(January 1949)

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)

Desi Arnaz / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Desi Arnaz
Keywords:
celebrity

Kay Starr (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:
Kay Starr
Synopsis:
Profile of singer Kay Starr.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Lionel Hampton Rockin' Rhythm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong; Benny Goodman
Synopsis:
Lionel goes from soda jerk to bandleader.
Keywords:
celebrity

Betty Hutton (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Betty Hutton; Vincent Lopez; Arthur Treacher
Synopsis:
This is the short story of Betty Hutton's rise to fame from a street dancer to movie star and recording artist.
Keywords:
celebrity

Imagine You Having Eyes for Me (Table of Contents)

Nellie Lutcher / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nellie Lutcher; Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phil Berube
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube; typeset

Characters:
Nellie Lutcher
Synopsis:
Brief profile of Nellie Lutcher plus the sheet music to one of her songs.
Keywords:
celebrity

Your Record Review (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Capsule reviews of records by Jo Stafford, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Nelly Lutcher, Ethel SMith, Nev Simons, Vic Damone, Ralph Font, Anne Shelton-Sam Brown Keynotes & Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, Sy Oliver, Arnett Cobb, Anne Shelton, John Laurenz, Tex Williams, Sammy Kaye, Red Ingle, Carmen Miranda and the Andrews Sisters, Helen Forrest, Tony Martin, Benny Goodman, Gordon Jenkins, Orrin Tucker, Louis Jordan, Ziggy Elman, Morey Amsterdam, Stan Kenton, Dennis Day, Anne VIncent, Jack Fina, Frances Langford, Benny Goodman Sextet, Frank Devol, Bing Crosby., Tex Ritter, Carmen Cavallaro.

Borrah Minevitch King of the Harmonica (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Borrah Minevitch; Dr. Hugo Reisenfeld
Synopsis:
Borrah Minevitch goes from selling papers to playing harmonica solos with an orchestra.
Keywords:
celebrity

Hoppy Will Show You How to Play This Metal Harmonica (Table of Contents)

Hopkinson Harmonica Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a Harmonica with instructions and a songbook.

Liltin' Martha Tilton Takes the Cake (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Winter
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Martha Tilton
Synopsis:
Martha does her best to deliver a cake to a soldier.
Keywords:
celebrity

Gene Krupa, James Hardy, Symphony Sid, Bob Morrow, Fred Robbins (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Gene Krupa; James Hardy; Symphony Sid; Bob Morrow; Fred Robbins
Synopsis:
Spotlight on drummer Gene Krupa accompanied by caricatures and anecdotes about various disc ockeys around the country.
Keywords:
celebrity

[The Ranopama Dude Ranch] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jivey; Groovy
Synopsis:
Jivey, Groovy and the gang go to a dude ranch for a relaxing vacation.

Desi Arnaz...You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chu Hing
Inks:
Chu Hing
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Desi Arnaz; Lucile Ball; Xavier Cugat
Synopsis:
The Arnaz family is exiled from Cuba during a revolution. Desi becomes a dancer, singer and conga player and organizes entertainment for the troops during World War II.
Keywords:
celebrity

America's Youngest Platter Spinner (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Robin Morgan
Synopsis:
Profile article about a six-year-old disc jockey for starion WOR.
Keywords:
celebrity

That Genial Irish Gentleman Art Mooney (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Art Mooney
Synopsis:
Art's musical career is interrupted when he's drafted.
Keywords:
celebrity

Dick Haymes Jack of All Trades (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McArdle?
Inks:
Jim McArdle?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dick Haymes; Johnny Johnson; Harry James
Synopsis:
Young Dick Haymes works as an actor, a singer, a band leader and a composer.
Keywords:
celebrity

Bob Crosby The Edison Complex (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bob Crosby
Synopsis:
Bob interviews a number of people with odd inventions.
Keywords:
celebrity

Lawrence Welk, Wilmouth Houdini, Morey Amsterdam, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lawrence Welk; Wilmouth Houdini; Morey Amsterdam; Tex Beneke; Cab Calloway
Synopsis:
Spotlight on Lawrence Welk with caricatures and anecdotes about other performers.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Hurry on down for Nellie Lutcher's S-i-z-z-l-i-n-g New Album! (Table of Contents)

Capitol Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Nellie Lutcher
Synopsis:
Ad for Nellie Lutcher's latest Capitol Record release CC-70.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Desi Arnaz
  2. 1. Kay Starr
    Sweetheart of the Juke Box
  3. 2. Lionel Hampton Rockin' Rhythm
  4. 3. Betty Hutton
  5. 4. Imagine You Having Eyes for Me
    Nellie Lutcher
  6. 5. Your Record Review
  7. 6. Borrah Minevitch King of the Harmonica
  8. 7. Hoppy Will Show You How to Play This Metal Harmonica
    Hopkinson Harmonica Co.
  9. 8. Liltin' Martha Tilton Takes the Cake
  10. 9. Gene Krupa, James Hardy, Symphony Sid, Bob Morrow, Fred Robbins
  11. 10. [The Ranopama Dude Ranch]
    Jivey and Groovy
  12. 11. Desi Arnaz...You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
  13. 12. America's Youngest Platter Spinner
  14. 13. That Genial Irish Gentleman Art Mooney
  15. 14. Dick Haymes Jack of All Trades
  16. 15. Bob Crosby The Edison Complex
  17. 16. Lawrence Welk, Wilmouth Houdini, Morey Amsterdam, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway
  18. 17. Hurry on down for Nellie Lutcher's S-i-z-z-l-i-n-g New Album!
    Capitol Records
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