Playboy #v15#7
(July 1968)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
15
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
206
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (credited) (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (credited) (associate publisher, editorial director)

Issue Notes

Photo of Shel Silverstein in "Playbill" on page 3. Edited Frank McCarthy movie poster painting for ad for "Dark of the Sun" on page 15. Incomplete index: cartoons clipped on pages 171 and 191.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Ffolkes (signed as ffolkes)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes (signed as ffolkes)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes (signed as ffolkes)
Colors
Michael Ffolkes (signed as ffolkes)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't that the notorious Lord Bloxley?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
In colonial times, an English lord is transported in a sedan chair powered by two nude women.
Reprints
Keywords
nude; sedan chair

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Inks
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Colors
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Couldn't you just let it go at initials?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
After an outdoor romantic conquest, a man draws a heart with initials and a recreation of the event on a boulder, to the dismay of the girl.
Keywords
boulders; graffiti

Indexer Notes

Page 105.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Erich Sokol (signed as SOKOL)
Pencils
Erich Sokol (signed as SOKOL)
Inks
Erich Sokol (signed as SOKOL)
Colors
Erich Sokol (signed as SOKOL)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think your father likes me, Ralph.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A girl adjusts her clothes after an encounter with her boyfriend's father.
Keywords
cook-out

Indexer Notes

Page 113.

Silverstein Among the Hippies (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Shel Silverstein
Pencils
Shel Silverstein
Inks
Shel Silverstein
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Shel Silverstein (cartoons, photographs)
Synopsis
Thirteen cartoons and three photographs of Silverstein interacting with hippies in San Francisco.
Keywords
drugs; Haight-Ashbury; hippies; marijuana; narcs; psychedelic; San Francisco; venereal disease

Indexer Notes

Cartoons have typewriter font for captions and have solid green, orange, or yellow backgrounds. A second installment is published in the next issue.

[Selective Advertising] (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Absens (signed)
Pencils
Absens (signed)
Inks
Absens (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lawyer judges the attractiveness of the passers-by before putting a "Girl Wanted" sign in his window.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 146. Vertical three-panel pantomime comic.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like we can't expect to find much in that direction.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men crawling across a desert wasteland find a skeleton of a man crawling from the direction they are headed.
Keywords
desert; skeleton

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Inks
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mind if I smoke?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A princess is chained to a wall. The dragon guarding her asks if she minds if he breathes smoke.
Keywords
bondage; dragon; princess

Indexer Notes

Page 152.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Pencils
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Inks
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear, while you were out, the bongo player called to say he can't make vespers tonight.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pastor's wife tells him of a change in plans for that night's service.
Keywords
church; pastor

Indexer Notes

Page 153.

[Sunglasses and Paintings] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Claude Smith (signed as CLAUDE)
Pencils
Claude Smith (signed as CLAUDE)
Inks
Claude Smith (signed as CLAUDE)
Colors
Claude Smith (signed as CLAUDE)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sunglasses-wearing painter displays his art on a fence. He gets no interest until a sunglasses-wearing couple happens by.
Keywords
artist; painting; sunglasses

Indexer Notes

Page 154. Six-panel color pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Mom—Pop—I told you in my letter that my wife was white!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A black couple is stunned when their son brings a white man home as his wife.
Keywords
African-American; gay marriage; homosexual; inter-racial

Indexer Notes

Page 156.

[Combat Imitator] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Bernard Wiseman (signed as B. Wiseman)
Pencils
Bernard Wiseman (signed as B. Wiseman)
Inks
Bernard Wiseman (signed as B. Wiseman)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A baby imitates the soldier he sees crawling in combat on the television.
Reprints
Keywords
Army; baby; television

Indexer Notes

Page 157. Pantomime cartoon.

[Playboy Passport] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Pencils
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Inks
Mort Gerberg (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A Playboy Playmate has a fold-out passport.
Keywords
fold-out; passport; Playmate

Indexer Notes

Page 163. Pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Pencils
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Inks
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's not much as a private secretary, but if I need an organ transplant, he'll come in damn handy.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An older executive keeps an athletic young man around for spare parts.
Keywords
organ transplant

Indexer Notes

Page 165.

[Tossing the Fig Leaf] (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
Eldon Dedini (signed as Dedini)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini (signed as Dedini)
Inks
Eldon Dedini (signed as Dedini)
Colors
Eldon Dedini (signed as Dedini)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A forest nymph tosses her fig leaf to other nymphs as she's carried off by a satyr.
Reprints
Keywords
fig leaf; nymph; satyr

Indexer Notes

Page 167. Part of Satyr series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's either a stag film, an underground movie or a cigarette commercial.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two tramps look on a movie set, complete with chair and couch, in the middle of the forest.
Keywords
forest; movie-making

Indexer Notes

Page 170.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Richard Decker (signed)
Pencils
Richard Decker (signed)
Inks
Richard Decker (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And so we say a fond farewell to a fifth of eight-year-old bourbon.
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A couple watches another couple leave after an evening of entertaining.
Keywords
bourbon

Indexer Notes

Page 172. Caption is a parody of the closing line of many travelogue movies.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Pencils
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Inks
Don Reilly (signed as Donald Reilly)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a message for the medium.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bicycle messenger has a package for a fortune-teller.
Keywords
bicycle; messenger; spiritual medium

Indexer Notes

Page 175.

[Surfing Switcheroo] (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Virgil Partch (signed as Vip)
Pencils
Virgil Partch (signed as Vip)
Inks
Virgil Partch (signed as Vip)
Colors
Virgil Partch (signed as Vip)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and woman go out to do some tandem surfing, but after a tremendous wipeout, return to shore wearing each other's bathing suits.
Reprints
Keywords
surfing

Indexer Notes

Page 177. Eight-panel color pantomime comic.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
George La Mendola (signed)
Pencils
George La Mendola (signed)
Inks
George La Mendola (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never mind what I have in mind. Show her a fur coat!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has an ulterior motive for buying a young woman a fur coat.
Keywords
fur coat

Indexer Notes

Page 180.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Pencils
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Inks
Lou Lorenz (signed as Lorenz)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I love you, too, Ralph, but is it fair to bring children into water like this?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two fish speculate on their future in polluted water.
Keywords
fish; pollution

Indexer Notes

Page 181.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
William Shaffer (signed as W. Shaffer)
Pencils
William Shaffer (signed as W. Shaffer)
Inks
William Shaffer (signed as W. Shaffer)
Colors
William Shaffer (signed as W. Shaffer)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's hard to believe you grew them from two tiny bulbs.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man complements a young woman on her tulips, all the time looking at her breasts.
Keywords
double-entendre; gardening

Indexer Notes

Page 183.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Inks
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When's your birthday, Rigney? November 28th? Fine, that makes it 2811 enemy casualties for the week.
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A general asks his assistant for his birthdate, so he can make up a number for that week's enemy body-count in Vietnam.
Keywords
body counts; military; Vietnam

Indexer Notes

Page 186. The caption is a parody of the weekly body counts of the enemy released by the military during the Vietnam War, which were thought to be of dubious accuracy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mini, midi, maxi, moe...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man entering a party sees three women, in three different skirt lengths, and has to decide which one to pursue.
Keywords
party; skirt lengths

Indexer Notes

Page 187. The caption refers to skirt lengths. (Mini = mid-thigh, midi = below the knee; maxi = floor length.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson (signed as A. Erikson)
Pencils
Alden Erikson (signed as A. Erikson)
Inks
Alden Erikson (signed as A. Erikson)
Colors
Alden Erikson (signed as A. Erikson)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The way we figure it, ma'am, if everybody walked around naked, smoked pot and listened to rock 'n' roll, there wouldn't be any more wars!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude couple carrying a portable radio approach two ladies having a picnic in a park.
Keywords
counterculture; hippies; marijuana; nudity; picnic

Indexer Notes

Page 189.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Charles E. Martin (signed as CEM)
Pencils
Charles E. Martin (signed as CEM)
Inks
Charles E. Martin (signed as CEM)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lesson in economic determinism number one. If you get a haircut, I'll raise your allowance twenty dollars a month.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father offers to raise his son's allowance if he gets a haircut.
Keywords
allowance; counterculture; generation gap; long hair

Indexer Notes

Page 190.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Dana Fradon (signed as D. Fradon)
Pencils
Dana Fradon (signed as D. Fradon)
Inks
Dana Fradon (signed as D. Fradon)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you waiting for? Turn on the old personality!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lawyer tells his buxom female client to turn on the charm for the judge.
Keywords
courtroom; judge; lawyer

Indexer Notes

Page 193.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Pencils
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Inks
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say—why don't we extend the mating season to all year?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Cavemen think having women around all the time would be a good idea.
Keywords
cavemen

Indexer Notes

Page 195.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Richard Decker (signed)
Pencils
Richard Decker (signed)
Inks
Richard Decker (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we start, any questions?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A foreman gathers his workers together before they start work on "Chicago's Finest Office Tower."
Keywords
bulldozer; Chicago; construction workers

Indexer Notes

Page 196.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Inks
Bud Handelsman (signed as Handelsman)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When he strikes you out, it doesn't mean he hates you.
Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A manager consoles a batter who just struck out.
Keywords
baseball; batter; pitcher; strike out

Indexer Notes

Page 198.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Francis Smilby (signed as Smilby)
Pencils
Francis Smilby (signed as Smilby)
Inks
Francis Smilby (signed as Smilby)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each to his own, eh, Mac?
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A man with a woman slung over his shoulder greets a man carrying a giant-size bottle of liquor.
Keywords
advertising; liquor; whiskey

Indexer Notes

Page 199. A parody of a 1960s Fleischmann’s Whiskey ad campaign.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Doug Sneyd (signed as Sneyd)
Pencils
Doug Sneyd (signed as Sneyd)
Inks
Doug Sneyd (signed as Sneyd)
Colors
Doug Sneyd (signed as Sneyd)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Anyone care to tip the milkman?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The madam of the brothel asks two girls at the breakfast table if they would care to "tip" the milkman, who is already half-dressed.
Reprints
Keywords
breakfast; brothel; cat; madam; milkman

Indexer Notes

Page 201. Part of the "Brothel" series.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Isn't that the notorious Lord Bloxley?"]
  2. 2. ["Couldn't you just let it go at initials?"]
  3. 3. ["I think your father likes me, Ralph."]
  4. 4. Silverstein Among the Hippies
  5. 5. [Selective Advertising]
  6. 6. ["Looks like we can't expect to find much in that direction."]
  7. 7. ["Mind if I smoke?"]
  8. 8. ["Dear, while you were out, the bongo player called to say he can't make vespers tonight."]
  9. 9. [Sunglasses and Paintings]
  10. 10. ["But, Mom—Pop—I told you in my letter that my wife was white!"]
  11. 11. [Combat Imitator]
  12. 12. [Playboy Passport]
  13. 13. ["He's not much as a private secretary, but if I need an organ transplant, he'll come in damn handy."]
  14. 14. [Tossing the Fig Leaf]
  15. 15. ["It's either a stag film, an underground movie or a cigarette commercial."]
  16. 16. ["And so we say a fond farewell to a fifth of eight-year-old bourbon."]
  17. 17. ["I have a message for the medium."]
  18. 18. [Surfing Switcheroo]
  19. 19. ["Never mind what I have in mind. Show her a fur coat!"]
  20. 20. ["I love you, too, Ralph, but is it fair to bring children into water like this?"]
  21. 21. ["It's hard to believe you grew them from two tiny bulbs."]
  22. 22. ["When's your birthday, Rigney? November 28th? Fine, that makes it 2811 enemy casualties for the week."]
  23. 23. ["Mini, midi, maxi, moe..."]
  24. 24. ["The way we figure it, ma'am, if everybody walked around naked, smoked pot and listened to rock 'n' roll, there wouldn't be any more wars!"]
  25. 25. ["Lesson in economic determinism number one. If you get a haircut, I'll raise your allowance twenty dollars a month."]
  26. 26. ["What are you waiting for? Turn on the old personality!"]
  27. 27. ["Say—why don't we extend the mating season to all year?"]
  28. 28. ["Before we start, any questions?"]
  29. 29. ["When he strikes you out, it doesn't mean he hates you."]
  30. 30. ["Each to his own, eh, Mac?"]
  31. 31. ["Anyone care to tip the milkman?"]
This issue was modified by
  • Katie
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver