(January 1949)

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

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)

Desi Arnaz / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Desi Arnaz
Keywords
celebrity

Kay Starr (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Kay Starr
Synopsis
Profile of singer Kay Starr.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Lionel Hampton Rockin' Rhythm (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong; Benny Goodman
Synopsis
Lionel goes from soda jerk to bandleader.
Keywords
celebrity

Betty Hutton (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Betty Hutton; Vincent Lopez; Arthur Treacher
Synopsis
This is the short story of Betty Hutton's rise to fame from a street dancer to movie star and recording artist.
Keywords
celebrity

Imagine You Having Eyes for Me (Table of Contents: 4)

Nellie Lutcher / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Berube; Nellie Lutcher
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube; typeset

Characters
Nellie Lutcher
Synopsis
Brief profile of Nellie Lutcher plus the sheet music to one of her songs.
Keywords
celebrity

Your Record Review (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Capsule reviews of records by Jo Stafford, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Nelly Lutcher, Ethel Smith, Nev Simons, Vic Damone, Ralph Font, Anne Shelton-Sam Brown Keynotes & Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, Sy Oliver, Arnett Cobb, Anne Shelton, John Laurenz, Tex Williams, Sammy Kaye, Red Ingle, Carmen Miranda and the Andrews Sisters, Helen Forrest, Tony Martin, Benny Goodman, Gordon Jenkins, Orrin Tucker, Louis Jordan, Ziggy Elman, Morey Amsterdam, Stan Kenton, Dennis Day, Anne Vincent, Jack Fina, Frances Langford, Benny Goodman Sextet, Frank Devol, Bing Crosby, Tex Ritter, Carmen Cavallaro

Borrah Minevitch King of the Harmonica (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Borrah Minevitch; Dr. Hugo Reisenfeld
Synopsis
Borrah Minevitch goes from selling papers to playing harmonica solos with an orchestra.
Keywords
celebrity

Hoppy Will Show You How to Play This Metal Harmonica (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Hopkinson Harmonica Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Liltin' Martha Tilton Takes the Cake (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Winter
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Martha Tilton
Synopsis
Martha does her best to deliver a cake to a soldier.
Keywords
celebrity

Gene Krupa, James Hardy, Symphony Sid, Bob Morrow, Fred Robbins (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Gene Krupa; James Hardy; Symphony Sid; Bob Morrow; Fred Robbins
Synopsis
Spotlight on drummer Gene Krupa accompanied by caricatures and anecdotes about various disc ockeys around the country.
Keywords
celebrity

[The Ranopama Dude Ranch] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Jivey; Groovy
Synopsis
Jivey, Groovy and the gang go to a dude ranch for a relaxing vacation.

Desi Arnaz...You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chu F. Hing
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Desi Arnaz; Lucile Ball; Xavier Cugat
Synopsis
The Arnaz family is exiled from Cuba during a revolution. Desi becomes a dancer, singer and conga player and organizes entertainment for the troops during World War II.
Keywords
celebrity

America's Youngest Platter Spinner (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Robin Morgan
Synopsis
Profile article about a six-year-old disc jockey for starion WOR.
Keywords
celebrity

That Genial Irish Gentleman Art Mooney (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Art Mooney
Synopsis
Art's musical career is interrupted when he's drafted.
Keywords
celebrity

Dick Haymes Jack of All Trades (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McArdle ?
Inks
Jim McArdle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dick Haymes; Johnny Johnson; Harry James
Synopsis
Young Dick Haymes works as an actor, a singer, a band leader and a composer.
Keywords
celebrity

Bob Crosby The Edison Complex (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Bob Crosby
Synopsis
Bob interviews a number of people with odd inventions.
Keywords
celebrity

Lawrence Welk, Wilmouth Houdini, Morey Amsterdam, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Lawrence Welk; Wilmouth Houdini; Morey Amsterdam; Tex Beneke; Cab Calloway
Synopsis
Spotlight on Lawrence Welk with caricatures and anecdotes about other performers.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Hurry on down for Nellie Lutcher's S-i-z-z-l-i-n-g New Album! (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]
    Desi Arnaz
  2. 1. Kay Starr
    Sweetheart of the Juke Box
  3. 2. Lionel Hampton Rockin' Rhythm
  4. 3. Betty Hutton
  5. 4. Imagine You Having Eyes for Me
    Nellie Lutcher
  6. 5. Your Record Review
  7. 6. Borrah Minevitch King of the Harmonica
  8. 7. Hoppy Will Show You How to Play This Metal Harmonica
    Hopkinson Harmonica Co.
  9. 8. Liltin' Martha Tilton Takes the Cake
  10. 9. Gene Krupa, James Hardy, Symphony Sid, Bob Morrow, Fred Robbins
  11. 10. [The Ranopama Dude Ranch]
    Jivey and Groovy
  12. 11. Desi Arnaz...You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
  13. 12. America's Youngest Platter Spinner
  14. 13. That Genial Irish Gentleman Art Mooney
  15. 14. Dick Haymes Jack of All Trades
  16. 15. Bob Crosby The Edison Complex
  17. 16. Lawrence Welk, Wilmouth Houdini, Morey Amsterdam, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway
  18. 17. Hurry on down for Nellie Lutcher's S-i-z-z-l-i-n-g New Album!
    Capitol Records
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