(October 1949)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia: LOVER'S [sic] LANE is published bi-monthly by LEV GLEASON PUBLICATIONS, INC., 114 E. 32nd St., New York 16, N.Y. Hannah Schreiberg, Business Manager, E.A. Piller, Advertising Director. Editorial, advertising and business offices at 114 E. 32nd St., New York 16, N.Y. Entry as second class matter pending at the post office at New York, N.Y. Additional entry pending at Meriden, Conn. Single copy 10¢; yearly subscription in U.S., 60¢. Copyright, 1949, by LEV GLEASON PUBLICATIONS, INC. Printed in the U.S.A. October, 1949. Vol. 1, No. 1. The Publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be returned.


Intimate Secrets of Young Romance (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bart; Jean

Indexer Notes

Cover disclaimer under issue number reads, "Not Intended For Children."

Was I Wrong Seeking Big City Glamor? (Table of Contents: 1)

A True Love Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Overgard (signed)
Inks
William Overgard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Craig Cahill; Linda; Tom Ashville; Kitty; Don Carruthers; Miss Ely; Sue Carruthers; Mr. Matthews
Synopsis
Bookstore clerk Linda is bored with life in Oakville. Turning down a marriage proposal from Tom, she moves to New York and meets radio writer Don. Linda shares an apartment with Don’s sister Sue, over Don's objections, because Sue runs with a fast crowd. Linda enjoys the excitement and dates playboy Craig, but when he takes her to a mountain cabin and makes a pass, she knocks him out with a bottle and leaves. Linda writes to Tom but her friend Kitty intercepts the letters because she wants him. Linda comes home and is reunited with Tom before he can marry Kitty.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset, word balloons are hand-lettered.

Alan Ladd (Table of Contents: 2)

The Stars Tell / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Inks
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; non-fiction
Characters
Alan Ladd
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Head shot portrait of actor Alan Ladd.

I Was an Actress for One Glorious Moment (Table of Contents: 3)

A True Love Story / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Janet Evans; Myra Davis; Paul LaSalle; Dick Carter; Sylvia Hill; Mrs. Davis
Synopsis
I wanted to be an actress at any cost and the price was my happiness! Myra auditions for a summer theatre group and is chosen by director Paul. Myra falls in love with actor Dick, but when she is given a leading role and Dick warns her she isn’t ready, they quarrel. Paul romances Myra and says the theatre will close due to lack of funds, so she gets the money from her father. She later overhears Paul saying Myra has no talent and he’s just using her. Myra gives her role to her friend Janet and forces Paul to turn over his part to Dick. The play is a success and Dick and Myra reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset, word balloons are hand-lettered.

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

How Did He Propose? / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (credited)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The breathtaking revelation of how Margaret Drake heard the words
Genre
romance
Characters
Dr. Norman Ward; Ed Drake; Margaret Drake [also as Peggy]
Synopsis
Margaret’s brother Ed breaks his ankle while on vacation. Dr. Ward is attracted to her but mistakenly believes she is Ed’s wife. When Ed recovers, Dr. Ward learns the truth and proposes to Margaret.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset, word balloons are hand-lettered.

I Was in Love With Two Men at the Same Time! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Ames [as Ames] (signed)
Inks
Lee Ames [as Ames] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bart Holmes; Jean Wilson; Robbie Roberts; Jimmy; Mr. Wooley
Synopsis
Office worker Jean inherits a house and wins a puppy in a raffle in the same day, but her fiancé Bart is not appreciative. He doesn’t like dogs and wants to sell the house to finance his business. Jean visits the house and meets Robbie: they are attracted but she won’t allow herself to love him. She calls Bart and they sell the house, but when Bart disparages the home and kicks her dog, Jean breaks up with him. She then discovers Robbie is a well-known writer and he’s the one who bought the house. They will get married and live there together.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset, word balloons are hand-lettered.

Who's Your Prince Charming? (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
William Holden (photo); Montgomery Clift (photo); Robert Sterling (photo); Lex Barker (photo); Farley Granger (photo); John Agar (photo)
Keywords
contest

Indexer Notes

"Vote for your favorite of these six stars, and get a chance to win one of the cash prizes for the best letter writing why:" [The stars are actors William Holden, Montgomery Clift, Robert Sterling, Lex Barker, Farley Granger, and John Agar, shown in halftone pen and ink head portraits with colored backgrounds] "Here's what you get: First Prize - $10; 2 Second Prizes - $5 Each; 5 Third Prizes - $2 Each"

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

The Love Clinic / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
Paul Parker [as Parker] (signed)
Inks
Paul Parker [as Parker] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He loves me...he loves me...
Genre
romance
Characters
Ada Nevill; Larry; Virginia; Mrs. Hill; Mrs. Wanders
Synopsis
"Here pictorially dramatized in each issue of Lovers' Lane is one of the many letters from my files. My answer and opinions concerning it are likewise dramatized..." Shortly before her wedding to Larry, Virginia overhears someone saying she’s adopted. She runs away and writes to Ada Nevill for advice. Ada advises Virginia to go home, but Virginia is too ashamed. Larry arrives to take her home. Virginia learns she’s actually not adopted: the woman she overheard was really referring to a neighbour’s child.

Indexer Notes

Captions are typeset, word balloons are hand-lettered.

In the last panel of the story, Ada Nevill tells the reader "Other interesting letters are answered on the following two pages..."

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

Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Ada Nevill
Keywords
advice

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a halftone head portrait of Ada Nevill, and drawings of hearts and cherubs in the gutters. Letters from Helen and Sally.

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

Ada Nevill Chooses a Prize Love Letter in Each Issue of "Lovers' Lane" / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May 16, 1949
Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Ada Nevill
Keywords
contest

Indexer Notes

"Win $10 for a Love Letter. Here is your chance to see how romantic you are...Somewhere, sometime, you may have written or wanted to write a real, lyrical love letter. If so, here is your chance to share the thrill you had in writing it...The winner's letter will be presented on this page in each issue."

The World's Greatest Lovers: Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett (Table of Contents: 10)

A True Love Story / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bare
Inks
Al Bare
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Elizabeth Barrett; Robert Browning

Indexer Notes

Nine panel historical filler about the authors Robert Browning (1812-1889) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).
Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Intimate Secrets of Young Romance
  2. 1. Was I Wrong Seeking Big City Glamor?
    A True Love Story
  3. 2. Alan Ladd
    The Stars Tell
  4. 3. I Was an Actress for One Glorious Moment
    A True Love Story
  5. 4. ["The breathtaking revelation of how Margaret Drake heard the words"]
    How Did He Propose?
  6. 5. I Was in Love With Two Men at the Same Time!
  7. 6. Who's Your Prince Charming?
  8. 7. ["He loves me...he loves me..."]
    The Love Clinic
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems
  10. 9. ["May 16, 1949"]
    Ada Nevill Chooses a Prize Love Letter in Each Issue of "Lovers' Lane"
  11. 10. The World's Greatest Lovers: Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett
    A True Love Story
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