(September 1948)

Eastern Color, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Brand
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Printed by the Eastern Color Printing Co. Covers printed and books bound by The Curtiss Way Corp., Meriden, Conn."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Durante; Hal McIntyre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Fasano (Jimmy Durante); Phil Berube (Hal McIntyre)
Inks
Jerry Fasano (Jimmy Durante); Phil Berube (Hal McIntyre)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jimmy Durante; Hal McIntyre
Keywords
celebrity

June Christy (Table of Contents: 1)

Sweetheart of the Juke Box / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Letters
Phil Berube

Characters
June Christy
Synopsis
Profile of singer June Christy
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Indicia is on this page.

Miguelito Valdes (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Miguelito Valdes;
Synopsis
Miguelito's career from boxer to singer to bandleader.
Keywords
celebrity

Frankie Laine - it Can't Be True But... (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Frankie Laine
Synopsis
Frankie relives some of the rough times he had during his singing career.
Keywords
celebrity

Guy Lombardo, Carl Brisson, Kay Kyser, Joan Edwards, Sammy Kaye (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phile Berube
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube

Characters
Guy Lombardo; Carl Brisson; Kay Kyser; Joan Edwards; Sammy Kaye
Synopsis
Caricatures and anecdotes about the sports hobbies of different singing stars with the spotlight on Guy Lombardo.
Keywords
celebrity

Your Record Review (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Capsule reviews of records by Gordon MacRae, Bert Shefter String Octet, Freddy Martin, Les Paul, Dick Haymes, Denny Dennis, Ziggy Elman, May McKinley, Clark Dennis, Arnett Cobb, Henri Rene Musette Orchestra, The Korn Kobblers, Jack Smith, Anne Shelton, Gordon Jenkins, Beryl Davis, Beale Street Boys, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Hal McIntyre, Jack Parnell, Bob Hannon, Tommy Dorsey, Mel Powell, Buddy Rich Perry Como, Andy Russell, The King's Men, Jo Stafford, Desi Arnaz, Charlie Barnett, Stan Kenton, and Peggy Lee.
Keywords
celebrity

Satchmo Louis Armstrong (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Fasano
Inks
Jerry Fasano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Louis Armstrong
Synopsis
Louis gets sidetracked on the way to receive a music award.
Keywords
celebrity

Kay Starr the New Look (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay (signed)
Inks
Jay (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Kay Star; Charlie Barnet
Synopsis
A change in Kay's voice results in a complete makeover for the singer.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Unable to put a last name to this artist. The style is from the "Caniff" school popular at this time. There are swipes from Bob Oksner, Gil Kane, Lee Elias and others.

Jimmy Durante...the Great Schnozzola (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jimmy Durante; Al Durante; Eddie Cantor; Eddie Jackson; Lou Clayton
Synopsis
The story of how Jimmy went from being a helper in his dad's barber shop to a top-rated piano player and entertainer.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

The splash page for this story is used as part of the cover of this issue.

Ted Weems - Fate Takes a Hand (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer
Inks
Allen Ulmer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ted Weems
Synopsis
How Ted Weems hired a new trumpet player.
Keywords
celebrity

Leo Coleman, Jack Teagarden, Jan August, Paul Whiteman, King Cole Trio (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube

Characters
Leo Coleman; Jack Teagarden; Jan August; Paul Whiteman; King Cole Trio
Synopsis
Caricatures, portraits and anecdotes about several different music stars with spotligh on Leo Coleman.
Keywords
celebrity

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

Jivey and Groovy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course mother wanted to make my gown for me...
Genre
teen
Characters
Jivey; Groovy; Hail Storm; Teddy Turtle
Synopsis
Groovy's tomboy cousin Hail, causes quite a stir when she goes to the dance with Jivey.

Cavalcade of Jazz (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How jazz developed and became an accepted form of musical entertainment.

The Story behind the Song (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay
Inks
Jay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Francis Craig
Synopsis
Francis Craig's "last" recording turns into a hit record.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Based on the ink lines, this may be early work by John Giunta, but there are no definite examples of known early Giunta to compare this with.

Robert Merrill of the Diamond Horseshoe (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Robert Merrill; Leo Deroucher; Danny Kaye; Three Stooges; Moe Gale
Synopsis
A brief account of Robert Merrill's various jobs on his way to becoming an opera singer.
Keywords
celebrity

Hal McIntyre and the Ghost of IaHuy (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay (signed)
Inks
Jay (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hal McIntyre
Synopsis
Hal and a friend solve the mystery of a ghost at a French castle.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Different inking style for the artist. There are three signed stories in this issue, and even though layouts are similar, the inking styles are different but could be the same artist. Cross-hatching indicates this story may have been intended to be in black and white. Still need a positive ID for this artist.

Vaughn Monroe; Eddie Howard; Mel Torme; Carmen Cavallero; Paul Whiteman (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Letters
Phil Berube

Characters
Vaughn Monroe; Eddie Hoard; Mel Torme; Carmen Cavallero; Paul Whiteman
Synopsis
Caricatures/portraits of several stories with anecdotes about their hobbies. Spotlight is on Vaughn Monroe.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Kenton Concert All Your Own! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Capitol Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Durante; Hal McIntyre
  2. 1. June Christy
    Sweetheart of the Juke Box
  3. 2. Miguelito Valdes
  4. 3. Frankie Laine - it Can't Be True But...
  5. 4. Guy Lombardo, Carl Brisson, Kay Kyser, Joan Edwards, Sammy Kaye
  6. 5. Your Record Review
  7. 6. Satchmo Louis Armstrong
  8. 7. Kay Starr the New Look
  9. 8. Jimmy Durante...the Great Schnozzola
  10. 9. Ted Weems - Fate Takes a Hand
  11. 10. Leo Coleman, Jack Teagarden, Jan August, Paul Whiteman, King Cole Trio
  12. 11. ["Of course mother wanted to make my gown for me..."]
    Jivey and Groovy
  13. 12. Cavalcade of Jazz
  14. 13. The Story behind the Song
  15. 14. Robert Merrill of the Diamond Horseshoe
  16. 15. Hal McIntyre and the Ghost of IaHuy
  17. 16. Vaughn Monroe; Eddie Howard; Mel Torme; Carmen Cavallero; Paul Whiteman
  18. 17. A Kenton Concert All Your Own!
    Capitol Records
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