Dennis the Menace Giant #7 - Dennis the Menace in Hollywood [First Printing]
(Winter 1959)

Hallden; Fawcett, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
On-sale date
1960-01-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hallden Publications, Inc.
Brand
Hallden
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "Dennis the Menace in Hollywood". On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1960 Books and Pamphlets, January-June, page 187 as stated: Dennis the Menace In Hollywood No. 7 Winter 1959. Application author: Henry King Ketcham © Hall Syndicate, Inc. 5Jan60 registration number A424038. Includes a remark that 1959 is listed as the copyright date in the magazine.


Dennis the Menace in Hollywood (Table of Contents)

Dennis the Menace / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
? (title)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell
Reprints

Memo From Hallden Publications, Inc. (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Slater
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Fred Toole (photograph)
Synopsis
[Here is an excerpt] Dear Reader: Once again we have "sent" Dennis to one of your favorite places, by sending our artist-writer team to Hollywood. Artist Al Wiseman is very familiar with Southern California, having lived there, and writer Fred Toole made two separate trips to Los Angeles to gather authentic on-the-spot material for this book.

Indexer Notes

A photo of writer Fred Toole at the Ambassador Hotel swimming pool is also included.

It All Began When.... (Table of Contents: 2)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; R.M. Hall; Mrs. Porter (baby sitter); Glenn Ford (mentioned); Kim Novak (mentioned); Freddy Martin (band leader)
Synopsis
Mr. Hall sends Henry Mitchell and family to Hollywood to oversee production of a film being made for the company.
Reprints
Keywords
Ambassador Hotel; Cocoanut Grove

"Movie-Groovy" Starring Dennis Mitchell (Table of Contents: 3)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Bob Goodfreed; Rin Tin Tin
Synopsis
Henry Mitchell meets Bob Goodfreed, who is to work with him on the film; meanwhile Dennis causes a stir on the movie lot.
Reprints
Keywords
Columbia Ranch

"Alice in Glamourland" with a Selected Short Subject (Table of Contents: 4)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Santa Claus; Hari Slater
Synopsis
Alice takes Dennis for a visit to Hollywood.
Reprints
Keywords
Boris Karloff; Brown Derby restaurant; Charlie McCarthy; Edgar Bergen; Grauman's Chinese Theater; Hollywood and Vine; Jimmy Durante; Joan Crawford; Joe E. Brown; Ray Milland; Roy Rogers; Shirley Temple; The Three Stooges; Trigger

Indexer Notes

On a movie theatre poster appear the names: Bruce Ariss; Tamma Smith; Arch Garner; Fred Toole; Al Wiseman and Hank Ketcham. Publisher Harry Slater also appears as the character Hari Slater.

Meanwhile, Back at the Wilson's (Table of Contents: 5)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
George Wilson; Martha Wilson; Ruff; Mr. Wiseman (the milkman); the mailman; Rin Tin Tin; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Jack Benny (silhouette); the Wilson's doctor.
Synopsis
George Wilson is happy without Dennis being around until he starts seeing illusions of him everywhere.
Reprints
Keywords
Capitol Records Building; Farmers Market; Hollywood Bowl; Jack Benny; La Brea Tar Pits; smog

Indexer Notes

Includes a 10 page letter Dennis wrote to Ruff from Hollywood.

Places to Go...Things to See. In and Around Los Angeles. (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman [as AW]
Inks
Al Wiseman [as AW]
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Reprints
Keywords
Fox Studio; Hollywood Park; Los Angeles Dodgers; Marineland; MGM Studio; Republic Studio; Rose Bowl; Santa Anita; UCLA; Universal Studio

Indexer Notes

Cartoon style map of Los Angeles in 1959 showing many landmarks drawn by Al Wiseman.

Time Out for Marineland (Table of Contents: 7)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Bubbles the Whale
Synopsis
The Mitchells visit Marineland of the Pacific.
Reprints
Keywords
dolphin; piranha

Here's Some Funny Fishes We Saw at Marineland! (Table of Contents: 8)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
nature
Characters
Dennis Mitchell (masthead)
Synopsis
Some creatures of the deep.
Reprints
Keywords
bat ray; Moorish idol; octopus; sea anemone; sea horse

Father Knows Best (Table of Contents: 9)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Robert Young [as Jim Anderson]; Lauren Chapin [as Kathy Anderson]; Herb Wallerstein (assistant director).
Synopsis
The Mitchells visit the set of 'Father Knows Best', a popular television show of that time.
Reprints

Still Pics Plug Flicks (Table of Contents: 10)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Gary Cooper; Rita Hayworth
Synopsis
The Mitchells tour the Stills Department at Columbia Pictures.
Reprints
Keywords
dark room; parrot

Indexer Notes

Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth appeared in the movie "They Came to Cordura", a 1959 Columbia release.

Chasen Around (Table of Contents: 11)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Mr. Stransky; Kim Novak; John Wayne; Rock Hudson; Elizabeth Taylor; Glenn Ford; Mickey Rooney; Susan Hayward; Bob Hope;
Synopsis
The Mitchells go to a famous West Hollywood restaurant on their last night in Los Angeles.
Reprints
Keywords
autographs; champagne; Dave Chasen's restaurant

Indexer Notes

The eight movie stars that the Mitchell's see are shown as facial caricatures on one page.

But All Good Things Must End, So.... (Table of Contents: 12)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Bob Goodfreed
Synopsis
Dennis wants to see the film that his father was working on while on the trip.
Reprints
Keywords
Ambassador Hotel; Los Angeles International Airport

See Mr. Wilson? Somebody Likes Me! (Table of Contents: 13)

Dennis the Menace / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hank Ketcham (photograph); Dennis Mitchell (photograph of Jay North); Henry Mitchell (photograph of Herbert Anderson); George Wilson (photograph of Joseph Kearns)
Synopsis
Photo of Hank Ketcham presenting a drawing to TV's Dennis, Jay North.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

You Asked For 'Em (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Dennis the Menace / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dennis the Menace in Hollywood
    Dennis the Menace
  2. 1. Memo From Hallden Publications, Inc.
  3. 2. It All Began When....
    Dennis the Menace
  4. 3. "Movie-Groovy" Starring Dennis Mitchell
    Dennis the Menace
  5. 4. "Alice in Glamourland" with a Selected Short Subject
    Dennis the Menace
  6. 5. Meanwhile, Back at the Wilson's
    Dennis the Menace
  7. 6. Places to Go...Things to See. In and Around Los Angeles.
  8. 7. Time Out for Marineland
    Dennis the Menace
  9. 8. Here's Some Funny Fishes We Saw at Marineland!
    Dennis the Menace
  10. 9. Father Knows Best
    Dennis the Menace
  11. 10. Still Pics Plug Flicks
    Dennis the Menace
  12. 11. Chasen Around
    Dennis the Menace
  13. 12. But All Good Things Must End, So....
    Dennis the Menace
  14. 13. See Mr. Wilson? Somebody Likes Me!
    Dennis the Menace
  15. 14. You Asked For 'Em
    Dennis the Menace
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