(1950)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Jerry Siegel (Director Comics Division)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Cover photo of Betty Hutton.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Couchey (signed)
Inks:
Sid Couchey (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Guess who the actors are by identifying different parts of their bodies.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Laugh, Betty, Laugh (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Odgen Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
bio of Betty Hutton

Hollywood Wants You (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Talent scouts look for new faces for the movies.

Indexer Notes

Art formally attributed to John Prentice. Email from Jim Vadeboncoeur calls the artist "Little Al" because he drew most of the strips for this title under Ziff Davis. He has yet to identify him.

What's with the Crosbys? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bing Crosby; Dixie Lee; Paul Whiteman; Larry Crosby; Mr. O'Melveny; Al Rinker; Mildred Bailey; Gary Crosby; Philip Crosby; Dennis Crosby; Lindsay Crosby; Charley
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Note: Craig Delich reports that he cannot find where Everett signed this story.
[UPDATE: it's signed "Everett" on the splash panel in the lower left, vertically, next to Bing's elbow.]

This story recounts the life of Crosby from his earliest days until the present, with his marriage difficulties with Dixie Lee interspersed around and through it.

Hollywood's Cinderella Girl (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
bio of Joan Evans

A Star Looks Heavenward (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
bio of Colleen Townsend

No Swan Song for Swanson (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney?; Irv Novick?
Inks:
Sy Barry?; Jim Mooney?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
bio of Gloria Swanson

Indexer Notes

Art identification from email from Jim Vadeboncoeur.
Formally attributed to John Prentice.

Stunts That Made Stars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Stunts that actors did to get hired or recognized to obtain parts in motion pictures.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Full page illustrated ad (one panel has Matt Baker art) for Romantic Marriage.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Contest to name the film actor whom you would nominate as Hollywood's Most Beautiful Hunk of Man.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hollywood Quiz
  3. 2. Laugh, Betty, Laugh
  4. 3. Hollywood Wants You
  5. 4. What's with the Crosbys?
  6. 5. Hollywood's Cinderella Girl
  7. 6. A Star Looks Heavenward
  8. 7. No Swan Song for Swanson
  9. 8. Stunts That Made Stars
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary L. Watson