(May 1953)

Ribage, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ribage Publishing Corp.
Editing
Adolphe Barreaux

Issue Notes

Indicia: YOUTHFUL ROMANCES is published bi-monthly by Ribage Publishing Corp., 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis 7, Mo. Editorial and executive offices at 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N.Y. May, 1953, Vol. 1, No. 17. Application for second class entry pending at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo., under the Act of March 3, 1879. All material submitted at the sender’s risk. Single copy 10¢. Copyright 1953, by Ribage Publishing Corp. Printed in U. S. A.

[Issues #1-14 published by Pix-Parade, 1949-52; Ribage 1953-54.]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
William Zeller
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

"Thrilling Confessions" banner across top of cover. Small print next to title reads "Combined with Romantic Hearts." Inset photo of Buddy Morrow, (b. 1919) an American trombonist and bandleader, best known for his early 1950s Billboard hits "Rose, Rose, I Love You" and "Night Train."

Cover artist is credited in Table of Contents inside front cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents inside front cover lists complete contents with writer, artist credits for each story.

One-Sided Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ira Zweifach
Pencils
Bob Cohen (signed)
Inks
Bob Cohen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Fern Whitmore; Hack Darrow; Buddy Morrow; Mr. Green
Synopsis
Bandleader Buddy Morrow saves a young woman from drowning and helps her patch things up with her boyfriend.

Strictly Business! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Smith
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Joan Mason; Brad Carter; Mr. Pierce
Synopsis
Business executive Joan will lose a $50,000 inheritance unless she’s married within 30 days. She offers her employee Brad $10,000 to marry her, “all strictly business.” He agrees, but Joan falls in love with him and decides she can’t marry him for money. Brad says he actually loves her and his father is, in fact, the company’s biggest stockholder, so he’ll take her job after the wedding.

Heartless Flirt!! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Akin
Pencils
Anthony Tallarico (signed)
Inks
Anthony Tallarico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lily Taylor; Carol Hendrick; Sue Wilson; Jack Norton; Bob Wilson; Steve Crane; Mr. Taylor; Mrs. Taylor; Dot; Lou
Synopsis
Lily moves to a small town and begins to work her way through the boys at her new high school, including those who already have girlfriends. She gets a reputation as a flirt and when one of the other girls tries to commit suicide after losing her boyfriend, Lily resolves “to make amends.” However, her reputation pursues her and eventually she and her parents have to move and “start again somewhere else!” She vows to “turn over a new leaf” and “never be a heartless flirt again!”
Keywords
suicide

Indexer Notes

Anthony Tallarico = Tony Tallarico

Marge and Gower Champion (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Beresford King
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Marge Champion; Gower Champion
Synopsis
Gower Champion (1919-1980) was an American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer. With his wife and dance partner Marge (Marjorie Celeste Belcher) the Champions were an accomplished dancing team during MGM's Golden Age of the 1940s and 50s.

Indexer Notes

Text with black and white photo of Marge and Gower Champion

House of Dreams (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jesse Merlan
Pencils
Walter Palais
Inks
Walter Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Helen Worth; John Dodd; Sandra Dodd
Synopsis
Helen meets builder John and they fall in love. He shows her a home he is building, but Helen later sees him take Sandra there. Jealous, Helen sets the house on fire, intending to die. John rescues her and explains that Sandra is his sister. “House wasn’t hurt much,” John says, and still intends to marry Helen.
Keywords
arson; suicide

Indexer Notes

Walter Palais is the brother of artist Rudy Palais

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. One-Sided Love
  4. 3. Strictly Business!
  5. 4. Heartless Flirt!!
  6. 5. Marge and Gower Champion
  7. 6. House of Dreams
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