(November 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

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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alvino Rey; Margaret Whiting
Keywords:
celebrity

Margaret Whiting (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Margaret Whiting
Synopsis:
Profile of Margaret Whiting.
Keywords:
celebrity

Alvino Rey (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alvino Rey; Lee DeForest
Synopsis:
Young Alvino Rey applies his knowledge of electronics to music.
Keywords:
celebrity

Lawrence Welk...The Dance at Wizard's Gulch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jimmy Thompson

Characters:
Lawrence Welk
Synopsis:
Lawrence finds that his band is booked to play in a ghost town.
Keywords:
celebrity

Randy Brooks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Randy Brooks; Rudy Vallee
Synopsis:
Randy is forced to choose between music and basketball.
Keywords:
celebrity

Your Record Review (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Reviews of records by Tommy Dorsey, Margaret Whiting, Billy Eckstine, John Laurenz, The Squadronaires, Gordon MacRae, Spike Jones, Helen Forrest, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Stone, Perry Como, Barclay Allen, Vera Lynn, Dick "Two-Ton" Baker, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bob Houston, Lionel Hampton, Frankie Laine, Muriel Adams, Sam Browne, Patti Page, Ray McKinley, The Starlighters, Johnny Desmond, Anne Shelton, Ray Bauduc, Art Tatum, King Cole Trio, Noro Morales, Larry Adler, Jack Fina, Freddy Slack, Mark Warnow, Frank DeVol.

Carmen Cavallaro The Poet of the Piano (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Carmen Cavallaro; President Franklin Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Carmen reminisces about some the wacky things that have happened to him.
Keywords:
celebrity

Cab Calloway Dean of American Jive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Cab Calloway
Synopsis:
Cab throws a dinner party and discovers that he left his wallet in his hotel room.
Keywords:
celebrity

Charlie Spivak (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Charlie Spivak; Mrs. Brown
Synopsis:
Charlie honors the woman responsible for his tag of "the man plays the sweetest trumpet player in the world."
Keywords:
celebrity

["oh, honey! My hero! What a man!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
Mike Roy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jivey; Groovy
Synopsis:
The gang goes skiing and meets an egotistical skiing champ.

Sam Donahue (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sam Donahue; Berry Foster
Synopsis:
Sam finds an unexpected fill-in whe he goes on a one night stand.
Keywords:
celebrity

Duke Ellington (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Duke Ellington; Flo Ziegfield
Synopsis:
A brief account of Duke Ellington's career.

Ginny Simms, Ella Fitzgerald, Ted Weems, Perry Como, Mel Torme (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Ginny Simms; Ella Fitzgerald; Ted Weems; Perry Como; Mel Torme
Synopsis:
Caricatures, portraits and anecdotes of several musical stars with the focus on Ginny Simms.
Keywords:
celebrity

The Three Suns (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Al Nevins; Morty Nevins; Artie Dunn
Synopsis:
How The Three Suns got together and caused a traffic jam with their first performance.
Keywords:
celebrity

Lena Horne, Sammy Kaye, Guy Lombardo, Peter Lind Hayes, The Three Suns (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lena Horne; Sammy Kaye; Guy Lombardo; Peter Lind Hayes; The Three Suns
Synopsis:
Caricatures, portraits and anecdotes about different musical stores.
Keywords:
celebrity

Morey Amsterdam America's First Josh Dickey (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Morey Amsterdam; Gallant Bess
Synopsis:
Morey interviews a horse on his radio show.
Keywords:
celebrity

Milena Miller, Miguelito Valdes, Vic Damone, Johnny Long, Harry James (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Milena Miller; Miguelito Valdes; Vic Damone; Johnny Long; Harry James
Synopsis:
Caricatures, portraits and anecdotes of several musical stars.
Keywords:
celebrity

Make MOney with Your Own Juke Box Bank (Table of Contents)

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Coin bank that flashes "It's Wise to Be Thrifty", but it doesn't play music.

America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (Table of Contents)

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the Simplex POrtable Typewriter. Only $2.98 postpaid.

Beginners! Experts! America's Finest Harmonica (Table of Contents)

Jim Major, the Harmonica Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a harmonica and an illustrated instruction course.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Johnny's Solid Smashes in One Super-album! (Table of Contents)

Capitol Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Johnny Mercer
Synopsis:
Ad for Johnny Mercer's latest Capitol Album CC-101.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Margaret Whiting
    Sweetheart of the Juke Box
  3. 2. Alvino Rey
  4. 3. Lawrence Welk...The Dance at Wizard's Gulch!
  5. 4. Randy Brooks
  6. 5. Your Record Review
  7. 6. Carmen Cavallaro The Poet of the Piano
  8. 7. Cab Calloway Dean of American Jive
  9. 8. Charlie Spivak
  10. 9. ["oh, honey! My hero! What a man!"]
    Jivey and Grovy
  11. 10. Sam Donahue
  12. 11. Duke Ellington
  13. 12. Ginny Simms, Ella Fitzgerald, Ted Weems, Perry Como, Mel Torme
  14. 13. The Three Suns
  15. 14. Lena Horne, Sammy Kaye, Guy Lombardo, Peter Lind Hayes, The Three Suns
  16. 15. Morey Amsterdam America's First Josh Dickey
  17. 16. Milena Miller, Miguelito Valdes, Vic Damone, Johnny Long, Harry James
  18. 17. Make MOney with Your Own Juke Box Bank
    American Merchandising Company
  19. 18. America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value!
    American Merchandising Company
  20. 19. Beginners! Experts! America's Finest Harmonica
    Jim Major, the Harmonica Man
  21. 20. Johnny's Solid Smashes in One Super-album!
    Capitol Records
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