(June 1950)

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

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 10c; yearly subscription in U.S., 60c. Copyright, 1950, by LEV GLEASON PUBLICATIONS, INC. Printed in U.S.A. June, 1950. Vol. 1, No. 5. The Publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be returned.

The Letter I Should Never Have Written! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Banner: INTIMATE SECRETS OF YOUNG ROMANCE

The Letter I Should Never Have Written (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida (credited)
Inks
Fred Kida (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
Amy Chandler; Barry Bryson; Martin Chandler; Mrs. Chandler
Synopsis
Amy is engaged to Martin but still loves Barry. She writes Martin a letter breaking their engagement, then realises Barry is a faker. Amy can’t retrieve the letter but Martin doesn’t mention it and they are married. When they return from their honeymoon, Martin discovers the letter and Amy begs him not to open it. Martin is suspicious but burns the letter because the stamp was upside down, which means “I love you,” and he feels Amy must have done this subconsciously.

Indexer Notes

Typeset art credit in first panel of story.

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

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

Love Letter of the Month / text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
? [as Ada Nevill]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is not just a letter of apology
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Ada Nevill
Synopsis
"Love Letter of the Month, Chosen by Ada Nevill"; "YOU CAN WIN $10 FOR A LOVE LETTER"
[write-in column purporting to publish reader submissions]

Indexer Notes

Format is vertical 2/3 page layout with illustration of "Ada Nevill" reading a letter. The text of the letter is shown hand-lettered in script.

Repentant Daughter (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walton (credited)
Inks
Bill Walton (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pat Evers; Rod Brown; Susan; Mrs. Evers; Mr. Jenks; Miss Ellis
Synopsis
Pat’s mother thinks she’s too young to date and castigates both Pat and fellow student Rod when they sneak off to go skating. Pat decides to run away from home, but her teacher Miss Ellis explains her parents’ attitude: their older daughter Emily ran away from home and died. They adopted Pat and are trying to avoid making the same mistake with her. Pat and Rod apologise to Pat’s mother and she even invites Rod to have dinner with them.

Indexer Notes

Typeset art credit in first panel of story.

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

The Actions of a Bashful Beau Speak Louder Than Words! (Table of Contents: 4)

How Did He Propose? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Esposito (signed)
Inks
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Ethel; George Edson; Jim Waitkus
Synopsis
"This is a true love story sent in by Mrs. J. Waitkus of Wildwood, New Jersey." High school student Ethel expects a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Jim, but he’s too shy. He finally sends her an orchid and a diamond ring via messenger. She accepts.

Indexer Notes

"Waitkus" is spelled "Waitus" in a dialogue balloon on page 1.

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

So You're Going Steady? (For Girls) (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Marilyn Monroe]
Pencils
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Inks
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Marilyn Monroe
Synopsis
"We've asked Marilyn Monroe for some advice on the behavior of a girl toward her boy friend when she's going steady. Here are her ten suggestions."

Indexer Notes

Each suggestion is accompanied by a small color cartoon panel illustrating the tip.

So You're Going Steady? (For Boys) (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Parks]
Pencils
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Inks
Pat Rooney (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Larry Parks
Synopsis
"We've asked Larry Parks for some advice on the behavior of a boy toward his girl friend when he's going steady. Here are his ten suggestions."

Indexer Notes

Each suggestion is accompanied by a small color cartoon panel illustrating the tip.

Love Divided (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti (credited)
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
romance
Characters
June Howell; Michael Boice; Jim Boice; Mrs. Boice; Henry Howell; Mr. Wong; Mrs. Gale
Synopsis
The Boice and Howell families own neighbouring farms and have a long-time rivalry. Their children June and Michael fall in love, but each refuses to consider leaving their family farm to live on the other’s property. June and Michael decide to get married anyway, and the two families agree to merge their properties and share their children's time equally.

Indexer Notes

Typeset art credit in first panel of story.

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

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

The Love Clinic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ada Nevill (credited)
Pencils
Bart Tumey (credited)
Inks
Bart Tumey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm in my first year of high school
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Ada Nevill; Margie; Bill Aiken; Jane; Mr. Hartshorn
Synopsis
"Here pictorially dramatized, is one of the many letters that reached my desk concerning the personal problems of our readers. My answer and opinions are likewise dramatized. If you have a love problem and would like my assistance in helping you solve it, please send it to me...I will choose the most interesting letter for dramatization... Ada Nevill" Shy high school student Margie writes to Ada Nevill for help. Ada advises her to be more out-going and friendly and her life will be better.

Indexer Notes

This story claims to be based on an actual letter from "Margie" in Santa Barbara, California.

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

Good-Bye to My First Love... (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Carol Richards; Jane Jones; Mrs. Jones; Paul Davis; Sally Richards; Ted; Trudy Jones
Synopsis
Working in a florist’s shop for the summer, 16-year-old Trudy is courted by handsome Paul, who is twice her age. Trudy’s older sister Jane warns her against him. Jane steals Paul from Trudy, but then Trudy enlists attractive widow Sally to take him away from her sister. The three women compare notes and agree Paul is an insincere wolf. Trudy dates Teddy, who is her own age.

Indexer Notes

Captions typeset and dialogue balloons hand-lettered.

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

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

Script
? [as Ada Nevill]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Ada Nevill

Indexer Notes

Letters and advice from Ada Nevill, with spot color illustrations. Letters from Margie, Polly, Myrna, Janie and Velma.

Azerbaijan (Table of Contents: 11)

Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Letter I Should Never Have Written!
  2. 1. The Letter I Should Never Have Written
  3. 2. ["This is not just a letter of apology"]
    Love Letter of the Month
  4. 3. Repentant Daughter
  5. 4. The Actions of a Bashful Beau Speak Louder Than Words!
    How Did He Propose?
  6. 5. So You're Going Steady? (For Girls)
  7. 6. So You're Going Steady? (For Boys)
  8. 7. Love Divided
  9. 8. ["I'm in my first year of high school"]
    The Love Clinic
  10. 9. Good-Bye to My First Love...
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Ada Nevill Answers Your Love Problems
  12. 11. Azerbaijan
    Stamp Page
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