Playboy #v14#12
(December 1967)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
14
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
324
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (associate publisher, editorial director)

Issue Notes

Psychedelic art cover. Interview with Johnny Carson. Article on Art Nouveau Erotica with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Norman Lindsey, Gustav Klimt, and others. Playboy Christmas cards with illustrations by Eldon Dedini, Dink Siegel, Gahan Wilson, and Don Madden.

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)

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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
"Si ... i ... i ... lent ... night ... .
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A rock band "Van Gogh and the Pierced Ears" sing a Christmas carol at a dance.
Keywords
Christmas carol; drums; guitars; light show; rock band

Indexer Notes

Page 115.

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

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
You can run along to bed now, Lisa—Mommy will take care of Santa.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A little girl serves a martini to Santa, who is sitting on a coach with a flimsily-dressed woman.
Keywords
Christmas tree; martini; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 153.

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

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Script
Dink Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dink Siegel (signed)
Inks
Dink Siegel (signed)
Colors
Dink Siegel (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He said the mistletoe was imported from France, so there was a slight difference in the tradition.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An undressed girl talks to her roommate, who is trimming the Christmas tree.
Keywords
cat; Christmas tree; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Page 163.

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

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
This year I've decided to give something that will eliminate all that tiresome shopping.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude girl reclines on a white bearskin rug.
Keywords
bearskin rug

Indexer Notes

Pages 178-179. Double-page painting.

[no title indexed] (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)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahem, I have a nurse present to help you feel more at ease, Miss Travis.
Genre
humor; historical; medical
Synopsis
In a 19th century doctor's office, a nurse lounges nude on a couch, while a female patient disrobes.
Reprints
Keywords
corset; doctor; doctor's office; nurse

Indexer Notes

Page 183.

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

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
Who said that blondes have more fun?
Genre
history; satire-parody
Characters
General George Armstrong Custer
Synopsis
General Custer makes an observation to his sergeant during the pitched battle of the Little Big Horn.
Keywords
7th Cavalry; battle; horses; Indians; Little Big Horn

Indexer Notes

Page 193. The punch line is a parody of the Clairol Hair Color print and TV commercials' catch phrase: "Is it true blondes have more fun?" Custer had blonde hair.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We decided that since our husbands are having their Christmas parties at their offices...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The neighborhood wives invite all the delivery men for a Christmas party.
Keywords
Christmas party; Christmas tree; dancing; mail carrier; policeman

Indexer Notes

Page 204.

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

Symbolic Sex / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Addis (credited)
Pencils
Don Addis (credited)
Inks
Don Addis (credited)
Colors
Don Addis ?
Letters
Don Addis (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hah, Toro!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Nine cartoons based on the medical symbols for man and woman.

Indexer Notes

Page 207. Spot red color on one cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Looks as though the Entertainment Committee has come up with some fresh ideas for this year's Christmas party.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men and two women leave a conference room partially undressed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 211.

[A Present for Christmas Carolers] (Table of Contents: 10)

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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
Four Christmas carolers are at a house. Three sing outside while the other goes inside. This repeats itself until all have been inside. Final panel shows an attractive woman waving them good-bye.
Keywords
Christmas carols

Indexer Notes

Page 223. Five-panel pantomime story.

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

cartoon / 0.3 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
Don we now our gay apparel...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sings part of "Deck the Halls" while donning a dress in front of a mirror.
Keywords
Christmas carol; Christmas tree; mirror; transvestite

Indexer Notes

Page 227.

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

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
Well, Mr. Norris! What an unexpected surprise! Does this mean that you've chosen my agency to handle your advertising?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has an unexpected response when he catches his wife in bed with another man.
Keywords
adultery

Indexer Notes

Page 228.

[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
In the talent category, Miss Foster will recite a list of books she has read.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
An emcee at a beauty contest introduces one contestant's dubious contribution to the talent portion.
Keywords
beauty pageant

Indexer Notes

Page 230. Girls are in gowns, not bathing suits.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disgusting! I bet they're having an orgasm right now.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dour older couple looks on disapprovingly at a young couple dressed in mod clothes, holding hands.
Keywords
counterculture; generation gap

Indexer Notes

Page 232.

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

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Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir, could you help me get back to the North Pole?
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa is standing on the sidewalk, hat in hand, asking for contributions.
Keywords
begging; Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 233.

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

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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
I'm not an Arab, am I?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A shepherd in a children's Christmas pageant is unsure of his role.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; pageant; politics; shepherds

Indexer Notes

Page 235. Likely a reference to the "Six-Day War" fought in 1967 between Israel and the Arab nations.

[Garbage Disposal in Chimney] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A sadist installs a garbage disposal at the top of his chimney and waits for Santa Claus to put his foot inside, so he can flip the switch.
Reprints
Keywords
Chimney; Christmas; garbage disposal; sadist

Indexer Notes

Page 237. A pantomime cartoon.

["Love" graffiti on the Great Wall] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Genre
humor; advocacy
Synopsis
The Great Wall of China stretches into the distance. In one spot the word "Love" is written as graffiti.
Keywords
graffiti; Great Wall of China

Indexer Notes

Page 239. A pantomime cartoon.

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

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Script
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... This bar has sure changed in the last couple of years ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men are talking at the end of a bar. The old large painting of a nude woman that hung behind the bar has been replaced by a beefcake pose of a young man.
Reprints
Keywords
bar; gay; homosexual; paintings; pinups

Indexer Notes

Page 240.

[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
We're saved! We're saved! I think!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men lost in the desert see an "Air-Sea Rescue" helicopter drop a frogman and a rubber raft by parachute, which isn't appropriate for the circumstances.
Keywords
desert; helicopter; parachute; rubber raft

Indexer Notes

Page 241.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Mom—I got the job.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man dressed in a Santa suit phones his mother after getting a job as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
Keywords
bell-ringer; Christmas; Santa Claus; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

Page 242.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... But I'm sure you'll all agree that what our new general manager lacks in ability and experience, he more than compensates for by being my son.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The company owner introduces the new general manager to the directors.
Keywords
nepotism

Indexer Notes

Page 244.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't condone it either, certainly, but there's nothing in our code of ethics that specifically forbids it.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two congressmen walk by the columns in the Capitol and see another congressman taking payoffs from the Devil.
Keywords
Capitol; congressmen; corruption; Devil; politics; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Page 245.

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

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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
An orchid for your gown, my dear.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple is in a booth in a fancy restaurant. An older gentleman offers his younger date an orchid, which becomes a problem as she is wearing a very low-cut dress with spaghetti straps.
Keywords
orchid; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Page 246.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perhaps you misunderstood ... I just said that I wished you Mother truckers would be more careful ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man in a sports car gets in a minor accident with a semi-truck hauling Mother's Bread. The sports car driver tries to pacify the burly truck driver by claiming he said something else rather than an obscenity.
Keywords
double-entendre; obscenity; semi; sports car; truck driver

Indexer Notes

Page 249.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All I know is every December 25th I wake up and this jolly little fat fellow is in bed with me...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An attractive woman has an annual holiday visitor.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 253.

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

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
You get off that ice pond this minute, you filthy little boy!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A little boy uses his ice skates to draw a topless woman on the ice in a pond, much to the disgust of an old woman standing on the bank.
Reprints
Keywords
censorship; ice skating; pond

Indexer Notes

Page 255.

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

cartoon / 0.3 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
Gee, it must be pretty serious. They're going to call in his accountant.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two nurses are talking by the beside of a man in a hospital room, while three executives confer in the hallway.
Keywords
accountant; hospital; nurses

Indexer Notes

Page 256.

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

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
Same gift for you again this year, Jarvis?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An attractive young woman makes a suggestive comment to a handsome doorman at their apartment building as her older husband plays the taxi.
Keywords
Christmas; doorman; taxi

Indexer Notes

Page 259.

[Too Many Ties] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man reaches the breaking point when he opens yet another present of a necktie and starts chasing his wife with the intent of strangling her with one of the ties.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; neckties

Indexer Notes

Page 263. A pantomime cartoon.

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

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
Like anything else, it's an acquired taste.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young teen has a girl by his side as he talks to his friend sitting on an apartment building staircase.
Keywords
teens

Indexer Notes

Page 266.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Evidently you're not the little boy who wrote that he wasn't getting anything...
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa sits at the foot of the bed in an expensively-furnished apartment, talking to a man who has a sexy woman in bed with him.
Keywords
bed; Christmas; Santa Claus; stereo

Indexer Notes

Page 268.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see. Due to your corrupt mismanagement, the people of your country are starving and rebellious, and you urgently require American aid. Right. How many machine guns?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A dictator requests some American aid.
Reprints
Keywords
dictatorship; foreign aid; machine guns; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 270. A parody of America sending weapons to prop up Third-World dictatorships as long as they said they were anti-communist.

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

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Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I read your book, Miss Crane, and found it delightfully uninhibited.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a party, a man talks to a nude woman about her new book.
Reprints
Keywords
book; nude; party

Indexer Notes

Page 271.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you don't pay any attention, they usually stop showing off.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple's unruly young children harass a visiting couple.

Indexer Notes

Page 273.

[Pilgrim in the Stock] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A Pilgrim is locked in the stocks. And his dog is locked in a separate stock next to him.
Keywords
dog; Pilgrim; stocks

Indexer Notes

Page 274. A pantomime cartoon.

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

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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 guy without the tail? Calls himself Adam.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two "missing links" with tails comment on their companion, who doesn't have a tail and carries a club.
Keywords
evolution; missing link; tail

Indexer Notes

Page 275.

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

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Script
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Pencils
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Inks
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know what's wrong with kids today.
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Daedalus; Icarius
Synopsis
A re-telling of the Icarius Greek myth, with Daedalus making a generation gap comment as his son plunges into the ocean for flying too close to the sun.
Keywords
flying; generation gap; Greek myth

Indexer Notes

Page 277.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There should be no difficulty about the divorce, Mr. Briggs, but it never hurts to have the court on our side.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lawyer gives his client a sombrero and a serape before going to a Mexican court to ask for a divorce.
Keywords
divorce; Mexico; serape; sombrero; stereotype

Indexer Notes

Page 278.

[Uneasy Flier] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A passenger on an airliner is eating dinner, but suddenly notices the wine in his glass is tilted at a steep level, meaning the plane is in a dive.
Keywords
airplane; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 279. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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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] (graytones)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's see, that's one 'yes,' four 'no' and seventeen 'Like, man, who needs it?'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pollster gets mostly non-committal answers from a laid-back young man.
Keywords
counterculture; pollster

Indexer Notes

Page 280.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This 'black power' thing, now. What the devil do YOU make of it, George?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sitting in an overstuffed chair in a club car on a train asks the older black man serving him liquor about his views on racial politics.
Keywords
black power; liquor; race relations; train

Indexer Notes

Page 283.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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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
I still can't get used to a Christmas without snow.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An older man looks on from the swimming pool, as his young nude female companion comments on the tropical weather.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Page 285.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Beverly, I want an option on you for the Christmas party.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An executive sets up a date with an attractive receptionist.
Keywords
Christmas party; publishing

Indexer Notes

Page 288.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just tell the Senator I represent five thousand nudists in his state.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A secretary in a Senator's office is confronted by a nude woman.
Keywords
nudists; senator; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Page 289.

[Eskimo Hospitality] (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An Eskimo offers his wife to his white guest, then goes outside the igloo to spy on them through a crack in the ice blocks.
Keywords
Eskimo; igloo; stereotypes; voyeurism

Indexer Notes

Page 293. A six-panel pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Leo Garel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Garel (signed)
Inks
Leo Garel (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Their romance had a tragic ending—marriage.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two young men at a bar mourn the loss of one of their friends to marriage.
Keywords
bar; marriage

Indexer Notes

Page 294.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Right there, in that brown house, is where we lived when my folks moved here from Buffalo in 1937—the little store on the corner used to be Harry's Taylor Shop...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The tour on a sightseeing bus ends up being a tour of the bus driver's life.
Keywords
bus; sightseeing

Indexer Notes

Page 295. The caption is six lines long in total.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I suppose everything you said last night has no meaning now.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men are stranded on a desert island. They have different reactions when a woman straggles ashore.
Keywords
desert island

Indexer Notes

Page 296. Signature is not legible. Same artist as the cartoon on page 305.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was going to put him in his place—but he found it all by himself.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pin-up of a girl in stockings and a negligee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 299.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the bugged martini olive, and Miss Kranepool, here, is our sophisticated delivery system.
Genre
humor; spy
Synopsis
A spy organization plans on using a beautiful woman to slip a recording device in a martini.
Keywords
cocktail; olive; spy

Indexer Notes

Page 301.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most unusual robbery I can remember.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A detective views a room of nude paintings, each of which has a neat square containing the buttocks cut out of it.
Keywords
buttocks; nudes; paintings; vandalism

Indexer Notes

Page 303.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Buster Miller (signed)
Pencils
Buster Miller (signed)
Inks
Buster Miller (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jones, you're fired!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The head of the public relations department sets up a testimonial dinner for himself, but nobody shows up.
Reprints
Keywords
public relations

Indexer Notes

Page 304.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My wife's name is Helen. She has brown eyes and blonde hair and she'll be driving a blue Volkswagon. Now, when I get to Westport, how will I know your wife?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men discuss details for wife-swapping on their commuter train ride home from work.
Keywords
commuter train; wife-swapping

Indexer Notes

Page 305. Signature is not legible. Same artist as the cartoon on page 296.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One man favors the creation of a permanent United States peace-keeping force directly responsible to the Secretariat, whereas the other...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men have a fight outside a bar over United Nations policies.
Keywords
bar; fight; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Page 309.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

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
You can't beat Christmas in the country.
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
The satyr has plenty of wine and food and a nymph to help celebrate Christmas.
Keywords
Christmas; cupids; nymph; satyr; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 311. Part of the "Satyr" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57)

cartoon / 0.3 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
Look, kid, you don't believe in me and I don't believe in you, but neither of us can afford to buck the system.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A cynical department-store Santa is abrupt with a difficult child.
Keywords
Christmas; department store; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 312.

[Booby Doll] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Annie Fanny; James Bomb [James Bond spoof]; J. P. Dinkywinky; Israel Bomb (spy)
Synopsis
Spoof of toy shows, featuring an life-size Annie Fanny doll.
Reprints
Keywords
industrial espionage; Jewish; spying; toys

Indexer Notes

Pages 315-319. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder with Larry Siegel." Title from Kurtzman's records.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. [""Si ... i ... i ... lent ... night ... ."]
  2. 2. ["You can run along to bed now, Lisa—Mommy will take care of Santa."]
  3. 3. ["He said the mistletoe was imported from France, so there was a slight difference in the tradition."]
  4. 4. ["This year I've decided to give something that will eliminate all that tiresome shopping."]
    Vargas
  5. 5. ["Ahem, I have a nurse present to help you feel more at ease, Miss Travis."]
  6. 6. ["Who said that blondes have more fun?"]
  7. 7. ["We decided that since our husbands are having their Christmas parties at their offices..."]
  8. 8. ["Hah, Toro!"]
    Symbolic Sex
  9. 9. ["Looks as though the Entertainment Committee has come up with some fresh ideas for this year's Christmas party."]
  10. 10. [A Present for Christmas Carolers]
  11. 11. ["Don we now our gay apparel..."]
  12. 12. ["Well, Mr. Norris! What an unexpected surprise! Does this mean that you've chosen my agency to handle your advertising?"]
  13. 13. ["In the talent category, Miss Foster will recite a list of books she has read."]
  14. 14. ["Disgusting! I bet they're having an orgasm right now."]
  15. 15. ["Sir, could you help me get back to the North Pole?"]
  16. 16. ["I'm not an Arab, am I?"]
  17. 17. [Garbage Disposal in Chimney]
  18. 18. ["Love" graffiti on the Great Wall]
  19. 19. ["... This bar has sure changed in the last couple of years ..."]
  20. 20. ["We're saved! We're saved! I think!"]
  21. 21. ["Hello, Mom—I got the job."]
  22. 22. ["... But I'm sure you'll all agree that what our new general manager lacks in ability and experience, he more than compensates for by being my son."]
  23. 23. ["I don't condone it either, certainly, but there's nothing in our code of ethics that specifically forbids it."]
  24. 24. ["An orchid for your gown, my dear."]
  25. 25. ["Perhaps you misunderstood ... I just said that I wished you Mother truckers would be more careful ..."]
  26. 26. ["All I know is every December 25th I wake up and this jolly little fat fellow is in bed with me..."]
  27. 27. ["You get off that ice pond this minute, you filthy little boy!"]
  28. 28. ["Gee, it must be pretty serious. They're going to call in his accountant."]
  29. 29. ["Same gift for you again this year, Jarvis?"]
  30. 30. [Too Many Ties]
  31. 31. ["Like anything else, it's an acquired taste."]
  32. 32. ["Evidently you're not the little boy who wrote that he wasn't getting anything..."]
  33. 33. ["I see. Due to your corrupt mismanagement, the people of your country are starving and rebellious, and you urgently require American aid. Right. How many machine guns?"]
  34. 34. ["I read your book, Miss Crane, and found it delightfully uninhibited."]
  35. 35. ["If you don't pay any attention, they usually stop showing off."]
  36. 36. [Pilgrim in the Stock]
  37. 37. ["The guy without the tail? Calls himself Adam."]
  38. 38. ["I don't know what's wrong with kids today."]
  39. 39. ["There should be no difficulty about the divorce, Mr. Briggs, but it never hurts to have the court on our side."]
  40. 40. [Uneasy Flier]
  41. 41. ["Let's see, that's one 'yes,' four 'no' and seventeen 'Like, man, who needs it?'"]
  42. 42. ["This 'black power' thing, now. What the devil do YOU make of it, George?"]
  43. 43. ["I still can't get used to a Christmas without snow."]
  44. 44. ["Miss Beverly, I want an option on you for the Christmas party."]
  45. 45. ["Just tell the Senator I represent five thousand nudists in his state."]
  46. 46. [Eskimo Hospitality]
  47. 47. ["Their romance had a tragic ending—marriage."]
  48. 48. ["...Right there, in that brown house, is where we lived when my folks moved here from Buffalo in 1937—the little store on the corner used to be Harry's Taylor Shop..."]
  49. 49. ["I suppose everything you said last night has no meaning now."]
  50. 50. ["I was going to put him in his place—but he found it all by himself."]
  51. 51. ["This is the bugged martini olive, and Miss Kranepool, here, is our sophisticated delivery system."]
  52. 52. ["Most unusual robbery I can remember."]
  53. 53. ["Jones, you're fired!"]
  54. 54. ["My wife's name is Helen. She has brown eyes and blonde hair and she'll be driving a blue Volkswagon. Now, when I get to Westport, how will I know your wife?"]
  55. 55. ["One man favors the creation of a permanent United States peace-keeping force directly responsible to the Secretariat, whereas the other..."]
  56. 56. ["You can't beat Christmas in the country."]
  57. 57. ["Look, kid, you don't believe in me and I don't believe in you, but neither of us can afford to buck the system."]
  58. 58. [Booby Doll]
    Little Annie Fanny
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