Playboy #v14#3
(March 1967)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
14
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
194
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (associate publisher, editorial director)

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
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Colors
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All I could get out of him was his name, rank, serial number, and an ingenious American invention called a 'quickie'!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An American soldier, imprisoned in an unspecified Asian country, turns the tables on his female interrogator.
Keywords
Asia; cigarettes; interrogation; jail; military; prisoner of war; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 69.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're a disgrace to the uniform!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young man, dressed in "mod" fashion clothes, and his date are robbed by a man dressed in the same fashion.
Keywords
alley; fashion; gun; mod; robbery

Indexer Notes

Page 74.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Believe me, the State will take your cooperation into consideration, Miss Hollingsworth ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A suspect "cooperates" with a detective, who promises her leniency while he's getting dressed.
Keywords
detective; leniency

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pity your husband doesn't play cards, Mrs. Cartwright... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two women and a man are playing strip poker, while another man sits on a couch with a drink, oblivious to the action.
Reprints
Keywords
cards; cigarettes; cocktails; smoking; strip poker

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

[Sailors' Knots] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Pencils
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Inks
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Colors
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sailor and a woman in a bikini come to shore after swimming. The woman's bikini is tied in sailors' knots.
Keywords
bikini; knots; sailor; surf

Indexer Notes

Page 99. A pantomime cartoon.

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

Vargas / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Inks
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Colors
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's very simple, darling. The bloody mary's ready in case you're hung over, and I'm ready in case you're not.
Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
Bloody Mary; high heels

Indexer Notes

Page 122. A blonde woman with black heels, long black gloves and dark nylon stockings with a bloody mary drink beside her.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Pencils
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Colors
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If their tails are wagging, does it mean they're cross or happy?
Synopsis
Two hunters have sneaked up behind two elephants and are uncertain what to do next.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; hunters

Indexer Notes

Page 125.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Edward Frascino [as Frascino] (signed)
Pencils
Edward Frascino [as Frascino] (signed)
Inks
Edward Frascino [as Frascino] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Judith tells me you write. I read.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a party, a woman struggles to make small talk with a writer.
Keywords
author; cocktails; party

Indexer Notes

Page 128.

Rooms (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Pencils
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Inks
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Colors
Jules Feiffer ?
Letters
Jules Feiffer (signed)

Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
apartments; pipe; smoking; telephone; television

Indexer Notes

Pages 130-133. Eight strips of eight panels across both pages. Each panel tells a story when read vertically or an interconnected story when read horizontally.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Simms Campbell (signed)
Pencils
E. Simms Campbell (signed)
Inks
E. Simms Campbell (signed)
Colors
E. Simms Campbell (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's easy enough getting in to see him—it the getting out that's difficult!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two women are in the waiting room of a theatrical booking agent.
Keywords
casting couch; cigarettes; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 136.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
John Ruge [as Ruge] (signed)
Pencils
John Ruge [as Ruge] (signed)
Inks
John Ruge [as Ruge] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... And behind every man who's a FAILURE there's a woman, too!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man drinking beer and smoking cigarettes is sitting watching television and being nagged by his wife.
Keywords
beer; cigarettes; nagging; smoking; television

Indexer Notes

Page 138. Punchline is the reverse of the saying "Behind every successful man is a woman."

[Plane Perspective] (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man stranded on a desert island sees an airplane in the distance. Unfortunately, when it crash-lands on the island it is still the same size as when he first saw it.
Keywords
airplane; desert island; perspective

Indexer Notes

Page 144. A four-panel pantomime story.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suppose your fellow surgeons found out you lost your nerve at the critical moment?
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A nurse chides a surgeon who's having trouble making out bills.
Keywords
bills; hospital; nurse; surgeon

Indexer Notes

Page 145.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, Sir Reginald, have you noticed anything peculiar about this voyage?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple on an ocean liner notice that there are pairs of animals everywhere on the ship.
Keywords
giraffes; lions; monkeys; Noah's Ark; ocean liner; pigs

Indexer Notes

Page 150.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Censoni [as Censoni] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Censoni [as Censoni] (signed)
Inks
Robert Censoni [as Censoni] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With my Harold, I'd welcome a response of ANY kind!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two matronly ladies pass a bookstore window which displays the book "Human Sexual Response."
Keywords
book store

Indexer Notes

Page 152.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Judge Rollins has yet to have a decision reversed.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A judge handles sentencing by shooting the defendant in the courtroom with a handgun.
Keywords
courtroom; handgun; judge; shooting

Indexer Notes

Page 155.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
? [as Corka] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Corka] (signed)
Inks
? [as Corka] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now—who else doesn't understand the annual report?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The chairman of a board of directors places a dunce cap on a board member who questions the annual report.
Reprints
Keywords
board of directors; dunce cap

Indexer Notes

Page 157.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Pop, after being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent, I need the relaxation.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father finds his Boy Scout son smoking cigarettes in his bedroom.
Keywords
Boy Scouts; cigarettes; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 158.

[Airport - No Vacancy] (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)
Pencils
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An airliner prepares to land at an airport, but finds the runway blocked with a sign that says "Sorry, Full."
Reprints
Keywords
airliner; airport

Indexer Notes

Page 159. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Inks
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I remember when the only thing he was against was boiled carrots!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parents watch as their son paints protest signs in their living room.
Keywords
counterculture; demonstrations; protest

Indexer Notes

Page 160.

[Caveman Club-Burning] (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Colors
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)

Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A caveman clubs a woman and drags her home by her hair. Later the woman builds a fire and burns the caveman's club.
Keywords
cavemen; club; fire

Indexer Notes

Page 166. A six-panel pantomime story.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's that girl with the coffee?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a movie studio, an errand girl tries to get attention by delivering coffee to executives in the nude.
Keywords
movie studios; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 169.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Inks
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We can definitely rule out an inferiority complex ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A psychiatrist is thrashed by his patient, who took offense at something he said.
Keywords
psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Page 170.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Marty Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Marty Murphy (signed)
Inks
Marty Murphy (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd be careful if I were you, buddy—that's the bartender's wife ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a bar, a half-drunk patron decides to make an impression by approaching a woman after taking off his clothes.
Keywords
bar; bartender; drunk

Indexer Notes

Page 173.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Inks
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Colors
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please, madam—you're disturbing the tourists.
Genre
humor; religious
Synopsis
In a grand European cathedral, a security guard chastises a woman who has kneeled to pray.
Keywords
cathedral; prayer; tourists

Indexer Notes

Page 175.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Inks
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happiness is a warm puppy ...
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A python is content after swallowing a puppy for lunch.
Keywords
puppy; pythons

Indexer Notes

Page 177. The punchline is taken from Charles Schulz 1962 book "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy."

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My son told me what you said about me.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The mother of a psychiatrist's patient batters the psychiatrist with her purse.
Keywords
psychiatrist; purse

Indexer Notes

Page 181.

[Lover's Leap: Three Cliffs No Waiting] (Table of Contents: 28)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
? [as Alain] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Alain] (signed)
Inks
? [as Alain] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The sign on a side road advertises a "Lover's Leap" with no waiting.
Keywords
Lover's Leap

Indexer Notes

Page 182. A pantomime cartoon. Artist's signature is not clear.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What it comes down to is—if we don't put an end to all this 'death-of-God' talk, we'll soon be out looking for jobs.
Genre
humor; religious
Synopsis
Two priests discuss the current "Death of God" discussion.
Keywords
Catholic; God; priests; theology

Indexer Notes

Page 183. Time magazine featured "Is God Dead?' as its cover story on the April 8, 1966 issue.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What did we do with our Sundays BEFORE we hated America?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Marchers in an anti-American demonstration in (presumably) Communist China can't remember not demonstrating.
Keywords
anti-American; China; communism; demonstration

Indexer Notes

Page 187.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet you it isn't HIS navel he's contemplating.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man in sunglasses at the nudist camp is meditating. Men in chairs nearby suspect he's only focusing on the women in front of him.
Keywords
meditation; nudists; sunglasses

Indexer Notes

Page 189. Part of the "Nudist Camp" series.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["All I could get out of him was his name, rank, serial number, and an ingenious American invention called a 'quickie'!"]
  2. 2. ["You're a disgrace to the uniform!"]
  3. 3. ["Believe me, the State will take your cooperation into consideration, Miss Hollingsworth ..."]
  4. 4. ["Pity your husband doesn't play cards, Mrs. Cartwright... !"]
  5. 5. [Sailors' Knots]
  6. 6. ["It's very simple, darling. The bloody mary's ready in case you're hung over, and I'm ready in case you're not."]
    Vargas
  7. 7. ["If their tails are wagging, does it mean they're cross or happy?"]
  8. 8. ["Judith tells me you write. I read."]
  9. 9. Rooms
  10. 10. ["It's easy enough getting in to see him—it the getting out that's difficult!"]
  11. 11. ["... And behind every man who's a FAILURE there's a woman, too!"]
  12. 12. [Plane Perspective]
  13. 13. ["Suppose your fellow surgeons found out you lost your nerve at the critical moment?"]
  14. 14. ["I say, Sir Reginald, have you noticed anything peculiar about this voyage?"]
  15. 15. ["With my Harold, I'd welcome a response of ANY kind!!"]
  16. 16. ["Judge Rollins has yet to have a decision reversed."]
  17. 17. ["Now—who else doesn't understand the annual report?"]
  18. 18. ["But, Pop, after being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent, I need the relaxation."]
  19. 19. [Airport - No Vacancy]
  20. 20. ["I remember when the only thing he was against was boiled carrots!"]
  21. 21. [Caveman Club-Burning]
  22. 22. ["Where's that girl with the coffee?"]
  23. 23. ["We can definitely rule out an inferiority complex ... !"]
  24. 24. ["I'd be careful if I were you, buddy—that's the bartender's wife ..."]
  25. 25. ["Please, madam—you're disturbing the tourists."]
  26. 26. ["Happiness is a warm puppy ..."]
  27. 27. ["My son told me what you said about me."]
  28. 28. [Lover's Leap: Three Cliffs No Waiting]
  29. 29. ["What it comes down to is—if we don't put an end to all this 'death-of-God' talk, we'll soon be out looking for jobs."]
  30. 30. ["What did we do with our Sundays BEFORE we hated America?"]
  31. 31. ["I'll bet you it isn't HIS navel he's contemplating."]
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