Playboy #v14#5
(May 1967)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
14
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
210
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 / 0.2 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Control yourself, Gladys, or I'll stop using this stuff.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is clinging to the legs of a business man who's trying to catch a cab.

Indexer Notes

Page 41. Cartoon is most of a 0.33 page ad for King's Men brand grooming aids.

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

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
I know it's silly, but every time she goes out on a date, I worry.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mother worries about her daughter when she races to meet her date, in the nude.
Keywords
cigar; convertible; nude; smoking; teen

Indexer Notes

Page 77.

[Giving Directions] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is walking by a statue of a Civil War soldier in the park at night. The man follows the direction the statue's arm is pointing, which leads him to the window of a room where a woman is undressing.
Keywords
Civil War; park; statue; voyeurism

Indexer Notes

Page 87. A pantomime cartoon.

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

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
Well, when will you be eighteen?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A ship's captain is shipwrecked on a tropical island with a pretty young girl, who is still under the age of consent.
Keywords
shipwreck; tropical island; under-age

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

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

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
According to the legend, one night her husband drained the pool.
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A man and woman look out the second-floor window of a house one night to see a ghostly figure of a nude woman on the diving board of the swimming pool.
Keywords
ghost; nude; swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Page 107.

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

cartoon / 1 page (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop, I don't think I'm approaching puberty fast enough.
Genre
humor
Characters
Satyr
Synopsis
The Satyr and his son are watching nymphs frolic in a pond.
Reprints
Keywords
nymphs; satyr

Indexer Notes

Page 115. Part of the "Satyr" series.

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

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
Can't you read? 'In Use'!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man accidentally hits the button for an elevator that is in use for a couple having sex.
Keywords
elevator

Indexer Notes

Page 129.

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

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
I just can't understand why I've had so few gentleman callers lately.
Genre
humor
Keywords
high heels; panther

Indexer Notes

Page 130. A nude blonde with ornate golden high heels, holding the leash to a fierce-looking small black panther.

[God as a Golfer] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Two astronauts on a small moon, with the earth in the background, watch in horror as a huge golf club prepares to strike the moon.
Reprints
Keywords
astronauts; golf; moon

Indexer Notes

Page 135.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I understand that up until last month they were practically unknown ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The entertainment in a beatnik club is a Salvation Army trio.
Keywords
beatniks; drum; Salvation Army; tambourine; trumpet

Indexer Notes

Page 138.

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

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
It CAN'T be!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka
Synopsis
A boxer is stunned when he sees his opponent in the bout is Joe Palooka.
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Page 140.

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

cartoon / 0.3 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
The way I see it, you can't trust anyone over nine.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two young boys discuss the problem with the older generation.
Keywords
slogan

Indexer Notes

Page 148. Punchline is a parody of the counterculture slogan "Don't trust anyone over 30."

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Love Thy Neighbor
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man in a robe carrying a sign reading "Love Thy Neighbor" gets a come-on from a streetwalker.
Keywords
protest sign; streetwalker

Indexer Notes

Page 149. A pantomime cartoon.

[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
Now, for God's sake, Harrington, don't let him convince YOU!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man on a building ledge, threatening to jump, has convinced two other people to join him.
Keywords
building ledge; priest; suicide

Indexer Notes

Page 155.

[Three-Faced] (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man uses a front and two side mirrors to shave. When he turns around we see he has three faces.
Keywords
mirrors; shaving

Indexer Notes

Page 158. A two-panel pantomime story.

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

cartoon / 0.2 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
I never met a man I didn't like.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two lions are looking at the remains of a white hunter.
Keywords
hunter; lions; rifle

Indexer Notes

Page 165.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait'll she gets directly underneath it.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two cowboys in the desert have tied a sprig of mistletoe to the branch of a cactus. They are waiting for a woman, walking across the desolate waste in a short dress and high heels, to pass underneath it so they can kiss her.
Keywords
cactus; desert; high heels; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Page 166.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
Now, let's see if I have this straight, Mrs. Ames—you say your husband is accusing YOU of infidelity?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lawyer is surprised when the plain, matronly woman across the desk says her husband is accusing her of infidelity.
Keywords
divorce; infidelity; lawyer

Indexer Notes

Page 168.

[Sleepwalking] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Synopsis
A man is unable to sleep, so gets up and gets dressed. As he leaves his apartment he sees a woman in a nightgown sleepwalking down the hall. He goes back into his apartment and comes back dressed in pajamas and pretends to sleepwalk in the same direction as the woman.
Reprints
Keywords
apartment; insomnia; sleepwalking

Indexer Notes

Page 170. A six-panel pantomime story.

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

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
I feel sorry for her, but I just don't want to get involved.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The bride at a wedding reception is being attacked, but the groom stands by idly.
Keywords
assault; bride; groom; wedding

Indexer Notes

Page 172.

[Box as Feeding Protection] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
B Kliban [as Kliban] (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban [as Kliban] (signed)
Inks
B Kliban [as Kliban] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mother wears a cardboard box with a hole cut for her face when she is feeding her cranky child in a high chair.
Keywords
high chair

Indexer Notes

Page 175.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
Don't give me that off-to-the-Crusades routine—you're going drinking and wenching with those Norman bums from Paris again!
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A knight's wife doesn't believe him when he says he's going on a Crusade.
Keywords
Crusades; knight

Indexer Notes

Page 176.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... and then he said, 'what the hell—you only live once,' and I thought 'how true ...' and so ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman explains to a doctor how she got pregnant.
Reprints
Keywords
doctor; pregnancy

Indexer Notes

Page 178.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Inks
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are certainly one of New York's finest!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
After a session in bed, a woman compliments her lover, a New York City police sergeant.
Reprints
Keywords
gun; police

Indexer Notes

Page 179.

[Switching Shadows] (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An overweight man in shorts and a shapely woman in a bikini pass by each other on a beach. However, they trade shadows when they pass each other.
Keywords
beach; bikini; shadows

Indexer Notes

Page 181. A three-panel pantomime story.

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

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
Memo to May Grogan (comma) Assistant Shipping Clerk ... I heartily agree with your suggestion that substantial economies can be made by thinning down our executive staff (period) ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A executive dictates a memo to a worker who says there are too many executives. The executive promotes her to Third Vice-President, then fires her.
Keywords
dictation; executives; firing

Indexer Notes

Page 182.

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

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
She's truly a callgirl's callgirl.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men on an lighthouse island watch as a callgirl rows a boat through a storm to reach them.
Reprints
Keywords
callgirl; lighthouse; rowboat; storm

Indexer Notes

Page 183.

[On - Off - Strike] (Table of Contents: 28)

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)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A worker sits on a chair beside a huge machine, which has three settings: on, off, and strike.
Keywords
machines; strike; union

Indexer Notes

Page 185.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
But what if he isn't Clark Kent—?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Two middle-aged women watch a paunchy man removing his clothes in a phone booth and one woman wonders if he could be Clark Kent changing to Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
phone booth; Superman

Indexer Notes

Page 186. The phone booth has glass walls.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It just so happens she PREFERS 97-pound weaklings!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A woman knocks down a bully that bothers her and her fragile-looking boyfriend.
Keywords
beach; bully

Indexer Notes

Page 196. A parody of the Charles Atlas "97 pound weakling" ads. Cartoon is not signed.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop worrying, Marsha, who's going to know?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man steers his boat to shore, apparently after a romantic interlude. The woman's panties are flying from the rigging on the mast.
Reprints
Keywords
beer; boat; mast; panties

Indexer Notes

Page 198.

[Las Vegas Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 32)

Little Annie Fanny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman (credited)
Pencils
Will Elder (painting); Jack Davis (assistant)
Inks
Will Elder (painting)
Colors
Will Elder (painting); Jack Davis (assistant); Larry Siegel (assistant)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Annie Fanny; Dr. Neutrino; J. Edgar Hoover; Agent Squarechin (caricature of Dick Van Dyke); Frank Sinatra (cameo); Dean Martin (cameo); Sammy Davis Junior (cameo); Raul; Che
Synopsis
Spoof of Las Vegas and the FBI.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; cigars; Cubans; FBI; kidnapping; Las Vegas; slot machines; smoking

Indexer Notes

Pages 201-205. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder with Jack Davis and Larry Siegel." Title from Kurtzman's records.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Control yourself, Gladys, or I'll stop using this stuff."]
  2. 2. ["I know it's silly, but every time she goes out on a date, I worry."]
  3. 3. [Giving Directions]
  4. 4. ["Well, when will you be eighteen?"]
  5. 5. ["According to the legend, one night her husband drained the pool."]
  6. 6. ["Pop, I don't think I'm approaching puberty fast enough."]
  7. 7. ["Can't you read? 'In Use'!"]
  8. 8. ["I just can't understand why I've had so few gentleman callers lately."]
    Vargas
  9. 9. [God as a Golfer]
  10. 10. ["I understand that up until last month they were practically unknown ..."]
  11. 11. ["It CAN'T be!"]
  12. 12. ["The way I see it, you can't trust anyone over nine."]
  13. 13. ["Love Thy Neighbor"]
  14. 14. ["Now, for God's sake, Harrington, don't let him convince YOU!"]
  15. 15. [Three-Faced]
  16. 16. ["I never met a man I didn't like."]
  17. 17. ["Wait'll she gets directly underneath it."]
  18. 18. ["Now, let's see if I have this straight, Mrs. Ames—you say your husband is accusing YOU of infidelity?"]
  19. 19. [Sleepwalking]
  20. 20. ["I feel sorry for her, but I just don't want to get involved."]
  21. 21. [Box as Feeding Protection]
  22. 22. ["Don't give me that off-to-the-Crusades routine—you're going drinking and wenching with those Norman bums from Paris again!"]
  23. 23. ["... and then he said, 'what the hell—you only live once,' and I thought 'how true ...' and so ..."]
  24. 24. ["You are certainly one of New York's finest!"]
  25. 25. [Switching Shadows]
  26. 26. ["Memo to May Grogan (comma) Assistant Shipping Clerk ... I heartily agree with your suggestion that substantial economies can be made by thinning down our executive staff (period) ..."]
  27. 27. ["She's truly a callgirl's callgirl."]
  28. 28. [On - Off - Strike]
  29. 29. ["But what if he isn't Clark Kent—?"]
  30. 30. ["It just so happens she PREFERS 97-pound weaklings!"]
  31. 31. ["Stop worrying, Marsha, who's going to know?"]
  32. 32. [Las Vegas Kidnapping]
    Little Annie Fanny
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