Playboy #v15#4
(April 1968)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
15
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
222
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

Lou Myers cartoons in ad for Grand Mariner cognac on page 24. Unsigned cartoon in ad for Whisper breath-spray on page 39. William Steig cartoon in Portage Porto-Ped Shoes ad on page 45.

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
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 don't think much of the Emperor's new clothes, but did you get a load of the Empress'?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
The Emperor and the Empress walk naked through the town.
Keywords
nudity; royalty

Indexer Notes

Page 83. Based on the short story "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.

Stone Age Sex (Table of Contents: 2)

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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

Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Twelve cartoons imagining relationships between men and women in cave-man days, with emphasis on the "man hits the woman on the head and drags her home" stereotype.
Keywords
bisexual; cave-men; clubs; pregnancy; stone age

Indexer Notes

Pages 97-101.

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

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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
I'm sorry, son—if I let YOU, they'll ALL want to.
Genre
humor; religious
Characters
Noah
Synopsis
As Noah is loading the Ark, his son wants to bring two wives along.
Keywords
Ark; Bible

Indexer Notes

Page 113.

[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
Well, if you're afraid you'll hate yourself in the morning, Mr. Thornton, we can always sleep until noon.
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 132-133. Two-page pin-up. Reclining dark blonde with white high heels, white headband, and oversized pop art earrings.

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

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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
What are you putting under 'occupation' this year?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The girls in the brothel work on their income tax forms.
Keywords
brothel; income tax; madam

Indexer Notes

Page 136. Part of "Brothel" series.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Madden (signed)
Pencils
Don Madden (signed)
Inks
Don Madden (signed)
Colors
Don Madden (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's fascinating. Then what does the boa constrictor do to its prey?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young man has a girl in his clutches on a couch under the pretense of giving an animal behavior lesson.
Reprints
Keywords
boa constrictor; couch

Indexer Notes

Page 152.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Pencils
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Inks
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would a HATE group of twenty-five qualify?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An clerk at an airlines reservation desk is unsure whether a group would qualify under their "special fares for accredited groups."
Keywords
airlines; hate group

Indexer Notes

Page 154.

[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
Here's our written consent. Are you joining the Army? Getting married? Leaving the country? Or what?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A disengaged father, engrossed in a television program, signs a form for his teen son without reading it.
Keywords
generation gap; smoking; television

Indexer Notes

Page 156.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bwana, what are your views on civil rights, integration, open housing and black power?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lone white man, heading a long safari in a savanna, is asked some political questions by his black porters.
Keywords
black power; machete; politics; race relations; rifle; safari; savanna

Indexer Notes

Page 157.

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

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
But, dearest, with all your money, you surely didn't think for one minute that I'd let YOU do the housework?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man who has married a frumpy, but rich woman, brings her to her mansion, which he has equipped with five attractive maids in short skirts.
Keywords
maids; mansion; newlyweds; wedding

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

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

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
I handle creative inspiration and he helps with ideas for promotion, serialization, and subsidiary rights.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A writer is visited by his muse, but she has an agent.
Keywords
agent; muse; writer

Indexer Notes

Page 164.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
... Hello, Audubon Society ... ?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two huge vultures perch on top of a phone booth. The man inside calls the Audubon Society for advice.
Keywords
Audubon Society; phone booth; vultures

Indexer Notes

Page 165.

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

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
Say, isn't that Mustaffah—one of my eunuchs?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a Middle Eastern marketplace, a sultan spots one of his eunuchs getting friendly with a woman in a burqa.
Keywords
burqa; eunuch; Middle East; sultan

Indexer Notes

Page 169.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Pencils
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Inks
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I refuse to pay that portion of my tax that does NOT go for war!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A flag-waving veteran tells an Internal Revenue clerk that he only wants to pay the part of his taxes that pay for war.
Reprints
Keywords
income tax; Internal Revenue Service; IRS

Indexer Notes

Page 177. The punchline is a take on people who protested Vietnam by only paying their taxes that didn't go to the military.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Miss Whitbeck ... I though you said you were a NUDIST!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is invited into a woman's apartment, but finds she is a Buddhist, complete with a seated statue of Bhudda, instead of a nudist.
Keywords
Buddhist; religion; statue

Indexer Notes

Page 178.

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

comic story / 1 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
I'm going to throw away my prepared speech.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A speaker at a podium makes a grand show of tossing his notes, but after stumbling to give a speech, bends over to pick up the notes.
Keywords
podium; speech

Indexer Notes

Page 181. Nine panels, eight of which are pantomime.

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

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Script
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)
Pencils
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)
Inks
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You were on Madison Avenue once. How would YOU convice them we're winning?
Genre
humor; military
Synopsis
Top military brass try to find a way to convince the public they are on the winning side in Vietnam.
Keywords
generals; Vietnam

Indexer Notes

Page 182.

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

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
For the perennial 'girl next door' you ain't bad, kid ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A movie producer does an audition on a casting couch.
Keywords
casting couch; movie studio; producer

Indexer Notes

Page 185.

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

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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
Today, kids like to tell it like it is.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two businessmen walk by a small boy writing sexual-oriented graffiti on a wall.
Keywords
generation gap; grafitti; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 186.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're just perfect for this commercial, Miss Cousins. Now, let's hear you say 'I use Groovy Floor Wax on all my floors' ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The casting crew for a commercial force a young woman to audition for the part in the nude.
Keywords
casting; commercial; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 188.

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

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
Sorry—this isn't my diocese.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man asks a priest to minister to a man who's been hit by a car, but the priest says it's not his territory.
Keywords
automobile accident; Catholic; diocese; priest

Indexer Notes

Page 189.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who the hell do you think you're kidding, Grobwitz?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sculptor makes a huge sculpture of a woman's breast, then labels it "Electric Light Switch."
Keywords
modern art; sculpture

Indexer Notes

Page 190.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you care to step out of the shop and see how it looks in the fog, Mr. Holmes?
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Sherlock Holmes
Synopsis
Sherlock Holmes is buying a new overcoat and the salesmen encourages him to step out and see how it looks in the London fog.
Reprints
Keywords
deerstalker hat; fog; London; mirror; overcoat; salesman

Indexer Notes

Page 193.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right now, I'm up to here in souls—what say we bargain for something else??
Genre
humor
Characters
The Devil
Synopsis
The Devil propositions an attractive young woman.
Keywords
devil

Indexer Notes

Page 196.

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

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Script
Glenn Bernhardt [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Pencils
Glenn Bernhardt [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Inks
Glenn Bernhardt [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I only drink to be sociable.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An intoxicated man makes an excuse as he sits at otherwise empty bar.
Keywords
bar; bartender

Indexer Notes

Page 198.

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

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Script
Stan Allen (signed)
Pencils
Stan Allen (signed)
Inks
Stan Allen (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beverly, can't you ever do anything right? HE'S supposed to hide in the closet.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man surprises his wife cheating on him. But the man is in the bed and the wife is hiding in the closet, the reverse of the usual situation.
Keywords
adultery; closet

Indexer Notes

Page 199.

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

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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
You're not fooling anyone, Rafferty. Put Miss Hoskins down and get back to work!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to sneak a nude woman into a storeroom for mannikins, but doesn't fool his boss.
Reprints
Keywords
mannikins; nudes

Indexer Notes

Page 201.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, gee, Howard, there must be more to sexual freedom than this!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In the midst of an orgy, a girl has some doubts.
Keywords
counterculture; orgy

Indexer Notes

Page 202.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Don Addis (signed)
Pencils
Don Addis (signed)
Inks
Don Addis (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We can't hear you counting, Miss Phelps.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman on her back doing a bicycling exercise has her bosom covering her face.
Keywords
exercise

Indexer Notes

Page 206.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, who are we robbing of their initiative today?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two Internal Revenue Service agents look through a file cabinet.
Keywords
file cabinet; Internal Revenue Service; IRS; taxes

Indexer Notes

Page 207.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mabel? You'll never guess what just flew through my window.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A lower-class housewife is frying something while talking on the telephone.
Keywords
commercial; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 212. Cartoon is a parody of a Dove dish-washing detergent TV commercial, in which a dove flies into a kitchen.

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

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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
Say, Marge—here's a nice young couple who saw our ad for the wife-swapping club.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple who advertised a wife-swapping club are visited by male and female police officers.
Keywords
police; wife-swapping

Indexer Notes

Page 213.

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

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
Oh, miss ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man with homemade wings perched at the top of a building shouts a warning to a woman sun-bathing on the balcony below.
Keywords
flying; sun-bathing; wings

Indexer Notes

Page 213.

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

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
With me you always act like sex is dirty!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An unkempt man is upset when he finds his wife in bed with another man.
Keywords
adultery; counterculture

Indexer Notes

Page 214.

[Room with a View] (Table of Contents: 35)

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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
A man is shown an apartment with a view of an attractive woman getting dressed in the apartment building next door. After signing the lease, he finds the apartment is that of his landlord, who pulls the blinds down.
Keywords
apartment; lease; voyeurism

Indexer Notes

Page 217. A six-panel pantomime story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["I don't think much of the Emperor's new clothes, but did you get a load of the Empress'?"]
  2. 2. Stone Age Sex
  3. 3. ["I'm sorry, son—if I let YOU, they'll ALL want to."]
  4. 4. ["Well, if you're afraid you'll hate yourself in the morning, Mr. Thornton, we can always sleep until noon."]
    Vargas
  5. 5. ["What are you putting under 'occupation' this year?"]
  6. 6. ["That's fascinating. Then what does the boa constrictor do to its prey?"]
  7. 7. ["Would a HATE group of twenty-five qualify?"]
  8. 8. ["Here's our written consent. Are you joining the Army? Getting married? Leaving the country? Or what?"]
  9. 9. ["Bwana, what are your views on civil rights, integration, open housing and black power?"]
  10. 10. ["But, dearest, with all your money, you surely didn't think for one minute that I'd let YOU do the housework?"]
  11. 11. ["I handle creative inspiration and he helps with ideas for promotion, serialization, and subsidiary rights."]
  12. 12. ["... Hello, Audubon Society ... ?"]
  13. 13. ["Say, isn't that Mustaffah—one of my eunuchs?"]
  14. 14. ["I refuse to pay that portion of my tax that does NOT go for war!"]
  15. 15. ["Gosh, Miss Whitbeck ... I though you said you were a NUDIST!"]
  16. 16. ["I'm going to throw away my prepared speech."]
  17. 17. ["You were on Madison Avenue once. How would YOU convice them we're winning?"]
  18. 18. ["For the perennial 'girl next door' you ain't bad, kid ..."]
  19. 19. ["Today, kids like to tell it like it is."]
  20. 20. ["You're just perfect for this commercial, Miss Cousins. Now, let's hear you say 'I use Groovy Floor Wax on all my floors' ..."]
  21. 21. ["Sorry—this isn't my diocese."]
  22. 22. ["Who the hell do you think you're kidding, Grobwitz?"]
  23. 23. ["Would you care to step out of the shop and see how it looks in the fog, Mr. Holmes?"]
  24. 24. ["Right now, I'm up to here in souls—what say we bargain for something else??"]
  25. 25. ["I only drink to be sociable."]
  26. 26. ["Beverly, can't you ever do anything right? HE'S supposed to hide in the closet."]
  27. 27. ["You're not fooling anyone, Rafferty. Put Miss Hoskins down and get back to work!"]
  28. 28. ["But, gee, Howard, there must be more to sexual freedom than this!"]
  29. 29. ["We can't hear you counting, Miss Phelps."]
  30. 30. ["Well, who are we robbing of their initiative today?"]
  31. 31. ["Mabel? You'll never guess what just flew through my window."]
  32. 32. ["Say, Marge—here's a nice young couple who saw our ad for the wife-swapping club."]
  33. 33. ["Oh, miss ..."]
  34. 34. ["With me you always act like sex is dirty!"]
  35. 35. [Room with a View]
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