(September 1948)

Eastern Color, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Brand:
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Printed by the Eastern Color Printing Co. Covers printed and books bound by The Curtiss Way Corp., Meriden, Conn."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Durante; Hal McIntyre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Fasano (Jimmy Durante); Phil Berube (Hal McIntyre)
Inks:
Jerry Fasano (Jimmy Durante); Phil Berube (Hal McIntyre)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jimmy Durante; Hal McIntyre
Keywords:
celebrity

June Christy (Table of Contents)

Sweetheart of the Juke Box / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phil Berube
Letters:
Phil Berube

Characters:
June Christy
Synopsis:
Profile of singer June Christy
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Indicia is on this page.

Miguelito Valdes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Miguelito Valdes;
Synopsis:
Miguelito's career from boxer to singer to bandleader.
Keywords:
celebrity

Frankie Laine - it Can't Be True But... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Frankie Laine
Synopsis:
Frankie relives some of the rough times he had during his singing career.
Keywords:
celebrity

Guy Lombardo, Carl Brisson, Kay Kyser, Joan Edwards, Sammy Kaye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phile Berube
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube

Characters:
Guy Lombardo; Carl Brisson; Kay Kyser; Joan Edwards; Sammy Kaye
Synopsis:
Caricatures and anecdotes about the sports hobbies of different singing stars with the spotlight on Guy Lombardo.
Keywords:
celebrity

Your Record Review (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Capsule reviews of records by Gordon MacRae, Bert Shefter String Octet, Freddy Martin, Les Paul, Dick Haymes, Denny Dennis, Ziggy Elman, May McKinley, Clark Dennis, Arnett Cobb, Henri Rene Musette Orchestra, The Korn Kobblers, Jack Smith, Anne Shelton, Gordon Jenkins, Beryl Davis, Beale Street Boys, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Hal McIntyre, Jack Parnell, Bob Hannon, Tommy Dorsey, Mel Powell, Buddy Rich Perry Como, Andy Russell, The King's Men, Jo Stafford, Desi Arnaz, Charlie Barnett, Stan Kenton, and Peggy Lee.
Keywords:
celebrity

Satchmo Louis Armstrong (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano
Inks:
Jerry Fasano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Louis Armstrong
Synopsis:
Louis gets sidetracked on the way to receive a music award.
Keywords:
celebrity

Kay Starr the New Look (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jay (signed)
Inks:
Jay (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Kay Star; Charlie Barnet
Synopsis:
A change in Kay's voice results in a complete makeover for the singer.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Unable to put a last name to this artist. The style is from the "Caniff" school popular at this time. There are swipes from Bob Oksner, Gil Kane, Lee Elias and others.

Jimmy Durante...the Great Schnozzola (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jimmy Durante; Al Durante; Eddie Cantor; Eddie Jackson; Lou Clayton
Synopsis:
The story of how Jimmy went from being a helper in his dad's barber shop to a top-rated piano player and entertainer.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

The splash page for this story is used as part of the cover of this issue.

Ted Weems - Fate Takes a Hand (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Ulmer
Inks:
Allen Ulmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ted Weems
Synopsis:
How Ted Weems hired a new trumpet player.
Keywords:
celebrity

Leo Coleman, Jack Teagarden, Jan August, Paul Whiteman, King Cole Trio (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phil Berube
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube

Characters:
Leo Coleman; Jack Teagarden; Jan August; Paul Whiteman; King Cole Trio
Synopsis:
Caricatures, portraits and anecdotes about several different music stars with spotligh on Leo Coleman.
Keywords:
celebrity

["Of course mother wanted to make my gown for me..."] (Table of Contents)

Jivey and Groovy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jivey; Groovy; Hail Storm; Teddy Turtle
Synopsis:
Groovy's tomboy cousin Hail, causes quite a stir when she goes to the dance with Jivey.

Cavalcade of Jazz (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How jazz developed and became an accepted form of musical entertainment.

The Story behind the Song (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis Craig
Synopsis:
Francis Craig's "last" recording turns into a hit record.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Based on the ink lines, this may be early work by John Giunta, but there are no definite examples of known early Giunta to compare this with.

Robert Merrill of the Diamond Horseshoe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Robert Merrill; Leo Deroucher; Danny Kaye; Three Stooges; Moe Gale
Synopsis:
A brief account of Robert Merrill's various jobs on his way to becoming an opera singer.
Keywords:
celebrity

Hal McIntyre and the Ghost of IaHuy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jay (signed)
Inks:
Jay (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hal McIntyre
Synopsis:
Hal and a friend solve the mystery of a ghost at a French castle.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Different inking style for the artist. There are three signed stories in this issue, and even though layouts are similar, the inking styles are different but could be the same artist. Cross-hatching indicates this story may have been intended to be in black and white. Still need a positive ID for this artist.

Vaughn Monroe; Eddie Howard; Mel Torme; Carmen Cavallero; Paul Whiteman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phil Berube
Letters:
Phil Berube

Characters:
Vaughn Monroe; Eddie Hoard; Mel Torme; Carmen Cavallero; Paul Whiteman
Synopsis:
Caricatures/portraits of several stories with anecdotes about their hobbies. Spotlight is on Vaughn Monroe.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Kenton Concert All Your Own! (Table of Contents)

Capitol Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Stan Kenton
Synopsis:
Ad ad for Stan Kenton's latest recordings - Capitol Album CD-79.
Keywords:
celebrity