Playboy #v14#4
(April 1967)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
14
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
218
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
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
I think our bareback rider has come up with a great gimmick.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A female bareback rider in a circus stands on the back of a horse, wearing a skirt but no underwear.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; horse

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

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

Vargas / cartoon / 2 pages (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
Who says the new generation is in terrible shape?!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Pages 94-95. A two-page pinup of a barefoot blonde girl in corduroy jeans and hat.

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

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
Press the other button and see what it does.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two robot-like aliens on a spaceship have captured an Earth woman and are examining her.
Keywords
aliens; nude; robots; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Page 111.

Satyrs & Nymphs (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Satyr
Reprints
Keywords
bar; bartender; centaur; nymphs; priest; satyr

Indexer Notes

Pages 126-129. Fifteen cartoons from the Satyr series reprinted from various issues of Playboy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
After the show, let's get together for few laughs ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a circus freak show, a midget propositions the fat lady.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; freak show

Indexer Notes

Page 134.

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

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
I don't think you even meant to leap—you just stumbled and FELL ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a woman are in mid-air, falling from a "Lover's Leap." The woman complains that the man didn't intend to fall.
Keywords
lover's leap; nagging; suicide

Indexer Notes

Page 146.

[Unexpected Bundle] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Bridesmaids prepare to catch the bride's bouquet at a wedding. Instead, one of them is handed a baby and the married couple drives off.
Keywords
baby; bride; wedding

Indexer Notes

Page 149. A two-panel pantomime story.

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

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
The court sentences you to, oh, four and a half years.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bored judge looks at the courtroom clock that reads 4:30 and decides to sentence the defendant to four-and-a-half years in prison.
Reprints
Keywords
clock; courtroom; judge

Indexer Notes

Page 150.

[Moveable Static] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is watching television with a picture window in the background. There is static on the television, but when he clears the static from the television, it moves to disrupt the view from the picture window.
Keywords
picture window; static; television

Indexer Notes

Page 153.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are times when I almost begrudge Coca-Cola their world-wide sales.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Staffers in an American embassy in a foreign country have their large windows broken by demonstrators throwing Coca-Cola bottles.
Keywords
bottles; Coca-cola; demonstration; embassy; windows

Indexer Notes

Page 156.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you the kid who hit my kid brother?
Genre
humor; religious
Characters
David
Synopsis
After David slays Goliath, an even larger Philistine steps out to challenge him.
Keywords
Bible; Philistines

Indexer Notes

Page 159.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M.] (signed)
Pencils
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M.] (signed)
Inks
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M.] (signed)
Colors
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm terribly sorry about breaking the date, Mother, but you KNOW how changeable Ronnie can be ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A princess telephones her mother to cancel a date because her prince-husband has turned back into a frog.
Reprints
Keywords
frog; princess; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 160.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Farris [as JG Farris] (signed)
Pencils
Joseph Farris [as JG Farris] (signed)
Inks
Joseph Farris [as JG Farris] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roland! I thought you were going to be under LSD today!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is making out with a painter when her boyfriend unexpectedly shows up.
Keywords
drugs; LSD; painter

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

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

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
She's doing all right for a high school dropout.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two women gossip about a richly-dressed woman getting out of a chauffeur-driven limousine.
Keywords
limousine

Indexer Notes

Page 165.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Chon Day (signed)
Pencils
Chon Day (signed)
Inks
Chon Day (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope you're musically inclined.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman struggles out of the ocean on a desert island, which is inhabited by a man with a trumpet, who needs someone to play a bass drum.
Keywords
desert island; drum; palm tree; trumpet

Indexer Notes

Page 166.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Mr. Brown, but how do I know this is MRS. Brown?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The elderly owners of a rural motel are suspicious of a couple that is as old as they are.
Keywords
motel

Indexer Notes

Page 169.

[Oblivious to Destruction] (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two workmen tearing down a building are surprised to find a couple making out on a couch, oblivious to the destruction happening around them.
Keywords
crane; demolition

Indexer Notes

Page 170.

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

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
Peace Corps. Job Corps. Youth Mobilization—whatever happened to looking for a job?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father is concerned with his college son's future options.
Keywords
college

Indexer Notes

Page 171.

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

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
He has become like that since beginning the affairs with the beautiful señoritas ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bullfighter is overly-conscious of protecting his groin when the bull charges by.
Keywords
bull; cape; matador

Indexer Notes

Page 173.

[Do It Now!] (Table of Contents: 20)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman sits at his desk with a gun at his temple, looking at a "Do It Now!" sign on the wall.
Keywords
handgun; suicide

Indexer Notes

Page 175. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.33 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
Harry, you've never taken this long to close ranks ... !
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sits in a chair watching television, holding a protest sign that says "In your heart - you know he's right!"
Keywords
Republican; slogan; television

Indexer Notes

Page 176. "In your heart - you know he's right" was a campaign slogan for Republican Barry Goldwater, who lost the 1964 presidential election to Lyndon B. Johnson.

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

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
Why did you ask me to bring a friend? Couldn't you both paint ONE model?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude model is suspicious that the two painters have something other than painting on their minds.
Keywords
liquor; model; nude; painting

Indexer Notes

Page 178.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have we EVER lied to you, son?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An elderly couple is being grilled by their son, who works for the Internal Revenue Service.
Keywords
audit; Internal Revenue Service; taxes

Indexer Notes

Page 181.

Venus and Adonis (Table of Contents: 24)

The Playboy Art Gallery / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Beamon (credited)
Pencils
Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
Inks
Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
Colors
Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of the painting "Venus and Adonis", with Adonis having his back scratched, apparently from some vigorous love-making.

Indexer Notes

Page 183. A parody of the 1630s painting "Venus and Adonis" by Peter Paul Rubens.

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

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
I was COMMISSIONED to show 'The Spirit of Progress Led by Abstract Science,' but I figured what the hell ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sculptor was commissioned to do one project, but decides to do a huge nude female torso instead.
Reprints
Keywords
nude; sculpture

Indexer Notes

Page 187.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Pencils
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Inks
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Colors
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where did you say you stole that brain ... ?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Frankenstein
Synopsis
Two scientists look at their new monster, which has a definite feminine attitude.
Reprints
Keywords
Frankenstein; homosexual; monster; scientists

Indexer Notes

Page 190.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
? [as Weber] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Weber] (signed)
Inks
? [as Weber] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fool that I was, I simply ASSUMED you couldn't take it with you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two angels in heaven watch as a man drives his fancy convertible through the Pearly Gates, with a beautiful woman beside him and his golf clubs and bags of money in the back seat.
Reprints
Keywords
angels; convertible; golf clubs; heaven; Pearly Gates

Indexer Notes

Page 194. Punchline is based on the saying "You can't take it with you," referring to death and Earthly possessions.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Room service?—This is 1708 ... cancel that chicken salad on white ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
As a man climbs out a window to commit suicide, he takes the time to call the hotel's room service to cancel a order for a sandwich.
Reprints
Keywords
room service; suicide; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 195.

[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
But I take the pill every time I become pregnant, and it doesn't help.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A social worker checks up on a woman with five children, who is living in a shack, and finds she doesn't have any idea how birth control pills work.
Keywords
birth control

Indexer Notes

Page 196.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, that certainly is a coincidence—I was on MY way to borrow a towel from YOU!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dripping wet nude woman opens the door of her apartment to find a dripping wet nude man standing there.
Keywords
apartment; nude; towel

Indexer Notes

Page 197.

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

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
Your father and I would like a word with you, dear. The word is 'DON'T'!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parents of an attractive teen-age daughter keep their sex education talk short and to the point.
Keywords
sex education; teen-ager

Indexer Notes

Page 199.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Damnit, man, can't you do anything right?!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
When three sparsely-clad women jump out of a cake to entertain a men's party, the baker is in the cake, too.
Reprints
Keywords
baker; cake

Indexer Notes

Page 200. Cartoonist's signature is illegible.

[Wrong Way Golfer] (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Colors
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A golfer hits a mighty drive, but then his playing partner tees up to drive in the opposite direction.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

Indexer Notes

Page 205. A nine-panel pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

cartoon / 0.33 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
Well, at the time I told you I was a virgin, I was.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is surprised on his wedding night.
Reprints
Keywords
bride; groom; virgin; wedding

Indexer Notes

Page 206.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Pencils
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's for you!
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A servant in a castle is struck in the back by an arrow that came through an open window. The arrow holds a note for the lord seated at a nearby table.
Keywords
arrow; castle

Indexer Notes

Page 207.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Herb Green (signed)
Pencils
Herb Green (signed)
Inks
Herb Green (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
OK, send in the first of those 'holdout proxies.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The chairman of a company's board of directors decorates his office as a den of seduction, complete with a sultry woman, in order to get the owners of stock shares to vote in the proper manner.
Keywords
champagne; cigarettes; prostitute; smoking; stocks

Indexer Notes

Page 208.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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
Take my word for it, lady—this is not Dial-a-Prayer!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man answering the telephone in a pool hall tries to convince the caller that she has a wrong number.
Keywords
Dial-a-Prayer; pool hall; telephone; wrong number

Indexer Notes

Page 210.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Lewis ?
Pencils
Don Lewis (signed) (painting)
Inks
Don Lewis (signed) (painting)
Colors
Don Lewis (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I loved the audition even if I don't get the part.
Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
casting couch; high heels

Indexer Notes

Page 213. A brunette in high heels adjusts her nylon stockings, while her dress hangs on a clothes rack nearby.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["I think our bareback rider has come up with a great gimmick."]
  2. 2. ["Who says the new generation is in terrible shape?!"]
    Vargas
  3. 3. ["Press the other button and see what it does."]
  4. 4. Satyrs & Nymphs
  5. 5. ["After the show, let's get together for few laughs ... !"]
  6. 6. ["I don't think you even meant to leap—you just stumbled and FELL ... !"]
  7. 7. [Unexpected Bundle]
  8. 8. ["The court sentences you to, oh, four and a half years."]
  9. 9. [Moveable Static]
  10. 10. ["There are times when I almost begrudge Coca-Cola their world-wide sales."]
  11. 11. ["Are you the kid who hit my kid brother?"]
  12. 12. ["I'm terribly sorry about breaking the date, Mother, but you KNOW how changeable Ronnie can be ... !"]
  13. 13. ["Roland! I thought you were going to be under LSD today!"]
  14. 14. ["She's doing all right for a high school dropout."]
  15. 15. ["I hope you're musically inclined."]
  16. 16. ["All right, Mr. Brown, but how do I know this is MRS. Brown?"]
  17. 17. [Oblivious to Destruction]
  18. 18. ["Peace Corps. Job Corps. Youth Mobilization—whatever happened to looking for a job?"]
  19. 19. ["He has become like that since beginning the affairs with the beautiful señoritas ... !"]
  20. 20. [Do It Now!]
  21. 21. ["Harry, you've never taken this long to close ranks ... !"]
  22. 22. ["Why did you ask me to bring a friend? Couldn't you both paint ONE model?"]
  23. 23. ["Have we EVER lied to you, son?"]
  24. 24. Venus and Adonis
    The Playboy Art Gallery
  25. 25. ["I was COMMISSIONED to show 'The Spirit of Progress Led by Abstract Science,' but I figured what the hell ..."]
  26. 26. ["Where did you say you stole that brain ... ?"]
  27. 27. ["Fool that I was, I simply ASSUMED you couldn't take it with you."]
  28. 28. ["Room service?—This is 1708 ... cancel that chicken salad on white ..."]
  29. 29. ["But I take the pill every time I become pregnant, and it doesn't help."]
  30. 30. ["Well, that certainly is a coincidence—I was on MY way to borrow a towel from YOU!"]
  31. 31. ["Your father and I would like a word with you, dear. The word is 'DON'T'!"]
  32. 32. ["Damnit, man, can't you do anything right?!"]
  33. 33. [Wrong Way Golfer]
  34. 34. ["Well, at the time I told you I was a virgin, I was."]
  35. 35. ["It's for you!"]
  36. 36. ["OK, send in the first of those 'holdout proxies.'"]
  37. 37. ["Take my word for it, lady—this is not Dial-a-Prayer!"]
  38. 38. ["I loved the audition even if I don't get the part."]
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