(April 1951)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro (credited); Bob Wood (credited)

Every Girl's Love Song (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Inks
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Colors
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje] (painted, signed)
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Although the cover bears the title "Every Girl's Love Song" and there is an interior story with this title, the scene on the cover is not related at all to the story's plot.

How "Mini-Gym" Turns Dateless Dorothy into Dazzling Dotty! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mini-Gym Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson
Inks
Ruth Atkinson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Frank Martin; Lynn; Miss Higgins; Peggy; Tom; Mr. Jamison; Mrs. Jamison; Billy Clarke
Synopsis
Lynn’s parents refuse to let her date because she’s only 15 but she convinces them to relent. Tom is interested in Lynn but she prefers Frank, while her friend Peggy has a crush on Tom. Lynn and Peggy switch baby-sitting jobs: Lynn works where Frank is tutoring the family’s son, and Peggy is escorted home by Tom, who expected to see Lynn. Peggy and Lynn thus each get a date with the boy they prefer.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb (Table of Contents: 3)

U.S. Savings Bonds / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Uncle Sam

Indexer Notes

Public Service Ad to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.

Letter to My Husband (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Inks
Allen Baron [as Baron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Carol Henley; Dick Henley; Mr. Shannon; Mr. Henley; Mrs. Henley
Synopsis
Newlyweds Carol and Dick have different attitudes about money: he is thrifty, she is not. He gives her $200 to buy furniture but stipulates she has to pay in full. Carol spends some of the cash on clothes and has to purchase the furniture on the installment plan, keeping this a secret from Dick. She goes further into debt and can’t make the payments. When the store sends Dick a collection letter, Carol burns it. She eventually confesses and Dick says he knew about the debt but was waiting for her to tell him. They reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Signed as "Baron", these have been wrongly credited for decades to Tom Baron, but movie and tv director, Allen Baron claims them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been going with Pete for almost a year now!
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Lil; Pete; Ralph; Wendy
Synopsis
Wendy’s friend Lil says the country club dance is the perfect spot for Pete to propose to Wendy. However, at the dance Wendy sees Lil go out into the garden with Pete and gets jealous: Pete explains that he was asking Lil how to propose marriage to Wendy. Wendy accepts.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Although the publisher offered readers $10 for stories of how their husband proposed, there is no attribution in this particular story regarding the source, so its "non-fiction" status is questionable.

This Time Forever (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Alice Craig; Dr. Bob Owens; Gramp Craig; Tess; Biff (a cat)
Synopsis
Alice loves Dr. Bob but when he decides to open his practice in their small town instead of going to New York, Alice says she won’t marry him: she would prefer to move to the city. When Alice’s grandfather falls ill, Bob can’t attend to him right away because of another emergency case involving a woman in childbirth. Gramp survives and says Bob did the right thing. Alice is angry, but when Bob enlists in the Army, she admits she loves him and they will be married.
Keywords
New York City

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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

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

Script
Eloise Taylor
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I do hope you can help me
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Characters
Eloise Taylor; Ethel B.; Joyce
Synopsis
Eloise responds to a reader's letter, instructing her in how to relate to people.

Indexer Notes

This is not really a dramatic story, it is actually like an illustrated "advice" column, showing how young women can overcome shyness and make friends.

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

Love Problems / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eloise Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Al Bare
Inks
Al Bare
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; non-fiction
Characters
Eloise Taylor

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Nan D., Peggy F., Charlotte, B.N., Puzzled and Betty G.
Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Money on Stamps (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction

Every Girl's Love Song (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida ?
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Scott; Gail; Henry; Jerry; Lois; Miss Anderson; Miss Dean
Synopsis
Lois becomes friends with Bill because she plays the piano and he sings. Her friend Gail suggests Bill is using Lois as an unpaid accompanist. Bill becomes angry when Lois confronts him, and they break up. Gail moves in on Bill. Lois dates Jerry and encourages him to sing. However, Gail is not a good pianist and Jerry can’t sing. Lois quits the piano and Bill stops singing, but they are reunited when a teacher asks them to perform at a school function.
Keywords
piano

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Every Girl's Love Song
  2. 1. How "Mini-Gym" Turns Dateless Dorothy into Dazzling Dotty!
    Mini-Gym Corp.
  3. 2. Fair Exchange
  4. 3. Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb
    U.S. Savings Bonds
  5. 4. Letter to My Husband
  6. 5. ["I've been going with Pete for almost a year now!"]
    How Did He Propose?
  7. 6. This Time Forever
  8. 7. ["I do hope you can help me"]
    The Love Clinic
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Love Problems
  10. 9. Money on Stamps
    Stamp Page
  11. 10. Every Girl's Love Song
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