Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bugs Bunny's Merry Christmas, 1 of 2

Dell's Four Color Comics, their one-shot and tryout series, had Christmas comics. Here's issue 1064 from 1959.

According to Grand Comics Database, this cover is by Ralph Heimdahl.
The art is by Tony Strobl and Steve Steere, story by Don R. Christensen
Pencils are attributed to John Carey.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Playboy Christmas 60s

More from Christmas issues of Playboy from the 1960s.

From the January 1961 issue by Claude Smith
From the December 1962
Lovely lady of sweet eighteen? Ewww. I have friends whose daughters are in college now. The art by John Dempsey, Erich Sokol, Phil Interlandi, Don Madden, and Gahan Wilson is still nice though.
Eldon Dedini
Also from that issue, written by Ernie Kovacs
One of the first episodes of Little Annie Fanny by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #23

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.

United Productions of America, 1958
Van Beuren Studios, 1931
dir: Ted Eshbaugh OSWALD'S WAX WORKS
Walter Lantz Productions, 1934 PEABODY'S IMPROBABLE HISTORY: Galileo
California Institute of the Arts, 1986
dir: Jim Reardon Daffy Duck: ROCKET SQUAD
Warner Bros. Cartoons, 1956
dir: Charles M. Jones THE HAND OF THE ARTIST
Urban Trading Company, 1906
dir: Walter R. Booth MAKE ME PSYCHIC
dir: Sally Cruikshank, 1978 LOVE ME LOVE ME LOVE ME
Williams Films, 1963
dir: Richard Williams Animaland: PLATYPUS
G-B Productions (UK), 1949
Bob Clampett Productions, 1963 ALICE'S TIN PONY
Walt Disney Productions, 1925 Betty Boop: CHESS NUTS
Fleischer Studios, 1932 YOGI BEAR'S BIG BREAK
Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1958 DIG: A JOURNEY INTO THE EARTH
Hubley Studios, 1972
dirs: John & Faith Hubley

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 155

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 HARRIS- Darktown Poker Club (1947)
3:10 JIM COPP & ED BROWN- The Picnic
   from LP A Fidgety Frolic, 1962

8:01 REGGIE PERKINS- Date Bait Baby
9:58 LALO GUERRERO- Marijuana Boogie (1949)
12:55 PASTOR JOHN RYDGREN- Personality Doll of the Week
   from LP Silhouette Segments

14:15 LITTLE TEXARENA- Oh Gee Oh Gosh Oh Gee
16:16 SHOOBY TAYLOR (THE HUMAN HORN)- Stout Hearted Men
18:56 TEX RITTER- One Misty, Misty Morning
   from LP Tex Ritter Sings

24:15 ROY CLARK- Spooky Movies (1963)
26:09 GARRY MOORE- Ode To a Cow (1944)
28:39 MARGIE DAY- Tell Me In the Sunlight (1964)
30:31 VINNY CATALANO- Please, Mr. Jukebox Man (1963)
34:42 THE LANA SISTERS- Ring-A My Phone (1958)
36:59 SPIKE JONES & HIS CITY SLICKERS- The Jones Laughing Record (1946) 39:41 SHEL SILVERSTEIN- Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (1972)
42:31 PINKY LEE- The Silly Song (1955)
45:10 DOSSIE TERRY- Skinny Ginny (1958)
47:38 THEE MIDNITERS- Breakfast On the Grass (1967)
50:09 101 STRINGS- California Girls
53:19 TOMMY FAILE- The Rest of My Life (1960)
55:39 THE RUTLES- Cheese and Onions (1969)
   from All You Need is Cash, 1978
58:18 VICKIE BELMONTE- Dance Your Fraulein (1958)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cartoons I don't get #25

The usual mix. Unless I explain, I DON'T GET IT.

Cavalcade, July 1942
When I cut these, I must have accidentally cut the caption off. What might it have said? Punch January 28, 1920
Punch February 4, 1920
New Yorker February 21, 1925
Monsieur, June 1957
Would “sports section” be another euphemism for dirty parts?
Cavalcade, March 1942
Life January 5, 1905
Gent, date unknown
A friend pointed out this [Charles] Dennis always appears in the lower-grade girlie magazines and his cartoons often look like roughs. I wonder if many of these were attempts at submitting to the top markets like New Yorker, Playboy, or Esquire and then selling sloppy seconds (or thirds, fourths, etc.) to lesser-known magazines.
   As we've seen in the news lately, this "no" tactic doesn't work except among those who aren't co-workers or gatekeepers.
Hello Buddies, May 1955
Hi-Life, May 1958
I think I've seen this gag in a few different places. Your parents may actually have been servants.
Judge October 9, 1909
Life February 6, 1905
Laff July, 1952