Playboy #v17#1
(January 1970)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
17
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
308
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

Headshot photos of Harvey Kurtzman and Alberto Vargas in "Playbill" on page 4.

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.

We can place you anywhere. Except maybe the centerfold. (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Lou Myers [as L.] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Myers [as L.] (signed)
Inks
Lou Myers [as L.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A man in a business suit is lying down in a pinup pose.
Keywords
centerfold

Indexer Notes

Page 53. A cartoon for an ad for Snelling & Snelling Employment Service.

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

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Script
? [as W. Miller] (signed)
Pencils
? [as W. Miller] (signed)
Inks
? [as W. Miller] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a pity your husband doesn't have a Minolta SR-T 101. He could have taken that shot and been back in the tree by now.
Genre
humor; jungle
Synopsis
A safari guide talks to a woman in a tree house, while they watch her husband flee from a lion and elephant after taking their photos.
Keywords
camera; elephants; jungle; lion

Indexer Notes

Page 65. A cartoon for an ad for Minolta cameras.

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

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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
My God, this has been an erotic year.
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa exits a chimney with his sack, but minus his pants.
Keywords
chimney; Christmas; reindeer; sleigh

Indexer Notes

Page 97.

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

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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] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then one cold winter's night I said to myself, 'What the hell am I doing up here at the North Pole with a bunch of dumb-looking elves?
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Instead of elves, Santa's helpers are all attractive young women.
Keywords
Christmas; elves; North Pole

Indexer Notes

Page 115.

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

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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I, for one, like to think that Christmas still has SOME redeeming social importance.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man at a swinging Christmas party isn't completely captivated by the hedonism.
Keywords
Christmas; cigarettes; mod fashions; party; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 131.

The Good, the Bad and the Garlic (Table of Contents: 6)

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Script
Sol Weinstein (screenplay); Dick Mathews (screenplay); Harvey Kurtzman (director)
Pencils
Mario Casilli (photographs)
Inks
Mario Casilli (photographs)
Colors
Mario Casilli (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
The Stranger in the Poncho (as played by Tony Randall) (photos)
Synopsis
A nameless stranger in a poncho comes to clean up Pepperoni, New Mexico, in a parody of spaghetti westerns.
Reprints
Keywords
brothel; Indian; Leaning Tower of Pisa; Mafia; mayonaise; pistol; pizza; poncho; saloon; sheriff; spaghetti western

Indexer Notes

Pages 133-139. Credits read: "Directed by Harvey Kurtzman • Photographed by Mario Casilli • Screenplay by Sol Weinstein and Dick Mathews." A parody of Italian westerns, especially those starring Clint Eastwood as "The Man with No Name."

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

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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
Nothing like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, eh, Miss Blythedale
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy man and his buxom young female companion bask nude in front of the fireplace.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; double-entendre; fireplace

Indexer Notes

Page 153.

Points of Rebellion (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Inks
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Colors
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
A stork carries a newborn, who surveys an over-crowded, polluted cityscape dominated by military missiles, crime, racism, poverty, and poor schools.
Keywords
crime; editorial cartoon; missiles; pollution; stork; unions; welfare

Indexer Notes

Page 163. Editorial cartoon used as heading for article "Points of Rebellion" by Justice William O. Douglas. Cartoon is both signed by Mauldin and also listed as "Illustration for Playboy by Bill Mauldin."

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

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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
Happy New Year, Herbie, dear—wherever you are.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman at a swingers' party wishes her partner a Happy New Year, wherever in the crowd he is.
Keywords
liquor; New Year's Eve; party; swingers

Indexer Notes

Page 168.

Vargas Revisited (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Playboy (HMH Publishing Co., Inc., 1953 series) 1960-XX-XX - 1969-XX-XX [From various issues, 1960 to 1969]
Keywords
pin-ups

Indexer Notes

Pages 195-199. Ten reprints of Vargas pin-up cartoons from the 1960s, two to a page. No dates, just vague "spans the last decade" note.

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

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, I get it—this is gonna be the year of the big cop-out!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The "Dirty Old Lady" strips at a New Year's Eve party, emptying the room.
Keywords
champagne; New Year's Eve; party

Indexer Notes

Page 208. Part of the "Dirty Old Lady" series.

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

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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey—what about foreplay?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Roman soldiers are pillaging a city and carrying off the women, one of whom complains.
Reprints
Keywords
pillage; rape; Rome

Indexer Notes

Page 227.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By and large gentlemen, I'm sure we all deplore this so-called Mafia, but by God, we've got to admit that this is a damned attractive tender offer ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The board of directors of General Motors considers a buy-out offer from organized crime.
Keywords
executives; General Motors; Mafia; organized crime

Indexer Notes

Page 230.

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

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Script
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Inks
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What rhymes with fellatio?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy's parents are shocked at his request for a rhyme.
Keywords
poem; rhyme

Indexer Notes

Page 231.

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

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Script
Dink Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dink Siegel (signed)
Inks
Dink Siegel (signed)
Colors
Dink Siegel (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you we wouldn't need a tree.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy older man decorates his attractive young female companion in a fur coat and jewelry in an imitation of a Christmas tree.
Keywords
Christmas; furs; jewelry; presents

Indexer Notes

Page 232.

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

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Script
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Pencils
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Inks
Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harry, EVERYBODY who passes us by isn't a Communist!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A flag salesman in a department store thinks everyone who passes by and doesn't buy a flag is not patriotic.
Keywords
department store; flags

Indexer Notes

Page 235.

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

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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)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ordinarily, Cranston doesn't attend P. T. A. meetings, but tonight they're discussing sex education.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The topic at a Parent-Teacher Association meeting draws interest.
Keywords
P. T. A.; sex education

Indexer Notes

Page 238.

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

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Script
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's conclusive, Dr. Veidt, I've run sixty-five tests and there's no doubt about it—'blondes have more fun.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two sex researchers compare notes.
Keywords
commercial; sex research

Indexer Notes

Page 239. The punch line is based on the Clairol Hair Color TV commercials with the tag line "Is it true blondes have more fun?"

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

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I THOUGHT he seemed depressed!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two mountain climbers, roped together, find the third member of their party has used the safety rope to hang himself.
Reprints
Keywords
hanging; mountain climbing; rope; suicide

Indexer Notes

Page 241. Unusual placement in vertical format at the bottom of the middle column.

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

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Script
Vahan Shirvanian [as Shirvanian] (signed)
Pencils
Vahan Shirvanian [as Shirvanian] (signed)
Inks
Vahan Shirvanian [as Shirvanian] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much foam did you use?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman uses too much contraceptive foam.
Reprints
Keywords
birth control

Indexer Notes

Page 243.

[Producer's Office Is Rated 'R'] (Table of Contents: 21)

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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)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A starlet is startled when the door to a movie producer's office bears the sign "R—Restricted: Underage Starlets enter at own risk."
Keywords
casting couch; movies; ratings

Indexer Notes

Page 244. A pantomime cartoon. Punch line is a parody of the "R—Restricted" rating given movies by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is love.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A masochist lies on a bed while a woman with spurred boots and whips abuses him.
Reprints
Keywords
boots; cat-o-nine tails; masochist; spurs; whip

Indexer Notes

Page 245.

[Mr. Hyde's Necktie] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A mild-mannered modern-day chemist takes a potion that turns him into Mr. Hyde and also turns his necktie from a drab one into one with the image of a nude woman on it.
Keywords
necktie; potion; transformation

Indexer Notes

Page 247. Three pantomime panels across the top of the page. Parody of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

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

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Script
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Inks
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Colors
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, it looks suspicious as hell to me!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Guards at a maximum-security prison throw a spotlight on three escaping prisoners, who immediately break into an old soft-shoe dance routine.
Reprints
Keywords
dancing; escape; prison; spotlight

Indexer Notes

Page 249.

Eskimo Chastity Belt (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An Eskimo buys a chastity belt to cover his wife's nose.
Reprints
Keywords
chasity belt; Eskimo; furs; nose

Indexer Notes

Page 251. A pantomime cartoon. Punchline is based on the misconception that Eskimos rub noses instead of kiss.

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

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Script
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Inks
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which channel are we watching? Man, we're watching ALL the channels!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A television rating service calls a counterculture house where all the inhabitants are stoned.
Reprints
Keywords
counterculture; drugs; telephone; TV ratings

Indexer Notes

Page 252.

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

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Script
Marty Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Marty Murphy (signed)
Inks
Marty Murphy (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gloria and I march to the beat of different drummers ... except in the sack, of course.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a party, a middle-aged man talks about his very young female companion.
Keywords
party; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 253.

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

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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
My New Year's resolution is to stop cheating on my husband, so if you plan on anything you'd better hurry up.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman at a New Year's Eve party encourages a man to make a move before midnight.
Keywords
adultery; New Year's Eve; New Year's resolution

Indexer Notes

Page 255.

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

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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
Why, Mr. Bernstein, you didn't remember to kiss me.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman chides her bed-partner for ignoring the mistletoe over the bed.
Keywords
kissing; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Page 258.

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

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Script
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Inks
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can I help it if I'm crazy about venison?
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Santa's sleigh is pulled by a menagerie of animals, ranging from pigs to foxes to kangaroos, apparently because he's eaten the reindeer.
Keywords
bear; Christmas; fox; kangaroo; North Pole; pig; sleigh

Indexer Notes

Page 261.

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

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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
Look, Mischa, I'll set the policy here! You play at ALL tables.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In an upscale restaurant, a strolling violinist does not want to play at a table with two gay men holding hands.
Keywords
homosexual; restaurant; violinist

Indexer Notes

Page 263.

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

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, Senator, it's more of those crackpot conservationists.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A aide tells a senator an environmental group is here to see him. Both the aide and the senator are wearing gas masks in a room full of fumes.
Reprints
Keywords
air pollution; gas mask; senator; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

Indexer Notes

Page 265.

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

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Script
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Pencils
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Inks
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loosen up, Jack—I ain't asking for an organ transplant.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A panhandler resorts to sarcasm while he's begging.
Keywords
beggar; sarcasm

Indexer Notes

Page 266.

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

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Script
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Pencils
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I suppose you'd rather not be seen talking to a seven-foot goose.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is talking to a seven-foot goose.
Keywords
goose

Indexer Notes

Page 267.

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

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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
At least that's one gift I won't have to worry about returning.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple celebrate Christmas in bed.
Keywords
champagne; Christmas; Christmas cards; Christmas tree; cigarettes; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 269.

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

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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
If only he could think in abstract terms ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A professor can only perform complex equations by substituting "apples" and "pears" for "x" and "y."
Keywords
blackboard; calculus; mathematics; professor

Indexer Notes

Page 271.

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

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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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
But in the bar you said you wouldn't mind making five big ones.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A call girl is surprised when she finds four more men at her pick-up's apartment.
Keywords
double-entendre; poker; prostitution

Indexer Notes

Page 272.

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

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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
He's fifteen years old and very horny.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teen girl seeks advice from a gift counselor.
Keywords
gift

Indexer Notes

Page 275.

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

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Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And they say chivalry is dead.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man takes off all his clothes to provide a path for a woman to walk across a wide puddle.
Reprints
Keywords
chivalry

Indexer Notes

Page 276.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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Script
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Pencils
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Inks
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So? Crept into any good tents lately?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two Middle East desert tribesmen have a discussion under a palm tree.
Keywords
camels; desert; Middle East; palm tree

Indexer Notes

Page 277.

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

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Script
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Inks
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
She's on her way here for a second opinion, is she? What's the matter with her?
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A doctor gives another doctor advance warning when he sends a patient for a second opinion.
Reprints
Keywords
doctor; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 278.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever thought of making it the six or even twelve musketeers?
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Three Musketeers
Synopsis
A woman isn't satisfied after a session in bed with the Three Musketeers.
Keywords
musketeers; poster bed

Indexer Notes

Page 279.

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

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Script
Cliff Roberts (signed)
Pencils
Cliff Roberts (signed)
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Cliff Roberts (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's been taken care of ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sitting on a park bench pays an ice cream vendor to give an ice cream bar to a woman on a neighboring bench.
Reprints
Keywords
bench; ice cream; park

Indexer Notes

Page 280.

Demonstration Against Santa (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A group of children waving protest signs kidnap a department store Santa and carry him out in the street.
Keywords
Christmas; demonstration; department store; protest signs; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 281. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
Once you've programmed one of these little fellows, you know it will always share your basic assumptions. That's more than you can say for children.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A computer programmer is more confident in his computer than his children.
Keywords
computer

Indexer Notes

Page 282.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your mother and I think he's very nice, dear, but isn't he just a little bit OLD?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young woman brings home her new boy friend, a very elderly man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 284.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, boss, you know the ad we ran for a 'hard-hitting, take charge, aggressive' sales manager ... ?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A ravished secretary tells her boss they've found their "take-charge" sales manager.
Keywords
secretary

Indexer Notes

Page 285.

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

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
This should make an amusing footnote for my biographers!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wife surprises her husband cuddling on a couch with another woman.
Keywords
adultery; apartment; cigarettes; smoking; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Page 287.

[Mirror Image] (Table of Contents: 49)

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 dressed in flashy mod clothes sits down to watch television. He finds nothing of interest, so he moves the chair in front of a full-length mirror so he can admire himself.
Reprints
Keywords
mirror; television

Indexer Notes

Page 289. An eight-panel pantomime story.

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

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's been pretty hectic—pompon girl to sorority pledge to political activist to drop out all in one semester.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A college girl's interests change quickly in her first semester.
Keywords
college; dropout; pipe; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 290.

[Object of Attention] (Table of Contents: 51)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wife tries to get her husband's attention by sitting in a chair with her feet over her head.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 291.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, if it's not having snow at Christmas, Mr. Jensen, just what DO you miss?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At the nudist camp, a buxom young woman sits on the side of a very old man's lounge chair.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; nudists

Indexer Notes

Page 293. Part of "Nudist Camp" series.

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cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Donald Reilly [as D Reilly] (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly [as D Reilly] (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly [as D Reilly] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, here's a company offering excellent starting salary and benefits, and they swear they're not making a thin dime off Vietnam.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The staffer at a college placement office notes that a company looking for help does not support the war.
Keywords
college; job search; Vietnam

Indexer Notes

Page 295.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it wasn't for Christmas, I'd leave the Church.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy on a tricycle only stays religious because of Christmas presents.
Keywords
Christmas; religion; tricycle

Indexer Notes

Page 296.

[Marijuana] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Will Elder (painting)
Inks
Will Elder (painting)
Colors
Will Elder (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Solly Brass; Benton Battbarton; Annie Fanny; Lance Silverthin; Ralphie Towzer
Synopsis
Spoof of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; cigarettes; cigars; coughing; drunkenness; elevator; homosexual; liquor; marijuana; paddy wagon; police brutality; police raid; smoking

Indexer Notes

Pages 299-303. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder." Title from Kurtzman's records.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. We can place you anywhere. Except maybe the centerfold.
  2. 2. ["It's a pity your husband doesn't have a Minolta SR-T 101. He could have taken that shot and been back in the tree by now."]
  3. 3. ["My God, this has been an erotic year."]
  4. 4. ["Then one cold winter's night I said to myself, 'What the hell am I doing up here at the North Pole with a bunch of dumb-looking elves?"]
  5. 5. ["Well, I, for one, like to think that Christmas still has SOME redeeming social importance."]
  6. 6. The Good, the Bad and the Garlic
  7. 7. ["Nothing like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, eh, Miss Blythedale"]
  8. 8. Points of Rebellion
  9. 9. ["Happy New Year, Herbie, dear—wherever you are."]
  10. 10. Vargas Revisited
  11. 11. ["Oh, I get it—this is gonna be the year of the big cop-out!"]
  12. 12. ["Hey—what about foreplay?"]
  13. 13. ["By and large gentlemen, I'm sure we all deplore this so-called Mafia, but by God, we've got to admit that this is a damned attractive tender offer ..."]
  14. 14. ["What rhymes with fellatio?"]
  15. 15. ["I told you we wouldn't need a tree."]
  16. 16. ["Harry, EVERYBODY who passes us by isn't a Communist!"]
  17. 17. ["Ordinarily, Cranston doesn't attend P. T. A. meetings, but tonight they're discussing sex education."]
  18. 18. ["It's conclusive, Dr. Veidt, I've run sixty-five tests and there's no doubt about it—'blondes have more fun.'"]
  19. 19. ["I THOUGHT he seemed depressed!"]
  20. 20. ["How much foam did you use?"]
  21. 21. [Producer's Office Is Rated 'R']
  22. 22. ["So this is love."]
  23. 23. [Mr. Hyde's Necktie]
  24. 24. ["Well, it looks suspicious as hell to me!"]
  25. 25. Eskimo Chastity Belt
  26. 26. ["Which channel are we watching? Man, we're watching ALL the channels!"]
  27. 27. ["Gloria and I march to the beat of different drummers ... except in the sack, of course."]
  28. 28. ["My New Year's resolution is to stop cheating on my husband, so if you plan on anything you'd better hurry up."]
  29. 29. ["Why, Mr. Bernstein, you didn't remember to kiss me."]
  30. 30. ["Can I help it if I'm crazy about venison?"]
  31. 31. ["Look, Mischa, I'll set the policy here! You play at ALL tables."]
  32. 32. ["I'm sorry, Senator, it's more of those crackpot conservationists."]
  33. 33. ["Loosen up, Jack—I ain't asking for an organ transplant."]
  34. 34. ["I suppose you'd rather not be seen talking to a seven-foot goose."]
  35. 35. ["At least that's one gift I won't have to worry about returning."]
  36. 36. ["If only he could think in abstract terms ..."]
  37. 37. ["But in the bar you said you wouldn't mind making five big ones."]
  38. 38. ["He's fifteen years old and very horny."]
  39. 39. ["And they say chivalry is dead."]
  40. 40. ["So? Crept into any good tents lately?"]
  41. 41. ["She's on her way here for a second opinion, is she? What's the matter with her?"]
  42. 42. ["Have you ever thought of making it the six or even twelve musketeers?"]
  43. 43. ["It's been taken care of ..."]
  44. 44. Demonstration Against Santa
  45. 45. ["Once you've programmed one of these little fellows, you know it will always share your basic assumptions. That's more than you can say for children."]
  46. 46. ["Your mother and I think he's very nice, dear, but isn't he just a little bit OLD?"]
  47. 47. ["Hey, boss, you know the ad we ran for a 'hard-hitting, take charge, aggressive' sales manager ... ?"]
  48. 48. ["This should make an amusing footnote for my biographers!"]
  49. 49. [Mirror Image]
  50. 50. ["It's been pretty hectic—pompon girl to sorority pledge to political activist to drop out all in one semester."]
  51. 51. [Object of Attention]
  52. 52. ["Well, if it's not having snow at Christmas, Mr. Jensen, just what DO you miss?"]
  53. 53. ["Now, here's a company offering excellent starting salary and benefits, and they swear they're not making a thin dime off Vietnam."]
  54. 54. ["If it wasn't for Christmas, I'd leave the Church."]
  55. 55. [Marijuana]
    Little Annie Fanny
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