Monday, September 25, 2017

50s Playboy

The first couple years of Playboy were basically put together in Hugh Hefner's kitchen with the photos bought from calendar companies and the other material was mostly reprints. The first issue was almost all black and white. Still, there are a lot of great cartoons to be found in those earlier issues.

Gardner Rea, from the second issue in January 1954
Virgil “VIP” Partch in February 1954
Arv Miller (March 1954) was one of the earlier contributors before he started his own imitation, Fling, from which I found a lot of the cartoons he used.
Sam Cobean (April 1954) was a long-time gag cartoonist that probably drew more variations on the now-established cartoon cliches of the unwed mother being turned away in the snow and the man imagining the passing young woman naked than anyone else.
May 1954
June 1954
July 1954
Hugh Hefner was an aspiring cartoonist himself but wisely quit for more more lucrative endeavors. I wonder what ever happened to him.
William Steig, September 1954
Same issue
October 1954

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #11

I couldn't find a host like I can when I play old records so I thought I could 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. A COACH FOR CINDERELLA
Jamison Handy Organization Inc., 1937
dir: Frank Goldman Loopy DeLoop: HORSE SHOO
Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1965 Fractured Fairy Tales: THE WITCH'S BROOM
Jay Ward Productions, 1962 THE MAGIC FLUTE (La Flûte Magique)
Les Gémaux, 1946
dir: Paul Grimault Flip the Frog: FUNNY FACE
Celebrity Productions Inc., 1932
dir: Ub Iwerks THE MILKY WAY
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940
dir: Rudolf Ising
Academy Award winner FIVE FOR FOUR
National Film Board of Canada, 1942
dir: Norman McLaren BOBBY BUMPS' FIGHT
Bray Productions Inc., 1918
dir: Earl Hurd Blackie: SHEEP SHAPE
Famous Studios, 1946
dir: Isadore Sparber FELIX WINS OUT
Pat Sullivan Studios, 1923 Tales of the Wizard of Oz: THE BULL FIGHTER
Rankin-Bass Productions, 1962
dir: Harry Kerwin Krazy Kat: THE BANDMASTER
Charles Mintz Studios, 1930
Dir: Ben Harrison Roger Ramjet: FOOTBALL
Snyder-Koren Productions, 1965
dir: Fred Crippen THE SEASONS
Soyuzmultfilm (USSR), 1969
dir: Youry Norstein SCOTCH HIGHBALL
Terrytoons, 1930
dirs: Paul Terry, Frank Moser

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 144

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 RENEE HAMATY- The Samisen
   from LP Renee Sings and Plays Japanese and American Favorites
1:43 SALLY STARR- Rockin' In the Nursery (1959)
“[...]Sally presents a full hour of top flight television entertainment each evening, and she's backed by such capable partners as 'Popeye' and the 'Three Stooges', Then Sally has some double-barreled ammunition that she shoots through the screens of Delaware Valley. This ammo is better known as Sally's honor roll of birthdays, her special guest stars, but above all it's her vivacious personality[...]
“[...]When Sally set her heart on a career in the entertainment industry, she started on radio where she soon became one of the East Coast's favorite Country and Western disc jockeys. Then came television and WFIL-TV soon found itself a new star—Sally Starr. The Station's confidence was well placed and with ratings always around the 30.0 mark Sally is now the new 'Queen of the West' for millions.”
5:48 RED INGLE & HIS NATURAL SEVEN- You Can't Be As Fit As a Fiddle When You're Tight As a Drum (1950)
8:26 BENNY HILL- Golden Days
10:53 FRANK CRUMIT- Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (1927)
14:29 BILLY LEE RILEY- Nightmare Mash (1963)
17:05 FRANKIE STEIN & HIS GHOULS- Be Careful, It's My Throat
   from LP Monster Mash

19:03 BONNIE LOU- Daddy-O (1955)
   from LP Got to Investigate Silicones, 1973

24:55 TRAILER- Bury Me An Angel (1972) 25:46 THE GINGER SNAPS- Grandfather's Clock (1947)
28:43 THE CARL STALLING ORCHESTRA- Marching Pink Elephants
   from Calling Dr. Porky, 1940

30:20 LES CHAUSETTES NOIRES- Hey Pony Pony Time (1961)
32:21 THE KALIN TWINS- Chicken Thief (1960)
34:19 LAZY LARRY (aka FRANK MARVIN)- How To Make Love (1929)
37:06 JIMMY DURANTE- I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book
39:51 DICK ROBERTSON ORCHESTRA- Goodbye Dear, I'll Be Back In a Year (1941)
42:58 JACK MERCER & MAE QUESTEL- Shake Hands
   from LP Popeye's Songs About...

45:52 DOROTHY SHAY- Howlinest Hootinest Gal
   from LP The Park Avenue Hillbillie, 1953

48:13 JERRY REED & THE HULLY GIRLIES- Spilled Milk (1964)
50:24 JIM COPP & ED BROWN- The Bridge Game
52:24 FATS WALLER- Somebody Stole My Gal (1935)
55:53 THE FLAGPOLE SINGERS- Best Brassieres
   from LP Folk Songs of Madison Avenue, 1964

57:52 BETTY BOOP- I Dot a Told in My Dose
   from Betty Boop's Ker-Choo, 1933
   from Bewitched, 1968

Thursday, September 21, 2017

cartoons I don't get 14

Punch October 6, 1925
Punch October 27, 1915
Adam, July 1973
It took a few tries for me to figure this one out. I know the idea is that you're hypnotized into forgetting you've taken the course and pay over and over again, I just think it should've been worded differently.
This Is It #22, mid 60s
The things people did when sex before marriage was the joke itself.
Good Humor, circa 1964
Why don't they have a doormat like everyone else?
Hello Buddies, June 1952
Hello Buddies, May 1955
Trump had this cartoon in his office when he was managing the Miss USA Pageant
side note: she has no belly-button
Laff, July 1952
Bill Wenzel
Punch October 27, 1915
Punch October 6, 1915
Playboy, January 1961
Pad June 1968
Nugget, February 1956

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jacky's Diary, 1 of 2

This next issue of Dell's Four-Color Comics, issue #1091 from June 1960, is based on the comic strip Jacky's Diary by Jack Mendelsohn, an extremely prolific comics and comedy writer that wrote for Jay Ward Productions, Three's Company, MAD, and so many other things. This comic reprinted his Sunday newspaper strip.
It was also a series of animated shorts. Here's one of them.