29 April 2013

Sleazy Paperbacks Shelf 19

Pull up the covers and get out the flashlight... more illicit reading!





















28 April 2013

The Art of Reynold Brown

 Reynold Brown (October 18, 1917 – August 24, 1991) was a prolific American realist artist who drew many Hollywood film posters. He also  worked on the Tailspin Tommy comicstrip , and some paperback covers.



Boy's Life, 1949, illustrating Heinlein's  "Nothing Ever Happens On The Moon"














Famed 50s SciFi movie poster artist Reynold Brown illustrated this serialization of Heinlein's FARMER IN THE SKY , where it was titled "Satellite Scout, in Boy's Life, Aug 1950.
Brown's original painting for the poster of The Alamo hung for many years at the actual Alamo 

27 April 2013

Saturday Morning Comics~Lucy in "Strike Up the Band"

I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings.


The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System
Dell Comics published 35 issues of an I Love Lucy comic book between 1954 and 1962 including two try-out Four Color issues (#535 and #559)



Here is a comic story from Dell's Four Color #535, Feb 1954

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