Monday, May 21, 2018

Playboy 1964 pages

Howard Shoemaker
Playboy, August 1964
Going through these Playboy pages, I've noticed there's sometimes overlap between their regulars and MAD's Larry Siegel for example in October 1964.
John Dempsey
November 1964
The Art Gallery was a regular feature.
Jules Feiffer
Al Jaffee
January 1965
February 1965
Paul Coker, Jr.
March 1965

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #42

I thought I'd show old cartoons like I play old records, but can't find a host. 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.

Transfilms Productions, 1955 THE HENPECKED ROOSTER
Famous Studios, 1944
dir: Seymour Kneitel
Van Beuren Studios, 1929
dirs: Harry Bailet and John Foster Krazy Kat: THE APACHE KID
Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1930
dirs: Manny Gould, Ben Harrison CHRISTOPHER CRUMPET'S PLAYMATE
United Productions of America, 1955
dir: Robert Cannon Pink Panther: PINK VALIANT
United Artists, 1968
dir: Hawley Pratt HENPECKED HOBOES
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946
dir: Tex Avery Aesop and Son: THE MOUSE AND THE LION
Jay Ward Productions, 1962 TYAV AND GAV
Kievnauchfilm (USSR), 1967
dir: Nina Vassilenko I LOVE A PARADE
Vitaphone Corporation/Warner Bros. Pictures, 1933
dir:Rudolf Ising

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 177

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 January 2018. 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 JIM LOWE- Rock-a-Chicka (1957)
1:51 BOBBY WARREN- Motorcycle Maniac (1983)
4:18 JONAH JONES QUARTET- I Dig Chicks (1959)
6:25 CHARLEY RYAN- Burlington Chase (1964)
8:48 KAY MARTIN & THE BODYGUARDS- Seven Bells Instead of Seven Veils
   from LP Kay Martin at Las Vegas

12:19 CARMEN MIRANDA- Não Te Dou A Chupeta (1941)
14:42 SYLVIE VARTAN- Le Locomotion (1962)
16:54 JERRY LEWIS- Tick-A-Dee
   from Cinderfella soundtrack LP, 1960

17:43 DICK LORD- Like Ringo (1964)
20:23 ELLA MAE MORSE- Cow Cow Boogie (1942)
23:26 LITTLE ROQUEFORT- Mouse Meets Bird
   from LP TV Terrytoons Cartoon Time

29:20 FRANKIE AVALON- De De Dinah (1957)
31:31 LOUISA MORTILLA- Why Won't He Smile (1962)
33:45 DORA HALL- These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (1966)
36:23 ROCKIN' RUDY HANSEN-Mambo Queen (1955)
38:17 EDDY ARNOLD- I'm a Good Boy (1958)
40:43 MEHR POOYA- Don't Be Krul
44:13 DINAH WASHINGTON SEXTETTE- Evil Gal Blues (1943)
47:03 MICKEY KATZ & HIS KOSHER JAMMERS- Mississippi Schmootz (1949)
49:37 FRANCE GALL- Teenie Weenie Boppie (1968)
52:34 MR. SUNSHINE- Marijuana, the Devil's Flower (1951)
55:20 SHARI LEWIS- Fun In Shariland (1958)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

cartoons that don't age well, part 2

more from my batch of cartoons that wouldn't be printed today by anyone.

For some reason, spanking was a common motif in one-panel cartoons, I don't know if it was a fetish or supposed to be a wish fulfillment fantasy or what. This one's doubly wrong because of the Arab stereotype.

Bill Wenzel
Fun House, February 1979
John Groth
Esquire, June 1934
Definitely of its time. You can tell how old a person is by how they view this. The joke as meant is that two people have hooked up and once they “get down to business” realize they are not man and woman. It's fairly self-explanatory. It is homophobic and transphobic viewed today. But forty years ago, the idea of any sexual coupling other than hetero-normative did not occur to most. In context, particularly for the demographic of the magazine, and knowing the other work of the cartoonist, no commentary on their sexuality is intended, it is merely a ridiculous situation.

B. Kliban
Playboy, August 1978
For Laughing Out Loud, February 1960
Al Ross
For Laughing Out Loud, February 1960
Again with the spanking.

Fun House, February 1980
Gent, June 1963
Walt Lardner
Good Humor, October 1964
Good Humor, October 1964
Charles Rodrigues
Playboy, December 1967
Louis Priscilla
Hello Buddies, Winter 1950
High, November 1958
High, November 1958

Wednesday, May 16, 2018