(1973)

Playboy Press, 1964 Series
Price
2.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Playboy Press
Brand
[bunny head]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Reprints from Playboy magazine.

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.

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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
But my dear fellow—if your eyesight is failing, why don't you purchase a pair of eyeglasses?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A 19th century painter uses his failing eyesight as an excuse to fondle his nude model's body.
Reprints
Keywords
model; nude; painter

Indexer Notes

Page 9.

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

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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
If this is the way I become a star, how did YOU become a star?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman in bed in a villa overlooking the ocean asks her movie star bed partner a question.
Reprints
Keywords
casting couch; cigarette; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 13.

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

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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
Er, look, Slim—I don't want to break up a really important relationship ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A cowboy's horse is upset when a woman enters the picture.
Reprints
Keywords
cowboy; horse

Indexer Notes

Page 16.

The Good, the Bad and the Garlic (Table of Contents: 4)

photo story / 7 pages (report information)

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 19-25. 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: 5)

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Script
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
COME, Anthony—or we'll be late for the protest rally!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A gay activist holding a sign reading "Gay Power" can't stop admiring himself in the mirror.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
homosexual; mirror; protest

Indexer Notes

Page 29

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

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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
I guess this pretty well blows your 'sweet sixteen and never been kissed' theory all to hell.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parents are shocked when they come home to find their daughter's 16th birthday party has turned into a wild orgy.
Reprints
Keywords
birthday; nude; party; teen; under-age

Indexer Notes

Page 40.

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

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
Hold it—this page is printed upside down.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman in bed gets in an awkward position before the man reading a "Guide to Sexual Love" book realizes the page is misprinted.
Reprints
Keywords
sex manual

Indexer Notes

Page 42.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess I'm just a kid at heart, but I still like the clowns.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a circus, a man reminisces about his youth. Meanwhile the lions are attacking the lion tamer as people look on, horrified.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
circus; lion tamer

Indexer Notes

Page 43.

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

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
I'm programming you as a pushover—I hope you won't let me and the computer down ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The head of the personnel department makes a judgement call on the morals of an attractive young woman he's just hired.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
computers; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 50.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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
I miss the old roaring.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
In a Roman coliseum, alligators are let loose in the arena to prey on the prisoners, instead of the traditional lions.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series), #?
Keywords
alligators; coliseum; Rome

Indexer Notes

Page 51.

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

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
For heaven's sake, Agnes, I'll be happy to discuss a divorce after the game.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man doesn't want a little thing like a divorce to interrupt his card game.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
cards; divorce

Indexer Notes

Page 61.

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

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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
Well, of course there's no one else, Harry!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
One of the girls in the brothel is talking on the telephone to her boyfriend.
Reprints
Keywords
brothel; madam; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 62. One of the "Brothel" series.

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

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Script
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran] (signed)
Pencils
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran] (signed)
Inks
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must realize, Mrs. Dennison, that every time you spurn your husband's advances you are, in effect, psychologically emasculating him. And you, Mr. Dennison, should slap her around a little if she pulls that crap again.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A marriage counselor gives a couple some dubious advice.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
domestic abuse; marriage counselor

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, if you should spot him, give us a call! ... This kind of nut can be a real nuisance.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A policeman is looking for a deranged man in an Automat. Meanwhile a woman is going to get a surprise when she opens a compartment door that a naked man is standing behind.
Reprints
Keywords
Automat; pervert; policeman

Indexer Notes

Page 65. An automat was an urban fast food restaurant where simple foods and drink were served by vending machines with flip-up doors. They died out in the 1970s.

Artists & Models (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cartoons with artists and models as subjects.
Reprints
Keywords
abstract art; cigarettes; models; Modernist; nudes; painting; sculpture; smoking

Indexer Notes

Pages 67-69. Ten cartoons, seven with captions and three pantomime. One cartoon is based on "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2," a 1912 painting by Marcel Duchamp.

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

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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
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ze Kaiser's mistress is flat-chested!
Genre
humor; historical; war
Synopsis
In the middle of a multi-plane World War I dogfight, a French pilot insults a German one.
Reprints
Keywords
bi-plane; dogfight; France; Germany; World War I

Indexer Notes

Page 73.

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

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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
Pardon me, I'm looking for a consenting adult.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man at a bar comes up with a new pick-up line when he approaches two women.
Reprints
Keywords
bar

Indexer Notes

Page 84.

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

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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
OF COURSE, we spend a lot of time here. How many other parents do you know who take such an interest in their son's work.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bartender's parents spend too much time at his bar.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
alcoholics; bar; bartender

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

[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
Joe, we're trying to get up a stud fee for Gloria ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A zookeeper is seeking donations for a hippopotamus.
Reprints
Keywords
hippopotamus; zoo

Indexer Notes

Page 97.

[Shadow Sex] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man manipulates his hands so they throw a shadow of a couple having sex.
Reprints
Keywords
shadow

Indexer Notes

Page 110. A pantomime cartoon.

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

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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
She's something of a collector's piece.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy man shows a visitor into his den, which includes a nude woman as one of his collectibles.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
collection

Indexer Notes

Page 113.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't think you're dying of thirst at all, you dirty old man!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A grizzled old man is chasing a blonde in short dress and high heels across the desert.
Reprints
Keywords
desert; high heels

Indexer Notes

Page 115.

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

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 120-121. Two-page pin-up. Reclining dark blonde with white high heels, white headband, and oversized pop art earrings.

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

Symbolic Sex / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Nine cartoons using the medical symbols for man and woman.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
harem; hat; pregnant; umbrella

Indexer Notes

Page 126.

[Mirror Image] (Table of Contents: 25)

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 130.

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

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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 God! My husband!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fat lady in the circus is caught in bed with the human skeleton by the woman's husband, a very short man.
Reprints
Keywords
adultery; circus; fat lady; human skeleton; midget

Indexer Notes

Page 137.

Eskimo Chastity Belt (Table of Contents: 27)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

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

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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
Good news, everyone! Granny is rallying!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The "Dirty Old Lady" is sick, but is well enough to grab the doctor's head and force it into her bosom.
Reprints
Keywords
doctor; illness; quilt

Indexer Notes

Page 150. Part of the "Dirty Old Lady" series.

Have a Heart (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
Ten cartoons dealing with various aspects of hospitals and transplant surgery.
Reprints
Keywords
ambulance; doctors; heart; hospitals; kidney; nurses; surgery; transplants

Indexer Notes

Pages 154-157.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ordinarily, I don't trust people over thirty.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An older, but still attractive woman lures a guitar-playing young man into her bed.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
cigarette; counterculture; generation gap; guitar; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 161.

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

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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
But I don't think the Harrisons HAVE a sauna bath.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
a suburban couple watch as the couple next door race naked around their house, with the husband swatting the woman with birch branches, to her apparent delight.
Reprints
Keywords
birch branches; nude; sauna; suburbs

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

Heartline (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Pencils
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Inks
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Colors
Jules Feiffer ?
Letters
Jules Feiffer (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman talks about an obscene phone call she received.
Reprints
  • from Playboy (Playboy, 1953 series) #?
Keywords
hair curlers; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 167. A six-panel comic story.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Bill Lee (signed)
Pencils
Bill Lee (signed)
Inks
Bill Lee (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My balls are killing me.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Two men are chained by their wrists to the wall of a dungeon. Iron balls are shackled to their ankles, with no support.
Reprints
Keywords
chains; double-entendre; dungeon; torture

Indexer Notes

Page 172.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Pencils
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My parents would die if they knew I was involved with a rhinoceros.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is in love with a rhinoceros.
Reprints
Keywords
rhinoceros

Indexer Notes

Page 173.

[Nudist Therapy] (Table of Contents: 35)

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)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Annie Fanny; Wanda Homefree; Whistler's mother (cameo); Dick Tracy (cameo); Jiggs (cameo)
Synopsis
Spoof of nude therapy workshops.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; nudity; swimming pool; therapy

Indexer Notes

Pages 188-192. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder." Title from Kurtzman's records.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["But my dear fellow—if your eyesight is failing, why don't you purchase a pair of eyeglasses?"]
  2. 2. ["If this is the way I become a star, how did YOU become a star?"]
  3. 3. ["Er, look, Slim—I don't want to break up a really important relationship ..."]
  4. 4. The Good, the Bad and the Garlic
  5. 5. ["COME, Anthony—or we'll be late for the protest rally!"]
  6. 6. ["I guess this pretty well blows your 'sweet sixteen and never been kissed' theory all to hell."]
  7. 7. ["Hold it—this page is printed upside down."]
  8. 8. ["Guess I'm just a kid at heart, but I still like the clowns."]
  9. 9. ["I'm programming you as a pushover—I hope you won't let me and the computer down ..."]
  10. 10. ["I miss the old roaring."]
  11. 11. ["For heaven's sake, Agnes, I'll be happy to discuss a divorce after the game."]
  12. 12. ["Well, of course there's no one else, Harry!"]
  13. 13. ["You must realize, Mrs. Dennison, that every time you spurn your husband's advances you are, in effect, psychologically emasculating him. And you, Mr. Dennison, should slap her around a little if she pulls that crap again."]
  14. 14. ["Well, if you should spot him, give us a call! ... This kind of nut can be a real nuisance."]
  15. 15. Artists & Models
  16. 16. ["Ze Kaiser's mistress is flat-chested!"]
  17. 17. ["Pardon me, I'm looking for a consenting adult."]
  18. 18. ["OF COURSE, we spend a lot of time here. How many other parents do you know who take such an interest in their son's work."]
  19. 19. ["Joe, we're trying to get up a stud fee for Gloria ..."]
  20. 20. [Shadow Sex]
  21. 21. ["She's something of a collector's piece."]
  22. 22. ["I don't think you're dying of thirst at all, you dirty old man!"]
  23. 23. ["Well, if you're afraid you'll hate yourself in the morning, Mr. Thornton, we can always sleep until noon."]
    Vargas
  24. 24. ["I don't know much about art, but I know what I like."]
    Symbolic Sex
  25. 25. [Mirror Image]
  26. 26. ["My God! My husband!"]
  27. 27. Eskimo Chastity Belt
  28. 28. ["Good news, everyone! Granny is rallying!"]
  29. 29. Have a Heart
  30. 30. ["Ordinarily, I don't trust people over thirty."]
  31. 31. ["But I don't think the Harrisons HAVE a sauna bath."]
  32. 32. Heartline
  33. 33. ["My balls are killing me."]
  34. 34. ["My parents would die if they knew I was involved with a rhinoceros."]
  35. 35. [Nudist Therapy]
    Little Annie Fanny
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