Monday, October 16, 2017

1957 Playboys

More comics things I've found in Hugh Hefner's catalog for people who wish they were Batman. This is from the January 1957 issue.
And this by Jean Bellus from February 1957.
Some of the first work by Shel Silverstein in August.
Playboy was one of Jack Cole's main patrons in his second career.
October 1957
Al Stine, also October

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #15

I couldn't find a host like I can when I play old records but I thought I'd do the same with old cartoons as well. The rights are even more complicated here so I've gotten around it by only embedding things that have already been posted by someone else, absolving me altogether.

I take no responsibility for anything removed by the rightholders, watermarks from previous second-generation sources, editing, cropping, or other ways links that have been broken by parties other than me. Once in a while you'll come across offensive racial stereotypes. Remember the cartoon is about the story and not about them. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Bailey Films Inc., 1949
dir: Ray Harryhausen GINGER NUTT'S FOREST DRAGON
David Hand Productions (UK), 1950
dir: Bert Felstead Beany and Cecil: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A SEA SERPENT
Bob Clampett Productions, 1963 ESCALATION
Ward Kimball, 1968 PLUTO'S KID BROTHER
Walt Disney Productions, 1946
dir: Charles Nicholas Aquaman: MENACE OF THE BLACK MANTA
Filmation, 1967
dir: Hal Sutherland Screen Songs: I'M AFRAID TO GO HOME IN THE DARK
Max Fleischer Studios, 1929
dir: Dave Fleischer HUCKLEBERRY HOUND MEETS WEE WILLIE
Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1958 Fractured Fairy Tales: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Jay Ward Productions, 1960 THE LILY OF BELGIUM (Liliya Bel'gii)
Aleksandr Khozhonkov Studios (RUS), 1915
dir: Ladislaw Starewicz Goopy Geer: THE QUEEN WAS IN THE PARLOR
Vitaphone Pictures/Warner Brothers, 1932
dir: Rudolf Ising A DOONESBURY SPECIAL
Hubley Studios, 1977
dirs: John & Faith Hubley, Garry Trudeau THE CRUNCH BIRD
Maxwell-Petok-Petrovich Studios, 1971
dir: Ted Petok
Academy Award winner, best short subject LUCKY DUCKY
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948
dir: Tex Avery BABY AND CARLSON (Malish I Karlson)
Soyuzmultfilm (USSR), 1968
dir: Boris Stepantsev

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 147

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole. Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to July 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 PHIL SCHWARTZ- Interview with T. T. O. Students
3:32 TERRI “CUP CAKES” O'MASON- Triangle
   from LP Adam Stag Party No.4: Back For Seconds
4:58 MEL BLANC- Porky Pig in Africa (1947)
11:02 ALLAN SHERMAN- Peyton Place, USA (1965)
14:04 RALPH NIELSON & THE CHANCELLORS- Scream!! (1962)
16:01 AMERICAN-STANDARD PLUMBING- Proximatics
   from LP The Bathrooms Are Coming! The Bathrooms Are Coming!, 1969

18:31 ARTHUR GODFREY & LAURIE ANDERS- I Like the Wide Open Spaces (1951)
21:21 UNKNOWN- Rockin' 'Round the Mountain
23:34 FANNY BRICE- Baby Snooks Learns Cleanliness (1950)
27:04 CAROL HUGHES- Pick Another Baby (1957)
28:55 KINGSLEY THE LION & ELAINE DUMONT- Monster In the Surf
   from Beach Girls and the Monster, 1965
30:06 LIL JOHNSON- Sam the Hot Dog Man (1936)
33:07 BIG JAY MCNEELY- Mule Milk (1954)
36:10 DICKIE GOODMAN- See Ya Later, Linda
   from the LP My Son, the Joke, 1964

38:02 ETHEL WATERS- Birmingham Bertha
   from On With the Show, 1929
40:55 SHELLEY FABARES- Vacation (1962)
43:08 BOB VIDO- High Speed
46:39 AL “JAZZBO” COLLINS- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1953)
49:56 CAB CALLOWAY & HIS ORCHESTRA- Bugle Call Rag (1931)
52:22 THE WEBSPINNERS- Theme from Spider-Man
   from LP From Beyond the Grave (1972)
“There are many (mostly parents) who say that there are many similarities between comic books and rock music (both are abhorable non-functional destructors of youth brain tissue, or so they say), Spiderman faithfully vanquishes the forces of evil and underground rock right before your very ears. The songs are buoyantly sung by (who else) The Webspinners and include 'Such a Groove to be Free', 'Stronger the Man'. And 'Theme From Spider-Man'”
54:35 TEX CRADDOCK- Carolina Beach (1969)
57:42 BOB EHRET- Stop the Clock (1957)
59:33 WENDY RICHARD AND DIANA BERRY- We Had a Dream (1963)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cartoons I don't get 17: French edition

Last week cartoonist Bucky Cee gave me a copy of the book Love From France, a collection of gag cartoons from 1955.

“More than 110 cartoons from the droll pens of […] many illustrate the battle of the sexes (otherwise called love) as it is fought in the incomprehensible Gallic tradition. The collection is offered as hilarious proof that in France lovemanship is a national art.”


And, in keeping with the new name for this column, this book does not disappoint in the international language of “what?” Here are a few examples...
He's making her do all the work by itself and it's snowing. Is that what's supposed to be funny? This also was drawn assuming readers in France wouldn't know who the Addams family is.
Some of these are more sexist than incomprehensible. Like the notion that the man always has to be the tall one...
Or that if a man and a woman know each other, she must be a hooker. Who did these cartoons, Mike Pence?
Jacques Faizant