Four Color #309 - Betty Betz Dollface and Her Gang
(January 1951)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BETTY BETZ DOLLFACE and her GANG, No. 309." Code number is B.BETZ O.S. #309-511. Copyright 1950 by Betty Betz. Betty Betz was a noted authority on teenage behavior in the late 1940s, whose articles and drawings were published in the pages of Seventeen, Woman's Home Companion, Pictorial Review, and other magazines. She also had a local TV program in New York City.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dollface and her Gang / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Betz (photo); Dollface
Keywords
dancing

[Photos] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
Betty Betz

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Betz (photo); Candy Jones (photo)
Synopsis
Photos of Betty Betz-organized teen parties in New York, Hawaii, and Battle Creek, Mich.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos with hand-written captions.

[Intro] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dollface and her Gang / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Betz

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Pinhead; Queenie; Loveboat; Dopey; Gumshoe
Synopsis
Introduction of characters.

Manhunt (Table of Contents: 3)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Gogo; Bootsie
Synopsis
Dollface's father finds Bunbrain a date for the prom, an employee from his office named Roger Vandermorgan III. He turns out to be a handsome young man and when Dollface's date turns up sick on the night of the prom, ends up escorting both girls to the event.

Movie Tonight (Table of Contents: 4)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Dopey; Sis
Synopsis
Dollface takes her little sister on her date at the movies with Dopey. Sis makes it interesting by telling Dopey all about Dollface's date with Loveboat the previous evening.

Picnic Time (Table of Contents: 5)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Dopey; Loveboat
Synopsis
Dollface and Bunbrain invite Dopey and Loveboat on picnic. However other girls invite the boys for other activities on the same day and all the girls end up at picnic, too.

Having a Whirl (Table of Contents: 6)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain
Synopsis
Dollface and Bunbrain take a class in ballroom dancing, only to find their partners are young boys.

Question - Answer (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Betz; typeset

Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advice column with two letters (both from Toledo, Ohio) and Betty Betz's answers.

TV Tonight (Table of Contents: 8)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Queenie; Gumshoe; Dopey; Loveboat; Pinhead
Synopsis
After Dollface's father buys a television set, the girls invite the boys over to watch, thinking they'll get to do some dancing when the boys are tired of watching the TV.

In the Swim (Table of Contents: 9)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Dopey; Gumshoe; Loveboat
Synopsis
Dollface learns to swim to try to impress Dopey.

Love's Labor Lost (Table of Contents: 10)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain
Synopsis
Dollface joins a Lonely Hearts Club; but the only letter she gets is one from Dopey.

How to Trap a Monster (Table of Contents: 11)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Dopey; Orville; Janie
Synopsis
Dollface and Dopey have a fight and split up. Each takes a different date to the big dance, but they end up swapping dates and ending up together again.

Matinee (Table of Contents: 12)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain
Synopsis
Dollface and Bunbrain go to the theater to see singer Frankie Samone. Samone's press agent wants to use them as "typical bobby soxers" in a publicity photo after the show.

Indexer Notes

Frankie Samone is a take-off on Frank Sinatra.

The Big Sweep (Table of Contents: 13)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Dopey
Synopsis
Dollface cheerfully helps her mother with spring cleaning after Dopey tells her he likes the domestic type.

A Yak Sesh with Betty (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz (signed)
Inks
Betty Betz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advice column with short questions and long answers. "Sesh" in the title is slang for "session."

Party Page (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz (signed)
Inks
Betty Betz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Ideas for planning theme parties.

Indexer Notes

Text with two illustrations.

Dollface finds a Bargain (Table of Contents: 16)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain; Gumshoe; Dopey; Queenie
Synopsis
Dollface finds some half-price fabric to make a dress for a party, but at the party she finds the color and pattern is the same as the hosts' couch and curtains.

Christmas Planning (Table of Contents: 17)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain
Synopsis
Dollface starts knitting a pair of socks in the summer to give at Christmas; but the intended recipient keeps changing.

Beast and the Beauty (Table of Contents: 18)

Dollface and her Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Betty Betz
Inks
Betty Betz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dollface; Bunbrain
Synopsis
Bunbrain gives Dollface an ultra-short "modern 1950" hairstyle.

[Photos] (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
Betty Betz

Characters
Betty Betz (photos); Jimmy Stewart (photo); Tamara Thomas (photo); Bud Smith (photo); Bruce Mosely (photo)
Synopsis
Photos from teen activities at Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Kellogg Youth Week at Battle Creek, Michigan.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Five photos with hand-written captions.

Hawaii - U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Betty Betz
Pencils
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (photos)
Inks
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (photos)
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Betz

Characters
Betty Betz (photo); June Allyson (photo)
Synopsis
Photos from a teen party in Honolulu.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Six black and white photos with hand-written caption. One photo is credited to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper, the others may or may not be from the newspaper.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dollface and her Gang
  2. 1. [Photos]
  3. 2. [Intro]
    Dollface and her Gang
  4. 3. Manhunt
    Dollface and her Gang
  5. 4. Movie Tonight
    Dollface and her Gang
  6. 5. Picnic Time
    Dollface and her Gang
  7. 6. Having a Whirl
    Dollface and her Gang
  8. 7. Question - Answer
  9. 8. TV Tonight
    Dollface and her Gang
  10. 9. In the Swim
    Dollface and her Gang
  11. 10. Love's Labor Lost
    Dollface and her Gang
  12. 11. How to Trap a Monster
    Dollface and her Gang
  13. 12. Matinee
    Dollface and her Gang
  14. 13. The Big Sweep
    Dollface and her Gang
  15. 14. A Yak Sesh with Betty
  16. 15. Party Page
  17. 16. Dollface finds a Bargain
    Dollface and her Gang
  18. 17. Christmas Planning
    Dollface and her Gang
  19. 18. Beast and the Beauty
    Dollface and her Gang
  20. 19. [Photos]
  21. 20. Hawaii - U.S.A.
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