Polly #43
(October-November 1949)

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Volume
4
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Polly Pigtails, Inc.
Editing
Betty Sears

Issue Notes

Note on page 39 of the magazine: "Beginning with the January issue on sale Dec. 2, the name of this magazine will be "Girls' Fun and Fashion Magazine". This change has been decided upon after months of consideration. As you know the name used to be Polly Pigtails and then we shortened it to Polly. We did that because we found that many girls who no longer wore pigtails objected to the name Polly Pigtails. But we found also, that Polly suggested to many readers that it was exclusively a comic magazine--which of course, it isn't. This is an all-around magazine for girls, dealing with their every interest..."

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.

Old Clothes (Table of Contents: 1)

Tizzie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Tizzie Wilkins; Irtsie; Stringbean; Mary Lou; Mr. Wilkins; Mrs. Baynes; Mrs. Dickle
Synopsis
Tizzie is out collecting old clothes for the community chest, but the town's busybody spreads the word that Tizzie's family is bankrupt.
Keywords
Community Chest; gossip

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel.

Savory Stew (Table of Contents: 2)

Polly in the Kitchen / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Patti Cooke (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Polly Pigtails
Synopsis
Polly and her friend make beef stew.
Keywords
beef stew; cooking

Indexer Notes

Recipe in dual comic/text form. Panels with word balloons and additional text underneath.

The Mystery Is Solved (Table of Contents: 3)

Polly Pigtails / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Polly Pigtails; Ronnie; Bobbie
Synopsis
Polly and Bobbie find their friend Ronnie (a girl) has been hiding a secret from them that concerns an old trunk they found in the attic.
Keywords
adoption; bicycles; inheritance; letters; trunk

Lady in the Air (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
Harriet Quimby
Synopsis
The short life of Harriet Quimby, who became American's first female licensed pilot, and the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel.
Keywords
1910; airplanes; Dover; England; English Channel
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Old Clothes
    Tizzie
  2. 2. Savory Stew
    Polly in the Kitchen
  3. 3. The Mystery Is Solved
    Polly Pigtails
  4. 4. Lady in the Air
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Peter Croome