6. Blackmail Proposal
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